February 18 is...
Pop the cork and enjoy a refreshing glass of Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot, Shiraz, Zinfandel or whatever your choice in honor of the occasion!
Wine has been around for at least 9000 years according to recorded history. It has been noted as the drink for kings, forbidden for paupers, and fuel for a bachelorette party. Some say it was discovered by accident with the consumption of fermented grapes resulting in intoxication. This led to experimentation which led to more and more wine production. The methods for making wine varied and spread from Mesopotamia to Egypt, Greece, Rome, France, Spain, and eventually the New World. Today, over 20 million acres of the earth's surface are dedicated to the growing of grapes! Research shows drinking a glass of wine a day (4 - 8 oz) improves heart health, reduces forgetfulness, boosts immunity and increases bone density.Not a wine drinker? Improvise...some of the best recipes call for cooking with wine! (The alcohol dissipates during the cooking process.)
How to Make Wine Marinade (Recipe)