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Wine Cellar Inspirations: Celebrating Red Wine Day

August 26th, 2020

Every day is a good time for red wine, don’t you agree? But this weekend, it will be an even better time to pour your reds.  August 28 is National Red Wine Day and we’re down for the celebrations! Of course, we’re going to do it in a safe way but without compromising on the fun. So let’s talk about how we can enjoy our favorite reds even more. Forget about the stuffy rules about how and when to drink that Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, or Pinot Noir. Grab your nicest wineglass and let’s start pouring!

Celebrate National Red Wine Day!

What temperature is the best temperature?

We’ve heard tons of opinions being thrown left and right by experts, winos, and even those who are new to the wine tasting game on the “best temperature” for reds. When you talk of red wines, that would include Merlot, Pinot Noir, Bordeaux, Cabernet Sauvignon, and blends like shiraz. They actually don’t always have to rest at a  temperature of between 65-70 degrees before you can enjoy a glass.  Some experts opine that it’s perfectly acceptable to refrigerate red wines and drink them cold. This definitely works especially during summer months. With the scorching hot weather, it’s ok to bend the rules a little. Celebrate National Red Wine Day with that literally cool glass of red!

Fill your plate & please your palate!

Make National Red Wine Day an event to remember by filling your plate and pleasing your palate. Don’t be bound by “rules” because you CAN be adventurous with your wine and good pairings. But also make sure that you still have that gastronomic balance.  Light red wines can go nicely with poultry. Heavier and bolder reds taste better with beef or cured meats. But you can also try pairing rich seafood such as crab with a light red wine! The same goes for pasta. But we recommend avoiding green beans, brussels sprouts, and asparagus as these don’t really go down well with reds.

Incorporate red wine into your cooking!

Who says you need to drink red wine straight from the glass to celebrate National Red Wine Day? There are other ways to enjoy like incorporating this delightful taste teaser into your cooking. Meat & steaks taste amazing when seasoned with red wine. You should also try making some red wine bruschetta pasta. The bottom line here is to experience the different flavors red wine can bring. So what better way to do this than getting creative and having fun! ^_^








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