Let me tell you Saturday is my favorite day of the week. Hands down. The day I can sleep in, and relax and do what I want. And Saturday night feels like a little holiday. You see I can sleep in on Sunday, but I always say ‘I’ll be going to bed early tonight, because I have to work tomorrow, so I better get up’. There’s none of that crap on Saturday. But as I was laying in bed this morning, I realized I had a little writers block. Which happens to me every once in a while. And as I lay there wondering what to write about, I thought, ‘there must a some kind of wine holiday today’. LOL. As it turns out there is a whole list of wine holidays I didn’t know about. I didn’t include the ones that were in January & February, I’ll include them early next year. I thought I would have a little fun with them.
Just so you know today is……
March 27: International Whisky Day (However, I am not a whiskey drinker at all, but Happy Day to all my Whiskey loving friends)
April 17: World Malbec Day
May 1: International Sauvignon Blanc Day
This line of wines from Carmen are excellent values, because they are so delicious and come at a great price. This Carmen Reserve Premier Sauvignon Blanc is crisp and dry with herbal notes & great acidity. A perfect pairing for shellfish, sushi and really any appetizers. Less than $15.
May 9: World Moscato Day
May 13: World Cocktail Day (My cocktail of choice, happens to be wine)
May 15: World Whisky Day (Wait, what? Isn’t today International Whisky Day?)
May 2: International Chardonnay Day
I had the chance to try a new Chardonnay this past week with my friend Angie and I said to her “this is my new favorite Chardonnay”. I can’t tell you how much I loved this wine. Why? Because it wasn’t overly oaked, it wasn’t ‘buttery’, the Chardonnay grape was allowed to shine with gorgeous pear and citrus flavors. Plus, as an added bonus, they have partnered with Trees for the Future, a nonprofit that’s planted over 180 million trees, Trinity Oaks plants one tree per bottle purchased. Win-Win! You get a great wine and a tree gets planted. $22.99 here in Nova Scotia.
May 25: National Wine Day – (Please, any day can be National Wine Day! In My opinion, anyway.)
June 4: International Cognac Day
June 11: World Lambrusco Day (Remember Riunite wine from the 80’s? It was a Lambrusco wine)
June 25: International Rosé Day
July 22: Shiraz Day (Also happens to be my birthday!)
August 1-5: International Albariño Days (It’s a white grape varietal out of Portugal. Totally unfair that this wine gets 5 days.)
August 4: White Wine Day
August 18: International Pinot Noir Day
Meomi Pinot Noir is one of the best value Pinot Noir wines in the wine store for two reasons. 1. It’s under $25, which is unusual for a spectacular Pinot Noir. 2. It truly is a spectacular Pint Noir. Priding themselves on fantastic coastal California wines, when I visited the Napa region in 2001, many winemakers will tell you the coastal California breezes add a special terroir to the grapes like no other region.
September 2: International Cabernet Day
September 17: International Grenache Day
October 9: International Pinotage Day (Buy a good one from South Africa, not the ‘coffee flavored’ pinotages.
October 15: Champagne Day (Don’t feel compelled to wait this long.)
October 28: Carignan Day (Known for being used in blends, if you are not familiar with this grape, it really adds a beautiful touch to red blends)
November 7: International Merlot Day (I don’t know about Paul Giamatti, but I’ll be drinking me some Merlot on this day, I’ve recently founds a few new ones, which I will share with you next week)
November 11: International Tempranillo Day
November 17: National Zinfandel Day (It’s an American celebration, but don’t tell anyone.)
November 18: Beaujolais Nouveau Day (a.k.a. The worst Gamay Noir you will taste this year)
November 24: Carmenère Day
December 4: Cabernet Franc Day (If you haven’t tried Cabernet Franc on it’s own, outside of a Bordeaux blend, you don’t know what you’ve been missing)
December 20: Sangria Day (In other words, take all that leftover red or white wine from those previous days and mix it with a bunch of chopped fruit.)
And now for my wine of the week…..
A little earlier in the blog I wrote about the Trinity Oaks Chardonnay, and it truly is one of my favorite Chardonnay wines because of the complexity, which sometimes gets lost in a Chardonnay. The complexity can also be found in the Trinity Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon, and it too, will plant a tree for every bottle purchased. The grapes come from both Coastal California and Lodi (known more for its Zinfandel, but features beautiful grape-growing weather). Try this beautiful Cabernet with your next meal featuring beef, you’ll love it. It too is $22.99.
That’s it for me for this week. Thank you for reading