Monthly Archives: May 2017

Sacred Gin, England

Profile: Spicy, sweet. Taste: Cardamom, lemon peel, honey. Recommended Garnish: Orange slice, grapefruit. I approach this gin with solemn respect. Not because of the regal packaging. Not because of the spiritual name. Instead, because it is clear to me that there is divine passion in the makers of Sacred Gin. This is a delicious spicy, […]
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What’s the Deal with Malbec?

Let me guess…first thing you think of when you hear “Malbec” is…Argentina? Boom! Admittedly, at Klaustur Bar I have been strict about not offering any Argentine or Chilean wines. I feel that because there is such great volume of wine produced by these budding countries that there is a large variance on the quality of […]
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Ex Umbris Syrah, Washington USA

I was looking for a specific bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon at the grocery store, and they happened to be sold out. Craving a full-body New World red, I decided to try this one out. I can’t get enough Washington Syrah these days. For under $30 USD at the store, this was exceptional value. Red Mountain […]
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Delille Red Mountain Blend, Washington USA

The “Doyenne-Aix” from Delille Cellars is a blend of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. This was a total “fruit bomb”–I was saturated with black and blue fruit, and I loved every moment of it. On both the nose and palate there is rich blackberry, lavender, and clay. A pleasant surprise that was on special for members […]
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