National Drink Wine Day
By Kimberley Coughlin
Half way through the day yesterday I found out that it was National Drink Wine Day. Never one to miss out on an opportunity to celebrate, I decided to partake. Since February is American Heart Month I decided to open a bottle of red due to its rumored heart-related health benefits (when consumed in moderation, of course). During the winter months I usually stick to cabernets, but those pair better with steak and since I was enjoying my wine with truffles I opened a bottle of Layer Cake Pinot Noir, which is much lighter. The holiday had solid support on the social front from the National Drink Wine Day’s own Facebook page to countless mentions on Twitter from accounts belonging to well-known wineries, restaurants, bloggers, magazines, and more. Here are some of my favorite “National Wine Day” tweets I came across throughout the day: Happy National Drink Wine Day! Wherever you are, celebrate tonight with a glass of your favorite from Chile. pic.twitter.com/dH72IY9Z2f — Wines of Chile (@DrinkChile) February 19, 2014 Time to confess a slight bias – my favorite inexpensive wines are Chilean. It can be difficult to find less-pricey Pinot Noirs and Sauvignon Blancs they aren’t super fruity, but something about the Chilean soil must do the trick. Happy National Drink Wine Day! This means it is definitely acceptable to have a post-run glass of wine treat, right? — Women's Running (@WomensRunning) February 19, 2014 What can I say? As a runner myself I like where their head’s at! It's National Drink Wine Day! What kind are you having tonight? http://t.co/SwymzMU560 pic.twitter.com/REVzRgG6S6 — Visually (@Visually) February 19, 2014 As a visual person I’m a sucker for an info graphic and this wine chat seems to cover every varietal out there. I wonder if they sell it in a print, it would look perfect above my wine rack. Make sure you get your Turtle Time on today! #NationalDrinkWineDay — Ramona Singer (@ramonasinger) February 18, 2014 #RHONY fans knew that everyone’s favorite crazy-eyed purveyor of Pint Grigio wouldn’t miss this day – even if it isn’t different than any other Tuesday in her world. IT'S NATIONAL "DRINK WINE" DAY! Our Boom tribute- how about a little wine stomped by the one & only Lucy-... http://t.co/zpMuy4p6v2 — Julie Mihaly (@BoomUnderground) February 18, 2014 It just wouldn’t be National Drink Wine Day without a mention of the fabulously funny Lucille Ball. Follow the Facebook link to see a still of the riotous redhead in the “Lucy’s Italian Movie” episode of the I Love Lucy show. What wine did you drink yesterday?