There are a few simple pleasures in life that seem to be enjoyed among many Americans, no matter where you come from or who you are. For example, snuggling into fresh sheets at night, enjoying happy hour with friends, going on a fancy date with one’s partner, or settling in to watch your favorite show.
However, it seems as though there is one delectable treat that may stand above the rest of the simple pleasures we adults tend to enjoy: sipping a glass of wine after a long day. According to a survey taken of 2,000 Americans, 65% of them listed drinking a glass of wine as their number one, favorite simple pleasure in life.
And I mean, can you blame them? Who doesn’t love getting home, cooking a nice meal, dimming the lights, and then sitting down to your favorite show around 7 PM with a full glass of red wine in hand? I personally find this routine to be so relaxing and satisfying that I can’t help but think “Treat yo’ self” every time I pour a glass of my favorite Pinot Noir.
Of course, the cherry on top of this lovely wine cake is the fact that wine is actually good for your health, as long as it isn’t drunk in excess. For example, it contains antioxidants, boosts your immune system, reduces the risk or heart disease and stroke, and lowers your cholesterol to name a few benefits.
So, next time you come home from a grueling day at work, pour yourself a big old glass of wine and silently cheers the other 65% of Americans that are treating themselves, just like you.