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Tag Archives: New Zealand
Pelican Brewery, Stormwatcher’s Winterfest, Barley Wine, Pacific City, Oregon 2010
Last Sunday we smashed twenty pints of Pumpkin beers, as well as a few pumpkins.
But tonight is different. It’s my birthday, and we can think of nothing better than free beer and a t-shirt (it’s called commitment). So we return to The Green Dragon.
Aside from the occasional Killer Pumpkin Festival, The Green Dragon updates its 62 rotating tapped kegs daily. We start with their own Green Tea Mead (good, easy, light) and then move to a Pumpkin Porter, and then find beers from New Zealand to Germany and anywhere in between. Continue reading
Entrée Paris 3: Père Lachaise Cemetery and Domaine de Rotisson, “Les Dalines”, Pinot Noir, Burgundy 2010: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #42
Day 76 of our EU Austerity Drinking Tour. We have to slow down. Versailles had exhausted us (last week’s post). To avoid (most of the) tourist hordes, we hike to Père Lachaise Cemetery.
Once in this grid of the famous and dead, we unleash our inner Art Historians, and hunt for our heroes of the humanities. Continue reading
Posted in Paris, WINERIES WANDERED Tagged Art history, Édith Piaf, Balzac, Bizet, Caillebotte, Corot, Delacroix, Domaine De Rotisson, Ernst, Food, Géricault, Ingres, Jacques Louis David, Jim Morrison, Lalande, Lauencin, Marie Antoinette, Montand, Nadar, New Zealand, Oscar Wilde, Père Lachaise Cemetery, pinot noir, Pissarro, Recreation, Sarah Bernhardt, Stein, Théodore Géricault, United States, Varietal, wine, Wine tasting descriptors 1 Comment
It is nice to see you all again (all 13 of you). Since January 30th, my life and this wine journal have been frozen. Imagine Han Solo in carbonite for four months. But instead of pining away for Leia, he … Continue reading
Posted in TOOLS TOYS & TIPS Tagged Advanced Certificate, aide memoire, Aroma of wine, Carbonite, Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOC, France, Han Solo, Intermediate Certificate, New Zealand, Oracle at Delphi, Princess Jellyfish, prometheus, suffering, Tokaji, wine, Wine & Spirit Education Trust, Wine tasting descriptors, WSET 4 Comments