So good! Bayta 252 Hollywood Road Post Master of Wine intro course and the 2 MWs + 13 or so potential students head over to Bayta, the latest resto from the guys and gals behind La Cabane. Shyntia of La Cabane very kindly chose a "pet nat" which, apparently, is quite popular in the US … Continue reading Bayta
Because free flow dim sum and Champagne wasn't enough (Duddell's), Andy, Michael, Amy, and JonJon and I head to the dark side for a massive meal of dan dan mian, lamb dumplings, and Tsing Tao. If you haven't had Shanxi food you're missing out: CLICK FOR PHOTOS You Yuan Xiao Xu Man Yiu Building 36 … Continue reading You Yuan Xiao Xu
Perhaps there was some variability in quality, largely due to the cool Fall and late rains, but I think it is fair to say that 2015 is going to be a very good to great vintage in Bordeaux. Very good, indeed. I found many of the wines to show a lot of freshness and finesse, and … Continue reading 2015 En Primeur Tasting
After my beautiful run and upgrading hotels, I jumped on the train 2 stops over to Libourne where I sought out lunch. Libourne is a small little city on the Right Bank just minutes from Saint Emilion and Pomerol. The afternoon overcast did not do much to help to cast the city in a good … Continue reading Libourne, Chateau Teyssier, and a Case of Bad Oysters
Before I kicked off my En Primeur tastings on Tuesday, I had Saturday through Monday to putter around Bordeaux solo. If you've been following the trip this far, you know I have been eating well. So here's a little more into what I have been drinking. While at my favorite Bordeaux wine bar, Vins Urbains, the … Continue reading Bordeaux pre- En Primeur
I am writing this just minutes after leaving for it was truly one of the more memorable bites of Bordeaux, this year, and perhaps ever. No hyperbole intended. After I found out I would be traveling to Bordeaux, I spent several hours narrowing down where to spend my few free meals, and a name that … Continue reading Le Flacon
I think I was born to the wrong country. After spending the past 24 hours in Bordeaux I realize this is my spiritual hood. Not only are people constantly moving- running, biking, rollerblading-an oddly popular sport- but so are they constantly enjoying each other's company sitting in courtyards chatting among friends with a pint close … Continue reading Bordeaux.