Everything from the Odyssey to the Bible mentions the perils of overconsumption. Some of the top celebrations dedicated to the beloved grape. Help us
National traditions, public holidays and notable observances for 2023-2024 year
Monday 24 July
- National Tequila Day in USA
(A common practice in the U.S. is to take a shot with lime and salt, known as tequila cruda, while those in Mexico opt to savor their tequila neat like whiskey)
Wednesday 17 April
- Malbec World Day
(Malbec is a purple grape variety used in making red wine. MWD is celebrated to commemorate the day when president Domingo Faustino Sarmiento of Argentina officially made it his mission to transform Argentina's wine industry. On that day, back in 1853, he tasked Michel Aimé Pouget, a French soil expert, to bring over new vines)
About wine and beloved grape
Champagne and sparkling wines are too acidic to pair well with milk or dark chocolate. As red wines age, they become lighter in color. Because the color comes from grape skins (and not the juice), it’s possible to make a white wine out of red grapes.
It might come as a surprise, but several human trial studies have shown moderate red wine consumption to be better for you than not drinking at all. Red wine’s health benefits come from tannin.
The color in wine comes from a plant pigment called anthocyanin, found in the skins of red grapes.
The yellow and green-colored grapes that produce white wines are thought to have originated from a DNA mutation of red grapevines. The oldest winery that we know of is Armenian, dated to 4100 BCE.