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by Dennis Atick
April 17th, 2019, 1:28 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Favorite (non-psychedelic) mushrooms to eat?
Replies: 32
Views: 557

Re: Favorite (non-psychedelic) mushrooms to eat?

Grateful Dead show. Giants Stadium. June 1991. I probably should write a book about it. [wink.gif] The face melter Dark Star teases sprinkled throughout the second night were great fun, weren't they? That one and RFK were the highlights of the tour for me. 6/17/91 remains one of the best shows I sa...
by Dennis Atick
April 17th, 2019, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1344
Views: 66775

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

ky1em!ttskus wrote:
April 17th, 2019, 10:07 am
NV Chartogne-Taillet and rose — in for 2x2
St Anne is the closest thing I have to a "house" champagne. Love it.
by Dennis Atick
April 15th, 2019, 3:14 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Favorite (non-psychedelic) mushrooms to eat?
Replies: 32
Views: 557

Re: Favorite (non-psychedelic) mushrooms to eat?

Mark B wrote:
April 14th, 2019, 3:37 pm

Also, bonus points for anyone with a good magic mushroom trip story. [wow.gif]
Grateful Dead show. Giants Stadium. June 1991. I probably should write a book about it. [wink.gif]
by Dennis Atick
April 13th, 2019, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese

That was one of the tastiest wines I ever put in my mouth. Out of the gate, it blew away the Wehlener Sonnenuhr. Although I have no doubt that the WS would have improved tremendously with some cellaring - and, quite frankly, the GH was so perfect that I would have imagined that cellaring might actu...
by Dennis Atick
April 13th, 2019, 1:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese
Replies: 4
Views: 242

TN: 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese

Had this the other night with at Urban Wu, a newish Sichuan place in town. I tried to take some notes on this one and a fine 2003 Selbach Oster Auslese, but I trailed off after this one. 2001 Joh. Jos. Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese - Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer (4/10/2019) Excellent. You...
by Dennis Atick
April 12th, 2019, 6:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What green vegetable goes best with red wine
Replies: 56
Views: 1260

Re: What green vegetable goes best with red wine

What about the theory of avoiding asparagus, Brussels, broccoli and cauliflower for wine due to the chemical make up? I also would avoid all of those, sans cauliflower, which does work, as Jay said above. Mark- If me, I'm going with your first inclination of spinach and garlic. Couple drops of soy ...
by Dennis Atick
April 11th, 2019, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LSO - Lone Star Overnight
Replies: 15
Views: 557

Re: LSO - Lone Star Overnight

I have nothing to add other than every time I see this thread title I think Lone Star Overnight would be a cool name for an indie-rock band.
by Dennis Atick
April 11th, 2019, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Moric - Blaufränkisch (Austria, Burgenland)
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: TN: 2015 Moric - Blaufränkisch (Austria, Burgenland)

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
April 11th, 2019, 1:05 pm
Yeah. "Good table wine" is apt for this one. Which white stood out as being most interesting to you?
Last one I remember was the 2016 SuperNatural. Pretty good with pizza a few months back. 75% Gruner / 25% Chard.
About the same price you quoted above.
by Dennis Atick
April 11th, 2019, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Moric - Blaufränkisch (Austria, Burgenland)
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: TN: 2015 Moric - Blaufränkisch (Austria, Burgenland)

Thanks for the note. Of the handful of Morics I've tried, I've liked the whites more than the reds. Interesting wines. Tend to be food friendly. I've never thought they were more than good table wines. Others seem to like them more.
by Dennis Atick
April 8th, 2019, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 E. Fuligni (Cottimelli) Brunello di Montalcino
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: TN: 2010 E. Fuligni (Cottimelli) Brunello di Montalcino

Chris Seiber wrote:
April 8th, 2019, 2:10 pm
I love that producer. Great red fruited elegance within the Brunello spectrum. Lovely place to visit as well.
I'm going in a couple months, so I'm glad to hear that! [cheers.gif]
by Dennis Atick
April 8th, 2019, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 E. Fuligni (Cottimelli) Brunello di Montalcino
Replies: 4
Views: 300

