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2009 Domaine de Montille Beaune 1er "Les Perrieres"

September 21, 2016, 3:18 pm

I was nosing around in the cellar looking for something to match with grill ed whole chicken. I came upon a couple bottles of 2009 Domaine de Montille Beaune 1er Les Perrieres that I purchased a ... Read more »

TN: Corsica, Sardinia. Sicily, Beaujolais, Chablis, Rhone

September 20, 2016, 3:42 pm

Ah, Friday was Day 11 (after 10 days with no wine, we both needed to drop a few pounds).. Betsy made almond crusted salmon,rice, and arugula; I opened the 2006 Chanrion (Voute des Crozes) Cote d... Read more »

Charles Banks (former Screagle owner) indicted for fraud

September 14, 2016, 2:06 pm He's not at Screaming Eagle anymore, and SE doesn't affect my life anyway. But hope this doesn't cause pro... Read more »

TN: Provence, Liguria, Alsace, Mosel, St Julien

September 6, 2016, 2:09 am

Thursday was grilled chicken breast, tomatillo salsa, pesto quinoa, salad, with the 2011 Steinmetz “Dhroner Hofberg GD” Riesling. OK, I confess I bought this from a closeout bin and actually thou... Read more »

TN: Labor Day weekend- Lots of wine, no tropical storm

September 6, 2016, 2:08 am

So Hermine was doing her thing, and forecast for Sunday (when we had invite d a crowd) was for tropical storm conditions. Then day before turned to dry but 40 mph winds. But we held out and made a... Read more »

TN: Loires, Pomerol, Campania, Nahe, Beaujolais

September 1, 2016, 2:24 pm

Monday was wineless and meatless (though not vegetarian, I used lamb stock in my couscous with grilled vegetables, beans, and pesto) Tuesday was neither wineless or meatless. Friends brought over ... Read more »

TN: Week of wines- Pinots, Pineau, Chards, Gamays, Sangiovese, Romarantin

August 29, 2016, 6:09 pm

Gorgeous night for final jazz concert of the season- perfect weather, clear skies and a pretty sunset over the Palisades. We had invited friends and s upplied the picnic- crab salad with gazpacho,... Read more »

1996 Chateau Montelena Estate Napa Cabernet

August 29, 2016, 2:58 pm

Opened my last two bottles this weekend with grilled prime beef tenderloin. Very slightly brickish cast in the decanter. Aroma of cooked fruit and c assis. Smooth and rich on the palate. Deep ... Read more »

Question for the group

August 27, 2016, 3:30 pm

I read and attempt to respond from my Thunderbird mail application. Every time I try to post a followup the response is lines longer than 79 characters failed. Any suggestions. Read more »

2006 William Fevre Chablis Bougros GC

August 26, 2016, 2:58 pm

I seared off some nice fresh local Walleye last night with fresh squash sau te and the last of our fresh sweet corn. I opened a bottle of 2006 William Fevre Chablis Bougros GC from my orphan bin... Read more »

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Could you list some high-end red wine?

I only know Red Bordeaux. 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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


Luccio Moscato d'Asti Clone ?

My wife loves this wine but at $10 a bottle . I was wondering if there is a wine close to this at a cheaper cost ? Yes, I am the middle class , raising a family and $10 a bottle is a significant am... Read more »


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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 »


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 »