Dearly Beloved, we are gathered together here today in the face of this company – to eat, drink, and be merry, a pursuit commended as honorable among all men; and therefore – is not by any – to be joined into unadvisedly or lightly – but purposefully, passionately, and with unbridled appetite.
Into this spirited estate we people now present intend to be joined as a host and made merry. If any person can show just cause why we should not cast ourselves forward in this endeavor – let them drink now and forever hold their peace. Our Bacchanalia is a state of heart, body and mind, bestowing mutual joy on all through the camaraderie of celebration. Admist this congress of revelry, we make a commitment to face our disappointments – embrace our dreams – realize our hopes – and pursue the impossible. We will promise one another to aspire to these ideals throughout our time on this earth – through the sharing of quality food, drink, conversation, and ourselves.
We stand together – in full view of our inevitable ending
— joining in celebration of the life we can grasp in just this
singular moment of time - and in doing so, embrace both
the moment and the inevitable – what dreams may come,
and what dreams may come true.
Our truth is this: “LIFE IS SHORT”! Regret not your
economies, forget not your mortality, and spend your
days be they a single one in celebration of the moment,
with wine of character, food of flavor, and friends of wit,
wisdom, and honesty.
In raising our glasses we declare that as of this moment and
from this day forward we will stand together as brothers and
sisters, having shared not only this wine and this moment,
but of and between ourselves an experience unique and
special on this occasion of merriness and joy.
With this glass, I THEE RED.