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by CJ Beazley
January 18th, 2020, 7:23 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: French Toast Anyone?
Replies: 2
Views: 28

Re: French Toast Anyone?

Day old Challah (the drier it is the more of the egg mixture it soaks up) best I’ve ever had.
by CJ Beazley
January 17th, 2020, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nice Bottles Don't Necessarily Make Good Pairings: Exhibit "A".
Replies: 24
Views: 1035

Re: Nice Bottles Don't Necessarily Make Good Pairings: Exhibit "A".

Happy anniversary Noel!
Thoughtful notes as always, too bad about your pairings-but I do love it when a so so wine really shines with food.
by CJ Beazley
January 16th, 2020, 11:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pontet Canet in Napa?
Replies: 26
Views: 2028

Re: Pontet Canet in Napa?

Ironically I just got an offer for this in my inbox, it featured Robin Williams name prominently in the header, which might to some seem in poor taste.
by CJ Beazley
January 15th, 2020, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie 100pts
Replies: 82
Views: 8187

Re: Rivers-Marie 100pts

Very nice! Going to have to max out my allocation. 2018 is a hallmark vintage for wine in California. Should be great scores across the board. That would be 1 bottle No Platt in the email offer for me. So its going to be wishlist and a mix of everything else. The offer: (3) 2018 Rivers-Marie Sonoma...
by CJ Beazley
January 15th, 2020, 10:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rivers-Marie 100pts
Replies: 82
Views: 8187

Re: Rivers-Marie 100pts

Jeff_M. wrote:
January 13th, 2020, 12:10 pm
Very nice! Going to have to max out my allocation.

2018 is a hallmark vintage for wine in California. Should be great scores across the board.
That would be 1 bottle
by CJ Beazley
January 13th, 2020, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pontet Canet in Napa?
Replies: 26
Views: 2028

Re: Pontet Canet in Napa?

Anybody know what did they did with these grapes when Williams still owned it?
by CJ Beazley
January 11th, 2020, 1:40 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: Terrien Wines
Replies: 4
Views: 738

Re: NEWBIE INTRO: Terrien Wines

A dry blueberry sparkler sounds unique.
by CJ Beazley
January 9th, 2020, 4:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Bohème Wines Syrah Occidental Hills
Replies: 5
Views: 346

Re: TN: 2012 Bohème Wines Syrah Occidental Hills

Chris Seiber wrote:
January 7th, 2020, 4:42 pm
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It wasn't heroin, it was angel dust, PCP.
by CJ Beazley
January 9th, 2020, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Questions you ask on a winery tour/tasting visit?
Replies: 26
Views: 965

Re: Questions you ask on a winery tour/tasting visit?

Root stock
Clonal selections
Oak treatment
*assuming winemaker, assistant winemaker etc.
by CJ Beazley
January 9th, 2020, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chardonnay recommendations
Replies: 28
Views: 1184

Re: Chardonnay recommendations

Try a few of the different ones from Liquid Farm, hopefully they will have a B-Day offer.
Also Ramey.
by CJ Beazley
January 5th, 2020, 8:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Barthod Bourgogne
Replies: 34
Views: 1509

Re: TN: 2015 Barthod Bourgogne

No offense, I’m sure this is lovely but these $50 plus Bourgogne are hard for me to pull the trigger on.
by CJ Beazley
January 5th, 2020, 6:54 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Damn it; I like ketchup with my hot dog.
Replies: 78
Views: 1598

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

A little mustard AND a little ketchup for a sweet/savory umami thing...what’s wrong with that?
by CJ Beazley
January 4th, 2020, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The greatest wine purchase ever
Replies: 24
Views: 3263

Re: The greatest wine purchase ever

I’ll admit I’m not familiar with Emile Champet Côte Rotie.
by CJ Beazley
January 4th, 2020, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Understanding the dumb phase and aging
Replies: 64
Views: 2914

Re: Understanding the dumb phase and aging

Hi Joseph, I've not found a clear and consistent way to predict it other than experience. It tends to happen most with thin skinned varieties like Pinot Noir and Nebbiolo, and with more traditional producers rather than those described as modernist, but again these are generalizations. Kirk's sugge...
by CJ Beazley
January 3rd, 2020, 7:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The greatest wine purchase ever
Replies: 24
Views: 3263

Re: The greatest wine purchase ever

Kris Patten wrote:
January 3rd, 2020, 6:54 pm
Crazy, 72 bottles of Rayas 1978 CdP.
30 magnums of Chave Hermitage? Seriously
by CJ Beazley
January 3rd, 2020, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Psa: envoyer
Replies: 18
Views: 1211

