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by alan weinberg
March 30th, 2020, 9:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 707
Views: 36998

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
March 30th, 2020, 4:55 pm
maureen nelson wrote:
March 30th, 2020, 3:08 pm
People - there are two more evenings this month in which to consume wine. Why report early? Have you no faith in your ability to drink wine (or buy it)?
Only drinking on weekends.
every day is a weekend for a lot of us now. (I’m working at about 10%.)
by alan weinberg
March 30th, 2020, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Started cellar construction
Replies: 12
Views: 803

Re: Started cellar construction

Corners don’t have to be lost spaces with bins. Only lost w racks. Don’t use diamond bins. And be sure bins hold your bigger bottles.
by alan weinberg
March 30th, 2020, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Earthquake protection—something easy
Replies: 8
Views: 555

Re: Earthquake protection—something easy

Great idea! I have most of my wines in individual bottle custom racking with guards to prevent them from slipping out, but I also have a fair amount in custom floor to ceiling bins. I wonder if there was a way to use rubber bands to protect bottles in wine bins (these are the ones that fit 12 Borde...
by alan weinberg
March 30th, 2020, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 707
Views: 36998

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Of the purchases, only 10 were my doing! it’s cellar inventory—so no weaseling out when Jonathan pulls the trigger. I often hand my wife the credit card when we make a purchase so I can remind her she bought it. Stay well. Zero bought for me but very few consumed since I’m on call part of this mont...
by alan weinberg
March 30th, 2020, 8:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Today's project
Replies: 28
Views: 1078

Re: Today's project

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
March 30th, 2020, 7:10 am
I'd love a thread of video wine cellar tours during the coronavirus quarantine. People with in-home cellars post videos like MTV Cribs. Any volunteers?
how do we post videos here?
by alan weinberg
March 29th, 2020, 9:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine cellar progress
Replies: 100
Views: 4563

Re: Wine cellar progress

JDavisRoby wrote:
March 29th, 2020, 9:15 pm
Very nice!

So each one of those has a corresponding bin in Cellartracker? :)
that’s the (eventual) plan. First goal was just to get everything in the cool cellar.
by alan weinberg
March 29th, 2020, 9:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Today's project
Replies: 28
Views: 1078

Re: Today's project

Gorgeous with room for more racks and bins to triple capacity!
by alan weinberg
March 29th, 2020, 8:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine cellar progress
Replies: 100
Views: 4563

Re: Wine cellar progress

There’s a Ramonet section, a Raveneau section, and a DRC section. But not telling where!
by alan weinberg
March 29th, 2020, 8:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Non-commercial but emotional post, long – a Greek wine
Replies: 6
Views: 511

Re: Non-commercial but emotional post, long – a Greek wine

I like Assyrtiko, Santorini, never has a Greek red. Good story.
by alan weinberg
March 29th, 2020, 8:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine cellar progress
Replies: 100
Views: 4563

Re: Wine cellar progress

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lots of time to put the wine in now.
by alan weinberg
March 29th, 2020, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Earthquake protection—something easy
Replies: 8
Views: 555

Earthquake protection—something easy

rubber bands are from Dykema Rubber Band Co. size 106. thebestrubberbands@yahoo.com. No affiliation. This helps bottles that are racked and is an easy solution.
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by alan weinberg
March 29th, 2020, 9:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1990 Antinori Chianti Classico Pèppoli
Replies: 8
Views: 256

Re: TN: 1990 Antinori Chianti Classico Pèppoli

sounds great. Thanks.
by alan weinberg
March 29th, 2020, 9:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Christian Moreau Chablis Les Clos
Replies: 23
Views: 875

Re: TN: 2010 Christian Moreau Chablis Les Clos

glad to see all the insights here and to hear from chet also.
by alan weinberg
March 29th, 2020, 8:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Dauvissat Vaillons
Replies: 10
Views: 342

Re: 2010 Dauvissat Vaillons

17 Forest rocked recently. Really good.
by alan weinberg
March 29th, 2020, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2007 Leflaive Chevalier
Replies: 12
Views: 583

Re: 2007 Leflaive Chevalier

happy birthday—it’s a big one—glad you got a good bottle to celebrate. I’m done w Leflaive. The premox, high prices, and lack of responsibility finish the trifecta for moving on.
by alan weinberg
March 28th, 2020, 7:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying, selling or keeping out of the wine market?
Replies: 56
Views: 2724

Re: Buying, selling or keeping out of the wine market?

