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TN: Loire, Spanish, Piedmont whites, rose bubbly and still, '82 Brunello, '...

August 21, 2017, 6:07 pm

Red snapper, sauteed kohlrabi, and the 2016 Vina Sobreira Albarino.Moderate acids, mango and peach, touch of grass. Not bad. B- 2014 CVNE Monopole Rioja Blanc All Viura. Floral, citrus and Bosc p... Read more »

TN: Wines by Hudson- Bdb, Muscadet, MSR, roses, Syrah, CS

August 18, 2017, 3:21 pm

No wine Tuesday at an upscale new Mexican place in Irvington (crab salad wi th corn and cojita, squid with a chipotle sauce, pastor huaraches, chile re lleno), but Wednesday met with some friends a... Read more »

New Hip with 97 Jarvis Cabernet

August 17, 2017, 4:34 pm

I received a new hip last week so I was off wine for a week while taking pa in meds but doing great and no longer needed pain medication. I sent my wi fe to the cellar for a bottle of Cab and she ... Read more »

TN: Lagrange haw haw haw, Clisson (not Pep), Jadot, and many more

August 15, 2017, 5:44 pm

Friday we went to Betsy’s sister’s, they made lobster rolls salad (and wine) 2013 Campo Alegre Rueda Citrus, mild grass notes, moderate acids. B- 2013 Rauen “Grauschiefer” Spatlese Halbtrocken (M... Read more »

TN: Ruwer, Provence, Loire, Burg, North Fork, Argentina

August 11, 2017, 1:09 am

o wine Monday (lamb stuffed peppers, “Israeli” street corn) or Tuesday (pork chops & kale). So Wednesday happy we had good weather and good wine at the park concert. Amazing young quartet (we wer... Read more »

TN: Burg, Loire, Bdx, etc with mollusks and more

August 7, 2017, 8:31 pm

No wine Thursday with bucatini all'amatriciana, Friday I shucked some oyste rs and grilled some squash while Betsy sauteed scallops and made an edamame pesto to top them with; we also had rice and... Read more »

TN: Macon at Mohonk, Baden PN at home, both good

August 3, 2017, 6:45 pm

Betsy had a concert Mon night at Mohonk Mountain House, I did some light hi king during rehearsal, skipped wine with dinner, enjoyed concert (Ravel, Me ndelssohn , Borodin). Tuesday some hiking, ca... Read more »

TN: Bdx (white and red), CA Syrah and CS, GV, Champagne on a pretty weekend...

July 31, 2017, 1:23 am

Friday lamb rib chops, squash, and the 2000 Ch. Grand Corbin Despagne (St E milion).Black plums, mocha, some leather. Midbodied, ripe, still some grip. Attractive enough mid-modern St Em, though n... Read more »

TN: Buster, Bourgogne, Becker, and wines I can't alliterate

July 28, 2017, 6:51 pm

Betsy got back from Maine Wednesday, that night we went to park for concert . Lucky again with weather- 70s and breezy. Nice jazz quartet (drummer is a good friend), nice group of friends congrega... Read more »

"...Are wine connoisseurs scientists or charlatans?..." (recent a...

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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 »


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 »


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 »


Re: TN & Restaurant comments

Sorry Dale - typically Nor-Cal centric of me. Yes, as others have pointed out - in downtown SF. Kind of an amazing place, physically. You walk in off the street into an upscale bar - albeit a very,... 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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »



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 »