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Pinot Noir Day

Get ready to raise a glass and toast to Pinot Noir Day - the perfect excuse to indulge in your favorite red wine and relax!
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August 18
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Get ready to raise a glass and celebrate Pinot Noir Day on August 18! This delightful red wine has been produced for centuries, with its origins tracing back to the Burgundy region in France. It is known for its light to medium body, delicate flavors, and versatility when it comes to food pairings. Some even refer to it as the "heartbreak grape" due to its finicky nature in the vineyard. But don't let that stop you from enjoying a glass or two of this delicious varietal on its special day. So grab a bottle, gather some friends, and cheers to Pinot Noir!

History of Pinot Noir Day

Pinot Noir Day Dates

Pinot Noir Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1000</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Birth of Pinot Noir</div><div class='timeline-text'>Pinot Noir, one of the oldest grape varietals, begins to be cultivated in the Burgundy region of France during the Middle Ages.</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'>Spread Across Europe</div><div class='timeline-text'>Throughout the 19th century, Pinot Noir spreads across Europe and is grown in regions such as Germany and northern Italy.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1960s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Arrival in the US</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first commercial planting of Pinot Noir in the United States begins in Oregon and California in the early 1960s.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1980s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Rise in Popularity</div><div class='timeline-text'>The popularity of Pinot Noir grows throughout the 1980s, with a preference for lighter, more delicate red wines taking hold among consumers.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2004</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Spike in Demand</div><div class='timeline-text'>The release of the film "Sideways," which celebrates Pinot Noir, leads to a substantial increase in demand for the varietal.</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 Pinot Noir Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first annual Pinot Noir Day is celebrated, honoring this beloved wine on August 18.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Pinot Noir 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 Pinot Noir tasting party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your friends and family to taste and compare different Pinot Noir wines. Provide a variety of cheeses and snacks to pair with the wines for a complete tasting experience.</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'>Create a Pinot Noir-inspired menu</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Put together a menu featuring dishes that pair well with Pinot Noir, such as roasted chicken, salmon, or mushroom risotto. Don't forget to include a decadent chocolate dessert to pair with the wine as well.</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'>Take a trip to a winery</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Plan a day trip to a nearby winery that specializes in Pinot Noir. Take a tour, participate in a tasting, and maybe even bring home a bottle (or two) to enjoy on Pinot Noir Day.</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'>Attend a Pinot Noir festival</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Check to see if there are any Pinot Noir festivals or events happening in your area on Pinot Noir Day. This is a great opportunity to taste a variety of wines and learn more about this popular varietal.</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'>Have a movie night featuring Pinot Noir-themed films</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather some friends and watch movies that feature Pinot Noir, such as "Sideways" or "Bottle Shock." Enjoy a glass of your favorite Pinot Noir while watching these films that celebrate the wine.</p></div></div>

Why We Love Pinot Noir 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'>Pinot Noir is a versatile wine</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Known for its medium body and fruity flavors, Pinot Noir is a wine that can be enjoyed by many. It pairs well with a variety of foods, from salmon to mushroom dishes to roast chicken.</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'>It's perfect for any season</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Whether it's summer, fall, winter or spring - Pinot Noir is always in season. Its light-bodied nature makes it refreshing on a hot day, while its warm aromas make it a cozy choice in colder months.</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'>There are endless varieties to try</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>From classic California Pinot Noirs to lesser known varieties from regions like New Zealand or Germany, there's always something new to discover in the world of Pinot Noir. Try different vintages and terroirs to experience the full spectrum of this beloved wine!</p></div></div>

5 Uncorked Facts for Pinot Noir Day

<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'>Pinot Noir is considered one of the oldest grape varieties</h3><p class='facts-content'>Renowned for its complex character and natural propensity for producing noble and elegant wines, Pinot Noir is believed to be one than 1,000 years older than its popular Cabernet Sauvignon counterpart.</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'>Pinot Noir translates to 'Black Pine'</h3><p class='facts-content'>The word pinot is a diminutive of the word pine or pine cone, a nod to the varietal's cluster of grapes resembling a pine cone, and noir means black in French, referencing its dark hue.</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'>Pinot Noir has a distinctive flavor profile</h3><p class='facts-content'>Pinot Noir is famous for its red fruit flavors of cherry, raspberry and strawberry. When matured in oak, it may taste of vanilla, clove, tobacco and caramel.</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'>Pinot Noir grapes are particularly sensitive to terroir</h3><p class='facts-content'>Pinot Noir grapes are highly sensitive to soil and climate conditions, meaning the same Pinot Noir grape can produce drastically different wines depending on where it's grown. This contributes to the vast diversity of Pinot Noir wines across the world.</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'>Pinot Noir is a key component in making Champagne</h3><p class='facts-content'>Pinot Noir grapes, along with Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier, are one of the main grape varieties used in the production of Champagne, adding structure and depth to the sparkling wine.</p></div></div>

Pinot Noir Day FAQs

When is Pinot Noir Day?

Pinot Noir Day is celebrated on August 18 every year. In 2024 Pinot Noir Day will occur on a Sunday.

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