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by Mike Evans
February 18th, 2019, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1989 Bordeaux - 30 years on
Replies: 5
Views: 561

Re: TN: 1989 Bordeaux - 30 years on

Nice notes on some great wines and your tasting included many of what I consider to be the finest wines of the vintage. 1989 is a fascinating vintage. I’ve found over the past 25 years that there is no question in my mind that Lafite, Latour, Mouton, or Margaux aren’t even the best wines from their ...
by Mike Evans
February 17th, 2019, 8:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 261
Views: 11410

Re: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon

Just curious where you are getting your information from regarding Ray. I've been following his company since the Anthony Bourdain days. There's a lot of posts here but I haven't seen anything factual that would indicate fraud. Is it the folks on this thread just don't like the guy? Or does anyone ...
by Mike Evans
February 16th, 2019, 10:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 261
Views: 11410

Re: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon

Ray, if you are clearing up the record, perhaps you can clarify who “Stephane Hebert” (who ardently defended you on this forum) is and what his relationship was with you and Maison Ilan?
by Mike Evans
February 16th, 2019, 7:09 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: L.A. Times Fast Food French Fry Rankings
Replies: 18
Views: 578

Re: L.A. Times Fast Food French Fry Rankings

I (actually my wife and I both) didn’t like 5 Guy’s fries, either. But we have a 5 guys 3-4 minutes from our house. But they have really grown on us. Out first time or two they were soft. But every time since they have been very good. McDonald’s fries, if they’re done right, are pretty good, too, J...
by Mike Evans
February 10th, 2019, 7:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Prieuré Roch
Replies: 15
Views: 613

Re: Domaine Prieuré Roch

A recent vintage of the basic white embodied most of the negative stereotypes of “natural” wines, just awful. I like a lot of “natural” wines, but wines like this are what give them a bad reputation.
by Mike Evans
February 7th, 2019, 6:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Passionfish wines: Huet and Gonon, added Hirtzberger and 2016 Gonon
Replies: 93
Views: 4749

Re: Passionfish wines: Huet and Gonon

Neal.Mollen wrote:
February 7th, 2019, 5:11 am
T Welch wrote:
February 6th, 2019, 6:46 pm
Interesting diet. What are her favorite fish and cars?
barracuda, grilled with a little lemon and thyme, although they are hard to find these days
Not a Stingray?
by Mike Evans
February 6th, 2019, 8:51 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.
by Mike Evans
February 6th, 2019, 6:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 413
Views: 30544

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

At a Super Bowl party to pair with chili: 2013 Briceland Vineyards Zinfandel Ishi Pishi Ranch - USA, California, North Coast, Humboldt County (2/3/2019) Raspberry/blackberry fruit with a touch of spice, moderately ripe but with crisp acidity and lots of life remaining, if they grew Zin in Beaujolais...
by Mike Evans
February 2nd, 2019, 12:16 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’ve had the 2006 Dom and CdC and the 2004 Krug recently and while I thoroughly enjoyed all of them, the CDC was probably showing the most generously at the moment.
by Mike Evans
February 2nd, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: More Reviewer Changes at the Wine Advocate
Replies: 56
Views: 3566

Re: More Reviewer Changes at the Wine Advocate

I think William Kelley's writing on Burgundy is exceptional and worthy of a subscription to The Wine Advocate based solely on his work. His input on the board here is second to none. Without ratting out anyone, I was told by one of TWA's principal reviewers about 7 years ago (when RMP was still in ...
by Mike Evans
February 1st, 2019, 5:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10175
Views: 325018

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Last night I had the pleasure of sharing a couple of wines from my cellar with Terry Theise:

2000 Schloss Gobelsburg Riesling Zöbinger Heiligenstein
1998 Hiedler Grüner Veltliner Maximum
by Mike Evans
January 31st, 2019, 8:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine de la Côte Pinot Noir Memorious
Replies: 49
Views: 2005

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine de la Côte Pinot Noir Memorious

“Memorious,” the -ious word that Jim and Patty were smart enough not to use when naming cuvées.
by Mike Evans
January 31st, 2019, 6:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where's the good, cheap Sangio?
Replies: 48
Views: 2641

Re: Where's the good, cheap Sangio?

