I believe many of you know that besides my enthusiasm for cooking, I am a Oenologists in every sense of the word. Prior to working in the computer field, I was beginning my studies to become a Sommelier. For several years I was under the guidance of a true sommelier and I learned so much.
During my years with IBM, I never ventured to far away from the Wine industry. I ran countless wine tasting and organize large wine dinners. Now, that I am retired, I have a part time job working as a wine consultant in a local wine shop.
I have recently ventured out into the field of premium and fine beers. I have been amazed at just how many excellent beers are out there. I am very fond of Belgium Ales, but I have taken a strong heart to the Dog Fish Head line of beers.
They make so many different styles. My favorite being their Wide World Stout, which is about 17% alcohol. So, it is more like a port than a beer.
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They have a 120minute IPA that is totally undrinkable right now and will need 5 to 10 years of aging to mellow out.
So, my wine cellar now has a spot where I can store and age some of the fine beers.
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences