Tuesday, November 1, 2011

"where there is no wine there is no love" Euripides

The Wine in Your Life, 6 pages from cover to cover.

 I am not sure when this booklet was published, but after reading it, I think California wines must have been quite new to the American palate.  From what I read, it looks like the California winemakers made a big push with sherry and saying, "California Sherry has become the country's favorite cocktail and refreshment wine".  Funny, these days, I usually find sherry in dressing.  Vermouth was also mentioned, "Vermouth, both Dry and Sweet, are the backbone of America's cocktail hour".  Still true, however, the booklet suggested to enjoy vermouth on the rocks.  I don't know if I'd like that.  Hmmm.

OK, an interesting and quick read AND there were recipes included!!!  I had Craig, the bartender at work, make the Champagne Cocktail.
Place a cube of sugar in a champagne glass.  Add 2 drops of bitters.

Fill with California champagne.

Yum.  OK, this hasn't changed much.

Here are the other 2 recipes

Port or Sherry Flip. Combine 1 egg, 1 tsp.
sugar, 1/2 cup Port or Sherry with plenty of
cracked ice in electric mixer or shaker.  Mix
well.  Serve in 5 or 6 oz. glass with a dash of

Sherry Old-Fashioned. Put 1/2 tsp. sugar, 3
dashes bitters and 2 jiggers of California
Sherry in old-fashioned glass.  Muddle until
sugar is dissolved.  Add ice cubes, orange
slice and cherry, if desired.


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