Quinn + Tonik Vol. 38: The Importance Of A Good Blue Suit Can Never be Overstated
It's not that we're obsessed with the south of France, wine, cars, boats, bikes and all that stuff. But, well, maybe we are. Fresh back from the 2018 Grand Prix de Monaco we can't but help ourselves continue with a rosé-tinted theme.
It's also summer boating jacket season. So, if you fancy one to wear to play pétanque, go sailing, play cricket on the beach, or simply hang around somewhere fine, make an appointment now
watch: a good year
drink: quinn rosé
In a sea of iffy rosé you want the genuine article. Which is why you should look out for the smiking skull of our "Quinn Rosé." It's only affixed to the real stuff which 30+ years of serious tasting led DQ to make in the Var region of Provence just by the legendary beaches of St. Tropez. Dry, light, and refreshing; it's the perfect rosé to be shared with gentlemen, rogues and sunshine.
read: four queens
An engaging exercise in political maneuvering as the beautiful daughters of the lowly Count of Provence become Four Queens. And Queens of the most powerful realms in 13th century Europe to boot. Intrigue, espionage, knights, troubadors, chivalry and crusades all combine to tell this fascinating story of social climbing.
Machiavelli eat your heart out.
dq shirt club
As some of you may have heard, this does not exist. But if you happen to see a chap with a smoking skull gusset who are we to stop you winking in recognition as you offer to buy him a drink?
cocktail: the milk of marseille
As well as growing up drinking rosé, DQ was introduced to the “milk of Marseille” as a lad. His favourite is Ricard "51" if you can find it. If not, any pastis will do. Here's how to make it the traditional French way. It's the perfect aperitif on a warm sunny afternoon. And also inspired our "Ricard" leather jacket.
Add the Ricard Pastis (and grenadine, if desired) to a highball glass and pour in the water to taste. Fill with ice and stir.