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by GregT
June 19th, 2019, 12:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top US Syrahs
Replies: 18
Views: 493

Re: Top US Syrahs

No love for Qupe?? Just drank a 2005 Bien Nacido...up there with the best of France. Where is Tom Hill when you need him?? Good call. Predates most of those listed. Always a go-to and the Central Coast was for years one of the best buys out there. Haven't had them since the winery changed hands a f...
by GregT
June 18th, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ruby cabernet
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Re: ruby cabernet

It's actually not that rare. There's about 4700 acres planted in California, which is roughly about the same as Barbera and more acreage than Grenache, Mourvedre, Petite Verdot, Malbec, and many others. In fact, the only grapes with more acreage are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah, and...
by GregT
June 18th, 2019, 12:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Forbes gives props to Lodi
Replies: 6
Views: 403

Re: Forbes gives props to Lodi

Anyhow, without an editor, you end up with lines like this: "The soil is comprised of Tokay sandy loam mixed with crushed granite, instilling balance in the soil that allows the fruit to retain its natural acidity." . That got me skeptical but I read the article anyway. The Tokay Loam is factually ...
by GregT
June 17th, 2019, 4:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")
Replies: 749
Views: 33229

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

Further nit-picking: "Nothing about this wine has slowed down." Slowed from what? Does all wine start out at the speed of light and then quietly settle in to an easy trot by the time it's bottled? It's an interesting way to write though. She seems to be using words as punctuation marks. Where one mi...
by GregT
June 17th, 2019, 4:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Forbes gives props to Lodi
Replies: 6
Views: 403

Re: Forbes gives props to Lodi

It's sad what happened to Forbes. Under Malcolm, it used to be an investigative sort of magazine with writers who knew a bit about their subjects. Now it's basically an online click-bait site. Anyhow, without an editor, you end up with lines like this: "The soil is comprised of Tokay sandy loam mixe...
by GregT
June 17th, 2019, 3:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Elouan PinotNoir OR '17...(short/boring)
Replies: 14
Views: 714

Re: TN: Elouan PinotNoir OR '17...(short/boring)

PS I received a bottle of Elouan for Christmas. Out of respect for the gifter I consumed it but my note matches Tom’s, save for being able to detect Pinot Noir. ! You're a braver man than I. First time I tried the Meiomi wines I was looking for some Chardonnay to put into a tasting. I'd never tried...
by GregT
June 17th, 2019, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Elouan PinotNoir OR '17...(short/boring)
Replies: 14
Views: 714

Re: TN: Elouan PinotNoir OR '17...(short/boring)

Any chance the wine was tasted blind? Label tasting works both ways - you genuflect before a premier cru and you slam a mass-production job made by a party you don't like. I haven't and won't intentionally taste those wines, but the Wagner style is known to be sweet, cloying, simple, and not somethi...
by GregT
June 16th, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winery Owner (most of you already know him) suing police deputy
Replies: 40
Views: 3287

Re: Winery Owner (most of you already know him) suing police deputy

And how could they deny knowledge that he had generously loaned an employee $420? Surely that had to be common knowledge around town! That's the stuff that makes the complaint so much fun. IMHO everyone involved in the proceedings would benefit from more than a little bit of 420. [gen_fro.gif] Mayb...
by GregT
June 16th, 2019, 1:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?
Replies: 63
Views: 3065

Re: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?

That's for government. No such rule exists in personal relations.
by GregT
June 16th, 2019, 12:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?
Replies: 63
Views: 3065

Re: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?

He hates everybody and hopes they go away!

Install a camera. If and when the camera catches her stealing a bottle, ask about it and show her the video.

Then fire her and tell her other clients because they're at risk too.
by GregT
June 15th, 2019, 8:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine to pair with Gazpacho?
Replies: 30
Views: 1523

Re: What wine to pair with Gazpacho?

Brian - two gallons? I'd have to take anti-anxiety meds.
by GregT
June 15th, 2019, 8:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cheval Blanc 2018 - RElease price is 120 Euro's higher than other 1st Growth
Replies: 37
Views: 1870

Re: Cheval Blanc 2018 - RElease price is 120 Euro's higher than other 1st Growth

But entre prendre translates best as "undertake". It has nothing to do with being a middleman. When you put "eur" at the end, it indicates some kind of agent, so in this case someone who undertakes things. And it was originally used to indicate someone who puts together or manages theatrical product...
by GregT
June 15th, 2019, 7:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winery Owner (most of you already know him) suing police deputy
Replies: 40
Views: 3287

Re: Winery Owner (most of you already know him) suing police deputy

It seems like this is a clown show all the way around. A cop issued a ticket and apparently there was a hearing. That means there are records. So how can the town deny knowledge of that? They have to know something about 17, 36, and 37? And how could they deny knowledge that he had generously loaned...
by GregT
June 15th, 2019, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winery Owner (most of you already know him) suing police deputy
Replies: 40
Views: 3287

Re: Winery Owner (most of you already know him) suing police deputy

It really takes off around paragraph 38.

