Monday, July 30, 2007


You have found your lucky way to Portland's new home for all things beer and wine. Whether through methods honorable or nefarious, you're here now, so welcome! I am Riggs Fulmer, aka Mr. Riggs, aka Huge Throbbing Pinot, and I'll be your guide through the often confusing, always wonderful world of modern beer and wine.

There is perhaps no better city than Portland to explore these products. We are not only located within an hour's drive of one of the most exciting New World wine regions, but Portland itself has more breweries- period- than any city in the world. Munchen an der Willamette sind wir- and damn proud of it. Remember what that paragon of moral virtue, Cardinal Richelieu, said about drinking, "If God forbade drinking, would He have made wine so good?" And Ben Franklin adds, "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." Ahh, sweet ethynol!

Anyway, check in here now and then to see my rants, rhapsodies, and various opinions on beer and wine. De gustibus non disputandum est, sure, but a little dispute can be a good thing! Read on...

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