President’s Day toast. I’m Anthony Dias Blue with the Blue Lifestyle Minute sponsored by CUISINART. The Founding Fathers are usually depicted as stoic, serious men, aware of the gravity of their lives and actions, and filled with the revolutionary spirit to create a new nation. That’s all true – but they also liked a good drink or two. George Washington’s Mt. Vernon estate produced 11,000 gallons of whiskey in 1799, making it one of the biggest producers in America at the time. Thomas Jefferson helped introduce Champagne to the American palate, and famously cultivated native grape-vines at his Monticello estate. So this President’s day, don’t feel you have to be all stuffy, and know our Founding Fathers would be proud of your libations. I’m Anthony Dias Blue sponsored by CUISINART-fine small appliances and cookware. Visit This is the Blue Lifestyle Minute, check out our new website at