All posts by: lelkins

  Bastille is a hand-crafted French Whisky distilled by Master Distiller Jean-Marc Daucourt.  Made of primarily barley and small amounts of wheat, this whiskey is produced in the southwest of France (near Cognac) where it is filtered through Grande Champagne...
Most people have probably never heard of Verdejo, but in the Rueda region of Spain these very old vines are capable of producing stunning examples of dry, aromatic, but fruit driven white wines.  If you drink a lot of chardonnay...
Had a great time last Friday night at an undisclosed location tasting Old World wines with you guys!  Here’s what we tasted: Montsarra Cava, Brut, Penedes, Spain     $15.99 Domaine de Bernier Chardonnay, Loire, France     $12.79 Rudi Wiest Riesling, Mosel, Germany    ...
Thanks to everyone who came out to fight Leukemia/Lymphoma.  Hope everyone enjoyed the wine! Ichanka Sauvignon Blanc, Argentina      $11.99 Man Vintners Chenin Blanc, South Africa      $9.99 La Vielle Ferme Rose, France      $12.49 Simple Life Pinot Noir, California      $12.49 Cono Sur...
The Wishing Tree Unoaked Chardonnay, Adelaide, Australia 2011 (12.49) – Citrus aromas of grapefruit and kumquat accompanied by green apple dominate the nose.  Light to medium-bodied, the palate is very well balanced with expressive citrus flavors.    87 points! – Robert...
I always have a blast with Betty Ann and Scotty.  Thanks for letting us mess up your house at least twice each year.  Here are the wines we tasted: Elderton Chardonnay, Barossa     $15.99 Hey, Mambo Rose’, Kinky Pink, California     $12.79...
A Rosé by Any Other Name… When we opened back in May of 2007, I decided that I was going to make 2007 the year of the rosé wine.  If I had to drag people kicking and screaming to a...
Man, I love me some fish tacos!  They are light, healthy, and full of a range of great flavors.  I love the way the smokey flavor of a grilled fish plays with the sweet, tangy, fruity and/or spicy flavors of...
I don’t know, maybe I’m late to the party.  But, I just discovered my favorite way to do a hamburger – in a cast iron skillet.  Cooking this way allows you to get a nice, crispy sear providing great texture...
Nothing says summer like an ice cold cocktail made with good rum and fresh limes!  Enter the daiquiri.  No, not the the frozen strawberry daiquiri that seems to be everyone’s first cocktail.  The original daiquiri was believed to be invented...