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by Scot H.
November 2nd, 2020, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If only one country...
Replies: 103
Views: 3383

Re: If only one country...

South Africa.
by Scot H.
October 21st, 2020, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 291
Views: 18810

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
October 21st, 2020, 12:42 pm
Crush just now at $190.
Hard pass. So many options at that price. This wine is always, always released at a higher price and then it settles down. There is a sea of it. Maybe not to $105 this year, but $190 is crazy pants.
by Scot H.
October 9th, 2020, 8:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Bouchard Vosne Romanee aka why was this so yummy?
Replies: 9
Views: 776

Re: TN: 2011 Bouchard Vosne Romanee aka why was this so yummy?

Have been really into burgundy the last couple of years but still exploring to figure out where my wallet can give maximal bang for my palate. Last night and tonight we enjoyed a 2011 Bouchard Vosne Romanee that was lovely. Village wine from a widely considered poor vintage that really resonated. F...
by Scot H.
October 1st, 2020, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 291
Views: 18810

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

I mean good luck with this. A sea of great Champagne out there. This is a wino wine and they make a lot it (here is a room of 72k bottles although I'm not sure of the vintage). And with restaurants going out of business, selling cellars, etc. Good luck. Just give it a year and offers will come down....
by Scot H.
September 30th, 2020, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 291
Views: 18810

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

Just got an offer from Grand Vin at $189. I looked in CT at some comps for my pricing and Krug 168eme MV was $161; 08 Dom was $143; 06 Comte - lowest price was $105 with an average of $111. I would note that the $105 was "later" in the release season and that I paid more for the first bottles.
by Scot H.
February 15th, 2020, 4:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1521
Views: 94030

Re: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment

Here is an article. ’The United States Trade Representative said late Friday that it would increase the duty it had imposed on European aircraft to 15 percent from 10 percent, effective March 18. It also removed prune juice for the list of taxed items, and added a 25 percent tax on French and German...
by Scot H.
January 20th, 2020, 3:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1521
Views: 94030

Re: US to impose 25% — and now 100% — tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Please quote where you see this as I am not seeing it. I am reading this a France and US not the EU Airbus dispute. Seems like there is going to be some confusion as this is sorted. But this is from another article: https://www.scmp.com/news/world/europe/article/3046926/emmanuel-macron-seals-tariff...
by Scot H.
January 20th, 2020, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1521
Views: 94030

Re: US to impose 25% — and now 100% — tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Macron just tweeted: “ Great discussion with @realDonaldTrump on digital tax. We will work together on a good agreement to avoid tariff escalation.”
by Scot H.
November 23rd, 2019, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 562
Views: 35017

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Nate Simon wrote:
November 23rd, 2019, 7:23 am
Maybe a bit of thread tangent, but I’ve never found it necessary to stand a bottle for more than a day or so. It makes sense when you think about it: how long could it really take for anything to fall the 10 inches or so to the bottom of the bottle?
Maybe a month on an old Nebbiolo.
by Scot H.
November 5th, 2019, 6:45 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: HORL - knife sharpener - Made in Germany
Replies: 42
Views: 6408

Re: HORL - knife sharpener - Made in Germany

Anton D wrote:
November 4th, 2019, 3:30 pm
Has anybody been able to buy the Horl three wheel set in America?

Amazon Germany won't ship to me and Amazon USA doesn't list it!
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01NC ... UTF8&psc=1
by Scot H.
November 4th, 2019, 7:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Construction advice: racking choices
Replies: 34
Views: 1792

Re: Cellar Construction advice: racking choices

If I started over with a clean sheet, I would do large square bins (double-deep) with wood dividers (see photo of Laurent Ponsot). The versatility of bins cannot be overstated as you can fit anything in one and the wood dividers seem to be a smart way to store bottles in bins. https://www.ft.com/__o...
by Scot H.
October 29th, 2019, 3:31 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: White truffles already?
Replies: 12
Views: 2542

Re: White truffles already?

