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by Dennis Atick
August 18th, 2019, 8:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Renardat-Fâche Vin du Bugey-Cerdon (France, Savoie, Vin du Bugey-Cerdon)
Replies: 18
Views: 265

Re: TN: 2017 Renardat-Fâche Vin du Bugey-Cerdon (France, Savoie, Vin du Bugey-Cerdon)

There was another Bugey around then, but I cannot recall the name. It was also quite good, but less “fun.” Kermit Lynch brings in one from Bottex, which has a little less Poulsard and a little more Gamay. That was it. Enjoyable, but not joyful. Had the Bottex in my hand yesterday, around $20 in the...
by Dennis Atick
August 17th, 2019, 7:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Renardat-Fâche Vin du Bugey-Cerdon (France, Savoie, Vin du Bugey-Cerdon)
Replies: 18
Views: 265

Re: TN: 2017 Renardat-Fâche Vin du Bugey-Cerdon (France, Savoie, Vin du Bugey-Cerdon)

Intriguing! Thanks for posting. This is one I've never heard of --- it looks and sounds nice. Is it purely fruity, or are there some other tones, as well? It is pretty fruit forward. This 17 is showing a lot of upfront fruit now. But it's light and refreshing, the upfront red fruit is definitely ba...
by Dennis Atick
August 17th, 2019, 4:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Renardat-Fâche Vin du Bugey-Cerdon (France, Savoie, Vin du Bugey-Cerdon)
Replies: 18
Views: 265

Re: TN: 2017 Renardat-Fâche Vin du Bugey-Cerdon (France, Savoie, Vin du Bugey-Cerdon)

Oh the good old days. I think I drank about 100 bottles of that from 2001-2005. +1 This was a regular end of shift glass/bottle as I transitioned from restaurants to production in that same era. I was not on board then. I will say, Mike Evans brought a '13 of this to dinner a few months back and it...
by Dennis Atick
August 16th, 2019, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Renardat-Fâche Vin du Bugey-Cerdon (France, Savoie, Vin du Bugey-Cerdon)
Replies: 18
Views: 265

TN: 2017 Renardat-Fâche Vin du Bugey-Cerdon (France, Savoie, Vin du Bugey-Cerdon)

It's so bloody hot lately, like 90 at 7pm hot, so it's been a sparkler and white wine diet for me lately. This Bugey rose from Renardat Fache is so much fun- chill it down and rip into it. Perfect on a hot night. 2017 Renardat-Fâche Vin du Bugey-Cerdon - France, Savoie, Vin du Bugey-Cerdon (8/16/201...
by Dennis Atick
August 15th, 2019, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 995
Views: 52927

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Edi Kante? I'm game to learn something new. The Dauvissat of Venezia. We'll see.
by Dennis Atick
August 14th, 2019, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Notes from a nice Northern Rhone dinner
Replies: 3
Views: 394

Re: TN: Notes from a nice Northern Rhone dinner

Man, that is a nice lineup, Alan! Helpful as I own some of the Clape and Allemands. Well done.
Verset. Ftw. i wish I was a buyer back in the day.
Great notes.
by Dennis Atick
August 14th, 2019, 3:48 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16236
Views: 397087

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Treehouse continues to fire on all cylinders. Very Gggreennn is like Gggreen and Very Green on steroids. Fresh hop fragrance purs out the moment you pop the can. Super saturated mouthfeel. Powerful, but with that creamy Treehouse mouthfeel that is almost unparalleled. Treehouse does one of the best ...
by Dennis Atick
August 13th, 2019, 12:56 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Bilbao, San Sebastian, Rioja this Fall
Replies: 12
Views: 246

Re: Bilbao, San Sebastian, Rioja this Fall

Nice! Planning to do a nearly identical itinerary late Spring.
Will be following this thread!
by Dennis Atick
August 12th, 2019, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Muller-Catoir MussbacherEselshaut Rieslaner Auslese '95...(short/boring)
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: TN: Muller-Catoir MussbacherEselshaut Rieslaner Auslese '95...(short/boring)

