National Pinot Noir Day
Gather friends and family for a wine-tasting affair, perhaps with a selection from different regions like France, Australia, Italy, New Zealand, China, Wales, England, Chile, South Africa, USA, Germany, and don’t forget that it’s in plenty of sparkling wines as well!
When is it? Every August 18th
What are the hashtags?
The most romantic of wines, with so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, and so powerful a punch that, like falling in love, they make the blood run hot and the soul wax embarrassingly poetic:
Master Sommelier Madeline Triffon
“Pinot is a fantastic wine, but a temperamental grape. With its rich colour and complex flavours, it is largely considered one of the most hedonistic wines ever made. Elegant and berry-lie, its velvet flavour is the perfect addition to any affair. National Pinot Noir Day celebrates this wine and the regions of the world in which it’s cultivated.”
History of National Pinot Noir Day
Every wine deserves to have a day dedicated to its consumption, and none more so than Pinot Noir. Pinot Noir is so named due to the dark colour of the grapes, and the pine-cone shaped clusters they grow in on the vine. Showing a strong preference for cooler climates, the grape of the same name is grown primarily in Burgundy, France, USA and South Africa. Of course, cultivating Pinot Noir is not a task for the faint of heart, for these grapes are difficult to cultivate and tricky to turn into wine.
Perhaps that’s appropriate for a wine that is both rich and complex. The skin of the grapes are thin and don’t offer the protection of thicker skinned grapes, and can be finicky during the ageing process, frequently being uneven and unpredictable. The tight clusters require careful management lest rot set in, and this often involves careful management of the canopy.
For those who are willing to brave it and cultivate the skill, the wine that is produced is beyond measure. National Pinot Noir Day celebrates all that is required to produce this wine and the delicious bounty that unfolds.
How to celebrate National Pinot Noir Day
Head down to our online store and procure yourself a bottle of this delicious wine. Pinot Noir comes in many varieties that each carries the personality and taste of the regions they come from. Get together with your friends and each brings a bottle of your favourite Pinot Noir and then collect other bottles of vintages of Pinot Noir with which you are less familiar. National Pinot Noir Day is a great opportunity to broaden your palate and indulge in your favourite variety of this dark wine. Enjoy it and share generously!
From the team at Guest Wines