J. Rieger & Co.

J. & F. Lurton

Campo Eliseo Toro Tempranillo 2002

We recently pulled some cases out of storage, which haven't seen the light of day for nearly 15 years, so I'll have some fun posts in the next several months.

Nose has dusty cherry, dried blackberry, tanned leather, old cedar cigar box, shriveled blueberry, dried black currant, violets, mashed blueberry and dark roast coffee.

Palate has rehydrated blackberry, dried cherries, dried blueberry, dry potting soil, over-ripe black currant, chocolate powder, medium tannins, long finish; polished and beautiful!!

Paired with enchiladas with my homemade sauce from the summer of 2019 tomato harvest, local beef from Columbia Co NY; the dish and the wine lifted each other.

Could hold this bottle until its 20th birthday in proper storage, likely a little more. A perfect and supple cork pull tonight.

Listening to the beautiful vocal prowess tonight of Catherine Russell, life is good. No COVID-19 lockdown in MA yet, but it's gotta be around the corner...

$38, September 2005.
— 2 years ago

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Looking forward to those reviews! Stay safe and healthy @Severn Goodwin!
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Thanks @Paul K IL went earlier than I expected, once that Midwest seed is started you'll be doing the same at some point.

Union Wine Co.

Underwood Oregon Pinot Noir 2013

Had this at j liu's and loved it. Found it at hills market! — 7 years ago

J. Rieger & Co.

Rieger's Extra Fine Kansas City Whiskey

A blend of Straight Bourbon, Corn 🌽 Whiskey, Straight rye and a plush of 15 YO Olorosso Sherry. All the whiskies are at least 4 YO. Unique and flavorful. — 3 years ago

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W & J. Graham And Co.

Finest Reserve Vintage Port Blend 1948

Dan Murphy

What a gem! Bright and good acid — 4 years ago

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Friuli-Venezia Giulia Pinot Grigio

Crisp, smooth, simple, soft J, street & Co with Kev & Annie — 6 years ago

J. A. Balistreri Vineyards

Colorado Sangiovese 2013

Full body, yet smooth. Enjoyed this bottle that was brought direct from CO. — 7 years ago

J. Rieger & Co.

Extra Fine Midwestern Dry Gin

Juniper, coriander, angelica, Orange peel, licorice. — 3 years ago

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J. Rieger & Co.

Caffè Amaro

Very good flavors! Looking forward to exploring the makings of many cocktails. — 4 years ago

J&J Eger Wine Co

Eged-Hegy Dülö Kékfrankos 2009


Sundried tomatoes with some dried oregano and herbs. Little bit of olives. Acid is nice. Sole cranberry sandal wood and Rose hips contrast and no so subtle mineralality. The kekfrankos is the Same as the blaufrankisch. 1530s the bull's blood wine. The story goes that the people were surrounded, drank all the wine and charged an attack against the Ottoman Empire. Killed the head of the snake and they scattered. Not sure if the legend is true but it's The only town in the Ottoman Empire area that has been left pristine. 😏 regardless it's a darn good wine — 7 years ago