Rounding out my shopping for the day, I stopped into our local wine shop to pick up some goodies for our Christmas party. Not two seconds later, Evan here had talked me into a bubbly tasting. Swirl has got this great little tiled counter at the back of the store where you'll always find friends kicking back and sipping on the latest selection of yummy liquids. If you didn't know better, you'd have a hard time figuring out who was a patron and who was staff. They are wonderful here, very laid back and never stuffy. It's like having a glass of wine in your best friend's living room before you head off to a show. I loved how Matt's shirt practically blended in with the countertop with its galactic flair. He got shy about three frames later, and I turned to the two guys next to me for a chat as we all finished our Xmas eve cheer and wandered home to prepare for our feasts.