An open love letter to my open bottles of wine

Hello wine,

It's me. I just wanted to take a second to say thanks.

You've been there for me in more ways than one, and thus, we take "National Drink Wine Day" this Thursday, Feb. 18, to celebrate YOU and all of your glory.

We needed a break in January. It wasn't you, it was me. I was starting to become a bit codependent on you and losing myself. I think it was good for the both of us.

Now that we've had some time apart, I love you more than ever. I'm seeing all the good that comes with you again.

I learned a little more about your role in history, in religion. In ancient Greece, you was praised by poets, historians and artists, and frequently referred to in the works of Aesop and Homer. The Greek god of wine, Dionysus, represented your intoxicating power, as well as your social and beneficial influences. He really got you.

Your role in Biblical stories, commemorating Jesus' Last Supper, is essential to the Christian Church. Over the last 150 years, you've become totally revolutionized with the help of technology and science.

You're the reason why a lot of my friends were born, and why a lot of them are having babies now. You're such a tease.

You create new friendships and strengthen old ones. You are the start to almost every good girl's night. You are so satisfying on a good date. You are vital on a bad date.

You reduce the risk of heart disease. Merlots, cabernet sauvignons and other red versions of you have heart-healthy benefits from your antioxidants, protecting against artery damage. Thank you for caring for us like that.

You enhance food's flavors. I mean, how can I not pay homage to something that makes food taste even better?

A nice bottle of you is one of the most respectable and dependable gifts to bring to someone's house, no matter the occasion, age-range or gender. You do not discriminate.

You're a true friend. Enjoy your big day!

XO,

M

PS: Find out the best wine bars in San Diego here and some hot Wine Wednesday specials here.

Source: DiscoverSD

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