What I wish for on Father’s Day

By Jean-Sebastian Rioux


As a fifty-something-year-old father of three daughters and a wine lover, I have some pretty specific ideas about what I want for Father's Day. And no, it's not just a bottle of my favourite Condrieu (although that wouldn't hurt).

First and foremost, I want some peace and quiet. Don't get me wrong, I love my family to death, but sometimes a dad just needs some alone time. Maybe someone could take them out for the day and let me have the house to myself? I promise I won't do anything too crazy (probably just catch up on some much-needed sleep or yard work!)

Secondly, I would love a fancy wine decanter. Sure, I have one already, but a true wine lover can have two, right? Plus, it's a great way to show off my prized bottles of wine when I have guests over. And if you really want to go all out, throw in some new Champagne glasses too.

I wouldn't say no to a wine tasting experience; there's nothing quite like trying new wines and learning about the history and production behind them. And who knows, maybe I'll discover a new favourite bottle to add to my collection.

And with wine, I enjoy food. As much as I love wine, it's always better with some delicious goodies to pair it with. A gourmet cheese board or charcuterie platter would be the perfect accompaniment to a Father’s Day wine tasting experience.

And finally, let's not forget the most important thing: quality time with my family. As much as I joke about needing alone time, nothing beats spending time with my daughters and creating new memories together. Whether it's a family dinner or a daddy-daughter Date Night out, just spending quality time with each kid alone is the best gift of all.

So there you have it, my ideal Father's Day wish list. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go pour myself a glass of wine and dream about all the possibilities.

Cheers and Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!