Showing posts with label beverages. Show all posts
Showing posts with label beverages. Show all posts

Whiskey Day- March 27

The whiskey drink has a very long history, dating back to the 15th century at least.

The name of the alcoholic drink comes from the Celtic languages, which are called "whiskey come" (uisge beatha in Irish or uisge baugh Scottish Gaelic): "water of life" (in Latin: Aqua Vitae).

Whiskey is the result of the process of distillation of various types of grains after they have undergone the process of lentil (drying the seeds of the grain after sprouting in high heat). The distilled liquid is aged in oak barrels.

Whiskey is one of the drinks with the highest alcohol content - most whiskey brands have 40 percent alcohol.

The whiskey is drunk in a special glass - a lowball cup with ice cubes.

Why celebrate International Whiskey Day on March 27?

International Whiskey Day was celebrated for the first time in 2009 at the Scotch Festival in North Holland, after it was announced in 2008. the day was founded in honor of Michael Jackson. No, not Michael Jackson R.I.P, the king of pop, but Michael Jackson, another famous English writer and journalist known for his love for whiskey, whose purpose was not only to raise awareness of whiskey and its charms but also to spread awareness of Parkinson's disease Jackson suffered in his late years. Michael Jackson died in 2007.  

How to celebrate International Whiskey Day?

You can celebrate with a small glass of whiskey, if you are allowed to legally. It is possible to donate to Parkinson's patients and to study the disease.

Whiskey in the jar, a traditional Irish song originating in the mountains of southern Ireland in the 1950s, by many artists (such as the Dubliners, Metelica, etc.) tells of a man who was betrayed by his wife and asks to take comfort in whiskey on tap.

March 27 is also World Theatre Day

Drinking Wine Day- February 18

February 18 is the National Wine Day.

The purpose of wine-drinking day is to spread the love and health that wine brings.

Wine plays an important role in history, religion, and relationships.

Wine is part of many religious ceremonies. In social events the wine is often used to break the ice and warm the atmosphere. The wine also symbolizes part of the blessing, and many times when a toast is raised, a toast is added to the toast.

Apart from its social benefits, wine is considered a healthy drink and cardiologists say drinking a glass of wine on a heart-healthy day.

Wine is an alcoholic beverage produced mostly from grapes, in an alcoholic fermentation process, when the sugar in the grapes becomes ethanol through yeast. Wine that is not made from grapes (like an alcoholic drink from passionflower, pomegranates or citrus) is called a brewery.

Animated gifs of wine

Fun facts about wine:  

The country that drinks the most red wine is China, where residents bought in 155 million boxes in which 9 liters of red wine. The French however are in second place with 150 million boxes. Red wine is especially popular in China because the red color is considered a lucky color. The color and the fact that the red wine is considered healthy, encourages the Chinese to buy and drink more and more red wine. Portugal and Italy are in fourth place.

In the US, the largest wine consumers are in California, New York and Florida. The country that drinks the most wine relative to the population is the Vatican, where the consumption of wine is 74 liters per person per year, that is about 99 bottles.

Red wine contains many beneficial antioxidants such as polyphenol and resveratrol which have heart-protecting properties and prevent cancer. The grape skins are especially rich in antioxidants. Red wine contains more antioxidants than white wine because it is fermented with the grape bark. Studies show that white wine is not only less effective in preventing disease, but may even increase the risk of cancer, especially in the gastrointestinal tract.

Wine improves sex life. When drinking wine regularly, it can increase libido. Italian research has shown that women who drink 2 cups of wine daily enjoy more sex than women who do not drink wine at all.

The names of the wines produced in Europe are named according to their geographical origin. For example, Bordeaux wine is produced in Bordeaux, France. The wines that are not from Europe almost always carry the name of the grape varieties - for example Cabernet Sauvignon from California.

The wine has existed in history for about 6,000 years. Ancient remains of wine were discovered in Iran from the beginning of the Neolithic period (8500-4000 BCE). The oldest evidence of cultivated vines was found in Georgia from 7,000 to 5000 BC It is believed that the fermentation of the wine was mistaken, and the yeast came in contact with the grapes stored in the containers and turned the sugars of the grapes into alcohol. And spread throughout the Mediterranean countries by the Greeks The Romans made wine popular throughout Europe and the Spaniards and other Europeans took the wine to the New World (America), Oceania (Australia, New Zealand and the region) and South Africa.

oenophobia- wine phobia- fear of wine.