Argiano's *might* be in that price range too down there and is usually good quality. Maybe Querecchio's regular Brunello if you can get it? It has been historically priced in the C$35 range up here and has been good value for me. How about some Morello di Scansano (e.g. Moris)? Thoughts? Great mind...
by Mike Evans
January 31st, 2019, 6:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I am a CT delinquent.
Replies: 112
Views: 3084

Re: I am a CT delinquent.

^ I have found that wineries uniformly include the necessary information in their invoices, usually sent when the order is complete. Same thing for most stores, especially online (in store receipts are a bit less robust). Biggest challenge for me is adding tax and shipping when I have to allocate a...
by Mike Evans
January 30th, 2019, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First Growth Bdx style question
Replies: 33
Views: 1408

Re: First Growth Bdx style question

To give you an idea on the changes in production at Chateau Haut Brion, this chart gives you a vivid illustration of the changes in production numbers over the past decades. 1982 – 21,600 cases 1989 – 17,093 cases 1990 – 18,088 cases 2009 – 11,000 cases 2010 – 8,094 cases Read more at:https://www.t...
by Mike Evans
January 29th, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Favorite appetizer with old burgundy?
Replies: 16
Views: 393

Re: Favorite appetizer with old burgundy?

For those looking for chicken liver mousse, the one at Staplehouse in Atlanta is transcendent: https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/chicken-liver-mousse-with-burnt-honey-gelee. I haven’t made it so I can’t vouch for Bon Appetit’s accuracy of replicating the Staplehouse dish. I’ve also never had it with...
by Mike Evans
January 29th, 2019, 12:18 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Crisping Pork Skin
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Re: Crisping Pork Skin

I don't eat pork for vaguely religious reasons, but for this I'd be willing to make an exception. Wow. Abstention from pork is forbidden by my religious beliefs, which is much more convenient. I’ll have to try the baking soda trick, I ate a late lunch but the combination of Christine’s pics and the...
by Mike Evans
January 29th, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who is the BerserkerDay 10 MVP?? Come and see!
Replies: 55
Views: 2931

Re: Who is the BerserkerDay 10 MVP?? Come and see!

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
January 29th, 2019, 8:44 am
Dave McIsaac is our new BerserkerDay Champion, and John Simpson has become an All-Pro with his multiple years of incredible BD purchases...
Wasn’t Rich the runner-up last year by a close margin? If so, I’d nominate him as an All-Pro as well.

Sincerely,
A Former All-Pro
by Mike Evans
January 29th, 2019, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Replies: 24
Views: 766

Re: TN: 2001 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

A contrasting view, I’ve had the 1989 and 1990 regular and Hommage together at least four times and have never failed to prefer the regulars to the Hommages. These tastings included pretty much every Châteauneuf of note from 1989 and 1990 and I’ve never found the Hommages to be any more than middle ...
by Mike Evans
January 29th, 2019, 7:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "New World" and "Old World": What do they mean to you?
Replies: 51
Views: 1347

Re: "New World" and "Old World": What do they mean to you?

“New World” connotes wines with predominantly ripe fruity and oaky flavors and aromas and higher alcohol while “Old World” connotes wines that tend to have more flavors and aromas that aren’t fruity (earthy, leathery, mineral, meaty, etc.), more acidity, and less alcohol. The Old World/New World dic...
by Mike Evans
January 27th, 2019, 6:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?
Replies: 204
Views: 7277

Re: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?

unreal. Wow. Mike Evans and other BD VIPs - how did Rich do?? Rich did great, and actually bought more than I did in my best year. As I said, I was more of a spectator this year as I have over 500 bottles from BD producers in the cellar, so I just ended up with 39 bottles, glasses, and snacks from ...
by Mike Evans
January 27th, 2019, 1:49 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Flannery Beef!
Replies: 74
Views: 3568

Re: Flannery Beef!

