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TN: 3 Bordeaux, 2 Loires, and 1 from the Marches
Saturday grilled squid over garlic scape pesto linguine with a salad and the 2017 Collestefano Verdicchio di Matelica Sweeter fruit than I remember, but balanced by mineral/oystershell notes. B/B+ ...
9 months ago
 
Mocktails
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9 months ago
 
TN: wines by river- CA Chard, Alsace Riesling, Burg rose
Wednesday was supposed to be the first of our little village?s summer jazz concerts, but Tues night I looked at forecast (80% chance of thunderstorm) and it looked like it would be changed to indoor v...
9 months ago
 
TN: Father's Day weekend- authentic roses and more
No wine Friday, we went with some friends to Carnegie Hall to see Betsy?s sister?s final performance with the Metropolitan Opera orchestra (fine performance, Mahler?s Ruckert-Lieder with Elina Garan...
9 months ago 2
 
TN: Spanish reds, US rose, Italian white, French red and white, NZSB
Strawberries and raspberries, a little herby, good minerally finish. As always, a re-buy. B+ Friday we went to dinner at Betsty?s sister?s with some old friends who moved away a couple years ago. A...
9 months ago 1
 
oops, lost my notes on Loire night
Friday our local non-serious group gathered at Fred?s for a look at the Loire. Nice spring evening on the deck with an incredible spread of food- a salmon mousse, radishes with butter, goat and other ...
9 months ago
 
TN French wines (and 1 Chianti) at home and in the 'Gunks
Some friends came over Sat, we started with some oysters, then sat on patio for arctic char crudo with radishes. The Bernard Bremont ?Cuvee Prestige? Brut Champagne (a recent release), was a lovel...
9 months ago
 
TN: Many wines on Memorial Day weekend
Lobster was on sale, so steamed a couple chicks, made some spinach, and opened the 2006 Littorai Heintz Chardonnay. Pear, lemon zest, and just a touch of oak. The oak seems to come out a bit more w...
9 months ago 4
 
TN: Bairrada , Burgs, Sancerre, more
Swordfish, squash, braised cabbage and carrots, and the 2017 G. Boulay ?Clos de Beaujeu?Sancerre. Zippy acids, full and flinty, bright citrus and apple. B+ Saturday I carried dinner over to some ...
10 months ago
 
TN: Montrose!
Our Bordeaux group and a couple of other friends met at Bobby Van?s in Midtown East last night. We had some whites to start (I started with a crab cake) 2014 Francois Carillon ?Les Macherelles ? Ch...
10 months ago
 
TN: 95 LB, 98 RB, Beaujolais blanc, Saar
Friday was scallops with chorizo and corn, and the 2017 JP Brun/Terres Dorees Beaujolais Blanc. Light, sweet pear and apple fruit, moderate acids, easy and clean. B Saturday was grilled pave ste...
10 months ago
 
TN: Burgs, Loires, Champagne, Spain
Friday dinner started with shucking some oysters, while we enjoyed the 2016 Bzikot Puligny-Montrachet (375 ml) Lemon pie and light oak notes, fairly ripe with moderate acids. B/B- Tuna steak, swe...
10 months ago
 
TN: Magdelaine and Belair-Monange
With the demise of Ch. Magdelaine and its incorporation into Belair-Monange, Tom and John set up a tasting. Originally set for Dec, we finally convened last night. Tom had sent a case of the younger M...
10 months ago
 
TN:Sociando-Mallet vertical
A nice group - old friends and new- met at Sutton Inn last night for a Sociando-Mallet vertical. Restaurant did a nice job- we shared a couple of charcuterie platters, then I had a pea soup with pinen...
10 months ago 5
 
WTN: Nice wines this weekend- Burgs, Loires, Bdx and more
Main was halibut with an herb mayo, pappardelle with radicchio, & salad. 2016 Gadais Muscadet New producer to me, great value, snappy acids, wet stones, granny smith and orange zest. B+ 20...
10 months ago