Cisco the Harwich Spirits Shoppe blogging feline here… Take a gander at the sale on the left. (Good through 11/11/2010.) Yeah, given all the mail bombs and the elections, it’s time to take a break and pick up a potable or two.
What to buy? What to buy??? (Actually, the question is of a rhetorical nature since I live here and raid whatever I dang well please after Da Gizz et al close up… Still, even rhetorical contemplations deserve wandering.) So, if I did have cash and had the predisposition to use said cash, what would I buy? I’d probably swoop on the Woodbridge ‘Portacinco’ for $8.99 – the reviews look good, and if there’s a better value, someone would tell me that I’ve been sniffing the cat box too long.
As for beer… That one is easy:
- At last taste (and every taste), Heineken is an un-balanced mess fit for the self-important, brainwashed elite. (If you want to taste what real Heineken tastes like, head for Europe.) Lord only knows what Heineken Light tastes like, but my guess would be something along the lines of Haffenreffer with a water chaser. (Jeez… Why do I feel like Bruce won’t exactly be tickled by that review?)
- Sam Adams Light has potential, though I’d never skip the taste of the original for the sake of the calorie count of a few potato chips.
- Ah, good old Amstel Light! Now there’s a beer for the sensitive palate… For Chinese food, this is only bested by Tsingtao.
- You certainly can’t go wrong with Harpoon, Bass, or Stella…
One last thought… Remember the season. (Remember the hassle of times past and having to wallow out into the snow to buy beer and wine for that gathering that grew just a tad larger than you thought it would? Or worse yet, not being able to re-stock because all the stores were closed? Stocking up while the good stuff is on sale is not a bad idea at all!)
Two cats blogging…
* Nat Decants: A thorough glossary from Natalie MacLean, noted wine writer, speaker, and judge.
* eRobertParker.com: “The Independent Consumer’s Guide to Fine Wines”
* GLOSSARY of Wine-Tasting Terminology (Version 1.4 – Jan. 1995): A thorough collection of definitions from Anthony Hawkins.