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Wow,fantastic wine site.
Thanks for your great site. I consider your basic burgundy primer the definitive work on the subject and recommend it to many beginners, befuddled by borgogne. All alliteration aside thanks again, I've been visiting for years and will continue to do so.
Nice site and good work!!
Come on yak........more tasting notes!!
I love this page. It looks really nice and very much informative. Keep up the wonderful good work
A really nice site, user friendly, with wonderful tasting notes (and I also like the 20 points system) but since I"m both Israeli and jewish I must complain a bit. You're upgrades are too rare (you don't drink wine only every 2 month, Do you?) and a bit more tasting notes of either Israeli wines and newer vintages wouldn"t hurt.
Hi yak, Great Information on your page, Interesting and yet Not overpowered by brillance. I found it fascinating, thanks
Wow, Your HP is so excellent. Since I have ever seen.. I love wines too. But the price of wine in S.Korea is so high.. T_T Have a nice day~!
I'd like to know if you havc a wine you'd recommend that I try while I tinker, and another one to sip on while I sit on the sidelines to watch the Olympic Shaman Soloing
I like china wine and also from south africa.Nobody talk about the belgium wine Dendermonde,overijse etc.and kina wine zuster godelive I like them also
Hey yak, clicked on your link on the AA site and had a great read about you and your great hobby. i am not partial to 'Red' wines at all, but, I now plan to give some a try if I come across them. See you in game. Phil (Dalston)
the austrian wine is very good austria flandria verein
hello that is a great homepage very nice site well done supr cool
cooking up a 4 course faux french menu to celebrate the new year and happened upon your site while researching 3* french restaurants...drooling...we don't have the service or presentation here...how i miss it.
Great site. I hope you don't mind if I e-mail you in six months with some questions about where to eat and stay in Burgundy. I have been an oenophile for about six years (I am 30 now) and my father, who used to live in Tel-Aviv as a boy, has asked me to take him on a tour of wine and food pleasures in France. I know where to go in Lyon pretty well but not Burgundy. Great site. I'm glad I stubled on it today while searching "Burgundy" and "Michelin" on Google. Tee'hee'yeh Baree Jay
Dear Yak, Have heard so much about you, and now, a few months after finding your page and enjoying it many times a week- I can definitely say it has become a major source for me in wine related information. Looking forward to read more! Best Regards, Lorien
Dear Yak, You have a wonderful website. On one hand it makes you want to taste all these wines that few people can afford. On the other hand not many people have the money. I'm 35 and specializes in cheap tasty finds. (<$10 wines that are both wonderful and unique). Maybe your site lacks a bit of this kind of wines which taste like hidden treasures rather than I'm so rich I can buy it all wines. This is my 2 cents of jealous comment. Antoine
Yak, Thanks for this site. I've been coming here for a while now, and your combination of knowledge and enthusiasm has given me great pleasure. Continue enjoying great (B) and knowing that many people enjoy it through and with you. Eoin
nice web page Yak. Looks like a lot of work. I can see now that it will be my job to have some friends over, but I will check here first for the proper wine to serve. I am so out of the loup when it comes to wine. This will be really helpful. Later on EQ
Hiya Yak nice page! I will have to spend much time checking it out. Until next time take care and talk to you soon!! Nate a.k.a Qinnyil
Great job. I have added your site to my favorites list and will visit often.
Yak-Terrific site, but most importantly to me is that you come across as a really good guy. Enjoy reading your comments.-Larry
Fun to read about your trip and tastes. My wife and I recently returned to the US from Paris and Burgundy. We ate at Taillevent (this was before I saw your website) and were similarly impressed. Went on a 6 day barge trip through Burgundy, tasting many of the wines of that region. So, we have a great deal in common. We wish you the best always, and may the "roadmap" for peace really work, so that Eretz Yisrael can be free from war and safe for all. Irwin (Yitzchak) Weiss
Great site! Will be back again. Greetings from H. Mary Weber
Very interesting page containing serveral helpful information. Greetings from Switzerland!
I happened upon this site while following the links from another site. Keep up the excellent work.
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nice site with lots of info.salute is the name of my wine shop,bringing a bit of culture to the desert.
Aloha, Keep up the good work! ;o)
I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHERE TO BUY A SUGARLESS WINE
Great website very good work and nice design Thank you very much for this useful site where people can share their opinions! http://www.hotelambassador.com
Super, super site. Very well done indeed!! http://www.1heluva.com/cgi-bin/join.cgi?refer=1650
Very good site, I love it!
i want about ur bottle of wine ihave some beautifull glass for ur wine
I always wated to learn about wine. I have come to the right place, it seems.
