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by CJ Beazley
June 26th, 2019, 5:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Greatest field blend wines?
Replies: 36
Views: 1042

Re: Greatest field blend wines?

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
June 26th, 2019, 4:43 am
So if the Carignan has a bad year the wine is no longer a field blend? Or is the winemaker expected to suffer the slings and arrows of the wine board community for a substandard wine? [stirthepothal.gif]
No, sell it off as bulk juice. newhere
by CJ Beazley
June 26th, 2019, 4:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Greatest field blend wines?
Replies: 36
Views: 1042

Re: Greatest field blend wines?

Geyserville - full stop But then we can get into the discussion about what exactly is a field blend. Do the grapes have to be picked all at once? Are they required to be co-fermented? Do the proportions in the finished wine have to match the proportions in the vineyard? How many different varieties...
by CJ Beazley
June 25th, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The wine you don't want
Replies: 48
Views: 2646

Re: The wine you don't want

When I was young and foolish I got on the SQN list. I like the wine fine, on occasion, but I have accumulated a lot more of it than I am likely ever going to drink. In particular, I am going to try to move on from a few EBA box sets. I have never sold a bottle of wine before. Given a bunch away, tr...
by CJ Beazley
June 25th, 2019, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Jaffurs Syrahs/BienNacido&Thompson '16...(short/boring)
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: TN: Jaffurs Syrahs/BienNacido&Thompson '16...(short/boring)

Michael Martin wrote:
June 25th, 2019, 12:36 pm
Thanks for the futures reminder. I will place my order today. 25% off these wines is a deal.
Are the half bottles not available as futures?
by CJ Beazley
June 25th, 2019, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Supreme Court, and wine.
Replies: 126
Views: 5865

Re: Supreme Court, and wine.

Pretty basic article but informative article, in case some missed it
https://www.winespectator.com/articles/ ... 61e3e000aa
by CJ Beazley
June 25th, 2019, 8:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th
Replies: 29
Views: 1385

Re: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th

I got the email, I’m wondering about dosage, time on the lees etc, surely they’ll provide info prior to the actual offer, right?
by CJ Beazley
June 19th, 2019, 8:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top US Syrahs
Replies: 117
Views: 4837

Re: Top US Syrahs

Peay
Jaffurs
Cabot
Arnot-Roberts

*if we’re considering qpr-it’s Cabot.
by CJ Beazley
June 18th, 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales
Replies: 76
Views: 6704

Re: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales

GregT wrote:
June 13th, 2019, 12:56 am
Yeah, that's probably right. Same with Pierre Cardin and many others. Once your brand is devalued, you're pretty well screwed. It's really hard to come back.
by CJ Beazley
June 17th, 2019, 7:02 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Westvleteren now available online
Replies: 1
Views: 196

Westvleteren now available online

But you still have to pick it up in person.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/ ... xtus-abbey
by CJ Beazley
June 11th, 2019, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 7012
Views: 566027

Re: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

I just posted this about how successful the Madoff recovery/clawback has been, I was totally shocked-
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by CJ Beazley
June 11th, 2019, 11:22 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Costco Alert: Jamon Serrano
Replies: 10
Views: 578

Re: Costco Alert: Jamon Serrano

FWIW, the pickles at the very top of the photo are Grillo brand and they are really really good.
by CJ Beazley
June 6th, 2019, 10:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales
Replies: 76
Views: 6704

Re: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales

Uh oh. This may be a spot of trouble for the winery. If there is a whiff of lack of status value in a brand like this it will likely mean more trouble for sales. There has to be a good deal of reputational value built into the price of all cult wines. At least there is that 300m aart collection to ...
by CJ Beazley
June 4th, 2019, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: weekend wines
Replies: 10
Views: 733

Re: weekend wines

Sorry, I just can’t figure out what ‘DSM’ is supposed to mean.
by CJ Beazley
June 2nd, 2019, 2:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1351
Views: 147437

Re: Official Costco Thread

Dana Point-
by CJ Beazley
May 30th, 2019, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine
Replies: 37
Views: 2601

Re: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine

Kudos to my partner Asher Rubinstein, who obtained the original temporary restraining order against Chelsea in the Moriarty case. I would add, "after consulting with me on the legal issues associated with the appropriate requirements for dealing with a warehouseman's lien claim under the Uniform Co...
by CJ Beazley
May 28th, 2019, 4:32 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1313
Views: 62018

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Scott Brunson wrote:
May 27th, 2019, 5:48 pm
Image
Pan roasted venison backstrap
Local Squash
Vidalia onion
Local aeroponic lettuce

bacon fat involved
Vincent PN
Lovely little appetizer, what was your main course?
by CJ Beazley
May 24th, 2019, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CdP ???
Replies: 10
Views: 979

Re: CdP ???

I’ve always wondered how expensive it was to emboss bottles like that, I didn’t think it warranted it’s own thread. I hope someone will chime in.
by CJ Beazley
May 24th, 2019, 8:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineFolly is a folly?
Replies: 10
Views: 1366

Re: WineFolly is a folly?

