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National Drink Wine Day
ERIN (WENY) -- Across the country people are raising their glasses of wine, today is national drink wine day.
The organization behind the holiday says the purpose is to spread the word about the many benefits of wine. Studies have shown wine could be good for your heart.
Here in the Southern Tier, people have even more reason to try some local wine today.
"It's a holiday kind of meant to educate people about the benefits of wine and the love of wine and how we all can enjoy a glass here and there," said Liz Heppner, Stoney Ridge Orchard and Winery. "And it's just a really good thing to celebrate; wine has such a great history behind it."
Many places had wine tastings to celebrate the occasion today.