If there’s one “drinking” holiday you’ll catch us celebrating this year, chances are it’s National Drink Wine Day!
Fun Fact: This legendary “adult beverage” is made from grapes (duh), yeast and sulfur dioxide (SO 2) and has been around for nearly 8,000 years.
Think that’s impressive?
Try this one on for size … there are over 10,000 different varieties of wine grapes in the world!
And for each style of wine that you’ve heard of, only one variety of grape is used. Well, unless it’s a cuvée (blend)…
How many can you name?
Here, we’ll get you started: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah (Shiraz), Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir.
Six down, 9,994 (or more) to go…
Is your mind blown? Even just a little?
Sounds like it’s time for a glass of Pinot Grigio!
How To Celebrate National Drink Wine Day
Celebrate by savoring the robust aroma of your favorite red, white, rosé or sparkling wine — and make sure to use #NationalDrinkWineDay and/or #DrinkWineDay when posting your silky, supple snaps on social media.
And for those who like to not only do their research, but also document what they drink, we found the closest thing to the ultimate “social network for wine” one might ever fathom.
It’s called Vivino and can be downloaded here.
Just take a picture of the label for instant access to ratings, reviews, and average price, all generated by over 28 MILLION users. It’s literally the world’s largest community of wine drinkers. Yeah, it might just rule your world from here on out.
Below: Actual footage of The Today Show cast members during commercial break.
When was the last time you chatted with your mom about wine?
If it’s been a while, you may want to get her take on the state of the industry, much like this clip from Kathy Griffin and her 97 year old mother, Maggie.
National Drink Wine Day Playlist
Do you hear that?
It sounds like our National Drink Wine Day playlist calling your name!
Or maybe it’s the sound of a cork popping?
Probably the cork popping, because this is by far our BIGGEST playlist yet — showcasing over 4,100 crisp, dry and fruity songs!
We fermented out the explicit, duplicate and “whiney” tracks when creating this MASSIVE 272-hour long descent into all things wine-soaked and musical.
Within you’ll find renditions of favorites like Cherry Wine, Strawberry Wine, Red Red Wine, Dandelion Wine, Sweet Wine and Days of Wine & Roses.
Notable female contributors include Nancy Sinatra, Deana Carter, Overcoats, Carrie Underwood, The Civil Wars and countless others, like Emmylou Harris, Loretta Lynn, Angie Stone, The Cardigans, Amy Winehouse (in a duet with Nas, rapping about wine), LeAnn Rimes, Coeur De Pirate, Imelda May, Martina McBride, Ella Fitzgerald, Cowboy Junkies, Dionne Warwick, L7, Etta James and Barbra Streisand … sounds pretty good, right?
We hope that you’ll choose to listen (and drink) responsibly — santé!
(Really Bad) Wine Jokes
Q: What does a grape say when you step on it?
A: Nothing. It just lets out a little wine.
I found a wallet today and as a good Christian I thought, “What would Jesus do?”
So I turned it into wine.
A woman and a man are involved in a car accident. Both of their cars are totally demolished, but amazingly neither of them is hurt.
After they crawl out of their cars, the woman says, “Wow, just look at our cars! There’s nothing left, but fortunately we weren’t hurt. This must be a sign from God that we should meet and be friends and live together in peace for the rest of our days.”
The man replies, “I agree with you completely. This must be a sign from God!”
The woman continues, “And look at this, here’s another miracle. My car is completely demolished but this bottle of wine didn’t break. Surely God wants us to drink this wine and celebrate our good fortune.”
Then she hands the bottle to the man. The man nods his head in agreement, opens it, drinks half the bottle, and extends it back to the woman. Politely, the woman refuses to accept the bottle.
The man asks, “Aren’t you having any?”
The woman replies, “No thanks. I’ll just wait for the police.”
Q: What do a glass of water and an Atheist have in common?
A: Jesus can make them both “wine”.
My brother always gets mad when I mess with his red wine.
So I added some Sprite and oranges to it and now he’s sangria than ever.
The new girl at work slapped me today because I asked if she spits or swallows.
Honestly, it seemed like a perfectly reasonable question, considering we work as wine tasters.