Posts in Beer & Wine
Asheville Ales

One of the items on my wife's bucket list has always been to go to The Biltmore (Asheville NC) during the Christmas holidays. We made plans to go this year to see how this majestic palace had been converted into a winter wonderland. Next stop for Marty was beer land, better known as the Wicked Weed Brewery.

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“It Drink Pretty Good, Don’t It?”   

Marty’s beer adventures took him to Mobile, Alabama for work. His visit to Serda Brewery and Brewpub yielded an educational twist. Serda Brewing is the first brewery in Mobile since prohibition and their core brand beers are traditional German styles that have had an American craft beer face lift: richer in flavor, bolder in strength, more complex in character, a reflection of the past with modern craft brewing innovation.

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Ambrosia & Ales 

Marty Nopper’s beer adventures continue in Philly, the “City of Brotherly Love” and in this case love of beer! So much so I practically ran off the runway craving the local grub and something to wash it down.

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Humulus Lupulus

Looking forward to a trip to the left coast highlighted my October schedule. My welcome gift of Russian River was sublime. You see, this is not your everyday beer. This is a pseudo unicorn. Hard to get, peeps! Let me spin you a little yarn....kids, gather round. by Marty Nopper.

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The ultimate guide to visiting wineries in New Zealand

Irina Vishnevskaya and her team at allé custom travel provide The ultimate guide to visiting wineries in New Zealand + If you’re looking for even more wine: 4 New Zealand Wine Festivals Not to Miss.

WOW, Pack your bags!

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Lettuce Entertain You Opens Its First Wine Bar in Chicago

Check out Lisa Elbert’s tip for a great Chicago wine bar = Bar Ramone is among a new wave of wine bars where the lists are constantly changing, the service is casual yet soigné, and the experience is engaging and fun.

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“O zapft is!”

Marty Nopper provides details on the Top 10 Oktoberfest parties you don’t have to go to Munich to enjoy + six of his favorite Oktoberfest beers with an essence of “pumpkin.” So…Consider Marty the mayor of Brautown and hear me slur, ‘O’ zapft is!’. Drink up! Party on!

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2016 Terre de Promissio Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 

This distinct Spell Estate wine is introduced by inky blue-red hues and it’s destined to age exceptionally well, while still tremendously pleasing now. Drink over the next 5 to 10 years.

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2016 Spell Nichole’s Blend Sonoma County Pinot Noir

Bill & Tiki Spell named this wine after their daughter Nichole, so it’s a must sip Pinot Noir that comes from the Sangiacomo and Desmond Vineyards.

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