Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Rochefort Ales

Rochefort is one of only 7 breweries that are allowed to be called "trappiste".

"The Abbey of St-Remy, in the southern part of Belgium, was founded in 1230, and the monks began to brew beer sometime around 1595. The beautiful small brewery in the abbey, Rochefort Trappistes, is one of only seven Trappist breweries in the world and makes full-bodied, deeply flavored dark ales. They are bottle-conditioned and among the world's most highly-respected beverages." -- importer

"6" or Red Cap

"Reddish-brown color with amber-gold highlights; soft body leads to earthy flavors and an herbal character. Refined, soft spiciness in the bouquet finishes with a bit caramel. Bottle-conditioned for soft natural carbonation." -- importer

"8" or Green Cap

"Deep brown color; the flavor is vigorous and complex, with firm body to support the strength. The aroma has elusive notes of fresh fruit, spice, leather, and figs." -- importer

"10" or Blue Cap

"Dark brown color. Great strength balanced by a complexity of flavors and firm malt backbone. The bouquet covers a wide range: port wine, leather, apricots, oak, spices - a deeply intriguing beverage." -- importer

Monday, May 5, 2008

Grand Marnier 150th Anniversary

Grand Marnier 150th Anniversary....$194.99
Includes 2 Riedel Snifters

Launched in 1977 to comemmorate the 150th Anniversary of Grand Marnier and it is made with Cognac that is aged up to 50 years.

"Very deep amber-orange hue. Generous brown spice, orange, and caramel aromas explode from the glass. A viscous, rich attack leads to a full-bodied palate." -- 100/100 BEVERAGE TASTING INSTITUTE.