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by M. Meer
August 16th, 2019, 1:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday poll: is '08/'09 Cristal or '06 Taittinger BdB
Replies: 33
Views: 833

Re: Friday poll: is '08/'09 Cristal or '06 Taittinger BdB

For those who struggle with the "how many times better is Wine A than Wine B" notion, maybe another way to think of it is this: If you were given the choice of receiving (1) a bottle of the 06 Comptes, plus another bottle of wine you really like which costs $100, or (2) a bottle of 09 Cristal, whic...
by M. Meer
August 15th, 2019, 2:52 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eggland’s Best Eggs
Replies: 54
Views: 1392

Re: Eggland’s Best Eggs

Okay, if things are going to stay serious... I also grew up on a ranch when I was young. Foster Farms, to be exact. Wait, it was Zachy's. Actually, it was both... Um, I mean neither. My family raised poultry and was contracted by larger companies. They were raised as best as could be, as they also f...
by M. Meer
August 15th, 2019, 10:54 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eggland’s Best Eggs
Replies: 54
Views: 1392

Re: Eggland’s Best Eggs

Gosh, I hope this thread doesn't actually ruffle any feathers.
by M. Meer
August 14th, 2019, 2:44 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eggland’s Best Eggs
Replies: 54
Views: 1392

Re: Eggland’s Best Eggs

Jorge Henriquez wrote:
August 14th, 2019, 5:19 am
White Power!!! White Power!!!

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by M. Meer
August 13th, 2019, 8:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa wine tastings for my wife
Replies: 54
Views: 1616

Re: Napa wine tastings for my wife

I second going for some bubbles, if they are into it. The sparkling houses have some of the best wines and facilities to experience in the valley. Domaine Carneros is also pretty solid as is Gloria Ferrer. If they get tired of flights, I'd suggest to go straight btg/split bottles of the really good ...
by M. Meer
August 11th, 2019, 9:13 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Help! Bumper Crop of Basil
Replies: 13
Views: 444

Re: Help! Bumper Crop of Basil

I make an oil with basil I'm unable to use fresh. It especially comes in handy when out of season.
by M. Meer
August 6th, 2019, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The ultimate in excessibe ballerness
Replies: 35
Views: 2804

Re: The ultimate in excessibe ballerness

Thanks for that. Well south of P-L, so well outside historic (well, at least last couple centuries, who knows re Roman) areas considered best for dry wines. All his neighbors seem to be in the $7-15 market. That is true. I wonder how the wines will fare as the climate changes, given the terroir he ...
by M. Meer
August 6th, 2019, 10:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The ultimate in excessibe ballerness
Replies: 35
Views: 2804

Re: The ultimate in excessibe ballerness

"In 2005, about 5 kilometers northwest of Landiras (see map above), he found and bought what looked like an abandoned parcel of old vines planted on gravel and sandy soils, atop a small mound at about 80 meters above sea level, which became Liber Pater." https://www.ledomduvin.com/2018/11/liber-pate...
by M. Meer
August 1st, 2019, 6:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chenin Blanc Parentage Revealed
Replies: 9
Views: 790

Re: Chenin Blanc Parentage Revealed

Sauvignonasse aka friulano... Pretty cool. Two solid varieties in their own right.
by M. Meer
July 30th, 2019, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Reconditioned Wine
Replies: 24
Views: 1237

Re: Reconditioned Wine

I don't know how they do it, but if the process were similar to champagne, it could be less risky. FWIW, Borgogno and Remoissenet re-releases have been known to remove sediment during reconditioning.
by M. Meer
July 28th, 2019, 4:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Reconditioned Wine
Replies: 24
Views: 1237

Re: Re bottling Wine

Would that cause the wine to oxidize faster and possibly go bad. Below is the part of the description. For today’s ‘79, every ‘shiner’ bottle was decanted off its 40 years of sediment, topped off with the very same wine, recorked, cleaned, and then labeled. I have had a few reconditioned wines. All...
by M. Meer
July 25th, 2019, 3:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine list buying vs. corkage habit
Replies: 52
Views: 1840

Re: Wine list buying vs. corkage habit

Unfortunately, most places in LA don't get it. Angler's looks like it might be possible to go off the list for a change.
by M. Meer
July 24th, 2019, 2:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?
Replies: 128
Views: 5606

Re: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?

