|Rye waiting for labels|
|Green Walnuts, June 2015|
At Stone Barn we will be making the Midnight Manhattan, using our Rye and our Nocino. The Nocino, a pinot noir brandy based bitter spirit, takes the place of vermouth in a classic Manahattan. Alternatively, one might blend the two in order to calibrate to one's own taste.
Erika and I just got back from Hamburg, Germany. Winter Fischmarkt on Sundays is a blast- beer and fried flounder at 6 AM. We also enjoyedbuying alcohol in bulk from glass dispensers in some liquor stores- I sampled several grappas (whisky was being sold that way too). This has put me in the mood to use grappa-soaked raisins as a Manhattan garnish while they last.
|Hamburg Winter Sunday Fishmarkt at Dawn|
Regular Winter hours at the tasting room all weekend, even with the Super Bowl.