Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius
adamantius1 at verizon.net
Sat Jun 19 17:49:55 PDT 2010
On Jun 19, 2010, at 8:00 PM, Huette von Ahrens wrote:
> I have never heard of Saba. I have heard of Sabra. The cheapest place online called "WineChateau" has Sabra for $27.69 before shipping. I have never used the place, so I don't know how reliable it is. BevMo has Sabra, but for almost the same price that you quote.
Sabra is a brand (I think Israeli?); if you go to the WineChateau site you'll see chocolate and coffee liqueurs.
Saba is the same thing as Sapa, which is a modern (probably very old) descendant of Roman wine reductions and/or wine made from semi-dried, grape concentrate, like defrutum, etc.
Basically a thick. sweet, grape syrup...
Adamantius (who still has an old bottle of Sapa from Sahadi's in Brooklyn)
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