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Linked: “Are there only 200 wines worth collecting?”

via LePan: While there are hundreds – thousands, even – of interesting wines to drink (and one should), a collection is something that should be curated according to strict standards. And that limits the market for truly collectible wine to just a couple of hundred different labels. For me a “collectible” wine should taste good, …

Beer Haul: Belgium Trip 2015 #2 Haul

On April 15th, I posted this haul from the early March trip to Belgium. It was 4 boxes total and my largest haul ever from the great country of Belgium. The trip in May blew this one out of the water mostly because I added on 3 days in Champagne which meant another case of …

Review: Hill Farmstead Flora – Cherry

3.8    AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20 Batch 2 of Cherry Flora, 375ML Bottle although this is technically batch 1 as a commercial release. It’s not fair to compare both batches but I might do it anyway because batch 1 was truly a flawless beer, very kriek-like in many ways. 2015 Flora Cherry was limit 1, released earlier this month. …

Review: Harpoon Leviathan Barrel Aged Czernobog

COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION: Placed in Barrels, November 2014, released June 2015. Draft only, 3-4 Kegs @ Harpoon Brewery, Windsor VT Aged in Bourbon Barrels acquired from Silo Distillery, about 200 yards away from Harpoon. Freshly emptied barrels were filled with Czernobog the same day. 3.7    AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20 On Tap @ Harpoon Windsor. Not much of this to …

Review: Schramm’s Small Batch Ginger (2014)

3.9    AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20 Only 50 bottles made. Looks like this test mead is slightly better than the regular ginger. It was intense and really only enjoyable in small quantities. A – Golden yellow, a little haze / tiny sediment. Looks much darker than regular Ginger had side-by-side. S – Smells spicy, oily, very faint ginger with …