Create an Emergency Beverage Kit
When natural disasters such as Hurricane Sandy occur, there is always a scramble for flashlights, matches, D batteries and ice, but what about that emergency BEVERAGE kit?? What did we DRINK to get us through those ten days without power?
Here’s a few items that worked for us:
- The French Coffee press was crucial: just add water and pre-ground coffee. We KNEW we would lose power, so I ground enough for a two-week supply. Or if tea is your bag, ditto. If nothing else, remember this first bullet point!
- Obviously, nothing that required ice or chilling was practical, so we looked to red wines from the cellar that were layered, rich and soul-satisfying: Amarones from Valpolicella, Bandols from the south of France and Barolos from Piedmont–all perfect comfort wines. (Let’s just say our wine cellar is much more depleted than it was on October 30th!)
- A fine Bourbon, Single Malt or Armagnac. Enough said. Pick your preference, but sipping a small glass of these brown spirits by the fire were a great alternative to yelling (to no effect) at our local utility company.
What would you put in as essential to your kit?
(See the original post at SavvyDrinker.com)
Best Wine Deals
Château de Parenchere Bordeaux (2011)Wishlisted
Australian Riesling: No One Formula for a Great WineCommented
Michael Shaps Voignier White (2008)Reviewed
1200 years old wine yeast to sell !Replied
Dr. Loosen Riesling Spatlese Erdener Treppchen (2013)Wishlisted
Harrison on a life with winePosted
Monteverro Chardonnay (2011)Cellared
Wines at release and down the roadReplied
Robert Craig Cellars Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon (2011)Wishlisted
Joseph Phelps Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (2012)Wishlisted