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National Wine Day 2014: Pop open the cork - it's time to drink wine

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Have you heard the buzz? With the long Memorial Day weekend right around the corner, another delightful holiday is just hours away and Americans are ready to celebrate! According to a WUSA9 report published on May 23, one of the best days of the entire year is almost here. Go grab the corkscrew, folks! May 25, 2014, is National Wine Day!

Whether you prefer red, white, dry, sweet or sparkling, this delightful beverage holiday is dedicated to all types of wine. While the origins of this annual occasion are unknown, who needs an excuse to enjoy a wine?

Whether you consider yourself a wine connoisseur, novice or weekend warrior, nothing quite hits the spot like a delightful glass of wine, right? People have been drinking wine for centuries. In fact, the world's oldest known bottle of wine, discovered during a dig in 1867, actually dates back to 325 A.D. The bottle is on permanent display at the Historisches Museum der Pfalz in Germany.

And speaking of impressive. Winemaker and creative craftsman, John Holdredge, created the perfect chair for enjoying wine. Holdredge and a few friends made a ginormous Adirondack-style chair that is over 12 feet tall and 8 feet wide constructed out of Western Red Cedar. According to an online interview with Holdredge Wines, the chair is a delightful combination of art and fun.

“Full grown adults turn into squealing little kids when they get on it. We are very serious about the many Pinot Noirs we make, but we also try to have as much fun in life as possible- and this is just an extension of that aspect of who we are. Come for the wine, stay for the chair, or vice-versa.”

Perfect for get-togethers, 10 people can sit on it at once. Now if we could only find a gigantic wine bottle – we’d be good to go!

If you are out and about this weekend, check out some of the fun wine events across the nation.

National Wine Day Events

The Holman Ranch Tasting Room in Carmel Valley, CA, will be servin’ up free wine tastings in honor of the occasion. Just stop by between 11 – 6:00 p.m. on May 25 for a free White Wine Flight tasting (one per person.)

Chris Kern’s Forgotten Grapes will also be celebrating with a Wine Tasting weekend. For $12, you’ll get to taste 12 different wines from all over the world. The event runs from May 23 – May 26, 2014.

Passport to Pinot – If you are in the Sebastopol, CA, area, be sure to stop by this weekend event at the Dutton Goldfield Winery & Tasting Room. More than 30 area wineries will be participating. Barrel tastings, delicious food, tours, local entertainers and artist demonstrations will all be part of the occasion.

The Laurita Spring Festival in New Egypt, New Jersey, will take place on May 24 – 25. Enjoy live music, food and award-winning wines.

It’s time to pop open the cork because it's time to drink some wine! (In moderation, of course.) Happy National Wine Day! May 25 is also Geek Pride Day.

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