Jeff, you're my kinda' guy. We always have a cocktail before dinner, and it's wonderful to be seated in a vantage point where you can view the ocean. My favorite is a glass of Veuve Cliquot or a dry martini. We like to chat about the day's events, or talk about what's coming up, or debate some "social issue" that has meaning for us. Loads of bubbly helps those debates, don'tcha' know?