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National Drink Wine Day
Foods & Beverages
I propose a toast!

When: February 18th

Where: United States

Traditional Celebration Ideas

For some people it won't  take much of a reason to celebrate this day.  A popular custom or tradition at weddings or memorable events is to propose a toast, which involves everyone in the group setting to raise their glass and have a drink after an someone gives a brief speech.  The drink involved in a celebratory toast is often a glass of wine.
 

Numbers

A normal bottle of wine holds about 5 glasses of wine, with each glass holding approximately 5 oz's.
 

Description

As one of if not the oldest known beverage to man kind ( other than water ), wine as been produced all over the world for thousands of years.  There are many significant cultural stories about wine and the production of wine throughout history.  For example, the oldest-known winery was discovered in a cave in Vayots Dzor, Armenia. Dating all the way back  4100 BC, the site also included discovery of V. vinifera seeds and vines, which is a grape still used to make wine.  Different types of grapes and methods of winery productions vary among geographic regions in the world and their is many wine clubs and connoisseur's that constantly judge and reward the quality of such wine making efforts. Although traditionally stored and served in bottles, The process for using boxes to store wine was invented and patented by Thomas Angove, a winemaker from Renmark, South Australia in 1965.

Interesting Facts

  1. The oldest wine made from grapes has been found at sites in China dating back to around 7000 BC.
  2. The most expensive wine ever sold was the 1992 six liter Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon that sold for $500,000 at a charity auction.
  3. Red Wine is traditionally paired with the consumption of  red meats such as steak.
  4. White Wine is traditionally paired with the consumption of fish and chicken.
  5. For Red Wine that's 40 years old or older , it's best to let the bottle stand quietly for 4-6 weeks, until the wine becomes clear.
     

Information

Observed:
  • February 18th
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