This site is a labour of love – it’s about finding exciting and internationally important events ( Necktie Day and Cinnamon Bun Day to name but two recent events all but ignored by the mainstream media) AND then somehow connecting them to some codswallop reason to open up some wine. There are lots of similar sites which explore historical shizzle but they all appear to make the same schoolboy error of thinking anybody actually – like, really – gives a crap about who invaded where, when, using what strategies and for what reasons.
Christ, (Allah, Shiva, whichever fairytale god you fancy) – I don’t have time for any of that; I’ve got some life affirming wine to uncork.
And some days, believe it or not, very little of any importance happens – sure maybe Mussolini had his birthday or some country declared independence from another but nothing that warrants getting sloshed on vino. Life rule : don’t waste wine celebrating fascist twats. (Is ‘twat’ an international word or just British? I don’t know (Mrs Seductive Venice – who writes a proper blog – will probably tell me after I enlightened her some months ago about the word ‘Numpty) so just to give some context, it’s defined amongst other things as ‘a person who’s obnoxious and / or stupid.’ ie Mussolini, Trump, Blair, Bush, your boss etc etc. Very close to a Numpty actually – only with a delightfully harder edge for shouting at demonstrations.)
Anyway I digress a little; so suitable internationally important events can be difficult to hunt down and then, just like buses, today two strategically and globally important days roll up together and both of them are suitable for celebrating with a bottle of wine. (So that’s three bottles then – one for each and one for luck.) It’s Apple Day in the UK. Or as I prefer to call it Grape Day because in an alternate UK universe the whole country is positioned slightly differently on the globe and basking in a perfect temperature to create wines with names like The Wine of St George, Her Majesty’s Mighty Wine and Beefeater Wine. (I am known there as The Wine King.) So by celebrating Apple Day on behalf of wine drinkers you are actually celebrating the power of quantum multiverse science as well any my double life as a drunken monarch – a double win!
And it’s International Day Of the Nachos. And that is the perfect dish to go alongside your apple, oh hold on – sorry – your fermented grape juice. So Nachos and wine it is. (This site also sorts your meal planning out too – something Historyisrightinteresting.com probably doesn’t do.)
So what you waiting for? Don’t be a numpty – get the bottle open.
God Save The Queen and the refried beans and all that.
And finally a quote:
“Wine, it’s in my veins and I can’t get it out.” – Burgess Meredith