In the wine world, different varietals have special days of celebration throughout the year. Below find a list of those days in which wine enthusiasts can honor their favorite wines on that particular day. Although I will list many of these days for this article, I will be concentrating on Malbec World day, which happens to be today and the Malbec wines that can make this day special.
Grape Days for 2018
International Sauvignon Blanc Day – May 4, 2018
World Moscato Day – May 9, 2018
International Chardonnay Day – May 21, 2018
National Rosé Day – June 9, 2018
Lambrusco Day – June 21, 2018
International Albariño Days – August 2 -7, 2018
National White Wine Day – August 4, 2018
International Cabernet Day – August 30, 2018
International Grenache Day – September 21, 2018
International Pinotage Day – October 14, 2018
Champagne Day – October 19, 2018
International Merlot Day – November 7, 2018
International Tempranillo Day – November 9, 2018
Beaujolais Nouveau Day – November 15, 2018
National Zinfandel Day – November 21, 2018
Cabernet Franc Day – December 4, 2018
Sangria Day – December 20, 2018
Today is Malbec World Day – a day around the world in which we celebrate a wine known as the signature varietal of Argentina. There’s possibly no better time of the year to look at the Malbec wines that make this day special.
The day was picked to commemorate a day in 1853 when the president of Argentina, Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, decided to elevate Argentina’s wine industry. He enlisted Michel Aimé Pouget, an agronomist to bring over French grapes, vines, and seeds to Argentina. Those vines included Malbec, which adapted well to the clay and limestone soils of Argentina. Malbec thrived so well in Argentina that it became its signature varietal.
This blurb is an excerpt from my article on FWT Magazine