Wine O’Clock

Screen Shot 2015-01-08 at 5.45.41 PMOne of the mottos of Write for Wine is “It’s Wine O’clock Somewhere!” You might see this phrase in many places, including greeting cards, signs, bars, restaurants and websites.

However, we started using the phrase long before it was popular and even ubiquitous.

Our Wine O’Clock story began in 2003. We live in Washington state. At the time, Margot worked with Peter, who lived in London. And every Friday, at 5:30 p.m. in London, Peter would call Margot to discuss work. But he’d always start out the conversation by saying “it’s wine o’clock.” In WA, it was the beginning of the day. As a result, Margot added “somewhere” to Peter’s phrase and adopted it as her own.

You will now see it in her posts on Write for Wine, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Moreover, the phrase “It’s wine o’clock somewhere” never fails to inspire creative responses from other wine enthusiasts.

So thank you, Peter and cheers – it’s wine o’clock somewhere!

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Margot and Dave