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Good Monday Morning to all Gussacks.  Happy Presidents' Day to all.  This morning's GUS installment will be slightly abbreviated due to an unexpected appointment with the car doctor. So, I'll be in and out of the comments while I deal with Vinnie The Timing Belt Guy and count the dollar signs floating through my head.  So, apologies in advance for the short diary.

But there is something of note going on today that should appeal to all you oenophiles out there. Today is National Drink Wine Day.  Yes, someone, somewhere decided that February 18th of every year would be a day to appreciate all things vinum.  Some quick background below the jump....

 
       
Though the origin of today's holiday is unknown, National Drink Wine Day celebrates the enjoyment of wine.  To some a glass of wine is something to enjoy during a holiday meal or to toast a special occasion, but for others it is a passion that they share with wine connoisseurs around the globe.

Dating back some 6,000 years to the earliest known evidence of wine making in modern day Eastern Europe and the Middle East, wine has played a role in the political, economic, and religious fabric of cultures and states alike.

Today wine remains as popular as ever as evidenced in the proliferation of wine clubs, wine tours, and home wine making kits.  The health benefits of wine when consumed in moderation are also well known.

So, if you're a wine fan raise a glass today and join everyone celebrating National Drink Wine Day.


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