”The discovery of a wine is of greater moment than the discovery of a constellation. The universe is too full of stars.”
~ Benjamin Franklin
There is a positive rainbow of wines in the world, but none so sweet and fair as those that are deemed white. Make no mistake, white wines are rarely if every truly white in color, but instead are beautiful varieties of straw-yellow, gold, or yellow-green. White Wine Day was created to help celebrate this wine that stands out from all others.
History of White Wine Day
The earliest evidence we have of wine indicates that it was being made as early as 7500 years ago in what is now Iran. We are fairly certain that the birth of wine dates a good long while before this, but no archaeological evidence has been able to determine precisely when. What we do know is that ever since its creation it has held a place of high esteem in society, being used in holy rituals and traded among the noble and wealthy. It has been deemed a gift worthy of Kings and Queens, and its vintages have been hoarded in dark cool places like ancient treasures.
White wine comprises the largest percentage of wines made in Germany and Switzerland, and the northern half of France is also known for its broad variety of white wines. They are considered to be some of the most delicious wines and are often paired with fish. In Catalonia, in fact, there is a special sort of white wine known as Cava, and champagne itself is truly a sparkling white wine that is only produced in the Champagne province of France. White Wine Day celebrates the antiquity of this golden wine and encourages us all to appreciate it throughout the year.
How to Celebrate White Wine Day
The best way to celebrate White Wine Day is to get together with your friends and gather together your favorite vintages of white wine. Once you’ve got all the ones you’re familiar with, why not get a few more so that you can broaden your palette. Have a friend who loves wine? Why not surprise them with a bottle to enjoy? While you’re at it, research the best pairings for white wine and prepare an entire meal centered around them, and don’t forget dessert! White Wine Day is the kind of day we celebrate all year long!