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TN: Rkatseteli, assorted roses, Nebbiolos, CCR, etc

June 28, 2016, 9:37 am

Sunday Betsy had a concert at Music Mountain, I went over to friends? ? for a nice evening (and she joined us for a late dinner). Nice group, w arm but with low humidity and a good breeze comfortab... Read more »

2002 Huet Vouvray Le Haut-Lieu Demi-Sec

June 27, 2016, 12:22 pm

Opened a 2002 Huet Vouvray Le Haut-Lieu Demi-Sec last night with fresh prod uce from out garden, fresh green beans with new potatoes, Zucchini stuffed with sweet Italian sausage and cheese, Tempur... Read more »

TN: Good Morgon, Sancerre, Rheinhessen etc but the Pomerol is corked

June 26, 2016, 4:34 pm

No wine Monday - dinner in office before a board member, then headed to cit y to lead a group around midtown. Tuesday Betsy made lobster with corn and tomato, with pea shoot salad and the 2014Gira... Read more »

2002 Caymus SS (3L)

June 21, 2016, 9:26 am

We had a gathering of friends at our farm this past weekend so I grilled a venison tenderloin from last fall hunt and a Wagu #4 Beef tenderloin and op ened a 3 liter of Caymus SS that I bought fro... Read more »

TN: Pavelot, Barruad, Boxler, Graillot, etc

June 20, 2016, 1:57 pm

No wine Monday with my Thai-ish vegetable curry. Tuesday grilled salmon, gr een garlic tabbouli, salad and roses: The 2015 Sant'Antonio Scaia Rosato was a bit too sweet for me, with a ra ther cli... Read more »

Disappointing wine weekend, but anyway nice week with Austrian wines.

June 19, 2016, 4:49 pm

Austria I was at a hyperspectral imainging conference in Graz and has some nice win es. even the conference dinner wine at the parliament was decent. 2008 Zweigelt barrigue, Styria, Austria *****... Read more »

Cellartracker reports

June 13, 2016, 3:47 pm

The wines in my cellar (living room) that I get the most updated on, on c ellartracker, are: 2001 Tondonia Reserva. And the reports are polar: half thinks that its over its prime, drink up! A l... Read more »

TN: Rieslings, Pinots, Gamay, GV, and more

June 13, 2016, 12:20 pm

Wineless Monday (kinchee rice and bbq tofu), Tuesday was grilled tuna steak e. Red cherries, a little pit fruit note, on bigger side, could use more ac id - this is heavier style of rose. I’ll pa... Read more »

Some economic Bordeauxs

June 8, 2016, 3:19 pm

2009 Château Guerry **** I love this wine. it has amazing PQR for Bordeaux . its fat and juicy. rath er tight and tannic at first, with air it opens up and on second day its pe rfect with fat blo... Read more »

TN: Volnay, Fiano, Champagne, Chinon rose, etc

June 6, 2016, 2:27 pm

Tuesday assorted leftovers along with the 2015 Baudry Chinon rose. Maybe sl ightly fuller than usual, ripe red berries, a little watermelon, hint of he rb. Good acids. B+ Wineless Wednesday, and t... 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 »