May 25 marks National Wine Day. It’s the perfect opportunity to open a bottle, pour a glass and savor the delicious beverage.
Here is a list of the best ways to celebrate, looking to hotels, wineries and destinations around the world for inspiration.
Purchase new wine to indulge in on this day. Michelin-starred Chef Giovanni Luca Di Pirro of COMO Castello Del Nero in Tuscany, Italy, shared some suggestions. ”I love biodynamic wines from native Tuscan grapes. The wines I still get excited to drink are the Panzanello Chianti Classico, Castello Di Colle Massari and the organic Brunello Di Montalcino. The Brunello in particular are among the very first in the top 100 in the world, mainly because they are the most natural, which results in great taste. If you want a real elevated experience, the Masseto 2001 is the one. This unfortunately is very expensive and would not be affordable for everyone, but it is certainly unforgettable.”
Virtual Tour and Tasting
Take a virtual wine tour of Victoria, Australia. Explore Victoria’s five main wine regions: King Valley, Pinot Coast, Rutherglen, Shiraz Central and Yarra Valley. The versatile producing region offers Pinot Noir to Prosecco and varietals in between.
LDV Winery in Scottsdale, Arizona, invites oenophiles to a private virtual wine tasting. Purchase a minimum of six bottles of wine in order to join the LDV winemakers on a private guided tasting via Zoom.
Oyster and Wine Pairing
The experts at Shuckers Oyster Bar in the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle suggest some oyster and wine pairings, perfect for crafting your own happy hour. For example, Kusshi oysters from British Columbia pair well with a fruit-forward Chardonnay. Briny Kumamoto oysters are perfect alongside a bubbly rosé brut.
Plan a Future Trip to Switzerland
Grand Hotel Kronenhof Pontresina and Kulm Hotel St. Moritz will present their own exclusive Swiss wines to guests this year. The properties partnered with Swiss winery Davaz to offer local wine.
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