Do people have US sources other than Urbani or Sabatino?
by Scot H.
October 29th, 2019, 2:10 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Paris 3 Star Michelin Lunch recs
Replies: 53
Views: 6604

Re: Paris 3 Star Michelin Lunch recs

My favorite *** lunches in Paris have been at Guy Savoy and Le Cinq. I’ve had lunch at Ledoyen, but on that day it was a lesser experience. The ham/truffle pasta dish at Le Cinq may be a mainstay of the menu, but it is one of the best things I have ever eaten. Just fantastic. I found the wine list t...
by Scot H.
October 28th, 2019, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BA First Galleries lounge LHR
Replies: 9
Views: 910

Re: BA First Galleries lounge LHR

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
October 26th, 2019, 4:31 am
Don’t they usually have Grand Siecle?
At the Concord lounge. Assume this is the First lounge, which is open to travelers with certain status, but not necessarily traveling on BA in First.
by Scot H.
October 25th, 2019, 10:06 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: where to buy a magnum in Burgundy?
Replies: 4
Views: 3092

Re: where to buy a magnum in Burgundy?

Alain Hess in Place Carnot (in Beaune) is my favorite. Plus get some cheese while you are there.
by Scot H.
October 25th, 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tariff on wines carried on planes?
Replies: 35
Views: 1712

Re: Tariff on wines carried on planes?

Although I do find it unlikely that a federal Customs employee is going to spend time enforcing PA (or other) state laws. It's not their job...at all. I actually recall something about this from years ago and found this online in one of the Know Before You Go brochures: Also, you should be aware th...
by Scot H.
October 25th, 2019, 6:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tariff on wines carried on planes?
Replies: 35
Views: 1712

Re: Tariff on wines carried on planes?

Thanks Scot. People are having a hard enough time understanding the Federal Customs rules. I think adding state rules might cause their heads to explode! ;) Ha! No kidding. But I think it is important to understand that because it puts a “kink” in a scheme to bring back cases of wine in your luggag...
by Scot H.
October 24th, 2019, 3:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tariff on wines carried on planes?
Replies: 35
Views: 1712

Re: Tariff on wines carried on planes?

Duty and tax and tariff are just different words for the same thing. If you bring in any amount of alcohol in excess of your personal exemption, I would expect that you would be subject to applicable federal taxes. This can include excise taxes (described above on volume), or other federal taxes, li...
by Scot H.
October 17th, 2019, 8:00 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Washington DC
Replies: 228
Views: 28678

Re: Washington DC

Reverie has changed their corkage policy. No more free corkage for the first bottle. Now $50 a bottle. So cross that place off the list. Too bad as I really liked the food. Ugh. $50? Ridiculous. Good food. What a shame. Crushingly sad as I really loved the duck and have brought a number of winos th...
by Scot H.
October 16th, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Washington DC
Replies: 228
Views: 28678

Re: Washington DC

Reverie has changed their corkage policy. No more free corkage for the first bottle. Now $50 a bottle. So cross that place off the list. Too bad as I really liked the food.
by Scot H.
June 30th, 2019, 12:27 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Washington DC
Replies: 228
Views: 28678

Re: Washington DC

NoahR wrote:
December 7th, 2018, 10:50 am
Reverie in georgetown allows corkage and is very wine friendly. I can’t remember if they charged me, but it was nothing outrageous. Excellent food, and a geeky-cool wine list.
I believe the first bottle is free.
by Scot H.
June 27th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Restaurants open for Sunday lunch in Reims?
Replies: 13
Views: 1134

Re: Restaurants open for Sunday lunch in Reims?

Ian Sutton wrote:
June 16th, 2019, 12:53 pm
Might be literally 1/4 of a magnum, or the more jocular term we sometimes use for a half bottle
I'm totally using this. "And I'd like to buy 12 quarter jeroboams. Also, do you have any half magnums?"

Maya:
What's the title?

Miles Raymond:
The Day After Yesterday.

Maya:
Oh... You mean today?
by Scot H.
June 8th, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?
Replies: 89
Views: 7675

Re: What's the nest top end non-DRC red Burgundy?

Ed Gonzales wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 10:59 am
domaine serene out of oregon. it beat out drc multiple times.



what suzanne said along with dujac clos de la roche, roumier amoureuses, grivot richebourg, cathiard malconsorts, mugnier musigny, etc.
by Scot H.
April 16th, 2019, 4:38 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Anyone ever visit the Sherry lodges in Jerez?
Replies: 5
Views: 469

Re: Anyone ever visit the Sherry lodges in Jerez?

