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by alan weinberg
November 18th, 2019, 6:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When your partner/SO goes dumpster diving in “your” cellar . . . .
Replies: 58
Views: 3526

Re: When your partner/SO goes dumpster diving in “your” cellar . . . .

C. Mc Cart wrote:
November 18th, 2019, 1:20 pm
I'll be taking photos of bottles anytime my kids have friends over and we're not going to be home.
till you realize the kids added water to the bottles they drank out of.
by alan weinberg
November 18th, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Potatoes.
Replies: 1
Views: 164

Potatoes.

I was waiting for Maris Piper but not to be. Any of these worth trying: https://www.marxfoods.com/f/Heirloom/p/Root-Vegetables
by alan weinberg
November 17th, 2019, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Jean-Claude Ramonet Enseignères
Replies: 8
Views: 449

Re: TN: 2017 Jean-Claude Ramonet Enseignères

I respect the opinions herein but this bottle was average.
by alan weinberg
November 16th, 2019, 8:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Jean-Claude Ramonet Enseignères
Replies: 8
Views: 449

TN: 2017 Jean-Claude Ramonet Enseignères

opened eagerly with hopes for a 2014-like experience, but this bottle, delicious though it was, didn’t have the depth or acidity of its older brethren. A nice bottle of young white Burgundy, it will hopefully pick up some thickness and depth. It’s perhaps a bit dilute compared to 14.
by alan weinberg
November 16th, 2019, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Corton-Charlemagne as grand a Grand Cru as the others? Please discuss!
Replies: 36
Views: 1849

Re: Is Corton-Charlemagne as grand a Grand Cru as the others? Please discuss!

Kris Patten wrote:
November 16th, 2019, 12:27 pm
Different strokes, CC is more mineral from my experience, but has palate weight to carry GC status.
+1, g cru w many producers.
by alan weinberg
November 16th, 2019, 12:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $6500 for this poxed Monty?
Replies: 23
Views: 2396

Re: $6500 for this poxed Monty?

Buzz is just trying to scare off competitive bidders.
by alan weinberg
November 15th, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burg-o-philes; Tell me about Pierre Bourée Fils
Replies: 13
Views: 837

Re: Burg-o-philes; Tell me about Pierre Bourée Fils

Shitty in past but allegedly improving. Be careful of the cheap old stuff. Same w Camus.
by alan weinberg
November 15th, 2019, 3:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It pays to peek!!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1145

Re: It pays to peek!!!!

nice snag! Welcome.
by alan weinberg
November 15th, 2019, 2:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ponsot...in general
Replies: 36
Views: 2206

Re: Ponsot...in general

Sanjay Nandurkar wrote:
November 15th, 2019, 12:25 pm
A friend from my wine group opened a 1985 Clos de la Roche two weeks ago. Auction buy. Showed mild funk . acceptable to me. Nice wine. But I would not call it spectacular
it used to be spectacular. And $100.
by alan weinberg
November 14th, 2019, 8:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel
Replies: 83
Views: 4874

Re: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel

Mont Stern wrote:
November 11th, 2019, 6:42 pm
No buyers remorse in June and hopefully I can wait out the tarriffs or rethink my original bottling plan.
sell the bottles to yourself at $1 each and pay the 25 cent tariff.
by alan weinberg
November 14th, 2019, 8:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile
Replies: 18
Views: 830

Re: 2008 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile

Alan Rath wrote:
November 14th, 2019, 8:29 am
Anyone had the 2010?
had it at Trimbach 1 1/2 years ago. Solid, not at the 08 level, IMO.
by alan weinberg
November 14th, 2019, 8:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!
Replies: 71
Views: 3136

Re: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!

one word for us geezers to live by: backfill!
by alan weinberg
November 14th, 2019, 8:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Costco $550 Belota Iberico
Replies: 42
Views: 2621

