How do you take out red wine stains? This is a question that comes up all the time, and I like most people am just an amateur with experience. I decided to do the logical thing and ask a fabrics person, Ms. Arlene Skull who knows everything there is to know about dying and fabric.… Continue reading Wine Stain Removal
For those listening to John Gormley live on June 7th Here are the two drinks I served him. Haskap Gin Rickey 50 mls LB Distillery Haskap Gin 1/2 Lime, juiced Club Soda to taste Negroni 30 ml Sweet Vermouth 30 ml Campari 30 ml Black Fox Wooded Gin Serve over ice with an orange slice.… Continue reading Sloe Gin Rickey & a Negroni
For years now we’ve been dealing with the hegemony of Riedel stemware in the market. In general it has been a good idea, because it has made people more aware of subtle details. At least it did at first. However with Appellations and companies commissioning the design of stemware to compliment their particular drink, what… Continue reading Rise Up Against the Tyranny of the Stem!
Well the world of alcohol is full of all sorts of interesting claims but this is a completely new one on me. It may possibly be true. Bellion Distilling of NJ, has started producing a line of alcohol, that they call “functional spirits.” The booze is infused with a patented substance called NTX, more on… Continue reading Vodka that Saves!
It’s been brought to my attention (Thanks Bill!) that most people haven’t a clue what I’m talking about when I mention Kir-Yianni in the next post. So here’s my take on the grape. It’s not common – you’ll need a good wine store with a broad international selection, probably near a Greek neighbourhood. On the… Continue reading Petra Kir-Yianni