Ever since humans learned to cultivate grapevines and make a beverage from their fruit, wine has played a big role in our civilization.
It's been a source of sustenance and integral part of celebration. It's be a staple of trade, even served as currency. It's been celebrated in every form of the arts.
And, today in the Twin Cities, wine will be a source of help and hope for those in beed.
Starting at 11 a.m., the Alzheimer's Alliance Tri-State Area will present the 7th Annual Twice as Fine Texarkana Wine Festival at Spring Lake Park.
Since it's inception, the wine festival has become one of the most popular charity events in the two Texarkanas. There are plenty of food trucks and all sorts of crafts for sale. Admission to that area of the festival is free.
The wine and beer garden admission is $20, with samples from the many wineries just $1, $5 for a glass and bottles on sale at each booth.
There will also be an array of musical acts performing throughout the day.
Best of all, proceeds stay here at home and benefit the Alzheimer's Alliance Tri-State Area and the Our Place Respite Care Center.
"In wine there is truth" is an old saying, attributed to Pliny the Elder. And the truth is you can have a great time for a great cause today at the Twice as Fine Texarkana Wine Festival.