Nice, Tom. Sounds like our '97 a couple weeks back. Joyful wine that was a nice send off on the night.
by Dennis Atick
August 11th, 2019, 9:47 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating Italy 2019: Rome, Montalcino, Positano
Replies: 34
Views: 1345

Re: Eating Italy 2019: Rome, Montalcino, Positano

Thanks Dennis for the recommendation to Locanda Demetra ! I'm trying to book the cooking school experience as my wife has always wanted to do something like this. We'll at least have lunch there. We leave in 4 weeks: Florence, SML/Camolgi, Bolgheri, Pienza. Can't wait ! Fred- Nice itinerary! Makes ...
by Dennis Atick
August 8th, 2019, 9:52 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: COOKBOOKS: What Are Your Top 5
Replies: 38
Views: 1233

Re: COOKBOOKS: What Are Your Top 5

It's tough to narrow down to 5 and I appreciate the offerings so far. I clearly need to look into The Food Lab. I too gain inspiration from these books rather than strictly following the recipes. Kenji has so much material online you *almost don't need the book. Serious Eats and Kenji's online stuf...
by Dennis Atick
August 8th, 2019, 9:22 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: COOKBOOKS: What Are Your Top 5
Replies: 38
Views: 1233

Re: COOKBOOKS: What Are Your Top 5

G. Greenbaum wrote:
August 8th, 2019, 8:55 am
It's tough to narrow down to 5 and I appreciate the offerings so far. I clearly need to look into The Food Lab. I too gain inspiration from these books rather than strictly following the recipes.
Kenji has so much material online you *almost don't need the book.
by Dennis Atick
August 8th, 2019, 3:26 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: COOKBOOKS: What Are Your Top 5
Replies: 38
Views: 1233

Re: COOKBOOKS: What Are Your Top 5

Like many of the other comments, I don't use these books regularly, but this is the list of books that have had the biggest impact on me tweaking my homecooking over time: French Laundry - Thomas Keller Momofuku- David Chang Franklin Barbecue- Aaron Franklin Les Halles - Bourdain Every Grain of Rice...
by Dennis Atick
August 7th, 2019, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 995
Views: 52927

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Whenever I see '08 Veuve at that price, I want it. Then I tell myself it's Veuve and to put that money towards '08 Dom/Cristal. Then I mildly regret not buying '08 Veuve. Repeat cycle. How is ‘08 Veuve? buy a couple b of Grande Dame to satisfy the itch Based on our bottle last week...do as Alan says.
by Dennis Atick
August 7th, 2019, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1979 Joseph Drouhin Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches
Replies: 34
Views: 1126

Re: TN: 1979 Joseph Drouhin Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches

Came across this bottle in a Cannon Beach wine shop and went for it. Crumbly, wine soaked cork. Surprisingly opaque ruby color. Billowing, piercing floral and iron-inflected nose with wafts of black cherry and rounded plum scents. Delicate yet steely layers of tangy raspberry and black cherry fruit...
by Dennis Atick
August 7th, 2019, 5:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1571
Views: 85800

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
August 6th, 2019, 7:59 pm
Picked up 3 x NV Jose Dhondt Champagne Grand Cru Grande Reserve Blanc de Blancs and got a discount.
This is good Champagne.
by Dennis Atick
August 7th, 2019, 5:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1995 Edmunds St. John Syrah (USA, California)
Replies: 11
Views: 438

Re: TN: 1995 Edmunds St. John Syrah (USA, California)

Yep. That was a great run of wines. I can still vividly recall the dinner/tasting event at John Gilman’s place where a bunch of us assembled 15+ ESJ wines. The Durells were stunning. It has to be said that the W-F Syrahs were amazing as well, just cut from a slightly different cloth. Sent me search...
by Dennis Atick
August 7th, 2019, 3:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1995 Edmunds St. John Syrah (USA, California)
Replies: 11
Views: 438

Re: TN: 1995 Edmunds St. John Syrah (USA, California)

