A Little Grape-a, A Little Grappa!

Over the weekend we had a few friends in for hors d’œuvres and cocktails. For a sweet nibble to wind the evening down the Mister decided to go with a Jamie Oliver recommendation – frozen grapes, dark and milk chocolate chunks… and Grappa!

Grappa, Frozen Grapes, Chocolate

The frozen grapes and chocolate were a hit with me, but the Grappa, well… do you know Grappa?

Grappa is a fragrant, grape-based brandy that originated in Italy, and comes in a wide variety of options. I can see why it is paired with frozen grapes and chocolate, it just didn’t really connect with my taste buds!

The highlight for me was instead, the beautiful vintage cordial glasses we served the Grappa in! Here’s a closer look at the blown glass blue-amber beauty!

Blue Amberina, Bluerina Cordial Glasses, Audrey Would!

Do you know about Blue Amberina glass, aka Bluerina glass? If not, you can jump over to this post!

We also enjoyed using a vintage Baribomaid board to serve everything on. This classic board, made by Baribocraft Canada, belongs to us, but did you know you can also pick up Baribocraft pieces at Audrey Would? By the way, Jamie Oliver collects Baribocraft Salad bowls, mentioned in an article about Baribocraft here!

I hope you’re having a great week. If you’ve had Grappa, how did you like it?

Thanks for stopping by!

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Photographs by Sheila Zeller. Please link and credit if you choose to use!

14 thoughts on “A Little Grape-a, A Little Grappa!”

  • Oh, I love the idea of frozen grapes. Dark chocolate is always a big hit with me but I can totally see the grapes being a perfect compliment. I don’t recall when it was that I tried grappa, but it’s not my thing either. I don’t like any boozey tasting drinks and if I recall, that was like fire water:))

    • Thanks for your comment, Carol – it made me laugh! I had written I thought you could start a fire with Grappa, but then decided I should mind my manners!! 😉 No, it’s way too boozey for my taste buds, too!

    • Hi Lisa!
      I found the Grappa had a strong, sharp taste, and it burned all the way down! I had 2 sips just to make sure it wasn’t for me. 😉 That’s really neat to know your parents have Baribo pieces still in their home – it was such a thing. I love it!!

    • You are so right Margarita! I found Grappa to be quite strong, and definitely an acquired taste. I wasn’t sure what to expect and I think that was half of my distate… maybe I’ll give it another try some time, but with a better idea what to expect going in! 😉

    • Seriously? Did you really like Grappa? Hmmmm, I think it must deserve another chance! I know there are different kinds you can get, and one was described as chocolate infused – maybe that’s what I need… a different flavour! I’m game to try!! 🙂

    • I don’t know Tracey, I found Grappa to be pretty strong – it burned all the way down! It’s like an eau de vie according to my hubs – so the fire and burn of hard liquor taken straight. My favorite dessert wine is blackberry liqueur, and let me tell you, I was headed straight for that as a replacement!! If you try Grappa and like it, let me know what kind of Grappa you tried! 🙂

    • Thanks so much Andrea! If you get a chance to try some Grappa, I hope you enjoy it! I don’t know, for me it wasn’t a first impression ‘hit’, but I will give it another chance. I think I was expecting something different, so it was a bit of a shock at the first sip! 🙂

    • I was with you, Dani! I wasn’t so sure about the frozen grapes, but they turned out to be a big hit. They seemed to hit the spot at the end of the evening… it was the Grappa that didn’t do it for me, and that was my bigger surprise! 😉

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