Dear mr. Shaya, Compliments for your very interesting site, i learnt alot from it. I loved reading the menu's from the french restaurants you visited, but thats because i am a chef my self. When you ever come to my small country; email me because i know a lot off good special restaurants with superb wines! Grtz.
I have a bottle of Burgandy from Grands Echezeaux 1967. Is this anything special???? I'd like to know before I open it.
Great site Yak I live in South Africa, and SA wines are amongst the best in the world. With todays exchange rates, they are probably the most reasonably priced as well. I must confess, I prefer Californian and French wines to our local wines. So when are you coming to visit SA?
I enjoyed this site... thanks.
We look forward to bringing some award winning wines from Niagara-on-the-Lake for you to sample and trust that these too can be reviewed by you and your readers.
Did a google search on tasting notes and found you. I am impressed and love reading about your trips. Wanting to eventually get to sommelier level and beyond. Have come to realize this will be a life long journey. Have relatives in Tuscany I haven't seen in 20 years and now I must go back for a visit.
I love wine
I am trying to find some info on a wine I received for my Birthday. It is a 1993 Corton Grand Cru, on the lable is is En Bouteilles Dans La Region De Production Mis En Bouteilles Par Michael Chamoisey, 21200 France Marche Aux Vins Thank you for any help
Reading all kind of great reviews - somehow I've landed on this guestpage, I'm sure the site is worth viewing...if only I could find it!! PLease e-mail me the link - thanks!
informative web resource
Great Website and very usefull. I find your site while searching using search engine when I stay in Berlin. Thanks you! - Anton /Verrsicherungsvergleich
your site is a definite bookmark! jonny
hi yak this is hustla. so this is what you get up to when you're not playing snooker huh? nice btw m8 ; )
can anyone provide kosher restaurant suggestions and synagogues in the following cities: barcelona, marseilles, nice, florence, rome,naples, valletta, palermo, and malaga. many thanks.
Yak,I have followed your wine experience for years.Agree with you about "La rosetta",best seafood in Rome!!! What ever happened to your chronicle about your trip to New york and DC in year 2000.Did you ever wrote those? Would love to here about them!!!
Good. In Quebec we love the French wine. This is a good place to get info. You should also taste the Canadian ice wine
Thanks for sharing such impressive experiences. But you must put Portugal on your gourmet agenda. Not only because Portugal is the best kept secret in Europe. Some classic (and relatively inexpensive) restaurants, hotels, and of course the portuguese wines deserve worth a visit. But there's some exciting news to people who love to combine tradition with innovation: the new "alvarinho", "douro" and "alentejo" wines, the art of the young chefs, luxury and rural getaways... a feast for the senses. Please feel free to contact for any tips. Congratulations once more.
thanks for a exllent work my friend
Yak: You're the man! You really know how to live life to its fullest expression. I'm a 25 year old Burgundy lover and check out you're site regularly. Love the introductory Burgundy primer, as well as the "food porno" photographs from those amazing restaurants. If you ever make it the Big Apple please let me know. I'd love to have a glass with you.
good page! love burgundy--esp. red enjoyable read--thanks
Yak, Always fun reading your web site. Thanks
Firdt time visiting your site. It is very nice and interesting. I am just starting to get a taste on wine.
Thanks for the bridgegame last night. I enjoyed your site.
Yak, I'm just dropping you a line to see how you're doing. I'm no longer on (what's left of) Compuserve, and haven't heard hide nor hair of my (B)urgundy (B)uddy. Hope you're okay amid all the chaos, and that you're still allowed to indulge in fermented grape juice. Cheers, Cam
When I need inspiration, I read your enthusiastic tasting notes. Thanks again for sharing your wonderful experience with your fellow wine lover. I can almost taste the wine reading your notes. If you have time, I would like to invite you to a gourmet tour in Hong Kong. You can bet on tasting some of the most incredible food in the world. Looking forward to meeting you in person. Sincerely, Richard
Dear Yak, a very informative site and I am really enjoy it. Especially your tasting note on those DRC wines and German wine. I am a DRC and German wine lover in Hong Kong. Sadly, these wines are very very expensive it Hogn Kong and also very difficult to get one.
I have a question rather than a comment. I was wondering what the best type of wine or liquor I should use that is from New Zealand that would make an excellent sauce or syrup for a rack of lamb. My sauce already contains mint and has steamed sp[inach in a nutmeg butter with blue croquette potatoes. I f you could help me with this little bit of information I would be highly appreciative, Your Nothern Friends.