TN: 2010 E. Fuligni (Cottimelli) Brunello di Montalcino

[cheers.gif] 2010 E. Fuligni (Cottimelli) Brunello di Montalcino - Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino (4/8/2019) Decanted for about an hour. Vibrant red coloring. It smells great: cherry and floral, very spring like fragrance. Hints of fennel. Initial taste shows a delicate palate pr...
by Dennis Atick
April 7th, 2019, 8:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Cruse Wine Company Tradition (USA, California, North Coast, Mendocino County)
Replies: 0
Views: 97

TN: NV Cruse Wine Company Tradition (USA, California, North Coast, Mendocino County)

Debut of the Cruse Tradition bottling. For fans of Michael Cruse's Ultramarine (me!) this seemed like a no-brainer. NV Cruse Wine Company Tradition - USA, California, North Coast, Mendocino County (4/7/2019) Light gold color, very fresh, tight bubbles that seem to dissipate rather quickly in the gla...
by Dennis Atick
April 6th, 2019, 5:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: This seems a little excessive, no? (UPDATED - it's not)
Replies: 41
Views: 2697

Re: This seems a little excessive, no?

A. So wrote:
April 6th, 2019, 4:49 pm
Dennis Atick wrote:
April 6th, 2019, 2:38 pm
It's funny. The people whose hard work and care go into making this luxury product, one of CA's finest Chardonnays, suggest a serving method for impulsive types, and you all are like, yeah, f*ck that!
[rofl.gif]
Whatever. Not the point.
by Dennis Atick
April 6th, 2019, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: This seems a little excessive, no? (UPDATED - it's not)
Replies: 41
Views: 2697

Re: This seems a little excessive, no?

It's funny. The people whose hard work and care go into making this luxury product, one of CA's finest Chardonnays, suggest a serving method for impulsive types, and you all are like, yeah, f*ck that!
by Dennis Atick
April 3rd, 2019, 10:20 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16008
Views: 377172

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

I'm not drinking it, but Thor is. Good look for Creature Comforts out of Athens, GA. Good beer. Good people.
https://vinepair.com/booze-news/avenger ... raft-beer/
by Dennis Atick
April 1st, 2019, 3:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN- 08 Dom Perignon vs Grande Dame, 16 von Schubert Kabinett to Eiswein, 17 Muller Catoir, 08 Prum
Replies: 4
Views: 380

Re: TN- 08 Dom Perignon vs Grande Dame, 16 von Schubert Kabinett to Eiswein, 17 Muller Catoir, 08 Prum

Nice notes Tom! We had that '08 Prum last month and you captured it well. Beautiful wine that is just starting to play. And you also nailed the nose on the '08 Dom. Lovely wine. Great lineup here for a Sunday afternoon!
by Dennis Atick
March 31st, 2019, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 815
Views: 37001

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Warren Taranow wrote:
March 13th, 2019, 1:52 pm
Dennis Atick wrote:
March 13th, 2019, 1:34 pm
Nice price on Roilette Tardive mags. In.
X 4
Anyone hear back on these? I poked Greg about it like 10 days ago, he thought we were good, but I've never seen an invoice.
by Dennis Atick
March 31st, 2019, 5:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1989 Catherine et Pierre Breton Bourgueil Les Perrières
Replies: 7
Views: 322

Re: TN: 1989 Catherine et Pierre Breton Bourgueil Les Perrières

Nice note, Doug. I've had the late 80s and early 90s bottles from Raffault and Couly-Dutheil, but I have never had a Breton with any real age. This sounds really nice and it is doing just what you would want this point. Good to know it is still going strong.
Cheers.
by Dennis Atick
March 30th, 2019, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Edmunds St. John Los Robles Viejos Rozet Vineyard
Replies: 8
Views: 243

Re: TN: 2000 Edmunds St. John Los Robles Viejos Rozet Vineyard

Al Osterheld wrote:
March 30th, 2019, 12:25 pm
I agree, I like both but the 2001 was my clear favorite of the two. I might have one bottle left.

