International Cabernet Day is celebrated on the Thursday before U.S. Labor Day, and this year it falls on September 1.
It is a special day that is dedicated to one of the world's most popular wines — Cabernet.
There are two styles of Cabernet:
It has been said that this holiday was founded in 2009 by Rick Bakas, a California wine lover. His aim was to help fellow wine fans build communities around their favorite beverages. Much like the Book Bar's Books & Booze Pair, making good book great with wine.
Cabernet Sauvignon is a cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. Because it is grown in every major wine-producing region in the world, its one of the world's most popular red wine grape varieties. The grape itself has gained popularity for its flavor, but also because of its durability and easy-to-grow nature. The vine is resistant to the elements and grows well in a diverse range of places.
Cabernet Sauvignon is famed for its deep berry flavors, smooth tannins, and hints of spice and cedar. It is a versatile wine that compliments a variety of meals, but can also be enjoyed with cheese, dark chocolate, and even a good romantic suspense or thriller!
What Cabernet are you trying today? What are you pairing it with?
This is my line up for the day.
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