Yak, I discovered your website last night and spent 3 hours reading your wine reviews. My wife gave up on me and finally went to sleep without me. Your reviews were well written and on the money. We share the same pasion for burgandy, rhones, and great bordeaux. Have you tried any of the better oregon pinots? Most don't leave the country. Keep up the good work! I am quite envious. Peter
Greetings Yak, I definitely fit the category of envious!! Love everything about your site.. Selections, notes, pairings, and of course your shared passion ! My career is Estate Sommelier for Inniskillin Wines in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Have your ever experienced an Icewine or Pinot Noir from our region? if not, it would indeed be a great pleasure to send a bottle or two if you would share your honest thoughts with me. Sincere Regards, Maria Moessner, Inniskillin Estate Sommelier
I enjoy your comments and often use them when purchasing burgundy wines. I recently obtained a 1988 La Tache which should be a great wine experience when I finally open it. Best Regards.
Hi there! I just bumped into your site, and I kind of enjoyed it. Keep it up! :-) Au revoir! Take care!
Hi yak! Just for the record that I love your site. It's got a wonderful presentation, and more importantly it's from a person who obviously is totally in love with his wine (and wife). Double bliss! cheers PJ
Hi, Hope you can help. Where can I buy Kosher grape juice for wine making in Montreal. Regards and thanks, Serge Harrison
WINE IS BAD FOR U IT SUCKS
I recently took one of your recommendations and was extraordinarily pleased! Keep up the fine recommendations! I'm really glad I bookmarked your site. Sincerely, Ricardo
very informative and enjoyable.
hope you enjoyed your trip to iceland and ireland ;as a regular visitor of your excellent homepage I was happy to hear your comments of the Maximin Grünhäuser Trockenbeerenauslese. There are lots of excellent German wines so it would be wise to consider a tasting trip ( its near to Burgundy )to some German wine districts; perhaps it is a difficult decision but it would be a rewarding one. thanks for your efforts and give me a note if you start planning; some good bottles need to be tasted.yours sincerely Rainer Guntermann
Congratulations on your fablous site, very informative and precise. One can see that you truly appreciate wine in all aspects. For me, as i am not as familiar with Burgundy wines it is always interesting to see what you have to say! And alos your non proffessional opinions are very appealing. For all of us involved in the business it gets a bit tiring to hear all the same expressions and all the different winetastings etc. One should enjoy and drink the wine! Nice and plain without pretentiuosness! Keep up and all the best! Mike Akhavan Cellarmaster/Chef de Bar Siggi's Reataurant&Winebar at the Port Office - Brisbane
Very good page, Mr. Shaya! I've learned a lot about burgundy wines w/ it. Congratulations!
I spent a wonderful time reading in your perfectly made home page. Thank you very much for sharing with us your experiences, and have a nice time in Iceland - I wonder what you will drink there?
Votre site est l'un de ceux que j'aime le plus à visiter, car il me permet par vos mots, de gouter mentalement certains vins dont je peux ainsi surveiller l'évolution. Félicitations pour votre enthousiasme, et bravo à vos amis qui partagent et encouragent votre passion. Your site is one amongst those i like the best, because it makes me (mentally) taste some wines which I can control the evolution. Congratulations for your enthousiasm, and "bravo" to your friends who share your passion and make you always go forward!
Thanks for your good opinion abouth the spanish trips but you must know the best wines area fron spain, the Duero river, The Verdejo and Malvasía white, the Juan García red ARRIBES del Duero, Toro, Cigales, Ribera del Duero and Peñafiel, The heart of Spain the old Castile and Valladolid the center. Thanks
What is this place?!
Cher Monsieur Shaya, J'ai beaucoup apprecie votre site web. Connaissant, moi-meme, assez bien les grands vins, cela fait toujours plaisir de rencontrer un etranger avec autant de gout que vous. Vous auriez du etre francais. J'ai quelques recommandations a vous faire pour la prochaine fois que vous visiterez le pays du bon vivre: la region lyonnaise est riche en restaurants fabuleux avec de merveilleuses cartes de vins. Connaissez-vous la cuisine lyonnaise? Mon conseil par dessus tout: allez a la Maison Troisgros a Roannes (dans le 42, a une heure de Lyon), c'est a mon avis le plus grand des etoiles de Michelin. La carte des vins est magnifique et Michel Troisgros est epoustouflant. Je reste tres stupefait de vos experiences et connaissances en vins de Bourgogne et serais ravi de pouvoir converser avec vous sur les vins que j'affectionne. Bien a vous et lehitraot, Charles-Edouard de la Roche Foucault
Thank you for very informative tasting notes. It is not very easy to transform your thoughts about wines into words. You have managed admirably. As a rather novice ( 2 years and some 1000 different wines ) I would still hope for a tighter scale for evaluations. Thank's anyways for very informative pages.
Good page, but in spain there are other wines more cheap. what do you think of white wines of D.O. Rueda and the verdejo variety?
