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by Dennis Borczon
December 4th, 2019, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 651
Views: 33487

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Well I have hunkered down with lots of Champagne for now to last through the current madness. California alternatives are not too shabby, but the still don't quite rival most of the elite producers. When Cali can produce a bubbly that tastes like Krug 164, then I am all in ..
by Dennis Borczon
November 26th, 2019, 6:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: La Paulee 2020
Replies: 19
Views: 1440

Re: La Paulee 2020

"in 2014 he poured Gevrey-Chambertin, Lavaux St. Jacques, Clos de la Roche, and Chambertin :) Roumier was there in 2013 to pour his 2010s: Chambolle-Musigny, Chambolle Les Cras, Morey Clos de La Bussière, and Ruchottes-Chambertin" That was before Rousseau Chambertin was selling for $2,000.00+ per bo...
by Dennis Borczon
November 25th, 2019, 11:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: La Paulee 2020
Replies: 19
Views: 1440

Re: La Paulee 2020

Considering the latest offering for a Rousseau dinner in NYC was $2,950.00 per person, I kind of doubt they will be pouring in a walk around tasting. Roumier...perhaps. Christophe has some lesser cuvees that could be poured...
by Dennis Borczon
November 24th, 2019, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: All Italian Wines at Grappa Restaurant in Toronto
Replies: 6
Views: 550

Re: TNs: All Italian Wines at Grappa Restaurant in Toronto

Nice notes. You have now inspired me to take a trip to Toronto and eat at Grappa. Just curious, what is the corkage policy? I have a 2000 Giacosa Red Label that needs a good occasion to open.
by Dennis Borczon
November 23rd, 2019, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 319
Views: 20746

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)

. . . How much longer will the Parker name be meaningful? . . . A very interesting question if taken seriously. Frank Schoonmaker, a wine writer and famous wine personality, invented the idea of putting the name of the variety on the bottle instead of calling it "Hearty Burgundy." He had Schoonmake...
by Dennis Borczon
November 19th, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Pépière Muscadet Sur Lie "La Pepie"
Replies: 11
Views: 663

Re: TN: 2018 Pépière Muscadet Sur Lie "La Pepie"

We’ve been fans of Pépière Muscadet since being introduced to it decades ago by Joe Godas at our local wine store. In 2007, we made an unscheduled visit to the property after a lunch of "moules et frites" in Nantes. After arriving at the property, we ended up waiting for Marc as he was off on an er...
by Dennis Borczon
November 19th, 2019, 12:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Sea Smoke - Pinot Noir "Ten" (USA, California, Central Coast, Sta. Rita Hills)
Replies: 22
Views: 1561

Re: TN: 2007 Sea Smoke - Pinot Noir "Ten" (USA, California, Central Coast, Sta. Rita Hills)

I am afraid for me this is the poster child for Pinot as syrah winemaking. Do they really want to pursue this style? Is it just the site? Competition for the Meiomi slice of the market? Just seems like the opposite of what Pinot can be
by Dennis Borczon
November 19th, 2019, 5:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanting White Wine
Replies: 17
Views: 822

Re: Decanting White Wine

Top shelf Chablis. I don't find Riesling needs it so much. +1 recently opened a 2007 Vrignaud Fourchaume Chablis for a wine tasting group. No decant and several of the group thought it was older and going over the hill. Re-corked the half bottle and put in a cold garage temporarily. 2 days later I ...
by Dennis Borczon
November 14th, 2019, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 SQN Eleven Confessions Offer
Replies: 84
Views: 7437

Re: 2015 SQN Eleven Confessions Offer

Or Henri Jayer could be resurrected and start making Vosne again!
by Dennis Borczon
November 14th, 2019, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 SQN Eleven Confessions Offer
Replies: 84
Views: 7437

Re: 2015 SQN Eleven Confessions Offer

Don't want to sound morbid about this guys, but SQN peaked in price on the secondary market when Manfred had his accident and it was not clear he would recover. This is common in the art market when it is known an artist is about to die or just passed on. They are not making any more pieces of art s...
by Dennis Borczon
November 13th, 2019, 2:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Insider: Inside New York’s Exclusive Billionaire Wine Tastings
Replies: 20
Views: 2596

Re: The Insider: Inside New York’s Exclusive Billionaire Wine Tastings

Here is his full bio https://www.markoldman.com/about/full-bio/ Any one read any of his books? Never heard of any of them. Wow, Stanford lawyer, pillager of Bernie Madoff wines, award winning author, how has this guy flown under the radar. Only thing he left out is being one of Oprah's best friends..
by Dennis Borczon
November 13th, 2019, 4:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines helped by climate change
Replies: 45
Views: 1369

