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by Rich K0rz€nk0
June 23rd, 2019, 5:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales
Replies: 105
Views: 10606

Re: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales

Just because someone may have a $300M art portfolio doesn't mean that they haven't borrowed a similar amount using the art as collateral. In my line of work I run into multi multi millionaires all the time. The asset side of the balance sheet looks great but when I look at the liability side, then ...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
June 23rd, 2019, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I won't go into specifics but...
Replies: 44
Views: 4139

Re: I won't go into specifics but...

I would very much hope that Jim is referring to Alsace. Probably, but that wouldn't give enough credit to the Germans. I've generally preferred Grauburgunders (the German name) to most Alsatian pinot gris, as they have more acid. Sadly, they are pretty much impossible to find here. Donnhoff makes a...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
June 21st, 2019, 9:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Château Sigalas Rabaud (France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes)
Replies: 0
Views: 329

TN: 2010 Château Sigalas Rabaud (France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes)

2010 Château Sigalas Rabaud - France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes (6/21/2019) Don't drink Sauternes often, this hit all the spots for me. The mouthfeel was heavy but not like syrup heavy. The nose is showing tropical notes, pineapple, orange zest, carnauba oil, vanilla, could pass for a damned ...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
May 16th, 2019, 7:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert Parker retires
Replies: 125
Views: 7978

Re: Robert Parker retires

Good for him, its hard to retire, staying retired is even harder than that. Cheers, good health, and much enjoyment with family and friends.
by Rich K0rz€nk0
February 24th, 2019, 9:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Caymus 2012 surprisingly re-selling for a few multiples???
Replies: 30
Views: 1563

Re: Caymus 2012 surprisingly re-selling for a few multiples???

Scores are what you would expect with their standard or Special Selection, however it was their 40th anniversary. Perhaps the vintage inspired some nostalgia in the hardened fan-base and made it more scarce. Its curious if it really is out of line with other vintages' availability and "relative" sco...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
February 24th, 2019, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your 'Wonder Grape'?
Replies: 62
Views: 2131

Re: What's your 'Wonder Grape'?

Nero D'Avola and Corvina for reds and Viognier for white
by Rich K0rz€nk0
February 24th, 2019, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poll: Which type of German rieslings do you usually prefer?
Replies: 86
Views: 2340

Re: Poll: Which type of German rieslings do you usually prefer?

YLee wrote:
February 24th, 2019, 2:48 pm
^I don't agree with your analogy.

Gerhard, I think you are taking this poll way too seriously. It's meant to be simplest form possible. Just to get an idea what people like.
I'm afraid to even start a poll about favorite colors. [dance-clap.gif]
Plaid
by Rich K0rz€nk0
February 24th, 2019, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poll: Which type of German rieslings do you usually prefer?
Replies: 86
Views: 2340

Re: Poll: Which type of rieslings do you usually prefer?

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
February 23rd, 2019, 9:38 am
Odd Rydland wrote:
February 23rd, 2019, 8:53 am
Kris Patten wrote:
February 23rd, 2019, 7:07 am
Can I pick old as a write in?

Fully depends on age of wine to pick a Prädikat.
I totally agree with this.
+2.
And one more.
by Rich K0rz€nk0
February 23rd, 2019, 4:43 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1220
Views: 68712

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

So, bear with me.... My allergies have been kicking the shit out of me for the last 2 years. Broken in the morning. My Doc is requesting that I take a break from any cow dairy, which for morbid curiosity, I'll take a shot at. Knowing me, I can go weeks without milk or heavy cheese then down a gallo...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
February 18th, 2019, 4:45 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1220
Views: 68712

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

So, bear with me.... My allergies have been kicking the shit out of me for the last 2 years. Broken in the morning. My Doc is requesting that I take a break from any cow dairy, which for morbid curiosity, I'll take a shot at. Knowing me, I can go weeks without milk or heavy cheese then down a gallo...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
February 18th, 2019, 4:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Negative attention is better than no attention at all
Replies: 14
Views: 1512

Re: Negative attention is better than no attention at all

Then there is this guy...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitaly_Borker

He did do something few have done, forced google to make an update to its search algorithm to consider negative feedback.
by Rich K0rz€nk0
February 15th, 2019, 6:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Quick 6 day trip to Paris and Burgundy - 2019 edition
Replies: 57
Views: 5307

Re: Quick 6 day trip to Paris and Burgundy - 2019 edition

I just showed my wife your pics toward making our own 6 day trip a reality.

Well done, looks amaze-a-balls good.
by Rich K0rz€nk0
February 13th, 2019, 8:50 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Keller Estate - BD 10 - Extended until Monday at 4:00PM PST or until wine lasts.
Replies: 64
Views: 3280

Re: Keller Estate - BD 10 - Extended until Monday at 4:00PM PST or until wine lasts.

