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by Craig G
July 15th, 2019, 8:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you break today?
Replies: 14
Views: 498

Re: What bottle of wine did you break today?

I haven’t broken too many, but I did find out once that a bottle of Chevillon will win in a fight with a bottle of Bertheau.
by Craig G
July 9th, 2019, 9:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's your favorite mustard? Fallot mustard photo added.
Replies: 50
Views: 2431

Re: What's your favorite mustard? Fallot mustard photo added.

M.Kaplan wrote:
July 9th, 2019, 12:30 pm
They are charging 3x for buying and filling those crocks at the Maille store.
Well sure, but you don’t have to waste all that time and money going to Paris!
by Craig G
July 9th, 2019, 1:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco 2016
Replies: 170
Views: 14447

Re: Eating and Drinking in San Francisco 2016

Anyone know Angler’s corkage policy?
by Craig G
July 9th, 2019, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction Finds
Replies: 39
Views: 2344

Re: Auction Finds

Neal.Mollen wrote:
July 9th, 2019, 12:09 pm
Mark Thompson wrote:
July 9th, 2019, 12:06 pm
Neal.Mollen wrote:
July 9th, 2019, 10:03 am


56 is even worse
I seem to remember something about the “coldest weather in Bordeaux in about a quarter millennium”.
Parker's bdx book summarized the year as (paraphrasing) small quantities of vile, undrinkable wine.
”The wines were terrible, and the pours were too small.”
by Craig G
July 9th, 2019, 10:20 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Is Avocado Toast just...avocado on toast?
Replies: 82
Views: 2946

Re: Is Avocado Toast just...avocado on toast?

Hey, stop quoting Victor, otherwise we won’t miss what he says.
by Craig G
July 8th, 2019, 5:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction Finds
Replies: 39
Views: 2344

Re: Auction Finds

Markus S wrote:
July 8th, 2019, 4:15 pm
Mark Golodetz wrote:
July 8th, 2019, 12:55 pm
Why is a bottle of Lynch from the mediocre 1957 vintage at $240 of interest?
History, man, history.

And perhaps it's a birthyear??
Yes, very likely birthyear. I have a friend born in 57 and there’s not much available. We had a really good Madeira, though.
by Craig G
July 8th, 2019, 6:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Self-Disgorgement?
Replies: 21
Views: 750

Re: Self-Disgorgement?

John Morris wrote:
July 7th, 2019, 8:38 am
From that heading, I thought this was going to be a thread about the consequences of over-indulging.
I thought the NSFW forum had returned.
by Craig G
July 7th, 2019, 7:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Back up the truck for this deal!!! Best price ever!
Replies: 9
Views: 1791

Re: Back up the truck for this deal!!! Best price ever!

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
July 7th, 2019, 7:15 pm
That’s quite the hill of belching beef!
[scratch.gif]

Are you confusing your chateaux?
by Craig G
July 7th, 2019, 6:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone up for 200% new oak
Replies: 27
Views: 1474

Re: Anyone up for 200% new oak

That truck is built for shark jumping.
by Craig G
July 6th, 2019, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So what mailing list offerings are you still anticipating this year?
Replies: 36
Views: 2507

Re: So what mailing list offerings are you still anticipating this year?

Scott Brunson wrote:
July 5th, 2019, 10:56 am
MACDONALD
Inside voice, please.
by Craig G
July 4th, 2019, 7:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dumbest wine related thing you have done ?
Replies: 47
Views: 2349

Re: Dumbest wine related thing you have done ?

Charlie Carnes wrote:
July 4th, 2019, 7:03 pm
D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
July 4th, 2019, 4:57 pm
Traded Chave Hermitage for SQN.
That hurts!
Indeed. I traded SQN for Bonneau Celestins.
by Craig G
July 1st, 2019, 1:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How many wines a day?
Replies: 31
Views: 1665

Re: How many wines a day?

Markus S wrote:
June 30th, 2019, 12:39 pm
Like love and marriage, you only need ONE.
Isn’t that two?
by Craig G
June 29th, 2019, 11:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...
Replies: 131
Views: 5594

Re: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...

Frank, do you not spit champagne? I spit everything, otherwise I would be toast going through 20 wines if I drank even small glasses of just a few. When there’s no spit bucket, Alan just pretends that whatever people say to him is either over the top hilarious or shocking. [cheers.gif] I do a lot o...
by Craig G
June 29th, 2019, 6:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11220
Views: 506489

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Robert M yers wrote:
June 22nd, 2019, 11:06 pm
Des Tours Vacqueyras @$47
That’s old school pricing too! Which vintage?
by Craig G
June 27th, 2019, 5:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friend of a Friend wants to park his RV at Barefoot Cellars
Replies: 41
Views: 2962

Re: Friend of a Friend wants to park his RV at Barefoot Cellars

Chris Blum wrote:
June 27th, 2019, 2:30 pm
He’s been busy doing performance art...
Is that Ken V?
by Craig G
June 26th, 2019, 10:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which RIDGE are you drinking?
Replies: 475
Views: 31027

Re: Which RIDGE are you drinking?

