The Cups Estate

Hugel et Fils

Gentil Alsace Sylvaner Blend 1659

Pairs well with Gruyere; not as much with Reese’s peanut butter cups. — 3 days ago


Métisse St. Émilion Merlot Cabernet Franc Blend 2013

May not have been the best choice of wine to bring to an Indian restaurant. Drinking out of plastic cups. — a year ago


Niagara Estate Late Autumn Riesling 2018

Still slumming it at the Marriott in YYZ with plastic-cups. Lots of ripe apple notes on the nose and palate. Hints of stone fruit, lime and minerals. Smooth, good acidity, somewhat apple juice looking in colour and character. Off-dry, paired well with spicy Asian noodles. 8.9/10 — a year ago

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@Shawn Thompson Cheers 🍷🇨🇦


Family Estate Grown St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

Tasty, even out of paper cups and coffee mugs!!! — a month ago


Montes Alpha M Santa Cruz Apalta Single Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2003

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 dried vanilla bean, dehydrated cherry, oak sawdust, mashed blackberry, used coffee grounds, dried strawberry and dried blueberry.

Palate has tanned leather, very dried cherry, over-ripe plum, plum skin, hardwood charcoal, dried raspberry with a mildly tannic grip remaining.

This bottle is in its sweet spot, likely will hold here (in proper storage) for another 5-8 years before decline. Don't ever count out Chilean wines for longevity!

Paired with a beautiful merlot steak from a local farmer in Columbia Co. NY (Kinderhook Farm), boiled then smashed red potatoes finished with a compound herb butter and fresh, local asparagus. I'm finally grilling, and it's barely May!

(Also a stellar pairing with dark chocolate peanut butter cups!)
— 6 months ago

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@Severn Goodwin Severn great find Cheers 🍷

Joseph Drouhin

Gevrey-Chambertin Pinot Noir 2015

One of the finer bottles of Burgundy reds I've had. Highly effervescent as soon as the pour into the cups started, exploding cranberries and sour plum. Roses and oak on the palate, hint of red dragon fruit. Great pairing with Southern cuisine. — a year ago

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Oberhäuser Leistenberg Kabinett Riesling 2018

Hmmm...a theme is developing here. Ah yes, plastic cups. — 6 months ago

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Monastero Suore Cistercensi

Coenobium Lazio Bianco Trebbiano Blend

apple blossoms and upside-down half-cups — 6 months ago

Jess Paley
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Cakebread Cellars

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Sipped out of plastic cups on Amtrak (PVD - NYC). Delicious and sacrilege. As we watched the rain start to pour from the sky, I said, if we drink enough if this, we’ll see a rainbow. And you know what? We did. — a year ago


Monsieur Ètain Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

The 2014 is absolutely gorgeous right now with some air time. Dense black fruit, smoked molasses, perfectly ripe berries, crushed velvet. The plastic cups double as stemware and decanters. — 2 years ago

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Joe Lucca

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@David L @Bill Bender @Jody Scharf @Ron R Thanks gents. This was a fun start to an absolutely killer evening!
David L

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@Joe Lucca What a great day of drinking some awesome juice!
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Look like a spectacular lineup big Joe