Love my 6 pack, nice blend....

2015 Keller Estate Chardonnay La Cruz Vineyard USA
2012 Keller Estate Pinot Gris La Cruz Vineyard USA
2014 Keller Estate Pinot Noir El Coro
2017 Keller Estate Pinot Noir Rosé
2012 Keller Estate Syrah Rotie
2013 Keller Estate Casa
by Rich K0rz€nk0
February 13th, 2019, 8:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Double decant question
Replies: 34
Views: 1350

Re: Double decant question

Could you decant a young cab for several hours then rebottle and cork and open again say 48 hours later ? Would this be similar to a normal decant ? Or would aging continue when recorked ? Reason for ask8ng is to transport the wine safely to an offsite I think you may be confusing aging with doing ...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
February 13th, 2019, 8:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1220
Views: 68712

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

So, bear with me.... My allergies have been kicking the shit out of me for the last 2 years. Broken in the morning. My Doc is requesting that I take a break from any cow dairy, which for morbid curiosity, I'll take a shot at. Knowing me, I can go weeks without milk or heavy cheese then down a gallon...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
February 13th, 2019, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Double decant question
Replies: 34
Views: 1350

Re: Double decant question

Just on a whim, you exposed it to open oxygen, and that's where it all changed. Wine is always aging, it just sped up there when you released the cork. If you re-bottled and used maybe a nitrogen filler or something, maybe it slows it down again, maybe. However you are talking about 48 hours for tha...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
February 13th, 2019, 6:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you still read Wine Spectator?
Replies: 41
Views: 1861

Re: Do you still read Wine Spectator?

Used to, starting out it had merits and in an early Internet era it was something I can take and read anywhere at my pace. I got more educated and liked alternative sources. Technology caught up and put WS and many others at your fingertips. I think they out-priced themselves online and too many cos...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
February 13th, 2019, 5:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Borgo M Merlot Delle Venezie (Italy, Delle Venezie)
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Re: TN: 2009 Borgo M Merlot Delle Venezie (Italy, Delle Venezie)

Funny thing about this one, there's one other note, and the dude seems to have liked it, yet posted a 63. Gotta be a typo. He liked the wine, good notes, and yes, a 63. Commented as a good CT citizen to his note. Yet it seems it will stand. Not a widely popular wine by any standard, damned good none...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
February 13th, 2019, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Borgo M Merlot Delle Venezie (Italy, Delle Venezie)
Replies: 1
Views: 44

TN: 2009 Borgo M Merlot Delle Venezie (Italy, Delle Venezie)

2009 Borgo M Merlot Delle Venezie - Italy, Delle Venezie (2/13/2019) This is a big wine. Even at this age, its got a lot of room to run. Opening day 1, it was dark inky purple, thick legs. The nose was tight with vanilla, dark red fruit and violets. Palate was brutish with tannins and dark red frui...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
February 9th, 2019, 6:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My first Keller gmax
Replies: 86
Views: 4718

Re: My first Keller gmax

Well if you think you can find G-Max quality for under $30 a bottle more power to you. Wasn't saying that, just that high-end Keller is what, like ~3 Gs as I understand. 10% of that is 300 dollars, 1% is 30 bucks * 3 (or 3%) is 90 bucks. I feel comfortable finding comparable QPR in German Riesling ...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
February 8th, 2019, 10:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have your best wine experiences been with white or red?
Replies: 23
Views: 937

Re: Have your best wine experiences been with white or red?

Ian S wrote:
February 8th, 2019, 8:19 pm
What if it's white Zinfandel?

[whistle.gif] newhere [snort.gif]
You brush your teeth and start over again.

Call it a mulligan.

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by Rich K0rz€nk0
February 8th, 2019, 9:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1220
Views: 68712

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

Mel Hill wrote:
January 12th, 2019, 1:07 pm
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pesto, cherry tomatoes burratta and then
some arugula after coming out of the oven
I think that I am in love with this, going to have to plagiarize soon
by Rich K0rz€nk0
February 8th, 2019, 9:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My first Keller gmax
Replies: 86
Views: 4718

Re: My first Keller gmax

Getting back to your impressions, you thought of a Clos St. Hune, did anything else enter your mind on palate? And being more specific toward price range, it was your WOTN, what else at a more reasonable pricing tier stack up to it that you may have thought of (QPR)? There's a great deal in the 200...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
February 8th, 2019, 8:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My first Keller gmax
Replies: 86
Views: 4718

Re: My first Keller gmax

Not unusual predominant themes here I see. Red > white, or white > red, or red and white can get along... Its preferences and palates vary. I love well-aged Rieslings and they can hit notes on the spectrum that reds can't for me, hence why I appreciate them. Reds, my fetish being Burg, can do thing...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
February 8th, 2019, 4:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have your best wine experiences been with white or red?
Replies: 23
Views: 937

Re: Have your best wine experiences been with white or red?

