Monthly Archives: May 2016

Genealogy: Places: US: NY: Brooklyn

Brooklyn is the most populous of New York City’s five boroughs, and the second-largest in area. Since 1896, Brooklyn has had the same boundaries as Kings County, which is now the most populous county in New York State and the second-most densely populated county in the United States, after New York County (Manhattan). It is… Read More »

Genealogy: Places: UK: England: Isle of Wight: Brixton (Brighstone)

Brighstone (source wikipedia) is a village and civil parish[1] on the Isle of Wight, 6 miles southwest of Newport on the B3399 road. Brighstone was previously known as “Brixton”. (This is not to be confused with the Brixton in south London). According to the British History Online [20] this parish had the following names: Briccheston (xiii cent.); Brizteston, Brightestone (xiv cent.); Brixton (xvi cent.).Brighstone (now). See here also for… Read More »

Wine: Broadbent-Johnson wine tasting notes chart

I came across this Broadbent-Johnson chart in the Hugh Johnson World Atlas of Wine (1977 edition) under the heading tasting. It is a simple mechanism of charting your tasting notes based upon sight (4 points) Smell (4 Points) Taste (9 points) and Overall Quality (3 points). For more details and how you do the ranking then refer to the Hugh… Read More »

Wine: Retailer: Majestic Wines

An excellent wine retailer. Good simple wine tastings. Find more information at the Majestic wine site. Please note the information provided is my own personal opinion. It is not a recommendation. Before trying any of the food and wine mentioned you should verify that it is appropriate for your needs. You should always eat and… Read More »

Wine: French: Bordeaux: St.Émilion: Château Simard

Château Simard 1996: According to Majestic Wines Tasting Notes Now fully mature the wine displays a brick-like hue and mellow aromas of leather, pudding spice and leaf tea aromas. The palate offers rich, raisined fruit and ine-grained tannins……. In my opinion it past its time and lacks strength. It certainly as the look of an… Read More »

Wine: French: Bordeaux: Médoc: Château Le Monge.

The vines are planted in Bégadan village: north-west of Bordeaux, between Atlantic Ocean and Gironde estuary. As the estate is settled between 2 large mass of water, the vineyards get the positive influence on moderating all temperature fluctuations. Process: Wine made in stainless steel vats. 3 to 4 weeks fermentation with 2 daily pumping over… Read More »

Wine: Vacuvin

I bought this at Sainsburys supermarket in the UK cost about £7. I find this indispensable when you don’t complete a full bottle of wine. It (using a provided stopper) evacuates some/most of the air out the bottle and enables you to keep the wine from one evening to the next. I find it easy and simple… Read More »

Wine: French: Bordeaux: Chateau Duplessis

Chateau Duplessis. 2005, Moulis en Medoc, Cru Bourgeois. Medaille d’Or 2007. I bought this in Calais, probably at Le Carrefour. It cost about 5€. It is great/ It is as good as many Grand Crus that I have tried. I opened it Sunday afternoon and had a third of the bottle it was excellent, very… Read More »

Wine: French: Bordeaux: Chateau Cantermerle

2005 CANTEMERLE Haut Medoc 5 IEme Grand Cru Classé, 2005Cantemerle from Macau is a well known wine.  These are a couple of UK prices – in bond per case (12 bottles) ex-VAT and excise duty:http://www.farrvintners.com/winelist.php?keywords=cantemerle  Please note the information provided is my own personal opinion. It is not a recommendation. Before trying any of the food… Read More »