Faith and begorrah, why is it that Saint Patrick’s Day is the most celebrated national festival in the world?
Did you know more than 13 million pints of Guinness guzzled on that day? The 258 year-old brew is a favorite with corned beef and cabbage or Irish Stew.
Beer and Whiskey are more common quaffs on this day. But those industrious Irish monks were planting vineyards and making wine in the 5th century out of neccesity. They needed wine to celebrate mass.
Centuries later, skirmishes with England sent Irish wine makers off to France where you’ll find chateaux named Langoa Barton, Lawton, Phelan Segur, Lynch Bages, and Kirwan.