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by alan weinberg
August 11th, 2022, 7:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 4341
Views: 267441

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote: August 11th, 2022, 12:57 pm
alan weinberg wrote: August 11th, 2022, 7:39 am 2008 Pierre Moncuit Extra Brut
stunning value and widely available.
tasted several times, consistently fabulous.
I bought some. Totally going to blame Alan if I don't like it. 😉
I will drink what you don’t want!
by alan weinberg
August 11th, 2022, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stella Rosa
Replies: 23
Views: 938

Re: Stella Rosa

I own a bottle. Treasured gift from a patient who passed after a valiant battle against cancer. I’ll never open it.
by alan weinberg
August 11th, 2022, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Dom Perignon 2012 and our summer garden
Replies: 8
Views: 886

Re: TN: Dom Perignon 2012 and our summer garden

D. W i l l i g e r wrote: August 10th, 2022, 11:50 am Would love to have a mango tree. Will have to research if that is practical in Southern California? But for dessert (or starter) Black Mission Figs will have to suffice
they grow well. Best variety IMO is Valencia. Wong Farms. Talk to Jason: (760) 626-4483. He delivered mine.
by alan weinberg
August 11th, 2022, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 20080
Views: 1096802

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

more 08 Pierre Moncuit Extra Brut. Fabulous.
by alan weinberg
August 11th, 2022, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 4341
Views: 267441

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

2008 Pierre Moncuit Extra Brut
stunning value and widely available.
tasted several times, consistently fabulous.
by alan weinberg
August 10th, 2022, 5:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Moderate shipping stupidity, Wine Access style.
Replies: 66
Views: 2534

Re: Incredible shipping stupidity, Wine Access style.

same issue w Vinsent. Shipped on a Friday with no warning. Took over a week while over 90. They took it back and claim they’ll send other bottles in fall. Sure. Taking store credit though I may fight w cc company for refund. You are sort of touching the biggest issue I have. I dont trust the proven...
by alan weinberg
August 10th, 2022, 4:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Moderate shipping stupidity, Wine Access style.
Replies: 66
Views: 2534

Re: Incredible shipping stupidity, Wine Access style.

same issue w Vinsent. Shipped on a Friday with no warning. Took over a week while over 90. They took it back and claim they’ll send other bottles in fall. Sure. Taking store credit though I may fight w cc company for refund.
by alan weinberg
August 9th, 2022, 7:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to learn Champagne
Replies: 42
Views: 2243

Re: How to learn Champagne

I suppose the inherent complexity of Champagne is the reason the Grand Marques exist. To impose some semblance of order & legibility on a vast, heterogenous wine region. Perhaps you could set yourself a simpler project: to understand the Grand Marques I grew up Champagne-wise on Dom, Salon, Kru...
by alan weinberg
August 9th, 2022, 7:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to learn Champagne
Replies: 42
Views: 2243

Re: How to learn Champagne

Jon Lawrence wrote: August 9th, 2022, 1:05 pm Have you reached out to Chris Piti for advice?
no idea who that is.
by alan weinberg
August 9th, 2022, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: This '20 is starting to drink well
Replies: 21
Views: 1463

Re: This '20 is starting to drink well

good decision not to wait till 2120.

Love Ponnelle. That name is a sign of quality.
by alan weinberg
August 9th, 2022, 7:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A history of Santa Barbara celebration dinner with champagnes, white Burgs, Spanish wines and more
Replies: 3
Views: 433

Re: A history of Santa Barbara celebration dinner with champagnes, white Burgs, Spanish wines and more

not really wine-related, but we were in SB this weekend, not knowing it was Fiesta—which seemed all about cracking confetti-filled eggs on peoples’ heads. The amount of litter was mind boggling. We were told it was crazy because they hadn’t had Fiesta for the last 2 Covid years—that wasn’t true? We ...
by alan weinberg
August 9th, 2022, 7:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Dom Perignon 2012 and our summer garden
Replies: 8
Views: 886

Re: TN: Dom Perignon 2012 and our summer garden

and a mango tree for desserts.
by alan weinberg
August 9th, 2022, 7:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 4341
Views: 267441

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Lassalle Angeline 2012 is now live. Been waiting.
by alan weinberg
August 9th, 2022, 7:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy and Rhone white and red - and others ...
Replies: 7
Views: 755

Re: Burgundy and Rhone white and red - and others ...

