Hello there, lovers of red wine. National Red Wine Day is August 28! Whether a wine connoisseur, wine snob, or just a wine lover, go ahead and open that bottle of red wine today. Read on for more fun facts about red wine.
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National Red Wine Day – August 28
We say any day is the perfect day to open your favorite bottle of wine! But the annual celebration called National Red Wine day on August 28 gives red wine lovers yet another reason to enjoy a bottle of red wine. Make it even more of a celebration by breaking out your favorite red wine glasses!
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What is Red Wine?
The language of wine can be complex and overwhelming. Bitter almonds. Woody. Second nose. Cherry-like. Berry fruits. Tannins. Backbone. Learning about wine tasting notes is interesting and fun, but it’s also okay. Let’s start with what is that delicious red wine all about?
First up, the 8 major types of red wine are Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Zinfandel, Syrah/Shiraz, Malbec, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, and perhaps the lesser-known, Nebbiolo, but, of course, there are many more types. Your job, should you choose to accept, is to find your favorite, but continue to taste others to add to your wine collection.
Its diverse style and structure make red wine a perfect pairing for the dinner table. Cabernet pairs is a tried and true pairing with steak, and lighter-bodied reds complement lighter dishes, such as roasted chicken and vegetables. Keep in mind “what grows together, goes together” when pairing wines with food; for example, Italian dishes with tomato sauce paired with Chianti.
Survey Celebrates National Red Wine Day
National Today, an online celebration of holidays surveyed 1,000 people about the holiday and found:
- 80% of American adults say they enjoy wine
- 12% of Americans have finished a whole bottle of red wine themselves
- 12% of Americans like to pair wine with their meal
- Red (20%)
- White (18%)
- Sparkling (13%)
- Rose (11%)
- Dessert (11%)
How to Celebrate National Red Wine Day?
No matter what day of the week National Red Wine Day falls on, there are so many ways to make wine a celebration, with friends, your partner, or even chilling on your own.
Eat, Drink and Be Merry
One of my favorite things to do is kick-back and hang out with friends and support local restaurants. During National Red Wine Day, some restaurants might even offer red wine specials! From an elegant dinner out or maybe a progressive tapas crawl, this is the perfect opportunity to step out of your comfort zone and taste new red wines. (But be sure to do so responsibly and don’t drink and drive!)
Cool Off With Sangria
Bring the part to your home. Invite your friends for BYOB Sangria night. Either have them make theirs at home or have a sangria-recipe-making wine celebration.
Unwind with a Glass of Red Wine
Happy hour never looked so good! Tough day at work? Unwind with a glass of red wine. Great day at work, or maybe you’re not working? Still, the perfect day to unwind with a glass of red wine — and chill with wine pairing snacks.
How will you celebrate National Red Wine Day?