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August 16 – National Rum Day

It’s time for another wonderful fake holiday, so to speak: National Rum Day. As the website liquor.com explains about the origins of rum: “Rum lovers around the world owe a great debt to a simple plant: sugar cane. Hundreds of … Continue reading

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August 7 – National IPA Day

I didn’t even know about IPA, or “India Pale Ale” until a couple of years ago, after being tutored in beer basics by Kathy, who not only reviews books, but has become an expert on all things beer, thanks to … Continue reading

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July 27th – National Scotch Day

A “National Scotch Day” in America seems like a contradiction in terms, but this “holiday” is more about drinking Scotch than making it. Technically, by law, whiskey can only be called “Scotch” if it is distilled in Scotland according to … Continue reading

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February 15, 2016 – A President’s Day Celebration

Presidents’ Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February to resolve the problem of needing to create a holiday for each separate president (too many holidays go against the “work ethic” it would seem). Indeed, as … Continue reading

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National Pizza Month – Why Is Pizza So Good?

As we established in a post last year at around this time, October is accepted in the U.S. as “National Pizza Month” even though there has never been an official declaration to that effect. No one cares. The fact is, … Continue reading

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