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Celebrate National Wine Day With A Few of These Ideas

As if you needed a reason to open your best bottle of wine, May 25th is National Wine Day and we’re sharing our favorite ways to celebrate with you!

Wine brings us together, facilitates conversations, teaches us about the world, and serves as an important ingredient on the table. That’s worth treasuring. Whether you’re looking for some vineyard fun along the Placer County wine trail or wondering where to find a wine tasting near you, we’ve got you covered with this list of wine-loving activities.

Host a wine tasting

What better way to celebrate than to try new wines with friends? Gather some of your best wine enthusiasts in your living room, kitchen, or back porch, and ask everyone to bring a bottle of wine to taste. You can choose a theme like Sauvignon Blanc, California Versus France, or create a mixed bag and see where the night takes you!

Be sure to serve cheese, whatever you do.

Make a wine “bucket list” and cross one off

What wines have you heard about that you’ve always wanted to try? Start a list and leave it on your refrigerator; add to it throughout the year. And there’s no better day to start crossing off that list than today—get to your local wine shop or winery and treat yourself!

Try a new wine and food pairing

Let today be a day of exploration. Try a wine and food pairing that you’ve never heard of: if you love Indian food, search for a wine to go with your favorite dish. Or try something simple like rosé and sweet potato fries (hey, you never know).

Alternatively, you could try a classic wine pairing that you’ve just never gotten around to. There’s never a bad day for oysters and Champagne or Cabernet Sauvignon and hangar steak.

Take a vineyard tour

Have you ever wondered exactly what happens in the vineyard to make a great wine? Today is the perfect day to walk among the grapevines and learn something new about what makes wine special. Be sure to bring all of your questions for your guide; they have so much knowledge to share!

Wine Tasting Near Me

Along the Placer County wine trail, we offer wine tastings of award-winning wines, winery tours, and an Italian European-style gourmet restaurant. Make your reservation to celebrate the best day of the year at Wise Villa Winery.

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