Monday, February 18 2013
Oh Happy Days!From left to right: Cos d'Estornel, Mouton Rothschild, Petrus, Latour, Pichon Lalonde, Rieussec
February 18th is National Drink Wine Day in the USA. Since we're bunkies, I thought that we could tag along and appropriate the date as well--after all, we share nearly everything. I propose that Canadians join in and take a moment out of their day to enjoy a glass of wine, and be mindful of the soil, the weather and the vines that brought it to you, and most especially, to share it with people you love.
Of course, today is also the US Presidents Day holiday. Since a few US presidents have been a bit cheeky towards Canada (James Polk was quite a scamp) I'm not sure how that ties in--perhaps if you have some Madeira on hand (a well-regarded beverage at the time of the American revolution) you could toast with that, or just hum 'Hail to the Chief' as you open your bottle.
Then again, it's also National Battery day, Black History Month, Potato Lover's Month & National Weddings Month. There's really nothing I can wrap my mind around to make all of those things work at the same time . . . but maybe that's the point: wine is welcoming, inclusive and goes with any occasion or meal.
Except batteries. Please don't consumer batteries with your wine.
Note on the picture above: that's my table, about 15 years ago. Sigh, we drank the down-payment for a house that night.
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