The Vine (March 2009)

Bunratty Meade
The choice of beverages for most St. Patrick’s Day celebrants is typically whiskey or beer. A. Hardy USA introduces its new Bunratty Meade Irish wine as a unique alternative. First discovered by Irish monks in the Middle Ages, Bunratty Meade is the result of blending pure honey and the fruit of the vine with selected herbs to recreate this legendary wine. In ancient times it was customary for the bride and groom to drink meade for one full moon after their wedding day — hence the term “honeymoon” that is still used today.

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Revelation Glass
Designed using time-honored glass blowing techniques and engineered to reveal the most subtle flavors and aromas in wines, the Revelation Glass aims to enhance the wine tasting experience. “There’s a difference between wine drinking and wine tasting, and the Revelation Glass clearly etches the line between the two with its unique, unparalleled design that combines art and engineering,” said Ty Mays, marketing representative for the Revelation Glass.

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Spanish Sherry Sipping
One beverage well suited for concluding an evening on a sensuous note is a rare-aged Sherry. Dry Sack Especial (Dry Sack 15) rare-aged 15-year-old Oloroso sherry from Spain is aged in oak casks under the time-honored solera system. It’s produced by Williams & Humbert, maker of some of the world’s finest Sherry and Brandy de Jerez.

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