A number of years ago, did a tour at Bodegas Tradicion. It was small - maybe 8 people and well worthwhile. Recommended.
by Scot H.
March 20th, 2019, 6:28 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Downtown Los Angeles Offline Location Recommendations?
Replies: 7
Views: 447

Re: Downtown Los Angeles Offline Location Recommendations?

fred o. wrote:
March 20th, 2019, 5:35 pm
i'd recommend Water Grill on grand. free corkage, no limit.
food is adequate if not mindblowing, and service can be hit or miss, but a good variety from seafood to some red meat so it would work with many different wines.

http://www.watergrill.com/wgla/info.html
Thanks Fred, will check it out.
by Scot H.
March 20th, 2019, 6:25 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Downtown Los Angeles Offline Location Recommendations?
Replies: 7
Views: 447

Re: Downtown Los Angeles Offline Location Recommendations?

Hello all. Hosting a tasting with a bunch of work colleagues from all over the country. Hotel is not being accommodating with a location for us and so looking for a downtown restaurant where we can have a tasting. Currently scheduled for mid-day so not looking for dinner - just looking for a place ...
by Scot H.
March 19th, 2019, 2:21 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Downtown Los Angeles Offline Location Recommendations?
Replies: 7
Views: 447

Downtown Los Angeles Offline Location Recommendations?

Hello all. Hosting a tasting with a bunch of work colleagues from all over the country. Hotel is not being accommodating with a location for us and so looking for a downtown restaurant where we can have a tasting. Currently scheduled for mid-day so not looking for dinner - just looking for a place w...
by Scot H.
October 19th, 2018, 4:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Master Somm Invalidation
Replies: 207
Views: 18067

Re: Master Somm Invalidation

Dear Somm's & fellow Wine Knerds, A member of the Board, the very same governing body that has made this decision, sent an email to a few select candidates the morning of the tasting portion of the exam with the subject line “heads up,” releasing the initials of two varietals in the flight. The Boa...
by Scot H.
September 9th, 2018, 4:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Petrus And Tax
Replies: 75
Views: 4153

Re: Petrus And Tax

Linda, I assume that you are in Europe? If so, you cannot just ship wine to the United States. Rather, it must be imported, which requires certain procedures and taxes. If wine is simply shipped (for example, using UPS or similar) and intercepted, it will be destroyed. It is also illegal to ship alc...
by Scot H.
December 5th, 2017, 10:32 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Central Coast, CA Recomendations
Replies: 7
Views: 687

Central Coast, CA Recomendations

Just wanted to ping this thread - any new places near SLO or Paso? TIA.
by Scot H.
February 20th, 2017, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WHAT Was Your PROUDEST AUCTION TRIUMPH?
Replies: 62
Views: 4443

WHAT Was Your PROUDEST AUCTION TRIUMPH?

Not long ago bought a near-case of what was cataloged as 1929 Bouchard (P&F) "Beaune" from one of the large auction houses. Not a lot of demand and got them for a reasonable price. From a well-known collector's cellar.

When I got the bottles it turned out to be Grands Echezeaux!
by Scot H.
January 29th, 2017, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx nightmare, a cautionary tale
Replies: 29
Views: 3072

FedEx nightmare, a cautionary tale

Take them to small claims court. If they cannot show that there was wine, with a picture, they have just stolen property. I an a strong believer that there are certain Fed Ex employees that are using this ruse to steal high end wine. If they cannot show pictures of the damage and cannot show pictur...
by Scot H.
January 24th, 2017, 6:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Large format bottles and wine quality - how are they (are they?) correlated?
Replies: 35
Views: 1551

Large format bottles and wine quality - how are they (are they?) correlated?

With Champagne, the qualitative difference can be quite substantial between magnums and fifths. I believe magnum is the largest format to be aged, the larger formats are filled right before the release. Kevin, I know that when I visited Taittinger several years ago, they had all sizes of Comte agin...
by Scot H.
January 19th, 2017, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1901 Burgundy - any thoughts?
Replies: 44
Views: 2912

1901 Burgundy - any thoughts?

And from the same auction: 1981 Rousseau with the same slip label. Indicating the slip was used later than 1982.. ? 1981 Rousseau CdlR.jpg I do not have much personal experience with these slip labels, as it is mostly used in other countries. Regards, Søren. That's labeling that would be added by a...
by Scot H.
December 29th, 2016, 11:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Article: The Golden Age of White Burgundy
Replies: 10
Views: 1144

Article: The Golden Age of White Burgundy

I thought the golden age of white Burgundy ended in 1994.
by Scot H.
January 13th, 2016, 4:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine thing would you do if you win powerball
Replies: 119
Views: 4272

What wine thing would you do if you win powerball

Obviously, I will be [h]eading over to the Australian and Hawaiian internationals, and then me and Mick are going to wing on over to London and jam with the Stones!

