Grappa

  • The Spirits of Christmas

    … Journal Magazine came out with their “Top 75 5-Star Spirits” list, and Jack Crispin Cain’s Absinthe made the list. Earlier this year, in Emma Janzen’s piece for Serious Eats, 10 Absinthes You Should Be Drinking, Janzen wrote, “Some scholars say absinthe made with a wine or grape base will taste naturally superior to those made with neutral grains…

    John Cesano/ John on Wine- 2 readers -
  • 2014: Favorite Spirits & Drink-Related Items

    … aroma, this is like a mole sauce in a bottle, a spicy chocolate mix that has a natural taste, not like the artificial flavored vodkas out there. An excellent cocktail mixer. Favorite Local Grappa: The Hudson-Chatham Winery, in New York, produces two Grappas made from Baco Noir. Essentially, this is a distilled spirit using grape skins…

    Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie- 3 readers -
  • Poggia Basso Grappa del Piemonte

    … liquor. Actually, it’s more like peanuts left in the car too long and circus peanuts all at the same time. It brings to mind the Christian Brothers Frost White Brandy I reviewed back in 2010…which I really didn’t like. Plastic strawberries is all else I can come up with for smell. Big League bubblegum strawberry. Hopefully, the taste is better…

    Rebecca Gomez Farrell/ Rebecca Gomez Farrell- 1 readers -
  • Grappa anyone?

    …, so they really let their hair down. And I mean they really let their hair down: the theme of the party was Woodstock so lots of bad, long, shaggy wigs abounded. Today, Vinomaker and I pressed off three different batches of Cabernet sauvignon. It was a rather painless process this year, but still by the end of the day I was coloured purple from…

    Vinsanityin Cabernet Sauvignon -
  • Autumn Cocktails with Nonino Grappa

    … ingredients except for the grappa. Once shaken, pour in a mixing glass,add ice, and the grappa. Stir slowly and serve in a chilled cocktail glass. Decorate with peels of apple, melon, and pumpkin. This cocktail is a lot of fun to play with switching up which flavor of the monovarietal grappa, and what type of fruit juice too. For example, the Picolit…

    Hawk Wakawaka/ Hawk Wakawaka Wine Reviewsin Merlot Chardonnay- 3 readers -
  • GRAPPA !

    … I like grappa. I often drink it after a nice meal as a way to relax and to help me to digest. I put a few drops in my espresso, for what Italians call caffè corretto. I drizzle grappa on my lemon granita and other flavored ices and even have it with chocolate. A number of years ago Michele and I wrote and article for Gourmet Magazine called…

    Charles Scicolone/ Charles Scicolone on Winein Chardonnay- 5 readers -
  • Sonoma Valley Portworks Petite Sirah Port 2007

    … Sonoma Valley Portworks Petite Sirah Port 2007 Clarksburg, CA During my trip last spring to Petaluma, I picked up this bottle of port in a surge of jubilation that I had found a winery specializing in dessert wines (613 2nd Street in the Foundry Wharf building). Plenty of wineries offer one or a handful of ports in their collection, but few…

    Rebecca Gomez Farrell/ Rebecca Gomez Farrell- 6 readers -
  • Let Us Now Praise After-Dinner Drinks

    …I know summer is not supposed to be the time for thinking about, much less consuming, brandies, but I can’t help it: I’m addicted. For me, nothing completes an enjoyable dinner as well as a fine digestivo – or digestif, if you prefer. Whichever you call it, those names indicate exactly what that little tot…

    Tom Maresca/ Tom's Wine Line -
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