It all started a few years ago with Cabernet Day. So far in 2012 we’ve seen Carignan Day (29th February) and Grenache Day (21st September). But what about those lesser known varieties – don’t they deserve a day too?

Well I’ve come up with the Grape Day Calendar for easy reference. Looking to celebrate Godello Day? That’s 25th April. Gamay lover? Keep your best bottles for 10th June. I thought it was a bit of a shame that Carignan had been allotted 29th February, as it meant we only got to celebrate it every four years. So I’ve moved Carignan to 28th and given 29th to Triomphe. Can’t see any complaints there.

You can also use the calendar to discover your Patron Grape. Simply look up your birthday, and your Patron Grape will be revealed. Got a job interview? If your birthday is 30th June, have a few glasses of Tannat before you go in and your smile won’t fail to win them over. If you’re 1 – 0 down during an important football match, simply drink a glass of Clairette (if your birthday is 21st October) along with the half-time oranges and you’ll find skills you never knew you had. But if your birthday is on the following day, you’ll need to find a bottle of Dunkelfelder. Good luck with that.

Regional synonyms have been included, so you’ll find Pinot Noir, Pinot Nero and Spätburgunder are all featured. Better this, than discovering your Patron Grape is Bastardo…

In fact, there are dozens of uses of the Grape Day Calendar. Enjoy!

