2011 Borsao Berola Red

2011 Borsao Berola is a blend of 70% Garnacha, 20% Syrah and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon from Campo de Borja, Northern Spain.  It’s sweet and jammy with a bit of spice, coffee and tannin, finishing with an almost medicinal bitter quality that stays in the mouth for awhile.  Overall it’s a bit thin but pleasant enough.  Not bad for sub $20 bottle of wine but nothing exceptional.

Peekskill Brewery Super Stario

Peekskill Brewery Super Stario is an 8 ABV ADIIPA and pours hazy orange.  The nose and palate are all juicy tropical NE farmhouse on a solid backbone of sweet malt.  Mouthfeel, carbonation and texture are all moderate and creamy.  Perhaps nothing has become a Julius killer yet in the farmhouse style but as the style surges in popularity and availability it’s great for the fans.  Great beer definitely worth finding.