Drink Wine Day is THE day to celebrate, enjoy and learn about wine. Whether you’re an avid wine lover or even just a beginner, why not make the day extra special with some fun ideas? This blog post highlights five fun activities to enjoy and learn about wine on Drink Wine Day.
As we celebrate Drink Wine Day, get ready to turn this occasion into a celebration! Whether you are trying to make it a night to remember with a few friends or wanting to make it a full-blown gathering, these five festive ideas are sure to make Drink Wine Day an enjoyable and educational event no matter the size or setting.
1. Wine 101 - Learn a little bit about wine
Nothing is greater than humans who seek to improve themselves. And one way you can do that is by learning a bit more about wine. You do not have to be a wine lover or fanatic to yearn to learn something cultural. Wine knowledge is one of those pieces of information that everyone could gain to set themselves up for success in any setting and conversation.
Bruce Springsteen said, “a time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be.” And who doesn’t want to be more cultured.
Whether you’re hosting an event or just looking for a way to add more culture to your conversation, wine education is the perfect way to celebrate Drink Wine Day.
2. Wine Flights (Tasting) & Charcuterie or Tapas for the Foodie, Picky Eater & Everything Inbetween
Wine pairing made perfect through the pairing of sweet and savory. Moreover, wine tasting and charcuterie make for the ultimate foodie experience. Guests can expect to sample a wide variety of wines, from the crisp and refreshing notes of the first wine in a wine flight, such as a Sauvignon Blanc to the last wine in a wine flight, to the bold and intense flavors of a Cabernet Sauvignon. Sip and swirl then bite and taste to highlight the flavors of the wines. We highly recommend these two excellent wines from Marlborough, New Zealand and Sonoma County, California.
The amazing part of a wine tasting and charcuterie is that each and every bite and sip can be customized. With sommeliers and expert chefs on hand, guests can create unique pairings that perfectly complement their preferred wine. Guests can also enjoy specialized presentations that pair a classic Cabernet with a creamy cheese dip or a glass of Riesling with a tangy fruit salsa.
As the food and wine come together, so do the conversations.Wine tasting and charcuterie create an atmosphere of light hearted enjoyment and relaxation, making it perfect for any occasion, especially Drink Wine Day. For all food and wine lovers alike.
3. Personalized Wine Bottle Labels for Lasting Memories
Take the opportunity to raise a unique toast with custom-crafted labels for your wine bottles. With easy-to-use tools such as custom label makers and printable paper to create your own labels, you can make your celebration and gifts special with personalized wine labels that capture the spirit of the occasion.
When it comes to wine labels, the options are virtually limitless. With a little imagination, you’ll be able to create something that captures the sentiment and emotion of Drink Wine Day in a way that’s meaningful and memorable.
4. Wine-Inspired Games
When it comes to games, you can easily combine the fun of wine with a little bit of friendly competition. To start, buy a few special bottles of wine and ask your guests to make their best guess at what they think the vintage might be. Award points to those with the closest guess and keep a tally throughout the evening. Alternatively, you could use blank labels to let your guests name their own vintage and create their own stories about its origin.
And don't forget to include a few fun activities that combine wine with food. It's always a great idea to bring out a few cheeses and let your guests sample them alongside different vintages. Or, if you prefer, you could make a special charcuterie tray with cured meats, olives, and other accompaniments. It's a great way to teach your guests a bit more about the art of wine-tasting and the many combinations that can be enjoyed. Find some inspiration with our friends from Graze montana here! And for more ideas on food and wine pairings, download our FREE Wine Pairing Guide, designed to help you discover the perfect wine to pair with meals to bring out the best flavors in food.
Moreover, you can host a Virtual Tasting Night in conjunction with one of our Level 3 Sommelier and uncover the secrets to choosing the best wine for any occasion and learn all about what makes a perfect bottle. Contact a Winethropist™ today to curate a custom tasting night HERE or write to email@example.com and we will be happy to help.
Whatever you choose to do, make sure to invite everyone to participate in your special Drink Wine Day celebration. With a few simple touches and some creative planning, you can turn your occasion into a memorable event that everyone will be talking about. So, why not start planning today? With wine-inspired games, you and your guests can have a night to remember!
5. Toast to the Occasion - simply have a glass of wine
Wine lovers and ‘I sometimes drink wine’ persons, it's time to raise your glasses and give a rousing toast to the occasion on Drink Wine Day!
From its earliest origin in the Middle East to its status today as a luxurious, easy, and celebrated beverage, wine has come a long way. Throughout history people from all walks of life have shared a glass of wine to mark special occasions, honor achievements, and bring friends and family together. From wedding toasts to wine tastings on vacations wine has become an iconic symbol of sophistication, culture and celebration.
Today, nosing complex wines, appreciating the aroma, and tasting the subtle nuances can be an exhilarating experience that’s often surprisingly affordable. Nearly all countries around the globe produce wine and depending on the region and vintage, there is a range of price points. Whatever your preference or budget, on Drink Wine Day, raise your glass and toast to the occasion!
When it comes down to it, no matter how you choose to celebrate Drink Wine Day, be sure to savor every sip, history lesson, and conversation. After all, as renowned wine critic Robert Parker once said, "Drinking good wine, with good food, in good company, is one of life's most civilized pleasures." So this Drink Wine Day, make a toast to the occasion and create moments that will last a lifetime.