DT #046, 15 Feb 2014 (Ricossa Barbera D’Asti)   Leave a comment

Ricossa Barbera D'Asti

Saint Louis, MO
Happy Birthday to the town.
250

Name: Ricossa Barbera D’Asti
Type: red wine
Recipe: beef, broccoli, asparagus, black bean sauce
Venue: house in Eastcott

Review/notes: Very nice but a bit subtle for this meal…the glass while cooking far surpassed the ones while dining.

The haiku: I worked in a liquor store in the northern part of St. Louis County from 1984 – 1985 and gained a real appreciation for wine and malt whisky off the generosity of the suppliers’ reps.  The city is one of my favourites in the States, but living in North County (here’s my house) and working nights I didn’t see an awful lot of the city center.  The store has since been sold on, but the West family, which owned it while I was there, were fantastic and when Auggie Busch sent World Series tickets around to the various dealerships I got a seat for a Cards/Royals game; I had to hitchhike from Atlanta with 24 hours notice and a head full of acid but it was worth it despite St Louis getting demolished 6-1.  Again, happy birthday, Mound Town. [Note, pronounce MO “moe” and 250 “two hundred fifty” for the sake of the syllable count.]

[DT =Daily Tipple, explained in DT #000 here]

Monthly consolidations/compilations: January

The Learning Center used to be a Knights of Columbus where I learned to appreciate cigars, gambling, and far more beer than prudent before a bicycle ride in a blizzard

The Learning Center used to be a Knights of Columbus hall where I learned to appreciate cigars, gambling, and far more beer than prudent before a bicycle ride in a blizzard

Posted 2014/02/15 by Drunken Bunny in Daily Haiku, Daily Tipple, wine

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