Happy National Drink Wine Day! How to Tell if It's an Appropriate Time to Drink Wine

updated 02/23/2016 AT 03:05 PM EST

originally published 02/18/2016 AT 09:30 AM EST

Happy National Drink Wine Day!

We know what you're thinking: isn't every day a celebration of drinking wine? But shockingly, this most sacred of holidays only comes once a year.

Of course, there are plenty of occasions when one is practically obligated to enjoy the true drink of champions. So, as we fill our thermoses with pinot noir, let's take note of all the other times when it's absolutely necessary to pour yourself a glass (or three):

You just found out that you have to work on the weekend.





A family member begins a sentence with "I'm not racist, but …"





You're eating steak …



… or cheese.



Or any food, really.



Your friend posted that picture you explicitly told her not to post and now all of her followers have a fantastic view of your cellulite.



It's the series finale of your favorite show.



You're out at a fancy dinner and trying to give the impression that you're not the type of person who eats the crumbs that fall into your cleavage (but you'd still like to get a little buzzed).



Winter is still happening.



You realize you drunkenly took a screenshot of your crush's snap.



You're being forced to watch a political debate.



The weekend is beginning!



The weekend is ending.



Your mom is giving you unsolicited dating advice.



Which reminds you that you're single. Not that you aren't totally enjoying the time to get to know yourself and just living your truth and it's totally fine that that dinner party is couples-only.



Your best friend at the office gets a new job.



You find yourself at a party, restaurant or other facility where there is wine.



You're watching Scandal, any of the Real Housewives or The Bachelor.





It's a romantic night in ...



… with your cat.



You're going to be dancing within the next 48 hours and you need a headstart.



You realize you're on a date with a scrub.



You're worried your friends who just had babies are going to ask you to watch their kids so you're trying to prove you're unfit for babysitting.





Someone in the squad gets a promotion.



An Insta post you thought was epic gets zero likes.



It's a day that ends in "y."

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