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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 cl...
14 years ago 3
Pronunciation of Gigondas
How is Gigondas pronounced in France? I thought that in Gigondas I heard it pronounced like the listing below from an on-line dictionary. A friend of mine is a high school French teacher and wine dr...
15 years ago 18
TN: Margaux AC at the Gander
Our Bordeaux group met at the Gander last night for a visit to the appellat ion of Margaux. Some snacks- shrimp toast and "brisket tater tots" 2000 Raveneau "Montmains" Chablis 1er Honied, matu...
4 years ago
TN: Mostly Medoc
Thursday Dave joined us as Betsy made a stirfry with turkey, snow peas, bro ccolini and I opened the NV Thierry Germain “Bulles de Roche” Saumur Br ut. Hey, this is fun stuff, quite dry and cris...
5 years ago 1
Costco Chilean wine from Kirkland $18.99 Has anyone have any opinions about this Kirkland wine from "top vineyards of Errazuriz in Aconcagua Valley, Chile. A blend of 52% cab sauv,...
12 years ago 5
Those Russians and their Champagne !
[News] First the Russians were credited with fuelling the London property boom. Then their wealth flooded into sectors from art to sports cars. Now the rush of roubles into Britain is credited wi...
12 years ago 2
Looking for a good Malbec
Before we get into the topic: Ok, I am new to wine. I have been drinking teas of varying grades for years, but recently I've been looking into trying to learn more about wines. I've done your usu...
12 years ago 11
1996 red Burgundies; PN tsunami; Year 25
Combined posting: Tasting notes, industry talk of Pinot-Noir tsunami, wine on Internet turns 25. -- Tasting notes, 1996 red Burgundy assortment Background. Tasting group B (as I'll label it) co...
12 years ago 2
Zinfandel advice?
My wife and I are having a wine club meeting on Sunday. We started it last year after meeting and getting advice from Bill Spohn and his wine group in Vancouver 3 years ago. The theme for this o...
13 years ago 22
Alton Brown's "Strawberry" Show
Hi all. Did anyone see this episode of Good Eats? AB made macerated Strawberries. The recipe is as follows: 2 pints medium size strawberries, hulled and sliced 1 (750 milliliter) bottle red wine...
14 years ago 1
Wine causes cramp in jaw muscles
Just wondered if anyone else experiences this: After a meal where I drink wine (even just half a glass) I find that my jaw muscles cramp up for 30 minutes or so. I often won't notice it, if I don't...
14 years ago 4
Costco St. Emilion Grand Cru -- WTF?
Oh brother... Today I was in the Seattle Costco, cruising the wine section. For the first time ever, I spotted two new wines with the Kirkland (Costco) label. One was an Alexander Valley Cab, 2001 ...
14 years ago 13
Food/Wine pairing - Valpolicella
Hi All, Received a bottle of Allegrini Valpolicella in a mixed case for Christmas. I've never tried Valpolicella, but in the back of my mind I seem to recall that it is good with red sauce pasta. An...
14 years ago 39
Vintage wine appraisal
Anyone know who/where I can get an appraisal on a vintage bottle of wine? Specifically an El Monasterio from the Manuel Fernandez in Spain.  It was a limited run--each bottle was numbered.  Its a c...
15 years ago 2
Dependable and widely available French wines, under $25?
Like most wine enthusuasts, I have developed some preferences over the years of selections from California, Washington State, Chile, etc., that are reasonably priced and that I nearly always like...
12 years ago 16
Wine Stores & Wine Friendly Resturants around Bethesda, MD
I'm working in Bethesda, MD over the next several months and looking for a decent wine store and wine friendly resturants. Any and all suggestions would be appreciated. Cheers P. Parker
13 years ago 5
[TN] Silver wedding dinner
Hello, Yesterday we celbrated our 25th anniversary with a stupenduous party, where the invited were self and Xina and noone else except for the young son who saw fit to go off and spend the evenin...
13 years ago 12
ripasso v. ripassa
Can y'all explain the difference in the meaning of ripasso and ripassa? Have seen both used (in wines I have liked very much, like the Villabella ripassO) but don't know what the semantic distin...
13 years ago 5
Appropriate Bizarro cartoon
Just for wine lovers:-)
3 years ago
TN: Mostly Alsace, plus Loire, Gaillac at a fun event
Last night we went to a Farm to Table dinner hosted by my friends Alex and Fred. Fun night, nice crowd. Fred had a selection of mostly natural wines, but I also carried some bonus bottles. We were gr...
8 years ago