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by Scott Brunson
January 26th, 2020, 4:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you had to pick 2 Champagne Producers......
Replies: 80
Views: 2212

Re: If you had to pick 2 Champagne Producers......

Krug and Delamotte
by Scott Brunson
January 25th, 2020, 3:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glassware
Replies: 98
Views: 3844

Re: Grassl Glassware

Chris, my wife broke a Cru but I didn't bug you because no glass could have survived that fall from the bar!

We love those and the Liberte; we'll add some for our FL place.
by Scott Brunson
January 24th, 2020, 4:26 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: The Wine Check
Replies: 31
Views: 1263

Re: The Wine Check

Sean, I've had a lot of experience with it, obviously, and never gotten over 46lb, no matter how hard I tried. I imagine that a full case (or perhaps half a case) of mega-glass Reserve bottles might tip the scales, but I'd be surprised, as the unit itself is only 4 lb., versus 16 lb. for the Vingar...
by Scott Brunson
January 23rd, 2020, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eric Guido To Join Vinous
Replies: 58
Views: 3744

Re: Ian D’Agata Departs Vinous

Ian has reached a stage in his life where he doesn't want to deal with deadlines and tasting hundreds and hundreds of wines. I can't blame him. That day will come for all of us, sooner or later. Of course, we are sad to see Ian leave, but this is a tremendous opportunity for Eric to take a leadersh...
by Scott Brunson
January 23rd, 2020, 2:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eric Guido To Join Vinous
Replies: 58
Views: 3744

Re: Eric Guido To Join Vinous

Big congrats Eric!
You blew me away on some really cool Italian knowledge a while ago.
by Scott Brunson
January 22nd, 2020, 3:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum Recommendation for Newbie
Replies: 25
Views: 1377

Re: Saxum Recommendation for Newbie

We drank '10 JBV on Sunday. Even after a 5-6 hour of slow ox/decant, I thought it would have benefited from more age.
Still tasty though.
by Scott Brunson
January 20th, 2020, 4:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11206
Views: 412727

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Blind Sunday Group at my place I provided the wines (except the warmup white) and the food No formal notes--too busy cooking and hosting https://i.ibb.co/vZJQ4L0/00002.jpg WARMUP WHITE 2015 Isole e Olena Chardonnay Collezione Privata Toscana IGT SEVEN REDS—SIX BLENDS AND ONE UNTESTABLE SINGLE VARIET...
by Scott Brunson
January 19th, 2020, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Quilceda Creek - yay or nay?
Replies: 37
Views: 2419

Re: 2017 Quilceda Creek - yay or nay?

I received the offer and I have not bought in a decade. I have not tasted a recent vintage but I grew to hate the spoofy ones which were fawned over by a certain critic. What certain critic are you talking about that fawned over their ‘spoofy’ wines? I ask because if you’re referring to Robert Park...
by Scott Brunson
January 19th, 2020, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How much wine did you consume in 2019?
Replies: 46
Views: 1833

Re: How much wine did you consume in 2019?

Looks like I am merely average.
210 from my cellar plus tastings, offlines, restaurants, and weekday stuff I didn't bother to Cellar Track.
by Scott Brunson
January 18th, 2020, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paris Bound in February
Replies: 20
Views: 1327

Re: Paris Bound in February

Tom G l a s g o w wrote:
January 17th, 2020, 7:28 pm
See travel and epicurean exploits
This
There is a whole sub-forum dedicated to travel.
by Scott Brunson
January 18th, 2020, 4:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Quilceda Creek - yay or nay?
Replies: 37
Views: 2419

Re: 2017 Quilceda Creek - yay or nay?

