It’s National Wine Day! 8 Ways to Celebrate National Wine Day May 25
You might be saying to yourself, “It’s National Wine Day 2021 already and nobody told me?” There is still plenty of time to celebrate, though, so don’t stress too soon!
Though the two holidays are only one word apart, it is important to note that today, May 25th, 2021, is actually National Wine Day, rather than National Drink Wine Day 2021, which is Friday, February 18.
The health benefits of wine are sketchy at best, but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate your favorite after-dinner drink with a fun national day calendar event.
This happy-hour-friendly holiday is a perfect excuse to wine down at the end of the day with your favorite grape-loving group of friends. Whether this feels like a sauvignon blanc day or a champagne day, here are eight fun ways you can celebrate National Wine Day this year.
8. Upgrade Your Corkscrew
If you haven’t already, now is a great time to upgrade to an electric wine bottle opener. The electric kind is quicker, easier, and all-around sleeker than the clunky-looking corkscrews of old.
This model comes in red and black and opens wine in about six seconds with the push of a single button.
While you’re at it, you might want to consider getting an electric aerator too, so that you look like a true wine aficionado the next time you have friends over.
7. Give the Gift of Wine
Though gift-giving isn’t traditionally the point of National Wine Day, it certainly never hurts! With amazing gift baskets like this one, websites like wine.com make it easier than ever to spread the love to dear ones near and far.
6. Host a Wine Tasting
What better excuse to get together with friends and open a few new bottles? It’s almost certain that everyone will find some new flavors to love. A new wine cooler will keep all your test bottles cold without clogging up valuable cheese and charcuterie space in the regular refrigerator.
5. Light Up Your Life (or at least your wine collection)
With so many cute and atmospheric ways to upcycle wine bottles these days, you have a lot of options when it comes to decorating for National Wine Day. You could go the DIY route, or you could order something already made like these lovely corked wine bottles full of string lights.
4. Cork Your Crafty Craving
Wine corks have been a kitchen classic craft item for years. Many people hesitate to start collecting them on their own, however (not to mention worries over how to clean such an item before crafting with it). If that’s all that’s been holding you back, hop on over to eBay where you can get a bushel of brand new corks reasonably cheap.
3. Dress for the Occasion
If you really love wine you shouldn’t be afraid to show it! These adorable Wine Bottle Charm Drop Earrings will earn you compliments wherever you go.
2. Make Your Own
Nothing makes appreciate something more than having to make it yourself! Winemaking isn’t very hard, with most of the process being dedicated to just letting the stuff sit and ferment in a closet for a while. Wine-making kits aren’t all that expensive either, and good beginner guides are easy to find online.
1. Drink Wine
Of course, at the end of the day, the best way to celebrate is to drink of glass of wine yourself. I can personally recommend Prophecy Pino Grigio but to each their own! Whether your favorite wine is a cabernet franc, chenin blanc, or one of the many lovely red wines out there, this is your day to celebrate.