On a sunny day this April, we made our way to the château of winemaker, Nicolas Joly*, in France’s Loire Valley. What transpired was the greatest navigational nightmare I’ve ever fallen prey to. After hours of being squawked at by a maniacal GPS device, we finally rolled up to his estate…this video documents our day […]
Monthly Archive for May, 2011
There is a strange, new law in Austria: Any one who does NOT eat Wiener Schnitzel with a glass of Gruner Veltliner on their first night in the country, is to be dragged from their hotel and flogged publicly in the town square. Luckily, we had advance notice of this law.
Tonight’s our last night in Prague. Just got back from the world famous Pivovarský Klub, which claims to have the “largest beer menu in our country.” Over 200 beers in bottle and six on draft–pretty awesome. In lieu of exchanging our remaining Czech Crowns for Euros, I handed our trusty bartender the last of our […]
A little Czech humor for the day. This pic was taken inside the men’s bathroom at The Palladium mall in downtown Prague. Above each urinal is a slightly-larger-than-life picture of a girl looking at your privates while you pee. Please note the cheeky girl in the foreground with the ruler in hand. Watch out, fellas.
U Fleků: the only brewery in Central Europe that’s been brewing consecutively for 500 years. (Plus, they make a damn good Goulash). Within 30 seconds of sitting down, two huge glasses of dark lager appeared on our table. My confused response of, “oh, we didn’t order these”, was met with the statement from our waiter: […]
Athens metro to Eleftherios Venizelos airport, Czech Airlines flight to Praha, bus to city centre, metro to Karlovo & walk to hotel. Time to drink some Czech beer.
At Filistron restaurant last night, the following quote appeared on the menu: “Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever” – Aristophanes, 5th century BC And, yes, for those observant ones in the group, that IS the Parthenon in the background of this picture. Greece, […]
It’s 8 pm and we’re on a ferry somewhere in the Aegean Sea. In a couple of hours, we dock and begin our journey through Athens. But before we get swept up in the cradle of Western Civilization, it’s only appropriate I give one last nod to the isle of Santorini. Leaving you today was […]
After sailing between islands, tromping over a volcano, swimming in a hot spring and eating fresh calamari straight off the grill, nothing satisfies like a cool glass of Assyrtiko. At least that’s what I always say…
Santorini is mind-bogglingly beautiful…kind of like Tattoine, but on top of a volcano. Still searching for the Mos Eisley Cantina… But, in the meantime, the German Sekt waiting in the fridge was a nice touch.
I’m becoming addicted to Greek coffee. The slow caffeine drip of filter coffee can’t hold a candle to the rocket-power juicing of a frappe. Hot damn.
So my friend, Amy, who hails from the fair island of Rhodes, recommended this place: Gelo Blu. Home-made Italian ice creams in the center of Lindos village…I had them put some home-made ice cream in the center of my coffee. Kat, however, couldn’t resist the siren call of the Mythos.
My only request for Kat’s beer run was to include “some interesting boozy thing in a can”. Along with a cold tall boy of Mythos and one of Fix Hellas, she came back with this beauty. “OriGINal Long Drink”: Gin-Grapefruit drink. Contains the following: water, sugar, gin, carbon dioxide, acid, flavours, stabilizer, safflower and lemon […]
Entered a new country today. Fun to see it reflected in the new beer choices. Hello, Greece, nice to meet you.
Our last night in Italy, and after lugging it around for a week, we cracked this beauty. Wise before getting three hours of sleep before catching a taxi at 5 am? Did I mention this is a fuckin Super Tuscan?! Come on, people!