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Sweet or dry, red or white, fizzy or flat, let’s raise a glass to one of the most loved and historical alcoholic tipples there is – the sophisticated and often sassy glass of wine.
For centuries and centuries, wine has been a firm favorite of cultures across the world. Whether it’s for helping creativity, religious ceremony, or simply livening up a gathering, there’s no doubt that this fruity fixture of the alcoholic drink repertoire well deserves its own day of observance.
On the 25th of May, it’s time to celebrate everything that makes a wine great. And everything that makes a wine great is, of course, everything about it.
The History of Wine Day
You may think every day has the potential to be a Wine Day depending on how hard the day at work has been, but for when your boss hasn’t been getting on your nerves there’s Wine Day.
Unlike Drink Wine Day, which is in February, Wine Day is more about celebrating the beverage itself rather than the act of drinking it – although of course, that isn’t stopping you from enjoying a tipple or two!
Wine has been around for donkey’s years. The oldest evidence of wine that we have dates way back to 7000 BC China. Many ancient civilizations celebrated the effects of wine and often used it for religious observance.
Today, wine is one of the most widely produced and consumed drinks in the world. Chardonnay, Merlot, Riesling, Syrah – there’s so may types to choose from. And it’s not just grapes which make up the bottles – you can also get hold of fruit, flower and even vegetable wines!
How to Celebrate Wine day
This seems an obvious one; celebrate Wine Day by pouring yourself and your friends a glass or two!
Keep it simple with a few glasses in the pub, or push the boat out and invite family and friends over for a meal with perfectly paired wine for each course. The internet has a wealth of information regarding what wines go best with what dish, so you can really look the expert!
If you want to get a bit more creative that just drinking it, you could look into producing wine. Winemaking kits are not hard to come by in larger department stores, and who knows – you could end up making something really tasty!
So what’s yours – red, white, or rose? Whatever your choice, be sure to raise a glass today!
And as with all days celebrating alcoholic drinks, enjoy responsibly!