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Friday, March 13, 2015

Wines to pair with your Friday the 13th celebrations

For the second month in a row, we have a Friday the 13th.  Coincidence or is it a sign of something to come?

While we wait to see which it is, here are a few ideas for wines to drink tonight as you celebrate the traditionally unlucky day as you watch a horror flick.  Also, check out these food ideas that might be fun to make as well.

Made from a blend of the local variety Avgoustiatis & Mourvedre, this wine is spicy and earthy.  Perfect to pair with blood sausage or deviled eggs.....  

Spiropoulos Red Stag

Made from 100% Agiorgitiko, this wine is bright ruby red in color with lively acidity.  You can pair this wine with spicy chipotle burgers or squid ink pasta.

Here is a small bit of trivia for you to impress your friends (or loved ones) with tonight as you celebrate Friday the 13th!

The fear of Friday the 13th is called friggatriskaidekaphobia - "Frigg" is the Norse goddess whom Friday is named after and "triskaidekaphobia" means the fear of "13". It's also known asparaskevidekatriaphobia, partly from the Greek word Friday. It is a real fear - some people who have this disorder are even too afraid to say the words “Friday the 13th”. Others avoid flying on a plane, going to work, or even getting out of bed. According to the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in Asheville, North Carolina, millions of Americans are afraid of Friday the 13th. Symptoms of this fear range from mild anxiety and a nagging sense of doom to full-blown panic attacks.

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