Latest General Wine Forum

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TN: Another lockdown weekend- Brunello, Beaune, Nahe, Alsace, white Bdx
A baked pasta dish with hot Italian sausage, tomatoes, mozzarella, & ricotta 2011 Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino Cherry fruit, modest tannins, good acidity. A tad funky at first, cleans up. Good f...
6 hours ago
 
TN: Real wine, virtual dinner- 75 Gazin, 78 Gloria, & Loire SB
A friend organized a 3 couple virtual dinner on Zoom. I was skeptical, but ended up enjoying. We didn?t try to coordinate food, just timing. Betsy made a bone-in leg of lamb roast, slathered with an a...
4 days ago 4
 
TN: Beaujolais, White Burg, GV
Chinese spicy-salt duck breast, rice with furikake, Chinese spinach 2013 Foillard ?Cuvee 3.14? Morgon Beautiful melange of red fruit- raspberry, cherry, pomegranate. Bright, rich, with a little fu...
1 week ago
 
TN: Wines on a scary weekend (Loire, Beaujolais, Alto Adife, Sonoma)
Things are pretty weird out there. At least after 9/11 and Sandy we had big dinner parties where we shared our fears, anger, hurt, and uncertainty. Friday I was actually by myself, with some leftov...
1 week ago
 
TN: ESJ in the Time of Coronavirus
We had plans to go up to dinner with friends. He said he had some duck leg confit, so Betsy said she would do beans and sausage, and we?d do a deconstructed cassoulet. She used Touluse sausage and jow...
2 weeks ago
 
TN: Rhine, Champagne, Pomerol, NSG, Macon
With oysters, lemon sole, rice, and salad 2016 Thibert ? Champs Ronds? St. Veran Fairly full, ripe, pear and lemon, not too long. Could use a bit more verve. B- Attended a fun concert (chamber ...
3 weeks ago
 
TN: forgotten wines- Loire, CA, Gevrey, alto Piemonte
Ah, the joys of finding stuff you bought long ago and forgot 2007 Pepiere ?Clos des Briords? Muscadet This was never supposed to be a long lived Briords, but this is just fine over 3 nights. Swe...
3 weeks ago 1
 
TN: Spanish wines, Champagne, Loire, LH Zin, CFE, blind Bdx
Local less-serious wine group met for Medoc night Friday. Alex fed us well- charcuterie, bavette, potatoes, green beans, cheese, and salad. Wines were blind 2004 Ch. Lascombes Plush, ripe borderi...
3 weeks ago 1
 
TN: 1982 Bordeaux don't have to be trophy wines
Nice small group at John?s Tuesday night to take a look at some ?82 Bdx from less prestigious chateaux, though we expanded it a bit for a few better known properties. Nice spread of cheese and mousse,...
1 month ago 1
 
TN: Champagne, Pinot Noir, Gamay, Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay
A rare lunch at friends, lobster abounded. I had small glasses of three Champagnes 2006 Dom Perignon Brut Champagne I liked this more before, it was very good in a full bodied style, but seemed to...
1 month ago 3
 
TN: Valentine's weekend - Bdx, SB, Freisa, Syrah, and more
With fettucine with Bolognese, ricotta stuffed zucchini and mushrooms, & salad 2015 G. Mascarello ?Toetto?Freisa. This is not the light slightly petillant style of the first Freisas I had, it?s more ...
1 month ago
 
TN: Champagne, Cali, Beaujolais, Rhone, Pfalz, Rhinhessen, etc
With gochujang Cioppino and kimchi Brussels Sprouts: NV (2015 base) Marguet Shaman 15 Rose Champagne. Pale, citrus and cherry, plenty of baked bread, both full and precise. Only bought 2, should ha...
1 month ago
 
TN: Rose Champagne, white Burg, Rhone, CA, Beaujolais, Riesling, etc
I sous-vided a double rib pork chops, seared it, and served with roasted vegetables and salad. Wine was the 2016 Rings Weilberg Trocken GG Pfalz. Powerful but with good acids, spicy, with ginger a...
1 month ago 1
 
Young Piedmont (and Tuscany)
I went to a dinner this week run by Voix de la Terre, a wine club in NYC area. It?s was at Pietro?s in midtown, an easy location for me. Food was family style old school Italian-American- veal parm, s...
1 month ago
 
TN: Chablis, GV, Beaujolais. Napa
Picked up Betsy at LGA, home for dinner- oysters, flounder, broccoli, sweet potatoes, salad The 2018 Piuze : Terroir de Chablis? was a fine match with the oysters and the fish, clean and brisk with p...
1 month ago 1