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 also the westernmost county on Long Island. (Source Wikipedia)

This is where Henry David Ferrier went to live when he emigrated to the US.

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 more recent history.

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 Johnson world atlas of wine (mine is an old copy). After trying this out for a few years I have modified it slightly to be :

3 points: Sight
4 points: Bouquet
8 points: Taste
3 points: After Taste
2 points: Overall quality.

I am not a qualified wine taster, the information provided is my own personal opinion. It is not a recommendation. You should always check other wine tasting web sites or qualified wine experts for information before making any purchase.

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 drink responsibly. In choosing to access this web site you are confirming that you are over 18 (or the applicable age restriction in your country) and understand your country regulations in force relating to internet information sites on alcoholic drinks

 

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 drink responsibly. In choosing to access this web site you are confirming that you are over 18 (or the applicable age restriction in your country) and understand your country regulations in force relating to internet information sites on alcoholic drinks

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 aged wine. It was quite reasonable value at £11.99 from Majestic Wines in Stratford-upon-Avon.

 

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 drink responsibly. In choosing to access this web site you are confirming that you are over 18 (or the applicable age restriction in your country) and understand your country regulations in force relating to internet information sites on alcoholic drinks

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 for an optimum extraction of the colour. 20 months maturing including 6 months in wooden barrels. (source: https://www.wineconnection.com.sg/home/657-chateau-le-monge.html

Rémi Doret propiétaire Bégadan Gironde France. Bottle by the proprietor.

2009: 13.5% ABV my score 12.9/20 (21/5/2016)

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 drink responsibly. In choosing to access this web site you are confirming that you are over 18 (or the applicable age restriction in your country) and understand your country regulations in force relating to internet information sites on alcoholic drinks

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 to use. I believe that you can’t use it for fizzy drinks such as Champagne.

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 drink responsibly. In choosing to access this web site you are confirming that you are over 18 (or the applicable age restriction in your country) and understand your country regulations in force relating to internet information sites on alcoholic drinks

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 smooth and very strong. I put it aside after using the Vacuvin. Then Monday evening I had the second third which was even better, still smooth and if anything a bit stronger. I felt it was well worth the money. It is a pity I only bought one bottle. Score 5/10.

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 drink responsibly. In choosing to access this web site you are confirming that you are over 18 (or the applicable age restriction in your country) and understand your country regulations in force relating to internet information sites on alcoholic drinks

 

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 and wine mentioned you should verify that it is appropriate for your needs. You should always eat and drink responsibly. In choosing to access this web site you are confirming that you are over 18 (or the applicable age restriction in your country) and understand your country regulations in force relating to internet information sites on alcoholic drinks