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Any '94 Pichler notes?
Hi- I stumbled across several bottles of 1994 FX Pichler Gruner Veltliner Von der Terrassen Smaragd for $17US, and thought that it may be something worth considering. I was wondering if anybody mi...
16 years ago 3
Describing a Wine's Complexity
I use quite detailed tasting sheets which I have developed by amalgamating what I consider to be the best bits of all the rest. I am constantly changing them and find the whole area surrounding descri...
16 years ago 1
Barolo Notes 1967- 1997
We had a garden tasting and dinner last night, featuring wines from Piemonte. All wines were Barolos except where noted. 1967 Luigi Calissano Reserva Speciale - browning edges, and with a typical t...
16 years ago
Re: BYO in Canada
Technically against the law. If the restaurant doesn't know you, don't count on being able to BYO.
16 years ago 7
Re: what wine with a swarm of bees?
Can't recall how strong it is, I only tried real "Chouchenn" once at a crepery in Vancouver B.C. made from buckwheat flower honey. It was unusual but very good. In my copy of "Brittany Gastronomique" ...
16 years ago
Re: Shiraz vs Lever 2000
I wonder if you're not tasting "salty" and confusing it with "soapy"? It's fairly common practice to do a final adjustment to the free sulfur dioxide in wines just before bottling, using potassium ...
16 years ago
Ink more expensive than champagne
Ink for home printers is now seven times more expensive than vintage champagne. Ink in a typical replacement cartridge costs about £1.70 per millilitre, compared with 1985 Dom Perignon at 23p per m...
16 years ago 8
Chateau D'Aiguilhe 2000
I opened this bottle tonight, 2000 Chateau D'Aiguilhe, Cotes de Castillon. I seemed well structured, very big for Merlot, and in a half hour it opened up quite nicely. It is much better than I expec...
16 years ago 5
Re: Question re 2K Bdx in US
Here in the San Francisco Bay Area demand for 2000 Bordeaux is huge. Costco's around here have been getting decent allocations of the usual suspects, and even the the inflated (but *relatively* in...
16 years ago 5
Re: Boxed wine suggestions; Franzia is unpalatable...
Salut/Hi Emery Davis, le/on Fri, 04 Jul 2003 12:03:27 +0200, tu disais/you said:- We'll have to arrange a comparison one day. I presume yours is Franc? Or is it one of these new-fangled Pinots?...
16 years ago 9
Re: Ohio or Michigan wine shops?
In Detroit the best one I have found so far (just moved here from NorCal) is Champanes on 13 Mile in Warren MI, which is a suburb north of the city.
16 years ago 1
Re: Screwpull knockoffs? or legitimate copies?
The ' ? ' sign before the number amount was the Euro currency sign which was not translated to the group. It appeared on my screen when I sent it, but not when viewing from the NG site.
16 years ago 6
Notes on a Gavroche Lunch
Patchen and Andrea came to Vancouver from Chicago to visit and I was fortunate enough to manage to get together for lunch today with them. 2000 Alderlea Pinot Gris - in an effort to introduce them to...
16 years ago