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: August 9th, 2022, 6:00 pm 01 Rousseau Chambertin is a fantastic wine
wish I had bought more at $110 per bottle. It was a $10 jump from 1990 to 2001. Those were the days.
by alan weinberg
August 9th, 2022, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Buisson-Charles Meursault Les Charmes 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 939

Re: TN: Buisson-Charles Meursault Les Charmes 2017

Herwig Janssen wrote: August 9th, 2022, 9:18 am Zoot ? Or zut ?
Zut. I speak it ok but don’t write that well . . . I remember first time I saw the word now, maintenant, had thought it was “matnow.”
by alan weinberg
August 8th, 2022, 9:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Charles Noellat Santenay
Replies: 4
Views: 404

Re: Charles Noellat Santenay

Kris Patten wrote: August 8th, 2022, 6:42 pm I think 1991 is a highly overlooked vintage. Might be asking a lot for a Santenay to go 31 years, but it wouldn't surprise me. Charles Noellat was bought by Leroy some time ago.
bought in 88 but I believe some wines and vineyards were not included in the sale.
by alan weinberg
August 8th, 2022, 9:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A small gathering at Bryan's
Replies: 7
Views: 847

Re: TN: A small gathering at Bryan's

the 02 Raveneau Valmur I opened Saturday was much better. Fill was still almost to cork. You had a bad one.

Looking forward to trying that 07 Comte rosé. Soon.
by alan weinberg
August 8th, 2022, 7:58 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: For Trade: Ulysse Collin
Replies: 9
Views: 672

Re: For Trade: Ulysse Collin (for Keller)

looked at my Keller but all I can find is 08 Kirchspiel and 08 Hubacker. Will keep looking.
by alan weinberg
August 8th, 2022, 7:48 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2002 Dom Perignon—gone.
Replies: 6
Views: 1561

Re: FS: 2002 Dom Perignon

All gone. Thanks.
by alan weinberg
August 8th, 2022, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to learn Champagne
Replies: 42
Views: 2243

Re: How to learn Champagne

B. Buzzini wrote: August 8th, 2022, 4:45 pm First lesson…don’t sell your 2002 DP!

[banhim.gif]
hahah. Got more than what I’m selling but thanks.
by alan weinberg
August 8th, 2022, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to learn Champagne
Replies: 42
Views: 2243

Re: How to learn Champagne

I got Liem’s book, pored over it. Have opened literally dozens of bottles past 6 months. No closer to understanding champagne than I was. I get Bordeaux. I get Burgundy. I do not get champagne. There are big houses making bubbly from dozens of areas, other guys making single vineyard bubblies, many...
by alan weinberg
August 8th, 2022, 8:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to learn Champagne
Replies: 42
Views: 2243

Re: How to learn Champagne

John Davis wrote: August 8th, 2022, 5:11 am Sounds like a good reason to visit Champagne!
been twice.
by alan weinberg
August 7th, 2022, 9:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to learn Champagne
Replies: 42
Views: 2243

How to learn Champagne

I got Liem’s book, pored over it. Have opened literally dozens of bottles past 6 months. No closer to understanding champagne than I was. I get Bordeaux. I get Burgundy. I do not get champagne. There are big houses making bubbly from dozens of areas, other guys making single vineyard bubblies, many ...
by alan weinberg
August 7th, 2022, 8:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chicago/Illinois Corkage Law
Replies: 51
Views: 1986

Re: Chicago/Illinois Corkage Law

I was chastised in Park City, Utah for opening my own bottle. Was told the law there is that the server has to open it. Were they afraid of hurt myself?
by alan weinberg
August 7th, 2022, 5:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How likely are you to return a wine bottle?
Replies: 19
Views: 813

Re: How likely are you to return a wine bottle?

