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by K John Joseph
July 19th, 2019, 11:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Worst wines you've had?
Replies: 58
Views: 1521

Re: Worst wines you've had?

Llano Sweet Red. Used to keep a bottle at my place. It's what I opened when I didn't want to open any more bottles of my wine and wanted people to leave my house. It's gross.

I have had Cisco Red before, though, but I assumed we were discussing wine made from grapes.
by K John Joseph
July 15th, 2019, 1:11 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Your Gin?
Replies: 326
Views: 26833

Re: Your Gin?

Fun Gins: Opihr - a very aromatic gin with expressive botanicals Xoriguer Mahon - a lovely spanish gin St. George's Botanivore The Botanist 22 - my dad's go to. I enjoy it, but not as much as No. 3 from Berry Bros Old Raj - like the kafir note, a good gin Barr Hill - an interesting gin from Vermont...
by K John Joseph
July 15th, 2019, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNR - 2015 Chave St. Joseph
Replies: 11
Views: 557

TNR - 2015 Chave St. Joseph

Anyone have this yet? Would love some feedback.
by K John Joseph
July 15th, 2019, 6:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit
Replies: 87
Views: 2343

Re: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit

78 Rousseau Chambertin 1966 Dalmore Dos Equis Had a hard time not choosing champagne, and cases of 96 Krug, 88 Winston Churchill, 02 Salon, 99 Comtes, 2002 BS Nicky Fancois, etc. would be pretty damn divine. But I figured beer could take the cold drink, scotch the late nights, and a Burg chosen by F...
by K John Joseph
July 15th, 2019, 6:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lunch with 6 champagnes, 9 white Burgundy and 2 desert wines
Replies: 24
Views: 1106

Re: Lunch with 6 champagnes, 9 white Burgundy and 2 desert wines

2008 VEUVE CLICQUOT BRUT ROSE- the 2 Veuve Roses were brought by the same person to compare and compare we did and most preferred the NV over the 08` which I would have expected to be the opposite; this bottle was really understated with everything being suppressed but identifiable as spicy red fru...
by K John Joseph
July 12th, 2019, 10:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Red wine in cola: no longer a joke or stereotype
Replies: 18
Views: 1176

Re: Red wine in cola: no longer a joke or stereotype

But at what concentration of TCA can you taste cork taint when you mix in coca cola? Is this the cure for "slightly corked" wines?
by K John Joseph
July 12th, 2019, 9:07 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What meals did you grow up on
Replies: 72
Views: 1837

Re: What meals did you grow up on

We ate a lot of microwaved frozen vegetables and a lot of microwaved chicken breasts in some sauce. It was all relatively healthy and all relatively bland and overcooked. Even so, we sat down and ate as a family almost every night and that was wonderful. We also ate a ton of salad, and my mom would ...
by K John Joseph
July 10th, 2019, 1:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 4 MAGnificent champagnes : 06` Taittinger Comtes, Billecart-Salmon Rose, Agrapart Terriors, 07` Cristal
Replies: 15
Views: 619

Re: 4 MAGnificent champagnes : 06` Taittinger Comtes, Billecart-Salmon Rose, Agrapart Terriors, 07` Cristal

Blake, I also love all things Agrapart, and the Billecart Salmon rosés, which have improved the last several years. It's a good time in history to be a champagne lover, with growers advancing and big houses improving. Cheers, Warren My appreciation for champagne just keeps growing year over year as...
by K John Joseph
July 10th, 2019, 12:53 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house, September 7 2019 (Kane comes to town)
Replies: 38
Views: 1324

Re: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house, September 7 2019 (Kane comes to town)

Imagine how kickass this offline would be if TWO K@NES showed up! Just sayin...
by K John Joseph
July 10th, 2019, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying Burgundy in Texas
Replies: 15
Views: 842

