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Re: Sack
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0041.  Sunday, 16 January 1994.
 
(1)     From:   Thomas G. Bishop <
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        Date:   Saturday, 15 Jan 94 16:30:48 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0038  Re: Sack
 
(2)     From:   Dennis Kennedy <
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        Date:   Friday, 14 Jan 1994 13:49 EST
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.0034  Q: Falstaff's Sack
 
 
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From:           Thomas G. Bishop <
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Date:           Saturday, 15 Jan 94 16:30:48 -0500
Subject: 5.0038  Re: Sack
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0038  Re: Sack
 
The only advice I can offer the beer-drinking undergraduates longing for
Falstaffian swill is a visit to Auckland, New Zealand. In the middle of
downtown is a small pub called the Shakespeare Tavern, which brews a variety
of potions under its own roof.  Among the more potable of its offerings are:
"Hamlet Pilsener", "King Lear Old Ale", and a particularly nice
"Falstaff Stout"!
 
Happy guzzling,
 
Tom Bishop
 
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From:           Dennis Kennedy <
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Date:           Friday, 14 Jan 1994 13:49 EST
Subject: 5.0034  Q: Falstaff's Sack
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.0034  Q: Falstaff's Sack
 
To Ron Dwelle:
 
Sack is not a beer but a fortified wine originating in Spain and the Canaries
in the early 16th century, with some relationship to sherry.  The name
derives from Latin siccus (as in French sec), meaning dry.
 
No doubt your local vintner, Tony Parise, could tell you more.
 

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