National Drink Wine Day is celebrated on February 18 of every year. Wines also have some health benefits. Moderate drinking of wine will reduce the risk of liver disease, type II diabetes, heart attack, stroke, and certain type of cancers. It can reduce bad cholesterol and can increase good (HDL). Hence National Drink Wine Day is a day to spread the health and love of wines. Enjoy the Drink Wine Day with a refreshing glass of Merlot, Pinot, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, or Shiraz in honor of the occasion.

I love Everything that is old – old friends, old times, old manners, old books and old wines.” – Oliver Goldsmith

History of National Drink Wine Day

The creator or inventor of National Drink Wine Day is still unknown. From 6000 B.C., people have been producing Wines. There are different ancient legends about human beings who accidentally became intoxicated due to the consumption of fermented grapes; this is how wines were first created. Initially, people began experimenting with the process of fermentation, and the methods to make the wine were spread from Mesopotamia to Greece, Egypt, France, Rome, Spain, and the New World. Now, nearly twenty million acres of the earth’s surface are dedicated to growing grapes for wine. Studies have proved that moderate drinking of wine will improve heart health, boosts immunity, reduce forgetfulness and increase bone density.

National Drink Wine Day 2018 - February 18

Facts about Wine

The simple and unknown facts about the Wine are listed below

  • Red wines are associated with health benefits. It will decrease the chance of having a stroke when compared to non-drinkers.
  • Wine glasses must be held by the stem as the hand doesn’t raise the temperature of the wine.
  • The wine bottles that have animals on the label are called “Critter Wine.”
  • Wines are virtually made in every country.
  • The intense fear or hatred of wine is known as “Oenophobia.”
  • The tradition of bumping glasses with a “Cheers” greeting came from Rome.
  • Winemaking is a significant theme in the oldest literary work called “Epic of Gilgamesh.”
  • The average age of French oak trees harvested for use in creating wine barrels is 170 years.
  • Nearly 400 oak species are available to source wood for wine barrels.
  • The Germans invented the Eiswein, made from frozen grapes.

Other Celebrations on February 18

February 18 is also celebrated as

How to Celebrate National Drink Wine Day

Celebrating National Drink Wine Day is quite simple and very easy to remember. Celebrate the day by visiting the local winery and sending your friends a virtual toast with a free e-card. Spread the positive benefits of wine to friends, family members, and even co-workers. Gather your friends, and family members and conduct a Wine Themed Party. Take pictures and share them on social media by using the hashtag #DrinkWineDay.

Thank you for reading the post. You can celebrate every day with and Happy National Drink Wine Day 2023.