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by Craig G
October 11th, 2019, 12:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best place to sell a few cases of wine?
Replies: 35
Views: 1878

Re: Best place to sell a few cases of wine?

Jay Miller wrote:
October 11th, 2019, 11:04 am
I was prompted to think about it last week when due to business reasons it became likely (though not certain) that the company I work for will be giving out much smaller bonuses for the foreseeable future.
I didn’t realize you had taken a job with Rudy Giuliani.
by Craig G
October 11th, 2019, 8:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best place to sell a few cases of wine?
Replies: 35
Views: 1878

Re: Best place to sell a few cases of wine?

AndyK wrote:
October 11th, 2019, 7:27 am
It may be a felony to ship wine as an individual without proper license and you’ll never be able to work again blahblah
Never work again? Sounds perfect!
by Craig G
October 9th, 2019, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Climate change is changing the flavor of French wine
Replies: 22
Views: 1004

Re: Climate change is changing the flavor of French wine

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/09/wine-harvest-dates-earlier-climate-change/ Interesting they have records that old. What they found was a stark record of climate change. During the Middle Ages and beyond, the records show short stretches of warmth and occasional super-hot years li...
by Craig G
October 9th, 2019, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Champagne of the year?
Replies: 84
Views: 3419

Re: What is your Champagne of the year?

Doug Lee wrote:
October 9th, 2019, 10:44 am
Ulysse Collin Les Maillons
Do you know which year you had? There will be a lot number on the back label. Lot 14 means 2014.
by Craig G
October 9th, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: RAYAS-Fonsalette
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Re: RAYAS-Fonsalette

Donn, I think you should edit your original post. Only the title of your response shows 1990.
by Craig G
October 8th, 2019, 8:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 140
Views: 10150

Re: 2008 Salon

Why can’t I see the barrel and Screagle boxes in the photo?
by Craig G
October 8th, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Pegau - Not a TN, a comment about pricing
Replies: 46
Views: 2895

Re: 2017 Pegau - Not a TN, a comment about pricing

I think Pegau has a high list price (similar to VT/Beaucastel) but seems to be more heavily discounted. I feel like this happens every year.
by Craig G
October 8th, 2019, 5:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Champagne of the year?
Replies: 84
Views: 3419

Re: What is your Champagne of the year?

2008 Chartogne-Taillet Heurtebise
by Craig G
October 8th, 2019, 4:39 am
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Arnoux-Lachaux 2017 RSV
Replies: 10
Views: 450

Re: Arnoux-Lachaux 2017 RSV

William Gladstone wrote:
October 7th, 2019, 11:28 pm
Craig G wrote:
October 7th, 2019, 9:50 pm
K&L put it up pre-arrival today for $800. Not sure how many bottles originally but 2 now (I did nothing to change that number :-) ).
that information does not seem correct, K & L is listing for $800 for which wine? and which Vintage?
2017 Arnoux Lachaux RSV.
by Craig G
October 7th, 2019, 9:50 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Arnoux-Lachaux 2017 RSV
Replies: 10
Views: 450

Re: Arnoux-Lachaux 2017 RSV

K&L put it up pre-arrival today for $800. Not sure how many bottles originally but 2 now (I did nothing to change that number :-) ).
by Craig G
October 7th, 2019, 8:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My First Musar
Replies: 37
Views: 1715

Re: My First Musar

1999 is the most recent vintage that I'm confident is a great vintage. There might be other contenders, like 2010, but the ones I've had have been too young to know for sure. If you love the '99, keep in mind that the price will go up drastically over the next few years. Doug, please remind me why ...
by Craig G
October 7th, 2019, 8:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My First Musar
Replies: 37
Views: 1715

Re: My First Musar

I've got a number of bottles stored away from my time living in Stockholm. Did you find that after you'd had the bottles captive in your storage for a long time, they started to develop positive feelings for you and form a sort of alliance with you and your goals? ROTFLMFAO [cheers.gif] Oh, that wa...
by Craig G
October 7th, 2019, 8:00 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best Burger in Each State
Replies: 64
Views: 2850

Re: Best Burger in Each State

Scott G r u n e r wrote:
October 7th, 2019, 10:06 am
I'd rather go to 5 guys and get good fries. YMMV.
LOL. If only they had them.
by Craig G
October 7th, 2019, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 67
Views: 6154