Agreed, but I took the OP to be referring to recent top vintages 2015-2016. Cool cool. Guess I'm too used to dumpster diving. Won't be sniffing '16s for a couple of years until they get down to my level. [cheers.gif] BTW, forget what I said about the Suchots. Mugnier Fuees was something that could ...
by M. Meer
July 24th, 2019, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?
Replies: 128
Views: 5606

Re: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?

I too prefer the Lignier Combottes, but it is over $200. The only Mugnier that is under $200 is the NSG Marechale and I think the Lignier is better. Lafarge top 1ers are over $200 as is D'Angerville Ducs and Arnoux Suchots. Maybe not always cherry vintages, but they can be had, save probably for th...
by M. Meer
July 24th, 2019, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?
Replies: 128
Views: 5606

Re: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?

Lignier has a nice style that makes the wines usually accessible at some level regardless of age. I think the 1er is in the conversation with Lafarge, D'Angerville, Mugnier, and Arnoux. I would like to try a Lignier Combottes, however, before anointing it the best under $200 in their portfolio.
by M. Meer
July 24th, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sales drop by 25% due to trade war
Replies: 44
Views: 2262

Re: Sales drop by 25% due to trade war

I have no idea. I said hopefully. I really mean that. Time, and many other factors, will tell what this may or may not do. When was he last time you saw even Monte Bello drop in price? We all know that it usually does not work in that manner. It is more likely that the parent company finally reache...
by M. Meer
July 23rd, 2019, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: arumred - anyone heard of it?
Replies: 17
Views: 787

Re: arumred - anyone heard of it?

No, but they're making a killing! [snort.gif]
by M. Meer
July 17th, 2019, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Santa Barbara/Buellton/Solvang area wineries to visit
Replies: 55
Views: 2014

Re: Santa Barbara/Buellton/Solvang area wineries to visit

Jim Stewart wrote:
July 17th, 2019, 11:07 am
You cannot be near Buelton and not stop at Firestone Walker Brewing for some brews.
Great place to stop in for lunch with said brews.
by M. Meer
July 11th, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Red wine in cola: no longer a joke or stereotype
Replies: 18
Views: 1248

Re: Red wine in cola: no longer a joke or stereotype

The rich and irreverent should still feel free to add it to first growths. The Internet will always be here to ridicule.

pepsi [stirthepothal.gif] [cheers.gif]
by M. Meer
July 8th, 2019, 9:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction Finds
Replies: 39
Views: 2514

Re: Auction Finds

Of all my consumed bottles, auction buying has yielded a 2.26% flawed bottle rate compared to 1.75% bottles flawed from those purchased at retail. While true, some of those bottles probably shouldn't have been put up for bid, I also shouldn't have bid on some of them, looking back. A handful, I may ...
by M. Meer
June 15th, 2019, 6:25 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Dads: what's your Father's Day dinner this year?
Replies: 20
Views: 1436

Re: Dads: what's your Father's Day dinner this year?

It was brunch today at Hungry Cat (soon to be RIP [cray.gif]). A dozen oysters, scallop aguachile, heirloom tomato and watermelon salad, lobster roll and fries, and chorizo and clams with grilled bread were flanked by great cocktails and champagne. Hope to make it out one more time, but it will be m...
by M. Meer
June 15th, 2019, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Wine Would you Get?
Replies: 34
Views: 1747

Re: What Wine Would you Get?

This would be a great place to take a group. Pair trophies with some of the more under the radar wines.
by M. Meer
June 15th, 2019, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: First Bottle Wines Sale
Replies: 11
Views: 1196

Re: PSA: First Bottle Wines Sale

I like the style and given the cost, something that could be cellared in some quantity.
by M. Meer
June 15th, 2019, 8:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: First Bottle Wines Sale
Replies: 11
Views: 1196

Re: PSA: First Bottle Wines Sale

At 15% off, I'd look at:
https://www.firstbottlewines.com/product/detail/AA1052

Comtes is at a good price too.
by M. Meer
June 14th, 2019, 7:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: First Bottle Wines Sale
Replies: 11
Views: 1196

Re: PSA: First Bottle Wines Sale

AD Northup wrote:
June 14th, 2019, 6:19 pm
Anyone have any feedback on any of the available champagne?
First time browsing the site, and everything's pretty solid, including champagne.
by M. Meer
June 5th, 2019, 5:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beaujolais: what back vintages are you drinking now?
Replies: 16
Views: 1124

Re: Beaujolais: what back vintages are you drinking now?

