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by alan weinberg
September 17th, 2020, 7:03 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Mt. Rushmore
Replies: 22
Views: 904

Re: Mt. Rushmore

skipped it due to Sturgis. Got up to Jackson Hole. Will have to visit dead Presidents another time.
by alan weinberg
September 17th, 2020, 7:02 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Charleston, SC recs
Replies: 30
Views: 1515

Re: Charleston, SC recs

list of 100 best restaurants came out and many from Charleston: https://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersCh ... ining-g191
by alan weinberg
September 17th, 2020, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated Burgundy Vintages
Replies: 45
Views: 1185

Re: Underrated Burgundy Vintages

You know, my opinion is that every vintage goes thru phases. Great vintages, you hardly notice, because the wines are so good, but the less than great, but OK vintages, the phases are more noticeable. 2001 for quite a while would seem to go in and out of being "closed" then Open, then back to close...
by alan weinberg
September 17th, 2020, 6:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.
Replies: 179
Views: 7724

Re: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.

Remember what they said about Cros Parantoux? even through WW2 it was a vegetable field filled with large rocks. Sunchokes grew there. Jayer lived on them through the famine of WW2 and later said he could never look at one again. He bought the various small holdings of CP owned by others and dynami...
by alan weinberg
September 17th, 2020, 6:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I don’t trust my Coravin anymore
Replies: 8
Views: 474

Re: I don’t trust my Coravin anymore

buy a Pungo.
by alan weinberg
September 17th, 2020, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barrel furniture
Replies: 4
Views: 284

Re: Barrel furniture

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Cool. Love the poolside chairs. Furniture would go well w my wine cellar flooring made of wine barrels.
by alan weinberg
September 17th, 2020, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Faiveley NSG 1er Les Saint Georges
Replies: 1
Views: 142

Re: 2008 Faiveley NSG 1er Les Saint Georges

nice assessment
by alan weinberg
September 14th, 2020, 7:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heitz buys Burgess
Replies: 14
Views: 1761

Re: Heitz buys Burgess

‘84 was darn good. About $10, if I remember.
by alan weinberg
September 14th, 2020, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Leflaive
Replies: 21
Views: 1180

Re: 2018 Leflaive

Given you can probably nearly get 2 for 1 Bouchard Montrachet over the Leflaive Chevalier When you put it that way... Very true. I paid $575 for 2018 Bouchard Monty vs $1200 asking for Leflaive Chevy. Makes it even easier to pass on Leflaive and buy more Bouchard if I just have an itch to spend mon...
by alan weinberg
September 14th, 2020, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Leflaive
Replies: 21
Views: 1180

Re: 2018 Leflaive

what a great set of vineyards owned by Leflaive and what a checkered history. 92s were baked on the W Coast when shipped in a non refrigerated truck during summer. Then horrible oxidation beginning in 07. Now premox seems controlled but pricing is insane. I’ve been out for a long time though I’d lov...
by alan weinberg
September 14th, 2020, 8:24 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?
Replies: 95
Views: 6073

Re: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?

response from Pasturebird: Unfortunately not anytime soon. We will be offering a new product come November that is similar to the whole chicken/spatchcock bird. But for the time being we just have the cuts available. If you are interested in whole birds I suggest heading over to Crowd Cow who also o...
by alan weinberg
September 13th, 2020, 7:47 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Corked food
Replies: 13
Views: 342

Re: Corked food

Jason T wrote:
September 12th, 2020, 3:02 pm
Pre-cut/cleaned carrots.

Sometime detected it in garlic while I was peeling it, but never in the finished product.
TCA blows off or disappears w cooking. That’s why you can cook w corked wine without issue.
by alan weinberg
September 12th, 2020, 12:55 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Corked food
Replies: 13
Views: 342

Re: Corked food

I once had a bottle of water that was corked. At Flagstaff House in CO. The 83 Sauzet wasn’t!
by alan weinberg
September 12th, 2020, 10:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Côte de Nuits, which producers really killed it?
Replies: 39
Views: 1725

Re: 2001 Côte de Nuits, which producers really killed it?

Interesting topic as I have had and still a number of 01’s. Good to hear about Dujac doing well in 2001 as we have 1 bottle of Bonnes Mares. Any idea of drinking window for this typically masculine vineyard? If it were mine, I would say wait another five or six years. If I were dining with you and ...
by alan weinberg
September 12th, 2020, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNR: FX Pichler Riesling Unendlich 2005
Replies: 14
Views: 712

Re: TNR: FX Pichler Riesling Unendlich 2001

supposed to be a top Pichler, “unending.” Anybody taste it? Found a few bottles while rearranging in the cellar. One of the advantages of random chaos inventory system? Are you sure it's a 2001? The 2001 has not been produced. The following vintages have been produced: 1998 2000 2002 2005 2006 2007...
by alan weinberg
September 12th, 2020, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 79
Views: 4192

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

Jerry Hey wrote:
September 11th, 2020, 4:18 pm
$150 is my limit. Too many other great Champagnes for a lot less than that.
I have a Woodland Hills 6 pack futures order confirmed but any more will be at $150 or less. As Jerry says, there’s lots out there.
by alan weinberg
September 10th, 2020, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne (update from the caves)
Replies: 35
Views: 4324

