Tag Archives: Beverages

TRICK OR TREAT? HALLOWEEN CANDY AND WINE

For this Monthly Wine Writing Challenge, Kat’s theme is “OOPS!”. No greater wine-fail exists than this:

You’re down the rabbit hole. You bought Halloween candy. You chose ones that kids want: Hersheys, Mars, Butterfinger, etc. You know they are little bags of chemical warfare. But serving carrot sticks will get your house egged. So you sit there: like Linus waiting for the Great Pumpkin. Between rushes of costumed underage beggars, you do it. You eat one. Continue reading

Advertisements
Posted in TOOLS TOYS & TIPS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

BREWDOG IN EDINBURGH: Beer Review: Alice Porter; Dogma; Libertine Black Ale: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #17

Last week we tried Brewdog Brewery’s lighter, bottled beers.  They ranked well but did not lead to their self-proclaimed beer-volution.  Time to get serious.  This week, we tackle BrewDog’s bar in Edinburgh. To start the day, my wife and I … Continue reading

Posted in Beer, EMPTIED BOTTLES, Scotland, WINERIES WANDERED | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in CABERNET CRISES: MY FOURTH WINE, OENOLOGICAL ODYSSEY | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

SAQ: When Government and Wine are One

Dear reader or two, please accept my apologies for the hiatus. But fret not, for my vacation to Quebec City was fruitful, or at least wine-filled. Immediately upon arrival, I popped into the Metro Plus grocery store. Past the beer, … Continue reading

Posted in WINERIES WANDERED | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

FILTERED.FINISH

A ten day vacation looms. The wine tank can’t come with me. It’s time to bottle it. That or turn our fridge into a cellar. Bottling my first and second wines required crafty recycling. This would be no different. Once … Continue reading

Posted in OENOLOGICAL ODYSSEY, VIGNOLES VENTURING | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment