Thirsty Thursday: 2012 Bodegas Nekeas “El Chaparral de Vega Sindoa” Old Vines Garnacha

Mar 19, 2015 No Comments

One of the things I find tremendously appealing about Spanish wines is the amount of consistency from vintage to vintage that producers are able to achieve. It’s the reason I typically gravitate towards repurchasing old favorites even when I haven’t sampled a wine for multiple vintages. Recently I came across an old “everyday” mainstay of […]

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Thirsty Thursday: Stone’s Stochasticity Project Master of Disguise

Mar 05, 2015 No Comments

In the continually evolving world of craft beers, breweries are regularly releasing suds that challenge our know definitions of styles and desires. Case in point: Stone’s Master of Disguise. Part of the brewery’s Stochasticity Project, Master of Disguise has the appearance of an IPA or amber lager. Yet interactions on the nose and palate largely […]

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Sandeman Porto 10 Year Old Tawny

Feb 26, 2015 No Comments

Always an equal opportunity imbiber of adult libations, I’m constantly in search of unusual and surprising finds. Beers, wines, or spirits that make you think twice and question your expectations about any particular style. My most recent surprise was Sandeman’s Porto 10 year-old Tawny. The wine has the feel of a cross between that of […]

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Thirsty Thursday: George’s Bloody Mary Mix

Feb 19, 2015 1 Comment

Necessity is the mother of invention and whether it’s used for “curing” or “starting” the day off on the right foot there’s a reason Bloody Marys exist.   Their balance of tomato juice, spice, and booze, make for a magical elixir that has a special place during the morning and brunch hours. For those of us […]

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Thirsty Thursday: Grand Teton’s 5 O’clock Shadow Double Black Lager

Feb 12, 2015 No Comments

Back in 2012 we at the Glutton Institute for Libation Research had our first encounter Grand Teton Brewing’s 5 O’clock Shadow Double Black Lager. A beautiful rendition of a German Schwarzbier or Black Lager the beer’s simple delivery of coffee, creamy chocolate malt, dark chocolate, spice, and warm caramel made it an instant favorite and […]

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Thirsty Thursday: 2012 Stuhlmuller Alexander Valley Estate Chardonnay

Feb 05, 2015 2 Comments

One of the great aspects of wine is finding that particular expression of a varietal or blend, which makes your palate hap, hap, happy. Bottles of wine, which result in case purchases instead of bottles creating an unwavering commitment regardless of the vintage on the label. But as we all know wines do change from […]

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Thirsty Thursday: Flying Dog Brewery Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout

Jan 29, 2015 1 Comment

Looking out the window and seeing winter white always makes my palate crave a beer from the dark side of the force. Something that’s as rich in its construction as it is warming in alcohol content. To meet these desires I’ve recently been relying on a local creation from Flying Dog Brewery…Kujo Imperial Coffee Stout. […]

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