We always try to find an excuse to drink wine, but there are actually certail international days to celebrate specific wines. Some of these dates are celebrated world over by the wine lovers while some are just made up by the enthusiast, though these still see huge celebrations in many wine loving countries.
Therefore , there are plenty of dates on the wine lovers’ calendar that call for wine consumption. It may be as generic as that—see below—but many holidays celebrate a specific wine grape or way of serving wine. In fact the “varietal” wine days seem like the best ideas, and clever marketing ploys to get the public interested in, or purchasing more, of a particular varietal.
In case you don’t already have the dates, here I provide a substantial list:
April 17th: World Malbec Day
May 6th: International Sauvignon Blanc Day
May 9th: World Moscato Day. Spread the sweet.
May 25th: International Chardonnay Day
August 14th: International Rosé Day
August 18th: International Pinot Noir Day
September 16th: International Grenache Day
October 23 rd : World Champagne Day
November 7th: International Merlot Day
November 12th: International Tempranillo Day.
November 18th: International Zinfandel Day
December 4th: Cabernet Franc Day
December 20th: Sangria Day