- Could you do it? Yes, but I must say, on some of the hot days, I really wanted a nice Sauvignon Blanc. Actually, I cut out all alcohol, which also left me craving a nice margarita. Although a bit of a difficult task, avoiding alcohol can be done, and becomes easier as time goes on.
- Why would you do it? I had a personal reason for not drinking, but I can see a couple other reasons for people to try it. Giving your liver a break, trying to lose weight, or rebuilding your appreciation for alcohol are all good reasons to take a brief hiatus.
- Are there any benefits? Yes. I lost about 6 lbs., heightened my sense of smell, and lowered my tolerance (I’m a cheap date again!). I am also more aware of flavors and textures in wine, and have found it easier to make distinctions between them.
So hopefully that explains my time off from the blog. I am enjoying wine again, but I have cut out most drinking during the week. Sometimes it’s good to mix things up.