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by Brady Daniels
November 14th, 2019, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hybrid wine shops/bars - Vinepair article
Replies: 31
Views: 921

Re: Hybrid wine shops/bars - Vinepair article

Why does anybody find this confusing? If you get service, please tip.

If You drink/eat there, and get a few bottles to take home, tip on what you drank/ate there, not the extra bottles.
by Brady Daniels
November 7th, 2019, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel
Replies: 83
Views: 4747

Re: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel

He doesn't compare the taste of 2018 Burg and 2003 Bdx, he compares the early hype. Agreed, but presumably in so doing, he is indirectly linking the wines. Both were freakishly hot vintages in the respective regions that producing wines that Gilman finds beyond over-ripe. Please note this is my pre...
by Brady Daniels
October 31st, 2019, 3:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy harvest dates back to the 14th century
Replies: 11
Views: 866

Re: Burgundy harvest dates back to the 14th century

All he's saying is that there are confounding issues such that you can't draw a direct line from pick dates in Burgundy to climate change. He's not saying that climate change is not a thing because of the existence of these confounding issues. This is the difference between "if A then B," and "if a...
by Brady Daniels
October 31st, 2019, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy harvest dates back to the 14th century
Replies: 11
Views: 866

Re: Burgundy harvest dates back to the 14th century

Shame they also did not point out that French wines were considered very inferior in those days and prior to latter day riper picks. Until about 17th century and really into 18th century when riper picks became the norm. Historically, French wines had hard time selling/competing against even wines ...
by Brady Daniels
October 23rd, 2019, 10:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tariff on wines carried on planes?
Replies: 35
Views: 1576

Re: Tariff on wines carried on planes?

Yes, but we need a trail blazer or two to bring home a six pack and share their experience. Before my Christmas trip to London, please. ( ͡~ ͜ʖ ͡°)
by Brady Daniels
October 20th, 2019, 11:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Bousselots
Replies: 9
Views: 1022

Re: TN: 2010 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Bousselots

Hey Dale, so how is your red burg education going, three years in?

I find the more I learn, the less I know.

Sounds like a nice bottle! I’m trying to keep my hands off of 2010’s, but they are so crystalline and delicious. They really seem like an ideal blend of ‘08 acidity and ‘09 fruit.
by Brady Daniels
October 20th, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo Sediment
Replies: 93
Views: 4054

Re: Barolo Sediment

Fine sediment in Burgundy, in moderation, rarely bothers me, certainly far less than Nebbiolo. That said I sometimes decant until the fine sediment begins, then I continue pouring into a burgundy glass, and let it settle there. I stop pouring when the sediment gets more concentrated. That “sediment”...
by Brady Daniels
October 20th, 2019, 12:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo Sediment
Replies: 93
Views: 4054

Re: Barolo Sediment

Please don’t worry as much about Burgundy, Bordeaux, or other sediment. The point of this thread, imho, is that Nebbiolo sediment is different, and worth making the effort to avoid. It is bitter and truly alters/ruins the wine. Older Nebbs are the only wines that I insist on double decanting before ...
by Brady Daniels
October 18th, 2019, 11:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Barolo of the year ?
Replies: 50
Views: 2306

Re: What is your Barolo of the year ?

This board drinks it’s barolo far younger than we did just five years ago. Interesting.
by Brady Daniels
October 17th, 2019, 10:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Ch. Meyney - St. Estephe
Replies: 10
Views: 578

Re: TN: 2000 Ch. Meyney - St. Estephe

The 1989 was an epiphany wine for me and my friends. I’ll bet we went through at least two cases at our local pizza joint. Never a bad bottle. Never had a post-1990 wow bottle since then.
by Brady Daniels
October 16th, 2019, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Barolo of the year ?
Replies: 50
Views: 2306

Re: What is your Barolo of the year ?

2000 Giacosa Rabaja was singing. This wine has always drunk well, but now its maturing nicely, some might say prematurely. Dammit, just realized you wanted a Barolo, and this is a lowly Barbaresco.
by Brady Daniels
October 16th, 2019, 3:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How bad is a wine if Suckling only gives it 92 points?
Replies: 22
Views: 1993

Re: How bad is a wine if Suckling only gives it 92 points?

John Glas wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 2:54 pm
Two possibilities. One, I would actually love the wine.
Probably would like it. Normally I seek out the Parker 92 point wines as they are balanced and not over the top hot wines.
Showing my age, but back in the day (mid-1990’s), that description was a Parker 89.
by Brady Daniels
October 15th, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 295
Views: 14330

Re: Ravenswood library offer

I should have set an alarm. Almost all wishlist. Dammit
by Brady Daniels
October 11th, 2019, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 295
Views: 14330

Re: Ravenswood library offer

larry schaffer wrote:
October 11th, 2019, 8:27 am
And my impression with older zins in general is that they lose their 'zin exuberance' and remind me more of aged clarets. Anyone else experience this?
The few really old zins I had reminded more of aged Nebbiolo than Cabernet/merlot. But I guess all red wines converge with time.
by Brady Daniels
October 10th, 2019, 8:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 295
Views: 14330

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Chr!s G|@rn3r wrote:
October 10th, 2019, 4:45 pm
I have no experience purchasing wines 20+ years old, but I’m interested in participating. Does anyone have an educated guess on what the prices will be?
Nope. Waiting with baited breath.
by Brady Daniels
October 10th, 2019, 8:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need a great American wine suggestion
Replies: 52
Views: 2288

Re: Need a great American wine suggestion

Another vote for a mature Ridge Montebello.

With a side of Zin.
by Brady Daniels
October 10th, 2019, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 295
Views: 14330

Re: Ravenswood library offer

That’s quite a list. I suspect many of us will be friendly competitors on the 15th.
by Brady Daniels
October 9th, 2019, 11:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me understand primary, secondary, tertiary characteristics
Replies: 71
Views: 2557

Re: Help me understand primary, secondary, tertiary characteristics

I’m more in-line with Hanks definition than Chris's. But this shouldn’t be a matter of opinion. Happily there are formal definitions. https://vinepair.com/articles/wine-aromas-explained/ I’ve never once read an article about that subject, and I’m not arguing my view versus anyone else’s. I’m not su...
by Brady Daniels
October 8th, 2019, 5:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me understand primary, secondary, tertiary characteristics
Replies: 71
Views: 2557

Re: Help me understand primary, secondary, tertiary characteristics

I’m more in-line with Hanks definition than Chris's.

But this shouldn’t be a matter of opinion. Happily there are formal definitions.

https://vinepair.com/articles/wine-aromas-explained/
by Brady Daniels
October 6th, 2019, 11:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 516
Views: 27734

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

Eric Ifune wrote: ↑Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:57 am Since I currently only buy Portuguese wines, I have no problem. Perhaps you all should too. As good as anything in France for a third the price even without tariffs. :) Reco’s please- Eric Ifune wrote: ↑Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:57 am Since I currently only buy ...
by Brady Daniels
October 5th, 2019, 9:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 516
Views: 27734

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

Dan and other board importers, I wish you the best. It’s easy for me and other long-term collectors to view this as a cellar reduction opportunity. It’s annoying for others who are wondering how their overseas wines will be handled, but it’s not the end of the world. But I empathize with the stress ...
by Brady Daniels
October 4th, 2019, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 516
Views: 27734

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

FWIW, I was recently in Bordeaux and speaking to a person in the French wine industry about the proposed tariffs at that time, which Trump was touting at 100%. Thankfully, that did not come to pass, however 25% did. I asked her if she thought it was fair for Trump to go after French wine. Surprisin...
by Brady Daniels
October 4th, 2019, 6:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 295
Views: 14330

Re: Ravenswood library offer

My love for zin dates back to 90’s Ravenswood zins. This is quite exciting. I hope Joel limits guaranteed purchase amounts to allow more people to participate. Wishlisting seems prudent.
by Brady Daniels
October 3rd, 2019, 8:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 516
Views: 27734

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

Think I’ll just go to the Winchester, have a nice cold pint, and wait for this all to blow over.
by Brady Daniels
October 2nd, 2019, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: R.I.P. Alan Eden
Replies: 138
Views: 9901

Re: R.I.P. Alan Eden

Damn, how did I miss this? A recent thread mentioned his death, and I assumed it was metaphorical.

RIP Alan. [berserker.gif]
by Brady Daniels
October 2nd, 2019, 11:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fourrier Bourgogne - Are there both domain and negociant versions?
Replies: 14
Views: 948

Re: Fourrier Bourgogne - Are there both domain and negociant versions?

