Mile High's "Wine of the Week": February 15th
Tábula "Damana" Ribera del Duero Crianza 2013
The Spanish wine industry is undergoing a renaissance. Ancient vines and modern winemaking techniques are producing some of the most engaging, ageworthy, and layered wines on the planet. And, in part because of the sad state of the Spanish economy, there are unbelievable values to be found by those willing to hunt them down. This week we have just such a wine. Pure, unadulterated Tempranillo from one of our favorite producers in Ribera del Duero, Bodegas y Vinedos Tabula. The 2013 Crianza “Damana” is utterly pleasure-bent. Darkly complected in the glass, it opens with an alluring perfume of pipe tobacco, v...
Bomber of the Month: February
New Belgium La Folie 22oz
La Folie, French for "the folly," is a beer steeped in New Belgium brewing tradition. This wood-aged, sour brown spends one to three years in big, oak barrels, known as foeders. And when the beer finally hits the glass, La Folie is sharp and sour, full of green apple, cherry, and plum-skin notes. Pouring a deep mahogany, the mouthfeel will get you puckering while the smooth finish will get you smiling. Not a beer for the timid, La Folie is a sour delight that will turn your tongue on its head. Do yourself a favor and grab a bottle, or more, to show your taste buds why it's considered one of the best sour beers around.