Monthly Archives: May 2011

Now enjoying some (gueuze) bubbles…

While writing up the next posting regarding this past weekend’s 20th annual Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation hosted by The Opstalse Bierpallieters I’ve decided to post a foto to show you the special bottling of the 2009 Girardin. I’m sure you’re … Continue reading

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A planned, spontaneous weekend

So here comes another exciting weekend in Brussels! This city just continues to amaze and entertain, and I realize in order to keep up with everything going on around here I’ll need a full time job to do so. (Yes … Continue reading

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A typical scene: an empty whisky glass, and what comes from it…

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From the empty whisky glass

So last night I knew I was going to enjoy more than a few whiskies, so I decided to just use the same Glencairn glass for all of them, knowing full well my empty tasting notes would be quite interesting … Continue reading

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Di Blasi’s Italian American Restaurant, Brooklyn New York

The tables are set! Every single fork, knife, water and wine glass, bread plate, salt and pepper shaker, napkin, candle and flower vase are perfectly placed on pure white, hand-ironed tablecloths. Chairs are as close to the tables as they … Continue reading

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Whisky bar, defined!

1. The staff greets the guest warmly immediately upon arrival. (A big plus if it’s the owner of the bar that does the greeting)! ✔ 2. When ordering a whisky, the staff asks intuitively, “Without ice?” ✔ 3. And adds to … Continue reading

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