Written By Holly Brooke Libations / Wine Nov 5, 2014 Is it Wine O’Clock Yet? SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestWednesday is the perfect day to wind down with a glass of wine. For many of us midweek can feel like it’s never going to end. Enjoying a bit of wine with friends helps to break up the working week and lighten the stress load.Restaurateurs have caught on to the “wine-time” buzz, and many have incorporated Wine Wednesday into their menus, with discounted wine prices and tasty appetizers to accompany.In fact, Wine Wednesday is so favoured these days that it’s even trending on Twitter as #winewednesday (reaching 300 tweets an hour by 3:00pm) according to hashtags.org.The online Urban Dictionary defines Wine Wednesday as:“An excuse to drink too much wine on a Wednesday and Instagram it without feeling like an alcoholic.” But that’s putting it a bit harshly don’t you think? Wine on Wednesday is more about taking a break from the workload, switching the routine for a minute, and simply enjoying the pleasure of wine.You don’t have to drink a whole bottle, or even a whole glass for that matter; sipping wine is a centuries old pastime favoured by those who appreciate its complexities and capacity to pair so nicely with food. Wine has the ability to bring old (and new) friends together to create long-lasting memories.You can sit back and relax on Wednesday’s at any of the following locations for a little midweek wine treat; a short escape before the trudge into Friday. Photos at The Yates Street Taphouse. By Holly BrookeFifth Street — 1028 Hillside AvenueAll glasses of house wine (Italian Montelvini cabernet and pinot grigio) are $4.50. All bottles are $5.00 off. Bartholomew’s — 777 Douglas StreetGet cozy at Bart’s with glasses of Jackson Triggs for $4.50 on Winey Wednesdays. Wednesday’s are also Pasta Night for $10.00 (5pm – close). Spinnakers — 308 Catherine StreetHoppy Hour glasses of B.C. wines are $5.00 Monday-Friday, 3:00pm – 6:00pm with half off all appetizers (oysters, nachos, wings, fries, poutine etc.). Yates Street Taphouse — 759 Yates StreetEvery Wednesday is Girls Night at the Taphouse. Glasses of Taphouse wine (red and white) are $5.00 a glass.Tre Fantastico – 810 Humboldt StreetCaffe Tre Fantastico is a great place to enjoy a glass of wine on Wednesdays, where you can get $10.00 off premium bottles (all day). Head there between 7-10pm and enjoy free popcorn along with your wine! (Wine and popcorn is a surprisingly good match).Earls —1199 Government StreetGlasses of Rascal Wines (6oz) for only $4.00 Looking for something educational, fun and delicious? Check out:Zambris – 820 Yates StreetEvery month or so Zambris hosts a wine and food pairing dinner featuring the food and wine of different regions of Italy. These are often on Wednesdays but not always as we sometimes need to accommodate the schedules of winemakers from Italy. The next event will be on Thursday, November 27th. Chef Peter and Sommelier Frances will be featuring the wine and food of Emilia Romagna which is a region in Italy known for its food but its wines are somewhat more obscure.The cost for the evening will be $125.00 per person (not including tax or gratuity) and $25.00 of that will be donated to the Threshold Housing Society. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book today and ask about future Wine Wednesday (and/or Thursday) events! Wine SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Holly Brooke Holly Brooke is a true B.C. gal. Having lived on the west coast most of her life, except for several years in the Kootenay's where she canoed and fished and lived in a tipi, she's very much at home outdoors and in the kitchen. ... 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