Wine for Breakfast? A Fan Makes His Case

Perhaps a glass of Merlot should replace your cup of coffee in the morning
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 16, 2008 4:17 PM CDT
A glass of Cabernet Sauvignon is poured ahead of a tasting session as more than 250 wines from some 60 Israeli wineries compete for coveted awards.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – The eggs are scrambling, the bacon is sizzling, the toast is, well, toasting. So kick back and pour yourself a glass of red zinfandel, writes Ryan D'Agostino in Esquire. This isn't some sophomore-year-of-college attempt to undo the excesses of the night before, but rather an innovative approach to the day’s most important meal. The wine, which "must be red, is bracing," D'Agostino writes, and "gives you the perfect amount of buzz, and it doesn't make you groggy."

It's also a firm step forward in your day, driving "a wedge between your cottony, postsleep morning and the rest of your day." And for the author's brethren, living north of Milan, the appropriateness of a glass of Chianti in the morning is so obvious, making the case is "like going on and on about the virtues of having a doughnut."