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TN: Burgundies, German Riesling, old CdP

October 18, 2017, 5:59 pm

With tofu and eggplant curry, the 2015 Loosen Red Slate Dry Riesling. Good acids, peach and grapefruit, with a little gingery note on finish. Good vak e at $11 closeout. B/B- Someone had given a ... Read more »

Burgs, Bordeaux and Barolo

October 18, 2017, 2:28 pm

I had a brown bag lunch with a few friends yesterday and we each brought a bottle. Lunch was an antipasto and salumi platter, bread cheeses and cold sliced tenderloin. 2004 Leroy Vosne Romanee-... Read more »

"California wine country tries to get back to business despite wildfir...

October 17, 2017, 1:52 am Read more »

TN: 9 1982 Bordeaux, 3 Champagnes, 1 Corton Charlemagne, 1/2 Yquem

October 13, 2017, 8:23 pm

A great group met at the Bobby Vans E. 54th st outpost Tuesday for a 35 yr look at 1982. We started with bubbles and whites, my appetizer was a very good crabcake, 2010 Christophe Mignon “Pur... Read more »

Napa and Sonoma county wildfires

October 10, 2017, 8:41 am Read more »

TN: 03 Pauillac, organic/natural wines, 2 SBs, Barolo

October 9, 2017, 5:30 pm

With lamb and delicata squash, I had a glass of the 2003 Clerc Milon. Not a s roasted as I expected, but pretty tannic and tight. I took it along to lo cal group’s monthly tasting, an hour or two o... Read more »

2009 Domaine de Montille Three red Burgs

October 9, 2017, 2:00 pm

I bought a mixed case a few years back through a friend in the business. W e were doing a Duckfest with glazed duck wings, confit duck legs and gril led duck breast so I thought I would open these... Read more »

TN: Barolo, white Burgs, Quincy, and a tale of 2 labels (86 Rauzan Segla)

October 2, 2017, 8:45 pm

With grilled rainbow trout, rice with furikake, and salad, the 2015 Mardon “Tres Vieilles Vignes” Quincy was a great value. Light, bri ght, citrus and quince, just a touch of grassiness. B/B+ 201... Read more »

TN: Mostly Spain (mosty Rioja) at Txikito in Chelsea NYC

September 28, 2017, 3:55 pm

A nice group gathered at Txikito in Chelsea for some (mostly) Spanish wine. A little private room, and the chef put together a nice menu Pintxos with the whites: cod croquettes blistered peppe... Read more »

TN: white Burgs and Paso Robles, red Bierzo and Sonoma Coast

September 27, 2017, 5:45 pm

With clams and pasta , the 2001 Remi Jobard Le Poruzot-Dessus Meursault 1er . Pear, butterscotch, almondy and round,fully mature but not tired. I? ?ll drink these up soon. My limited ‘01 recent whi... 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 »