Jayson Cohen wrote:
August 6th, 2019, 5:42 pm
D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
August 5th, 2019, 5:49 am
FWIW, the '95 Durell Syrah still has plenty of runway.
I love that wine.
+1
Only outdone by the '93 in my book. Had a great ride with a bunch of those early-mid-90s Durells about 8-9 years ago.
by Dennis Atick
August 7th, 2019, 3:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Aeris Wines Etna Bianco Superiore (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)
Replies: 32
Views: 1199

Re: TN: 2014 Aeris Wines Etna Bianco Superiore (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)

Thanks for the note Charlies.
The 2016 just got raves in the Vinuous report that released yesterday. Vintage and this wine specifically.
by Dennis Atick
August 6th, 2019, 6:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1571
Views: 85800

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Alright, who bought all the RL Legras half bottles?! The site showed 77 available yesterday so I figured I could put off a few days and now the link says sold out! I emailed them just in case but wtf? Lol 77 halfs at that price to hundreds, if not thousands of people on their email blasts. Doesn't ...
by Dennis Atick
August 5th, 2019, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Roulot Bourgogne Blanc (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc)
Replies: 22
Views: 1090

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Roulot Bourgogne Blanc (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc)

I will say that a couple of CT users with first-hand experience have reached out to me about the possibility of my bottle being off as their take was not as negative as mine. My bottle was atypical, even given the tough vintage, for a Roulot BB. I bought three bottles locally, at a reputable shop, ...
by Dennis Atick
August 5th, 2019, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Roulot Bourgogne Blanc (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc)
Replies: 22
Views: 1090

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Roulot Bourgogne Blanc (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc)

Probably your pallet is true to the problem of the wine in this vintage...Isn't it actually not Domaine (not written on the 2016 BB label) this 2016 because of what Charlie FU stated earlier? That this 2016 BB is a blend of Chablis, Meursault and Mâconnais fruit...So probably his skill still made t...
by Dennis Atick
August 5th, 2019, 1:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1969 Mayacamas Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 20
Views: 1136

Re: TN: 1969 Mayacamas Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

Very nice, very nice. Good 50th bday wine.
We had a '68 Mayacamas a few years back that was one of the best CA Cabs I've ever tasted. Serious juice.
by Dennis Atick
August 5th, 2019, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Roulot Bourgogne Blanc (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc)
Replies: 22
Views: 1090

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Roulot Bourgogne Blanc (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc)

I will say that a couple of CT users with first-hand experience have reached out to me about the possibility of my bottle being off as their take was not as negative as mine. My bottle was atypical, even given the tough vintage, for a Roulot BB. I bought three bottles locally, at a reputable shop, s...
by Dennis Atick
August 5th, 2019, 5:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1995 Edmunds St. John Syrah (USA, California)
Replies: 11
Views: 438

Re: TN: 1995 Edmunds St. John Syrah (USA, California)

One wine-related thing I would like to go back 25 years and tell my younger self: Buy more ESJ wines.
Thanks, David. Sounds like typical ESJ goodness to me. Approaching 25 years old is a good run.
Kudos to Steve.
by Dennis Atick
August 5th, 2019, 5:20 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16236
Views: 397087

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Finally got to try Electric Brewing this weekend. Chapters of Repugnance is a DDH hazy NE-style IPA. Layers of creamy- milk sugar trop fruit goodness. Deserves its high praise. Up there with Treehouse and Monkish for my palate. Very good.
by Dennis Atick
August 4th, 2019, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Roulot Bourgogne Blanc (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc)
Replies: 22
Views: 1090

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Roulot Bourgogne Blanc (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc)

rob klafter wrote:
August 4th, 2019, 2:05 pm
Dennis Atick wrote:
August 4th, 2019, 12:41 pm
I don't feel like I totally panned it, just not the regular Roulot-level brilliance!
sounds like you need someone with a time machine
Don't you have one? [cheers.gif]
by Dennis Atick
August 4th, 2019, 12:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Roulot Bourgogne Blanc (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc)
Replies: 22
Views: 1090

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Roulot Bourgogne Blanc (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc)

