Do not buy this wine. We got a case of it via a Groupon or somesuch, and it is quite bad. We’ve opened multiple bottles and all of them are the same dreck-quality. A green pepper flavor predominates, making the blackberry and other notes very difficult to enjoy. Unless you pair Pardal Tempranillo with rich […]
by Jacob Craft breweries are constantly evolving and becoming increasingly collaborative. Many breweries are actively seeking innovative ingredients that would never have been considered for a beer in the past and brewing new beers with other craft breweries and non-brewery partners. This summer, Flying Dog Brewery in Frederick, Maryland has done both by teaming up with Old Bay–the […]
An enjoyable $15 bottle of wine. Barboursville Vineyards Pinot Grigio 2013 offers a bit more nuance than the typical mass-produced Italian Pinot Grigios we find in supermarkets. The apple note was an unexpected surprise. (Very Good) You may read more and shop for this wine at http://www.barboursvillecellar.com/.
The mercury is high—nearly 90 degrees. So a gin and tonic with a fat wedge of lime sounds right. We nosed Moody June next to Gordon’s London Dry Gin—Moody June is lemony and light on juniper while Gordon’s has a grapefruit aroma and firm pine. One can easily sip this neat. While visiting New Orleans, […]
A May 31, 2014 Economist article describes the race for the African beer market, which could prove terrifically lucrative. Read more at http://www.economist.com/news/business/21602999-long-established-african-firm-went-global-only-find-fastest-growing-market-was-its
Ah, baby #4 arrived and all is well—so time to celebrate by finishing the last of this Highland Park 12-Year. It retails for $40-$60 a bottle. It is lightly peated and an approachable 86 proof (43% alcohol). The viscosity makes it pleasurable to swish about the mouth. Anyone looking for an example of what good […]