Wine & Beer Samples 2-10-2017

Blackbird Premium Draft Semi-Sweet Hard Cider (NY)

A semi-sweet, lightly carbonated session draft cider with a sweet apple bouquet and honey notes; Pairs well with pub fare including chicken and p0rk sandwiches.

 

 

Green Flash Le Freak (CA)

First-ever hybrid ale of its kind: convergence of a Belgian-Style Trippel with an American Imperial IPA. Zesty Amarillo dry-hopped marvel entices with fruity Belgian yeast aromatics and a firm, dry finish. Aromas of orange, passion fruit, and sweet bready malts; Flavors of orange marmalade and citrus fruit pith.

Way Kuhl Riesling 2013 (Germany)

Scents of flowers and citrus on the nose are followed by crisp flavors of lime, honey and slate; All balanced out by a bright acidity and lingering finish full of fruit and stone;  The perfect sipping wine alone or with a variety of dishes.

 

 

Le Grand Noir GSM 2015 (France)        

Blend of 60% Grenache, 35% Shiraz, 5% Mourvedre; The blend gives spicy blackberryish flavors, dark plum, black cherry dark fruit and a hint of pepper; Distinctive mineral, perfumed note from the Mourvedre; Perfect with full-flavored meat dishes as well as dishes whose flavors include a note of spice.

Tormentoso Syrah-Mourvedre 2013 (South Africa)

Intensely aromatic, with notes of orange peel, leather, cigar tobacco, black licorice and dark-plummy fruit; Medium to full bodied with layers of black fruit and leather notes;  Finishes with typical black wine-gum flavors, rounded out by soft, juicy tannins. Wonderfully spicy wine.

 

Rinaldi Pink Bug Juice (Italy)

90% Moscato d’Asti, 10% Brachetto d’ Acqui; An addictive, light pink-colored, frothy rose; Low in alcohol; Delicious sweet strawberry and cherry notes are intermixed with hints of peach and apricot; Perfect “brunch” wine.

Wine & Beer Samples 02-03-2017

Champion Hog Waller Scramble (VA) Complex breakfast stout brewed with coffee and chocolate from Gearhart’s Fine Chocolates; It’s a big, chewy, oatmeal stout with soft coffee flavors and tons of chocolate; 45 IBU, 8% ABV.       Siema Bianco (Italy) An aromatic white wine from the northern most area of Italy; Enjoy this wine […]

Wine & Beer Samples 1-20-2017

Clown Shoes Party Crasher Imperial Stout (MA) 11% ABV; Big aromas of bitter chocolate and coffee surrounded by intense smoke character; Layers of deep, roasted malts coat the palate along with molasses, figs & cacao; Features malt locally smoked with hickory and ash.     Willm Pinot Blanc 2015 (France) Fresh, clean, lemony; Opens quickly […]

Wine & Beer Samples 1-13-2017

Uinta Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout (UT) Barrel blended American Stout brewed with a copious amount of chocolate malt, roasted barley, and rolled oats before resting in barrels for 1 year.  This beer fuses notes of roasted coffee and cacao nibs with an earthy bitterness from hops to balance the finish.   Annabella Chardonnay 2014 (CA) […]

Wine & Beer Samples 12-23-2016

The Bruery Poterie Anniversary Ale (CA) English-style old ale, fermented with a house Belgian yeast.  A portion of each anniversary ale is saved in oak barrels and blended in with next year’s production, providing more complexity and depth of character.  Robust and complex flavors of toffee, caramel, dark fruit, vanilla and oak.  Poterie will age […]

Wine & Beer Samples 12-16-2016

Birra Flea Noel(Italy) Amber ale spiced with cardamom, black pepper, sweet orange peel, and cinnamon. The slight variability in time and the presence of natural sediments are index of the craftsmanship of the product.   SmuttyNose Rocky Road(NH) An indulgent blend of ooey-gooey amazingness and the rich goodness of cacao nibs are blended into a […]

Wine & Beer Samples 12-9-2016

A Moment on the Lips (VA) This smooth, balanced milk stout with the tastes of the holidays brings on mouth-watering thoughts of chocolate covered orange slices.  Brewed with sweet orange and cocoa it’s rich in holding memories and anticipation. Sauvage Blanc de Blancs (NM) Gruet Sauvage Blanc de Blancs is a bone-dry sparkler, pale straw […]