AUGUST 13, 2017 | NATIONAL PROSECCO DAY | NATIONAL LEFT-HANDERS DAY | NATIONAL FILET MIGNON DAY
NATIONAL PROSECCO DAY
As we bask in the warmth of the resounding rays of summer, National Prosecco Day, August 13th, represents a time to raise a toast to those remaining days of the season while encouraging people across the US to embrace life’s everyday celebrations.
A sparkling wine, Prosecco is made from a variety of grapes. One of the oldest is the Glera, but Prosecco can also be made from Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. Primarily grown and bottled in the Veneto region of Italy, Prosecco’s draw is its elegant mousse. In wine-speak, the mousse is the lovely, persistent bubbles giving it the sparkle that makes Prosecco so appealing for celebrations. Along with that touch of sweetness (usually dry), light-bodied, refreshing aromas and flavors of white spring flowers, citrus fruits and green apples paired with a wallet-friendly price tag, Prosecco exudes an easygoing sense of fun, occasion, and everyday celebration.
As the most sold sparkler in the U.S. – having surpassed the 4-million case mark (according to Impact Databank), it’s only fitting that this long revered aperitivo of choice for Italians should earn its own ‘National Day’ of recognition. Some say no other beverage defines the Italian philosophy of la dolce vita, or the good life, quite like Prosecco.
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Left-Hander’s Day is observed annually on August 13th. In a right-handed dominated world, August 13th is the day that left-handed individuals can claim as their own.
Approximately 10% of the population is a Southpaw. Scientists haven’t discovered why a person is left-handed, but it more probable that you will have a left-handed child if one of the parents is left-handed.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Take a left-handed friend to lunch or out for coffee. If you’re right-handed, try doing everything with your left hand. Left-handers post photos using #lefthandersday to prove your left-handed awesomeness.
International Left-Handers day was founded in 1992 in the United Kingdom. Because of the popularity of this observation in the United States, the Registrar at National Day Calendar has added it to its list of national days.
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