New Belgium: Cocoa Molé

February 6, 2012

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Expectations have a funny way of biasing results – if you took eighth grade science you probably learned that. One of the reasons I love blind taste tests is how they don’t allow as much bias to play into results. I am getting away from myself though, because this is not a post about blind […]

A Question

February 2, 2012

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I have struggled – I will discuss why next week – with gathering enough tastings and notes to produce a lot of review blogs. I have also been scheming and planning for the months of March and April, but those are not present, and I need to be writing now. I have some entries in the […]

Posted in: Food

Pliney the Elder: From Love to Like

January 30, 2012

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The first time I had Pliny, I fell in love. It was a beautiful golden hue in the glass, and the scent of it was brimming with sweet citrus and freshly cut grass. It was exceptionally balanced and incredibly refreshing. It was, simply the best Indian Pale Ale I had ever tasted… …but the first […]

The Wine Expert

January 26, 2012

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black and white

A parable: As the winter wind blew outside of Liquor Mart in Boulder, CO, a middle-aged couple found their away through the long aisles of the store to  the domestic Cabernet Sauvignons. Uncertain of exactly which wine they desired, the two paced up and down in front of the row of bottles. A clerk approached them […]

Back in the Saddle

January 19, 2012

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Snowy Trainer

If you have read “The List”, you may have perceived that I, like many people, would like to increase my fitness over the course of this next year. I wish that didn’t sound so cliché, but it’s the truth. A year ago I was preparing for a three-month bicycle tour from Colorado to Utah and […]

Posted in: Cycling, Fitness

Orin Swift: Saldo 2010

January 16, 2012

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This Saturday night, for the first time in a long time, I had a bottle of wine that reminded me why I love wine. Sure, I was sharing the bottle with a beautiful woman over a delicious meal, but not to be outdone by company or cuisine, Orin Swift’s Saldo was an affirmation that a […]

Posted in: Drink, Wine

What to Expect

January 5, 2012

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In the past I have blogged with a clear intent.This time around, I have only the most rudimentary sense of direction. I imagine that I belong chiefly to that class of bloggers who use their platform to hold themselves accountable – writing for me is a kick-start for exploring those things in life which I […]

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