There are many wines which are for sale at many thousands of pounds/dollars that no-one will ever drink, and that are not expected to have a good taste at all - they are simply priced there through scarcity.
A rare item is going to demand a higher price from an interested buyer than a commodity item.
While I may be able to tell the difference between a £10 ...
RateBeer is the other big rating site. It also has a 5 point rating system but you can also just "tick" beers 1-5 stars, which may be helpful for you.
There's also Untappd which is pretty popular. It operates more on a 4square-style check-in system and has a lot of social features as well as badges for various types of beer, origins, location, timing, etc....
There is Untappd, which is a social network for beer drinkers (web and app). Quite straightforward, actually. You check you beer in, rate it and leave a short comment (like Twitter). And you see a timeline with your check-ins and your friend's ones.
The rate is what you're looking for, an overall score from 0 to 5 (multiples of 0.25).
It's nice for keeping ...
The Italian Wine Selection will ship internationally. They seem to have a large selection. Caveat: Some countries at any one time may or may not be deliverable due to particular domestic rules and laws of the country being shipped to.
We are in the wonderful city of Sorrento, you can come and visit us in our 3 restaurants, where in addition to drink the ...
Please allow me to recommend the Cave à bières à Rennes : Chez Alain.
The French are more into drinking wine, but this shop does beer a lot of justice.
They have around 350 varieties of beer, both imported and domestic.
It also has a small bar situated on site. What more do you need?
Cave à bières à Rennes : Chez Alain
Une large gamme de bières ...
From the looks of it they sell their beers on rotation in their own bottle shop:
We are just a humble micro brewery producing small batches of beer. Often times people develop a love affair with one particular beer (Roman Candle fanatics tend to be the most assertive!), but we brew over 50 styles in a year! With only 9 fermentors this ultimately means that ...
Here are some US options.
The Bruery has a few different levels but their starter Preservation Society gets you 3 bottles of different styles each quarter without any commitment (you can join for one quarter and quit any time). This is also the easiest way to get some of their big beers like Black Tuesday, White Chocolate, and Chocolate Rain. The contents ...
Off the top of my head, Half-Time Beverage co. runs a few Beer of the Month clubs. I've ordered beer from them, and that worked pretty well, but never tried any of their clubs. I'm sure there are some other companies, but figuring out who can legally ship to you can get a bit tricky.
Not all wines are suitable for keeping - and the ones that may be, still require good stable conditions with regards to temperature, sunlight and so on. Assuming the 20+ years old wines you’ve had were suitable and have been stored well, there still are other aspects worth considering.
Some districts have a ‘classical’ and a ‘modern’ style of wine making, ...
Thanks to Ken Graham.
After returning from Brittany, I can say that Chez Alain was a good choice, but a little too international.
I discovered Le marchand de biere in Rennes, not too far from Chez Alain, which I preferred for a larger choice of only local beers.
You can check out the top rated beers at the user ratings site Untappd.
You can filter by style and country, and the app is very easy to use. I'll bring it up on my phone when I'm at a restaurant or grocery store and I want more info about a beer I haven't seen before or to check out the ratings.
Call them and find out cause in NYC you can get it at a couple of international beer carriers (SEARCH ON YELP).
Or try PRESIDENTE Beer from their DR neighbours at any Publix Supermarket/Wine & Spirits.
Phone Number to Medalla Company
There is no proof for any bottle of wine. You can open it and it has gone bad.
Good is subjective. Well flavored is subjective. Flavor is more about the grape. If you don't like a Cabernet Sauvignon then you are not going to like an expensive Cabernet Sauvignon.
There are numerous reviews and point systems.
A vineyard will have a reputation.
How long in advance do you need to order Westvleteren?
It seems you need to place an order in at least 60 days in advance of the time of pick up at the abbey.
The abbey is located at Brouwerij de Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren, Donkerstraat 12, 8640 Vleteren, Belgium. But be warned: the abbey is not easy to find. When coming from Brussels, the ...
In addition to Ken's answer, you can also visit the abbey's gift shop at their restaurant. They usually have cardboard sixpacks for sale of one of the three varieties. There is a per person limit of 1 sixpack per day, which may or may not always be perfectly adhered to. The B&B we stayed at last time told us to make a couple of trips to the gift store in ...
Are you sure it wasn't the Brahma Malzbier? I've had regular Brahma before and it taste like any other watery pale lager from MillBudCoors.
The Malzbier is a beer that is dark and they add caramel and it's low alcohol and sweet.
Manufacture: American pale lager type beer in which, after filtration, caramel and ...
If you're in the UK Beer 52 is excellent https://www.beer52.com/
This has been set up by a friend of mine based in Edinburgh. They have purposely gone out of their way to find unique and individual beers. In my first box, along with 12 beers, I received a nice bottle opener, a little 'passport' book giving me discount to a selected number of bars, a book ...
Beer Citizen allows you to rate Appearance, scent, taste and mouthfeel. You can look at individual reviews or get an average rating from everyone who has reviewed the beer. Each beer has brew facts and show you similar beers to the one you are reviewing.
There actually are a lot of really high-quality beers that are extremely well-distributed. The Trappists aside from Westvleteren and the new ones from the past couple years are available all over the place as well as a lot of classics like Weihenstephaner or Schneider. You would be surprised at just how well you can do simply trying out anything you haven't ...