I had a 60 day dry aged 16 oz ribeye last night that I bought exactly 3 years ago today on the 2016 BerserkerDay and which has been in the freezer since then, and I noticed no ill effects. There have been similar discussions the past two years, and from last year's BD: As for freezing, from last yea...
by Mike Evans
January 27th, 2019, 1:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please help me understand Huet
Replies: 26
Views: 1137

Re: Please help me understand Huet

by Mike Evans
January 27th, 2019, 1:35 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

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.
by Mike Evans
January 27th, 2019, 1:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to drink under $50?
Replies: 34
Views: 1412

Re: What to drink under $50?

Where do you live? My tip is to look into auctions as a way to drink wines with age on them. It's particularly effective if you live close to one of the big houses and can pick up your wines. People are reluctant to buy single bottles of relatively inexpensive wines that will cost another $20 to sh...
by Mike Evans
January 27th, 2019, 1:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?
Replies: 204
Views: 7277

Re: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?

Completely overwhelmed by everything as a first-time participant... I see Sandler getting a lot of cosign as a great value buy, anything else in that $20-$40 per bottle range you guys can recommend? Pretty much everything is in that price range. Some of my favorites covering a range of wines and st...
by Mike Evans
January 27th, 2019, 12:19 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: I. Brand & Family Back in the Game for BD10
Replies: 29
Views: 1243

Re: I. Brand & Family Back in the Game for BD10

I’ve sent to the gmail address and no response there either.
by Mike Evans
January 27th, 2019, 9:46 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: I. Brand & Family Back in the Game for BD10
Replies: 29
Views: 1243

Re: I. Brand & Family Back in the Game for BD10

I sent an e-mail requesting Offer #1 but the e-mail bounced stating the inbox was full.
by Mike Evans
January 27th, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Steele Wines #BD10
Replies: 3
Views: 477

Re: Steele Wines #BD10

In for a Chardonnay and Pinot sampler.
by Mike Evans
January 27th, 2019, 7:48 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Any general advice and tips for first-timer ?
Replies: 45
Views: 2250

Re: Any general advice and tips for first-timer ?

JordanL wrote:
January 27th, 2019, 7:44 am
Wow! I did not know that this was happening now... I want to participate but kind of on a limited budget as I don't have access to proper wine storage... I'll keep an eye out for those nice $15-25 deals that Dan Hammer mentioned.
Keep an eye out for Sandler.
by Mike Evans
January 27th, 2019, 7:36 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 10 (as featured in Forbes!) Master Thread - MASSIVE RECORDS SET!!!
Replies: 219
Views: 12516

Re: BerserkerDay 10 Master Thread (as featured in Forbes!) - OFFICIAL START 1/27/19 7:30 am PST!

I think we need to revisit the preview day working hours and certainly how that is communicated based on the vaild comments made up stream. It's been noted. Good. I thought it was a preview day. Not a buy day. One of the perks of being a BerserkerBusiness is that they can sell to Grand Cru Crü memb...
by Mike Evans
January 27th, 2019, 6:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $225-$300 Napa Cabs
Replies: 72
Views: 5145

Re: $225-$300 Napa Cabs

Monte Bello will increase in value from club price and sometimes double or triple or more depending on the vintage. Their club discount is significant. I agree about Monte Bello. It is my favorite California wine. My question for people buying California Cabernet that is more expensive than Monte B...
by Mike Evans
January 26th, 2019, 8:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?
Replies: 204
Views: 7277

Re: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?

Rich, seems like you are the Mike Evans of Berserker10 Preview Day. That's a pretty nice compliment from what I've historically seen. :) TY Then there was a case of Kutch from their mailing list. I'll live. Winning the title is one thing......retaining it is a whole nother. The beauty of BerserkerD...
by Mike Evans
January 26th, 2019, 6:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?
Replies: 204
Views: 7277

Re: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?

