National Drink Wine Day 18th February 2016 : Top 5 Best Drinks to Celebrate : National Drink Wine Day is celebrated annually on February 18 across the United States. We can be thankful that National Wine Day (on May 25th) is not the only official wine day of the year. There are at least 14 other days where wine is “official business.” So, the next time you need a reason (as if you do), try the calendar below.
Official wine days are actually pretty unofficial. They are usually a movement started by a variety of individuals or organizations with a passion for juice. Based on our research, National Wine Day started in 2009 and, since then, a variety of wine appreciation days have popped up in the calendar.
Our still wines might not have excited the world yet, but our sparkling wines are absolutely smashing expectations and winning award after award.
Since February 18th is also National Crab-Stuffed Flounder Day, may we suggest a fresh, fruity white wine to pair the two celebrations together. Visit a winery or attend a wine tasting.
Top 5 Best Wine Drinks
1. Ridgeview Bloomsbury, £24.95
Ridgeview’s signature blend is Chardonnay forward with citrus aromas and notes of melon and honey. Goes perfectly with seafood canapés.
2. Nyetimber Classic Cuvée 2010, £32.99
Multi award winning vineyard Nyetimber’s Classic Cuvée has won hearts all over the world with its complex aromas and a palate of honey, almond and baked apple.
3. Chapel Down Rosé Brut, £26.99
This gorgeous vineyard is well worth a visit if you are ever down in Kent. Beautiful location and a fantastic place for lunch either in their restaurant or a picnic amongst the vines before heading into their large shop. Their sparkling Brut Rosé is full of strawberry, raspberry and rhubarb, a real gem.
4. Hambledon Classic Cuvée, £28.50
Last year this won the Trophy for Best UK Wine at the International Wine Challenge, no mean feat. And just last October it won first place, beating several top Champagnes and other English wines in a blind tasting organised by Noble Rot magazine and involving such luminaries as Jancis Robinson.
5. Hattingly Valley Blanc de Blancs 2010, £34.95
This 2010 gem is made in Hampshire from 100% Chardonnay grapes which are partially fermented in old Burgundy barrels. It is crisp and white with delicate brioche notes.