The Pinot Noir Grape

The Pinot Noir grape originates from the Burgundy region of France.  In France, wine made with Pinot Noir is labeled after the region.  It is one of the most popular wine grapes in the world and is grown in all major wine regions. Pinot Noir is a small dark grape that has a thin skin. …

Double Bastard in the Rye

Region: California and/ or Virginia Brewery: Arrogant Brewing Release: 2016 Beer: Double Bastard in the Rye Style: Bourbon barrel aged ale Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 13.5% IBU: N/A The Barrel Cellar Score: 5 Points Review Date: February 2019 Availability: Special release Brewer notes: This beer is a close relative of southern charred: Double Bastard Ale’s bourbon barrel bolstered incarnation.  This one is just as mind…

2012 Cyrus

Winery: Alexander Valley Vineyards Vintage: 2012 Wine Name/Vineyard: Cyrus Wine Category: Red Blend Grape blend: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petite Verdot, 2% Malbec Bottle size: 750 ml Region: Sonoma State or country: California Price: $59 ABV: 14.3% Cases produced: N/A The Barrel Cellar Score: 93 points Review date: Feb 2,…