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TN: Rieslings show well on lovely spring weekend

April 15, 2014, 11:04 am

Saturday was a twist on saag paneer, a curried spinach/tofu dish baked wit h potato slices on top, with the 2012 von Hovel Oberemmeler Hutte Riesling Kabinett (AP 04 13). Quite sweet for Kabinett... Read more »

N: week;s wine (Burg, CA, Loire, etc)

April 11, 2014, 10:34 pm

With fluke and barley, the 2012 Dampt Chablis Cote de Lechet Chablis 1er. Appley fruit, some chalk and white rock, decent length. B Sunday I had an all day meeting while Betsy had a concert on Lon... Read more »

2011 Nexus Ribera del Duera Cosecha

April 6, 2014, 10:07 pm

I picked this up on mark down at the local ABC the wine manager didn't have anything on it other than that it retails for 21.99 (I paid 15) Spanish wines have been excellent bets for the last cou... Read more »

TN: Wines at home and at Peking Duck House (NYC)

April 5, 2014, 3:36 pm

Thursday I shocked Betsy by cooking main course in microwave. A whole tilap ia done in style of classic Cantonese steamed fish, accompanied by rice wit h oyster mushrooms, bok choy, and snow peas. ... Read more »

Final Days in CA wine tasting Sonoma review

April 5, 2014, 2:02 pm

Spent 3 days in Sonoma. Started with Domaine Carneros because that is our favorite place to sit outside and drink good sparkling. Le Reve 2005 was our tops there. They now make a number of Pinots. No... Read more »

TN: Hermitage, St Estephe, Jura, Nahe

April 3, 2014, 3:49 pm

Betsy made a stirfry with chicken and eggplant, I opened the 2012 Donnhoff Oberhauser Leistenberg Kabinett. Moderate sweetness, nervy acids, excellent length. Tangy, with pear juice and lime. I e... Read more »

TN: A memorable wine

April 1, 2014, 12:54 pm

Last night, to accompany a dinner of quarter pounders with cheese and fries, we opened our last bottle of the 1947 Ch. Cheval Blanc. The fill was good (mid neck) and the cork was in excellent condi... Read more »

Further reports from California tastings

April 1, 2014, 10:42 am

Went from Santa Ynez up to Paso Robles. Paso Robles was a bit disappointing . Too many of the reds were 2011. 2011 was just not a good red year in Cali fornia. too cool, too wet too rainy so Cabern... Read more »

TN: Italian Whites, Cahors, more

March 31, 2014, 10:24 pm

Saturday we were going to cassoulet dinner. We stopped by to pick up a coup le of friends, and were offered some 2011 Lauduc Bordeaux rose. This needs some vim and vigor- not sure if tired, or jus... Read more »

TN: 2 Rieslings and a Poulsard with green curry

March 29, 2014, 7:05 pm

Betsy's niece was home for spring break, so we invited Betsy's sister's fam ily for dinner Thursday. A stirfry of scallops, shrimp, squid and soba nood les in a green curry, plus Chinese broccoli a... 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 »


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 »


b&j wine coolers lifetime

I don't know if they are considered wine or not, but someone left a bunch of these things at my place a year ago. Those fruit flavored sparkling wine cooler drinks that is. They are somewhat rev... 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 »


Could you list some high-end red wine?

I only know Red Bordeaux. 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 »


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 clas... Read more »


Donnhoff Spatlese buying advice

I recently had my first experience with one of Donnhoff's wines - a 2000 Hermannshohle Auslese that showed few signs of being from a relatively poor vintage (aside from slightly low acidity, compared... Read more »


Burlwood Cellars

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ALDI Stores USA is now stocking Burlwood Cellars wines. These are produced buy E&J Gallo for the Hotel and Restaurant industry. I've not tried them yet, but ALDI has five varietals: Cabernet Sauvi... Read more »