Archive for April, 2012
Mississippi Mud – The Backstory

Mississippi Mud – The Backstory

This week, it was tough to find a backstory on Mississippi Mud.  In fact, I found almost nothing.  Reviews are found on a number of blogs, but there is no website, Facebook page, Twitter account, etc. for the brand. The only interesting fact I was able to find is that the beer is brewed in Utica, NY.  How odd that a brand with the name Mississippi Mud is brewed...

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The Taste of Mississippi Mud

The Taste of Mississippi Mud

I’m still in love with the growler packaging of this beer!  I was anxious to open it up and get a taste of the brew. Thoughts from the Brand From the bottle, we get this wonderful description of the history behind the brew: Dating back to 18th century England, the custom of blending pale and dark beers has kept the “Black & Tan” a favorite...

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Introduction to Mississippi Mud

Introduction to Mississippi Mud

This week, the choice jumped out at me as soon as I stepped foot into the beer aisle.  As I scanned the options, my eyes immediately fell on the cool little Mississippi Mud growler.  The growler stands about 8 or 9 inches tall and has a very distinct personality among all the traditional bottles and cans. After I was hooked by the growler design, I realized...

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Jewelry Inspired by Blufeld Riesling

Jewelry Inspired by Blufeld Riesling

This week, I was drawn to the Blufeld Riesling because of the cobalt blue bottle and whimsical floral label.  I was anxious to work with the bottle glass and really focus on the highlighting the wonderful color. The Design Process As I thought about what to create this week, my mind kept returning to the bezel designs from last week.  I really like the idea...

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The Backstory of Blufeld Riesling

The Backstory of Blufeld Riesling

This week, I was able to find out a bit more about the brand online.  Blufeld does have both a website and a Facebook page.  I also came across several articles about the brand.  Here’s what stood out to me as noteworthy. About the Wine For the Blufeld Riesling, blue slate in Germany gives this riesling the distinct flavor.  Here is the description...

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The Flavor of Blufeld Riesling

The Flavor of Blufeld Riesling

This week’s featured wine is a 2010 Blufeld Riesling from Mosel, Germany. Thoughts from the Brand On the front of the bottle, the wine is described as a “medium sweet” riesling.  Turning the bottle around, you see this deeper description: Inspired by the stunning blue slate soil of German vineyards, medium-sweet blufeld combines citrus, peach...

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Introducing Blufeld Riesling

Introducing Blufeld Riesling

This week I’ve selected Blufeld Riesling as the featured wine.  The blue bottle combined with the small floral graphics hooked me.  In February, I had the chance to work with the Bud Light Platinum cobalt blue bottle glass and I just loved the color.  Here, the color of the glass is the same, but I think I will find the personality of the brand to be...

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Jewelry Inspired by Save Our Shore

Jewelry Inspired by Save Our Shore

This week was one of my favorite weeks with the blog so far this year.  Save Our Shores is a wonderful, tasty brew with a great focus – raising money to keep the Gulf shores clean.  Focusing on this brand during the week I was in Marco Island, Florida (on the gulf coast) was the perfect combination to be inspired. The Materials This week, I combined elements...

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Save Our Shore – The Backstory

Save Our Shore – The Backstory

Abita is an interesting brand for me.  For years, I thought this brand was imported to the US.  Since I prefer to try craft beers from this country, I had always made another choice at the store.  Then, I saw Save Our Shore.  The bottle connected me to the brand and got me to dive deep enough to learn that Abita is a town in Louisiana!  The brews are made...

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The Taste of Save Our Shore

The Taste of Save Our Shore

With such a beautiful bottle and wonderful cause, I was hoping the taste of Save Our Shore was able to live up to my expectations. Thoughts from the Brand On the  bottle, the description is as follows: This unfiltered Weizen Pils is made with Pilsner and Wheat malts.  It is hopped and dry hopped with Sterling and German Perle hops.  It has a brilliant gold...

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Introducing Save Our Shore by Abita

Introducing Save Our Shore by Abita

This week, our family is on vacation in the place we call our second home – Marco Island, Florida.  Located on the southern tip of the Gulf side of Florida, I’ve visited this little piece of paradise since I was a little girl. Back in 2010, you may remember, that an oil spill flowed for 3 months in the Gulf of Mexico.  Wildlife, shores, and the...

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Jewelry Inspired by Peninsula Cellars

Jewelry Inspired by Peninsula Cellars

This week, the focus has been on Detention Sweet Red Table wine by Peninsula Cellars.  I enjoyed this wine and had a great time learning more about the winery located right here in Michigan.  Next time I’m in Traverse City (this summer), I’ll definitely be stopping by to taste and say “hello”. The Process With a tasting room located...

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Peninsula Cellars – The Backstory

Peninsula Cellars – The Backstory

Peninsula Cellars is located on the Old Mission Peninsula, just north of Traverse City, Michigan. The region lies along the 45th parallel like the other wine regions including Alsace, Burgundy, and Bordeaux.  From the website, this is how Peninsula describes their wine making: Our philosophy toward wine making has always been very minimalistic, allowing the...

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The Taste of Peninsula Detention

The Taste of Peninsula Detention

Peninsula Detention is described on the bottle as a “sweet red table wine”.  Obviously, that means there are a blend of grapes in the mix and I was anxious to learn more and taste the flavor.  I was a bit surprised not to find a taste description on the bottle itself as I’ve found this to be a staple with most wines.  So, after my first taste,...

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My name is Lori Sullivan. By day I'm a Marketing Strategist and by night I'm a Jewelry Designer. I also enjoy relaxing with family and friends with a great wine or beer. This blog is the place where my passions for drinks, design, memories and marketing mix.