It’s National Wine Day and the Friday leading to a long weekend here in the U.S. I call this a win-win. What better way than to sit on the patio, contemplate all the things I don’t know about wine while sipping a glass of wine.
5 Fun Facts about Wine
#1 Italy, France, and Spain are the top 3 wine producing countries in the world.
#2 Not all wines improve with age. About 90 percent of wine is meant to be drunk in the year it’s released.
#3 Wine doesn’t need a cork. Screwcaps are fine.
#4 Oenophobia is the fear of wine.
If you haven’t been to Napa Valley, find a way to visit just once. And if you don’t like wine, there are so many things to do in Napa Valley that don’t involve wine, like visiting a volcano or seeing a geyser erupt. I digress.
#5 The most important thing you need to know about wine is, do you like it, or not?
Everybody has different likes and dislikes, different tastes. So even a wine with a great rating may not be the one you like. So, don’t let anyone talk you out of drinking the wine you want, whenever you want, at whatever price you want.