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Celebrate wine days in 2021

Remember last year when it was suddenly Chardonnay Day or Tempranillo Day and you weren’t prepared? Me too, so frustrating.

To make sure we’re prepared this time around, I’ve put together a list to mark your calendar, accompanied by a few notes.

Now you can be ready for all the special wine days.


10: Champagne and French Fries Day - Brand new this year. We missed it this January, but next year we’ll be ready.


1: National Furmint Day - Hungary. Lip-smacking.

14: Wine Lover’s Day - Red, white and salted chocolate. Stone River’s Charbono.

16: Mardi Gras / Fat Tuesday - Try a Louisiana wine like Ole’ New Orleans Wines. First black-owned winery in NOLA. No Mardi Gras parades this year, so people are decorating their homes.

16: International Syrah Day

18: Global Drink Wine Day - Try something new.

27: Open That Bottle Night - That special bottle you’ve been waiting to open...


3: Mulled Wine Day - aka, German glow wine and Nordic glogg

13: Riesling’s birthday - Toast to the 584th birthday of this favorite German wine.


17: World Malbec Day - Drink just below room temperature.

23: International Cava Day - Spanish sparkling; white or rosé

27: World Marselan Day - Cross between cabernet sauvignon and grenache


Oregon Wine Month - Pop the cork on the variety and distinctiveness of Oregon wines.

7: International Sauvignon Blanc Day - Means wild white.

9: World Moscato/Muscat Day - Quady North has black and orange.

16: Mimosa Day

24: Anniversary of Judgment of Paris Day - California wines win! (1976)

25: Global Wine Day - Cheers!

27: International Chardonnay Day - Most popular white wine


1-5: Prosecco week - Italian sparkling; most sold sparkling in U.S.

5: Bubbly Day

13: National Rosé Day

20: Drink Chenin Blanc Day

21: World Lambrusco Day

25: International Rosé Day - Strawberry Moon (24th)


1-2: Sparkling Wine Week

4: U.S. Sparklers Day - Enjoy your favorite American bubbly.

14: Bastille Day - Viva la French wines

22: Shiraz Day - Highly praised Persian wine

25: National Wine and Cheese Day


1-5: International Albariño Days

4: Official Mead Day

1: World Albariño Day

4: National White Wine Day

13: Celebrate Prosecco Day

18: International Pinot Noir Day

28: National Red Wine Day - Opening to cooler nights


2: International Cabernet Day

3: National Chianti Day - Light your multicolored candles

17: International Grenache Day


6-12: Drink Local Wine Week

6: National Orange Wine Day - 6,000 years old. Troon’s Amphora Amber is calling.

9: International Pinotage Day - South Stage Cellars

14: Prokupac Day - Serbia

16: World Champagne Day

29: International Carignan Day - Spain, France, Mediterranean


1: International Xinomavro Day - Greece. Be mythical. Practice your dancing with Zorba.

7: International Merlot Day

11: International Tempranillo Day

12: Wine Tourism Day

17: National Zinfandel Day

18: Beaujolais Nouveau Day

24: World Carménère Day


4: Cabernet Franc - An underrated grape, this is the ancestor of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and carmènére.

5: Prohibition Repeal Day - 1933

10: World Aszú Day - Furmint varietal. Sweeten your day. Excellent with Chinese food.

20: Sangria Day - Fruit in the wine

31: Champagne Day

Reach Paula Bandy at pbthegrapevine@gmail.com.