I’d bring them back if they’d refill with the same wine!
by alan weinberg
August 7th, 2022, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Raveneau Valmur
Replies: 12
Views: 642

Re: TN: 2002 Raveneau Valmur

Jeremy Holmes wrote: August 7th, 2022, 3:35 pm WTF is wrong with that waiter?
the perfect lunch companion! Like Churchill said, “a magnum is the prefect size for two for lunch, provided one isn’t drinking.” Wish it had been a magnum.
by alan weinberg
August 7th, 2022, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 91 Vogue Musigny VV
Replies: 16
Views: 932

Re: TN: 91 Vogue Musigny VV

Andrew K. wrote: August 5th, 2022, 10:14 pm Well done Alan and wife. The last wine my wife kept pace with me was an '01 DRC Monty.
mine probably would have been way out ahead of me!
by alan weinberg
August 7th, 2022, 5:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Raveneau Valmur
Replies: 12
Views: 642

Re: TN: 2002 Raveneau Valmur

B. Buzzini wrote: August 7th, 2022, 5:39 pm Alan…I ❤️ U. flirtysmile
love you, too, Buzz. Come on down and we will open some wines.
by alan weinberg
August 7th, 2022, 2:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to do with Corks? Trash/Compost/Recycle??
Replies: 39
Views: 1291

Re: What to do with Corks? Trash/Compost/Recycle??

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turned in my sister’s corks for recycling recently. Look closely and you’ll see she’s no berserker and why I’d never waste a great wine on her!
by alan weinberg
August 7th, 2022, 2:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Raveneau Valmur
Replies: 12
Views: 642

TN: 2002 Raveneau Valmur

Of the 3 grand cru Chablis chez Raveneau, Valmur is my favorite. I find Blanchots less minerally, Valmur the most minerally, Clos just behind Valmur. The best ever for me, shockingly, is 1994 Valmur, then 1996. We had a stunning wine of the trip 2010 Valmur in Champagne at Les Crayeres. So I was eag...
by alan weinberg
August 6th, 2022, 10:20 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2002 Dom Perignon—gone.
Replies: 6
Views: 1561

Re: FS: 2002 Dom Perignon

AndyK wrote: August 6th, 2022, 9:30 am
alan weinberg wrote: August 5th, 2022, 6:34 pm going fast. Just one six pack left.
at the rate of one six pack per month? neener
half gone! Haha.
by alan weinberg
August 5th, 2022, 10:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 91 Vogue Musigny VV
Replies: 16
Views: 932

TN: 91 Vogue Musigny VV

bought on release, given away compared to current pricing, opened tonight. Gorgeous wine from the get go with room to run, super nose of iron, a bit of meat, licorice, dark fruit, all echoed on the palate, dark fruit and plum, hints of smoke, just gorgeous. Silky palate. Wife rarely has more than a ...
by alan weinberg
August 5th, 2022, 6:34 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2002 Dom Perignon—gone.
Replies: 6
Views: 1561

Re: FS: 2002 Dom Perignon

going fast. Just one six pack left.
by alan weinberg
August 5th, 2022, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTB: Zalto Burgundy Glasses
Replies: 44
Views: 3655

Re: WTB: Zalto Burgundy Glasses

Lopa just offered them.
by alan weinberg
August 5th, 2022, 7:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Buisson-Charles Meursault Les Charmes 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 939

Re: TN: Buisson-Charles Meursault Les Charmes 2017

Coche? I don’t think it’s quite there but it’s not going to be ashamed in its company.
by alan weinberg
August 4th, 2022, 8:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Buisson-Charles Meursault Les Charmes 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 939

TN: Buisson-Charles Meursault Les Charmes 2017

Zoot! Pourquoi ai-je attendu pour boire ce vin, ma premiere bouteille de Buisson-Charles? Incroyable. Right out of the bottle into the glass, it is intensely aromatic with citrus notes. On the palate, it is almost painful in its depth and drive, beautifully balanced and clean. The fruit is classy, e...
by alan weinberg
August 4th, 2022, 7:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clive Coates RIP
Replies: 34
Views: 2894

