International Drink Chenin Blanc Day
International Drink Chenin Blanc Day is held on June 19. Happens annually on the 3rd Saturday of June. This event in the second decade of the month june is annual.
In 2014 the first Drink Chenin Blanc Day was celebrated on June 12th in New York and 10 other cities across the USA. This campaign was the brainchild of a group of USA retailers and sommeliers. The Chenin Blanc Association joined the campaign in 2016 and Wines of South Africa (WOSA – Europe and USA) is also actively supporting the campaign by e.g. facilitating special Chenin tastings and activities. Although the date of 15th of June for 2019 was thus picked for the northern hemisphere summer, celebrating the freshness of Chenin blanc, it actually put the spotlight on the diversity of Chenin blanc.
Created by winemakers Kate Norris and Thomas Monroe, founders of Portland, Oregon’s Division Winemaking Company and Southeast Wine Collective, #DrinkChenin Day celebrates the quality and potential for a grape once relegated to lesser vineyards for bulk production and used for table wine in its home region of the Loire Valley.
Lambrusco Day on June 20 (Lambrusco is a sparkling red wine made from the Lambrusco grape);
International Rosé Day on June 25 (Celebrated on the 4th Friday of June);
Champagne Day on August 4 (âirthday of champagne in 1693);
International Pinot Noir Day on August 16 (Pinot noir is such an expressive wine)