December 31, 2020 – New Year’s Eve | National Champagne Day
Do You Know The Lyrics To The Most Famous Song That Nobody Knows?
Welcome to December 31st, 2020 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate forgettable songs and great wines.
Tonight, we bid farewell to 2020 and at the stroke of midnight, we’ll all attempt to sing a song that few of us understand. Auld Lang Syne is sometimes referred to as “the most famous song that nobody knows,” and that’s not only because people have been drinking before they sing it. Written by Robert Burns, the phrase is Scottish and roughly translates to “days gone by.” Somewhere along the way, it was set to music and became a traditional Scottish song. So how’d it get to be associated with New Year’s Eve? For that we can thank the famous bandleader Guy Lombardo. Beginning in the 1920s, he played the song on his New Years Eve radio show, and the next 30 New Years after that. We made it! It’s New Year’s Eve. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out, 2020!
Nothing says celebration like a good champagne, and while the genuine article comes only from the Champagne region of France, there are plenty of good bubbly wines from California and Italy. Prices vary widely, and if you’ve ever wondered why bottles of Dom Peringnon fetch up to $50,000 a bottle, it’s because Dom only produces wine during years when the grapes have reached top quality. That means that since they opened in 1921 they have only produced 36 vintages. If splurging at that price point is not your thing, just pop open a bottle of your favorite sparkling beverage and remember to always drink responsibly. On National Champagne Day we toast to your health and good fortune and welcome all the new opportunities to Celebrate Every Day!
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