Archive for June, 2008

SPATINI

Risqué has just had a delightful day in San Francisco where he had the pleasure of spending the day at the Bliss Spa located at the W Hotel where Bryan, the cute massage therapist alleviated all his built-up tension with his gentle but strong hands, arms and an occasional elbow.

After exhausting the spa services, Risqué made his way to the infamous Michael Mina’s Restaurant bar in the St. Francis Hotel where Boris, the handsome bartender surprised Risqué with the perfect martini (Boris created) to complete his spa experience called “Indian Summer”.

Risqué loved it so much that he couldn’t wait to share it with his devout LUSHES.

Indian Summer

– 1.5 oz. Ketel One Citroen

– .75 oz. Gabriel Boudier Crème de Cassis

– 1 oz. Jorge Odonez Malaga Moscatel 2001

– 2 broken pieces of cucumber

– .75 oz. Fresh lime juice

– 1 drop Fee Brothers Grapefruit Bitters

– Splash of egg white

Fill shaker with ice, combine ingredients and shake, shake and shake. Pour into chilled martini glass and garnish with a slice of cucumber.

Makes 1 martini

Enjoy, my darlings…take a day off for a Spatini and go to the spa and afterwards, indulge in an Indian Summer.

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Posted: June 27th, 2008
at 6:21pm by Risqué


Categories: Luxe,Spirits,Style,Travel

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TONGUE CANDY

Marchese Antinori Riserva 1996 Chianti Classico

While sharing a lovely afternoon on the dinning terrace on a late spring evening, Risqué was charmed by the presence of one of his newest LUSHES who came baring offerings; she brought with her a bottle of Marchese Antinori Reserva 1996 Chianti Classico. Risqué’s little soiree immediately centered around this lovely bottle of wine where everyone partaking referred to it as “Tongue Candy”.

Marchese Antinori Riserva 1996 Chiant Classico Wine LabelThe face of this wine reflects deep dark red with glints of fiery amber. One smell reveals earthy terroir and stoney minerality which leads to dark candied flavors of licorice, root beer and plum…almost Port’esque. The 90% Sangiovese and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon blend swirls on the tongue with a woody tannic frame that showcases more licorice drops, root beer and Montmorency cherries. This Chianti Classico is made from selected grapes that have been grown on the Antinori Santa Cristina, Pèppoli and Badia a Passignano estates in the Mercatale Val di Pesa in Chianti Classico and where the wine has been aged in one and two year old French oak barrels.

Risqué thinks there is probably not a better term for a precious and delicious libation than “Tongue Candy” and this little confection certainly delivered oodles of exactly that. Risqué would pair this with almost anything boldly flavored, hickory grilled Cowboy bone-in Rib Eye steaks or Spicy Cajun grilled wild King Salmon come to mind. Along with dinner… Risqué would also pair this with a little “Eye Candy”… Sweet! Points for his new LUSH!

Alcohol 13% ($65)

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Posted: June 25th, 2008
at 9:26pm by Risqué


Categories: Wine

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SOMMELIER SELLS SEA SHELLS DOWN BY THE SEA SHORE or (EXTRA SSSSSSS’s)

Robert F. Varga, Nude on Blue Towel

Sun, Seashells, Surf, Salty, Sand, Sails, Swim Suits, Sandals, Skin and Sex all Swirl through Risqué’s Salacious mind as Summer begins to Sizzle. Summers always Summon images of the Season in Ptown MaSSachuSettS and days on the Shore and in the Swale preserves. Robert Varga Seizes this Sensual Scene Succinctly. The Shadows and Semi Sculptural aspect of his brush Stroke bring Stimulation, Spirit and Scope to his Sedulity.

Robert F Varga - Nude on Blue Towel

Supposing yourself a voyeur Seagull, the Slim, Smooth, Sufficient, Stomach prone Subject peers down the Strand at Something of interest along the near Seaside Risqué’s Savoir faire Says “There is Surely Something of Significant Substance to Spur Such Speculation”. Risqué’s finds the Subject’s observed supple aSS quite Satisfyingly Splendiferous!!!

Risqué recommends you Slip by the Leslie/Lohman Gallery Site and Surf the Supplications of Sumptuous art Skill in Varga’s Submissions.

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Posted: June 23rd, 2008
at 8:47pm by Risqué


Categories: Arté

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APHRODISIAC VIN

Risqué, a lover, believer and consumer of aphrodisiacs has finally found an aphrodisiac in wine form. Full of love, lust and beauty, this mystical potion was quickly plucked in the night allowing for “cold skin maceration”, fermented in stainless steel and then aged on lees for 4 months. Truly a gift from the gods via Cotes de Gascogne.

