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TN: old Macon and Beaujolais, nice Riesling, plus bubblles, Barolo, etc

January 24, 2017, 9:07 pm

Thursday I was indecisive in store, ended up with clams and lamb. So a firs t course of clams and linguine, then couple small rib chops along with pime nton cauliflower. 1993 Ferret Le Clos Tete ... Read more »

TN: NY Gewurz, French PN, Gamay, SB, etc

January 18, 2017, 9:57 pm

Friday did teriyaki salmon, rice, seaweed salad, and the 2014 Billards St A mour. This is a bit closed down, quite tight on opening, quite a bit more g iving with air, but never as expressive as wh... Read more »

TN: week of wine- PNs, Rioja, Riesling, CdR, Champagne, St Julien

January 14, 2017, 3:33 am

Betsy’s mom as well as David and Grace were all in town, I had an h our to throw together dinner while Betsy returned from a rehearsal- pressur e cooker coq au vin, quinoa, orange/cumin carrots, br... Read more »

TN: Qupe Syrah, Ecard SlB, Bouchard Meursault, Red New (Finger Lakes) Riesl...

January 4, 2017, 3:01 pm

I forgot one from weekend- 2008 Qupe “Bien Nacido Vineyard The Good Nacido Block X” Syrah. I don’t have a lot of Qupe experien ce (and that mostly white) but picked this up as some posters cited a... Read more »

TN: Last wines of 2016-'05 Beaujolais, '05 Burg, Rieslings, Champagnes, Cha...

January 2, 2017, 9:29 pm

Back to NY and my cellar. Thursday Betsy made seafood (scallop, shrimp, cod) hot pot with noodles & N apa cabbage. WIne was the 2012 Vollenweider “Wolfer Goldgrube”Kabinett. Lots of sugar, but... Read more »

TN: Holidays and Sadness- 1991 and other California wines, GV, Burg and Boj...

December 29, 2016, 9:33 pm

My mom passed away last week. Seems a little weird to be posting tasting no tes, but there is comfort in routine. I posted on the previous Friday but forgot the appetizer wine - I shucked s ome o... Read more »

My wine year 2016 - Bordeaux and Lunelli

December 23, 2016, 10:06 am

So looking back at 2016 I notice that I've been drinking a lot of Bordeaux. And some overseas wines I used to buy started falling into the category eew, this is vanilla pudding! and then making gluhw... Read more »

2000 Opus One and 2001 Sassicaia

December 21, 2016, 3:27 pm

I opened bottles of 2000 Opus One and 2001 Sassicaia last night with friend s. Ive never been a fan of Opus One as Ive always found it overpriced and underperforming however I bought the 2000 on ... Read more »

TN: Pomerol, Loire, Liguria, Alto Piemonte

December 17, 2016, 9:17 pm

I had a speech in Rye, but Betsy held dinner for me. This is “Ottol enghi seafood with tomato” week for us, so she made the scallop/shr imp/clam with tomato and feta. 2014 La Bettigna Vermentino ... Read more »

TN: Loads of Lambrays, plus Meursaults, Champagnes, and a Rivesaltes

December 14, 2016, 6:30 pm

SOBER gathered at Cathleen’s for a lovely tasting (not blind for a change). We started with charcuterie and some Champagne 1996 Lanson Brut Crisp, spicy, elegant mousse, long. What a nice surpri... 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 »