Dad’s big day is Sunday, June 16, and nothing says “I Love You” like a home-cooked meal paired with some fantastic Father’s Day organic wines. We’ve put together some fun food and wine suggestions for lunch or dinner with dad.
Start off with an appetizer that is sure to please any Dad: Try your hand at this simple recipe for Spanish Beef Empanadas by Louisa Nicholson from the Tarantas Wines Taste of Spain Recipe Contest, paired with Tarantas Tempranillo Crianza.
Tell your Dad “That’s Amore!” with an Italian themed salad and main course like this Caprese Chicken Lasagna from Delish and the American-Italian Pasta Salad from All Recipes paired with Pizzolato No Sulfites Added Merlot.
Enjoy Some Organic Wines While Reading these Father’s Day Fun Facts
- There are two stories of how Father’s Day came to be, both involving women in church services honoring Mothers who wanted to give Dad their due as well.
- William Jennings Bryant and Calvin Coolidge were among those who wanted to officially honor Dads with a national holiday, as far back as 1924.
- In 1966, Lyndon B. Johnson, through an executive order, designated the third Sunday in June as the official day to celebrate Father’s Day. However, it wasn’t until 1972, during the Nixon administration, that Father’s Day was officially recognized as a national holiday.
- Father’s Day is celebrated around the world, often on different dates, but in the U.S. and most of Europe on the third Sunday of June.