Archive for the ‘Word on Wine’ Category
That, is a Peacock Alley Martinez! I did mine on the rocks and used Luxardo Cherries. Use whatever gin you like…I used Tanqueray 10. If you don’t have orange bitters…use what you have, but you definitely need the Angostura bitters. It’s a really nice cocktail…lots of booze and worth lingering over. I found this in […]
You know the drill…you’re a smart person, but you haven’t spent your life perusing wine lists and get presented with this, often times, enormous tome that looks like it once belonged to Charles De Gaulle. Ray Isle has a nice article in the July 2019 issue of Food and Wine. Here’s a link to his […]
Zoe is from Greece! Dahlia is from Georgia! Both are inexpensive Rose wines worth looking into! Check out our show!
This week Mary asks me the customary questions 3! I miss one! oops. This just shows that the fix isn’t in! Enjoy!
This week two super nice Roses…The Secateurs is from Swartland South Africa and the Belleruche is from the Rhone. Both are super nice and neither expensive. Here’s our show…complete with my Rose credo!
This week Mary and I discuss a New York Times article by Eric Asimov (Above Left) published on June 19, 2019 entitled ‘It’s Time to Rethink Wine Criticism’. Using the occasion of Robert Parker’s (Above Right) retirement, Asimov discusses the role of the wine critic and how changing the way we write about wine might […]
Since we were talking about Prosecco and using them in cocktails it made sense to taste a couple. These are both nice examples that run around $20. Check out the show…I am fascinated by how Prosecco has become our dominant non Champagne sparkling wine.
Invented in Harry’s Bar in Venice the Bellini has to be the easiest cocktail to make. All you need is equal parts Prosecco (use a good super dry one) and peach nectar. I made Mary two variations on the theme…I added gin to the classic cocktail and also used white grape juice instead of peach […]
Here are a couple of shows about Venice and what is enjoyable to drink. Both Prosecco and Amarone are beautiful examples of the amazing things you can find in the floating city.
First off it looks great. Second it’s taken over the world. Third The New York Times hates it! https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/09/dining/drinks/aperol-spritz.html Now there are some problems with the drink…Aperol isn’t the greatest amaro in the world or the most complex BUT if you use a super dry good quality prosecco and lemon instead of orange…the drink balances […]