Light straw in colour. A lightly toasty, spicy nose with a note of the forest floor. Medium- to full-bodied, dry, richly extracted apple and melon flavours rounded out with oak. Well-balanced and long on finish.
Medium-deep gold. Faint nose of apple, a whiff of sauerkraut, caramel from the oak. Medium-bodied, slightly sweet, tastes a bit like a slightly diluted fruit cocktail. Tree-huggers beware: oak was not spared in the making of this wine. Drink up.
Your classic oaky California Chardonnay. Deep gold. Medium nose with lots of fruit: papaya, pineapple, apricot, pear, and vanilla from the oak. Full body with more oak on the palate, a bit of grapefruit bitterness and good acidity offsetting the sweet apricot nectar, apple and pineapple flavours. Best served not too cold to those who like their wines a bit over the top. Did I mention the oak? Drink up.
This beer is all about the haze, pouring a juicy fluorescent orange with a mousse- and latte-like foam. The sip starts off with papaya and guava moving to pineapple and a seedy passion fruit centre. A low but persistent orange-rind bitterness balances the sip. This hazy brew is tough to find — you can only buy it at some wine and beer stores in Illinois, but it is worth the hunt as it won gold at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival for Hazy, Juicy IPAs.
Deep ruby colour. Spicy, smoky, black raspberry nose with an oaky note. Full-bodied, dry, ripe strawberry and plum flavours with vanilla oak spice. Juicy and ripe.
Straw colour, minerally, peach pit bouquet. Medium-bodied, dry with a white peach flavour. A touch of sweetness in mid-palate with lemony acidity on the finish.