“Sylvia, guess what?” My brother Arnie was calling from Idaho, which was his home base.
“I only need to glance at the calendar to see that it’s time for your annual visit to Hingham. You get homesick and are looking for someone to cook your venison.”
“You got it. You can expect the meat delivered tomorrow and I butchered it to perfection this time.”
“Have you read the book?” I asked my fellow book club member. “Really Sylvia. Do any of us read the book on a regular basis? I read the first few pages of “Euphoria” and thought it would be something I’d like to read someday. We should just call our monthly club what it really is,” Polly said.
Evan Williams is a well known name in the Bourbon business and the first to open a downtown visitor center and distillery. We visited the Evan Williams Experience in downtown Louisville, KY for a tour and a visit with Artisan Distiller Charlie Downs. The Experience occupies a single building divided into a lobby, a walking tour of the history of the brand, and an artisanal distillery.
I drove my ’63 Lincoln Continental all over the US because I hated to fly and loved to drive my car. It was a good way to get from place to place for my job so I rarely went up in a bird. A last minute meeting in LA required me to fly from my current location in Denver. I ended up in an airport bar after finding a safe place to park my vehicle. Airports were good for people watching and I had two hours before my flight for LAX boarded. I entered through open sliding glass doors to the generic airport bar and sat down on a pleather barstool.
It is a well-rounded argument that the Scottish had the market sewn up as far as making the best product on the planet; however there are a few studs in other stables worth a mention. Bourbon has long been associated with Kentucky and for good reason as it is the state where this craft was first developed.
Have you ever opened a bottle of bourbon that you’ve been looking forward to tasting only to be disappointed? There are plenty of really great bourbons available but there are also some that need a little help in the flavor category. Personally I’d prefer to skip those since really… there are plenty of really great and proven bourbons. But I do occasionally buy one just as an experiment, thinking that I may discover some really great new bottle. What is there to do with those disappointing bottles?
For years, I was told that eating veal was unethical. It had gotten to the point where I considered going to the butcher in disguise when ordering the young cow’s meat. I eventually thought about chicken and who knows how old they are when they’re butchered. I considered giving up meat entirely but I only lasted a few days as a vegetarian. A good burger was calling my name and will power was nowhere to be found. The dinner party I was throwing was for me so I went with one of my favorite dishes Veal Piccata, which would be paired with Brunello di Montalcino. It was my birthday and it had become my tradition to take care of it so no one else had to. I had many friends who wished to be invited but my table held eight so I limited my list to seven. It was a guest list that changed every year and I randomly chose the names out of a hat. My invitation was simple and everyone knew if they didn’t respond they would replaced.
A true single malt whiskey is a brew that is distilled in one place. There is no inclusion of any other blends of grain whiskey in this product. A single cask whiskey has been in one cask and not transferred to accommodate other blends. This whiskey, when full strength, can exceed sixty percent alcohol by volume.
November in Buffalo New York was hardly fit for a chamber of commerce photograph. The wind whipped along the scarred blacktop carrying with it an ice snow mix. The fluffy white covering, concealing the slick ice beneath. I am Cecil T. Wulfe and I sought refuge in one of the thousands of drinking establishments the city offered. I spotted a foggy window, which had a red pilsner advertisement lit up and hanging from a beam inside.
Some varieties of blue veined moldy cheese are protected by their country of origin and may only be called by those names if they actually originate from those countries; some examples of those are Gorgonzola, Roquefort, and Stilton.
Leave it to the WineWankers to find a way to make something spectacular using a kitchen gadget. See the video below for details. I'm not sure it's worth the cost (they lost about 1/2 the bottle of shiraz) but it may be worth the fun. So FUN is the key here.