August 30 is Cabernet Day

Yes.  It is true.  Today is Cabernet Day!  Today is a day to celebrate and appreciate all things cabernet ~ including cab franc, and cab blends.  August 30, 2012 marks the third annual International Cabernet Day.  According to organizer, Rick Bakas, “The idea came about in 2009 when the wine economy was in the toilet and I was trying to find ways to connect wineries with consumers. It helps the industry and doesn’t cost anyone anything.”

So, how do you celebrate?  It’s easy.  Open a bottle of cab, drink, and share.  Join the conversations on twitter using the hashtag #CabernetDay.  According to, last year more than 6,000 people shared over 17,000 tweets using the #CabernetDay hashtag, reaching an estimated 4.2 million people in one day.  That’s some considerable wine sharing!

Check out prior posts on some of our favorites cabernets:

2006 Cade Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

2006 Plumpjack Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

2004 Plumpjack Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

Ehlers 2004 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon "1886"

Cabernet Franc ~ tasty all on its own

Call Me A Cab Party

Posted on August 30, 2012 and filed under Wine Discoveries.