Monday, February 12, 2018


“Drink Wine Day” just happens to coincide with Alan Brown’s birthday on February 18. (Corkscrews all across the nation will be pressed into service as he turns 80.)

America’s wine consumption has been rising steadily over the last 20 years, ever since Alan was 60. While evidence strongly suggests a correlation, it can’t be scientifically proven that Alan drives people to drink.

The purpose of National Drink Wine Day is to spread the word about the health benefits (such as reduced risk of heart disease) and the enjoyment of wine. Wine enhances cuisine and makes commemorative occasions more festive. It is celebrated in art and song. It has played an important role throughout history. Bacchus was the Roman god of wine, but to the ancient Greeks he was known as Dionysus, a one-man party.

And although Alan does not imbibe, in 80 years he has never been known to turn down an opportunity to celebrate. The powers that be are cognizant of this fact, which is why they selected his birthday for National Drink Wine Day.

In lieu of uncorking a bottle of Pinot Noir, Alan has decided to toast Gallery One’s collectors with special savings on custom framing ANY of the following works celebrating spirits, now through February 28.

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