It’s that time of the year when everyone updates their Facebook status with words of gratitude. Family, pets, jobs — they all make the list. But people rarely mention the little things that make life so wonderful. Maybe they’re worried people will call them vain or materialistic? But the truth is there are many small things to be thankful for every day. I’m thankful for leggings that make eating an abundance of turkey comfortable, online Black Friday sales that keep me from store-wide stampedes, and and wine. I know, nobody needs reasons to be thankful for wine, but I promise you, there are quite a few.
Wine is such a happy drink, right? Beer is great for wing night at my favorite bar or when my friends and I are dominating trivia. Liquor is good when you’re ready to get turned up and set the night on fire. But wine — wine is that perfect balance. It’s great when you’re out with friends, home alone, or sitting through a large family get together that’s full of judgement. It’s easy to share, sip, and love. With these 11 reasons to be thankful for wine, I guarantee you’ll find one you can relate to and maybe you’ll update your own thankful status accordingly. Pour a glass and enjoy all there is about our favorite way to eat grapes.
1. There’s A Type For Every Dish
It doesn’t matter what you’re cooking up, there’s a bottle that pairs nicely with every dish. Wine is the perfect complement to a meal because it literally goes with everything.
2. There’s No Bloat
I love beer, but there is nothing quite as awful as that beer bloat you get after a few IPAs. Wine is my best friend in that it doesn’t make me want to unbutton my pants after two sips. (After two glasses, that’s a different story for obvious reasons.)
3. It Makes You Feel Fancy
It doesn’t matter that your hair has been in the same topknot for three days and that you aren’t wearing a bra. You are the epitome of class when you have a glass of wine in your hand.
4. There Are Clubs Devoted To It
Parents on your back about getting out and socializing? Tell them you joined a club. They’ll be so pleased and so will you because dude, there are clubs devoted to wine. Join the other members a few times a month for tastings, visiting vineyards, and getting buzzed on a Saturday at 11 a.m.
5. It Brings People Together
Even if it’s not the holidays, there’s nothing like a great bottle of wine to bring everyone together. It’s the ultimate sharing alcohol and has a place in every culture, making it a timeless, no-barriers tradition.
6. It Makes Everyone Happy
Wine is just straight up cheer in a bottle. I don’t know if it’s the merriment of people being together or the fact that everyone has that same wine buzz going, but wine can turn a dull room into a party full of warmth and happiness.
7. There Are Health Benefits
Unlike some of your other favorite vices, wine has some incredible health benefits. It can lower your risk of heart attack, help you live longer, and lower your blood pressure. Who needs a doctor when you’ve got vino?
8. It’s Easier To Carry Than A Six-Pack
Six packs are just cumbersome, awkward, and I always end up cutting my fingers on the bottle tops while toting it. A bottle of wine, however, is sleek, sexy, and can be carried in the crook of your arm without looking like you’re an alcoholic.
9. It Helps You Deal With Family
You just know your aunt is going to be on your *ss about why you don’t have a boyfriend and what you’re doing with that fancy theatre diploma. A glass of wine can make it much easier to deal with all of that. Two sips in and you’ll be going on a speech about feminism and why you don’t need a man.
10. It Makes A Great Gift
Headed to a birthday party? Need a gift for a dinner host? Bringing a bottle of wine not only means you’ll get alcohol later, but you can also wrap a bow around the neck and call it a present. Hello. This is genius.