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by Andrew L.
September 28th, 2019, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Three Old Bordeaux And Some Starters
Replies: 10
Views: 837

Re: Three Old Bordeaux And Some Starters

Green with envy over here. Thanks for the notes.
by Andrew L.
October 30th, 2018, 9:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys 2016 Pricing
Replies: 87
Views: 7443

Re: Rhys 2016 Pricing

Regardless of the other factors at play, I don't think it is that outlandish to create further separation between the lowest production, highly desirable bottlings and the rest of the line-up. I haven't ordered direct in quite some time, but just about every Rhys I've had has been worth the price of...
by Andrew L.
September 18th, 2018, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2065
Views: 208182

Re: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

I made it through the entire 40 minute video -- surely there must be a prize or trophy for this accomplishment? Incredible that he still can't find it within himself to take responsibility for anything, and has now resorted to labeling anyone who doesn't share his twisted recollection of what happen...
by Andrew L.
November 24th, 2017, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: He's baaaack! And wackier than ever.
Replies: 62
Views: 7667

He's baaaack! And wackier than ever.

tl;dr
by Andrew L.
November 20th, 2017, 7:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Neal Martin leaves WA FOR VINOUS
Replies: 129
Views: 9502

Neal Martin leaves WA FOR VINOUS

RIP Wine Advocate.
by Andrew L.
June 14th, 2017, 10:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1961 Jaboulet-Vercherre Richebourg, 1961 Dom Perignon
Replies: 6
Views: 396

TN: 1961 Jaboulet-Vercherre Richebourg, 1961 Dom Perignon

I highly doubt a "slow-ox" is going to save a wine that sat in a warm closet for 50 years.
by Andrew L.
June 3rd, 2017, 3:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most Disappointing Wine You Cellared
Replies: 123
Views: 7789

Most Disappointing Wine You Cellared

D@vid Bu3ker wrote: 1998 Vieux Donjon (every bottle, from multiple sources, has been dead since the mid-2000s)
Every bottle I've ever had of this has also been dead.
by Andrew L.
May 13th, 2017, 3:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Flipping
Replies: 181
Views: 10370

Flipping

Unethical? LOL.

If an arbitrage opportunity exists, take it.
by Andrew L.
May 12th, 2017, 8:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España) Rioja Viña Real Gran Reserva
Replies: 11
Views: 515

TN: 1996 C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España) Rioja Viña Real Gran Reserva

For my tastes, I wouldn't even look at a Gran Reserva from LdH or CVNE before it's 30th birthday, and I'm not a necrophiliac by any means. The best bottles I've had were all 40+ years from vintage.
by Andrew L.
April 4th, 2017, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2065
Views: 208182

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates, July '16 (the saga continues)

billnanson wrote:The site was available for taking orders until mid-September - whilst the wines were, for quite some time, already impounded...
Serves me right for using "facts" from Ray's posting:
Ray Walker wrote:This resulted in Customs alerting me in September 2016 of the administrative error.
by Andrew L.
April 4th, 2017, 9:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2065
Views: 208182

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates, July '16 (the saga continues)

Was the Ilan website up and taking orders late last year, subsequent to the Douanes locking the wine up? I seem to remember it was, but may be wrong. I wonder if so, whether actual cash changed hands? I don't believe so. At the end of September, Ray reported that "Our online Boutique is temporarily...
by Andrew L.
April 3rd, 2017, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2065
Views: 208182

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates, July '16 (the saga continues)

He frames it as a simple misunderstanding, but it has to be deeper than that. It doesn't take 6 months+ and "two teams of lawyers" to resolve some late filed paperwork, does it?
by Andrew L.
April 3rd, 2017, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2065
Views: 208182

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates, July '16 (the saga continues)

It must be exhausting spinning this giant web of bullshit.
by Andrew L.
March 14th, 2017, 12:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine and weight gain.
Replies: 35
Views: 2956

Wine and weight gain.

I drink wine while cutting weight and have never had an issue. I find it advantageous, as for me, it helps quell hunger.
by Andrew L.
February 2nd, 2017, 4:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LCBO thread! What are you buying/have bought recently?
Replies: 30
Views: 2124

LCBO thread! What are you buying/have bought recently?

I definitely recommend that Tarlant. I've had that blend before.
by Andrew L.
January 13th, 2017, 4:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8478
Views: 1226420

RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

I can only think of one account labelled as "deactivated"
by Andrew L.
January 9th, 2017, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has 2002 Krug Lived Up To Expectations?
Replies: 32
Views: 1468

Has 2002 Krug Lived Up To Expectations?

Definitely. It will be legendary.
by Andrew L.
January 5th, 2017, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your Unpopular Wine Opinion
Replies: 506
Views: 26652

Post your Unpopular Wine Opinion

I prefer to perform the ceremonial wine dance gifted to me from the wine gods in a dream. Perfect bottle every time.
by Andrew L.
December 15th, 2016, 11:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1982 Ch. La Conseillante
Replies: 15
Views: 714

1982 Ch. La Conseillante

Can confirm. The '89 is spectacular.
by Andrew L.
December 8th, 2016, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A small Burgundy gathering - 08 Coche CC, 90 La Tache, 78 DRC GE, 90 Rousseau & 91 Leroy Beaux Monts
Replies: 19
Views: 1037

TN: A small Burgundy gathering - 08 Coche CC, 90 La Tache, 78 DRC GE, 90 Rousseau & 91 Leroy Beaux Monts

Our group always does this. We refer to it as "priming" the glass. Definitely makes a difference to me.
by Andrew L.
November 29th, 2016, 3:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Boring Bottle of Bedrock
Replies: 61
Views: 5209

TN: Boring Bedrock

If you find Tom's comments that offensive, I'm not sure how you manage to navigate the rest of the internet without having a breakdown. As for Bedrock wines, I stopped buying quite some time ago. The most recent I tried was a 2008 Griffin's Lair Syrah and I was not impressed. It was quite lush, oaky...
by Andrew L.
November 24th, 2016, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 5 Popular Wine Myths
Replies: 30
Views: 2160

5 Popular Wine Myths

"Myth: Dry white wines are a zero-calorie beverage"

Is this a thing?
by Andrew L.
November 9th, 2016, 4:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why so few postings this evening?
Replies: 22
Views: 1667

Why so few postings this evening?

I'm masturbating, furiously.
by Andrew L.
November 8th, 2016, 10:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2065
Views: 208182

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates, July '16 (the saga continues)

No more livestreaming? I was looking forward to the promised weekly installments of the Q&A program.
by Andrew L.
November 7th, 2016, 4:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Prime Drinking Window Bdx: '83-'96 - Favorites?
Replies: 17
Views: 909

Prime Drinking Window Bdx: '83-'96 - Favorites?

Epic for my palate...

1983: Palmer, Margaux
1984-1988: Meh
1989: Haut Brion, LMHB, Montrose, Palmer, La Conseillante
1990: Haut Brion, LMHB, Montrose
1991-1995: Meh
1996: Margaux, PLL
by Andrew L.
November 4th, 2016, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ex-top 10 Cornas producers thread?
Replies: 70
Views: 3210

Ex-top 10 Cornas producers thread?

Mods, please delete every thread I've ever posted in, or everyone is getting neon green facials.
by Andrew L.
November 2nd, 2016, 11:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ex-top 10 Cornas producers thread?
Replies: 70
Views: 3210

Ex-top 10 Cornas producers thread?

Nothing says "I don't post here" like posting here.
by Andrew L.
November 2nd, 2016, 4:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fall release on Nov 1
Replies: 45
Views: 5012

Rhys fall release on Nov 1

I wish the Canadian dollar wasn't such a pile of dog shit.
by Andrew L.
October 27th, 2016, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2065
Views: 208182

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates, July '16 (the saga continues)

Those ancient textbooks though.
by Andrew L.
October 27th, 2016, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2065
Views: 208182

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates, July '16 (the saga continues)

It's all just a big misunderstanding!
by Andrew L.
October 21st, 2016, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2065
Views: 208182

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates, July '16 (the saga continues)

Andrew L. wrote:
billnanson wrote:Mid Oct - it can't come out in Sept, because it's a report about September
Besides, I'm always learning new things...
Almost there...

[berserker.gif]
Bump
by Andrew L.
October 17th, 2016, 8:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Canned wine actually ages better than the bottles because ..."
Replies: 26
Views: 963

"Canned wine actually ages better than the bottles because ..."

I'm not sure about everyone else, but I'd like to know what Anders has to say on the subject.
by Andrew L.
October 15th, 2016, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 97` Chave Hermitage
Replies: 3
Views: 483

97` Chave Hermitage

The '97 is drinking really well right now. Good choice!
by Andrew L.
October 12th, 2016, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I am beginning to think that I am not a big Beaujolais fan
Replies: 62
Views: 3109

I am beginning to think that I am not a big Beaujolais fan

A. So wrote:
I am beginning to think that I am not a big Beaujolais fan
That's because it's not very good.
Nailed it.
by Andrew L.
October 11th, 2016, 12:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2065
Views: 208182

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates, July '16 (the saga continues)

billnanson wrote:Mid Oct - it can't come out in Sept, because it's a report about September
Besides, I'm always learning new things...
Almost there...

[berserker.gif]
by Andrew L.
October 7th, 2016, 3:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you still use your Coravin?
Replies: 65
Views: 6106

Do you still use your Coravin?

I'd rather just drink the whole bottle.
by Andrew L.
October 7th, 2016, 7:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Château Montrose 1990 ....97 + points
Replies: 4
Views: 478

TN: Château Montrose 1990 ....97 + points

Great wine. Wish I had more.
by Andrew L.
October 7th, 2016, 7:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Toss the Cork: New Tech Keeps Wine Fresh for 30 Days
Replies: 18
Views: 1659

Toss the Cork: New Tech Keeps Wine Fresh for 30 Days

Good luck getting producers to bottle in those metal screw top canisters.
by Andrew L.
September 28th, 2016, 10:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does cannabis affect your perception or enjoyment of wine?
Replies: 58
Views: 3732

Does cannabis affect your perception or enjoyment of wine?

I was more thinking of my employer, or my clients...
by Andrew L.
September 28th, 2016, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does cannabis affect your perception or enjoyment of wine?
Replies: 58
Views: 3732

Does cannabis affect your perception or enjoyment of wine?

It also does not help that this board has a "real names" policy.
by Andrew L.
September 26th, 2016, 7:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2065
Views: 208182

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates, July '16 (the saga continues)

That little video was quite cringe worthy.
by Andrew L.
September 26th, 2016, 5:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Two Rioja questions: how rare are single estates and how rare is French oak?
Replies: 15
Views: 958

Two Rioja questions: how rare are single estates and how rare is French oak?

Coconut and dill are the biggest indicators for me in recognizing American oak.
by Andrew L.
September 23rd, 2016, 7:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Travel Shock
Replies: 70
Views: 2353

Travel Shock

I do not believe in such a phenomenon. I think there are a number of factors at play that lead people to believe it exists: (1) Natural bottle variability, especially in older wines (2) Opening wines recently bottled (3) Shaking up fine sediment (4) Personal differences while tasting (5) Environment...
by Andrew L.
September 21st, 2016, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2065
Views: 208182

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates, July '16 (the saga continues)

Bill Tex Landreth wrote:September 2016 Burgundy Report will have some info. So important that it rumored to be free access.
Anyone know when this is coming out?

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