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International Cabernet Day

Raise a glass to International Cabernet Day! Enjoy your favorite vintage with friends and family for the perfect celebration.
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Raise your glass to International Cabernet Day on Aug. 31! This annual event celebrates one of the most popular red wines in the world, cabernet sauvignon. Cabernet has been around since the 18th century when it was first cultivated in Bordeaux, France and has since become a beloved staple in many wine collections. On this special day, it's time to pull out that bottle of cabernet you've been saving and enjoy its complex flavors with friends and family. So get ready to cheers to an amazing day of celebrating this classic red wine!

History of International Cabernet Day

International Cabernet Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1600s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Early Wine Cultivation</div><div class='timeline-text'>The ancestors of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc grapes, were first being cultivated in southwest France.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1700s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Birth of Cabernet Sauvignon</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Cabernet Sauvignon grape was created in the 18th century as an accidental breeding between the Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc grapes in Bordeaux, France.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1976</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>The Judgment of Paris</div><div class='timeline-text'>Cabernet Sauvignon gains international attention when a Californian cabernet wine from Stag’s Leap beats its French counterparts in a blind tasting.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First International Cabernet Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first International Cabernet Day was celebrated, it was initiated by Rick Bakas to appreciate and enjoy fine Cabernet wines.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>Present</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Annual Celebration</div><div class='timeline-text'>International Cabernet Day is now recognized and celebrated each year, highlighting the global appreciation and enjoyment of this classic red wine.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate International Cabernet Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a Cabernet tasting</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your friends over and host a Cabernet tasting.  Whether it's from different countries, wineries, or years, you can explore the world of Cabernet.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a winery</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Visit a local winery and learn more about the production and aging process of Cabernet.  Enjoy a tasting and take home a bottle of your favorite.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Cook with Cabernet</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Create a special dish to celebrate International Cabernet Day.  Try adding some Cabernet to your favorite sauce or marinade for an extra kick.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Pair cheese with Cabernet</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Pick up some cheese from the store, choose a few different types, then taste them with different varieties of Cabernet.  It's a great way to explore the flavor profile of each type.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Buy some Cabernet souvenirs</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Look for unique souvenirs to commemorate International Cabernet Day.  Pick up some glasses, corkscrews, or even shirts!</p></div></div>

Why We Love International Cabernet Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Cabernet is complex and flavorful</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Cabernet Sauvignon has a distinct flavor that you won't find in any other wine. It has hints of blackberry, currant, plum, and even a smoky quality that can be attributed to its aging process. With so many flavors to explore, it's no wonder why Cabernet is one of the most popular wines in the world!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Cabernet pairs well with food</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Cabernet Sauvignon goes great with red meat dishes like steak and burgers, as well as pasta dishes with tomato-based sauces. Even if you're not into red meat, Cabernet still makes an excellent partner for vegetarian meals such as mushroom risotto or roasted vegetables.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Varieties to suit every taste & budget</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>From inexpensive everyday bottles to ultra premium wines reserved for special occasions, Cabernet Sauvignon has something for everyone. Whether you're looking for an affordable party beverage or a luxury pairing for your dinner table, there's a cab from somewhere that will fit the bill!</p></div></div>

5 Uncovered Secrets of International Cabernet Day

International Cabernet Day FAQs

When is International Cabernet Day?

International Cabernet Day is celebrated on August 31 every year. In 2024 International Cabernet Day will occur on a Saturday.

International Cabernet Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Aug 31

Thursday

2024

Aug 31

Saturday

2025

Aug 31

Sunday

2026

Aug 31

Monday

2027

Aug 31

Tuesday

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