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 […]

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 […]