Re: 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne (update from the caves)

Zachys, Morrell, and Vinfolio all at $195 on w-s. No other offers.
by alan weinberg
September 8th, 2020, 7:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNR: FX Pichler Riesling Unendlich 2005
Replies: 14
Views: 712

Re: TNR: FX Pichler Riesling Unendlich 2001

Let me dig it out. There are a few bottles . . .
by alan weinberg
September 7th, 2020, 12:03 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Willett isn’t really Willett
Replies: 14
Views: 581

Willett isn’t really Willett

shocked to learn that Willett Pot Still isn’t even made by Willett. This practice shouldn’t be allowed without labeling information. https://thewhiskeywash.com/whiskey-styl ... bourbon-2/
by alan weinberg
September 7th, 2020, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner in Pessac-Léognan with great wines (Allende Aurus, DRC Echézeaux, Las-Cases, G. Mascarello, ...)
Replies: 11
Views: 998

Re: Dinner in Pessac-Léognan with great wines (Allende Aurus, DRC Echézeaux, Las-Cases, G. Mascarello, ...)

un soir? Vous buvez très bien. Merci.

J’aime beaucoup Bonneau du Martray mais le prix est trop augmenté et le risque d’oxydation prématurée est aussi grande maintenant.
by alan weinberg
September 7th, 2020, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 4081
Views: 231713

Re: de Negoce offer

MatthewT wrote:
September 7th, 2020, 7:53 am
Come on "well north of $300 for $18"!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My credit card company called. They were worried my card has been stolen because it's been more than one week since a de Negoce charge.
my wife’s card was stolen but I didn’t report it because the guy charges less than she did. Ba da boom.
by alan weinberg
September 6th, 2020, 3:07 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What's your favorite mustard? Fallot mustard photo added.
Replies: 86
Views: 8293

Re: What's your favorite mustard? Fallot mustard photo added.

Otto Dobre wrote:
September 5th, 2020, 8:18 pm
Kermit Lynch imports a nice Dijon style mustard that has a nice spicy kick. Bought mine at my local wine shop. Very good stuff.
Jerry mentioned that several posts earlier. I find it a bit strong and not as mustardy as I’d like.
by alan weinberg
September 6th, 2020, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNR: FX Pichler Riesling Unendlich 2005
Replies: 14
Views: 712

TNR: FX Pichler Riesling Unendlich 2005

supposed to be a top Pichler, “unending.” Anybody taste it? Found a few bottles while rearranging in the cellar. One of the advantages of random chaos inventory system?
by alan weinberg
September 5th, 2020, 7:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Reviews of reviewers
Replies: 19
Views: 1770

Re: Reviews of reviewers

Long ago before all the current crop of reviewers, only Steve Tanzer and Clive Coates were reliable for Burgundy. Rovani’s brief tenure wasn’t taken seriously. Coates gave great historical background but was a strict hierarchist, grand cru always better than premier, etc. My palate always aligned w ...
by alan weinberg
September 5th, 2020, 7:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Keller Riesling trocken S
Replies: 33
Views: 955

TN: 2005 Keller Riesling trocken S

never had this wine before. The little I could unearth indicates it’s hard to find and sold to longtime customers. Thick aromas just flow out of the glass, almost liquid in intensity. There’s all kinds of stone fruit on the palate buttressed by a soft acidity and great palate presence. It bores deep...
by alan weinberg
September 5th, 2020, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 855
Views: 45731

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

many reasons not to drink. I’m on call 2 of 6 weeks, can’t drink then. If I get home real late or have big surgery the next day, I will not drink. Some foods aren’t real conducive to wine—Indian I’m and Mexican. Some days I’m too tired, many reasons not to open a bottle.
by alan weinberg
September 5th, 2020, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Drouhin Chambolle-Musigny 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 295

Re: TN: Drouhin Chambolle-Musigny 2014

whoops. Added--2014.
by alan weinberg
September 5th, 2020, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Mugneret-Gibourg Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Les Chaignots
Replies: 67
Views: 3188

Re: TN: 2014 Mugneret-Gibourg Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Les Chaignots

either you all live in a parallel wine universe or have a bigger budget than I, it’s now pretty much a $200 bottle and the only 99 for sale on w-s is $400. I loved it at $100 . . . Envoyer and some other sources had it a bit less then that, but it’s usually more than the VR now. yes but w tax and d...
by alan weinberg
September 5th, 2020, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Drouhin Chambolle-Musigny 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 295

TN: Drouhin Chambolle-Musigny 2014

simple only by name, a lovely wine that made me think of Dujac. Limpid, generous floral and fruited nose, creamy and soft mouthfeel, very nuanced delicate but chiseled flavors, roses and red fruits, simply delicious. Followed a clipped slightly corked 98 Grange with grilled marinated lamb chops and ...
by alan weinberg
September 5th, 2020, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Mugneret-Gibourg Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Les Chaignots
Replies: 67
Views: 3188

Re: TN: 2014 Mugneret-Gibourg Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Les Chaignots

either you all live in a parallel wine universe or have a bigger budget than I, it’s now pretty much a $200 bottle and the only 99 for sale on w-s is $400. I loved it at $100 . . .
by alan weinberg
September 5th, 2020, 10:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has the Wine Advocate basically given up at this point?
Replies: 113
Views: 10424

Re: Has the Wine Advocate basically given up at this point?

