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by alan weinberg
December 10th, 2018, 7:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best NYC Specialist Retail Stores
Replies: 36
Views: 2258

Re: Best NYC Specialist Retail Stores

Burgundy Wine Co. They have a decent selection of Burgundy and Rhones, but I've never been that keen on the producers they stock and the never seem to have any deals. I don't know anyone who shops there regularly. Not sure why, but they sort of dropped off the radar, at least in my circles. My impr...
by alan weinberg
December 10th, 2018, 7:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '13 PYCM les Ancegnieres
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: '13 PYCM les Ancegnieres

Nathan Smyth wrote:
December 10th, 2018, 6:48 pm
Jerry Hey wrote:
December 10th, 2018, 6:24 pm
light and the rim is thin
Be very very careful when washing & drying.

Otherwise you'll spend the night in the ER getting stitches sewn all over your hand.
good advice. I always wash glasses the next day regardless of how little or much I have had to drink.
by alan weinberg
December 10th, 2018, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '13 PYCM les Ancegnieres
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: '13 PYCM les Ancegnieres

great wine from Colin-Morey though that may be a redundant comment. Can be g cru level. Cool glasses!
by alan weinberg
December 10th, 2018, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 La Chablisienne Chablis Grand Cru Grenouilles
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Re: TN: 2012 La Chablisienne Chablis Grand Cru Grenouilles

not a lot of producers make Grenouilles. I’ve always enjoyed the Chablisienne version. Give it time. Nice note.
by alan weinberg
December 9th, 2018, 8:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At the Château d'Yquem, one of the greatest dinners with exceptional wines
Replies: 21
Views: 1114

Re: At the Château d'Yquem, one of the greatest dinners with exceptional wines

Jeremy Holmes wrote:
December 9th, 2018, 6:37 pm
Thank you François, a thoroughly enjoyable read on some memorable wines.
gives me a great window into knowing when to open my 19th century wines!
by alan weinberg
December 9th, 2018, 8:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: More time to breath or wait another year
Replies: 7
Views: 436

Re: More time to breath or wait another year

You are wondering whether to wait on a 2015 estate cab? It’s been in the bottle, what, a few weeks? Yes, wait.
http://www.turleywinecellars.com/2012-estate-vineyard
by alan weinberg
December 9th, 2018, 12:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How many bottles when purchasing? (with poll)
Replies: 46
Views: 1375

Re: How many bottles when purchasing? (with poll)

threads like this always remind me of a classic thread where the subject was, “what’s the wine you’ve bought the most of?” Three, six, ten cases were bandied about until Rob Romania shut down the thread with his answer: 500 cases of 96 Salon. Albeit they were six bottle cases, but jaw dropping was h...
by alan weinberg
December 9th, 2018, 12:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two Burgs with Jerry
Replies: 14
Views: 664

Re: TN: Two Burgs with Jerry

Don't mean to overstep my bounds, but the service sounds atrocious. Perhaps a little less hipness and a little more efficiently would be in order. Curious what a restaurant with attitude has for corkage. $40 per, 2 b max. Zalto glassware. Asked for a decant and somm said yes but never returned to d...
by alan weinberg
December 9th, 2018, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How many bottles when purchasing? (with poll)
Replies: 46
Views: 1375

Re: How many bottles when purchasing? (with poll)

I am a big fan of buying in case quantities. It took me a while to get here, I admit, and the fact my husband has been doing it for years, leading to a terrific and deep cellar, is a big part of that ("Oh my God, you mean we have 11 more of these?!?"). When I was exploring more, it didn't make so m...
by alan weinberg
December 9th, 2018, 10:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 163eme (France, Champagne)
Replies: 9
Views: 420

Re: TN: NV Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 163eme (France, Champagne)

is it my imagination or are they banging out successive renditions more rapidly now? Seems like 163-6 happened in less than a year?
by alan weinberg
December 9th, 2018, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When a Burgundy producer's pricing increases astronomically
Replies: 52
Views: 2332

Re: When a Burgundy producer's pricing increases astronomically

It’s the three tier system gone awry as each finger in the pie has gotten greedy. I’m told ex-cellar prices are still a small fraction of what US pricing is. What the market bears. If the stock market tanks and dollar remains strong, we may see a small wine price correction.
by alan weinberg
December 9th, 2018, 8:25 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB: 16 Colin-Morey Meursault Perrières
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: WTB: 16 Colin-Morey Meursault Perrières

ouch. You are right. In a few years that will be a good price. It hurts now. Thanks. Wonder if they will accept a first born child instead.
by alan weinberg
December 9th, 2018, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two Burgs with Jerry
Replies: 14
Views: 664

