Best Occasions for a Glass of Wine

Couple toasting with wine glassesWine isn’t just for fancy celebrations or date nights. By drinking a glass of your favorite wine, you can elevate your mood, enhance the tone of a particular setting, and even augment the taste of your food. To achieve any one of these feats, you might choose to sip on a citrusy white wine, a deep red wine, or even a nice, dry rosé. The combinations are truly limitless, which is why the Columbia Distributing team has put together this handy list of some of the best wine occasions that you can take part in.

Date Night

If you’re looking forward to an upcoming dinner-and-movie night with your partner, then popping open a bottle of wine can be a great way to set a romantic mood. What’s more, drinking a glass of your favorite blush wine or bubbly champagne can help you relax into the evening, allowing your weekday worries to drift away so you can enjoy your partner’s company to the fullest.


Of course, celebrations of life’s big events are best honored with a toast. Our celebrations may be smaller for a while due to COVID-19, but even so, a wine toast offers a unique way for everyone in attendance to share their well-wishes for each other and commemorate the evening. Even something as intimate as a dinner-for-two to celebrate a promotion can be improved with a cheerful clinking of glasses.

Midweek Dinners

Who said that wine is only meant for special occasions? When paired correctly, wine can enhance the flavors you produce in your home-cooked meals. To do this successfully, try choosing wines with flavor intensities that match your food. For example, you could try supplementing your lighter meals with crisp white wines and drinking reds when you cook with bold-flavored, red meats.

When You Need to Unwind

After a long, tough week at work or a particularly stressful Monday, wine can help you unwind like few other pleasures can. To enjoy it to the max, curl up in your favorite spot with a book or TV remote in hand. From there, you can lavish in the layered tones of your wine while enjoying the captivating plot of your favorite story, allowing you to put aside the daytime stresses for the morning.

Never Miss a Wine Occasion

Sometimes, the perfect wine occasion will crop up when you least expect it. To remain prepared for cases like these, Columbia Distributing recommends that you always have a bottle of your favorite wine on hand. To satisfy your cravings, we carry many types of wines for you to choose from, such as:

  • Cabernet sauvignon
  • Riesling
  • Tempranillo
  • Merlot
  • Syrah
  • Zinfandel

What’s more, to ensure that you’ll enjoy your selection to the fullest, we’ve carefully hand-selected each brand in our lineup, including those from the Columbia Valley, the Napa Valley, and other renowned domestic wine regions.

Stock Up with Columbia Distributing

With so many variations to try, you’ll never run out of great options for your wine occasions. For nearly a century, the Columbia Distributing team has supplied wine and other alcoholic beverages for weddings, family dinners, intimate celebrations, and everything in between. If you want to learn more about the best times to drink a silky glass of wine, contact a member of our team today.