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Corkz app problems

August 23, 2016, 3:44 am

My Corkz app has been shutting down every time I try to click on a search, etc. Cellartracker, OTOH, seems to be working fine. Has anyone else who uses the app been having this problem? -- Bil... Read more »

TN: Syrahs, Roses, Sagrantino, Gamay, Malbec

August 19, 2016, 4:23 pm

Tuesday I had fish/meat balls from HMart in ramen with some veggies, sort o f a fake pho. The 2015 Ique Malbec was straightforward and easy- plush berry and plum fr uit, no apparent oak, light t... Read more »

TN: US, Germany, South Africa, France

August 16, 2016, 5:24 pm

Leftovers (lobster salad, corn, and green salad) with the 2014 Bzikot Bourg ogne Blanc. Good acids, apple and citrus fruit, no apparent oak, clean if a little simple. B/B- Saturday was the gather... Read more »

TN: Rhones with Arv in NYC during heatwave

August 13, 2016, 1:51 am

Steamy/swampy evening in NYC, but a good crew of old-school winegeeks gathe red to welcome our old friend Arv’s visit. Dinner at La Mangeoire, under new ownership but with few changes, at least to... Read more »

TN: NY heatwave, with St Amour, Puligny, CA wines, Lores, Provence

August 12, 2016, 3:10 pm

No wine Monday with Korean soft tofu stew. Tuesday was local pork chops (fi rst purchase from new snout-to-tail butcher in town), sauteed amaranth, cor n, and salad. The 2014 Billards St Amour was ... Read more »

TN: Barrel aged Riesling, young Burgs, '15 Fleurie, etc

August 8, 2016, 7:37 pm

Grilled sausage and squash with salad and the 2002 Nikolaihof “Stei nriesler” Riesling. This is a recent release, held in fuder for mor e than a decade. Fairly fresh, no obvious oak, apple and ging... Read more »

1986 Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill Napa Cabernet

August 5, 2016, 3:37 pm

I had a friend stop buy to look over and buy a few bottles of wine as I'm downsizing my cellar in preparation for a move to a smaller place. After he picked out his wines I opened a bottle of 19... Read more »

TN: Wines by the Hudson- Mendocino rose, Finger Lakes Riesling, Oz Semmilon...

August 4, 2016, 4:31 pm

Wednesday night was about perfect (except for Betsy being in NH). I went to the park bearing crab/avocado salad, beet salad, charcuterie, and wine. Do zens of friends were there, weather was perfe... Read more »

TN: White wines in NY and GA (Riesling, Fiano, Champers, Burg, Loire, US)

August 3, 2016, 7:40 pm

No wine Friday as we flew to ATL (after walking from the shuttle-deficient valet parking, I offered Betsy a glass in terminal, but she declined, and I decided not to pay markups to drink a glass ... Read more »

TN: ESJ, Guignier, Bedrock, and a cava

July 29, 2016, 7:10 pm

A friend and his pup visited Tuesday, we started with lobster salad, tapena de, and the 2009 Agusti Torello Mata Cava Reserva. Very crisp, lemon and apple, brisk. Refreshing if not compelling. B/... Read more »

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Could you list some high-end red wine?

I only know Red Bordeaux. 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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


Luccio Moscato d'Asti Clone ?

My wife loves this wine but at $10 a bottle . I was wondering if there is a wine close to this at a cheaper cost ? Yes, I am the middle class , raising a family and $10 a bottle is a significant am... Read more »


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TN: Back to NY- Bdx, Bandol rose, bubbles, Riesling, Muscadet, Mencia

Saturday Betsy made a big batch of Bolognese for lunch (and to freeze for m y mom). Needed 2 cups of wine, had about a cup left, so I stopped at grocer y and bought cheapest screwcap I saw- the 201... 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 »