It’s National Drink Wine Day - Celebrate with a glass of your favorite today
Drink up, iis good for you...Unfortunately just because the antioxidant resveratrol is good for your health doesn't mean you should drink the whole bottle.
With many reports indicating that the first traces of wine began in Mesopotamia, Israel, and Egypt, wine precedes Biblical times as reported throughout history by the Greek and Roman civilizations with reports dating back as far as 6000 B.C.
It’s 5 o’clock somewhere! But if that’s not enough of an excuse for you, you might like to know that it’s National Drink Wine Day (February 18). In honor of this fine occasion, here are 13 ways to say cheers—today and every day.
Wine and chocolate—about as good a pairing as it gets. Treat yourself to the Dessert Wine and Truffles Gift ($49.95 at Harry & David) and you’ll get a full pound of truffles in six flavors (almond, coffee, cherry, chocolate, double chocolate and raspberry) along with a Tempranillo from Oregon.
If you like to explore new bottles, wine-of-the-month clubs are a fun, low-commitment option. There’s the affordableDiscovery Tour (two bottles for $29.99 a month at Wine.com) or the budget-conscious Classic Series Membership(two bottles for $21.95 a month at Wine of the Month Club).
The Indispensable Wine Tote ($24.50 at Lands’ End) is a great take on the outfitter’s iconic canvas bag. But if you want to say “thanks” in a more modern way, choose the Origami Wine Tote by BuiltNY ($16.64 at Amazon).
Broken a few wine glasses over the years? Hey, it happens. Replace ’em with Caterer’s Stemware Set (12 wine goblets for $59 at Pottery Barn).
“Just one glass” takes on a whole new meaning when you use the XL Wine Glass ($11.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond). It actually holds an entire bottle of wine.
Serve food to your guests off a pretty Cheese Board With Tools ($24.95 at Target). It comes with a round cutting board and a storage compartment that holds the included four serving and cutting tools.
This may totally be unnecessary, but the Blomus Cino Wine Bottle Holder ($15.29 at Wayfair.com) is a stylish addition to your kitchen.
Make like a sommelier with the pretty Wine Pairing Towel Set ($28 at UncommonGoods). Each towel lists popular wines rated by “excellent,” “good” and “best” against different foods, so you can decide what to serve with what—and what to avoid at all costs.
Speaking of expanding your palate, subscribe to Food & Wine magazine ($23.95 for 12 issues at Magazines.com) for top-notch drink and recipe ideas.
I have this 3-Piece Rabbit Wine Opener Set ($44.95 at Crate & Barrel), and it works like a charm. You’ll never have a piece of cork bobbing around in your bottle again.
It’s Wine O’clock T-shirt ($28.95 at Zazzle). Why yes, yes it is.
Doing any boozy browsing? If so, read these Shopping Tips for the Tipsy!
Harry & David: Get free standard shipping on a collection of gifts.
Wine.com: Through February 28, get 5% off sitewide.
Wine of the Month: Get a free gift with the purchase of any wine club membership.
Lands’ End: Get free shipping on any regular priced order.
Bed Bath & Beyond: Save 20% off one in-store item when you sign up for Bed Bath & Beyond emails.
Target: Enjoy $5 off $50 orders.
Magazines.com: Through February 24, take $5 off your purchase.
Zazzle.com: Get 10% off your next order of $20 or more.