The Italians have a saying:
“Una cena senza vino e come una giornata senza sole.“
~ Italian proverb
which translates to: “Dinner without wine is like a day without sun”.
And we all know about the health benefits of enjoying a glass of red wine every day, at least this has been promoted to death. For me wine is all about conviviality and companionship, it’s a social lubricant that brings people together, and I just can’t fathom the idea of drinking wine alone.