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by alan weinberg
June 13th, 2019, 12:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11070
Views: 494275

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

scamhi wrote:
June 13th, 2019, 8:31 am
alan weinberg wrote:
June 13th, 2019, 8:28 am
scamhi wrote:
June 13th, 2019, 8:05 am
2001 Hubert Lignier MSD VV
sounds great. Did you leave me any? (PM if yes)
Alan Sorry, it was a solo magnum.
found some 750s and grabbed one. Thanks.
by alan weinberg
June 13th, 2019, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11070
Views: 494275

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

scamhi wrote:
June 13th, 2019, 8:05 am
2001 Hubert Lignier MSD VV
sounds great. Did you leave me any? (PM if yes)
by alan weinberg
June 12th, 2019, 7:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Magic Night of Aged Burgundy
Replies: 19
Views: 1381

Re: Magic Night of Aged Burgundy

super night. Never had a ‘37. Violland wines are a mark if quality, at least the few I have had.
by alan weinberg
June 10th, 2019, 3:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: a basement discovery
Replies: 19
Views: 1807

Re: a basement discovery

Chris Seiber wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 8:31 am
The way to create secondary market value is to claim they came from the basement of a very famous person. Maybe FDR or Douglas MacArthur lived in that house and was rumored to love Champagne? :)
and put them in a 55 degree wine cellar so you can say, “removed from a wine cellar at 55 degrees.”
by alan weinberg
June 9th, 2019, 8:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Ramonet Puligny-Montrachet
Replies: 5
Views: 502

Re: TN: 2014 Ramonet Puligny-Montrachet

a couple of us have been touting the praises of 14 Ramonet—overperforming. Sounds great.
by alan weinberg
June 9th, 2019, 3:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dominique Laurent
Replies: 156
Views: 11164

Re: Dominique Laurent

I stopped when the ex-pastry chef bragged about 200% new oak.
by alan weinberg
June 9th, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dominique Laurent
Replies: 156
Views: 11164

Re: Dominique Laurent

that is a Malconsorts pictured, not Amoureuses.
by alan weinberg
June 9th, 2019, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No dosage champagne
Replies: 20
Views: 1058

Re: No dosage champagne

alan weinberg wrote:
June 9th, 2019, 10:54 am
Frederico L e e wrote:
June 9th, 2019, 6:58 am
alan weinberg wrote:
June 8th, 2019, 9:48 pm
lots of love here for Ployez-Jacquemart. We had a great visit there in 2018 and I love the wines and the d’Harbonville.
I had only tried their Extra Brut Rosè and liked it a lot. Any others of their lineup that you'd recommend?
I’ve liked all I have tried—08 is super, as is the NV rosé.
by alan weinberg
June 9th, 2019, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No dosage champagne
Replies: 20
Views: 1058

Re: No dosage champagne

Frederico L e e wrote:
June 9th, 2019, 6:58 am
alan weinberg wrote:
June 8th, 2019, 9:48 pm
lots of love here for Ployez-Jacquemart. We had a great visit there in 2018 and I love the wines and the d’Harbonville.
I had only tried their Extra Brut Rosè and liked it a lot. Any others of their lineup that you'd recommend?
Ive liked all I try—08 is super, as is the NV rosé.
by alan weinberg
June 8th, 2019, 9:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No dosage champagne
Replies: 20
Views: 1058

Re: No dosage champagne

lots of love here for Ployez-Jacquemart. We had a great visit there in 2018 and I love the wines and the d’Harbonville.
by alan weinberg
June 8th, 2019, 7:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Ruppert-Leroy, Heidseick, Marc Morey, PYCM, Mouton, Pommard, By Farr, Barret, Pialade, Rhys
Replies: 5
Views: 711

Re: TN: Ruppert-Leroy, Heidseick, Marc Morey, PYCM, Mouton, Pommard, By Farr, Barret, Pialade, Rhys

funny—that 85 Chateau de Pommard was wonderful young and cost little, then seemed to fall apart as it aged. Must have been just closed. Drank that vintage a lot in the 90s, never see the stuff now. Good memory.
by alan weinberg
June 7th, 2019, 8:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Coffee Filters
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: Coffee Filters

Technivorm here, too, Number 4 unbleached Trader Joe filters.
by alan weinberg
June 6th, 2019, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?
Replies: 62
Views: 3552

Re: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?