Concur with Alan above that critics (and not just one or two) are extraordinarily predictable based solely on producer rep and the general vintage characterization. More than is justified based on the wines themselves. It’s not simply a matter of producers “screwing up” on occasion, wine styles and...
by alan weinberg
September 5th, 2020, 10:38 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Pet Peeves - Epicurian Division
Replies: 39
Views: 1283

Re: Pet Peeves - Epicurian Division

I always tweak the recipe. Recipe may say 1 sprig of whatever but what if it is weaker or stronger than usual? So tasting is important.
by alan weinberg
September 5th, 2020, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14412
Views: 706006

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Ployez-Jacquemart, though waiting on confirmation from Panzer.
by alan weinberg
September 5th, 2020, 9:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.
Replies: 179
Views: 7724

Re: J J Prum: the last great wine house priced reasonably.

Prum is a great value and one can reach back quite far vintagewise without the pain of cost appreciation. Older vintages just don’t seem to go up much in value. So it’s a drinker’s wine, not a speculator’s, excepting the gold capsules and auction wines.
by alan weinberg
September 5th, 2020, 8:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 PYCM St Aubin En Remilly
Replies: 12
Views: 1128

Re: TN: 2016 PYCM St Aubin En Remilly

drank the 2012 recently. Lovely.
by alan weinberg
September 5th, 2020, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top Cellar Holdings by Producer and Some Thoughts on how/why that's Changed
Replies: 87
Views: 4848

Re: Top Cellar Holdings by Producer and Some Thoughts on how/why that's Changed

like some others, my organization is random chaos. In the cellar I’ve separated whites from reds from Germans from champagne, etc. Roumier, DRC, and Bachelet used to lead the pack but I faced actuarial reality and stopped buying reds with the 2005 vintage—except cheaper stuff to drink while letting ...
by alan weinberg
September 2nd, 2020, 6:43 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Playground Santa Ana closing
Replies: 3
Views: 279

Playground Santa Ana closing

this one hurts. Open almost a decade, will run bakery and some outside dining as well as takeout but significant downsizing.
by alan weinberg
September 2nd, 2020, 6:41 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coffee Roasting Question
Replies: 112
Views: 6340

Re: Coffee Roasting Question

TimF wrote:
August 10th, 2020, 5:55 am
So I joined a Bullet Facebook group as I wanted to learn more about the machine. There are so many issues posted that now I’m super hesitant to buy one. Could be selection bias, could be user error, could be that the machine isn’t very reliable...
oof. Keep me in the loop w more info as it arrives.
by alan weinberg
September 2nd, 2020, 7:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1482
Views: 90085

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

James Sanders wrote:
September 1st, 2020, 5:24 pm
Those 2020 Breton's were absolutely killer about 10 years ago. I jumped on both of them.
how are the 2030s?
by alan weinberg
August 31st, 2020, 9:43 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Help - I need some great tomato recipes
Replies: 42
Views: 950

Re: Help - I need some great tomato recipes

Scott Brunson wrote:
August 31st, 2020, 6:10 pm
Slow roast for hours.
Great umami bomb for tons of other recipes.
+1. I also like slicing them and adding olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper.
by alan weinberg
August 30th, 2020, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: London Wine Club / Survey
Replies: 44
Views: 1635

Re: London Wine Club / Survey

have you posted on wine-pages.com, a Britishcentric site?
by alan weinberg
August 30th, 2020, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Birth Year Wine 1980
Replies: 49
Views: 1361

Re: Birth Year Wine 1980

DRC did great in 1980. I had RC and LT, one bottle of each, each purchased for $100, and loved them. Those were the days! Bought the DRC Grands Echezeaux for $35. Fabulous wine. We're having that on Thursday! Alongside Ponsot CdlR and Georges Mugneret Ruchottes. Quite excited, I never had the '80 G...
by alan weinberg
August 29th, 2020, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has the Wine Advocate basically given up at this point?
Replies: 113
Views: 10424

Re: Has the Wine Advocate basically given up at this point?

Jeremy Holmes wrote:
August 29th, 2020, 5:24 pm
William Kelley's reviews worth the price of admission alone. Stop your sookin' and subscribe.
WK needs to go off like Meadows or Gilman. I’d subscribe.
by alan weinberg
August 29th, 2020, 5:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine as antiquity
Replies: 14
Views: 924

Re: Wine as antiquity

Audouze has cases of it. Says it’s not ready yet.
by alan weinberg
August 29th, 2020, 1:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Champagne Côte des Blancs Study
Replies: 13
Views: 596

Re: TN: Champagne Côte des Blancs Study

super notes and wow wines.

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