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Drinking window for B.V. Clone 4 and Beringer Private Reserve Cab.

July 20, 2014, 8:43 pm

At B.V. Winery they said that now is the optimal drinking window for my Res erve Cab Clone 4. vintage 2001. That gives estimated lifetime of 13 years. Cellartracker states 2006-2022. So now is kin... Read more »

TN: Wines in city and suburbs- MSR, CA, Burgundy. Rhone

July 20, 2014, 6:23 pm

Friday I took the train to Grand Central, then the short walk to the main N Y Public Library, where Betsy's quartet was playing New Music at Bryant Par k. Great concert, 2 commissioned new pieces a... Read more »

A side note about the hospitality at the wineries I went to in Napa

July 20, 2014, 12:03 pm

* Sequoia Grove Always a pleasure, they make sure you are well attended, talk to you, take you to soil samples, give you many more tastes than are in the program. Giv e you crackers and water, in... Read more »

Napa Cabernet Notes

July 20, 2014, 2:38 am

So I went to Napa to check out my favourite cabernet makers: * Sequoia Grove - 2012 Chardonnay *** - 2006 Chardonnay **** - 2010 Reserve Rutherford Cabernet **** - 2006 Reserve Rutherford Cabern... Read more »

TN: White Burgs, Champagne with Shanghai-style food in Tribeca

July 18, 2014, 3:59 pm

Last night we had a Champagne and White Burgundy tasting at China Blue in T ribeca. I took the train, the subway, and then crossed the tunnel traffic a t Canal, suddenly I felt I was in Omega Man w... Read more »

TN: Inside wines, outside wines - Loire, Beaujolais, Chablis, Argentina

July 17, 2014, 2:07 pm

Stormy day, stormy night, by time I finished work and stopped by store was having trouble envisioning a main, got a rotisserie chicken (actually not b ad, just oversalted). Threw together a kale/t... Read more »

TN: Summer wines from Loire, Beaujolais, Finger Lakes, and more

July 15, 2014, 9:10 am

With sockeye, squash, and salad, the 2011 Terres Dorees (JP Brun) Fleurie. Lovely, juicy, ripe, and ready; red fruits with a hint of chocolate, some f loral notes, long finish. B+/A- With grilled... Read more »

Weekend Reds

July 14, 2014, 2:38 pm

two red wines this weekend. A Burgundy with grilled whle chicken and a Cal Cab with grilled filets of beef. 2006 Henri Boillot Volnay 1er Clos de la Rougeotte-Brilliant red in the gla ss. Nose o... Read more »

TN: Wachau, Loire, Burg, and south of France

July 10, 2014, 11:21 am

Dinner Monday on patio with grilled pork chops, stuffed squash blossoms, sa uteed amaranth, and salad, the 2012 FX Pichler Loibner Burgstall Riesling Federspiel. Cool white peach and apple flavors... Read more »

2009 Clos Rougeard

July 9, 2014, 10:47 am

Some friends in town who had picked out a restaurant near their hotel, around Madeleine so a business neighbourhood (with prices to match), but the place Chez Monsieur (Royale Madeleine) featured... Read more »

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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 »


Re: TN & Restaurant comments

Sorry Dale - typically Nor-Cal centric of me. Yes, as others have pointed out - in downtown SF. Kind of an amazing place, physically. You walk in off the street into an upscale bar - albeit a very,... Read more »


b&j wine coolers lifetime

I don't know if they are considered wine or not, but someone left a bunch of these things at my place a year ago. Those fruit flavored sparkling wine cooler drinks that is. They are somewhat rev... 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 »


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 »


Great Valued California Wines? Recommendations? $10-$20 & $20-$30 Price...

All, I'm headed out to the West Coast next week and will be visiting for 2 weeks. I'm travelling on a budget and would like to experience all of the great wines California has to offer. Being from th... 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 »


Donnhoff Spatlese buying advice

I recently had my first experience with one of Donnhoff's wines - a 2000 Hermannshohle Auslese that showed few signs of being from a relatively poor vintage (aside from slightly low acidity, compared... Read more »


Burlwood Cellars

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ALDI Stores USA is now stocking Burlwood Cellars wines. These are produced buy E&J Gallo for the Hotel and Restaurant industry. I've not tried them yet, but ALDI has five varietals: Cabernet Sauvi... Read more »