Nine Reasons Wine is My Valentine

We all know wine tastes good and lifts our spirits but there's so much more to it than that! This Valentine's Day, let's grab a glass and reflect on reasons to love wine that go far beyond catching a buzz.

Reasons to Love Wine

1. Want to explore the world? Grab a bottle of wine and take a trip in a glass from the comfort of your own home.

2. If you like to travel, wine is grown in some of the most beautiful places on Earth. Seriously, can you think of a miserable wine region?

3. Wine has played a major role in history. Since ~6000 B.C., it has influenced trade and culture in times of both war and peace. 

4. It complements food in a way that no other beverage can. The right wine pairing can take a meal from good to great.

5. There's a seemingly endless range of varietals to explore. While they are not all used, there may be up to 10,000 types of vitis vinifera, the species most commonly used to make wine.

6. As a marketing professional, I am constantly amazed by the business side of wine. If you're interested in commerce, marketing, or regulations, explore the global business that is wine.

7. In fact, there's a side of wine for many fields of study: ecology, nutrition, agriculture, medicine, physiology, chemistry, business, culinary, operations, supply chain, manufacturing, religion, etc. Talk about well-rounded!

8. Thanks to its antioxidants and chemical composition, there are many health benefits from moderate wine consumption. (Emphasis on "moderate"!)

9. Low/moderate intoxication (0.075 BAC) can actually promote creativity according to science. So grab a glass of wine and get to making!

No Valentine's Day celebration is complete without wine! Check out my recommendations.