2016 Perrine Winery Red Amarone

Got this from the bro and it turned out to be an excellent red wine, never heard of Amarone before but I chilled it and drunk it literally in 30 minutes. Was super tasty and real good fruity notes and I def need to get a case of this shipped to me.

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from the Perrine Website:
The Huguenot
Our premium whites and reds and our dessert wines. Series named for Daniel “The Huguenot” Perrine, the first Perrine to come to the new world from France in the mid 1600’s.
 
Varietal Wines and Blends – $6.50 / 6oz glass; Whites $14.50 / 750ml bottle; Reds $18.95 / 750 ml bottle
Amaronea dry blend of Italian grown Corvina, Rondinella, & Molinara varietals. It is an intense, full flavor, full bodied wine with a sweet bouquet and flavors of cherries, plums, a hint of oak & dark chocolate.
Go check them out if your in College Station, or online.

Green’s Gluten Free Beer Dubbel Dark Ale

Recently tried this beer off my gluten free beer list and it is damn good. They have three different styles but the Dubbel Dark Ale is my favorite that has a slight bubbly pop to it. The Tripel Blonde is decent and the Amber is the least favorite of the three. This beer is a contender for my favorite gluten free beer, almost outing Tweason Ale, and Omission, however I like to switch it up. It’s also a great beer if your not allergic!

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Notes about Green’s:

Brewed in Belgium, Green’s relies on millet, sorghum, rice, and buckwheat to concoct its line. While the caramel-y Discovery Amber Ale, rich and toffee-tinged Endeavour Dubbel Ale, and fruity and potent Quest Gluten-Free Tripel Ale are all wonderful, the latest release is a revelation: Crisp, refreshing, and fabulously floral, Enterprise Dry-Hopped Lager is perfect from afternoon to last call.

Toasted Oak Grill and Market, Novi Detroit

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I really wanted to sample some local fair for being in a new place (Novi, Detroit). I checked out YELP for the best restaurants in the local area and found the Toasted Oak that was attached to a $300 a night hotel. We parked and walked in and a hostess greeted us and sat us down and we were the only people in the place on a Weds at 3PM. We came back Friday night and the place was slammed and service was overwhelmed.
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With the YELP app you can check-in and get a order of Kabesa sausage for free which is the most epic tasting sausage ever, tastes so darn good. We also got some wine which was $4 happy hour and was excellent. The place is legit on the inside and very cool winter feel all we needed was snow. They have a retail store of overpriced wine bottles and knick nacks for home and wine.

I got the truffle fries and fritas for the first night which were tasty, excellent and full of flavor. The Friday night I went back I got the grass fed Michigan beef which has nothing on Texas beef, it was fat, chewy and had little to no flavor. However the lavender infused drink was absolute crap and the drinks were inconsistent from the day before.

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The bartender on Friday night ran out of a drink special and I told him just make something similar or something he likes, our first day waiter came back and told us the bartender will not do that pick something on the menu. (How dare you bartender?! You work off tips, I’ll be sure to let management know to change your attitude or fire your @ss. You didn’t prep enough cocktails for the night and then have the audacity to tell me you won’t make something similar.

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For dessert on Friday night we got a apple tart pie and I got a custard which was gluten-free and amazing. The only reason for not 5 stars is a crappy bartender on Friday night and also not having a gluten-free menu or gluten-free bread. GET WITH IT TOASTED.

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EPCOT Food and Wine Festival 2014

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Fast lines, order, pay, wait for lady to give you your food after she reads your receipt. Good food try Greece!

If your GLUTEN-FREE or Allergy like me save this link to your device:
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It tells you every booth you can visit and what you can eat. Tested & Approved.

Was surely busy and thousands of people no doubt, but the mini Epcot Food booths moved quicked and their stuff down. The plants native to the countries planted near each booth was an AWESOME Epcot touch.. I can’t wait to go back in a few years. So much good food and merchandise, I didn’t do the passport but I don’t think I missed anything by not doing it either.. it was way to hot and long lines to wait and grab one.

This was an awesome event and I’m glad Epcot stepped up to the plate.. will post photos of some of the booths and what not!

Epcot Food & Wine Festival, Drinking that wine in France

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ChillinScore: 5

Be sure to click Read More to see all my photos from Epcot Food and Wine Festival.

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Aldi (South Carolina)

$5 Bottle at Aldi in South Carolina

I have never seen a bottle of Cab from Napa Valley under $15-20 before, and it turned out to be amazing. Great flavor.

2011 Cakebread Sauvignon Blanc

Favorite Brand of Wine