Ask yourself this: what does the quintessential vineyard look like when you picture “vineyard” in your mind?
Nighthawk Black Producer: Bota Box Location: California Type: Wine, red, fairly light and without much of a tannin bite ABV: 13.5% Mentioned in my previous post, this selection from Bota Box […]
I’m willing to bet that most bars you’ve been to don’t have “digestif” or “apertif” sections on their drink menus – that is, anyway, if you live in America or […]
Banrock Station is a vineyard out of Australia, with a developed variety of whites, reds, and everything in between. According to its website, Banrock Station has devoted over 6 million AU to over 130 countries for environmental projects, from animal conservation to plant preservation across the globe. It also has a managed wetlands right next to its wine-making property.
I’ll drink to that.
In French it’s actually only called Soixante Quinze, or seventy-five. So basically, in English, we’re announcing that it’s in French and then just saying “75” after that: “75 in French” – go figure.
When I Snapchatted that I was making a drink with whiskey and red wine, I received more “eww”s back than anything else. Fair enough. If I hadn’t directed my life into the spirits world, I, along with my 23 year-old peers, would also probably imagine some room temperature Jack poorly mixed with a vinegary, tannin-heavy “house red”, whatever that means. I, too, would tell that to please fuck off.
I blame Franzia for the poor reputation of box wine that has been imprinted in the minds of Americans. It’s the shit you use for freshman year dorm room parties, and quasi-elaborate drinking games that jeopardized your academics standing. Or, if you’re me, it’s also what your parents bought until Costco started carrying Yellowtail in their large format bottles.
I work in a large place that serves food, and we serve strawberries, among other fruits, all year long. Sometimes we serve too many strawberries, among other fruits, and because of health code cannot save them for a future date. So, on those sometimes, I take what I can home, and do something with it. This is one such time.