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TN: 1964 & 1966 Claret, 2 Champagnes at Riverpark

April 27, 2016, 2:46 pm

Last night our Bordeaux group was doing 1966 (and a couple '64s) at Riverpa rk. I was slightly delayed (nutcase on Metro-North, train got held for a bi t), so I was last to arrive. I was greeted by... Read more »

TN: Penedes red, Loire white

April 26, 2016, 10:43 am

Betsy's mom arrived yesterday, after baseball game her sister's family join ed us for dinner- shisitos, roasted cauliflower, pomegranate baba ganoush, bulgogi skirt steak, grilled fennel, and ling... Read more »

TN: Weekend wines from Austria, FR, US, IT, DE

April 25, 2016, 9:36 am

Since we had extra leaf in table, we thought we'd invite friends for Friday dinner. But first couple we called turned the tables and convinced us to j oin them. Lovely evening, so we walked over t... Read more »

Bottega Gold Brut and Radikon Merlot 2001

April 23, 2016, 4:28 pm

Bottega Gold spumante Brut ** Normally I find sparkling wine tastes like sparkling water, but this one is very sweet. My wife was scared that it said brut, but pleased it was sweet . Radikon Mer... Read more »

TN: Penedes bubbles, Campania white, Coonawarra red

April 22, 2016, 6:13 pm

Wednesday leftovers with the 1994 Lindemans Limestone Ridge Shiraz/Cabernet . Still plenty of fruit here. Sweet blackberry meets cassis, the sweet charac ter is a little distracting , but it's no... Read more »

TN: Corsica, Alsace, NZ, Bdx, CdR, Beaujolais blanc

April 20, 2016, 11:45 am

Saturday I grilled marinated chicken from HMart & shishitos, rest of dinner was assorted leftovers. Wine was the 2015 Alzitana Rose (Ile de Beaute). S trawberries and cherries, nice flavors but so... Read more »

TN: The most sparkling reds I've ever tasted (+ Tete, Turley, Thirtybench)

April 16, 2016, 6:13 pm

No wine Thursday, dinner was ropa vieja. Friday we went over to watch HS ba seball game for a while, Betsy's sister joined us for dinner afterwards - g rilled salmon, shisitos, and king oyster mush... Read more »

Singed bay leaf

April 14, 2016, 8:26 pm

I'm used to reading wine reviews that are essentially the description of a fruit salad but today I read one that describes one of the flavour notes as singed bay leaf (James Molesworth - WS). Th... Read more »

TN: Sancerre, Graves blanc, and Etna (maybe)

April 14, 2016, 10:38 am

No wine Monday (Betsy's quartet was doing couple pieces in a new music fest ival at Symphony Space, just ate a wrap before jumping on train to see), so good excuse to open 2 Tuesday. The cooking... Read more »

TN: WA GSM., Gamays, Loires, St Emilion

April 11, 2016, 1:24 pm

Saturday we went to dinner at some friends' home in Scarborough. Dinner was sole stuffed with crab with an almond crust, pureed butternut, and salad. I carried a couple of wines, both were served... 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 »