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Gulping Gulpener Beer and Gross Grolsch While Touring Amsterdam Holland

This may be 2015, but bear with me as I hopelessly attempt to cram the drinks and experiences from Wayward Wine’s EU Austerity Drinking Tour. We covered thirteen countries in seven months spanning the winter of 2012-2013.

Today, you find us 168 days in. Constant travel and drinking on a dime has ravaged our sanity (and livers). We last spent New Year’s Day with Dutch family friends Tineke and Dirk (read post here). Now we enter Amsterdam: Continue reading

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FROZEN FIRE: BrewDog, Tactical Nuclear Penguin, 32% Alcohol Beer Review: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #20

Last week’s review found favor with BrewDog’s wine-like 11.1% alcohol Imperial Red Wheat ale.  It’s time to triple it. BrewDog’s Tactical Nuclear Penguin should do the trick. Born from the flames of competition, Brewdog and German brewer Schorschbräu vied to … Continue reading

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BREWDOG ALCOHOL RISEN: Review: Imperial Red Wheat: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #19

After weeks of Scottish beer and Whisky, I wanted wine.  I wanted its complexity, richness, and…er, alcohol.  Brewdog’s first bar in Aberdeen provided the alternative. Each day’s castle/distillery/museum visit had wiped us.  We needed beer stimulation. So every evening we … Continue reading

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WORK.WINE.WORK.

Work. Wine. Work. Wine. Work. Wine. The days blur my routine of tests and checks, morning and evening with my time at work. Selling and making the stuff eats my hours. But soon fermentation will stop. Soon all I will … Continue reading

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VIDAL.VINEYARD.VISIT

Check your messages, your grapes might have evaporated. The night before heading to New York State’s Fingerlakes, my cell phone informs me that Fallbright grape growers sent back my seven gallons of cabernet sauvignon. The fruit was junk. Sure the … Continue reading

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