September 10, Every Year: International Port Wine Day
September 10, 1986: On this day, GrapeFest, a festival dedicated to Texas wines, was launched. Texas is the fifth most prolific wine-producing state, and this festival in the town of Grapevine (yes, that’s its real name) celebrates its industry and history. There is an immense calendar of events and attractions, including tastings for international vintages and local batches, grape stomping, cooking demonstrations, and an Urban Wine Trail which takes aficionados through a gauntlet of wine tasting sites.
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