It’s the end of another day of work in the middle of summer and it’s time to relax and drink a glass of wine! Let’s update our Instagram—but wait! The wine emoji is RED—and there’s no way you’re drinking a glass of red right now. Where’s the white wine emoji!?
Heading to a bar and, naturally, you’re going to kick back on the patio and enjoy the sun! Let’s party and send some wine emojis—not! There’s no white wine emoji!
It’s time to stand up and fight for what matters—our indisputable right to send the appropriate adult beverage emoji we need. There’s the red wine emoji, the sparkling wine emoji, and two beer emojis! Where’s the love for white wine? After all, chardonnay is the top selling wine in America. White and red are neck and neck in overall sales.
Those are just a few of the figures that Lauren Svoboda submitted to the Unicode Consortium as part of her petition asking the organization to develop a white wine emoji. Unicode is a not-for-profit company that maintains the universal character sets used to encode text in computer systems—including your phone—around the world. Svoboda sent them a fifteen-page proposal adding up all of the reasons why we need a white wine emoji, stat. (15 pages!?) Of course, Svoboda represents Kendall-Jackson Wines, one of the top premium wines from California. If anyone really needs a white wine emoji, it’s white wine sellers!
That said, we hope this very, very serious petition is successful. We’re ready to emote our love for white wine!