When a wine writer is sick, goes home sick from a winery, can’t taste wine at home, it’s not the most explosive morale antagonizer. But I sip coffee, attack projects. So many wine friends traveling globe on wine adventures and doing “bucket list tastings” as one photography friend boasted on social media… Change my attitude, will tonight, right now, into tonight. “Help me, coffee,” I say to this screen. Grade some papers later, will give self 1 hour to do, then I write, a wild wine freewrite. The stead of drinking. I’ll write about drinking wine. And anything I want.