Drink Wine Day Date in the current year: February 18, 2024

Drink Wine Day February 18 is a perfect day to open a bottle of wine and enjoy a glass or two because it is Drink Wine Day, also known as National Drink Wine Day or Global Drink Wine Day. This amazing holiday was created to raise awareness of the benefits of wine and encourage people to discover the wonderful world of wines.

National Drink Wine Day has been celebrated for over 15 years. It was established by Todd McCalla, who is not in the wine business himself but likes to enjoy a good glass of wine. By the way, McCalla is the same person who came up with National Margarita Day, celebrated on February 15.

But how did National Drink Wine Day turn into a global celebration? Casey Bryan is the person we should thank for this. Bryan is a wine enthusiast and specialist from New Zealand who is currently based in Australia; she is best known as the author of the Travelling Corkscrew wine blog which she started in 2010.

When Bryan learned about National Drink Wine Day, she decided that Americans were not the only ones who deserved a holiday dedicated to drinking wine. National Drink Wine Day became Global Drink Wine Day in 2016, but the holiday is still known by both names. Honestly, it doesn’t matter what you call it as long as you find some time to celebrate your favorite wines on February 18.

The main purpose of Drink Wine Day isn’t to encourage people to get drunk; wine is only good for you when enjoyed in moderation. The holiday was created to spread the love for wine, raise awareness of its health benefits, and celebrate the role of wine in history and religion. The creators of National Drink Wine Day and Global Drink Wine Day suggest that you embrace the benefits of wine and have a good time without going overboard.

There are many ways to celebrate Drink Wine Day. You can choose any of them or come up with your own ideas that aren’t on our list.

  • Splurge on an expensive bottle of wine you’ve been eyeing for some time or give a bottle of your favorite wine to a friend.
  • Go out to a restaurant or a wine bar with your friends or significant other.
  • Throw a wine-tasting party for your friends or have a romantic dinner with your partner at home.
  • Read a book or watch a documentary about winemaking and the different kinds of wine grapes and wines that are grown and produced around the globe.
  • Learn some wine terminology.
  • Attend a wine tasting event or a wine and food pairing class.
  • Visit a winery or a vineyard near you.
  • Sign up for a wine course or join a wine club.
  • Go out of your comfort zone: if you prefer red wines, attend a white wine tasting; if you prefer sweet sparkling wines, give brut a try; try a new style of wine or grape variety, etc.
  • Buy some fancy wine accessories: a nice set of glasses (or even several sets because red wines, white wines, and sparkling wines call for different types of glasses), a quality corkscrew or bottle opener, bottle stoppers for still and sparkling wines, a decanter, etc. 

And, of course, don’t forget to spread the word about the holiday on social media with the hashtags #DrinkWineDay, #NationalDrinkWineDay and #GlobalDrinkWineDay.

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