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TN: Cold wine in hot NY

July 29, 2015, 2:38 pm

Thursday grilled some tuna steak, with a ratatouille variant (initially gri lled vegetables, and added white beans) and salad 2014 Mas de Gourgonnier Rose ( Baux-de-Provence) I've liked this a lot... Read more »

A Winemaker and his Dog...

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TN: Northern Rhones at Racines in NYC

July 28, 2015, 11:47 am

A nice group gathered at Racines on Chambers Street last night to drink som e Northern Rhone reds. My first time at Racines, and I totally enjoyed, tho ugh it was a little sad to be BYOing with tha... Read more »

2009 Jadot Beaujolais-Villages

July 28, 2015, 10:50 am

Nosing around my cellar at the farm and I found a bottle of 2009 Jadot Beau jolais Villages that had been gifted to us by a non-wine drinking neighbor. We were having leftover cold grilled chicke... Read more »

TN: Wines at Mohonk, and on the grass with friends

July 23, 2015, 4:36 pm

Betsy's quartet had a couple of performances at Mohonk Mountain House, and I went up to join her. What a beautiful place, a huge 146 year old resort i nn located near the Catskills. Great setting.... Read more »

Two Bordeaux from Mag

July 20, 2015, 3:09 pm

I opened two Bordeaux beautis this weekend from magnums at a dinner party. We served rack of Ohio lamb wth grilled summer veggies. The wines were 20 03 Chateau Leoville Poyferre and 1989 Chateau... Read more »

TN: Good wines in NY heat

July 20, 2015, 12:19 pm

Friday teriyaki sockeye, pasta with radish leaf pistou, salad, and the 2013 Descombes Brouilly. Crunchy red fruits, bright acids, a little herb. Tasty and fun. B+ Saturday some friends got back ... Read more »

Visit to Radikon and Gravner

July 18, 2015, 11:57 am

Visit to Radikon and Gravner I and my wife managed to get an appointment with Radikon before visiting Gr avner. IT was a beautiful farmhouse, where the husband and son was fixing a car in front. ... Read more »

TN: whites, bubblies and reds (hopefully I saved my vinegar crock)

July 17, 2015, 1:22 pm

Monday I made some radish leaf pistou (was making pesto and discovered lack of pine nuts) but then discovered previously made basil pesto & shiso/scap e pesto, used those on my pasta instead. Wine... Read more »

....and a party broke out

July 15, 2015, 11:11 am

A wine friend who recently relocated to Austin Texas called and said he wou ld be in town so I hastily called a few friends to join us. An assortment of cheeses, mortadella and salumis, snacks an... 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 »