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Stop Everything, It’s Officially National Wine Day

Here's how to celebrate

While Christmas and New Years are some of our favourite days of the year, May 25 marks National Wine Day and well, it tops them all. In honour of the special day, we’ve rounded up some of the best ways to celebrate – from watching Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph’s new comedy Wine Country with a bottle of wine in tow to experiencing an award-winning vineyard. 

Below, the best ways to celebrate this year’s National Wine Day. 

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Pour yourself a glass or two of the nation’s favourite wine

Whether you prefer red or white, this National Wine Day why not have a glass of Australia’s most popular wine varietal the Sauvignon Blanc? Did you know that New Zealand has built a reputation for producing the world’s best, hailing straight from the Marlborough region.

Tour an award-winning vineyard

Take a road trip and hit up an award-winning vineyard, whether you’re in Australia or New Zealand there’s plenty to visit. There’s the world famous Hunter Valley with its multitude of incredible vineyards like Chateau Elan or try the world’s southernmost wine region Central Otago in New Zealand which was named one of the top five New World wine producing regions last year.

Host a wine tasting for you and your besties

You don’t have to venture far to celebrate, why not play host and have your friends round for a cheese and wine night? Get everyone to bring a bottle. You could even go as far to assign everyone a grape varietal and host your very own wine tasting, right in the comfort of your own home

Indulge in a degustation dinner with matching wines

The phrase wine and dine is popular for a reason, it’s a fun first date or way to catch up with family and friends. Trying a multitude of small dishes paired with matching wines elevates the meaning of dining out to a whole new level. It’s also a great opportunity to try new wines you might never pick from a menu usually.

Watch ‘Wine Country’ on Netflix

Spend the night in and watch Netflix’s latest film release ‘Wine Country’ that sees longtime friends meet up for a wine-soaked birthday getaway in Napa Valley. However, their perfectly planned weekend turns messier by the minute. Pour yourself a glass and enjoy the laughs a minute.

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