I dialed it back this year. The damage so far is: 4 pack of Biggio Hamina PN A case of.assorted Briceland 3 pack of Franny Beck Mystery 3 pack of 2004, 2005 and 2006 Loring Pinot Noir 2 Cabs and a Syrah from Riverain 4 bottle mini vertical from Virage Assorted treats from Veleta 6 Cru Grassl Glasses...
by Mike Evans
January 26th, 2019, 4:52 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Flannery - extended aging question.
Replies: 23
Views: 575

Re: Flannery - extended aging question.

I did a 60 day California Reserve 16 oz ribeye from BD 2016 tonight starting low in an oven and then seared in a cast iron skillet. It wasn’t that gamy, even in the fat where I generally find the flavor to be most pronounced. The extended dry aging showed more in an umami savoriness than a real gami...
by Mike Evans
January 26th, 2019, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 413
Views: 30544

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

Celebrating BD Eve in style with a 60 day dry aged Flannery Berserker60 16 oz ribeye and a Veleta wine: 2010 Bodega Dominio Buenavista / Veleta Nolados - Spain, Andalucía, Vino de la Tierra Contraviesa Alpujarra (1/26/2019) Loaded with ripe Cabernet fruit with a touch of herbs and a little more vani...
by Mike Evans
January 26th, 2019, 4:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drink that shitty wine night for Laura's House/Falltacular Through 1/27/19 LAST CALL
Replies: 84
Views: 3195

Re: Drink that shitty wine night for Laura's House/Falltacular Through 1/27/29 LAST CALL

This had a CT rating of 82 before my note. So far I’m four for four in finding my wines with low CT scores to be much better for my palate. 2010 Bodega Dominio Buenavista / Veleta Nolados - Spain, Andalucía, Vino de la Tierra Contraviesa Alpujarra (1/26/2019) Loaded with ripe Cabernet fruit with a t...
by Mike Evans
January 26th, 2019, 2:06 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals
Replies: 119
Views: 2741

Re: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals

In for an Elite Collection, plus a hot and smoked paprika and an Idiazabal cheese.
by Mike Evans
January 25th, 2019, 8:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 10 years of Wine Berserkers--what does it mean to you?
Replies: 95
Views: 2242

Re: 10 years of Wine Berserkers--what does it mean to you?

For me, online wine discussion has always been inseparable from wine drinking. I first got into wine upon graduating from college in 1993, and immediately joined in online wine discussion on AOL and Prodigy, and within a year or so Compuserve. I dropped AOL fairly quickly and went to an ISP for web,...
by Mike Evans
January 25th, 2019, 6:20 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Atlanta????
Replies: 9
Views: 338

Re: Atlanta????

Robert Dentice wrote:
January 25th, 2019, 2:58 pm
Is it true there are strip clubs with good food?
The Cheetah, which is probably the most upscale strip club in Atlanta, has what they call a fine dining restaurant called Alluvia by the main stage: https://www.thecheetah.com/menu/. I’ve never tried it so I can’t report on the quality.
by Mike Evans
January 25th, 2019, 7:09 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Atlanta????
Replies: 9
Views: 338

Re: Atlanta????

I assume you will be in town for the Super Bowl, but where will you be staying and are you looking for anything in particular? If you will be staying in town, I’ll throw out a few initial ideas. For casual drinking and dining, the Krog Street Market food hall is excellent. Two of the restaurants, Ti...
by Mike Evans
January 24th, 2019, 5:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa and Sonoma Wine Visits, December 2018 – Part 1 (Lagier Meredith and Rootdown)
Replies: 5
Views: 410

Re: Napa and Sonoma Wine Visits, December 2018 – Part 1 (Lagier Meredith and Rootdown)

Thanks for the write up. I had my penultimate 1998 Syrah a few weeks ago and it wasn’t bad: 1998 Lagier Meredith Syrah - USA, California, Napa Valley, Mt. Veeder (1/9/2019) Brambly fruit with a little mint, exquisite and complex, I would love to put it blind in an Hermitage tasting, but it would be ...

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