Re: Wines helped by climate change

Ontario, Great Lakes regions in US generally. Producers used to have to hang reds to dehydrate and get sugar levels up. Now fruit is ripening along the razors edge that used to be Burgundy. With money and time, equipment and techniques are getting better allowing for even better handling of fruit th...
by Dennis Borczon
November 12th, 2019, 5:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Insider: Inside New York’s Exclusive Billionaire Wine Tastings
Replies: 20
Views: 2596

Re: The Insider: Inside New York’s Exclusive Billionaire Wine Tastings

And savvy somms will know exactly what we're doing...ruining a good pinot noir! OMG this is hilarious. This guy must have started in the porn industry.
by Dennis Borczon
November 12th, 2019, 5:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Insider: Inside New York’s Exclusive Billionaire Wine Tastings
Replies: 20
Views: 2596

Re: The Insider: Inside New York’s Exclusive Billionaire Wine Tastings

And he is a builder...put that wine sanctuary together brick by brick. what an awesome guy!!
by Dennis Borczon
November 4th, 2019, 5:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Planning a trip to the Loire Valley
Replies: 16
Views: 920

Re: Planning a trip to the Loire Valley

Absolutely agree with all of the above. We fell into a nice routine, Chateau in the mornings, wineries in the afternoon. Keep in mind the driving distances are much greater than in a place like Burgundy. It will take awhile to get where you are going. For a nice little restaurant, there is a local p...
by Dennis Borczon
November 3rd, 2019, 6:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eleven Madison Park wine
Replies: 57
Views: 5403

Re: Eleven Madison Park wine

Take that four gras off the menu! Mayor DiBlasio does not want those poultry to suffer...before we eat them!
by Dennis Borczon
October 31st, 2019, 5:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The polemic St-Emilion Pavie 2003
Replies: 53
Views: 2536

Re: The polemic St-Emilion Pavie 2003

The 2001 was the real last vintage of this wine that was approaching reserve and "balance". It is actually aging ok. Like many big big wines, and many overdone members of the opposite sex, age tends to show the ugly wrinkles a lot more. Hey, people still buy it...
by Dennis Borczon
October 26th, 2019, 5:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winemakers respond to climate change.
Replies: 10
Views: 733

Re: Winemakers respond to climate change.

you can register, get 10 free articles a month. Then they annoy the s*** out of you with solicitations
by Dennis Borczon
October 22nd, 2019, 9:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: John Fox (PC) Update
Replies: 33
Views: 3657

Re: John Fox (PC) Update

+1 it is the criminal action in the first place who is responsible. Like arguing about a toxic waste spill and then complaining about the cost of the cleanup crew to haul away the mess..
by Dennis Borczon
October 22nd, 2019, 5:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aglianico
Replies: 65
Views: 2845

Re: Aglianico

However, to my understanding, resin was only used to seal the amphorae airtight. Coating the amphorae with resin sounds weird, since to my understanding, resin is dissolved into wine. Coating the amphorae with beeswax sounds more sensible, because it really doesn't flavor the wine nor is it dissolv...
by Dennis Borczon
October 21st, 2019, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers
Replies: 163
Views: 6392

Re: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers

Ouch! Someone is in need of a bump in their anti depressant. I guess those ceramic crappy coffee mugs that get shipped across the Pacific ocean from China should be banned to save the planet...
by Dennis Borczon
September 30th, 2019, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bollinger 04 LBW
Replies: 3
Views: 439

Re: Bollinger 04 LBW

Well I grabbed one for research purposes. Many stores are going to get this as a pre-arrival wine at the same price for about the same tariff if you spring for 6 bottles. It is interesting that most all professional reviews are very positive, high 90's scores. I will have to do a search to turn up s...
by Dennis Borczon
September 30th, 2019, 4:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bollinger 04 LBW
Replies: 3
Views: 439

Bollinger 04 LBW

Just a psa. Bolly 04 RD is up on lbw for $169 all in w free shipping. Just thought some bubbleheads woy want to know
by Dennis Borczon
September 26th, 2019, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with buying a magnum of Burgundy near Beaune
Replies: 7
Views: 544

Re: Help with buying a magnum of Burgundy near Beaune

I predict in the future the prices will be higher....if you find out anyone who does this, let me know. I suspect that there is little interest in futures offerings with most producers. If they have a good reputation, practically everything from name producers is fought over by importers these days ...
by Dennis Borczon
September 25th, 2019, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name
Replies: 104
Views: 7371

Re: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name

When the tide goes out...we will see who is drinking and who was just waiting for a bigger wave to wash in. The 18's and now the 19's in Burgundy may be quite good, and Hong Kong may have other things on its mind!
by Dennis Borczon
September 22nd, 2019, 11:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy 2019 report
Replies: 29
Views: 3794