Re: Buying Burgundy in Texas

Ryan Tedder at Pogo's in Dallas can assist with Burgundy buys. They have a decent spread of mid-range burgs, white and red, and probably the most knowledgeable staff at any retail shop in the DFW metroplex. Really good wine store.
by K John Joseph
July 9th, 2019, 7:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old School Napa Valley Tasting Suggestions
Replies: 56
Views: 2541

Re: Old School Napa Valley Tasting Suggestions

Corison, however, fits the bill for a very classically styled Napa cab. A strong recommend. They also often have many great library offerings. I like to grab a bottle of something relatively mature after the tasting, then hit up D&D for some snacks and make one lazy evening of a patio, a bottle, an...
by K John Joseph
July 9th, 2019, 7:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old School Napa Valley Tasting Suggestions
Replies: 56
Views: 2541

Re: Old School Napa Valley Tasting Suggestions

Some great suggestions from Anton....adding a few more- Corison- leaner/old world style and in your price point Forman- nice setting and they are also open for tastings Will try to think of some others but agree on Dunn, Diamond Creek. Forman used to make classically styled wines, but diverged--mas...
by K John Joseph
July 3rd, 2019, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New grapes approved for Bordeaux
Replies: 32
Views: 1768

Re: New grapes approved for Bordeaux

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
July 3rd, 2019, 12:27 pm
I would re-frame the question to a statement:

Evidently your friend likes them plump and sweet, while I prefer them lithe and spicy with a bitter streak.

No judgment. I assume he’s from Tejas.
I was talking about wine.
by K John Joseph
July 3rd, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New grapes approved for Bordeaux
Replies: 32
Views: 1768

Re: New grapes approved for Bordeaux

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
July 3rd, 2019, 12:17 pm
Chinon will become the new Bordeaux. It appears that this Yak was ahead of his time.
Is that once the alcohol gets over 13% and the wines put on some body? Asking for a friend.
by K John Joseph
June 28th, 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner with Family. My wine options are...
Replies: 18
Views: 1114

Re: Dinner with Family. My wine options are...

Good burg is killer with steak.
by K John Joseph
June 28th, 2019, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend
Replies: 90
Views: 2412

Re: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend

Corey N. wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 9:23 am
Larry Chmel wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 9:13 am
A vodka margarita?
Exactly.

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Make sure you give all of your college age kids the recipe.
by K John Joseph
June 28th, 2019, 9:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend
Replies: 90
Views: 2412

Re: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend

I chose FG Bordeaux. And I’m not thinking new releases. You can easily find mature, excellent bottles of FGs from classic vintages for $1000 or less. And that would include Ausone and Cheval Blanc. I prefer relatively young vintage champagne to older stuff. 1988 is about as young as I would like to...
by K John Joseph
June 28th, 2019, 7:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend
Replies: 90
Views: 2412

Re: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend

Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 7:20 am
Some really nice vintage champers.
I looked at the options for a while, then checked my wine purchasing for the past year, and had to go with vintage champers too
by K John Joseph
June 27th, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Tour Suggestion
Replies: 15
Views: 961

Re: Napa Tour Suggestion

If you love Schramsberg, I highly recommend their fine champagne and cheese pairing tasting. You taste some unique champagnes, the tour is fun, and the wines you drink are their best. The cheeses that were matched were wonderful (to the point that I've begun sourcing at least one in Dallas on a regu...
by K John Joseph
June 27th, 2019, 1:13 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Margaritas for a Crowd
Replies: 29
Views: 1138

Re: Margaritas for a Crowd

During my sophomore year of college we had about 20 buddies all living in the same, brand new apartment complex. 3 story rectangle with all apartments overlooking a huge interior courtyard. We had multiple rooms on every level. When we had big parties, my apartment was responsible for churning out ...
by K John Joseph
June 27th, 2019, 12:06 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Margaritas for a Crowd
Replies: 29
Views: 1138

Re: Margaritas for a Crowd

Blender pitcher Can of frozen Limeade. 12 oz??? 3/4-1 limeade can Of tequila Can of beer like carona Touch of orange liqueur Blend During my sophomore year of college we had about 20 buddies all living in the same, brand new apartment complex. 3 story rectangle with all apartments overlooking a hug...
by K John Joseph
June 27th, 2019, 9:34 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Margaritas for a Crowd
Replies: 29
Views: 1138