I've had unbelievable well-aged expression on both sides of that fence. I get more excited out of the whites I've had for the nuance they developed.
by Rich K0rz€nk0
February 8th, 2019, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My first Keller gmax
Replies: 86
Views: 4718

Re: My first Keller gmax

Not unusual predominant themes here I see. Red > white, or white > red, or red and white can get along... Its preferences and palates vary. I love well-aged Rieslings and they can hit notes on the spectrum that reds can't for me, hence why I appreciate them. Reds, my fetish being Burg, can do things...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
February 7th, 2019, 5:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy winter offer
Replies: 37
Views: 2526

Re: Dirty and Rowdy winter offer

Went mixed 6 pack and looking forward to them, even split of Semillon, Especial, and Blanc. Might be back for more after I spend a few nights talking myself in it.
by Rich K0rz€nk0
February 4th, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Super Bowl Wine Pairings
Replies: 32
Views: 1407

Re: Super Bowl Wine Pairings

Merrill, sometimes the best question is the one not asked. Especially, these days on this board, if you are female. Its not the worst term going by a long shot floating around from the model citizens on this site. I'll offer up Urban Dictionary to answer your initial question... https://www.urbandi...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
February 3rd, 2019, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Super Bowl Wine Pairings
Replies: 32
Views: 1407

Re: Super Bowl Wine Pairings

I'm going with a nice 2000 Bordeaux for the Rams, old world and balanced. Got a Ch. Gloria that might fit the bill, or a Cos.

Then, for the Pats, a nice bottle of WD-40 Specialist Industrial-Strength Cleaner & Degreaser. Because Brady is a Tool.

That sounds fair.
by Rich K0rz€nk0
February 3rd, 2019, 12:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10842
Views: 393180

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Pre-gaming with a 2011 Kutch Sonoma to start.
by Rich K0rz€nk0
February 2nd, 2019, 9:33 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Gordon Ramsay and Hot Wings
Replies: 7
Views: 877

Re: Gordon Ramsay and Hot Wings

Laughed my ass off. That was great. Loved that he has a worst potty mouth than I do. That happened to me once, took a leak after eating wings with Carolina Reaper, burned for 2 hours. That last scene made me think if this... https://i.pinimg.com/originals/56/13/02/561302721e5fc1c0678898c3dc4410c1.jpg
by Rich K0rz€nk0
February 2nd, 2019, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11898
Views: 569692

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

4 x 2012 Joh. Jos. Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese
4 x 2012 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese
4 x 2016 Joh. Jos. Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese
by Rich K0rz€nk0
February 1st, 2019, 9:08 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 10 (as featured in Forbes!) Master Thread - MASSIVE RECORDS SET!!!
Replies: 219
Views: 17594

Re: BerserkerDay 10 (as featured in Forbes!) Master/FAQ Thread - RECORDS SET!!!

I want to know who bought from the largest number of different wineries. I am at 10 and depending on a couple phone calls tomorrow, I may go for a few more if I can lay some stuff off. So far, I have bought from 4 I have never even tried, just to check them out, and being a recidivist, I bought fro...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 31st, 2019, 7:15 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 10 (as featured in Forbes!) Master Thread - MASSIVE RECORDS SET!!!
Replies: 219
Views: 17594

Re: BerserkerDay 10 (as featured in Forbes!) Master/FAQ Thread - RECORDS SET!!!

I want to know who bought from the largest number of different wineries. I am at 10 and depending on a couple phone calls tomorrow, I may go for a few more if I can lay some stuff off. So far, I have bought from 4 I have never even tried, just to check them out, and being a recidivist, I bought fro...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 31st, 2019, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I am a CT delinquent.
Replies: 112
Views: 3910

Re: I am a CT delinquent.

I never include shipping and/or tax for the same reason some of you include it; it can vary so much. I suppose it depends on why you are collecting the data. If it is to have a record of landed price, I can see including it, but I can't think of how I would use that data. I am more interested in fo...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 30th, 2019, 4:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long should you let wine rest after shipping?
Replies: 48
Views: 1913

Re: How long should you let wine rest after shipping?

The ultimate quick-opening is the perfection of temps to wine ratio. Champagne is best delivered in the evening on a 32 degree day. If it sat on the truck a long time is a bonus, especially if the shipper spent $ on the styro shipper. Cali Pinot is best delivered on a Saturday while your sitting on...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 29th, 2019, 7:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question for J.J. Prum Collectors...
Replies: 29
Views: 1942

Re: Question for J.J. Prum Collectors...

My opinion is they are great from day 1 until death basically. Different types of goodness. Depending on what you are looking for. But in general they are so easy to drink. That And maybe that's because at some point my patience wavers. At the ends of their earth, they still have something to offer...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 29th, 2019, 7:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I am a CT delinquent.
Replies: 112
Views: 3910

Re: I am a CT delinquent.

