"Wine Wednesday” is a drinking slang name for a day of the week. “Wine Wednesday” has been cited in print since at least 1973, but became popular in the 2000s. Wine is served or sold on a “Wine Wednesday,” often at a reduced price.
Other slang names for days of the week include Shunday, Sober Sunday, Margarita Monday, Messed-up Monday, Mojito Monday, Moonshine Monday, Boozeday Tuesday, Tanked Tuesday, Tasty Tuesday, Tequila Tuesday, Tipsy Tuesday, Trashed Tuesday, Twisted Tuesday, Wasted Wednesday, Whiskey Wednesday, Winesday Wednesday, Thirsday, Thirstday, Thirsty Thursday, Fucked-up Friday, Shit-faced Saturday, Sloppy Saturday, Sloshed Saturday and Smashed Saturday.
24 December 1973, The Evening Capital (Annapolis, MD), pg. 18, col. 5 ad:
Mel Hyatt’s serving a free carafe of wonderful wine with dinner every Wednesday. Red wine with steaks, white wine with oysters or fish, rose when you cant make up your mins.
“Wine Wednesdays”. Don’t miss ‘em!
14 January 2000, Arizona Daily Star (Tucson, AZ):
Plaza Liquors, 2642 E. Campbell Ave., has a special for almost every day of the week. It offers a Wine Wednesday special, with 10 percent off any of their diverse selection of often hard-to-find wines, and 15 percent off a mixed or unmixed case (12 bottles). You also get 10 percent off beers — imports or domestics — on Thirsty Thursday and 10 percent off hard liquor on Boozeday.
1 November 2000, Anchorage (AK) Daily News, “Around Anchorage,” pg. D2:
Wine Wednesday, 6:30 pm, Gesine’s Four Corners Restaurant, 6700 Jewel Lake Road. Three wines with matching appetizers. $20.
San Diego Magazine
Azul in La Jolla makes it easy to try new varietals with its Wine Wednesdays, when most bottles and half-bottle varietals are half-price.
KATU 2 (Portland, OR)
Ten killed in Cascades plane crash ID’d
By Associated Press Published: Oct 10, 2007 at 12:24 PM PST
Ryan Shipley, a Lake Stevens, Wash., skydiver, said Craig was a social magnet, hosting “Wine Wednesdays” every week at his Bothell home.
The GW Hatchet (George Washington University)
Brendan Polmer: Almost the beginning of ‘real life’
Navigating the last semester of college
by Brendan Polmer
Issue: January 17, 2008
Now having to report to work at 9 a.m. most days, my Tipsy Tuesday’s, Wine Wednesday’s and Thirsty Thursday’s may be in jeopardy.
Wine Me Dine Me: Sex and this city
By Rachel Forrest
May 28, 2008 2:00 AM
New at La Cave à Vin: Wine Wednesdays, a free tasting of fantastic wines held on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 4 to 6 p.m. at the shop. It will offer 10 percent discounts on all featured wines. The wine shop kicks off its new Wine Wednesdays with a tasting of the fabulous wines from Acorn Winery on Wednesday (of course), June 4 from 4 to 6 p.m.
Owner Betsy Nachbaur will be pouring selections from their vineyards in Sonoma and will autograph your purchases as well. La Cave à Vin, 103 Water St., Exeter, 777-9996, http://www.lacaveavin.net
6 February 2009, Daily News of Los Angeles (CA), “Vicious attack at Tarzana bar”:
The attack occurred during Babes N’ Beer’s “Wine Wednesday,” featuring half-price wine.
just another toozeday boozeday.
by ifs ands & butts - Date posted: 2011-04-27
Funny how there is a drinking nickname for every day of the week.
and Friday and Saturday?
Margarita Monday. Boozeday Tuesday. Wine Wednesday. Tequila Thursday. And then the weekend begins!