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by alan weinberg
April 21st, 2019, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Joseph Roty Charmes Chambertin 1997: ouch!
Replies: 11
Views: 613

Re: Joseph Roty Charmes Chambertin 1997: ouch!

my opinion is that Roty, a heavy smoker, was oak-tolerant and overoaked his grand crus. He died, incidentally, of smoking-related throat cancer. Smoking dulls the palate—look at Rovani’s Burgundy notes.
by alan weinberg
April 21st, 2019, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your house champagne?
Replies: 77
Views: 2153

Re: What's your house champagne?

gravitating toward Ployez-Jacquemart, certainly a fine rosé and other wines.
by alan weinberg
April 21st, 2019, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner wine for tonight: 1959 La Mission Haut Brion
Replies: 40
Views: 1400

Re: Dinner wine for tonight: 1959 La Mission Haut Brion

Victor Hong wrote:
April 21st, 2019, 7:17 am
If I leave this world with just one bottle of wine, that would be a feat. [wow.gif]
as did the famous British wine critic Andre Simon.
by alan weinberg
April 20th, 2019, 6:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Back on the Rhone wagon again!
Replies: 11
Views: 1267

Re: Back on the Rhone wagon again!

if you are back to drinking Rhone wines, then you are off the wagon.
by alan weinberg
April 20th, 2019, 6:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner wine for tonight: 1959 La Mission Haut Brion
Replies: 40
Views: 1400

Re: Dinner wine for tonight: 1959 La Mission Haut Brion

Condolences. Enjoy the many happy memories.
by alan weinberg
April 20th, 2019, 4:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Guy disillusioned with WA
Replies: 117
Views: 4626

Re: New Guy disillusioned with WA

93 red Burgs were originally scored 57 Cote de Beaune and 63 Cote de Nuits.
by alan weinberg
April 20th, 2019, 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your house champagne?
Replies: 77
Views: 2153

Re: What's your house champagne?

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
April 20th, 2019, 1:11 pm
We happened upon a parcel of each at great prices and bought a lot.
hopefully not this month or the cellar thinning numbers are going to be ugly for April.
by alan weinberg
April 20th, 2019, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: We pay 30% more to buy to buy a bottle of Taylor Port in the US.
Replies: 16
Views: 945

Re: We pay 30% more to buy to buy a bottle of Taylor Port in the US.

lots of stuff for which we pay more than 100% more than in Europe. It’s the joys of the 3 tier system.
by alan weinberg
April 20th, 2019, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Drinking In Burgundy Is Good
Replies: 40
Views: 2551

Re: Wine Drinking In Burgundy Is Good

so much fun to read these notes. Don’t think I’ve ever seen a Roy wine. Merci.
by alan weinberg
April 15th, 2019, 8:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 François Raveneau Chablis (France, Burgundy, Chablis)
Replies: 8
Views: 374

Re: TN: 2009 François Raveneau Chablis (France, Burgundy, Chablis)

Matthew King wrote:
April 15th, 2019, 8:16 pm
Appreciate notes. I have a few bottles of this.

I’ve heard that Raveneau’s simple AC bottle is a bit of a rare find on US shores, much like Roumier Bourgogne.
not that hard to find. Expensive, though.
by alan weinberg
April 15th, 2019, 6:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 02 Bruno Clair Chambertin Clos de Beze
Replies: 1
Views: 239

TN: 02 Bruno Clair Chambertin Clos de Beze

really good bottle with lovely texture like silk, ripe cherry fruit, very griotte, layered and complex, soft round tannins in background. In a good place but young. An underrated producer of Beze and Bonnes Mares, among other wines.
by alan weinberg
April 15th, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which red burg vintage (1999-2010) showing well now?
Replies: 93
Views: 3602

Re: Which red burg vintage (1999-2010) showing well now?

02 Bruno Clair Beze was gorgeous last night.
by alan weinberg
April 14th, 2019, 5:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Earthquake Proofing Wine Cellar
Replies: 36
Views: 1294

Re: Earthquake Proofing Wine Cellar

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people have asked what rubber bands I used.
by alan weinberg
April 14th, 2019, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Producer
Replies: 132
Views: 6153

Re: Favorite Producer

red: DRC/Roumier
white: Ramonet/PYCM
by alan weinberg
April 14th, 2019, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wrong on Chardonnag
Replies: 13
Views: 789

Re: Wrong on Chardonnag

is Chardonnag when someone bugs you about not drinking Chardonnay?
by alan weinberg
April 13th, 2019, 10:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10725
Views: 476510

