Looking for extra reasons to celebrate this May? Of course there’s Cinco de Mayo, which, for many Americans, might as well be called “National Margarita Day.” But fortunately for those consumed by a love of all things strong and hoppy, sweet and bubbly, dark and smoky, or smooth and minty, May is a veritable cornucopia of alcoholic holidays.
May 7th – National Homebrew Day
Celebrate the art of homebrewing by making your own, attending a competition – either as an observer or a participant – or drinking someone else’s homebrew.
Want to find out more about National Homebrew Day? Click here for the official website.
May 9th – National Moscato Day
Created in 2012 by the Gallo Family Vineyards, National Moscato Day is a chance for Moscato lovers everywhere to celebrate their favorite vintage! Break out the dessert and cheese plate!
Want to learn more about Moscato? Here’s an excellent introductory article by Madeline Puckett, certified sommelier and author of Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine.
May 14th – Mother’s Day
Okay, so maybe this isn’t a drinking holiday, per se, but it could be. If you’re not sure where to start, check out this list of Top 5 Mother’s Day Wines – along with a little history and food pairing – by Epicurious.
May 25th – National Wine Day
Break out the wine glasses, and pull out all the stops! May 25th is National Wine Day. What’s your favorite?
Here’s a helpful pairing chart from the folks at Wine Folly:
Original Source: Food and Wine Pairing Method
May 30th – National Mint Julep Day
A Southern favorite – a concoction of mint leaves, bourbon, sugar, and water – what’s not to love? Make the perfect mint julep with this recipe from Food Network.
Happy libating! (Just not while driving. Or before driving, for that matter.)