Re: Costco $550 Belota Iberico

Peter Panzica wrote:
November 14th, 2019, 6:07 pm
I bit.....delivered today and set it up on the kitchen counter. Can't wait to see my wife's face tomorrow when she returns from her business trip.....think she's going to love it....hopefully will get get my share.
if she doesn’t beat you over the head with it. My wife would.
by alan weinberg
November 14th, 2019, 7:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ponsot...in general
Replies: 36
Views: 2206

Re: Ponsot...in general

is he still using his white dot on the bottle to evaluate whether the bottle got hot? I once baked an empty bottle at 350 degrees and the temp dot didn’t change.
by alan weinberg
November 14th, 2019, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ponsot...in general
Replies: 36
Views: 2206

Re: Ponsot...in general

80, 85, 99 all great. With the new plastic closure I have stopped buying. Didn’t like 97. Passing on Ponsot.
by alan weinberg
November 13th, 2019, 9:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile
Replies: 18
Views: 830

Re: 2008 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile

B. Buzzini wrote:
November 13th, 2019, 9:44 pm
alan weinberg wrote:
November 13th, 2019, 7:19 pm
love this wine. Haven’t had 08 yet. Thanks.
Doc...wtf? [scratch.gif]
whoops—my bad. I have had 08 a bunch. Got confused there. Thanks, Buzz. (7 times so far)
by alan weinberg
November 13th, 2019, 9:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile
Replies: 18
Views: 830

Re: 2008 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile

Craig G wrote:
November 13th, 2019, 7:37 pm
D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
November 13th, 2019, 2:49 pm
Yup. Best CFE in a long time.
Best since 2007 for me!
you sound like a wine salesman! Hahah, 07 does rock.
by alan weinberg
November 13th, 2019, 9:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?
Replies: 101
Views: 4357

Re: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?

I think it is going to be pretty price sensitive. I will be buying from Europe, and the pricing needs to be sub $120 to be of interest. Why sub $120? What better Champagne buys are out there for $120? I cannot speak to European pricing on Comtes, but I can tell you that here in Texas the same store...
by alan weinberg
November 13th, 2019, 7:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile
Replies: 18
Views: 830

Re: 2008 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile

love this wine. Haven’t had 08 yet. Thanks.
by alan weinberg
November 12th, 2019, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Comte Georges de Vogüé Dinner (Manila: 2nd May 2019).
Replies: 5
Views: 731

Re: Comte Georges de Vogüé Dinner (Manila: 2nd May 2019).

I always enjoy your posts. Nice story.
by alan weinberg
November 11th, 2019, 7:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 847
Views: 55517

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

anyone buying or trying 07 Taittinger CdC? Thoughts?
by alan weinberg
November 11th, 2019, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you always taste before you buy?
Replies: 27
Views: 1284

Re: Do you always taste before you buy?

back in the day, one could and would. Wines were on the shelf a long time. Fewer reviewers existed to hype the wine pre-release. There weren’t back room one bottle now or never decisions to be made. I remember 96 Raveneau. I bought a couple b, took them home and, a couple weeks later, bought more af...
by alan weinberg
November 8th, 2019, 4:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping companies hates me
Replies: 60
Views: 2415

Re: Shipping companies hates me

I don't get it. Their job is to deliver packages. You get one, your neighbor gets one, and three other neighbors get one each. How is that better or worse than delivering five to you? You're providing a job for the guy. As far as tipping, he's doing his job. He gets paid for it. He should be tippin...
by alan weinberg
November 8th, 2019, 4:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne to cellar
Replies: 13
Views: 1066

Re: Champagne to cellar

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
November 8th, 2019, 12:10 pm
They wanted like 200 to ship it to PA so I put it in my luggage.
good price for shipping a pallet.
by alan weinberg
November 8th, 2019, 7:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Container Arrives.
Replies: 4
Views: 656

Re: New Container Arrives.

Victor Hong wrote:
November 8th, 2019, 4:54 am
https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/c ... auts-drink

Bordeaux sent to the international space station.
UPS will screw up that delivery, for sure.
by alan weinberg
November 5th, 2019, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé - Controversial Producer?
Replies: 50
Views: 2811

Re: Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé - Controversial Producer?

