As a way of keeping exploring new regions, it's great, though of course, there is a large proportion of the world NOT under vine. This makes it a little challenging for the wine blogger...
I've been very preoccupied of late and travels have distracted me from any serious "virtual" travel plans, so it was salmon, stir fried vegetables and chow mein for dinner. I doubt the authenticity of the dish, given the proximity to North Korea.
It's a wonderful, if boozy cocktail that will delight fans of Gewurtztraminer wines. My recipe is below.
In a cocktail shaker with plenty of ice add 3 parts of the best Russian Vodka you can find. I used a silver birch vodka I had brought back from Russia. When this is finished, I'll probably switch to Mamont.
Add 1.5 parts of Chambord black raspberry liqueur for colour.
Next add 6 parts of the best lychee liqueur you can find (one made with real fruit, such as Briottet), and a couple of peeled lychee fruits and their juice.
Shake well and serve with a fresh lychee garnish. Serves 2-4 depending on the size of your martini glass and whether you're planning to drink anything else that night. Pour a large glass of sparkling water on the side.
It's perhaps got little to do with Liaoning, but it was a lovely excuse!