Nov
3

Bodegas Robles Piedra Luenga Pedro Ximenez NV

This is one of the most remarkable wines I’ve had in a while. In the context of Sherry, this copper hued Pedro Ximenez is unlike anything else going on today.

Oct
16

Elysian Split Shot Espresso Milk Stout

This is the perfect beer insofar as perfection is irrelevant. Delicious. Direct. Balanced. Excellent $9 at various outlets

Oct
4

Teutonic Wine Company November Harvest Maresh Vineyard Pinot Gris 2011

Let’s talk Oregon, Portland style. You know, weird. But also wonderful. Teutonic Wine Company is doing wonderful things with the forgotten high elevation cool climate sites in Oregon. They are

Aug
6

Upright Brewing Pure Wit

I tend toward drinking wine over beer these days. I find beer can be hard to digest, is overly filling and wears on my palate somewhat more than wine. I

Feb
19

Teutonic Wine Company “Laurel Vineyard” Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir 2010

I’m always on the lookout for wines that challenge preconceptions and the status quo. In fact, this has been a trend with everything in my life, whether it was the

Aug
25

Spotlight on Rhone Valley White Wine: Domaine Auguste Clape St. Péray 2007

From History to Obscurity St. Péray may be the most obscure region in the entire Rhone valley. Once as famous as regions like Cornas and Condrieu, it has now dwindled

Jan
6

Spotlight on Southern Italy: Two Nero d’Avolas from Sicily

Sicily has been an important wine region for thousands of years. Much like Apulia, Sicily was a cultural cross-roads throughout most of European history, and has been controlled by the

Dec
20

Delas St. Esprit Cotes du Rhone 2007

As anyone who has spent any time reading about wine in the last year likely knows, Robert Parker has declared the 2007 vintage in the Southern Rhone to be the

Dec
19

Schloss Gobelsburg Gruner Veltliner 2007

This is the antithesis to the Montes wine I wrote up below. Gruner Veltliner is Austria’s most famous grape and definitely one of its greatest. It is also indigenous to

Dec
15

Yoshi Junmai-Ginjo Sake

This is the first time I’ve written up sake, and I feel a bit of a fraud doing so as I know so little about it compared to wine. What