We’re heading into the home stretch, with the last few episodes of this season’s Mad Men airing this month. Big things happened in last night’s episode, but folks, they gave me nothing to write about!
Let’s see, Peggy’s dating a guy who seems to have adjusted to her career woman mentality (fingers crossed). Faye, who is becoming one of my favorite women on the show, compromised her ethics for a man who has no issues sleeping with his secretaries. And Roger, well, Roger is in one heck of a depressive downward spiral. My fingers are crossed that Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce still has Sterling attached to it next season.
But drinks? Nothing got more in-depth than Canadian Club or Stoli … they didn’t even put it on the rocks. Since that leaves me with pretty much nothing, I’m going to pull out a previously posted cocktail in honor of Roger. Back in the beginning, Don’s drink of choice was an Old-Fashioned, but Roger’s was actually a Stinger. So, here’s the recipe from a pocket-sized 1946 book that belonged to my grandpa, called The Bartender’s Friend.
1/3 oz white creme de menthe
1/3 oz brandy
Shake with ice and strain into 3 oz cocktail glass.
Make sure you get white creme de menthe. From what I’ve read, green creme de menthe can change the entire flavor.
You’ll also see the Stinger referenced in the 1960 Billy Wilder film, The Apartment. Since we recently lost Billy Wilder, let’s raise a glass to him as well.
Tino Vino Update
James Pilcher, with the Cincinnati Enquirer, wrote a comprehensive story covering the Tino Vino debacle. I talked to him yesterday and I have to say, there’s something for having the power of Gannett behind you. It means people talk.
Apparently Lindsay is trying to extricate herself from her marriage and a lot of troubles have come out of that and the ORP connection. She blamed the landlord and missed her eviction hearing because she didn’t know about it. I’m not really buying that, however. Howard Ain and John Matarese both reported on that hearing over a week ago.
I still hold that the wine that’s been in there, in not-temperature-controlled conditions, isn’t in very good shape. You never know, and your bottles might be better off than anything in tanks and barrels, but be forewarned.
It sounds as if you have about seven days in which to retrieve your wine. If you’re determined, then perhaps a call to Teko Land Group (the landlord) might be in order.
Again, if I hear anything further, I’ll let you know. James may also end up with a follow-up piece, so watch the Enquirer / Cincinnati.com as well.
La Poste Opening on Monday
On to much more pleasant news! La Poste, the new eatery located in the old Tink’s, is opening for dinner on Monday. You can already find them on OpenTable and folks, reservations are filling up fast. La Poste is owned by sommelier Bryant Phillips and his wife Kelly Lough, former wine rep/wine store owner Jens Rosencrantz, and the wonderful Chef Dave Taylor. I can’t wait to try the place!
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