Re: Margaritas for a Crowd

Probably too late now, but I've used a blend of lime juice (bottled), simply limeade, and water mixed to taste to get a not too sweet but lime-centric base. Add juice from a couple fresh oranges. Cointreau, Maestro Dobel. I prefer fresh lime juice, tequila, grand marnier and that's it, but for a big...
by K John Joseph
June 27th, 2019, 8:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2000 Leoville Barton and 2001 Lewelling Wight
Replies: 29
Views: 1361

Re: 2000 Leoville Barton and 2001 Lewelling Wight

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GmZiqwRnwtM As you might expect, that guy is a polarizing figure in the Fort Worth criminal bar. The old guard practitioners think he's a disgrace. The young attorneys love him. Cops don't particularly like him because he paints them as largely abusive of people's righ...
by K John Joseph
June 27th, 2019, 7:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2000 Leoville Barton and 2001 Lewelling Wight
Replies: 29
Views: 1361

Re: 2000 Leoville Barton and 2001 Lewelling Wight

Haven’t had it in the last year, but 2000 Barton has been excellent whenever I have had it. Odd. We agree! I've had 2000 LB a half dozen times over the past 4 years or so and it's a lovely bordeaux. If I could go back in time and pick it up for $550 a case, I'd be backing the truck up. A small truc...
by K John Joseph
June 26th, 2019, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Supreme Court, and wine.
Replies: 170
Views: 8669

Re: Supreme Court, and wine.

I have to run and I want to read this more carefully, but on first read, this looks like as close to a home run as you are ever going to get out of the S Ct. The state retains the right to regulate interstate commerce for safety and health reasons, but the scrutiny such regulation gets is pretty cl...
by K John Joseph
June 26th, 2019, 8:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Supreme Court, and wine.
Replies: 170
Views: 8669

Re: Supreme Court, and wine.

https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/18pdf/18-96_5i36.pdf Residency requirement unconstitutional Sadly, the "public health" argument reigns supreme in Texas, will not be affected by the decision...directly...and so I will still lack the ability to receive wine from a retail shop in California. I d...
by K John Joseph
June 19th, 2019, 3:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you drink zero alcohol wine
Replies: 116
Views: 3083

Re: Would you drink zero alcohol wine

Anton D wrote:
June 19th, 2019, 2:59 pm
I wanna drink wine with alcohol in it in Dallas.
You show up, I'll put up.
by K John Joseph
June 19th, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne Christophe Baron
Replies: 56
Views: 3402

Re: Champagne Christophe Baron

James Kennedy wrote:
June 19th, 2019, 3:05 pm
No offer here. Would kind of like an email indicating the status, even if it’s a rejection. Maybe they’re holding off in case some lottery winners don’t take a bottle?
You submitted for the both of us on this too, right?
by K John Joseph
June 19th, 2019, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you drink zero alcohol wine
Replies: 116
Views: 3083

Re: Would you drink zero alcohol wine

Currently 60% of Berserkers are liars. You were the only one that I thought actually wouldn't buy alcohol free wine. I thought most of the other folks would stick to that, but not you. Again, I questioned whether we'd see a number as high as 61%. But if your name isn't Anton, you may not have been ...
by K John Joseph
June 19th, 2019, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you drink zero alcohol wine
Replies: 116
Views: 3083

Re: Would you drink zero alcohol wine

I note that you did not answer the first question I asked above. I will happily cease to respond if you continue not to answer that question. This is the tedium I'm talking about, Jonathan. Do you really not know the answer? Could you really not find the express and implied answer to your question ...
by K John Joseph
June 19th, 2019, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you drink zero alcohol wine
Replies: 116
Views: 3083

