BIGGER THAN YOUR HEAD
A Garden in Your Glass
“I returned from a five-day trip, and LL said, “Get some more of that stuff.”
“Um, what stuff?” I said, barely in the door.
“That Jardesca stuff. It’s delicious.”
Now, my wine-writing/-blogging colleagues and I endure tides of emails from marketers promoting new cocktail recipes and possibilities, most of which sound awful. (“You’ll love our rose hip bitters with rye!”) The message I received from the Olive and Poppy company, however, was polite and informative, not pushy or gushy. The product was Jardesca, an aperitif beverage made in Sonoma County, a combination of three white wines and an eau de vie flavored with 10 botanicals. So, I said, Sure, send me a bottle.”