Eggnog Day - December 24

Eggnog is a drink that is based on milk and eggs and is usually drunk in the US and Canada during the Christmas season, which lasts from the end of November to the end of December.
This Egg liqueur is a rich milk drink, full of cream, sweetened and frothy spiced with nutmeg or cinnamon, which is sometimes prepared with distilled spirits such as brandy, rum, whiskey or bourbon.
The egg liqueur evolved from Posset, a medieval European drink made from hot milk mixed with wine or ale to which spices are added. The drink was common only among the nobility because of its expensive ingredients that prevented the villagers from drinking it. In the cities the common people had no milk, and only the aristocracy could obtain it.
The first time the name "Egg Nog" was used was in 1775, when the clergyman and philologist Jonathan Butcher of Maryland wrote a poem about him that was surprisingly not published until 30 years after his death.

And this is the song he wrote:

“Fog-drams in the morn,
or better still eggnogg.
At night hot-suppings,
and at mid-day, grogg.
My palate can regale”

The first printed use of the term was in 1788 in a New Jersey newspaper on March 26, which referred to a young man drinking a glass of eggnog.
In the early 19th century, the drink came to the United States. Because of the taxes on brandy and wine, they used to make the bromine drink from the Caribbean. The drink soon became the popular Christmas drink in the United States.
Beginning in the 1960s, a commercial version of the alcoholic beverage, or a non-alcoholic version, began to be sold. During this time they began to serve the drink cold.

How to celebrate Eggnog Day?
You can make an eggnog at home, or buy it. If you have passed the age limit for alcohol, you can add alcohol to it.

December 24 is also Micronesia's Independence Day

International Tea Day- December 15

International Tea Day is a day marked every year since 2005 by countries that produce tea like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Vietnam, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Malaysia, Uganda, India and Tanzania.

The purpose of the International Tea Day is to raise the global attention of governments and citizens to the impact of tea on world trade, working conditions and growth, and to seek fair price and trade support.

  In 2015, the Indian government offered to extend the tea day celebration to an international day marked by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). 

In honor of International Tea Day, here are some interesting facts about tea:

The origin of the tea is in East Asian countries, especially China.

There is a legend that in 2737 BC, Sheng, the second emperor of China, discovered the tea when leaves fell into his boiling water pot.

There are about 1,500 kinds of tea and even more. So when you ask for tea, you need to be very specific about the type you are asking for because there are more than 1,500 options.

Although there are 1,500 varieties of tea, they are derived from only six main varieties: white, yellow, oolong, green, black and post-fermented.

The plant from which all types of tea come from is Chinese camellia.

After water, tea is the second most consumed drink in the world.

Tasting tea is not an easy job. You should have a sharp eye for the tea leaves, a pointy taste for the brewed tea, a delicate touch for the tea leaves, and a well-developed sense of smell to determine if the aroma of tea is good or not.

The same kind of tea will not always taste the same. The taste of the tea depends largely on the temperature at which it is picked, the taste of the water and when it was poured. The Chinese recommend drinking tea with fresh water from lakes and rivers.

Tea is not only healthy. It also helps in healing cuts, removing odors (even body odors for that matter), using fertilizer, cleaning floor and perfect meat marinade.

Tea became Britain's national drink in the mid-18th century.

The British drink about 165 million cups of tea a day. That amounts to 62 billion cups a year.

In the United States, about 644,000 kilograms of tea are consumed every day.

The national drink of Iran and Afghanistan is tea.

Tea is used as a mosquito repellent. If you don't want mosquitoes in the house, pour tea leaves and their smell at home will keep them away.

Lipton tea is the most popular brand of tea, and is the best-selling in the world. His factory is located in Jebel Ali, Dubai, and produces at least 5 billion tea bags a year.

3 million tons of tea is produced annually around the world.

The most expensive tea meal in history was held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Hong Kong, costing $ 8,888 per couple.

The tea bags and Ice tea were invented in the United States in 1904.

From a pound of tea leaves you can make more than 200 cups of tea.

The most popular tea in the world is black tea. 75% of tea use is done in this type.

Tea and herbal teas are two different things. The tea is extracted from the Chinese Camellia plant while the herbal tea is extracted from various herbs or fruits.

Before the 19th century, solid pieces of tea were used as currency in Siberia.

In Western countries, they began drinking tea 400 years ago, while in Eastern countries they began drinking it 4,000 years ago.


