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31 May, 2013

Southern Tea @ the Oxford

Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Raleigh - NC on by : becca
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Southern Tea The Oxford (My Review) Downtown Raleigh $9 Because I am not a sweet tea fan, it may surprise you that I order cocktails that feature it anyhow. But in cocktails, you see, a little sugar never hurt. Okay, it sometimes hurts, but that’s not the case for the Oxford’s Southern Tea. It’s made
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30 March, 2012

Comique Revolution Blanc 2010

Posted in : Other White Blends, White Wine on by : becca
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Comique Revolution Blanc 2010 Central Coast, CA Look at this — another wine that won me over with its label artistry! I’m so predictable. This time, that art is an alluring blend of golden tones with black lines portraying some odd lords and ladies along with exclamations that they had to “cut the fluff!” apparently
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25 February, 2011

Starrlight Meadery

Comments : 8 Posted in : Mead, Travel Guide for Chapel Hill - NC, Travel Guide for Pittsboro - NC on by : becca
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Starrlight Meadery 480 Hillsboro Street, Pittsboro Website Hours: Thurs through Sat, 12 to 6; Sun 1 to 5. Tours offered every other hour on the weekends I had a great time checking out Starlight Meadery a couple of weekends ago in Pittsboro’s Chatham Mills shopping center. They are located in the white building hiding at
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10 January, 2011

The Old Ceremony @ Motorco

Comments : 1 Posted in : Bars and Tasting Rooms, Bars in Durham - NC, Bourbon on by : becca
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The Old Ceremony Motorco Central Park District, Durham $6 As you can see, I’m not talking the band here, which I happen to love, but the shooter named after them by Motorco. The first time I went to Motorco, I thought naming shots—there’s no cocktail list here, just fancy shots—after local bands was a fun
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21 April, 2010

Kiuchi Yuzu Wine—Wine Review

Comments : 3 Posted in : Dessert Wine on by : becca
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Kiuchi Yuzu Wine Japan Yuzu is a citrus fruit native to Japan. I’ve never tried yuzu wine before, or even yuzu for that matter, so this glass will be my first impressions of both. The color is a pleasant gold with some peach highlights. The nose is strong, sweet, and reminds me of peach again.
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26 January, 2010

Taylor Marsala — Wine Review

Comments : 14 Posted in : Fortified Wine, Marsala, Wine on by : becca
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Wine: Taylor Marsala Region: Finger Lakes, New York The color of this dessert wine is fantastic. It’s like looking at a blood red rose, with a copper hue around its edges.  It smells like port, with rich, dense, scents of overripe peach and tamarind. The flavor is smooth and definitely has peach notes, but the
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