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by alan weinberg
January 22nd, 2022, 8:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Bouchard Gouttes d’Or
Replies: 3
Views: 225

TN: 2017 Bouchard Gouttes d’Or

golden drops indeed. Sealed w Diam 10, wine was in fine shape. Menthol, anise or fennel, layers of flavor, the wine is really intense and drives onto and into the palate. Really fine wine. Give it time, no danger of premox.
by alan weinberg
January 22nd, 2022, 2:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 18670
Views: 1003037

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

anybody (else) buy Rare Wine’s Huet sparkler mags?
by alan weinberg
January 22nd, 2022, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 18670
Views: 1003037

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Someone last week told me that '98 DP P2 was amazing and I never even thought of buying any '98 Champagne. Yesterday I got an offer for some P2's and I picked up '98 and some more '02. After I placed the order, the seller said the '98 is amazing, nothing like the regular vintage. Now my expectation...
by alan weinberg
January 21st, 2022, 7:25 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: American Truffle farming.
Replies: 65
Views: 4136

Re: American Truffle farming.

Clayton may be right. I don’t think it’s the same analogies as with old vines and better wine, but more like other fruits like cherries that are better late in the season . . .
by alan weinberg
January 21st, 2022, 7:23 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Keto diet tips
Replies: 177
Views: 11447

Re: Keto diet tips

cream in coffee is even better than milk . . .
by alan weinberg
January 20th, 2022, 7:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who are the most influential wine critics for you?
Replies: 124
Views: 4477

Re: Who are the most influential wine critics for you?

no votes for Wilfred Wong!
by alan weinberg
January 20th, 2022, 7:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lopez de Heredia Blanco Gran Reserva Search
Replies: 18
Views: 932

Re: Lopez de Heredia Blanco Gran Reserva Search

It’s a little late, but Astor just had some for $165 last Thursday. I thought it was already done, so who knows. It may very well resurface again. Have your WS alerts set and wake up early. Andrew you rock! I sent Astor an email explaining my situation and it just so happened that they had one bott...
by alan weinberg
January 20th, 2022, 7:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Trimbach FE
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: TN: 1996 Trimbach FE

not sure when or where this was purchased but I opened it tonight. Golden yellow, a hint of oxidation quickly disappeared. Very honeyed bouquet, very quiet fruit and acidity, the wine really stretches out after a few sips, apricot and stone fruit, a little lime, some minerals, a lanolin feel, finis...
by alan weinberg
January 20th, 2022, 6:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1964 Joseph Drouhin Volnay
Replies: 9
Views: 558

Re: TN: 1964 Joseph Drouhin Volnay

Jeremy Holmes wrote: January 20th, 2022, 4:29 pm Thank you Yaacov. I do feel aged most days.
fortunately not corked.
by alan weinberg
January 20th, 2022, 6:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Trimbach FE
Replies: 3
Views: 223

TN: 1996 Trimbach FE

not sure when or where this was purchased but I opened it tonight. Golden yellow, a hint of oxidation quickly disappeared. Very honeyed bouquet, very quiet fruit and acidity, the wine really stretches out after a few sips, apricot and stone fruit, a little lime, some minerals, a lanolin feel, finish...
by alan weinberg
January 20th, 2022, 3:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Winemaker
Replies: 108
Views: 4016

Re: Best Winemaker

William Kelley wrote: January 20th, 2022, 10:54 am
alan weinberg wrote: January 19th, 2022, 5:55 pm Andre Noblet, now retired, DRC vigneron for decades.
Not just retired, but died in 1986. Bertrand, his son, took over after a brief intermission when they hired an enologist, making circa 1988 to 2017.
whoops, I meant Bernard Noblet (not Bertrand).
by alan weinberg
January 19th, 2022, 9:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cork collection
Replies: 51
Views: 2092

Re: Cork collection

I was gifted one of these once by Jerry Hey: https://www.googleadservices.com/pagead/aclk?sa=L&ai=DChcSEwji0Zi1zb_1AhUDPq0GHfpcD44YABALGgJwdg&ae=2&ohost=www.google.com&cid=CAESQeD25jmgi9Y7o0dTi8gz2JGB1dr-nHq6KPn5s49kO9uIEZWHZYlYhTfER3B7abR3vy0588IIgi3shVziDS3VhAqo&sig=AOD64_0uR_n...
by alan weinberg
January 19th, 2022, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Winemaker
Replies: 108
Views: 4016

Re: Best Winemaker

Andre Noblet, now retired, DRC vigneron for decades.
by alan weinberg
January 19th, 2022, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who are the most influential wine critics for you?
Replies: 124
Views: 4477

Re: Who are the most influential wine critics for you?

