World Book Day 2019

Happy World Book Day! From the colorful rhymes of Green Eggs and Ham to the chapters upon chapters of Anna Karenina, any book big or small, pictures or no pictures, fiction or memoir, should be celebrated today. What could be better than curling up in a comfortable chair, grabbing a great book, and sipping on a glass of wine or a cocktail? We’ve gathered a list of famous lines from literature that reflect well-known beverages. Pair these drinks with the novel they are found in or mix it up and come up with your own creations. 1. The Great Gatsby – Mint Julep “Open the whisky, Tom,' she ordered, 'and I'll make you a mint julep. Then you won't seem so stupid to yourself... Look at the mint!” 2. Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Champagne “That Monday in October, 1943. A beautiful day with the buoyancy of a bird. To start, we had Manhattans at Joe Bell’s; and, when he heard of my good luck, champagne cocktails on the house. Later, we wandered toward Fifth Avenue, where there was a parade. The flags in the wind, the thump of military bands and military feet, seemed to have nothing to do with war, but to be, rather, a fanfare arranged in my personal honor.” 3. Casino Royale – Vesper Martini “A dry martini,' he said. 'One. In a deep champagne goblet.' ... Just a moment. Three measures of Gordon's, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it's ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon-peel. Got it?” 4. Henry IV (Part 2) – Sherry “A good sherris sack hath a two-fold operation in it. It ascends me into the brain; dries me there all the foolish and dull and curdy vapours which environ it; makes it apprehensive, quick, forgetive, full of nimble fiery and delectable shapes, which, delivered o’er to the voice, the tongue, which is the birth, becomes excellent wit…” 5. Ulysses - Burgundy “Glowing wine on his palate lingered swallowed. Crushing in the winepress grapes of Burgundy.”

Gabriel Boudier

Saffron Gin

Perhaps the best infused Gin for cocktails. Add Lillet and lemon peel for a Vesper or simply add good tonic water. You could even enjoy it on the rocks with a slice of orange. — 3 years ago

Gérard Raphet

Les Grands Champs Cuvée Unique Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2017

Very cherry driven for about 27$ excellent! Hint of lime. This is showing extremely well the next day after being open for 15 hours bravo 👍. Buy this to get an intro into Burgs. Meritage Encinitas. — 6 months ago

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Laurent-Perrier

La Cuvée Brut Champagne Blend 1512

David T
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In the ski chalet or in this case, the bar- Salmontini that overlooks Ski Dubai inside The Mall of the Emirates. Sofía is skiing and I’m having a glass Laurent-Perrier. Two bad discs don’t make for enjoyable skiing. Perhaps, the worst thing I could do for them. I’m getting the better end of the deal! 😋

We already spent a half-hour playing with King Penguins! 🐧 What fun!

As for the champagne, the nose reveals, green apple, lemon lime, pineapple, some hints of green melon and honey, vanilla, cream soda, beautiful soft chalkiness, sea shells, gentle volcanic minerals, spring flowers, Jasmine and yellow lilies.

The body is nice and glides easily over the palate. Nice mousse and mouthfeel. Green apple, lemon lime, pineapple, some hints of green melon and honey, vanilla, cream soda, notes of ginger, baguette crust, beautiful soft chalkiness, sea shells, more pronounced volcanic minerals than the nose and penetrate into the palate, spring flowers, Jasmine and yellow lilies. Really nice soft acidity and micro bubbles. The finish is rich, elegant, nicely polished and persists minutes.

Happy Good Friday and Easter weekend!
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— 6 months ago

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Shay A

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So awesome!
Sofia Jalilie

Sofia Jalilie

The penguins were the best!
Skiing was surprisingly fun- hard to imagine skiing inside when it is 100 degrees outside!
Cheers! 🥂
P A

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@David T Wow looks like a great time Cheers 🍷

Krug

Grande Cuveé 166ÈME Édition Brut Champagne Blend

Sometimes you visit friends at restaurants and sometime STUPID people leave behind some Krug (morons) and you friend gives you a sip of their discarded magic. So...everything. I forever love Krug. Dunno if I love it or Dom Ruinart better I guess it depends on the style I desire. — 6 months ago

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Neil Valenzuela

Neil Valenzuela

No Krug? No, thanks. 🤣 cheers! 🥂
Ellen Clifford

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@Neil Valenzuela i mean, there are a couple other bubblies I’ll accept but Krug is a champion. Cheers!

Bodegas Barón

Port of Leith Oloroso Sherry

One of the best Sherry’s I’ve ever had. Barrel aged, rich Olo 🔥 — 6 months ago

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