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Thread: TN: Slovenian and Jura wines at 10 Bells

  1. #1
    DaleW Guest

    Default TN: Slovenian and Jura wines at 10 Bells

    Oswaldo and Marcia were in town, and we arranged to meet them at Ten
    Bells on the Lower East Side. Betsy had a ziker to attend, so I
    dropped her, visited my favorite wine store (aka Chambers), did a
    couple of errands, picked her up and headed to Broome St. We saw
    Oswaldo and Marcia on the block, and eventually found correct door. It
    seemed a bit loud, but we ended up in the pleasant and quieter
    backroom.

    Food was pretty good for a winebar. Standout for me was the angulas
    (baby eels) over arugula, we also enjoyed white asparaugus, duck
    breast salad, pulled pork sandwich, ham. Betsy was taking Advil for
    back so just sipped, the rest of us got a glass of white each and
    split a bottle of red.

    My opener was a 2008 *"Movia "Quattro Mani." Weird and funky nose
    (Oswaldo said this was Tocai). Citrus, musky floral tones (like
    walking into a greenhouse of tropical plants), anise, and something
    strange that I can't put my finger on. Surprisingly, a bit dilute and
    dull on palate. But as it warms palate fills out, and the strange/
    chemical edge (dare I say it reminded me of urinal deodorizer!) faded.
    A wine way more interesting than pleasant at first, turned into a nice
    quaff (interesting but not weird). B

    The 2007 Puffeney Poulsard was a bit reticent at first, but I ended up
    quite liking. Pale color, a little funky on the nose at first, but
    with time in flask it seemed more mainstream. Sweet strawberries and
    cherry, some orange zest. Good but not extreme acidity, no percievable
    tannins, a little light for the duck but versatile and foodfriendly. B
    +
    *
    Of course, seeing Oswaldo and Marcia was the highlight, I'd have been
    happy to drink Marquis Phillips and eat Whoppers to see them (ok,
    maybe I wouldn't have been happy).

    Grade disclaimer: I'm a very easy grader, basically A is an excellent
    wine, B a good wine, C mediocre. Anything below C means I wouldn't
    drink at a party where it was only choice. Furthermore, I offer no
    promises of objectivity, accuracy, and certainly not of consistency.*

  2. #2
    Bi!! Guest

    Default Re: TN: Slovenian and Jura wines at 10 Bells

    On Jan 10, 9:05*am, DaleW <Dwmi...@aol.com> wrote:
    > Oswaldo and Marcia were in town, and we arranged to meet them at Ten
    > Bells on the Lower East Side. Betsy had a ziker to attend, so I
    > dropped her, visited my favorite wine store (aka Chambers), did a
    > couple of errands, picked her up and headed to Broome St. We saw
    > Oswaldo and Marcia on the block, and eventually found correct door. It
    > seemed a bit loud, but we ended up in the pleasant and quieter
    > backroom.
    >
    > Food was pretty good for a winebar. Standout for me was the angulas
    > (baby eels) over arugula, we also enjoyed white asparaugus, duck
    > breast salad, pulled pork sandwich, ham. Betsy was taking Advil for
    > back so just sipped, the rest of us got a glass of white each and
    > split a bottle of red.
    >
    > My opener was a 2008 *"Movia "Quattro Mani." *Weird and funky nose
    > (Oswaldo said this was Tocai). Citrus, musky floral tones (like
    > walking into a greenhouse of tropical plants), anise, and something
    > strange that I can't put my finger on. Surprisingly, a bit dilute and
    > dull on palate. But as it warms palate fills out, and *the strange/
    > chemical edge (dare I say it reminded me of urinal deodorizer!) faded.
    > A wine way more interesting than pleasant at first, turned into a nice
    > quaff (interesting but not weird). B
    >
    > The 2007 Puffeney Poulsard was a bit reticent at first, but I ended up
    > quite liking. Pale color, a little funky on the nose at first, but
    > with time in flask it seemed more mainstream. Sweet strawberries and
    > cherry, some orange zest. Good but not extreme acidity, no percievable
    > tannins, a little light for the duck but versatile and foodfriendly. B
    > +
    > *
    > Of course, seeing Oswaldo and Marcia was the highlight, I'd have been
    > happy to drink Marquis Phillips and eat Whoppers to see them (ok,
    > maybe I wouldn't have been happy).
    >
    > Grade disclaimer: I'm a very easy grader, basically A is an excellent
    > wine, B a good wine, C mediocre. Anything below C means I wouldn't
    > drink at a party where it was only choice. Furthermore, I offer no
    > promises of objectivity, accuracy, and certainly not of consistency.*


