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
Our lucky dayReplied
Aweful wine pairingsReplied
Brutocao Pinot Noir Anderson Valley (2006)Wishlisted
Chateau d'Aqueria Tavel Rose (2012)Reviewed
Roblar Mission Ranch Vineyard Pinot Noir (2011)Wishlisted
Prairie Berry Winery Red Blend Red Ass Rhubarb (NV)Wishlisted
Chateau la Perriere Semillon Bordeaux Blanc (2012)Wishlisted
Whatcha drinking tonight?Replied
Echelon Pinot Noir (2011)Wishlisted
Roblar Winery and Vineyard Syrah Santa Ynez Valley (2005)Cellared