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TN: '88 CalCab, Austrian rose, Soave, 2 SBs
2016 Momo Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough) Hint of grass, mostly citrus, round. B- On Dave?s actual 30th 1988 Ch. Montelena Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Total overachiever for the vintage. Red currant,...
10 months ago
 
TN: 2 1988 Jadots for David's 30th bday
Stepson David arrived from London/Rome Tuesday on way back to Berkeley, his birthday is today. We wanted a family celebration but Betsy?s sist er couldn?t do today, so we all went to Nooretuh in Ea...
10 months ago
 
Wine Wordplay!
Hello all. Just a little something something to elicit a smile, though I suppose you may have to be of a certain age to get it. Tonight with dinner my wife and I enjoyed a bottle of Castello di Verr...
11 months ago 3
 
TN: Spatlese 2005-1976 (well really 2005-1993)
John put out a call for folks interested in a mature (or maturing) Spatlese tasting, and a nice crew gathered at his place in Croton last night. John and Sasha had put together nice platters of ch...
11 months ago 2
 
TN: roses, Italian whites, and more on a warm summer week
Wednesday was hot, but by the river (in shade, with breeze) it felt pretty good at concert. We carried charcuterie (porchetta, pate, bresaolo made wi th cherry liqueur), kale salad, watermelon, gr...
11 months ago
 
Sad news about a former afw regular
Those of you who've been around for a while may recall a poster "cwdjrx" with a particular knowledge of sweet wines such as Cline Constantia and '76 German TBAs and whose website has been hosting ou...
11 months ago 9
 
TN: albarino, NSG, St Jo in NY
Betsy headed off from Portland the Sebago Lake festival, I took bus and Amt rak home. After retrieving pup, too tired to really cook. Defrosted some co nfit legs, made quinoa (duck broth), frozen pe...
11 months ago 1
 
TN: Wines in Nova Scotia and Maine
Saturday we rose early, drove to Portland, ME where we rendezvoused with fr iends and got on 6 hour ferry to Yarmouth NS. Nighttime when we got to Cana da, then a drive to Sandy Cove on Digby Neck w...
11 months ago
 
TN: Wines in NY- roses, Magdelaine, ESJ, Pol Roger
On Wednesday we had chicken with white beans and preserved lemons, along wi th the 2017 Terrebrune Bandol rose. This is one of the pricier (though not Ott/Tempier level) Bandol roses, but I think w...
11 months ago
 
"California wines contain Fukushima radiation, and i t’s not a bad thing"
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/california-wines-contain-fukushima-radiation-and-its-not-a-bad-thing
11 months ago
 
TN: Loire, Burg, Rioja, Piedmont
With fish and caprese., 2013 Pinon ?Le Vouvray?. Sec-tendr e, green apple and limeade, well balanced, great effort in a tough vintage. B+/B With defrosted Easter lamb, the 2010 CVNE ?Cune? Rioj...
11 months ago
 
TN: almost perfect night by river, with 3 Roses, 1 Cassis blanc, 1 Riesling
Absolutely perfect weather for Wednesday?s park concert- at 6:30 it was 79 degrees, low humdity, clear skies, light breeze. I carried crab sal ad, tongue terrine, breasola, spalla, and potato salad...
11 months ago
 
WTN: World Cup weekend wines- red white and rose, not all French
With ham, Swiss chard, and rice, the 2017 Koehler-Ruprecht Pinot Noir Kabin ett Trocken Rose. Good acid, tart red fruit, but a little short on finish. B- We went to Rob?s in Irvington for local w...
1 year ago
 
TN: Roses by Hudson (Burgs, Champagne, Franken too)
Wednesday was warm, but humdity wasn?t bad, and by time I got to pa rk concert a breeze off the Hudson made it quite lovely. I carried a bunch of leftovers (Korean fried chicken, basil/mozz pasta s...
1 year ago 3
 
TN: Half a pig, all of aking crab, 2 Champagnes, 7 Burgundies at Wu's Wonton King
A nice group met at Wu?s Wonton King at edge of Chinatown last nigh t. Steamy day, but AC worked well. We had preordered king crab and a half p ig. Lots of lovely food: Our 11.5 lb crab was served ...
1 year ago 1