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Beaujolais Nouveau Day is a big holiday in France, held the third Thursday each November to commemorate release of the first wine from that year’s harvest. By French law, wines may be released at 12:01am on this day. There are tastings, contests, races and festivals of every type featuring this young wine.
For more information, click: Beaujolais Nouveau Day
Mulled Wine Day is celebrated globally each year on March 3rd. 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.
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.