Close Quarters Newsletter January 2015.
Close Quarters Newsletter Jan 15
NEW OR MAKING A COMEBACK FOR DECEMBER
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Still want to enjoy a glass of wine but don’t want the effect, try our new low alcohol ‘light & fruity’ white wine.
Gallo Summer White only 5.5% vol and only £5.00 a bottle
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Tis the Season to be Jolly ‘n all that, so we have brought it back, lovely bubbly PROSECCO
70cl bottle £8.00
20cl bottle £3.00
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And now for something completely different ….. a worm !! Well Tequilla actually.
Lime and salt provided!
MEZCAL, at only £1.60 per 25 cl shot (read the small print!)
There are two types of worms found in Mezcal: the red, gusano rojo—considered superior because it lives in the root and heart of the maguey plant—and the less-prized white, or gold, gusano de oro, which lives on the leaves. In order to tell which worm is in your bottle, check out its coloring. The red gusano turns pale in the Mezcal and the gold turns ashen-gray. While shopping for Mezcal, you may also come across a Mezcal bottle with a small bag of worm salt and chile powder tied to it. Keep in mind, that as a rule, top-quality Mezcals do not include a worm in the bottle.Are you wondering if you’re supposed to eat the worm in Mezcal? Yes, in fact, it’s quite well pickled and free of pesticides as the worms are often raised just for use in Mezcal, cooked and pickled in alcohol for a year. Aside from its use in Mezcal, the maguey worm is considered a delicacy in Mexico. The larvae are commonly eaten as food. They can be found on some restaurant menus and are sold in Zapotec markets. The worm is harmless to consume and it is believed in certain traditions that doing this is beneficial to the spirit and locks in the vigor of Mezcal. Today the urban legend of the tequila worm continues to survive and eating the worm has become a rite of passage for many. You may wonder how the legend got started. Back in the 1940’s, some American-bottled brands of Mezcal came up with a marketing ploy. Stemming from the myth that the worm has magical and aphrodisiac properties, they decided to put a worm in their bottle to impress the gringos and boost sales. Although, the truth about the tequila worm has been acknowledged and exposed for years by the cognoscenti of tequila, in newspapers, magazines, as well as on the internet, the legend continues to thrive. The truth is that even though the worm can soak up a little of the alcohol, eating the worm has no noticeable effect on people.
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A firm favourite at Christmas. How will you have yours ??
TIA MARIA just 80p per 25cl measure
or £1.60 for a 50cl measure
A Talk on flood prevention by James Addicott of the Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership.
At 8pm in the club house on the 12th December.
£2.50 to include a light supper.