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TN: SOBER at Mark's - John serves Bdx, CA, Gmax, Rhones, etc

February 6, 2019, 9:18 pm

John hosted SOBER last night, but moved it to Mark’s as a more conv enient location for some. Great job, interesting and tasty wines, interesti ng and tasty food We were greeted with the 2004 Boll... Read more »

TN: Superbowl weekend- bubbles, PN, CdR, CS, Melon, Gamay

February 6, 2019, 4:13 pm

With grilled chicken, ginger rice, and salad, the 2016 Navarro “ l' Anciene” Pinot Noir (unfiltered). Black raspberry, some spice, dec ent acids, not so long. B/B- With salmon with herbs, bok cho... Read more »

Climate change affects taste of wine?

February 4, 2019, 9:16 am Read more »

TN: Riesling, Mencia, PN, Chardonnay

January 29, 2019, 5:02 pm

Betsy’s sister came to dinner, first course was mushroom dumplings with bok choy in a dashi broth 2010 Dr. Deinhard Ruppertsberger Riesling Kabinett Halbtrocken (liter) Limeade, Fresca, a little ... Read more »

TN: 1989 Bordeaux (Medoc, Graves, Sauternes) plus rose SC

January 24, 2019, 2:22 am

Most of our Bordeaux group and one charming out-of-towner got together at t he midtown East Bobby Vans Tuesdy for a 30 year peek at the 1989 Left Banks . 2014 Mousse Special Club Rose de Saignee ... Read more »

TN: wrong Jadot, Goisses, CFE, Limerick, Enfield, more

January 21, 2019, 5:10 pm

Friday I made pork shoulder and Rancho Gordo yellow Indian woman beans in p ressure cooker, with sauteed arugula and the 2014 Limerick Lane Zinfandel(R ussian River Valley). Good acids for zin, jus... Read more »

Red premox?

January 18, 2019, 6:27 pm

Does the premox phenomenon affect red Burgundies as well as whites? I recently opened 2 bottles of Olivier Guyot 2010 Gevrey-Chambertin “Les Champs”, a commune-level wine. The first was fine – a v... Read more »

TN: Chablis, almost Soave, Sangiovese, Melon, Bandol pink, Gamay

January 15, 2019, 2:32 pm

Dinner Thursday was oysters on halfshell, broiled flounder with ponzu and s oy sauce, slivered snow peas with sesame, and spinach with oyster sauce. Th e 2016 Barat Cote de Lechet Chablis 1er is pe... Read more »

A Short Manifesto on Wine

January 11, 2019, 9:14 pm

After some thought, here are what I consider to be the principal considerations when it comes to what I look for in wine. 1. Wine should reflect its place of origin. If a particular wine tastes ... Read more »

TN: Fontodi X2, CFE, Albarino, Fronsac

January 7, 2019, 6:42 pm

2001 Trimbach Cuvee Frederic Emile Riesling Lemon, wet rocks, and petrol. Good acids, long finish, drinking well. Holds up well over 3 days. A-/B+ Betsy’s nephew and his girlfriend came to dinner... 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 »


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 »


Could you list some high-end red wine?

I only know Red Bordeaux. 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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


TN: Good weekend of wines from all over- Spain, France, US, and Germany

Friday I did sous vide miso salmon, udon, kale, and salad. Wine was the 201 6 Dutraive Fleurie. Bright, crunchy red fruits (cherry and raspberry), flo ral, herby. Fresh and balanced, very good. B+... Read more »


White wine (health benefits) Read more »