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TN: Wines in ME (and NY)- PNs, Malbec, Riesling, Chardonnay, etc

July 22, 2016, 8:19 pm

Couple I forgot from Sunday night group dinner 1999 Clos du Coutale Cahors Still a bit of tannin, quiet black fruits, some smoked meat and forest floo r. Good acids , but not very long. B 2013 Re... Read more »

TN: Mostly Chard and (I think) SB on Vinalhaven (and North Haven)

July 18, 2016, 8:39 pm

No wine Friday -after work I drove to Portland ME (5 hr drive took 7 -damn the Bueker state!), parked and moved my stuff to Betsy’s car, then continued on to Brunswick, 4 hours at a motel, then u... Read more »

TN: 2 Loire(ish) reds, Marsannay, Provencal and Rheingau roses

July 15, 2016, 3:17 pm

No wine Tuesday as I led a group around NYC. Wednesday joined some friends by river- had been a hot day, but breeze was blowing off Hudson and park wa s quite comfortable. I had carried smoked tro... Read more »

2005 Denis Mortet Gevrey Chambertin Mes Cinq Terroirs

July 14, 2016, 6:10 pm

I've been fortunate to have been able to follow this wine through it's matu ration over the years as I was able to buy a couple cases on release at a v ery attractive price. The 2005 Denis Mortet ... Read more »

TN: Salil sendoff- '81, '86, '59 claret plus CdP, Mosel, Champagne, etc

July 12, 2016, 7:30 pm

A little going away event for Salil got moved to my place rather than city, easier on a work night. We had baba ganoush, lamb, stuffed squash blossoms r job with the blossoms and wouldn’t have ov... Read more »

TN: 01 Cigales, '13 Fixin, '15 Saar and Provence

July 11, 2016, 7:01 pm

Betsy is in Maine. I was left with Dave, Grace, and the hound, I concentrat ed on emptying fridge of leftovers (sausage, chicken, lamb). 2013 Seguin “La Place” Fixin Black cherry and raspberry, s... Read more »

B2B Lead Generation Services

July 11, 2016, 12:08 pm

DataAngle Technologies is an ITES and Project Consulting firm providing exp ertise services in Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Market Research, B2B Lead Generation, Recruitment and Digital Mar... Read more »

TN: 1988 Volnay and 2013 Fiano - "modern family" dinner

July 8, 2016, 4:22 pm

Thursday we hosted a dinner- my stepson Dave and his fiancee, his half-brot hers, and his erstwhile stepmother. We started with clams and spaghetti (th e Danes were surprised to get clams at a home... Read more »

TN: 2 still roses, 1 Pet Nat rose, and a Rully blanc by the Hudson

July 7, 2016, 5:18 pm

Wednesday was a scorcher, but it was cooler (in the shade) by the river wit h a nice breeze. Concert was good (Jackie Gage group) and a good crowd gath ered. Betsy and I were joined by David and Gr... Read more »

TN: 2 '86 Bdx for friends' anniversary, plus '90 Stony Hill, "13 St Au...

July 6, 2016, 8:29 pm

Last night we held a small dinner party to celebrate some good friends? ??s 30th anniversary next week. With some baba ganoush, the NV Roederer Estate. I had planned a Champagne but someone had br... 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 »


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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 »