2008 MB drank great last night.
by Craig G
June 25th, 2019, 11:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10564
Views: 350757

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Some friends of ours are hosting the son of the chef at L’Assiette Champenoise while he does a Stage at Manresa. We had dinner with him tonight. He has an amazing knowledge of Champagne for someone 20 years old. 8A17DE42-0A57-42B3-BEAE-DBB97A2DC90C.jpeg 2008 Chartogne Taillet Heurtebise was stunning...
by Craig G
June 24th, 2019, 6:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Next week Europe is going to get hammered by heat
Replies: 67
Views: 3664

Re: Next week Europe is going to get hammered by heat

Chris Blum wrote:
June 24th, 2019, 6:01 am
Or maybe it’s just a different philosophy. The goal isn’t bringing it down to 72 and dry when it’s 95 out.
These Romans are crazy.
by Craig G
June 24th, 2019, 5:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Next week Europe is going to get hammered by heat
Replies: 67
Views: 3664

Re: Next week Europe is going to get hammered by heat

ATaylor wrote:
June 24th, 2019, 1:04 am
Wife is heading ro Milan where there will be 100 plus temps by the emd of the week.
Crap, that’s over 200 Fahrenheit!
by Craig G
June 23rd, 2019, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer Ghosting Incident
Replies: 79
Views: 6270

Re: Retailer Ghosting Incident

Alan Rath wrote:
June 22nd, 2019, 8:37 pm
Well, if Ian has any mutual fund holdings in, say, a retirement account, he is probably a shareholder of both UPS and Fedex. So he's been let down both as a customer and a shareholder [wow.gif]
The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one.
by Craig G
June 20th, 2019, 8:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Calon Segur 1996
Replies: 8
Views: 747

Re: Calon Segur 1996

I have a half case buried somewhere. Will have to find it.
by Craig G
June 19th, 2019, 11:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Broken cork on champagne bottle
Replies: 16
Views: 734

Re: Broken cork on champagne bottle

I keep flinching because I misread the thread title.
by Craig G
June 18th, 2019, 10:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top US Syrahs
Replies: 134
Views: 7412

Re: Top US Syrahs

Halcon Rhys Peay Copain Lagier Meredith This is a pretty good list for me, though i’ve never been super impressed by Peay. For pure drink-it-now pleasure my favorite was a 2009 Copain Les Voisins - I liked it better than their higher end SVDs. I haven’t had a lot of L-M but Alan supplied one for a ...
by Craig G
June 18th, 2019, 7:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 245
Views: 15408

Re: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?

Are you saying Jeff has a Welsh palate?
by Craig G
June 16th, 2019, 9:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Happy Father's Day - whatcha drinkin'?
Replies: 50
Views: 1588

Re: Happy Father's Day - whatcha drinkin'?

He lost me at “couples pedicure.”
by Craig G
June 15th, 2019, 6:39 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Dads: what's your Father's Day dinner this year?
Replies: 20
Views: 1080

Re: Dads: what's your Father's Day dinner this year?

Really more for my 90 year old Father in Law than me - I'll be busy cooking. Cedar-planked troll-caught Chinook salmon Roasted Asparagus Bill Landreth's Corn Locally grown "Hood" strawberries with Vanilla Ice Cream I didn’t know trolls fished. My Father’s Day. Same as always. Lobsters and more lobs...
by Craig G
June 14th, 2019, 10:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 8352

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

Scott Brunson wrote:
June 13th, 2019, 9:53 am
Perschon? [berserker.gif]
Drinkwardly speaking...
by Craig G
June 14th, 2019, 8:45 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Dads: what's your Father's Day dinner this year?
Replies: 20
Views: 1080

Re: Dads: what's your Father's Day dinner this year?

David K o l i n wrote:
June 14th, 2019, 6:39 pm
Café Iruña In Pamplona, it seems
Bull.
by Craig G
June 14th, 2019, 7:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cheval Blanc 2018 - RElease price is 120 Euro's higher than other 1st Growth
Replies: 57
Views: 3224

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

Didn’t Cheval Blanc raise their prices above the Medoc 1sts quite a few years ago? I thought it was their standard practice now.
by Craig G
June 14th, 2019, 4:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MACDONALD For The Win
Replies: 44
Views: 3124

Re: MACDONALD For The Win

AlexS wrote:
June 14th, 2019, 2:48 pm
^ I don't think Rath drinks too much Cab
I’ve seen him drinking MacDonald.
by Craig G
June 14th, 2019, 8:44 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: True Confessions
Replies: 37
Views: 1786

Re: True Confessions

T. Melloni wrote:
June 13th, 2019, 12:29 pm
I do not like bacon.
@#$%& communists.
by Craig G
June 14th, 2019, 8:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Best Young Beaucastel!
Replies: 19
Views: 1892

Re: The Best Young Beaucastel!

