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TN: Great Rieslings, mixed showing of others

November 28, 2014, 10:37 am

Wednesday I had to speak at a panel at a college in the city, Betsy had din ner before I got back but saved me a plate- skirt steak , broccoli, and mus hrooms. I'm a Domaine Bart fan, but the 2011 ... Read more »

point of diminishing returns

November 27, 2014, 9:05 pm

we talk of this occasionally. Tonight I think I established an excellent balance of wine quality to food pairing that brought out the best in both. We had 5 spice duck breast (mostly Ian Hoare's ... Read more »

Lopez de Heredia Gravonia Crianza 2004

November 27, 2014, 6:05 pm

Was in Copenhagen for business and a wine store near that university had To ndonia red reserva 2001 and gravonia white 2004. I got one of each for a gi ft card I got for answering questions in a su... Read more »

Don't we somehow enjoy the more expensive than the less expensive?

November 19, 2014, 7:28 pm

The following recent article describes a price experiment with wine: Read more »

TN: 2 '13 Loire SBs, 1 98 St. Emilion, 1 Pinot Grigio

November 19, 2014, 10:08 am

Sunday Betsy's quartet had a concert in Rye. A sizable crowd enjoyed the pr ogram- Dvorak's American Quartet and the a cool jazzy quartet by Peter Sc hikele (I knew he's respected, but this is actu... Read more »

TN: 8 Beaujolais, plus A Conterno, JM Boillot, and Matthiasson

November 16, 2014, 2:16 pm

Betsy made a quick bouillabaisse (cod, shrimp, scallops and littlenecks) an d I opened the 2013 Matthiasson Rose. I think my first Matthiasson wine, and I really enjo yed. No clue re cepage. Very... Read more »

Confused in China

November 14, 2014, 9:23 pm

Have just returned from six weeks in China: Shanghai, Beijing, Xi'an; Hangzhou, Sanya and few other smaller cities. This was my second visit (previous one was 3 years ago) and during that time I... Read more »

TN: Nostaligia of the straw-covered bottle, plus Alsace, Macon, Rhone, and ...

November 13, 2014, 11:43 am

Betsy needed a cooking wine, it was the 2012 Litaud Les Pommards St Veran . Maybe this wasn't cold enough, but it came off as rounder/softer than wha t I look for in Macon, soft pear and tropical f... Read more »

"...A glass of wine really improves a bad movie."

November 10, 2014, 9:47 pm Read more »

TN: Good Loires & Champagne, plus Burg, St Emilion, and CA reds

November 9, 2014, 6:54 pm

Betsy had opened a 2013 Pepiere Muscadet for cooking, and I used more for m y risotto. I just went out and bought some cheap whites, cause I can't wa ste Pepiere for cooking! What a value, sprightl... 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 »