May 25 is National Wine Day

May 25, 2015 at 8:47 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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May 25 is National Wine Day!

Did you know…

  1. The longest recorded champagne cork flight was 177 feet and 9 inches, four feet from level ground at Woodbury Vineyards in New York State.
  2. Thomas Jefferson helped stock the wine cellars of the first five U.S. presidents and was very partial to fine Bordeaux and Madeira.
  3. Chilling tones down the sweetness of wine. If a red wine becomes too warm, it may lose some of its fruity flavor.
  4. The Irish believe that fairies are extremely fond of good wine.
  5. Foot treading of grapes is still used in producing a small quantity of the best port wines.

Today’s Food History

  • 1789 R.I.P. Anders Dahl. A renowned Swedish botanist, the Dahlia flower was named for him.
  • 1877 Minnesota’s $1.00 per bushel bounty on grasshopper eggs expires. The state had experienced a 4 year grasshopper (locust) plague.
  • 1882 The first frozen mutton from New…

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