If there were ever an activity that deserves its own day of recognition, it is National Drink Wine Day. Not that I need an excuse, mind you.
But as their website declares, “The purpose of National Drink Wine Day is to spread the love and health benefits of wine. We embrace the positive benefits of wine such as new friends, reduced risk of heart disease and the enhancement of food and life.”
One of my favorite parts of our trip to France a few years ago was the abundance of varieties of French wine and the fact that wine was so plentiful, you could buy a bottle for about $2-3 in American currency. Every restaurant we dined in would offer a glass of wine for a cheaper price than a glass of Coke. We would go to the store when we were in Paris/Montmartre or to a farmer’s market when we were in the Loire Valley, and buy several bottles and kinds of wine and spend the evening deciding which we liked best. It was simply fantastic to try so many kinds, especially the local wines in the Loire Valley.
Here in America I’ve had the pleasure of touring (and tasting the fruits of) vineyards in Florida, Tennessee, and North Dakota (believe it or not!) and I look forward to taking a trip to California one day and visiting as many wineries there as I can, lol.
So raise a glass, or two, and drink a toast to National Drink Wine Day!