It's National Red Wine Day . . . Will You Be One of the 12% of People Drinking an Entire Bottle?

August 28, 2018

Today is National Red Wine Day. Not to be confused with National White Wine Day, which was back on the 4th. Or National Wine Day, on May 25th. Or National Drink Wine Day, on February 18th. Anyway, here are some results from a new survey in honor of today's holiday . . .

1. 80% of people say they like wine, and red is the most popular type. White is second, sparkling is third, then roséand dessert wine.

2. 15% of people like wine and cheese together.  Which seems kind of low.

3. 12% always try to pair wines with what they're eating.

4. And finally, 12% of us have put down an entire bottle of wine by ourselves. And what better time to do that than today? 

People don’t’ need an excuse to drink red wine, but they’ll gladly take it. So, who do we have to thank for National Red Wine Day on August 28? None other than writer and wine aficionado Jace Shoemaker-Galloway. It’s anyone’s guess as to why this date was selected, but we’re guessing that a love of sangria had something to do with it. Still, you have to feel for purists who can only drink wine at room temperature. For red wine specifically, that’s between 65-70 degrees, which doesn’t sound all that great under the blistering sun. However, if you’re chilling in the AC, it’s all good.