I’m OCD about my CT. Will miss a few here and there. But, about once a month I use the location feature to give me the number of bottles that should be in a rack and inventory that way. Haven’t gone to barcoding just yet. One thing I’m not OCD about is the exact location. I list the specific rack t...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 29th, 2019, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Expanding my horizons
Replies: 12
Views: 909

Re: Expanding my horizons

...a little over my budget... ...But the tasting notes didn't seem quite as good. Maybe a mistake?... ...I guess a long decant is in order?... First item, get used to justifying that to yourself lol. That's more being facetious. Eventually though, you'll really try to stay in a budget that you feel...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 29th, 2019, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How has Kosta Browne changed over the last few years
Replies: 31
Views: 3102

Re: How has Kosta Browne changed over the last few years

They’ve changed a lot since their early 2000s splash on the scene. Around 2007 or so, they dialed back from huge to medium or medium/large, with alcohols in the 14.5% range. Still darker and more extracted than “traditional” pinot, but less sweet, more acid. Then I think with last year’s releases, ...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 29th, 2019, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who is the BerserkerDay 10 MVP?? Come and see!
Replies: 55
Views: 3484

Re: Who is the BerserkerDay 10 MVP?? Come and see!

Dave McIsaac is our new BerserkerDay Champion, and John Simpson has become an All-Pro with his multiple years of incredible BD purchases... Wasn’t Rich the runner-up last year by a close margin? If so, I’d nominate him as an All-Pro as well. Sincerely, A Former All-Pro Thanks Mike, appreciate the s...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 29th, 2019, 5:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I am a CT delinquent.
Replies: 112
Views: 3910

Re: I am a CT delinquent.

That is my methodology as well. It works. It is aided by the fact that I am pretty much the only one who ever handles wine in my cellar. I gotta get in this habit. Belated New Years Resolution. I gotta do some truing up. I've been consistent with entering, less on marking them gone. In principle it...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 29th, 2019, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I am a CT delinquent.
Replies: 112
Views: 3910

Re: I am a CT delinquent.

Same here. I've got all my purchases from BD10 in pending and printed out a list of everything else today. I'm going to try and work on it a few hours a day until I get done. Of course, I'll probably wind up boxing up some for friends to free up space for the new arrivals. One requirement Todd need...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 28th, 2019, 6:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I am a CT delinquent.
Replies: 112
Views: 3910

Re: I am a CT delinquent.

That is my methodology as well. It works. It is aided by the fact that I am pretty much the only one who ever handles wine in my cellar. I gotta get in this habit. Belated New Years Resolution. I gotta do some truing up. I've been consistent with entering, less on marking them gone. Same here. I've...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 28th, 2019, 6:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I am a CT delinquent.
Replies: 112
Views: 3910

Re: I am a CT delinquent.

<-- another with an accurate and kept-up-to-date CT. A bottle is never placed into the racking until the barcode is printed and attached to the bottle. When I drink a bottle, I remove the barcode label and either update CT immediately, or later using those tags. That is my methodology as well. It w...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 28th, 2019, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who is the BerserkerDay 10 MVP?? Come and see!
Replies: 55
Views: 3484

Re: Who is the BerserkerDay 10 MVP?? Come and see!

... That amounts to 164 + a mag ... Lay off the bourbon on BD!!!!!!! ... I also won another sixer of Signal Ridge by answering a trivia question Wow, I do bow to that. I picked up a 12 of Kutch outside Berserker Day and that's still more. No brainer on the title, well deserved, and its comforting t...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 27th, 2019, 8:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?
Replies: 204
Views: 9186

Re: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?

Sheila is spot on, great selections this year and everyone brought their A game. Thank you to Todd, the Mods and anyone else that helped organize this shindig. Thanks to all the sponsors and everyone that put an offer out there. A great event all around.
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 27th, 2019, 6:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?
Replies: 204
Views: 9186

Re: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?

Great event. Taking advantage of Preview day kinda had me done by 2 today, got to take a nap. Though I did tack on 6 more settling up with the folks at Goodfellow earlier. When I hear something they produce described as liquid crack, how do you resist. All in all, 151 bottles across 22 producers. Th...
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 27th, 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Goodfellow Family Cellars BD 10 offerings
Replies: 59
Views: 3691

Re: Goodfellow Family Cellars BD 10 offerings

Ok, gotta pull the trigger here. A sixer of Berserker Cuvee must find its way to my cellar. Email forthcoming.
by Rich K0rz€nk0
January 27th, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: OFFER EXTENDED.... mini verticals Cowan Cellars BD 10
Replies: 15
Views: 1252

Re: Cowan Cellars Mini Verticals BD 10

Shot you an email. I like things that are different and orange wine is different.

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