I don't feel like I totally panned it, just not the regular Roulot-level brilliance!
by Dennis Atick
August 4th, 2019, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Roulot Bourgogne Blanc (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc)
Replies: 22
Views: 1090

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Roulot Bourgogne Blanc (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc)

alan weinberg wrote:
August 4th, 2019, 8:56 am
yes, for $75 I can get Bouchard premier cru Meursault.
Yep. I was also thinking of Lamy St Aubin 1ers.
by Dennis Atick
August 4th, 2019, 8:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Roulot Bourgogne Blanc (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc)
Replies: 22
Views: 1090

TN: 2016 Domaine Roulot Bourgogne Blanc (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc)

I buy Roulot's BB and Aligote fairly regularly in recent vintages as they've become the only Roulot a normal guy can "afford." lol. 2016 Domaine Roulot Bourgogne Blanc - France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc (8/4/2019) This '16 is showing some of the challenges of the vintage as Roulot lost much to fros...
by Dennis Atick
August 4th, 2019, 4:05 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: For Sale: Treehouse Brewing Company - Update Aug. 4
Replies: 36
Views: 3140

Re: For Sale: Treehouse Brewing Company - Update Aug. 4

Freshies from yesterday.
As always: $36/4pack.
8 can minimum order.
Buyer pays shipping and accepts risk.
Here is what remains:

ALL SOLD. THANKS
by Dennis Atick
July 31st, 2019, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tues Night Impressions: Dom, Veuve LGD, Trimbach 375, Dauvissat x2, Claire Naudin x2, Muller Catoir
Replies: 7
Views: 405

Re: Tues Night Impressions: Dom, Veuve LGD, Trimbach 375, Dauvissat x2, Claire Naudin x2, Muller Catoir

Thanks for the notes, Dennis. Just broke out the leftover Naudins from last night - the Myosotis is both lighter and cloudier in color than the Viola, with a nose that is pretty stunning on day 2, strawberry and lilac maybe? Something floral, followed by a light herbal hash-y note. Last night, I wa...
by Dennis Atick
July 31st, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe - Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)
Replies: 46
Views: 1822

Re: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe - Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)

Interesting that the offer that just hit from Envoyer was listed:

A New Vintage of One of Italy's Best White Wines

2017
Emidio Pepe
Trebbiano d'Abruzzo
(European Bottling)
by Dennis Atick
July 31st, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: For Sale: Treehouse Brewing Company - Update Aug. 4
Replies: 36
Views: 3140

Re: For Sale: Treehouse Brewing Company - Update- June 20

Soon! Maybe tomorrow. If not, definitely next week. STay tuned.
by Dennis Atick
July 31st, 2019, 8:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tues Night Impressions: Dom, Veuve LGD, Trimbach 375, Dauvissat x2, Claire Naudin x2, Muller Catoir
Replies: 7
Views: 405

Tues Night Impressions: Dom, Veuve LGD, Trimbach 375, Dauvissat x2, Claire Naudin x2, Muller Catoir

Some very brief impressions from some nice bottles with the team last night. Another solid night when all bottles were on. I try to take notes on my phone at these get togethers, but this was a social hang and my efforts tend to fade as the night wears on. Below is a collection of what was said arou...
by Dennis Atick
July 31st, 2019, 3:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains
Replies: 32
Views: 1651

Re: TN: 2002 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Vaucrains

ybarselah wrote:
July 30th, 2019, 5:46 pm
. i cannot come up with a good reason why i don't buy more chevillon
+1 Always seem to be right where I want/expect them to be.
Nice note, Jeremy. Sounds great.
by Dennis Atick
July 28th, 2019, 5:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Interesting Atlanta Retailers
Replies: 16
Views: 880

Re: Interesting Atlanta Retailers

bradkaplan wrote:
July 28th, 2019, 3:29 am
But damn I miss Le Caveau : (
THIS!
by Dennis Atick
July 27th, 2019, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It was 107F in Champagne today
Replies: 36
Views: 4075

Re: It was 107F in Champagne today

c fu wrote:
July 27th, 2019, 6:51 am
Dennis Atick wrote:
July 27th, 2019, 4:15 am
Prevost: https://www.instagram.com/champagnelacloserie/
Came here just to post that

