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TN: Zoom- Margaux and white Burg
Our little group?s second virtual tasting Monday Blind wine (Cathleen distributed, most of us had family member uncork so we couldn?t see branding). There?s a little grassy/green element that on first...
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TN: Burgs, Piedmont white, Beaujolais
2017 Chiesa ?Quin? Roero Arneis Pear and tropical fruits, moderate acidity, soft finish, I wanted to like this more than i did. B-/C+ Friday dinner was Bobby Flay fennel/cumin chicken with...
1 month ago
 
TN: More lockdown wines (with a little visitation): Bdx, Burg, Napa, Nahe,. Champagne
Friday was honey/chile chicken wings, bok choy and rice 2001 La Grave a Pomerol Recipe was from Food and Wine and suggested Merlot, so here goes. Black and red plums, a light mocha note, some...
1 month ago
 
TN: Virtual tasting of 1975 DDC
Last night we had a 6 person zoom tasting, 6 bottles of 1975 Domaine de Chevalier rouge, distributed last week, everyone decanted about a half hour before the call. I had dinner first with family...
1 month ago 2
 
TN: 2012 Taittinger Brut Millesime
A rare tasting note from me, occasioned by a wonderful wine. This Champagne matches our tastes to a T. Opened tonight to celebrate our housebound 31at wedding anniversary, it was hright and citrusy...
2 months ago 1
 
TN: Good wines during NY Pause- Bdx, Burg, Basque
Chicken with shallots and tomatoes, egg noodles 2018 Camino Roca Txacoli Getariako Mild spritz, citrus, saline, fun. B 1999 Monthélie-Douhairet-Porcheret ?Champans? Volnay 1er Cru Midbodied, that ?99...
2 months ago 2
 
TN: Langhe Nebbiolo from world's best (I think) co-op
After a couple nights going to city, happy to be home Wednesday, walked into house to find smell of guanciale cooking. Dinner was bucatini all? amatriciana, with cooked greens and a salad with...
2 months ago 2
 
TN: Another lockdown weekend -GV, Bdx, Burg, Loire, Veneto
With chicken with fennel and sweet potatoes 2018 Contra Soarda Vespaiolo (Breganze) Good acids, long finish, but there is something about the taste profile here that turns me off. Apricot meets musk...
2 months ago
 
TN: Oldest Grignolino I've had (by about 50 years)
With shakshuka & broocoli rabe, the 2019 Thibaud-Boudignon Rose de Loire. Strawberry and lemonade, some saline character to finish, enjoyable way to look towards rose season. B With veal cutlets under...
2 months ago 2
 
TN Easter weekend with Ultramarine, Canon, Felsina, and Carillon
Friday was Bolognese , with broccoli and salad and the 2004 Felsina Chianti Classico. Fully mature but not tired to my tastes (or Betsy?s) , black cherry and leather, some dried rose petal, good...
2 months ago
 
TN: Pouilly-Fuisse and red from Madrid at a virtual Seder
Long ago, in the days before we were really aware of COVID19, we had been invited to a Seder. We realized weeks ago it wasn?t happening, but the hosts put together a Zoom seder, and 17 people...
2 months ago
 
TN: Pergole Torte, Thomas-Labaille, Beychevelle, Lapalu, and more
Another week of social distancing. Working (alone) and taking things to city (with no real contact), it?s a weird world (especially NYC at night). We are managing to eat well. With 1950s style beef...
2 months ago
 
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 food...
3 months 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...
3 months ago 4
 
TN: Beaujolais, White Burg, GV
Another weekend in the weird world of COVID19. Phone calls, emails, Zoom and Facetime are not the same as being with friends. But some good cooking going on. Chinese spicy-salt duck breast, rice with...
3 months ago