Happy National Drink Wine Day - February 18th!
In order to celebrate this highly underrated holiday, I thought I'd share some of my favorite wine destinations, quotes, and wine-inspired gifts.
Go ahead pour yourself a glass! Enjoy the wine and the read!
Favorite Wine Destinations
On my solo walkabout through Chile and Argentina, I visited Mendoza, the home of the Malbec. Read about my three favorite adventures in Mendoza, Argentina.
I have had the opportunity to explore New Zealand twice. On my first visit, I needed to bungee jump. After all, the sport was invented there. Be inspired by this story about bungee jumping in New Zealand, where they make the BEST Sauvignon Blanc!
Along the Camino de Santiago, I, along with my peer pilgrims, experimented muchos vinos. After a long day of walking, my preferred was albariño. Read about the Camino.
I have traveled to the Finger Lakes twice. Both times, I adventured about always making time to refuel at a local vineyard. The Finger Lakes region is famous for Rieslings. I was hesitant to try them as they tend to be sweet, but I was surprised. Enjoy this Finger Lakes article.
The first accounts of wine were nearly eight thousand years ago. That's plenty of weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, and just because celebrations that included vino. And, then there are the countless quotes of famous writers, actors, and philosophers about wine.
Here are a few that I like:
"Wine is bottled poetry." - Robert Louis Stevenson
"My only regret in life is that I did not drink more wine." - Ernest Hemingway
"I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food." - WC Fields
"In victory you deserve Champagne, in defeat you need it." - Napoleon Bonaparte
However, I feel that this one is by far my favorite.
Whether your glass is half full or half empty, regardless, there's always room for more wine. - Anonymous
So if you had a good day, bad day, or fairly mediocre day, follow the wise advice of the quote. That's right it is wine-thirty. It's time to uncork and unwind with the nectar of the vine.
Celebrate National Drink Wine Day with Wine-Inspired Gifts
In celebration of National Drink Wine Day or let's face it any day, I've come up with a couple of wine-inspired gifts. Everyone likes gifts. And, when the gift has something to do with wine even better, right?
Why not give the gift of a wine t-shirt to a special someone or número uno? The sizes and colors vary. However, the sizes run snug. The best advice is to buy up a size.
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As always, here's to looking up and room for more wine!