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by Craig G
February 22nd, 2021, 11:04 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: PERUVIAN CHICKEN
Replies: 7
Views: 383

Re: PERUVIAN CHICKEN

I thought Peruvian chicken was guinea pig.
by Craig G
February 20th, 2021, 6:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Three 1999 Hermitages
Replies: 28
Views: 1697

Re: Three 1999 Hermitages

Semi joking but there are two wines that I judge people’s palate honesty. If they have a positive note for 1990 La Chappelle 1990 Vogue Musigny I know they point chasing or label bias 😅 I’ve never bought a bottle of 1990 La Chapelle but I’ve had it four times. One was corked, two crappy (one pruny,...
by Craig G
February 19th, 2021, 8:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage)
Replies: 10
Views: 909

Re: TN: 2014 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage)

Have not tried the Chave, but appears worth seeking out, which is sorta expected I guess. Even the lowly 2002 vintage of Chave is worth seeking out (though it's been 6 years since I had it). Not only exceeds the vintage, but is an excellent wine in its own right. It’s still really good. Chave must ...
by Craig G
February 19th, 2021, 7:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rioja
Replies: 56
Views: 2708

Re: Rioja

I probably need to explore more. I’ve had great experiences with old Rioja (some from 58, 62, 64, 70, 73) but haven’t hit it off with young ones. I don’t mind oak but a lot of young wines I’ve tried have seemed over-extracted.
by Craig G
February 18th, 2021, 3:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tempting wine purchases you’ve passed on—give others a shot
Replies: 89
Views: 7528

Re: Tempting wine purchases you’ve passed on—give others a shot

Wine Club had almost a case total of 2014 Rhys Alpine and Horseshoe Chardonnay the other day for $59.99 a bottle. I didn’t buy but convinced my neighbors to buy some. There are a few still left.
by Craig G
February 17th, 2021, 9:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?
Replies: 132
Views: 7619

Re: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?

Larry Link wrote: February 16th, 2021, 6:51 am White: 2008 Coche CC
Red: 2007 DRC La Tache

Consumed on the same night, to celebrate my 60th.
That’s a happy birthday!
by Craig G
February 12th, 2021, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Throwing in the towel - a study
Replies: 46
Views: 3652

Re: Throwing in the towel - a study

Seems inevitable that a few years from now most of us will be subsisting on Budweiser and Carlo Rossi. I don't think this is true. I agree that there are a lot of wines that are "out of reach" for a lot of people, but modern winemaking has never been better - there's never been a bigger o...
by Craig G
February 12th, 2021, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got offered Ovid Experiment
Replies: 21
Views: 1523

Re: Got offered Ovid Experiment

larry schaffer wrote: February 12th, 2021, 7:51 am Robert,

Curious whether Aaron Peterson is there at these visits or not? He was a classmate of mine at Davis and was always a thoughtful guy . . .

Cheers!
Do you mean Austin? He was there both times I visited.
by Craig G
February 12th, 2021, 7:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got offered Ovid Experiment
Replies: 21
Views: 1523

Re: Got offered Ovid Experiment

My impression from the K&L auctions I’ve followed is that when it comes up, the Experiment doesn’t usually fetch its release price, but it doesn’t show up that often so it’s hard to know when there might be an opportunity. WS prices look high. It’s a beautiful place and great visit for sure. The...
by Craig G
February 11th, 2021, 3:20 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Flannery's 130 day dry aged steak--how is this going down?
Replies: 25
Views: 1679

Re: Flannery's 130 day dry aged steak--how is this going down?

Br1an Th0rne wrote: February 11th, 2021, 3:05 pm Ok, so when putting together the Valentine’s Day schedule, it sounds like sexy time should precede the 130 day ribeye.
You might want to prepare yourself for 130 days of dry aging.
by Craig G
February 11th, 2021, 7:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Throwing in the towel - a study
Replies: 46
Views: 3652

Re: Throwing in the towel - a study

Berserker rule #104a: If you’re going to troll someone it’s best to not have any typos. It's not a typo. It's a British-ism. Perfectly legit and a lot of fun to use. Only supporting the word usage here, making no comment to the choice to troll. ;-) How you pronounce it? “Throat warbler mangrove”
by Craig G
February 10th, 2021, 3:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Throwing in the towel - a study
Replies: 46
Views: 3652