Nathan Smyth wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 5:59 pm
Howard Cooper wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 1:52 pm
Musigny by Roumier
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there’s an argument to make that Roumier’s Musigny is not his best wine. He makes just one barrel and hence can’t do a rigorous selection like he can with his BM.
by alan weinberg
June 6th, 2019, 5:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: In'n'Out Burger Fries
Replies: 49
Views: 1224

Re: In'n'Out Burger Fries

David Wright wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 5:15 pm
Here is Dame Helen Mirren chowing down on an In-N-Out burger after winning her Oscar.

Note she did not get fries.

Image
maybe she ate them first.

I dislike their burgers and fries.
by alan weinberg
June 6th, 2019, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11070
Views: 494275

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

96 Arnoux Suchots. Restraint is out the window this month.
by alan weinberg
June 6th, 2019, 2:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?
Replies: 62
Views: 3552

Re: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?

M-M makes a less costly excellent Richebourg. Or maybe a Ponsot Clos de la Roche?
by alan weinberg
June 6th, 2019, 2:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ouch. Premoxed 2011 V. Dauvissat La Forest
Replies: 44
Views: 1953

Re: Ouch. Premoxed 2011 V. Dauvissat La Forest

storage issues have been completely discounted—many premoxed bottles in makers’ cellars.

I’m out re Dauvissat but it’s a price issue. Still just 95 and 96 problematic for me.
by alan weinberg
June 6th, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?
Replies: 62
Views: 3552

Re: What's the nest top end non-DRC red Burgundy?

not to be Nathan here, but many of the wines mentioned are as stupidly priced as DRC now is. I got an offer for 99 Roumier Bonnes Mares today for $4000 per bottle. I paid about $110 on release.

If I were buying: Arnoux Suchots. Grand cru quality.
by alan weinberg
June 6th, 2019, 7:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Value in Burgundy: 2000 Maison Leroy Bourgogne (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne)
Replies: 13
Views: 1104

Re: Value in Burgundy: 2000 Maison Leroy Bourgogne (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne)

Fred C wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 5:09 am
paul hanna wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 2:22 am
Good to see though a 2000 Bourgogne still in nice shape at almost age 20....

When the '00's first came out, I remember a people saying dumb things like "drink now or in 5-10 years max".
2000 in both colors are drinking amazingly well right now.
+1. Such an underestimated vintage early on.
by alan weinberg
June 6th, 2019, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where to store wine in Los Angeles?
Replies: 32
Views: 1495

Re: Where to store wine in Los Angeles?

with all the stories of wine storage employees stealing wine, why would anyone store at such a place where employees had access instead of a storage unit controlled just by the renter? I understand the convenience of having someone take in your wine but the risk . . . That's not what Wine Vault doe...
by alan weinberg
June 5th, 2019, 7:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where to store wine in Los Angeles?
Replies: 32
Views: 1495

Re: Where to store wine in Los Angeles?

with all the stories of wine storage employees stealing wine, why would anyone store at such a place where employees had access instead of a storage unit controlled just by the renter? I understand the convenience of having someone take in your wine but the risk . . .
by alan weinberg
June 5th, 2019, 6:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11070
Views: 494275

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

08 Winston Churchill. If it’s as good as 96, that’s damn fine champagne.
by alan weinberg
June 4th, 2019, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is too much good German Riesling available
Replies: 77
Views: 2713

Re: There is too much good German Riesling available

yes, way too much since the wife hates it.
by alan weinberg
June 3rd, 2019, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Ramonet Ruchottes
Replies: 13
Views: 672

Re: TN: 2010 Ramonet Ruchottes

this bottle was tighter than the recent 2014, not more stuffing, just leaner with the acidity more in the forefront. A sterner wine than the gentle 2014, still quite enjoyable—more Ramonet mint and citrus, less stone fruit and flowers. Still a great quaff w a long future. Good news alan! You sold m...
by alan weinberg
June 2nd, 2019, 4:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Ramonet Ruchottes
Replies: 13
Views: 672

Re: TN: 2010 Ramonet Ruchottes

Jerry Hey wrote:
June 2nd, 2019, 1:46 pm
Slumming it again with all this Ramonet stuff.
can’t wait forever to drink w you.
by alan weinberg
June 2nd, 2019, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Ramonet Ruchottes
Replies: 13
Views: 672

