The 143rd Kentucky Derby

Saturday, May 6,  America and the world will be glued to their TV sets to watch the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby. The Kentucky Derby was first run in 1875 and was witnessed by roughly 10,000 people. The first race was run on a 1 1/2 mile course that was quickly changed to 1 1/4 miles the next year in 1876 and remains...

The Game – 51st Super Bowl

It’s here! No typical Sunday Funday this week, no way, it’s Super Sunday. Last year we celebrated the milestone 50th Super Bowl. While the viewers did not break a record, it was the third most watched Super Bowl in history. One’s 51st birthday may not get quite the attention of the 50th but this year the movement is growing for the day following the...

Great Holiday Gift Ideas 2016

Are you waiting until the last minute to do your holiday gift buying? You’re not alone. Last-minute shoppers represented 36 percent of the overall total. If you are among the many who have not completed their holiday shopping we have assembled a few, straightforward gifts ideas for you. Give the Gift of Wine If you are a BevX reader there is a good chance...

Holiday Season Humor

Christmas begins about the first of December with an office party and ends when you finally realize what you spent, around April fifteenth of the next year. P. J. O’Rourke I once bought my kids a set of batteries for Christmas with a note on it saying, toys not included. Bernard Manning In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the...

Raise a Glass to Repeal Day

On the 16th day of January 1919 the loudest and squeakiest wheel of all squeaky wheels of the day, the Temperance Union, achieved their ultimate desire with the passing of the Eighteenth Amendment. The Eighteenth Amendment prohibited the production, transport, and sale of intoxicating liquors in the United States. The proponents of the law believed that all of society’s ills would be magically washed...

Norm, from Cheers! Quotes

If you are anything like me, you love the TV program “Cheers!” and its many characters. Some of the best one-liners delivered each episode came from the character Norm as he entered the bar and requested his first Beer. Here are a few of these exchanges. Woody, “How’s it going Mr. Peterson?” Norm, “It’s a dog eat dog world, Woody & I’m wearing Milk...

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