Last night in Texas. Figured I’d introduce my brother to the tart, smoky delights of the Freigeist Abraxxxas. His reaction? Well, it’s the quote above… Certainly one of the strangest, most beguiling beers I’ve ever tried, the Abraxxxas is technically a Smoked Lichtenhainer Weisse. Inspired by an Eastern German tart wheat beer, it’s a bit […]
Monthly Archive for December, 2012
Route du Van Dolcetto Shiraz, 2010, Victoria. This is damn tasty. I need to get back on some Australian wines.
Today was a day for the history books. Westvleteren XII, the beer that many evangelists have touted as the “best beer in the world” on various websites, books, and stone tablets, saw its first (and possibly only) release today in the United States. But it was a one-shot deal, and if you’re not sipping on […]
Ask an Insider is an interview series that talks to the people that make, serve, shake, sip, pump, pour, crush, distill, and bring life to this industry. (For other interviews in the series, click the Ask an Insider tag at the bottom) Carla Rzeszewski, Wine Director The Spotted Pig, The Breslin & The John Dory […]
One of my English relatives is known for his famous Vodka Christmas Cake. While the exact creator is unknown (and an undisputed genius in the kitchen), I was able to liberate the recipe from his guarded lair. And lucky for us, fair readers, it was fresh in his mind as he, “Made mine this morning!!!!” […]