Category : Beer, Wine, Sake

    Home / Cocktails, Spirits, Bars / Archive by category "Liqueurs"
4 September, 2016

Most Memorable Wines from the 2016 Wine Bloggers Conference: Part 2

Most Memorable Wines from the 2016 Wine Bloggers Conference: Part 2
Comments : 2 Posted in : Beer, Wine, Sake, Cocktails, Spirits, Bars, Liqueurs, Other Spirits, Red Wine, White Wine, Wine Bloggers Conference 2016 on by : The Gourmez

Last week, I posted Part 1 of this two-part series on the most memorable wines from the 2016 Wine Bloggers Conference (WBC), based in Lodi. I also participated in the Livermore Valley pre-excursion, so those wines crop up here. And they crop up on Instagram, where I first posted this picture from our Concannon dinner:
Read more

26 February, 2016

The Bessie Coleman Gin Cocktail

The Bessie Coleman Gin Cocktail
Comments : 6 Posted in : Cocktail Recipes, Cocktails, Spirits, Bars, Gin, Liqueurs on by : The Gourmez

If you’re a longtime reader of the Gourmez, you’re familiar with my tenuous relationship with gin. The verdurous herbs, with that alcoholic kick, often prove too much for my palate. Last spring, on a visit to their Alameda distillery, I discovered St. George’s Terroir gin, only the second gin I’ve ever truly enjoyed (TOPO’s Piedmont
Read more

24 September, 2015

Sampling Coastal Spirits and the Gin Farallon Kickstarter

Sampling Coastal Spirits and the Gin Farallon Kickstarter
Comments : 1 Posted in : Cocktails, Spirits, Bars, Events, Gin, Liqueurs, Vodka on by : The Gourmez

  Recently, I was invited by Justin of the Grapevine Consulting to come and check out Coastal Spirits distillery and their new Gin Farallon.  Pretty much everything about Coastal Spirits is new; Brad Plummer launched his first spirit, Vodka Farallon, last September. It’s already picked up a medal from the American Distilling Institute and is
Read more

5 August, 2015

St. George Spirits Tasting Room

St. George Spirits Tasting Room
Comments : 4 Posted in : Absinthe, Bars in the Bay Area, CA, Cocktails, Spirits, Bars, Gin, Liqueurs, Other Spirits, Vodka on by : The Gourmez

Since I moved to the Bay Area two years ago, I’ve heard countless admonitions that I hadn’t been to St. George Spirits (2601 Monarch St., Alameda Point), one of the first craft distilleries in the US. Even more recently, that’s shifted to countless admonitions to check out Faction Brewing, housed next door, as beer appeals
Read more