Sharing wine experiences with an emphasis on "terroir" wines of great character in the absence of scores.
Counter Culture Coffee Idido Yirgacheffe Ethiopia this morning. After having tried all the other coffees now (except Heart) I can understand why Thrillist named these guys their favorite roasters. This cup is just awesome. Everything is in perfect balance. The acidity is not to high toned, the coffee had some serious body but the roast is still light so that it doesn’t taste burnt or bitter and the nutty flavors and floral characteristics have not been muted. So far my favorite of the batches we have tried.
I am not a professional wine taster, nor do I have any professional training in the wine trade. I am a wine enthusiast who has spent countless hours tasting wines of many different styles. My palate is not aligned with a single wine critic, and I call all wines "as I taste them". My site is a source of tasting notes and wine recommendations as well as warnings without conflict of interest. You'll just have to figure out how your palate aligns with mine. My palate generally tends to veer towards Old-World wines that put a premium on terroir and lovely balance and finesse, rather than raw power...please keep that in mind as you read my notes.