Mile High's Wine of the Week: September 25th
Canoe Ridge "The Expedition" Merlot 2012
The noble grape, Merlot, has been much maligned in recent years. And some of that criticism was justified for sure. But this week we have a ridiculous deal on a Washington State Merlot that is simply beyond reproach. Dense, juicy, polished, and bursting with character, the 2012 Canoe Ridge Vineyard “The Expedition” Merlot is what Merlot should be. As soon as you pour a glass you’ll notice the deep crimson rim and nearly black core that Merlot is so prized for. Have a quick sniff and let the aromas of dark chocolate, graham crackers crumbs, freshly pitted cherries, and sweet vanilla lure you in for a ...
Bomber of the Month: September
Amager Rye Porter
While Rye is seemingly all the rage in American brewing, this grain has a long history within the Danish scene. Quite a fundamental part of the culture and one that defines flavors across the culinary landscape, rye is distinctly particular as a flavor. Tasting of grass and herbal mint tones but still having a woody, somewhat walnut sort of bitterness, rye seems to have been perfectly suitable for an application to beer. While yet another placement of interest that the Danes know a bit too well, the porters and stouts coming from Denmark have tones and characteristics all their own. Roasted flavors are pronounced and ...