Listener’s Question #1: Daniel wanted to know about affordable, good vodka! Whitney loves Tito’s Vodka which usually retails around 20 or under. It’s a great handmade craft vodka from Texas that’s actually not that hard to find or super expensive. It’s got a real smooth texture and is great for making cocktails.
Christina says if you’re really bored, read all FOUR parts of her Istria posts on her blog!
Wine of the Week: Clai Ottocento white 2009
What Christina said about it: ‘Matched with probably the best risotto I’ve ever had, a copper colored blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Malvazija, and Pinot Grigio. It was like the Malvazija but on herbal infused steroids. It seemed to live and breathe the vineyards on the hills outside. I was in heaven.’
Where to buy it:
In US: $29.99 at 67 Wine (they ship!). Chambers St Wines in NYC sometimes has it in stock too.
In UK: write directly to Judith and Trevor at Pacta Connect to get your hands on any of Clai’s wines.
PS: Whit’s favorite and the best US importer of Croatian (and Hungarian, Slovenian) wine is Blue Danube. Check out there website for all the different Croatian winemakers they import and a good bit of info and map of Crotia.