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by Dennis Borczon
October 23rd, 2020, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6435
Views: 374704

Re: de Negoce offer

Gotta be some black forest cake hiding out there in these bottles...
by Dennis Borczon
October 23rd, 2020, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6435
Views: 374704

Re: de Negoce offer

I wonder if any major critic would want to take the de Negoce challenge and taste all these wines and offer ratings. Now THAT would be a must read. How about it Neal, William, especially Lisa?
by Dennis Borczon
October 23rd, 2020, 11:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'll take "Pinot vs Pauillac" for $2000, Alex
Replies: 20
Views: 1295

Re: I'll take "Pinot vs Pauillac" for $2000, Alex

Maybe tells you about most Wall Street guys and what they secretly enjoy drinking ...
by Dennis Borczon
October 22nd, 2020, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Legendary QPR Wine from each Major European Region
Replies: 60
Views: 2761

Re: The Legendary QPR Wine from each Major European Region

I have always wished I could prove that. Croatian wines seemed very tasty in Dubrovnik. Never seems the same when back in the States....
by Dennis Borczon
October 21st, 2020, 8:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6435
Views: 374704

Re: de Negoce offer

Interesting that the offer is no longer on the site - even under past offers. Yes it is. Curious I just get a message trying to order that this is no longer a valid page. Wonder if Pride was a bit unhappy that the identity of the wine was so clearly identified. Straddling the line and elevation abo...
by Dennis Borczon
October 20th, 2020, 11:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to pair with American Wagyu Ground Beef?
Replies: 41
Views: 1869

Re: What to pair with American Wagyu Ground Beef?

go with the big juicy cali cab. Did this a couple of weeks ago and it is awesome. One of the true American fod matches made in heaven. Don't overthink this one...
by Dennis Borczon
October 12th, 2020, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59271

Re: #GlassFire

Roy Piper wrote:
October 12th, 2020, 12:12 pm
KyleC wrote:
October 12th, 2020, 10:46 am
In the good news category, Dominus just emailed saying their 2020 vintage is smoke free.
Is that so.
Uh oh. That sounds a wee bit sceptical...
by Dennis Borczon
October 11th, 2020, 6:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is bordeaux price dropping ?
Replies: 76
Views: 4081

Re: Why is bordeaux price dropping ?

well something weird happened to cut up my last post...the amendment the Gironde, but it' just not that unique. I can drink cabs from Washington, California, Chile, Italy, Australia, that come pretty darn close and versions that are very difficult to pick out in blind tastings. Hell even the Chinese...
by Dennis Borczon
October 11th, 2020, 6:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is bordeaux price dropping ?
Replies: 76
Views: 4081

Re: Why is bordeaux price dropping ?

I know this seem simplistic, but it seems to me this comes down to three factors that are driving prices.. 1. Fashion. Hemlines go up and down. Denim is hip this year or declassee the next. Bordeaux is seen as sexy and refined at one time, now more as fusty and old. There are only so many hard core ...
by Dennis Borczon
October 8th, 2020, 12:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 313
Views: 16015

Re: wine.com delivery fail

Wonder if they are telling folks that the wine is in a container ship in the Atlantic...or if there are a lot of hookers hanging around the warehouse? [whistle.gif]
by Dennis Borczon
October 1st, 2020, 2:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine pricing bubble? Thoughts?
Replies: 144
Views: 6563

Re: Wine pricing bubble? Thoughts?

Whoa, I think we should all just take a step back. I think it is quite reasonable to suppose that asking about Ca wine deals when we are in the throes of a major life catastrophe is more than a little insensitive. There is no need to go there. Many will be forced to make difficult decisions in order...
by Dennis Borczon
September 23rd, 2020, 5:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Harlan Estate + 2017 Harlan Maiden
Replies: 27
Views: 2138

Re: 2018 Harlan Estate + 2017 Harlan Maiden

This sadly is now a wine that is mostly bought and consumed by Bay Area gazillionaires who view this as pocket change. They will sell, to someone. God bless the business model. Some people buy $1,000.00 pairs of sneakers. I would rather actually drink wine with no guilt.
by Dennis Borczon
September 17th, 2020, 2:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contact for Jasper Morris?
Replies: 1
Views: 421

Contact for Jasper Morris?

