Absinthe tasting at LeNell’s

On Saturday Sept 18, 2018 Brittani and I attended an Absinthe tasting at LeNell’s Beverage Boutique.  It was guided by Theodore Breaux of Jade Liqueurs.  Absinthe is not the mind altering drug that you have been told about, it is an herbal digestif that you should try out. Absinthe was banned in the United States […]

Western’s Wine & Food Festival

On Friday 9/28/18 Brittani and I attended Western’s 29th Wine & Food Festival at the Birmingham Zoo.  It was pretty impressive.  I strongly recommend the event, but you will have to decide if the price is worth it. Western is a small grocery store chain in the Birmingham, AL area.  Their Mountain Brook location is […]

Tour and tasting at Ozan winery

  On Saturday 9/8/18, Brittani and I toured and tasted the products at Ozan winery.  It’s a good experience, but we will pass on their wine and whisky. We showed up at Ozan and ended up on a tour with 16 other people.  The guide was knowledgeable and fun.  The vineyard grows only Norton grapes because […]

Date Night – Birmingham, AL

On Tuesday 9/4/18, Brittani and I went on a date night. We started off at Freddys Wine Bar on Highlands Ave.  Freddy’s is an upscale venue. It’s not your neighborhood dive bar. There were several groups of ladies sitting on the patio and just enjoying the weather and drinks together. It’s a perfect venue for […]

Drinks at Bettola – Birmingham, AL

On Saturday 8/25/18, Brittani and I went to Bettola for some food and drinks.  They have a great bar program and a charcuterie to die for. Let me open by saying that Bettola has some phenomenal Italian food.  The bread is unique and amazing because it’s cooked in their wood oven.  And the pizza, and […]

Cognac Tasting – Birmingham, Al

On Saturday 8/25/18, Brittani and I participated in a cognac tasting at LeNell’s Beverage Boutique.  It was a new experience because we are less familiar with cognac compared to other spirits. Cognac is made in France by distilling grape juice in a pot still and aging it more than 2 years in oak barrels.  It can be […]

Distillery 291 Rye – Drinking at home

On Tuesday 8/21/18, I had a dram of cask strength rye from Distillery 291.  It’s unlike anything you have ever had. Distillery 291 is a craft distillery in Colorado Springs, CO.  The founder was a photographer and used his copper photography plates in the construction of the still.  I like to say that they do […]