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by Larry Stein
January 20th, 2019, 3:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Unfashionable Alsace making a comeback?
Replies: 45
Views: 2379

Re: Unfashionable Alsace making a comeback?

The other problem with Gewurz is that alcohol levels are higher due to climate change. Gewurz is like Zinfandel in that the brix levels in the grapes will climb quickly with any sign of heat. When I was there last January, I noticed alcohol/heat in the Gewurz's that I tasted at Trimbach and Dirler-C...
by Larry Stein
January 15th, 2019, 8:34 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28
Replies: 40
Views: 732

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28

Yep, that's kinda what I was getting at with my post.
by Larry Stein
January 15th, 2019, 6:52 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28
Replies: 40
Views: 732

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28

My theme is gonna be cru Beaujolais. Probably a 2005.
by Larry Stein
January 10th, 2019, 11:10 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28
Replies: 40
Views: 732

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28

If I recall, didn't we think the Burlingame place was a bit too pricey?
by Larry Stein
January 9th, 2019, 8:04 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28
Replies: 40
Views: 732

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28

I’m ok with PM’s. After that one, we should try to go back to Divino or Donato. Divino’s side room was great.
by Larry Stein
January 6th, 2019, 1:46 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28
Replies: 40
Views: 732

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 2019

When we did our CNY offlines at Cooking Papa, we didn’t do them on CNY. We did it on a date near that and the restaurant had CNY menu items that could be ordered in advance (if required) or when we were seated.
by Larry Stein
January 1st, 2019, 10:49 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 28
Replies: 40
Views: 732

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - January 2019

Preference for the 28th, but the other dates are ok. Chinese New Year is Feb 5. We had talked about doing our next dinner revolving around that. Perhaps, wait until then?
by Larry Stein
November 5th, 2018, 7:46 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - Nov 5 at Sole
Replies: 68
Views: 1282

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - Nov 5 at Sole

Dan, if you’re bringing the Drouhin, I’m gonna change up and bring 06 Beaune-Greves, De Montille.
by Larry Stein
November 1st, 2018, 7:39 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - Nov 5 at Sole
Replies: 68
Views: 1282

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - Nov 5 at Sole

I'm gonna bring a red. Not going to say what it is. No, we won't be tasting it blind.
by Larry Stein
October 25th, 2018, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If I were to buy a 2014 White Burgundy to store until my grandson reaches age 18 or so . . .
Replies: 42
Views: 1724

Re: If I were to buy a 2014 White Burgundy to store until my grandson reaches age 18 or so . . .

I’ve drunk 2 bottles, the most recent just a couple of months ago. Both bottles were fine.
by Larry Stein
October 25th, 2018, 12:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If I were to buy a 2014 White Burgundy to store until my grandson reaches age 18 or so . . .
Replies: 42
Views: 1724

Re: If I were to buy a 2014 White Burgundy to store until my grandson reaches age 18 or so . . .

Don't know if you want to spend $2000+ for a case of some of those mentioned? I would buy a case of the 2014 Caves Duplessis Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos for $60-70 per...SUPER wine, built to age, and I don't believe Duplessis has any issues with premox. duplesis definitely has issues with premox. th...
by Larry Stein
October 24th, 2018, 7:53 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Pre-1998 Williams Selyem: Mountain View (SF Bay) Tues.10/23
Replies: 85
Views: 1813

Re: Pre-1998 Williams Selyem: Mountain View (SF Bay) Tues.10/23

Yes, thanks so much, George! All the Allen wines were terrific (1994 was a total wow! wine). Also, loved the '93 RRV and '96 Rochioli! The '01 Zin was quite a surprise, too! 15.5% alc and there's no way it seemed that high. Great balance on that wine. Ian, thanks for the tomatoes! Only thing I had t...
by Larry Stein
October 24th, 2018, 7:49 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - Nov 5 at Sole
Replies: 68
Views: 1282

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - Nov 5 at Sole

I can bring red (Burgundy) or white (Chablis or German Riesling).
by Larry Stein
October 23rd, 2018, 4:30 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Pre-1998 Williams Selyem: Mountain View (SF Bay) Tues.10/23
Replies: 85
Views: 1813

Re: Pre-1998 Williams Selyem: Mountain View (SF Bay) Tues.10/23

Reference to the person who runs the tasting group I attend (Alan attends, too).
by Larry Stein
October 23rd, 2018, 4:01 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Pre-1998 Williams Selyem: Mountain View (SF Bay) Tues.10/23
Replies: 85
Views: 1813

Re: Pre-1998 Williams Selyem: Mountain View (SF Bay) Tues.10/23

Does anyone have a beaker or two? That will prevent overpouring. Also, I suggest they be Bott poured (one person pours one wine for everyone, keeping the bottle horizontal the entire time so as to not shake up the sediment)
by Larry Stein
October 23rd, 2018, 1:03 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Pre-1998 Williams Selyem: Mountain View (SF Bay) Tues.10/23
Replies: 85
Views: 1813

