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by alan weinberg
February 26th, 2021, 5:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 1091
Views: 57782

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Might as well rip off the band-aid as I'm pretty sure nothing will change in the next 2 days: Purchased: 150 Consumed: 4 Net: +148 Of the 4 "consumed," two were given away as gifts, and 2 were opened at a dinner where we tasted only, didn't drink. Jonathan and I both share the blame this ...
by alan weinberg
February 26th, 2021, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 1091
Views: 57782

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Might as well rip off the band-aid as I'm pretty sure nothing will change in the next 2 days: Purchased: 150 Consumed: 4 Net: +148 Of the 4 "consumed," two were given away as gifts, and 2 were opened at a dinner where we tasted only, didn't drink. Jonathan and I both share the blame this ...
by alan weinberg
February 26th, 2021, 5:31 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anyone Have Any Info On Martin Zwick?
Replies: 41
Views: 2077

Re: Anyone Have Any Info On Martin Zwick?

I heard Martin has been walking around the house naked, so the neighbors chipped in for curtains.
by alan weinberg
February 26th, 2021, 4:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 1091
Views: 57782

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Uh oh..... [rofl.gif] from my glass house . . . I always count on you to keep me honest. And join me in my regular confessions. ok. Here we go: 56 in. 24 out counting one tonight. Likely 2-3 more out before Mar 1 . . . hopefully no more in. A bad month but Dan Kravitz gets a lot of the blame.
by alan weinberg
February 26th, 2021, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 1091
Views: 57782

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote: February 26th, 2021, 9:55 am Uh oh.....
[rofl.gif] from my glass house . . .
by alan weinberg
February 26th, 2021, 9:19 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1872
Views: 104385

Re: What did you cook tonight?

J a y H a c k wrote: February 25th, 2021, 6:05 pmAdd 2 large glops
3 tsp = 1 T, 3 T = 1 glop. Is that correct?
by alan weinberg
February 25th, 2021, 5:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1900
Views: 128306

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

2012 PIERRE PETERS CUVEE SPECIAL LES CHETILLONS BLANC de BLANC GRAND CRU- omg, the first time through this was a spiritual experience; I concluded the key words were "rich, creamy and righteous". Yes, it had honeyed apple, pear, lemon and papaya with accents of ginger and brioche, but it ...
by alan weinberg
February 25th, 2021, 5:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: VinConnect
Replies: 36
Views: 2514

Re: VinConnect

As I said, their prices on 2019 Grunhaus Kabinett and Spatlese were pretty good - $30 for Herrenberg Kabinett and $35 for Abtsberg Spatlese. Alan, I had never heard of them until you started this thread, and these are the only wines I have purchased so far. The future will be what it will be. yes, ...
by alan weinberg
February 25th, 2021, 3:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: VinConnect
Replies: 36
Views: 2514

Re: VinConnect

Even without markup, there are things like shipping costs, tariff cost, insurance, etc., that make comparisons to ex-cellar prices inappropriate. Depending on the wine, I see how these things increase the cost of the wine by a good bit even with the wines I buy directly from Burgundy (on a percenta...
by alan weinberg
February 25th, 2021, 11:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most useless tasting note I've ever seen...
Replies: 54
Views: 2730

Re: Most useless tasting note I've ever seen...

Tomás Costa wrote: February 25th, 2021, 10:55 am There was once a TN on Vivino where a user pronounced a wine so excellent, he was immediately, erm, excited into action with his female companion (a situation he described in rather more crass terms).

I bought it and it really wasn't that good.
your partner wasn’t happy?
by alan weinberg
February 25th, 2021, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When did you last inventory your cellar/collection, or at least a good part of it.
Replies: 55
Views: 1831

Re: When did you last inventory your cellar/collection, or at least a good part of it.

