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. 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, Winter Whites; Dec. 14, 2019

Domaine Luneau-Papin ‘L d’Or’ Muscadet Sèvre & Maine, 2018 Loire Valley, FR Regular Price $34.99 Sale price $27.99 Pierre-Marie Luneau, the 9th generation of the family making wines in the region, has further elevated the reputation of the winery by producing site specific wines (all from Melon de Bourgogne, the Muscadet appellation’s single varietal) showcasing[…]