Allagash curieux, bourbon oak-aged tripel ale, portland, me, usa
Allagash white, belgian-style wheat, portland, me, usa
Ballast Point sculpin, ipa, san diego, ca, usa
Bockor cuvée des jacobins, flemish sour ale, bellegem, bel
Cabotella baja brewing co. tecate, bc, mex
Chimay red label, notre-dame de scourmont abbey, bel
Delerium Tremens pale ale, brouwerij huyghe, bel
Fullers london porter, chiswick, london, gbr
Hopf helle weisse, miesbach, deu
Trappistes Rochefort 10, abbey of notre-dame de saint-rémy, bel
Westmalle Trappist dubbel, trappist abbey of westmalle, bel
Trento Doc ferrari, brut, trento, ita nv. pleasantly perfumed, with notes of baked apple, peach, lahara citrus and white rose. lively, crisp, but with a touch of toastiness.
Champagne jean vesselle, brut réserve, grand cru bouzy nv. high-toned aromatics of candied red apple, anjou pear, citrus blossoms, and orange zest give way to a generous mouthfeel of flaky pie crust, vanilla crème, and molasses
Rosé Champagne paul bara, grand rosé, brut, grand cru bouzy nv. intricate layers of strawberry and raspberry concentrate, graham cracker crust, rose potpourri, and spun sugar make for a heady, full-flavored experience
Champagne krug grande cuvée, brut, reims mv. aromas of roasted golden apple, cognac, and sarsaparilla leap out of the glass in this showstopping, luxurious champagne. the rich, layered palate leads with dried apricot and hawthorn berry fruits, and finishes with brazil nuts and pain perdu.
Vintage Champagne lanson, gold label, brut, reims 1999 (magnum). gossamer light and genteel on the nose, with white currant, quince, hydrangea and cinnamon crumb cake. textures and flavors of finely milled grains, talcum, and crème fraiche round out the nose and add delicious complexity.
Vintage Champagne dom perignon, brut, hautvillers 2003. jeweled glints of sugared green plum, apple tartine, honeysuckle and precious minerals drive this expressive vintage
Sauvignon Blanc dom. laporte, sancerre le rochoy, loire valley, fra 2013. pretty and evocative of springtime with flavors of bee pollen, daisy, snap peas and white grapefruit; backed by flinty, wet stone and a pinch of fleur de sel.
Bourgogne Blanc bernard moreau, burgundy, fra 2013. bright and refreshing acidity and stoniness serve as a perfect foil to full, sunny flavors of caramel corn, brown butter, baked apple, and lemon confit.
Pinot Grigio elena walch, alto adige, ita 2013. fuji apple, peanut shell and subtle white magnolias characterize this textbook example of italian pinot grigio.
Grüner Veltliner tegernseerhof, federspiel, wachau, aut 2013. fresh-faced, with understated white peach, lime juice and pear, highlighted by airy bunches of apple, acacia, and cherry blossoms, and a sprinkle of white peppercorn.
Gewürtztraminer ovum, gerber vineyard, rogue valley, or, usa 2012. intensely aromatic with rose hips, orchids, and overt stone and exotic lychee fruit. dry but mouth coating palate, finishing with a strong impression of minerality.
Chardonnay el molino, rutherford, ca, usa 2010. frontloaded with honeyed kumquat, lime, and quince, fleshed out with cocoa butter texture, and cinnamon spice.
Vermentino locations by dave phinney, corse, corsica, fra mv. lively and crisp with fresh green apple, almond, and fresh herbal undertones.
Pinot Noir failla, sonoma coast, ca, usa 2012. a bright and juicy palate of cherry coulis, loganberry, and mulberry is spiced by warm tones of cardamom and sage.
Bourgogne Rouge domaine ramonet, chassagne-montrachet, fra 2011. cheerful, buoyant red berry fruit and fresh pickled cucumbers ride on an undercurrent of pink peppercorn, coriander, clove, and savory
Nebbiolo pio cesare, barolo, ita 2010. exhibitive of classic barolo characteristics with dusky rose, faded violet petal and black truffle; coupled with hints of coffee, star anise, and a stark, stony minerality.
Tempranillo dominio de pingus, psi, ribera del duero, esp 2011. black sour cherries, earthy black tea leaves, dressed in newly cured dark leather make for an altogether liquorous and seductive tempranillo from one of ribera del duero's shining star wineries.
Malbec susana balbo, mendoza, arg 2012. densely packed and rich with huckleberry, blackberry, black cherry, violets and bitter chocolate.
Châteauneuf-Du-Pape domaine bois de boursan, rhône valley, fra 2010 (magnum). dark and slinky, redolent with kirsch liqueur, black olive, cedar box, white pepper and garrigue
Merlot querceto di castellina, podalirio, toscana, ita 2008. a plush and polished merlot with forest fruits, plum, red rose bud, and sandalwood. flavors of raspberry, black cherry, baked earth and tobacco undertones
Cabernet Sauvignon provenance, rutherford, ca, usa 2011. full and satisfying with ripe blackcurrant, dried tarragon, clove and vanilla bean that linger long after your first sip.