Verve 2006 French Colombard, Cote De Gascongne Wine LabelThe salacious scent revels soft floral and zesty citrus leaving a downy softness on the nose. On the tongue slides Verve (enthusiasm and vitality) with mossy and earthy notes, then after a delayed response explodes surprising tangerine and mandarin orange ending with a little stoney minerality and “racy acidity”.

Beautiful with a sweet Malpeque oyster topped with a light squeeze of citrus or paired with double crème brie.

Risqué says open the bottle and drink it solo because you really need to feel this wine first before taking on any delicacies. Aphrodisiac Magnifique!

Alcohol 12.5% ($12)

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Posted: June 20th, 2008
at 11:28pm by Risqué


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RISQUÉ COMMUNIQUÉ

TendreBulle Gay Vin By Domaine de Boyer Wine Bottle

Who knew that after all these years of having Gay Parié, France would finally give us some Gay Wine??? Risqué say’s it’s about time!!! The new wine that will be launched 1 July is called TendreBulle Gay Vin by Domaine de Boyer.

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Posted: June 19th, 2008
at 10:34am by Risqué


Categories: Risqué Communiqué

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RISQUE’S BEST FRIEND

Radog 2006 Dry Gewürztraminer, Monterey County, CA

It has been said that a dog with a loosely wagging tail is usually a dog that is friendly or excited. Risqué would believe this after his LUSHES anxiously wagged their tails in anticipation for more of the Radog Dry Gewürztraminer…everyone was certainly excited…and amazingly enough…wagging their tails.Radog 2006 Dry Gewürztraminer Wine Label

Radog is certainly the best in show strutting a winning color of pale, pale straw and sniffing scents of light wet straw, sweet honeysuckle, white peach and light minerality notes. One wag of the tongue and flavors from this Alsatian style wine bark of bergamot, lime zest, juicy ripe peach, Bartlett pear, Gala apples and honeysuckle that are deliciously curled around a distinctive minerality note.

Training Risqué LUSHES is a difficult task. For Risqué …it takes a lot of discipline and obedience training with dedication and unconditional love to develop a LUSH’S keen sense of smell, taste and ability to retrieve a good bottle of wine. But in the end they are truly Risqué’s best friend.

Would you be a good dog LUSH and fetch pour Risqué some more of the fabulous Radog 2006 Dry Gewürztraminer?

Alcohol 13.8% ($19)

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Posted: June 18th, 2008
at 10:00pm by Risqué


Categories: Wine

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WE GOT A KEEPER… IN HONOR OF GAY MARRIAGE

Grasso 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, Olive Ridge Vineyard, Napa Valley, CA

Loves come and loves go… and occasionally you find someone something that you want to hold on too… Holding is a skill… a discipline… an art to be perfected. “A little now… and a lot later” is Risqué’s motto when it comes to retention.

Grasso 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Wine LabelThe 2005 exudes a showy garnet… almost black juice with scents of huge chewy oak, tobacco, blackberry, cherry, cedar and a touch of licorice. Opening further, a lovely essence of English toffee is revealed. The huge iron tannic spine structure carries in the mouth more chewy oak, very dark juicy berry and broad leaf cigar tobacco leading to a long finish of smoke and mocha. Risqué recommends lengthy decanting to reduce the alcohol content. Having been “barrel aged for 19 months in 66% new tight-grained French and Hungarian oak”, this unfined and unfiltered gem is definitely a keeper and should be added to your wine cellar as it will benefit from many years to come.

A case of this delicious collectable Cab Sav… will certainly satiate the now… but Risqué would recommend two… one for now and one for the later. One night stands are built on the here and now… Relationships are built on the long term… This one’s worth your investment of time… a true keeper!!!

Alcohol 14.5% ($54)

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Posted: June 17th, 2008
at 9:31pm by Risqué


Categories: Wine

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INDELIBLE OBSESSION

Ironstone Vineyards 2006 “Obsession” Symphony, CA

WOW! Risqué is rarely caught without a highly accurate assumption of just about anything in life… Men… Love… Food… and it is especially true with wine. The Obsession shattered Risqué’s accuracy. The bottle was a gift from some of Risqué’s lushy neighbors several years back and he had hesitated opening it as his assumption was that it was a sweet Riesling’esq liquid which isn’t among Risqué’s favorites.Ironstone Vineyards 2003 California Symphony Wine Bottle

The color is barely darker than white tea but don’t let it’s pale appearance mislead you as the nose explodes with fruit… ripe peaches, mouthwatering grapefruit, green pear, exotic ginger and sweet honeysuckle all with a soft wet shale minerality. As it nova’s in your mouth it again delivers more tangy grapefruit and lime with sweet florals and honey with the same sophisticated minerality all settling into a crisp, clean finish.

This Symphony is not only memorable… it has etched it’s taste portrait on Risqué’s palate and mind and has him “OBSESSING” over more!

Alcohol 12.0% ($8)

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Posted: June 16th, 2008
at 5:55pm by Risqué


Categories: Wine

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