I think this is somehow my first time having vintage port. I need to drink more vintage port.
I'm going to miss this, apparently it's not being imported anymore. Don't recommend drinking a pint of it though...
Shockingly good. I don't like everything that St George does, and this is super weird, but it tastes like canned black olives and truffles. I could drink a lot of this.
This one smells like the malt that's leftover after brewing beer. It's pretty good, apparently the distillery doesn't exist anymore, but I don't know if I'd pay as much as most places would charge for it.
Has anyone done the WSET tests at all? I'm debating doing WSET 2, but I don't know if it's worth the money compared to CSW or CMS. There's also a tea certification I want to do on the same day, as well as a sake one and trying to decide between the three is proving impossible.
Tried 2013 Matthiasson Ribolla Gialla today. Incredible wine. Whole cluster fermented for a month, and it's the earthquake vintage so the barrel fell and the wine got slightly oxidized. I love orange wines and this is one I could drink every day.
Chris Lowder? Great guy, I was really sad when he left NY, he was managing bar at The Nomad. They have a cocktail on their list called Seoul Mate named in his honor. He's definitely one of the most talented bartenders I've ever met.
That sucks. I got to meet him the other week, he's a super nice guy. There weren't many people at the event so we talked for probably 45 minutes. He said he may want to do a can conditioned IPA for Europe in the future which would be pretty awesome. I do greatly prefer √225 to Bon Chien though, it's much more balanced with the sourness.