9 Reasons to Love Wine with Kathie Lee Gifford

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Relish in the joy of wine with us as Kathie Lee counts down nine things to love about vino.

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1: "I was born in Paris, France, and my mother and father fell in love with Europe. I have lovely, lovely memories of watching my mom and dad enjoy life and enjoy a glass of wine together. It already set the stage for me," says Kathie Lee.

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2: "Being able to travel the world and taste the different wines. There is nothing like eating at a little restaurant in Tuscany where the food is grown in the gardens and the wine is from the grapes that you can see from your window or your garden table. There is just nothing quite like it in the world," she promises.

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3: "I just think wine cellars are cool," Kathie Lee admits. "Even if it is just a wine cabinet, I love to see the labels on bottles, they all tell stories. [A wine collection] says a lot about the person, I very, very much like that."

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4: "I love vineyards. I could live on a vineyard even if I didn’t drink a sip of wine. They are just gloriously beautiful. They are a gift," explains Kathie Lee.

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5: "The Bible even says that wine makes the heart glad and it does," Kathie Lee offers. "I think God cares very much about the celebrations in our lives."

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6: Kathie Lee loves the joy that comes from discovering a new wine. "We were on a family trip in Tuscany a few years ago and we didn’t know any of the local wines. We were sitting outside on a farm table at a little restaurant and I said to the gentleman who was serving us, 'What is your favorite wine?' He brought back a bottle, which at the time I thought was the most delicious nectar of a wine that Frank and I had ever tasted."

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7: "Wine always creates conversation. Everybody wants to talk about the wine. Next thing you know, you walk away with a memory—not the kind that is on a video, the kind that you’ve ingested, and you become part of the very land it was grown on."

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8: "It is wonderful to share with people. I love sharing our wine with people. To watch people discover it is so much fun. To watch people say it is so smooth is my favorite thing!" exclaims Kathie Lee.

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9: Kathie Lee asks, "What is better than a delicious, crisp glass of wine when you are watching the sailboats go by? There is nowhere else I'd rather be."

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It is no secret that Kathie Lee Gifford loves wine. She and Hoda Kotb, co-hosts of Today, are two of its biggest supporters on television. But now, Kathie Lee gives us the inside scoop on where this love for wine emerged from and why she feels so strongly about the beloved drink.

Relish in the joy of wine with us as Kathie Lee counts down nine things to love about vino.

Check out the slideshow above to learn how you can tell a lot about a person through wine, how Kathie Lee's parents influenced her love of wine and more to celebrate the drink.

If you love Kathie Lee, you'll also want to check out her 12 secrets to entertaining, her favorite restaurants and details on how her wine came to be!

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