Re: Clive Coates RIP

I loved the understated British writing he evinced. But he could evoke emotion and passion. Its rarity made it all the more poignant. It wasn’t always just “very fine indeed.” His 1993 description of the 1990 DRC wines moved me: a cathedral full of archbishops in all their finery.
by alan weinberg
August 4th, 2022, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clive Coates RIP
Replies: 34
Views: 2894

Re: Clive Coates RIP

Jerry Hey wrote: August 3rd, 2022, 7:43 pm I sent a glass of Roulot Meursault Perrieres over to him at the next table at Troisgros a few years ago and then we spoke for a few minutes. Thanks for all the notes on Burgundy.
was it oxidized?
by alan weinberg
August 4th, 2022, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 1817
Views: 96440

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Mont Stern wrote: August 1st, 2022, 6:10 pm My 2018 Hospices de Beaune barrel finally arrived so I am way in the hole.
as in 300 bottles?
by alan weinberg
August 4th, 2022, 5:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cedric Bouchard
Replies: 410
Views: 26807

Re: Cedric Bouchard

crickey wrote: August 4th, 2022, 3:35 pm Envoyer just offered the 2014 and 2015 Les Enfers and Les Roises for $850 and $1,000 respectively. Wee!
must have sold. Not on site
by alan weinberg
August 4th, 2022, 1:43 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Unicorns (Selosse Millesime, Clos Rougeard, Ganevat Vignes de Mon Pere)
Replies: 15
Views: 2909

Re: FS: Unicorns (Selosse Millesime, Clos Rougeard, Ganevat Vignes de Mon Pere)

David White wrote: August 3rd, 2022, 7:03 pm Updated. Open to reasonable offers on all but the Ganevat.
an unreasonable offer is requested for that?
by alan weinberg
August 2nd, 2022, 8:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 20080
Views: 1096802

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Zachys should move more often. Some great pricing.
by alan weinberg
August 2nd, 2022, 8:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The new 2022 release of Champagne Charlie
Replies: 14
Views: 819

Re: The new 2022 release of Champagne Charlie

wonder what Charlie will call his champagne. Fu-king great?
by alan weinberg
August 2nd, 2022, 8:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Domaine Méo-Camuzet Richebourg, Grand Cru
Replies: 8
Views: 703

Re: TN: 2008 Domaine Méo-Camuzet Richebourg, Grand Cru

you are killing it lately.
by alan weinberg
August 2nd, 2022, 8:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Gérard Raphet Clos Vougeot - no green meanies
Replies: 9
Views: 426

Re: TN: 2004 Gérard Raphet Clos Vougeot - no green meanies

you are likely one of few here who owns any . . . I bought a bunch so I’d be in line for 05 and most dealers then stiffed me, going to higher bidders w new money when 05s got highly touted. Soured me.

DRC did great in 04 . . .
by alan weinberg
August 2nd, 2022, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The new 2022 release of Champagne Charlie
Replies: 14
Views: 819

Re: The new 2022 release of Champagne Charlie

and only $700/bottle.
by alan weinberg
August 1st, 2022, 6:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 1817
Views: 96440

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

maureen nelson wrote: July 31st, 2022, 7:34 pm
alan weinberg wrote: July 31st, 2022, 3:49 pm 65 in. 13 out. Typical. Sucks.
Hey, at least you are keeping count!
thank God my wife isn’t.
by alan weinberg
July 31st, 2022, 3:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 1817
Views: 96440

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

65 in. 13 out. Typical. Sucks.
by alan weinberg
July 30th, 2022, 5:08 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Marionberries
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: Marionberries

Got fresh Marionberries from the farmers market this morning along with some late season morels. The berries are just so good, either neat or with some heavy cream. A far cry from the Himalayan Blackberries that overrun our ditches and alleys. I’ve been going crazy w elderberries, blackberries, and...
by alan weinberg
July 30th, 2022, 4:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Ulysse Collin Champagne Les Pierrieres
Replies: 46
Views: 2344

Re: TN: 2016 Ulysse Collin Champagne Les Pierrieres

it was time for a second burger.

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