If you like the style, it’s a good wine; I’ve fallen off the list in recent years. I do think the prop red is where the value is with QC. We drank the 100 pt 2005 a few years ago and it was certainly good if you’re oak tolerant . I received the offer and I have not bought in a decade. I have not ta...
by Scott Brunson
January 18th, 2020, 4:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kelli White on wine aging
Replies: 19
Views: 1675

Re: Kelli White on wine aging

nice
We met her at Press; she was the perfect amount of helpful without being bossy/preachy.
by Scott Brunson
January 16th, 2020, 5:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum Spring release
Replies: 22
Views: 2000

Re: Saxum Spring release

I'm not relinquishing my position. [cheers.gif]
by Scott Brunson
January 16th, 2020, 3:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP Michel Lafarge, 1928-2020
Replies: 25
Views: 2128

Re: RIP Michel Lafarge, 1928-2020

Greg K wrote:
January 16th, 2020, 9:30 am
Terrible news. I've loved the wines and all my interactions with the family. RIP.
us too.

so sad, but a life well lived.
RIP
by Scott Brunson
January 13th, 2020, 3:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipper recommendations to Ky from Cali please
Replies: 9
Views: 522

Re: Shipper recommendations to Ky from Cali please

I almost always buy from K&L, and when I do I always ship next day priority. $90/case, so $7.50/bottle. It arrives by 10:30 (I ship to a FedEx office in DC) and by 11am it’s home in my wine fridge. I can’t imagine paying $150/case for ground shipping. Here’s their shipping calculator if you’re inte...
by Scott Brunson
January 11th, 2020, 2:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decant advice: 2000 La Mission Haut Brion
Replies: 10
Views: 659

Re: Decant advice: 2000 La Mission Haut Brion

We had one last year.
It was slow-oxed for about 4 hours.
SPECTACULAR!
by Scott Brunson
January 10th, 2020, 4:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine "budgeting" - tips?
Replies: 64
Views: 3048

Re: Wine "budgeting" - tips?

I'll PM you some tips on January 26 and 27.
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by Scott Brunson
January 10th, 2020, 2:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Korean food matching (not korean bbq)
Replies: 65
Views: 1977

Re: Korean food matching (not korean bbq)

C Chen wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 2:53 pm
A. So wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 2:09 pm
YLee wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 10:36 am
First, Indian food isn't very diverse.
.
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+1
Maybe, basic Indian restaurant food isn't very diverse, but I'm not even sure that works, except in pretty bleak places.

(and I LOVE Korean food)
by Scott Brunson
January 10th, 2020, 12:23 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: jic anyone is in Chas Sun Jan 19 (MLK weekend)
Replies: 0
Views: 142

jic anyone is in Chas Sun Jan 19 (MLK weekend)

Our blind tasting group is at my wee humble townhome.
I'll provide the wines (and vittles)
6 similar(ish) red blends from 6 different countries.
1 untestable single variety from a 7th country.

I'll throw in a few whites if we need them.
by Scott Brunson
January 10th, 2020, 10:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Bohème Wines Syrah Occidental Hills
Replies: 5
Views: 352

Re: TN: 2012 Bohème Wines Syrah Occidental Hills

It's an OP-era.
by Scott Brunson
January 9th, 2020, 3:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Game Changer Corkscrew - 5 bucks from Ebay!
Replies: 29
Views: 2103

Re: Well...

And one, on an older wine that was well-stuck in the btl, as I continued to pump away, it squirted a stream of wine onto my short. But when it does work, it's fine. Tom Tom accurately describes the device's shortcomings. Staining your clothes can be avoided if one is naked while pumping away. Hey m...
by Scott Brunson
January 6th, 2020, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Ultimate Backfill Thread
Replies: 62
Views: 3121

Re: The Ultimate Backfill Thread

Chris Seiber wrote:
January 6th, 2020, 4:10 pm
Ron Erickson wrote:
January 6th, 2020, 3:51 pm
500 respondents will give you 500 different answers.
Glad we have that one out of the way, only 499 left to go!
498 now champagne.gif
by Scott Brunson
January 6th, 2020, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Janasse CdP Vieilles Vignes...
Replies: 12
Views: 638

Re: 2017 Janasse CdP Vieilles Vignes...

Since Brother Alfert has posted twice in this thread, I assume this wine is in his wheelhouse.
Click to see spoiler:
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by Scott Brunson
January 6th, 2020, 3:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How does one extract a broken cork from inside a bottle?
Replies: 39
Views: 1397

Re: How does one extract a broken cork from inside a bottle?

