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TN: Rieslings, Italians, St Emilion, etc

February 8, 2016, 9:36 pm

With Betsy out of town, was invited to friends' home for dinner. Their son was in town, and his best friend who was joining Navy today also joined us. I carried over some boquerones to make canap... Read more »

TN: Riesling, PN, etc at Grand Sichuan

February 7, 2016, 10:39 am

Todd was in town from AZ, and Salil summoned up a small group to once again greet him at Grand Sichuan on St Marks. I arrived to find Todd and Jay alr eady there, and there was already a bottle op... Read more »

2011 Château le Castelot

February 6, 2016, 2:33 pm

2011 Château le Castelot *** I like his Gasparde Cuvee Prestige at 20E, so I was seduced to try one of h is main productions: Sour black berries, a bit earthy. lacks some texture, medium finish. ... Read more »

Appropriate Bizarro cartoon

February 5, 2016, 3:21 pm

Just for wine lovers:-) Read more »

Survival of the Zalto, and Scherrer PN

February 5, 2016, 8:42 am

I have a lot of stems (and a few stemless glasses), but am not compulsive a bout matching wine to stem. I most often use a white wine glass in the 12-1 4 oz range (for whites or lighter reds), or m... Read more »

TN: Mostly good wines, served with spam and other foods

February 3, 2016, 11:01 am

With assorted leftovers, the 2014 Brun Beaujolais Blanc. Clean and fresh Ch ardonnay, apple with a mineral finish, nice value as always. B/B+ Thursday we went to the Yonkers waterfront, where a fri... Read more »

TN: 1986 Bordeaux (plus Champagne and 2 white Burgs)

January 29, 2016, 4:23 pm

Our Bordeaux group met at Uncle Jack's in midtown for a look at 1986 Bordea ux A few starters: NV (2009 disgorgement) Agrapart Mineral Brut Fresh, elegant, dry peach and apple, fine mousse, B+/A-... Read more »

Wine match Bearnaise

January 28, 2016, 1:37 pm

I read that fat buttery chardonnays is the perfect match. Then Im thinking Marimar Dobles Lieau. What about a fat bready champagne, 5y+ on lies? Or a Condrieu? Read more »

TN: Zins, minor 2000 Bdx, Cali Syrah, CdP, etc

January 27, 2016, 11:49 am

Our local non-serious wine group was scheduled to do Zinfandel/Primitivo, b ut our host suddenly had a family emergency. So I volunteered to host. Had some pork/mushroom mousse, foie gras, white ... Read more »

TN: Alsace, Beaujolais, Cote d'Or

January 22, 2016, 6:50 pm

Monday was roast chicken (after overnight marination in buttermilk and herb s), beets, and salad with the 2014 Clos de Roilette (Coudert) Fleurie. Real ly easy to like- crunchy raspberry and cherry... 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 »


White wine (health benefits) Read more »


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 »