Re: TN: 2010 Ramonet Ruchottes

this bottle was tighter than the recent 2014, not more stuffing, just leaner with the acidity more in the forefront. A sterner wine than the gentle 2014, still quite enjoyable—more Ramonet mint and citrus, less stone fruit and flowers. Still a great quaff w a long future. Haven't had much Ramonet, ...
by alan weinberg
June 2nd, 2019, 8:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Ramonet Ruchottes
Replies: 13
Views: 672

TN: 2010 Ramonet Ruchottes

this bottle was tighter than the recent 2014, not more stuffing, just leaner with the acidity more in the forefront. A sterner wine than the gentle 2014, still quite enjoyable—more Ramonet mint and citrus, less stone fruit and flowers. Still a great quaff w a long future.
by alan weinberg
June 2nd, 2019, 7:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 437
Views: 19711

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

I was thinking how well I did in May and then looked back at purchases—most of which I had forgotten—39 bottles bought in May, only drank a few. Whoops. I take solace in that I have made no June purchases. spoke too soon and just broke that record w a case of Latour-Giraud Genevrières 2017. Yeah, I...
by alan weinberg
June 1st, 2019, 3:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 437
Views: 19711

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

alan weinberg wrote:
June 1st, 2019, 8:43 am
I was thinking how well I did in May and then looked back at purchases—most of which I had forgotten—39 bottles bought in May, only drank a few. Whoops.

I take solace in that I have made no June purchases.
spoke too soon and just broke that record w a case of Latour-Giraud Genevrières 2017.
by alan weinberg
June 1st, 2019, 8:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 437
Views: 19711

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

I was thinking how well I did in May and then looked back at purchases—most of which I had forgotten—39 bottles bought in May, only drank a few. Whoops.

I take solace in that I have made no June purchases.
by alan weinberg
June 1st, 2019, 8:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Speaking of Saveur
Replies: 11
Views: 759

Re: Speaking of Saveur

Kevin Porter wrote:
June 1st, 2019, 4:56 am
I really liked the content in “Art of Eating” but got frustrated with spotty (theoretically quarterly IIRC) delivery and high relative cost. I just checked the website and am tempted to try again.
used to get that, too, and didn’t know it is still extant. May take another look.
by alan weinberg
May 31st, 2019, 7:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Jean-Claude Ramonet Les Ruchottes 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 361

TN: Jean-Claude Ramonet Les Ruchottes 2014

floral nose, a surprisingly gentle mouthfeel, gorgeous citrus fruit and mint, some stone fruit, wonderful texture, very precise and elegant, and a long finish that echoes all the flavors. Really good wine that drinks well even though young.
by alan weinberg
May 31st, 2019, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Personal Collection of Rudi Weist @ Acker
Replies: 24
Views: 2570

Re: Personal Collection of Rudi Weist @ Acker

Well, I'm not a player in this market anyway, so nobody on the selling end cares about my opinion, but I'm very disappointed that he would take what must be an extremely impressive collection of wines for sale to scumbags such as Acker. Someone who has been in the wine business as long as he has an...
by alan weinberg
May 30th, 2019, 7:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 437
Views: 19711

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Another month in the right direction: Purchased: 27 Consumed: 57 Net: -30 A case of the "consumed" wines was sold rather than drunk, but even not counting those we are still on a roll. Would have been an even better month up until an offer of back vintages from one of our favorite alto Piemonte pro...
by alan weinberg
May 30th, 2019, 6:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Jean-Claude Ramonet Puligny-Montrachet Les Enseignères
Replies: 2
Views: 411

Re: TN: 2014 Jean-Claude Ramonet Puligny-Montrachet Les Enseignères

14 Ramonets are so good already. I need to open one.
by alan weinberg
May 30th, 2019, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Low fill DRC - Drink or sell?
Replies: 57
Views: 3018

Re: Low fill DRC - Drink or sell?

for the record, fills in burgundy bottles are described in cm below the cork, not as “neck” or “ shoulder.” Measure w a ruler. As for the 29 RC, I once had a taste at a Bipin Desai tasting more than a decade ago. One of the three greatest wines I have ever had. Looked like a combination of orange ju...
by alan weinberg
May 29th, 2019, 7:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Low fill DRC - Drink or sell?
Replies: 57
Views: 3018

Re: Low fill DRC - Drink or sell?

lousy fill. While Burgs tolerate ullage better than most other wines, I’d pass on this bottle.
by alan weinberg
May 29th, 2019, 5:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Pairing for Peking Duck
Replies: 58
Views: 2225

