Why Celebrate Today? July 25, 2009

Btms^ for Saturday, July 25.
Drink Forecast for Today (DF 4 2day): Cape Diamond Merlot – discover this gem of a wine from Oregon wine maker Ken Wright. On this date in 1850, Gold was discovered in Oregon’s Rogue River.

Liquor Barn’s Complimentary Sip and Sample Wines at All Barns today, 3 to 6 pm:
– Cortenova Pinot Grigio 2008 Venezie
– San Elias Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Colchagua Valley
Special Spirits Samplings!
Lexington, All stores: 3-6 pm Saturday:
Absolut Mango Sunkiss and Absolut Citron Lemonade to benefit KY Harvest, because in an Absolut World, there is no hunger!
Louisville, all locations, 3-6 pm:
Jim Beam Red Stag
Buy a Try Beer Samplings @ ALL Barns: 
 Saturday from 3 to 6 pm
5 Summer Seasonal beers from 5 Breweries for just 25 cents each, or buy a try of all 5 for just $1.  Summer seasonals that complement the warmer weather: Sierra Nevada Summerfest , Anderson Valley Summer Solstice, Magic Hat Wacko,Schlafly Summer Lager and Harpoon Summer!

George Clooney and Liquor Barn have been named award winners of the 2009 Governor’s Awards for the Arts, in Kentucky. George will receive the National award, and Liquor Barn the Business award, in a ceremony in Frankfort, KY on October 6, 2009.
Congratulations to all the 2009 Governor’s Awards in the Arts winners! To see the full story from yesterday’s Lexington Herald-Leader, click on this link:
 In Lexington: Liquor Barn is a proud Season Sponsor of KCTC’s SummerFest 2009 at the Arboretum!  Come by the Barns for all your picnic needs before you and your friends and neighbors head out to Lexington’s Arboretum on Alumni Drive to enjoy theatre under the stars 

SummerFest’s final 2009 show, the Tony-nominated, family-friendly Caribbean musical Once On This Island has its final two performances tonight, July 25 and  Sunday July 26 at 8:45 p.m.
Visit SummerFest on the web at www.kctcwummerfest.com  
Adult tickets at the gate are a bargain at $10.  For reservations and info, call: (859)608-3805.
On this date in…
1850 – Gold discovered in Oregeon, Rogue River.
1923 – “Golden Girl” Estelle Getty born.
1946 – 1st Bikini shown, at Paris Fashion show.
1948 – Olympic skater Peggy Fleming born.
1965 – Actress Illeana Douglas born.
1966 – The Supremes release “You Can’t Hurry Love”.
1967 – “Friends” Matt LeBlanc born.
1969 – 1st performance by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, at Fillmore East, New York.
1970 – “Close to You” hits #1.
1975 – “A Chrous Line” premiered on Broadway. (Would run for 6,137 performances before closing.)
1978 – Louise Brown, 1st “test tube baby” born.
1984 – 1st woman walks in space, Cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaye.
1992 – 25th Summer Olympic games began, in Barcelona, Spain.

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