Whiskey Tasting, Feb. 1, 2020: Bourbons & Ryes

Breckenridge ‘A Blend’ Bourbon, 86 proof Breckenridge, Colorado Regular Price $47.99 Sale price $42.99 “Deep honey-amber hue with warm, pronounced aromas of under-ripe banana and brown sugar, with spicy notes of white pepper and toasted sesame. Light body with warm texture and long sweet oak, vanilla finish with a touch of bitterness to balance. Reminiscent[…]

Tasting Notes, Tour de France; Jan 25, 2020

2016 Vincent Girardin ‘Les Vieilles Vignes’ Mâcon-Fuissé  Burgundy Regular Price $26.99 Sale price $19.99 100% Chardonnay, fermented and aged in large oak barrels (only 10% new) gives this wine some oak seasoning (rather than flavoring) to compliment the ripe pear and tart apple flavors abounding. Its generous and full but not over-the-top, rather offering balancing[…]

Tasting notes, Jan. 18, 2020; Wines from Spain

2018 Ostatu Blanco  Rioja Regular Price $17.99 Sale price $13.99 Bright, fresh and crisp, this unoaked blend of Viura and Malvasia evokes flavors of green apple tossed with lime juice. It’s a great aperitif wine, well balanced and sensibly weighted. Lovely and easy to enjoy. 2017 Do Ferreiro Albarino Cepas Vellas Rias Baixas Regular Price[…]

Tasting notes, Jan. 11, 2020; Bold Winter Wines

Koehler-Ruprecht Pinot Noir Rosé Kabinett Trocken 2018 Pfalz Regular Price $27.99  Sale price $21.99 Here’s another of those very traditionally made wines from a house with a 300 year history behind it. They maintain a strict non-interventionist approach. No irrigation, fertilizers, or herbicides are used in the vineyards. There is no chaptalization, use of enzymes,[…]

Tasting Notes, Jan 4, 2020; New Wines, New Year

Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Bianco 2018 Sicily Regular Price $27.99  Sale price $21.99 This is a field blend of Sicilian white varietals: Carricante, Catarratto, Grecanico, Inzolia and Minnella,  with Carricante dominating the blend with roughly 65%. Its lively and bright and fresh, yet possesses more depth of flavor and texture and character than one[…]