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TN: MSR, Bdx, Beaujolais, Galicia, CA
Saturday was black cod in miso, braised greens, rice. Wine was the 2016 Markus Molitor Urziger Wurzgarten Riesling Kabinett. Rather tropical fruit, mango with a little peach, decent acids, light,...
6 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,...
6 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...
6 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...
6 months ago 1
TN: 1959 Ch. Tristan
Hosting a party for Betsy next week, but on her actual birthday we just had dinner at Harper?s on Main. We shared mushroom toast with egg, chicory/little gem salad, duck breast with turnips and sweet...
6 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?s...
7 months ago
TN: Thanksgiving wines
Thanksgiving eve I thawed choucroute and opened the 2002 Trimbach Cuvee Frederic Emile Riesling. Man this is in a nice place. Pear, peach, lime zest, and rocks. Lots of rocks. Plenty of acid but...
7 months ago
TN: CFE, 3 white Burgs, 1 red, 1 Margaux AC, 1 CdP
Betsy had a concert Wednesday night, felt like a glass of wine when she got home, poured her the 2005 Trimbach Cuvee Frederic Emile Riesling. I smelled but didn?t try till 2 days later, but it held up...
7 months ago 1
TN: Trimbach, Jadot, Landron, Joblot
Friday was Flannery rib cap medallions (we split an 8 oz California Prime and a 6 oz Waygu, I actually preferred the former), pasta with spinach and mushrooms (leftover), Brussels sprouts, and salad....
7 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...
7 months ago 3
TN: Beychevelle, ESJ, Saves, Lapierre, Nebbiolo, and more
Friday I went to pick up some Flannery?s at a friend's, while there he proffered the 2010 Ch. Beychevelle. Surprisingly forward and open, cassis and black cherry, a light smoky note, great finish,...
7 months ago 1
Bordeaux in space
If they're going to all that trouble, they should also send a sommelier. Dan-O (what do you tip them?)
7 months ago 1
TN: 12 Leoville Poyferre, 1 Latour a Pomerol
Our group met at Bobby Vans in Midtown East for a Leoville Poyferre vertical last night. We started with a U. Collin Champagne, which I liked but didn?t note bottling (though I recall a 2017...
7 months ago
WTN: 3 Barolo, Monbousquet, Knoll, etc
ith cornish hen with berbere, spinach, sweet potatoes, the 2010 Weingut Knoll Ried Pfaffenberg Steiner Riesling Kabinett. Dry, stony, petrolly, long and in a good place. B+/A- With pasta with seafood...
7 months ago
Sonoma Wine Country Wildfire
8 months ago 2