Re: Psa: envoyer

Markus S wrote:
January 3rd, 2020, 9:43 am
can't find it on their website...mail order?
The offer was the morning email blast
by CJ Beazley
January 3rd, 2020, 8:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12514
Views: 603411

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

YLee wrote:
January 3rd, 2020, 8:45 am
Thanks but still only seeing halves not splits.
I think by ‘splits’ he did mean .375’s
*I know there’s two schools of thought about this-
by CJ Beazley
January 3rd, 2020, 8:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Psa: envoyer
Replies: 18
Views: 1211

Re: Psa: envoyer

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
January 3rd, 2020, 8:24 am
The 14 Clos village is absolutely stunning for $40.
For now, or lay down a few years?
by CJ Beazley
January 2nd, 2020, 3:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two Calif Chards...(short/boring)
Replies: 2
Views: 502

Re: TN: Two Calif Chards...(short/boring)

Hess has a nice Chardonnay planting up on Veeder, seems like an area better suited financially to Cab.
by CJ Beazley
January 1st, 2020, 6:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s your definite do NOT buy in 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 3072

Re: What’s your definite do NOT buy in 2020

White Burgundy.
I guess I’ll never be able to get past the time spent standing at the sink pouring money down the drain.
by CJ Beazley
December 30th, 2019, 4:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lacklustre ‘05 DP; Nice ‘98 Pommard 1er Cru.
Replies: 16
Views: 538

Re: Lacklustre ‘05 DP; Nice ‘98 Pommard 1er Cru.

Great notes.
“The boys” aren’t boys anymore! Life zooms by-
by CJ Beazley
December 29th, 2019, 6:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: End of the year countdown! What are you buying?
Replies: 17
Views: 1089

Re: End of the year countdown! What are you buying?

Got some half’s from the Davenport ‘gob’ sale.
by CJ Beazley
December 28th, 2019, 7:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why Should Newly Releasd Wines Cost More Than 18 Year Old Whisky?
Replies: 43
Views: 1835

Re: Why Should Newly Releasd Wines Cost More Than 18 Year Old Whisky?

Apparently the paradigm shifts at around 50 years-
by CJ Beazley
December 28th, 2019, 6:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?
Replies: 100
Views: 6297

Re: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?

Liquid Farm
by CJ Beazley
December 25th, 2019, 7:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Davenport Cellars is Closing 65% off all Wines
Replies: 60
Views: 4188

Re: Davenport Cellars is Closing 65% off all Wines

There’s some half bottles on ‘page 2’ you have to scroll all the way down to find it. Great price, order in.
by CJ Beazley
December 22nd, 2019, 7:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TotalWine BDX Futures LIVE
Replies: 50
Views: 3891

Re: TotalWine BDX Futures LIVE

They could certainly argue force majeure, and which would allow them to cancel the contracts Help out a non lawyer, aren’t tariffs an inherent part of importing wine? Would it be hard to argue that an increase in a tariff is unforeseen enough to cancel a contract on? Also regarding them eating the ...
by CJ Beazley
December 21st, 2019, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1739
Views: 210735

Re: Official Costco Thread

Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
December 21st, 2019, 7:55 am
Southlake, TX has 2008 Dom at $148.95.
Hey, have you seen any Lutum close outs anywhere? Did they have anything else interesting?
Thanx
Bz
by CJ Beazley
December 21st, 2019, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11147
Views: 410171

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Met up with 2 friends for dinner at a local French bistro on the coldest day of the Fall season. It was decided a week ago to bring along young Bordeaux to tannic-up against the rich, bold foods that we craved for as we planned for that evening. We started with some pale and white French lagers as ...
by CJ Beazley
December 21st, 2019, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11147
Views: 410171

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Met up with 2 friends for dinner at a local French bistro on the coldest day of the Fall season. It was decided a week ago to bring along young Bordeaux to tannic-up against the rich, bold foods that we craved for as we planned for that evening. We started with some pale and white French lagers as ...
by CJ Beazley
December 20th, 2019, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% — and now 100% — tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 1116
Views: 57822

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

Everyone should make their voices heard. We have to hope it helps, in any event, although this doesn't link to Dan Posner's shop, the NAWR has made it easy (just a click away) to respond to your congresspersons and the US Trade representative. Here is the Chambers St. link that has easy links to fo...
by CJ Beazley
December 19th, 2019, 5:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 193
Views: 13742

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

I think we discussed this in 2016-but think even further outside the box; most here (I assume) only care about what’s in the bottle. Why not put up some shiners, damaged-stained labels, missing foils etc. I’d think most wineries end up with stuff like this, seems like the perfect place to get rid of...
by CJ Beazley
December 17th, 2019, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preferred material for racks, other than redwood?
Replies: 21
Views: 699

Re: Preferred material for racks, other than redwood?

