Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Celebrate Wine Tourism Day

Get ready – the third annual Wine Tourism Day will be held this Saturday, November 7, 2014 in North America!

Wine tourism is growing in this country as casual wine lovers and wine enthusiasts visit regional and state wineries and share their finds with friends on social media. There are hundreds of great wineries out there but most of us will never know about them because their wines will never reach distribution. This is one way to get the word out.

There are over 7,500 wineries in the U.S, Canada and Mexico with 205 appellations in the United States along with 40 in Mexico and 38 in Canada. Winery visiting opportunities are endless for the casual oenophile. And sharing that information on Facebook and Twitter will help make more people aware of these little known wine regions and what they offer.

Events are planned at wineries, restaurants, hotels and other wine businesses throughout North America. Many wineries and wine shops will hold special tastings to encourage customers to come out and celebrate. If you can't make it to a winery this weekend, plan a dinner later in the month and have everyone bring a favorite bottle of a regional wine they've purchased. Share stories of your visit, and enjoy!

Stay up-to-date on the latest about Wine Tourism Day with news from Twitter and

And this Saturday, pop the cork on a local wine to celebrate the day in the best possible way.

~ Joy