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    National Drink Days in 2023

    Events 23rd December 2022

    National Drink Days allow you to enjoy mini celebrations throughout the year, and as the majority fall on a weekend, it can help you turn a mundane one into something a bit more special. We’ve noted some of the most important days (in our opinion) below so make sure you mark them on your calendar and get stocked up with the relevant drinks beforehand – you won’t want to miss out!

    National Hot Buttered Rum Day – January 17th

    Hot buttered rum is one of the oldest drinks in America, dating back to the mid-1600s when Jamaica first started exporting molasses, from which rum was made. The first distilleries in New England opened which led to Colonists adding rum to their hot drinks, leading to the creation of hot buttered rum.

    If you want to try buttered rum for yourself, we’ve got a recipe for it in our winter warming cocktails piece, so why not grab yourself a bottle of Lugger Spiced Rum or Lugger Golden Rum and try it for yourself?

    National Drink Wine Day – February 18th

    Definitely one of our favourite days of the year, as you can imagine! It gives the perfect excuse for you to crack open a bottle of English wine and put your feet up – you’ve earned it!

    Open That Bottle Night – Last Saturday of February (25th in 2023)

    Have you got a bottle of something that you’ve been holding onto for a special occasion? Well, this is that day. The day was created by wine critics Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher in the late 1990s, encouraging their readers to open a significant bottle and share their stories – why don’t you do the same and let us know the significance of your bottle?

    National Beer Day – April 7th in the US, June 15th in the UK

    This national day is celebrated on two different dates depending on whether you are based in the UK or the US. While we might not have any beers for you to celebrate with, you could always swap it for our Blackbeer and Raisin wine – we won’t tell anyone!

    World Cocktail Day – May 13th

    The word “cocktail” was first defined in the Oxford Dictionary on May 13th, 1806, so that seems like the perfect anniversary to celebrate with something delicious. If you’re struggling for inspiration on what to make, we’ve got plenty of ideas in the cocktail recipe section of our blog, which you can find here.

    National Wine Day – May 25th

    What’s the difference between National Wine Day and National Drink Wine Day in February? Not an awful lot if we’re being honest, but any excuse to enjoy one of our favourite tipples is fine by us!

    Chardonnay Day – May 25th

    It just so happens that National Wine Day and Chardonnay Day fall on the same date, so there’s twice the reason to celebrate. Why don’t you grab yourself a bottle of our award-winning English Chardonnay 2020 Vintage ready for the big day?

    Chardonnay Day – May 26th

    As the name would suggest, it’s a day to celebrate all things Chardonnay! Our English Chardonnay 2020 Vintage is now live on our site, so why not get yourself a bottle ready for the big day?

    World Gin Day – Second Saturday in June (June 10th in 2023)

    Join the global celebrations for World Gin Day by enjoying the spirit in your favourite way – be it in a gin and tonic, a cocktail or on its own! Check out our fabulous selection of Devon gins and pick which one you’re going to celebrate with. And if you’re not sure which way to enjoy it, we’ve got a few ideas on the ways you can enjoy it here.

    World Rum Day – July 9th

    Celebrate all things rum on July 9th with our Devon spiced rum and mix it up however you like! If you need some inspiration for ways to enjoy our Lugger rum, check out our blog post here. There is also a National Rum Day on August 16th which is mainly celebrated in America but has slowly been creeping across the world. So, if you want to celebrate twice this year, be our guest – it’ll be our little secret…!

    National Pina Colada Day – July 10th

    A drink so popular it has its own song – but if you want to try an alternative to the traditional cocktail, why not give a Mead-a-Colada a go? You can find a recipe for this spin on the classic here.

    National Wine and Cheese Day – July 25th

    Some things are just meant to go together, and the pairing of cheese with wine is no exception – fortunately, you’ve got a whole day to celebrate the marriage! If you’re not sure where to get started when it comes to pairing cheese with wine, our friends over at Quicke’s have put together a very helpful guide, which you can find here.

    National White Wine Day – August 4th 

    There’s a famous quote that says, “water separates the people of the world, wine unites them”, and we couldn’t agree more. So why not have a get together and celebrate National White Wine Day in style with one of our English white wines?

    Mead Day – August 6th

    The nectar of the Gods certainly deserves its celebratory day, and that’s just what you can do on August 6th. Historically presented to newlyweds to enjoy during what we now call their honeymoon; mead has come a long way since then! You can now choose from a plethora of flavours and styles, so if you’re yet to try the golden liquor or you’re a regular drinker, why don’t you buy mead online from us and celebrate Mead Day in style this year?

    National Pinot Noir – August 18th

    The perfect day to celebrate all things Pinot Noir! Our 2020 vintage won gold medals at the International Wine Challenge and International Wine and Spirits Competition in 2022, and a trophy in the latter to boot: buy your own bottle to celebrate here.

    Negroni Week – September 13th – 19th

    A drink so adored it has a whole week dedicated to it. We’ve previously crafted our own version of the Negroni which uses our Lugger Rum – find the recipe for yourself here.

    National Rum Punch Day – September 20th

    Just in case you needed another reason to sample some Lugger Rum, you can mix up a big batch of rum punch this September.

    International Gin and Tonic Day – October 19th

    A day dedicated to one of the staple British cocktails – yes, please! International Gin and Tonic Day allows you to get a bit experimental with your gins, tonics, and garnishes. Luckily, we’ve put together a pairing guide for our gins, which you can read here. Be sure to let us know which combo is your favourite on our social media channels.

    National Happy Hour Day – November 12th

    Traditionally, National Happy Hour Day is a time to enjoy half-price cocktails and appetizers at your favourite bar or restaurant. But if you’d rather enjoy this national day from the comfort of your own home, there’s nothing to stop you from whipping up your own food and cocktails – here’s what you need for homemade cocktails.

    National Champagne Day – December 31st

    Of course, it is traditional to see in the new year with a glass of bubbly – but why limit yourself to champagne? You could always branch out and try our Brut Reserve as a refreshing alternative; we’re sure you’ll love it!

    Did we miss any?

    These are just some of the days you might want to celebrate in 2023 to keep your spirits high – pardon the pun! But did we miss any? Be sure to let us know on our social media channels, as well as how you plan to celebrate any of the big days. Head on over to our InstagramFacebook and Twitter pages to drop us a message.

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