K. Tr@n wrote:
March 28th, 2020, 6:12 pm
Out unless it is a screaming deal. Plenty to drink at home anyway. Cash is king at this point.
+1. So far no screaming deals though very tempted a couple times.
by alan weinberg
March 28th, 2020, 7:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 05 DDO Laurene and 05 Grivot NSG Les Boudots
Replies: 8
Views: 321

Re: TNs: 05 DDO Laurene and 05 Grivot NSG Les Boudots

05 Grivot Suchots is amazing also. Under the wire.l even now. Used to be an Accad follower—wines much better now.
by alan weinberg
March 28th, 2020, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle
Replies: 144
Views: 9239

Re: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle

Joseph MR wrote:
March 27th, 2020, 9:54 am
2008 Trimbach Frédéric Émile- still young and tight when first opened. The palate became more saturated over
3-4 days.
4 days shows amazing restraint. Wow.
by alan weinberg
March 28th, 2020, 3:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: March Wine Consumption
Replies: 16
Views: 651

Re: March Wine Consumption

alan weinberg wrote:
March 28th, 2020, 2:07 pm
Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
March 28th, 2020, 8:47 am
I'm opening the vinous equivalent of comfort food.
ah, yes, magnums and jeroboams.
by alan weinberg
March 28th, 2020, 3:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: March Wine Consumption
Replies: 16
Views: 651

Re: March Wine Consumption

Dupe
by alan weinberg
March 28th, 2020, 2:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: March Wine Consumption
Replies: 16
Views: 651

Re: March Wine Consumption

It's a slow month for us in terms of consumption because we're not entertaining. In normal months, we'll have people over on average once a week. Also, with the gyms closed, it's impossible for me to get the volume of exercise I'm used to, so I've been trying to keep alcohol to a weekend-only thing...
by alan weinberg
March 27th, 2020, 5:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Quarantine Recipes - share some favorites!
Replies: 58
Views: 1599

Re: Quarantine Recipes - share some favorites!

I made stew tonight for my Dad and brother for tomorrow. D4CA3EEB-7673-4EC5-AA60-BB2C0D4B454B.jpeg I made stew also—used a 24 oz Flannery NY strip that I chopped up and sautéed with onion, added tomato, carrots, green pepper, potatoes, various spices. Delicious. Yumm I used pork tenderloin! last we...
by alan weinberg
March 27th, 2020, 3:49 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Quarantine Recipes - share some favorites!
Replies: 58
Views: 1599

Re: Quarantine Recipes - share some favorites!

Nola Palomar wrote:
March 26th, 2020, 6:39 pm
I made stew tonight for my Dad and brother for tomorrow.

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I made stew also—used a 24 oz Flannery NY strip that I chopped up and sautéed with onion, added tomato, carrots, green pepper, potatoes, various spices. Delicious.
by alan weinberg
March 27th, 2020, 1:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coffee maker recommendations?
Replies: 226
Views: 13903

Re: Coffee maker recommendations?

Has anyone mentioned Technivorm Moccamaster yet? Now 6+ years and still happy with it. you kidding? More recs on this thread than anything. Yes. Kidding. :) I recommended it myself about 2 years ago on this thread. funny that mine died after touting its greatness. Didn’t hear the water much. New on...
by alan weinberg
March 27th, 2020, 11:05 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Coffee Time--It's live and ready to order
Replies: 23
Views: 1251

Re: Coffee Time--It's live and ready to order

I’ve ordered several times from Eric since Berserker Day last year. Love the light touch on the roasts. Any more of this special lot available, Eric?
by alan weinberg
March 27th, 2020, 11:01 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coffee maker recommendations?
Replies: 226
Views: 13903

Re: Coffee maker recommendations?

Scott G r u n e r wrote:
March 27th, 2020, 9:31 am
Has anyone mentioned Technivorm Moccamaster yet? Now 6+ years and still happy with it.
you kidding? More recs on this thread than anything.
by alan weinberg
March 26th, 2020, 9:06 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Hey my business is in the shitter so I'm selling some cool stuff
Replies: 8
Views: 1520

Re: Hey my business is in the shitter so I'm selling some cool stuff

I’d buy but I’m taking no salary in order to keep my staff employed and office open. Good luck, my friend.
by alan weinberg
March 25th, 2020, 9:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vintages that have surprised you to the upside
Replies: 58
Views: 1725

Re: Vintages that have surprised you to the upside

93 white Burgs. Acidic and thin on release, lovely balanced wines now.
by alan weinberg
March 25th, 2020, 8:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Natural wine - now an officially recognized designation in France
Replies: 52
Views: 1334

Re: Natural wine - now an officially recognized designation in France

Jayson Cohen wrote:
March 25th, 2020, 5:33 pm
So how long until a French winemaker denied the designation for Reason Whatever labels the denied wine as “Unnatural”?
“antinatural”
by alan weinberg
March 25th, 2020, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Don Cornwell made me do it !
Replies: 4
Views: 986

Re: Don Cornwell made me do it !

stay safe, chet, lots of fishing yet to do.
by alan weinberg
March 24th, 2020, 2:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Raveneau Montée de Tonnerre
Replies: 8
Views: 505

Re: TN: 2000 Raveneau Montée de Tonnerre

Herwig Janssen wrote:
March 24th, 2020, 3:34 am
Mine too , although not 50 % . Btw , Montee de tonnerre is an old road on a steep hill towards the village Tonnerre . Montee is a climb .
of course Mont is mountain. I was just having fun.
by alan weinberg
March 24th, 2020, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Re-corking older bottles
Replies: 9
Views: 472