What a fun site. I hope you enjoy writing it as much as most of us enjoy reading it. I'm a retailer specializing in Burgundy, and it's always great to find fellow true believers. Another neat connection-i lived in Herzliyya Pituach back in 72-73 (those lovely days of Adom Atic and Carmel wine...bloody awful stuff). I get lost for big chunks of time at your site. Beseder gamour!
Hi, Greetings from Finland.
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I visited your site looking for references to an excellent Burgundy we just had - Gevrey-Chamberlin Premier Cru la Combe aux Moines 1993. We really enjoyed it (had it with roast whole chicken) Great Site
Hi Yak.What a unique site.I collect Burgundy wine labels;Can you help?Cheers Chris.
Alright so you're a main stream classisist, how about a little walk on the wild side and let us know what you think of South African wines of all the wine regions in the world today, probably the most evolving!?
I always find your Burgundy tastings exciting,even though I prefer left bank bordeaux.
Wonderful site. Great burgundy research source. I'll visit often.
your page is so nice, i admire it,,,,,and you are also look like an intellegent man.....
Yak, hadn't visited your site in a couple of months, and then I had to read all about your wonderful trip to Tuscany and Rome -- all I can say is WOW!! Please keep up the great work on your site, many of us sorely miss your tasting notes and insights into great wines. Best wishes to you and Dorit. Doug P.S. -- What's with this admission that you're beginning to fancy Rhones (well, OK, after (B))???
Congratulations. I came over your site browsing thru iguide.co.il. trying to overcome the mood of these rainy days, for us, the Israelis. i am not a wine connoisseur, but still can appreciate good wine and good food. i did not enjoy myself better since "la grande bouffe" with michel piccoli ugo tognazzi and philipe noiret (another virtual food experience). keep up tho good (tasting) work. will surely come back to your site in the future - for its humor, optimistic spirit, "savoir vivre". thanks for an enjoyable hour ! Joel Hajos
An excellent page; I can dream away and think of all the things I 'll still have to do and all the wines I still have to taste when I finally get some time for myself (next year...). Yak, pick up and taste for me the chassagne-montrachet (w), H. Germain, 95, if you come across it. regards, jan.
I am more carefully reading your tasting notes and my pleasure is "spiralling skywards"; should you ever come to Italy with your events, I would really like to take part to them. Great, you are enlivening my (rainy) days in Milan!
You are WELCOME to visit my webpage.
Stumbled upon your site doing research for a trip to France. It's very enjoyable and informative.
Shana Tova for the Help Desk of Investec Clali Bank
Come and try the really decent stuff, and it's a lot cheaper than the French versions
Shalom, Yak. My Montrachet and Margaux days have ended (:-< but just a quick look-see at your magnificent pages tells me that I am going to have a great way to revive my memory of those pleasures. Thanks, Merv.
- Good Site (impressive for me as a beginner) ! - Keep working(tasting)! Good Bye, I'll be back
Congratulations for your great web page. Thank you very much for your visit to my website http://www.altogallego.com about the North of Spain (the Pirynees Mountains). As you say the 3D panoramics are really superb... May I sugest you signing my guestbook? I'd really love if you answer to some of the friends who has already signed, because we're creating the "Altogallego's friends Club" . See you....
As many French people, I enjoy drinking good wines though I'm not a connoisseur. I have moved to South of France 17 years ago and since then have begun to appreciate local wines. For what it's worth, I especially recommend a Pic St Loup labeled Chateau Lancyre. See you soon on OKBridge:-)
I am very impressed by your collection and knowledge of great wines. Thank you for sharing all you know!
Just wanted to drop you a line and say that we've all missed you. Cheers, Cam
I've had too many disappointments with Burgundy and I hope that your nice site will help me to guide in my future purchases.
Your site is very informative.
I'am enjoing your site. Thank you. I"ll be happy to share with you my 1989 HUGEL SGN ("t").
I am very fortunate to have stumbled across your excellent site. It is obviously the product of a labor of love, and through the excellent reviews shine warmth, humor, and an unmistakeable joie de vivre. In particular, your description of your fiftieth birthday celebration warmed my heart; the love of friends, family, and life implied by the scale of the evening evoked memories of "Babette's Feast". Needless to say, I greatly enjoyed my visit, and shall return. I found your site accidentally through an Altavista site and had spent a fair amount of time being captivated by your reviews and stories before I worked my way back up to your homepage, where I learned of your recent medical issues. I wish you a prompt and thorough recovery. Many thanks again.
Dear Yak, I send you my best wishes and I wish you a complete and quick recovery. Misha from Binyamina.
I wish all the best for a quick recovery. Try sugarless wine...LOL
Thank you so much for this site! As someone who is just begining to discover the (often frustrating) wonders of Burgundy it was a true blessing to find information on the area laid out in such and easily comprehensible fashion. While other wines are enjoyable, fascinating or even great, it is only certain Burgundies that I really fall in love with (the affair started with a 1990 Drouhin Bonnes Mares...). Thanks again!
