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.