Did you know that May 25 is National Wine Day? Your local Strack & Van Til Food Market makes it easy to relax, “wine” down on the patio and enjoy some of your favorite varieties to celebrate.

Do you enjoy a sweet red or a dry white wine? You’ll find a wide selection of red, white, rosé and blends from Pinot Noir to Chardonnay, blushes to Moscato and more. In fact, Strack & Van Til offers 1,500 wine products across all of its stores — an extensive collection of fine domestic and imported vintages.

A stroll down the wine aisles is a tour of the globe. There are wines from North America, South America, Europe, Australia and South Africa, and Strack & Van Til regularly supports and promotes wineries from Indiana and neighboring Michigan.

Options include traditional bottles, boxed wines and even wine in cans. Multiple brands are available in each type, priced to please every budget. Look for featured wines in the Strack & Van Til weekly ad.

“The 750 ml bottle is our most popular size,” says Sales Manager Mike Nisevich. “You’ll get 10% off and a free wine bag when you buy six or more 750-ml or 1.5-liter bottles.”

Did you know that the color of a wine is determined by the contact that the grape juice has with skins. Thus, red wine is made from only blue or purple-skinned grapes. White wine can also be pressed from darker grapes, if the juice is separated from the skins. Rosé, which falls between red and white, is crafted by allowing the juice to come in limited and controlled contact with dark grape skins.

Another fun wine fact is that the oldest known winery dates back to 4100 BCE in Armenia. According to’s blog post, “100 Essential Wine Facts,” the Phoenicians introduced wine to the ancient Greeks during the 10th Century BCE, and the Greeks inspired the Romans to grow grapes across their empire. Sources say that U.S. vineyards were planted in Virginia when Thomas Jefferson returned from France with vine cuttings.

Pour your favorite vintage when you entertain guests or simply savor a glass or two with a special person. It’s easy when you get your wine from your local Strack & Van Til store.