Malbec World Day: Celebrating Malbec Wines

Mendoza Vineyard where grapes grow for Malbec wines
In the wine world, different varietals have special days of celebration throughout the year. Below find a list of those days in which wine enthusiasts can honor their favorite wines on that particular day. Although I will list many of these days for this article, I will be concentrating on Malbec World day, which happens to be today and the Malbec wines that can make this day special.

Grape Days for 2018

International Sauvignon Blanc Day – May 4, 2018

World Moscato Day – May 9, 2018

International Chardonnay Day – May 21, 2018

National Rosé Day – June 9, 2018

Lambrusco Day – June 21, 2018

International Albariño Days – August 2 -7, 2018

National White Wine Day – August 4, 2018

International Cabernet Day – August 30, 2018

International Grenache Day – September 21, 2018

International Pinotage Day – October 14, 2018

Champagne Day – October 19, 2018

International Merlot Day – November 7, 2018

International Tempranillo Day – November 9, 2018

Beaujolais Nouveau Day – November 15, 2018

National Zinfandel Day – November 21, 2018

Cabernet Franc Day – December 4, 2018

Sangria Day – December 20, 2018

Today is Malbec World Day – a day around the world in which we celebrate a wine known as the signature varietal of Argentina. There’s possibly no better time of the year to look at the Malbec wines that make this day special.

The day was picked to commemorate a day in 1853 when the president of Argentina, Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, decided to elevate Argentina’s wine industry. He enlisted Michel Aimé Pouget, an agronomist to bring over French grapes, vines, and seeds to Argentina. Those vines included Malbec, which adapted well to the clay and limestone soils of Argentina. Malbec thrived so well in Argentina that it became its signature varietal.

To Read More about Malbec World Day

This blurb is an excerpt from my article on FWT Magazine