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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Thirsty Thursday: Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale

Jan 22, 2015 No Comments

An early player in the craft brew revolution, Dogfish Head has grown to become one of the more recognizable beer labels in America. The Delaware brewery’s flagship IPAs (60, 90, and 120 Minute) have earned them a diehard following, while continuing to win over those unfamiliar with their products. While I can’t say that I’m […]

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Thirsty Thursday: 2013 Rib Shack Red

Jan 15, 2015 No Comments

The summer grilling season might be a long way off, but that doesn’t stop some of us diehard grill masters from firing up the old Barbie, nor should it stop you from enjoying a phenomenal red wine blend from South Africa that was seemingly built for grilled meats. The 2013 Rib Shack Red fits this […]

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