3rd Annual Cabernet Day

Did you know that August 30th is the 3rd Annual Cabernet Day? Yep, Thursday is the day we celebrate all Cabernet grape varieties (Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Pfeffer, and Cabernet Blends).

I looked back at my blogs over the years, and Cabernet is probably the most mentioned grape variety. This is not intentional, but just shows how this grape is so ingrained in our everyday wine conversation. Even when I look at the statistics on my blog site, I can see that “Cabernet Sauvignon” is the most searched phrase by a 4 to 1 margin, over the next most search phrase, “wine bottles”. The article about Cabernet Sauvignon is also the second most read article over the years.

So, it looks like you all really like Cabernet. Well who doesn’t? That’s a rhetorical question, as I know a lot of people who just feel there is too much tannin, or the wine is just too heavy. My suggestion…try some different styles of Cabernet. Yes, they do taste different if they are produced in France versus California, or Chile versus Australia. Not to mention Italy, Spain, Argentina and Washington.

Where did this annual celebration start? It appears to be something that was started on one of the social media sights, just hard to tell which one. You can check out Eventbrite or Facebook for more information on how to hook up on the social media networks, and share your cabernet experience. If you do a search for “Annual Cabernet Day” you’ll find events all over the country (and the world).

In celebration of this day I have decided to put a link to all the articles I have written that mention Cabernet Sauvignon.

I hope you will go back and look at some of the articles I posted over the years, but most importantly, I hope you will join in the celebration, and share your cabernet experience. It is Labor Day weekend of course, and what would go better than a nice Cabernet with your end of summer BBQ?. What is your favorite Cabernet? Do you prefer it blended with other grapes?


  1. Hummm... I think a nice steak covered with some mushrooms and onions, perhaps some baby red potatoes and asparagus with a glass or two of 14 Hands Cabernet Sauvignon is going to be my dinner for tonight.. maybe some dark chocolate truffles for dessert :-) Time to go shopping!

    1. Sounds great. Careful with the asparagus, as a chemical in asparagus (and artichokes) makes wine taste sweeter. Dark chocolate (the more bitter the better) would work nicely with a Cab.

    2. We "celebrated" with a BV Georges de Latour 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon. Dinner featured bacon wrapped Filet Mignon, baked Potato and grilled Raddichio salad, ending with some dark raspberry chocolate.