Why Celebrate Today? October 16, 2009

Btms^ for Friday, October 16, TGIF!
Drink Forecast for Today (DF 4 2day): Chivas Regal Scotch 2 celebrate the 1995 opening of Skye Bridge, connecting Scotland’s Highlands to Isle of Skye!
Cheers to…the Kentucky Wildcats @ Auburn, and the Louisville Cardinals @ Connecticut on game day Saturday!
TODAY ~ Meet Lowell Land @ Special KY Wine Tasting Events: Acres of Land Wines Sip and Sample at Louisville Liquor Barns!
Friday, October 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. @ Fern Valley meet Acres of Land owner Lowell Land, and @ Hurstbourne from 5-7 p.m. visit with winery rep Tina Orr.
Upland Brewery Sampling Today, Oct. 16th, from 5-7 pm at Springhurst Liquor Barn!
Featuring Amy Crook from Upland Brewery and a wide selection of their brews for just 50 cents each or try all 5 for $2:  Upland’s Wheat, Bad Elmer’s Porter, Dragonfly IPA, Octoberfest, Schwarzbier (Draft), Rad Red Amber Ale (Draft). Their draft kegs will be put on prior to the tasting on Friday. Their Amber beer recipe has changed, this American Amber Ale now has a bigger hop character (55 IBUs) brewed with 100% American hops.

Complimentary Sip & Sample Wines at all The Barns, Friday from 5 to 7 p.m., and Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m.
 – Ketu Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2008 Marlborough
 – Cookoothama Cabernet/Merlot 2007 Darlington Point
Complimentary Spirit Samples Today @ The Barns! 5 to 7 p.m.
 – Jameson Irish Whiskey with Cider @ All Louisville and Lexington stores
 – Southern Comfort Cocktails @ Hamburg, Lex
Brown Ales! Buy a Try Beer Samples @ all Liquor Barns, Friday from 5-7 pm, and Saturday, 3-6 pm!  The five distinctly different Brown Ales we’ll be serving up at the Barns for 50 cents each, or try all 5 for 2 bucks include: Bell’s Best Brown Ale, Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar, Ellie’s Brown Ale, Samuel Smith Nut Brown Ale, and Abita’s Turbodog!  
On this date in…
1758 – Lexicographer Noah Webster born…so you can look up “lexicographer” in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary!
1841 – Queens University was founded in Kingston, Ontario…by a Royal Charter from Queen Victoria.
1847 – Charlotte Bronte’s “Jane Eyre” was published.
1854 – Playwright Oscar Wilde born…knowing “The Importance of Being Earnest”!
1886 – David Ben-Gurion was born…to found and be the first Prime Minister of Israel. Shalom.
1888- “The Iceman Cometh” playwright Eugene O’Neil born…under a “Moon for the Misbegotten” on a “Long Day’s Journey into Night”?
1923 – The Walt Disney Company was founded by Walt, and his brother Roy…with help from their friend M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E!
1925 – Actress Angela Landsbury born…to “tell the tale of Sweeney Todd”  on stage and “Murder, She Wrote” on TV!
1946 – Actress Suzanne Somers born…to take it “Step by Step” when “Three’s Company”!
1947 – Guitarist Bob Weir born…to keep the rhythm for The Grateful Dead.
1958 – Actor, director Tim Robbins born…to throw the winning pitch in “Bull Durham” and find “Redemption” in “Shawshank”.
1962 – Flea was born…to be the Bassist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers!
1977 – Singer, songwriter John Mayer born…”Waiting on the World to Change”?
1984 – Archbishop Desmond Tutu awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
1995 – Skye Bridge opened…connecting the Scottish Highlands to the Isle of Skye.

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