Archive for June, 2010
It looks a fair amount like Tourment Absinthe, but this time around it’s beer. Or, more specifically, Tourment “Absine Refresher” Gargoyle Citrus is a malt beverage with wormwood and other flavors. The product is made by City Brewing Company of La Crosse, Wisconsin, and it has also been approved in a Bohemian Berry version.
From time to time, TTB explains that there is no specific US standard for “absinthe,” so we wonder if it was really necessary to drop the TH out of ABSINE.
If ever there is a contest, between wine and spirits, I wonder which has been made from a greater variety of foodstuffs over the years. Here is a budding list of commodities from which wine is commonly or not so commonly fermented. Perhaps we will someday prepare a similar list of commodities from which spirits are commonly or not so commonly distilled. On such a list we’d have to include vodka made from milk. But that one is from the past, and so today to the list we add vodka distilled from honey. Comb is made by StillTheOne Distillery in Port Chester, New York. Comb is a rare brand that has a Facebook site but no other website.
The above label is from OC Custom Wine of Anaheim, California.
This post will start short but is likely to grow long over time. Very long. We will try to show the enormous range of foodstuffs from which wine is produced. With each post we will add to the list, and I predict it will grow way past 50. Today we build out the list with the commodities covered so far since 2008.
- Avocado wine
- Banana wine
- Dandelion wine
- Grape wine
- Kiwi wine
- Mangosteen wine
- Marionberry wine
- Onion wine
- Pear wine
- Pepper wine
- Pineapple wine
- Rhubarb wine
- Tomato wine
- Watermelon wine
The time is drawing near, to wind down this series. I am sure there are a great many more examples, further to this theme. Perhaps the readers will point to a few more. All of the above have something in common, and it should be pretty obvious.
The first label is from Arcadia Brewing of Battle Creek, Michigan.
The second label is from Vaz Brothers of Lodi, California.
The third label is from Arcadian Winery of Lompoc, California.