I'll be honest, I haven't always liked wine, in fact for the longest time I thought I was allergic to it!
I was working in a restaurant and we were doing pairings for food entrees and wine, and I had a bad allergic reaction to an Italian white wine, so after that I stayed away from it.
Well, except champagne, never had a problem with that!
As I continued working in restaurants I would have to smell the wines to try and get an idea of what each one was, but never would drink them.
Fast forward about 10 years to living in Charlotte and a good friend from Florida came to town with his wife for business. We had all gone out for dinner, and they ordered a very nice bottle of Pinot Noir. I asked to smell it, and he asked some questions about what had happened to lead me to believe I was allergic. After discussing it, we came to the conclusion that it may actually have been a food allergy, and with the Urgent care being right across the street I should try it!
So I did!
Best part of this story is that I didn't wine up in the Urgent care, and now have fallen in love with different kinds of wine!
Today is National wine day, and when I found this video of Betty White and others celebrating the holiday I had to share it!