Excuse us for the short diversion from wine reviews. Today we are running a review of a new cocktail made with Genepy Bordiga and Cognac. Genepy Bordiga is a liquor flavored with artemisia mutellina, an herb grown in Italy’s Maira Valley. Its terrific florals, viscous mouth-feel, and touch of fennel pairs beautifully with a fine Cognac’s own floral bouquet. The combination of lemon and florals give a overwhelming aroma of citrus flowers on the nose. On the palate it starts sweet, the Cognac leading but supported by licorice and hibiscus. This is a very pretty and unique cocktail, floral, and delicate enough to preserve the palate for the meal to come. Perfect to serve before a meal of fresh pompano or other fine flaky white fish. Highly Recommended (94). DH

Recipe:

1.5 oz. Courvoisier VSOP or other fine Cognac
1 oz. Genepy Gordiga Liquore Naturale
twist of fresh lemon

Pour Cognac and Genepy over ice and stir. Strain into martini glass, squeeze twist of lemon lightly over the surface to add a tiny spritz from the peel, then add to the edge of the glass and enjoy.

 

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David Honig
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David Honig, the Publisher, looked at what was happening in the world of wine journalism and realized there were a lot of great writers out there at the same time paying publications, from newspapers to websites, were dropping like flies. So he created Palate Press to find the best writers and create a new forum for them to sell their best work. He is a self-educated oenophile, and defers to the tremendous experience and wisdom of the amazing staff at PALATE PRESS: The Online Wine Magazine.