The Old Fashioned: Two Recipes of an Underrated Classic

Written by Ellen Zucker

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Old Fashioned Cocktail

1 lump sugar 2 dashes Peychaud or Angostura bitters 1 jigger rye whiskey 1 piece lemon peel 1 chunk pineapple 1 slice orange peel 2 maraschino cherries

Into a heavy-bottomed barglass drop a lump of sugar, dash onrepparttar bitters, and crush with a spoon. Pour inrepparttar 142085 jigger of rye whiskey and stir with several lumps of ice. No shaking allowed! Letrepparttar 142086 mixture remain inrepparttar 142087 glass in which it is prepared. Garnish with a half-ring of orange peel, addrepparttar 142088 chunk of pineapple andrepparttar 142089 cherries with a little ofrepparttar 142090 maraschino juice. Twistrepparttar 142091 slice of lemon peel over all and serve inrepparttar 142092 mixing glass withrepparttar 142093 barspoon.

It is suggested by some that it is best to dissolverepparttar 142094 sugar into a small amount of water first since sugar does not dissolve well in alcohol.

The appearance of additional fruit became commonplace afterrepparttar 142095 days of prohibition.

Try both versions and decide which you prefer.

Ellen M. Zucker owns, a site where you can find advice on party and event planning from Party Pros. It includes tips, interviews, and advice on putting your event together from professionals who make parties and special events happen.

The next Shiraz, varietal wines for Australia

Written by Darby Higgs

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Spain's answer to Sangiovese is Tempranillo. It is growing in popularity in many Australian wine regions. To a large extentrepparttar jury is still as many ofrepparttar 141941 plantings are still quite new. Amongrepparttar 141942 champions ofrepparttar 141943 variety are James Halliday and Mark Walpole of Brown Brothers. Tempranillo matures a little earlier than Shiraz or Sangiovese so it can be grown in slightly cooler regions, Indeed Manton Creek Vineyard inrepparttar 141944 Mornington Peninsula is one ofrepparttar 141945 more highly regarded producers.

The Durif variety is regarded as a warm climate variety, indeed it seemed as though Rutherglen held a monopoly onrepparttar 141946 variety. But in fact is relatively early ripening, as demonstrated by John Vale at Balnarring onrepparttar 141947 Mornington Peninsula. The outstanding feature of Durif isrepparttar 141948 high level of tannins, but if these can be mastered then

There are a few other varieties attracting attention which will figure inrepparttar 141949 mix overrepparttar 141950 next decade or so. Petit verdot is becoming much more popular inrepparttar 141951 warmer areas. It was pioneered in Australia by Pirramirra in McLaren Vale but it is now grown extensively inrepparttar 141952 Murray Darling and Riverina.

Barbera and Nebbiolo arerepparttar 141953 two other Italian varieties which are highly regarded in Australia. Lagrein is a little known Italian variety, in fact it is fromrepparttar 141954 North East of Italy. It is an early ripening variety and as such can be grown inrepparttar 141955 cooler climates. Cobaw Ridge inrepparttar 141956 Macedon Ranges region has a wonderful Lagrein.

So what isrepparttar 141957 verdict? Which red winegrape variety will berepparttar 141958 next Shiraz? It seems to be a contest between Sangiovese and Tempranillo, with both camps having some firm adherents. My money at this stage goes with Sangiovese, it hasrepparttar 141959 runs onrepparttar 141960 board.

Darby Higgs is an expert on varietal wines made from less common grape varieties. He is founder and editor of vinodiversity, an information resource. See

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