White oak, excellent moisture resistance
by CJ Beazley
December 14th, 2019, 7:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wife Just Got A Case of Wine Delivered, Am I alllowed to look?
Replies: 56
Views: 2304

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

Back in the early 2000’s I got a ton of Lambert Bridge merlot for around $10.00 per at a restaurant going out of biz sale, it was good and for the price it was great. Don’t see much posted about them here.
by CJ Beazley
December 12th, 2019, 6:34 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Trading Places theme Dinner
Replies: 18
Views: 728

Re: Trading Places theme Dinner

s.nellessen wrote:
December 11th, 2019, 5:49 am
anchovies
beef jerky
bananas
pretzels
swedish meatballs
champagne for everyone
“jerky beef”
Also, Coleman makes crepes Suzette (and ultimately dumps it in the trash)
by CJ Beazley
December 11th, 2019, 4:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 22 world class wines incl 2 Dom Ruinart,PYCM Batard,DRC,Dujac,Gros,VCC,85`Sassacaia,Dal Forno,d`Yquem, lots more
Replies: 14
Views: 1065

Re: 22 world class wines incl 2 Dom Ruinart,PYCM Batard,DRC,Dujac,Gros,VCC,85`Sassacaia,Dal Forno,d`Yquem, lots more

BB, great notes as always. I think your liver is nominated for a Nobel in science. However I do have a delicate question-isn’t it unusual to have pine nuts on a menu for a tasting like this?
by CJ Beazley
December 10th, 2019, 1:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Trading Places theme Dinner
Replies: 18
Views: 728

Re: Trading Places theme Dinner

You must do smoked salmon...and eat it while wearing the Santa beard.
by CJ Beazley
December 8th, 2019, 12:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 193
Views: 13742

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

brigcampbell wrote:
December 8th, 2019, 12:24 pm
Mike Reff wrote:
December 8th, 2019, 12:13 pm
Is Liquid Farm on board again?
Haven't spoken with Jeff @ LF directly but assume so. LF is always a big hit.
It deserves to be, excellent wine, excellent service-shipping etc.
by CJ Beazley
December 8th, 2019, 11:53 am
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: I have become the Wine Nazi!
Replies: 10
Views: 1642

Re: I have become the Wine Nazi!

So Yesterday I poured what was probably my 5,000th tasting. This was a Charity tasting to help a local group aiding the elderly and poor. We handed out booklet listing each and every wine being poured, and the tables. Each table had the actual bottles set up on the table and in the order they were ...
by CJ Beazley
December 6th, 2019, 6:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Domaine du Clos de Tart Clos de Tart
Replies: 10
Views: 527

Re: TN: 2007 Domaine du Clos de Tart Clos de Tart

Looks like the cork put up a fight
by CJ Beazley
December 1st, 2019, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 193
Views: 13742

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

I really hope there’s some half bottle offers this year.
by CJ Beazley
November 29th, 2019, 5:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Psa hdh
Replies: 24
Views: 2054

Re: Psa hdh

Just went through the inventory, were I in a buying mode today, I’d load up. Some great buys in 2008 and 2005 Classified Growths as well. And some killer pricing on second labels, which I normally avoid, but Lalande’s Comtesse was pretty appealing as was La Dame de Montrose, which I actually do buy...
by CJ Beazley
November 23rd, 2019, 4:29 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: best easy mashed potatoes recipe?
Replies: 32
Views: 1349

Re: best easy mashed potatoes recipe?

My grandmothers secret was to wash the starch off them after cutting but before boiling. I’ve done this my entire life and it’s shocking to see how white and starchy the water gets. You’ve already got the pot and colander out so it’s not really much trouble.
by CJ Beazley
November 23rd, 2019, 4:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping season, when things come home to roost.
Replies: 78
Views: 4781

Re: Shipping season, when things come home to roost.

Lewelling came last night.
by CJ Beazley
November 22nd, 2019, 7:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1739
Views: 210735

Re: Official Costco Thread

Nope, but it's always a stellar value (though something I would view as a "drink now" wine and not consider cellaring for more than 2-3 years). 2-3 years? [swearing.gif] I'm not saying it won't last, but given the general concerns about premox in Chablis and also the fact that this is likely a dece...
by CJ Beazley
November 20th, 2019, 5:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: EJ Gallo Buys Pahlmeyer Winery
Replies: 5
Views: 563

Re: EJ Gallo Buys Pahlmeyer Winery

Brian Tuite wrote:
November 20th, 2019, 5:37 am
What post?
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