Re: Re-corking older bottles

bring a Durand and show them. It’s just a case. Takes what, 6 minutes to open 12?
by alan weinberg
March 23rd, 2020, 9:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First wine I've opened to drink at home in months (maybe a year): 2000 Dauvissat Clos
Replies: 34
Views: 1749

Re: First wine I've opened to drink at home in months (maybe a year): 2000 Dauvissat Clos

waiting to see if Fu opens another bottle. He’s still in quarantine.
by alan weinberg
March 23rd, 2020, 8:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 96 Dom Oeno (P2)
Replies: 6
Views: 495

Re: TN: 96 Dom Oeno (P2)

Jeremy Holmes wrote:
March 23rd, 2020, 5:22 pm
Still locked down by the vintage's structure?
yep, fruit a bit hidden.
by alan weinberg
March 23rd, 2020, 8:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2005 Volnay
Replies: 9
Views: 852

Re: 2005 Volnay

john stimson wrote:
March 23rd, 2020, 8:20 pm
And the wines can also age forever.
as can, frankly, most Burgundy in the Côte d’Or.
by alan weinberg
March 23rd, 2020, 8:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Raveneau Montée de Tonnerre
Replies: 8
Views: 505

TN: 2000 Raveneau Montée de Tonnerre

mountain of thunder indeed—in the zone and it would stay there for another decade (but not this bottle). The depth of flavor and cool menthol tame the wild layers of flavor. With a citrus center, it stays focused while providing a kaleidoscope of flavors. The texture is oh so soft as it lays on the ...
by alan weinberg
March 23rd, 2020, 7:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle
Replies: 144
Views: 9239

Re: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle

2000 Raveneau MdT. Spectacular.
by alan weinberg
March 23rd, 2020, 4:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 96 Dom Oeno (P2)
Replies: 6
Views: 495

Re: TN: 96 Dom Oeno (P2)

Was the first offering of Oeno for '96 called Oeno and some subsequent one rebranded to P2 when they introduced the branding? Memory foggy...if it is the former, was your bottle one of that first offering after the base release? I'm not sure what I will learn trying the original next to various rel...
by alan weinberg
March 23rd, 2020, 12:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2005 Volnay
Replies: 9
Views: 852

Re: 2005 Volnay

Potel Volnay was hard and tight in last year.
by alan weinberg
March 23rd, 2020, 6:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 96 Dom Oeno (P2)
Replies: 6
Views: 495

TN: 96 Dom Oeno (P2)

I start 2 weeks of call Tue including a week of ER—means no alcohol for 2 weeks—so I opened a big one. Served cold, as it warmed it improved, but remained mostly structure and little fruit. Could coax some citrus but mainly acid, not corked, just right, a bit nervous—like I am. Hopefully just a phas...
by alan weinberg
March 22nd, 2020, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with this burgundy list...
Replies: 20
Views: 1056

Re: Help with this burgundy list...

John J wrote:
March 22nd, 2020, 10:07 am
Both Groffier Chambolles and Ramonet white are good deals
no Ramonet whites on list.
by alan weinberg
March 22nd, 2020, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Opened 5 bottles of wine and none taste right
Replies: 38
Views: 1995

Re: Opened 5 bottles of wine and none taste right

as Glenn opined, loss of sense of taste and smell can be an early sign of a viral infection including Covid-19
by alan weinberg
March 22nd, 2020, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle
Replies: 144
Views: 9239

Re: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle

96 Dom Oeno tonight
by alan weinberg
March 22nd, 2020, 8:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with this burgundy list...
Replies: 20
Views: 1056

Re: Help with this burgundy list...

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
March 22nd, 2020, 5:17 am
H&Ns (all of them), Ramonet reds, clavelier Combe brulee
+1
by alan weinberg
March 21st, 2020, 10:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: VIRUS-SMELL LOSS?
Replies: 33
Views: 1974

Re: VIRUS-SMELL LOSS?

does it return after recovery?
by alan weinberg
March 21st, 2020, 10:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First wine I've opened to drink at home in months (maybe a year): 2000 Dauvissat Clos
Replies: 34
Views: 1749

Re: First wine I've opened to drink at home in months (maybe a year): 2000 Dauvissat Clos

half bottles of Dauvissat are treacherous. I still have 95 and 96 that need opening. Stay safe.
by alan weinberg
March 21st, 2020, 6:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2005 Volnay
Replies: 9
Views: 852

Re: 2005 Volnay

05 evolving slowly.
by alan weinberg
March 21st, 2020, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Three “Mostly Montrachet” – March 27, 2019 at Spago
Replies: 44
Views: 2231

Re: 2011 Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Three “Mostly Montrachet” – March 27, 2019 at Spago

Thanks for the notes, Don. I haven't checked back explicitly to the '10s and '09s events, but I recall large houses like Bouchard did very well then too. Not to disparage these wines, but it is a little surprising they would consistently do so well compared to the far more pricey "trophies" or flas...

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