A Classic Night at Graileys

By AJ McClellan Yesterday was a classic day at Graileys! One of those days where a good group of friends get together and everyone starts trying to fool everyone else with fun blinders… Well, I can say that while all the wines opened were fantastic, we all failed...

Some old Friends and some New Ones.

By: AJ McClellan Yesterday was a fun opportunity to taste a few wines that don’t get opened all the time. One was the Clos st Hune from Trimbach. This Riesling was drinking very well for how young it is with crisp fruit and excellent balance. The Liger Belair...

Tornadic Tuesday

Tornado watch in effect notwithstanding, a handful of members started trickling in around 3:30pm for some afternoon of wine libations. First in was member MM who has been MIA for the past two months as he went about his travel adventures. As he parked himself in our...

Pichon Lalande

Last Thursday was prime time. Our newest member walked in with  Pichon Lalande in his afternoon’s agenda. AJ happily obliged with a line-up of 1985, 1996 and 2002. The 1985 Pichon Lalande was in a great spot showing maturity with a complex bouquet of smoke,...

St. Patty’s at Graileys

After a short spring break spent in the Big Apple, I was back to work last Friday and looking forward to a Graileys-style St. Patty’s celebration. The day started early with a 1994 Pichon Lalande shared around the table. This was a very elegant Lalande; perfectly...