Re: Throwing in the towel - a study

ybarselah wrote: February 10th, 2021, 12:21 pm joel - you used to be a lot younger.
This is Joel when he was younger.
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by Craig G
February 9th, 2021, 8:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top WHITE Burgundy vintage of the 21st Century so far
Replies: 44
Views: 2403

Re: Top WHITE Burgundy vintage of the 21st Century so far

c fu wrote: February 9th, 2021, 7:17 pm who picked 2016 - show yourself
Robert Parker lurks here.
by Craig G
February 9th, 2021, 6:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 1945 Grand Paladin
Replies: 5
Views: 1102

Re: The 1945 Grand Paladin

Kent Comley wrote: February 9th, 2021, 6:19 pm Mythical wine from a mythical video game!!!
You understand we have a law against explaining jokes, right?
by Craig G
February 8th, 2021, 7:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Acker auction last night -- 1985 Dujac CdlR for $131K
Replies: 21
Views: 2489

Re: Acker auction last night -- 1985 Dujac CdlR for $131K

I think that there are good wines, excellent wines, unforgettable wines and fetish wines. While you have a price range that tends to go along with the quality on the first 3 categories, when it comes to the fourth category, the fetish wines, the QPR get's somehow transported to another dimension th...
by Craig G
February 8th, 2021, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Acker auction last night -- 1985 Dujac CdlR for $131K
Replies: 21
Views: 2489

Re: Acker auction last night -- 1985 Dujac CdlR for $131K

I think that there are good wines, excellent wines, unforgettable wines and fetish wines. While you have a price range that tends to go along with the quality on the first 3 categories, when it comes to the fourth category, the fetish wines, the QPR get's somehow transported to another dimension th...
by Craig G
February 5th, 2021, 9:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wines are you drinking for the Super Bowl
Replies: 59
Views: 2660

Re: What wines are you drinking for the Super Bowl

What is this “Super Bowl” you speak of?
by Craig G
February 5th, 2021, 8:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: K&L
Replies: 71
Views: 4959

Re: K&L

I’ve bought from K&L for many years and things became even better when they started offering local delivery for free if your orders were over $1k. But it’s true that their pricing on many wines has become less competitive, for example I used to occasionally buy Chevillon or Dujac from them but n...
by Craig G
February 5th, 2021, 4:28 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4142
Views: 239897

Re: The Bourbon Thread

It's overrated and not worth $60 IMO. Respectfully disagree, hard to beat at $60.I have a large stash , most sub $50.and would never pay some of the prices I see now.Love the SFTB , the Gold not so much. With you on this across the board, although you'll probably cringe to know that I love it in Ma...
by Craig G
February 5th, 2021, 4:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage)
Replies: 34
Views: 2117

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage)

Is Hermitage supposed to be massive? With Gerard at the helm, that is a descriptor I would never have used. Parker described the 1990 as massive, and of course rated it 99 points. It’s extremely good, though I think the real sweet spot for Chave is dialed back just a bit like the 1989. I love them ...
by Craig G
February 4th, 2021, 8:22 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anyone here try Morgan Ranch Wagyu?
Replies: 53
Views: 2661

Re: Anyone here try Morgan Ranch Wagyu?

Any recommendations for cooking the Bavette?
by Craig G
February 4th, 2021, 7:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 100 point scale is pretty useless.
Replies: 204
Views: 9321

Re: The 100 point scale is pretty useless.

I might as well pile on with my view of the world, since this thread is lasting this long: 1. Hard pass, would rather drink water (sub 80s?) 2. Eh, take it or leave it. Not offensive at least. I won't tell the host how I really feel. (low to middle 80s) 3. This is good, I'm enjoying drinking it (mi...
by Craig G
February 3rd, 2021, 9:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12764
Views: 519035

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2017 JM Vincent Montagny 1er Cru: Super
by Craig G
February 3rd, 2021, 9:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Don't mistreat me and my $400 sparkler
Replies: 10
Views: 1601

Re: Don't mistreat me and my $400 sparkler

You may laugh now, but you’ll cry later.
by Craig G
February 3rd, 2021, 9:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you all think about White Bordeaux?
Replies: 25
Views: 1724

Re: What do you all think about White Bordeaux?

