For those who work Monday through Friday, I have good news: National Wine Day falls on a Friday — tomorrow, to be specific.
So unless you have someplace to be early Saturday morning, you can stay up a little later than usual Friday night and pour yourself an extra glass of wine.
Wine is an important beverage for millions of Americans, whether as a before-meal aperitif, the perfect companion to a main course, an after-dinner sweet treat, or simply for sipping after a long day at work.
Tomorrow, I will take advantage of National Wine Day by planning a wine-intensive experience for my after-work hours. It will involve four parts, each including half a glass of wine:
- A nicely chilled Rosé to kick things off, out on the patio if the weather is nice. No homework… no newspaper… no book… no nothing. I may even close my eyes between sips.
- Back inside, I’ll switch to Sauvignon Blanc, and sip it with a few crackers and small chunks of cheese.
- With dinner, which my better half informs me will be a simple roasted chicken with corn on the cob (lightly buttered, of course), I’ll pour a glass of Chardonnay.
- Then after dinner, the Mrs. and I will raise glasses of sweet Moscato in a toast to National Wine Day.
Best of all, we’ll have plenty of wine left over for the day after National Wine Day.
And we’ll save the red wine for another day — perhaps Sunday.