2012: The End of the World

The Mayans predict that the world will come to an end in 2012. At Colonial Spirits, we thought this would be a great time to discuss what drink we’d want to go out with. In this video, Nicolay, Nic, and Tim tell us what they’d be sipping on that final day. Nicolay would enjoy a Champagne. Nic opts for a Riesling. And Tim chooses an India Pale Ale.

Please let us know what would be your last drink, too!


Part One – Interview with Winegrower Joan Huguet

Joan (pronounced joo-on) Huguet laughs pretty hard when someone suggests signing his wine bottles while at our store. He laughs even harder when we take to calling him “rock star” for the night, and harder still when he insists on my taking a picture of him signing a bottle so he can show his friends back in Barcelona.

Joan produces Cava first and foremost, and he brings with him his “Huguet de Can Feixes Brut Gran Reserva,” a lean, tautly balanced blend of Macabeo, Parellada, and Pinot Noir.  Cava, the flagship sparkling wine of Spain, is produced by the same method as Champagne, but is rarely of equal quality.  The Huguet, however, possesses an elegant complexity free from the angry mouthfeel of lesser sparkling wine, and does so with absolutely no dossage; that is to say, there is no sugar in this wine.   Zero. Continue reading Part One – Interview with Winegrower Joan Huguet