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Anyone know Roger Belland 1er cru Santenay Beauregard?

February 28, 2015, 4:33 am

This is on sale this week at 26E. In my recent obsession about finding a bu rgundy that can be paid for with human money, this looks like a good one to investigate: http://www.domaine-belland-rog... Read more »

2007 Valentin Bianchi Cabernet Sauvignon Famiglia Bianchi

February 26, 2015, 5:47 pm

2007 Valentin Bianchi Cabernet Sauvignon Famiglia Bianchi **** I found this to my surprise next to the 2011. I was thinking it was definit ely something I had to drink immediately and it might be o... Read more »

Mondavi Woodbridge Cab. Sauv 2013

February 24, 2015, 6:46 pm

Mondavi Woodbridge Cab. Sauv 2013 Best dirt cheap cab I know; 5$ on frequent sales (normally 11$). I use it a s a cooking wine, and drink a bit with the food. It resembles wine, unlike its price ... Read more »

TN: Gaggle of Gouges, plus LMHB, Rioja, Krug, Lafouge

February 24, 2015, 2:14 pm

Friday David drove over from Berkeley and we went with him and his girlfrie nd to a Japanese restaurant in Sacramento. I had some nigiri and tonkatsu, with the former I had a glass of (vintage unk... Read more »

Take wine labels off

February 23, 2015, 12:44 pm

How do you take wine labels off? I tried the soapy warm water technique to various degrees of success. I'd like a method with uniform degree of positive success. The problem that arise with soapy w... Read more »

2010 CdP Gran Tinel

February 20, 2015, 6:53 pm

2010 CdP Gran Tinel **** At first it was rather bland. Reminds me of the 8$ Grenache Noir Vielles Vi gnes I had half a year ago. ** 2h decant. Licorice. Some wine-ish latent fruitiness, but cant m... Read more »

TN: Wines at Chez Panisse, with friends in Sacramento, and in NY

February 20, 2015, 3:15 pm

In cold NY, with chicken sausage, sprouts, & barley, the 2005 Vissoux Cuv ee Traditionnelle Beaujolais VV, Mature, still solid black cherry fruits, smoke, a little earth anb spice. Quite enjoyabl... Read more »

Collette Faller RIP

February 19, 2015, 2:00 pm

Collette Faller, one of the great ladies of Alsacian wines, passed away on Feb 10 at the age of 85. More info (in French) under Read more »

TN: SOBER does 61 Issan, 70 Nenin, .my first Grand Tinels, 95 Bdx, more

February 15, 2015, 7:36 pm

Mark hosted SOBER Tuesday. Instead of our usual Champagne start, he went wi th 2 sherries, the Equipo Navazos Fino No. 24 & the Equipo Navazos Manzanil la no. 30. I'm just not a sherr guy- I can ap... Read more »

TN: Disappointing Prager and LTHB, plus 2 Chouacheux, Lafarge, etc

February 15, 2015, 11:44 am

With Betsy in Texas I opened the 2012 Guion Bourgeuil (the basic domaine bottling) to go with my carnitas. Black plums, very light tannin, good aci ds. Lighter styled, lacy and leafy. Fun little ... Read more »

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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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


Under-$20 wine recommendations - June/July

It's been a while since we've had one of these threads, and we've been opening quite a number of tasty under-$20 wines. Here's the pick of the litter in our household: 2006 Schloss Gobelsburg Gobels... 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 »