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NATIONAL BOOTLEGGER’S DAY

National Bootlegger’s Day on January 17th recognizes an era when bootleggers became legendary.  Templeton Rye Whiskey shares its January 17th birthday with bootlegger Al Capone and the son of another bootlegger, Meryl Kerkhoff. During the 1800s, the term bootlegger came into use in the Midwest. The word described the act of concealing flasks of liquor

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NATIONAL HANGOVER DAY – January 1

On January 1st, National Hangover Day nurses the aching heads of all of us who over celebrates New Year’s Eve each year. Symptoms of a Hangover Feeling tired: Alcohol is a toxin. Our bodies metabolize toxins (alcohol) at a certain pace. When the speed of consumption exceeds the pace the liver can process it, we become intoxicated.

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NATIONAL CHAMPAGNE DAY – December 31

National Champagne Day recognizes the wine that puts the pop in every New Year’s Eve celebration.  Genuine champagne only comes from France’s Champagne region. French law protects where and how it’s made. With some exceptions, only Champagne made according to set specifications and within the French region may label their wines using the term “Champagne.” Other

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INTERNATIONAL TEMPRANILLO DAY

Each year on the second Thursday in November, International Tempranillo Day celebrates the Tempranillo. This black grape is native to Spain and used to make full-bodied red wines. Tempranillo comes from the Spanish word, Temprano, which means early. This is in reference to the fact that the Tempranillo grape ripens earlier than most grapes in