I was an early Cellartracker but haven’t updated anything since then, years and years. Moved a year ago and built new cellar so found lots of surprises.
by alan weinberg
February 25th, 2021, 6:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15680
Views: 811363

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

3&4 for me.
by alan weinberg
February 24th, 2021, 9:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: VinConnect
Replies: 36
Views: 2514

Re: VinConnect

I don’t read it that way, Alan. Vinconnect could charge either a fixed fee, fixed percentage, or combination of the two and his statement would still be accurate in the event that the domaine chooses the retail price. This would make sense if they want to avoid undercutting their other channels. ju...
by alan weinberg
February 24th, 2021, 8:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN- a $55 Grand Cru Red Burgundy- 2014 Delarche Corton Renardes VV Reserve
Replies: 6
Views: 649

Re: TN- a $55 Grand Cru Red Burgundy- 2014 Delarche Corton Renardes VV Reserve

the drinking window is likely because Corton starts to shine only after decades in the cellar. I wouldn’t pop a 2014 till at least 2034 unless I was assessing for a purchase.
by alan weinberg
February 24th, 2021, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: VinConnect
Replies: 36
Views: 2514

Re: VinConnect

Our winery partners decide the retail pricing strategy for their mailing list releases, we just pass them along this implies that Kevin’s company just ships, no markup. Yet the prices are so far beyond ex-cellar pricing that it’s hard to believe the domaines are charging so much. I’m still waiting ...
by alan weinberg
February 23rd, 2021, 1:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Domaine Dujac Morey St. Denis
Replies: 2
Views: 324

Re: TN: 2018 Domaine Dujac Morey St. Denis

punching above its weight, it seems.
by alan weinberg
February 22nd, 2021, 3:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15680
Views: 811363

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Scavenged some decent deals on 2017 burg: 2017 Raveneau Montee de Tonnerre 2017 PYCM Chassagne-Montrachet VV 2017 Jouan Morey-St-Denis VV 2017 Jouan Chambolle-Musigny VV 2017 Jouan Gevrey-Chambertin 'Aux Echezeaux' VV 2017 Heitz-Lochardet Pommard 1er 'Clos des Poutures' 2014 Heitz-Lochardet Pommard...
by alan weinberg
February 21st, 2021, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Impressed with selection in small store in Hawaii
Replies: 31
Views: 2639

Re: Impressed with selection in small store in Hawaii

Kamuela Liquor store is what I was thinking of. Doubt I can beat Dan’s find.
by alan weinberg
February 21st, 2021, 12:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15680
Views: 811363

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2019 Falkenstein Niedermenniger Herrenberg Spatlese Feinherb #11 2019 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Spatlese #5 2019 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Schlossberg Schmitt 2019 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Rotlay 2012 Vilmart Coeur de Cuvee Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in. you’re ...
by alan weinberg
February 21st, 2021, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Year In Burgundy
Replies: 6
Views: 1065

Re: A Year In Burgundy

I’ll offer to take over. I believe she has over a million bottles in her cellar also.
by alan weinberg
February 20th, 2021, 6:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1900
Views: 128306

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Ken Strauss wrote: February 20th, 2021, 5:44 pm 7FFADA5E-06B0-4083-96D2-D9C890215FA5.jpeg
the rosé you posted on before or a regular 04? I opened 96 recently amd it was fabulous—no rush.
by alan weinberg
February 20th, 2021, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Impressed with selection in small store in Hawaii
Replies: 31
Views: 2639

Re: Impressed with selection in small store in Hawaii

will be in Kona soon if I can get the damn Coronavirus test. Anything good there? Stores?
by alan weinberg
February 20th, 2021, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1900
Views: 128306

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Last night celebrated a very dear friend’s recovery with our 1st bottle of NV Palmer & Company Champagne Rose Reserve. Was blown away by its QPR. Rich, approachable and very enjoyable. Bubbles just perfect as well. Still have a few, looking for more. I drank that this week over two nights and f...
by alan weinberg
February 20th, 2021, 7:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15680
Views: 811363

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

William Kelley wrote: February 18th, 2021, 1:49 pm1x 1989 Coche Rougeots magnum
party at William’s!
by alan weinberg
February 20th, 2021, 7:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1900
Views: 128306

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Last night celebrated a very dear friend’s recovery with our 1st bottle of NV Palmer & Company Champagne Rose Reserve. Was blown away by its QPR. Rich, approachable and very enjoyable. Bubbles just perfect as well. Still have a few, looking for more. I drank that this week over two nights and f...
by alan weinberg
February 18th, 2021, 8:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: VinConnect
Replies: 36
Views: 2514

