Sunday, March 1, 2009

Theme day: (A) glass

of Biancosarti.

Biancosarti is a sweet liqueur, a distillate of herbs, spices and flowers, with a unique flavour deriving from the presence of rinds and roots; it is a strong alcoholic aperitif (28%). The publicity slogan, l'aperitivo vigoroso che mette il fuoco nelle vene (the vigorous aperitif that puts fire in the veins) is part of the "cultural baggage" of all Italians (or at least it is of anyone my age).
There was also an unforgettable seventies advertisement for Biancosarti starring the great
Telly Savalas. (see the video on youtube)
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17 comments:

Jilly said...

What a great choice - love the blue light and the orange reflection. Super photo. And thanks for the YouTube. Made me laugh with Savalas and his 'different' voices. Happy Theme Day, Rob!

Vogon Poet said...

I'd better copy and paste Jill about the blue and the orange...
Add the words on the glass and the whiff of youth (mine) with "Kojak", this may well be a time capsule!

alice said...

Oh, this blue is so nice, perfect choice for today!

Fio said...

What a clever choice! I like it :-D

angela said...

That's a lovely blue tinge with the light shining through. When would you drink it? as an aperitif like pastis?

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

The blue color of your photo creates a fitting atmosphere to enjoy the drink. I ahd a similar thought for theme day today -- a glass of red wine at sunset.

Trillian said...

Ottima scelta di colori!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

Excellent creative capture. I like the blue color of the photo. Very interesting to learn about this drink also.

Carrie Hayes said...

Great shot very clever!

Saretta said...

Your photo is beautiful and the video with Telly made laugh! Gotta love that guy with no hair!

amatamari said...

Come trasformare la realtà in fotografia...
:-)
Davvero complimenti!!!

Ben said...

I maybe like a shot of Glappa more... But Hey, cheers for communities fantastic future.

Sally said...

Gosh - never had that. My favourite Italian drink is more a digestivo - amaretto.

Babooshka said...

Clearlt a cool blue glass drink.

Hilda said...

28%? Oh wow. Would love to have a taste of it though — I'll keep my eyes open for it here! ;)

Lovely photo and a lovely, cultural choice for theme day!

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

Ahah e chi non lo ricorda :-) Luce stupenda ottimo contrasto col blu. Complimenti !

Snapper said...

Hello Rob. I am way behind on my blog viewing but just wanted to tell you that this is the best theme day photo I've seen. Bravo!!