• The Wonderfully Weird History of Kalimotxo - and Why Bartenders Love It

    10 days ago - By Vine Pair

    Years ago, I was seated at a fancy dinner for journalists who cover wine. As the sommelier poured me a glass, a woman across the table opined about “big, beautiful” Burgundy wines, and then shared in horror a practice she'd observed abroad while traveling in China: “They're mixing them with Coca-Cola.”
    Although not a Chinese drink, the woman was referring to a concept that has a massive following in Spain called kalimotxo.
    Kalimotxo (pronounced and sometimes styled calimocho), is a two-ingredient “cocktail” consisting of a one-to-one ratio of red wine and Coke over ice. Originating in...
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