2012 needs to be drink up, though I had a Foillard Corcelette that was nice for the year and might hold up a little longer.
by M. Meer
May 13th, 2019, 5:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Online wine auction offerings becoming sparse and pricey?
Replies: 67
Views: 4442

Re: Online wine auction offerings becoming sparse and pricey?

Always deals to be had, lest the WineHunter has turned into the LabelHunter. [wow.gif]
by M. Meer
April 25th, 2019, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1964 Barolos
Replies: 18
Views: 901

Re: 1964 Barolos

Sigh unfortunately they were not stored standing up and I’ve asked the supplier to stand the bottles up. What should I do with the sediment? A coffee filter? Assuming your birthday is within the next week, I would wait for another occasion to open them. If you don't have at least a week or two, I m...
by M. Meer
April 17th, 2019, 4:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Austin, TX: any can't miss restaurants?
Replies: 87
Views: 6065

Re: Austin, TX: any can't miss restaurants?

Austin is about as casual as a city can get. I might save Barley Swine for an evening without the kids, but places like Contigo, Odd Duck, and Salty Sow have different seating areas where it shouldn't be a problem. Tons of great pizza, BBQ, and fried chicken places, some with decent wine lists. If y...
by M. Meer
April 5th, 2019, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux Echezeaux
Replies: 25
Views: 1502

Re: Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux Echezeaux

Unsure where the info comes from, but Weinlagen suggests Reignots extends to the trees. https://weinlagen-info.de/#lage_id=2254

Hopefully the piece A-L owns really does abut La Romanee, which is the part of the map I hope is accurate. [cheers.gif]
by M. Meer
April 5th, 2019, 10:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux Echezeaux
Replies: 25
Views: 1502

Re: Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux Echezeaux

'only 0.22 ha' - but Charles says that it's his favourite wine from the estate... Why not - sometimes we love our most difficult children dearest ... flirtysmile (I suppose it´s more work to do at Reignots than at Suchots ...) If one likes to find those wines next door to Grand Crus, it might be on...
by M. Meer
March 31st, 2019, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which red burg vintage (1999-2010) showing well now?
Replies: 93
Views: 4145

Re: Which red burg vintage (1999-2010) showing well now?

Howard Cooper wrote:
March 31st, 2019, 4:42 am
wonder if other producers made wines that turned out to be quite good.
In a word, yes. It seems it would have to do with a higher percentage of clay in the soil. Producer notwithstanding, it's not entirely surprising you enjoyed the Charmes and Combottes.
by M. Meer
March 20th, 2019, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lieu-Dits
Replies: 38
Views: 2304

Re: Lieu-Dits

Off the top of my head, in Beaune, there's Vignes de l'Enfant Jesus (Greves) and Clos Des Ursules (Vignes Franches). In Savigny, La Bataillere (Vergelesses) and Dominode (Haut Jarrons). For white, there's Les Fairendes (Morgeot).
by M. Meer
March 10th, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How much would you pay for ultimate wine ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1784

Re: How much would you pay for ultimate wine ?

Jim Brennan wrote:
March 10th, 2019, 8:21 am

The answer to that is well-known: half.
Kinky
by M. Meer
February 25th, 2019, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The search for a “wow” Rosé
Replies: 129
Views: 5230

Re: The search for a “wow” Rosé

Pataille, Foti, or Cotat
by M. Meer
February 23rd, 2019, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best value champagne w 15-20 year cellaring potential
Replies: 59
Views: 2184

Re: Best value champagne w 15-20 year cellaring potential

Doquet is a good suggestion. Comtes de Champagne is excellent value amongst the grandes marques. Unless it's a vintage champagne with a good track record ($100+), generally I'm buying NV at around $40 that needs less time in the cellar than something around $80 that needs a decade. Then again, I'm n...
by M. Meer
February 11th, 2019, 8:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help a newbie with 2016 BDX in the ~$50-$75 range
Replies: 47
Views: 2226

Re: Help a newbie with 2016 BDX in the ~$50-$75 range

Contrary to some opinions here, I wouldn't buy anything 2014-2016. I'd go back to 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005 and 2006 and buy some of the producers or regions suggested. Speak it! In the last two years, I've had 8 bottles of Bordeaux, with the youngest being from 2005. I've learned that I like it with ...
by M. Meer
February 1st, 2019, 8:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Italy: cheap grapes in fancy wines
Replies: 7
Views: 620

Re: Italy: cheap grapes in fancy wines

Quick... Name a prestigious wine from any of those regions

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by M. Meer
January 27th, 2019, 1:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to drink under $50?
Replies: 34
Views: 1659

Re: What to drink under $50?