In the close-to-$100 range I’d recommend Domaine de Chevalier (around $80). It ages well and has real character. There’s a really wide range from crisp, drink young wines to very rich, long aging wines. There are a bunch of dry wines from Sauternes/Barsac that can show off more Semillon, and some mo...
by Craig G
February 3rd, 2021, 7:49 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Shouldn't the Negroni rate its own thread?
Replies: 96
Views: 5339

Re: Shouldn't the Negroni rate its own thread?

I posted this once, though I don't think it was in this thread. But in light of today's discussion, it seems worth repeating. My favorite Negroni variation is the "New Pal," where you substitute rye for gin and add a touch of absinthe and Peychaud's to get what is essentially a "Negr...
by Craig G
February 3rd, 2021, 7:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 100 point scale is pretty useless.
Replies: 204
Views: 9321

Re: The 100 point scale is pretty useless.

GregT wrote: February 3rd, 2021, 6:05 pm As usual, I agree with Seiber.
You understand he works for the Devil?
by Craig G
February 3rd, 2021, 7:11 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Shouldn't the Negroni rate its own thread?
Replies: 96
Views: 5339

Re: Shouldn't the Negroni rate its own thread?

I get it. I think I need to mess around with different vermouths, as well, to see how that changes the flavors. Aside from aging in a barrel, Vermouth and the bitters is where I have experimented the most, or rather, the ingredients I have seen make the biggest difference. I tend to like my Negroni...
by Craig G
February 2nd, 2021, 9:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Bouillabaisse: any advice?
Replies: 13
Views: 599

Re: Bouillabaisse: any advice?

What, is C Fu not importing Rascasse yet?
by Craig G
February 1st, 2021, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jeb Dunnuck really loves 2018 Napa
Replies: 104
Views: 7532

Re: Jeb Dunnuck really loves 2018 Napa

Scott Brunson wrote: January 30th, 2021, 5:24 pm
larry schaffer wrote: January 30th, 2021, 4:28 pm The title could be changed to 'Jeb Dunnuck really loves ________ ' [snort.gif]


Cheers!
This
I thought Jeb liked everything.
Seriously?
30 perfect scores?
It’s amazing how much better wine has become since the 70’s and 80’s. Can you imagine we used to drink that crap?
by Craig G
January 31st, 2021, 8:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 myglands
Replies: 49
Views: 2296

Re: 2017 myglands

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: January 31st, 2021, 5:24 pm Interestingly my wife absolutely hated this.
LOL, what was wrong with it?

... or her?
by Craig G
January 31st, 2021, 8:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 myglands
Replies: 49
Views: 2296

Re: 2017 myglands

I have some bottles of 2010 Myglands. What is a good age to drink those? I haven’t had that one recently but some of the other “lesser” Faiveley 2010s have been great since release. I think their new style (since ~2007) is particularly friendly for early drinking in the wines at the lower end of th...
by Craig G
January 31st, 2021, 8:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 myglands
Replies: 49
Views: 2296

Re: 2017 myglands

William Kelley wrote: January 31st, 2021, 5:30 pm
Craig G wrote: January 31st, 2021, 5:15 pm The 18 is darker and richer as you would expect
+1 - that's pretty much it.

2019 is a step up, and the best Myglands I tasted.
I’ve made a note to clear some space...
by Craig G
January 31st, 2021, 5:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 myglands
Replies: 49
Views: 2296

Re: 2017 myglands

R. Frankel wrote: January 31st, 2021, 5:07 pm Yes, that was good. I haven’t had the ‘18 yet though - anyone tried both?
Yes, of course 😄

The 18 is darker and richer as you would expect, but I thought it was very good. Not necessarily better than the last several vintages. I didn’t buy it as the price was getting high and storage space low.
by Craig G
January 30th, 2021, 12:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Taylor's care if I get a bad bottle?
Replies: 28
Views: 1926

Re: Does Taylor's care if I get a bad bottle?

Is that a mountain goat or a domestic one? It can take a lot of sulfur to kill a mountain goat.
by Craig G
January 30th, 2021, 12:22 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Your Gin?
Replies: 481
Views: 44424

Re: Your Gin?

They are expensive but really good. The Yuzu is much better than Miracle Mile’s. I have the Shiso and Umami and they are both great as well. I recently just looked up the prices recently and definitely felt the sticker shock. Have definetely been struggling with whether or not to get them. Not sure...
by Craig G
January 29th, 2021, 12:30 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Your Gin?
Replies: 481
Views: 44424

Re: Your Gin?

