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Well, last weekend I attended the local Wein & Saengerfest™ and had the opportunity to sample many, many Texas wines. It was a lot of fun, particularly because the weather co-operated and it was breezy and nice for a change. Still got sunburned, though.
One of the vineyards featured was Los Pinos (The Pines) Winery. Their selections were Texas and Western themed, which made for great conversation. Of the four wines they were showcasing, one tickled my sweet tooth.
All My X’s Sweet Red! It was very good: sweet, but not too sweet. The young woman said it was the most popular because of the name. After looking at the label, I had to differ. The only drawback is you find yourself singing that song, and George Strait is one hell of an earworm. Anyway, I would have taken a pic of the bottle, but it’s already in the recycling bin.
Don’t judge me
I have German friends in town for a two week visit, so I have this waiting for me come Easter Sunday!
Ok, so they are partaking of Mexican and Texas beers. I am paying tribute to their visit with German beer. Sue me.
Y’all have no idea how hard it is to see this in my fridge, waiting for me. GAH!!
Hope y’all have a wonderful Tuesday
Well, I decided to stop with the frou-frou for a while. I have been sick, and tired, and have too much going on to even think about girlie concoctions that may or may not be well-received.
However, everyone will at least drink wine sometime in their life, right?? So this week’s offering is a Spanish red table wine called Tempranillo. Tempranillo grapes are the earliest harvested grape because it ripens several weeks earlier than most Spanish red grapes. They are native to Spain, but are now harvested in the New World, including here in Texas. This week’s recommendation is Paso a Paso Tempranillo.
The wine has enough tannins to pair with food, but not overly so that you can’t enjoy a glass or a bottle on its own. Full bodied and very reasonably priced, it has a wonderful aroma and pairs awesomely with chocolate. Trust me on that.
It also pairs well with film noir cinema
No, I’ve never had it. Not because the drink doesn’t appeal to me, but because I just can NOT bring myself to order that at a bar. I turn red just thinking about saying that out loud in a room full of people.
Sex on the Beach
- 2/3 oz. Peach Schnapps
- 1 1/3 oz. Vodka
- 1 1/3 oz. Cranberry Juice
- 1 1/3 oz. Orange Juice
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well, and pour into a highball or hurricane glass filled with ice. Garnish with tropical fruit.
I have all that stuff here, thank goodness. Maybe I’ll try it tonight. At least I won’t have to order it
I bet y’all thought I was done pushing girlie stuff here, after last week’s Booze of the Week, eh?
Not. A. Chance.
Look at it this way: some people wear a hairshirt. Y’all get to read my drink posts!
Anyway, this week’s offering is a simple drink. No complex mixology required. Which is good, because this stuff can go to your head really fast. So I heard.
French Ginger Ale
- 1 oz. Chambord Vodka
- 3 oz. Ginger ale
Pour vodka into ice-filled glass, and then pour ginger ale over it. Garnish with blackberries and crystallized ginger.
Nice, spring drink. I can’t wait for our two weeks of winter to be over so I can enjoy it outside
When Prohibition outlawed the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages in 1920, many enterprising residents of a small town in Iowa chose to become outlaws – producing a high caliber and much sought-after whiskey known as Templeton Rye, or “The Good Stuff” to those in the know. Based on the original Prohibition era recipe and aged in charred new oak barrels, Templeton Rye provides a smooth finish and a clean getaway.
I’ll start by saying I’m not a fan of rye whiskey. This is much more flavorful than most modern ryes but with mostly the same taste. As I said, I’m not a fan of rye however, this would definitely be my pick of the rye whiskeys.
The color is a bit lighter with less red/orange than bourbon but darker than most ryes.
Don’t let my distaste of rye whiskey make you think that I didn’t drink the whole bottle. And I did enjoy it. If you like the rye whiskeys (or Canadian) I highly recommend you give this stuff a shot.
Tonight marks the beginning of a new year. Not sure why that is a cause for a party, but whatever. I have two parties to attend and can’t get out of either one, so I will make sure to drink water and enjoy the spectacular sloshing that people will be undertaking. At least that will be fun for me.
Believe it or not, I saw this happen once. And no, I wasn’t the perpetrator.
Take care this evening, be responsible and watch out for the idiots.
And have a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!