Wine and Spirits
Chris Sherman's November 2011 Drink Picks
J.J. Prum Riesling Kabinett
Brilliantly dry, aromatic wines from steep slate vineyards where Prum ancestors built a huge sundial (Sonnenuhr) for the town of Wehlen across the river centuries ago. Keeps on ticking with food of all sorts.
Seghesio Old Vine Zinfandel
Vines don't get much older: These average 90 years old, and the Seghesio growers go back to 1893. Big perfume, berries and all the briars, spice and history you'd expect from a pioneer. Good Thanksgiving guest.
Rum base infused with sexy twists of hibiscus, ginger and cardamom so it's earthy and sparkling red. One of the most luscious new-generation spirits. Hot with hipster mixologists, and very cool on the rocks.