Victor Hong wrote:
January 5th, 2020, 12:50 pm
Smash the bottle open. Always works.
Then use the Durand
by Scott Brunson
January 3rd, 2020, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are your wines of the 2010s?
Replies: 46
Views: 2042

Re: What are your wines of the 2010s?

Still Red '99 DRC Richebourg, brought to the 2nd Charleston Offlineorama. It needed 20 years but I can still taste it. Still Non-Red '02 Roulot Perrieres at a friend's mountain house. We just sipped while he smoked ribs. Sparkling '96 Salon for breakfast at a friend's house before a long day of fabu...
by Scott Brunson
January 3rd, 2020, 1:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Advice about Popeyes fried chicken sandwich?
Replies: 24
Views: 990

Re: Advice about Popeyes fried chicken sandwich?

Flawed poll
You may select 1 option
neener

Seriously, the sandwich is pretty good, but Brian is correct about the wait time option.
by Scott Brunson
January 3rd, 2020, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Psa: envoyer
Replies: 18
Views: 1217

Re: Psa: envoyer

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
January 3rd, 2020, 8:24 am
The 14 Clos village is absolutely stunning for $40.
+1
by Scott Brunson
January 1st, 2020, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Could you have nailed this [sic] if you'd tasted it blind?
Replies: 10
Views: 1003

Re: Could you have nailed this [sic] if you'd tasted it blind?

Neal.Mollen wrote:
December 31st, 2019, 10:18 am
Surely would have guessed sauvignon blanc
Awesome
by Scott Brunson
January 1st, 2020, 6:04 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Damn it; I like ketchup with my hot dog.
Replies: 78
Views: 1759

Re: Damn it; I like ketchup with my hot dog.

I even put ketchup on my Chicago dogs. I'll admit to ketchup on dogs sometimes, nice switch up from mustard and imo it goes very well with brats and Italians too. But ketchup on a Chicago dog??? C'mon now - that's as offensive as putting ketchup on a gyro sandwich or carne asada tacos! I can only c...
by Scott Brunson
January 1st, 2020, 3:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1749
Views: 213001

Re: Official Costco Thread

Not crazy prices but decent buys in Boca
15 Palazzo della Torre for 12.99
16 Frog's Leap Cab for 45.99
17 Carmes de Rieussec for 12.99
by Scott Brunson
December 31st, 2019, 6:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your favorite wine with seared foie gras?
Replies: 36
Views: 1011

Re: What is your favorite wine with seared foie gras?

All great choices.
The final call should depend on the accompaniments.
by Scott Brunson
December 30th, 2019, 2:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traditional CdP Producers - Now and Then
Replies: 131
Views: 5122

Re: Traditional CdP Producers - Now and Then

Thanks Dan
We had a brilliant bottle of 05 just before Christmas.
by Scott Brunson
December 28th, 2019, 6:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Riedel Wine Glass Deal, 4-glasses for $10
Replies: 27
Views: 2619

Re: Riedel Wine Glass Deal, 4-glasses for $10

Tom H o l b r o o k wrote:
December 27th, 2019, 7:42 am
newhere newhere Thanks sir. I Edited my post with more info. Afraid I've committed an avoidable mea clupa.

Way to get off on the right foot here huh?
Looks like you'll fit in perfectly. [berserker.gif] [cheers.gif]
by Scott Brunson
December 27th, 2019, 6:05 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Offline Curmudgeoning should not be contained to only NYC!
Replies: 24
Views: 1149

Re: Offline Curmudgeoning should not be contained to only NYC!

The Charleston Offlineorama (mostly CellarTracker crowd but some Berserker crossover) is a 4 day event. We prepay the meals and rental facilities. Once I order ingredients (like the cooler of Flannery Steaks last year), people are responsible for paying so I don't get stuck with the check. Since I ...
by Scott Brunson
December 27th, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Offline Curmudgeoning should not be contained to only NYC!
Replies: 24
Views: 1149

Re: Offline Curmudgeoning should not be contained to only NYC!

