18February, 2017 U.S.
Believe it or not, there was a time when wine was more widely consumed than water. During the Dark Ages, water was often unsafe to drink, so wine was drunk (pun intended) at nearly every meal as a safer alternative. Centuries later, wine is still praised for both its health benefits and the unique role it has played throughout history. For National Drink Wine Day on Feb. 18, we get out our corkscrews, let the wine flow, and reflect on this healthy, historical beverage that also makes us tipsy.