Re: Pre-1998 Williams Selyem: Mountain View (SF Bay) Tues.10/23

Non-blind. Also, it sounds like 2 flights since we won’t have enough glasses to pour them all at once.
by Larry Stein
October 23rd, 2018, 7:49 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Pre-1998 Williams Selyem: Mountain View (SF Bay) Tues.10/23
Replies: 85
Views: 1813

Re: Pre-1998 Williams Selyem: Mountain View (SF Bay) Tues.10/23

2002 Eitelsbacher Karthauserhofberg Kabinett (Saar)
by Larry Stein
October 22nd, 2018, 7:30 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - Nov 5 at Sole
Replies: 68
Views: 1282

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - Nov 5

There's only 7 of us so Sole?
by Larry Stein
October 18th, 2018, 3:40 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - Nov 5 at Sole
Replies: 68
Views: 1282

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - Nov 5

We already do that. For no particular reason except that it’s Alan.
by Larry Stein
October 14th, 2018, 6:53 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Pre-1998 Williams Selyem: Mountain View (SF Bay) Tues.10/23
Replies: 85
Views: 1813

Re: Pre-1998 Williams Selyem: Mountain View (Sf Bay) Tues.10/23

Looks like we’ll have up to 14 people. I’m wondering if we should use measuring beakers for pouring? With that many folks, it’s pretty easy to take too large a pour.
by Larry Stein
October 14th, 2018, 8:45 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - Nov 5 at Sole
Replies: 68
Views: 1282

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - Nov 5

I’d be up for either Divino or Kabul. If the group is small enough, 10 or less (and Andrew isn’t attending), Sole is fine with me.
by Larry Stein
October 4th, 2018, 9:01 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - Nov 5 at Sole
Replies: 68
Views: 1282

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - Oct/Nov

ERPark wrote:
October 3rd, 2018, 8:04 pm
Have we considered February 29th?
Table for one!
by Larry Stein
October 2nd, 2018, 7:56 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - Nov 5 at Sole
Replies: 68
Views: 1282

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - Oct

15th could work. Definitely no on the 22nd with George's Williams Selyem dinner on the 23rd. Looks like November since you aren't around on the 29th.
by Larry Stein
September 30th, 2018, 2:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile (France, Alsace)
Replies: 42
Views: 1347

Re: TN: 2010 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile (France, Alsace)

Not released yet. I visited Trimbach in January. I asked about this for a friend. The woman who was pouring was very coy about a release date. I left it at that.
by Larry Stein
September 28th, 2018, 8:19 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Pre-1998 Williams Selyem: Mountain View (SF Bay) Tues.10/23
Replies: 85
Views: 1813

Re: Burt Williams era (pre-1998) Williams Selyem Mountain View Sf Bay Area 10/23 or 11/6

Oct. 23. I'd prefer to NOT have it on Election Day. I don't want to repeat our 2016 offline.
by Larry Stein
September 25th, 2018, 2:27 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - September 24
Replies: 93
Views: 1584

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - September 24

I agree with everything Alan said. That may be a first. neener
by Larry Stein
September 23rd, 2018, 10:52 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - September 24
Replies: 93
Views: 1584

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - September 24

BTW, if you bring a tin-foiled bottle of something that you opened and drank some of prior, I ain’t touchin’ it.
by Larry Stein
September 23rd, 2018, 1:55 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - September 24
Replies: 93
Views: 1584

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - September 24

Where the hell is Andrew? Don’t see a single post from him in this thread.
by Larry Stein
September 19th, 2018, 12:27 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - September 24
Replies: 93
Views: 1584

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - September 24

Ok Andy, just so you don't feel ignored (better get used to it with this group...)

2001 Riesling CFE, Trimbach
Probably 2006 Beaune-Greves, de Montille
by Larry Stein
September 19th, 2018, 12:25 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - September 24
Replies: 93
Views: 1584

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - September 24

George Chadwick wrote:
September 19th, 2018, 12:18 pm
I'm bringing a new attitude.
You're gonna wrap yourself in a tin foil hat so that we have to figure it out blind?
by Larry Stein
September 18th, 2018, 8:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Review Sites Do You Subscribe To?
Replies: 27
Views: 1042

Re: Which Review Sites Do You Subscribe To?

Not sure why people are so proud of not subscribing to Vinous, Robinson, View from the Cellar, et al. Do folks think they already know all there is to know? Or, that they can learn everything new in the wide, wide world of wine from a wine board populated by a mix of real experts and people who thi...
by Larry Stein
September 15th, 2018, 7:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which RIDGE are you drinking?
Replies: 456
Views: 27078

Re: Which RIDGE are you drinking?