Tough I am more into Bordeaux, especially Graves, great site, great comments. You think that Montrachet is the best dry white? Nothing against that, but try a Haut-Brion blanc for the ultimate white Graves experience. Totally different in style, but a true jewel (I'd particularly suggest '66, '89 and '94, tough the last two are still babies. '93 would be ready in about 3-5 years). And try another Haut-Brion - the '79 is superb right now. Also appreciated your comments on the different Latours; great work.
What a change to find a well written site, combining enthusiasm, knowledge, and above all the ability to make one feel almost part of the gastronomic adventures set out in these pages. I too share a love of Burgundy (both the area and the wine)after spending a wonderful two weeks in Aloxe - Corton in 1998. The people, food and wine are exactly as you portray them here. Please continue the good work.
1. We met a couple of years ago at "Ita's" old place. I brought some great Burgundies I have sent you a couple of glasses).
2. I am glad to find your site.
3. I disagree with your opinyon regarding the Cos Estournel 1990 tasting of 03/00. This is a great wine, with a long long way ahead to develop. Maybe the one you have tasted was not kept properly all the time.
4. As I am (too) a Burgudy drinker & lover we might meet again.
I'm glad someone else shares the delightfulness in wine tasting the way that I do.
Dear Yak, I liked your site, wine with humour !! I have just inaugurated a wine site at www.collectionwines.com please visit and tell me your opinion, maybe you can even consider an exchange of links . Thanks Joe
Anybody who has the good sense to invest in OMKT must know something about the vine!
Yak, very nice multi-trigger site, positioned for amateurs (like myself) as well as for professional wine/food lovers. I think that only a man with high ingenuity level (such as an entrepreneur) can yield such scrutiny notes.
Yak, Really liked your site! To make it perfect all you need is some more BORDEAUX notes for the more serious wine drinkers ;-))))))))). If you're ever in Bx., give me a shout, Alex Rychlewski
No special comments. i am a bginner. Liked your page. Danny
Yak, now after I entered some of your pages, reading some of your experieces not only that I read them but your sense of humor coupled with strong being present made me feeling like if I was there, with your friends and drinking those wines. Reality is your domain though your are playing in a world of fantasy. Your humanity gives the last taste to the wine. Thank you. Shraga
Yak, would you mind recommeding red wine for beginners, that won't empty the pockets? Your site is amazing, so many secrets you disclose so no wonder why it says:"In the wine - out the secrets" . Thank you. Shraga & Rivka
Wonderful site! I'd like to see some of your tasting notes on 95 and 96 White Burgundies. If theres a store on the web with a larger Burgundy list than Woodland Hills Wine Co. (www.whwineco.com) I'd like to know about it.
Thank you for your wonderful wine notes. I'm a great Burgundy fan so if you ever find your way to New Zealand would be pleased to share a fine bottle.
I just discovered your website. I am a novice at the wine table. Due to allergies I have had to avoid wine most of my life, but recently having been braving it and have had a wonderful time. I would like to know if you have tried Sauvignon Blanc 1997 Wairu. This is the Marlborough Region in New Zealand. I wanted to pick the bottle up and dance with it. Tommye Adams
Yak, Your wine page is a extremely interesting read. I myself am a lover of quality Bordeaux Wines and I found your comments on Chateau La Tour and Margaux particularly interesting. Keep up the good drinking !!!!!!! Regards Steve.
You have become a standard resource when I go hunting for new (B) experiences. Keep popping those corks.
Thank you for interesting wine-tasting-sites. It´s instructive for better shopping. I will write more. Keep it up.
Excellent site old bean - I wish I could afford to sample all the wines you have listed . . .
Always great fun to read
leave the wine.........start play bridge
The best web site with burgundy notes and info that I've found. It has helped me increase my knowledge and appreciation for burgundy. Keep it up.
Hi Yak, I ENJOYED AND ABSORBED EVERY WORD i READ. WELL DONE..........
It would be nice if you could also report on KOSHER wines from all over the world. I know that they do exist.
all good for you! but, please, help me finding excellent kosher wines (if they exist!) !!!!!!!!!!!! all around the world
A novice who is enjoying your web page. Tremendous amount of information, well done Sir.
Haven't looked through your site much yet, but cheers to any fan of a good burgundy. I'm trying to find any information on a 1966 Grands-Echezeaux by Remoissenet.
2nd try at the guestbook. From very proud father and even prouder Lara.
We had a wonderful evening with Yak and Dorit last Friday, which Yak wrote up so nicely. I would just like to add that he understated the quality of the wines, and especially of the cooking!
Thank you for very interesting site!
