Election Sips: Stravecchio Branca

Today’s post is about Stravecchio Branca, an Italian brandy that is as ubiquitous as any other brand in the country.  Literally every single bar in Italy has a bottle of Stravecchio on the shelf. It comes from the same company that owns so many other brands such as Fernet Branca, the Fratelli Branca Distilleries yet so few... Continue Reading →

Tasting Irish Whiskey At Keens

Tomorrow is St. Patrick's day. While I haven't a drop of Irish blood in my veins, I can appreciate the holiday, the people and the Whiskey along with the best of them. I have only been to Ireland once but I have been around the Irish my whole life, as a New Yorker and an... Continue Reading →

Spirited Saturday: Partida Tequila Neat

I have decided to start a new column on this blog, Spirited Saturday. I rarely write about spirits and there are many who are more qualified than I perhaps but I think I should use my certified spirits education qualification fron the Society of Wine Educators for something. My first post is aboout Partida tequila.... Continue Reading →

Apples, Calvados and Giverny

I have decided that Monday posts on this blog will be about a variety of different wines and spirits from a whole host of countries. While my main theme is Italy, I do try to be a slightly well rounded taster of fermented drinks. A quick translation would be that I am hard pressed to... Continue Reading →

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