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5 April, 2013

Double Black Diamond Martini at Firebird’s Grill

Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Durham - NC on by : The Gourmez
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Double Black Diamond Martini Firebirds Southpoint, Durham $10 This martini doesn’t have a long list of ingredients, but classic martinis never do, subsisting on quality liquor with a personalized touch of what gets the drinker’s juices flowing whether vermouth, blue-cheese-stuffed olives, or cocktail onions. The Double Black Diamond martini is even simpler than that, just
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2 November, 2011

Bogle Merlot 2009

Comments : 1 Posted in : Merlot, Red Wine, Uncategorized on by : The Gourmez
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Bogle Merlot 2009 Graton, CA   This wine strikes me as smooth right away. It’s full of bright fruit, but not tart fruit like so many bottle I drank over the past two months. The main notes are strawberry and a juicy, juicy plum with subtle spice and vanilla.   I enjoy how unobtrusive and
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28 September, 2011

Hiko’s Premium Ka No Izumi Junmai Daigingo

Posted in : Sake on by : The Gourmez
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Hiko’s Premium Ka No Izumi Junmai Daigingo Koga Shiga, Japan   This is a fantastic sake. I lost my tasting notes on it right after I tried it, so this is a loose, loose remembrance of the flavors. Normally, I wouldn’t bother writing up a post when that happens, but I wanted to make sure
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