Can You Tell the Difference Between These Stouts and Porters?

Can You Tell the Difference Between These Stouts and Porters?

My assumption is, and correct me if I am wrong, but your answer to the question above is “no”. Don’t worry, most people can’t honestly tell you the difference between the two, and in this day and age of the over-saturated craft beer world, the...

Halloween Means Scary Good Wines

I really hope we have a nice amount of kids this year. My kids are grown and busy so they won’t be around. I’ll be home, eating some pizza, drinking some scary good wines and handing out candy to all the trick or treaters. These wines are a great thing to take to your...

Fresh Hopped David vs Goliath

It’s still fresh hop season and you know what that means, another blog post featuring a few other freshly hopped beers. This week, I’m putting a local brewery up against two of the country’s biggest craft breweries. Do you think they have what it...

We’ve Got Fun Wines for Fall

It’s a wonderful time of year. The colors, the crisp Autumn air, and the return to comfort food and warm kitchens that beckon us to the table. How about some roasted vegetables and a roast of pork or beef? I love coming inside to a satisfying meal after raking and...

3 Freshly Hopped Minnesota Beers

It’s harvest time in the world of beer, which also means that major players in the realm of breweries are heading out to hop farms around the country for hop selection. Yes, they go to the farm and smell a bunch of hops and decide right there and then how many...

This is Oenological Lunacy!

The new moon has brought us some fantastic buys! This is Lunacy from Luna Vineyards. We have three wines for your Autumnal amusement. These are classic California offerings with big, juicy flavors. The Pinot Grigio is a luscious quaff that has a healthy dollop of...

The Last Weekend of Oktoberfest!

History runs deep in Germany’s beer industry and seeing as Oktoberfest is over this weekend, go out in style with some of Germany’s oldest breweries and oldest versions on the Oktoberfest style. All the breweries below brew to the Bavarian Purity Law...

What’s New from Laurent Montelieu?

Laurent has been a busy man in Oregon’s wine industry since he arrived from Bordeaux in 1987, armed with a pair of skis and an Enology Degree. He worked at Bridgeview Vineyards, and then he played a key, lead role, at the Willakenzie Estate. After that, he...
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