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
November 5th, 2019, 6:41 pm
Nathan just needed to inject his usual Debbie Downer attitude.
I found his comment funny this time. And true.
by alan weinberg
November 5th, 2019, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Paul Pernot et ses Fils Puligny-Montrachet
Replies: 7
Views: 465

Re: TN: 2014 Paul Pernot et ses Fils Puligny-Montrachet

a Buzz 89? Pour that crap down the drain!
by alan weinberg
November 5th, 2019, 1:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé - Controversial Producer?
Replies: 50
Views: 2811

Re: Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé - Controversial Producer?

dcornutt wrote:
November 5th, 2019, 1:23 pm
One of my greatest experiences was a pristine bottle of 1971 Musigny from Vogue. The 1993 is DELICIOUS! Always loved the 2001. The wines from Francois Millet take some time to round out. I think this is an excellent address.
didn’t Christophe Roumier’s dad make the 71?
by alan weinberg
November 5th, 2019, 1:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No more space, do you keep buying?
Replies: 53
Views: 2266

Re: No more space, do you keep buying?

yes, I keep buying. It’s an illness. I’ll be interrupting last rites on myself to get one more good deal six pack . . .
by alan weinberg
November 5th, 2019, 1:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Premox Affected Your Appreciation Of Maturity?
Replies: 121
Views: 3389

Re: Has Premox Affected Your Appreciation Of Maturity?

Beaunehead: You are aptly named. The cork industry is not perfect but I don't think they are to blame here. Are we to say that those producers who have escaped this issue have selected better corks than those who have made mistakes?? That Americans get better corks than Burgundians?? I still think ...
by alan weinberg
November 4th, 2019, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any Nikolaihof fans?
Replies: 22
Views: 927

Re: Any Nikolaihof fans?

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opening the 2000 of this tonight, as a matter of fact. Paid $36.99.
by alan weinberg
November 4th, 2019, 5:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé - Controversial Producer?
Replies: 50
Views: 2811

Re: Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé - Controversial Producer?

two greatest red Burgs of my life are Vogüé 1929 and 1945. Like 78 and 85. I didn’t like 1990, too Cabernet-like and haven’t drunk many since, as I believe they need 30+ years. Pricing has turned me off, though.
by alan weinberg
November 4th, 2019, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Construction advice: racking choices
Replies: 34
Views: 1467

Re: Cellar Construction advice: racking choices

B. Buzzini wrote:
November 4th, 2019, 12:57 pm
alan weinberg wrote:
November 3rd, 2019, 8:19 pm
B3E4DE34-3E10-4478-A075-D00A40EECEA6.jpegbetter picture. Corners hold magnums. Double deep on left, single deep on right above bins to give some counter space.
68 degrees Doc??? [wow.gif]
No. My cellar has been 50. It’s off now, house being tented today. That was humidity—68%, not temp
by alan weinberg
November 4th, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Construction advice: racking choices
Replies: 34
Views: 1467

Re: Cellar Construction advice: racking choices

From what I've been told a cellar is unlikely to increase the value of the home, and it could well eliminate some prospective buyers who don't want the expense/work necessary to tear it all out. agree. Kidding oneself that home value is increased by a cellar. I just sold my home—the buyer will be r...
by alan weinberg
November 4th, 2019, 6:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Construction advice: racking choices
Replies: 34
Views: 1467

Re: Cellar Construction advice: racking choices

scamhi wrote:
November 4th, 2019, 5:54 am
I don't see too many or any empty slots, Alan
completely empty today—spent the weekend (with help) moving the wine out, almost 350 cases, as we are moving. New cellar is bigger and being built. Every muscle and joint hurts today.
by alan weinberg
November 3rd, 2019, 8:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Construction advice: racking choices
Replies: 34
Views: 1467

