Sarita Cheaves

Bolivian Singani

Sarita Cheaves
Bolivian Singani

On August 6, 1825, Bolivian Independence was achieved after years of Spanish colonial rule. This national holiday involves 2 days of colorful military parades, street dances, music and fireworks. On Saturday, I had the pleasure of celebrating Bolivia's Independence Day at Grand Cata Latin wine shop. There were wines of course & a Brandy called Singani (Sing-AHN-ee).

Singani is a Brandy made from the pomace of muscat grapes in Bolivia. At 40% alcohol & 80% proof, the Rujero Singani is my new go to spirit. The nose reminds me of a youthful  tequila with floral & citrus notes. This taste is energetic and smooth at the same tme. Bright floral flavors with a focus on lavender and a wonderful spice on the finish.

Singani can be enjoyed solo or mixed in a simple cocktail. We tasted the Rujero Singani mixed with ginger ale and a lime. I was hooked. We also tried the Rujero premixed Singani old fashioned. An old fashioned is sexy in a Idris Elba with the salt & pepper stubble, stretched leather kinda way. The Singani adds a little Maxwell to the mix & smooths it out softly. 

We also went home with a beautiful Torrontes that I can't wait to open. I'll be sure to write a post about it when I do. 

Must love to Grand Cata wine shop. Its very easy to get monotonous in wine writing & my experiences in the wine club have bought me back to why I began writing in the first place. No frills. Just the wine, the people, the story. 

Cheers to Bolivia's Independence Day!