Ross' Weekly Sip: Txakoli

Only a single export market exists for Txakoli, the United States. Thanks to a few dedicated importers, these wines are now taking center stage in local restaurants and retail stores, and here at Mike’s, we couldn’t be more excited. 

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Andy Doohanwine blog, wine
This Week in Beer: May 29, 2019

Maplewood Brewing's Juice Pants will be back in stock at all 3 locations TOMORROW!   This juicy hazy IPA is a crowd favorite and always goes quick. A few new beers will be here as well!  Hoof Hearted's Everybody Wants Some Mosaic and Did We Just Become Best Friends? drop tomorrow.

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Andy Doohan
This Week in Beer: May 1, 2019

First, in exciting local beer news, City Barrel Brewing is doing a small round of distribution and we'll be receiving two of their beers in 4pk cans!   City Barrel opened just a few short months ago in the crossroads.  Focusing on hoppy, wild, and sour beers, they've already made a splash and we're psyched to join the party. 

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Andy Doohan
Ross' Proper Margarita

In addition to drinking more Margs this summer, I’m also making an effort to include more local products in my concoctions.  If years of working in local restaurants and retail have taught me anything, it’s that we all have to make a conscious effort to support those in our communities, or they may not stand the test of time. 

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Chilled Red Wine & Warm Weather A Trend Long-Overdue

As rosé continues to trend upwards at an almost unstoppable pace (in no way am I complaining), the long-standing Mediterranean trend of chilled red wine in the summer months has yet to hit stateside.  A few rebel winemakers and sommeliers across the country are setting out to change all that.  Red wine isn’t just for cold weather anymore. 

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Andy Doohan
Ross' Weekly Sip: F.X. Pichler

In 2011, when I first began my journey through the ranks of the Court of Master Sommeliers, the pinnacle grape of Austria, Grüner Veltliner, was a complete unknown to me.  It was a wine that I quickly set out to experience. 

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Andy Doohan
Lambic Tasting on April 9, 2019

Tuesday April 9th in the Brookside tasting room, I’ll be holding a sit-down lambic class/tasting. I’ll be talking about the history of the style, the spontaneous fermentation that is the cornerstone of its production, the varied subsets of the style, as well as plenty of other nerdy anecdotal ramblings.  

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