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    Mark Lipton Guest

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    Today began with my 83-year-old mother, who arrived last night for a
    week's visit, complaining of chest pain and belching. An hour later, at
    the hospital, she had a myocardial infarction (heart attack) and is now
    resting in the ICU for what will likely be a longer-than-projected stay
    in our humble burg. Tonight, after a rather exhausting day, we felt the
    need for a good bottle of Burgundy with some smoked duck breasts, so I
    first pulled up the 1991 Albert Morot Savigny-les-Beaune 1er "La
    Batellière Aux Vergelleses" which, alas, proved to be both corked and
    heat damaged. Not to be thwarted, I headed back down to the cellar and
    came back with:

    2002 Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges Vieilles Vignes
    nose: meaty, smoky, red cherry fruit with some minerals
    palate: medium body, fully resolved tannins, high acidity

    Yes!! This is what we look for in Pinot Noir. The wine had definitely
    faded an hour after opening, but it was pure pleasure over the course of
    its consumption and a great foil for the duck.

    Mark Lipton

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    st.helier Guest

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    Mark, kindly pass on my regards and best wishes to Jean for a speedy
    recovery

    A B


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    lleichtman Guest

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    On Jul 14, 9:00*pm, Mark Lipton <not...@eudrup.ude> wrote:
    > Today began with my 83-year-old mother, who arrived last night for a
    > week's visit, complaining of chest pain and belching. *An hour later, at
    > the hospital, she had a myocardial infarction (heart attack) and is now
    > resting in the ICU for what will likely be a longer-than-projected stay
    > in our humble burg. *Tonight, after a rather exhausting day, we felt the
    > need for a good bottle of Burgundy with some smoked duck breasts, so I
    > first pulled up the 1991 Albert Morot Savigny-les-Beaune 1er "La
    > Batellière Aux Vergelleses" which, alas, proved to be both corked and
    > heat damaged. *Not to be thwarted, I headed back down to the cellar and
    > came back with:
    >
    > 2002 Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges Vieilles Vignes
    > nose: meaty, smoky, red cherry fruit with some minerals
    > palate: medium body, fully resolved tannins, high acidity
    >
    > Yes!! This is what we look for in Pinot Noir. *The wine had definitely
    > faded an hour after opening, but it was pure pleasure over the course of
    > its consumption and a great foil for the duck.
    >
    > Mark Lipton


    Mark, sorry to hear about your mom. Here is hoping for a smooth
    recovery. At some point she will need a good Burgundy.

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    Ken Blake Guest

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    On Sat, 14 Jul 2012 23:00:59 -0400, Mark Lipton <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > Today began with my 83-year-old mother, who arrived last night for a
    > week's visit, complaining of chest pain and belching. An hour later, at
    > the hospital, she had a myocardial infarction (heart attack)



    Very sorry to hear that, and best of luck to her.


    --
    Ken Blake

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    Mike Tommasi Guest

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    All the best for a speedy recovery.



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    DaleW Guest

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    On Saturday, July 14, 2012 11:00:59 PM UTC-4, Mark Lipton wrote:
    > Today began with my 83-year-old mother, who arrived last night for a
    > week&#39;s visit, complaining of chest pain and belching. An hour later,at
    > the hospital, she had a myocardial infarction (heart attack) and is now
    > resting in the ICU for what will likely be a longer-than-projected stay
    > in our humble burg. Tonight, after a rather exhausting day, we felt the
    > need for a good bottle of Burgundy with some smoked duck breasts, so I
    > first pulled up the 1991 Albert Morot Savigny-les-Beaune 1er &quot;La
    > Batellière Aux Vergelleses&quot; which, alas, proved to be both corked and
    > heat damaged. Not to be thwarted, I headed back down to the cellar and
    > came back with:
    >
    > 2002 Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges Vieilles Vignes
    > nose: meaty, smoky, red cherry fruit with some minerals
    > palate: medium body, fully resolved tannins, high acidity
    >
    > Yes!! This is what we look for in Pinot Noir. The wine had definitely
    > faded an hour after opening, but it was pure pleasure over the course of
    > its consumption and a great foil for the duck.
    >
    > Mark Lipton


    Yikes, I saw title and smiled at Tom Waits reference, but smile vanished when I read post. Best wishes to your mom for a speedy recovery.
    Too bad about the Morot, but the Chevillon sounds nice

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    cwdjrxyz Guest

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    On Jul 14, 10:00*pm, Mark Lipton <not...@eudrup.ude> wrote:
    > Today began with my 83-year-old mother, who arrived last night for a
    > week's visit, complaining of chest pain and belching. *An hour later, at
    > the hospital, she had a myocardial infarction (heart attack) and is now
    > resting in the ICU for what will likely be a longer-than-projected stay
    > in our humble burg.


    I hope your mother is much better soon. The good thing is that the
    heart attack happened in the hospital, since she can get treatment at
    once, which is very important in reducing damage to the heart. Being
    older than you, I have had a brother who had a heart attack(he
    recovered fairly well) as well as the death of both of my parents.
    There is really no way to prepare for these unhappy surprises. I dealt
    with it best by keeping very busy and not thinking about things that
    could not now be changed.

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    Emery Davis Guest

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    Our best to your Mom Mark, for a quick recovery.

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    Bi!! Guest

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    On Jul 14, 11:00*pm, Mark Lipton <not...@eudrup.ude> wrote:
    > Today began with my 83-year-old mother, who arrived last night for a
    > week's visit, complaining of chest pain and belching. *An hour later, at
    > the hospital, she had a myocardial infarction (heart attack) and is now
    > resting in the ICU for what will likely be a longer-than-projected stay
    > in our humble burg. *Tonight, after a rather exhausting day, we felt the
    > need for a good bottle of Burgundy with some smoked duck breasts, so I
    > first pulled up the 1991 Albert Morot Savigny-les-Beaune 1er "La
    > Batelli re Aux Vergelleses" which, alas, proved to be both corked and
    > heat damaged. *Not to be thwarted, I headed back down to the cellar and
    > came back with:
    >
    > 2002 Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges Vieilles Vignes
    > nose: meaty, smoky, red cherry fruit with some minerals
    > palate: medium body, fully resolved tannins, high acidity
    >
    > Yes!! This is what we look for in Pinot Noir. *The wine had definitely
    > faded an hour after opening, but it was pure pleasure over the course of
    > its consumption and a great foil for the duck.
    >
    > Mark Lipton


    BEst wishes for a speedy recovery for your mom. Glad to were able to
    enjoy a nice Burgundy!

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    Mark Lipton Guest

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    Thanks to all of you for your well-wishes. She's doing very well and
    has no long-term issues apart from having a stent in her right coronary
    artery. She'll be released from the hospital tomorrow and, with luck,
    be back home in California that night.

    Cheers!
    Mark Lipton


    --
    alt.food.wine FAQ: http://winefaq.cwdjr.net

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    JayMoses Guest

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    Our body has its own defenses against free radicals, in the form of
    enzymes that are able to turn the hungry little sharks into harmless
    water. However, sometimes our body's natural defense mechanisms can't
    cope.




    --
    JayMoses

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