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Munching Vidal Blanc on Keuka Lake, New York
Tag Archives: Belgium
Go to Willamette Week’s Fourth Annual Beer Pro/Am Saturday, October 15th in Portland, Oregon (tickets: here). Why? To witness my wife crushing the competition with her revolutionary Belgian Golden Strong Ale.
This is her journey: Continue reading
Wayward Wine will soon cease its waywardness. I promise. For months now this wine blog has chatted about German, Dutch, and Belgian beer. Why? Basically because we we toured the cold north where beer reigns. Next Monday, we will return France and surround ourselves in wine. But Bruges is our last stop in Belgium. Last Monday we explored its sights and sounds and barely survived the countless geese (read post here). Continue reading
I hate cobbles. I do not care how adorable, quaint, or photogenic they appear. Cobbles are muffins of the devil, sent to drive every wheeled piece of luggage straight to hell.
So it goes in Bruges. We slush through snow, trying in vain to find our hostel. We have no time to look at anything, only which rut will eat our wheels next.
Get a taxi, you say. Well, this is an EU Austerity Drinking Tour. 179 days of travel add up. Continue reading
Yesterday, Wayward Wine visited Brussels Horta House, museums, streets, and beer. Today we catch a train and bus for 2.50 to Waterloo: site of Napoleon’s final battle (and catchy ABBA song).
Past suburbs, snow falls on a grey world. The films inside the museum provide context, cheese, and needed warmth. Back outside, we find the human-made Lion’s Mound to injured William II of the Netherlands and, well, have to climb it, which knocks the wind out of us… Continue reading
176 days of continuous trekking through Europe’s wineries, breweries, and distilleries finds Wayward Wine in Brussels. Antwerp brought a brilliant brewery and Rubens, in our last post (reread here). But for the next three days, we stay in a loft … Continue reading