Anyone been following the 67 Pall Mall events on JIMB website? These have been quite interesting, but the last 2 Zoom events don't have a playback option where all the previous events do. The website is annoying as I cannot seem to locate a "contact us" option. Anyone having similar issues?
by Dennis Borczon
September 2nd, 2020, 5:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Liger-Belair Aux Cras or Les Cras?
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: Liger-Belair Aux Cras or Les Cras?

There are two "aux cras" named vineyards, one in NSG and one in Beaune. There are several "les cras" vineyards scattered throughout Burgundy. It is a common vineyard designate. Confusing as all hell, of course. After all, this is Burgundy. You have to look at the specific village designation to be s...
by Dennis Borczon
August 31st, 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Marcassin, not so rare?
Replies: 11
Views: 1389

Marcassin, not so rare?

Just got an offer from Morrel in NYC for 2013 Marcassin "in case quantities" at $195.00 per. Sign of times to come? One of the original culty Pinot/ Chardonnay producers suddenly has lots of wine to unload retail.... interesting
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by Dennis Borczon
August 30th, 2020, 6:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcoming 2020 Burgundy vintage
Replies: 91
Views: 7672

Re: Upcoming 2020 Burgundy vintage

Fantastic to hear and see. It is far better for us to have you interrupt them briefly than have hoards of tourists all over the place getting in the way!
by Dennis Borczon
August 30th, 2020, 6:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine as antiquity
Replies: 14
Views: 948

Re: Wine as antiquity

Now that, is awesome.
by Dennis Borczon
August 30th, 2020, 6:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has the Wine Advocate basically given up at this point?
Replies: 113
Views: 10662

Re: Has the Wine Advocate basically given up at this point?

The thing is, William Kelley provides an enormous amount of quality, intellectual property to this board at no charge. I reckon it is fair to reciprocate and subscribe. Honestly, that was exactly my feeling, and why after almost 20 years, I re-subscribed. TWA would be wise to build the platform aro...
by Dennis Borczon
August 29th, 2020, 5:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Taittinger Comtes
Replies: 18
Views: 1167

Re: TN: 1996 Taittinger Comtes

Agreed, superb. Drank one a week ago and it still has a lot in reserve.
by Dennis Borczon
August 27th, 2020, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcoming 2020 Burgundy vintage
Replies: 91
Views: 7672

Re: Upcoming 2020 Burgundy vintage

Thanks for the additional clarification. It will be very interesting to see how this all plays out in this clearly hot, dry vintage. Seems those new world guys have a distinct advantage in these days of heat spikes as they are able to give the wines a drink and mitigate the effects of the heat somew...
by Dennis Borczon
August 27th, 2020, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Roulot Marc and Fine de Bourgogne
Replies: 11
Views: 837

Re: Roulot Marc and Fine de Bourgogne

Barry L i p t o n wrote:
August 23rd, 2020, 8:42 am
The Roulot apricot liquer seems to be $110-$120 for the most part if not on sale.
Unfortunate as I bought a bottle last year in Beaune and it was $60.00. Best bargain in Mon Millesime. Yes it is delicious.
by Dennis Borczon
August 27th, 2020, 8:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8854
Views: 1333342

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

I don't know, but he might be locked up in an ICE facility on release from prison, because he was essentially a fugitive for years before he was caught, on the loose with a deportation order in effect. It would be surprising if he were just set free by the Bureau of Prisons and ICE. This is what wi...
by Dennis Borczon
August 24th, 2020, 2:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3904
Views: 399834

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Any guess what the latest $16 Oregon Pinot offering might be? Sounds interesting. Pretty vague clues, my guess is Drouhin?
by Dennis Borczon
August 23rd, 2020, 7:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy's 2020 vintage in pictures
Replies: 41
Views: 2921

Re: Burgundy's 2020 vintage in pictures

And why I have questions about Latour. Don't own a single bottle.
by Dennis Borczon
August 23rd, 2020, 7:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy's 2020 vintage in pictures
Replies: 41
Views: 2921

Re: Burgundy's 2020 vintage in pictures

Interesting the RC vines look remarkably similar to Dujac. Those along with Leroy seem quite manicured and healthy. The fruit zones are spaced out evenly. Obviously great viticulture.
by Dennis Borczon
August 20th, 2020, 6:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcoming 2020 Burgundy vintage
Replies: 91
Views: 7672

Re: Upcoming 2020 Burgundy vintage

Forgive my ignorance on this topic, but it seems central....from Wikipedia "Average total polyphenol content measured by the Folin method is 216 mg/100 ml for red wine and 32 mg/100 ml for white wine. The content of phenols in rosé wine (82 mg/100 ml) is intermediate between that in red and white wi...
by Dennis Borczon
August 20th, 2020, 5:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is there a "size bonus" in wine scores?
Replies: 51
Views: 2192

Re: Is there a "size bonus" in wine scores?

