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TN: Bruising Breca, boring Adam, non-boring Bouree

October 7, 2015, 3:45 pm

Sunday Betsy had 2 concerts, it was 8:45 before she got home. I'd make a Ch ilean styled pork, corn, and tomato dish, served along with quinoa and an A sian styled slaw. Had no Chilean wine, but ... Read more »

TN: Birthday and other wines- GV, Bdx, Burgs, Beaujolais, etc

October 4, 2015, 5:41 pm

Tuesday while I was on train to city Betsy called and said she needed a cup of dry white for a recipe. I gave her instructions on finding a bottle of cheap Gruner. When I got home and went for so... Read more »

TN: SOBER with Hermitage, Fiorano, Mugnier, Stony Hill, etc

October 2, 2015, 3:28 pm

Sunday Betsy’s quartet played Bargemusic, after we walked up to Jac k The Horse Tavern in Brooklyn Heights for dinner. I had planned on BYO (ha d a Dujac MSD and a Steiner Hund in my bag to cover... Read more »

2007 Perrot Minot Chapelle-Chambertin GC

September 30, 2015, 10:17 am

I met a friend for dinner and he brought a bottle of 2007 Perrot Minot Chap elle-Chambertin GC to enjoy with dinner. I started with a glass of Ruinart Blanc de Blanc NV with oysters. The Ruinart... Read more »

TN: Arv comes to NY- Piedmonts, Rhones, Ornellaia and more

September 28, 2015, 3:01 pm

Saturday a nice group gathered in a private room at Fabio Cucina Italiana t o welcome Arv and Jenn, former New Yorkers in town for a visit. Arv was one of the founders of our Bordeaux group, but s... Read more »

TN: week without anything exciting, though a few good wines

September 26, 2015, 4:33 pm

The 2014 Huet Clos du Bourg Vouvray Sec was surprisingly muted, but goo d acids under the hints of peach,. wax, and wool. This was hard to judge, a nd at a friend's house so hard to revisit. I th... Read more »

Domaine Grand Nicolet Les Esqueyrons Rasteau 2012

September 25, 2015, 5:54 pm

Domaine Grand Nicolet Les Esqueyrons Rasteau 2012 *** My first Rasteau. while it has my beloved black berry earthy profile, it totally lacks texture, making it too sweet. Reminds me of Corbieres/Lan... Read more »

TN: CENIT, Barberesco, Barolo, Crozes H., Cahors

September 22, 2015, 4:29 pm

On a business trip and realizing that I've slacked noting wines. A lot of t hese are revisiting but it's nice to double check consistency: apart from attending a 60+ wine tasting, confirming that C... Read more »

TN: Lots of Languedoc-R, plus Beaujolais, Nahe, CA, etc

September 22, 2015, 11:18 am

With grilled chicken, the 2011 Anne-Sophie Dubois Clepsydre Fleurie. Fair ly full, black cherry and raspberry, some earth, nice but not compelling. B ut very good deal at $10 bin end. B with a spi... Read more »

TN: Margaux AC at the Gander

September 17, 2015, 4:02 pm

Our Bordeaux group met at the Gander last night for a visit to the appellat ion of Margaux. Some snacks- shrimp toast and brisket tater tots 2000 Raveneau Montmains Chablis 1er Honied, mature, a... 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 »