Category Archives: Wine & Drink

Light or Full body beer?

I recently ran across this article on the 8 beers America no longer drinks and it made me pause for thought…what is my favorite beer?  After a few minutes, I quickly jotted down a few of my favorites (in no particular order): Continue reading

Beer, Wine, or Scotch?

I enjoy a nice glass of beer, wine, or scotch every once in a while.  The drink of choice depends upon what I am doing at that particular moment.  I enjoy a glass of beer when I’m watching a game at the ballpark, at a BBQ, or while I’m waiting for my plane at the airport (which I am doing right now by the way).  Some of my favorite beers are:

Rolling Rock
Hefeweizen (with a slice of Orange)
Dos Equis
Miller Lite (yes, I watch the calories from time to time)

When I go out with my wife, I enjoy a glass of wine, or two, or three.  Yes, I enjoy wine.  Red wine is my wine of choice.  There’s nothing like a Cabernet with strong flavors of pepper or berry with a nice meal.  Zinfandel and Syrah are a close 2nd and 3rd in my book.  I will drink red wine no matter what I eat.  I know some people will say that is sacrilege, but it is a preference of mine. I am by no means a connoisseur, and I don’t believe in spending a lot of money on wine.  Some of my favorites are:

Seghesio Zinfandel
J. Lohr Seven Oaks Cabernet
Zaca Mesa Black Bear Syrah

Now, when I’m having a drink with my boss, who happens to be a Scotch connoisseur, I will have a glass or two.  I have learned to appreciate this spirit.  When I was younger, I tried the blended scotch and it didn’t sit well with me.  However, after my boss introduced me to Single Malt Scotch, I changed my tune and now I enjoy a nice single malt from time to time.  The flavors of butterscotch and peat over just a little bit of ice is tasty.  This is a drink that I can’t have too often as it is not an every day drink for me.  The only blended scotch whiskey I can drink is Chivas Regal.  Some of my favorites are:

10 yr, 12 yr, 15 yr The Macallan
Chivas Regal

Other spirits I enjoy from time to time are Tequila, Vodka, and Irish Whiskey….but I’ll save that for another post.  What is your drink of choice?  If you don’t drink alcohol, what do you like to drink?  Please join the conversation, I would love to hear from you.

Restaurant Review – Mix @ THE Hotel (Mandalay Bay)

Last week, I had a friend, Scott, visit from Chicago.  I hadn’t seen him in 8 years and he wanted to go out to a nice restaurant with my wife and I.  Since it had been over 8 years since he was in Vegas, I decided to make reservations at Mix, which is located on the 64th floor of THE hotel @ Mandalay Bay.  Mix is known around town as a chic, high end restaurant. Continue reading