Matt Skinner oversees wine operations for Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Restaurant group worldwide, as well as consulting, writing and educating on the juicy topic. He has just released his second book, click on the link to check out the review.
I had to ask the question. Were stemless wine glasses a trendy fad or were they part of the wine evolution. She was only too happy to answer, turns out that wine glasses have been evolving for centuries.
Way back in 1915, a Chinese bartender of Hainese dialect concocted a cocktail of gin, cherry brandy, pineapple juice, lime juice, Dom Benedictine, grenadine with a dash of angostura bitters and garnish with a slice of pineapple and a cherry.
Wine is truly a mystic liquid. It generates an air that can be both inviting and intimidating. Knowledge of wines, their varietal nature and learning how to taste are the first steps in creating a better understanding and appreciation for what is in your glass.
When I want to look cool - I drink a chocolate martini. The only thing
is I always forget about the chuck of chocolate that sits at the bottom
of the glass, invariably I choke on it - how cool is that?