At National Orange Wine Day, it’s time to buy a bottle of this delicious drink, invite friends and celebrate the special holiday! Even though orange wine does not actually contain oranges, it was given the name due to its color. It is made from white grapes fermented with their skins, which does not affect its taste in any way.
National Orange Wine Day was founded by The Real House Wine in 2018 to draw attention to this lesser-known variety. Its history dates back thousands of years, with historians believing that it was produced in Georgia around 6000 BC. After a period of dormancy, it was revived around two decades ago and has since gained popularity.
The name ‘orange wine’ was invented by wine importer David A. Harvey in 2004, and it continues to be popular even though the drink does not contain oranges.
Here are some interesting facts about orange wine:
- In Georgia, it is called white wine or, in some cases, amber wine.
- It does not contain any dyes, only the peels.
- Its color intensity depends on the technique of working with the must, the duration of maceration and the variety.
- It has a range of different aromas, mainly a floral and fruit palette, but sometimes also tea, oriental spices and field herbs.
How to take part
Celebrating the holiday without tasting the wine is unthinkable! Visit the nearest store to buy a bottle and don’t hesitate to ask the consultant for advice if needed. Share your knowledge about the drink with others to help make it more popular. Why not organize a party or a tasting so you can see if everyone likes its taste? And don’t forget to share your experiences on social media and join the conversations!
When is National Orange Wine Day in 2023?
National Orange Wine Day is observed on October 6 each year.