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TN: Xmas- Burg, Bojo, Champagne, Donnhoff sekt, etc
Christmas Eve we went to dinner at friends?. Afterwards Betsy and I were going to join a group on city streets for a party for the homeless, so I could only take a small taste of wines. Starters were ...
3 months ago
 
TN: Bubbles, Burg, ESJ, Rhone, Chianti, Loire, etc
Tuesday I visited neighbors for dinner- ham and vegetable soup, salad, garlic bread, and a couple of reds 2007 Grangier St. Joseph A forgotten cellar orphan, this has held on well if not especially...
3 months ago
 
TN: MSR, Bdx, Beaujolais, Galicia, CA
I went to a holiday open house Sunday, bearing wine, a tray of ankimo on rice cracker, and another of crostini with pickled onion, olives, and boquerones. Hosts had out ham, BBQ chicken, seitan sal...
3 months ago
 
TN: South of Madrid
After an almost 4 hour round trip taking Betsy to JFK, I went over to Rob?s for local wine group. He had chosen a pretty brutal theme, Spain South of Madrid. I deemed it the Oceans of Swill tasting, a...
3 months ago 1
 
TN: 8 bottles of 1959 French wines, plus others, for Betsy's birthday
Last week was a landmark birthday for Betsy, but we celebrated this Wednesday at St. George Bistro in Hastings. Nice private room upstairs, good food, good attitude. I had worked out a corkage deal ...
3 months ago 1
 
WTN: white truffle dinner with 11 Barolos
Monday was our annual white truffle and Nebbiolo dinner at Ben and Wendy?s. 9 members of our Bordeaux grew were joined by a Piedmont fanatic from a bit upstate. We started with a comparison of 5 potat...
3 months ago 1
 
TN: 1959 Ch. Tristan
Grade disclaimer: I'm a very easy grader, basically A is an excellent wine, B a good wine, C drinkable. Anything below C means I wouldn't drink at a party where it was only choice.Furthermore, I o...
3 months ago 2
 
TN: Good weekend wines- Bdx, CdP, Wachau
With smoked scallops, the 2007 Knoll Dürnsteiner Ried Schutt Riesling Smaragd. Tropical (mango) and citrus (grapefruit) fruit, big, hint of petrol, long. Big wine, still young. B+ With Flannery?...
3 months ago
 
TN: Thanksgiving wines
My first Thanksgiving without Betsy since marriage (visiting her mom). I went over to her sister?s for a snack and a drink. The 2008 Huet Clos du Bourg Vouvray Sec is a fun burst of honeycomb, wax, ...
3 months ago
 
TN: CFE, 3 white Burgs, 1 red, 1 Margaux AC, 1 CdP
Thursday we joined another couple for dinner at Prune in the East Village. We shared snacks (pistachios flamed in raki, fried sardines). I had risotto al salto with sliced veal kidney, followed by d...
4 months ago 1
 
TN: Trimbach, Jadot, Landron, Joblot
A friend came by and I opened the 1999 Joblot ?Clos du Cellier aux Moines? Givry 1er. I found this disappointing, as I am a big ?99 fan. Tart red fruit with a little pruney note, thin, somewhat cl...
4 months ago
 
TN: Chateauneuf du Pape at Nice Matin NYC
nice group gathered Wednesday night at Nice Matin for Chateauneuf-du-Pape night. Great to see a bunch of friends, some of whom I hadn?t seen in a couple of years. Nice table, nice service, nice stemw...
4 months ago 3
 
TN: Beychevelle, ESJ, Saves, Lapierre, Nebbiolo, and more
That night I had leftovers and the 2017 Lapierre Morgon, Sweet red fruit, spice and earth, some noticable but not interfering structure. B/B+ With pizza with roast tomaties, goat ricotta, and bas...
4 months ago 1
 
Bordeaux in space
https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/can-astronauts-drink
4 months ago 1
 
TN: 12 Leoville Poyferre, 1 Latour a Pomerol
1966 Ch. Leoville-Poyferre More cedar, tobacco and herb than fruit, but fresh and tangy. I liked a lot. B+ 1978 Ch. Leoville-Poyferre a bit volatile on nose, quite tired, though drinkable. B-/...
4 months ago