Why Celebrate 2day? August 22, 2009

Btms^ for Saturday, August 22.
 
Drink Forecast for Today (DF 4 2day): Cortenova Pinot Grigio, a great ‘Everyday Italian’ wine 2 toast 2 TV chef Giada De Laurentiis on her 39th b’day
 
Complimentary Sip & Sample WINES this week at ALL Liquor Barns! Saturday 3 to 6 p.m.: Altosur, Great NEW WINES from Argentina!
 
– Altosur Chardonnay 2008 Mendoza
– Altosur Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Mendoza
 
 
Complimentary Spirit Samples Today from 3 to 6 pm:
 
Louisville and Lexington Liquor Barns : Freixinet Cava
Pronounced “Fresh-eh-net”,  this lovely Spanish sparkling wine is full of good taste and is wonderfully affordable! 
 
All Louisville Barns: Lunazul Tequila
 
 
 
Sip & Sample Beer Tastings @ ALL Liquor Barns,  Saturday 3 to 6 pm: Three Belgian beers from Brasserie d’Achouffe Brewery in Achouffe, Belgium: La Chouffe, McChouffe,  and Houblon Chouffe.
 
Buy a try for just 75 cents each or try all three for $2. The gnomes that grace each bottle is a play on the name of the town Achouffe, where Chouffe means gnome or dwarf.
 
On this date in…
1848 – U.S. annexed New Mexico.
1851 – Gold fields discovered in Australia.
1862 – Claude DeBussy born, to compose! 
1893 – Writer Dorothy Parker born, a “Constant Reader”?
1906 – 1st Victrola manufactured. Scratch that!
1917 – Blues musician John Lee Hooker born, to go “Boom Boom”!
1920 – Writer Ray Bradbury born, to produce “Dandelion Wine”?
1935 – Writer Annie Proulx born , on “Brokeback Mountain”?
1939  – Baseball great Carl Yastrzemski born, in ‘Red Sox”?
1940 – Actress Valerie Harper born, Mary Tyler Moore’s friend and neighbor “Rhoda”. 
1941 – Football coach Bill Parcells born, to be a ‘Giant of NY’?
1945 – Journalist Steve Kroft born, in “60 Minutes” or less?
1947 – Actress Cindy Williams born, Laverne’s friend, Shirley.
1957 – Jockey Randy Romero born. Riders up!
1963 – Singer, musician Tori Amos born, at the “Dew Drop Inn”?
1964 – Swedish tennis great Mats Wilander born, to serve and volley?
1964 – The Supremes “Where Did Our Love Go?” went to #1.
1966 – The Beatles arrived in NYC.
1970 – Chef and Food Network host of “Everyday Italian” Giada De Laurentiis born, to enjoy la dolce vita?
 
Btms^

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