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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Thirsty Thursday: Why Drinking “Boh” is Better

Sep 18, 2014 No Comments

  One of the things I appreciate about beer is there’s a time a place for every type of sud.  It’s what differentiates beer from other adult libations. With wine once you’ve tasted exceptionalism it’s nearly impossible to consume a glass of jug juice like Carlos Rossi or Two Buck Chuck.  The same holds true […]

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Thirsty Thursday: 2012 Ridge “Paso Robles” Zinfandel

Sep 11, 2014 1 Comment

As I’ve often indicated over the years, I’m an equal opportunity imbiber of great wines.  American, French, Chilean, Australian, Portuguese, or Greek…if the wine’s palatable it’ll find a happy place in my glass.  There are however, a few varietals and styles that I’m continuously drawn towards and specifically for our purposes today I’m speaking about […]

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Thirsty Thursday: Grand Teton Brewing Sheep Eater Scotch Ale

Sep 04, 2014 No Comments

There are a couple of things in this world that go hand in hand.  Like football and fall, Chicago dogs and Nuclear Green Relish, and the expectation of great beers from every Grand Teton Brewing’s Cellar Reserve Series release…and GTB’s latest offering “Sheep Eater Scotch Ale” is no exception.  Inspired by traditional scotch ales, the […]

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Thirsty Thursday: Elysian Loser Pale Ale

Aug 28, 2014 No Comments

Labor Day and football season is nearly upon us, which means it’s time to crack open some beers and imbibe your way into fall.   However, filling up one’s belly with suds void of flavor or overloading with one mind blowing, taste bud annihilating beer is no way to go.  So avoid becoming a “loser” by […]

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Thirsty Thursday: 2011 Treana White Wine

Aug 21, 2014 1 Comment

Do you love Sauternes? Does Botrytis or Noble Rot make you excited?  No?  Then perhaps the simple goodness of rich summer kissed fruit and apricot preserves in liquid form? If any of the above interest you then Treana’s 2011 Central Coast White Wine should be on your short list of wines to pick up on […]

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Thirsty Thursday: Old Crafty Hen

Aug 14, 2014 1 Comment

In America one of the most widely distributed and/or recognizable English Ales has to be “Old Speckled Hen.” Named by Morland Brewery to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the MG car factory, the beer is a simplistically smooth malty creation that’s particularly rich and creamy when available from the cask.  However enjoyable Old Speckled might […]

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