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by alan weinberg
September 16th, 2019, 6:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mold on my Off-Site OWC
Replies: 7
Views: 491

Re: Mold on my Off-Site OWC

no worry. Just a humid environment. Might eat the labels and cardboard but wine fine. Keep bleach away—a no no.
by alan weinberg
September 16th, 2019, 2:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: More Bottom Feeding @ Total Wine...(short/boring)
Replies: 20
Views: 1048

Re: TN: More Bottom Feeding @ Total Wine...(short/boring)

Scott G r u n e r wrote:
September 15th, 2019, 11:20 am
Why would you do this to yourself?
my thought exactly. I was going to ask, “why do you punish yourself?” Wine is about pleasure, not masochism.
by alan weinberg
September 16th, 2019, 1:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Hubert Lignier, Gerard Raphet
Replies: 2
Views: 372

Re: TNs: Hubert Lignier, Gerard Raphet

good snag.
by alan weinberg
September 16th, 2019, 12:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Tale of an Aged La Tâche
Replies: 8
Views: 978

Re: The Tale of an Aged La Tâche

amazing how Burgundy tolerates ullage that kills more powerful wines.
by alan weinberg
September 15th, 2019, 2:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 534
Views: 26749

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Peter Hirsch wrote:
September 15th, 2019, 6:29 am
Down 5.3% on the year. Target was down 6% or more on the year, so right on glide path. This will have me down by about 33% over the last 5 years.
ha! And still too much wine!
by alan weinberg
September 15th, 2019, 10:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Metayage
Replies: 17
Views: 857

Re: Metayage

Todd Hamina wrote:
September 15th, 2019, 9:30 am
It appears to be well thought out: http://www.ardeaseal.com/gb/tecnologia-garanzia.html
hopefully better thought out than the temp dot that failed completely. The closure made me stop buying Ponsot. Prices didn’t help either.
by alan weinberg
September 14th, 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will there ever be another vintage like 1992 White Burgundy?
Replies: 14
Views: 1122

Re: Will there ever be another vintage like 1992 White Burgundy?

Some numbers from the Leflaive Chevalier vertical I did earlier this year for context: 1993: 13.6% alcohol, pH 3.12 1992: 14% alcohol, pH 3.08 1991: 14.1% alcohol, pH 3.26 1990: 14.1% alcohol, pH 3.23 1989: 14.4% alcohol, pH 3.36 Whether that is a natural pH is of course another question. wow. 93 c...
by alan weinberg
September 14th, 2019, 7:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will there ever be another vintage like 1992 White Burgundy?
Replies: 14
Views: 1122

Re: Will there ever be another vintage like 1992 White Burgundy?

I always think of 92 as a fatter California-like vintage though they tightened up and lasted so much longer than I expected.
by alan weinberg
September 13th, 2019, 2:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A lucky streak of no Premox
Replies: 6
Views: 668

Re: A lucky streak of no Premox

96 Pinson Clos, back in the day, was a screaming deal but premoxed. Haven’t tried their other 96 offerings.
by alan weinberg
September 12th, 2019, 1:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Metayage
Replies: 17
Views: 857

Re: Metayage

Don’t know that particular wine but Ponsot does a number of wines métayage from Chezeaux. All same. Labels slapped on at last minute. Be careful w Griotte—some is Leclerc and some Ponsot.
by alan weinberg
September 11th, 2019, 7:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No One Knows
Replies: 14
Views: 1468

Re: No One Knows

So the wines with ?? noted were the botched blinds? That’s crazy... I’d have their heads! I would have poured all the wines together and let them taste the “Somm Cuvée”...and then inform them that that’s the tip for the bill! [oops.gif] break the bottles into fine pieces and make the barefoot somms...
by alan weinberg
September 11th, 2019, 7:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Domaine Bruno Clair Chambertin-Clos de Bèze
Replies: 1
Views: 282

Re: TN: 2002 Domaine Bruno Clair Chambertin-Clos de Bèze

I had that recently and also loved it. Underrated producer.
by alan weinberg
September 10th, 2019, 10:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 07 Pernot BBM
Replies: 8
Views: 396

TN: 07 Pernot BBM

dodged the premox mine field that plagues this producer. Great bottle tonight, which I needed after 2 wineless weeks on call and a shitty day. Tight and full of nervosité, super citrus and white flowers, power checked and held in reserve, it is oh so young. Busy day tomorrow but I’m staying up to be...
by alan weinberg
September 10th, 2019, 9:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No One Knows
Replies: 14
Views: 1468

Re: No One Knows

Wow. Rest of the week must pale by comparison.
by alan weinberg
September 10th, 2019, 8:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone
Replies: 113
Views: 3119

Re: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone

This gives contact information for growers and merchants and tells who speaks English. Don't expect to see DRC listed here. https://www.bourgogne-wines.com/our-expertise/passionate-men-and-women/the-producers-behind-the-reputation-of-the-wines-of-bourgogne,2507,9363.html If you make an appointment ...
by alan weinberg
September 8th, 2019, 7:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1995 Verget Chablis Valmur & 2001 Mondavi Cab
Replies: 6
Views: 286

