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January 26, 2015, 7:06 am

I've been browsing for available Madiran to try. So far I found one: Chateau Peyros Vielles Vignes 2009 It is 80 Tannat 20% cab. Is this a good representative? Read more »

2006 Diego de Almagro Valdepeñas Gran Reserva

January 25, 2015, 5:35 pm

2006 Diego de Almagro Valdepeñas Gran Reserva **** In its price range (7E-8$), most wine is simple fresh and fruity. Reds th at might as well be whites. This one is probably the only one that tast... Read more »

re: be aware of garlic boy

January 25, 2015, 3:40 pm

rosaphilia aka anna yamada never posted the original post. i do not know whoever garlic-boy is. i like garlic a lot. i wouldnot use it as a perjorative term. somone spoofed me to start a flame war... Read more »

TN: 1985 Bordeaux in Midtown NYC

January 25, 2015, 8:37 am

Thursday our longtime group gathered at Uncle Jack's Steakhouse in midtown for a look at 1985 Bordeaux at 30. Nice table in a nook upstairs, gave us a nice view of our friends arriving (and peopl... Read more »

Wine price groups

January 23, 2015, 4:13 am

Hi, I keep remembering Santiago saying (paraphrasing as close as I remember it) a 14E wine is a premium wine by any standards. I'm curious at what people's rules of thumb is regarding wine and pr... Read more »

Chateau Larose-Trintaudon Haut-Medoc 2007

January 23, 2015, 3:51 am

Chateau Larose-Trintaudon Haut-Medoc 2007 *** First time I buy a cheap french wine in a supermarket in many years paid of f. I was shopping and saw this one for 16E, and I felt adventurous. Haut Me... Read more »

Gosset Grand Ros? = good stuff

January 22, 2015, 12:51 pm

Was looking for some Billecart-Salmon rosé but didn't find, guy in the store recommended this Gosset. With a traditional Galette, new year's toast with a friend and neighbour. (He provided the... Read more »

Re: TN: wines and sadness

January 21, 2015, 2:43 pm

My condolences, Dale. Santiago Read more »

A nice assortment of wines with (mostly) Filipino food in NJ

January 11, 2015, 2:19 pm

Yesterday Betsy and I headed to Jay and Arnold's home in Jersey City, as we approached the apartment Betsy said I smell gougeres and we knew we were on right track. We were among the first, and s... Read more »

TN: 06 white Burg, 98 St Emilion, 99 Clos St Denis, etc

January 5, 2015, 3:53 pm

Betsy wanted to make something for a friend Friday so did a double recipe o f chicken with shallots. She used up some Trimbach PG, plus most of a bottl e of 2012 Sartarelli Verdicchio dei Castelli ... 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 »