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by Dennis Atick
February 16th, 2019, 2:11 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 15902
Views: 372374

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Does not get much better.
by Dennis Atick
February 15th, 2019, 1:30 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: WAGYU ON SALE
Replies: 9
Views: 423

Re: WAGYU ON SALE

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
February 14th, 2019, 4:39 am
I’ve been very happy with Cameron Hughes holy grail wagyu, both American and Japanese.
+1 The burgers are a nice surprise, too. Really good and relatively cheap!
by Dennis Atick
February 15th, 2019, 3:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 441
Views: 26509

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Chartogne Taillet Cuvee St. Anne is becoming my house bubbly. Fantastic stuff for sub $40. Love it.
by Dennis Atick
February 14th, 2019, 3:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Edmunds St John - 2019 Cellar Offering
Replies: 29
Views: 1304

Re: Edmunds St John - 2019 Cellar Offering

Just curious...what are the shipping prices like with Aero for you East Coast guys?
by Dennis Atick
February 13th, 2019, 2:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Edmunds St John - 2019 Cellar Offering
Replies: 29
Views: 1304

Re: Edmunds St John - 2019 Cellar Offering

So in.
by Dennis Atick
February 12th, 2019, 4:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So, what's this new Cruse sparkling wine?
Replies: 6
Views: 445

Re: So, what's this new Cruse sparkling wine?

Cruse Tradition released today. Looks promising.
by Dennis Atick
February 12th, 2019, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys offer
Replies: 50
Views: 3534

Re: Rhys offer

Prices? Just out of curiosity. No dog in the fight. I like the wines, esp. the Chards.
by Dennis Atick
February 12th, 2019, 3:08 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1218
Views: 55242

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Miso ramen yesterday. Mostly following RamenLord's recipe. Eight hour pork and chicken stock, miso tare, chashu, egg. Miso brings great texture to the broth. Easier than an eighteen hour true tonkatsu stock. Beauty! Do you have an instant pot for stocks yet? It is worth it for those alone. Bone bro...
by Dennis Atick
February 11th, 2019, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Cost to Grape to Expression" Ratio
Replies: 19
Views: 661

Re: "Cost to Grape to Expression" Ratio

These types of questions are difficult because there are other variables beyond price. Are we factoring in aging wines, or just at release? I say that because my first thought was to vote for Gamay, but I think I'll join Marcus in another vote for Riesling. Thinking about an '01 Prum WS a few months...
by Dennis Atick
February 11th, 2019, 2:49 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1218
Views: 55242

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Miso ramen yesterday. Mostly following RamenLord's recipe. Eight hour pork and chicken stock, miso tare, chashu, egg. Miso brings great texture to the broth. Easier than an eighteen hour true tonkatsu stock.
by Dennis Atick
February 10th, 2019, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Antoine Sanzay Saumur-Champigny
Replies: 0
Views: 88

TN: 2015 Antoine Sanzay Saumur-Champigny

Sanzay. New one to me. This was a nice start. 2015 Antoine Sanzay Saumur-Champigny - France, Loire Valley, Anjou-Saumur, Saumur-Champigny (2/10/2019) Terrific weight. Fairly open already. Polished. No hard edges. With air the nose picks up some of those deep Loire-Cab Franc-earthy, barnyardy-autumna...
by Dennis Atick
February 10th, 2019, 4:29 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Brewery recommendations for Asheville and San Diego?
Replies: 13
Views: 229

Re: Brewery recommendations for Asheville and San Diego?

Wicked Weed and Green Man are decent visits with easy access on the main strip in Asheville.
by Dennis Atick
February 7th, 2019, 8:27 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: For Sale: Treehouse Beers
Replies: 10
Views: 872

Re: For Sale: Treehouse Beers

Joe Chanley wrote:
February 7th, 2019, 8:15 am
I went by yesterday. So great to get massive allocations on site like that.
Sure beats the old days of waiting in line for an hour to get something like 2 Julius and 2 Green!
by Dennis Atick
February 6th, 2019, 6:47 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: For Sale: Treehouse Beers
Replies: 10
Views: 872

Re: For Sale: Treehouse Beers

You guys are beast. All gone. Thanks!
by Dennis Atick
February 6th, 2019, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A Good Tuesday, vII: '08 Dom Perignon, '12 Re, '93 Raffault Chenin, '85 Leoville Barton, '00 Cuchet Beliando Cornas
Replies: 10
Views: 387

Re: TN: A Good Tuesday, vII: '08 Dom Perignon, '12 Re, '93 Raffault Chenin, '85 Leoville Barton, '00 Cuchet Beliando Cor

dcornutt wrote:
February 6th, 2019, 5:50 pm
You guys are killing me! Sounds like a great time was had by all. Great notes Dennis.
Thanks, Don. Missed you last night. Hope you are enjoying the family time!
by Dennis Atick
February 6th, 2019, 4:10 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: For Sale: Treehouse Beers
Replies: 10
Views: 872

Re: For Sale: Treehouse Beers

More Treehouse available. Same drill as two weeks ago and pricing listed above.
Buyer pays shipping and accepts risks.
Fresh off the can line today.