January 1st Grecanico
January 2nd Arvine
January 3rd Sangiovese
January 4th Vernaccia
January 5th Brachetto
January 6th Kotsifali
January 7th Grolleau Gris
January 8th Cortese
January 9th Klevner
January 10th Gaglioppo
January 11th Len de l’El
January 12th Garrido
January 13th Chardonnay
January 14th Monica
January 15th Bacchus
January 16th Müller-Thurgau
January 17th Loureira
January 18th Ruby Cabernet
January 19th Dornfelder
January 20th Zweigelt
January 21st Scheurebe
January 22nd Fromenteau
January 23rd Sauvignon Blanc
January 24th Vespolina
January 25th Zibibbo
January 26th Tinta Barroca
January 27th Delaware
January 28th Inzolia
January 29th Grolleau
January 30th Friulano
January 31st Verdicchio
February 1st Brunello
February 2nd Faber
February 3rd Rabigato
February 4th Vespaiola
February 5th Rhoditis
February 6th Biancame
February 7th Humagne Blanc
February 8th Kadarka
February 9th Tarrango
February 10th Cornalin
February 11th Grillo
February 12th Encruzado
February 13th Furmint
February 14th Negroamaro
February 15th Garnacha
February 16th Hondarrabi Zuri
February 17th Pošip
February 18th Airén
February 19th Pardillo
February 20th Spätburgunder
February 21st Muscat Ottonel
February 22nd Blauer Portugieser
February 23rd Garganega
February 24th Falanghina
February 25th Malagousia
February 26th Assyrtiko
February 27th Sipon
February 28th Carignan
February 29th Triomphe
March 1st Baco Blanc
March 2nd Frappato
March 3rd Xarel-lo
March 4th Lagrein
March 5th Trollinger
March 6th Amorghiano
March 7th Reichensteiner
March 8th Catarratto
March 9th Nerello Mascalese
March 10th Jurancon Noir
March 11th Folle Blanche
March 12th Rondinella
March 13th Melon de Bourgogne
March 14th Gros Manseng
March 15th Marselan
March 16th Romorantin
March 17th Pinot Gris
March 18th Robola
March 19th Muscat Blanc a Petit Grains
March 20th Rkatsiteli
March 21st Picpoul Noir
March 22nd Négrette
March 23rd Tempranillo Blanco
March 24th Mondeuse
March 25th Blauburger
March 26th Touriga Francesa
March 27th Verdeca
March 28th Malvasia
March 29th Garrut
March 30th Gamé
March 31st Concord
April 1st Colorino
April 2nd Schönburger
April 3rd Mavrud
April 4th Barbarossa
April 5th Durif
April 6th Merlot
April 7th Sémillon
April 8th Perricone
April 9th Madeleine Angevine
April 10th Molette
April 11th Welschriesling
April 12th Pecorino
April 13th Espadeiro
April 14th Syrah
April 15th Kerner
April 16th Aspiran
April 17th Debina
April 18th Fetească Neagră
April 19th Pais
April 20th Thalia
April 21st Nosiola
April 22nd Nobling
April 23rd Huxelrebe
April 24th Albillo
April 25th Godello
April 26th Ortega
April 27th Viura
April 28th Arrufiac
April 29th Verdejo
April 30th Auxerrois
May 1st Mantonegro
May 2nd Terrantez
May 3rd Dinka
May 4th Rauschling
May 5th Monastrell
May 6th Doradillo
May 7th Auxerrois Blanc
May 8th Duras
May 9th Trousseau
May 10th Traminer
May 11th Corvina
May 12th Cinsaut
May 13th Poulsard
May 14th Portugieser
May 15th Uva di Troia
May 16th Xynomavro
May 17th Humagne Rouge
May 18th Emerald Riesling
May 19th Cot
May 20th Terret Noir
May 21st Koshu
May 22nd Grignolino
May 23rd Esgana Cao
May 24th Riesling
May 25th Erbaluce
May 26th Mourvèdre
May 27th Petit Manseng
May 28th Pinot Noir
May 29th Malvasia Nera
May 30th Chenin Blanc
May 31st Juhfark
June 1st Bourboulenc
June 2nd Pedro Giménez
June 3rd Mauzac
June 4th Macabeo
June 5th Rotberger
June 6th Cabernet Severny
June 7th Aragónez
June 8th Lazki Rizling
June 9th Pinot Grigio
June 10th Gamay
June 11th Greco
June 12th Muscadelle
June 13th Schiava
June 14th Petit Verdot
June 15th Parellada
June 16th Freisa
June 17th Malbec
June 18th Fetească Albă
June 19th Frühburgunder
June 20th Fernão Pires
June 21st Primitivo
June 22nd Peloursin
June 23rd Grand Noir
June 24th Sauvignon Gris
June 25th Blaufränkisch
June 26th Irsai Oliver
June 27th Hárslevelű
June 28th Ondenc
June 29th Baroque
June 30th Tannat
July 1st Öküzgözü
July 2nd Plavai
July 3rd Marsanne
July 4th Zinfandel
July 5th Muscardin
July 6th Mazuelo
July 7th Savatiano
July 8th Hondarrabi Beltza
July 9th Torbato
July 10th Negru de Dragasani
July 11th Cesar
July 12th Tămîioasă Românească
July 13th Caladoc
July 14th Tinto Cão
July 15th Roussanne
July 16th Teroldego
July 17th Petite Arvine
July 18th Goldburger
July 19th Rotgipfler
July 20th Pedro Ximénez
July 21st Lambrusco
July 22nd Roussette
July 23rd Grenache Gris
July 24th Grüner Veltliner
July 25th Petit Courbu
July 26th Timorasso
July 27th Domina
July 28th Segalin
July 29th Kanzler
July 30th Jacquère
July 31st Tempranillo
August 1st St. Laurent
August 2nd Tinta Amarela
August 3rd Grechetto
August 4th Aligoté
August 5th Moschofilero
August 6th Aleatico
August 7th Sauvignon Vert
August 8th Pinot Blanc
August 9th Groppello
August 10th Ugni Blanc
August 11th Ribolla
August 12th Pineau d’Aunis
