Apparently, I’ve been living under a rock when it comes to Irish Whiskey. Barr an Uisce is a celebrated distillery that wins spirits medals so often that they have to borrow a wheelbarrow to get the things back home.
We have to embrace the Crazy. We have to have our prissy assumptions and preconceptions and even our tastes offended, abused, and kicked in the nuts. It’s how we evolve.
You tasted Hess wines 20 years ago and see them and think, “Yeah, been there, done that”? Trust me on this: You do NOT know Hess.
The Hess Collection Estate Grown Napa Valley Chardonnay 2017 is anointed with a brilliant dose of judgment that says, “We have some gorgeous fruit, here. Let’s not screw it up in the winery.”
RANT WARNING: Our daughter dropped into a small Washington brewery last weekend. She texted me and asked if I knew Continue reading
Here in the cradle of the world’s hops production, the use of and experimentation with hops borders on a religion. And Larry Sidor is arguably the High Priest.
I was knocked sideways by these wines. These are jaw-dropping wines at prices that will drop your jaw even further, right through the freakin’ floor.
If you walk into a brewery taproom and start extolling the virtues of seltzer over beer, expect to evoke laughter and derision.