Robert Love wrote:
June 14th, 2019, 6:13 am
Robert M yers wrote:
June 13th, 2019, 7:57 pm
Are these now safe for us Brett averse drinkers? I’ve always stayed away due to my uncertainty.
Beaucastel has been clean for awhile now.
Maybe the testing hasn’t caught up with the doping yet.
by Craig G
June 12th, 2019, 8:51 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato
Replies: 152
Views: 3843

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

ATaylor wrote:
June 12th, 2019, 11:20 am
Craig G wrote:
June 12th, 2019, 10:33 am
If attendance reaches 40, everyone has to bring a 3L.
They can do a table of 21, so there is still space for you Craig.........now if anyone has a bottle of old Conseillante they want to bring he may change his tune.
I’ve already got one, you silly English k-niggits.
by Craig G
June 12th, 2019, 10:33 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato
Replies: 152
Views: 3843

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato

If attendance reaches 40, everyone has to bring a 3L.
by Craig G
June 9th, 2019, 10:55 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: In'n'Out Burger Fries
Replies: 57
Views: 2462

Re: In'n'Out Burger Fries

Best mass produced fries (and perhaps arguably the best burger) is Shake Shack. I don’t like Shake Shack fries, or any crinkle cut fry for that matter. For chains I’d probably take Five Guys fries, I guess. We have some local burger places with amazing fries and those tend to be what I frequent. Ha...
by Craig G
June 8th, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 8352

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

Agreed. I could never swap zinfandel versus cabernet sauvignon. You'd be surprised. I did a tasting at Scherrer and asked Fred to break out some older Zin. He opened an 05 that if you tasted blind you would like guess aged cab or Bordeaux blend. It was rather eye opening Okay, but his Zin is not ve...
by Craig G
June 6th, 2019, 2:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bern’s Steakhouse Oct 11th or 12th
Replies: 10
Views: 881

Re: Bern’s Steakhouse Oct 11th or 12th

I swiped left.
by Craig G
June 6th, 2019, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 8352

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

"Since Fed started QE in late 2008, the income distribution deteriorated horribly. The rich gets richer. It may be true that most people did not earn 40% more in past 3-5 years, but folks who drink $150 very likely did. High end napa cabs only target this small population" No way, haven't you heard...
by Craig G
June 6th, 2019, 12:08 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: 50th Birthday Whiskey Suggestions
Replies: 11
Views: 937

Re: 50th Birthday Whiskey Suggestions

I interpreted it as one person :-)
by Craig G
June 6th, 2019, 9:05 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: In'n'Out Burger Fries
Replies: 57
Views: 2462

Re: In'n'Out Burger Fries

You are not alone.
by Craig G
June 5th, 2019, 11:23 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's on your weekly shopping list?
Replies: 21
Views: 1346

Re: What's on your weekly shopping list?

Mark Y wrote:
June 4th, 2019, 6:52 pm
Bill Tex Landreth wrote:
June 4th, 2019, 6:43 pm
Maison Ilan Chambertin, but I never seem to find any
Are they any good? No jokes I found one for $100 and took a flier. Will see!
2010 might be excellent at that price. I’m not sure I would bother with the others.
by Craig G
June 4th, 2019, 11:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10564
Views: 350757

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Bunch of 88s with friends on their 31st anniversary:

1988 Grand Tinel CdP
1988 Dunn Napa Cab
1988 Produttori des Barbaresco Normale
1988 Ch. D’Yquem
by Craig G
June 4th, 2019, 11:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?
Replies: 130
Views: 6529

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

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
June 4th, 2019, 6:54 pm
He says two decades to civilize the 2016 and recommends 20 for the 2018.
20 decades is a long time. I think I’ll skip the 2018.
by Craig G
June 4th, 2019, 10:23 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato
Replies: 152
Views: 3843

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June!

dteng wrote:
June 4th, 2019, 8:52 pm
Andrew and Craig - you guys in?
If not, I may bring a friend.
Too big for me. I think we need to split into Peninsula and South Bay.
by Craig G
June 4th, 2019, 12:31 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's your favorite mustard? Fallot mustard photo added.
Replies: 50
Views: 2431

Re: What's your favorite mustard?

You mean other than Grey Poupon, of course?

I like Edmond Fallot Dijon. The one with truffles is great, too.

BTW I do like Grey Poupon, but it’s pretty mild next to a real Dijon.
by Craig G
June 2nd, 2019, 9:43 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June 17 - Donato
Replies: 152
Views: 3843

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL June!

I’m sorry, the fire marshal has prohibited me from attending an event this large.
by Craig G
June 2nd, 2019, 7:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Red Wine Pairs Best with Gator?
Replies: 22
Views: 805

Re: What Red Wine Pairs Best with Gator?

Not red. Aligoté.
by Craig G
June 1st, 2019, 10:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Le P'tit Paysan Chardonnay Jack's Hill Vineyard
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: TN: 2017 Le P'tit Paysan Chardonnay Jack's Hill Vineyard

Just bought some to try from K&L.
by Craig G
June 1st, 2019, 10:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where please?
Replies: 23
Views: 1684

Re: Where please?

Welcome, Len.

There is also a new member/new non-lurker introduction thread here, in case you want to post in it:

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=55

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