Louis at Miracle Mile Bitters makes a yuzu bitters. Could try a few drops of that in lieu of a garnish. I’ve thought about it. I’m no stranger to putting bitters in my martini or its variants to change things up a bit (I always love seeing how a Ford changes with varying bitters), but yuzu bitters ...
by Craig G
January 29th, 2021, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sine Qua Non 2017 Estate ?
Replies: 4
Views: 749

Re: Sine Qua Non 2017 Estate ?

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by Craig G
January 29th, 2021, 11:56 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Ok, tally it up. What did you buy?
Replies: 223
Views: 8291

Re: Ok, tally it up. What did you buy?

Brian Tuite wrote: January 28th, 2021, 6:58 pm My Flannery and Ridge already arrived! 😲

They threw in a couple extra steaks for good measure. They never cease to impress me with their customer service/apprecaition. [cheers.gif]
You might be a “meat influencer.”
by Craig G
January 28th, 2021, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jim Anderson for President (Paul Gordon for VP)
Replies: 42
Views: 2047

Re: Jim Anderson for President (Paul Gordon for VP)

The Anderson Difference!
by Craig G
January 28th, 2021, 6:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15655
Views: 810003

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Too bad, Cheval Blanc is the better wine in '82. I've done '82 horizontals going as far back as when that vintage was released. As far as the left bank goes, the commune of Margaux was the weakest overall. Ch. Margaux is certainly a fine wine, but Cheval Blanc was positively stellar in '82. Damn, w...
by Craig G
January 28th, 2021, 3:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Off vintages that took you by surprise.
Replies: 73
Views: 3119

Re: Off vintages that took you by surprise.

Now, 2008 Rhone, THAT is just bad news - few redeeming features I’ve ever found there. Well... I'm more and more convinced that, rather than just being pretty and charming and forward but less serious, 2008 is the genuinely great Rayas vintage of the decade. I haven’t tasted 2008 Rayas itself, but ...
by Craig G
January 28th, 2021, 7:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: POLL: Top vintage for red Bordeaux 1980 - 1999
Replies: 51
Views: 2731

Re: POLL: Top vintage for red Bordeaux 1980 - 1999

Steen T Olsen wrote: January 28th, 2021, 3:16 am Seriously. How can 1999 have more votes than 1996???!!!.. flawed poll respondents 🤣🤣🤣
Must be the Burgundy drinkers.
by Craig G
January 27th, 2021, 9:43 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Ok, tally it up. What did you buy?
Replies: 223
Views: 8291

Re: Ok, tally it up. What did you buy?

I limited my BD purchases to the signed magnum of MacDonald and the Dujac mixed case.
by Craig G
January 27th, 2021, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Ponsot Vertical 02, 05, 10
Replies: 14
Views: 783

Re: TN: Ponsot Vertical 02, 05, 10

How “ready” was the 2005?
by Craig G
January 27th, 2021, 6:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Found the perfect wine for Neal Mollen
Replies: 18
Views: 1828

Re: Found the perfect wine for Neal Mollen

He’s working through a case of The Prisoner right now.
by Craig G
January 27th, 2021, 5:21 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: ** Offer Closing Sunday! **. Morgan Ranch Wagyu Berserker Day 12 Deal!
Replies: 255
Views: 9256

Re: Morgan Ranch Wagyu Berserker Day 12 Deal!

[dance-clap.gif] Evening chores are done, cattle fed and everything tucked in for the night! Now I can sit at the computer and answer your questions. After looking through our offer and browsing our site, what questions do you have? Is it true that if you lift a calf up every day, you’ll be able to...
by Craig G
January 26th, 2021, 8:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 07 Domaine Fevre Clos
Replies: 6
Views: 342

Re: TN: 07 Domaine Fevre Clos

Jeremy Holmes wrote: January 26th, 2021, 7:54 pm Sealed with Diam?
Grand Crus only from 2010?
by Craig G
January 26th, 2021, 2:43 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: *Flannery Beef* Back Again!
Replies: 226
Views: 11322

Re: *Flannery Beef* Back Again!

Brian S t o t t e r wrote: January 26th, 2021, 12:05 pm Bryan, I placed an order but accidentally forgot the special code. I just e-mailed sales.
You’d better point them to this thread. Otherwise they may not figure out how to apply it.

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