Sunday, September 27, 2020

Mosketto Delicate Sweet White, Rosé, & Red


I may not like sweet frosty pastries like cake (ew, gross) but I do like sweet wines. Sorry, not sorry. Mosketto Delicate Sweet White has white flowers and orange zest on the nose with apples and peaches. The palate is also appley and peachy and the thick finish turns to sweet succulent clementines. With the Delicate Sweet Rosé there's rose pedals on the nose with juicy cherries and strawberry candy that follows onto the palate. Those cherries pop on the finish, and this is my favorite of the bunch. With the Delicate Sweet Red there's raspberry sauce on the mid palate and strawberry jam on the finish. With that red I gotta ask: anybody got some cheesecake? That is a cake I'm all about.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Rosé All Day Spritz Rosé + Grapefruit with Bubbles


Okay, I'm going to be blunt: Rosé All Day are not kidding when they say "+ grapefruit" because there's A LOT of grapefruit here. And that wouldn't be a big deal in the middle of July or August when it's hot as hell and if this thing was chilled ice cold, because it would be completely crushable and I would just abuse that 4 pack of cans so easily it's ridiculous. But it's September and starting to get chilly here so you know what I did? I took an inexpensive Cava, that I knew I could trust to provide some wonderful bready yeastiness, and mixed them together. It was pretty damn enjoyable. I'm not even joking. Improvisation!

Friday, September 18, 2020

Grapes & Capes Episode #2: Two Hands & Two-Face


Joey and Michael spend Episode Two tasting wines by Australia's Two Hands winery and talking about Two Face and DC Fandome Part Two.



Prologue: Thank you to Brad, more about Comically Speaking

Wine #1: Two Hands Sexy Beast Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, thank you to Donna White Communications, McClaren Vale vs Barossa Valley, Shiraz vs Syrah

Comics #1: Two-Face
Harvey's comic debut, Batman Forever, The Dark Knight, (Infinity War, Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther), Batman vs Two-Face animated movie, Batman: The Animated Series, Eye of the Beholder, The Long Halloween, Hush, Tomasi's Detective Comics

Wine #2: Two Hands Angel's Share Shiraz 2018, Australian wine laws, misleading wine lables, wine ratings

Comics #2: DC Fandome 2, part 1
Black Adam, Man of Steel, Doom Patrol, Harley Quinn Q&A, Magic Wheelchair, Immortal Vigilante: Hooded Justice, CW'S Batwoman & The Flash

Wine #3: Two Hands Gnarly Dudes 2018

Comics #3: DC Fandome 2, part 2
Three Jokers, Geoff Johns controversy, Joker War, confusing Tomasi with Tynion, (Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man), DCeased, Good Day to Die, Unkillables, Hope at World's End, DCeased: Dead Planet, Superman panel, Brian Michael Bendis, Death of Superman, Reign of Superman, Death and Reign animated movies, The Killing Joke

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Grapes & Capes Episode #1: DC Fandome & Bogaty Family Winery


It's the first episode of the Grapes & Capes Podcast! Mike and Joey taste three wines from Virginia's Bogaty Family Winery. We also discuss our "origin stories" for becoming comic book readers and wine drinkers. Then of course we need to talk about the huge DC Fandome online event!



Wine #1: "The Founder" White Blend (non-vintage) , wine in Virginia, what is Bordeaux

Comics #1: Our Origin Stories
How we became comic readers and wine drinkers

Wine#2: "The Founder" Red Blend (non-vintage), the history of vitis vinifera and phylloxera

Comics #2: DC Fandome
Wonder Woman 1984, (Bloodshot, Game of Thrones), The Suicide Squad (The Harley Quinn Show, Swamp Thing, Justice League Apocalypse), Flashpoint, (Batman '89), Zack Snyder's Justice League, Black Adam, (wrestling), The Batman

Wine #3: Justin Bogaty Winemaker Series Cabernet Franc 2019, grapes making babies, old wine, Truro Vineyards

Comics #4: What we're reading & misc discussion
The Spectacular Spider-Man, Superman: Blackout, Immortal Hulk, Secret Six, Undiscovered Country, Once & Future, Comically Speaking, comic book shops during the COVID Crisis, Newbury Comics, the return of Milestone

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