In case you ever need a reason to enjoy a glass of your favorite wine, Friday, May 25 is National Wine Day! Celebrated every year, National Wine Day has a sister holiday in February, National Drink Wine Day.
So pour yourself a glass of your favorite Suisun Valley or Green Valley wine! You deserve it - and it's good for you too! Did you know that wine, red wine in particular, is attributed to positive health benefits? It lowers your chances of having a stroke compared to nondrinkers. For men and women who drink moderately, it lessens their chance of developing Type 2 diabetes by 30%. To get the same amount of antioxidants you find in wine, you would need to drink 20 glasses of apple juice or seven glasses of orange juice. That's a lot of juice! Wine is also guilt-free, with no fat or cholesterol.
Here are some other fun wine facts:
How do you hold a wine glass? There is a right and wrong way. Wine glasses should be held by the stem, so that way it the hand does not raise the temperature of the wine. The stem is for a reason!
California is the fourth largest producer of wine in the world. The other three are France, Spain, and Italy.
10,000 varieties of wine grapes exist worldwide!
The signing of the Declaration Of Independence was toasted with glasses of Madeira.
The oldest known wine cellar is on the Titanic. When divers went down to the wreckage, surprisingly most of the bottles were still in tact.
“Toasting” started in ancient Rome when the Romans sustained the Greek tradition. They would drop a piece of toasted bread into the wine glass to soften unsavory tastes.
Believe it or not, there are some people that have a fear of wine. It’s called “oenophobia”.
If a husband found his wife drinking wine in the early Roman times, he was at liberty to kill her. It was forbidden that women drink wine.
Well, it's a good thing we no longer live in Ancient Rome!
Celebrate National Wine Day all weekend with trips to our Suisun Valley and Green Valley wineres. Altogether, this region is home to over a dozen tasting rooms, all family-owned. Visit our website to view a full list of all of our wineries! Expect to find winemakers and their families pouring from behind the counters. They are all known for treating guests as if they are part of an extended family. Many of our wineries host events year-round that bring in locals and visitors alike. From live music and food trucks, to paint nights and dog walks, to themed wine release parties, come discover why Suisun Valley is winning the hearts of visitors around the world!