Painted Stave Distilling: Our #GoodLibationsTour group met with two passionate craft distillers today who are turning locally grown ingredients into small-batch liquors. Their business is housed in a 1940s theatre (see the stage in the background), features a roomy art gallery, and is located in downtown Smyrna. I had a very good time here and will be using their vodka in the next round of Sunday brunch Bloody Marys’ I make. Cheers! #Delaware
I like the way the guys at Painted Stave Distillery roll. #Delaware #goodlibationstour
Tasted a nice #Delaware grown (developing) ‘13 barrel sample and ‘12 bottled @HarvRidgeWinery Malbec. #goodlibationstour
Starting off #wine o’clock at @HarvRidgeWinery … #Delaware #GoodLibationsTour
#Taco and #Torrontés Thursday! #Delicious
Saviez Vineyards Private Reserve Napa Valley 2008 Cabernet Franc: Deep aromas of pure and focused dark ripe berry fruit, sweet barrel spices, mocha tinged oak, underlying dried cherry notes, mouth-filling, velvety texture, savory tannins, well-rounded finish. Tasty juice, no doubt, but in a blind tasting I would probably say this was Franc’s more esteemed and popular offspring, Cabernet Sauvignon. 458 cases produced.
#delectable #wine #winelover #CabernetFranc #Napa
Just can’t help myself, I’m back on that @NandosUSA flame-grilled PERi-PERi bird again!
"Generally speaking, complex and harmonious dessert wines are under-appreciated in the US, while sweet beverages masquerading as wine are overly appreciated." ~ DQ #wine #quote #my2corks
[New Blog Post] Quick Sip: Höpler Pinot Noir 2009 Eiswein
This is a handsome Red-bellied Woodpecker getting ready for take-off!
#birds #woodpecker #nature #photography #instabird
Close-up of one of many beautiful ‘Sea Core Bubble Tube’ sculptures this lady makes in her small studio  at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Old Town Alexandria, Va. She handcrafts each component out of glass and calls these water features her “artistic tribute to the beauty and mystery of the sea.” I may have to swap out one of my [many] cork vases for one of these gorgeous pieces. #art #oldtownalexandria #beautiful
Rare territory for me, but when the wine list is subpar, I will dabble a little. The Kolsch 151 from Blue Mountain (Virginia) is pretty tasty. #beer
Megadeth - Peace Sells … but Who’s Buying? (1986): You hate to see a guy get kicked out of a band that’s on the cusp of something big, but by Megadeth’s second album you wanted to send Dave’s former band-mates a ‘Thank You’ card and box of liquor-filled chocolates. By its nature, thrash is fast and furious, yet few bands were as technical and complex as Megadeth during the early years and height of the scene. And despite a rotating door of musicians [drums / guitar], their sound would reach higher and farther on subsequent efforts. Back in Junior High/High School I drew this exact picture of Vic Rattlehead on the back of my jean jacket. Fun and crazy times, indeed!