Mile High's Wine of the Week: October 16th
Valle Las Acequias Malbec 2010
What's not to love about a big rich Argentine Malbec at fantastic price? This week we have a delicious offering for you from a very well respected producer, Luis Segundo Correas. The 2010 Las Acequias Malbec is sourced from an 85 year old vineyard in the famous Mendoza growing region. Quality is evident in every facet of this wine's personality. The nose is lush and refined with a certain amount of subtlety at first. A few minutes of decanting coaxes hints of freshly baked cookies and sweet violets out of their slumber. Further swirling and sniffing reveals vanilla, espresso, and plenty of ripe berry fruit. The palate...
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...