Booze and Wine
Bars and Taverns
Ceres Cafe, inside the building 141 W Jackson Blvd (at W Jackson St at LaSalle St) Chicago, IL 60604 (312) 427-3443
Gonzo Imperial Porter from Flying Dog Brewery in Frederick, MD
Buffalo Trace Distillery Tour and Where to get AAA Ten Year If you're at Buffalo Trace, when you exit the distillery you'll probably turn right, toward downtown Frankfort. Instead go left. In a short distance, there's a little liquor store on the right. They should have whatever Buffalo Trace product you need. You might think they get a lot of traffic from the distillery but they don't, since you pretty much have to know they're there.
Asked about Cask Strength bourbon and Binny's guy suggested these: Rare Breed Bookers Noah
Cheap but good bourbon Stuff that I like W L Weller Special Reserve Jim Beam Black 8 Year Double Aged Wild Turkey 101
Still evaluating Evan Williams Black Label (Sam's Club) Ancient Age Ancient Ancient Age (Ten year, maybe only avail. in KY) Old Grand-Dad 114 George Dickel Original No 12 Tennessee Whiskey Elijah Craig 12 Best bottom barrel Weller reviews
Columbia-Crest Grand Estates Cabernet Sauvignon and the Merlot are good
Quote from a friend about Rieslings: My favorite is Fetzer's Riesling. I think it is better than the Chateau St. Michelle, although I have not had the Relax. Riesling is actually my favorite wine and Fetzer is my favorite that I have tried. Something also close to a Riesling is called Guwertraminer. I don't know how to spell that exactly. Fetzer makes a great one of both and they run about $8-11 depending on where you buy it. I have found both wines at local grocery stores, World Market and Beverages and More stores. Costco has a good selection too.
Fritz Haag Riesling Spatlese Mosel Brauneberger Juffer Sonnenuhr 2007, $45
Reichsgraf von Kesselstatt Riesling Spatlese Mosel Scharzhofberger 2007, $34
2012 is supposed to be a good wine year due to the dry weather.
1/2 price Baily's substitute: Carolans Irish Cream