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This May, Celebrate Global White Wine Holidays with Pour Yourself a Glass of New Zealand Wine

This May, Celebrate Global White Wine Holidays with Pour Yourself a Glass of New Zealand wine.

New Zealand is calling on wine lovers across the world to “Pour Yourself a Glass of New Zealand” this May in celebration of global white wine holidays.

International Sauvignon Blanc Day on May 3 from New Zealand Wine
International Sauvignon Blanc Day on May 3

 

The theme of the month, Pour Yourself a Glass of New Zealand, comes at a time when New Zealand’s top three exported white wine varieties are internationally celebrated with International Sauvignon Blanc Day (May 3), International Pinot Gris Day (May 17) and International Chardonnay Day (May 23) all falling in the same month.

International Pinot Gris Day on May 17 from New Zealand Wine
International Pinot Gris Day on May 17

“New Zealand white wine makes up 93% of our global exports,

and while Sauvignon Blanc represents 86% of our exports,

New Zealand also produces other world-class white wine varieties such as Pinot Gris and Chardonnay,”

Charlotte Read

General Manager Brand

New Zealand Winegrowers

New Zealand’s geographical location and maritime climate provide perfect conditions for growing white grapes and allow for the retention of natural acidity across a wide range of varieties.

International Chardonnay Day on May 23 from New Zealand Wine
International Chardonnay Day on May 23

None of the country’s wine growing regions are far from the sea—coupled with long hours of sunshine and often crisp night temperatures, it’s the ideal recipe for pure, fresh, delicate white wines.

“Across our 10 wine regions, New Zealand produces over 40 varieties of wine. Sauvignon Blanc may have been the first to put New Zealand’s wine on the map, but New Zealand also excels in the production of an increasing range of styles and varieties — from Chardonnay to Riesling to Albariño, there is a New Zealand white wine to suit every palate,” states Read.

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Wanted: White wine emoji from New Zealand wine

In May 2022, New Zealand called on people across the globe to sign the petition for the inclusion of the white wine emoji on global keyboards, and an official request was made to the Unicode Consortium in July.

Unfortunately, the request was declined without explanation, and our keyboards are still devoid of an emoji with huge support and demand. Now the two-year grace period to apply has passed, New Zealand is on the quest to obtain the white wine emoji yet again.

In the meantime, the public can express how they feel about the missing white wine emojicon the New Zealand Wine message board, which will be used to advance the case this year.

For more information about the Pour Yourself a Glass of New Zealand.

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