August 13th Montepulciano
August 14th Vitovska
August 15th Glera
August 16th Cannonau
August 17th Rolle
August 18th Bical
August 19th Colombard
August 20th Niagra
August 21st Viognier
August 22nd Albariño
August 23rd Carmenère
August 24th Steen
August 25th Verdelho
August 26th Plavac Mali
August 27th Pinotage
August 28th Palomino
August 29th Gouveio
August 30th Saperavi
August 31st Gouais Blanc
September 1st Cabernet Sauvignon
September 2nd Treixadura
September 3rd Jaén Blanca
September 4th Grecanico Dorato
September 5th Calitor
September 6th Carignan Blanc
September 7th Dolcetto
September 8th Croatina
September 9th Nerello Cappuccio
September 10th Aubun
September 11th Matrassa
September 12th Aglianico
September 13th Trebbiano
September 14th Pinot Bianco
September 15th Nebbiolo
September 16th Trepat
September 17th Xynisteri
September 18th Cencibel
September 19th Kékfrankos
September 20th Mission
September 21st Grenache
September 22nd Fié Gris
September 23rd Terret Gris
September 24th Baga
September 25th Sercial
September 26th Mataro
September 27th Trousseau Gris
September 28th Arinto
September 29th Callet
September 30th Symphony
October 1st Optima
October 2nd Arbois
October 3rd Mullerrebe
October 4th Muscat Hamburg
October 5th Castelão
October 6th Jaén
October 7th Petit Meslier
October 8th Tibouren
October 9th Fetească Regală
October 10th Petite Sirah
October 11th Vaccarèse
October 12th Elbling
October 13th Dona Blanca
October 14th Savagnin
October 15th Aramon
October 16th Blauburgunder
October 17th Viosinho
October 18th Arneis
October 19th Pinot Nero
October 20th Sagrantino
October 21st Clairette
October 22nd Dunkelfelder
October 23rd Silvaner
October 24th Graciano
October 25th Picpoul
October 26th Bonarda
October 27th Weissburgunder
October 28th Catawba
October 29th Touriga Nacional
October 30th Bual
October 31st Nero d’Avola
November 1st Tinta del Pais
November 2nd Grauburgunder
November 3rd Picardin
November 4th Vermentino
November 5th Sylvaner
November 6th Rufete
November 7th Agiorgitiko
November 8th Baco Noir
November 9th Completer
November 10th Barbera
November 11th Canaiolo
November 12th Gewürztraminer
November 13th Perle
November 14th Bouvier
November 15th Bosco
November 16th Raboso
November 17th Torrontés
November 18th Chasselas
November 19th Alicante Bouschet
November 20th Băbească Neagră
November 21st Lledoner Pelut
November 22nd Misket
November 23rd Tinta Pinhera
November 24th Molinara
November 25th Roupeiro
November 26th Caiño Tinto
November 27th Avesso
November 28th Tinta Roriz
November 29th Melnik
November 30th Green Hungarian
December 1st Picolit
December 2nd Schioppettino
December 3rd Pamid
December 4th Villard
December 5th Cabernet Franc
December 6th Lado
December 7th Muscat of Alexandria
December 8th Gutenborner
December 9th Gros Plant
December 10th Bobal
December 11th Orion
December 12th Findling
December 13th Shiraz
December 14th Tinta Negra Mole
December 15th Roter Veltliner
December 16th Gray Riesling
December 17th Fer Servadou
December 18th Grenache Blanc
December 19th Fiano
December 20th Counoise
December 21st Mavrodaphne
December 22nd Sciacarello
December 23rd Juan Garcia
December 24th Mammolo
December 25th Grk
December 26th Frontignan
December 27th Refosco
December 28th Knipperlé
December 29th Favorita
December 30th Ull de Llebre
December 31st Pinot Meunier

 

 

15 Responses to The Grape Day Calendar

  1. Andrew says:

    how very… umm.. useful…

  2. Have you got this as a CSV file? I’m just about to re-do the Tasting Sessions website and it might be fun to include it as an automated bit of content. I’d credit you, of course.

    • Matt says:

      Happy to send over the calendar in Excel if you can get some use out of it, just include a credit and a link to the blog.

      • shana says:

        would also love to have the excel list, we are launching our blog in the next month. Will happily include a credit and link to your blog. Great work & cheers!
        S

      • heather says:

        I’ll be happy to credit you – I just want to check the dates remain the same every year, as Decanter have said today 19/9/14 is Grenache day… Would love a copy
        Thanks very much!

        • Matt says:

          Hi Heather – feel free to use it if you link back or credit it. Decanter are right of course, today is Grenache Day… according to some :)

  3. Hi Matt

    Greetings from South Africa. I’ve used your calendar on my blog, with the necessary credit to you and a link. Thanks for this – its AWESOME.

  4. Les says:

    Hi Matt

    Interesting stuff, where do they all come from?

    Les

    • Matt says:

      Hi Les – all over the world, but many are from countries with a very long heritage of winemaking like Italy and France.

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