Sherry barrels, Gonsalez Byass winery, Jerez
Sherry barrels, Gonsalez Byass winery, Jerez

The last day of my 32nd year was a bliss: I booked a tour in the winery and, after being issued with a paid-for bottle of sherry, got lost in the cool, dark, musty cellars and kept taking pictures, leaning onto the ancient barrels, sipping the produce and thoroughly enjoying myself. At one point I thought of drilling a little hole in a barrel to get some more. This was the sign I really needed to get out.