National Strawberry Rhubarb Wine Day
National Strawberry-Rhubarb Wine Day is a holiday that’s observed annually on the third Saturday in July. Strawberries and rhubarbs have been a culinary combination that’s been enjoyed decades now—maybe even longer than that. This combination has been used in pies for so long because rhubarb and strawberries not only have a sweet profile, but they also have sour notes that make it more interesting to the palette.
That’s why strawberries and rhubarb have been used in pies first and then later in margaritas. It’s now enjoyed as a wine and a popular one evidently because a holiday has been constructed around it.
The History Of National Strawberry Rhubarb Wine Day
This holiday was created after 2010 when Maple River Winery in downtown Casselton, North Dakota accepted the Double Gold Award for its Strawberry Rhubarb Wine. It’s been observed as a holiday ever since by everyone who enjoys this flavor profile.
Interesting Facts About Rhubarb
Let’s go over some of the fun facts we’ve uncovered about rhubarb. Facts that we think everyone should know about.
- Rhubarb originated in China.
- Rhubarb was originally used for medicinal purposes.
- Rhubarb saved 18th-century Canadian fur traders from dying because it had a laxative effect that relieved constipation caused by a diet of just meat and fish.
- Rhubarb can grow to a height of 5-feet.
- If eaten in large doses, rhubarb leaves can be poisonous.
- In the U.S., rhubarb is considered to be fruit.
Observing National Strawberry Rhubarb Wine Day
There are several different wineries making strawberry rhubarb wine, so celebrating this holiday should be pretty easy for anyone who wants to celebrate it. What pairs well with strawberry rhubarb wine?
Well, a variety of things such as fried foods, or foods that have a high-fat content. For anyone celebrating this holiday, it’s a good idea to spread the word about it using the hashtag #StrawberryRhubarbWineDay.