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National Wine Day & The Full List of Wine Holidays During the Year

Do you prefer wine over beer and cocktails? If so, get ready to celebrate one of your new favorite wine holidays – National Wine Day!

This day of wine enthusiasm falls annually on May 25. There are many wine holidays throughout the year; some dedicated to specific varietals of wine, and others dedicated to drinking wine. 

National Wine Day is dedicated to all wines in general! While the origin of this day is unknown, it’s a day and a beverage worth celebrating.

Keep reading for a list of wine holidays throughout the year, wine cork crafts for when you’re done drinking wine, and even free wine coloring pages at the bottom of the page.

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National days of the year are a fun way to celebrate odd and unusual foods, animals and items that you come into contact with.

Be sure to check out my national day’s guide for more fun days to celebrate. It gives information about the history of national days, and why we celebrate them.

How to celebrate National Wine Day

Now that you know that National Wine Day falls annually on May 25, let’s go over ways to celebrate it.

Check out the ideas below, and remember if you’re celebrating today, drink responsibly!

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  • Embrace your creativity by printing out the National Wine Day coloring pages provided below and coloring them in.  
  • Check out our post with wine facts to learn more about wine including the best wine temperature for storing and serving red and white wines.
  • Once you learn about the best temperature for storing and serving wine, invest in a wine fridge so every glass of wine you enjoy will be at the perfect temperature!
  • Visit a winery near you and do a wine tasting.
  • Upgrade your wine glassware by treating yourself to a new set of champagne flutes, red wine glasses or white wine glasses.
  • Find out if there are any wine classes held in your area. Many places have local wine bars that have tasting clubs, or wine classes as monthly events.
  • Get a wine decanter so you can aerate your older red wines before enjoying them.

List of wine holidays

If you’re a fan of all wines, then National Wine Day is the day for you since it celebrates all varieties of wine.

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However, there are other wine holiday and wine national days throughout the year that celebrate specific varieties of wine.

Check out the wine holidays and wine national days lists below. We’ve separated them by month for your convenience.

If you see any national wine day or wine holidays that we’ve missed please leave a comment and let us know so we can add them to the list!

January national wine days

It’s not surprising that January is the month with the fewest wine holidays.

January is all about making new years resolutions and setting your year up for success. For many people that includes making resolutions to drink less, or cut out drinking in general.

For those not participating in dry January, there is one wine day to celebrate: International Port Wine Day.

  • International Port Wine Day – January 27 

February wine holidays

A red wine bottle, two wine glasses, and a white box with a red bow on it next to a February calendar of national wine days.

  • International Furmint Day – February 1
  • International Syrah Day – February 16
  • National Drink Wine Day – February 18
  • Open that Bottle Night – Last Saturday in February

March national wine days

April wine holidays

  • Tannat Day – April 14
  • Malbec World Day – April 17
  • World Marselan Day – April 27
  • International Viognier Day – Last Friday in April

May national wine days

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  • International Sauvignon Blanc Day – First Friday in May
  • National Moscato Day – May 9
  • National Mimosa Day – May 16
  • National Pinot Grigio Day – May 17
  • Anniversary of the Judgement of Paris – May 24
  • National Wine Day – May 25
  • National Chardonnay Day – Thursday before Memorial Day

June wine holidays

  • National Bubbly Day – First Saturday in June
  • World Verdejo Day – Second Friday in June
  • National Rosé Day – Second Saturday in June
  • World Lambrusco Day – June 21
  • International Drink Chenin Blanc Day – Third Saturday in June

July national wine days

  • National Strawberry Rhubarb Wine Day – Third Saturday in July
  • National Wine and Cheese Day – July 25
  • Shiraz Day – 4th Thursday of July

August wine holidays

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  • International Albariño Day – August 1
  • National White Wine Day – August 4
  • National Prosecco Day – August 13
  • National Pinot Noir Day – August 18
  • Red Wine Day – August 28
  • International Cabernet Day – Thursday before Labor Day

September national wine days

  • International Cabernet Day – Thursday before Labor Day
  • Cap Classique Day – September 1
  • National Chianti Day – First Friday in September
  • International Grenache Day – Third Friday in September

October wine holidays

  • Vranec World Day – October 5
  • National Orange Wine Day – October 6
  • International Pinotage Day – Second Saturday in October
  • International Mavrud Day – October 26
  • International Carignan Day – Last Thursday in October
  • World Champagne Day – Fourth Friday in October

November national wine days

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  • International Xinomavro Day – November 1
  • National Wine Tasting Day – First Saturday in November
  • International Merlot Day – November 7
  • International Tempranillo Day – Second Thursday in November
  • Wine Tourism Day – Second Saturday in November
  • National Zinfandel Day – Third Wednesday of November
  • Beaujoulais Nouveau Day – Third Thursday in November 
  • International Carménère Day – November 24

December wine holidays

  • International Maratheftiko Day – December 1
  • Cabernet Franc Day – December 4
  • National Repeal Day – December 5
  • International Aszú Day – December 10
  • National Sangria Day – December 20
  • National Champagne Day – December 31

Wine cork crafts

After celebrating National Wine Day (or any of the other wine holidays mentioned), you might find yourself with extra wine corks.

Don’t throw the corks away! You can use them to make wine cork crafts.

An overhead shot of used wine corks of varying colors to make wine cork crafts.

Here at Always the Holidays, we love making seasonal wine cork projects. 

You can store your wine corks in decorative wine cork holders (affiliate link) until you have enough to make one of the wine cork crafts listed below.

Share this list of wine holidays with your friends on twitter:

If you enjoyed learning about the wine holidays of the year don’t forget to share them with your friends. Here’s a tweet to get you started:

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More May 25 national days

Did you enjoy learning about National Wine Day? Well you’re in luck, May 25 is host to more than just one national day! 

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Here is a complete list of all the May 25 national days:

  • National Wine Day
  • National Brown-Bag It Day
  • National Missing Children’s Day
  • National Tap Dance Day
  • Towel Day
  • Greek Pride Day

More national days in May

There are close to 2000 national days in the year and over 150 of them are celebrated in May.

To see them all, have a look at this post to discover more about the national days in May, as well as the May word search printable of national days.

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Is food your thing? Each day of the month has a food or drink associated with it, too. You’ll find all the May food holidays here.

Be sure to also check out these national days this month:

Pin this post on National Wine Day for later

Would you like a reminder of this post for National Wine Day? Just pin this image to one of your national day boards on Pinterest so that you can easily find it later.

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Yield: 1 coloring sheet

Wine Coloring Pages for National Wine Day

A wine coloring page with two champagne flutes clinking and swirls around them.

Celebrate National Wine Day, or any of the other wine holidays during the year by embracing your creative side and coloring this wine coloring page!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $1

Materials

  • Printer paper
  • Markers or colored pencils

Tools

  • Printer

Instructions

  1. Load your computer paper into your Deskjet printer.
  2. Choose portrait layout and if possible "fit to page" in your settings.
  3. Print the coloring sheet and color with markers, crayons or colored pencils.

Notes

A wine coloring pages that reads "National Wine Day" picturing two champagne flutes clinking with swirls and abstract shapes around them.

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Since graduating from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Jess has been living and working in Los Angeles, CA. She is a freelance writer, specializing in content related to fashion, food and drink and film industry topics. Find out more about Jess here.

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