Re: Burgundy 2019 report

Despite the crazy temperatures and drought conditions, the red wine chemistry is actually pretty classical. I'm making a couple of barrels of Chambolle-Musigny this year—the best way to understand the vintage—and picked on Thursday. Potential alcohol is around 13.5% with a pH of 3.2 before malolact...
by Dennis Borczon
September 21st, 2019, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy 2019 report
Replies: 29
Views: 3794

Re: Burgundy 2019 report

Despite the crazy temperatures and drought conditions, the red wine chemistry is actually pretty classical. I'm making a couple of barrels of Chambolle-Musigny this year—the best way to understand the vintage—and picked on Thursday. Potential alcohol is around 13.5% with a pH of 3.2 before malolact...
by Dennis Borczon
September 20th, 2019, 3:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: La Turque
Replies: 3
Views: 655

Re: La Turque

Might be helpful to have a bit of context. Was the occasion dinner? Wine group? Friday night curiosity? Did you decant at all...etc. Some sense of the wine in a bit of expanded tasting note would also be helpful. Texture, tannic structure, secondary developed notes, balance, heat...etc. These should...
by Dennis Borczon
September 15th, 2019, 5:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: which SQNs are drinking well right now
Replies: 43
Views: 3139

Re: which SQNs are drinking well right now

Just drank a 5 Shooter Syrah last night. Decanted for 5 hours and it was still pretty young, but a lot of the oak had integrated. Really not noticing the alcohol at 15.5%. Still think it has a long way to develop secondary character, mostly primary black fruits. Texture was quite meaty and firm. But...
by Dennis Borczon
September 15th, 2019, 5:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines for 25+ years of aging
Replies: 39
Views: 1935

Re: Wines for 25+ years of aging

He’s the best critic writing right now for the wines I drink

+1
by Dennis Borczon
September 15th, 2019, 5:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines for 25+ years of aging
Replies: 39
Views: 1935

Re: Wines for 25+ years of aging

JonathanG wrote:
September 14th, 2019, 8:59 pm
I even bought some 6L, 9L, and one 15L 2018 EP that i am hoping I can use for her wedding someday.

Except for the fact that in 25 years there will be no post-millenials getting married anymore...
by Dennis Borczon
September 13th, 2019, 12:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Metayage
Replies: 17
Views: 1026

Re: Metayage

Anyone ever get an explanation why Ponsot is bottling wine that can age for decades with a plastic Cork? Come on they must be smarter than that. I can appreciate Diam or even a well tried screwcap with a good liner, but plastic, PLASTIC?
by Dennis Borczon
September 10th, 2019, 7:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No One Knows
Replies: 14
Views: 1628

Re: No One Knows

Nice notes. Love the precision. Sucks that there was a mixup in the wines, but you can hardly complain about the wines consumed. A dreamlike resume. Nice to not worry about consuming $30,000.00 of wine in a night! You run in rarefied circles...
by Dennis Borczon
September 10th, 2019, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! (Black Forest cake and tapenade)
Replies: 866
Views: 41695

Re: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
September 10th, 2019, 6:38 pm
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The truth is, neither have anything on this....
Other than the view from the winery and actually some vintages of the wine, this is what I miss the most about not being on the Ovid list! Buy all you can and hoard it, the stuff is amazingly good!
by Dennis Borczon
September 10th, 2019, 6:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! (Black Forest cake and tapenade)
Replies: 866
Views: 41695

Re: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")

This is why I have pretty much given up on critic tasting notes as a buying guide. Tell me the history, the production methods, the emotional reaction to the wine and the texture and mouthfeel. I think most tasters can generally agree on textural elements in the wine. Fruit tones vary so much in per...
by Dennis Borczon
September 9th, 2019, 11:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: access to past Graperadio podcasts?
Replies: 16
Views: 858

Re: access to past Graperadio podcasts?

Hi Dennis, I had a look and sadly I don't believe I've got the episodes you're after. It appears like I've only got episodes from 2013 onwards. The 2014 episodes are still available whereas the 2013 episodes aren't even listed anymore. The three specific 2013 episodes I have are as follows. GR-EN-U...
by Dennis Borczon
September 9th, 2019, 5:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone
Replies: 113
Views: 3701

Re: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone

Second the recommendation for Bouchard and Drouhin. Bouchard was particularly interesting, pay for the high end tour and it is a better selection of wines. Bouchard even lets you sit down at a tasting bar and relax while you taste the wines! (in a quiet room). For a first visit these are really love...
by Dennis Borczon
September 5th, 2019, 5:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: access to past Graperadio podcasts?
Replies: 16
Views: 858

Re: access to past Graperadio podcasts?

