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My Final Thought



Hey all, I need some help...

My friend Wendy's cat had kittens and she was able to give away all but 3 of them. I told her I would help find homes for the last 3. I can't take one, but if one of you could take just one it would be such a help and the kittens could have a nice home. Since she lives down by Fermi II nuclear power plant outside Monroe, Michigan I can go pick them up for you. I've attached pictures of the last 3 kittens; scroll down to the bottom of the page to see them. They are just unbelievable! Will you help or maybe know someone that could?

Have a great day!

What's On Your Mind?

  • Hey, Chrissy,
    How's it going? Nona Tufitti always drank the Lambrusco with her pasta, although sometimes she'd have the Chianti. And you know what, she never once said they tasted like berries or cherries or chocolate or had floral overtones or neat finish or any crap like that. Once in a while, she's say, "This is gone to vinegar." But you know what, I'd trust Nona's wine judgment over anyone's, God bless her soul. So, you know any good Lambruscos or Chiantis?
    Buck Tufitti

For the price, Riunite Lambrusco is a palatable wine. Unless you're a wine snob don't be too quick to write this one off. You might be pleasantly surprised. I'm amazed, to say the least, to find that there is no listing for Riunite wines in the general wine section. After all, Boones Farm is there, as well as Wild Vines and Arbor Mist. I think Riunite is better than any of those. But as it has no listing this review has to go, like it or not, into the hard to find wine area where it can rub its lowly shoulders among the obscure French and California wines so aptly reviewed by 4-1-1. I will admit that Riunite wines are hard to find nowadays. Only one of the liquor stores I frequent even carries the brand. I assume it is being phased out. I'm surprised. Riunite is an inexpensive but decent wine. I am fairly new to the world of wine, but I have to admit that I have always enjoyed Riunite. I still do when I can find it. Riunite is not a connoisseur's wine but it is not on the level of Boone's Farm or Wild Vines or Arbor Mist. It is a real wine not a fruit flavored ersatz wine cooler. As wines go it is on the light side, averaging 8% ABV. Riunite Lambrusco pours to a rich deep burgundy, almost but not quite purple. Smell is red and purple grapes and dark plum with a hint of cherry. Mouthfeel is full and slightly atringent, though not at all bitter. There is a very slight sour aftertaste. For the price, $5 a bottle, this is a very drinkable wine. Serve Riunite Lambrusco slightly chilled to bring out the best flavors. As far as Chianti... My suggestion would be a 1995 Monsanto Chianti Classico, D.O.C.G. Riserva. Garnet in color with long legs and earth and irises on the nose, the wine has a smooth entry. On the palate, there are beefy flavors with some spice, but overall the wine was a little thin and somewhat monochromatic. It also has an adequate finish. This wine, however, improved with the food. "I liked it so much, I'm off for a wonderful meal of fava beans and a nice Chianti."

  • Dear Chrissy,
    Why are some drinks served with little umbrellas?

I believe it is in case the sprinkler system goes off, you will need something to keep the cocktail weenies dry.

  • Hi Chrissy,
    I need some practical advice. In a kitchen cabinet, I have a bottle of pineapple rum, a bottle of vodka, a box of Wheaties, a box of Cheerios and some sugar. Can you suggest anything to make. Please include portions. Thanks.

Yes. Go to the Ram's Horn for a decent meal, then get yourself right to an AA meeting.

Mother's Day Cocktails

Unless you know your Mother is going to order something on the order of a Bombay Sapphire Martini Dry with a twist or a Maker's Mark Manhattan, you may be a bit stumped as to what to suggest as a cocktail for her. How many times have you heard, "Oh, I guess I'll just have a glass of wine?" Unless you are planning on ordering a bottle of Pinot Grigio, there are many alternatives you can offer her. If she is truly a wine lover, a Spritzer or a Champagne Cocktail is a pleasant choice. One thing to bear in mind is a frozen cocktail or one too sweet, may spoil her appetite. You may even surprise her with one of her old favorites like a traditional high ball. After dinner, relax and enjoy your time with her with something as sweet as she is.

Russian Mother

1/2 shot Bailey's
1/2 shot Malibu
1/2 shot vodka

Shake equal amounts of Bailey's, Malibu and vodka with lots of ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a rocks glass with a couple of ice cubes.

This is essentially the same drink as the BMW cocktail, but with vodka instead of whisky. If you haven't got Bailey's at hand, any Irish Cream, or toffee liqueur, like Amarula Cream or Dooley's would be fine as a replacement.

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