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The Top Shelf

I was talking with a friend recently about a party that our children were having with some other children from their school. These are 16 and 17 year old boys and we wanted to make sure that there would be adult supervision at all times. We didn't want any teenager feeling the temptation of peer pressure to get into the liquor cabinet to impress their friends or to prove their manliness and take a dare. You get the picture.

We both concluded that while it is necessary to protect the integrity of the house bar, it is especially important to protect the top shelf of the wine cabinet. We both laughed. It is not that we condone under age drinking, but if it were to happen, let it happen with the vodka or whiskey or anything else they find on the lower shelves. Just don't touch any of my good bottles of wine on the top shelf!

Pictured is a 1999 Flora Springs Trilogy; a 2006 Opus One; a 2008 Simi Cabernet and a 2005 Stags Leap Cabernet.

What's on your top shelf?

ps: the party went on without incident.