Aside from all the music contributions here...which is really great by the way, (quite fascinating)...a quote from the immortal Tony Bourdain captures it best. He once quipped about the average diner, "Why does my food in a restaurant taste better than yours you cook at home? Butter. Don't forget to...
by Dennis Borczon
August 14th, 2020, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kamala Harris: A closet Berserker?
Replies: 98
Views: 5669

Re: Kamala Harris: A closet Berserker?

oh she is berserk all right. At least she is not a teetotaler. Curious all the others on the ticket don't ever imbibe. Interesting.
by Dennis Borczon
August 14th, 2020, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 60 years old birthday in Brittany near St-Malo (Keller, Rousseau, Coche, ...)
Replies: 10
Views: 1072

Re: 60 years old birthday in Brittany near St-Malo (Keller, Rousseau, Coche, ...)

"seaweed butter, sea spray, lime and queen-claude" I guess I have to be in Brittany to get these references! Sounds like an awesome tasting and birthday. Interesting to see how the PYCM showed against the Coche.
by Dennis Borczon
August 14th, 2020, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Heatwave......
Replies: 120
Views: 7400

Re: Napa Heatwave......

Oh my. I guess this is why those irrigation systems are in place in Napa. I would guess the vines will want to shut down with the heat and some sunburning could happen. But I doubt that anyone is doing any leaf pulling in Napa these days.
by Dennis Borczon
August 13th, 2020, 5:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aging champagnes/ buying drinking aged champagnes- help please
Replies: 88
Views: 4119

Re: Aging champagnes/ buying drinking aged champagnes- help please

William, whatever they are paying you at the WA, it ain't nearly enough. Blake, ever dip you toe into Bouchard? Much more like a still wine and in a way, I get it that he wants you to taste more of where the grapes are grown rather than just dazzle you with aromatic fireworks and lots of bubbles. I ...
by Dennis Borczon
August 11th, 2020, 6:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Critic Palate Guide
Replies: 36
Views: 1913

Re: Wine Critic Palate Guide

Okay, I'll bite: William Kelley has, to me, a pretty classically informed palate. Definitely values the tense and vertical aspect of whites, especially when they are balanced with concentration, which I appreciate; ditto the reds when it comes to vibrancy and liveliness. I think he also likes flora...
by Dennis Borczon
August 8th, 2020, 5:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is California Finally Making Great White Wines?
Replies: 111
Views: 5485

Re: Is California Finally Making Great White Wines?

Ramey still sets the bar for US Chardonnay IMO. The mentions of Massican, Matthiasson, Ceritas, Kutch, etc. also ring true. Unfortunately there will always be this nebulous distinction of great, world class or better than on a completely subjective assessment. I happen to find most White Burgundy (...
by Dennis Borczon
August 7th, 2020, 2:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is California Finally Making Great White Wines?
Replies: 111
Views: 5485

Re: Is California Finally Making Great White Wines?

I still think the best Chardonnays in CA come from David Ramey and Ramey Cellars. Aubert is up there too. Ramey still sets the bar for US Chardonnay IMO. The mentions of Massican, Matthiasson, Ceritas, Kutch, etc. also ring true. Unfortunately there will always be this nebulous distinction of great...
by Dennis Borczon
August 7th, 2020, 8:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcoming 2020 Burgundy vintage
Replies: 91
Views: 7672

Re: Upcoming 2020 Burgundy vintage

This is really quite interesting. It seems that there is a feeling that letting the grapes hang to achieve greater ripeness (physiological maturity?) is less favored a practice than preserving the acids in the grapes. Presumably it could be the other way round where acid could be added to the must,...
by Dennis Borczon
August 6th, 2020, 1:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcoming 2020 Burgundy vintage
Replies: 91
Views: 7672

Re: Upcoming 2020 Burgundy vintage

Maybe this thread could be added to the Acidification thread for Pinot. Very interesting topics. Guess those winemakers really do have things to adjust and tweak even in those "perfect" vintages.
by Dennis Borczon
August 6th, 2020, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcoming 2020 Burgundy vintage
Replies: 91
Views: 7672

