NATIONAL MOSCATO DAY

On May 9th raise your glass and toast National Moscato Day. Moscato, or Muscat in Italian, is one of the oldest known variety of grapes grown in the world. The grape can be white to almost black and the flavor from sweet to dry. Because of this, it is quite versatile and is used to …
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NATIONAL BAKED ALASKA DAY – February 1

Ice cream and cake come together on February 1st in a celebration called National Baked Alaska Day. An elaborate dessert that is also known as “Omelette Norvegienne,” Baked Alaska is made with hard ice cream on a base of sponge cake and covered in a shell of toasted meringue. In the United States in 1867, …
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NATIONAL HOT BUTTERED RUM DAY

On January 17th, National Hot Buttered Rum Day warms us up during mid-January.  Depending on where you are on this January day, it may be warm, chilly, cold or frigid. Enjoying a hot buttered rum drink would sure be a good way to warm up if you are in one of the latter three. A …
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NATIONAL SANGRIA DAY – December 20

Across the nation each year on December 20th, National Sangria Day recognizes a wine and fresh fruit combination that brings a fresh celebration to the table.  Sangria is a beverage made with wine and sweetened with fresh fruit and fruit juices. Other ingredients can include herbs, spices, carbonation, and liquor. The combinations are endless, giving sangria …
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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 DAIQUIRI DAY – July 19

Each year on July 19th, people across the United States fill their glasses with a rum-based cocktail and toast to National Daiquiri Day. So, raise your glass and join all of the others in this celebration! Daiquiri is a family of cocktails whose main ingredients are rum, citrus juice (typically lime), and sugar. Tasting of …
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NATIONAL STRAWBERRY RHUBARB WINE DAY – Third Saturday in July

National Strawberry Rhubarb Wine Day on the third Saturday in July celebrates the strawberry sweetness of summer with a relaxing sip of wine. The day offers an excellent opportunity for a wine tasting featuring a strawberry rhubarb wine, too.  In July of 2010, Maple River Winery in historic downtown Casselton, North Dakota, proudly accepted the Double Gold …
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NATIONAL DESSERT MONTH – October

Hallelujah! National Dessert Month is an annual designation observed in October. That’s right, you literally have 31 days to indulge in dessert and justify it every time with, “It’s National Dessert Month, why would I not be stuffing my face with cheesecake right now?” The best part of dessert is, there’s a kind for EVERYONE. What to do …
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NATIONAL STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE DAY – June 14

National Strawberry Shortcake Day is observed each year on June 14th.  Either on a shortcake biscuit or a sponge cake, strawberry shortcake is an easy and refreshing summertime dessert! Strawberries are sliced, mixed with sugar then allowed to sit for about an hour until they have surrendered plenty of their juices. The shortcakes are then split, …
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May 25 NATIONAL WINE DAY

Pour a glass of your favorite wine on May 25 to participate in National Wine Day.  Celebrated each year, it has a sister holiday in February, National Drink Wine Day, National Moscato Day. Try something new with No-Fail Fresca Sangria, or a fall treat like Carmel Apple Sangria. Made from fermented grapes or other fruits, …
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