A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from January 09, 2013
Winesday Wednesday

"Winesday Wednesday” is a drinking slang name for a day of the week. The term is usually simply “Winesday” and it could occur on any day of the week, but it’s usually held on Wednesday. “Winesday” has been cited in print since at least 1968 and then 2006, when Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts designated the last Wednesday of each month to celebrate wines.

The term “Winesday” was popularized on television’s Today show in 2010 by hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb.

Other slang names for days of the week include Shunday, Sober Sunday, Margarita Monday, Messed-up Monday, Mojito Monday, Moonshine Monday, Boozeday Tuesday, Tanked Tuesday, Tasty Tuesday, Tequila Tuesday, Tipsy Tuesday, Trashed Tuesday, Twisted Tuesday, Wasted Wednesday, Whiskey Wednesday, Wine Wednesday, Thirsday, Thirstday, Thirsty Thursday, Fucked-up Friday, Shit-faced Saturday, Sloppy Saturday, Sloshed Saturday and Smashed Saturday.


Urban Dictionary
Winesday
Day of the week, typically on Wednesday when girlfriends get together, share a few glasses of wine and unwind with girl time and laughter. Let it be known, it can occur multiple times a week if necessary or can be changed to another day but it will always be called Winesday.
“I had a rough day today.... Thank goodness it’s Winesday!”
by Wino55 Feb 16, 2010

13 March 1968, Iowa City (IA) Press-Citizen, “A Chat With Pat,” pg. 9A, col. 8:
THIS IS AN Alcoholic’s week: Rumday, Boozeday, Winesday, Thirstday, Ryeday, and Shatterday. He makes no observance of Shunday.

26 April 1968, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA), “Highway Deaths Increase” by Clayton Rand, sec. 3, pg. 4, col. 5:
Frank Filley suggests for alcoholics’ week: Rumday, Boozeday, Winesday, Thirstday, Ryeday, Shatterday, and Shunday.

30 July 2006, Boston (MA) Herald, “Style Calendar,” pg. 37:
OVER THE HUMP: Head to the Museum of Fine Arts, where the last “hump day” of each month has been rechristened “Winesday.”

Meetin.org—Boston
Winesday at the MFA
Date Wednesday, December 27 2006

Meetin.org—Baltimore
Winesday at the Vine
Date Wednesday, January 31 2007

Google Groups: winesday
Winesday!
Daniel Chen
9/12/07
Winesday will be Tomorrow (Thursday) at same time and same place. Feel free to invite friends. Don’t forget to bring wine and food!

USA Today
Kathie Lee and Hoda host a happy hour on NBC’s ‘Today’
Updated 7/26/2010 10:23 PM
By Olivia Barker
(...)
No matter that it’s 8:35 a.m. on a Wednesday. “It’s Winesday,” Gifford reminds the ladies. One, a Today show producer, produces a tiny foam flip-flop that hugs the foot of a wine glass and lets an imbiber know whose stem is theirs amid a glut of goblets.

Entertainment Weekly
NBC’s Today show craziest hour
How Kathie Lee Gifford, Hoda Kotb, and a sizable wine cellar turned the fourth hour of Today into morning’s guiltiest pleasure
By Tim Stack | Dec 10, 2010
(...)
Literally. Gifford has even coined nicknames for each day of the week: Tuesday is ‘’Boozeday’’ and Wednesday is ‘’Winesday.”

PR.com
Recipe Marketing Firm Turns Wednesday Into “Winesday©”: Now the Longest Running Virtual Wine Tasting Event
San Luis Obispo, CA, May 04, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Winesday is a virtual wine tasting event created seven years ago by Recipe, a food & beverage marketing company, as a fun way to try new wines and “unwine” in the middle of the week. Recipe has participated in 364 Winesdays and continues to hold the event at their San Luis Obispo office every Wednesday, making it the longest ongoing virtual wine tasting event.

The Star-Ledger (Newark, NJ)
Sandy silences some New Year’s Eve spots, but Shore still celebrates
By Lisa Rose/The Star-Ledger
on December 31, 2012 at 10:00 AM, updated December 31, 2012 at 4:02 PM
(...)
Mack visited the Beachcomber the week it reopened. He and the Carbones unwind on Wednesday afternoons. They call it “Winesday,” as they relax with vino before the weekenders descend on Seaside.

“This is my first official winesday back since Sandy,” says Mack, lifting a plastic cup of merlot, which he says he drinks for health benefits.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Wednesday, January 09, 2013 • Permalink