The Tasting Bar

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It’s Friday and the Tasting Bar is open! Tune in every Friday morning as Lisa & Dave from The Bottle Shop sit down with Wells to go over and taste a unique selection of wine, spirits and craft beers.

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The Tasting Bar — Craft Sodas 7.18.14

Dave from The Bottle Shop brings some awesome new craft sodas by the Lightning 100 studios. We sampled Fentimans Mandarin and Orange Jigger, Pure Soda Works’ Honey Lime, and Fever Tree’s Ginger Beer. We also mixed up a Rumosa, a rum mimosa, and The Bottle Shops’ version of a Dark and Stormy Night.

BSAM darknstormy Rum-osa

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The Tasting Bar — Liquor Store Oddities 7/11/14

We’ve all done it…walked into a liquor store and said “what the heck is that!”  Today Dave from The Bottle Shop tells us about some Liquor store oddities like Bakon, Ole Smokey Moonshine Cherries and Viniq.

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The Tasting Bar — 4th of July Special!

In honor of The 4th of July weekend, we are going patriotic on The Tasting Bar this week!  Dave from The Bottle Shop brings in some Red, White and Blue Buzz Balls and shows us his very favorite vodka from Texas called Deep Eddy. ‘Merica!  Don’t forget, liquor stores will be CLOSED on July 4th.

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The Tasting Bar — 4 for $40 Wines 6/27/14

On The Tasting Bar this morning, Dave from The Bottle Shop hooks it up with the biggest savings of the year with this weeks 4 for $40 wines!  This week we are checking out 2 wines from Tower 15, an Argentine wine called Postales Del Fin Del Mundo and a French red called Les Heretiques.

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The Tasting Bar — World Cup Wine and Sippin’ Rum

With The World Cup underway, Dave from The Bottle Shop opened up The Tasting Bar on The Morning show with 3 wines from soccer powerhouses: Italy, Spain and France.  Of course summer is on everyone’s mind, so the guys tried out a few high quality “sippin’ Rums,” perfect for any tropical getaway.  Cheers!

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The Tasting Bar — Father’s Day Special

This week on The Tasting Bar, Dave from The Bottle Shop shows what the perfect gift for Dad would be for Father’s Day.  We try some smooth tasting spirits from Blantons, Rowan’s Creek and Whiskey Pig.  For the Scotch lover, Dave shows us the Glenlivet box set!

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The Tasting Bar — Corsair Mixology

This week on The Tasting Bar, Dave from The Bottle Shop brought over Austin from Nashville’s own Corsair to show us how to make two delicious drinks.  The 1st being a Corsair Collins and Austin’s Smoky Bloody Mary.

Corsair Collins SMokey Bloody

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The Tasting Bar — 4 for $40 Spanish Wine & Nola Coffee Liqueur

Dave from The Bottle Shop stopped by the morning show for another installment of #TheTastingBar!  In this episode Dave talks about their 4 for $40 Spanish wine pack and shows us how to make a “Up All Night,” with St. George’s NOLA Coffee Liqueur.

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The Tasting Bar — BBQ Wines 5.23.14

In preparation for the long holiday weekend, Dave from The Bottle Shop stopped by the morning show to tell us about three wines that are perfect for a BBQ!

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The Tasting Bar — World Whiskey Day

In honor of World Whiskey Day this Saturday, Dave from The Bottle Shop stopped by the morning show to talk Whiskeys from around the world.  On this episode of The Tasting Bar Wells and Dave taste Japans Yamazaki Single Malt, Frances Brenne and Scotland’s Monkey Shoulder.  All weekend The Bottle Shop will be hosting tastings of these delicious single malt whiskeys!

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Tasting Bar — “Fine” Box Wines & Buzz Balls

Dave from the Bottle Shop returns to the morning show to talk booze on our new feature called The Tasting Bar.  With Steeplechase and pool/beach season upon us and Bonnaroo right around the corner, we thought we would talk about some drink options that are easy to travel with.  Today we try a few really nice box wines and pre-made mixed drinks called Buzz Balls.

