Thirsty Thursday: 2011 Domaine des Baumard Coteaux du Layon Carte d’Or

Sep 24, 2015 No Comments

Thirsty Thursday reaches into a new realm today with our first “off dry” selection. Never to be considered a sweet or dessert libation, off dry wines contain a percentage of residual sugar (natural) and are typically balanced by acidity. Such wines are ideally enjoyed as an aperitif, with spicy cuisines, or an appropriate cheese course. […]

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Thirsty Thursday: 2014 Cune Monopole Rioja White

Sep 17, 2015 No Comments

Even though we’re headed into summer’s home stretch that doesn’t mean there isn’t time to enjoy a few last libations that speak to the warmer days of weather. With this in mind Thirsty Thursday presents the 2014 Cune Monopole Rioja. A refreshing white wine made from Rioja’s native Viura grape, Cune’s Monopole offers a unique […]

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Thirsty Thursday: Grand Teton Brewing Black Cauldron Imperial Stout

Sep 10, 2015 No Comments

The end of summer means football, but it also means it’s time for the annual release of one of Grand Teton’s Cellar Reserve Series beers. This time our friends in Victor, Idaho have reintroduced their Black Cauldron Imperial Stout (one of the original beers in the series from 2007) back to it’s proper place in […]

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Thirsty Thursday: Orkney Brewery Skull Splitter

Sep 03, 2015 1 Comment

Some would argue that football is the modern day equivalent of gladiatorial fights. The best athletes in the world pitting themselves against one another in civilized body crushing fights until victory is had. In a nod to “barbaric” sport we hold so dear, Thirsty Thursday offers up testosterone-injected libation from Scotland’s Orkney Brewery for your […]

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Thirsty Thursday: 2012 Nostre Pais Costieres de Nimes Blanc

Aug 27, 2015 No Comments

This week Thirsty Thursday highlights a new vintage of an old recommendation from Thanksgiving wines of 2011: Nostre Pais Costieres de Nimes Blanc. Hailing from the Costieres de Nimes appellation just south of the Rhone Valley in France, the 2012 Nostre Pais is essentially a Rhone Valley blend of Grenache, Carignan, Mourvedre, Cinsault, and Syrah […]

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Thirsty Thursday: Evil Twin Brewing Molotov Lite

Aug 20, 2015 No Comments

Thirsty Thursday is on the road this week in the western parts of America, which means our first stop after arrival was the local beverage marts to load up on libations not found east of the Mississippi River. While scouring the shelves we came across some newer releases from the Danish mad scientist Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø […]

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Thirsty Thursday: Heavy Seas Red Sky At Morning

Aug 13, 2015 No Comments

In this day and age of “craft beers” there is plenty of experimentation across the country. Some of this experimentation it is blatantly designed to seduce consumers into purchasing gimmicky suds that consistently fall short of the mark. Others are simply explorations into unknown parts with the hope of finding something completely unique and original. […]

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