Still, I'm glad I don't live in that town, although the DA did the right thing.

I kind of feel bad for John.
by GregT
June 14th, 2019, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 7563

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

I believe most, if not all, of those wines mentioned as still being good values in Napa have owned their own vineyards for many years. Since it seems like the biggest cost driver is the increasing price of high quality grapes I wonder how much of an advantage wineries that have owned their own vine...
by GregT
June 14th, 2019, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 750Daily: The Next Big Thing: Mondeuse
Replies: 13
Views: 827

Re: Well....

I tried my first Mondeuse this year, and while I found it to be quite pleasurable and engaging I can't see a wine with the characteristics of Mondeuse becoming the "next big thing". Some wine writers tend to label the "next big thing" as whatever there is a buzz among the hip Somms. First it was "n...
by GregT
June 13th, 2019, 3:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine to pair with Gazpacho?
Replies: 30
Views: 1523

Re: What wine to pair with Gazpacho?

Brian you poor guy! You've had to eat gazpacho twice now in only ten years! For me it's a once in a lifetime thing. If I lived near you I'd bring you some real food as a favor to an internet friend! Gazpacho? [bleh.gif] [cry.gif] But you can cook all that stuff, keeping the vinegar and the bread out...
by GregT
June 13th, 2019, 12:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales
Replies: 64
Views: 5562

Re: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales

Yeah, that's probably right. Same with Pierre Cardin and many others. Once your brand is devalued, you're pretty well screwed. It's really hard to come back.
by GregT
June 13th, 2019, 12:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another stupid poll about wine drinking
Replies: 56
Views: 1885

Re: Another stupid poll about wine drinking

im shur!

Illiteracy rules!
by GregT
June 13th, 2019, 12:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WA vs NAPA wine
Replies: 12
Views: 1044

Re: WA vs NAPA wine

Well it's an interesting question. Washington State is around 71,400 square miles Napa Valley is around 790 square miles. So they're quite comparable, since they both start with a seven. BTW, there are a few threads about WA wines if you're interested in opinions. https://www.wineberserkers.com/foru...
by GregT
June 12th, 2019, 7:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another stupid poll about wine drinking
Replies: 56
Views: 1885

Re: Another stupid poll about wine drinking

Sarah, I am not going George Washington. I have mellowed and care less about grammar and spelling. There are too many errors being made all around us to correct. Your expectations for this site are high. Why? We just drink wine and think we know things. Miner lo and thats y gramer and speling dont ...
by GregT
June 12th, 2019, 2:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")
Replies: 749
Views: 33229

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

Interesting. I didn't know it was an irregular verb. More roughage would seem to be the key.
by GregT
June 12th, 2019, 2:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another stupid poll about wine drinking
Replies: 56
Views: 1885

Re: Another stupid poll about wine drinking

BTW, Sauternes isn't a grape.
by GregT
June 11th, 2019, 7:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will Heat Ruin Old Madeira??
Replies: 18
Views: 746

Re: Will Heat Ruin Old Madeira??

Good point Chuck.

Sarah - I bet you just estimate some of those decades!
by GregT
June 11th, 2019, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1100AD <- Savagnin Blanc
Replies: 17
Views: 703

Re: 1100AD <- Savagnin Blanc

At Starbucks, would you order two cappucini?


Do that!

