When you turn 50, all bets are off. You can ‘whine a little, WINE a lot!’ Milestone birthdays often bring around self medication in this socially acceptable form. Um. Maybe any birthday??? So, here is my ode to said alcoholic category; they may not all be considered “spirits” but they are all libations of a sort. Happy 50th Akemi! May your second half of the century be even better.