And you guys are invited too!
by Scot H.
January 11th, 2016, 2:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Maison Ilan
Replies: 607
Views: 80534

2012 Maison Ilan

Just got this: Dear Scot, I hope this email finds you well. I’m writing to let you know that in order to make the purchase of our wine more accessible, Ray has decided to cover half the cost of La Ruche Logistique fees for UPS packaging, international shipping, freight, and taxes. You should be rece...
by Scot H.
January 8th, 2016, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Harlan card
Replies: 14
Views: 1356

Harlan card

I thought it was a secret map to the helicopter landing pad? No?
by Scot H.
January 4th, 2016, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Maison Ilan
Replies: 607
Views: 80534

2012 Maison Ilan

Got an invoice this morning for $378. I never agreed to pay for the importation of these wines - that's the ostensible point of this model! I'm happy to pay for reasonable shipping within the CONUS. I went back and looked at my emails and this is what the 2012 future offer stated: We truly appreciat...
by Scot H.
December 9th, 2015, 4:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1982 Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne
Replies: 12
Views: 587

TN: 1982 Bonneau du Martray Corton-Charlemagne

Thanks Jeremy, great note. I bought a case of 88 BDM based on one of your notes of several years ago and it has been awesome!
by Scot H.
December 9th, 2015, 4:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bloomberg article on RK/JK
Replies: 11
Views: 1342

Bloomberg article on RK/JK

Everything else aside - why in the world would you ship all that wine from California to Texas, of all places, to be auctioned off.
by Scot H.
November 16th, 2015, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any Negatives with Eurocave
Replies: 33
Views: 12569

Any Negatives with Eurocave

Bought a 260 in 2001 and then gave it to a friend in 2010 (still chugging). Only maintenance was changing the battery on the display. Highly recommended.
by Scot H.
November 12th, 2015, 1:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock 2015 Winter Release
Replies: 252
Views: 22959

Bedrock 2015 Winter Release

David K o l i n wrote:Limited myself to a case. I feel so ashamed
+1. The least I've ever purchased, but I still have boxes sitting out from the last shipment. I also didn't take the Weill's given the descriptions.
by Scot H.
November 3rd, 2015, 5:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Storing other things in wine cellar
Replies: 48
Views: 3154

Storing other things in wine cellar

How long does one of those last in the cellar once cut? That depends on how hungry you are and how many friends you have over! champagne.gif But I think the longest I've had one jamon is probably six months. You cut and save the layer of fat and then "re-drape" it on the jamon. Then a towel over it...
by Scot H.
November 2nd, 2015, 6:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Storing other things in wine cellar
Replies: 48
Views: 3154

Storing other things in wine cellar

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by Scot H.
October 29th, 2015, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HVAC/Refrigeration Recommendation for DC Area
Replies: 4
Views: 506

HVAC/Refrigeration Recommendation for DC Area

Sorry to post in the general forum, but I'm desperate for a good HVAC/Refrigeration vendor who could do a complicated split system installation/replacement. TIA! Scot
by Scot H.
October 25th, 2015, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: White Truffles On Sale
Replies: 348
Views: 19282

White Truffles On Sale

Reviving this thread as the season is upon us! Got a shipment from Sabatino on Friday and enjoyed some simple dishes this weekend with some old Mondavi Cabernet. Anyone else buying white truffles?
by Scot H.
August 6th, 2015, 6:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Cru Beaujolais?
Replies: 26
Views: 1414

2012 Cru Beaujolais?

I have had very few 2012's - but just had a Foillard Morgon Cuvée Corcelette the other day and it was a lovely wine. Would buy again, even in the face of 2013's.
by Scot H.
July 7th, 2015, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bringing wine to the U.S. Help!
Replies: 17
Views: 713

Bringing wine to the U.S. Help!

I have only one experience of paying overage duty (and I always declare - to include overage) and it was in Charlotte, NC and it took a few minutes and cost less than $10.
by Scot H.
June 7th, 2015, 2:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7043
Views: 620086

Why does Premier Cru take so long

I didn't see this posted - NY Times on PC.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/07/your- ... he-haggler

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