From a reader:
The Fernet arrived today.
I do not recommend that you pay good money for this ghastly shit. It’s bitter, it’s viscous, it’s vomitrocious! I really thought I was going to barf after the first sip. So, I couldn’t get enough of it down to determine what its effects on me might be. I may try it with Coca-cola later,after enough time has elapsed for the trauma to subside. Unless you want the challenge, or are really, really curious, I wouldn’t buy any, unless you can find an Italian or Argentinean restaurant where you can buy it by the drink. Personally,I think I’ll stick to Pinot Noir.