i still drink occasionally, but either just vodka with soda (no juice or fruity stuff) or very dry wine.
it packs way more of a wallop than in my old days, and more than 2 glasses of wine definitely makes me blip up on the scale. am a sommelier, so abstaining totally is not in my cards. however, i do drink much less than in the past.
As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.
– Ernest Hemingway