My parents have a phantasmagorical taste in vino, resulting in my first activity when I landed in California – wine tasting. We settled on Mumm, which is down the road from where they live, and decided on the sample trio which included the Brut Prestige, Blanc de Noirs and Cuvee M:

Sparkling wine being poured to father Lopez

I swear those aren’t all mine

Many daughters dream of the day when their mothers buy them their first bras or their fathers walk them down the aisle. I merely wanted to turn 21 and go to the magical places that made adults cheeks flushed and their eyes shiny. Consider this furlough a vagary come true.

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