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May 25th is National Wine Day! #NationalWineDay

Posted on May 25, 2018

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Here are today’s five food facts about Wine: 

 

  • The longest recorded champagne cork flight was 177 feet and 9 inches, four feet from level ground at Woodbury Vineyards in New York State.

 

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  • Thomas Jefferson helped stock the wine cellars of the first five U.S. presidents and was very partial to fine Bordeaux and Madeira.

 

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  • Chilling tones down the sweetness of wine. If a red wine becomes too warm, it may lose some of its fruity flavor.

 

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  • The Irish believe that fairies are extremely fond of good wine.

 

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  • Foot treading of grapes is still used in producing a small quantity of the best port wines.
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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 Zealand arrived in Britain
  • 1973 Wrexham Asda supermarket opened in the U.K.
  • 1986 Six million Americans participate in ‘Hand Across America’ by holding hands and singing across 4,150 miles of road in support of the hungry and homeless.
  • 2007 Coca Cola created a 3,000 gallon, 15 foot high ice cream float with Vanilla Coke and ice cream, and set a new world record for the largest ice cream float.  The float was certified as drinkable by health inspectors, but it was disposed of by a garbage company.  Coke also held the previous record from 1998 with a 2,085 gallon float.

May 25th is National Wine Day!

Posted on May 25, 2017

High-res version

Here are today’s five food facts about Wine: 

 

  • The longest recorded champagne cork flight was 177 feet and 9 inches, four feet from level ground at Woodbury Vineyards in New York State.

 

restaurant-love-romantic-dinner

 

  • Thomas Jefferson helped stock the wine cellars of the first five U.S. presidents and was very partial to fine Bordeaux and Madeira.

 

alcohol-party-glass-table

 

  • Chilling tones down the sweetness of wine. If a red wine becomes too warm, it may lose some of its fruity flavor.

 

5096953439_5a41df8055_b

 

  • The Irish believe that fairies are extremely fond of good wine.

 

pexels-photo-87224

 

  • Foot treading of grapes is still used in producing a small quantity of the best port wines.
wine-541922_1920

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 Zealand arrived in Britain
  • 1973 Wrexham Asda supermarket opened in the U.K.
  • 1986 Six million Americans participate in ‘Hand Across America’ by holding hands and singing across 4,150 miles of road in support of the hungry and homeless.
  • 2007 Coca Cola created a 3,000 gallon, 15 foot high ice cream float with Vanilla Coke and ice cream, and set a new world record for the largest ice cream float.  The float was certified as drinkable by health inspectors, but it was disposed of by a garbage company.  Coke also held the previous record from 1998 with a 2,085 gallon float.

February 18 is National ‘Drink Wine’ Day

Posted on February 18, 2015

Here are today’s five thing to know about Wine:

  1. It takes around 2 1/2 pounds of grapes to make one bottle of wine.
  2. Before corks were broadly used in wine bottles, wooden stoppers wrapped in oil-soaked rags were common. These would need to be changed at least once a year.
  3. Even though corks were commonly used since the 1600’s it wasn’t until 1795 that the corkscrew was patented. Before then the corks would have caps, similar to champagne corks.
  4. An average bottle of wine is about 25 fluid ounces( officially  750 milliliters)
  5. Most ancients urns found in greece, egypt, and the Mediterranean are ‘casks’ that held wine.  The sealed elongated box that holds them are called ‘caskets’

Wine Quotes:

“Remember gentlemen, it’s not just France we are fighting for, it’s Champagne!” ~ Winston Churchill

“Come quickly, I am drinking the stars!“~Dom Perignon upon drinking Champagne the 1st time

“Age is just a number. It’s totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine.”~Joan Collins

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary

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Today’s Food History

  • 1871 Harry Brearley was born. Brearley was an English metallurgist who invented stainless steel in 1912.
  • 1885 The ‘Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’ by Mark Twain was published.
  • 1901 Hubert Cecil Booth patented the vacuum cleaner. Because of its large size, he mounted the machine on a horse carriage, with a long hose to reach inside a house
  • 1930 At the St. Louis International Air Exposition, a cow supposedly flew in an airplane for the first time, and this same cow became the first cow to be milked while flying.
  • 1968 Actress Molly Ringwald was born. Two of her movies were ‘The Breakfast Club’ (1985) and ‘In the Weeds’ (2000).

 

February 18 is National ‘Drink Wine’ Day

Posted on February 18, 2014

Five Food Finds about Wine

1. It takes around 2 1/2 pounds of grapes to make one bottle of wine.

2.Before corks were broadly used in wine bottles, wooden stoppers wrapped in oil-soaked rags were common. These would need to be changed at least once a year.

3. Even though corks were commonly used since the 1600’s it wasn’t until 1795 that the corkscrew was patented. Before then the corks would have caps, similar to champagne corks.

4. An average bottle of wine is about 25 fluid ounces( officially  750 milliliters)

5. Most ancients urns found in greece, egypt, and the Mediterranean are ‘casks’ that held wine.  The sealed elongated box that holds them are called ‘caskets’

Wine Quotes:

“Remember gentlemen, it’s not just France we are fighting for, it’s Champagne!” ~ Winston Churchill

“Come quickly, I am drinking the stars!“~Dom Perignon upon drinking Champagne the 1st time

“Age is just a number. It’s totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine.”~Joan Collins

Events of February 18

Today’s Food History

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  • 1871 Harry Brearley was born. Brearley was an English metallurgist who invented stainless steel in 1912.
  • 1885 The ‘Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’ by Mark Twain was published.
  • 1901 Hubert Cecil Booth patented the vacuum cleaner. Because of its large size, he mounted the machine on a horse carriage, with a long hose to reach inside a house
  • 1930 At the St. Louis International Air Exposition, a cow supposedly flew in an airplane for the first time, and this same cow became the first cow to be milked while flying.
  • 1968 Actress Molly Ringwald was born. Two of her movies were ‘The Breakfast Club’ (1985) and ‘In the Weeds’ (2000).



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