For tonight’s #DoodlewashDinner I’m bringing some grapes in honor of National Wine Day. I realize this is not actually wine, but apparently National “Drink Wine” Day was in February. I’m sure these days can be celebrated in the same fashion, but I do like the specific tone of the earlier holiday as I really love to drink wine! But for many of you who don’t, you can enjoy these grapes before they ferment. For you other wine lovers out there, this is our day to pull the corks out and enjoy!

Doodlewash and Urban Sketch of glass of red wine
Quick Urban Sketch From A Real Life Doodlewash Dinner

I do actually really like grapes in their pure form and find them fun to eat. It’s like picking up a branch and plucking off little treasures. I’m sure the kind with seeds are the preferred for the raw crowd, but I just can’t deal with those. I definitely prefer seedless and the easy snacking that they bring. Of course, as I type this, I’m not eating grapes, but enjoying the day as it was meant to be enjoyed, with a nice glass of wine. In this case, a really lovely French Bordeaux that has a little medal on it because Philippe says those are always the best kind.

I normally write these posts before I have a glass of wine, but today I figured I’d mix things up in honor of the celebration. Actually, I’m just running super late as the day was a little busier than I expected. But sitting here now, enjoying this lovely glass of wine, I’m reminded that everything is just how it should be. I hope you’re all out there enjoying whatever it is that makes you happy on this fine day. And that you’ll forgive me for bringing so few grapes to our dinner tonight.

You’re all invited to a Doodlewash Dinner Party during the month of May! Just tag your food or drink image #doodlewashdinner and I’ll feature you and your culinary creations in a delicious Doodlewash Gallery at the end of the month! 

About the Doodlewash

M. Graham watercolors: Permanent Pale Green, Gamboge, Pyrrol Red, Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Teal, and Neutral Tint. Lamy Safari Al Star pen with Platinum Carbon black ink in a 5″ x 8″ 140 lb. (300 gsm) Pentalic Aqua Journal

Posted by:Charlie O'Shields (doodlewash)

Creator of Doodlewash® and founder of World Watercolor Month™ (July) and World Watercolor Group™. Sharing daily watercolor illustrations and stories while proudly featuring talented artists from all over the world!

59 replies on “Grapes For National Wine Day

  1. I saw the hashtag trending on Twitter earlier and thought of you, with a feeling that this couldn’t possibly go unnoticed.😉 I’ve not wined today I’m afraid, but could quite happily compensate with an intoxicating number of grapes (seedless, natch). The doodlewash only sweetens the deal; they’re perfect, especially the bloom so clear on the reds – very clever! – and they just look so darn juicy. Yes please!


  2. Yum. I’ve been having red grapes every day and just ran out yesterday. Now seeing this picture makes me want some this evening, but I’m out and the market is closed! See what the power of your doodling did to me.😉 Fantastic work, Charlie!

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  3. Charlie, your grapes are a wowza!! love how you created those purple variations in there… yum! delicious! Phillipe is a treasure… picking out the good stuff!! I’m all for that. life’s too short to drink ‘swill’ 🙂 FAB Post! Cheers!!

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  4. Well thank you, we get the start and end of the process, cheers Charlie. Look at the detail on those red grapes, just superb, I couldn’t stop looking at the stems, really well done. I would be eating them in an instant, I would decline the wine however, as I no longer rarely drink, it just does not appeal these days, oh and then there is a condition I suffer with if I drink too much??? Lol I can’t handle the thought of loosing a day in that manner.😉

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  5. Beautiful grapes, love the depth of color and shine…looks like someone did some snacking ;D Love your urban sketch, that is my kind of urban drawing, forget the scaffolding on the construction site, just bring me a glass, pretty please, of a delightful vintage. Thank you for sharing your lovely art.

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