Valentine's Day Factoids Brought to you by the Wine Sisterhood

♥ Casanova, well known as "The World's Greatest Lover," ate chocolate to make him virile.

♥ Red roses are considered the flower of love because the color red stands for strong romantic feelings. 189 million stems of roses are sold in the U.S. on
Valentine's Day.

♥ Approximately one billion Valentines are sent out worldwide each year according to estimates
by the U.S. Greeting Card Association. That's second only to Christmas.

♥ In addition to the United States, Valentine's Day is celebrated in Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom,
France, Australia, Denmark, and Italy.

♥ The most fantastic gift of love is the Taj Mahal in India. It was built by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan as a memorial to his wife.

♥ Every Valentine's Day, the Italian city of Verona, where Shakespeare's lovers Romeo and Juliet lived, receives about 1,000 letters addressed to Juliet.