Celebrating DC Beer Week 2018 With A Lot Of Beer

Hi everyone, and Happy #WineWednesday! To celebrate DC Beer Week 2018, I’m sharing the lineup I have set for the week and tasting 2 beers with you — DC Brau The Corruption American IPA and 3 Stars Brewing Above the Clouds Farmhouse Pale Ale. Cheers!

The beer mentioned in the video are:
🍺 Right Proper Brewing Company Raised By Wolves American IPA
🍺 Atlas Brew Works Dance of Days Pale Ale w/ Citra & Mosaic 
🍺 Atlas Brew Works District Common
🍺 3 Stars Brewing Above the Clouds Farmhouse Pale Ale
🍺 DC Brau The Corruption American IPA 
🍺 DC Brau Space Reaper Double IPA
🍺 Port City Brewing Integral IPA American IPA

Question of the Day: Have you had a DC Beer? Do you have a favorite?

Bonus Question of the Day: What are you thoughts on shower beer? Do you drink them or are they not your thing?

Celebrating Albariño Days with 2 Delicious Wines & 1 That Has Gone Bad

Hi everyone, and Happy #WineWednesday! To celebrate Albariño days (August 1-5, 2018), I wanted to open 3 with you. As you’ll see from the video, unexpected things can happen when I don’t taste the wine before recording. Cheers!

The wines mentioned in the video are:

  • 2017 El Terrano Albariño — $14 (I had trouble nailing down information on this wine, but I believe that it’s a collaboration between Valkyrie Selections, Bodegas Más Que Vinos, and Whole Foods.) I gave this wine 3.5 corks.
  • 2017 Martin Codax Albariño — $15
  • 2017 La Val Albariño — $18 I gave this wine 4.5 corks

First question of the day: Have you had Albariño before? If so what did you think of it?

Bonus Question of the Day: Have you opened a bottle of wine that was bad? How do you handle it? Do you take it back to the store or do you just dump it and open a new bottle?

A Red Wine Meant For Cookouts: WA5 Locations Wine

Hi everyone, and Happy #WineWednesday! Today, I’m tasting the WA5 Locations Wine by Dave Phinney, which is a red wine blend from Washington State. I previewed this wine a few months ago when I unboxed a shipment of samples and tasted the E5, which was a red wine from Spain. (You can find that video here: https://youtu.be/WTqtRkDHygU)

The idea behind Dave Phinney’s Locations Wine is to make the best wine from a country or region that expresses the place’s sense of location. All the wines are $20, and come from high-quality vineyards, run by forward-thinking growers working with old vines.

Links to the videos that were mentioned:

The wine mentioned in the video was the WA5, a red wine blend from Washington State, USA — $20

Question of the Day: Have you ever tried one of the Locations wines? If so, which ones and what did you think?

Soirée-ing Shiraz

Hi everyone, and Happy #WineWednesday!  Today, I’m opening a 2013 St. Mary’s Winery Shiraz, which I received in my March 2018 #GaryVeeWineClub shipment, and testing out my new Soiree Wine Aerator.

 

The wine mentioned in the video was the 2013 St. Mary’s Shiraz — $35

The Soiree wine aerator on Amazon can be found here (It’s an affiliate link).

My March 2018 unboxing, which included the 2013 St. Mary’s Shiraz, can be found on YouTube here.

Question of the Day: Do you use a Soirée or other wine aerator?  Which one and what do you think about it? 

Bordeaux-style Whites & Rhône-style Reds from Nottingham Cellars & Vasco Urbano Wine Company

Hi everyone, and Happy #WineWednesday!  IThis week, I’m sharing my May 2018 Nottingham Cellars and Vasco Urbano Wine Company wine club shipments as well as tasting the 2017 Nottingham Cellars Chardonnay from the Karl Wente Vineyard.  Cheers!

 

The Nottingham Cellars & Vasco Urbano Wine Company wine clubs send shipments 4 times a year — February, May, August, November – and there are 12, 6, and 3-bottle membership options.  The monthly cost depends on the wines included in the shipment, but usually it ranges from $95-$130.

The wines mentioned were:

Question of the Day: Do you tend to prefer the Bordeaux varieties, like those from Nottingham Cellars, or the Rhône varieties, like those from Vasco Urbano Wine Company?