Re: TN: 1995 Verget Chablis Valmur & 2001 Mondavi Cab

in the day, those Vergets were a great value. I think I still have some 94 and 95.
by alan weinberg
September 8th, 2019, 1:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Comparing the St-Jacques vineyards
Replies: 10
Views: 990

Re: Comparing the St-Jacques vineyards

Mark C Johnson wrote:
September 8th, 2019, 1:24 pm
William, what do you mean by "filigree structure"?

mtia
likely a laciness like seen in Latricieres Chambertin.
by alan weinberg
September 8th, 2019, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone
Replies: 113
Views: 3119

Re: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone

This gives contact information for growers and merchants and tells who speaks English. Don't expect to see DRC listed here. https://www.bourgogne-wines.com/our-expertise/passionate-men-and-women/the-producers-behind-the-reputation-of-the-wines-of-bourgogne,2507,9363.html If you make an appointment ...
by alan weinberg
September 8th, 2019, 11:29 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS 1995 Krug mags [SOLD]
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Re: FS 1995 Krug mags

nice surplus. What are you asking?
by alan weinberg
September 7th, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Wine Cellar
Replies: 11
Views: 1164

Re: New Wine Cellar

Geez, a bit of thread drift here. Give me some cellar builders with good rep. Stop selling my wine.
by alan weinberg
September 6th, 2019, 10:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Crush Wine Progressive Sale
Replies: 11
Views: 1140

Re: Crush Wine Progressive Sale

have been on their email and never got a notice. Damn.
by alan weinberg
September 6th, 2019, 9:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Wine Cellar
Replies: 11
Views: 1164

New Wine Cellar

looks like I am moving and I need to build a new wine cellar. Guy that built my last one has moved. I live in Orange, CA and googled Southern California wine cellar builders. Only two of four I contacted have even bothered to respond. One has been very responsive—Valentini Wine Cellars. So, two ques...
by alan weinberg
September 5th, 2019, 8:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name
Replies: 35
Views: 3092

Re: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name

jaw dropping list of Burgs. Wish I weren’t tapped out. What a collection. Wonder what Mark kept. Amazing.
by alan weinberg
September 5th, 2019, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the wine that changed your life?
Replies: 166
Views: 8129

Re: What's the wine that changed your life?

At about 4-5 years of age - just started studying the wines of Bordeaux and was purchasing all kinds of off vintage Bordeaux (It was all I could afford). You started drinking wine much sooner than I did. But then, it also sounds like you had a lot more money than I did when I was five. laughed out ...
by alan weinberg
September 5th, 2019, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Normal wine mark-ups at restaurants?
Replies: 50
Views: 1735

Re: Normal wine mark-ups at restaurants?

iced tea and a polite comment to the server.
by alan weinberg
September 5th, 2019, 12:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: White Burgundy from the 80s
Replies: 11
Views: 774

Re: TN: White Burgundy from the 80s

cool tasting. 86 had some Botrytis that was interesting, 85 a bit more stern.

Not sure I agree that aged reds beat aged whites. Ever have a 20+ year old Ramonet Montrachet?
by alan weinberg
September 4th, 2019, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile (France, Alsace)
Replies: 7
Views: 439

Re: TN: 2007 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile (France, Alsace)

08 gorgeous. Love it more than 07 that I also found a bit stern. 08 my favorite since 01 375eme.
by alan weinberg
September 2nd, 2019, 12:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYC Retailer: Royal Wine Merchants
Replies: 18
Views: 1297

Re: NYC Retailer: Royal Wine Merchants

yes. I got snookered w some “older” wines. Beware.
by alan weinberg
September 2nd, 2019, 12:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: On-Site vs Off-Site Storage Strategy
Replies: 70
Views: 3112

Re: On-Site vs Off-Site Storage Strategy

I do both—long term off site and a home walk in cellar. I have deliveries only to my office as there are too many stories of managers of off-site facilities helping themselves to client wines. Mine does not accept deliveries.
by alan weinberg
September 1st, 2019, 10:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Brian Devine Cellar
Replies: 43
Views: 3361

Re: The Brian Devine Cellar

Makes one wonder, what exactly is wrong with the 2005 vintage? This ^. Major dump of 2005's. I'm certain that these wines were purchased with absolutely zero intention of drinking them. It was a great vintage and I'm sure he saw the investment potential. I don’t think he needed or needs the money. ...
by alan weinberg
September 1st, 2019, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the wine that changed your life?
Replies: 166
Views: 8129

Re: What's the wine that changed your life?

1975 Beaulieu Private Reserve Cabernet. My father had three cases and would open a bottle every few months. I saw how this wine changed as it aged, from youth to maturity and beyond. same wine for me! Friend brought it to a restaurant in 1984. I was mortified. Thought it meant he couldn't afford a ...
by alan weinberg
September 1st, 2019, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Whats the Earliest White Burg PreMox?
Replies: 31
Views: 1453

Re: Whats the Earliest White Burg PreMox?

