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Amaro Nonino Quintessentia: A beauty with a bite.

With a name like Amaro Nonino Quintessentia, you’d better be a rock star or a princess played by Anne Hathaway; otherwise there are a few eye rolls coming your way. Fortunately, this Amaro does not disappoint. It was first bottled in 1992 after a long creative process that Antonio Nonino began in 1933. Despite the fact that it tends to be lighter in color than many of the other Amari, the Nonino still packs a mighty punch. It’s created by…

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A Bit of a Monday Musing…

Back at the end of July, I posted about a drink called Parallel Tracks, a riff on a Negroni that blended Cooper River Distillers Rye Oak Reserve rum, Amaro Nonino, and Dolin Rouge vermouth together to create a cocktail that I described as bright, bracing, and smooth. I chose those three particular components because they were so similar in terms of weight, and I knew that they wouldn’t clash or overpower one another. A short time after that, we began…

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Friday Musings: Triple A

I spent this past Sunday night into Monday morning in the emergency room at HUP in Philadelphia. If this is something you didn’t know, don’t feel badly because very few people did. I don’t like emergency rooms and I never go unless there’s something happening that I feel unable to manage any other way. And to be honest, I’ve always been blessed with amazing health, and any concerns I’ve ever had usually turn out to be unfounded. When that happens,…

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Friday Musings: Take Your Own Measure

Have you ever had a moment where you read something that turns your way of looking at an idea or a concept completely on its head? It’s extremely powerful, right? It happened to me just this past week. Once again at the advice of my daughter, Wendy, I read an essay written by Joan Didion for Vogue Magazine in 1961 entitled “Self-respect: Its Source, Its Power.” This is the thing I love so much (and sometimes not so much) about…

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Friday Musings: Parallel Tracks

I was in a restaurant in Princeton, NJ last week called The Dinky Bar & Kitchen that’s in a former train station. Most of the original architecture of the station remains intact: the high arched ceilings, the windows, the pass through areas where you would have purchased tickets. Even the menus resemble the old black and white train time schedules, that would change with that quiet whirring kind of noise. It made me think of a recent conversation that I…

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