Ah, wine—the mysteriously sophisticated drink that can bring people together for a great time and a sense of merriment.
Whether you’re an experienced connoisseur or simply enjoy the occasional glass, here's your chance to get a taste for some truly amazing bottles this National Red Wine Day, which will be celebrated on August 28th!
We’ve got 5 wines crafted by highly-skilled winemakers just waiting to be poured in celebration.
So grab yourself a glass (or two!) and join us as we take you through these fantastic wines, each boasting unique styles, tastes, and aromas that enliven any evening.
The History of National Red Wine Day
National Red Wine Day serves as a perfect occasion to delve into the historical journey of the red wine industry and trace its evolution into the contemporary era.
The roots of wine can be traced back millennia. Historical records suggest that as early as 7000 BC, inhabitants of the Henan province in China might have pioneered the creation of a proto-red wine.
This early concoction likely comprised wild grapes, honey, rice, and hawthorn fruit. The mixture was stored in clay jars, and fermentation was initiated by yeast on the grape skins.
The narrative of wine's history unfolds across the ages. A significant discovery in 2007 unearthed evidence of the world's first winery, dating back to roughly 6100 BC in Armenia.
This ancient form of wine production occurred within a cave, a finding achieved through the collaborative efforts of Armenian and Irish archaeologists.
Throughout history, red wine has been interwoven with diverse global cultures. As human civilization advanced, so did the techniques for cultivating suitable grape varieties and transforming them into the exquisite elixir known today.
Spanning both the Old World and the New World, red wine has evolved to represent more than just a beverage; it symbolizes metamorphosis, joy, camaraderie, sustenance, and life itself.
National Red Wine Day encapsulates all these meanings and more. Established in 2014 by Jace Shoemaker-Galloway, this day was conceived to honor the magnificence and allure of red wine.
Wines To Celebrate National Red Wine Day
19 Crimes Cali Red is a popular red wine known for its smooth and approachable taste. Cali Red is inspired by the California spirit, offering a blend of dark fruit flavors with a hint of vanilla and oak.
It's a versatile choice for both casual sipping and pairing with a variety of foods.
This wine is created with the partnership of entertainment icon Snoop Dogg, who embodies all these qualities, and more, through hard work and perseverance.
Alto Moncayo Campo de Borja Veraton is a renowned Spanish wine celebrated for its exceptional quality.
Produced in the Campo de Borja wine region, this red wine is crafted from old-vine Garnacha (Grenache) grapes, known for their intensity and depth of flavor.
Veraton showcases a deep ruby hue and offers a rich bouquet of dark fruit, blackberries, plums, and subtle hints of spices.
Velvety tannins and a harmonious balance between fruitiness and oak-driven complexity characterize its full-bodied palate.
With a long and satisfying finish, Alto Moncayo Campo de Borja Veraton is a sought-after choice among wine enthusiasts and pairs excellently with a variety of hearty dishes.
This wine is a dark ruby color with hints of magenta and purple. On the nose, it smells of dark raspberries and wild strawberries, with crushed violets, peonies, and star anise.
There is also an undertone of dark, stony earth. The wine is smooth, pretty, and soft but has a nice crunch of acid and tannin, giving it a good body and palate persistence.
Overall, this is a well-balanced wine that would be perfect for National Red Wine Day.
With a bouquet of cedar, spice, and sun-ripened blackberries, our Sonoma Zinfandel makes a strong first impression.
Bold and richly textured on the palate with an intensity and purity of fruit reflected in notes of wild blueberries, plums, and black currants.
A light dusting of tannins provides structure and a long finish buoyed by fresh juicy acidity.
The Opus One 2018 offers a harmonious aromatic balance of rich dark fruit, stems of roses, and an earthy forest floor.
The juicy entry offers a round, silky mouthfeel with just enough acidity to compliment the satin texture.
This seductive wine shows flavors of black cassis, black cherry, and a hint of cocoa powder. The fine-grained, plush tannins evolve into a long, supple finish.
A supremely age-worthy wine, it will delight now and for many years to come.