Chardonnay is one of my personal favorite white wines over Sauvignon Blanc or most Rieslings. Usually it is not a sweet wine but there are exceptions to this. It is worth spending a few minutes to learn more about the Chardonnay grape itself.
To a true American Wino, everyday is national drink wine day. At least Friday, Saturday and maybe Sunday anyway right? Cooking with wine and matching food to wine is part of the Wine Lovers lifestyle that American Winos search out every day of the week.
Remember February 18th – National Drink Wine Day.
Well it seems there in the US and Canada, there is a day for everything. National Drink Wine Day, happens every February 18th. Which for Canadians and residents of the Northern U.S. is the dead of winter and the prospect of spring is far off….
I remember living in Toronto, Canada or even Detroit Michigan area ( where there is at least 2 more weeks of sunshine a year from Toronto, February was the most depressing month. This was the month that everyone thought about moving to Florida or Panama.
If you live in the southern US and any of Mexico, February is just another month, no better or worse that say May. California wine drinkers probably have a day not to drink wine. Maybe a monday.
I wonder if National Drink Wine Day, or February 18th falls on a weekday should you employer give you that day off or the 19th… Just a thought.
Why A National Drink Wine Day, Anyway?
This special day was started to celebrate and spread the love of wine. Loved and consumed by millions, friends and families across the county honor this sacred liquid every year on February 18. Friendships, great times and reduced risk of heart disease are all great reasons to drink wine. Learn more about wine
2017 California Wine Sales Up Again Compared to 2016.
According to the Wine Institute that keeps track of such fun statistics about the American Wine industry, 2017 California wine shipments in the U.S. reached an estimated retail value of $35.2 billion.
Tariff And American Wine Drinkers.
We seem to be heading even deeper into a full scale trade war with many of our trading partners. Chances are it will get worse before it gets better I imagine. However this is not a politics or global economic blog ( that would be so boring right?) but rather a blog about the joys of drinking wine in America.
Oh No! A Cork Shortage?
I have heard the rumors and even read some remarks about why we are seeing so many bottles of wine ( primarily at the low price point end) using screw caps. Is there really a present or future shortage of cork caused by climate change? Say it is not true. Next there will be a shortage of coffee and chocolate!
Yes America Drinks Wine.
According to the Wine Institute’s records, back in the year 2000, American’s drank 568 million gallons of wine which back then worked out to about 2.01 gallons per person. Fast forward to 2016 and the consumption has jumped to 949 million gallons or 2.91 gallons per person.