Hi Yak, Thought I'd drop by and check out the site. It's very impressive - although in your picture you're hoisting a very small glass for a (B) lover. I also wanted to mention that just as you are moving into Italy, I'm now making serious steps to invade Burgundy - and am therefore socking away as many 96s as I can afford. Looks like I've finally got the (B)ug. Anyhow... Cheers, Cam
Hello I was looking at your site because my boss Logan Armijo has a bottle of 1915 Faiveley and we were wondering if you now how much it is worth or if you were intrested in buy it. Could you pls e-mail my boss email@example.com. Thanks for your time.
I do like your site
great site, but i think the rating on the 1990 ponsot griotte is a bit low (i tasted the wine this summer and would probably give it 19.5) and the rating on the 1983 ponsot clos be la roche seems high...after perhaps 3 or 4 tastings i have not found a bottle of the 1983 that rates as well as you describe
What a wonderful site you have, keep up the good work!
Dear Yak Shaya: What a great source of information. 3 cheers for your website! I represent a wine brokerage our here in Sonoma County called "The Wine Selection." Give me a call and I'll tell you what premium wines we have available 1-800-787-WINE. All the best, Erica
Yak-Let's meet in Israel for great kosher wine and great food. I will be back in Israel in Early November. IIll show you an article that I wrote on Israeli wine. Can't find a publisher. Happy New Year.
Shana Tova Hope meeting you soon Would like to exchange some wines Regards to Dorit If you found some interesting web's or e-mail adresses let me know DANIEL
Add me please to your mailing list. I'm interested in wine related events in Israel.
i just wanted to know the history of your name?!
Really good Yak - although I can't see myself forking out these kind of sums for wine no matter how good :)
Wov, I don’t know what to say. I could never dream of to see something like this. It’s really extra ordinary stuff. Already the first time I saaw this I have learned something new about wines I could not find in any books, and I have many winebooks. This URL must be a dream to all of the winelovers in the world. Keep up the good work Yak!
Great website, I don't know how you manage to spend the time putting such great info on the web, keep it up.
Yak, Your fanbase keeps growing here in Belgium. Keep up the good work ! Karl Seghers
Me again. This is the website I told you about a few minutes ago: http://www.bucharest.com/vinexport/index.html. Try it, and enjoy.
Very documented and interesting website, but it made me sad. Please, consider also including also Romanian wines, which are terrific, believe me. One of these days I'll send you the url of a Romanian wine company, maybe you'll like it. Anyway, Romanian wines are much better than French ones, you'll have to compare them. I wish you the best.
A Great Web Site ! I Will often revisit it. If you want to see some web sites of french châteaux,You can have a look to our companie website specialised in this domain (www.3g-internet.com.) Best regards.
A great with website with heaps of information about wines. Will revisit many times.
What can I say MAZEL TOV wonderful site. Thanks for the entertainment.
Wonderful site! For lovers of Burgundy, Rhone and Alsace wine (and cuisine, lest we forget), your site is absolutely amazing. I don't exactly have the means to try all of the stellar bottles you list, but the tasting notes are good enough to make me drool nonetheless...
My weakness is Italian wines, especially Dolcetto. I reaaly enjoyed your site and its great to see a serious wine buff in action. Be sure I will be back.
enjoyed our conversation 6/23 I look forward to our continued partnership at the euchre tables. Haven't visited the whole site, just wanted to say hello again. Steve
After reading your notes over the last few months, I have finally decided to sign your guestbook. I especially enjoy your honesty when tasting your "specialty" of Burgundy. You also a straight-forward when it comes to areas that you do not specialize in, which adds to the value of your notes. I don't agree with all of your thoughts on wines (can anyone honestly say that they do) but feel that you are an excellent source when I try to pin-point a wine before I buy it. I will continue to visit your site plus recommend it to others! Thanks for your efforts!
Invaluable, intelligent and on the Internet. A Great Web Site Yak! Will revisit often.
I just discovered your internet page. It looks good. I have seen your comments Compuserve. I have a 3-liter bottle of 1992 Louis Jadot Cuvee Charlotte Dumay Hospices de Beaune Corton Grand Cru which I bought at a charity auction. Do you think I should drink it up, or should I keep it? Norman
Thank you for providing such informative and humorous contents to the wine world. We all owe you one. Perhaps one day I can get my own page... I have two bottles that manage to reach the stratospheric levels of quality of your collection: the '86 d'Yquem and the '96 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc and am happy to see you rave about them. These bottles are sadly by no means representative of my collection. Keep up the good work and congratulations! Karl
Congratulations. Your page are very very interesting. Keep going. Best Regards, Henrique Ribeiro
Great site! How do you organise your tasting notes? I had the problem of too many notes... and no way of organising. So I wrote TasteBase. Have a look at my web site if it might be of interest. Cheers, Marcus
I'm afraid I missed out a vital "American" before "burgundy type". American is meant accurately: North and South.
