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TN: Mark hosts SOBER, with '29-'88 DDC, Fiorano, Kalin, Gosset, '71 Climens...

June 20, 2017, 8:10 pm

Mark hosted SOBER last night, I picked up Franco and Paul at Tarrytown stat ion, and we arrived at Mark’s and were greeted with smoked salmon o n pumpernickel and 2 blind bubbles (not very blind, M... Read more »

TN: Lobster wines, plus roses, Corsica, etc

June 19, 2017, 5:38 pm

Thursday was National Lobster Day, and friends invited us over (Stew Leonar d’s had them on sale). Pup came as well. Started with smoked eel (B etsy had brought back from London) on green apple wit... Read more »

TN: 87 BdM, 87 AV, alpine/cool whites, Bandol rose, Chablis, etc

June 12, 2017, 7:35 pm

Friday I grilled swordfish, sauteed spinach, and opened the 2015 Landron/Lo uvetrie “Les Houx” Muscadet Not as racy as the ‘14, ripe peach and orange zest, good acids but without that extra oomph... Read more »

TN: ESJ, Selbach-Oster, and a Bourgueil from a new producer to me

June 9, 2017, 3:52 pm

Wednesday night I grilled tuna steak and green garlic, had with salad and t he 2006 Damien Lorieux “Tuffeaux” Bourgueil. Still decent f ruit, and still lots of tannin. A little earth/mushroom note,... Read more »

1999 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Masseto

June 6, 2017, 2:05 pm

I had some friends visiting and I opened a bottle of 1999 Masseto to enjoy with homemade braciole that I made with flank steak and braised on my homem ade sauce with my homemade papardelle. I sti... Read more »

TN: Weekend with lots of base level wines

June 5, 2017, 2:31 pm

Friday I had a busy day, but passed by HMart to pick up dinner. We started on front porch with a few oysters and the 2014 Pepiere Muscadet-sur-Lie-de- Sevre-et-Maine (I used to just say Pepiere Mu... Read more »

TN: Many wines on (a cold) Memorial Day

May 30, 2017, 5:28 pm

So Memorial Day it was raining in AM, but forecast said 0% chance after 1 P M. So we decided to go ahead with our party. It did mist a few times, but m ostly held off, though it was gloomy and cool... Read more »

TN: Donnhoff, Guimaro, Boulay, Gigault, etc

May 30, 2017, 1:31 pm

Some friends of Betsy who had moved to Ireland were visiting, and Betsy in vited members of the meditation group they were in for dinner. I did a crab appetizer, with the NV Laherte “Ultrsdition”... Read more »

TN: SOBER @ Dans- Bdx, Burgs, Rieslings, CA, Rioja, Piedmont, etc

May 29, 2017, 2:29 pm

Dan hosted SOBER Thursday , and put out an amazing array of wines. We arriv ed to find 5 types of Gouda (2 cow, 2 sheep, 1 goat, 6 mo-3 yr) and a coupl e of pates, along with a blind bubbly. Lemony... Read more »

TN: Loire night at Left Bank, NYC (Rougeard, Olga, Breton, Cotat, etc)

May 23, 2017, 5:42 pm

Ramon organized a Loire dinner, and a nice group of 6 gathered at Left Ban k in the West Village. Service was friendly and efficient We started with some whites (and a couple of salumi/cheese... Read more »

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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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


Could you list some high-end red wine?

I only know Red Bordeaux. 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 »



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 »