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TN: 4th weekend- roses, 76 Napa, Burg, Bojo, Loire, bubbles
With a pork/bok choy/rice noodle stir fry, the 2018 Leeuwin Artists Series Riesling (Margaret River). Bone dry, tart lime fruit, I find this a little too austere, but Betsy really likes it, so might...
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California governor
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TN: Ducru, Lardy, Jadot, Marguet, Luneau-Papin, Pomponette, Algueira
Friends!!! We?ve had some friends in the yard for drinks and snacks over last month, but Friday was our first dinner that we?ve hosted in 3 months. Just one other couple., spaced tables, careful...
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Winery grounded in indigenous values
2 weeks ago
 
TN: '70 Cavalotto to replace '64 PdB Barbaresco
So 1964 Produttori di Barbaresco Barbaresco was on the menu for our week Zoom tasting. I had gotten 7 bottles out a few weeks in advance so people could stand up, mine was upright more than a month....
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TN: Pessac white, St Emilion, Sancerre, Champagne, Wachau
With some nice Waygu burgers, the 2000 Ch. Laroque (St. Emilion). Quite nice in a midmodern style, ripe black cherry and plum, hint of mocha, just a hint of tannic backbone remaining. Plush without...
2 weeks ago
 
TN: Wines al fresco on a lovely weekend
Thursday was fish tacos, and usually I?d go for something lighter the Burg, but I wanted to try the 2018 Pernot Bourgogne Cote d?Or (blanc). Nice balance, good acids, full citrus and apple fruit, some...
3 weeks ago 2
 
TN: ESJ pink, Oregon white
With Jacques Pepin?s chicken/sausage ?bouillabaisse? the 2019 Edmunds St. John Bone Jolly Gamay Rose. Year in year out a favorite, this year is no exception, crunchy red strawberry and raspberry, on...
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TN: Another American rosé of note
Despite our pronounced Europhilic palates, we do from time to time find a domestic wine that we like. A perennial favorite is, along with most everything Steve does, Edmunds St. John Bone Jolly rosé,...
1 month ago
 
TN: Tuscany, Loire, Penedes and Sicily roses, white Burg, Sauternes,
Mostly good wines on an ugly weekend (weather was fine, the world....) Friday we were having spatchcocked chicken on the grill, grilled sweet potato/scallion salad, and green salad. Betsy had...
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Healthiest types of wine
Very superficial analysis. It totally ignores the health effects of alcohol, which is the elephant in the room. Moreover, it makes a blatant mis-statement of fact, that organic wines contain no...
1 month ago 1
 
If you are elderly and frail
Well that's our diet already and we drink lots of wine and should be very healthy.
1 month ago 1
 
TN: A Volnay (from Meursault) that tastes like Pommmard
A Zoom tasting was rescheduled for last night, featuring the 2002 Lafon Volnay Santenots-du-Milieu 1er. I decanted at 6 for our 7 PM Zoom, pretty tight, opened a bit as we were talking, then seemed to...
1 month ago
 
TN: ESJ, Marguet, Sterling, roses, more
Over the long weekend 2019 Florian Andre ?La Belle Etoile? rose (VDF) Quite light, fresh raspberry and cherry, good aperitif. B/B- With Grilled ribeyes, potatoes, salad 2001 Edmunds St. John ?Peay?...
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TN: midweek Beaujolais
With chicken yassa (Africanonion/pepper stew) the 2017 Lapalu Beaujolais Villages Vieilles Vignes. Crunchy raspberry/cranberry fruit, peppery spice, fresh and juicy, B/B+ Grade disclaimer: I'm a very...
1 month ago