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Domaine de Pallus Chinon Messanges Rouge

This is my Cab Franc face. I love that grape. Ripe raspberries, black berries, a hint of graphite, and red floral bouquet on the nose. This guy is softer and more fruit-driven than other Cab Francs, but still solid with loads of ripe raspberries, blackberries, wood notes, and graphite. 

3/5 bones


Cabernet Franc

12.5% abv

Chinon (Loire), FRANCE

The Beginnings

Summary: (Pre-FAHC) It’s nights like these that make the six’s lives worth living, where they get together and they can try to be happy surrounded by the warm fire and the jokes and the friendship they desperately cling to in their shitty lives. 
Pairing(s): Implied Michael/Gavin. Implied (if you squint) Ray/Ryan. And maybe, implied AHOT6 if you want it to be. This is pre-everything so anything is possible. 
Warnings: Implied abusive family

A/N: I literally wrote this all tonight, so please tell me if you see any errors. I don’t even know if I like this, but I’ll put it out there. It’s really just a whole if the FAHC were friends before they were the FAHC. I don’t know if it fits in the universe but I tried. I hope it’s not confusing haha. 
Word Count: 1573

It’s a symphony, the rumble of footsteps over the gravelly ground combined with the shallow breaths and the faraway sirens. The honking cars, the lazy shoutings of police officers who gave up three minutes into the chase, the clank of the spray bottles dumped hastily into a bag. The younger three out of the six graze their fingers along the fence as they run, feeling the swoosh of the train passing on the other side.Their bodies are warm, their faces red. There’s no need to run anymore but they thrive off of the adrenaline. They feel it in their bones, sucking it from the Earth and up into their legs; and in their lungs, as they heave and pant in the cold air.

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Tito’s Vodka Jalapeño Daisy

If you drink enough Tito’s you are going to grin like me. Trust me. Here’s a little cocktail they suggested to me and it is Sheeb tested and Sheeb approved!

  • 1 ½ oz Tito’s Handmade Vodka
  • ½ oz Yuzu Juice
  • ½ simple syrup
  • 1 slice of jalapeno, seeded

Muddle the jalapeño into the simple syrup then add the other ingredients.
Shake and double-strain into an ice filled rocks glass.

Tip: the more you muddle, the spicier the drink!

Remember - in Texas, everything is bigger - cocktails AND silly grins!

2013 Opici Bigi Orvieto Classico

What? Wines from Orvieto make me smile. Although, make sure you drink Orvietos young. I got to this one a little too late so this was not as fresh as 2015. Lemons, pears, apples, and almonds on the nose and palate. Nice, but would have been nicer if it were younger.

3/5 bones



11.5% abv

Orvieto, ITALY

2014 Concha y Toro Gran Reserva Serie Riberas Sauvignon Blanc

Hehe - having fun with this Chilean Sauvignon Blanc. Grass, fresh green pepper, lime, apple, and grapefruit on the nose. Grassy notes of lime, pears, and apples on the palate. Very clean with a touch of minerality. 

4/5 bones


Sauvignon Blanc

13% abv

Colchagua Valley, CHILE

2010 Qupé Syrah

Hanging out with squishabledotcom Shiba (we’ve got matching grins!) and contemplating some biodynamic California Syrah! Blackberry jam, dark cherries, black pepper, wood, vanilla, and smoke on the nose. Lighter on the palate with more blackberries and added hickory notes. Would be great for grillin’ this Labor Day!

3/5 bones



13.5% abv

Edna Valley, California, USA