National Pinot Noir Day

Every August 18th is observed as National Pinot Noir Day. It’s a holiday that allows wine lovers from around the world to fill their glasses with the earthy and floral aromas of this wine and celebrate its simplicity and beauty. It’s also a good day to delve into the history of this wine and its importance to the culinary world.

Speaking of its culinary importance, Pinot Noir is a wine that pairs well with a variety of different foods, so people might want to take this day to enjoy these foods as they’re celebrating this wine-filled holiday. Just make sure that you leave us a plate, as well as a glass of wine, too!

The History of National Pinot Noir Day

Pinot Noir has a storied history that dates back to the Middle Ages. It’s believed to have originated in Burgundy, France, going back to the Roman Empire. Over the past few hundred years, the grape variety used to make this wine has spread from France to other regions of the world as well. Now, this wine is made everywhere from Australia to New Zealand, as well as all across the United States and Europe.

Unfortunately, the history of National Pinot Noir Day is not as clear as the history of the wine it represents. No one really knows who created this holiday or when, but if we were forced to venture a guess, we would probably say that it was likely created by some wine association. Of course, that would only be a guess.

Some Quick and Easy Facts About Pinot Noir

Who’s in the mood to learn more about Pinot Noir? If you just said yes, then we encourage you to read the following quick and easy facts about Pinot Noir that we learned while researching this holiday. They’re fun, but they’re also educational.

  • Pinot Noir is older than Cabernet Sauvignon.
  • Germany is currently one of the top Pinot Noir producers in the world.
  • Chardonnay is a crossing of Pinot Noir and Gouais Blanc.

Observing National Pinot Noir Day

National Pinot Noir Day is celebrated by wine enthusiasts all over the world. And why wouldn’t it be? Pinot Noir is a delightful wine that pairs with a wide variety of different foods. It can be paired with mushrooms, BBQ pork ribs, roasted turkey, salmon, lamb chops, and even pepperoni pizza.

We encourage anyone and everyone to whip up their favorite food and Pinot Noir pairing and invite some friends over. We also encourage people to spread the word about this holiday using the hashtag #NationalPinotNoirDay online to spread the word about this holiday.

When is it?
This year (2024)
August 18 Sunday
Next year (2025)
August 18 Monday
Last year (2023)
August 18 Friday
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