Really would like to listen to the Krankl interview again, the Jefferson wine podcast would also be fun. If I knew they would be going into storage I would have downloaded a bunch of them...
by Dennis Borczon
September 4th, 2019, 4:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: access to past Graperadio podcasts?
Replies: 16
Views: 858

Re: access to past Graperadio podcasts?

Thx Levi and Eric for your quick reply and thx for the many hours of enjoyment I have gotten from your work! Hope you both can keep up your contributions to the community. Isn't there some way you could charge a bit of an access fee to your sites to keep them viable? I would certainly pay a buck a b...
by Dennis Borczon
September 3rd, 2019, 5:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: access to past Graperadio podcasts?
Replies: 16
Views: 858

access to past Graperadio podcasts?

I was wondering if anyone had the same issues I am running into with previously recorded podcasts on Graperadio. I can get relatively recent episodes easily but older ones (pre 2014) are giving me an error message. Any clues to how to get better access?
by Dennis Borczon
September 1st, 2019, 3:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Brian Devine Cellar
Replies: 43
Views: 3723

Re: The Brian Devine Cellar

Geez, now at least I know why it is impossible to get some of these wines in the US at reasonable prices. It looks like Mr Devine hoovered up half the US supply of 2005 Burgs!!
by Dennis Borczon
September 1st, 2019, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Colgin
Replies: 14
Views: 1705

Re: Colgin

IIRC Tychson Hill and Cariad in the fall (September-ish) and IX and IX Syrah in the spring (February-ish). Thanks for the info. Do you know the release prices of those two, ballpark? If you have to ask....check out the auction market for these wines. You can often get them close to original release...
by Dennis Borczon
August 29th, 2019, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A great evening for wines (in french) : Bollinger, Rougeard, Lisini, Dauvissat, F. Cotat, ...
Replies: 12
Views: 723

Re: A great evening for wines (in french) : Bollinger, Rougeard, Lisini, Dauvissat, F. Cotat, ...

My favorite tasting comment from french translation
...olfaction melted. I have to remember to use that one!
by Dennis Borczon
August 26th, 2019, 5:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $3000 bottle
Replies: 89
Views: 9302

Re: $3000 bottle

Does this mean Screaming Eagle is going to raise prices again? They are already $3,000.00 in the secondary market. Somewhere in a parallel universe, there is the sound of Henry Winkler jumping over a shark. Now all we need in Napa to completely turn it into Disneyland III is a fairy-tale castle...oh...
by Dennis Borczon
August 23rd, 2019, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Off mailing lists to buying retail?
Replies: 30
Views: 2930

Re: Off mailing lists to buying retail?

I think the sentiment in this thread applies to those highly expensive type lists like Shafer HSS, Alban, Harlan, etc. But if you like a winery like Kutch, Carlisle, Rhys, Arcadian, Limerick Lane, etc., it still makes sense to buy from them directly, get the wines you want, not have to buy from ass...
by Dennis Borczon
August 21st, 2019, 4:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: An unknown winery: JCB Wines.
Replies: 36
Views: 2219

Re: An unknown winery: JCB Wines.

O M G... I think I finally found someone for Suckling to hang out with in Napa. Goes to show you what you can do with almost unlimited amounts of $$$Check this out you Burgundy hoarding, cellar crawling, dusty bottle sniffing wine Berserkers...you are missing it!!

by Dennis Borczon
August 19th, 2019, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Robert Mondavi Winery Fumé Blanc To-Kalon I Block
Replies: 17
Views: 861

Re: TN: 2012 Robert Mondavi Winery Fumé Blanc To-Kalon I Block

+1 It sucks that this is the only way they retail the wine. If it could be shipped I would order 6 bottles a year. I have never tasted another SB that has the gravitas that this wine has. Any other nominations for an equivalent wine? the other bonus is that the price never really escalates that much...
by Dennis Borczon
August 10th, 2019, 6:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is Torrefaction?
Replies: 48
Views: 1952

Re: What is Torrefaction?

Nate Simon wrote:
August 9th, 2019, 7:48 pm
I try, and I try, and I try, and I try, but I can’t get no torrefaction.
Very appropriate for the Stones tour....He still can't get no in his 70's.... [winner.gif]
by Dennis Borczon
August 9th, 2019, 5:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Burg would you go for? Daniel Rion '95 vs Domaine Fourrier '96
Replies: 34
Views: 1344

Re: Which Burg would you go for? Daniel Rion '95 vs Domaine Fourrier '96

You will have your heart stolen by the Chave. The 99 is awesome

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