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Celebrating wine in 2022

As my second year of slinging wine words rolls around, I just want to say thanks to all of you who read Through the Grapevine.

To those of you who have reached out to me with comments and questions, I love hearing from you. My intent is to bring knowledge, inspiration and a touch of humor to your wine experiences. I’ve edited the annual wine calendar this year for more focus on locally produced wines. Wine is for sharing — may you all find beauty-filled ways to share wine in 2022.

January

10 - Champagne & French Fries Day - Second annual celebration started by Unraveling Wine.

February

14 - Wine Lover’s Day

16 - International Syrah Day

18 - Global Drink Wine Day - So much wine, so little time. Drink up.

26 - Open That Bottle Night - The one you’ve been saving for that special time, this is it. Pop it.

March

1 - Fat Tuesday / Mardi Gras - Pair chenin blanc, gewürztraminer or pinot gris with Cajun seafood, or pinot noir and zinfandel with Creole tomato dishes.

3 - Mulled Wine Day

13 - International Riesling Day

April

14 - Tannat Day

17 - World Malbec Day - The Rogue Valley offers several distinctive malbecs. Take the day off and do a wine tour.

23 - International Cava Day - Recline with some of Spain’s sparkling wine.

29 - International Viognier Day

May is Oregon Wine Month

6 - International Sauvignon Blanc Day

9 - World Moscato Day

16 - Mimosa Day - Puttin’ on the Ritz

17 - Pinot Grigio Day - Sip some refreshingly crisp Italian vibe.

24 - Anniversary of Judgment of Paris Day - California wins in 1976

25 - National Wine Day (USA) - Love the wine you’re near.

26 - International Chardonnay Day - To oak or not to oak, you choose!

June

5 - National Bubbly Day - Bubble bubble, toil, and more bubbles.

10 - World Verdejo Day

11 - National Rosé Day - Think pink.

18 - Drink Chenin Blanc Day

24 - International Rosé Day - Think more pink.

July

4 - U.S. Sparkling Day - Here’s to your favorite American sparkling wine.

14 - Bastille Day, known in France as la Fête Nationale.

19-25 - National Prosecco Week - Enjoy these famous Italian bubbles, now in white and pink

25 - National Wine & Cheese day - Picnic, picnic

August

1-5 - International Albariño Days

4 - National White Wine Day - Think chill, one white wine at a time.

4 - Official Mead Day

13 - Celebrate Prosecco Day

18 - International Pinot Noir Day - Think global, drink local.

28 - National Red Wine Day

September

1 - International Cabernet Day

10 - International Port Wine Day - Fortify yourself

16 - International Grenache Day

October

6 -12 - Drink Local Wine Week - Time for a Southern Oregon wine safari.

6 - Orange Wine Day - Orange is the new rosé.

8 - International Pinotage Day

28 - Global Champagne Day - Let’s hear it for the fizz.

November

7 - International Merlot Day

10 - International Tempranillo Day

12 - Wine Tourism Day - Be a tourist, sip where you haven’t sipped before.

16 - National Zinfandel Day

17 - Beaujolais Nouveau Day

24 - World Carménère Day

December

4 - Cabernet Franc Day

5 - Prohibition Repeal Day in 1933

16 - Pinot Meunier Day

20 - Sangria Day - Not just for summer.

31 - Champagne Day. Let’s just call this bubbly night.

Raise a glass to 2022!

Reach Paula Bandy at pbthegrapevine@gmail.com and connect with her on Instagram at @pbthroughthegrapevine.