wine to have with curry
How much would you tip, if the corkage fee ($85) was waived. We had 2 glasses of champagne ($60) and the total bill came out to be $400. The bottle of wine was a gift and probably cost $400 when bought, now retails for $800. It would probably run $2000 assuming it's even available at a restaurant - most don't carry it in their cellar. Needless to say, I don't usually bring wine nor do I drink anything close to this price range. This was a once in a lifetime thing and will probably never happen again. Although it may seem so, I don't have money to throw around. But, I don't want to under tip either. What's the proper etiquette in this case.
i have a bottle of an unopened cognac. from 1977 camus napoleon cognac, w/ the original box and seal. i was wondering how much the bottle is worth. my mother purchased it from lisbon portugal in the 70s.
what are the new trends and innovations in the wines segment? especially in respect with the young generation. what do people usually prefer?
I recently began renovation on my home and found a 1999 Windsor Vineyards Signature Series Pinot Noir on top of a cabinet. It has been on it's side up there collecting dust for at least the last 8 years and I'm wondering if it is worth opening up or is 9 years too long for a Pinot Noir to sit in it's bottle. The cork has not dried out and I keep my house at about 68-75 degrees all year. Thanks, Michael
I am at the point in my wine education where I struggle to drink or lay down certain wines. Of course I would love to afford a case and try one each year, but hey I am a working sap. Can you advise on CA Pinot, CA Syrah, and ZIN holding practices? And better yet, who is the best person to consult on specifc wines?
Please describe to the best of your ability the difference between Merlot, Sangiovese, Gewürztraminer, and Muscat wines? (For example: What is the difference in PRICE? What is the difference in the origin of the grapes? What is the difference in sweetness/acidity?
We recently went to a local winery where there was free tastings & tours. I noticed another customer leaving a tip on the counter & I was wondering if this is an accepted procedure & what the customary amount?
What is Kir, and how would you prepare it? I have heard that the recipe calls for sparking white wine and a liquor. However I don't know what the liquor is. Please clarify. Thanks!
I have some magnums of 2005 Chateauneuf du Papes. If these were normal size bottles, I would think about opening them in 5-7 years. But what effect does the larger bottle size have on wine evolution? Should I wait twice as long to open since the bottle is twice as large?