Martha Stewart Has One Simple Rule For Drinking Wine

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When it comes to wine, Martha Stewart has a rule that she strictly abides by: She only indulges in a glass or two with dinner. This celebrated lifestyle guru is known for her impeccable and discerning taste and commitment to quality. And, while many of us may be tempted to sip a glass of wine at lunch or enjoy a pre-dinner apéritif, Stewart's approach is one of discipline and purpose.

While she clearly has a passion for the culinary arts -- which even extends to her own line of wines -- she practices moderation in her consumption. Stewart firmly believes that wine, while a source of pleasure and enjoyment, should not interfere with productivity. "I never drink it before dinner, ever," she told The Cut in 2017. "I couldn't function for a second if I had to drink it at lunchtime or something like that."

On average, she enjoys no more than a glass to a glass and a half of wine with dinner. This approach aligns with her overall philosophy of balanced living, where every indulgence is savored but not overly done. "I don't drink a lot," she explained to The Cut, adding, "But I love good wine."

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Why Martha Stewart Doesn't Drink Wine Before Dinner

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Martha Stewart's love for wine extends beyond consumption. She's deeply involved in the selection process for her own line of wines, the Martha Stewart Wine Collection. To maintain the high standards she's known for, she tastes wines regularly to choose the ones that best represent her brand. This commitment to wine tasting is not about excess but rather about ensuring that every bottle bearing her name meets her discerning criteria.

The flavors and aromas of a well-paired wine can elevate a meal, complementing the dishes and creating a sensory delight. Stewart's commitment to savoring wine exclusively with dinner serves as a reminder of the importance of balance and intention in our relationship with this beloved beverage. So, the next time you raise a glass of wine, consider Stewart's rule -- not just for the pleasure of the wine itself but for the discipline and focus it can bring to your day. Cheers to moderation, productivity, and the joy of a well-paired dinner.

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