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Restaurant Markups
Hello, All! I know this is a perennial topic but things do change from time to time. Anyway, I wonder what is the prevalent price for a bottle of wine in a restaurant these days; twice the store...
14 years ago 7
 
Could you list some high-end red wine?
I only know Red Bordeaux. GAJA Dom Romanee Conti Le Tache, Guigal Cote Rotie La Ladonne, La Mouline etc, Turley Zinfandels and Petite Syrahs, Caymus Special Selection Cabernet, Sassicaia, Penfold's...
14 years ago 17
 
found 2 bottles in my moving boxes
This might sound odd. I was finally getting around to putting up my wall mounted wine bottle rack and remembered that I have been saving a bottle of wine from our honeymoon. We visited a winery and...
14 years ago 13
 
Houston Margarita Society Charity Ball - Oct 1st
The Houston Margarita Society got through Rita. Partying with a purpose is still our plan. Join us this Saturday night! HOUSTON MARGARITA SOCIETY 26TH ANNUAL CHARITY BALL Major Event is Largest Toys...
14 years ago
 
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 book...
14 years ago 4
 
VacuVin vs. Private Preserve
On a recent long weekend of wine tasting from Santa Cruz and Sonoma [California, USA ;o)] I made a point of asking tasting room staff what method they use to store opened bottles overnight. Prior to...
14 years ago 15
 
Help Identifying some Courvoisier Cognac
I'm cleaning out the grandparents house and found a Courvoisier Napoleon Cognac, which means it's at least 30 years old. It's in the original box (brown with Napoleon's silhouette on one side)....
14 years ago 2
 
Why is wine soooo much more expensive in UK and US?
It strikes me that wine is much more expensive in the UK and the US than in The Netherlands. Yes, we do have VAT (18,5%). But nevertheless the price of the same bottle in the US and UK can be more...
15 years ago 8
 
Burlwood Cellars
ALDI Stores USA is now stocking Burlwood Cellars wines. These are produced buy E&J Gallo for the Hotel and Restaurant industry. I've not tried them yet, but ALDI has five varietals: Cabernet...
15 years ago 26
 
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...
15 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...
16 years ago 18
 
Zinfandel Thoughts
California Zinfandel is one of my favorite wines, but I've been pondering something about it lately. Maybe it was the extra time off around the holidays, giving my brain time to reflect instead of...
16 years ago 27
 
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 one is...
13 years ago 22
 
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, mature, a...
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 crisp,...
6 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, 35% merlot, 10% CF, & 3% Petit Verdot. Thanks. In article ,...
13 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 with...
13 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 usual,...
13 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) contains...
13 years ago 2
 
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 1/4...
14 years ago 1