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TN: Thanksgiving Week Wines (mostly French and US)

November 30, 2015, 12:16 pm

Monday was wineless ( dinner was bibimbap and a great tofu/edamame/shiitake stirfry), Tuesday I went to oversee the arrival of 5 busloads of clients/f riends for a pre-Thanksgiving dinner, then ho... Read more »

"In Pursuit of Balance' (IPOB)

November 29, 2015, 1:29 am

IPOB prefers austerity (acidity, minerality, purity) to voluptuousness (fuller-blown, fruit-driven expressions). Read more »

Tuscany Tasting

November 24, 2015, 4:09 pm

#/Vintage/Name/My Score/Group Score 1 2007 Camigliano Sant'Amo cabernet 87 / 84 Really a rare great value. has the right cab notes for a small price (8E!). red fruits, earthy, textured finish. Pe... Read more »

TN: Chiantis, Loires, old satellite Bdx, more

November 23, 2015, 10:20 pm

Baching it for a couple days while Betsy went to PA to play a concerto. Wit h shrimp, lentils, & green beans, the 2014 Thomas Labaille Monts Damnees Sancerre. Full, rich, balanced by good acids. C... Read more »

TN: Cellar Gems with Matt: 70s CalCabs, 90s SuperTuscans, Latours, Giacosas...

November 20, 2015, 1:48 pm

Monday no wine, Tuesday Betsy made slightly spicy Greek meatballs with feta and tomato sauce, I had no Greek wines so opened the 2013 Burlotto Barbera d'Alba. More tannic structure than I expect ... Read more »

"Too many of today's wines, especially the reds, are simply too much o...

November 19, 2015, 3:56 am

Agree/disagree with Matt Kramer's recent comment? Read more »

TN: Good Loires, nice St Julien, plus Ruwer, Champagne, Tuscan, OR

November 17, 2015, 11:11 am

uesday I grilled salmon, served with barley,broccoli rabe, and the 2013 Jou sset Premier Rendez-Vous Montlouis-sur-Loire. Nice wine- wet stones, pear Wednesday a violinist friend of Betsy's who liv... Read more »

Full Bodied Red

November 16, 2015, 7:24 am

Hi all Total wine novice, but we like Hardy's and Jacob's Creek reds. Can anyone recommend alternative extremely full bodied reds for a change? We like the Shiraz offerings, but the emphasis must ... Read more »

Do you Recognize this wine as "RothschildÂ’s Chateau Lafitte Bordeaux&q...

November 13, 2015, 2:13 pm

Someone told us this wine we were brought (when what we had ordered was unavailable) at Angeline Restaurant in Antiqua Guatamala was Rothschild's Chateau Lafitte Bordeaux , but I cant find this lab... Read more »

TN: SOBER- Champagne, PG, Cal Cab, Amarone, Bdx, TBA

November 13, 2015, 11:28 am

Michael hosted SOBER Monday in his newly renovated kitchen (4 dishwashers, multiple ovens and cooktops, a salamander- yes, I'm jealous). We were greet ed with a creamy dip with carrots and the bes... 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 »



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 »


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 »


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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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 »