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Bring on the Barley Wines

Barley Wine is an amazing style of brewing steeped in old English tradition. Domestically, Barley Wines have been picking up momentum this past year as local brewmasters reach for different expressions of high gravity (high alcohol) offerings. Barley Wines are … Continue reading

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Aventinus from G. Schneider and Sohn

Aventinus As the temperature drops outside during the late fall, my beer palate takes a turn from the hoppy beers of the harvest to darker offerings that warm the body and soul. One of my all time favorite dark beers … Continue reading

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Ca’ Del Baio – Valgrande – Barbaresco: Ryan’s Favorite Red Wine of 2012

Ca’ Del Baio – Valgrande Barbaresco 2009 My favorite red wine of 2012 is hands-down the Valgrande Barbaresco (2009 Vintage) from the Ca’ Del Baio Cantina in Piedmonte Italy. I am a huge Nebbiolo fan and being able to get … Continue reading

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Left Coast Cellars Willamette Valley Pinot Noir from Oregon

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Value wines from Oregon are hard to come by, especially Estate bottled and sustainably farmed. However, the Left Coast Cellars Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is an excellent value. Willamette Valley Pinot is a wine that over … Continue reading

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2010 Navarro Vineyards Gewurztraminer from Anderson Valley

2010 Navarro Vineyards Gewurztraminer By Wine Shop Proprietor, Ryan Sadowski The Wine Shop was recently able to bring in the wonderfully spicy, intensely aromatic and dry 2010 Navarro Vineyards Gewurztraminer. Tasting Notes This wine is an excellent example of what … Continue reading

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