If anyone orders Merlot I am leaving. I am not drinking fucking Merlot! — the notorious line from the ragged, lonesome character Miles in Alexander Payne’s movie Sideways that came out the following harvest season after the harvest of this 2003 CHATEAU PÉBY FAUGÈRES Saint-Emilion, which is made of 100% Merlot. Well, it’s clear 14... Read more →
A staggeringly beautiful Riesling for 18-dollars, and undoubtedly one of the finest Rieslings in the world at this price be it German, American, Austrian, Australian or New Zealander. The 2015 vintage is being heralded as one of the greatest in German history—a wine such as this lays waste to any doubters of this claim—so the undeniable... Read more →
I love this imported German beer (They know how to make it over there) The bird returns to soothe my ear I love this imported German beer –The Verlaines, "Bird-dog"¹ John talked about pilsners in his review of Pizza Port’s Pick Six a few months ago. Generally lighter in style, with varying degrees of bitterness that (arguably)... Read more →
The perception of lower-cost sparkling wine is that it is something dainty or frivolous. Not serious at all and not looking for depth—just something good enough to enjoy to pass the time. What, though, if you could have a sparkling wine that is affordable and also a seriously good time? While cheap Prosecco abounds, Prosecco that has... Read more →
Hello, America! Does anybody remember NWOBHM? Those wild, heady days when heshers and punks defied and defiled the staid methods of the past and created wild, irreverent art for a few years before they themselves turned into either lean, mean fighting machines or old caricatures of what they rebelled against in the first place? … or they... Read more →
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