Originally Posted by topbroker
There is a vigorously active thread at The Fedora Lounge, "Does Anyone Drink Rye Whiskey?"
The only way to make a real Manhattan is with Rye.
That said, I'm having a Tanq 10 Gimlet right now (the wife wanted a slightly sweet aperitif).
When we were moving and in temporary housing I bought a box of Black Box Cabernet and a box of their Chardonnay based upon the results of a San Fran Chronicle tasting. For the price, taste and convenience they were more than acceptable.
Originally Posted by Reggs
Sounds like something a southerner would do.
Given that the best regional American cuisine is Southern (Tex-Mex, Creole, Cajun, barbecue etc), this statement is just ignorant.
When I lived in NYC I knew an Italian guy who wore a cape when he first moved there, but the incessant shouts of "Count Dracula/Chocula, you suck" etc made him abandon it fairly quickly. This guy lived in the East Village, so if it got that kind of reception there, can't imagine it'll be received more positively elsewhere.