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

Douglas Breen - when I was there last week I only saw the 2009. I will have to go back. Thanks! (If you are local, lets do a Santa Cruz offline sometime - I am tired of driving over the hill!) There are several people in Los Gatos and the mountains who would be interested in Santa Cruz offlines!
by Craig G
October 6th, 2019, 1:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Haut Brion retrospective
Replies: 14
Views: 1256

Re: Haut Brion retrospective

Carlos, did your 83 seem very youthful and dark? I’m asking because I had one in a tasting several years ago and it was so youthful I suspected it was a fake (excellent wine, though). Maybe it really is that way?
by Craig G
October 5th, 2019, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm done*
Replies: 336
Views: 17946

Re: I'm done*

LOL, they even have a wine picture right up front: https://www.wakerobin.com/community-life/dining/w_robin_5337/ * Possibly not the wine you ordered Why would you name an assisted living facility "wake?" I mean, it is slightly better than "burial" but not much New Englanders have a dry sense of hum...
by Craig G
October 5th, 2019, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is 2000 Bordeaux actually approachable now?
Replies: 45
Views: 1359

Re: Is 2000 Bordeaux actually approachable now?

The most recent one I had was Pontet Canet. It was very good and fairly open but my notes say “fiercely tannic.” It wouldn’t surprise me if a lot of the better wines were like that now.
by Craig G
October 5th, 2019, 6:32 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: VACATION FROM IT ALL
Replies: 20
Views: 720

Re: VACATION FROM IT ALL

PaulMills wrote:
October 3rd, 2019, 5:52 pm
Hiking or biking is the way to go. Three hours at a time.
But don’t always head in the same direction, and try to erase your tracks.
by Craig G
October 5th, 2019, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is 2000 Bordeaux actually approachable now?
Replies: 45
Views: 1359

Re: Is 2000 Bordeaux actually approachable now?

We prefer ambiguity too.
by Craig G
October 5th, 2019, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is 2000 Bordeaux actually approachable now?
Replies: 45
Views: 1359

Re: Is 2000 Bordeaux actually approachable now?

We prefer pedantic sarcasm.
by Craig G
October 5th, 2019, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is 2000 Bordeaux actually approachable now?
Replies: 45
Views: 1359

Re: Is 2000 Bordeaux actually approachable now?

In my opinion, there’s no shame or harm in drinking Bordeaux young or in-between age as long as it’s not closed down. The thing that makes me sad is reading about people who bought a half case or case of a wine and drank most of the bottles when it was shut down. There are a zillion such cases in CT...
by Craig G
October 5th, 2019, 5:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm done*
Replies: 336
Views: 17946

Re: I'm done*

LOL, they even have a wine picture right up front:

https://www.wakerobin.com/community-lif ... obin_5337/


* Possibly not the wine you ordered
by Craig G
October 5th, 2019, 4:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm done*
Replies: 336
Views: 17946

Re: I'm done*

Cracks me up that you old Geezers are buying 2015 and 2016 Bordeaux! ;) 16 bottles of 2016 and about 3 cases of 2015, all bought pre-resolution. My assisted living facility better have decanters available! There is a real failing in assisted living facilities and nursing homes. You would think that...
by Craig G
October 5th, 2019, 4:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 406
Views: 19466

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

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
October 2nd, 2019, 7:11 pm
Phuck. I have to go back to Ovid?
No, you have to fire the pool boy.
by Craig G
October 5th, 2019, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is 2000 Bordeaux actually approachable now?
Replies: 45
Views: 1359

Re: Is 2000 Bordeaux actually approachable now?

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
October 5th, 2019, 11:01 am
Coincidentally not ironically.
Coincidentally, it rained on his wedding day.
by Craig G
October 4th, 2019, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm done*
Replies: 336
Views: 17946

Re: I'm done*

Jonathan - You bought 1000 bottles of 2018 Bdx?!? Wow. Balla. LOL, that struck me too. A big year for me in Bordeaux was five cases. To put it in perspective, you could buy a really nice 1000 bottles for the price of a Tesla, or an incredible 1000 bottles for the price of a Ferrari. Not something I...
by Craig G
September 30th, 2019, 5:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1992 François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons
Replies: 11
Views: 838