Alan Rath wrote:
September 1st, 2019, 4:23 pm
2005 Thierry Matrot Meursault Perrieres was delicious on release. A year or so later was already showing distinct premox.
poster child for premox and therefore one of the least expensive MP for sale.
by alan weinberg
September 1st, 2019, 7:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Whats the Earliest White Burg PreMox?
Replies: 31
Views: 1453

Re: Whats the Earliest White Burg PreMox?

alan weinberg wrote:
September 1st, 2019, 7:56 am
generally 1995 though I had some 1990 Lafon Perrieres that oxidized in late 90s before I knew much about the issue.

I’ve had some 3 year old white Burgs that premoxed—Matrot.
by alan weinberg
September 1st, 2019, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Whats the Earliest White Burg PreMox?
Replies: 31
Views: 1453

Re: Whats the Earliest White Burg PreMox?

generally 1995 though I had some 1990 Lafon Perrieres that oxidized in late 90s before I knew much about the issue.
by alan weinberg
August 31st, 2019, 8:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 534
Views: 26749

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Assuming we drink a bottle tonight, then August stands at: Added: +42 Drank: -33 Net: 9 In my defense, however, a case of what was added was a gift, which is why I used the term "added" instead of "purchased." I think we did pretty well considering we were away for a week. that’s impressive, a minu...
by alan weinberg
August 31st, 2019, 7:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 534
Views: 26749

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

For all of you who are buying more than you are drinking because you only drank one or two bottles last month, maybe you need to rethink why you are into wine. Unless this rarity of opening a bottle is caused by health (get better Jay!) or summer heat, if you only drink a couple of bottles a month,...
by alan weinberg
August 31st, 2019, 7:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Brian Devine Cellar
Replies: 43
Views: 3361

Re: The Brian Devine Cellar

he comes yearly to the Cornwell white Burg dinners. I’ve seen him for years but never really talked to him. My guess is he’s realized he is pretty old and has way too much wine. But the Benchmark pricing is high. It is not as if this is Glamis Castle inventory. Needs a 30% price reduction. Honestly...
by alan weinberg
August 30th, 2019, 7:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Brian Devine Cellar
Replies: 43
Views: 3361

Re: The Brian Devine Cellar

he comes yearly to the Cornwell white Burg dinners. I’ve seen him for years but never really talked to him. My guess is he’s realized he is pretty old and has way too much wine. But the Benchmark pricing is high. It is not as if this is Glamis Castle inventory. Needs a 30% price reduction.
by alan weinberg
August 30th, 2019, 7:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 534
Views: 26749

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Bought 42. Drank 2, gave 2 away. Month not over, though . . .
by alan weinberg
August 30th, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Help me Redesign my Kitchen
Replies: 48
Views: 939

Re: Help me Redesign my Kitchen

friend of my wife says her dream house has no kitchen. Good luck—I’m no help.
by alan weinberg
August 29th, 2019, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11661
Views: 556267

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

case of 17 Dauvissat Forest
by alan weinberg
August 28th, 2019, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Jean-Claude Ramonet Pernand-Vergelesses Les Belles Filles
Replies: 7
Views: 439

Re: 2012 Jean-Claude Ramonet Pernand-Vergelesses Les Belles Filles

I’ve been lucky enough to taste some much older ramonet reds with a very generous friend and colleague. They age fantastically and are really beautiful. My oldest is 2010 Boudriotte. Hopefully, they will get older, but not promising anything. they’ll get older. The question is whether you will.
by alan weinberg
August 27th, 2019, 6:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1961 Louis Latour Chambolle-Musigny
Replies: 4
Views: 495

Re: TN: 1961 Louis Latour Chambolle-Musigny

Jeremy Holmes wrote:
August 27th, 2019, 4:13 pm
It was the sort of bottle that you watch 'flash past your eyes' such was the deliciousness.
I’m sure you’ll find the chance to milk that one again. Pretty good.
by alan weinberg
August 27th, 2019, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why don't I buy more Louis Michel Chablis?
Replies: 36
Views: 2173

Re: Why don't I buy more Louis Michel Chablis?

for under the wire always superb great value Chablis, look to the amazing La Chablisienne coop also.
by alan weinberg
August 26th, 2019, 7:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 90 red burgs
Replies: 10
Views: 1103

Re: 90 red burgs

James Billy wrote:
August 26th, 2019, 5:26 pm
I was expecting 90 wines!
and if he’d written 1990 red Burgs?
by alan weinberg
August 24th, 2019, 3:50 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: From Brussels north to Amsterdam
Replies: 8
Views: 504

Re: From Brussels north to Amsterdam

Thanks all. Keep ‘em comin’.
by alan weinberg
August 24th, 2019, 3:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1441
Views: 169082

Re: Official Costco Thread

How does Costco store their "nicer" wines? The DP and the 1st Growth BDX's I've seen are "glass case" only, and I haven't asked them if they just have them thrown in a box in the non-temp controlled office or if they are in a temp controlled unit in-store. Would be a pity to see some of those Chate...
by alan weinberg
August 22nd, 2019, 3:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fedex Cold Chain shipping, worth it?
Replies: 33
Views: 1946

Re: Fedex Cold Chain shipping, worth it?

bottles I got yesterday in S Cal (over 100) from Benchmark were cold to the touch, not just cool, but cold. No issues at all.

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