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Burgenland, Napa Cab, Corbieres,Argentina Cab

June 30, 2015, 6:34 pm

2009 Weingut Rosenhof Pinot Noir ****+ Wow this was surprising. Reminds me of a mixture of Cornu et fils Ladoix Le s Carriers 2010 and Drouhin Chorey les Beaune 2009 that I had a few weeks a go, o... Read more »

TN: NY State, lots of France, Italy north to South, Mosel

June 29, 2015, 1:15 pm

Friday grilled some Copper River salmon (but sockeye not king), eggplant, a nd squash, opened the 2013 Clos de la Roilette (Coudert) Cuvee Tardive Fl eurie. I had hoped to catch in the youthful I'm... Read more »

1998 Jaboulet LaChapelle Hermitage

June 26, 2015, 9:45 am

I did a grilled marinated flank steak on the grill last night and opened a 1998 Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle. I haven't opened a bottle in years. A bit lighter in color and body than I rememb... Read more »

2004 Bouchard Montrachet GC

June 23, 2015, 9:51 am

We celebrated my wife's birthday last night at our favorite restaurant in C olumbus, The Refectory, and I brought along a bottle of 2004 Bouchard Montr achet GC one of her favorite wines to accompa... Read more »

TN: 2 nice 2013 (Beaujolais and Saar)

June 21, 2015, 4:55 pm

Friday- sausages, squash, and an Asian-accented slaw, with the 2013 Lapierr e Morgon, Beautiful clean red fruits, herbs and spice, an earthy note to fi nish. Good body and texture, ample acids. B+/... Read more »

2012 Alain Verset Cornas

June 21, 2015, 1:52 pm

2012 Alain Verset Cornas **** The nephew of a legendary Cornas maker. At the same time the cheapest available Cornas here. wasnt expecting much, but wow I was surprised. The right Cornas character... Read more »

TN: wines al fresco (lighter reds, roses, whites)

June 19, 2015, 12:37 pm

Betsy was playing at Chamber Music America's New Music festival in Bryant P ark, I took the train down and kept fingers crossed that rain would hold of f. It rained a bit but after a delay the quar... Read more »

drink sweetener

June 17, 2015, 4:53 pm

Cocktails often call for simple syrup; sugar + water, 50-50. Any suggestions for a sugarless substitute? -- Rich Read more »

TN: 4 Spanish, 2 French, 1 Italian

June 15, 2015, 1:16 pm

Thursday was wine-less as I had a board meeting and ate at office. Friday w e went to Betsy's sister's for dinner with a nice group, with a Spanish the me. Tapas to start- mushrooms stuffed with ch... Read more »

Google Groups

June 14, 2015, 10:53 am

I have been using this forum on Google Groups for a while now Google Groups no longer seems to be running. Anyone else seen this? 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 »