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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Thirsty Thursday: 2011 Taken Red Blend

Aug 06, 2015 No Comments

The warmer days of summer tend to stir people in the direction of lighter more refreshing wine selections, with Sauvignon Blancs and Rosés often fitting the bill. Still there remains a time and place for bold full-bodied reds that pair brilliantly with grilled meats and BBQ. With this in mind Thirsty Thursday focuses on Taken’s […]

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Thirsty Thursday: Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin

Jul 30, 2015 No Comments

To be honest, I’m typically a purest when it comes to beer. I often find gimmicky, bandwagon, and “let’s brew it because we can” beers as failures since they tend to fail short of producing any type of memorable positive experience.  So when I recently saw Ballast Point’s award winning Sculpin IPA available for sale […]

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Thirsty Thursday: 2013 Catena Chardonnay

Jul 23, 2015 1 Comment

I’ve written before about how Bodegas Catena Zapata is one of my favorite Argentine wineries. Located in the high altitude Mendoza region at the base of the Andes Mountains, Catena utilizes multiples vineyards at multiple elevations to create wines with exceptional diversity and complexity, while softening any imperfections that might exist. I’ve long been an […]

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