If you really want to be able to clink a glass of wine with your pet (if your pet knows how to hold a wine glass, congrats on your advanced training skills!), you actually can buy nonalcoholic “wine” that is safe for pets. Companies offering these products include Pet Winery, Pet Wine Shop, and Apollo Peak with fun names such as Chardognay, Purrgundy, and Pinot Meow.
The pet wines do contain beneficial ingredients such as salmon oil, peppermint, and chamomile.
If spending $10 on a bottle of wine that your pet may not fully appreciate seems like too much, you can always get a bottle of wine that you will enjoy, with your pet pictured on the label.
Several makers on Etsy will print a custom wine label for dogs and cats with your pet’s photo, name, and even a message or story about your pet. Cork Tales makes customized labels via Amazon that make it look like your pet has his own winery.
For some inspiration, this Pinterest enthusiast has put together a collection of labels featuring dogs.
A few wineries have even made animal rescue a part of their business. The Mutt Lynch Winery in Sonoma County is a dog-themed winery that dedicates a portion of its profits to animal rescue groups. You can also send a photo of your dog to have a custom label placed on any wine you order.
Regardless of what’s in your glass on National Drink Wine Day, we’re sure your trusty furry companion will be close by to provide smiles and snuggles.