IPA, Beer

I am often asked “What is your favorite wine?”. I can’t answer that question. There is a lot to consider, food, season, mood, cost…and on and on. Beer, however, I do have one favorite it is IPA. I like the bitterness and feel it does with most foods, it transcends season and mood and cost, well, that fluctuates but, oh well, sometimes I will spend the extra dollar.


Fun Facts about Madeira

Taste profiles:  caramel, walnut oil, peach, hazelnut, orange peel, and burnt sugar.

A dessert wine that pairs well with dark chocolate, nuts (almonds), and berries.

Generally about 17-20% alcohol content.

Tingly sensation on the center of the tongue is due to sugar and alcohol.

Popular cooking wine, great with mushrooms.  Preferable to cook with madeira wines sold in a wine store.

Madeira has a long shelf life, temperature does not change the product.  If wine is stored correctly, wine will last up to 1 year.

The most popular style of Madeira sold in the United States is called “rainwater.”  Must be aged three years before released.