Re: Upcoming 2020 Burgundy vintage

Do tell! When you are getting pretty good brix levels with the weather, why bother to push up the alcohol levels? Or simply wait a little longer and not harvest in August or early September? I just assumed that vintners were picking earlier not only to preserve acidity but to hold down alcohol numb...
by Dennis Borczon
August 5th, 2020, 2:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Wine Movie
Replies: 74
Views: 2946

Re: Favorite Wine Movie

I recall that Barrett "pere and fils" did have a pretty contentious relationship at times. Would not be surprising to hear stories of them throwing down,
by Dennis Borczon
August 5th, 2020, 2:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcoming 2020 Burgundy vintage
Replies: 91
Views: 7672

Re: Upcoming 2020 Burgundy vintage

Do tell! When you are getting pretty good brix levels with the weather, why bother to push up the alcohol levels? Or simply wait a little longer and not harvest in August or early September? I just assumed that vintners were picking earlier not only to preserve acidity but to hold down alcohol numbe...
by Dennis Borczon
August 5th, 2020, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Wine Movie
Replies: 74
Views: 2946

Re: Favorite Wine Movie

Ooops, just seems like it should be filmed in B and W. Has that classic feel. Maybe I am just too overexposed to modern cinema. Those older films color just looks washed out compared to the modern digital cameras.
by Dennis Borczon
August 5th, 2020, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcoming 2020 Burgundy vintage
Replies: 91
Views: 7672

Re: Upcoming 2020 Burgundy vintage

Man those vines look thirsty. This film could be of a vineyard in Napa. Must be a hot start to August this year. Wonder when the last vintage required widespread chaptalization? That concept must nearly be a thing of distant memory.
by Dennis Borczon
August 5th, 2020, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Wine Movie
Replies: 74
Views: 2946

Re: Favorite Wine Movie

Watched the "Secret of Santa Vittoria" just this year. If you really want to see what wine can mean to a community and identity. Quinn gives his usual over the top performance and it even rolls in those ever present bad guys, the Nazis. Really love the ending line...trigger alert, this is in Black a...
by Dennis Borczon
August 4th, 2020, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where's The 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB?
Replies: 137
Views: 7915

Re: Where's The 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne BdB?

JJ Buckley just sold me a 6 pack for $154.00 per unit.
by Dennis Borczon
August 3rd, 2020, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!
Replies: 168
Views: 14901

Re: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!

I am waiting until I smash up all my older Riedels so I can order these. Remember back in the day when Reidels seemed like a revelation compared to the terrible glasses of the 90's.
by Dennis Borczon
July 31st, 2020, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Sine Qua Non Syrah/Grenache
Replies: 82
Views: 6768

Re: 2018 Sine Qua Non Syrah/Grenache

Just did a quick check, Run Rig is $179.99 at K and L. Hundo point rating.
by Dennis Borczon
July 31st, 2020, 12:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Sine Qua Non Syrah/Grenache
Replies: 82
Views: 6768

Re: 2018 Sine Qua Non Syrah/Grenache

My e-mail says "save the date" and says the store is open on Aug. 5. I don't think they do waves. With shipping and tax, it will cost me ~$200 a bottle. I agree that the age of flipping SQN is pretty much gone. You can get many of the recent releases on winebid for about a 20-30% premium over relea...
by Dennis Borczon
July 31st, 2020, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Sine Qua Non Syrah/Grenache
Replies: 82
Views: 6768

Re: 2018 Sine Qua Non Syrah/Grenache

If you love Sine Qua Non, it is a definite buy! That said, it is getting much easier to pick up SQN on the secondary market for close to release price. Flippers are buying up the Anthony Faucci baseball cards instead. [rofl.gif] The wines are what they are. Sooner or later the endless hype Manfred ...
by Dennis Borczon
July 31st, 2020, 8:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clos de Vougeot -- Who Makes the Best?
Replies: 118
Views: 9700

Re: Clos de Vougeot -- Who Makes the Best?

reviving this thread reminds me that I would pay a modest premium to read Bill Klapps thoughts on the modern Burgundian market. I would also pay for a cage match between the Klapper and William Kelley. Better viewing than Conor McGregor.
by Dennis Borczon
July 30th, 2020, 2:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most reds don’t benefit from room temp????
Replies: 53
Views: 1937

Re: Most reds don’t benefit from room temp????

Cool is better! The article is exactly right. At least if you want to appreciate the structure of the wine and not the alcohol...

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