Why is wine more popular than beer? This is true. There is more wine sold around the world, by volume, than beer. Why?
I mentioned “by volume” which means that, most people drink wine out of a wine glass. Except, of course, my ex-husband who drank Red Mountain by the water glass. And, he is an ex so that tells you something. Anyway, when you think of drinking wine, it is a long drawn out evening with assorted appetizers around a lovely dining room table. You have certain wines with certain foods. Normally, you wind up drinking maybe three glasses. Because you are wise and you usually end up the evening with a cup of coffee and some interesting conversation with a promise to get together again.
Beer, on the other hand, makes me think of guzzling down a full one on a hot day. Drinking a six pack as a norm every evening. Going to bed with a buzz and sort of forgetting what happened after the fourth tall one.
Thus, if there is more wine being drunk, by volume, than beer, that means there are way more people having wine than those having beer. Because beer drinkers drink a lot more, by volume, than wine drinkers. Think “beer gut”, or “belly”. There are lots and lots of calories in those hops.
So, why is wine more popular than beer?
Well, for one thing, wine relaxes you. It gets rid of the day’s cares in a subtle way. You can sit down, even if you are single, and have a glass of wine and read a good book before bed and feel fine the next morning. No bad dreams. No headache the next day.
It’s fun to have a long soak in the tub with a glass of wine and some good music. That feels absolutely decadent!
It starts out with a relaxing thought of a very HOT bubble bath, and a Glass of Fine Wine. Maybe a dark and rich RED, or a calming (not too sweet) White. Some candles lit for ambiance and your own created space of calm. A place where you can relax, de-stress and just be you. Forget the daily stress, the work undone at the Office, or maybe the hard day with the kids.
You have been waiting for this alone time. This time for you, your Fine Wine, maybe a book. Your time of Peace. Where you can just be… Then you can add more Hot Water, Pour another Glass, and just prolong the Peace.
What if you are not single and want to do something different?
Picture This Evening
When you are looking to create that romantic moment with your Lover. Entice them into the hot bath you made with complete intent for a romantic evening with just the two of you. Away from anything, anyone else. (No cell phones, no computers, no TV) Just the two of you, some Wine, and the long enjoyable event is set to happen. You can relax, and just be the two of you together.
OK, my men friends, think of this: While Women and Baths seem more common, by all rights the joy of a hot bath and a Glass of Fine Wine are not just for Women (not in this Century). One try, and almost any man will see the calming value of some Alone Time with a Fine Wine in hand under the bubbles in a Hot Tub. Try it once, and you will know how amazing it feels. Anyone will see why letting the significant Woman in your life enjoy a Hot Bath 2 to 3 times a week is worth doing the extra chores or take the kids out to the park to allow it to happen. She will be relaxed, and your efforts to allow her the complete peace and quiet will be worth it for you both.
How about a Jacuzzi and Wine? An awesome idea if you ask me. Outdoors, under the Moon, the Sun, or as the Sun Sets. A Glass of Fine Wine, and time for enjoying the Fresh Air, the Bubbles, and Massaging of the Jets on your Back. Reflect on your day, your week, your life. And think about the future. Let the Wine do its magic.
This is my sense of humor.
Make any Meal into an “Event”
Then I tried something new with my Fine Wine. Pairing it with the perfect foods, and turning the Meal into an “Event”. From food pairings such as fruit, cheeses, and chocolate to the more complete dinner to accompany the Fine Wine. For example, I received a 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon the other day from my wine of the month club. It suggested pairing the wine with a strong meat dish. So, I went looking through my cookbooks and found this in my Lose Weight Naturally Cookbook:
Buckingham London Broil
Makes 4 Servings
1 pound flank steak, 1 inch thick
2 tablespoons tamari or soi sauce
1 tablespoon honey
3/4 cup Red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
1 bay leaf
1 clove garlic
Pierce the steak on both sides with a thin knife or skewer, Place in a 9/13-inch glass dish. In a medium-size bowl, combine the tamari, honey, vinegar, ginger, and bay leaf, and add garlic by pushing through a garlic press into the bowl. Pour over the steak and refrigerate, covered, for at least 4 hours, turning meat once or twice. (Marinating longer will impart a more robust flavor to the meat.)
Remove the steak from the marinade and broil for 3 to 7 minutes on each side or until cooked to desired degree. Slice thinly and arrange on a service platter. (As a variation, you could serve with Horseradish Sauce.)
Pairing wines with the appropriate food is something that was relatively new to me when I started. However, this particular club sends along a wine information sheet that explains where the wine came from and what works best with it. And, I found that, if I paid attention, the dinner was more successful. Somehow the wine made the whole meal taste better.
So, imagine that whole scenario with a can of beer. Not nearly as interesting is it. Beer makes me think of Fish and Chips and a bunch of guys around the TV, watching the game. That has its place, but for the finer things in life, wine is the way to go. And, evidently a whole bunch of people in this world agree with that. This is why, I think, wine is more popular than beer.
This Exclusive Wine Club at Direct Cellars, gives you access to New Fine Wines (From Single Vineyards) each and every month, but it also gives detailed information on the Wines themselves, where they come from, and suggested food pairings. You will learn, and have a road map for the perfect “Event” with your Fine Wine and Food Pairing.
These are the ideas they have opened up to me. Ever tried the taste sensations with that perfect Fine Wine and Grapes, Soft White Cheese, Blue Cheese Assortment, or Gouda Cheese? The tastes alter in degrees of pleasure with various Wines and Wine Varieties. Add in some melon wrapped in Prosciutto Ham, and the right Fine Wine. Sometimes the simple accompaniments can make for an “Event”.
A great French Dip becomes “Spectacular” with the right wine. Or, if you don’t have time to cook: Take that Super Meaty Sub from your favorite Deli and create a true “Event”. Something simple, becomes exquisite. Looking for an easy, yet memorable “Event” with your Loved One? This is quite the treat, and creates a “Take Out Sensation of Tastes”. All from the addition of Fine Wine.
The options are almost endless. Start with a Fine Wine, and add the Food. BOOM! Just like that, your “Event” is ready to happen. And it’s a classy event.