Upper Shirley Cellars, Tannat, 2015, Charlottesville, Virginia

Upper Shirley Cellars, Tannat, Charlottesville, VA, 2015 is dark ruby red with purple highlights. The nose highlights dark brooding fruit up front. Tart red cherry and minerals back up those dark fruits in the beginning. The palate explodes with tart cherry, wild strawberry, and blackberry up front. Firm tannins also go from first sip straight through the palate to the finish. The mouth feel is full and some nice acidity comes through on the finish to round out the palate. Upper Shirley Cellars, Tannat is no wimpy wine and could easily age for another 5-8 years and its tannins should … Continue reading Upper Shirley Cellars, Tannat, 2015, Charlottesville, Virginia

Golden Globe Cocktails are the real fashion story

Ancho Gimlet 1 part Ancho Reyes Verde 1 part Hendricks Gin 1 part Lime 1/2 part Rich simple syrup 2:1 Sugar:Water Slice of cucumber Add all ingredients to shaker, add ice and shake hard to chill and dilute.  Strain through a fine mesh strainer into a cocktail coupe, garnish with a cucumber wheel. Great Pretender 1 part Drambuie .50 part Peach Brandy .50 part Sweet Vermouth 2 parts Chameleon Vanilla Coffee Combine with Ice, Shake, Double-Strain, Serve Up Garnish with Brandied Cherry Show Me The Monkey 1½ parts Monkey Shoulder 1 part Drambuie 3 parts apple juice 4 fresh mint … Continue reading Golden Globe Cocktails are the real fashion story