Entries by Stephen Pulvirent

Belgian Beer – Three Summer Styles

Beer often gets discounted as being pedestrian, not very flavor-rich, and generally inferior to wine, spirits, and cocktails.  But I’m here to rectify the misconception.  Only in the last twenty or thirty years have beers other than macro-production, adjunct lager (Bud, Miller, Coors, and the like) been readily available in the United States.  Since Prohibition, […]

Whisky Tasting Basics

A few weeks ago I wrote about my interview with John Glaser, founder of The Compass Box Whisky Company.  I mentioned that I would be following up with a tasting of the samples he was kind enough to give me,