Wine & Beer Samples 04-28-2017

Left Hand Nitro Milk Stout (CO)

Dark and delicious; The aroma is of brown sugar and vanilla cream, with hints of roasted coffee.  Initial roasty, mocha flavors rise up, with slight hop and roast bitterness in the finish; Milk chocolate fullness completes the experience.

 

 

Lobetia Viognier 2015 (Spain)

At sight, this wine shows a bright golden color with lime reflections. Fruity citric aromas and magnolia or Tahiti flowers-like scent. Well balanced and good acidity, in the mouth it recalls the flowers perceived on the nose.

 

 

Bricco dei Tati Rose 2015 (Italy)

Fresh with aromas of strawberries, cherries and rose petals. This rose is ideal with shellfish, salads, chicken, and with appetizers.

 

 

Ravage Red Blend 2015  (CA)

Blend of  44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Petit Sirah, 16% Syrah, 11% Merlot, 3% Zinfandel, and 2% other reds; This fruit forward, deep red blend, is well balanced with layers of dark cocoa, rich mocha, and vanilla bean notes.

 

 

Mouton Noir Horseshoes and Handgrenades  (OR)

Full-bodied, fruit-driven red blend; The rich, voluptuous fruit comes from Oregon Syrah with just enough Washington Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot to give it complexity and structure; “Think cherry pits and leather whips!”

 

Ferraris Malvasia Di Casorzo (Italy)

Malvasia is a pleasant, sweet wine, low in alcohol content, that can be enjoyed at any time of day;  A comfort wine for all seasons and reasons, it has an aroma evocative of roses. The rich, aromatic wine is ruby-red, vibrant and slightly frothy. lt can be paired with desserts, fruit salads and sweets, but it can also be enjoyed as an aperitif or as a drink for any party occasion.

Wine & Beer Samples 3-31-2017

Dogfish Head SeaQuench Ale (DE) A slightly tart and refreshing mash-up of Kolsch, Gose, and Berlinerweiss style beers. Brewed with lime juice, Chesapeake sea salt, black limes, and coriander, this beer is extremely aromatic with notes of spiced citrus-y lime. The flavor profile is reminiscent of a Gose with the fresh tartness of the lime […]

Wine & Beer Samples 3-24-17

Alltech’s Lexington Brewing Co. Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale (KY) This unique sipping beer is aged for six weeks in freshly decanted bourbon barrels from some of Kentucky’s finest distilleries. Subtle, familiar flavors of oak, vanilla, caramel, and toffee are most noted from the bourbon barrel aging. A velvety smooth mouthfeel and substantial body make this […]

Wine & Beer Samples 3-17-2017

Blue Toad “Paddy Green” Granny Smith Hard Cider (VA) Made from 100% local Granny Smith apples and naturally gluten free. A clean, refreshing mouthfeel with a nice amount of carbonation. A bright apple flavors and a finish tart enough to make “your tongue do the Irish Jig!”   Terramea Vermentino di Sardegna 2015 (Italy) Bright […]

Wine & Beer Samples 3-3-2017

Heavy Seas Siren Noire (MD) Not your father’s chocolate stout; Almost 3 pounds of Belgian coco nibs are used per barrel; Aged 5 weeks in bourbon barrels with vanilla beans added; A mix of dark malts gives a well-rounded body that is decidedly chocolatey-but without being extraordinarily sweet; Brewers Gold hops add an earthy spiciness, […]

Wine & Beer Samples 02-24-2017

Saranac S’more Porter (NY) Combining the flavors of a porter and campfire s’more, this beer is brewed with a blend of caramel, biscuit, brown, and roasted malts; It is then aged with chocolate and vanilla.  The result is a rich and decadent beer with the flavor of milk-chocolate, marshmallow, and toasty graham cracker.  Pair with […]

Wine & Beer Samples 02-17-2017

Bell’s Two Hearted Ale (MI) Brewed with 100% Centennial hops from the Pacific Northwest; This IPA is bursting with hop aromas ranging from pine to grapefruit from massive hop additions in both the kettle and the fermenter; Perfectly balanced with a malt backbone and combined with the signature fruity aromas of Bell’s house yeast, this […]