Re: Cellar Construction advice: racking choices

B3E4DE34-3E10-4478-A075-D00A40EECEA6.jpeg
better picture. Corners hold magnums. Double deep on left, single deep on right above bins to give some counter space.
by alan weinberg
November 3rd, 2019, 8:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Construction advice: racking choices
Replies: 34
Views: 1467

Re: Cellar Construction advice: racking choices

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display racks waste space. Double deep bins below and bins above. Whoops—picture went sideways.
by alan weinberg
November 3rd, 2019, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: de Courcel 2002 1er Cru Grand Clos des Epenots
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Re: TN: de Courcel 2002 1er Cru Grand Clos des Epenots

good to see you posting. Many of us miss you and our vocabulary lessons.

Will the fruit outlast the tannins?
by alan weinberg
November 2nd, 2019, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: # 1840 Tokaji and # 1770 Madeira created one of the best ever emotions
Replies: 21
Views: 1169

Re: # 1840 Tokaji and # 1770 Madeira created one of the best ever emotions

Thank you ! My friend has sent me pictures of bottles from 3 periods : 1700 - 1720 / 1720 - 1740 / 1740 - 1760. And the most probable date for the bottle of Madeira is 1740. This is 30 years younger than my estimation and correspond to the French King Louis XV. If you are interested the bottles can...
by alan weinberg
October 31st, 2019, 6:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Premox Affected Your Appreciation Of Maturity?
Replies: 121
Views: 3389

Re: Has Premox Affected Your Appreciation Of Maturity?

Don Cornwell deserves mention in this thread. On two fronts, he has helped tremendously with the issue. He started the oxidized burg wiki and his yearly white Burg dinners are very comprehensive and published on this site, affording much valuable information. He also works behind the scene with conv...
by alan weinberg
October 31st, 2019, 5:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 593
Views: 30148

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Not a great, nor a very representative, October. We were dry for the first two weeks, then out of the country for the next two weeks, just home last night. Bought: 8 Drank: 2 Net: +6 I didn't count wine purchased and consumed on our travels as it never hit our cellar. Now, if you were to ask me abo...
by alan weinberg
October 31st, 2019, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 515
Views: 27903

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Dan Kravitz wrote:
October 31st, 2019, 4:00 pm
I'm dropping all of my other Spanish wines 14% or lower.

Dan Kravitz
I thought the % listed on a label only had to be within 1.5% of actual. If that is true, can’t you label wines that are 12.5% and higher (up to 15.5%) as 14% and legally sell them, avoiding tariff?
by alan weinberg
October 30th, 2019, 6:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First 2012 cristal offering i've seen
Replies: 27
Views: 2039

Re: First 2012 cristal offering i've seen

where does 09 Cristal fit in this hierarchy.
by alan weinberg
October 28th, 2019, 9:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12115
Views: 581238

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

scamhi wrote:
October 28th, 2019, 1:29 pm
my first 2018 white burgundy Henri Boillot Clos Mouchere
me, too!
by alan weinberg
October 27th, 2019, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Tasting with Olivier Bernstein
Replies: 14
Views: 932

Re: TN: Tasting with Olivier Bernstein

pretty good scores for not great wines. I’ve avoided Bernstein due to exorbitant pricing. Like Prieur-Roch.
by alan weinberg
October 26th, 2019, 10:34 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: "The Ultimate Whisky Collection" Coming to Auction at Sotheby's
Replies: 14
Views: 1261

Re: "The Ultimate Whisky Collection" Coming to Auction at Sotheby's

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
October 25th, 2019, 3:31 pm
The Macallan 1926 Fine & Rare broke the record for most expensive scotch whisky at £1.5M. That was an amazing moment.
hope it is fine and rare—that’s about $1.8M, or $75,000 an ounce.
by alan weinberg
October 26th, 2019, 4:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 François Raveneau Chablis (France, Burgundy, Chablis)
Replies: 3
Views: 513

Re: TN: 2014 François Raveneau Chablis (France, Burgundy, Chablis)

14 Chablis are so good, can’t imagine chez Raveneau. Thanks.

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