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What Wine I'll be Enjoying on Christmas Day (and Everyday...)

It's been a rough year, there's no doubt about that. 2020 has made me more thankful than ever to have Ziggy by my side - keeping me company when i had no choice but to be alone and socially distanced.

Though I've done my best to stay positive and hopeful through it all, let me be clear that my glass will be raised higher than ever as we wave goodbye to 2020 and ring in 2021. As the holidays inch closer and closer, the new year is finally in sight, so the first thing on my to-do list was to make sure my wine fridge was fully stocked for the celebrations. My go-to? A light Chardonnay on Christmas Eve and a warm Cabernet on Christmas Day - there's nothing better.

Might I also suggest adding a twist to your drink line up? Step out of your comfort zone for just a moment while I introduce you to Rough Day Wines who, in my opinion, really should be the mascot for 2020. A winery who's dedicated to providing delicious wines for every occasion - even if that occasion is sitting on your couch binge watching Netflix during a pandemic - while reminding us not to take life too seriously and to give yourself the break at the end of the day that you deserve! And their logo is dog - say no more.


A bit of background...

Rough Day was created by close friends, Matt & Diana. In 2016, they decided to work together as sales reps for a Bulgarian wine importer. It was then that they discovered this often overlooked wine region.

They made it their mission to introduce Americans to the delicious wine produced in Bulgaria and launch a brand that was not only irresistible, but approachable and relatable. Rough Day was made not just for drinking, but for gathering with friends, unwinding after a long day, and lounging on the couch with your dog.

Meet the Wines:


Made with handpicked Chardonnay grapes from the Thracian Valley - a region known for its fruity and flavorful wines. Rough Day Chardonnay offers green apple, lemon zest, and peach notes, making it a perfect pairing for chicken or fish. She's bright and crisp - a great summer white wine.


Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, Rough Day Rosé is perfectly smooth and begs to be enjoyed poolside on a summer day. Hints of cherry, pomegranate, and rose petals make this rosé truly irresistible.


Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, this Cabernet tastes like warming up by fire on a cold winter day. The aromas and flavors of black cherry and just a hint of dried oregano make this my pick for holiday dinners with the family.

Rough Day wines are available to order on their website, as well as from select retailers across the United States.

Which wine are you excited to get your paws on?

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