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by Craig G
November 12th, 2019, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: La Fete du Champagne 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 842

Re: La Fete du Champagne 2019

c fu wrote:
November 12th, 2019, 12:23 pm
amjohnstone wrote:
November 12th, 2019, 11:38 am
Did anyone attend the Prevost dinner and try the Climax?
I've tried the Climax twice in the past month or so. I echo Brad's thoughts.
So you think the other Prevost wines are bad, too?

neener
by Craig G
November 11th, 2019, 6:46 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chicken Pie -- Filling, am I going to make people sick?
Replies: 14
Views: 302

Re: Chicken Pie -- Filling, am I going to make people sick?

George Hejna wrote:
November 11th, 2019, 3:49 pm
Bring anything up to the right temp for the right amount of time and it will kill everything.
Wasnt that what he was trying to avoid?
by Craig G
November 11th, 2019, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Chateau Dauzac 1983
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: TN: Chateau Dauzac 1983

The only one I’ve had is the 1995 which is atypically friendly for a 1995 Medoc. I believe the blend is 60% CS / 40% Merlot but my bottles have also shown very distinctive Merlot character.
by Craig G
November 10th, 2019, 7:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?
Replies: 59
Views: 2040

Re: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?

It’s likely out of the market, but if you happen to see the 2008 Chartogne Taillet Heurtebise, don’t hesitate. It’s my favorite Champagne this year and that includes the 08 Dom. Released several years ago, though.
by Craig G
November 10th, 2019, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12070
Views: 578579

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

6x2016 Chasse Spleen, which was my top wine in a horizontal of value 16s last night (others were Lilian Ladouys, Meyney, Cantemerle, Le Pape and Duo de Conseillante). The Duo is very tasty and friendly, but I already bought that. Le Pape and Meyney were also very good. I was disappointed in the Cant...
by Craig G
November 8th, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 121
Views: 5325

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

I took a PTO day to run errands today and there was no line when I passed by my local Popeyes at 11:00am. Very good sandwich, great value. Not me :-( I showed up at 10:55 and there were about 20 people lined up outside (and more inside as they opened at 10:45). I went and had Taiwanese beef noodle ...
by Craig G
November 8th, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne to cellar
Replies: 13
Views: 1002

Re: Champagne to cellar

I haven’t bought a single bottle of Dom since 96, but I still kick myself that a) I didn’t go deep when it was sub $100 and b) what I did buy was gone way too quickly. So I bought a 12 pack of that for the cellar as well. It seems to me that Dom release price has had about the lowest inflation of a...
by Craig G
November 8th, 2019, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Deal or No Deal? 2001 VCC
Replies: 26
Views: 1202

Re: Deal or No Deal? 2001 VCC

I haven’t had this wine, but 2001s I’ve drunk have been very good though young. I think you could give it a good decant and drink it. It may well inspire you to pursue VCC or other great Bordeaux.

The Cellartracker notes sound great.
by Craig G
November 7th, 2019, 9:27 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 121
Views: 5325

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

I stopped by my regular place yesterday around 12:45 and there was a line out the door. I went to the cheesesteak place instead. I’ll try today around 11.
by Craig G
November 7th, 2019, 6:24 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL Nov19 -Yuzu
Replies: 47
Views: 762

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL Nov19 -Yuzu

We won’t make the mistake of leaving the mouth uncovered. Any fool knows you tape that first.
by Craig G
November 6th, 2019, 3:25 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL Nov19 -Yuzu
Replies: 47
Views: 762

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL Nov19 -Yuzu

Larry Stein wrote:
November 6th, 2019, 3:07 pm
It would be the best offline ever.
If Gene shows up with a bag of Popeyes chicken sandwiches.
by Craig G
November 6th, 2019, 3:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux with 10-20 years and < $100
Replies: 45
Views: 1974

Re: Bordeaux with 10-20 years and < $100

Catemerle? This was my first thought as well. Shocked that Alf didn't mention it! LOL. I’m like a broken record. Woulda mentioned Sociando as well, but some DC hot shot lawyer doesn’t like it and finds it atypical. [snort.gif] PS. Cantemerle 2000 is quite nice but 2009 and 2010 another notch above....
by Craig G
November 6th, 2019, 3:03 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL Nov19 -Yuzu
Replies: 47
Views: 762

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL Nov19 -Yuzu

If you duct tape him to the wall, then I’ll make an effort to be there.
by Craig G
November 6th, 2019, 2:28 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL Nov19 -Yuzu
Replies: 47
Views: 762

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL Nov19 -Yuzu

I’m unlikely.
by Craig G
November 3rd, 2019, 9:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Spectator Cover Story on California Pinot has no mention of Rhys
Replies: 70
Views: 4114

Re: Wine Spectator Cover Story on California Pinot has no mention of Rhys

There is a precise grand total of exactly one Pinot Noir from the Santa Cruz Mountains, California's greatest terroir for the grape... 2014 Black Ridge, rated 89. I have never heard of them, no surprise even though I am a Santa Cruz Mountain fanatic. Not only no Rhys, but no Mount Eden, Thomas Foga...
by Craig G
November 3rd, 2019, 8:32 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL Nov19 -Yuzu
Replies: 47
Views: 762

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL Nov?

George can do both Tuesdays any night of the week.
by Craig G
November 3rd, 2019, 8:04 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL Nov19 -Yuzu
Replies: 47
Views: 762

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL Nov?

George Chadwick wrote:
November 3rd, 2019, 7:41 pm
Right now I can do both Tuesdays
We’re only doing one.
by Craig G
November 3rd, 2019, 5:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eleven Madison Park wine
Replies: 57
Views: 5230

Re: Eleven Madison Park wine

Pairings on our last visit.... Caviar Souffle with Clam, Leek and Potato Pascal Doquet, Coeur de Terroir, Verus, Blanc de Blancs, Champagne 2005 Foie Gras seared with Maple & Apple Ch. Guiraud, Sauternes 2002 Lobster charred with Pumpkin & Citrus Sandhi, Rita's Crown, Chardonnay, Sta. Rita Hills, C...
by Craig G
November 2nd, 2019, 12:08 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What SCOTCH are you drinking?
Replies: 652
Views: 43276

Re: What SCOTCH are you drinking?

I like that Clynelish 14 quite a bit. I was introduced to it by a whisky bar owner in Taiwan who has a great Scotch selection. Many reviews say it has a characteristic aroma of wax, and that seems to ring true (in a good way, of course :-) ).
by Craig G
October 31st, 2019, 11:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs--2019 Edition--and your Discovery of the Year
Replies: 83
Views: 4793

Re: WOTYs--2019 Edition--and your Discovery of the Year

I need to think about my wines of the year, but my discovery is definitely Valtellina.
by Craig G
October 31st, 2019, 8:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1989 Marc Sorrel Greal- old seepage high fill
Replies: 22
Views: 637

Re: 1989 Marc Sorrel Greal- old seepage high fill

I wouldn’t buy it for $200+. There were a lot of heat damaged wines from the 80’s due to poor shipping practices. It was mostly but not entirely fixed by the early 90’s. I’d still worry that this bottle could have been shipped poorly and then stored well since, preserving the fill. Or it could have...
by Craig G
October 31st, 2019, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1989 Marc Sorrel Greal- old seepage high fill
Replies: 22
Views: 637

Re: 1989 Marc Sorrel Greal- old seepage high fill

I wouldn’t buy it for $200+. There were a lot of heat damaged wines from the 80’s due to poor shipping practices. It was mostly but not entirely fixed by the early 90’s. I’d still worry that this bottle could have been shipped poorly and then stored well since, preserving the fill.
by Craig G
October 29th, 2019, 6:38 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Free SF Bay: Revue Du Vin De France 1993-1997
Replies: 1
Views: 161

Free SF Bay: Revue Du Vin De France 1993-1997

We’re cleaning out some bookcases and I didn’t realize I still had about 35 issues of La Revue Du Vin De France from around 1993-1997. If someone would like to meet me in the San Jose area, you can have these. Please PM if interested, otherwise they will go to recycling soon.
by Craig G
October 29th, 2019, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sociando Mallet 1996 and 1997, plus Clinet 2004
Replies: 9
Views: 534

Re: Sociando Mallet 1996 and 1997, plus Clinet 2004

I had the 1996 Cuvee Jean Gautreau bottling a few months back, and while gorgeous, it still needed more time. Much prefer the 1995 JG. Cannot recall the last time I had the regular 96. The 97 Gautreau is excellent and much more friendly than the 96. I’m not surprised that the regular bottlings show...
by Craig G
October 28th, 2019, 3:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You’re being evacuated from your home, what wine do you grab?
Replies: 84
Views: 2757

Re: You’re being evacuated from your home, what wine do you grab?

Maybe all of Brian’s wine is corked.
by Craig G
October 26th, 2019, 8:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Hudelot-Noellat’s
Replies: 19
Views: 1307

Re: 2010 Hudelot-Noellat’s

About 1/3 of mine had actual leakage. Though every bottle I've opened has been fine. I've now inspected any remaining 2010 H-Ns, and stood up what I have remaining. I've wondered what might have gone wrong during bottling of these wines. Hadn't considered "too cold", but I kind of doubt that's it, ...
by Craig G
October 26th, 2019, 7:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Hudelot-Noellat’s
Replies: 19
Views: 1307

Re: 2010 Hudelot-Noellat’s

Had about 1.5 cases of the '10 Murgers opened in Feb for my wedding for one of the "red dinner wines". Across the board, the bottles all had indications of some seepage. Wine itself was fine though of the bottles I tried before/during/after wedding. Please invite me to your next wedding. [berserker...
by Craig G
October 25th, 2019, 6:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best American cheese I have tasted.
Replies: 62
Views: 1852

Re: Best American cheese I have tasted.

That reminds me, another really good Jasper Hill cheese is Willoughby.
by Craig G
October 22nd, 2019, 2:11 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best American cheese I have tasted.
Replies: 62
Views: 1852

Re: Best American cheese I have tasted.

Great topic. American cheese makers have really been coming on strong the last couple of decades or so. I'll give you three that I especially like: Humboldt Fog (oldie but goodie), Uplands Farms Pleasant Ridge Reserve, and almost anything from Vermont Creamery (Bijou, Cremont at the top). Looking f...
by Craig G
October 22nd, 2019, 2:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: seems like 06 red burgs have tightened up lately...
Replies: 23
Views: 1444

Re: seems like 06 red burgs have tightened up lately...

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
October 22nd, 2019, 2:00 pm
Yes; 06 angerville champans was super tight recently. In my experience 07 and 08 are drinking better.
Michael, which 08 Marquis D’Angerville wines have you had recently?
by Craig G
October 21st, 2019, 11:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: John Fox (PC) Update
Replies: 33
Views: 3639

Re: John Fox (PC) Update

jcoley3 wrote:
October 19th, 2019, 10:00 pm
ybarselah wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 9:32 am
lol.... john fox is on pre-arrival
Free storage tho’.
Is he stored upright or on his side?
by Craig G
October 21st, 2019, 11:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Ramonet Chassagne...thought blanc...got rouge.
Replies: 22
Views: 1336

Re: 2014 Ramonet Chassagne...thought blanc...got rouge.

I’ve only had the 1992 Boudriotte. Super wine.
by Craig G
October 11th, 2019, 12:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best place to sell a few cases of wine?
Replies: 36
Views: 2427

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: 36
Views: 2427

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: 1046

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: 113
Views: 4915

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: 411

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: 10354

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: 53
Views: 3599

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: 113
Views: 4915

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: 735

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: 735

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: 1764

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: 1764

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 - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best Burger in Each State
Replies: 64
Views: 2986

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: 6321

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: 1294

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: 18172

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: 1416

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.

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