Alchemist Pub And Brewery

Union Wine Co.

Alchemist Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2016

Big, black cherry w toasty oak and a hint of sage. Good acid balance w long finish. Bigger style Pinot — 2 days ago

Uehara Shuzou Co. Ltd. / Echigo Beer Pub

Koshihikari Echigo Beer

Woah. New go to beer alert for that crisp rice style beer I encountered backpacking all over Southeast Asia in my early 20s.

Airy, light, crisp, slight pear afternote. None of the weird malty aftertaste you sometimes get with these. Love it for classic, simple style beer to go with sushi or fried chicken.
— 5 months ago

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Love the scene in the background.
S.S. Mandani

S.S. Mandani

@Ron R Almost, almost felt like the first day of Fall

Alchemist Pub and Brewery

Heady Topper Double IPA

Rarely drink beer anymore, but this still lives up to the hype. — 10 months ago

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Château Cantebau

Château Dauzac Grand Cru Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Cinquiemes Cru, Fifth growth Margaux very supple and approachable. I always pick a wine with the Chateau depicted on the label. Shows they are proud. Sir Winston Pub, Lille, France — a year ago

Casa Santos Lima

Confidencial Vinho Regional Estremadura Red Blend 2017

Shared with Ivan at The Norfolk Arms Pub in London. soft, juicy, warm. — a month ago

Booker Vineyard

The Alchemist Syrah Blend 2009

Drinking absolutely perfectly right now. Had a tasting with Eric a few years back who said he prefers his wines within the first few years, but I have to say that virtually every Booker wine I’ve had (save for the whites and roses) have improved substantially with a few more years in the cellar. We last had this in 2015, and it is substantially better now. At this stage I don’t think it’s going to improve much going forward, but it is terrific right now (so drink ‘em if ya got ‘em!). — 3 months ago

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I watched a virtual interview with him where he compared his wines against other high end wineries (SQN, Saxum, etc). He pointed out their use of whole cluster and said he doesn’t want to imitate them as he doesn’t want to compete against them (his friends). Because of that, he goes to a different style (which normally allows it to be more accessible at a younger age). We all have our own preferences, but I thought that was a unique standpoint, and I respected it.
Jim McCusker

Jim McCusker

@Shay A, totally agree with you. What impresses me about Eric’s wines is that they are terrific across a wide window. That’s rare.
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@Jim McCusker : Good point. I haven’t tried all of Booker’s wines, but whenever I have, they’ve been consistently good (sometimes really good) and that’s certainly rare. I have a 2017 Tempranillo I’m very excited to try at some point.

Greene King / Morland Brewery

Old Speckled Hen English Fine Ale

Yum. Close your eyes and be transported to a cozy English country pub. Perfect with a Ploughman’s or a Steak and Ale pie. This bottled version is so much better than the nitro version which used to available. — 3 months ago

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It is a good ale! Cheers!🍻

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Sterk Wit Belgian Style Double Wit

Fantastic with Indonesian marinaded chicken grilled over a campfire — 7 months ago

Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery

Mystic Mama IPA

Excellent IPA. Great with burgers and marinated steaks. Will buy regularly — 9 months ago

E. Guigal

Hermitage Syrah 1983

A gentle friend, with tannins and primary fruit scrubbed down. Acid and tertiary flavors remain. Very little iron. At Village Pub with DT — 10 months ago