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10) Wine is Interesting: There are more than a million wines on the market today, and every one of them is different. There are thousands of wines available locally and at reasonable prices, which makes sampling and enjoying wines a fascinating hobby.

9) Wine is Educational: An interest in wine is an opportunity to learn not only about the wine, but about it’s creation, its history, the geography of where it’s from — even culture and language. If you drink a lot of Italian wines, you’ll need to learn at least enough Italian to read the labels.

8) Wine is Stimulating: Wine is a good icebreaker at any social gathering, and for generations it has been the impetus for countless philosophical discussions.

7) Wine is Social: Imagine a dinner party without wine! And what better way is there to thank a host for the invitation than to take along a well-chosen bottle?

6) Wine is Festive: A sparkling wine is de rigeur at celebrations. But even a simple meal at a favourite restaurant becomes an occasion when you hear that unmistakable “pop” when your server uncorks your bottle.

5) Wine is for Sharing: Aside from the usual proscription against drinking alone, a bottle of wine is always better when shared with a friend.

4) Wine is Patriotic: Buy Canadian! We make great wines, as a visit to any Canadian winery will show. Just look for the display case filled with wine awards from around the globe.

3) Wine is for Food: Wine has been touted as a digestive aid for thousands of years, but it is also a natural partner at the dinner table. Plus matching wine with food can be an endless source of entertainment.

2) Wine is Good for You: Imagine the impact if we discovered a drug that could lower bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and lessen the likelihood or impact of a stroke. What about a food supplement that can lower the risk of heart disease, heart attack, Alzheimer’s disease, type 2 diabetes in men, and osteoporosis in women? These are some of the known benefits of moderate wine consumption.

1) Wine is for Lovers!!!