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 like tang.




Prime Cuts White Blend 2016 (South Africa)An immediately appealing, bright and fresh blend of classic South African grape varieties. The nose reflects fragrances of jasmine, lemon flowers, and bright, citrus overtones. Packed with tangy fruits and lovely blossom notes that jump out of the glass! The palate is a bright, textural thing of joy that reflects the sandy soils of its terroir.




Prime Cuts Red Blend 2016 (South Africa), Captures an absolute Cape classic. In the glass, this wine even looks juicy! The nose is super bright and appealing – a salad of mixed fruits that makes you want to dive into the glass. There are masses of strawberry, raspberry, red fruit flavors with a slightly creamy finish. Pair this juicy rich wine with grilled roast, pasta and aged cheeses.


Tormentoso Syrah & Mourvèdre 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. It finishes with typical black wine-gum flavors, rounded out by soft, juicy tannins. This wonderfully spicy wine is an excellent accompaniment to South African “braai” (barbecued meat and vegetables), roast beef and beef loin, venison and matured cheese.





Quady Electra Red Moscato 2016 (California)With tastes of succulent cherry, berry, and peach, this garnet red wine has a slight sparkle. Red Electra is made by combining Orange and Black Muscat grapes and fermenting them very slowly at a low temperature so they keep their delicious flavors.  Complements many desserts and cheeses and makes delectable sangria and sorbet.

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 […]

Wine and Beer Tastings 8-11-2017

Julius Echter Weissbier Dunkel (Germany), Pours a caramel brown color with a small off- white head. Smells of wheat, banana, clove, yeast and dark malts. Tastes of wheat and dark malts with a hint of clove and banana. The malts taste of caramel and raisins. Easy to drink.       La Marimorena Albarino 2015 (Spain), Unoaked […]

Wine and Beer Tastings 8-4-2017

Cael & Crede Whisky Barrel Aged Irish Ale (Ireland), An Amber Ale that is distinctly Irish, the unforgettable flavor comes from its aging in genuine Irish Whiskey oak barrels. Using locally sourced Irish malts and the purest water from River Shannon, Cael and Crede’s remarkable taste boasts rich toffee with a creamy oak and dry whiskey […]