-Al
+2. on the '01 > '00
by Dennis Atick
March 30th, 2019, 10:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Edmunds St. John Los Robles Viejos Rozet Vineyard
Replies: 8
Views: 243

Re: TN: 2000 Edmunds St. John Los Robles Viejos Rozet Vineyard

John Morris wrote:
March 30th, 2019, 10:10 am
What's the mix of grapes -- grenache and what?
GSM and a touch of Counoise.
by Dennis Atick
March 30th, 2019, 4:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN's: Alesia/Rhys Tasting
Replies: 21
Views: 1262

Re: TN's: Alesia/Rhys Tasting

Wasn't my intention, but I do like what I have done here. I have a couple of '07 and '08s lingering.
Let's get it on the books, boys! [cheers.gif]
by Dennis Atick
March 29th, 2019, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Edmunds St. John Los Robles Viejos Rozet Vineyard
Replies: 8
Views: 243

TN: 2000 Edmunds St. John Los Robles Viejos Rozet Vineyard

Steve Edmunds. Is there a Mount Rushmore of CA wine? If so, put him on it. 2000 Edmunds St. John Los Robles Viejos Rozet Vineyard - USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (3/29/2019) Can't believe it's been 8 years since my last bottle. This still shows the iron, meat, and herbal-anise notes. T...
by Dennis Atick
March 29th, 2019, 3:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN's: Alesia/Rhys Tasting
Replies: 21
Views: 1262

Re: TN's: Alesia/Rhys Tasting

Wow, great tasting. I still have bottles left of most of the Rhys/Alesias you had that night and have also had many of the Alesias in the past few years as well. I’ve been pretty happy with almost all of them. Would be fun to revisit some of the older Rhys/Alesia wines from that night. I know where...
by Dennis Atick
March 28th, 2019, 5:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN's: Alesia/Rhys Tasting
Replies: 21
Views: 1262

Re: TN's: Alesia/Rhys Tasting

I was searching for something and stumbled upon this old thread.
What a great night of wine. Fun to look back on some of these early Rhys and Kutch wines.
I cannot believe it's been 10 years. Where does the time go?
by Dennis Atick
March 25th, 2019, 1:01 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Amalfi in March
Replies: 32
Views: 905

Re: Amalfi in March

Walt, Thanks for this excellent report! We are doing a very similar trip in June (teens included!), with a bit of Tuscany tucked in between, and your thoughts are quite helpful! We are also Staying in Campo de Fiori, which seemed like a good home base. Path of the Gods was tentatively on my list, bu...
by Dennis Atick
March 25th, 2019, 3:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Re: TN: 2006 Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino

Thanks for the check in. Though I keep cracking into 06s, I’ve noticed that many are still tight and in need of time. But, at least what’s there is pretty damned good and I’m sure this will be a long lived vintage Good to know that other '06 are showing this way and you see this a long-lived vintag...
by Dennis Atick
March 24th, 2019, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino
Replies: 2
Views: 203

TN: 2006 Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino

2006 Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino - Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino (3/23/2019) Reticent nose. Showing rather tight upon opening. Really needed some time to unwind. There are hints of red fruit and licorice, some asphalt. To me, this either needs time, or isn't going to g...
by Dennis Atick
March 23rd, 2019, 6:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Good to the Beaune
Replies: 11
Views: 1122

Re: Good to the Beaune

Really excellent and helpful notes, John. I drink my share of Beaune and own some of these wines. Really happy to see the note on the '05 Drouhin Mouches. I own some, but have held off pulling the trigger. I have some '05 Ursules, too, and am waiting on that one. 2005 and Ursules seems to mean patie...
by Dennis Atick
March 23rd, 2019, 11:15 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Tuscany
Replies: 29
Views: 1092

Re: Tuscany

Jumping into this thread, hope you don't mind, Paul! Doing a few days in Montalcino in June. Tried to stay at Ragnaie, but they were booked on our dates, so we are staying in town. Are planning to visit them, Poggio Antico, Fuligni. Any other good visits in Montalcino that aren't long tour commitme...
by Dennis Atick
March 23rd, 2019, 4:48 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Tuscany
Replies: 29
Views: 1092

Re: Tuscany

Jumping into this thread, hope you don't mind, Paul! Doing a few days in Montalcino in June. Tried to stay at Ragnaie, but they were booked on our dates, so we are staying in town. Are planning to visit them, Poggio Antico, Fuligni. Any other good visits in Montalcino that aren't long tour commitmen...
by Dennis Atick
March 22nd, 2019, 8:32 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: For Sale: Something for Everyone (Jadot, Pousse, Prevost, DomP, Valdicava, Poggio Antico)
Replies: 5
Views: 1082

For Sale: Something for Everyone (Jadot, Pousse, Prevost, DomP, Valdicava, Poggio Antico)

