December 13, 2007

Tasting notes from a holiday party

The following brews are some of the wines and beers that were tasted at a combination birthday and holiday wine party. The beers were brought by a couple who claimed they do not know much about wine. The Bouteille Call (pronounced "bootay call") was offered by a San Franciscan couple. As it's said, we ate, drank, and were merry!



(from left to right) Orleans Hill Cote Zero (organic and vegan)
  • You know we {heart} vegan wine in Berkeley
  • Might taste better after breathing
  • Sharp, spicy, peppery
  • Impertinent
  • Peppery, fruity, immature; has an inferiority complex; grapey
Wellington The Duke
  • Well balanced (no kick)
  • Smooth
  • Well behaved
Poggio Bedini Nero D'Avola
  • Subtle, raspberry, dark
  • Very complex, very good
  • Spicy
  • Unforgettable - or is that the other one? Oh bother
Reinaert Flemish Wild Ale
  • Wheat oriented, carbonation is a nice change from wine
Saison Imperiale Belgian Farmhouse Ale
  • Fantastic - belgian among fave beer


Choya Umeshu (plum wine)
(no notes)

Bonny Doone Bouteille Call
  • Strawberry flavor - sweet - very tasty
  • Jammy
  • Zany

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