SOLD
by Dennis Atick
February 6th, 2019, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A Good Tuesday, vII: '08 Dom Perignon, '12 Re, '93 Raffault Chenin, '85 Leoville Barton, '00 Cuchet Beliando Cornas
Replies: 10
Views: 387

Re: TN: A Good Tuesday, vII: '08 Dom Perignon, '12 Re, '93 Raffault Chenin, '85 Leoville Barton, '00 Cuchet Beliando Cor

Dennis drinks like a pro! Good work buddy. I have some of the 2000 Cuchet, but have not cracked it. A 2011 was gorgeous, but I'm a big fan of that transparent vintage. The '93 Champ Chenin is a freaky little wine, quite distinct. I've had it twice last several years. Seems like it can go on forever...
by Dennis Atick
February 6th, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A Good Tuesday, vII: '08 Dom Perignon, '12 Re, '93 Raffault Chenin, '85 Leoville Barton, '00 Cuchet Beliando Cornas
Replies: 10
Views: 387

Re: TN: A Good Tuesday, vII: '08 Dom Perignon, '12 Re, '93 Raffault Chenin, '85 Leoville Barton, '00 Cuchet Beliando Cor

Sounds like a good night. I’m particularly jealous about the ‘85 Leoville Barton, which was the first wine I ever bought. It was $22.99 at Buckhead Fine Wine, IIRC, and I drank a ton of it, but probably had my last one about 15 years ago. A friend brought that one. I'm not a big Bdx guy, but it was...
by Dennis Atick
February 6th, 2019, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A Good Tuesday, vII: '08 Dom Perignon, '12 Re, '93 Raffault Chenin, '85 Leoville Barton, '00 Cuchet Beliando Cornas
Replies: 10
Views: 387

TN: A Good Tuesday, vII: '08 Dom Perignon, '12 Re, '93 Raffault Chenin, '85 Leoville Barton, '00 Cuchet Beliando Cornas

A GOOD TUESDAY, VOL II - (2/6/2019) Got together with some of the usual suspects last night. This group has been on a streak. Seems whenever we get together the wines all show really well. Lucky us. Good group, a Berserker or two. A rather eclectic mix, but all very good to great wines. 2008 Dom Pé...
by Dennis Atick
February 5th, 2019, 8:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx question
Replies: 25
Views: 717

Re: FedEx question

I have fedex deliver to a Kinkos. It is wonderful. It is usually later in the day because they are picking up at the location. But I know it is in a safe environment and I can go late at night or the next day. Big +1 I'm fortunate to have a 24 hour Kinkos about 2 miles from the house. Been sending ...
by Dennis Atick
February 4th, 2019, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 La Porte Saint Jean Saumur-Champigny
Replies: 0
Views: 50

TN: 2015 La Porte Saint Jean Saumur-Champigny

Took a flyer on a few of these on a recommendation of a Berserker who happens to sell the stuff. This wine got my attention. 2015 La Porte Saint Jean Saumur-Champigny - France, Loire Valley, Anjou-Saumur, Saumur-Champigny (2/3/2019) Very pretty nose. Slight floral notes, tea, just a touch of green p...
by Dennis Atick
February 3rd, 2019, 8:51 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1218
Views: 55242

Re: What did you cook tonight?

I cook a lot, forget to share things here occasionally. Last night I made Michael Solomonov's Zahav lamb shoulder. Smoked for two hours, braised in pomegranate molasses/water for three hours, fired at 450 for 30 minutes. One of the better things I've made at home recently. Shreds with fork. With su...
by Dennis Atick
February 3rd, 2019, 4:37 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1218
Views: 55242

Re: What did you cook tonight?

I cook a lot, forget to share things here occasionally. Last night I made Michael Solomonov's Zahav lamb shoulder. Smoked for two hours, braised in pomegranate molasses/water for three hours, fired at 450 for 30 minutes. One of the better things I've made at home recently. Shreds with fork. With sum...
by Dennis Atick
February 2nd, 2019, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone try any of these champagnes lately?
Replies: 15
Views: 803

Re: Anyone try any of these champagnes lately?