The Charleston Offlineorama (mostly CellarTracker crowd but some Berserker crossover) is a 4 day event. We prepay the meals and rental facilities. Once I order ingredients (like the cooler of Flannery Steaks last year), people are responsible for paying so I don't get stuck with the check. Since I p...
by Scott Brunson
December 23rd, 2019, 3:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will paying sales tax & higher shipping cost cause you to buy less online?
Replies: 24
Views: 1310

Re: Will paying sales tax & higher shipping cost cause you to buy less online?

Mattstolz wrote:
December 23rd, 2019, 2:31 pm
Scott Brunson wrote:
December 23rd, 2019, 11:36 am
LMD Ermitaño wrote:
December 23rd, 2019, 10:00 am
#5.
+1
soo... option #6?
and 5
and 1
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by Scott Brunson
December 23rd, 2019, 2:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1220
Views: 66794

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Things such as wine are not generally covered in anti-price gouging laws, but the concept of gouging applies regardless of the commodity. I will be noting which of my regular suppliers are gouging and which are not. When all of this madness ends, I will concentrate my buying accordingly. Seems like...
by Scott Brunson
December 22nd, 2019, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 red burgundy premier cru..... sucks
Replies: 69
Views: 5682

Re: 2008 red burgundy premier cru..... sucks

We've always loved '08s--terroir vintage IMO.
by Scott Brunson
December 22nd, 2019, 1:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Fantastic Value!"
Replies: 83
Views: 6072

Re: "Fantastic Value!"

We are currently enjoying the Domaine Cabirau wines from brother Dan Kravitz.
by Scott Brunson
December 22nd, 2019, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Another Blind Saturday
Replies: 1
Views: 350

TN: Another Blind Saturday

ANOTHER BLIND SATURDAY - S2's (12/21/2019) https://i.ibb.co/L0984vS/00002.jpg Saturday Blind Tasting Group 2012 Mantlerhof Roter Veltliner Reisenthal - Austria, Niederösterreich, Kremstal Blind Saturday Group I called ripe-style Grüner. Waxy/oily mouthfeel with below average acidity and pointy yell...
by Scott Brunson
December 21st, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1220
Views: 66794

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
December 21st, 2019, 9:20 am
Things such as wine are not generally covered in anti-price gouging laws, but the concept of gouging applies regardless of the commodity.
I will be noting which of my regular suppliers are gouging and which are not. When all of this madness ends, I will concentrate my buying accordingly.
by Scott Brunson
December 20th, 2019, 5:28 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Favorite Instant Pot recipes?
Replies: 109
Views: 6092

Re: Favorite Instant Pot recipes?

Has anyone tried the sous vide function? I have a circulator but like the idea of a backup. .
by Scott Brunson
December 16th, 2019, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: La Grand Rue mini-vertical
Replies: 3
Views: 455

Re: La Grand Rue mini-vertical

08 and 09 were really terrific when we visited in 11
by Scott Brunson
December 16th, 2019, 3:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DRC vs Leroy
Replies: 11
Views: 1237

Re: DRC vs Leroy

Paul Seah wrote:
December 16th, 2019, 3:41 pm
Thanks for the comments all. This was a once-in-a-lifetime for me. Very thankful for generous friends who built their cellars long before I started.
Excellent work buddy!
Miss you on CT.
by Scott Brunson
December 14th, 2019, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wife Just Got A Case of Wine Delivered, Am I alllowed to look?
Replies: 56
Views: 2317

Re: Wife Just Got A Case of Wine Delivered, Am I alllowed to look?

Brian Tuite wrote:
December 14th, 2019, 8:34 am
NakedWines.com
you kinky devil
by Scott Brunson
December 12th, 2019, 5:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: And Round 1 goes to the MacDonald brothers
Replies: 10
Views: 2011

Re: And Round 1 goes to the MacDonald brothers

Craig G wrote:
December 12th, 2019, 5:13 pm
Honeybee.
thnx [cheers.gif]

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