Browsing the archives for November, 2009.

Druid’s Fluid – A tasty red table wine

Druid’s Fluid – A tasty red table wine

We picked up this gem a few months ago in the Troon Vineyards tasting room in Carlton. Although the majority of their wines were fairly standard in my opinion, Druid’s Fluid really stood out. It’s a wonderfully full-bodied red table wine.

A lot of Troon’s wines were on the pricier side ($30-$50 a bottle) but Druid’s Fluid was under $20. Each time we open a bottle, we are glad that we brought some home.

Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale

Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale

Celebration Ale is a pretty good winter beer that I like to have around the holidays (yes the cheesy “celebration” in the name is probably 75% of why). Like a lot of winter ales, Celebration Ale is very full bodied and hoppy but it goes the extra mile of being nicely balanced with some sweeter nodes.

And finally this beer has a special place in my heart because it was my sister’s favorite when she came to visit me in Portland :) .