I just came across your web page. I like your enthusiasm over Burgundy. Do you have any comments (civil) about burgundy type wines?
Just discovered Yak and have asked him some questions about older burgunies. Specifically: La Tach, Echezeaux, and Richebourg 1962 and Chassagne-Montrachet (red) 1969.
A remarkable site where the wines are judged with impartiality and emotion. Bravissimo Masetro Yak !! Tof.
This is the first time I have seen this site.. I have always been a fanatic over Calif. Red wines. My wife and I are going to spend the month of June in Israel and we are excited at the chance to further our education in Red Wines!!
Fortunately I had the time today to surf and I looked for some information about Nuits St. Georges, where I will stay on May 2. I was really flabourgasted about your knowledge and enthousiasm. I will visit your site very often from now on. Do you have a suggestion to visit a cellar in Nuits St. Georges? Thanks in advance. Gert van Doorn.
Thank you for sharing your wines tasting experience and your knowledge. I enjoyed your comments. THough I am not such an expert as yourselves, I enjoy drinking a good wine. I shall try a few of those you recommend. Enjoy your wine Isabelle
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I am more of a bridge-player(this is debatable) than a lover of wine but I certainly enjoyed your web pages. I have learned more about wines than I ever thought possible. Your love and enthusiasm of all things related to mine is catchy. Keep it going!
Loved your site...so clear cut and to the point. However, I was looking for more current years like 1995 & 1996's for a study guide for the french winws we carry at my restaurant in San Francisco. Any sites that you can suggest would be great.
Just dropped by again to say hello and look around. Best regards, Yak. VMS
Great Tasting Notes! We just built a 1800 bottle cellar in our basement, and we have the opportunity to bid on a friends cellar. He's got UNBELIEVABLE French wines and ports, and I'm having to do a hell of alot of research. Your notes are coming in very handy. Thank you! You're a lucky man to have the opportunity to try so many wines!
Thank you for an amazing site! As a novice to Burgundy I find your notes to be of great help. Will visit again. Cheers!
I am vacationing in South Africa and your name and web site are contained in the Sunday Times Lifestyle magazine in an article written by Neil Pendock (dated the 14th February 1999). I am now making the acquaintance of the local pinotage grape. To be able to read your notes is therefore a great comfort and I am looking forward to doing so. I will write further.
Marvellous site. I'll be back... Closest I've come to being able to finding the tasting notes on a 1929 Cheval Blanc. Haven't drunk it yet. Want to know if I can afford to drink it. Any ideas on price, cannot find it anywhere in any auctions?
The human race never ceases to amaze me! Great site. I will visit regularly. I am a serious collector as well and I always on the lookout for tasting notes as well. Have you drunk many top Australian wines? Will keep in touch. Cheers Mark
Dear Yak It is nice to see somebody with such a wonderful hobby, I recently had my 40th birthday and my family bought me a bottle of 1959 Pommard Wine
greetings! this is my first visit to your site, and i find it fascinating. have you had much experience with oregon pinot noirs? i just visited some wineries recently, and was wondering what you have tasted of theirs.
Fun, a lot of fun! Please consider reporting about wines imported to Israel, so that we won't be left at the mercy of Rogov...
The Friday, Dec. 18, 1998 edition of the WSJ (Weekend Journal section) featured an article by Tastings' Gaiter and Brecher that included The Dow Jones Expensive Champagne Index. The Pol Roger Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill 1986 was the winner, for both value and best of tasting. So I thought I'd see what information was available on this wine ... and where one might purchase it. I enjoyed your site, with its menus and notes. Happy Hanukkah and keep up the vintage wit.
Loved your page, very informative & fun. Keep up the good work and I will keep enjoying reading your page.
I.m lookinf for a 1957 bottle of Louis Jadot wine for a present for my husband. I would prefer a red but a white would be okay to. Could you recommend a website I can purchase from. Thank you.
Yak - I am a regular visitor of your site. My buying decisions for red and white (B) are partly based on your reviews. Yet I assume that you drink more low-end (B)s that you report on. I (and I am sure others) would greatly appreciate if dropped a few comments on such wines when you drink them. In other words your comments on Grands Crus are less useful. Thanks anyway for the instructive pages. Cheers.
I would like to some comments on 1994 pommard Clos Des Epeneaux. Thank you Peter Powell p.s Like the site.
Dear Yak: I am another Burgundy fanatic but without your descriptive talent or computer literacy. I regularly visit your site to check if you have tasted any more wines that I have also been lucky enough to acquire. Your judgment and comments are, in my experience, always accurate so I rely on you to decide when to open a bottle! Keep up the good work.
