Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Kris Pinot Nero

Sucks.  Took two sips from the glass and pour the rest of it down the drain.
I'll have a real wine review for y'all over the weekend.
In the mean time, enjoy this little tidbit from Kendall-Jackson's blog!!!

Something about eco-MILFs...

Bon Boire!

Monday, March 28, 2011


So I've been flooded with work between school and my mandatory occupation of earning money so my wife and I can sustain.  Besides that, I have been doing much more drinking so I think I have more than enough content to share along with everyone.  INCLUDING!!!!

More Bar Reviews
Local Events
Several New Wines
Exotic Cocktails
New Liquor Products
and More!!!

In the mean time, enjoy this picture of how I accurately feel at the moment.

bon boire.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

St. Patrick's Day

It's been too long since I've gotten to update.  I might just start doing much smaller ones so I can keep it on a roll and keep everyone posted.  But i can say that for this St. Patrick's Day, I am going to enjoy a nice evening with my wife.  She's cooking Shepard's Pie and I'm drinking an Irish Car Bomb.  Hope y'all have a good one, and don't drink too many green beers.

Irish Car Bomb
16oz Can Guinness Draught
1½oz Carolan's Irish Cream
½oz Jameson Irish Whisky

Like always, there is a method to my madness.  I chose these specific ingredients for quite a few reasons.  I find the Guinness in the can to be more like the actual beer on tap, rather than out of the bottle and Carolan's has a much more creamier essence than Bailey's and stands up to the beer better.  And Jameson because it's what I'm used to.

First, pour the Stout into a pint glass (or a little larger, you need room for the shot glass) and shake the whisky and cream over ice and strain into a shot glass.  Drop the shot glass into the pint of Stout and drink it all down quick!

Liquid Gold...

Grá Deoch!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Even More Useless Trivia!!!

Schoolwork has been killing me guys....
Mardi Gras just passed yesterday and work hasn't been easy.  So now that all the complications with life are partly out of the way, I might actually be able to update my blog once in a while.
Right now all I can show you is this gem I used to own as a child:

And some other crap I've learned over the years:
The end of prohibition takes place on April 7th.  Celebrate by drinking!!!
• Fewer than 1.4 percent of Americans citizens entered a speakeasy during the Prohibition Era.

• During the Prohibition Era, most so-called 'bathtub gin' was actually made in a wooden wash basin.

• The Academy of Forensic Economists determined that Prohibition accounted for roughly twenty percent of the decline in tourists visiting the U.S. from England, France, Germany and Italy during the time the 18th Amendment was in effect.

• On a per capita basis, more Americans took up residence in Canada during Prohibition than during the Viet Nam Era, but not as many as during the George W. Bush administration.

• During Prohibition, Angus M. MacAngus, a dairy farmer in Lititz, PA, tried to distill urine from his diabetic cows and bulls but the sugar content was not sufficient to convert to alcohol.

Also, I need to give up something for Lent.  I'm thinking about soft drinks....
Or pretty much anything that isn't water or alcohol....

Bon Boire!!!

Monday, March 7, 2011


Found this on a NASA related blog on the National Geographic website.  Hope you enjoy!

It's probably no surprise that today's astronauts are discouraged from drinking on the job. Space tourists, however, may have different expectations.
Enter Australia's 4 Pines Brewing Company, which this Saturday will be conducting human experiments in Florida—taste testing space beer. (Related: "'Global Warming Beer' Taps Melted Arctic Ice.")
According to ABC Melbourne, the brewery has made its first batch of suds designed to be drunk on commercial space flights.
Astronaut Karl Henize enjoys a Pepsi on the space shuttle Challenger in 1985. Guess he wasn't a fan of New Coke, either.
—Picture courtesy NASA

What's the big deal, you may ask? Why can't I just get a Bud Light or a Heineken? You certainly could, 4 Pines might reply, but it wouldn't taste very good.
One of the enduring problems with eating or drinking in space is related to what's called space adaptation syndrome.
In orbit, the fluids in your body are no longer being pushed by gravity into your lower half. But your body is still trying to pump things around as if you were standing on Earth.
This leads to excess fluids in the upper body and head, which in turn causes nausea, vomiting, and swelling.
Aside from the nausea, eating becomes less enjoyable, because the swelling also applies to your taste buds, and this dampens down flavor in a very noticeable way.
"Astronauts have been known for years to throw handfuls of salt and bottles on Tabasco sauce on their meals," 4 Pines brewer Jaron Mitchell told ABC Melbourne.
The new space beer is a "big, full-bodied" stout that brewers hope will taste great and be less filling, even in microgravity.
A drop of carbonated soft drink floats on the space shuttle Challenger in 1985.
—Picture courtesy NASA/Johnson Space Center

At the same time, brewers made the space beer less carbonated than Earth beer, to counteract so-called wet burps.
"On Earth when you burp, due to the gravity that's acting on your stomach, the gas and the liquid separate," Mitchell said.
"However, in space ... the gas and the liquid can both come up during a burp."
Yum x 2.
Of course, NASA was evaluating the challenges of bringing bubbly beverages to space long before the days of Virgin Galactic.
Space shuttle experiments conducted almost a decade ago brewed a small amount of beer in space and tested a device for dispensing carbonated drinks in zero-G.
Plus, in a twist on the concept, Japanese brewer Sapporo last year made a limited edition space beer with barley grown from seeds that spent five months in Russia's Zvezda Service Module on the International Space Station.
The company sold 250 six-packs for the equivalent of $110 each—but only in Japan.

Bon Boire!!
IN SPACE.........