The Most Civilized Thing in the World

At least according to the great Ernest Hemingway, who categorically stated that wine is the most civilized thing in the world.

Most writers aren’t impartial to a glass or two of the nectar of the Gods (yes, I know that’s really honey, but wine works much better!) And while putting pen to paper probably isn’t recommended if every word you write is doubled when you look at it, there is definitely a sweet spot somewhere between sober and drunk where your creativity explodes, and many of us can attribute some of our best work to a glass of vino.

Because, as much as writing is good for the mind and soul, wine has proven health benefits for the body. Put the two together and you’ve got a remedy for mind, body and soul. Need I say more?

Today is National Drink Wine Day (yes, that’s really a national day!) If, like me, you’re in Southern California, chances are the ‘monster’ storm has kept you indoors (we like to exaggerate here in SoCal, but the last couple of days really have brought flooding of almost biblical proportions) Or if you’re just spending your weekend working on your latest bit of prose, add a glass of wine to the mix. Your mental and physical well-being will be grateful.

 

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