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What would it be like to live like Royalty in 2018? When it comes to drinking wine, we can do as the British Royals do, since some of their choices have been publicized through the years. It’s always good to adopt new habits at the dawn of a fresh beginning. Why not make a habit of drinking like royals in the New Year? As all oenophiles know, life is better with wine. And the wine itself is better when it has been stored in the perfect environment provided by a custom wine cellar with a wine cooling unit by Breezaire, Wine Guardian, Cellar Pro, or another top wine refrigeration manufacturer.
The Queen’s Wine Habits
Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom reportedly has daily habits which include drinking wine several times of the day. She famously enjoys Dubonnet, a fortified wine, with gin just before lunch daily. She garnishes the cocktail with a lemon slice. Dubonnet is a sweet fortified wine produced in France. The alcohol content is 15%. The Queen is onto something because serving Dubonnet with gin is the oft-preferred method. Her Majesty also reportedly drinks wine with lunch and one or two glasses of champagne each evening; the vintages haven’t been named, which may mean that she drinks a variety of wine and bubbly at dinnertime.
Drinking like the Queen of England won’t fit every lifestyle, considering that by UK government standards, she qualifies as a binge drinker. Being sober is a requirement for anyone with a job they’d like to keep.
The recipe for gin and Dubonnet is 1 part gin and 2 parts Dubonnet with the optional lemon or orange garnish. Stir and pour over a generous portion of ice in your cocktail glass.
How a Future Princess Celebrates Her Wedding
The night before Kate Middleton became the Duchess of Cambridge, she enjoyed a meal at the Goring Hotel in the Belgravia district of London. The wine she chose to drink with her salmon and steak Chateaubriand was Casa Lapostolle Sauvignon Blanc 2009, which was available at that time for about $50 per bottle. Quite unpretentious for a future royal.
Drink like the Royals!
Probably the best way to drink like the royals is to keep a supply of your favorite wines and champagnes in your custom wine cellar. With the temperature and humidity kept within the perfect range for wine storage by a top wine cooling unit from a manufacturer such as Breezaire, Wine Guardian, or Cellar Pro, every bottle of wine should be jolly good.
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While people across the nation reach for beer-filled mugs to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on March 17, grab your favorite wine, instead. Since there are 10,000 clovers with three leaves for every 4-leaf clover, the luck of finding one with four leaves is rare. In the same way, your wine will be the special and rare alcoholic beverage for the biggest drinking day of the year. It’s important to get this right; be sure the wine you drink has been properly stored in wine storage built or sold by Rosehill Wine Cellars. A wine cooling unit by CellarPro, Breezaire, Koolspace, KoolR, ONAM, Wine Guardian, EuroCave, or another reputable manufacturer will help to ensure that your St Patrick’s Day wine is a winning pairing for a meal, Irish or otherwise.
What is St. Patrick’s Day Exactly?
St. Patrick’s Day is an annual tradition birthed in Boston, Massachusetts, that celebrates Irish culture. It is named after St. Patrick, a beloved patron saint of Ireland who lived in the 5th Century. St. Patty’s Day is celebrated on the anniversary of the day the saint died. The reason people get pinched for not wearing green on St. Patrick’s day is to remind them that invisible leprechauns pinch anyone who fails to wear green, which supposedly makes you invisible to the fairy-like creatures.
On this auspicious day, Catholics are permitted to lay aside Lenten restrictions and consume food and alcohol to their heart’s content. It doesn’t have to be beer. If wine is the beverage that makes your inner lepraechaun happy, pull a bottle from your wine cellar or wine closet that is kept the right temperature with a wine cooling unit from CellarPro, Breezaire, Wine Guardian, or KoolR. Now, tap the glasses and enjoy! To share the tradition of beer-drinking, pour your wine in a beer mug and make an Irish toast.
An Irish Toast
Get into the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day with wine and an Irish toast. The following is one that is perfectly in keeping with the occasion:
“Saint Patrick was a gentleman,
Who through strategy and stealth,
Drove all the snakes from Ireland,
Here’s a toasting to his health.
But not too many toastings
Lest you lose yourself and then
Forget the good Saint Patrick
And see all those snakes again.”
Drink Green Wine!
Green wine isn’t exactly the color of a clover, but it is friendly to the environment. Drink a delicious wine that is sustainable, organic, or biodynamic. Nicolas Rossignol, Pascal Lambert, and Ridge Vineyards in California produce green wine perfect for St. Patrick’s Day.
Any excuse for enjoying wine is a good one. The beer drinkers on St. Patrick’s Day actually have nothing on wine drinkers, since wine usually has significantly more alcohol. Wine is also a bit more finicky, since it needs to be stored in just the right environment. Make your St. Patrick’s Day drinking a celebration to remember by using a trusted wine cooling unit from CellarPro, Breezaire, Koolspace, KoolR, ONAM, Wine Guardian, EuroCave for storage.