Another opportunity to recommend Jaimie Goode’s book “Flawless”.
by CJ Beazley
May 20th, 2019, 1:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Morgan’s Shirt??
Replies: 22
Views: 1865

Re: Morgan’s Shirt??

Is it a kind of a ‘country lawyer’ look? Maybe Alfert will know- newhere
by CJ Beazley
May 20th, 2019, 5:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Five New DryCreekVnyds Wines...(short/boring)
Replies: 6
Views: 272

Re: TN: Five New DryCreekVnyds Wines...(short/boring)

The elder Rochioli was on Levi’s podcast and I think he said the very first (varietal) grapes he ever sold was to Dry Creek.
He also said his father was reluctant to pull out the French Colombard vines they sold as bulk wine because in good years they’d yield 10 tons an acre.
by CJ Beazley
May 19th, 2019, 2:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A FareWell to Blair...(short/boring)
Replies: 7
Views: 536

Re: TN: A FareWell to Blair...(short/boring)

Sorry about your buddy Tom, enjoy that Mayacamas-looking forward to your note on it.
by CJ Beazley
May 18th, 2019, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?
Replies: 113
Views: 3449

Re: If you have 250 or more btls in your cellar, why are u not on CT?

Anyone willing to cop to a spiral notebook?
by CJ Beazley
May 18th, 2019, 6:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 1916
Views: 154472

Re: Steak Porn

cjsavino wrote:
May 17th, 2019, 4:58 pm
24 ounce Flannery KC Strip

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Why didn’t ya get the big one?
Grilled pineapple back there? How’s that work, do you put some kind of sauce on it?
by CJ Beazley
May 15th, 2019, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Give up salt or give up wine?
Replies: 52
Views: 1507

Re: Give up salt or give up wine?

ky1em!ttskus wrote:
May 15th, 2019, 7:53 am
Can I give up Mark instead?
You WISH you could quit him.
by CJ Beazley
May 15th, 2019, 6:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Give up salt or give up wine?
Replies: 52
Views: 1507

Re: Give up salt or give up wine?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
May 15th, 2019, 6:04 am
Why give up salt completely?

I thought it was fine in moderation.
I got a horrible cramp in my leg one night, my doc told me up the salt. My normal diet has very very little salt.
by CJ Beazley
May 15th, 2019, 6:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Give up salt or give up wine?
Replies: 52
Views: 1507

Re: Give up salt or give up wine?

Salt.

*isnt there a certain amount of salt needed to sustain the human body? Can we at least have the bare minimum?
by CJ Beazley
May 15th, 2019, 4:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Update on Safe Harbor
Replies: 25
Views: 2871

Re: Update on Safe Harbor

Arv R wrote:
May 14th, 2019, 10:31 pm
That seems like a low amount of time to serve given the reported dollar value of theft.
Very low, did he roll over on someone to get this deal?
by CJ Beazley
May 10th, 2019, 8:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drunk people/children/leggings always tell the truth and now also…
Replies: 12
Views: 1016

Re: Drunk people/children/leggings always tell the truth and now also…

Ian - there may be a parallel universe somewhere where your comment makes sense. Craig - as a parent I guess I have to agree. No doubt someone will say something similar about drunks. So I retreat to the ineluctable core - leggings. I’m not sure what the definition of leggings is, but there are som...
by CJ Beazley
May 10th, 2019, 5:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drunk people/children/leggings always tell the truth and now also…
Replies: 12
Views: 1016

Re: Drunk people/children/leggings always tell the truth and now also…

I’ve got an 11 year old who might disagree about part of your thesis, but she agrees about the premox issue.
by CJ Beazley
May 7th, 2019, 2:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie Vieilles Vignes Clos des Briords
Replies: 28
Views: 865

Re: TN: 2005 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie Vieilles Vignes Clos des Briords

I just got some of the 2015 Pepiere Les Gras Moutons, i was considering baby killing one this weekend, I’ll probably lay a few down depending how that goes.
by CJ Beazley
May 7th, 2019, 12:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Is the Weber Genesis still the best?
Replies: 23
Views: 881

Re: Is the Weber Genesis still the best?

1D29C82F-2AFA-4A4C-BC42-FE92C83309ED.jpegFrom the Genesis this afternoon David, how old is yours? The Genesis II S-435 on their website shows them having the round stainless grates; my Costco hasn’t had them yet so I haven’t seen them in person. Three left in Arlington as of Sunday. Tex, which grat...
by CJ Beazley
May 7th, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Is the Weber Genesis still the best?
Replies: 23
Views: 881

Re: Is the Weber Genesis still the best?

David K o l i n wrote:
May 7th, 2019, 11:12 am
1D29C82F-2AFA-4A4C-BC42-FE92C83309ED.jpegFrom the Genesis this afternoon
David, how old is yours? The Genesis II S-435 on their website shows them having the round stainless grates; my Costco hasn’t had them yet so I haven’t seen them in person.
by CJ Beazley
May 6th, 2019, 6:24 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 1916
Views: 154472

Re: Steak Porn

ERPark wrote:
May 2nd, 2019, 9:47 pm
Forgot to post the “before” pic of A5 Hokkaido strip loin that I had with a few forumites for lunch last week......


