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TN: Weekend wines - Corsica, Burg, Loire, & more


March 27, 2017, 7:37 pm

Betsy was working late Friday, I had dinner ready when she arrived. A few o ysters, then sauteed scallops, baby bok choy, and snow peas. Wine was 2014 Adalia Soave. Fresh, lightly grassy, some nut... Read more »

TN: 3 Rhones, 2 Alsace, 2 Loire, 1 Burg at Peking Duck House


March 25, 2017, 6:29 pm

John T was in town from Santa Barbara, and Brad recruited folks from a Dec CalCab dinner from John’s last visit and a couple of others for a f ree form offline at Peking Duck House. A couple of ca... Read more »

TN: Impressive Galician wines, plus 2 Unico, LdH, CVNE, PX, and champagne


March 22, 2017, 7:42 pm

Last Monday I took the train down to speak at a dinner of the International Business and Wine Society. Dinner was at Jungsik in Tribeca, and was spect acular. Canapes kept circulating (I was par... Read more »

TN: Sicily, Loire, Baden, Rheingau, Burg, Bdx, Napa


March 20, 2017, 7:30 pm

Wednesday we met some friends for dinner at Harpers. I started with chicken liver pate crostini while Betsy had excellent mushroom toast with an egg. I had a Portuguese-ish stew with mussels, mo... Read more »

TN: 50 years of St. Amour


March 14, 2017, 2:54 pm

Sunday Fred and I went to Cathleen’s place in Bronxville for a grea t evening of St. Amour. Her friend Xavier Barbet was there with a collectio n of his family’s wines dating back 50 years. We star... Read more »

TN: Mostly Rioja, + Chablis, Champers, Chianti, PN


March 12, 2017, 6:00 pm

Friends came for dinner, we started with smoked salmon, baba ganoush, romes co, and the NV Bruno Paillard Premiere Rose. Lovely wine, fresh cherry and strawberry with a touch of citrus peel and br... Read more »

TN: 2 Italian whites, 1 Haut-Medoc


March 8, 2017, 7:05 pm

With cod in a fennel/tomato broth, the 2014 Capovolta Verdicchio dei Castel li di Jesi White peach, almond, flowers. Medium bodied, moderate acids, tasty if not c ompelling. B/B- Cooking wine wa... Read more »

TN: Lots of Francois Cotat (+ Rougeard, Vatan, and my own special blend)


March 7, 2017, 2:23 am

I couldn’t face too much spitting, so jumped on train to Croton for a Cotatfest (Francois). There were 4 others on same train, we were met at station by Sacha in a small SUV, I rode in the back o... Read more »

TN: Bubble, Quincy, Cigales, CA red


March 4, 2017, 7:07 pm

Some old friends were in town from Asheville NC, we went to a dinner welcom ing them in Riverdale. With cheeses, tapenade, and dates NV Le Mesnil Brut Champagne from Rare Wine Company Classy, ele... Read more »

TN: 4 2002 Burgs, 4 2002 Bdx, plus a Huet and a Collin bubbly


March 3, 2017, 9:24 pm

Polling our Bordeaux group, we didn’t have enough people with 2002 Bordeaux to do a full dinner, so we decided to do 2002 Burgs and Bdx. On a warm February night we gathered at Riverpark. A bubb... Read more »

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Could you list some high-end red wine?


I only know Red Bordeaux. 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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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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White wine (health benefits)


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2015/10/13/new-thinking-about-health-benefits-of-white-wines-could-they-be-as-good-as-reds-in-some-respects/ 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 »

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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 »