Category Archives: Decanters

Marc Rio

Object        : Bottle
Culture       : Croatia
Country      : Italy
Date           : [20th Century]
Dimensions : H : 31in. X  W 6in.
Collection   : B.L.A.S.T. Museum

 

 

 

Maraschino liqueur, is a distinctive cherry liqueur. It’s flavor comes from Marasca cherries.Their crushed pits and honey give an almond-like flavor to Maraschino cherries.

Historically, Marasca cherries are grown in the Croaition region of Zadar. At the beginning of the 16th century monks of the apothecaries of the Dominican monastery at Zara (Zadar – Croatia) created the recipe for this liqueur. Believed to have medicinal powers it became the drink of choice by many kings and privileged men.

The goal of a man named Ernest Wiegand in aiding cherry farmers with how to preserve their Queen Anne cherries in an alcohol-free way. In America the controversy of Prohibition arose, and with the ban of alcohol, so went the the liquor soaked cherries. Wiegand devised a process of soaking the fruit in a brine with calcium salts to compete in a growing maraschino market. Doing so he created the modern maraschino cherry.

Today Maraschino liqueur is used to create many cock tales and the cherries are famous garnishes.

This decanter is still being researched by B.L.A.S.T. Museum Investigators and information will be  updated soon.

Black Cat Wine

Object      : Bottle
Country    : Germany
Culture     : Zell
Date         : 2000
Collection : B.L.A.S.T. Storage Vessels

 

 

 

 

 

Zeller Schwarze Katz or Black Cat Wine is a German product credited to Romans. Durning ancient  German times Romans established and developed a viniculture and wine making region in a village belonging to the Mosel river region called Cell or Cella (Zell).

The iconic black cat logo serves the region and has been traced to a fable. Legend says that a fierce black cat guarded a barrel of Zeller wine stored among many barrels of wine in a cellar, so many locals believed the wine inside the barrel to be special.

This Riesling-blend is a wonderful wine during and after a meal.

Landy Cognac

Since 1989, Landy Cognac makers, Cognac Ferrand have been taking pride in excellence and elegance .The Landy De`sir Cognac decanter looks like woman wearing a red dress and hat, and her contents are smooth yet robust.

Object : Bottle
Country : France
Culture : Cognac
Date : Late 20th Century
B.L.A.S.T. Museum Storage Vessel Collection