Eating a hard cheese before and during drinking the wine was the first one I tested out. I had the house to myself, I was in a decent mood, it was early, and ManFriend was due over in hours...why not be a little tipsy before he gets here?
I crack a bottle of wine and pour a glass. I let it air when I cut up some cheese and I grab some grapes and pita chips just for fun.
|after drink 1|
I continued on, for the sake of the experiment.
I poured the second glass. Since I noticed the light tint, I wondered if I had to have more cheese - mid drinking, so I had a few more small pieces of cheese and two small pita chips. A few minutes later, the second glass was empty.
|after the second glass|
I started to take notes, so I would remember all this, but then decided it would be easier to blog as I go. With that, a little extra time passed before I really got into the third glass of wine...and talking to ManFriend it seems like he might have the stomach bug so I won't be seeing him again...nice excuse for me to finish the bottle of wine by myself.
Typing, singing, drinking, texting ManFriend AND eating cheese is proving difficult. I am not keeping up with the cheese...but then again, do I really want to eat so much cheese anyway? I mean, I LOVE cheese, but let's be realistic. If I was out and about drinking wine, I would nibble on a few pieces of cheese I wouldn't eat a whole block.
If anything this will be like...during a cocktail hour and I am having wine, put a few pieces of cheese on my plate, maybe eat one after every glass kind of thing.
So I take a time out from texting and eating cheese to focus on finishing my third glass.
|after drink 3|
Glass #3 is empty. I again study my teeth and lips. My teeth look similar to after the first glass, but my lips are more tinted purple. I am starting to think this cheese theory might just help...maybe if I couple it with the lipgloss theory for my lips.
I need a break, so I drank some regular tap water. But I am starting to doubt how much I want to drink alone. Having someone else indulge with me would have been better and I would have lasted longer...but it is no fun to be drunk alone :(
Overall, I think after three glasses of wine, my lips aren't as purple as they were on NYE or when I've been wine tasting. I am OK with the results so far. I will post an update another time after I've had another glass or two.