Which cup is more fun to drink than the mad cup from Alice's cheerful tea party in Wonderland? (Link)

December 15 is also Cupcake day

Vodka Day- October 4

Vodka Day is a great time to fill the glasses with one of the most popular alcoholic beverages in the world. 

Vodka is often associated with Russia, and indeed some of the best and most expensive vodka in the world come from there, but vodka is a beverage produced in many countries and enjoyed throughout the world. 

Vodka is a Slavic word that is interpreted as 'little water' and is traditionally made by mixing water with distilled grains or potatoes. Many popular brands of vodka nowadays add flavorings such as fruits and sugars.  

Vodka has between 33.5% and 70% ethanol (alcohol). It usually has 40% alcohol. Some people drink the vodka clean, and there are also many cocktails that vodka is a staple of them such as martini, scroeder, cosmopolitan, Bloody Mary and more. 

Vodka Day is a great opportunity to celebrate with your favorite drink and try a new cocktail. Many pubs and restaurants around the world have special offers and tastings for this special day, a feast of vodka. 

The vodka day is celebrated on October 4 every year in the US, starting in 2009 and began as a marketing holiday, and Vodka Day also has its own site - Vodka Day

October 4th is both World Animal Day and Improve Your Office

Punch Day- September 20

The name of the drink Punch comes from the Hindi word "punch", meaning five.

On the day of the punch, celebrate with the traditional punch drink, which uses five ingredients - alcohol (usually rum or airy drinks), lemon (or other fruits), sugar, water, and tea (or other spices, eg cinnamon).

The punch is served cold or hot, and it is also possible without alcohol.

The source of the punch is in India. He arrived in England by sailors and workers of the British East India Company at the beginning of the 17th century. Later it was distributed to other European countries. The advantage was that when you prepare a large amount and share it, it is cheaper than a regular alcoholic cocktail.

Since then there has been a lot of punch around the world, and it has spread to other countries such as the Caribbean, Korea and Mexico and has become a traditional refreshment at parties served in large large bowls.

Round Punch bowl (source)

Coca Cola inventor John Pemberton's birthday- July 8th

Did you know that Coca-Cola was originally created as a medicine and that it is named after the two main ingredients in it: Coca-Cola?
Coca is a shrub from which cocaine is produced and cola is a nut that grows in the rainforests of Africa. But do not worry, Coca-Cola no longer has cocaine.

When American pharmacist John Pemberton first invented Coca-Cola, in 1886, it was as a result of a search for a non-alcoholic version of his Coca-Cola wine.
John Pemberton was born on July 8, 1831 in the US state of Georgia. As a soldier he fought in the American Civil War in the Confederate Army (South) and was wounded in the Battle of Columbus.
He received morphine from the military doctors and became addicted to it.

After completing his military service he worked as a pharmacist and began looking for a cure for addiction. He brewed himself a wine from cola nuts and added the coca plant to it, until he finally managed to invent the "Pemberton's French Wine Coca". When he saw that his wine was helping him cope with the pain, he began selling it to other military veterans suffering from morphine addiction, depression and alcoholism, as well as to women suffering from nervous weakness (neurasthenia).
In 1885, drought laws were enacted in Georgia, prohibiting the production, sale and drinking of alcohol. Pemberton was forced to create a non-alcoholic version of his wine drink. He worked hard to create a recipe for a non-alcoholic version, until in 1886 he invented a secret recipe according to which he decided to mix his Coca-Cola syrup with soda water. He sold it for five cents a glass as a patent. People at the time believed that carbonated water was good for their health, and Pemberton claimed that its special soda was a drug for morphine addiction, indigestion, neurasthenia, headaches and other health problems. In May of that year, Pemberton founded the Coca-Cola Company and marketed the drink as having medicinal properties and as a drug for morphine or opium addiction.

It is estimated that the original Coca-Cola recipe contained about nine milligrams of cocaine in a glass. The average dose of cocaine is between 15 and 35 milligrams. However, the effect of coca leaves was balanced in the presence of the caffeine in the cola nut. In 1903 cocaine was removed from the secret recipe but Coca-Cola still has the flavor of the coca plant.
The first Coca-Cola model, Hilda Clark, in an advertisement from 1890 in which she offers a glass of Coca-Cola for the price of 5 cents.

Hilda Clark in a Coca-Cola commercial, The Ideal Brain Tonic, A drink for summer and winter, especially for headaches, relieves mental and physical exhaustion
Coca Cola vintage radio

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