I agree with what Mike Evans said. I've had the same three in recent times.
I opened an '09 Dom back in early Nov..I wouldn't open that right now considering your other choices.
by Dennis Atick
February 2nd, 2019, 4:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Cruse Wine Company Chardonnay Rorick
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Re: TN: 2014 Cruse Wine Company Chardonnay Rorick

Well, this is funny, and timely, as I stumbled upon a bottle of this in my cellar last weekend. Don't remember buying it.
Glad to hear it showed well. Will pop my soon.
Thanks for the note!
by Dennis Atick
February 1st, 2019, 3:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Martine Rouchier St. Joseph Chave & Luc bottlings
Replies: 20
Views: 600

Re: 2016 Martine Rouchier St. Joseph Chave & Luc bottlings

Mark C Johnson wrote:
January 31st, 2019, 11:03 pm
Charlie, can you explain what "natty" means?
Mark- Natural wines. As he said in the opening: No sulfur/biodynamic, “natural” small production st. Joseph

Fu- Thanks for the notes. I was on the fence on grabbing these from Lyle, and you may taken me over the fence
by Dennis Atick
January 31st, 2019, 1:19 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Bern's Reservation Question
Replies: 25
Views: 1175

Re: Bern's Reservation Question

Ed, I never arranged it. Someone in my group handled it but yes you would need to contact somm. We would go early before it got busy. We were group of eight spending two or three evenings and quite a bit of money so there's that. The rule was also if you found something that wasn't on the list, you...
by Dennis Atick
January 30th, 2019, 3:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1990 Noël Verset Cornas (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Cornas)
Replies: 9
Views: 543

Re: TN: 1990 Noël Verset Cornas (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Cornas)

I have only been near one bottle of this wine in my life, and it was horribly corked. Bummer.
Sounds great, Alan. Thanks for the note.
by Dennis Atick
January 30th, 2019, 3:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1971 Charles Noellat Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Beaux Monts
Replies: 4
Views: 445

Re: TN: 1971 Charles Noellat Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Beaux Monts

alan weinberg wrote:
January 29th, 2019, 8:32 pm
mouthwatering note
What Alan said. I have zero experience with Charles Noellat but I took a flyer on some Vougeot from Envoyer a while back. Think those are coming in soon. Look forward to trying.
This sounds great, Jeremy. Thanks.
by Dennis Atick
January 29th, 2019, 4:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Impressions 1-28-19
Replies: 13
Views: 864

Re: Impressions 1-28-19

Thanks, as always Jim.
I always go and shop Birichino wines after reading your praise over the years, but I've yet to pull the trigger.
Might actually do it this time.
Cheers.
by Dennis Atick
January 28th, 2019, 6:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Ultramarine Rosé Heintz Vineyard
Replies: 6
Views: 270

Re: TN: 2014 Ultramarine Rosé Heintz Vineyard

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
January 28th, 2019, 5:28 am
Thanks.

In some other threads a poster (I don't recall who) has cited a bruised apple character, calling the wines flawed. (other vintages...)
Yep. I remember that. Not this.
by Dennis Atick
January 28th, 2019, 5:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Ultramarine Rosé Heintz Vineyard
Replies: 6
Views: 270

Re: TN: 2014 Ultramarine Rosé Heintz Vineyard

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
January 28th, 2019, 4:53 am
Cider-like?
Tart, green apple-fall fruit, drying. Maybe too strong to call it cider-like, but that's where my mind went. Not a negative.
by Dennis Atick
January 27th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Loire Cab Francs with 13+ years on them
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Re: TNs: Loire Cab Francs with 13+ years on them

Mike Evans wrote:
January 27th, 2019, 1:35 pm
Dennis Atick wrote:
January 27th, 2019, 10:43 am
Never had a Breton with that kind of age. Sound great.
Remind me and I'll remedy that, though I mostly have 1996s and 1997s.
Nice! Let's do a Loire dinner in the near future [cheers.gif]
by Dennis Atick
January 27th, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Ultramarine Rosé Heintz Vineyard
Replies: 6
Views: 270

Re: TN: 2014 Ultramarine Rosé Heintz Vineyard

Anton D wrote:
January 27th, 2019, 11:27 am
Thanks for that note!

These are precious, so learning without killing one is helpful! champagne.gif
I hear that. I caved. For you. [wink.gif]
by Dennis Atick
January 27th, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Loire Cab Francs with 13+ years on them
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Re: TNs: Loire Cab Francs with 13+ years on them

Keith,
Great notes and a terrific lineup.
That '85 Olga Raffault has been showing so well for a while now. Terrific wine.
Never had a Breton with that kind of age. Sound great.
by Dennis Atick
January 27th, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Ultramarine Rosé Heintz Vineyard
Replies: 6
Views: 270

TN: 2014 Ultramarine Rosé Heintz Vineyard

Took this to Husk in Savannah last night to get an early look. Nice wine, good dinner, per usual. 2014 Ultramarine Rosé Heintz Vineyard - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast (1/27/2019) Pretty pinkish-salmon color.The raspberry and strawberry notes are fleshier, fuller, creamier than I reme...
by Dennis Atick
January 27th, 2019, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1199
Views: 59799

