SIA Scotch Whisky

SIA Scotch Whisky

We write, we do videos. Choose either or both. We aim to please. As for this whisky…I guess it aims to please, too! I remember the glee when I got the email from the SIA brand manager. “Can we send you a bottle to review?” Well, yee-ha! Of course, brand manager for SIA Scotch Whisky, […]

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Mr. Katz Rock and Rye

mr katz rock rye

Spirits Guy Bill Mayeroff returns! Check this particular combo out in his latest review. Rye whiskey is an old school drink. According to Serious Eats, it was first brewed in colonial America in what became the eastern United States. George Washington even made rye at his Mount Vernon estate. [Editor’s Note: Not sure if there […]

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Not Your Fathers Root Beer

Not Your Fathers Root Beer

Whoa. Like, I think I found my new favorite…what IS this stuff, anyway? It’s clever, this “Not Your Father’s Root Beer,” which we sampled for the first time yesterday – though, to be honest, it wasn’t the first time we had a “spiked” root beer, having sampled some last summer at a place called the […]

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Kinroo Blue Belgian White Ale

Kinroo Blue Belgian White Ale

For the first time ever, the Aldi people actually talked this one up to me. Sorta. Here’s more… No lion (see what I did there?), Kinroo Blue Belgian White Ale from Aldi is supposed to be just like Blue Moon. The namesake beer and the one that launched a rather successful brewery, Blue Moon is known […]

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Four Vodkas For Your Bloody Marys

Kirkland Vodka

You can bet one of these vodkas is called “Three Olives” – not only because that would be clever (because it’s a post about “four” vodkas, not three), but because it’s the vodka Clive Owen drinks. Format be darned – we’re in the business of sharing usable content with you, gentle reader! Also, we like […]

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All the beers from Destihl reviewed

Destihl

(Not all of ’em. I’m not a lush.) Still, Destihl is a small Midwestern microbrewery and restaurant. Let’s learn a little more. On a recent trip to Central Illinois, I had the chance to sample enough of their beer to conclude that Destihl knows what the heck it is doing. While I couldn’t review all the beers from […]

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Artesa 2012 Cabernet Franc

Artesa Cabernet Franc

There are rare times when a wine reminds you how much you missed a particular grape. This is that wine, and this is that grape. Saying hello to the Artesa 2012 Cabernet Franc wasn’t a tough thing to do – it was the holidays, the libations were flowing, and Artesa had already provided a couple […]

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Stiegl Radler

Stiegl Radler

Is it beer? Is it soda? Is it a summery beverage? Why are you drinking it in the Winter, Dave? We were really intrigued the first time we tried this stuff. It was the middle of summer and we must have been drawn in by the Communist Propaganda Poster that is the can of Stiegl […]

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Bell’s Christmas Ale

Bell's Christmas Ale

Why am I drinking a Christmas Ale…on New Year’s Day? This is a good question. Perhaps it’s because I bought too much beer for the Christmas season. I don’t know exactly why – there are no rules, really, around Christmas Ale. You drink them before Christmas, during Christmas, what’s wrong with a week after Christmas? […]

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Quick Take: DirectCellars.com

Metasip Quick Takes

Here’s a new Quick Take for ya, and this one is an affiliate link. There’s a kicker at the bottom, and it actually really got my attention. Really. Read on for more! So today’s Quick Take is from DirectCellars.com – and they have a pretty interesting concept in the whole wine world. First up, here’s […]

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