Sipping Cider – 2009 Etienne Dupont Cidre Bouché Brut de Normandie

May 1, 2011
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Sipping Cider – 2009 Etienne Dupont Cidre Bouché Brut de Normandie

This is a 5.5% organic vintage cider from France. There is some incredibly interesting information on this cider available online here and here. To highlight them for you, the cider comes an orchard of about 6,000 apple trees that average twelve years of age. About six different apple varieties are used. Since the apples are…

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Cigar City Brewery Jai Alai IPA

April 15, 2011
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Cigar City Brewery Jai Alai IPA

Quick tasting notes on this beer., Honeyed orange on the nose. Palate is refreshing. Carmel toast and honeyed orange on the palate as well, with the slightest bitter hops on the finish to balance. As it sits and opens, the hops kicks up a little, but it’s still tasty and  balanced. This may be a…

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Tasting Old World Winery 2005 Zinfandel

April 15, 2011
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Old World Winery 2005 Zinfandel

Old World Winery 2005 Zinfandel Just a quick set of tasting notes for this one. Nose is full of spice – huge zing. There are ripe berries, a mix of dark and red, really inviting nose. Holy big wine at 15.9% Alch. The palate is big and booming. I get an initial taste of red…

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