Re: Would you drink zero alcohol wine

Oh Jonathan, your policing is so very tedious. Heaven forbid that, for discussion purposes, I pointed to a fair analogy to show that maybe the alcohol is actually part of the reason we do consume wine. Then again, I'm sure your fridge--like so many others in this thread--is stocked with Bitburger "...
by K John Joseph
June 19th, 2019, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you drink zero alcohol wine
Replies: 116
Views: 3083

Re: Would you drink zero alcohol wine

Oh Jonathan, your policing is so very tedious. Heaven forbid that, for discussion purposes, I pointed to a fair analogy to show that maybe the alcohol is actually part of the reason we do consume wine. Then again, I'm sure your fridge--like so many others in this thread--is stocked with Bitburger "D...
by K John Joseph
June 19th, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")
Replies: 786
Views: 35884

Re: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")

I just read Asimov's piece this morning. He seems to be saying that there's no point in critics rating wines in order to help consumers make their own decisions; that writers should just encourage people to learn for themselves. I strongly disagree with this, as most consumers have very limited dol...
by K John Joseph
June 19th, 2019, 7:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top US Syrahs
Replies: 134
Views: 7646

Re: Top US Syrahs

Cayuse
No Girls
Reynvaan
Lagier Meredith
Keplinger
by K John Joseph
June 19th, 2019, 7:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you drink zero alcohol wine
Replies: 116
Views: 3083

Re: Would you drink zero alcohol wine

If I could drink a non-alcoholic beer or a beer with booze, and both taste the same or damn near the same, I would not ever choose the non-alcoholic beer because part of the enjoyment of a beer is a little alcohol. As those options exist, how many of you who regularly drink lagers or pilsners reach...
by K John Joseph
June 19th, 2019, 5:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you drink zero alcohol wine
Replies: 116
Views: 3083

Re: Would you drink zero alcohol wine

If I could drink a non-alcoholic beer or a beer with booze, and both taste the same or damn near the same, I would not ever choose the non-alcoholic beer because part of the enjoyment of a beer is a little alcohol. As those options exist, how many of you who regularly drink lagers or pilsners reach ...
by K John Joseph
June 18th, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 198
Views: 12811

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

I have 5 of my 6 1855s still alive. If you've seen any of my prior posts about glasses, our new dish washer, and our cleaning lady and nanny, you'll know that's a tremendous feat. My GGG and Zaltos have all been destroyed. All user error, by the way. My 1855s are holding up very well due in large pa...
by K John Joseph
June 14th, 2019, 6:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: '95 Leoville Las Cases; 07 Pagau CdP :( :(
Replies: 21
Views: 963

Re: TN: '95 Leoville Las Cases; 07 Pagau CdP :( :(

When it was unveiled, I began to wonder if this was the result of early experimentation at LLC with reverse osmosis. I've often found that RO'ed Bordeaux have these coarse tannins, and LLC was an early adopter of the technology. Do you find similarity with Dunn, because I believe he practices r.o. ...
by K John Joseph
June 13th, 2019, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: bead and mousse
Replies: 12
Views: 763

Re: bead and mousse

I’ve also noticed a better mousse once Champagnes have had a lot of air. Recent case in point for me was a bottle of Pol Roger Brut NVs that was about 2/3 consumed on day 1 and then put in the fridge overnight. Next day the bead was much more fine and the mousse was significantly more creamy. Repea...
by K John Joseph
June 13th, 2019, 6:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No dosage champagne
Replies: 20
Views: 1383

Re: No dosage champagne

We spent a couple of days in Champagne recently. Tried a no dosage at Ployez Jacquemart and really liked it. It was the first we had tried. We live in Austin, and apart from one producer at Total Wine I haven’t been able to find any no dosage champagne. Is it really that limited in the states? You ...
by K John Joseph
June 13th, 2019, 6:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Went nuts and ...
Replies: 39
Views: 2619

Re: Went nuts and ...

