Recently there has been a lot of buzz about wine in grocery stores. To be honest, I had not given it much thought until this past Sunday. I was at my local grocery store doing my shopping for the week, and I thought while I was at the store I might pick up a bottle of wine. As I went down each aisle picking up what I needed for the week, my earlier idea of a bottle of wine seemed more and more appealing to me. As I finally made it to the wine aisle, I was excited to see what they had to offer only to find the section closed. I asked an employee who happened to be walking by what was gong on, and she politely told me that they couldn’t sell wine on Sunday. In that instant, my hopes for relaxing later that night with a nice white wine deflated and I finished my shopping in somewhat of a foul mood. Later as I was putting away my groceries, I called my friend to complain about my wine debacle. During the conversation, she asked me if I had tried to go by any of the local wineries to pick up a bottle of wine. I quickly hung up the phone and made a beeline for my car wondering how did this not occur to me. I hit the back roads and drove over to Hillside Winery where I had a great experience. They offered four samples for free or I could taste the whole list for five dollars. I opted to taste the whole list because for five dollars why not, and I found just the wine I was looking for to enjoy that night. I was even able to buy a chilled bottle; which was convenient and allowed me to open the bottle and enjoy it when I got home. All and all I must say I don’t think I will be buying my wine from my local store. I would rather drive the extra ten minutes to my local winery for the personal service only they can provide. Not to mention they are always open 7 days a week, so I never have to worry what day I buy wine again.