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The Tasting Bar — St. George Gin

 

Dave and Lisa from The Bottle Shop once again showed us some secrets of mixology.  This week on The Tasting Bar we try a few different Gins from the St. George distillery and make a drink that would be perfect for Steeplechase called the Raspberry Bramble.

Raspberry Bramble

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The Tasting Bar — 4/25/14 — 4 for $40 Wine & Ron Burgundy Scotch

Dave and Lisa from The Bottle Shop open up The Tasting Bar once again this week on the morning show!  Back by popular demand, another 4 for $40 deal!  This time with all international wines!  We also get to channel are inner Channel 4 News Team with the new Ron Burgundy  “Great Odins Raven Scotch.”  “I love Scotch, scotchy, scotch, scotch.  Her it goes down, down into my belly…”

 

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The Tasting Bar — Easter Special

This week on The Tasting Bar, Dave and Lisa from The Bottle Shop bring in drinks that will pair perfectly with your Easter celebration.

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The Tasting Bar — Cumberland Cask — 4/11/14

Dave and Lisa from The Bottle Shop once again wow us with some amazing and LOCAL spirits.  Today we try Tennessee’s own Cumberland Cask Whiskey and Dave makes Wells a delicious drink called The Appalachian.

The Appalachian

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The Tasting Bar — Repeat Wine and Casamigos Tequila 4.4.14

This week on The Tasting Bar– Lisa tells us about an Australian red wine blend from the good folks at Repeat and Dave mixes us a margarita from George Clooney’s tequila called Casamigos! Make sure to visit The Bottle Shop to taste all of these amazing drinks!

Cranberry MargaritaMi Casa

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The Tasting Bar 3/28/14 — “Sweet” 16

 

Is your March Madness bracket busted? Us too!  Drink your woes away with a couple “sweet” 16 options from Dave and Lisa from The Bottle Shop.  This week we try a few Sangria’s from Eppa and a delicious Dominican rum from Kirk & Sweeney.

Rum Cocktail

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The Tasting Bar 3/21/14

Now that Spring has officially sprung, Dave and Lisa from The Bottle Shop stopped by the morning show to talk refreshing gin cocktails and four great red wines that you can get for under $10.

1920 Gin Fizz Uncle Val's Bot Refreshener

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The Tasting Bar — St. Paddy’s Day Special

Just in time for St. Paddy’s Day, Dave and Lisa from the The Bottle Shop show us how to “class up” St. Paddy’s Day!

Fair Maiden Irish Ginger Tipperary

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The Tasting Bar 3/7/14 with Brooklyn Brewery

Join us this Friday morning for a special episode of The Tasting Bar with Andrew Gerson from Brooklyn Brewery.  Today we are going to talk high gravity beers and make a really tasty drink called the “Brooklyn Squall.”

Brooklyn Squall

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The Tasting Bar 2/28/14

Dave and Lisa from The Bottle Shop stopped by the Lightning studios to talk spirits in a new morning show feature we are calling The Tasting Bar!  This week we are talking Sauvignon Blac, Bourbon and Rye Whiskey.


Gentleman's Envy

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The Tasting Bar 2/21/14

Dave and Lisa from The Bottle Shop stopped by the Lightning studios to talk spirits in a new morning show feature we are calling The Tasting Bar!  This week we are talking Texas Whiskey and Canadian Apple Cider.

Cider on IceSnake Bite

Poor Man's Velvet

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The Tasting Bar Valentines Special!

2.14 grouping of products croppedLisa and Dave from The Bottle Shop stopped by the Lightning 100 studios to talk about a few drinks that would be perfect for Valentines day!  Listen all Friday morning the recipes.

Red Rouge Cocktail
2 Parts Kasteel Rouge
1 Part Rouge Double Chocolate Stout
B&E Spiced Cherry Manhattan
In a cocktail shaker (or glass) with ice, mix:
2 Parts St. George B&E Bourbon
1 Part Dolin Sweet Vermouth
3 dashes Woodford Reserve Spiced Cherry Bitters
(gently stir or shake)
Strain into a martini glass
Add a twist of orange (if desired)

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