Today is Winesday. Wednesday is no more.
It used to be known as Wednesday. It used to be the hardest day of the week to learn how to spell and I always knew it as Wed-Nes-Day. It also heralds the middle of the week.
But no more. Winesday is the new Wed-Nes-Day, it is a day to behold.
Thursday was the new Friday and now Winesday is the new Thursday which is the new Friday which means it's the new start of the weekend. I think.
The plan is simple don't drink on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.
Now I know Sundays will be difficult to maintain as an alcohol free day so follow this simple rule of thumb. If you are cooking a roast dinner for more than two people (small things count) then you can have a drink. That's the law on Sunday Drinking.
Winesday heralds the start of the drinking week.
Now I tend to drink red (usually a Rioja) during the Winesday winter months but as soon as the sun starts to shine I'm partial to a glass (or two) of white. Soave is on the menu for this evening. But there's really no need to follow my way - you can mix it up a little. Perhaps even throw in a Rosé or even a glass or two of fizz.
If this is your inaugural Winesday, the rules are as follows:
1. Wait until Wine O'clock
- To clarify: wine o'clock differs for everyone, but remember this: it's wine o'clock somewhere in the globe right now
- If you are on holiday, wine o'clock can legitimately begin at 11am
- If you are meeting friends for lunch, it would be rude not to welcome in wine o'clock
- If you are working, then wine o'clock begins from 6.00pm on the dot (after the car has been parked up)
2. On arrival of your Wine o'clock, I highly recommend you acquire a glass
(I prefer ones the size of a vase; fewer trips to the kitchen)
This could be a Winesday celebratory purchase http://www.amazon.co.uk/Giant-Wine-Glass-glass-bottle/dp/B000HT1YSG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1331736728&sr=8-1
3. Open preferred bottle, pour said wine into said glass
4. Sigh, gaze lovingly at wine and drink
5. On Winesday, it is acceptable to drink a bottle.
Should you consume a full bottle on a school night, I recommend Milk Thistle tablets to minimise post Winesday come down (otherwise known as a hangover)
6. Start crossing off the days until the next Winesday
Enjoy Winesday - same time, same place, next week.