Health & Fitness

By Leslie Rice Hart


You might be wondering why you're reading about alcoholic beverages in the Health and Fitness section. No matter how healthy we strive to be, a little drinkie now and again is fine, and having some fun is good for our overall health. Let's clink our glasses together and give cheers for 1800 Tequila's newest addition- The Ultimate Margarita and Folonari's Pink Pinot Grigio.

I can't think of anything more delicious than a Margarita made to perfection, with a salt-rimmed glass and a lime wedge. 1800 Tequila has put a ready to serve concoction together as good as, I might add, if mixed by an expert bartender. Maybe even an expert bartender at your favorite bar in ole Mexico.


The Ultimate Margarita is made with 100% Blue Agave. Expertly distilled and aged the premium tequila provides a superbly smooth, rich taste. I couldn't believe how good it was, both on the rocks and blended for a frozen version. I rimmed a margarita glass with salt, squeezed a little lime and was ready to enjoy my delicious cocktail in under 2 minutes.

1800 Ultimate Margarita or any of the 1800 premium tequilas available at most liquor stores.

Visit their website at

The first thing I noticed about Folonari's Pink Pinot Grigio was thebottle. Or rather, the label.  There is a "chic" young woman walking a fashionably chic poodle, both hued in shades of pink.


The Folonari winery gained our respect when they so generously became a sponsor for our anniversary event, held in June of this year, to raise funds and awareness for Amnesty International's Campaign to Stop HumanTrafficking. Their donation assisted in making the evening a tremendous success. This wine is a great addition to a "girlie party" of any kind

The wine is made from all white grapes, but it gets the pink hue from the, as they put it, "kiss of the skins". PersonallyI usually prefer a drier wine, but this has a touch of sweetness that was a pleasant change of pace. Definitely not overwhelming in any way.

Try mixing it with a splash of sparkling water creating a bubbly pink Spritzer. You can find Folonari wines at most wine and liquor stores and visit them at

Originally published August 2006
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