Mile High's Wine of the Week: October 23rd
Casa Contini Biferno Riserva 2008
Who doesn’t love a fine Italian Red? We know that we certainly do. This week we have a lovely aged Biferno Riserva from our friends at Small Vineyards. This sleek red blends the wonderful richness, roundness, and polished character of Montepulciano with the power and structure of Aglianico to create a wine that is so good that it could easily become your new “house red”. Elegant notes of worn leather, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and earth are the source of real intrigue on the nose. Then when you go in for a sip you’ll find a generous palate that begins with appealing flavors of red cherries and du...
Bomber of the Month: October
Almanac Brewing Co. - Golden Gate Gose
First brewed about 1000 years ago the Gose style, pronounced “Gose-uh”, contains more than 50% malted wheat with the rest of the grain bill being comprised of malted barley. The beer style is most closely related to the town of Leipzig, Germany, and went through a resurgence in the late 1980s. What makes this ale an interesting one is the addition of a slightly salted water base. On top of that it is fermented with lactic bacteria as well as the brewery’s choice of yeast strain. Most are then flavored with some sort of combination of coriander, hops, or colored syrups.
Almanac Beer Company is amo...