Wine Stuff to Know: Never Miss a Wine Day!
Updated: Aug 24, 2020
Well of course you don't need a reason to drink a glass of wine. But you can't let a wine holiday pass without celebrating!
First, why do these wine "holidays" exist? There are multiple reasons including: to celebrate a wine's release, peek of the harvesting season, in memory of a date that had a significant impact to the that grape or region, raise recognition for a lesser known region or to celebrate the grapes itself.
How does a wine, or anything for that matter, get a national or international holiday? Someone will apply for it; could be a company, an organization or a group. The details of that process and accompanying regulations won't fit in with this blog post today, but if you are curious - plenty of information can be found online through an internet search.
There are more ways to celebrate than just drinking the wine! Though that is highly encouraged. Share what you are drinking on social media - there is likely a hashtag to accompany the day - and connect with others enjoying the holiday. Read more in depth about the wine, the grape or the style being celebrated. Pick up a few different bottles of the wine from different regions that grow that wine from around the world - and have a personal wine tasting!
Here are many of the International and National wine days and their dates. Note: there is likely more days beyond this list and dates are always subject to change. Use this list as a guide.
February 1: International Furmint Day
February 18: National Drink Wine Day
March 3: Mulled Wine Day
April 15: International Tannat Day
April 17: International Malbec Day
April 24: Sauvignon Blanc Day
May 9: Moscato Day
May 21: Chardonnay Day
May 25: Wine Day
June 11: Rosé Day
4th Thursday of July: Shiraz Day
August 1: Albariño Day
August 4: White Wine Day
August 13: Prosecco Day
August 18: Pinot Noir Day
September 3: International Cabernet Sauvignon Day
3rd Friday of September : International Grenache Day
2nd Saturday of October: International Pinotage Day
November 1: International Xinomavro Day
November 7: International Merlot Day
November 12: International Tempranillo Day
November 19: Zinfandel Day
November 24: Carmenère Day
3rd Thursday of November: National Beaujolais Nouveau Day
December 4: Cabernet Franc Day
December 20: Sangria Day
December 31: National Champagne Day
Never want to miss a National Day Of....no matter the topic? Check out: https://nationaldaycalendar.com/what-is-today/ for more information and a daily calendar of national holidays.
~Cheers & Ears