On this holiday roundup, Mark begins by chronicling several interesting recent wine experiences: a meeting with the daughter and granddaughter of Nelson Mandela, and a review of their wines from the House of Mandela; and a description of a tasting conducted by Napa’s Mira Winery, which compared land-aged wine to wine aged at the bottom of the ocean floor. He then goes through wine options for Thanksgiving, outlining the best and worst matches with turkey. On Bizarre Beverage News, Mark explores a trio of stories—a Hungarian winemaker who killed a thief with poisoned wine; the world’s strongest beer, with a whopping alcohol content of 67.5%; the growing trend among churches to serve craft beer to attract a larger congregation.
House of Mandela—Link to: http://www.houseofmandela.com
Mira Winery—Link to: http://www.miranapa.com
Binny’s Beverage Depot—Link to: http://www.binnys.com