Re: VinConnect

Wine Club 2018 Fevre Bougros Cote de Bouguerots $90/bottle. VinConnect price for same bottle $135.99. I don’t get the pricing. Got their offer today. Yes, I passed. Our winery partners decide the retail pricing strategy for their mailing list releases, we just pass them along. Each of our 61 winery...
by alan weinberg
February 18th, 2021, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: VinConnect
Replies: 36
Views: 2514

Re: VinConnect

Wine Club 2018 Fevre Bougros Cote de Bouguerots $90/bottle. VinConnect price for same bottle $135.99. I don’t get the pricing. Got their offer today. Yes, I passed.
by alan weinberg
February 18th, 2021, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Today is National Drink Wine Day
Replies: 19
Views: 800

Re: Today is National Drink Wine Day

tpetty wrote: February 18th, 2021, 6:36 am I'm on trauma call today - but does drinking wine the day before & after count?
:)
most of your patients will likely have taken care of it for you!
by alan weinberg
February 17th, 2021, 8:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1900
Views: 128306

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Palmer & Co. Rosé Reserve. Nice. First time. Don’t know when disgorged.
by alan weinberg
February 15th, 2021, 8:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Coupla Burlotto '19's
Replies: 10
Views: 1175

Re: A Coupla Burlotto '19's

your evocative notes make even this Burg guy want to drink Italian, almost.
by alan weinberg
February 15th, 2021, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent great wines shared with friends (short report in french)
Replies: 4
Views: 548

Re: Recent great wines shared with friends (short report in french)

Vous buvez bien. Avez vous bu le FE Trimbach 2008? Mon favorit récemment.
by alan weinberg
February 15th, 2021, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2 red Burgs
Replies: 11
Views: 1413

Re: TN: 2 red Burgs

I know which wine I would rather drink. And amazingly, it did not come with a point score. So much for the 100 point system. Maybe we just need to insist on better tasting notes? forgot the points. Using the Zanotti binary scale, 1 for Clavelier and 0 for Gros, 1 meaning worth drinking and 0 meanin...
by alan weinberg
February 14th, 2021, 10:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2 red Burgs
Replies: 11
Views: 1413

Re: TN: 2 red Burgs

what a contrast. First up, 1993 Clavelier Brûlées VV, then 01 Anne Gros Clos Vougeot le Grand Maupertui. Clavelier’s wine was gorgeous, sous bois and red fruits, with some dark fruits intertwined, tannins resolved, good acidity, spice, beautiful silky texture, just super aged red Burgundy. Gros’ wi...
by alan weinberg
February 14th, 2021, 8:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2 red Burgs
Replies: 11
Views: 1413

TN: 2 red Burgs

what a contrast. First up, 1993 Clavelier Brûlées VV, then 01 Anne Gros Clos Vougeot le Grand Maupertui. Clavelier’s wine was gorgeous, sous bois and red fruits, with some dark fruits intertwined, tannins resolved, good acidity, spice, beautiful silky texture, just super aged red Burgundy. Gros’ win...
by alan weinberg
February 14th, 2021, 7:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne
Replies: 40
Views: 1843

Re: TN: 2008 Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: February 14th, 2021, 7:48 pm
alan weinberg wrote: February 14th, 2021, 7:27 pm
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: February 14th, 2021, 7:19 pm Anyone had the 14 lately?
man, you like young wine! I thought I was baby killing this 08.
I mean, I also don’t like premox lol
buy 2!
by alan weinberg
February 14th, 2021, 7:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1900
Views: 128306

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Lowell C wrote: February 14th, 2021, 7:02 pm I had a bottle or Dom Perignon 2008 yesterday and it was fantastic! It's hard to even describe what it tasted like, it was just really rich and delicious.
it’s been slammed shut—interesting.
by alan weinberg
February 14th, 2021, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne
Replies: 40
Views: 1843

Re: TN: 2008 Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: February 14th, 2021, 7:19 pm Anyone had the 14 lately?
man, you like young wine! I thought I was baby killing this 08.
by alan weinberg
February 14th, 2021, 7:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines you have trouble buying because of the name
Replies: 109
Views: 5632

