In vino veritas. In wine [there is the] truth.
(I know this is 8 minutes long... but it really is good and well worth the time.)
This is not exactly what I was getting at by saying "In wine", but hopefully you'll indulge me.
In vino veritas is Latin and is roughly translated "In wine there is truth." The sentiment behind the phrase is that after a little wine tongues get loose and the truth comes out. I recently had an opportunity to play with this phase and this is the outcome:
Yep. My very own labeled wine. It is a play on words using the Latin phrase and our family name, which remotely sounds like "veritas". The photo is from the last (and final) time my entire family was together... Fall 2007. It seems like forever ago. We've had a couple of additions since then... my niece Ella-bean and my great-nephew, Wyatt. More of an impact, though, is that my mother and my brother are no longer with us. These little bottles represent a lifetime of family love. While my play on words was clever (or at least I thought so), I really wanted to convey that within our family there is truth and there is true love. Isn't that how families are supposed to be?