Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Cinzano

Never been terribly sure what Cinzano, or indeed a vermouth, is. In the 60s it was a brand that signified French sophistication.

Must look up 'vermouth': will do it now:

Vermouth is basically grape juice fortified with a strong alcohol and flavoured with herbs of various kinds.

Cinzano turns out to be Italian. But there is a strong French connection.

In Paris in 1912, Cinzano was the first product to be advertised with a neon sign.

Anyway, took delivery yesterday of an HO scale Peugeot 403 Cinzano van.



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Post script to Poitiers:

Yesterday, while waiting outside the hotel for my taxi to take me to the airport - cost 10 euros, by the way - I was hailed from across the street by the  couple I'd spoken to in the restaurant the evening before. They crossed over and treated me like a long lost relative. Clearly the Parkinson's disease had not diminished the husband's appetite because they were going back to the same place for lunch.



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Beethoven's Emperor Concerto:

Caught the last two movements of this concerto on Radio 3 as I drove home from work today. The slow movement is very beautiful.

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Ceramics class tonight: will it be more clay model cars or will the material have been delivered to allow me to start work on my new building?





























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