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National Wine Day

Cork the bubbly and grab a glass - it's National Wine Day! Toast to friends, family, good times, and great vino!
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May 25
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Get ready to cheers and celebrate National Wine Day on May 25! The history of wine dates back thousands of years, with the earliest evidence showing that it was produced in 6,000 BC. This day is a great opportunity to enjoy some delicious vino while learning more about its amazing history and culture. So grab your friends and family and raise a glass in honor of this special holiday!

History of National Wine Day

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National 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 Is First Produced</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first archaeological evidence of wine is produced in what is now Iran.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>800 BC</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Wine Cultivation Spreads Across Europe</div><div class='timeline-text'>Wine cultivation spreads across Europe by the Phoenicians who establish vineyards in places like Sicily and southern France.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>4th Century AD</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Christian Monks Cultivate Vineyards</div><div class='timeline-text'>Christian monks become instrumental in the cultivation of vineyards in Europe, particularly in France and Italy, to use the wine for sacramental purposes.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1565</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Sherry is the First Wine Brought to America</div><div class='timeline-text'>Sherry likely becomes the first wine brought to the American soil when Pedro Menéndez de Avilés lands with a Spanish expedition in Florida on September 8th, 1565.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1821</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Commercial Winery Opens in the United States</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first commercial winery, the Nicholas Longworth's winery, opens in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1861</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Italy Begins Regulating Wine Production</div><div class='timeline-text'>Italy becomes the first country to begin regulating its wine industry with a system of geographical indications.</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 Judgement of Paris</div><div class='timeline-text'>In a blind taste test, known as "The Judgement of Paris," French judges declare California wines superior to French wines, shaking the wine world.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1980</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) are Established</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms establishes American Viticultural Areas (AVAs), geographic wine grape-growing regions in the United States, allowing for more precise labeling and identification of wines.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National 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'>Gather your friends, pick some bottles of wine, and have an at-home wine tasting! Get creative with the wines you select and have everyone try to guess what type of wine each one is.</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 a local winery or vineyard and learn all about how wine is made. Enjoy the fresh air and take in the views while sipping on some delicious wine.</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 your own sangria</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Sangria is the perfect way to celebrate National Wine Day. Mix up a pitcher of your favorite red or white wine with fresh fruit, orange liqueur, brandy, and club soda for a refreshing summer cocktail.</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'>Go out for dinner</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Treat yourself to a nice dinner out and enjoy trying different wines with your meal. Don't forget to ask your server for help in pairing the right bottle with your food.</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'>Attend a virtual event</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>In this time of social distancing, many wineries are offering virtual tastings, seminars, or even music festivals that you can tune into from the comfort of your own home.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National 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 delicious</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>No matter what your preference - reds, whites, sparkling wines - there's a type of wine for just about everyone. Whether you're looking for something light and refreshing to pair with fish, or a full-bodied red to go with steak, wine offers a versatile range of flavors and aromas to explore!</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 is good for your health</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Studies have linked moderate consumption of red wine with heart health benefits. In addition, wine contains a host of beneficial antioxidants that can help fight disease and reduce inflammation. So cheers to a healthier you!</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'>Wine brings people together</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>In many cultures, sharing a bottle of wine is a time-honored way to spend quality time with friends and family. There's nothing quite like gathering around the table with loved ones and raising a glass in celebration or remembrance - so make sure you take some time this National Wine Day to enjoy the company of those you care about!</p></div></div>

5 Facts about Wine that Will Surprise You

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-number-wrapper'><p id='' class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div id='' class='facts-core-content'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Wine is made from Grapes of Most Colors</h3><p id='' class='facts-content'>When it comes to making wine, the traditional color of grapes used is red. However, many varieties of grapes ranging in color from white to blue to black can also be used.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-number-wrapper'><p id='' class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div id='' class='facts-core-content'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Ancient Greeks and Romans Used Wine for Medical Purposes</h3><p id='' class='facts-content'>Wine was widely used in ancient Greece and Rome for medicinal purposes. The ancient Greeks even believed that drinking wine in moderation could improve life expectancy.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-number-wrapper'><p id='' class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div id='' class='facts-core-content'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Wine Can Be Flavored with Spices, Fruits, and Herbs</h3><p id='' class='facts-content'>Wines can be flavored with a variety of ingredients to create unique and flavorful blends. Common ingredients include spices, fruits, and herbs such as cinnamon, elderberry, and sage.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-number-wrapper'><p id='' class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div id='' class='facts-core-content'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Wine Contains Natural Antioxidants</h3><p id='' class='facts-content'>As it is made of fermented grape juice, wine contains powerful antioxidants called polyphenols. These antioxidants can help protect the body from free radicals, reducing cellular damage and inflammation.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-number-wrapper'><p id='' class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div id='' class='facts-core-content'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Wine Could Help Strengthen Bones</h3><p id='' class='facts-content'>The antioxidants in wine also have several beneficial effects on bones. Research suggests that moderate consumption of wine can help increase bone density and slow down age-related bone loss.</p></div></div>

National Wine Day FAQs

When is National Wine Day?

National Wine Day is celebrated on May 25 every year. In 2024, National Wine Day will occur on a Saturday.

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