May 25th is National Wine Day and we should all celebrate with a glass today (unless you're under 21).

Whether you're celebrating National Wine Day with a glass, a bottle, or more, all those of age should take a minute to appreciate a drink that's great for several occasions. There's so many varieties: Merlot, Cabernet, Shiraz, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, and many others. No matter what your preference is, we think it's time to bring you up to speed on some fun facts about wine.

 

  • It's the Most Attractive Drink Order on a First Date

    Winebags.com recently did a survey and asked, "What drink order is the most attractive for a first date." It turns out that wine topped their list with the most vote. That means it beat out craft beers, water, mixed drinks, top-shelf liquor drinks, and others. It's clearly better than any sort of sugary colorful mixed drink order, or tequila for that matter. Actually, if your date is ordering a shot of tequila as their first drink, that's a pretty indication that they might have a problem.

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  • Wine is Good for Your Brain

    The Yale School of Medicine performed a study showing that wine engages more of the brain than any other human behavior. Professor Gordon Shephard wrote, "The molecules in the wine don't have taste or flavor, but when the smell stimulates our brains, the brain creates flavor the same way it creates color. Wine is heavily dependent on our memories and emotions and those of our companions.''

    I feel like I'm smarter just thinking about wine as I read that excerpt.

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  • Wine Ice Cream Exists

    You read that right. In 2006, Mercer's Dairy created a wine-infused ice cream. That's right, it's not just wine flavored, it's wine in ice cream. If you want, you can actually get drunk off ice cream. While it's made in upstate New York, the best part is you can place an order to have it shipped.

    While I haven't tried it, all I can say is that something called "Chocolate Cabernet" sounds amazing. Also, all flavors are listed as 5% alcohol.

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  • Wine Coffee is Also a Thing

  • It Curbs Your Appetite

    Ready for a wine diet? A study by both Washington State University and Harvard showed that one to two glasses of wine a night can stop fat cells from gaining more fat. This is because wine contains resveratrol. It'll certainly cut down on the late-night snacking. Not to mention, wine makes you feel fuller.

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  • Wine Makes Your Sex Life Better