Some days are so positively made to be celebrated by drinking wine that only a zealot teetotaler would dare to accuse you of ‘just drinking for fun.’
Birthdays are especially good for uncorking something special – especially if it happens to be the birthday of a legend such as Jesus or Mohammad or Tony Bennett.
Well I’ve just checked – there’s no presents at the foot of my bed, Mrs Drink Wine Today hasn’t randomly suggested she loves me and I haven’t heard an extra melodic call to prayer so that can only mean one thing – it’s Tony Bennett’s birthday. He was born in 1926 and went on to be a cool, mean ass singer who can show all today’s young pretenders a thing or two about interpretation and style. And, by all accounts he’s a nice guy – look at him in the photo supping wine and having a whale of a time with a chef called Salvatore from a restaurant called Naples 15 in Wisconsin which is very probably the best restaurant in Wisconsin. (I’ve used their photo so I’m giving them an unashamed plug.)
So pop over to YouTube, (or Naples 15 if you’re lucky enough to live in Wisconsin!) wear something stylish, spin the disco ball and listen to him singing “The Very Thought of You” with Ana Carolina. The song is obviously about wine and guarantees that all the care of your day will drip away sip by sip.
Happy birthday Tony!