Today we are going way back- to the back of the fridge and the back of the wine cabinet.
We will start with the wine: a red table wine from Lucas Vineyards in the finger lakes region, 2005 vintage! You don’t need to age your table wines, so we had no idea what we should expect when we pulled the cork and poured the first glass.
You could tell by the color that it was a wee bit old. Just a tiny brownish tinge around the edge indicated the Tug Boat Red’s age. No gnarly smell, so we went for it. What we have is a delicious and sweet red wine with almost no alcohol remaining, which is fine. This ten years young wine is a delcious after dinner sipper that we would love to try a more recent vintage of. This vineyard is still producing this particular table wine, and we plan to grab a more recent vintage and update our review.
– Winey Woman 🙂
For our #WBW beer edition we have Foley Brothers Brewing, Brandon, VT
For this week’s Way Back Wednesday, I’ve unearthed a bomber from Foley Brothers, their Fair Maiden Imperial IPA. I wasn’t sure what to expect, as this is my first beer from Foley. I have to say, I’m really impressed. It’s a big deal to be able to make a good beer, and to pull off a well-balanced Imperial that has flavor to go along with the bitter takes real skill. Foley has done an impeccable job in keeping the bitterness in check. There is a nice resin flavor going on, and a slight orange citrus breaks through as the temperature comes up. Overall I’m extremely happy with my first experience of Foley Brothers Brewing, and I can’t wait to try more of their offerings.