Mile High's Wine of the Week: September 18th
Red Knot McLaren Vale Shiraz 2012
90 Points Wine Spectator "Smart Buy"
You’ve got to love a good glass of Shiraz, right? You know, one of those rich, ripe, robust Aussie reds? We know that we sure do so this week we negotiated some bargain basement pricing on a fantastic McLaren Vale Shiraz that was built with pleasure in mind. The 2012 Red Knot Shiraz is deep and dark in the glass with a sultry bouquet that just begs to be noticed. Give it a few minutes to breathe and scents of warm blueberry cobbler, pencil shavings, anise, and wilted violets will make their way to the foreground. Then go in for a sip and the promises of the nose are immediately fulfilled. Sweet fruit bursts onto...
Bomber of the Month: September
Jolly Pumpkin: Maracaibo Especial
The legendary Michigan brewery of Jolly Pumpkin is perhaps one of the singular defining entities when discussing the important status of American breweries focusing on all things wild. One of the very first breweries in the country to craft beers that all see time in oak barrels, Jolly Pumpkin set out to define a vision that was all but scarce. Their method for creation allows for a wide family of beers that all share a similar 'wild' character from their house cultures of bacteria and Brettanomyces yeast. Intricate and varied but still amazingly structured and full of life, Jolly Pumpkin's beers are singular experien...