Thirsty Thursday: 2012 Finca La Linda Malbec

Oct 30, 2014 No 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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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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