TN: Two Burgs with Jerry

always fun to go to dinner with Jerry who just opens his cellar, so hard to keep pace with his generosity. Last night was NoMad, a very edgy Left Coast resto of the 11MP folk. I was too old and un-edgy to get in by myself, but with a musician at my side, I sailed right in. Service was slow but that ...
by alan weinberg
December 8th, 2018, 10:14 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB: 16 Colin-Morey Meursault Perrières
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: WTB: 16 Colin-Morey Meursault Perrières

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
December 8th, 2018, 11:10 am
Wally’s is offering futures for it, but as you might expect, it’s not cheap.
that offer is 2015, not 2016.
by alan weinberg
December 8th, 2018, 10:09 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: VERGET-Chevalier Montrachet
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Re: VERGET-Chevalier Montrachet

Crazy—I just posted a tasting more on this very wine. See Wine Talk. Fabulous bottle.
by alan weinberg
December 8th, 2018, 1:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer check -- "Your Wine Cellars" florida
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Re: Retailer check -- "Your Wine Cellars" florida

tell wine-searcher. They will delist.
by alan weinberg
December 8th, 2018, 1:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1994 Verget Chevalier Montrachet
Replies: 4
Views: 316

Re: TN: 1994 Verget Chevalier Montrachet

Jeremy Holmes wrote:
December 8th, 2018, 11:38 am
I brought along a '94 Coche CC to your house Alan IIRC. I reckon it showed very well too.
I do remember that ancient Krug. Let’s repeat that dinner next visit.
by alan weinberg
December 8th, 2018, 1:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Sylvain Cathiard Chambolle-Musigny
Replies: 8
Views: 285

Re: Domaine Sylvain Cathiard Chambolle-Musigny

Jayson Cohen wrote:
December 8th, 2018, 1:01 pm
Sounds like a nice wine but I would not typically identify Chambolle with espresso, black fruits, and earth. Is that typical of this bottling (which I don’t know)?
does sound like a ripe Gevrey. But it gave pleasure.
by alan weinberg
December 8th, 2018, 11:03 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB: 16 Colin-Morey Meursault Perrières
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: WTB: 16 Colin-Morey Meursault Perrières

bump. Got one. Need more.
by alan weinberg
December 8th, 2018, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I've Never Had A Chianti That Excited Me
Replies: 64
Views: 2183

Re: I've Never Had A Chianti That Excited Me

Michael S. Monie wrote:
December 7th, 2018, 3:46 pm
And that includes: Classico, Riserva, and Gran Selezione. I'm looking for a Chianti that goes beyond just being very good. I want one that has the potential to be profound. Any suggestions? Thanks.
maybe it’s not for you. Can’t like everything. I hate Zinfandel.
by alan weinberg
December 7th, 2018, 9:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy - why is it so often cloudy?
Replies: 30
Views: 1231

Re: Burgundy - why is it so often cloudy?

john stimson wrote:
December 7th, 2018, 9:23 pm
I don't really get this one. My Burgundy is hardly ever cloudy. Maybe clean your contacts?
are you drinking young reds? Or maybe standing them up well in advance. Some producers’ wines throw little sediment.
by alan weinberg
December 7th, 2018, 6:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1994 Verget Chevalier Montrachet
Replies: 4
Views: 316

TN: 1994 Verget Chevalier Montrachet

bought on release and well-stored, but passed over for opening because, well, it’s a 94. But Jeremy’s frequent experiences with lesser vintages made me change my mind and I’m glad I did. It’s near spectacular. Brisk bright acidity, menthol and mint, reminds me of a Ramonet. Lean delicious fruit and ...
by alan weinberg
December 7th, 2018, 7:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy - why is it so often cloudy?
Replies: 30
Views: 1231

Re: Burgundy - why is it so often cloudy?

Does the cloudiness in Burgundy affect the smell and taste of the wine, or is it just a cosmetic issue? In Barolo, the fine sediment cloudiness in older bottles can have a significantly negative effect on the taste of the wine, making it bitter and harsh. My experience with old Burgundy is very lim...
by alan weinberg
December 6th, 2018, 8:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy - why is it so often cloudy?
Replies: 30
Views: 1231

Re: Burgundy - why is it so often cloudy?