Bonjour Antoine, I save those wines for you, my friend! I’m searching for cellar defenders, after opening a couple of 2010 premier crus. We love our burgs, but all our village wines are in Seckford. Fourrier Bourgogne will do nicely. Overall you’d be shocked by burg prices here on the west coast. Fa...
by Brady Daniels
October 1st, 2019, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fourrier Bourgogne - Are there both domain and negociant versions?
Replies: 14
Views: 948

Re: Fourrier Bourgogne - Are there both domain and negociant versions?

Still researching my own question and found this: https://youtu.be/l1qGwy_sxOU Jean-Marie discusses his own negociant approach starting just after the four minute point. He insists on: 1) no overlap on appellations to confuse the customer (I’m looking at you Dujac Morey!) 2) he only buys grapes, not...
by Brady Daniels
October 1st, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fourrier Bourgogne - Are there both domain and negociant versions?
Replies: 14
Views: 948

Re: Fourrier Bourgogne - Are there both domain and negociant versions?

Thanks all for your responses. So to recap, at this point we believe that through 2012, Fourrier’s Bourgogne rouge was entirely domaine fruit. This wine is labeled as Domaine Fourrier. Starting in 2013, Fourrier changed it to a negociant wine, presumably with the addition of new fruit, not from the ...
by Brady Daniels
September 30th, 2019, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fourrier Bourgogne - Are there both domain and negociant versions?
Replies: 14
Views: 948

Re: Fourrier Bourgogne - Are there both domain and negociant versions?

Perhaps one shouldn’t pose questions to the board on Saturday. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
by Brady Daniels
September 28th, 2019, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fourrier Bourgogne - Are there both domain and negociant versions?
Replies: 14
Views: 948

Fourrier Bourgogne - Are there both domain and negociant versions?

I know when I first bought and posted about the Fourrier Bourgogne rouge with the 2009 vintage that it was a domain wine. I also know that since 2013, they’ve offered a negociant version. My question is do they now offer both domain and negociant versions? CellarTracker has listings for both, but th...
by Brady Daniels
September 20th, 2019, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Dujac Fils et Père Chambolle-Musigny
Replies: 2
Views: 417

Re: TN: 2002 Dujac Fils et Père Chambolle-Musigny

Agree 100%. A terrific village. The 2002 Morey village is every bit as good.
by Brady Daniels
September 20th, 2019, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some 2003 (yes 2003) Chateauneuf du Pape
Replies: 33
Views: 1748

Re: Some 2003 (yes 2003) Chateauneuf du Pape

Pat Martin wrote:
September 19th, 2019, 9:08 pm
I best thing 2003 CdP has going for it is 2007 CdP...

The worst of the vintage are quite bad, but still usually better than 2007.
Is this a common opinion? Or does Parker anointing 2007 Rhône as the best vintage ever from anywhere come into play?
by Brady Daniels
September 10th, 2019, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The New Yorker on Orange Wines
Replies: 41
Views: 1781

Re: The New Yorker on Orange Wines

I've only had a few orange wines. Some have been amazing and some have been pretty bad... But I have noticed even the orange wines that I like I would only limit myself to a glass. It reminded me the first time I had purchased a bottle of Saxum and opened it with some friends. It was good, and had ...
by Brady Daniels
September 8th, 2019, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 220
Views: 18262

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

I signed up for the list in March 2015. Anyone else sign up near that point? Am I close to getting an allocation yet?
by Brady Daniels
September 8th, 2019, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Comparing the St-Jacques vineyards
Replies: 12
Views: 1477

Re: Comparing the St-Jacques vineyards

This sort of tasting can be humbling to those who naturally bias towards the more expensive wine. Not that Jadot CSJ is pricey in the world of CSJ.

I sometimes think that the element of terroir that most separates CSJ from the others is a healthy dose of oak. I’m looking at you Rousseau!
by Brady Daniels
September 6th, 2019, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Big Turley collection at K&L
Replies: 11
Views: 1269

Re: Big Turley collection at K&L

I remember doing a little happy dance whenever I found a bottle or two of Turley at retail, in the mid to late nineties. Shit was super allocated back then.

