Wine Picks, Etc

To Round Out the Bar: Add A Smoky Tea and a Soulful Red Wine from South Africa

Drink suggestions for those who fear the peat-i-ness of Scotch whiskey, to round out the Smoky bar.

Choice Organic Tea for the tea-totallers. As a special offering for those guests who don’t imbibe, this tea will provide a special smokiness to a brew. Russian Caravan Tea is made of a blend of Yunnan tea and Lapsang Souchong tea which is smoked with pine. choiceorganicteas.com

2009 Flagstone Dragon Tree: This Cabernet/Shiraz/Pinotage blend from South Africa is soulful and smoky. RECOMMENDED FOOD PAIRINGS: Sumac and coriander spiced lamb cutlets with a roast walnut and herb tabbouleh; seared tuna with bok choi in a sesame-soy dressing; crispy roast duck with a citrus-plum sauce. flagstonewines.com