BEER – that cool amber liquid from the gods that we all love. Often when we think of countries that are beer specific, we think of countries like Belgium, Germany and Holland, but today I am going to take you to a place that is internationally better known for its Sake brewing, than it is for brewing our bubbly little amber friend.
The good Doctors first flirtation with the Spritz was when he spent a month in Venice in 2002, doing…let me think here, nothing! But drinking Spritz! My last flirtation was Sunday night when I woke up with underwear on my head and wearing 2 left shoes.
Ask anyone in the wine trade who has spent time in China about the state of play with Chinese wines and you’ll usually get the gruff response of ‘save the glassware and directly pour it down the sink’. BOOM! Harsh but fair when 90%+ of domestic product is pretty average (real average = gag worthy).
I was up in Hai by Goga yesterday afternoon to say hi to Mr Brad Turley, resident Chef extraordinaire, mixer of Shanghai’s best ‘Spritz’ and owner of the greatest collection of Hawaiian shirts in the history of man.
He had just returned from a culinary adventure throughout France and Italy, and was positively bouncing around the room, running on the fumes of a once in a lifetime European gastro-getaway.
Recently, a good friend of mine donated some kopi luwak coffee to my personal cause, which is, to taste the best of everything in life – possibly without working, because A. I am rich; so i can B. Working is tiring C. There a lot of people looking to work that can do the work for me cheaply D. I dont really have a job.