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It's all about the eggnog . . .

I'll admit it, I cannot have Christmas without eggnog.  This is not, however, store-bought eggnog -- you know, the kind that comes in the cardboard quart container that is so thick one can barely swallow it.  No, the eggnog of which I speak is reminiscent of fluttering angel's wings (like that?), like accumulated snow atop the hills.  It is Christmas.

So what (you may ask) is someone aspiring to achieve great heights in winemaking doing making eggnog?  Well, since you asked, I will just say that until eggnog is made, Christmas bells cannot chime, elves cannot get to those Christmas lists, Christmas trees cannot be dressed, and the halls cannot be decked.

Yes, yes, like the geeks that we are, eggnog has been thoroughly researched.  I will pass along a link on the history of eggnog:  http://www.cnn.com/2010/LIVING/12/08/mf.about.eggnog/, and a factoid that a journal from 1796 cites travelers stopping at an inn in Philadelphia mentioning eggnog, "a mixture composed of new mi…