October 20, 2017 – Wine & Beer Tasting Notes – Tour southwest France with us this week!

 

 

Saucony Creek Maple Mistress (Pennsylvania), Enjoy this hazel/brown ale with pronounced and inviting aromas of warm spice, rum, pumpkin, and brown sugar while you watch the leaves fall. The palate is full of maple, rum, autumn spices, butternut squash and rich malt.

 

 

 

 

Domaine Chanade Les Rials 2016 (France), Loin de L’ Oeil” (Far from the Eyes) is a thousand-year-old white varietal that has been almost abandoned. Thankfully two young winemakers in the Gaillac region of southwestern France decided to resurrect the grape. The result is Les Rials, a perennial favorite – dry yet fruity, with floral and citrus aromas and flavors of tropical fruits, medium weight and always refreshing.

 

Domaine Courtal Fitou 2015 (France), This red blend (Carignan, Grenache, Syrah) offers aromas of intense red fruit, vanilla and spice. On the palate, it is delicate and complex with soft tannins, followed by a long finish. Enjoy with roasted meats, poultry and strong cheeses.

 

 

 

 

Domaine L’Oustalnau Corbieres 2014 (France), Grenache and Mourvèdre provide earthy aromas and intense notes of blackcurrant, blackberries and pepper. The mouth will sense beautiful structure and roundness with silky tannins, followed by a persistent finish. 

 

 

 

 

Chateau Seigneurie De Murviel 2014 (France), This Grenache displays fine and elegant aromas of black currant and blackberry. The palate is supple and well-balanced with a long finish. Ideal partner of cold cuts, red meats, game, or cheese.

 

 

 

 

Domaine Les Combes Muscat Petit Grain 2015 (France), Liquid sunshine in a bottle! Impressive finesse and complex floral notes of rose, thyme, lime flower and may blossom. Performs as an elegant aperitif, and can also be served with cheeses or dessert.

October 13, 2017 Tasting Notes – Cheers to the 20%! Come join us!

    Southern Tier Warlock (New York), Dark brown Imperial Stout with aromas reminiscent of caramel, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg & honey. Toasted malt, hints of pumpkin and spice combine for a mouth pleasing experience. Lightly carbonated. Very drinkable.       19 Crimes “Hard Chard” Chardonnay 2016 (Australia), Bold and strong in character, this deep rich and […]

October 6, 2017 Beer & Wine Tasting Notes

Clown Shoes Erudite Crawfish (Massachusetts), This signature red ale is aged in Pedro Ximenez Sherry barrels and dry hopped with premium high alpha hops. Rich malts dominate but still allow room for herbal plumes and boozy coconut notes. Palate is big and chewy and features robust, mouth-filling caramel malts and a strong hop presence to keep […]

September 29, 2017 Beer & Wine Tasting Notes

Erdinger Oktoberfest (Germany), This beer has a hazy deep honey color and raises a fluffy beige head. The aroma shows faint banana, bready malt, a little clove, and a whiff of hop. The bitterness is crisp and light, balancing a clean, lightly fruity center with a nice malt backdrop. The finish is dry with a wheat […]

September 22, 2017 Beer and Wine Tasting Notes

  Two Roads Roadsmary’s Baby Pumpkin Ale (Stratford, CT), Roadsmary’s Baby is a traditional pumpkin ale with a Two Roads spin – it’s aged in rum barrels for added complexity and depth of flavor. The result is a smooth drinking ale with notes of pumpkin, spices, vanilla, oak and a touch of rum.     Saucony […]

Wine and Beer Samples 9-15-2017

Paulaner Oktoberfest Wiesn  (Germany), Brewed once a year, and only available while supplies last, Oktoberfest Wiesn is the pinnacle of German brewing: deep golden color, full-bodied and wonderfully mellow, with a balanced harmonious taste and the pleasant fragrance of hops. At 6% ABV, it is stronger and bolder that the usual lager.         […]

September 8, 2017 Wine & Beer Tasting Notes

  Southern Tier Unearthly IPA  (New York), UnEarthly is a manifestation of the brewer’s craft; skillfully balancing art and the forces of nature to produce a divine liquid with aromas of sweet malts, piney hops, and a bit grassy. On the tongue, this medium bodied, but dense and resinous brew is lightly sweet, with caramel notes, […]

Wine & Beer Samples 9-1-2017

Weihenstephaner Festbier  (Germany) A full rich bodied, hoppy, seasonal lager. Especially brewed for the Festbier season. This beer truly represents the Bavarian way of celebrating. Deep gold color, great mouthfeel and lots of flavor. Prost!     St. Urbans-Hof Riesling 2014 (Germany) A brisk mineral edge adds elegance to buoyant tropical mango and pineapple flavors […]

Free Tasting – Wine and Beer – 8-25-2017

Baltika #6 Porter  (Russia), This Porter pours dark ruby with a fantastic long lasting head. The nose exhibits aromas of chocolate, coffee, malt, raisins, and figs. The palate will experience dynamic flavors of chocolate, coffee, malty and yeastiness, with dark fruit nuances and a coffee finish.     Trizanne  Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon 2016 (South Africa), Rich aromatics of […]

Wine & Beer Samples 8-18-2017

Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel (Germany), This world famous bock from Bavaria’s Holy Mountain is meant to be savored. Pleasantly effervescent, the aroma delights with soft roasted accents and dried fruit carrying a vein of caramel. Embraced in roasted cocoa and a light, bitter hoppiness.     Willm Pinot Blanc 2015 (France), Easy going, very approachable wine. Light, pale-yellow […]