As this unpredictable world continues to take up more of your time from family and friends make the effort to come together. Open up your iCal or Outlook Calendar and plan a dinner once every three months and treat each other to a delicious meal, satisfying wine and memorable conversation. When the 3 of us were together recently the mood immediately went back to us as kids. Playing, fighting, enjoying giving our parents a hard time and planning our future. Then came the food. King crab cocktail, charred brussels sprouts, garlic mashed potatoes and perfectly seasoned lamb chop. To wash down the comforting meal was this Right-Bank Bordeaux. Big old world flavor, dark fruits, wood and minerals from the region. Beautiful smooth finish - decant it for 45 min. $35

Chateau La Vieille Cure Fronsac, 2010