Now I see it at retail more often. I still do an almost indiscernible happy dance though.
by Brady Daniels
September 3rd, 2019, 9:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated burgundy vintages
Replies: 76
Views: 3648

Re: Underrated burgundy vintages

Personally, I think many 2012’s will drink better than more heralded vintages for at least a decade. Some are already adding a tertiary savory note. Old bones? Maybe not, but perhaps an early drinking vintage, similar to but superior than 2007.
by Brady Daniels
August 18th, 2019, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terpines from cannabis and vineyards-any experience?
Replies: 73
Views: 3264

Re: Terpines from cannabis and vineyards-any experience?

For those who like NW IPA’s, “dank” is a positive attribute. I wonder if dank might someday be the new “forest floor” in American wine? Match that terroir, France!

Interesting thread, thank you all for the good faith discussion.
by Brady Daniels
August 18th, 2019, 10:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which wines to bring back from Europe?
Replies: 26
Views: 1559

Re: Which wines to bring back from Europe?

Agree with Greg. Be flexible, and do your research real-time.

Another thing to consider; sometimes wines of one region sell in another region for far less.
by Brady Daniels
August 17th, 2019, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK
Replies: 140
Views: 8269

Re: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK

Several UK wine merchants sold at a tremendous discount during the 2009 financial crisis. I truly regret not buying much more then. If Brexit or an external event cause another crisis, the combination of dumping and exchange rate would be awesome for buyers, assuming one still has a job and the worl...
by Brady Daniels
August 13th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 09 Wine
Replies: 41
Views: 2219

Re: 09 Wine

I am happy to have the 2009 Burgundies that I purchased in my cellar, and it's a vintage I look for on restaurant lists in the search for something open and expressive, but it isn't a vintage I'm trying to backfill with (and it is generally quite aggressively priced now). Aggressive as in low? Any ...
by Brady Daniels
August 13th, 2019, 9:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 09 Wine
Replies: 41
Views: 2219

Re: 09 Wine

What are the producers that avoided the facile plague? Interesting is Grivot as I just checked I bought very long on Grivot (not a bad idea as he then increased his prices big time... but only if the wines are any good...) I think your Grivots will be fine, Antoine. I don’t think facile is a plague...
by Brady Daniels
August 11th, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 27398

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

Pretty sure the net increase is due to foreign immigration. The immigration from other states is less than that of immigration to other states. And businesses are leaving. rolleyes Seriously, we are devolving this far? Foreigners - bad! It amuses me when people complain that California is anti-busi...
by Brady Daniels
July 6th, 2019, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dumbest wine related thing you have done ?
Replies: 57
Views: 3635

Re: Dumbest wine related thing you have done ?

There have been too many occasions to count on which, in high spirits among friends, I have opened too good a bottle of wine too late in the night after too many other bottles of wine, and woken the next morning with no memory of the wine and just an empty bottle. I don’t remember several of the be...
by Brady Daniels
July 6th, 2019, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corkage Etiquette for Older Bottles?
Replies: 23
Views: 1528

Re: Corkage Etiquette for Older Bottles?

For the first time in my wine-drinking life, I was challenged for bringing in an open bottle a few weeks ago. Once I explained why it was opened they were completely cool. I think you’ll be fine. If you need to open the second bottle, be prepared to pay a second corkage fee, even if the first wine ...
by Brady Daniels
July 5th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 14171

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

I’m not sure about ITB'ers in general, but I feel that there are far fewer posts from winemakers here than five to ten years ago.
by Brady Daniels
July 5th, 2019, 11:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Misleading quoting of reviews: Doing the right thing
Replies: 18
Views: 1764

Re: Misleading quoting of reviews: Doing the right thing

I will try to visit Marty’s on my next trip to Boston.

Making mistakes is easy, owning them and fixing them less so.

That is outstanding example of making up for the mistake.
by Brady Daniels
July 5th, 2019, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corkage Etiquette for Older Bottles?
Replies: 23
Views: 1528

Re: Corkage Etiquette for Older Bottles?

For the first time in my wine-drinking life, I was challenged for bringing in an open bottle a few weeks ago. Once I explained why it was opened they were completely cool. I think you’ll be fine. If you need to open the second bottle, be prepared to pay a second corkage fee, even if the first wine i...
by Brady Daniels
July 5th, 2019, 11:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favourite Quality in a wine
Replies: 61
Views: 1852

Re: Favourite Quality in a wine

I think it makes total sense to enjoy wines from wineries you visited.

Sometimes wine is just a beverage, sometimes it helps create a narrative. It’s hard to go too wrong reminiscing about excellent vacations, places you’ve seen and people you liked.

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