Once you find out what you like and become adept at finding them, you will be very happy drinking from $10-30 dollars on most occasions and sub $50 on special ones. Best advice: taste, taste, taste vs. collect. There are very few wines that will present you with limited opportunities to experience. ...
by M. Meer
January 6th, 2019, 11:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any Burgundy worth buying at Total Wine for 20% off?
Replies: 30
Views: 2400

Re: Any Burgundy worth buying at Total Wine for 20% off?

Javillier

Though, I can only speak to the white wines.
by M. Meer
January 5th, 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Unicorn Tears' Wine Is Just As Pink And Sparkly As You'd Expect
Replies: 17
Views: 915

Re: Unicorn Tears' Wine Is Just As Pink And Sparkly As You'd Expect

Chr!s G|@rn3r wrote:
January 5th, 2019, 9:30 am
In for 6
Please post a note! [snort.gif]
by M. Meer
December 30th, 2018, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Korean food matching (not korean bbq)
Replies: 29
Views: 812

Re: Korean food matching (not korean bbq)

lleichtman wrote:
December 30th, 2018, 9:28 am

Same thing. Japanese call it Shochu and Koreans call it Soju.
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Duck!

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soju
by M. Meer
December 30th, 2018, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Bouchard Pere et Fils Volnay 1er Taillepieds
Replies: 8
Views: 514

Re: TN: 2009 Bouchard Pere et Fils Volnay 1er Taillepieds

I think the wine's generous nature is a partly a result of the vintage. Older vintages were less forward. I like the '09 even if it was a little showy, but I haven't opened a bottle in years. At that point, it was starting to shut down.
by M. Meer
December 29th, 2018, 10:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Korean food matching (not korean bbq)
Replies: 29
Views: 812

Re: Korean food matching (not korean bbq)

Jura with just about anything Asian pileon
by M. Meer
December 8th, 2018, 1:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Sylvain Cathiard Chambolle-Musigny
Replies: 8
Views: 377

Re: Domaine Sylvain Cathiard Chambolle-Musigny

Jayson Cohen wrote:
December 8th, 2018, 1:01 pm
Sounds like a nice wine but I would not typically identify Chambolle with espresso, black fruits, and earth. Is that typical of this bottling (which I don’t know)?
I've experienced darker fruit profiles in another producer's Plantes and Combottes, which both adjoin Clos de l'Orme.
by M. Meer
December 7th, 2018, 8:32 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What to do with organic virgin coconut oil?
Replies: 10
Views: 432

Re: What to do with organic virgin coconut oil?

T. Melloni wrote:
December 7th, 2018, 7:17 am

I have also used it when frying meat or vegetables with a curry paste for Thai curry.
I also like to use it when I want to impart some coconut flavor into a dish and don't want to add coconut milk.
by M. Meer
December 5th, 2018, 4:55 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 871
Views: 44398

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

I *love* porchetta, and it's not nearly as prevalent in L.A. markets as it is/was in and around where I grew up in the Twin Cities, so it's a rare occasion when I come across it. Thank you for posting. [cheers.gif] [/quote] Hope you enjoy your meal there! We had a really pleasant experience. Porche...
by M. Meer
December 3rd, 2018, 8:10 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 871
Views: 44398

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Will be going to Factory Kitchen for the first time on Fri Dec. 14th. Any recent diners have food recs? Yes, the casonzei. I think it's a family recipe from where the chef grew up. The porchetta is good. Haven't had the cotechino there, but that's a great winter dish. The wine list is decent as well.
by M. Meer
November 22nd, 2018, 11:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Thanksgiving for 10 (plus leftovers) for....$48?!?
Replies: 13
Views: 942

Re: Thanksgiving for 10 (plus leftovers) for....$48?!?

Inexpensive ingredients, under $100 at Whole Foods for a turkey dinner with all the fixings. It's the high cost of labor that gets you!

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