Wine Camp: Lovely Liguria, Italy’s Riviera

DISCOVER Wine Camp: Lovely Liguria, Italy’s Riviera Uptown, 5-7 pm, Thursday 23 January 2017  This is a nice Ligurian primer. Especially the page on the cuisine of Liguria. FEATURING Wine Descriptions by Laura and Antonio Basso, owners and winemakers of Durin...

February Wine Features

Broc Cellars, Love White 2015 – $19.99 (90% Marsanne, 7% Roussanne, 3% Viognier; Berkeley, California) “Broc Cellars fits hardly anybody’s idea of a California winery. You won’t see any cellars, for one thing, or anything remotely pastoral, like a vineyard. The...

Double IPA Unplugged–Beer of the Week

South Street Brewery, Acoustic Kitty – 6 packs The thing that separates South Street’s Acoustic Kitty from other Double IPAs is its malt bill. Dark copper, Maris Otter Pale, Vienna, Caramel Munich, and Special W malts are joined with flaked oats to make a Double Oat...

Smoke on the Water

Barnard Griffin Fumé Blanc 2015 – $12.99 In 1968 Robert Mondavi changed the style of his Sauvignon Blanc from fruity to dry. He called the new wine Fumé Blanc, after the great French region of Pouilly-Fumé, and its signature grape Sauvignon Blanc. Fumé...

DISCOVER Belgian Beer February: Abbey Dubbels This Wednesday ♦ Downtown 5:30-7:00 PM TASTING EVENT Originally European monks started brewing beer for the same reason everyone else brewed beer. It was tasty, gave you your grain fix, and was safer to drink in medieval...