Who were your guests on October 16?
I like to meditate and pour expensive wine over my hair. I smell like grapes and feel chipperdoodle afterwards.
i like totally loved getting drunk off the wines listed on this site
I too love Burgundy but find it too expensive for usual drinking compared to Bordeaux. I have a bottle of 1961 Ch Latour waiting for the millenium and comments? I do like the site, particularly your tasting notes. To your health and well being... Peter
Interesting and promising site. Wish you luck!
Very good! Kjmpe bra!!
Your archive of notes has become one of my favorites--thanks! I, too, enjoy Burgundy but am happy to see you include such diversity of juice in your menu. I am waitng for you to try either the '72 or '74 La Tache as I own them both and hope that they will astonish a small table-full of dinner guests! Cheers.
Thank you for all the great tasting notes.
What a great site. Congratulations for the excellents comments and tastings notes. Go on.
What a great wine (and food) site!! Discovered it recently. I love Yak's sharing his enjoyment in his unique subjectively-objective way. Keep the good work Yak.
The guestbook is up and running again
I am a first time visitor,thought the page was lovely, hope to visit again.
Nice wine-web with interesting tasting notes. Best wishes Per Jan Lien
Rwy'n dy garu ti!! <<< CHWERTHIN >>>>
A wonderful web page! Informative,well presented,and appreciated!
Thanks to your front page picture I noticed that you attended the Decanter Masterclasses this spring, if this is you on the picture !!!. Will we see you again in London on November 28 this year ?
I only came here becuase you have got the same surname as me. I don't actually like wine - but looks like a good site anyway. Cheers.
as promised, it took a look on your sites. sorry, that it is only in english. but it is very interesting. hope to see you on the board again
Being a humble beginner, I enjoy the commentary on the most intricate of flavours, aromas and sensations I am experiencing. Thank you for the guidance and truthfulness of your tastings. Keep it up, as will I.
Please, try to taste the Languedoc-Roussillon wines, and more Alsace wines. Thank you for your site.
Great site - enjoyed your comments.
I just love your page and very often agree in your comments. More often than not, I think you might be a little too generous in your points given
Currently attending an advanced wine course, I find your Burgundy section extremely useful. Misha.
Great Site ,from a fellow wine lover.
A wonderful web page, worth a trip back. Thanks DDenardis
Just discovered your site - looks fantastic! I don't need to see it all to know that I'm gonna be a big fan of a wine lover called Yak!
Hello Yak great pages. Just wanted to tell that we have 600 bottles og Chateau Beychevelle 1967 50$ each bottle on Vinmonopolet A/S which is a monopoly for wines an liqours.
Well, well now that we have freedom of speech...Yak you are making a wonderful job. You know I'm not drinking and although I keep coming back to your page. Great reviews, fair and sincere. Keep up the good work !!
Just starting to look around at your site
Absolutely invaluable resource. Wonderful page. I have learned a lot just perusing these pages. A very knowledgeable guy, not only in wine. Very discerning and demanding.
I find these tastings notes avaluable tool for those wines that the PLCB carries. The older wines have no recent tastings notes-but they are here and it makes it easier on me when I try to sell them with recent tasting notes
Thanks for putting such a great resource together. I think that I'm pretty discriminating about my tastes, and so admire and enjoy your articulate descriptions of the great wines I mostly only dream about. I suppose I'm a bit parochial about the local juice, but the best NZ Pinot noir is what I calibrate my palate to. When I do taste a "benchmark" (Prem cru or better) red burgundy, I like to have some written reference to compare my perceptions to. And your notes are some of the very best around. Even more descriptive than RMP. I hope to be able to "turn you on" to some top NZ wine sometime in the near future. Keep up the great tasting and writing!
What a wonderful web site. I second all preceeding comments, and add that being a longtime lover and collector of Burgundy, I particularly enjoy those notes, but all others as well. Many thanks, and carry on. P.S. I've just spent lavishly on '96's, and still hunting for good 95's, 93's and 90's. Such fun.
Dear Yak, Burgundy Shmurgundy. Why don't you try some decent wine sometime? For example, Swiss "land wine", thin, acidic, sugared, protected. One thing, however, if you buy Algerian wine, you can be sure it doesn't have any Swiss wine in it. Bob Cotton
Dear Yak, What a pleasure to surf your pages. I don't really know what drives you to put so much effort into conveying your wonderful tasting experience, but your even-handed passion clearly comes across. I am glad you have added this Guest Book to your site and I am proud to be the second person to thank you thru it. Keep enjoying and keep telling us all about it.
This is indeed the greatest personal wine page on the web - Yak's vast experience and refined taste shows all over the place. Way to go Yak !!!