Originally Posted by eta2020
There is nothing that gives me more satisfaction in life than nice meal and bottle of red wine shared with my wife or dear friend.
How about you?
Nice things in life don't cost big money
Those nice things count more than NW......
Ah, the above, plus a shot of an XO cognac after the meal (see following photo of my hand).
The XO bottle costs a lot more than $40, but I don't drink it all in one sitting, so a shot of that (my wife does not drink), and I am still left with enough out of the $40 to have a nice meal at home, with a bottle of red (again, actually just 1/2 of the bottle because my wife does not drink).
We do go out to nice restaurants occasionally, but it would cost more than $40. I have never paid for a shot of XO in restaurants. Heck, they charge enough just for the VSOP to make me cringe.