I’ve been on a MODERN TIMES kick lately, snatching up their new offerings at the market and running home to try them. They’re quickly becoming one of my favorite new breweries. I must admit, I was a little reluctant to try the Blazing World Hoppy Dank Amber Ale, not being a fan of ambers, but the hoppy dank part piqued my curiosity. For... Read more →
There is water. Much more than what plants crave, the refreshing combination of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom is an (the?) integral part of beer. There’s often more to water than just H2 and O, though. Those things are called electrolytes. Water dissolving and water removing. Remember the last time you were... Read more →
Margaret River, a wine region of Western Australia, has captured the buzz of the moment as a source of utterly distinctive Chardonnays and Cabernet Sauvignons that can compete in quality with those from the top-recognized regions of the world. Also, It’s worth noting that there’s a red-hot market for wine in Asia, particularly China, and... Read more →
This is the kind of French wine that makes me never want to overspend on French wine again—that good. Anyone who loves French wine knows how easy it is to spend too much. There’s no other wine country that seems so intent on messing with prices and messing with your mind at the same time. Certain parts of France seem to count on you... Read more →
It’s special when you can find a current release wine in 2017 and the bottle’s vintage is 2010. That means, simply, the winery has held back putting out the wine until the wine has aged properly before you buy it. Doesn’t make the wine automatically great, but that’s one of the joys of stumbling upon a Rioja Reserva that is great,... Read more →
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