With all this free time I have after the bar exam and before the baby arrives, I have thoroughly enjoyed getting back into something I so dearly loved before law school: drinking beer and wine. My buddy Troy runs a wine review blog, City of Troy, and my other buddy Bill has his own blog reviewing craft beers, Bill2me dot com. These two sites have really ignited an old passion, and it has driven me to delve deeper into the back aisles of my local package store (liquor store for non-New Englanders) and try random craft beers from various microbreweries. So far, I have had Opa Opa (from western MA) Red Ale, Brown Ale, Pale Ale, and India Pale Ale, and have to say that all four have been terrific. Dale's Pale Ale from Colorado was less-than-terrific (as in less-than-good), and will chock that up as a lesson learned. (I won't be doing in-depth reviews here...just telling you what I liked. If you want the nitty gritty on craft beers with a great analysis, check out Wild Bill's site linked above.)
As for the wine, Troy is a well-schooled aficionado who points out with clarity things that the layman's palate would gloss over, yet does it with diction that John Q. Public can understand appreciate. His descriptions of wine flavors as they pass over the palate and invade your olfactory senses really crystallize what you might "think," but aren't able to describe.
These are two great sites that are very worthy of subscribing to if craft beer and delicious wine interest you. I have no business attempting to review such complex things, so I'll leave this space dedicated to simpler, more basic reviews such as golf clubs, fishing reels and hiking boots, where the only adjectives I'll need to think of are "comfy," "nice," and "super."
I'm just a guy who loves to hike, fish, hunt, camp, and snowmobile, preferably with my wife Brooke and our three kids, Hunter, Max & Shea. I play the part of a lawyer during the week and try to get outside and get dirty on the weekends.