Welcome to Drinksville
- March 16, 2009 7:33 AM |
- By Elizabeth Bridge
By Elizabeth Bridge, CBC Digital Archives writer
Today we're taking a trip to Drinksville.com, a video blog that is, in its own words, "here to help you choose the booze." On March 27 Drinksville will celebrate its first anniversary with more than just a glass of bubbly: it'll post a best-of video featuring favourite moments from the year. I sure hope that includes contributor Graham Duncan's recipe for Calimocho, or "Spanish street sangria." It consists of a litre each of red wine and Coca-Cola, mixed together in a plastic bag. Try it at your next backyard BBQ! If you're not that cheap, but still in the market for a good deal, Duncan has a review of a 2007 Chardonnay from South Africa for under $10.
Drinksville.com celebrates one year of helping you drink better. (Photo: Armando Franca/Associated Press)
Duncan has a pedigree as a booze scribe, writing the Drink Up column in Toronto's NOW magazine. Another contributor to the site is "Beer Guy" Stephen Beaumont, a writer, restaurant owner and beer educator who goes head-to-head with "Wine Guy" John Szabo, Canada's first master sommelier.
Imbued with a sense of humour, most of the videos on the site are pretty short, lasting under five minutes and often much less. Drinksville is a good, quick resource for anyone looking to add a few good bottles to their list of favourites. Happy anniversary, Drinksville!
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