Fear & Loathing & the Vandella’s

Brad and Michael are out in San Francisco/Napa/Sonoma till Wednesday sampling new wines. I can’t wait to hear what they’ve found. I’ll let you know about all the new treasures.

I took advantage of Michael’s absence to peek at his sampling schedule for the stores for the next two weeks. He’s got Beringer wines lined up for this week and next week we’ll be tasting “Hey Mambo” wines. We’ll be dancin’ in the aisles to the sounds of Rosemary Clooney.

This is a most celebratory day;

Disneyland opened this day in 1955 and in 1976; Nadia Comaneci became the first person in Olympic Games history to score a perfect 10 in Gymnastics.

There are birthdays!

–         Nelson Mandela was born this day in 1918.

–         Martha Reeves (1941) was also born today. What would the Vandella’s have done without her?

–         Singer, actress, Ozzie’s wife and Ricky’s mom, Harriet Nelson was born today in 1909 as was comedian Red Skelton.

–         Kentucky musician, Ricky Skaggs (1954) could’ve been our “Cocktail 4 2day” honoree but,

Today’s Cocktail 4 2day is for another Kentuckian.

Louisville’s own Hunter S. Thompson was born today in 1937.

Purple Russian Gonzo Cocktail

1 oz. Blue Curacao

1 oz. Opulent Vodka

1 oz. 7-Up

3 dashes Grenadine

Pour ingredients into a shaker with ice cubes, Shake until chilled, strain into a cocktail glass, and serve.

No fear and loathing here!



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