Pour on - Porrón Wine Pitcher
If you are a fan of Spanish wine (and food, and culture), you must check out this fantastic pitcher from La Tienda. It is only $19.95, which makes it a great hostess gift, guaranteed to liven even the dullest gathering. I wouldn't start with a priorat. . . but maybe a lovely albarino. . .
A porrón is a sure-fire way to have fun at a summer party. See if you and your guests can master the technique of delivering a thin stream of wine into your mouth with nary a drop lost!
You begin by bringing the traditional glass wine pitcher very close to your open mouth and slowly tilting the pitcher so the spout points towards your teeth. Once the wine begins to flow, you gradually pull the porrón away from your face while looking up. When you have had your fill, lower the porrón back close to your mouth before tilting it back to stop the flow. It never touches your lips as you pass the porrón to your adventurous friend!
Easy? Once you get the hang of it. Most people fill the pitcher with regular white or red wine, but we find that sparkling cava fills the bill nicely, and the near misses are not quite so obvious.
Our traditional porrón is a thing of beauty made of recycled glass, which will please your "green" sensibilities. It is shaped in a way that wine stored within has minimal contact with the air.
Give the Porrón Pitcher a try - it's a great conversation piece and a lot of fun.
Image and content via La Tienda - The Best of Spain in America
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Posted by Noël Wallace at August 5, 2008 9:19 PM