Today is Winesday. Wednesday is no more.


It used to be known as Wednesday. It used to be the hardest day of the week to learn how to spell and I always knew it as Wed-Nes-Day. It also heralds the middle of the week.

But no more. Winesday is the new Wed-Nes-Day, it is a day to behold.

Thursday was the new Friday and now Winesday is the new Thursday which is the new Friday which means it’s the new start of the weekend. I think.

The plan is simple don’t drink on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

Now I know Sundays will be difficult to maintain as an alcohol free day so follow this simple rule of thumb. If you are cooking a roast dinner for more than two people (small things count) then you can have a drink. That’s the law on Sunday Drinking.

Winesday heralds the start of the drinking week.

Now I tend to drink red (usually a Rioja) during the Winesday winter months but as soon as the sun starts to shine I’m partial to a glass (or two) of white. Soave is on the menu for this evening. But there’s really no need to follow my way – you can mix it up a little. Perhaps even throw in a Rosé or even a glass or two of fizz.

If this is your inaugural Winesday, the rules are as follows:

1. Wait until Wine O’clock

  • To clarify: wine o’clock differs for everyone, but remember this: it’s wine o’clock somewhere in the globe right now
  • If you are on holiday, wine o’clock can legitimately begin at 11am
  • If you are meeting friends for lunch, it would be rude not to welcome in wine o’clock
  • If you are working, then wine o’clock begins from 6.00pm on the dot (after the car has been parked up)
2. On arrival of your Wine o’clock, I highly recommend you acquire a glass 
(I prefer ones the size of a vase; fewer trips to the kitchen) 
3. Open preferred bottle, pour said wine into said glass
4. Sigh, gaze lovingly at wine and drink
5. On Winesday, it is acceptable to drink a bottle. 
Should you consume a full bottle on a school night, I recommend Milk Thistle tablets to minimise post Winesday come down (otherwise known as a hangover)
6. Start crossing off the days until the next Winesday
Enjoy Winesday  – same time, same place, next week.

Sarah Knight

Trainer and coach in communications. Plate spinner.

3 thoughts on “WINESDAY

  • 14th March 2012 at 4:14 pm

    I would like to make a subnote to point 5 that, actually, drinking on a school night means you are exempt from any hangover. (More than likely the thesis behind this is that when the alarm goes off at 6am you're probably still drunk but brush your teeth, rake a comb through your hair and everyone will be none the wiser)

    Winesday rules. Better than hump day, let's face it, wine is a better lover.

    Please note, my winesday has yet to start, contrary to what these comments might suggest.

    Over and out. x

  • 14th March 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Thank you for your comments Coops – I will absolutely consider your subnote and will look to amending the t&cs of Winesday accordingly. ; )

  • 21st March 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Sarah you have really posh friends… they brush their hair… Can i enquire about the no drinking on Monday and Tuesday rule? How hard and fast is this?


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