With Veterans Day right around the corner and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan still raging each night as we turn out our lights, it couldn’t come at a better time for a fine beverage company to show their support of our Armed Forces and their families. Singing Water Vineyards of Comfort, Texas has partnered up with The Fisher House Foundation to provide scholarships for military children by donating partial proceeds from the sales of their 2008 FREEDOM wine. A blend of Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot, 2008 FREEDOM has been aged in oak barrels for 24 months and is considered a premium red wine. See the full post »
Brought to you by Learn About Wine, tonight they bring you the Celebrate Argentina 2010 Grand Tasting. Located at the famous Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, California, there will be 66 Argentine wine producers on hand to answer questions and pour over 200 of their best wines. Starting at 7pm PST and ending at 9:30, there will be music, dancing, and of course, plenty of wine from Argentina. Also in attendance will be Mutineer Magazine’s Editor in Chief Alan Kropf. Things will be mutinous indeed and at 7, you can catch Alan Kropf online at TasteLive as he samples his way through some of the wines through a live broadcast.
Tickets are $75 at the door and the event benefits the The T.J. Martell Foundation for leukemia, cancer, and AIDS research. If you are in the area and are into wine, whether you are the casual drinker or the serious collector, I can’t think of a better way to spend a Thursday evening. If you can’t make it, be sure to tune into TasteLive and catch our very own Mutineer Alan Kropf!
Some beers are made more special by their rarity. These are the big imperial stouts, aged in even bigger bourbon barrels before finding their way into a very small number of bottles and sold for top-dollar. These are the beers for which people trade, stand in line, and sell their souls through blood-signed pacts.
And then there’s Sierra Nevada’s Celebration Ale.
Celebration is the antithesis of such beers. It is affordable, readily available, and the only line you’ll have to stand in to get it is that of your local grocery store — such is the far-reaching distribution of Celebration. For nearly 30 years, craft beer lovers have welcomed the cold winter months knowing that Celebration Ale would make them that much more tolerable.
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The night of Saturday, November 20th 2010, will be the night of an event like no other I’ve ever been to here in Seattle. It’s an event attended annually by only of the most hip wine lovers in the area, all dressed to kill. The ladies will be in their sexiest dresses, and the gents might even iron their shirts for this, one of the hottest events for wine lovers. When you enter the room there’ll be DJ’s mixing, people dancing, and Winemakers socializing while pouring their most fashionable wines. Yes the name is ”20something”, but that’s not a restriction, as most people attending will be in their 20’s and 30’s, but anyone who’s hip enough will attend regardless of age. Much like the attendees, most of the wines poured will also be in the 20’s & 30’s range. dollar wise. If you want to see and be seen amongst Seattle’s hippest wine socialites, you can get tickets via BrownPaperTickets.com. See the full post »
For the baller in you, this holiday season Moët & Chandon is releasing a limited edition golden jeroboam of their finest champagne. Packing 3 liters of intense bubbly goodness, this jeroboam is dressed entirely in gold leaf by the artisans of Arthus-Bertrand and is a tribute to the year Moët & Chandon was founded. Founded in 1743, only 1,743 bottles of Moët & Chandon Golden Jeroboam will be released and at the cool price of around $1050 each.
The savvy people in the marketing department at Absolut are at it again, this time with the release of Absolut Glimmer. This limited edition packaging follows in the footsteps of Absolut Bling Bling, Absolut Disco, Absolut Rock Edition, and In An Absolut World Every Night is a Masquerade, but Absolut Glimmer is a breed of its own. For the first time, the bottle itself was altered rather than just the design on the bottle or how it was packaged. The concept was to make the bottle mimic the look of classically cut crystal and when placed in various light conditions, the bottle will appear differently as it reacts to the light. See the full post »
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10.14.2010 | Brian Kropf
They’re among us, out in the open, in wine shops, grocery stores and in restaurants, you just don’t know it. They look just like you and me on the outside, but on the inside, they’ve consumed Sherry. That’s right, there’s a secret movement of bandidos crying out “Viva Jerez” as they’re enthralled by unmistakable essence of this long forgotten fortified wine from Spain. Over the past few years the “Secret Sherry Society.” has been hosting gorilla Sherry tasting all around the Nation, even hold food & Sherry pairing competitions. I myself was recently subdued by the whimsy of this unique wine beverage and found myself a convert. See the full post »
On March 8, 1981, Andy Warhol journaled about a group he had discovered called the “2000 Club.” It was described as a company of men who had collected 2000 bottles of Dom Perignon, and were keeping them locked in a vault until New Year’s Eve of the new millennium. The alleged plan was that the corks would be popped when the clock struck midnight. If all hell didn’t break loose, than at least they’d have themselves some damn good bubbly. See the full post »