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  1. 30 Sep
    Fri / 2011
     Dear Readers, We would like to say thank you to all who came to the Punch Party last night! We hope you had a jolly evening and will come back and visit Rienzi for a tour, or for any of our many other public programs. We also want to give a special thanks to CultureMap, 13 celsius, and Divisi Strings’ AMP’D for helping to make the evening a success! Check out the slide show for...

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  2. 26 Sep
    Mon / 2011
    This is our second week hosting English Taste – the grandest eighteenth-century dinner party in Houston – and now that the rush of opening has subsided, we are ready to celebrate in the appropriate fashion. If you join us at this Thursday’s punch party, you will share in a delightful cup of history, and to that end, here is a bit more on the tale of English punch:   The popularity of alcoholic punch in...

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  3. 22 Sep
    Thu / 2011
     In lieu of our upcoming Punch Party (September 29th, buy your tickets now!), I am reviving some notes on a Gallery Talk I held last October, on a curious item from Rienzi’s collection – a punch pot, from 1765, by the Worcester Porcelain Manufactory[i] :   Alcoholic punch was consumed throughout the eighteenth century, however, the punch pot – a form resembling an overblown teapot – appeared in England only at about 1750, falling out of...

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  4. 22 Sep
    Thu / 2011
    Next Thursday evening Rienzi, in partnership with CultureMap, is celebrating English Taste with a “punch party.” While this may bring visions of childhood favorites like Hi-C and lunchtime juice boxes, we are in fact taking a slightly more sophisticated and adult-like approach for this celebration, using eighteenth-century punch recipes. What exactly is eighteenth-century punch? Generally, it is described as a blend of spirits, citrus, sugar, and spices. The drink became popular during...

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