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Crazy for Arak

March 19th, 2014 · No Comments

If you would have described Arak to me before we were in Israel, I would have said I would try it but probably would not love it. But the anise flavored booze is becoming a favorite simple order for me. It packs lots of flavor and goes great with middle eastern food. Add an ice […]

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Tags: Non-Beer Beverages · Tastings

Best whiskey brand name ever

December 2nd, 2013 · 1 Comment

I have in my hand a small bottle of one of my favorite Irish whiskeys I have had so far. Not only is it a very tasty product but it also has one of the best names ever. Writers Tears is an independent bottling blend that is made to evoke the type of whiskey that […]

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Tags: Non-Beer Beverages · Tastings

Pálinka & Sausage Festival

October 5th, 2013 · 2 Comments

I tried to come up with a clever title for this post, but really, do I need anything more gimmicky than what it actually is–an entire festival devoted to Hungarian sausage and fruit brandy? The festival is held at Buda Castle, an impressive arrangement of enormous gilded buildings on a a very high hill on […]

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Tags: Beer & Food · Eastern Europe · Non-Beer Beverages · Tastings

Ode to the minute beers

September 13th, 2013 · 2 Comments

Oh Dogfish Head you weird wild brewery. Why do you put lobster and chocolate in a beer? Or will it be cloud berries this time and wheat-grass. You are the child in the sandbox with a hose and a grin on your face. You are the mad scientist ready to do whatever it takes. And […]

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Tags: Beerventures · Tastings

Sweet and Sour in Portland

August 17th, 2013 · Comments Off

I have tried to make this comparison before and have not done the best job, but let me try again here. I have been lucky over the past few years to have some amazing wines. Some of the best I have had are from Burgundy. Which overall has a better cost/value proposition than Bordeaux. A […]

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