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Holy shit
by CJ Beazley
May 6th, 2019, 4:49 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Is the Weber Genesis still the best?
Replies: 23
Views: 881

Re: Is the Weber Genesis still the best?

Any thoughts on the stainless grates? Do y’all like them or replace them with cast iron?
by CJ Beazley
May 5th, 2019, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Las Madres Winemakers Luncheon v20.19
Replies: 14
Views: 503

Re: TNs: Las Madres Winemakers Luncheon v20.19

Couple things and a dumb question. The 2016 Benevolent Neglect Syrah is on Wine Access.com for 45.00 free ship on 6 *no affiliation The 2016 Whole Cluster is available on the BN website for 50.00 Dumb question; “Benevolent Neglect 100% Whole Cluster was picked 2-1/2 weeks before the rest of the vine...
by CJ Beazley
May 4th, 2019, 6:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11119
Views: 497230

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2015 Domaine de la Pepiere Les Gras Moutons.
by CJ Beazley
May 4th, 2019, 5:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stupid poll time
Replies: 19
Views: 785

Re: Stupid poll time

Neal.Mollen wrote:
May 3rd, 2019, 1:47 pm
Would you rather be a centaur or a mermaid/merman?
Fish on top or fish on bottom?
by CJ Beazley
May 3rd, 2019, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed
Replies: 69
Views: 3600

Re: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed

Bookmark this for ‘Best Title’ for the awards season.
by CJ Beazley
May 2nd, 2019, 11:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Official kitchen knife thread
Replies: 634
Views: 45165

Re: Official kitchen knife thread

Possibly the best $15 kitchen knife . . . Mercer Culinary M23210 Millennia 10-Inch Wide Wavy Edge Bread Knife. My wife is a tough critic of knives and she loves this one. I am not as critical as she is but I like it too, especially for slicing baguettes. FWIW. Can you put it in the dishwasher? You ...
by CJ Beazley
May 1st, 2019, 7:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Vivino toeing the legality line with marketing?
Replies: 28
Views: 1324

Re: Is Vivino toeing the legality line with marketing?

I’m in no way defending vivino (I’m sure they don’t ship to Texas so I’ve never used them) but what do you find so objectionable? There are zero cellartracker notes, so it appears to be ‘rare’. I doubt they would hedge in the details of where it came from, clone or other details. It does sound like ...
by CJ Beazley
April 29th, 2019, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 3 Sunday Dinner Bdx.
Replies: 19
Views: 779

Re: 3 Sunday Dinner Bdx.

Great post Noel, I wanted to say kudos to the guy who brought (what appears to be) his daughter.
by CJ Beazley
April 28th, 2019, 11:14 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: If you Love TOP Loire Chenin...Richard Leroy Montbenault nieghbor
Replies: 2
Views: 343

Re: If you Love TOP Loire Chenin...Richard Leroy Montbenault nieghbor

Dumb question, does the photo mean you have .375’s of Baumard QDC for sale?
by CJ Beazley
April 28th, 2019, 7:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Las Madres Winemakers Luncheon v20.19
Replies: 14
Views: 503

Re: TNs: Las Madres Winemakers Luncheon v20.19

Does anyone know what the cover crop they planted is?
by CJ Beazley
April 26th, 2019, 5:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is there ever a stay of execution?
Replies: 18
Views: 939

Is there ever a stay of execution?

We had a family guest last weekend so I pulled a few bottles, one didn’t get opened (09 Ridge Geyser) it sat on the counter for a few days after they left then I opened it...it never occurred to me to put it back in the cellar for some reason. Does anybody actually do that, put it back ‘in inventory...
by CJ Beazley
April 26th, 2019, 5:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why are you into wine ?
Replies: 35
Views: 1399

Re: Why are you into wine ?

These choices are dog shit. I didn't see "I collect wine because I really enjoy it and no other beverage I've ever consumed has the range and complexity of flavors or scope of offerings, and I like to have any number of those choices available so I can cater to my own tastes at any given time." I m...
by CJ Beazley
April 26th, 2019, 4:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs over time - 2016 Halcon Vineyards Syrah Alturas - amazing stuff, crazy QPR
Replies: 27
Views: 1255

Re: TNs over time - 2016 Halcon Vineyards Syrah Alturas - amazing stuff, crazy QPR

Well, my re-tasting was soured by the crappy draft picks the Packers made, but I'm going to try and still be honest and lacking in pretension...unlike the Packers pick at number 12, but I digress... Florals still show on the nose, but it's more meaty - deli meats similar to what showed right upon o...
by CJ Beazley
April 25th, 2019, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7034
Views: 401218

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Lutum bottles for the next hour... It's good juice for the price.I picked up some Lutum Pinot Noir La Rinconada Vineyard Sta. Rita Hills 2015 a month or so ago, for $30 it's good stuff. Grabbed a Durell today. I wish it was priced just a little sharper, at 27.00 I’d probably bite for some reason.

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