Re: Best Pairing for Peking Duck

I've supported this lonely position - that there are objective standards of quality which go along with the subjective - in many a thread on this board, and realize it is not a popular one. But I believe in it strongly enough that I will continue to state it, even if I'm alone in its support. you a...
by alan weinberg
May 28th, 2019, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Wines You No Longer Buy Due to Pricing
Replies: 72
Views: 3936

Re: Favorite Wines You No Longer Buy Due to Pricing

As someone that has only been buying wine for only 5 years, a lot of these numbers are eye opening...It's hard for me to imagine that a lot of these wines were once fairly accessible. It's so interesting for me to hear these former prices. back in the day the wines were available and inexpensive. 9...
by alan weinberg
May 28th, 2019, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Wines You No Longer Buy Due to Pricing
Replies: 72
Views: 3936

Re: Favorite Wines You No Longer Buy Due to Pricing

most burgundies . . .
by alan weinberg
May 28th, 2019, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Among the Big Houses, Who Makes the Best Corton Charlie
Replies: 34
Views: 2031

Re: Among the Big Houses, Who Makes the Best Corton Charlie

Craig G wrote:
May 27th, 2019, 7:00 pm
alan weinberg wrote:
May 26th, 2019, 1:38 pm
Gerhard P. wrote:
May 26th, 2019, 10:39 am


They did it only with the reds ... (and I think) still do it.
is there an echo in this room?
Maybe Gerhard has you on ignore!
good point!
by alan weinberg
May 27th, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Dom. Garnier&Fils Chablis - BEST BUY
Replies: 2
Views: 363

Re: 2017 Dom. Garnier&Fils Chablis - BEST BUY

Martin Zwick wrote:
May 27th, 2019, 12:42 am
Good to see that Alan Weinberg also praised Garnier&Fils

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=153853


Cheers,
Martin
that means nothing! But Kent liked it.
by alan weinberg
May 27th, 2019, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Fabien Coche……what's the story here?
Replies: 17
Views: 1679

Re: Domaine Fabien Coche……what's the story here?

nobody buys the paintings done by the guy who also used Picasso’s paints.
by alan weinberg
May 26th, 2019, 1:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Among the Big Houses, Who Makes the Best Corton Charlie
Replies: 34
Views: 2031

Re: Among the Big Houses, Who Makes the Best Corton Charlie

Gerhard P. wrote:
May 26th, 2019, 10:39 am
Joshua Kates wrote:
May 17th, 2019, 11:20 am
No one bothered by the Latour pasteurization thing--or do they not still do it?
They did it only with the reds ... (and I think) still do it.
is there an echo in this room?
by alan weinberg
May 26th, 2019, 7:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Plenty of good things
Replies: 1
Views: 496

Re: Plenty of good things

glad the good things were easy to find and you didn’t have to play Heidsieck.
by alan weinberg
May 26th, 2019, 6:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Among the Big Houses, Who Makes the Best Corton Charlie
Replies: 34
Views: 2031

Re: Among the Big Houses, Who Makes the Best Corton Charlie

Joshua Kates wrote:
May 17th, 2019, 11:20 am
No one bothered by the Latour pasteurization thing--or do they not still do it?
I believe they only do it for reds. And they still do.
by alan weinberg
May 25th, 2019, 7:18 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Bolognese Sauce
Replies: 18
Views: 1743

Re: Bolognese Sauce

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from, of all places, Wine Spectator many years ago.
by alan weinberg
May 24th, 2019, 5:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy treachery
Replies: 68
Views: 3764

Re: Burgundy treachery

I can think of no other region where people are so forgiving of poor quality and inconsistency at stratospheric prices. Imagine a high-end winery from anywhere else in the world. Haut Brion? MacDonald? d’Yquem? Would you tolerate the same from these wineries? Why or why not? Remy was in 01 certainl...
by alan weinberg
May 23rd, 2019, 8:49 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Buttermilk roasted chicken.
Replies: 9
Views: 675

Re: Buttermilk roasted chicken.

I use the smitten kitchen recipe and it is the best chicken recipe I have even seen. Easy and perfect every time. I probably make it once a month. how is it different? https://smittenkitchen.com/2012/01/buttermilk-roast-chicken/ Buttermilk, crushed garlic, and paprika marinade. Roasted at a higher ...

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