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After a five-year break, the smooth booze is back in the South
Get your rocks glasses ready, spirit drinkers. Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey has made its way back to Georgia after a five-year hiatus and experts say it might even be better now than it was before.
Four vineyards that won’t dissapoint
This past year I spent the better half of November and December drinking Spanish Tempranillo and room-temperature white Burgundy. Since the New Year, I've left the Old World for wines made here in the states in one of my favorite regions: Oregon's Willamette Valley, which is known mostly for its Pinot Noir.
Super limited availability at Vine & Tap, Restaurant Eugene, H&F Bottle Shop
Unless you’re that guy, you probably aren’t drinking Champagne regularly. The drink of kings that dates back to the Roman Empire, Champagne is one of the few beverages of the world that carries an inherently special and celebratory significance. It’s also bloody expensive, which is why many turn to sparklers produced outside of Champagne. Cava […]
Bubbles, whites, and reds
After a long day at work, all I really want is a glass of wine. A platter of cheese or a board of charcuterie would be thrilling pairings, but most of the time, that calls for a fussy level of effort and planning I just can’t handle at that moment. For wines without food, I […]
Here’s to a wonderful year of fermented grape juice
This year I explored more wine shops and delved into more wine lists than my wallet preferred. As happens when one delves into any subject matter seriously, patterns start to emerge. You notice certain bottles and varietals cropping up around town both on store shelves and on restaurant menus. You know when a distributor is trying to move product by selling cases of wine at discounted prices to various shops (queue an email from multiple wine shops alerting you to a special deal). You also know when you're drinking something that nobody else carries.