Thirsty Thursday: 2011 Rosso di Altesino Toscana IGT

Nov 13, 2014 No Comments

Searching for satisfaction in adult liquid form can take one down many a path and this past week I went the Italian route, discovering one of the best overall soul pleasing/value red wines of 2014…Altesino’s 2011 Rosso di Altesino Toscana IGT. This “everyday” red is 100% estate grown (basically farm to tank to bottle) and […]

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Thirsty Thursday: Left Hand Brewing Co. Milk Stout

Nov 06, 2014 No Comments

Cooler fall temps means it’s time for warmer beers and this week Thirsty Thursday delivers you an old favorite: Left Hand Brewing’s Milk Stout. Hailing from Colorado, this beer has along been one of the gold standards in the style, which tends to be lighter and creamier in comparison to standard stouts.  Velvety smooth and […]

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Thirsty Thursday: 2012 Finca La Linda Malbec

Oct 30, 2014 2 Comments

Being in the wine biz means your palate is typically exposed to a variety of different wine styles along with specific regional and winemaker variations.  There’s always something new to interact with or old to revisit.  But at the end of a long day (or week) of “researching” often one desires a wine which does […]

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Thirsty Thursday Fail: Stack Wines Cabernet Sauvignon

Oct 16, 2014 3 Comments

Whether it’s for picnics, hikes, or outdoor concerts, we tend to be fans of portable adult libations. Why?  Because there’s nothing like clumsy manproof breakage libations to satisfying one’s traveling thirst.  It’s for this reason alone I was highly intrigued when I ran into “Stack Wines” during a recent visit home to California. Literally packaged […]

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Thirsty Thursday: 2011 Beckmen Vineyards Cuvee Le Bec

Oct 09, 2014 No Comments

After years of researching/consuming wine I’ve developed a serious appreciation of Rhone Valley constructed wines from California’s Central Coast regions.  Based primarily on a blend of Syrah and Grenache, these wines tend to fit the bill on all the expectations of an exceptional Cote Du Rhone or standard Chateauneuf du Pape with the powerful ripeness […]

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Thirsty Thursday: Aspall Dry English Draft Cider

Oct 02, 2014 No Comments

  Football and beer is as American as it gets.  But if you asked the founding fathers, chances are they’d probably include cider in the mix of all American, top-choice, adult libations to enjoy.  In fact, up through the 1840s cider was the preferred drink of choice for the working class. Therefore, it shouldn’t be […]

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Thirsty Thursday Fail: Underwood Pinot Gris Cans

Sep 25, 2014 2 Comments

While Thirsty Thursday has proudly endorsed the consumption of certain types of the boxed wines, the Glutton Institute has yet to find alcoholic grape juice in can form that can safely be consumed by humans. Our latest search for the impossible led us to sample Underwood Pinot Gris, a non-vintage wine hailing from the Pinot […]

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