I'm not usually the- I'm out of room guy- but this time I am. Selling a wide variety of goodies where I have more than I need. A little bit of everything. Same drill as always- Buyer pays shipping an accepts risks. One caveat- busy next week+ so these prob can't ship before April. Second caveat- pre...
by Dennis Atick
March 21st, 2019, 5:50 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: For Sale: Treehouse Beers
Replies: 12
Views: 1222

Re: For Sale: Treehouse Beers

SOLD OUT FOR NOW.
by Dennis Atick
March 20th, 2019, 3:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Atlanta Does Rhys Yet Again
Replies: 19
Views: 1073

Re: TN: Atlanta Does Rhys Yet Again

Mike,
Really nice notes on what sounds like a great night. I stopped buying Rhys years back and when I read notes like this I realize maybe I shouldn't have.
by Dennis Atick
March 20th, 2019, 1:01 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: For Sale: Treehouse Beers
Replies: 12
Views: 1222

Re: For Sale: Treehouse Beers

Bump for some fresh stuff this week. For those who missed out last time. All of the details above still apply.
PM me.
Thanks.
by Dennis Atick
March 18th, 2019, 5:43 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Amalfi in March
Replies: 32
Views: 905

Re: Amalfi in March

Dennis, If you have some free time in Salerno and want to see some local beer, check out BAI. https://www.facebook.com/bai.salerno/ Nice. Not on my radar at all. Thanks. Agreed re: avoid having a car. Whilst it is possible, you'll be nearing peak season, where in addition to the hair-raising routes...
by Dennis Atick
March 18th, 2019, 3:19 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Amalfi in March
Replies: 32
Views: 905

Re: Amalfi in March

We stayed in both Positano and Capri ten years ago at the end of September with two days in Capri and two days in Napoli. Two days in Capri was enough but it is nice being on the island in the evening when the crowds leave. We took a day trip to Amalfi via ferry and then a bus up to Ravello. Ravell...
by Dennis Atick
March 17th, 2019, 6:25 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Amalfi in March
Replies: 32
Views: 905

Re: Amalfi in March

There’s more in and near Positano than Capri. You’d get bored in Capri after a couple days. With that being said I would vote for Ravello, but that is purely based on my personal experience in the town. It’s tiny, but has spectacular views, music events, great little restaurants, (check out the nea...
by Dennis Atick
March 17th, 2019, 5:12 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Amalfi in March
Replies: 32
Views: 905

Re: Amalfi in March

Ian,
Thanks so much or the input. We are leaning Positano for the reasons you mention. But...I was just looking at Ravello as an option. Thanks again for all the info.
by Dennis Atick
March 17th, 2019, 4:25 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Amalfi in March
Replies: 32
Views: 905

Re: Amalfi in March

Jumping into this thread as we are headed to the Amalfi Coast in June. Specific question that I don't think has been answered. And I know it wouldn't be Berskerkers if I got a straight answer, but here goes...Should we stay in Positano or in Capri in Anacapri area? 4 nights. Many more options of pla...
by Dennis Atick
March 17th, 2019, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)
Replies: 6
Views: 454

Re: TN: 2014 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)

joz€f p1nxten wrote:
March 17th, 2019, 11:13 am
Thanks. Sounds like a couple of years extra wouldn't do it harm? Bought some while on holiday in the region 2 years ago.
Oh, for sure. No harm now, really, no harm in a few years, for sure. Cheers!
by Dennis Atick
March 17th, 2019, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)
Replies: 6
Views: 454

Re: TN: 2014 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
March 17th, 2019, 9:51 am
Had this several days ago. Similar impressions.
Really a lovely wine. Dipping my toes. Piedmont and Tuscany have been blind spots for me. Which is odd, I suppose, and for shame, so it seems.
And not for much longer...
by Dennis Atick
March 17th, 2019, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)
Replies: 6
Views: 454

TN: 2014 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)

Felt like checking in on one of these with Pan Seared wagyu from Hail Grail. [cheers.gif] 2014 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco - Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco (3/17/2019) This was really quite nice last night. Light red color, floral and truffle and hints of licorice on the nose. Plate is...
by Dennis Atick
March 16th, 2019, 5:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Domaine Michel Niellon Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chaumées Clos de la Truffière
Replies: 35
Views: 1414

Re: TN: 2014 Domaine Michel Niellon Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chaumées Clos de la Truffière

Nice note, Don. Sounds really great.
I've yet to meet a 2014 white Burg I did not like.
Hope all is well..

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