Saturday, February 1, 2014
It also happens to be Chinese New Year (well, I'm a day late), so gung hey fat choi! Incidentally, it happens to be the year of the horse, so Tiggs is doing double duty. (Yea, so OK, pony, horse - let's not split hairs here.) Fittingly, I read in yesterday's paper that China is now the world's largest red wine consuming nation - ahead of France and Italy - according to a survey done by Vinexpo, the international wine and spirits exhibition organisation. The Chinese were responsible for downing 1.865 billion bottles of wine in 2013. Part of red wine's allure for the Chinese is said to be it's actual colour, as red has great symbolic importance within the Chinese culture. I'm thinking they may just like the way it tastes too.
It also happens to be St. Trifon's Day, so glad tidings to all grape-pruners out there...which reminds me that I need to get started pruning soon.
So happy, happy, happy day!