Re: Wines you have trouble buying because of the name

RichardFlack wrote: February 14th, 2021, 4:46 pm Oops. I replied before reading on. Now I can’t delete it. Sorry.
das macht nicht!
by alan weinberg
February 14th, 2021, 5:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne
Replies: 40
Views: 1843

Re: TN: 2008 Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne

What have they done to address the issue? doubled the price and brought DRC in to help w winemaking. As for premox, I don’t know. Don't think DRC are involved in the winemaking, though of course there is a relationship there. They leased vineyards to DRC, however. something beside price needs to ru...
by alan weinberg
February 14th, 2021, 4:53 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4143
Views: 240094

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Abbie S. wrote: February 10th, 2021, 9:46 am Astor has a 15% off sale on all of their US bourbon and whiskey today only. I'm not sure if there are any deals once you add shipping.
https://www.astorwines.com/m.aspx?p=202 ... ref=ribbon
promotion ended when I click that link.
by alan weinberg
February 14th, 2021, 4:47 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 4143
Views: 240094

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Abbie S. wrote: February 10th, 2021, 9:46 am Astor has a 15% off sale on all of their US bourbon and whiskey today only. I'm not sure if there are any deals once you add shipping.
https://www.astorwines.com/m.aspx?p=202 ... ref=ribbon
will they even ship? Lots of places won’t.
by alan weinberg
February 14th, 2021, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines you have trouble buying because of the name
Replies: 109
Views: 5632

Re: Wines you have trouble buying because of the name

RichardFlack wrote: February 14th, 2021, 4:33 pm
P@u1_M3nk3s wrote: February 1st, 2021, 2:27 pm
P@u1_M3nk3s wrote: February 1st, 2021, 2:26 pm
I had to think about that a minute since I speak German, then aha! It's an native English speaker having problems with the word "rot".
And now, of course, I see the issue with "gut".
Gift Wine. would be problematic for Germans ....
that’s what I said post 19 . . .
by alan weinberg
February 14th, 2021, 4:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne
Replies: 40
Views: 1843

Re: TN: 2008 Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne

I think the new team at BdM have certainly tried very hard to resolve the premox issues, and 17, 18 and 19 have been very good. So, we will see, but I'm quite optimistic. What have they done to address the issue? doubled the price and brought DRC in to help w winemaking. As for premox, I don’t know.
by alan weinberg
February 14th, 2021, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1900
Views: 128306

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Blake Brown wrote: February 14th, 2021, 12:22 pm
alan weinberg wrote: February 14th, 2021, 9:16 am 96 Cristal was stunning last night.
Nice. Happy you had a good bottle.
are there bad bottles?
by alan weinberg
February 14th, 2021, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1900
Views: 128306

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

96 Cristal was stunning last night.
by alan weinberg
February 14th, 2021, 8:47 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: my Jewish grandma’s stuffed cabbage
Replies: 24
Views: 2467

Re: my Jewish grandma’s stuffed cabbage

Boy this takes me back. My mom's best friend and my Grandmother on my Dads side made the best stuffed cabbage. I love it. We'll have to try these recipes with my wife. My grandmother made the best kreplach and rugelach but I never forgave her for making me tongue sandwiches once I found out what it...
by alan weinberg
February 13th, 2021, 10:31 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: my Jewish grandma’s stuffed cabbage
Replies: 24
Views: 2467

Re: my Jewish grandma’s stuffed cabbage

been almost a year since I started this thread. Made stuffed cabbage again today. Hope it’s a good batch.
by alan weinberg
February 13th, 2021, 8:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DRC 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 3953

Re: DRC 2018

Jmigliano wrote: February 13th, 2021, 8:30 pm Out of curiosity what is the process for getting an allocation for DRC?
start with sacrificing your firstborn son and go from there.
by alan weinberg
February 13th, 2021, 3:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Rene Bouvier Racine du Temps Tres Vieilles Vignes
Replies: 0
Views: 125

TN: 2010 Rene Bouvier Racine du Temps Tres Vieilles Vignes

first experience with this producer. Last experience with this producer. Started out decently with nice texture and round tannins, but soon the wine became hard and a bit ugly. Not pretty fruit. Not pretty wine. Time to move on. Life too short. Time won’t help this bottle.

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