As you all know, I’ve been working on a bit of a site re-design and decided to re-launch entirely over at the new Nobler Experiment. I’ll be re-posting and referencing some of the great posts and cocktail recipes from this version as a little trip down blurry memory lane so I hope you’ll come follow and join the experiment here!
Archive for June, 2013
The Nobler Experiment is growing! And is in need of a little refreshment. So I’ve gone ahead and hired the best web developer on the planet….
He’s great at his craft, but he tends to take quite a few “coffee breaks”. He promises me, the new and improved Nobler will be ready by next week so let’s hope he’s stocked up on coconut waters to hydrate his way to success. I’ll keep you all updated on his progress.
Cheers to the re-launch of the Nobler Experiment coming soon!
So it seems I’m not the only one who’s loving the spritzer. The folks at Bon Affair are taking a similar approach to re-introducing this oft-considered boring and outdated drink by creating a sleekly branded bottled version. It seems they are currently offering a Sauvignon Blanc and a Syrah version both at around 6.5% ABV; which of course is less than wine, but a little higher than most commercial beers. I myself have not tried a bottle but I’m a sucker for good imagery. How about you all: have you had the chance to sample a little Bon Affair?
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Last night we celebrated a wonderful weekend with a bottle of this sparkling Rosé. The bottle was 90% Glera (fairly typical grape for Prosecco) and 10% Pinot Noir which is where that fantastic color and flavor profile comes from. It was delicious on it’s own but even better with a little lemon, via some Wine Spritzer inspiration…
That’s right. I’m officially bringing back the spritzer. Actually, maybe it can’t be considered “brought back” if it was never here in the first place. But you’ll remember last year I gave away my little secret and now I’m here to tell you definitively, that despite the fact that you almost certainly think of your grandmother when you think of spritzers, you are seriously missing out on some damn good summer drinking if you ignore the possibilities.
Here’s the thing: I’m not telling you to abandon all other alternatives and only drink seltzerfied (should be a word) wine. I’m just telling you the concept of the spritzer is basic and open to a world of manipulation. Maybe we just need a new name for it? Any ideas (fill out the form below to be eligible for this week’s giveaway)…
I’ve been working on a few basic recipes to share (I plan on posting next week with a few other summer-centric drinking details) but in the mean time, the idea is simple. I’d actually suggest you grab a bottle of solid rosé and start there. The slightly more complex wine holds up to the splash of seltzer fantastically and makes for a perfect mid-day cocktail. And I say cocktail, because that’s where the fun can begin. You know all of those simple syrups you’ve been making? Infusing herbs, spices, and more? These are great for wine based drinks as well; perfect for the ultimate refresher from the summer heat.