Claret- Port was Rebels and Redcoats June 23, 2004 9:00 PM WNED PBS
- From: "David Lynch" <dave8365@...>
Not to be pedantic, but Our Rev. War ancestors would have drunk BOTH
Port and Claret; Port wine (in its commonly known fortified state)
having been drunk in England for about 60 to 80 years before the
Revolution, while Claret was simply the English name for wines from
My good Sir et al
I did not take your post as a pedantic attention to detail.
my missive intended to disqualify Port from the casket of fine gentlemen
of the American Revolutionary times. It was to point out that since travel
Oporto Portugal for the rich, sweet, fortified wine known as Port was not as
wide spread as during the Peninsula engagement and the dry red wine produced
in the Bordeaux region of France known as Claret, in the Isles, was more
available, it was drunk more ... according to my learned colleagues in their
research of that time period. There was also cordials ... and possibly Mr.
Heidebrecht would entertain us with his Shrub recipe.
And, now on to the matter of the PBS presentation Rebels and Redcoats:
How Britain Lost America:The Shot Heard Around TheWorld/American Crisis
.... yawn ......... not Harry Potter!
have all been working on their kit, cleaning and tweaking
painting and repairing camp boxes and gear in an effort to ready themselves
for July 2-4 the Lundy's Lane/Chippawa event at Niagara Falls Ontario?