HAD 54: Wine Overview

Join us for our wine overview! We discuss the basics from how it's made to how to order it at a restaurant. Come in, and have a drink!


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  • Wine: Old Pearl Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Brand: Shannon Ridge Family

  • Class: Red Wine

  • Type: Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Age/Vintage: 2015

  • Origin: California

  • ABV/Proof: 13.9%

  • Description: Bold flavors of blackberry and cherry, dried herbs and soft oak tannins envelope this wine. Will pair well with mild to moderate flavored cheese, peppery steaks or chops, and vegetables such as eggplant, zucchini, chard, and escarole.


  • Wine: Beaujolais-Villages

  • Brand: Louis Jadot

  • Style: Beaujolais

  • ABV:  12%


  • Beer: Barrel-Aged Woodthrush

  • Brewery: Little Fish

  • Style: Biere de garde

  • ABV:  6.6%

  • IBUs: ??

  • Beer Advocate Score: 86

  • Brewery’s description: Aged in Cabernet barrels with Brett and Lacto


  • Wine: Taittinger Champagne Brut La Francaise

  • Brand: Taittinger

  • Winery’s description: We are proud to celebrate more than a decade of Rosé production at Stoller Family Estate. Whole cluster pressed and fermented in stainless steel, this Pinot Noir Rosé is exquisitely aromatic with strong notes of ruby red grapefruit and citrus. The palate shows tropical fruits while remaining bright and balanced by mouthwatering acidity.


  • Wine: Pinot Noir Rose

  • Brand: Stoller Family Estate

  • Style: Pinot Noir Rose

  • ABV:  12.5%

  • Style: Champagne

  • ABV:  12.5%

  • Winery’s description: Traditionally elegant and floral, La Francaise is made with a higher proportion of Chardonnay, giving it crisp citrus and white flower notes. A classic Champagne worthy of its place in the pantheon of great sparklers.

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