Wine is universal and I believe has the most drinking days of the year. If you love wine consider pairing your wine (winning) pairs of eyeglasses in a merlot merchandising theme. Well why not, you can do it all year. Oooo and research does show that wine can be good for eye health. (Source)
Wine, especially the red variety, has been studied extensively over many years with impressive findings suggesting it may promote a longer lifespan, protect against certain cancers, improve mental health, and provide benefits to the heart. (Medical News Today)
Might have missed a few days here.. save it for 2018.
February in Delaware is Delaware Wine Month.
February 18th: Drink Wine Day –
February 27th: Open That Bottle Night.
March 3rd: National Mulled Wine Day: Better would be in January, but hey any day is good.
April: Michigan Wine Month. Yes there are wineries in Michigan and they even have tours .
April 17th: World Malbec Day: You can also have Malbec every Monday for a Malbec Monday
The glass is very full in May with mucho occasions to imbide
May: Oregon Wine Month and Finger Lakes Wine Month.
May 6th: International Sauvignon Blanc Day.
May 9th: World Moscato Day.
May 16th: Granholm vs. Heald Anniversary, which celebrates the 2005 court ruling that allowed out-of-state wineries to ship directly to consumers in Michigan and New York.
May 26th: National Chardonnay Day.
May 24th: Anniversary of the Judgment of Paris. Per Slate.com, the “slurp heard round the world,” This is when California wineries won out over their French counterparts in a tasting competition.
May 25th: National Wine Day: And yet another way to celebrate wine.
June: Ohio Wine Month And Idaho Wine Month. The rest of the states can dry out for 30 days.
August: Washington Wine Month.
August 1st: International Albarino Day.
August 14th: International Rosé Day
August 18th: National Pinot Noir Day.
August 31st (2017) Cabernet Day; Life can be a Cabernet!
September: California, Missouri, North Carolina, and Illinois Wine Months!
September 15th (2017): International Grenache Day Hold on to your Grenache, Grenache Day is the 3rd Friday in September, it will change every year.
October: Texas, Virginia, and Pennsylvania Wine Month
October 11-17th: Drink Local Wine Week. Great way to support your local wineries.
October 23rd: Champagne Day in the U.K.
November 7th: International Merlot Day.
November 12th: Wine Tourism Day.
November 12th: International Tempranillo Day.
November 18th: National Zinfandel Day.
December 4th: Cabernet Franc Day.
December 5th: Repeal Day. On this date in 1933, we could all drink again.
December 20th: National Sangria Day.
December 31st: National Champagne Day.
FYI for those who don’t know (I didn’t) : Meritage Originally created in California, these blended wines can be summed up as the “American Bordeaux”. The term is a blend of the words “merit” and “heritage” and pronounced the same. The Red blend is made from at least 2 of the 5 Bordeaux grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec. The White Meritage is a blend at least 2 of Sauvignon blanc, Sauvignon vert, and Semillon.(Via Wikipedia)