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Host: Jessica Perkowitz
Guest Host: Katie McCarthy
Beer Host: Tom Perkowitz

Welcome to PLAA, Party Like an Adult, Tasting Room.

Overview of Episode

This evening we’re testing our tech skills by having Katie join us remotely from an undisclosed location. We’ll be trying 2 Chiantis, making a 1930’s cocktail that’s making a comeback- Corpse Reviver 2 & my husband Tom will be joining us for and IPA taste off [he’s the beer connoisseur in the family]. So let’s get started.

Wine Duo Segment | Chianti

2014 Ruffino | Riserva Ducale | Chianti Classico & 2015 Banfi Chianti Classico-Katie  & 2016 Piccini Chianti DOCG- Jess+

About Chianti: Probably the most recognized Italian wines, Chianti wine is any wine produced in the Chianti region, in central Tuscany, Italy.Historically associated with a squat bottle enclosed in a straw basket, called a fiasco. Most Chianti is now bottled in more standard shaped wine bottles. Chianti is traditionally 75-100% Sangiovese grapes and up to 10% Canaiolo and up to 20% other approved red grape varieties such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.
2014 Ruffino | Riserva Ducale | Chianti Classico  Price: $17-25
Grapes: Sangiovese · Montepulciano · Cabernet Sauvignon · Merlot
Region: Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy
Tasting Notes: Intense ruby-red color in the glass! On the nose the bouquet offers notes of violet, cherry and plum! On the palate good structure, fruity core accented by hints of chocolate and cinnamon, full bodied, well balanced with impressive tannins and a long finish

JESS DRINKING: 2016 Piccini Chianti DOCG Price: Under $10
Grapes: 90% Sangiovese 5% Canaiolo 5% Ciliegiolo
Region: Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
Tasting Notes: Tight a first with very grippy tannins. It makes way to pretty well rounded general raspberries and cherries. Nice pizza and pasta weekday wine

KATIE DRINKING: 2015 Banfi Chianti Classico | Price: $12
Grapes: Sangiovese
Region: Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy
Tasting Notes: The Banfi Chianti Classico displays ruby-red color in the glass with an intense nose of cherries notes, plums, and violets. Rich flavors of cherry and leather supported by supple tannins and good acidity. A wine for every dish, matches meat dishes superbly.

Cocktail Segment | Corpse Reviver 2

The Corpse Reviver #2 is part of a class of “corpse reviver” cocktails—so named because of their purported ability to bring the dead (or at least painfully hungover) back to some semblance of life—this drink was a staple of bar manuals back in the 1930s, only to fall off the map in the last half of the 20th century. With the revival of classic cocktails, the Corpse Reviver #2 was rediscovered by a generation of 21st century cocktail geeks. We’re excited to try it.
High time, too. Delicately balanced, not too powerful, with a lingering, mysterious flavor, the Corpse Reviver #2 is enjoying a well-deserved second wind.

  • 1 ounce gin- we’re using Bombay Sapphire
  • 1 ounce Lillet
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1 ounce Cointreau
  • 1 rinse of absinthe

Rinse a chilled coupe or martini glass with absinthe & set aside.
Add all remaining ingredients into a cocktail shaker; fill with ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry.