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by Craig G
April 6th, 2020, 8:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11419
Views: 426829

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

jon leifer wrote:
April 6th, 2020, 7:12 pm
2017 Sigalas Aa..
by Craig G
April 5th, 2020, 7:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Zinfandel is outstanding
Replies: 24
Views: 1332

Re: 2018 Zinfandel is outstanding

M. Dildine wrote:
April 4th, 2020, 5:35 pm
OK, I missed the vintage by 90 years. I’m pretty sure 2108 Zinfandel will be excellent too!
I expect the wines from the Outer Ketchikan AVA will be particularly fine.
by Craig G
April 4th, 2020, 10:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Biggio Hamina Wine are you Drinking Today?
Replies: 14
Views: 696

Re: What Biggio Hamina Wine are you Drinking Today?

I finished all the reds from my mystery box. My wife doesn’t like Riesling so it’s more difficult to dispatch that one with shelter-in-place.
by Craig G
April 3rd, 2020, 4:27 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Your Gin?
Replies: 401
Views: 35078

Re: Your Gin?

I thought Gin had juniper by definition?

I like Roku for a less junipery gin.
by Craig G
March 31st, 2020, 8:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: COVID19 wine consumption
Replies: 66
Views: 2437

Re: COVID19 wine consumption

Yao C wrote:
March 31st, 2020, 6:09 pm
Down. Instead of opening a nice bottle (or two), I'll coravin a glass from a cellar defender. I figure now's a good time to eat healthier and have an immune system in better shape
Communist.
by Craig G
March 28th, 2020, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA K&L Wines Website is down
Replies: 18
Views: 2060

Re: PSA K&L Wines Website is down

Now I have to re-plan my weekend.
by Craig G
March 27th, 2020, 9:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?
Replies: 164
Views: 13007

Re: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?

dteng wrote:
March 27th, 2020, 6:32 pm
I’ve noticed some definite change online for K&L auctions...got a couple lots uncontested, which surprised me.
Your friends will still drink that wine. Just sayin’.
by Craig G
March 27th, 2020, 1:54 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: is this the end of byo culture?
Replies: 14
Views: 684

Re: is this the end of byo culture?

I think you misspelled “bro.”
by Craig G
March 26th, 2020, 5:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What SHIPMENT did you receive today?
Replies: 513
Views: 24530

Re: What SHIPMENT did you receive today?

Woohoo!

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by Craig G
March 26th, 2020, 2:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What red and white Burgundies are currently in your cellar - by vintage
Replies: 66
Views: 2075

Re: What red and white Burgundies are currently in your cellar - by vintage

Red Burgundy:
2012
2014
2015
2010
2016
2008
2013
2009

If I do the same for red Bordeaux, the youngest vintage in the top six is 2000! Only 2014 and 2009 make the top ten.
by Craig G
March 25th, 2020, 7:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anything good from '81?
Replies: 54
Views: 1856

Re: Anything good from '81?

I just bought a couple more bottles of Gruaud Larose in a K&L auction, about $80 each including premium. I like the 1979 a bit more but the 81 is a really good wine.
by Craig G
March 23rd, 2020, 9:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11419
Views: 426829

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2010 Tablas Creek Esprit de Beaucastel. This is delicious. Meaty and fruity.

Jean de la Fontaine L’Eloquente Champagne. This was an absolutely super entry-level Champagne from K&L. I’m crushed that it hasn’t come back into stock.
by Craig G
March 23rd, 2020, 9:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12991
Views: 632705

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1992 (daughter #1’s birthyear) and 2002 Chave a Hermitage. Because the end of the world. Off-year Chave = magic. And a couple of 1981 Gruaud Larose, never a bad idea.
by Craig G
March 23rd, 2020, 8:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Raveneau Montée de Tonnerre
Replies: 11
Views: 708

Re: TN: 2000 Raveneau Montée de Tonnerre

This is the only bottle of Raveneau I own. The previous bottle was tremendous. I’m just hoping it’s not corked.
by Craig G
March 23rd, 2020, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Montrose
Replies: 31
Views: 1220

Re: TN: 2016 Montrose

You guys are chickens. I am 66 (63 at purchase) and took a half case. I plan to drink well in my 80’s [berserker.gif] I have bad genes! My dad drank classic wines, then his palate at 70, died. At 80 he loves drinking wine but it needs to be a cult Cali or something by Rolland or Cambie, lol. LOL. S...
by Craig G
March 23rd, 2020, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: VIRUS-SMELL LOSS?
Replies: 33
Views: 1986

Re: VIRUS-SMELL LOSS?

John Morris wrote:
March 23rd, 2020, 7:09 am
I think the loss from flu may be different medically. Not sure. I suffered this 30 years ago with the flu and it took months for my sense of taser and smell to recover.
That’s awesome. Do you have a super-suit too?
by Craig G
March 22nd, 2020, 10:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Montrose
Replies: 31
Views: 1220

Re: TN: 2016 Montrose

Arv R wrote:
March 22nd, 2020, 6:07 pm
How do you feel it compared to the 2000 or 2003 when young?
Or the 1928?
by Craig G
March 21st, 2020, 7:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Opened 5 bottles of wine and none taste right
Replies: 38
Views: 2011

Re: Opened 5 bottles of wine and none taste right

Consider getting tested. Changes in smell and ability to taste have been associated with coronavirus. [wow.gif] He’s not only a doctor in real life but he plays one one the Internet too. I’d listen to him. Bryan will be able to get a test if he has a signed note from Dr. Levine, plus another one ce...
by Craig G
March 20th, 2020, 10:36 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: ***CLOSED***EMH Black Cat Cab - 25% off website prices! Ends April 5
Replies: 28
Views: 2109

Re: EMH Black Cat Cabernet - 25% off website prices!

This offer has been well-received - thank you to everyone who ordered! If you are on the fence, order soon as I am pulling the offer on Saturday. Essentially it is 25% off any 750ml bottle I have in stock. Let me know how I can help you! The mechanics are a little odd, but I could not do a whole ne...
by Craig G
March 20th, 2020, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYT on Drinking Wine Alone...Now
Replies: 36
Views: 2111

Re: NYT on Drinking Wine Alone...Now

And Chris - some of us actually do always spit at big tastings! neener It’s not the first time Chris has been FOS! I often spit when I drink alone at home. I can only do it alone because it grosses out my wife :-) There was probably a time when I could finish a bottle by myself without ruining my w...
by Craig G
March 19th, 2020, 6:11 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: ***CLOSED***EMH Black Cat Cab - 25% off website prices! Ends April 5
Replies: 28
Views: 2109

Re: EMH Black Cat Cabernet - 25% off website prices!

This offer has been well-received - thank you to everyone who ordered! If you are on the fence, order soon as I am pulling the offer on Saturday. Essentially it is 25% off any 750ml bottle I have in stock. Let me know how I can help you! The mechanics are a little odd, but I could not do a whole ne...
by Craig G
March 17th, 2020, 8:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Domaine Robert Arnoux / Arnoux-Lachaux Vosne-Romanée
Replies: 9
Views: 520

Re: TN: 2010 Domaine Robert Arnoux / Arnoux-Lachaux Vosne-Romanée

alan weinberg wrote:
March 17th, 2020, 6:08 pm
Rick Joyer wrote:
March 17th, 2020, 12:07 pm
I was actually staring at a .375ml bottle of this very wine over the weekend before putting it back into it's shelf in the cellar
wow, you’ve got tiny bottles, great vision, and a tiny shelf. How do you get the cork out of a .375 ml bottle? The 375 ml bottles are tough enough.
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by Craig G
March 17th, 2020, 8:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Michael Broadbent RIP
Replies: 32
Views: 2253

Re: Michael Broadbent RIP

M.Kaplan wrote:
March 17th, 2020, 6:11 pm
*****(*)
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by Craig G
March 17th, 2020, 3:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle
Replies: 160
Views: 10502

Re: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle

jordan jacobs wrote:
March 17th, 2020, 3:12 pm
I brought 3 bottles to the hotel and 2 were corked ( one was a 90 chapoutier la pav )and one just way over the hill (83 beaucastel).
That’s too bad about your 83 Beaucastel. We just had one in a tasting and it was excellent.
by Craig G
March 16th, 2020, 10:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best overperforming wine you’ve ever had
Replies: 98
Views: 5068

Re: Best overperforming wine you’ve ever had

I retired Chateau Meyney’s number for this category a long time ago. The 82, 83, 85, 86, 88, and 89 were/are amongst the wine world’s greatest over performers ever. I agree and I would add the 1990 which surprised me as it didn’t seem as good when it was young. I had it on the same table as 1990 La...
by Craig G
March 16th, 2020, 10:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the mood re Coronavirus in wine country?
Replies: 106
Views: 7734

Re: What’s the mood re Coronavirus in wine country?

Ben M a n d l e r wrote:
March 16th, 2020, 10:41 pm
Six counties in the Bay Area will be under shelter-in-place orders as of midnight tonight. That's San Francisco, San Mateo, Marin, Contra Costa, Alameda, and Santa Clara counties.
Santa Cruz County added themselves.
by Craig G
March 16th, 2020, 11:22 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 24 Postponed
Replies: 162
Views: 3721

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 9 and 24

Guys, in all seriousness, it’s time to put our normal lives on hold. Everyone should be staying home as much as possible, outside the most pressing of needs. It’s tempting to think we need to support businesses, but in the long run we - and they - will be better off by reducing the total number of ...
by Craig G
March 14th, 2020, 5:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Replies: 12
Views: 777

Re: TN: 2007 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Craig, Sounds like a great vertical to put together, what vintages are likely candidates? We ended up with these two single-blind flights: 2017, 2015, 2010, 2007, 2005, 2001 1999, 1998, 1995, 1994, 1990, 1983 In the younger flight, 2005 was the favorite with 2007 second (no problems with this 07 th...
by Craig G
March 14th, 2020, 8:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CA Pinot vs Burgundy — why are critics kinder to CA?
Replies: 112
Views: 4296

Re: CA Pinot vs Burgundy — why are critics kinder to CA?

The only conclusion I drew was that he didn’t like Beaujolais very much unless it tasted like Chateauneuf du Pape.
by Craig G
March 14th, 2020, 6:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CA Pinot vs Burgundy — why are critics kinder to CA?
Replies: 112
Views: 4296

Re: CA Pinot vs Burgundy — why are critics kinder to CA?

That's right. I'd forgotten that line. I'm not sure that was in there in the early years, but I don't have my old issues nearby. In practice, I think he always applied the 100-point scale as a universal, across-the-board measure of quality. What does that line mean if the greatest possible Muscadet...
by Craig G
March 8th, 2020, 11:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So what do you think this would go for at auction?
Replies: 10
Views: 1164

Re: So what do you think this would go for at auction?

I’ve been looking for a barrel of that size for my mud room.
by Craig G
March 5th, 2020, 8:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which California Mailing Lists are “Worth it?”
Replies: 101
Views: 7900

Re: Which California Mailing Lists are “Worth it?”

MacDonald for drinkers.
Screaming Eagle for flippers.
by Craig G
March 5th, 2020, 8:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12991
Views: 632705

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Oh no.... 2008 Château Rayas Châteauneuf-du-Pape Reserve At a beach resort. Wine bar had it. Snagged the sole lonely bottle. Now afraid to check credit card hit! How much did they want for that? I keep wishing that I had bought more than one bottle despite the high price, and then I remember I was ...
by Craig G
March 4th, 2020, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premox % from 540 white Burgundy tasting notes
Replies: 44
Views: 2590

Re: Premox % from 540 white Burgundy tasting notes

Bill, do you have any new info about this? The Leflaive/Paget link seems very “interesting” in light of the reconditioning. https://www.burgundy-report.com/2018/06/predatory-wine-retailing/ Also this wine-pages thread: https://www.wine-pages.com/community/threads/“joseph-paget”-domaine-leflaive.636...
by Craig G
March 3rd, 2020, 7:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premox % from 540 white Burgundy tasting notes
Replies: 44
Views: 2590

Re: Premox % from 540 white Burgundy tasting notes

Bill, do you have any new info about this? The Leflaive/Paget link seems very “interesting” in light of the reconditioning. https://www.burgundy-report.com/2018/06/predatory-wine-retailing/ Also this wine-pages thread: https://www.wine-pages.com/community/threads/“joseph-paget”-domaine-leflaive.6365/
by Craig G
March 2nd, 2020, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premox % from 540 white Burgundy tasting notes
Replies: 44
Views: 2590

Re: Premox % from 540 white Burgundy tasting notes

Craig, the 90% of 20K part was crystal clear and only concerned GCs and the bottles of Puligny, as I wrote. That does sound to me as if only 10% needed no reconditioning! Where you could well be right, however, is that of the 90%, we don't know how many needed anything more than a safe cork, althou...
by Craig G
March 2nd, 2020, 8:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premox % from 540 white Burgundy tasting notes
Replies: 44
Views: 2590

Re: Premox % from 540 white Burgundy tasting notes

The article goes on to say that the domain has reconditioned 90% of the 20 000 bottles of Grand Crus and 1er Cru Puligny-Montrachet in their cellars, in vintages starting from 1980, to 2009, with new "technically neutral" corks (probably something like Diam). This would seem to imply that 90% of th...
by Craig G
February 29th, 2020, 12:02 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Mystery Box
Replies: 32
Views: 2594

Re: Mystery Box

It’s here!
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by Craig G
February 27th, 2020, 8:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 beaucastel
Replies: 22
Views: 1494

Re: 2017 beaucastel

Along with Robert, I sort of prefer CdP young. It seems to plays to the strengths of grenache after just a little time for the alcohol to settle down. Not that there aren’t great old examples, I’ve just had more young wines overperform than old ones. No 1981s though. :) I think this is a good strat...
by Craig G
February 26th, 2020, 8:37 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Road to Hana
Replies: 27
Views: 825

Re: Road to Hana

If you can time it to be in Pa’ia at sunset, it can be awesome.
by Craig G
February 26th, 2020, 5:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is this a real AOC Margaux?
Replies: 9
Views: 1001

Re: Is this a real AOC Margaux?

Yes, I believe it is or was the second wine of Giscours. It’s a great name. I’ve never seen a bottle in the wild.
by Craig G
February 26th, 2020, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne (update from the caves)
Replies: 28
Views: 2831

Re: 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne (update from the caves)

Easy pass: “No thank you.”
Hard pass: “Talk to the hand.”
by Craig G
February 26th, 2020, 1:30 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Jadot, Jadot, Jadot, and some Jadot
Replies: 5
Views: 745

Re: FS: Jadot, Jadot, Jadot, and some Jadot

What are we doing here, that is the question. And we are blessed in this, that we happen to know the answer. Yes, in the immense confusion one thing alone is clear. We are waiting for Jadot to come.
by Craig G
February 25th, 2020, 10:01 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 24 Postponed
Replies: 162
Views: 3721

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL March 9 and 23/24

Gary K o wrote:
February 25th, 2020, 4:41 pm
Hi. Used to come out with the group... my last offline was 2015. Oh I know what happened. Wife got pregnant with our third child in summer of 2015.
Did you ever find out what was causing it?
by Craig G
February 24th, 2020, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anything good from '81?
Replies: 54
Views: 1856

Re: Anything good from '81?

La Conseillante, Gruaud Larose, Haut Bailly, both Pichons. I’ve enjoyed all of these in the past two years.
by Craig G
February 23rd, 2020, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – March 14, 2019 at Drago Centro
Replies: 168
Views: 10156

Re: 2011 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – March 14, 2019 at Drago Centro

Emmanuel Menger wrote:
February 23rd, 2020, 10:15 am
To the extent you criticize the wines. Not the man. Do you know him personally ? Presumably no. Hence every ad hominem critic is null and void.
Don criticized what Morey said, and then said he could have no respect for Morey because of it. There is no ad hominem there.
by Craig G
February 22nd, 2020, 7:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the most egregious thing you have seen done while serving wine?
Replies: 106
Views: 5639

Re: What’s the most egregious thing you have seen done while serving wine?

Somm gripped the bottle of Burgundy between his upper thighs in order to free both hands to remove the cork. I’ve stopped letting somms open my bottles. I thought that was how it’s done in Burgundy? Mine is similar to another above. We had ordered a nice Cote Rotie but we had glasses of wine before...
by Craig G
February 21st, 2020, 7:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1738
Views: 104885

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

R. Frankel wrote:
February 21st, 2020, 8:33 am
$35 is a great price, but I’ve never had this wine.
I can’t believe you said that :-)
by Craig G
February 21st, 2020, 7:13 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula Divino Restaurant, Feb 26
Replies: 134
Views: 4667

Re: Burt Williams dinner, SF Peninsula Divino Restaurant, Feb 26

George, nice job on this. Enjoy yourselves, all!

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