National Wine Day
National Wine Day is observed next on Saturday, May 25th, 2024 (178 days from today).
On May 25th each year, wine lovers everywhere sip a glass of their favorite wine to commemorate National Wine Day.
Sweet or dry, red or white, bubbly or flat, let's raise a glass to one of the most beloved and historic wines out there - it's sophisticated and often foul-smelling.
For centuries and centuries, wine has been a certain favorite of cultures around the world. Whether it's to help with creativity, religious ceremonies or simply to liven up a gathering, this fruity flavor of the alcoholic beverage repertoire is certainly well-deserved for an anniversary of its own.
On May 25th, it's time to celebrate all that makes a great wine. And everything that makes a great wine, of course everything about it.
History of National Wine Day
Fermented grapes or other fruits are used to make wine. During fermentation, yeast consumes the sugar in the grapes to convert it into alcohol. Different grapes make different wines. Winemakers will mix different wines together to create a mixture with more complex flavors. Wines made from fruit or honeys are often named after the type of fruit used.
Red wines produce deep ruby reds as well as subtle browns and ambers, which hint at the coming change in the season. Along with that, we can also look for interesting menu changes. Besides, what could be better than enjoying a great bottle of wine by pairing it with great accompaniments and food?
Winemakers produce white wines from grapes with pale yellow-green skins or light red skins. However, it is not the color of the grapes that determines the color of the wine. It is the tannins in the skins of grapes that give the wine its red color and also the flavor. White wines are usually sweeter than red wines and are best served chilled. Most red wines are enjoyed at room temperature. However, the sweet red variety should also be chilled for best flavor.
Wine has been appeared and served for humans for thousands of years. The natural love for this drink is not only because it tastes great, but also because of its nutritional value and psychotropic effects.
Alcohol has also had a significant impact on the economy and the formation of societies. Among all alcoholic beverages, it was the alcohol trade that allowed the discovery of different cultures and paved the way for philosophical and religious ideas to spread. Wine is cited frequently in the “Bible,” from the days of Noah to Jesus, showing its indispensable role. Wine production was also considered a sign of an important economy, as only providential societies were able to create a long-standing wine industry. In fact, it is often argued that the foundations of Western society are built on wine.
Wine enjoyed since ancient times is distantly related to wine enjoyed today. The Egyptians used red, pink, green, white and blue grapes to make the drink. Dates, figs, and pomegranates are also often added to the mix. So the taste is completely different from what we know. Using different fruits to make wine is similar to how grapes are made, except that sugar is also added to aid in the fermentation process.
The exact origins of National Wine Day are unknown, but the earliest references date back to 2009. It is a day for wine enthusiasts to unite and celebrate the beloved fermented juices.
Since its founding in 1812 by Spanish missionaries, the wine-producing nation of California in the northern Gulf of northern California has dominated American wine production and its personal vision. We are about elegant American vineyards. There were only 25 wineries in this part of California in 1974. Today, there are over 800!
While California remains the leader in U.S. wine production and is now home to more than 4,000 wineries statewide, wineries exist throughout the United States with at least three in each state. In fact, the most frequently visited winery today is Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, with over a million people annually.
The availability of these wineries allowed us to tour the undulating hills of a beautiful vineyard closer to home. Yes, chances are one is near you, in range for a fun day trip or weekend getaway. So pack your bags and put your G.P.S. to the winery closest to you!
Interesting and fascinating facts about wine
- In the past, women could be killed if she drank! Yes, in early Roman times, a husband was free to kill his wife if he saw her drinking. It is a forbidden drink for women.
- Speyer, Germany, is home to the oldest wine bottle in the world. It's on display at the history museum in town, and it dates to an impressive AD 325.
- Have you ever wished everyone good health? This is something that comes from the ancient Greek tradition. The host of the dinner takes the first sip of wine to assure guests that the drink is not contaminated.
- To get the exact amount of antioxidants you get in wine, you'll have to drink seven glasses of orange juice, or if you like apple juice, you'll need 20!
- The oldest known wine cellar is actually located on the famous ship, the Titanic. We know what you're thinking; The Titanic sank! However, when the divers descended on the wreck, they were surprised to find most of the wine bottles still intact.
- Surprisingly there are some people who are actually afraid of alcohol! It is called oenophobia.
How to celebrate National Wine Day
- Cool down with sangria bar
Is there a better way to celebrate National Wine Day than enjoy with friends at a sangria bar? Sangria is an easy drink to prepare with wine as its base. Red, white and pink recipes abound but don't limit yourself to the obvious. Peach and blueberry sangria stand out at any party.
- Buy a new gadget
Chances are, if you're planning National Wine Day, you don't consider yourself an amateur. Fans need gadgets. Enhance the holiday with an electric wine bottle opener or aerator.
- Know your glasses
The rich variety of original software can be confusing. Why so many choices? You can celebrate National Wine Day by researching some great glasses based on wine and invite your friends as well as your newfound to enjoy and discuss to get more knowledge.
Some reasons for National Wine Day being loved
- We love varietals
While there are 5 basic types of wine (red, white, rosé, sparkling, and dessert), there are thousands of varieties of wine grapes. You can try a new wine to realize that you will never get bored in the world of wine.
- We enjoy life with wine
Alcohol is not something you drink quickly. You should spend time on sipping, enjoying and think about some great things in your life. Meaning, you will likely linger with whoever you are sharing alcohol with. Taking the time to enjoy a glass of wine allows you to enjoy other things with it - the people, the scenery, the food.
- Wine lets you travel the world in a bottle
Each bottle of wine tells a unique story. If you close your eyes, the aromas and flavors of wine can transport you to faraway lands, giving you hints about the soil and weather in which the grapes were grown, the landscape of the country of origin of wine and what was happening in the world at that time wine was bottled. Is it the best part? You don't even need to get on a plane to travel the world!
ObservedNational Wine Day has been observed annually on May 25th.
Wednesday, May 25th, 2022
Thursday, May 25th, 2023
Saturday, May 25th, 2024
Sunday, May 25th, 2025
Monday, May 25th, 2026