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TN: Bordeaux wines while on Gironde estuary, Garonne and Dordogne rivers

December 5, 2016, 6:39 pm

I've been at my job for 25 years, and a some board members/supporters got t ogether and surprised Betsy and I with a trip a few months ago. Friday afte r T’giving was an overnight flight to CdG, th... Read more »

1983 Dr. Dahlem Erben Oppenheimer Herrenberg Riesling Eiswein

December 5, 2016, 5:24 pm

I was at a dinner this weekend and one attendee brought a bottle of 1983 Dr . Dahlem Erben Rheinhessen Oppenheimer Herrenberg Riesling Eiswein to share after dinner. SOmewhat unique as I had neve... Read more »

TN: Thanksgiving week- FR and CA PN, CA Gew, Fr Chards, Luberon

November 26, 2016, 12:46 pm

No wines Monday (pappardelle with radicchio), Tuesday Betsy made beef strog anoff. Recipe called for white wine, she opened the 2015 La Vieille Ferme b lanc, I tried when I got home (checking on 5 ... Read more »

Turkey Day

November 24, 2016, 4:59 pm

Happy Thanksgiving to all and hope there is great wine. Read more »

TN: Burgs, Champagnes, St Julien (& 1 burg named StJ), Vouvray, CdP, Bd...

November 22, 2016, 1:54 am

A local church has an annual gala (dinner and concert) to support its socia l justice programs, and we put together a table. But there were lots of con flicts, and the church postponed the event ti... Read more »

TN: Two (non-Champagne) bubblies, one Riesling

November 19, 2016, 7:08 pm

NV Babot Extra Brut Cava Crisp, austere, with an unusual miso-y note on nose. Different, ok, and hey I paid $1. B- NV Pinon Non Dose Vouvray Yeast, green apple, grapefruit. Modest petillance, br... Read more »

TN: Kremstal, Loire, Sicily, Beaujolais

November 17, 2016, 9:08 pm

Betsy was in CA and I picked up a rotisserie chicken Tuesday last week. Win e was the 1998 Nigl Senftenberger Piri Privat Riesling. I was a little conc erned re color on first pour, but it was fres... Read more »

News group dead since election

November 15, 2016, 6:15 pm

I'm actually drinking more. Read more »

TN: 86 H-Medoc, BdB, Burgs, Austrians, Corsican pink, CdR,

November 8, 2016, 2:57 pm

No Runs Tuesday or Wednesday (driving to city and board meeting), Thursday I made a pork/cauliflower casserole, and opened the 2009 Knoll Ried Kellerb erg Durnsteiner Riesling Smaragd. Ripe exotic... Read more »

Estonian wines

November 5, 2016, 4:39 pm

So, with the recent Bulgarian thread, we have a chance to do a tour in tasting in Estonia. Anyone know anything about their wines. 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 »