Mudtown Eat & Drink in the Cahaba Heights area of Vestavia Hills has a new wine list and updated draft beer selection.
On Aug. 28, Mudtown's wine list and food will be featured at a wine tasting at the Wine Cellar in Vestavia Hills; see more info at www.thewinecellar.info.
Mudtown also has Wine Down Wednesdays every Wednesday, with ½ all bottles; ½ house wine by the glass, and Thirsty Thursdays, with $2 for everything on tap all day.
The new draft list includes Good People Brown, which is brewed here in Birmingham, and two Emerald Coast beers, which is locally owned and brewed in Melbourne, Fla. Georgia companies Sweetwater and Terrapin are also featured on the list (including a Terrapin rye ale, which sounds interesting), with Stella Artois, Blue Moon and for you less adventurous types, Miller Light, filling out the list.
The wine list is not large but looks great -- none of those same-old-same-old mass market names you often see on smaller lists, with mouth-watering descriptions. There's wine from California, Washington, Australia and Spain. For instance, theres an Oxford Landing Sauvignon Blanc from South Australia, with "classic aromas of freshly cut grass with flavors of passionfruit, zesty citrus and green tropical fruits," and an Esperanza from Spain with "lots of mineral, fresh herbs and melons on the nose followed by concentrated fruit flavors and great balance." On the red side, the description of the Parducci Merlot from Medocino is almost enough to make me try Merlot again: "smoky black cherry, tobacco, mint and toasty oak aromas with black cherry, plum, and rich earth and clove spice flavors."