Whether you are a wine connoisseur or just love to have a glass of wine with friends, August 4th is the day to make it all about the White Wine.
It appears that National White Wine Day was first observed on August 4, 2014. There is no one specific group that has taken credit for the origination, but as much as Americans love wine, it could be just about anyone!
Research shows that white wine could have been made as early as 7500 years ago in what is now known as Iran. White wine is made mainly from white grapes that are green or yellow in color. The finished product is rarely “white” and has been described as straw-yellow, yellow-green or yellow-gold.
How White Wine Day Unites People
“Water separates the people of the world, wine unites them.”-Anonymous
Interesting fun ways to celebrate
Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or a vino newbie, you can still take part in this national celebration that honors our friends Chardonnay, Riesling, Moscato, Sauvingon Blanc and Pinto Grigio just to mention a few.
Why not host a wine tasting party at your home?
Have each guest or couple bring two bottles of wine; one that is a favorite and one they’ve been dying to try. You don’t have to spend a lot on a good wine; many of the most popular and best tasting are under $20! Cover the labels with brown paper and assign each bottle a number. Give guests wine scorecard sheets so they can jot down which ones are favorites and which ones will never make it their dinner table. Have some appetizers on hand that pair well with white wine such as sushi or vegetable kabobs, fresh fruit, bread and cheese. Be sure to have a jug of water on hand so guests can cleanse their palates between tastings.
Visit a Local Winery
Visiting a local wintery can be a fun event for the entire family. Wineries have changed in recent years to be more inviting and family friendly. Many have playgrounds set up for the little ones and wineries now feature live music and educational seminars. They’ve also become the perfect spot for saying “I do.”
Fun Fact about Wine in the U.S.
The United States is the highest wine consuming country by volume, drinking 341.5 million cased in 2016. This figure is expected to rise by 5% by 2020, to 358.3 million cases.
Did you know there are over 11,000 wineries in the United States? Of those 11,000, 98% are considered small wineries producing less than 250,000 gallons annually. States having the most wineries are 1) California; 2) Washington; 3) Oregon.