October 28, 2004

Toasting Prince Hal

A couple days late, I realize, but here's a nifty little article on what wines to drink whilst celebrating Henry V, St. Crispin's Day and the Battle of Agincourt.

Essentially, the article recommends going for sack (i.e., sherry), Bordeaux, Vernaccia (Northern Italian Whites) and Malmsey (the article suggests Madeira as the closest equivalent).

I'm right with this. Dry sherry (especially a good brand like Tio Pepe) is one of my joys in life. I get to Bordeaux less often because I can't afford the stuff worth drinking and don't feel inclined to waste money on the cheaper stuff. Also, since I really don't like white wine, I'll pass on the Vernaccia. But every now and again I pick up a bottle of rainwater Madeira (as in "Have some Madeira, M'dear"). Mm, mm, good.

Yips! to Professor Bainbridge.

Posted by Robert at October 28, 2004 02:00 PM | TrackBack
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