Tonight D & I shared a meal at a local Spanish tapas bar in Oxford. Truthfully, it was nice to eat my favorite foods again. There are just so many meat pies a girl can eat!
At the end of the meal, the owner came by to check on us and we began chatting in Spanish. I mentioned that I was looking for a nice brandy or dry sherry to send my meal. Next thing I knew he returned with steaming hot water and began twirling my brandy glass to gently heat it. I've never seen that done but he assured me it was the "proper" way to drink brandy. I don't know if I'd go to that much work in the future but it sure was good!