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TN: Last wines of 2018 (and first in '19) - Rausan Segla, Nigh Privat, Pepiere Briords, more
In my Christmas notes I forgot a couple of cooking wines NV Broadbent Rainwater Madeira offers good quality for the price, lots of d ried fruit and nut flavors, and I thought it worked better in a f...
6 months ago
 
tequila
At a cocktail party last week, I tried for the first time a high end tequila... wow! I didn't realize sipping tequila exists, like fine scotch. My notion of the liquor was a vehicle to get bom...
6 months ago 1
 
TN: 7 Fishes with some Italian wines, Bdx and more for Christmas, etc
With assorted leftovers, the 1998 Jadot Clos des Ursules Beaune 1er. I expe cted to love this, but found it somewhat monolithic and closed. Medium-high acids, some tannin, black fruit in the backgr...
6 months ago 3
 
Three gift wines from the office
On Thursday, we had our 'Secret Santa' gift swap at work. I received two Pjnot Noirs. 2015 Josh Cellars PN Central Coast Light maroon in color with a cherries/oak nose, dark cherry on the palate wi...
6 months ago 2
 
TN: Edited version- Nancy's Birthday, w/ Chave, Vallanas, Mt Eden, Haut Bailly, etc
Thursday Dave drove me up to Mark and Nancy?s in Briarcliff, where Betsy was awaiting. We were delighted to be there for Nancy?s birth day party. The catering crew were hard at work on dinner. As p...
6 months ago
 
TN: Nancy's bday with Chave, Vallana, Drouhin, Mt Eden, Haut-Bailly, etc
Thursday Dave drove me up to Mark and Nancy?s in Briarcliff, where Betsy was awaiting. We were delighted to be there for Nancy?s birth day party. The catering crew were hard at work on dinner. As p...
6 months ago 1
 
TN: Weekend wines- Loire, Etna, Burgundy, Wachau
2014 Passopisciaro Passorosso (Etna). I think this is same bottling that us ed to be Terre Siciliane, but they now earn the Etna DOC. KIrschy, some hea t on palate (15%), cough drop. Probably a bett...
6 months ago
 
TN: Some great wines at Mark's (Bdx, Rhone, Cali, etc)
Thursday I went to a dinner at Mark?s- this was supposed to be a Ma gdelaine dinner, but guest of honor from Texas couldn?t make it, so Magdelaine was postponed and a general BYO convened. As I ar...
6 months ago 1
 
TN: 1961 St. Emilion
Wednesday I went into city and met my brother at Morton?s for dinne r. For me chopped salad, small filet, and spinach/mushrooms. I don? t get to see my brother that often, so carried a birthyear win...
6 months ago
 
TN: 9 Graves, 1 white Burg, 1 Barsac
A nice group gathered at Sutton Inn Tuesday to welcome Patrick in from Colo rado. Theme was older Graves. We started with some chacruterie (lonza, copp a, foie gras parfait, etc) and then I had the ...
7 months ago 1
 
TN: Lot of Carignan, some Rieslings, + Fleurie, Bdx, etc
With pork tenderloin, the 2016 Coudert/Roilette Griffe du Marquis Fleurie. Man, this is as lovely a young Fleurie as I can ever remember. Floral nose over black cherries and raspberries. Full, bal...
7 months ago
 
TN: White truffle dinner with Nebbiolo from 1947-2001, CSH, Champagne
Ben and Wendy hosted our Bordeaux group for our almost annual white truffle dinner, with a Piedmont wine theme. A great night in their lovely apartmen t in Greenwich Village. 2011 Pierre Peters ...
7 months ago
 
TN: Burg proper and Beaujolais, Loire, 83 Sonoma
A friend was in town on a break from helping with an elderly in-law, we inv ited her for dinner. Started with some Spanish marinated mussels, with the Brun (Terres Dorees) FRV 100. Light, fun, slur...
7 months ago 3
 
"Will China continue as the most important market for Bordeaux, or not?"
https://www.forbes.com/sites/karlsson/2015/12/28/a-love-hate-story-of-bordeaux-and-china-book-review-of-thirsty-dragon/#5b1f6bf06d17
7 months ago
 
TN: Jura, pink Burg, white Burg, Mosel
2015 Thill ?Cuvee Romane? Savagnin (Cotes du Jura) Not oxidative, rather sharp unripe nectarine fruit, tangy but clipped. C+ Friday Betsy made beef filet in a broth with soba, ginger, spinach, t...
7 months ago