I am in favour of all wine variety days. While I think many groups want to represent their flagship wine varieties. I think there have been so many in the past half decade. I do think that because there are so many and probably many more to come it becomes harder to rally for all grape varieties on separate days. I think most people are so busy that to celebrate every wine grape day might be an impossibility.
While the top and most widely produced grapes get their own day – 99% of other wine grape varieties never have their day in the limelight.
I had thought of a specific day where the entire wine category is important to celebrate. To celebrate all varieties, all wine making tradition, all regions and all styles on one day a year. I envisioned 1-July of every years as a great day since it is the day that toasts the first half of the year and looks forward to remaining portion of the year left.
I noticed all the sudden an interest on a Like page I created on Facebook. For the longest time and I did give up for a bit of time that there was no interest. Now this renewed interest seems to be blossoming.
There can only be a World Wide Wine Day only if you want there to be one and if you think it is important.
Celebrations can have the following elements:
- A Twitter tasting
- Trending in Tweets – #WorldWideWineDay #1-July-2015
- On and off-premise events
- A Facebook community – give a like: – https://www.facebook.com/pages/World-Wide-Wine-Day/124594817597294
It’s time to celebrate, taste and learn about known and soon to be known wine regions, wine grapes that are rarely tasted and rarely get any publicity, renew interest in popular wine grape varieties.
Tweet me if you have idea or a comment: https://twitter.com/JamesTheWineGuy
Add comments on how you will celebrate World Wide Wine Day this year: https://www.facebook.com/pages/World-Wide-Wine-Day/124594817597294
Old videos when I tried to launch this day several years ago: