Red Wine Day: Cheers!
Whether you consider yourself a connoisseur, novice or somewhere in between, get ready to raise your glass, America. Aug. 28 is Red Wine Day (RWD) in the U.S.A! This annual 'spirited' holiday, created in 2013 by wine-lover and freelance writer, Jace Shoemaker-Galloway.
Today's red wine is produced all over the world and available in many tasty varieties. From Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir to Beaujolais Nouveau, Malbec, Zinfandel or Chianti, red wine not only tastes great, some believe red wine, in moderation, is good for you, too!
While some believe red wine should be celebrated during the cooler months, it's time to live outside the (wine) box, folks! Since most of us spend our summers in the comfort of air conditioning, who said red wine can’t be enjoyed during the dog days of summer especially with some favorite foods hot off the grill? From Pinot Noir to Gamay and Grenache, there are plenty of red wines that people can enjoy during the warm months of the year – chilled or not. Because, prepare yourself - some suggest CHILLING your reds!
Whether you prefer a fine wine after a hard day at work, with a few of your favorite friends at the local pub, or enjoy a glass or two during dinner with the family, red wine is perfect any time!