    Whoppers and Marquis Phillips....they must be awesome people.

  3. #3
    James Silverton Guest

    Default Re: TN: Slovenian and Jura wines at 10 Bells

    DaleW wrote on Mon, 10 Jan 2011 06:05:59 -0800 (PST):

    >Oswaldo and Marcia were in town, and we arranged to meet them at Ten
    >Bells on the Lower East Side. Betsy had a ziker to attend,


    Pardon my asking but what's a "ziker". I don't think I've ever come
    across the word before.

    --

    James Silverton
    Potomac, Maryland

    Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not


  4. #4
    DaleW Guest

    Default Re: TN: Slovenian and Jura wines at 10 Bells

    On Jan 10, 9:47*am, "James Silverton" <not.jim.silver...@verizon.net>
    wrote:
    > *DaleW *wrote *on Mon, 10 Jan 2011 06:05:59 -0800 (PST):
    >
    > >Oswaldo and Marcia were in town, and we arranged to meet them at Ten
    > >Bells on the Lower East Side. Betsy had a ziker to attend,

    >
    > Pardon my asking but what's a "ziker". I don't think I've ever come
    > across the word before.
    >
    > --
    >
    > James Silverton
    > Potomac, Maryland
    >
    > Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not


    Ziker (Zikr, Dhikr, Zyker) is a prayer gathering in the Sufi
    tradition. In this case people who study the works of Hazrat Inayat
    Khan and Pir Vilayat Khan, Readings from various religions, poems,
    music. Betsy does Northen Indian classical music as well as Western
    classical.

  5. #5
    Ken Blake Guest

    Default Re: TN: Slovenian and Jura wines at 10 Bells

    On Mon, 10 Jan 2011 07:48:40 -0800 (PST), DaleW <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > On Jan 10, 9:47*am, "James Silverton" <not.jim.silver...@verizon.net>
    > wrote:
    > > *DaleW *wrote *on Mon, 10 Jan 2011 06:05:59 -0800 (PST):
    > >
    > > >Oswaldo and Marcia were in town, and we arranged to meet them at Ten
    > > >Bells on the Lower East Side. Betsy had a ziker to attend,

    > >
    > > Pardon my asking but what's a "ziker". I don't think I've ever come
    > > across the word before.
    > >
    > > --
    > >
    > > James Silverton
    > > Potomac, Maryland
    > >
    > > Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not

    >
    > Ziker (Zikr, Dhikr, Zyker) is a prayer gathering in the Sufi
    > tradition. In this case people who study the works of Hazrat Inayat
    > Khan and Pir Vilayat Khan, Readings from various religions, poems,
    > music.



    Thanks for the answer, Dale. I was going to ask the same question, but
    James beat me to it.


    > Betsy does Northen Indian classical music as well as Western
    > classical.



    Does she play the Indian music on the cello, or does she also play
    some other Indian instrument?