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Warren Taranow wrote:
January 27th, 2019, 6:37 am

Brian,
I found it interesting, although not as memorable as I had hoped. You won’t be disappointed buying a bottle, but you should try it before buying several. Here’s a thread Dennis A started.
Cheers,
Warren
I pretty much agree with this guy's take [wink.gif]
by Dennis Atick
January 24th, 2019, 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need help with Wally’s Wine headache
Replies: 8
Views: 689

Re: Need help with Wally’s Wine headache

Helpful thread. Have considered, but never ordered.
Good luck, Daniel.
by Dennis Atick
January 23rd, 2019, 3:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Weekend Wines as I Slip Further down the Slippery Slope toward Burgundy (Jadot, Thibault, KB, Breggo
Replies: 28
Views: 1267

Re: Weekend Wines as I Slip Further down the Slippery Slope toward Burgundy (Jadot, Thibault, KB, Breggo

Mark Y wrote:
January 23rd, 2019, 1:01 pm
I saw 2006 Huedelot LSG for $50 and flipped.
And then realized that was posted in 2009. Sad.
Ha! That 2006 Urslues cost me all of $29.99 from Brown Derby [cheers.gif]
by Dennis Atick
January 22nd, 2019, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Weekend Wines as I Slip Further down the Slippery Slope toward Burgundy (Jadot, Thibault, KB, Breggo
Replies: 28
Views: 1267

Re: Weekend Wines as I Slip Further down the Slippery Slope toward Burgundy (Jadot, Thibault, KB, Breggo

Wow, Frank! What a trip. Somber reflection, in a sense, as I remember this weekend and I sadly have since fell out of touch with the friends that shared these wines that weekend. I was just starting to get the itch when I made this declaration. I really knew so little about Burgundy at the time. I w...
by Dennis Atick
January 22nd, 2019, 2:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Dominique Laurent Clos de la Roche
Replies: 15
Views: 551

Re: TN: 2005 Dominique Laurent Clos de la Roche

Nice Jeremy. Thanks for the check in.
This sounds really great and pretty open already.
I have some Laurent in '05, mostly Cailles and Sentiers. Took a Sentiers for a spin a year or so ago and it was not yet ready for business. Maybe take another peek soon. Cheers.
by Dennis Atick
January 22nd, 2019, 2:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV (but 2015) Vouette et Sorbee Fidele
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Re: TN: NV (but 2015) Vouette et Sorbee Fidele

Nice note Michael. Sounds quite similar to the note I posted in December. Think we are in agreement here.
It definitely leans to the less opulent and zingy side. Needs food and the right setting.
Cheers.
by Dennis Atick
January 21st, 2019, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Emmanuel Rouget Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune Blanc
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: TN: 2015 Emmanuel Rouget Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune Blanc

Barry Rothof wrote:
January 21st, 2019, 10:03 am
Nice! Just had the 2017 Emmanuel Rouget Hautes-Côtes de Nuits Rouge a Joy to drink too, will check the 2017 Hautes-Côtes de Beaune Blanc tomorrow!
Thanks, Barry. Good stuff. Let us know how that 17 shows!
by Dennis Atick
January 21st, 2019, 7:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Emmanuel Rouget Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune Blanc
Replies: 2
Views: 89

TN: 2015 Emmanuel Rouget Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune Blanc

Really nice wine and dealing for white Burgundy at this price point. As a wine geek commented on my IG: "small wine from a big guy." 2015 Emmanuel Rouget Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune Blanc - France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune (1/21/2019) Screams white Burgundy on the nose. Floral...
by Dennis Atick
January 20th, 2019, 4:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premox'd White Burgs Turn Great? (per Jasper Morris)
Replies: 107
Views: 3515

Re: Premox'd White Burgs Turn Great? (per Jasper Morris)

john stimson wrote:
January 19th, 2019, 10:33 pm
I've heard him say this before, which is non-sensical.
This. It makes no sense. Literally.
by Dennis Atick
January 19th, 2019, 6:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Two Mercurey from Francois Raquilet
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: TNs: Two Mercurey from Francois Raquilet

And another... 2013 François Raquillet Mercurey Vieilles Vignes - France, Burgundy, Côte Chalonnaise, Mercurey (1/18/2019) Showing some early secondary pinot scents, spice and earth, almost an herbal-briar quality I associate with stems. Appealing. Rather forward, with open, supple fruit that glides...
by Dennis Atick
January 16th, 2019, 3:47 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: For Sale: Treehouse Beers
Replies: 10
Views: 872

Re: For Sale: Treehouse Beers

Bump. Same drill as last week.
These are freshies from 1/16
4packs/$35 per + shipping to you.

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