Exactly. Fine sediment. Many old bottles need a month upright before careful decanting.
by alan weinberg
December 6th, 2018, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: psa-recent trip thru jfk-cheap cristal!
Replies: 6
Views: 553

Re: psa-recent trip thru jfk-cheap cristal!

had a $179 email offer today and they had only 2 b
by alan weinberg
December 6th, 2018, 11:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN's: Krug, Cristal, Leflaive... at Marea
Replies: 16
Views: 667

Re: TN's: Krug, Cristal, Leflaive... at Marea

super notes—fun to read. I have a magnum of that 99 Dujac CSD somewhere in the cellar . . . sounds like anytime is fine to open.

I posted recently on the 99 Ponsot CdlR, similar notes—a big wine.

I’m willing to nominate you for mayor of Champagne.
by alan weinberg
December 5th, 2018, 7:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alcohol in old burgundy
Replies: 12
Views: 863

Re: Alcohol in old burgundy

Jeremy Holmes wrote:
December 5th, 2018, 6:56 pm
I really like '83 too.

Even in the riper years there are makers who believe that a degree of chaptilization will add to the wine's mouthfeel.
and to prolong fermentation to get more out of the grapes.
by alan weinberg
December 5th, 2018, 6:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: d'Yquem vs. Tokaji & Others
Replies: 46
Views: 1637

Re: d'Yquem vs. Tokaji & Others

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
December 4th, 2018, 8:49 pm
Is that true for d’Angerville?
yes, Marquis d’Angerville. Or Angerville.
by alan weinberg
December 5th, 2018, 5:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 9816
Views: 436456

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
December 5th, 2018, 4:28 pm
16 Ramonet ruchottes
I’d love to find that and Clos du Ruchottes.
by alan weinberg
December 5th, 2018, 6:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineberserkers LA Offline: 85-2004 Krug Edition
Replies: 9
Views: 599

Re: Wineberserkers LA Offline: 85-2004 Krug Edition

very cool. Let’s see some detailed tasting notes. Why did dinner cost for the food? Sounds great.
by alan weinberg
December 4th, 2018, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Wine Deals this year! 2018 Edition
Replies: 40
Views: 2540

Re: Best Wine Deals this year! 2018 Edition

$46.95 for 08 Trimbach FE from a couple NY stores. Still there, I think. Best FE to my liking since 01.
by alan weinberg
December 4th, 2018, 7:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alcohol in old burgundy
Replies: 12
Views: 863

Re: Alcohol in old burgundy

bottle notations re alcohol levels need only be accurate to within 1.5% so it leaves a lot of leeway.
by alan weinberg
December 3rd, 2018, 8:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 La Chablisienne Mont de Milieu
Replies: 7
Views: 275

TN: 2010 La Chablisienne Mont de Milieu

this premier cru Chablis punches way above its pedigree and is just stunningly delicious. Menthol and herbal notes, limestone and chalk, lemon zest, the acidity imbues the wine with great lift and intensity. It’s a mouthful of amazing wine. Probably cost about $25 on release. What a screaming great ...
by alan weinberg
December 2nd, 2018, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 9816
Views: 436456

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Greg K wrote:
December 2nd, 2018, 2:48 pm
While walking the dog picked up 4 bottles of Marguet Shaman '13 for $22.50 a pop, because they were 50% off for some reason. Sure!
smart dog! Did you get anything?
by alan weinberg
December 2nd, 2018, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 273
Views: 11688

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Lol. If only we didn't have so much wine already....Oh well. Buying is fun, too. excitement of buying (especially bargain finds though now rare) coupled with the joy of expanding horizons by trying new and different wines. I can’t turn off a 35 year passion. Every now and then I sell/give/reduce bu...
by alan weinberg
December 2nd, 2018, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paging Brad Baker: is this in any way real?
Replies: 29
Views: 2311

Re: Paging Brad Baker: is this in any way real?

Dan Kravitz wrote:
December 2nd, 2018, 9:35 am
to Brad Baker,

Thanks again for sharing your depth of knowledge.

Dan Kravitz
+1
by alan weinberg
December 1st, 2018, 11:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 273
Views: 11688

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
November 30th, 2018, 10:34 am
Ugh. Utter and total failure.

