NATIONAL CHOCOLATE DAY

National Chocolate Day, on October 28th, recognizes one of the world’s favorite tastes. While many specific chocolate-related holidays exist throughout the year, National Chocolate Day celebrates all things chocolate.   Chocolate earns its day of honor by being America’s favorite flavor. (Some sources designate July 7 or December 28 as Chocolate Day or International Chocolate …
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NATIONAL CHOCOLATE COVERED PRETZEL DAY – October 7

October 7th officially marks the sweet and salty goodness of National Chocolate Covered Pretzel Day. Whether they’re dipped in dark, milk or white chocolate, be sure to celebrate every mouthwatering pretzel bite! Salty, crunchy pretzels and chocolate are the gold mine of the snack world, and their combination is the epitome of the oh-so-popular sweet …
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NATIONAL ORANGE WINE DAY – October 6

On October 6, National Orange Wine Day takes a bold sip of an ancient method of making of winemaking! This little-known style of wine shines with its bold flavor and auburn color. Join the celebration as it gains some appreciation with vineyards, wine cellars, and lovers. Originally made nearly 6,000 years ago in Eastern Europe, …
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Sour Apple Martini

An apple martini (appletini for short) is a cocktail containing vodka and one or more of apple juice, apple cider, apple liqueur, or apple brandy. It is not a true martini, but is one of many drinks that incorporate the term martini into their names. This drink, originally called an Adam’s Apple Martini because the bartender who created it was named Adam, was created in 1996 at Lola’s West Hollywood restaurant. …
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NATIONAL RED WINE DAY

On August 28th, National Red Wine Day ushers in the flavors of fall. As the grapes ripen and signal a time for warmer sips, wine drinkers know reds mean tailgating and spicy foods. Throughout the year, wine days afford us the opportunity to taste and learn about the differences between wines. Earlier this month National …
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NATIONAL PINOT NOIR DAY – August 18

National Pinot Noir Day on August 18th encourages wine lovers to experience one of the wine world’s most versatile wines. Since Pinot Noir’s high acidity along with the lower tannins, it complements food nicely. Wineries around the world produce pinot noir using red wine grapes and primarily the Pinot Noir varietal. The dry wine includes …
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NATIONAL PINA COLADA DAY – July 10

July 10th recognizes a sweet, rum-based cocktail on National Pina Colada Day. Along with rum, a Pina Colada includes cream of coconut and pineapple juice and is usually served blended or shaken with ice. Pina Colada means ‘strained pineapple,’ a reference to the freshly pressed and strained pineapple juice used in the drink. While pineapple has …
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NATIONAL MILK CHOCOLATE DAY

On July 28th dive into the ever-popular National Milk Chocolate Day. When it comes to chocolate, this sweet easily pleases. On average, we recognize three chocolate holidays a month. Interestingly, July celebrates chocolate as often as February.  Solid chocolate, when combined with either powdered, liquid or condensed milk, is known as milk chocolate. While candy …
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NATIONAL SCOTCH DAY – July 27

On July 27th, we recognize an aged whisky distilled from malted barley. Make a toast on National Scotch Day and share a drink with a friend. Since Scotch is protected by law, specific guidelines must be followed when making it to be labeled as Scotch. Otherwise, it may be an ordinary whisky (or whiskey if …
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NATIONAL TEQUILA DAY – July 24

On July 24th, commemorate National Tequila Day with a little lime and salt. Mix up a Margarita, Paloma, or a Mamasita to celebrate the day! People have been making Tequila for centuries, and it was once known as mezcal wine. In fact, Tequila is mezcal, but mezcal isn’t Tequila. That’s because Tequila is distilled from a …
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