Thursday, June 03, 2010

Old School Thursday: Wine & Weddings Edition

Today, in addition to being National Chocolate Macaroon Day, is my parents’ wedding anniversary. They’ve been married for 38 years, which sounds like a very, very long time to me…until I remember that I’ll be 35 this year, so it’s not really that long. Their wedding reception was a cocktail reception in DC and here's what I know about the night:
  1. My mom wore a very pretty lace gown...that had long sleeves and a slight mock turtleneck. In June. Apparently it wasn't a cool day, either.
  2. The last song they danced to was "Proud Mary."
  3. The first thing they did after getting in the car was stop at the liquor store. Because that's what you did in 1972.
  4. After loading up at the liquor store, they drove all the way to Princeton, NJ, where they spent their wedding night at the Nassau Inn. The next day, they drove on to Quebec, where they spent their honeymoon.

I think they had a really good time, too. At least, it looks like it in the pictures.

In non-Waskom/Babcock news, today is also St. Morand’s Day – he’s the patron saint of vintners, wine growers, and wine makers, which makes him one of my favorite saints.

Today is also a big day in the history of notable French food personalities of the 19th century. On June 3, 1805, Adolphe Duglere was born. Duglere studied with Careme and became the head chef of the Rothschild family and of the Café Anglais. Thirty-six years later, in 1841, Nicolas Francois Appert, the inventor of the canning process, died. His contribution to food storage was, obviously, far-reaching.

So…to celebrate? Wine, wedding cake, and canned macaroons?

1 comment:

Wine bottle labels said...

The Huge Bear Chardonnay seems to be consistent Chardonnay year after year. I give it a thumbs up for a good bit of new oak. but the information abou the new world reserve wines leaves a bit to be desired. will be forgiven as it is a video about the old world.


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