Wednesday, November 30, 2011

New and Notable

A bevy of handcrafted beers have just breached our sagebrush laden shores. Please have the Siri function on your iPhone send us your orders.

-De Proef Flemish Primitive #3 Surly Bird. Our first offering from the Great Professor, Dirk Naudts, in sometime. Needless to say we are excited. You should be too. Plus we have KeyKegs!
-Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze (375s) and Schaerbeekse Kriek (750s) are back.
-Coniston Bluebird XB is finally back. Sorry for the long delay.
-Mikkeller Porter 12/500ml and 7.92g KeyKegs.
-Mikkeller Barrel Aged Chipotle Porter 12/375ml.
-Mikkeller bubbly. The Nelson Sauvin Brut is back. It's a must try and one of the coolest things to have ever been bottled.
-Amager Rye Porter 12/500ml
-All of Andres Kissmeyer's amazing beers are back, Honey Porter, Pale Ale and PilNZer. And we have KeyKegs of Pale Ale and PilNZer.
-Epic is back! Many of you thought the day would never come and were allegedly planning on firebombing our global headquarters. You can all rest easy now as we have decent stock of Armageddon and Pale Ale plus the Mash Up collaboration which we believe includes every brewer in New Zealand.
-Speaking of New Zealand, we have a couple new breweries from that little speck on the other side of the world: Invercargill and Yeastie Boys. We have two beers from Invercarill Boysenbeery (a Belgian style Kriek beer) and Smokin Bishop (a German style bock beer) and two beers from Yeastie Boys, Digital IPA and Pot Kettle Black.
-Haandryggeriet Odin's Tipple is back. Odin's Tipple is the coolest beer in world made with one strain of wild yeast and lots of chocolate malt.
-Haandryggeriet Krokkebic 12/500ml. A sour ale brewed with Crowberries. What the hell is a Crowberry?! Who cares. It's from Haand. It will be amazing.
-Niles Oscar Kalasol 20/330ml. Described as a slightly dark Oktoberfest.
-Bourganel Biere au Nougat 24/330ml. This crazy French beer brewed with Nougat.

And in Kegs
-Dieu du Ciel! Aphrodite and Blanche du Paradis
-Ellezelloise Hercule Stout
-Xbeeriment Madraz and #44
-Haanbryggeriet Norwegian Wood
-Nogne-O Batch #500 Imperial IPA
-Oppigards Well Hopped Lager

Friday, September 11, 2009

A New Era Begins

We are incredibly pleased to announce that the future leader of the Drink Real revolution, Reed Martin, was born early this morning. He is a healthy little boy, and by the look of his nose already a fan of Cabernet Franc and Lambic. The father, Ty, the driving force behind our world wide operation, and mother Beth, enlightener of little and large minds alike, are both doing well. We raise a glass to you both with heartfelt hope, pride and congratulations, and we leave you with a thought from our attaché in Québec.
"I never thought of myself as an adult until my newborn, still warm from birth, clutched to me for security. It was as if I could feel my heart in him."

Monday, August 24, 2009

there's a bluebird in my heart

We'd like to give a special thanks to Duncan Mitchell (proprietor of The Chapel Tavern) for single handedly selling us out of Coniston's Bluebird Bitter. Luckily we have more arriving later this week. We consider ourselves lucky to work with someone like Duncan, and a handful of other bar owners, who understands that there is world outside of cheap corn based beers. Allow us to pay homage with Charles Bukowski-

"there's a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I pur whiskey on him and inhale
cigarette smoke
and the whores and the bartenders
and the grocery clerks
never know that
in there."

Monday, August 17, 2009

The Beer of Bandits

We've been gone so long and so much has happened we don't really know where to start. Most importantly, we are working with The Shelton Brothers' beer portfolio. They have so many incredible brewers in their book that we would be fools to list just one, but that's what we'll do because we're full of fool's wisdom.
Blaugies La Moneuse
Go to St James' Infirmary and order one.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

It's Just So Good

Our egotistical leader finally relented, after three months and change of soaking up the well wishes of others, and decided to let us move forward with wine blogging and worthless tidbits. So it begins again. We have started working with a new superstar in the Loire Valley. His name is Eric Chevalier and he makes mind boggling (when your mind boggles you're truly living) Chardonnay and Fie Gris from somewhere in the Muscadet. Above is a picture of the young turk with a bottle of his Fie Gris. The wines will arrive in May. We humbly request you buy vast amounts.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

December 3rd 2008

One year ago today our absentminded and feckless leader, Devlon, was admitted to St. Mary's regional hospital for corrective heart surgery. Wherefore he asked to issue a brief statement. This breaks with our code so we put it to a vote. Just as our president elect was fond of doing while in the Senate, Devlon voted "Present." 
151 voted yea. 
150 voted nay.
The statement issues forth. Let it be know that the opinions expressed are neither supported or condoned by Cépage Selections, LLC.

"We usually leave all communiques to our press advisor in Budapest but I couldn't turn down the perfect opportunity to strum on your heartstrings and guilt you into a sympathetic purchase of organic European wines. Please write your generous order on cigarette paper,  roll it, place it in a tube and attach it to a Homing pigeon's leg. 
At one year, I'm thankful for the skilled and steady hands of Doctor Rakesh Pai, for all those that kept me caring and laughing (if you received a text or email from me today saying "Thanks.", it's you), for the absurd burlesque that is this world, for the authentic and delicate wines of Marc Ollivier and Didier and Catherine Roussel, for the many people that say our wines are too dry or too unusual, for putting my faith in what is tangible such as family and friends (if you received a text or email from me today saying "Thanks.", it's you) and not the supernatural, for bikes and treadmills, for no longer having holes in my heart, for pictures snapped at random, for arugula mixed with bacon, for the professor in college that compared my writing to Virginia Woolf, for the literary agent that said my writing was rubbish, for the person that told me she loved Chardonnay but hated Chablis, for Cabernet Franc and Gamay, for my suppliers who saw me through the almost zero sales mouth of last December and the subsequent hardest year of my life, for the subtle rhythms of Cummings and Elliot and Nabokov et al etc... for all that have told me they loved me, for the whole LDM crew, for the chance to wake up this morning and look at something and someone beautiful, for bright planets and steam that rises off of teacups, for all our customers that have the will to hand sell wines, for various and sundry songs, for text messages at once private or peculiar or very very funny, for mothers fathers brothers aunts uncles et al etc..., for good restaurants with real wine lists, for having all my fingers and functional tear ducts, for obese Pomeranians, for fluctuating currencies and (to paraphrase Beckett or maybe it was Charlie Wilson) for having another chance not to fuck up the endgame." 
Devlon Moore

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Happy Birthday Boo!

In a couple of hours the brilliant Laurel Cook turns 27 years of age. Laurel is based in London, but runs our advertising department and keeps the minutes from our daily meetings (we are truly a global conglomerate and much like Citigroup too big to fail). Laurel is a trusted advisor with a keen business mind. More importantly, she is also a loyal friend and the world does not bequeath many of those. We hope the 26th of November brings Laurel as much joy as a hot bowl of baked beans does our spiritual advisor above.