Well! I’ll not be visiting Virginia anytime soon!
Was perusing Yahoo!’s “odd news” today and found something there that shocks and inflames the senses!
“If you’re served a pitcher of authentic sangria in a Virginia restaurant, someone’s breaking the law.”
A local tapas place was cited for violating the law. They are currently appealing the fine and going to the legislature to roll back the ban.
“The Alcoholic Beverage Control Department…even ordered restaurant employees to pour its sangria — about 40 liters — down the drain.”
The odd law says you can’t mix wine or beer with spirits, so the sangria made with red wine and triple sec is against the law.
And so then are Boilermakers, Irish Car Bombs, and the Kir Royale.
I toast to the tapas joint and their success in repealing this law!
On this Friday after a *very* long week, it won’t take me much to make a toast.
By the way, in my humble experience, La Tertulia in Santa Fe has the finest Sangria around. But that was nigh on 10 years ago since I’ve had it. Any better contenders?
That said…headed home soon. Done. Happy Weekend!