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TN: Easter weekend - Bdx, Beaujolais, Barolo, Bandol (blanc), RIeslings, more
We were all supposed to go to a seder Friday night, but my MIL wasn?t feeling well so stayed home. Scallops, green beans, bulgur, salad, and: 2012 Terrebrune Bandol Blanc Quince and pineapple, low...
11 months ago 3
TN: Portuguese night, + some French wines and a lone Austrian
Friday was Portuguese night for our local non-serious wine group. Alex put out a nice spread with linguica, a variation on Bacalhau com natas (using smoked whitefish instead of bacalhau) cheeses, sala...
11 months ago 2
TN: 1989 Libournais, plus 2 TdC Champagnes, Raveneau, and a strange Macon
As we gathered and chatted, a couple of bubblies and a couple of still whites 1995 Charles Heidsieck ?Blanc de Millenaires? Brut Rich and sweet, pears, vanilla, and chalk. Full bodied, refined, ...
11 months ago
TN: Cotats, Ecu, Pavelot, Laguiche, and more
in a perfect place, grapefruit/lime and strong mineral notes, some herb with air. Quite full but with acid backbone. A-/B+ Grilled small mackerel, barley, and salad 2010 Drouhin/Marquis de Laguic...
11 months ago
A comparison of two American Gamays
Over the weekend, Jean and I decided to do a comparative tasting of two of our favorite domestic Gamays, Edmmunds St. John Bone-Jolly from the Sierra Foothills of CA and Chateau Grand Traverse Gamay...
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TN: Hirtzberger Gru Ve
Grade disclaimer: I'm a very easy grader, basically A is an excellent wine, B a good wine, C drinkable. Anything below C means I wouldn't drink at a party where it was only choice.Furthermore, I off...
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TN: Rioja, Navarro, Yvonne, Vino Nobile, and a wine from Milan in Santa Cruz
Friday we went to visit a friend in her new apartment, she made cauliflower/chickpea curry, a salad, and a pear tart, as well as serving some nice cheeses. 1994 Paterno Vino Nobile di Montepulcian...
11 months ago
TN: weekend wines (Bdx, Burg, RRV, Loire, Champagne)
Friday- Oysters on halfshell, bluefish with a mayo/lime coat, potatoes, sauteed spinach , and eye of the goat beans 2014 La Barbotaine Sancerre Citrus, apple, a little grass, modest length. Competen...
1 year ago
TN: 9 bottles (8 red, 1 white) of Cos d'Estournal
6 of our Bdx group regulars and 2 guests met at Bobby Van?s for a Cos d?Estournel vertical Tues night Nice group, I enjoyed my crab cakes and ribeye( and B-sprouts, fries, hash browns, missed out on t...
1 year ago
Confused About Georges Duboeuf Wines
Not the wines themselves. I suppose you could say I'm confused by the business model (for lack of a better phrase). I have noticed that there are any number of estates (Chateau de Saint-Amour, Chate...
1 year ago 1
TN: St Patrick's last minute party
A pre-St Patricks party Saturday was cancelled due to host?s illness, so I had a solo dinner while Betsy had a concert in city. With broiled small mackerels, rice, and broccoli rabe, the 2016 Koehle...
1 year ago 2
TN: Rhones, plus ESJ and Vouvray
Over to Dave?s for local non-serious group, theme is Rhone reds. He has cheese and charcuterie out, and the Paul Buisse Vouvray. Sec-tendre, honied melon, light. Easy. B- 2010 Tain de Hermitage H...
1 year ago 1
TN: Pepiere and Baudry, Clerc Milon, Wind Gap, Digioia-Royer , and more
No wine Wednesday (lemon sole) or Thursday (coq au Riesling and winter squash bread salad with tahini, though a bottle of Dr Wagner Kabinett was sacrificed). Friday was sous vide swordfish, cous...
1 year ago