Get your favorite corkscrew and stock up your wine fridge. February 18 is National Drink Wine Day, commonly known to many as the greatest day ever. While we don’t need any reasons to pour a couple of glasses out, where you decide to celebrate is a huge holiday factor. Don’t imbibe in a bar like a basic human— drink outside the box with these party hotspots.
Wake up? Wine. Seriously, don’t even get dressed. Your bed is extremely cozy so just grab the wine, turn on Netflix, call in sick to work and celebrate the shit out of National Drink Wine Day.
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Can’t stop, won’t stop. Shower wine is objectively the greatest thing to happen to the human race. Think about it. Hot water rolling down your shoulders. The glow from a few candles. A chilled glass of wine in your hand. We can only find one word to describe this experience—sensational.
On any other day, this morning would call for a morning coffee, but this isn’t just any kind of day. This day is supremely special. Gather your laptop and set up camp next to that creative who’s writing their next screenplay. Use your Venti cup to camouflage your boozy companion. In fact, you might want to look into a Trenta cup for your “white tea.”
The fact that your boss made you come into work on this NATIONAL holiday is disgusting. Don’t let them dampen your celebratory spirit. Uncork a bottle at your desk and when they tell you to stop simply point to your handy, dandy VinePair T-Shirt. You’re welcome.
Your boss’s desk.
After you tell your superiors to screw themselves, it’s a guarantee you’re going to have a good talking to. Might as well take a to-go cup for you to receive your citation. Embrace it and pack up your desk in honor of National Drink Wine Day.
The park bench.
Thankfully, your boss sent your tipsy ass home so you can embrace the outdoors and enjoy a ~good~ Pinot on your favorite park bench. Don’t shy away from the nice homeless person across the path from you. Pour one out with them too and celebrate together.
A back alley.
When it comes to a back alley, the darker and dirtier the better. You can bring your own stemware but we suggest skipping the glass for a bottle. This way, once you finish the bottle and things get dark, you can use it to defend yourself and defend the spirit of National Drink Wine Day.
The best part of holidays are channeling your inner child and celebrating to your heart’s content. Nothing screams childhood party like a treehouse. Grab a box of vino, jump your neighbor’s fence, and get sloshed on the swing set.
Waiting in lines is boring. Add that to the monotonous experience of the Department of Motor Vehicles and you’re on the fast track to an emotional breakdown. Inject your favorite holiday into your least favorite Thursday chore. The group of you waiting for their number can gather together and turn up. Just make sure to call the Uber home.
An elderly woman’s back porch.
When we think wine pairing, we always think food. Yet, the greatest wine pairing in the history of wine pairings is older women. There is no better experience than conversing with your grandmother over a bottle of Chardonnay on her porch. If you’re not close to family, don’t let that stop you. Your elderly neighbor would love the company. That’s the true meaning of National Drink Wine Day.
A Girl Scout cookie table.
Whether you’re the Brownie mom or just a passerby looking for your cookie fix, this is the perfect location for a little holiday cheer. Crack open some boxes of Thin Mints and embrace the glory that is wine and cookies.
An open field.
The best part about holidays is taking the time to remember what is important in these lives we live. Pack a nice picnic and wander out to an open meadow to find some clarity/drink two bottles of wine with your loved ones. You can even go around saying what you’re all thankful for on this glorious national holiday—as long as it’s wine.
The VinePair office.
You better bet your bottom dollar that we’re getting a lot of work done this National Drink Wine Day. The whole day is just booked with “meetings” and extensive industry “research.” Ignore whatever typos or crazy tweets you may find and join the party.