This spritz talk is more evidence that what is true for clothing fashions – wait long enough and styles come back around – is true for dining and drinking. Our elders in the Mad Men era would have a Campari and soda where we today do the Aperol spritz. I personally like the tinto de verano option, (which is really just a fast sangria, no?) when I want something light.
Chani, there is a bottle of vinho verde in the cabinet beside me right this minute, no kidding.
And now you’ve put ginjinha on my radar to put beside Luxardo and Maurin cherry derivations.
Carlos, if you get up to Santa Cruz county, not far from where Chani lived in her American years IIRC, you can check out the Bargetto Winery in the town of Soquel. They make an award-winning mead called Chaucer’s, certainly not as saintly as Ambrose and a different environment from Ustron – or maybe not – but worth a taste.
Jane, I felt the same way about the rosé in Catalunya – very impressive compared to most of what shows up here in the USA. I’m afraid I can’t remember now what wine I drank at my luncheon on a terrace on the other side of the river in Vaison-la-Romaine, but I do remember the composed salad looked almost too good to eat :-)
A side note: This is going to be my 1000th comment on the RS Forum! So much fun and valuable info these past few years.