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Best Italian Wines to Enjoy for National Wine Day

National Wine Day is stomping and sloshing its way fast down the calendar: Have you figured out how you’re celebrating yet?

Perhaps you’re saying to yourself, “But wait—I thought National Wine Day already happened!” We admit it’s a little confusing, but the oenophilic holiday in the rear-view mirror is actually National Drink Wine Day, which went down on February 18th. National Wine Day is its own thing, and takes place on May 25th.

For dutifully marking this highly important holiday in Las Vegas, we invite you to join us here at Mercato Della Pescheria, where we’ve got the sort of high-caliber, far-reaching wine cellar you need given the occasion.

Italian Wine: A Snapshot

The Greeks brought wine grapes to Sicily in approximately 800 B.C., and viticulture primarily was restricted to Southern Italy until the Romans transformed and expanded the industry. Roman winemakers figured out, for example, how to age vino without resulting in vinegar—an important leap forward, to say the least.

After a kind of post-Roman Empire doldrums period, Italian winemaking flowered forth once again during the Renaissance with Tuscany its nerve center. Today, the “Boot” ranks as the globe’s biggest producer of wine, and Italians are the fifth-heartiest consumers of the stuff.

Wine Appreciation at Mercato Della Pescheria

Take a gander at the wine list here at Mercato Della Pescheria, and you’ll see we have an exquisite lineup of Italian wines available for your epicurean pleasure, from Amarone and Barbaresco to Barolo and Super Tuscan. These hail from a range of the country’s noble wine-producing regions, including Toscana, Piemonte, Veneto, and Abruzzo. Your Mercato Della Pescheria server will be able to give you a crash course in your options and select the perfect vintage for your palate.

While we’re proud of our selection of Italian wine—an absolute given from our perspective, given our menu of fine Italian cuisine—we certainly don’t turn a blind eye to the world’s other great viticultural centers. You’ll also find fabulous wines from France, Spain, California, and Argentina among our offerings, for example.

Make Your National Wine Day Reservations at Mercato Della Pescheria

You won’t be able to top the National Wine Day experience at Mercato Della Pescheria: not with the sheer variety and quality of our vino menu, and not with the delicious pasta, seafood, steak, and other Italian-inspired dishes you’ll be able to pair with your glass of red, white, or sparkling goodness.

So make your reservations for the evening of May 25th, and we’ll show you a National Wine Day to remember here at Mercato Della Pescheria!