What to do with Vi Ranci?
In Catalonia, vi ranci is a wine made via an oxidation process. It can be, well, an acquired tasted. When it’s good, it’s interesting with this kind of burnt quality to it that is actually appealing. It can also suck, at least for someone who is accustomed to your regular take on grape in red, white, and pink. The farmers love the crap out of it though and undoubtedly there’s a country fair somewhere dedicated to it each year. A vi ranci that is one of the more interesting for me is the Sereno by la Vinyeta. It’s a good, modern take on this age-old style of wine. But, it got me thinking in other directions in addition to just taking a post meal sip. For those who aren’t familiar with it, a Sidecar is a cocktail that’s primarily brandy or cognac. While both of these alcohols are essentially distilled […]