Whiskey Tasting: February 3, 2018

Talisker Storm Single Malt Scotch Whiskey Regular price: $56.99 Sale Price: $51.99 Glenmorangie ‘The Quinta Ruban’ Single Malt Scotch Whiskey Regular price: $56.99 Sale Price: $51.99 The Irishman ‘Founder’s Reserve’ Irish Whiskey Regular price: $37.99 Sale Price: $34.99 Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage 2009 Bourbon Whiskey Regular price: $29.99 Sale Price: $27.99 Hudson ‘Manhattan’ Rye Whiskey Regular price:[…]

Fake Wine

Here’s the thing…cheating (in wine) is not a new thing. For centuries, less scrupulous producers have blended grapes from other regions into their wines in order to make their wine seem more impressive. It used to be, that, the culprit was found out because wine drinkers were generally in agreement upon how a wine was[…]

“BIG WINES” wine tasting: January 20, 2018

Coeur de Terre Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley 2016 Regular Price $23.99 Sale price $18.99 Clean, fresh and vibrant Pinot Gris from Organically farmed vineyards. Creamy, citrusy and has a nice peach and melon flavor thread, with no oak treatment maintaining freshness Bernard Fouquet Vouvray ‘Cuvée de Silex’ 2016 Regular Price $20.99 Sale price $16.99 Bernard[…]

The Anti-Cab

Nebbiolo is the grape that grows in Piedmont, in Northwest Italy, and in Barolo and Barbaresco, arguably, better than any other place on earth. Nebbiolo is difficult to ripen, its finicky about rain and wind, and  its susceptible to vine diseases. It also does not adapt particularly well to differing vineyard soil types, preferring soils[…]

Is ‘winter beer’ an oxymoron?

No. Next question? Yes, Virginia, beers can be seasonal creatures. And yes, one can imbibe cold beverages in the winter, just as one can drink hot beverages in summer. (you drink coffee year round, don’t you?). Seasonal beers (like Oktoberfest) have been produced for centuries, and ‘winter warmers’ have been prevalent since the pagans celebrated[…]