Les Dauphins, Côtes du Rhône, Villages, 2016

Les Dauphins, Côtes du Rhône, Villages, 2016 is deep garnet red. The 2016 is a blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 5% Mouvedre, 5% Carignan. The nose is hit with rich aromas of raspberry, blueberry and fresh ground black pepper. The palate is greeted with expressive dark berries at the height of ripeness. Tannins are soft and show up on the back end. Crisp tropical fruit acidity leads to a long pleasing finish. Les Dauphins, Côtes du Rhône, Villages, 2016 is made with 100% organic grapes. This wine shows how careful wine making techniques can achieve wonderful results. Les Dauphins, … Continue reading Les Dauphins, Côtes du Rhône, Villages, 2016

Cocktails to warm the Thanksgiving table and beyond

Noggy Root .50 part Drambuie 1 part Glenfiddich 14 Bourbon Cask 1 part Chameleon Caramel Cold Brew Concentrate 2 parts EggnogDear Richard, .50 Root Beer Garnish: Freshly Grated Nutmeg — Hot Honey Butter 2 parts Drambuie 1 Heaping tbsp Natural Apple Butter ½ tbsp Unsalted Butter 6 parts Steamed Whole Milk (Or choice milk-base) 1 small pinch Kosher Salt 1/8 tsp Ground Cinnamon 1/8 tsp Ground Nutmeg Garnish with steamed milk foam and Cinnamon Stick Serve in small mug/teacup Method: Steam milk, apple butter and spices together until hot. Double-strain into cup over butter. Stir in Drambuie. Top with additional … Continue reading Cocktails to warm the Thanksgiving table and beyond

Hardywood, Reserve Series, Virginia Blackberry

, Richmond, VA, 6.8% abv. is a hazy amber color with a thin off white head. The aromas of blackberry are strong up front as expected. Hints of lightly toasted wheat and yeast are in the back of the nose. The palate is greeted with the blackberries with a yeasty finish and slight acidity to cleanse the palate. Make sure you don’t think the Hardywood, Reserve Series, Virginia Blackberry is a fruity beer not to be taken too serious. Hardywood, Reserve Series, Virginia Blackberry is a true Belgian style ale made by serious brewers. Hardywood got its blackberries from AgriBerry … Continue reading Hardywood, Reserve Series, Virginia Blackberry