Here’s a better link- Prevost said he lost 15-20% of the grapes from the heat

Damn!
by Dennis Atick
July 26th, 2019, 11:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating Italy 2019: Rome, Montalcino, Positano
Replies: 34
Views: 1345

Re: Eating Italy 2019: Rome, Montalcino, Positano

Robert Pollard-Smith wrote:
July 26th, 2019, 10:47 am
We hit Emma twice last October. The Pata Negra Iberica Chorizo pie was nothing short of remarkable...
Yum. [cheers.gif]
by Dennis Atick
July 26th, 2019, 10:23 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Tree House! A Plethora of Goodies! SOLD
Replies: 18
Views: 867

Re: FS: Tree House! A Plethora of Goodies! SOLD

Mark Y wrote:
July 26th, 2019, 10:13 am
Dennis Atick wrote:
July 26th, 2019, 8:58 am
I see I have some competition. Hmm.
Demand >>>>>>> supply.. so i don't know if it's really competition lol
more like give slow folks a chance. ;)
[cheers.gif] King Julius today! And Cachet, a new one! Alas, none for me as my mule is out of town.
by Dennis Atick
July 26th, 2019, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Louis Jadot Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Narbantons
Replies: 0
Views: 286

TN: 2005 Louis Jadot Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Narbantons

Been checking in on some lesser '05s lately. 2005 Louis Jadot Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru Narbantons - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru (7/26/2019) Healthy dark red color. Beginning to unravel some of the tertiary scents of forest and wet earth. Good concentration of fruit...
by Dennis Atick
July 26th, 2019, 8:58 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Tree House! A Plethora of Goodies! SOLD
Replies: 18
Views: 867

Re: FS: Tree House! A Plethora of Goodies! SOLD

I see I have some competition. Hmm.
by Dennis Atick
July 25th, 2019, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine list buying vs. corkage habit
Replies: 52
Views: 1840

Re: Wine list buying vs. corkage habit

I VERY rarely buy off the list other than a cocktail. While I know it doesn't help the ownership of the restaurant, I compensate the waitstaff and sommelier appropriately for the accommodation of letting me bring my bottles to lunch/dinner. +1 on both accounts. I haven't bought a wine off a list in...
by Dennis Atick
July 25th, 2019, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wines since the beginning of 2019
Replies: 138
Views: 9081

Re: Best wines since the beginning of 2019

A few of the good and interesting bottles thus far... 2010 Von Schubert Maximin Grünhäuser Herrenberg Riesling Eiswein 2002 Dom Pérignon 1985 Château Léoville Barton 2000 Cuchet Beliando Cornas 1970 Château La Gaffelière 2002 Pascal Doquet Champagne Grand Cru Vieilles Vignes 1973 Faustino Rioja I Gr...
by Dennis Atick
July 25th, 2019, 7:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It was 107F in Champagne today
Replies: 36
Views: 4075

Re: It was 107F in Champagne today

Jeez, 107 in paris right now. I couldnt imagine paris at 107. I was there in Paris in 2015 when it was 101, and I almost passed out at Versailles. Couldn't imagine it now. That was me at the Vatican last month-when it was 100 in late June. Brutal. 104 in Netherlands today. Highest temp in thier rec...
by Dennis Atick
July 25th, 2019, 6:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Boojee wine
Replies: 16
Views: 660

Re: Boojee wine

by Dennis Atick
July 25th, 2019, 6:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Boojee wine
Replies: 16
Views: 660

Re: Boojee wine

No idea. But I hate them already based on that name. Whatever it is they are doing.
by Dennis Atick
July 25th, 2019, 2:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It was 107F in Champagne today
Replies: 36
Views: 4075

Re: It was 107F in Champagne today

That is sunburn ... basically the vine, in the interest of self-preservation, has abandoned those berries and stopped providing them with water so they shrivel. I've seen it happen here in Oregon in 2015 on vines with western exposure and limited water availability on days with 100+ F temps. It is ...

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