Nov
09

Bacio Divino Pazzo 2005, Napa Red Wine

Here is another wine I purchased based on an email from The Wine Library. The review sounded great, rating was 91 from Robert Parker and the price seemed right so I purchased a case. I opened a couple of bottles at my election night party. The wine had a great bouquet and full flavored fruity […]

Nov
09

Astrale E Terra Arcturus, 2002, Meritage

I recently purchased 6 bottles of this wine from a daily email I get from The Wine Library. It scored 93 points from Wine Enthusiast. I am always on the look out highly rated good value wines. A few days after buying the wine I was making a beef stew with port and wine and […]

Nov
09

J L Ivy, Princeton

JL Ivy is a pretty new restaurant in Princeton. The restaurant has a 3 1/2 star rating from The Star Ledger so things looked pretty promising. After finding my way to the restaurant, which wasn’t so easy due to confusion over a detour due to road works, I was looking forward to dinner because the […]

Nov
08

Degustation, NYC

Before I discuss my experience at Degustation, I have to make a confession – Grace Lamb who owns this place has been a friend of mine for over 10 years, well before her restaurant days started with the amazing Jewel Bako. Having said that, my review would probably be the same regardless of who owned […]