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TN: Viognier and Cornas

May 1, 2015, 4:42 pm

2012 Laurent Miquel Vin de Pays d'Oc Vérité Viognier **** Smooth, Creamy like chardonnay. Citrus and mirabelle plum, butter. Crisp Fi nish, texture like granite, subnotes of stone. My wife thoug... Read more »

TN: 11 Pomerols, 1 Champagne

April 30, 2015, 3:43 pm

Tuesday night our Bordeaux group visited Keen's for a blind Pomerol tasting . Diane started us off with the NV Lilbert-Fils Perle Champagne ( I think w as BdB). Very fine mousse, crisp, dry, on ele... Read more »

1999 Valdipiatta Trefonti Toscana IGT

April 28, 2015, 5:53 pm

1999 Valdipiatta Trefonti Toscana IGT ***(*) Scent of stones, chocolate, red berries, taste of broken down red fruits, t urpentine, cigar. Finish like a cigar when you relit it the last time after ... Read more »

TN: Nice Auxey, pleasant Barolo, and a 50+ yr old satellite Bdx that takes ...

April 28, 2015, 4:06 pm

Sunday Betsy made chicken with snow peas and spinach, in a miso broth with shiso. Grilled trumpet mushrooms and seaweed salad on side. Wine was the 20 11 Lafouge La Chapelle Auxey-Duresses 1er. A ... Read more »

WTN: Muscadets, Cabernet Sauvignons, Lambrusco, El Dorado rose

April 26, 2015, 12:27 pm

Wednesday I shucked a few oysters to start, main was scallops americaine with broccoli rabe and green beans Provencal. Wine was the 2007 Ch. de l'Oi seliniere les Grands Gats Muscadet (I thought ... Read more »

2006 Crozes-Hermitage La Chasseliere

April 24, 2015, 5:36 pm

2006 Domaine Michelas-St. Jemms Crozes-Hermitage La Chasseliere ****(*) This is truly amazing. Its hard to think of a better PQR. this is the close st I found to my favourite cornas, but at half th... Read more »

TN: 2 Loires + Jura, Tuscany, Napa

April 22, 2015, 1:24 pm

A friend coming back from RI wanted us to join them for seafood, we headed over the hill Sunday night. I brought along NV Tissot Cremant de Jura Extra Brut. Crisp, a touch austere at first, fills... Read more »

2014 Nugan Estate Chardonnay Annelise Aussie Chardonney

April 22, 2015, 12:25 pm

2014 Nugan Estate Chardonnay Annelise Aussie Chardonnay *** I and my wife agree that this is a good chardonnay for when Raymond Napa isnt on sale and we dont want an expensive napa or russian river ... Read more »


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April 21, 2015, 11:38 am

I had a 5E Trivento viognier Argentina for cooking and had a glass to taste what it is. No prior experience with viognier. Was surprised to find that it reminds me of the nice fat body of a chardonn... Read more »

Courbis Champelrose Cornas 2009

April 20, 2015, 10:36 am

Courbis Champelrose Cornas 2009 **** Had number 1 bottle from the box. Id say its not ready. I can recognize the lovely smoky nectar that I love in the 2004 edition, but its kinda harsh, and thi... 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 »