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Cabernet Franc Day is one of the most recent wine recognition days to become an annual event. Since 2015, the celebration of this popular grape has brought attention to it rich history and unique charateristics. Orignally grown in the Libournais region of France, Cardinal Richelieu – the First Minister of State under King Louis XIII – brought cuttings to the Loire in the mid-1700’s.
Plantings increased in the Loire and vines were later sent to Bordeaux, where the grape became a common blending partner with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. It is believed that Cabernet Sauvignon is the genetic offspring of grafted Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc.
Whether enjoyed in a blend or a single varietal bottle, sip some Cabernet Franc today!
Celebrated annually on December 4th.
Mulled wine, which is most popular in regions that experience long cold winters, is simply wine that has been warmed and spiced. Typical recipes include adding sugar, ground cinnamon, ginger, pepper, nutmeg, cardamom, cloves and other spices to red wine.
To try making mulled wine yourself, visit the New York Times cooking section for their traditional mulled wine recipe.
Mulled Wine Day is celebrated globally each year on March 3rd.
Malbec World Day is celebrated in Argentina each year on April 17th to honor the day in 1853 when President Domingo Faustino Sarmiento launched an effort to make the wines of Argentina competitive with better-known wine-producing regions around the world. After decades of experimentation and importation of European root stocks, primarily from France, Malbec became the featured grape varietal in Argentina and its Malbec wines became known worldwide for superior quality. Malbec World Day became an official holiday in 2011, sponsored by Wines Of Argentina. It is now celebrated globally wherever Malbec wine is produced and enjoyed.