While July 4th is more of a beer-and-brats than wine-and-cheese kind of day, I thought kicking off my 5-day series of jewelry designs dedicated to fruit with this grape brooch was still appropriate:

Colored pencil and gouache gold grape brooch rendering by Joana Miranda
Colored Pencil and Gouache Gold Grape Brooch Rendering by Joana Miranda

Pondering the beer/wine thing got me trying to remember a saying I’d heard about mixing alcohol.  It goes something like this…

“Beer before liquor, never sicker; liquor before beer, never fear.”

But I also found these versions…

“Beer after wine and you’ll feel fine; wine after beer and you’ll feel queer.”

“Wine after beer have no fear; beer after wine, ain’t so fine.”

I’m a one-drink type of gal, so for me it will be either-or, but not both.

Happy Fourth of July!

(Be merry but be smart, too!)


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