    Ken

    --
    Ken Blake

  6. #6
    DaleW Guest

    Default Re: TN: Slovenian and Jura wines at 10 Bells

    On Jan 10, 12:10*pm, Ken Blake <kbl...@kb.invalid> wrote:
    > On Mon, 10 Jan 2011 07:48:40 -0800 (PST), DaleW <Dwmi...@aol.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > On Jan 10, 9:47 am, "James Silverton" <not.jim.silver...@verizon.net>
    > > wrote:
    > > > DaleW wrote on Mon, 10 Jan 2011 06:05:59 -0800 (PST):

    >
    > > > >Oswaldo and Marcia were in town, and we arranged to meet them at Ten
    > > > >Bells on the Lower East Side. Betsy had a ziker to attend,

    >
    > > > Pardon my asking but what's a "ziker". I don't think I've ever come
    > > > across the word before.

    >
    > > > --

    >
    > > > James Silverton
    > > > Potomac, Maryland

    >
    > > > Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not

    >
    > > Ziker (Zikr, Dhikr, Zyker) is a prayer gathering in the Sufi
    > > tradition. In this case people who study the works of Hazrat Inayat
    > > Khan and Pir Vilayat Khan, Readings from various religions, poems,
    > > music.

    >
    > Thanks for the answer, Dale. I was going to ask the same question, but
    > James beat me to it.
    >
    > > Betsy does Northen Indian classical music as well as Western
    > > classical.

    >
    > Does she play the Indian music on the cello, or does she also play
    > some other Indian instrument?
    >
    > Ken
    >
    > --
    > Ken Blake


    She does a bit of improv (a challenge for a western "classical"
    musician) on cello, but for the most part does raga singing and plays
    tamboura (a drone instrument used for accompaniment).
    I hope no one considers this spam (I think I can be pretty certain
    that this isn't the target audience for her Indian-influenced CD), but
    the previews (other than the Arvo Part piece) here show tamboura,
    singing, improv cello
    http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/latifa

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    Ken Blake Guest

    Default Re: TN: Slovenian and Jura wines at 10 Bells

    On Mon, 10 Jan 2011 12:22:10 -0800 (PST), DaleW <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > On Jan 10, 12:10*pm, Ken Blake <kbl...@kb.invalid> wrote:
    > > On Mon, 10 Jan 2011 07:48:40 -0800 (PST), DaleW <Dwmi...@aol.com>
    > > wrote:
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > > On Jan 10, 9:47 am, "James Silverton" <not.jim.silver...@verizon.net>
    > > > wrote:
    > > > > DaleW wrote on Mon, 10 Jan 2011 06:05:59 -0800 (PST):

    > >
    > > > > >Oswaldo and Marcia were in town, and we arranged to meet them at Ten
    > > > > >Bells on the Lower East Side. Betsy had a ziker to attend,

    > >
    > > > > Pardon my asking but what's a "ziker". I don't think I've ever come
    > > > > across the word before.

    > >
    > > > > --

    > >
    > > > > James Silverton
    > > > > Potomac, Maryland

    > >
    > > > > Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not

    > >
    > > > Ziker (Zikr, Dhikr, Zyker) is a prayer gathering in the Sufi
    > > > tradition. In this case people who study the works of Hazrat Inayat
    > > > Khan and Pir Vilayat Khan, Readings from various religions, poems,
    > > > music.

    > >
    > > Thanks for the answer, Dale. I was going to ask the same question, but
    > > James beat me to it.
    > >
    > > > Betsy does Northen Indian classical music as well as Western
    > > > classical.

    > >
    > > Does she play the Indian music on the cello, or does she also play
    > > some other Indian instrument?
    > >
    > > Ken
    > >
    > > --
    > > Ken Blake

    >
    > She does a bit of improv (a challenge for a western "classical"
    > musician) on cello, but for the most part does raga singing and plays
    > tamboura (a drone instrument used for accompaniment).



    Interesting, thanks. Yes, I know the tamboura.



    > I hope no one considers this spam (I think I can be pretty certain
    > that this isn't the target audience for her Indian-influenced CD), but
    > the previews (other than the Arvo Part piece) here show tamboura,
    > singing, improv cello
    > http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/latifa


    --
    Ken Blake

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