Going to a tea house doesn’t always involve tea. In fact, around here, most people seem to go and drink coffee. It’s more about the ambiance and food style.
The topic of beverages is wide, even if we just consider alcoholic versus non-alcoholic beverages. Overall, the topics will be more adult-oriented. Even the posts about non-alcoholic beverages would likely be about those such as coffee or tea.
Overall, where readers have an interest in a specific beverage, I do want to encourage readers to attend or hold their own tastings. There will be posts about that, for instance.
In this second part or my gin-tasting series, I continue the quest of trying to decide what it is and try to decide if I actually like it.
Making gin at home was my latest venture. As a serial hobbyist, I’ll just tell you that it’s neither as hard nor as easy as you might initially think.
Buzzed Bee Meadery is one place to visit for anyone who wants a genuine craft experience. They ferment, bottle and sell – all right on-site.
I’ve not lived long in what I think is called Western Central Iowa. Every once in a while, I try to discover the unique things this region has to offer. My latest forays aren’t strictly part of Western Central Iowa, necessarily, but have tended toward beverages. Let me tell you about three of them from my Iowa coffee, tea, liquor adventure.
In the last post, I talked about how you can do your own tasting. In this post, I’ll give one example where my spouse and I created our own tasting. Basically, we wanted to answer this question: “What does gin really taste like?”
When you want to learn more about a food or beverage, one way to accomplish that is to attend tastings. There are many wine tastings, beer tastings, spirit tastings, and tastings of various food items. However, some of you don’t live in areas that offer these events. Also, some of you either can’t afford to attend these or want to create your own event with your own spin.
If you wonder why some people taste all types of things that you don’t taste, it could be that you need to learn to taste.
I’m recently back from a trip to the Greater Chicago Metropolitan area. In that trip, I did get a chance to try a few microbreweries. In this post, I will share some thoughts on the places I visited in my Chicago area beer adventure.
My favorite tea blog is “The ABC’s of Tea” that a friend of mine has created.