Mile High's Wine of the Week: August 21st
Pascual Toso Reserve Cabernet 2011
If you’re a fan of big rich Cab’s then you’re going to be in heaven this week when you try out the Pascual Toso Reserve Cabernet! This Argentine gem delivers big style and interest at a price that is too low to pass up. A brooding nose of blackberry, cocoa, and toasty oak starts things off then a hearty palate replete with robust notes of macerated black cherries and crushed plums. The finish is long and plush with a kiss of sweet tannin and a surprising amount of crushed graphite, black tea, and warm berry preserves. Cabernet comes in lots of styles from lots of places and this week’s offering...
Bomber of the Month: August
Deschutes Cinder Cone Red Ale
The Deschutes Brewery is one of a few businesses that makeup the ‘second wave’ of American Mico-breweries. Breweries of this status are varied and those that begun in the mid-eighties into the early-nineties are representative of a different era given the long climb that was needed to cross into the 2000’s when ‘craft’ beer really began to be understood. Originating from Bend, Oregon in 1988, their bottled beers are just now barely making distribution across the Mississippi river. Deschutes took their time to expand and grow while allowing their beer to slowly creep across the country in ...