9 Wine Celebrations You Don’t Want to Miss – A bottle of wine goes a long way to enhancing the flavor of a meal. It also loosens the tongue and improving conversations. Wine is often an essential ingredient to may celebrations, too. So it’s no surprise that wine is celebrated throughout the calendar. While most of us don’t need an excuse to open a bottle of our favorite wine, it doesn’t hurt to celebrate it when we do! These 9 wine celebrations do give us an excuse to learn more and that’s why you don’t want to miss them. And they give us a reason to buy another bottle of wine!
1. National Drink Wine Day – Feb. 18
Just like the day says, drink wine. No matter your preference, every wine fits this holiday. Explore wines or attend a wine tasting. Make a plan to visit a local winery, or just sit back and savor your favorite vintage.
2. National Mulled Wine Day – March 3
This seasonal wine warms us up on a cold winter’s day. Many vintners offer their own unique blend of spices with wines made just for this purpose.
3. National Bubbly Day – First Saturday in June
The exciting bubbles in these types of wines shout celebration. Just popping the cork signals this wine is for marking a special occasion. Celebrate the small and big things in life with a bottle of bubbly.
4. National Moscato Day – May 9
This favored wine is a crowd-pleaser, so no wonder it has its own day. Not only does it come in pinks and whites, but wineries also offer sparkling Moscato, too! Whether you enjoy Moscato with a meal or just to sip after a long day, this celebration is worth joining.
5. National Rosé Day – Second Saturday in June
One of the oldest types of wine, a Rosé is made from red grapes. To achieve the pink color, the juice spends less time than red wines in contact with the grape skins. No matter the process, a Rosé offers full flavor and also comes in sparkling varieties.
6. National Strawberry Rhubarb Day – Third Saturday in July
Celebrating this wine holiday is like tasting summer! The tart and sweet combinations make this wine perfect for enjoying outdoors. Bring a bottle to a picnic or pour a glass as you relax on the balcony or patio.
7. National Wine and Cheese Day – July 25
Yes, I’ll take some wine with my cheese. With that out of the way, we celebrate perfect matches all the time. Anthony and Cleopatra. Elvis and Priscilla. Pork and beans. There’s no resisting this holiday; they’re made for each other.
8. National Prosecco Day – August 13
This sparkling wine is made from a variety of grapes. One of the oldest is the Glera. However, Prosecco can also be made from Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, and Pinot Noir. It’s one of the best wines for making Mimosas and also compliments all variety of celebrations!
9. National Orange Wine Day – October 6
If you didn’t know it, now you do. This wine takes us back to old-world wine-making methods to bring out a bold flavor in a warm color. And this wine is making a come-back, too. Explore the flavors of this wine made from white grapes.
Which wine day will you celebrate? We suggest you celebrate them all. Consider it a wine tasting by the calendar event!