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

one more bottle of 14 Raveneau MdT.
by alan weinberg
April 13th, 2019, 4:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Earthquake Proofing Wine Cellar
Replies: 36
Views: 1294

Re: Earthquake Proofing Wine Cellar

mdavis wrote:
April 13th, 2019, 2:09 pm
I've considered cross-bracing the walls.
plywood shear walls under my drywall, 4x8s structurally reinforcing the floor, as it’s on a raised foundation.
by alan weinberg
April 13th, 2019, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '99 Red Burgundies comin' round the mountain??
Replies: 21
Views: 1345

Re: '99 Red Burgundies comin' round the mountain??

for me the grand crus in 99 need more time but some 1er crus are coming around. Great vintage.
by alan weinberg
April 12th, 2019, 7:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 556
Views: 33041

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

09 Vilmart CdC last night—a little too exuberant and fruity but balanced and intense w good acidity. Put it in the cellar for a few years.
by alan weinberg
April 11th, 2019, 8:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Throwin' it down
Replies: 11
Views: 1129

Re: Throwin' it down

great night. Absolutely great. And all those wines have a long future.
by alan weinberg
April 11th, 2019, 2:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine-searcher pro price increase
Replies: 50
Views: 3727

Re: wine-searcher pro price increase

absolutely essential for me. First few years were best but now every store and person has it, less deals found and no chance for arbitrage.
by alan weinberg
April 11th, 2019, 2:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10725
Views: 476510

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Ed Gonzales wrote:
April 11th, 2019, 10:40 am
local costco had the 16 beaucasel for $59. i broke down.
broke down and cried at the great price?
by alan weinberg
April 11th, 2019, 7:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LSO - Lone Star Overnight
Replies: 15
Views: 575

Re: LSO - Lone Star Overnight

CJ Beazley wrote:
April 4th, 2019, 8:47 am
No problems here, they deliver a couple times a year.
well, that’s not often enough!
by alan weinberg
April 11th, 2019, 6:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Drinking In France Sucks
Replies: 53
Views: 4061

Re: Wine Drinking In France Sucks

you can’t swallow an oyster like that whole. Does one use a knife and fork? That’s crazy.

Raveneau sounds great.

I’m relieved you aren’t dying of thirst or hunger.
by alan weinberg
April 10th, 2019, 8:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Drinking In France Sucks
Replies: 53
Views: 4061

Re: Wine Drinking In France Sucks

are you dry today—c’mon, we are waiting.
by alan weinberg
April 10th, 2019, 8:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Fourchaume reason I didn't buy enough of these!
Replies: 7
Views: 727

Re: TN: Fourchaume reason I didn't buy enough of these!

don’t wine, you Chablis rewarded with other great wines, I am sure. I remember touting B-S MdT 14 long ago.
by alan weinberg
April 10th, 2019, 8:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Earthquake Proofing Wine Cellar
Replies: 36
Views: 1294

Re: Earthquake Proofing Wine Cellar

there is a far easier, cheaper, low tech way to protect wine in racks. Nothing is earthquake proof, just resistant.
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It’s a rubber band.
by alan weinberg
April 10th, 2019, 8:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: old musar and chinon
Replies: 22
Views: 1040

Re: old musar and chinon

Here’s a list of Musar at a local Mediterranean restaurant. Owner loves the stuff.
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by alan weinberg
April 9th, 2019, 9:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer Check: Michel Thibault Wine
Replies: 5
Views: 368

Re: Retailer Check: Michel Thibault Wine

yep, buy w/confidence.
by alan weinberg
April 8th, 2019, 8:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which red burg vintage (1999-2010) showing well now?
Replies: 93
Views: 3602

Re: Which red burg vintage (1999-2010) showing well now?

Kent Comley wrote:
April 8th, 2019, 7:05 pm
Thanks Alan, that's like receiving an A from Jack Nicklaus on the subject of golf!!
hahah, more like a high five from Mickey Mouse.
by alan weinberg
April 8th, 2019, 8:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2003 Bouchard le Corton
Replies: 7
Views: 550

Re: TN: 2003 Bouchard le Corton

My limited experience with Corton is that you can drink it in the first 5 years...then you really need to wait 30 years before you’ll be “wowed” again. The ‘64 PFM Corton I had was one of the best I’ve enjoyed. +1. I never thought Corton was grand cru till I tried some 40 year old bottles from the ...
by alan weinberg
April 8th, 2019, 8:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Drinking In France Sucks
Replies: 53
Views: 4061

