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National Drink Wine Day

Raise a glass and let's cheers to National Drink Wine Day - pick up your favorite bottle today and enjoy the sweet taste of celebration!
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February 18
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Raise a glass and get ready to celebrate National Drink Wine Day on Feb. 18! This day has been around for centuries as it has long been considered a luxurious, sophisticated drink that is enjoyed by all. While the exact origin of this holiday isn't known, it's safe to say wine lovers have something special to look forward to every February 18th.

History of National Drink Wine Day

National Drink Wine Day Dates

National Drink Wine Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>6000 BC</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Wine's Ancient Beginnings</div><div class='timeline-text'>Wine production started in the region of modern-day Georgia and Iran.</div></div></div><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'>New World Wine</div><div class='timeline-text'>Wine production began in Mexico by Spanish conquistadors, marking wine's introduction to the New World.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Golden Age of Wine</div><div class='timeline-text'>The 19th century saw a global expansion of viticulture and wine production, with many countries developing their distinctive wine-making traditions and styles.</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'>Judgment of Paris</div><div class='timeline-text'>A blind taste test in Paris unexpectedly ranked California wines over France, signaling a shift in the world's perception of New World wines.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2000s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Rise of Rosé</div><div class='timeline-text'>Rosé wine enjoyed a boom in popularity and began being produced by wine regions all over the world.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2014</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First National Drink Wine Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first National Drink Wine Day was officially celebrated in the United States, encouraging wine appreciation and education.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Drink Wine 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 wine tasting</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite friends over for an evening of wine tasting. Get creative and pick different wines from around the world and prepare some light snacks to go with them.</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'>Take a day trip to your local winery and tour the grounds, learn about the process of making wine and sample some of their finest offerings.</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'>Make sangria</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather some fresh fruit, mix it with wine, brandy and triple sec and you have the perfect summer drink. Enjoy with friends while relaxing in the sun.</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'>Have a movie night</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Pop some popcorn, grab your favorite bottle of red or white and have a cozy night in watching your favorite movies.</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'>Cook with wine</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Wine adds great flavor to all kinds of dishes. Use it to marinade steak or chicken, add it to sauces and soups or use it as an ingredient when baking cakes.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Drink Wine 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'>Wine is healthy</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Studies show that drinking moderate amounts of wine can be beneficial to your health. Red wine in particular has been shown to have antioxidant properties that help protect the heart, and research suggests it may even reduce the risk of some types of cancer!</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'>Wine Tasting Events</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>What better way to celebrate National Drink Wine Day than attending a wine tasting event? Sample a variety of wines from different regions and learn about how the flavor profile changes depending on factors such as grape varietal and terroir. It's an educational, fun way to get introduced to the complex world of wine!</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'>Needed for socializing</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Nothing pairs better with a good conversation than a glass of wine. Whether it's catching up with old friends or making new ones, sharing a bottle over dinner creates camaraderie and bonds that last forever. So pop open that bottle and enjoy National Drink Wine Day with those you love!</p></div></div>

5 Wine Facts That Will Impress You

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Wine is Produced in All 50 U.S. States</h3><p class='facts-content'>From California's renowned Napa Valley to the vineyards of New York and Virginia, wine is produced in every state. Each region imparts a unique flavor to its wines.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>White Wine can be Made from Red Grapes</h3><p class='facts-content'>It's not the color of the grape that determines the color of the wine, it's the skin contact during fermentation. So, white wine can be made from red grapes if their juice is separated from the skins early in the process.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The World's Oldest Bottle of Wine Dates Back to 325 A.D</h3><p class='facts-content'>Known as the Speyer wine bottle, it was found in a Roman tomb in Germany and is currently displayed at the Historical Museum of the Palatinate in Germany.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>A "Nose" Does More Than Smell Wine</h3><p class='facts-content'>In the world of winemaking, the term "nose" doesn't just refer to smelling the wine. It also describes the overall aroma, including the flavor profiles you can sense without even taking a sip.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Moderate Wine Consumption could have Health Benefits</h3><p class='facts-content'>Studies suggest that moderate consumption of wine, especially red wine, may have heart health benefits. However, it's important to remember that moderation is key!</p></div></div>

National Drink Wine Day FAQs

When is National Drink Wine Day?

National Drink Wine Day is celebrated on February 18 every year. In 2024, National Drink Wine Day will occur on a Sunday.

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