28 Consumed (traveling most of the month)
106 Purchased

Why do I keep up this fiction?
looks like success to me. Proud of you!
by alan weinberg
December 1st, 2018, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A new favorite Rosé Champagne, and a refute of the validity of travel shock.
Replies: 6
Views: 471

Re: A new favorite Rosé Champagne, and a challenge to the theory of bottle shock.

nice small house that makes super wines. I just posted on the excellent 08 BdB. Drank that rosé you mentioned last week from magnum and heartily agree.
by alan weinberg
December 1st, 2018, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Ployez-Jacquemart Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: TN: 2008 Ployez-Jacquemart Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut

love to know your thoughts on it, Charlie.
by alan weinberg
December 1st, 2018, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Ployez-Jacquemart Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut
Replies: 4
Views: 171

TN: 2008 Ployez-Jacquemart Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut

among some super wines last night including a 78 Volnay and an 06 Donnhoff BA, this bubbly stood out. Bought when I visited the Champagne house in June, I've also nabbed some from Panzer who rightfully touts the wine. And before posting this note, I grabbed more at B-21.. It must be the combination ...
by alan weinberg
December 1st, 2018, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paging Brad Baker: is this in any way real?
Replies: 29
Views: 2311

Re: Paging Brad Baker: is this in any way real?

De Saint-Gall is the main label of the large Avize based Union Champagne Cooperative. Like most growers and cooperatives, they sell a lot of wine to the big houses. This is not news. As for their wines, they are not bad, but nothing to write home about either. While they are an upper-end cooperativ...
by alan weinberg
November 30th, 2018, 3:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paging Brad Baker: is this in any way real?
Replies: 29
Views: 2311

Re: Paging Brad Baker: is this in any way real?

David Cooper wrote:
November 30th, 2018, 3:37 pm
Really. Who else could break such a huge story about an international conspiracy but Jon Rimmerman. I hope he has 24 hour bodyguards.
yeah, I found it crazy and want to hear Brad’s reality.
by alan weinberg
November 30th, 2018, 12:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paging Brad Baker: is this in any way real?
Replies: 29
Views: 2311

Paging Brad Baker: is this in any way real?

from Garagiste, evidently alleging that there is a secret in Champagne that almost all is made by some secret organization: “What if I told you that most (if not all) of your favorite high-end “branded” Champagne was the vinified majesty of a single cooperative with such over-reaching power and auth...
by alan weinberg
November 30th, 2018, 6:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hudelot-Noellat 2010 Bottle Problems
Replies: 96
Views: 6675

Re: Hudelot-Noellat 2010 Bottle Problems

those who believe CO2 in the bottle protective against oxidation and allowing lower sulfur levels have missed the science lessons of Don Cornwell. In short, it’s totally wrong. Doesn't Jean-Marie Fourrier do just this? Not saying it is right, but he is of the belief it is. according to Don, it’s Fo...
by alan weinberg
November 29th, 2018, 8:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hudelot-Noellat 2010 Bottle Problems
Replies: 96
Views: 6675

Re: Hudelot-Noellat 2010 Bottle Problems

I recall Jean-Marie Fourrier saying, on I'll Drink to That , that he bottles with some CO2 as a preservative, allowing him to work with relatively low sulfur dosing. Keith has commented several times on the trend in Burgundy of bottling with some CO2 still dissolved in the wine. those who believe C...
by alan weinberg
November 28th, 2018, 5:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1995 Chateau Bel-Air Marquis d'Aligre, and my first Coravin use
Replies: 5
Views: 259

Re: TN: 1995 Chateau Bel-Air Marquis d'Aligre, and my first Coravin use

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
November 27th, 2018, 5:03 pm
Will be interesting to following this wine over several nights
not sure I understand—isn’t the point of a Coravin that the wine shouldn’t change?
by alan weinberg
November 26th, 2018, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: a couple Burgs this weekend.
Replies: 18
Views: 863

Re: TN: a couple Burgs this weekend.

john stimson wrote:
November 26th, 2018, 1:14 pm
With regard to the 02 D-C Forest (they may be the only ones that spell it this way), sadly, fewer and fewer folks keep their Chablis this long. Nice to have a report. I think I have one bottle left.
I’m a hoarder who loves old wine. Sitting on 95 and 96 also.
by alan weinberg
November 26th, 2018, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: a couple Burgs this weekend.
Replies: 18
Views: 863

Re: TN: a couple Burgs this weekend.

c fu wrote:
November 26th, 2018, 11:40 am
Fred C wrote:
November 26th, 2018, 11:10 am
Congrats on both children becoming attorneys and not physicians!
poor kids, won't be able to open DRC for their kids =(
inheritance!

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