Of recent vintages for the Estate Cab, 2014 is the exception. 2015 is outstanding, IMO. I've tasted it twice now and I'd be hard-pressed to find another CA Cab that matches it at $60 (I paid $48 as I had a Ridge coupon). 2015 100% air-dried american oak barrels; (45% new, 17% one year old, 38% two a...
by Larry Stein
August 28th, 2018, 6:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pet-Nat recs
Replies: 54
Views: 1366

Re: Pet-Nat recs

C. Mc Cart wrote:
August 28th, 2018, 6:44 pm
Ah, Pet Nat, the younger millenials orange wine alternative.
I'm 64 and I like pet-nat. And I pretty much dislike orange wine because it disguises any varietal character.
by Larry Stein
August 28th, 2018, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pet-Nat recs
Replies: 54
Views: 1366

Re: Pet-Nat recs

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
August 28th, 2018, 6:23 pm
Pet-nat: how to turn sparkling wine into a cash flow category.
Not in the case of Les Capriades. All that property produces is pet-nat, no other style of wine.

(added) Perhaps one could say this more about domestic wineries.
by Larry Stein
August 28th, 2018, 5:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pet-Nat recs
Replies: 54
Views: 1366

Re: Pet-Nat recs

by Larry Stein
August 28th, 2018, 12:26 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - September 24
Replies: 93
Views: 1584

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - September 24

Somehow I'm not surprised that you'd need *two* emotional support dogs.
by Larry Stein
August 27th, 2018, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOYLsf ?
Replies: 74
Views: 2475

Re: WOYLsf ?

Yeah, one bottle is tough! I was in the biz in the mid-80s and drank a LOT of old wine from CA and France. That one bottle which showed me what Burgundy was all about was 1962 La Tâche from a double magnum. This came from a friend's cellar. IIRC, he payed a princely sum of $700 for that bottle. It g...
by Larry Stein
August 23rd, 2018, 12:14 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - September 24
Replies: 93
Views: 1584

Re: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - September!

24th would be better for me. Not sure about the 10th.
by Larry Stein
August 19th, 2018, 8:46 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Pre-1998 Williams Selyem: Mountain View (SF Bay) Tues.10/23
Replies: 85
Views: 1813

Re: Burt Williams era (pre-1998) Williams Selyem inexpensive dinner Sf Bay Area late Sept.

I’m interested, but can’t commit yet. I can bring a bottle of German Riesling from the 2001-4 vintage, if that would work.
by Larry Stein
August 7th, 2018, 10:38 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - Aug 13, Sole
Replies: 29
Views: 732

SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - Aug 13

I’m going to George’s bash on the 12th. The 13th isn’t great for me, but that’s ok. If that’s the best date, go for it.
by Larry Stein
August 5th, 2018, 9:35 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: San Francisco on the water New Date: Sunday August 12 3:30
Replies: 11
Views: 513

San Francisco on the water New Date: Sunday August 12 3:30

George just said on Facebook that it’s back to the 12th so the subject header is correct.
by Larry Stein
August 4th, 2018, 7:15 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: San Francisco on the water New Date: Sunday August 12 3:30
Replies: 11
Views: 513

San Francisco on the water New Date: Sunday August 12 3:30

According to his FB feed, it’s been changed to the 19th.
by Larry Stein
August 3rd, 2018, 7:59 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: San Francisco on the water New Date: Sunday August 12 3:30
Replies: 11
Views: 513

San Francisco on the water New Date: Sunday August 12 3:30

I thought you changed it to the 19th. If so, you need to edit the subject date.
by Larry Stein
August 2nd, 2018, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best bottle you’ve ever received as a present?
Replies: 77
Views: 2485

Best bottle you’ve ever received as a present?

James Wright wrote:1955 Comte de Vogüé Musigny
THAT'S the bottle that closes this thread. In my 37 years of drinking Burgundy, it's one of the three greatest red Burgundies I've ever drank. The other two were '49 and '62 La Tache.
by Larry Stein
July 31st, 2018, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best bottle you’ve ever received as a present?
Replies: 77
Views: 2485

Best bottle you’ve ever received as a present?

Probably the first bottle that started my cellar. It was a 21st birthday present from my parents. 1972 Bienvenues-Batard-Montrachet, Leflaive. I'm guessing I drank it sometime around 1990. It was magnificent.
by Larry Stein
July 24th, 2018, 7:14 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - July 24
Replies: 55
Views: 1241

SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - July 24

Nope, still in.
by Larry Stein
July 22nd, 2018, 6:41 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - July 24
Replies: 55
Views: 1241

SF Bay Area/Peninsula OL - July 24

Alan Rath wrote: a night in the fantasy suite with George.
Sondheim wrote a musical about that.

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