Oh, wine. Delicious, infinitely varied wine. While Savannah is known as a cocktail sort of town, and Napa is known as a wine sort of town, it doesn’t mean that you can’t find a great deal in Savannah for a wine-based Happy Hour.
In Vino Veritas has got you covered. From the Latin, “In Wine, Truth,” this bar has a truly a good Happy Hour. Monday through Friday, 4-7 pm, 1/2 off bottles. At decent price points, that means you can obtain a $25 bottle of wine for $12.50. A bottle usually serves 5 and a half glasses, so while I could complete the math for you, I won’t. By now, you should be checking your watch to see how fast 4 pm hits.
In Vino Veritas is actually more unusual for its by-the-glass drafts of wine. It allows a curious wine drinker to explore some good vintages for only the cost of a glass.
Wine cocktails are no big shocker. I’ve already spent a blog post discussing champagne cocktails (the classic being an IBA-sanctioned recipe), but what about other wines? Why not stir up some crazy intensity by mixing something like, say, red wine?
Enter the kalimotxo. Again, those adventurous Europeans are responsible for this one. Oh, Spain. What a kidder.
A kalimotxo is half red wine, half cola. Pour into a tumbler with ice, or add the cola to your heavy-bulbed wine globe. Add some lime, or don’t.
I have a very dear friend who used to order both a glass of red wine and a Diet Coke every time we went for pizza, to make her own at the table. I mocked her for it sometimes, and then realized I was just being close-minded about both my wine and my Diet Coke consumption.
Maybe on a rainy Autumn evening, where there is still just a little work to be done, cleaning out those computer files, sorting family pictures, answering personal emails, or writing thank you cards, sit down with a Kalimotxo and think of Spain.