Latest General Wine Forum

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TN: Riesling, Mencia, PN, Chardonnay
Betsy?s sister came to dinner, first course was mushroom dumplings with bok choy in a dashi broth 2010 Dr. Deinhard Ruppertsberger Riesling Kabinett Halbtrocken (liter) Limeade, Fresca, a little her...
7 months ago
 
TN: 1989 Bordeaux (Medoc, Graves, Sauternes) plus rose SC
Most of our Bordeaux group and one charming out-of-towner got together at the midtown East Bobby Vans Tuesdy for a 30 year peek at the 1989 Left Banks. 2014 Mousse Special Club Rose de Saignee 10...
7 months ago
 
TN: wrong Jadot, Goisses, CFE, Limerick, Enfield, more
Friday I made pork shoulder and Rancho Gordo yellow Indian woman beans in pressure cooker, with sauteed arugula and the 2014 Limerick Lane Zinfandel(Russian River Valley). Good acids for zin, just a h...
8 months ago 1
 
Red premox?
Does the premox phenomenon affect red Burgundies as well as whites? I recently opened 2 bottles of Olivier Guyot 2010 Gevrey-Chambertin ?Les Champs?, a commune-level wine. The first was fine ? a ...
8 months ago 4
 
TN: Chablis, almost Soave, Sangiovese, Melon, Bandol pink, Gamay
Dinner Thursday was oysters on halfshell, broiled flounder with ponzu and soy sauce, slivered snow peas with sesame, and spinach with oyster sauce. The 2016 Barat Cote de Lechet Chablis 1er is peachy,...
8 months ago 2
 
A Short Manifesto on Wine
After some thought, here are what I consider to be the principal considerations when it comes to what I look for in wine. 1. Wine should reflect its place of origin. If a particular wine tastes...
8 months ago 4
 
TN: Fontodi X2, CFE, Albarino, Fronsac
2001 Trimbach Cuvee Frederic Emile Riesling Lemon, wet rocks, and petrol. Good acids, long finish, drinking well. Holds up well over 3 days. A-/B+ Betsy?s nephew and his girlfriend came to dinner,...
8 months ago
 
Pronunciation Question
My entire wine drinking life (25+ years) I have always pronounced the "ja" at the end of Rioja and Verdejo as "ho." However, in the most recent episode of The Wine Show, Joe Fattorini et al pronounc...
8 months ago 9
 
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 dried fruit and nut flavors, and I thought it worked better in a fav...
8 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...
8 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 expected to love this, but found it somewhat monolithic and closed. Medium-high acids, some tannin, black fruit in the background...
8 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 w...
8 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 birthday party. The catering crew were hard at work on dinner. As peopl...
9 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 birthday party. The catering crew were hard at work on dinner. As peopl...
9 months ago 1
 
TN: Weekend wines- Loire, Etna, Burgundy, Wachau
2014 Passopisciaro Passorosso (Etna). I think this is same bottling that used to be Terre Siciliane, but they now earn the Etna DOC. KIrschy, some heat on palate (15%), cough drop. Probably a better C...
9 months ago