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TN: 9 Graves, 1 white Burg, 1 Barsac

December 12, 2018, 6:14 pm

A nice group gathered at Sutton Inn Tuesday to welcome Patrick in from Colo rado. Theme was older Graves. We started with some chacruterie (lonza, copp a, foie gras parfait, etc) and then I had the... Read more »

TN: Lot of Carignan, some Rieslings, + Fleurie, Bdx, etc

December 10, 2018, 11:50 pm

With pork tenderloin, the 2016 Coudert/Roilette Griffe du Marquis Fleurie. Man, this is as lovely a young Fleurie as I can ever remember. Floral nose over black cherries and raspberries. Full, ba... Read more »

TN: White truffle dinner with Nebbiolo from 1947-2001, CSH, Champagne

December 6, 2018, 4:32 pm

Ben and Wendy hosted our Bordeaux group for our almost annual white truffle dinner, with a Piedmont wine theme. A great night in their lovely apartmen t in Greenwich Village. 2011 Pierre Peters ... Read more »

TN: Burg proper and Beaujolais, Loire, 83 Sonoma

December 3, 2018, 5:03 pm

A friend was in town on a break from helping with an elderly in-law, we inv ited her for dinner. Started with some Spanish marinated mussels, with the Brun (Terres Dorees) FRV 100. Light, fun, slu... Read more »

"Will China continue as the most important market for Bordeaux, or not...

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TN: Jura, pink Burg, white Burg, Mosel

November 26, 2018, 4:46 pm

2015 Thill “Cuvee Romane” Savagnin (Cotes du Jura) Not oxidative, rather sharp unripe nectarine fruit, tangy but clipped. C+ Friday Betsy made beef filet in a broth with soba, ginger, spinach, t... Read more »

TN: T'giving (US) w/Meyney, Produttori, Coudert, Peters, Perez

November 23, 2018, 8:33 pm

Figured seafood was good for night before turkey day, so on Wednesday we ha d roast branzino, brown rice, bok choy, and salad. With was the 2014 Raul P erez “Sketch” Albarino. Pear and lemon, ripe ... Read more »

TN: Rieslings, Italians, CF, Beaujolais

November 20, 2018, 3:31 pm

Thursday was the worst weather related traffic I’ve ever seen. Only 6 inches snow total, but results worse than a blizzard.In Dobbs Ferry the snow started coming down right before school let out,... Read more »

TN: back to wine- 64 and 01 Nebbiolo, white Burg, 2 roses, more

November 12, 2018, 10:47 pm

After 8 days of no wine, on Friday I opened the 2016 F. Cotat Chavignol San cerre Rose with tandoori style chicken, quinoa pilaf, asparagus, and salad. Nice, better with a couple hours air (and be... Read more »

TN: CdBriailles Iles des Vergelesses

November 4, 2018, 8:07 pm

Wednesday was Halloween, and the last night before I forego wine for a week and a half (for waistline reasons). Gave out a couple thousand pieces of c andy at office, then came home to make dinner... 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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


Wine Journal Template

Good day. I know I can buy wine journals from mostly any bookstore, but I thought about creating my own, so I can use binders. This will make adding more pages easier. I looked up but could not find ... 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 »


TN: Good weekend of wines from all over- Spain, France, US, and Germany

Friday I did sous vide miso salmon, udon, kale, and salad. Wine was the 201 6 Dutraive Fleurie. Bright, crunchy red fruits (cherry and raspberry), flo ral, herby. Fresh and balanced, very good. B+... Read more »


White wine (health benefits) Read more »