Blognonymous Holiday Gift Guide - Part 2
And nothing says "Merry Christmas" at Kvatch's pad more than BOOZE! Yes indeed, wine, vodka, gin, and most especially seasonal ales, stouts, and porters make this frog's holidays happy! Take for instance this little bottle of joy over on the left. It's a porter that got a bad rep in Maine for having a label that was deemed "undignified and improper". But I say...find me a local distributor so I can get a taste and buy six-packs for all my friends.
HT to the Comandante for the heads-up on the controversy.
Drink it, eat it, spend it,attend it is the way to go!
BevMo should carry it. Mmm, 6%, yumm.
Deb, no joy on the BevMo idea. Bummer, since there's now a BevMo within walking distance of my flat, but I'm continuing to look. And I like your motto, a well.
Mrs DBK and I bought our current home five years ago. There is a little recessed area in the basement wall and, the first year we were in the place, I took the scrap material from another project and built a wine cabinet, kind of like a wine cellar. It holds 77 bottles of wine and is insulated against the basement but uninsulated against the exterior basement walls. In this way it used the earth for temperature control and resists the house temperature. We only have maybe twenty-five bottles of wine in the cabinet at this time, though we've been full from time to time. This includes five bottles of champagne that we've received as gifts, a bottle of 1985 porto that I picked up in Portugal for $30 but which retails in the states for over $300, a couple of bottles of the Chateauneuf-du-Pape Mont Redon (a 1999 and a 2000), and a Haute Medoc that I can't wait to drink, but I may have to go to the butcher's first for some rabbit, because I like a Haute Medoc with rabbit.
Scotch and Irish whiskey are good, too.
Comandante, no truer words!
TBFKaJBlue, you need a symbol girl, and...you're so right about the Winter Ale.
D.K., "smoke it"? Not this frog (asthma). Breathing is enough of a problem without inhaling the gases and particles given off by a burning weed. ;-) But I love...absolutely love...brownies! And BTW...what's Armandale?
BevMo describes Armadale as a "hand-crafted, tripled-distilled vodka from Scotland". natch the scots make it from barley!
There's a good vodka review in Slate
scroll down to Armadale. It came in #2 (Chopin was #1) ~~ D.K.
But, even setting aside the asthma, I've never had even the slightest interest in tobacco or any other "smokable" indulgence. Mother and Grandfather were smokers, and maybe that had something to do with it.
And...many thanks for the vodka recommendation. I'm gonna get me some of that!