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Dram Busters - The Dram Team

Last night saw the “Dram Team” tasters try a slightly different format instead of the normal monthly tasting. This saw those involved trying the “15s”, namely Glenfarclas 15 year old from Speyside and the 15 year old Springbank from Campbeltown. 440 more words


Beer Tasting: Hell Creek Amber Ale

My Hell Creek Amber Ale–a first attempt at incorporating wild hops into a recipe–just kicked. Thankfully, I got a tasting in before the keg was totally drained. 160 more words

Amber Ale

Tasting at Market Wines

The weekend of October 1st was Family Weekend at our son’s college.  Rather than pay $50 per person to take part in a myriad of activities, all of which our son labeled as “lame” (quite honestly we pretty much agreed with his assessment), we picked him up from his dorm and planned our own series of activities for the day. 209 more words


Duero – Douro

On Tuesday 29 November David Rorke presented ten wines from the Douro/Duero:
(1) Bodegas Emilio Moro Ribera del Duero Malleolus 2004
(2) Bodegas y Viñedos Aalto Ribera del Duero 2004… 53 more words


A Troika of Tens

The first of December 2016 is circled red on our calendar. On that day, at 19:00 DST (20:00 CET), an exclusive Bruichladdich tasting is going to be held featuring the second releases of the unpeated Laddie Ten, the heavily peated Port Charlotte 10 and the uber-heavily peated Octomore 10, a Troika of Tens. 189 more words


Ian Naude's Adoro Old Vine Masterclass at Handford Wines...

It’s funny how there are always certain tastings you do every year that turn out to be so engaging, enlightening but most of all, fun. Tonight’s Masterclass with Ian Naude certainly falls into this category. 786 more words

Christmas lunch 2016

On Saturday 19 November we had an excellent Christmas lunch at The Wild Goose Grill, 1 Sandford Road, Ranelagh, Dublin 6. The cost was €75. Richard O’Leary selected the following wines: 41 more words