Then watch the poor guy or gal behind the counter. They'll blink once or twice and then ask you for your order again. Fight the good fight! For the honor of the language! [berserker.gif]
by GregT
June 11th, 2019, 7:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: This puts Spinal Tap to shame
Replies: 20
Views: 1716

Re: This puts Spinal Tap to shame

It's as hilarious as it is meaningless. Every once in a while I pop over to the Wine Library website to see what new "critic" they've unearthed to give a wine 99 points. It's been a few months so I checked today. The first 11 I've never heard of in my life. 12 thru 31 I've heard of, but enough said....
by GregT
June 11th, 2019, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1100AD <- Savagnin Blanc
Replies: 17
Views: 703

Re: 1100AD <- Savagnin Blanc

Well, on this site we use the word "forums" and even the OED is OK with that. But I'd hesitate before using "millenniums". Interesting articles though. And not entirely surprising in a way. Remember that the Romans weren't from Rome or even Italy after the earliest emperors. The father of the Empero...
by GregT
June 11th, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will Heat Ruin Old Madeira??
Replies: 18
Views: 746

Re: Will Heat Ruin Old Madeira??

So what stops the cork drying out in a 100 year old bottle ? Nothing. But there's no reason to store any bottle of wine on its side, whether Madeira or not. Storing on the side does not prevent the cork from drying out, although that's the myth that's been bandied about for years. It's just that st...
by GregT
June 11th, 2019, 1:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales
Replies: 64
Views: 5562

Re: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales

$125 M valuation on a business that makes $1.7M in profit, doesnt seem like workable numbers, i know the land probably is the bulk of it but still. Agree but do LOL at the state of "valuation" in today's world.. Bryant: $1.7M profit.... $125M valuation. Uber: -$4B profit.... $75B valuation Tesla: -...
by GregT
June 11th, 2019, 12:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will Heat Ruin Old Madeira??
Replies: 18
Views: 746

Re: Will Heat Ruin Old Madeira??

Do you know how they make Madeira? The popularity back in the day wasn't because it was fortified, it's because after they carried it over the equator that's all the alcohol they had so they drank it anyway, even though it had been repeatedly heated and cooled. Then they decided oxidizing and heatin...
by GregT
June 10th, 2019, 7:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: a basement discovery
Replies: 19
Views: 1860

Re: a basement discovery

https://frommfoundation.fas.harvard.edu/celebrating-paul-fromm "[Paul] Fromm first hoped to become a patron of music in Germany; he was planning the establishment of a music foundation in his native land when he was forced to flee the Nazi pogroms in 1938. Settling in Chicago, he went into business...
by GregT
June 10th, 2019, 7:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine with grilled octopus?
Replies: 47
Views: 1637

Re: What wine with grilled octopus?

I've had it in Spain with sherry and also with Txakolina, Vino Verde both red and white, Albarino, Godello, and red Rioja. And I would imagine that a good crisp white from Greece or Italy would be pretty good too, or a rosé.

Makes me hungry to think about it - it's been ages since I've had it.
by GregT
June 10th, 2019, 4:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: need evidence that these famous critics were fooled
Replies: 40
Views: 2800

Re: need evidence that these famous critics were fooled

There were several threads. https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=142281 Here's a summary and note that Meadows claimed afterwards that he was suspicious, but he never bothered to say anything at the time he supposedly was suspicious. http://www.worldoffinewine.com/news/fraud-accu...
by GregT
June 9th, 2019, 7:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old Wine Spectator, Time Magazines
Replies: 14
Views: 843

Re: Old Wine Spectator, Time Magazines

mango/cucumber/yogurt fish recipe is their best ever Oh my. [bleh.gif] You mean best mango/cucumber/yogurt fish recipe surely! Fruit and fish is a no no. Other than tomatoes, peppers, squash, or beans. Although I did have a friend from the West Indies who frequently made ackee and saltfish, and tha...
by GregT
June 9th, 2019, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?
Replies: 103
Views: 4097

Re: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?

But Alfert is right - even Beaujolais from my own cellar ages quite nicely. And I'm sorry but if you're going to talk about aging wine that transforms into something magnificent that could not have existed young and you don't mention Tempranillo at all, the article isn't worth reading. BTW - from lo...
by GregT
June 8th, 2019, 4:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 7563

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

But some of you guys have got this all figured out, so go buy or plant a vineyard, establish a label, and sell your wines to satisfy those who do not understand business. Merrill - everyone's an expert on everybody else's business. Just listen to politicians! Sorry about your well. And good point -...
by GregT
June 8th, 2019, 4:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BYOB bottle for dinner tonight- seeking feedback on a couple of options
Replies: 10
Views: 745

Re: BYOB bottle for dinner tonight- seeking feedback on a couple of options

Seriously, you're over thinking it. Some of those wines are going to be younger than you may like to drink them, but the last place I'd look to get an idea would be a random CT note. Don't be so concerned about drinking something too young that you don't let yourself enjoy wine any more. I know some...
by GregT
June 8th, 2019, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Napa - What are the winemakers saying??
Replies: 33
Views: 2449

Re: 2018 Napa - What are the winemakers saying??

