Sunday, August 01, 2004

Rey's favorite wedding task - testing the spirits

Rey helped his friends move out of their office yesterday. While every knew that what they were doing was actually quite depressing, they all had fun hauling out their stuff (a typical Filipino trait - having fun while doing the most mundane tasks). They had so much fun that they decided to extend the fun and have a grill party afterwards.

To add more cheer, we decided to have the taste test of the drinks that we were planning to serve for our wedding. So, we bought a bottle each of Bacardi Rum (for Rey's favorite rum Coke), Jacob's Creek Shiraz Cabernet 1999 and Wyndham Estate Bin 555 Shiraz 2001. We were looking for a bottle of Asti Spumante but the store only had Asti Martini. Of ocurse, we also got some cans of San Mig Strong Ice. Rey's friends brought Coke and San Mig Light.

After a few tries, Rey found the perfect recipe for his rum Coke - 1 part rum for every 2 parts of Coke and lots of ice.

As for the wine, more people liked the Wyndham Estate Bin 555 Shiraz 2001 better than the Jacob's Creek Shiraz Cabernet 1999. But since some people also liked the Jacob's Creek, Rey and I decided to serve both. I'll just have to find a supplier that stores their wine properly and still sell at a good price.

We all had fun drinking and are now looking forward to our wedding where more bottles will be served.

That's one task off our list, but I'm willing to bet that it's something that we will do again.

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