So does this mean you aren't supposed to actually drink wine on National Wine Day? I doubt that's what the inventors of this day had in mind. So how to celebrate? Here's a few folks that have ideas:
- The Rockit Burger Bar in Chicago is offering free tastings of the two new wines on their list
- The Wild Thyme Cafe in Marina, CA is offering 1/2 off bottles until 5:30pm
- Holman Ranch Winery in Carmel Valley, CA is offering free tastings today
- The HomeField Grill in Round Rock, TX is offering free wine tasting during happy hour
The best part is that National Wine Day falls on a Friday of a major holiday weekend! I don't know about you but I'm throwing a pork loin on the grill and popping a Russian River Pinot Noir.
Image from winepsych.com
What are some of the big dates in wine history?
- Wine is estimated to be 8,000 years old. Imagine the first person to accidentally discover the fun of fermented fruit juice.
- Prohibition in the U.S. lasted from 1920 to 1933. The wine industry didn't really start to recover until the 1960s.
- In 1976 the Judgement of Paris put California wines on the map. A California wine explosion started in the 1980s and hasn't stopped.
- In 2011 the U.S. became the largest wine consuming nation.
BTW, May 25th is also National Tap Dance Day. Maybe you want to figure out a way to combine the two holidays.