Beer and Wine Reviews

Beer Reviews: Catherine the Great Imperial Stout (De Regenboog, Belgium)

Image Source: Deflate gate or not, watching the New England Patriots dismantle the Indianapolis Colts 45-7 was a boring one-sided event. On the positive side I had an extremely delicious beverage called Catherine the Great Imperial Stout from Smisje, a tiny Belgian brewery. The beer comes in a bottle that looks like an old […]

Beer Reviews: Khajuraho Lite (Product of India, Lilasons, 4.5% ABV)

Khajuraho Lite is India’s first lite beer according to the bottle which seems surprising given how popular beer is on the Subcontinent . Coming from 40 year old brewery Lilasons, the beer is named after UNESCO world heritage Hindu and Jain temples dating back to 950. Perhaps the brewers got so exhausted from touring the […]

RoodonFood Reviews Beer: Zhiguli Barnoe (Product of Russia, 4.9%)

Zhiguli Barnoe is named after a famous Moscow beer garden/cafeteria started in the 60s. Brewed by Moscow Brewing Company (founded 2008) this lager is 4.9% ABV. It pours a light head and is a pale yellow. After resting in the glass for a moment some floral and sweet notes hit the nose. The taste is […]

Alice White Red Lexia Wine 2009 Review

Alice White, based in South Eastern Australia makes good, affordable wines. Always eager to check out new (to me) combos, this Red Lexia was purchased at Bay River for $10.99. 1st Night: It pours a purty shade of pinkish red. The aroma is pleasant, if a little sweet. It’s like a cross between zinfandel and […]

Rex Goliath Chardonnay Review (California)

Tuesday Boozeday. While I’m a big fan of the Rex Goliath Pinot Noir, the whites were new to me. It was a tasting at the local wine shop that pushed me to try it. Not normally a chardonnay drinker, I found this to be a great, affordable option. ($9.99 / 1.5 L). It’s dry but […]

Citra Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2011 Review (Product of Italy)

As a rule of thumb it’s not smart to buy the big bottle (1.5 L) of a wine if you haven’t tried it before. This bottle of Citra Montepulciano D’Abruzzo was on sale for only $8.99 however. It caught my eye because it was situated next to long time favorite Rex Goliath and a dollar […]

Smelly Hippies Make Good Wine: Pepperwood Grove Pinot Noir (Chile, $6.99)

Pepperwood Grove is new to my local wine shop or perhaps unnoticed before because I didn’t crane my neck high enough. A wine from Chile, the brand prides itself on it’s many accolades which includes 17 Wine Enthusiast Best Buys and 21 Wine Spectator Best Values. This pinot noir was thinner tasting than expected but […]