We started out with drinks from the bar and conversation aimed at settling all of the world's outstanding issues. A fair bit into the conversation we encountered the Earnest One, a blogger who became "earnester" and "earnester" with the passage of time and the consumption of alcohol.
The bartender did not have our staying power and he soon fell by the wayside (and closed the bar down as he fell away) so Roger went to his room and retrieved two bottles of "tide-over" wines. I considered doing the same but I only had my one bottle of 2004 Togni which I had brought for the "Bring your own Bottle" festivities. I had not looked at the bottle since arriving in Spain as I had taken 4-hour delays at both Atlanta and Madrid and the suitcase-encased wine had pased that time on the tarmac. I did not want to know how it had fared. And I definitely did not want to find out in a small group. The anonymity of the BYOB setting seemed tailor-made for my first reveal (By the way, this wine was beautiful when I did open it at the BYOB.). But first I had to escape the earnest one as we were visiting Cune early in the morning.
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