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TN: Bdx group does LMHB at Bobby Van's
A smaller contingent of our Bordeaux group than usual gathered at Bobby Van?s in Midtown East for a dinner with some La Mission Haut Brion Tuesday. Chartogne-Taillet ?Heurtebise? This is Blanc ...
6 months ago
 
TN: wines on Patio- Palette, Burg, Mosel, Bdx, Loire, Kent, CA, more
Earlier in week Betsy had made an Ottolenghi recipe for chicken schnitzel, she had left behind some extra crust mixture (panko, black and white sesame, sunflower seed) which I used Friday on some red ...
6 months ago
 
TN: Labor Day weekend - Bdx, Cali, Loire, Alsace, etc
Thursday I went to a friend?s birthday party, a nice gathering on their patio on a perfect night, they served mussels, stuffed mushrooms, zucchini ?pasta?, kale salad, and more 2018 Commanderie de ...
6 months ago
 
'95 Terraces
Spicy meatballs in tomato/onion sauce, potato mash and green beans. 1995 Esk Valley Terraces. Hawkes Bay; Merlot, Malbec, Cab Franc 13.5% Cork closure. Dark black, darker with time in decanter...
6 months ago 2
 
TN: Rioja, Albarino, and Champagne with great tapas
Betsy and I met Mark and Nancy last night for dinner at Ibiza in Chappaqua. And I was glad we did- great company, great wine, great food. We basically put ourselves in the owner?s (Ignacio) hands and ...
7 months ago
 
Ata Rangi
So, after babbling about Pinot and Ata Rangi, pulled last bottle of 2008 vintage from cellar. With rosemary and garlic seasoning, roast lamb, potato, butternut and broccoli. Apple crumble dessert...
7 months ago 3
 
TN: Pomerol, CdBeaune, Provence, Sancerre
Saturday I had a few friends over, we started with pate, headcheese, and smoked bluefish , followed by grilled squid with shiso. Then steak, elotes, panzanella, goat cheese stuffed peppers 2018 H...
7 months ago
 
TN: 1977 California Cabernets at MP Taverna in Irvington
We had openers of tzatziki , eggplant puree, & chickpea puree. Then they brought out Herbert the suckling pig, and the chef Michael Psilakis described the various ways he would send the pig out. Whi...
7 months ago 5
 
wine 'o week
1999 Palliser Estate Pinot Noir, Martinborough, 14% ( bark closure) Black-red, dark for PN, nothing on the nose. Palate of malt, plum, earth not really of interest. Alive and drinkable but easily ...
7 months ago 4
 
TN: '88 Burgs, '76 Graves, '01 MSR, '10 Sancerre
His cousin and her boyfriend were in town for a wedding, so Sunday Betsy?s sister and BIL hosted a family luncheon party. Smoked bluefish canapes, smoked duck breast, salumi, roasted peppers to star...
7 months ago
 
TN: Chillable reds
The new Rob was hosting our local wine group, he?s one town up so we gathered an Ubered up to his home. Nice evening on deck, with lots of food- Fred?s pate with Rob?s homemade bread, a nice grilled p...
7 months ago
 
TN: 2 Trimbach CFE, Baudry rose, Lafleur-Gazin (Pomerol)
Finally a Wednesday where the rain held off. We went to park concert to meet friends bearing smoked duck, smoked bluefish, and a delicious chicken/mango/soba salad 2018 Baudry Chinon rose Pale, sw...
7 months ago
 
Another bdx
Strips of thinly sliced beef cooked in lots of EVOO with a mixture of spices to emulate Moroccan flavours, over cous-cous and wilted leafy greens garnished with a liberal sprinkle of chopped mint a...
7 months ago 5
 
TN: red and white Bdx and Burgs, white and pink Loires, red US
Most of the ?04 Greenie Meanies have faded, but so has some of the vibrancy of the black cherry fruit. This tastes older than 15 to me, though it is pleasant. B- Betsy got back Thursday, made lobst...
7 months ago
 
TN: al fresco wines- Bdx, Loire, NZ, Baden, Nahe, Sonoma Coast
Before Betsy left for a festival in Maine, we had a nice dinner on patio with San Antonio steak, purple peppers stuffed with chevre, salad, and the 2018 Withers Rose . This was a replacement for...
7 months ago