Re: TN: 1992 François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons

John Morris wrote:
September 30th, 2019, 12:13 pm
Did you buy them on the secondary market, Charlie?
He bought them with his elementary school lunch money.
by Craig G
September 30th, 2019, 5:13 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: 50 Top Pizzeria Europe and North America
Replies: 14
Views: 718

Re: 50 Top Pizzeria Europe and North America

The reality is that there’s a lot of good pizza made in the US and elsewhere now. When I moved to CA in 1995, it wasn’t easy to find a good pizza. Now I can get a great pizza two blocks from my house. BTW I’ve been to Lombardi’s which is #100 on their North America list, and there are probably thous...
by Craig G
September 29th, 2019, 7:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 67
Views: 6154

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

Dale Bowers wrote:
September 29th, 2019, 3:23 pm
You guys are lucky, my local CostCo north of Denver doesn’t have a single bottle of anything priced over $20. Anyone know why such a disparity?
On the positive side, you should be able to get all the Tin Cup and Coors you need.
by Craig G
September 29th, 2019, 1:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which RIDGE are you drinking?
Replies: 514
Views: 34610

Re: Which RIDGE are you drinking?

Opened one of many '14 Geezers in my cellar Wednesday night to go with Dayton Ohio's most excellent Flying Pizza Sicilian (Fly-Pie as the locals call it). This might well be my death-row meal. The '14 is drinking beautifully now and will for many years to come. Powerful, graceful, intriguing, delic...
by Craig G
September 28th, 2019, 8:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Bollinger Champagne Special Cuvée Brut (France, Champagne)
Replies: 2
Views: 328

Re: TN: NV Bollinger Champagne Special Cuvée Brut (France, Champagne)

I need to rescue my case from storage at JJ Buckley.
by Craig G
September 28th, 2019, 8:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 220
Views: 17997

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

MarkSt wrote:
September 28th, 2019, 7:09 pm
Mark Y wrote:
September 28th, 2019, 7:03 pm
MarkSt wrote:
September 28th, 2019, 6:56 pm


You may not be receiving an allocation but they have been increasing their price. [rofl.gif]
What’s the price history? I know 14/15 didn’t increase. 16 went up a whole $10.
$150 at the start. The price increased to $165 for 14/15 and $175 for 2016.
Bloodsuckers.
by Craig G
September 28th, 2019, 5:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2004 Chateau Conseillante, 2015 Realm Cellars “The Bard”
Replies: 2
Views: 387

Re: TNs: 2004 Chateau Conseillante, 2015 Realm Cellars “The Bard”

(Checks notes)

Apparently I have the 2004 La Conseillante too but have not tried it. Sounds tasty. Chambers St. sold this for $90 last year.
by Craig G
September 28th, 2019, 1:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Scarecrow M. Etain
Replies: 37
Views: 3430

Re: 2017 Scarecrow M. Etain

On the fence here. $195 plus a 6 bottle commitment is causing hesitation. Its first come first serve so I am guessing purchasing (or passing) will not impact your Scarecrow position like prior years? B Don’t need to purchase all 6 allocated. You’ll have the option to purchase up to three 2-packs in...
by Craig G
September 27th, 2019, 4:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beautiful Morning With Champagne Jérôme Blin
Replies: 17
Views: 666

Re: Beautiful Morning With Champagne Jérôme Blin

I just remembered I bought this wine :-)
by Craig G
September 27th, 2019, 4:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1994 Château Rauzan-Ségla (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux)
Replies: 16
Views: 952

Re: TN: 1994 Château Rauzan-Ségla (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux)

1994 isn’t a vintage for everyone but I like them quite a bit. I haven’t had this wine but have liked LLC, La Mission, Angelus, Latour and especially Haut Brion (which was just over $50 on futures, BTW!).
by Craig G
September 27th, 2019, 3:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10834
Views: 393027

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2007 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau - France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (9/23/2019) I drank my second of six bottles last evening with braised pork shoulder. This was a significant step up from a bottle I drank in 2015. Delicious concentrated fruit, earthin...
by Craig G
September 25th, 2019, 7:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do I need to be drinking my Bordeauxs younger?
Replies: 54
Views: 2267

Re: Do I need to be drinking my Bordeauxs younger?

