Friday, January 22, 2010
Another Glass Of Wine...Please !
Since it's looking like Spring here, I thought I would call everyone's attention to the fact that it's St. Vincent's Day.
If you like wine making or wine drinking, then this holiday is tailor-made for you! St. Vincent has a lot to do with the weather lore surrounding the care of vineyards and grapes.
January 22nd is St. Vincent’s Day, the inspiration of much weather lore. On the feast day of this patron of both winemakers and drunkards, no vines could be pruned.
A sunny day signifies “more wine than water” and means that the sap might begin to rise in the branches. Frost on this day presages a delayed crop, whether for wine or rye.
If the Sun shines on St. Vincent's Day, a fine crop of grapes may be expected.
And here you thought it was going to be just another Friday! Well, at least your friend, ol' Hermitjim, has given you just what you always wanted...a legit reason to have some wine! Not that you needed one, but think how wise you'll seem when you raise your glass and make a toast to St. Vincent, patron saint of winemaker and wine drinkers!
Now, let's get some coffee and try out the patio...starting to look like Spring outside!