Sunday, 17 May 2009

More Vino?

On Friday, a few colleagues and I were invited down to the International Wine fair (held in the same location that my exams will be in a few weeks!) for 'business' and we carefully selected a 4pm slot so as to have some time afterwards to enjoy the rest of the fair. There were wine producers galore from all over the world, and we were more than happy to sample their wares.

As a big supporter of European trade, I hit the old world stalls with a vengeance and found a small Spanish producer of Ribera del Duero - Rioja's lesser known sibling - which I absolutely love. Even better, the guy on the stall was gorgeous - deeply tanned with dark hair and these amazing long eyelashes that were tinted blonde at the tips (no doubt from all those hours spent under the sun tending the vineyards...). In his broken English with a beautiful thick Spanish accent, he was telling me the history of the 'terroir' in Valladolid but he could have been saying anything to be honest because all I was thinking was... how short is too short? Granted my sense of perspective may not have been 100% at the time, but I'm pretty sure eye-contact involved no head tilting.

He's offered to take me out next week but I'm not sure I want to date a guy who affects my choice of shoes. On the plus side, and this is a big plus, I will probably never be short of wine!

9 comments:

  1. OK, clue me in, What do you mean by affect your choice of shoes? I may be missing something! LMNO!

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  2. Wine! A hot guy...with broken english and a heavy thick spanish accent! What more could a girl ask for...well ok, tons, BUT how great it must have been to share a few moments with him. Are you going out with him???

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  3. Otin,

    I think she's being sizeist here. (The guy's a short-arse and she has to consider wearing flats).

    Still, after a couple of bottles of vino she probably won't care....

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  4. So your concern is how you two look as a couple? Seated it won't matter- in bed- it won't matter. When he stands beside you look up to him.

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  5. GO! Go now! With the tan and the accent and never-ending WINE, you have to at least give him a shot!

    Thanks for stopping by, and let us know what you decide!

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  6. OK call me stupid lol, I reread and now understand haha! I missed that part or something. When you say short, you are referring to actual height of the gentleman and not to some other anotomical abnormality? LMCO!!(Colon)

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  7. ooooh... sounds intriguing!!! Go for it and report back!

    as for the short problem... don't make it one! I have a friend here who's been going out with a guy for 7 years and he's a full head shorter than her, she too decided to forgo heels, and her back has been grateful for it ever since! ;o)

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  8. I don't know...I'd go for all the wine and the cool accent, but short guys tend to be a little fiesty. Napoleon syndrome and all that. But hey, true love doesn't have a size. Give it a whirl!

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