Nah, I think it's just too much time on my hands. But my guess is not anywhere near as good as someone who makes a living writing about and predicting such things! I'm waiting for some real critics to tell me whether I'm supposed to like the wines or not! More seriously, in South Cal there's been re...
by GregT
June 8th, 2019, 11:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")
Replies: 749
Views: 33229

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

- Including but not limited - For avoidance of doubt Man if you know how many times I've told people that "including" is not limited unless it's modified. In other words, "including A and B" does not exclude C unless you state that you are "including ONLY A and B." And the avoidance of doubt phrase...
by GregT
June 8th, 2019, 11:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Napa - What are the winemakers saying??
Replies: 33
Views: 2449

Re: 2018 Napa - What are the winemakers saying??

I've now heard from a few wineries who strongly feel it could be their best vintage to date.
How does that differ from what happens every year?

What I'm really wondering is 2019 Napa - what are the wine makers saying?
by GregT
June 8th, 2019, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: L'Evangile 1988, Pomerol
Replies: 8
Views: 438

Re: TN: L'Evangile 1988, Pomerol

Never had it but I've had the 1989 a few times and still have one left. It's one of my favorite Bordeaux, or at least it was. The more recent ones are a bit different in style from what I've tasted.
by GregT
June 8th, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Jean-Marc Burgaud Morgon Côte du Py (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon)
Replies: 2
Views: 306

Re: TN: 2010 Jean-Marc Burgaud Morgon Côte du Py (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon)

Welcome to the world of Beaujolais! The good ones reward cellaring in a way that few other wines do, partly because they change relatively quickly, as you're finding. Good stuff to cellar if you have a few producers you like.
by GregT
June 8th, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coolbot Review
Replies: 25
Views: 2775

Re: Coolbot Review

I ran one in the basement. The basement was huge and there was nothing else in it except the wine cellar and a bunch of tools and the washer/dryer. I ran it that way for years with no problem. Paid something like $100 for the unit at Home Depot and a few years in bought a second one as a back up jus...
by GregT
June 8th, 2019, 1:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 7563

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

David Baum wrote:
June 7th, 2019, 12:52 pm
Woe is dead at retail
I miss you David! [cheers.gif]
by GregT
June 8th, 2019, 1:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert Parker retires
Replies: 125
Views: 7109

Re: Robert Parker retires

Just so it's clear, that was Gordon F's statement you quoted, not Atkins spoofing Feiring or Feiring herself.
God forbid! [wow.gif]
by GregT
June 8th, 2019, 1:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 7563

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

Well so far we've learned that glass has gone up, capsules have gone up, labor has gone up, grapes have gone up, there's a real Alan and an imposter Alan, and Zin is a reasonable substitute for Cab. These are the reasons I follow this website closely! And based on what I'm reading, $178.36 is the ne...
by GregT
June 7th, 2019, 9:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 400YR Old Wine Goes Up For Auction
Replies: 25
Views: 2036

Re: 400YR Old Wine Goes Up For Auction

Cork? I thought that was not used untill the 18th century. Don't know if you're serious or not, but cork was used centuries before that. Some amphorae were closed with cork. Each cork would have to be hand-fitted obviously and I have no idea what kind of corkscrew they used to pull them out! More t...
by GregT
June 7th, 2019, 8:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?
Replies: 103
Views: 4097

Re: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?

Well, he must have been seriously into a few bottles when he wrote that. He was a little off in the ten year mark obviously, but his statement that there are plenty of wines to be consumed earlier is pretty much on the money and is probably even more true today. I do find it curious that if you look...
by GregT
June 7th, 2019, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales
Replies: 64
Views: 5562

Re: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales

Well at full price its $9000 a case, so 1000 cases would be $9M. Obviously they dont sell at full price due to three tier system etc so that will reduce it. No idea how many cases they sell. But if they only do $7M in top line sales how in the world is it valued at $125 M ? unless they hold like 10...
by GregT
June 6th, 2019, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Canadians in here?
Replies: 43
Views: 1757

Re: Canadians in here?

Man you gotta keep those geese! In the Bay Area there's bacteria in the lakes and rivers because of high concentrations of those geese. In San Mateo they reclaimed an old oyster farm and turned it back into wetland. That's a nice idea. Problem is that there are no predators left, so the geese just r...

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