Re: Wine Drinking In France Sucks

Nick Gangas wrote:
April 8th, 2019, 6:48 pm
alan weinberg wrote:
April 8th, 2019, 2:24 pm
14 Ramonet stuns; I’ve had a few including Clos des Ruchottes, a new holding. Keep the notes coming.
I have a mixed case but was concerned when someone here posted that they were very forward. Any feelings ?
not at all. Gorgeous fruit makes it approachable but there’s a real spine there.
by alan weinberg
April 8th, 2019, 6:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which red burg vintage (1999-2010) showing well now?
Replies: 93
Views: 3602

Re: Which red burg vintage (1999-2010) showing well now?

My broad brush stroke thoughts, mainly at village and Premier level. 1999 - great vintage, starting to drink really well after sullen period. 2000 - delicious - a point 2001 - a bit leaner and finer, some blossoming, some yet to fully unfurl. 2002 - fleshy, sweet fruited, ageing nicely 2003 - surpr...
by alan weinberg
April 8th, 2019, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Drinking In France Sucks
Replies: 53
Views: 4061

Re: Wine Drinking In France Sucks

14 Ramonet stuns; I’ve had a few including Clos des Ruchottes, a new holding. Keep the notes coming.
by alan weinberg
April 7th, 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1223
Views: 130734

Re: Official Costco Thread

why is it priced differently in different stores if Costco does a 15% bump on their wines—that’s what I heard.
by alan weinberg
April 7th, 2019, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need some basic help with wine cellar build
Replies: 14
Views: 747

Re: Need some basic help with wine cellar build

don’t forget a vapor barrier. The higher R value the better. Look at split systems for cooling. Make space for magnums and oversized bottles. Use search function—this subject has been covered exhaustively. Others will chime in.
by alan weinberg
April 7th, 2019, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pairing with liver
Replies: 48
Views: 1253

Re: Pairing with liver

beef liver is a tougher match than chicken liver. Chicken liver w onions in a red wine reduction can be wonderful w aged red Burgundy.
by alan weinberg
April 7th, 2019, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: On-Site vs Off-Site Storage Strategy
Replies: 48
Views: 1638

Re: On-Site vs Off-Site Storage Strategy

lots of good advice here. It’s a myth to store white different from red. Colder just leads to slower maturation. I keep my cellar at 50.
by alan weinberg
April 7th, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Notes on Last Night's Wines - Bollinger, Borgo, San Lorenzo, Keller, La Fleur-Petrus
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Re: A Few Notes on Last Night's Wines - Bollinger, Borgo, San Lorenzo, Keller, La Fleur-Petrus

at this rate, I’m positive you’ll be negative in bottle count this month. I’ve given up on Bordeaux—1 or 2 dimensional wines.
by alan weinberg
April 7th, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Drinking In France Sucks
Replies: 53
Views: 4061

Re: Wine Drinking In France Sucks

I bridle at the thought of bad French wine. Sounds like you are on the right track—neigh, we wouldn’t want to saddle you with bad wines. Your post will stirrup some interest. Thanks. Have a great week.
by alan weinberg
April 7th, 2019, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1993 Bertheau Chambolle Musigny
Replies: 4
Views: 260

TN: 1993 Bertheau Chambolle Musigny

Buzz and I split a small stash years ago. I got the corked ones and he got the good ones. Somehow this good one slipped into my grasp. Lovely nose of beetroot and forest floor, the fruit was dark cherry, at first a bit sour but cleaned up nicely, 93 acids well-integrated, tannins resolved. Lots of s...
by alan weinberg
April 7th, 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2013 Coche-Dury Corton Charlemagne
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Re: FS: 2013 Coche-Dury Corton Charlemagne

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
April 7th, 2019, 6:05 am
Why 50 degrees?
I have always Kept my wine at that temp. Ages slower.
by alan weinberg
April 6th, 2019, 8:34 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2013 Coche-Dury Corton Charlemagne
Replies: 3
Views: 504

FS: 2013 Coche-Dury Corton Charlemagne

$3400 per bottle, usual disclaimers, photos on request, bought on release and now stored at 50 degrees, two bottles available.
by alan weinberg
April 6th, 2019, 8:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1354
Views: 67318

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Did anyone else go in on the Gimmonet '08 Special Club mags the other day? The price is high, but their '08 is just brilliant, so I asked for 1. Haven't heard back yet. I have a call into Scott and an email to Greg to detmine if this is the VV bottling (magnum only) or the regular special club on a...

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