Great thread - which gave me a laugh: I remember some wine writer, probably French, waxing lyrical about the differences in national "tastes", whereby Americans liked drinking their Bordeaux young, whereas Brits were necrophiliacs. I therefore hereby declare you all knights of the realm! Personally...
by Craig G
September 25th, 2019, 5:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do I need to be drinking my Bordeauxs younger?
Replies: 54
Views: 2267

Re: Do I need to be drinking my Bordeauxs younger?

Yep. On the other hand, I’ve served 1989 Meyney, Pichon Baron, Pichon Lalande and Lynch Bages to a bunch of people who like wine but are not wine geeks, and they go wild over them. There’s definitely a sweet spot where many people can appreciate aged wines that still have some youth in them. One fri...
by Craig G
September 25th, 2019, 4:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do I need to be drinking my Bordeauxs younger?
Replies: 54
Views: 2267

Re: Do I need to be drinking my Bordeauxs younger?

I'll take issue with you here, Jeff, though my own palate is not Bordeaux-centric), I swooned for both the 79 Comtesse and the 82 Canon, I'm with you on the 82 Canon. It is gorgeous. As for the 79 Pichon, there is no substitute for your own palate. I cannot think of any 79 Bordeaux that is better t...
by Craig G
September 24th, 2019, 5:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Waiting for Godeau
Replies: 4
Views: 489

Waiting for Godeau

Get in line! [wink.gif]


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by Craig G
September 24th, 2019, 5:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11896
Views: 569533

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Case of '15 Ch. Lynch Bages @ $60 per bottle with free shipping and no tax. Yes please! Um, you sure that isn't Echo? It would be cheap for the 2d wine, and a good price for the half bottles (2 years ago)! That's what I was thinking so I spoke to the shop. Are you sure it’s not Blanc? That’s the ri...
by Craig G
September 23rd, 2019, 3:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1988 Chateau Meyney
Replies: 21
Views: 727

Re: TN: 1988 Chateau Meyney

Robert Sand wrote:
September 23rd, 2019, 1:58 am
I still do think that the best Meyney of the 80ies is 1989 or 1982 (hard to say), then 86, 90 and 88.
I tend to agree with this, except I would add 1985 in there as well. I don’t see a huge gap in quality between any of these, though I haven’t had the 82 recently.
by Craig G
September 23rd, 2019, 1:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1988 Chateau Meyney
Replies: 21
Views: 727

Re: TN: 1988 Chateau Meyney

The 1998s have aged so much slower than 1989s and 1990s. What do we think of the 89s and 90s? Neal; [cheers.gif] there is a Meyney 1990 for sale in my area so I might be able to come up with an answer to that question within the next month.. quite interesting also because RP gave it (as usual) meas...
by Craig G
September 22nd, 2019, 6:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1988 Chateau Meyney
Replies: 21
Views: 727

Re: TN: 1988 Chateau Meyney

I love this one as well. It was fairly austere when it was young (as with many 88s) but has been drinking well for quite a while.
by Craig G
September 22nd, 2019, 5:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy 2019 report
Replies: 29
Views: 2968

Re: Burgundy 2019 report

I don't review the vigneron that sells me the grapes to avoid the appearance of any conflict of interest, but I'm thinking I might start this year, with a very explicit disclosure in each note, as several subscribers have been asking about the producer's wines. I'm planning to drink most of the pro...
by Craig G
September 21st, 2019, 2:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Rhys PN Alpine - Cork crumbled, Wine Sturdier
Replies: 8
Views: 636

Re: TN: 2006 Rhys PN Alpine - Cork crumbled, Wine Sturdier

Lots of cork crumblage at our Rhys dinner this past Tuesday. 06s showed very well.
by Craig G
September 21st, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions
Replies: 67
Views: 2482

Re: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions

How does this auction work? Are there large batches of some wines and you are bidding for some number of bottles?
by Craig G
September 21st, 2019, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Two Very Disappointing, $75 California Wines
Replies: 55
Views: 4323

Re: Two Very Disappointing, $75 California Wines

David Glasser wrote:
September 21st, 2019, 10:51 am
Did she like it when she tasted it at the winery with the pool boy?
Edited for clarity.
by Craig G
September 21st, 2019, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions
Replies: 67
Views: 2482

Re: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions

What does a 6L German bottle look like?

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