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TN: Alsace, Loire, Corsica, Pfalz, Margaux, Piedmont

September 19, 2014, 2:50 pm

With assorted leftovers, the 2013 Raimbault Apud Sariacum Sancerre rose. Medium bodied, medium acids, medium interest. Cherry fruit, a little hint o f earth, this is no Cotat or Boulay Sancerre ro... Read more »

TN: Nice wellpriced wines from greater Burgundy, Campania, Veneto

September 15, 2014, 12:24 pm

Thursday I was in charge of dinner - grilled salmon in a citrus/herb marina de & corn, collards, and spaghetti squash with tomatoes and capers. Wine w as the 2013 Brun/Terres Dorees Rose de Folie.... Read more »

Kistler Pinot / Sequoia Grove Reserves

September 15, 2014, 7:25 am

I finally got my hands on a Kistler Pinot Russion River. Looking for an occ asion to drink it. How should I get the most out of it? spinach and salmon? Get a cheap argentina pinot to drink first, s... Read more »

[TN] 2004 Joseph Swan Pinot Noir "Great Oak VIneyard"

September 13, 2014, 12:59 am

Tonight, with grilled quail, this was a Wow wine. The nose was a beguiling mixture of baking spices, pencil lead and tart raspberry fruit. On its own, it was a bit too tart to appreciate, but wit... Read more »

WTN: MSR, CA, WA, Italian bubbly, and assorted French wines

September 11, 2014, 2:31 pm

Monday I made chana dal, bhindi masala , corn, salad, & tofu bhurji; wine was the 1994 Dr. F. Weins-Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spatlese. By modern st andards Kabinett level sweetness, ni... Read more »

TN: Loire, Sicily, Burgundy, Maderia

September 9, 2014, 2:36 pm

with assorted leftovers, the 2012 Baudry Les Granges Chinon - herby, blac k cherries, easygoing. B Thursday everything was on the grill- tuna steaks, tomatoes, squash, eggpla nt. Wine was the 2013... Read more »

2005 Lopez de Haro Rioja Reserva

September 7, 2014, 9:42 pm

This has become the every day wine of choice lately. $10.99 at Costco not a really great reserva, I would look for more of a Bordeaux like profile after breathing, but an elegant wine that surpas... Read more »

Wine with burgers?

September 5, 2014, 7:04 pm

I normally have IPA with burgers. If I should do soemthing crazy and serve a wine with build your own lettuce wrap LC burger, what should it be? Im considering Ventoux (rhone) or CA zinfandel. Read more »

1997 Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Brunello

September 4, 2014, 3:16 pm

Met some friends at a local Italian restaurant for dinner and a few glasses of wine. We started with a variety of oysters and a bottle of 2010 Silex followed by a variety of antipasti with a 200... Read more »

TN: Mostly Mouches, all Drouhin, in NYC

September 4, 2014, 10:58 am

Yesterday was warm but not as humid as the previous days, so I felt better heading to the city for a Drouhin tasting. A great group met at Amali at th e Midtown/UES border for Mouches and more. Am... 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 cla... 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 »