A New Old Holiday!

It’s Meditrinalia!

I’m not sure I can pronounce it but I can celebrate it. I’m thinkin’ hats and horns and masks…and fireworks – always fireworks (but not after 10pm).

In Roman religion, Meditrinalia was an obscure (do ya think?) festival celebrated on October 11 in honor of the new wine vintage, which was offered in libations to the gods for the first time each year.

So…I’m thinkin’ songs, dancing, maybe a horse race or two and of course our Drink 4cast 4 2day which I will make the absolute newest wine in the store;

Domaine Eternel “Elsa” 2007

This arrived at our Beaumont location this morning. Thus, it’s the newest wine in the store. It’s an intense red blend of Grenache, Old Vine Carignane and Syrah from the Cotes du Rousillon Villages. I think the gods will love it. If they don’t, they can give it to me! Happy Meditrinalia everyone!

Some other things of interest happened today.

–         Today in 1975, the NBC sketch comedy/variety show “Saturday Night Live” debuted with George Carlin as the host and Andy Kaufman, Janis Ian and Billy Preston as the guests.

–         Aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger, astronaut Kathryn D. Sullivan became the first American woman to perform a spacewalk today in 1984.

–         The King of Ketchup, Henry Heinz, was born today in 1844.

–         On this day in 1884, Eleanor Roosevelt was born.

–         Jazz drummer Art Blakey was born today in 1919. He just wants to “bang on the drums all day”.

I’m gonna go find a snazzy Meditrinalia sweater to wear.

Cheers!

Roger

10/11/11.

 

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