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11 May, 2011

Terrenal Macabeo and Chardonnay 2009

Comments : 2 Posted in : Chardonnay, Macabeo / Viura, White Wine on by : The Gourmez
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Terrenal Macabeo and Chardonnay 2009 Carinena, Spain The nose of this wine reminds me of donut peaches and a certain friend from the produce department at Safeway that used to always cut me samples of them. The taste is not nearly as exciting as that whiff or that memory. This is my first experience with
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15 April, 2011

Saketini @ Shiki Sushi

Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Durham - NC, Sake, Spirits, Vodka on by : The Gourmez
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Saketini Shiki Sushi Southwest Durham Website $8 This is a very simple martini, consisting of vodka and Gekkeikan nigori sake, which is the creamy type for those of you not up on your sake terminology. Frankly, there’s no need to have a martini this simple; you might as well drink vodka or sake on their
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28 December, 2010

Karen “Coy” Sake

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Karen “Coy” Junmai Sake Niigata, Japan Note: In no way, shape, or form are those quote marks of my generation. The rose-colored bottle is very pretty, which counts for automatic bonus points—I’m not afraid to admit it. As the bottle description says, it smells like lychee, with a bit of cream in the nose, too.
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