Monday, October 26, 2009

Bud Light Golden Wheat

Jiiminy, where do i start. Bud Light Golden Wheat. $6 for a six pack. Taste like a Bud Light version of a micro-brew wheat beer. Not bad at all. Not great at all. Pretty much the definition of American mediocrity. It was like eating at Red Lobster. yes. It was just like that. Affordable, generic, safe, mediocrity.

French Rabbit - Pinot Noir - 2007

Wine in a box.

Now those three words remind you of college? Myself, I drank cheap red wine from a jug. Sangria from jug. And it involved toga parties. College was fun.

But I digress. French Rabbit Pinot Noir. This boxed wine was a pinot noir, from FRANCE, and it cost $10 for a full liter. No wimpy 750ml bottle here, no siree. How did it taste? Actually rather good. It was a full bodied pinot, a little sweet on the sweet side for a pinot, but not too much. Very much a good deal. And if you didn't know it, you would NEVER guess it was boxed wine.

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Just Crystal Lite with fiber. Digestive health is impo'tant yo!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

10/14/2009 (Firefly Martini, Cava Segura Viudas Brut Reserva, Barefoot Pinot Noir)

First off, its my 3rd Wedding anniversary. Go Me. To kick off the evening, I started with a Firefly Martini. Ok, its really a tea-flavored-vodka gimlet, but I think the former name has more panache'. Its 1 1/2 oz Firefly vodka, 1/2 oz Roses, shaken with ice, strained into a cocktail glass, garnished with a cherry. Hows it taste? Not bad. Kinda like the south; sweet tea, alcholholic, and vaguely racist. My next one will have less lime juice; maybe 1:4 ratio instead of 1:3 perhaps. More about Firefly: its a Tea flavored vodka I found at Target. (Yes, Target. In Missouri you can sell hard liquor anywhere. Fuck your oppressive liquor laws Ohio.) Retails for $19.99. Not bad for a novelty vodka. It makes excellent gimlets if I can say so. It also goes well with lemonade, but thats a little too froofy I think. I want to keep this liquor blod a little more old school drunkard; but one could say I already with the introduction of Firefly vodka. Those people can go to hell.

For dinner we went to Sapphire's Resteraunt in Jefferson City. I had the rack of lamb and D. had the duck breast in a blueberry sauce. This blog ain't about the food though. We split a bottle of Spanish Brut; Cava Segura Brut Reserva. $22 at the resteraunt, but I am sure that it retails for half that. Overall good. fairly dry, tasty. It made a nice appetizer, went well with dinner,and made a fine desert. For those cheap bastards who have graduated from Osti Spumante and Andre and whatnot; I highly recommend.

Finishing the night is a Pinot Noir from Barefoot. $6 dollars at Target I think. Not terrible, but not something to get excited about. Spend your money at Trader Joes on one of their pinots instead.

Fresh Hops Ale Fest

There will be a beer fest this weekend in St Louis that I am looking forward to. Schlafly is throwing the Fresh Hops Ale Festival at their Kirkwood, MO Bottleworks locale. They are flying in fresh hops just so them and five other area brewers can make beer for us to imbibe. I'll look for you there.

Amalgamated Brewing CompanySt. Louis, MO / Grafton, IL
Mattingly Brewing CompanySt. Louis, MO
Square One BrewerySt. Louis, MO
Morgan Street BrewerySt. Louis, MO
O'Fallon BreweryO'Fallon, MO

Info at

10/13/2009 (Pro-mis-Q-ous wine and Gimlet)

Started the evening with half a bottle of Pro-mis-Q-ous Red wine from Target. Its a blend of Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Syrah. I like Zinfandel and Syrah, so I thought I’d try it. When I picked it up at Target, I thought the shelf said it was about $7. However I must be fucking blind because it was $11 on the reciept. Oh well. I'm out 4 bucks-- Its my contribution to the economy. It was ok on the first sip, but it got increasingly sweet as I went on. It was not exactly to my taste, but tolerable. Not worth $11 bucks. But for a slutty wine, it was ok.

Finished the night with a gimlet. Tanqueray gin, splash of Roses Lime Syrup, and a splash of club soda. End result is a drink that looks like iced pee, but tastes like a proper drunkard drink should. Bracing, slightly gross, and full of booze. I am a bourbon and scotch man myself, but gin has a place in my heart as well. Its ESTABLISHED if you know what I mean. Waspy.