Events / 08/10/2016 / 867
Calendar system is inevitably linked to human civilization. Ever since the Bronze Age, people have been trying to record events, primarily in order to be able to understand changes in the nature and plan agricultural work. For this purpose, the first calendars were created, either lunar or solar. Then, people started recording important dates related to certain magical or ritual practices. Later on, they were transformed into dates with religious symbolism. Dates relevant for the nation or state were also added. And finally, dates that are important for an individual or a family ... As a result, the calendar has become an inseparable companion of mankind.
It is therefore not surprising that the wine world also created a number of important dates that remind us of important moments in the development of global wine scene. Modern age has brought the notion of holidays dedicated to individual grape varieties. Simply, the fashion of varietal wines that gripped the world in the twentieth century has resulted in the need to stress importance of certain varieties throughout the year in order to engage consumers and encourage them to explore wines made from certain varieties ... And consumers took the bait ...We are taking this opportunity to go through the global wine calendar so you can add to your personal calendar those dates when you will celebrate your favourite variety... A genuine wine lover enjoys wines throughout the year, but there are specific days for your favorite variety. That's why we give you an overview of wine holidays for the year 2016 ...
17th April – Malbec Day
6th May – Sauvignon Blanc Day
9th May – Muscat Day
26th May – Chardonnay Day
11th June and 14th August – Rosé Day
1st August – Albariño Day
18th August – Pinot Noir Day
3rd September – Cabernet Sauvignon Day
16th September (3rd Friday in September) – Grenache Day
14th October – PROKUPAC DAY
23rd October – Champagne Day ( in Great Britain)
7th November – Merlot Day
12th November – Tempranillo Day
18th November – Zinfandel Day
4th December – Cabernet Franc Day
31st December – Champagne Day (and other sparklings)
Starting from this year, Prokupac Day, the feast of Serbian local variety, will be celebrated on 14th October. This is the first time ever that a grape variety from the Balkans was assigned an international grape day.
These dates can be simply understood as an invitation to drink wine from a particular grape variety. They are celebrated everywhere. Indeed, these grape days are a great tool to promote a particular variety and get great feedback from the wine loving crowd. They contribute to popularization of certain varieties and certainly promote vinodiversity.
Awarded wine writer, wine critic and contributor to selected wine magazines. WSET3-certified author and editor-in-chief of www.vinopedia.rs. Member of Vojvodina Sommelier Association. Juror in national and international wine competitions. Lecturing about wines of Serbia and the Balkans. Local partner of Wine Mosaic organization. Co-founder of International Prokupac Day.
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