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Back from Napa

September 2, 2015, 10:25 am

I was in Napa last week for a few days. It was 100+ degrees. The chardonn ay and Pinot were being harvested and as usual it was day to day with most winemakers as they were pondering pick or wai... Read more »

TN: 1971-2000 Zins, + CS, Merlot, Bdx, Champagne, Bandol, Condrieu, etc

September 1, 2015, 2:49 pm

Last night the SOBER crew gathered at Tim's in Stamford. Lovely property, b ut scorching so we stayed indoors. 5 year old Will had decided it was a res taurant for the night -signs for The Best Pla... Read more »

TN: Austrians, Loires, Oz Shiraz/CS, Beaujolais, Champagne

August 31, 2015, 2:07 pm

Tuesday no wine as I was picking up Betsy from a late flight, so Wednesday happy to open the 2011 Heidi Schrock Weissburgunder. Dinner was clams and s hrimp cooked in a tomato broth, with brown ri... Read more »

2010 Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

August 28, 2015, 2:59 pm

2010 Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley ****(*) An interesting wine. In denmark it costs 34$ which is hte same as Raymond N apa Cab, and less then Beringer Knights Valley (which is the... Read more »

TN: savigny les beaune

August 26, 2015, 5:04 pm

Haven't posted many notes lately, in spite of a plethora of great wines this summer, and I keep thinking about it. But this time, right next to the computer as in town for a few days, and for a ... Read more »

tn: Week where I prefer a Finger Lakes CF to assorted French wines! Quelle ...

August 25, 2015, 10:46 am

A friend stopped by to pick up some wines and we tried the 2009 Peter Lauer Sekt Brut. I've liked older Lauer bubbles, but didn't care for this much. There's a bitter edge despite some sweetness ... Read more »

TN: Champagne with red and white Burgundies

August 20, 2015, 11:25 am

Last night our supposed Bordeaux group met at La Mangeoire for a night of C hampagne and Burgundy. After a frantic day it was nice to walk in and be gr eeted with the 1996 Vilmart Champagne. Big, f... Read more »

TN: d'Esclans and Trimbach anniverary bottling

August 19, 2015, 11:58 am

Monday was pasta with mozzarella and tomato, grilled okra, squash with za't ar. Wine was 2014 d'Esclans Whispering Angel rose. Fruity, moderate acids, ok but not worth searching for (apparently it... Read more »

TN: Trotanoy, VCC, Gerbais, Niellon

August 17, 2015, 11:28 am

On a hot Sunday we invited some friends for dinner. The guests joined me on patio as I grilled the potatoes, munching on smoked trout/pear canapes and sipping the NV P. Gerbais Prestige Extra Bru... Read more »

TN: Champagne,. Gruner, and more

August 16, 2015, 5:26 pm

Thursday was 2012 F.X. Pichler Loibner Klostersatz Gruner Veltliner Fede rspiel with Danny Kaye chicken salad. Rich for Federspiel, dry peach and nectarine fru it,. a little green pea, nice win... Read more »

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Hi I'm new here. I'd like to ask an unusual question: My wife had chemo for breast cancer four years ago. She now cannot drink red wine - feels extremely harsh in her mouth, whereas pre-cancer she co... Read more »


Could you list some high-end red wine?

I only know Red Bordeaux. Read more »


Lafite Monteil

Hi All A number of years ago I went to Bordeaux and bought quite a lot of wine, mainly for drinking fairly soon, but one or two for laying down. Sadly the laying down didn't last too long :( Howev... Read more »


1990 Bordeaux

Notes from a very enjoyable dinner-tasting of Bordeaux of the 1990 vintage. These wines have always seemed to me to be more fruit forward and ?Californian' in approach, if you will, than the more cla... Read more »


award winning Canadian wines

I have started tweeting news, updates and pairings for award winning Canadian wines. Please follow me on Twitter at Cheers, Trevor Read more »


Wine Aroma Kits

I got something called a Wine Awakenings kit for my birthday the other day and I'm trying to figure out how the heck to use it. It's got a whole bunch of bottles of odours for chardonnay and the boo... Read more »


Gallo "Rancho Zabaco" & "Dancing Bull" Sonoma Zinfa...

Those two bottles are now on my desk thanks to a friend who's been in California recently. The Zabaco is a 2003 Reserve and the Dancing Bull is from 2005: any comments about these two zins and vint... Read more »


Elqui Wines Pinot Noir 2012

First of, I hate chile wines. So this is quite a surprise: Clear red, typical pinot clarity, red strawberry notes, of a darker kind, t he musty earthy russian river undertones. strange for a chile.... Read more »


Under-$20 wine recommendations - June/July

It's been a while since we've had one of these threads, and we've been opening quite a number of tasty under-$20 wines. Here's the pick of the litter in our household: 2006 Schloss Gobelsburg Gobels... Read more »


Wine Journal Template

Good day. I know I can buy wine journals from mostly any bookstore, but I thought about creating my own, so I can use binders. This will make adding more pages easier. I looked up but could not find ... Read more »