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Note to self

December 28, 2011
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Skip the André and Yellowtail on New Year’s Eve. Fork in the Road does the dirty work:

Both come in cork-free, re-sealable containers (of course) and can be easily procured at most booze emporiums and some bodegas. They tend to be less expensive than Korbel, which can hit 17 bucks a bottle. In terms of price, they contend with Verdi’s Sparkletinis, which is a good thing, considering the “sparkling Italian fun that keeps the party going” tastes like a mix of antifreeze and Axe body spray.

And how do they taste?

Yellowtail’s offering features a peculiar metallic flavor: This bizarre air felt so intense, in fact, that I began wondering whether I was supposed to celebrate accidental self-poisoning with each sip rather than the new opportunities of 2012. Though dry at first, a syrupy tone suddenly emerges, overwhelming the palate with a heavy, sugary rush. A sour aftertaste then follows. Imagine from-concentrate white grape juice that lacks high-fructose corn syrup and white grapes, and you’ve got the right idea.

André, on the other hand, has a drier crispiness that makes it almost palatable. Sure, it’s sweet — and as with all such drinks, will leave you with a slamming headache and hungered fatigue the next day. Though far cheaper than Yellowtail, it could pass for something served earnestly in the first class section of a shady airline.

Fuck it. Just grab a bag of ice and some Riunite. That’s nice.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. December 29, 2011 11:41 am

    Riunite is nice, but I think I’ll stick to my usual New Year’s Eve plan: Budweiser, junk food and the Twilight Zone Marathon on the Sci-Fi Channel. Happy New Year!

  2. Fat Al permalink*
    December 29, 2011 5:02 pm

    I’m good with the Bud and the junk food, but I was never much of a sci-fi guy. That Rod Steiger guy (that’s the guy, right? definitely not Roy Scheider.) always kind of creeped me out. Hitchcock too. Don’t really like him so much what with the birds and the Anthony Perkins creepy shit. I know he’s not sci-fi, but you know what I’m saying.

    Anyhow, a happy new year’s to all, and to all a good night.

  3. JCo permalink
    December 29, 2011 7:39 pm

    goes with chicken AND salad!

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