Summer Beverages and Summer Wines
Mark and Francis rant about artificial flavors and "fake food". Ever notice that grape soda doesn't take anything like grapes? Beware of High Fructose Corn Syrup (your Grandmother never used it). It is designed to make you want to drink or eat more of it (makes you fat and makes the food conglomerates rich!). Instead of fake flavor try some delicious beverages for summer. Mark and Francis recommend a light rose for summer - particularly Etude Rose (available at Stage Left). This is a light, crisp wine made from Pinot Noir with a little amount of residual sugar. Mark also recommends Moscato d'Asti; a sparkling Italian wine low in alcohol, slightly sweet. Perfect for summer brunch (typically $10 - $15 per bottle)
For a beverage try old fashioned lemonade or a watermelon martini (see our recipes link).
Podcast Date: 6/24/2005