Red Wine Day / National Bow Tie Day

Red Wine Day

August 28

Evidence shows that the production of wine started from 6000 to 5000 B.C in Iran and Russian Georgia. It was used as precious water for the consumption, religious and cultural purposes. Wine could be prepared from any juice of fruits but mostly made from the crushed grapes. The color of wine is determined by the time up to which the skin remains with juice while performing the process of fermentation. Red wine is made from the dark colored grapes. The color of this wine ranges from red to deep purple. The moderate intake of red wine is healthy for heart. Red wines have antioxidants which helps prevent coronary artery diseases. The antioxidant increases the good cholesterol and prevents the buildup of cholesterol. Although there are many blends of different grapes to formulate red wine, there are basically 15 different variations (i.e Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, etc.) from which all red wines are derived.

National Bow Tie Day

August 28

Bow ties first use was during the Prussian wars when Croatian mercenaries used them to tie their shirt collars shut. A good quality silk tie will require approximately 110 silkworm cocoons. The true bow tie aficionado will argue that the self-tie bow tie is the only acceptable option. However, 78% of all bow ties produced are pre-tied compared to 22% being the self-tie style. This is pretty much translated as “convenience over style”.

Today’s Birthdays of Note….

Shania Twain – Singer – born in Windsor, Canada

Jack Black – Actor – born in Santa Monica, California


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