I've had 9 bottles of 2005 Cos because I have no problem killing em young. It's sensational. Ignore this "spoof" bullshit. That wine is big, I'll readily admit, but it's Bordeaux, it is not syrupy, and it is super complex and aromatic. I'll bring a 2005 Le Dome if you guys want to do this. KIDDING! ...
by K John Joseph
June 11th, 2019, 2:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: bead and mousse
Replies: 12
Views: 763

Re: bead and mousse

I am not an expert, but I think fine bubbles are a hallmark of better made sparklers. Tell your daughter it is a slippery slope... Size of bead is an issue of debate in champagne. According to Delamotte and Salon's cellar master, the key to a perfect fine bead is secondary fermentation at a control...
by K John Joseph
June 11th, 2019, 2:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")
Replies: 786
Views: 35884

Re: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")

2016 Peay Pinot Noir Scallop Shelf Vinous 92 "The 2016 Pinot Noir Estate Scallop Shelf comes across as a bit shy in the way it speaks with a hushed voice. Inward and not especially expressive , the 2016 doesn't have either the depth of the Ama not the energy of the Pomarium. Instead, the Scallop Sh...
by K John Joseph
June 6th, 2019, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Gimmonet, Roederer, Jacquesson, Rivers-Marie +
Replies: 18
Views: 1108

Re: TNs: Gimmonet, Roederer, Jacquesson, Rivers-Marie +

2009 Louis Roederer Champagne Brut Nature Cuvée Starck - France, Champagne Served blind next to 4 other champagnes (also blind). Lime, green apple, and a big cut of citrus that goes right through the wine. Finishes with slate and saline, lime skin and excellent structure. A genius wine, damn good. ...
by K John Joseph
June 5th, 2019, 7:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 704
Views: 43457

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Yesterday, I had multiple tastings of: 08` Cristal 07` Salon 08` Dom 07` Taittinger CdC MV Krug Grand Cuvee 167eme Thoughts on 08 Cristal v 08 Dom, and how was the new 167 release from Krug? John, the 08` Cristal is just not ready. I had tastes from a few different bottles throughout the day and ha...
by K John Joseph
June 4th, 2019, 4:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 704
Views: 43457

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Blake Brown wrote:
June 3rd, 2019, 6:00 pm
Yesterday, I had multiple tastings of:
08` Cristal
07` Salon
08` Dom
07` Taittinger CdC
MV Krug Grand Cuvee 167eme
Thoughts on 08 Cristal v 08 Dom, and how was the new 167 release from Krug?
by K John Joseph
June 3rd, 2019, 3:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")
Replies: 786
Views: 35884

Re: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")

And, as a bonus: 97-99 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate The 2018 Palme r is composed of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot. Grapes were harvested September 13 to October 15, and the wine has a 3.83 pH and 14.3% alcohol. Very deep purple-black in color, the nose is a little r...
by K John Joseph
May 30th, 2019, 3:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Low fill DRC - Drink or sell?
Replies: 67
Views: 4190

Re: Low fill DRC - Drink or sell?

The cork looks like it is pushed up and is stretching the foil. Combine that with a low fill and what you can buy for $900 and I would pass. You can buy truly spectacular bottles of wine for $900 that are in perfect condition. The desire to drink is a FOMO desire. You want to say you've had a glorio...
by K John Joseph
May 29th, 2019, 5:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Wines You No Longer Buy Due to Pricing
Replies: 72
Views: 4524

Re: Favorite Wines You No Longer Buy Due to Pricing

Dominus is the first that comes to mind, going from under $100 to more than $225 in the Dallas market. Shafer HSS, Phelps Insignia are two other Napas. But even stuff like Bergstrom and Rhys single vineyards have steadily gone up and up and up. Other sad ones are Dom and Krug, which seem determined ...
by K John Joseph
May 28th, 2019, 7:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Leaving wine overnight versus aging
Replies: 37
Views: 1914

Re: Leaving wine overnight versus aging

A few months ago there was a group that slow o’d two 2011 barolos that made them appear slightly riper at a tasting 12 hours later, leading some to declare these wines were given too much air / may not age well. Conversely some believe these wines will age just fine or even spectacularly. And so I ...

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