Jeremy Holmes and Jerry Hey.
by alan weinberg
January 18th, 2022, 8:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1997 La Chablisienne Chablis 1er Cru Côte de Léchet
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Re: TN: 1997 La Chablisienne Chablis 1er Cru Côte de Léchet

cool, Buzz. Never seen the old label. You and I love these wines. Great coop. Would love to know more re the winemaker. William?
by alan weinberg
January 17th, 2022, 7:25 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 2357
Views: 136830

Re: What did you cook tonight?

a very simple meal not worthy of these pages, but delicious. Pasturebird roasted chicken, mashed potatoes, peas, roasted romanesco, gravy made from the bird juices, butter, and the lemons that were in bird cavity.
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by alan weinberg
January 17th, 2022, 7:19 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: New White Burgundy offer - 2019 - P.Y.C.M. , Ramonet, Pillot, Morey
Replies: 4
Views: 446

Re: New White Burgundy offer - 2019 - P.Y.C.M. , Ramonet, Pillot, Morey

my understanding is that she is a vigneronne in her own right . . .
by alan weinberg
January 17th, 2022, 2:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Tasting Jura, pt. 5 - Deep into the mouse nest!
Replies: 14
Views: 1079

Re: TN: Tasting Jura, pt. 5 - Deep into the mouse nest!

tasting all these nasty wines reminds me of Coyote Peterson
by alan weinberg
January 17th, 2022, 11:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1356
Views: 88364

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

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another killer zen meal at n/naka Friday. So good I guess I said it twice.
by alan weinberg
January 17th, 2022, 11:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1356
Views: 88364

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

another killer zen meal at n/naka Friday
by alan weinberg
January 17th, 2022, 9:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Perrotti-Brown to launch her own publication
Replies: 203
Views: 9802

Re: Perrotti-Brown to launch her own publication

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW launches ‘fiercely independent’ wine publication Lots of interesting details here, but this stood out: .... Speaking to db last week ahead of the official launch of the new publication, Perrotti-Brown said that she and [her 50-50 partner Swedish photojournalist Johan Berglund...
by alan weinberg
January 17th, 2022, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 20 greatest Champagnes by Michel Bettane (in FR)
Replies: 3
Views: 711

Re: 20 greatest Champagnes by Michel Bettane (in FR)

surprised a Lanson made the list. Never impressed me but small sample size. Nice article. Fun. It made me buy a Philipponnat Cintres to see what the fuss is.
by alan weinberg
January 15th, 2022, 7:30 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: American Truffle farming.
Replies: 65
Views: 4136

Re: American Truffle farming.

I was disappointed in my 2 oz truffle.
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by alan weinberg
January 15th, 2022, 3:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zorb. Kind of cool—oxygen scavenger.
Replies: 10
Views: 518

Re: Zorb. Kind of cool—oxygen scavenger.

M.Kaplan wrote: January 15th, 2022, 2:20 pm Looks cool. Does it work?
dunno any more than the site tells me.
by alan weinberg
January 15th, 2022, 2:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zorb. Kind of cool—oxygen scavenger.
Replies: 10
Views: 518

Zorb. Kind of cool—oxygen scavenger.

no affiliation but I’ve talked to the maker—same group that does Pungo. Looks pretty cool to me.
https://www.pungo.net/zorb
Probably going to order one.
by alan weinberg
January 13th, 2022, 9:49 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Canelés
Replies: 68
Views: 4417

Re: Canelés

Not sure what prompted me to make these after such a long hiatus but I’m happy I did. Crackling, crisp crust and a wonderfully custardy interior. Getting the tops an even color seems to be the hardest part to get right. First batch I did was on a sheet tray on top of my baking steel which yielded u...
by alan weinberg
January 13th, 2022, 9:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 3071
Views: 199882

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

<...> 2013 Larmandier-Bernier Champagne Premier Cru Terre de Vertus - France, Champagne, Champagne Premier Cru (11/6/2021) <...> I'd like to see people who take a firmer stance against low to no dosage wines try this bottle, to see that wines in this style can illicit joy, flavor and plenty of vari...
by alan weinberg
January 13th, 2022, 8:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Annual Wine Dinner in Sydney
Replies: 18
Views: 1067

Re: Annual Wine Dinner in Sydney

nice notes and an interesting peek into your Saturday nights.
by alan weinberg
January 12th, 2022, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: White Burgundy 15 years on.
Replies: 133
Views: 5427

Re: White Burgundy 15 years on.

How does PYCM fit into this? Was struck that William didn’t put them on this list above. I imagine their style is somewhat different than old school because they are so reduced, but they do seem to produce formidable wines that age a long time without premox. A modern counterpart to the old 15-25 y...
by alan weinberg
January 12th, 2022, 7:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Orange County CA Off Site Storage Recommendations
Replies: 16
Views: 516

Re: Orange County CA Off Site Storage Recommendations

Andre M wrote: January 12th, 2022, 6:26 am Adam, there is storage by Home Depot (Savi Ranch) that advertises that they have controlled climate storage for wine.
I haven’t checked it by myself. Only saw theirs banner.
used them for years and was very happy.
by alan weinberg
January 11th, 2022, 8:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cedric Bouchard
Replies: 33
Views: 2233

Re: Cedric Bouchard

the HDH auction coming up has some Bouchard that's gonna hit the block. Think this will be a good indicator of where the market is at. From what I've seen there's been a mega jump from retail pricing to secondary in the last 12 months. Willing to trade organs for more Boloree..... just don’t trade ...
by alan weinberg
January 11th, 2022, 7:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Henriot BdB Brut NV
Replies: 2
Views: 225

TN: Henriot BdB Brut NV

the website says it’s got less than 8 g/l dosage but it tasted sweeter to me. I like it a lot, bought after tasting at Addison in Del Mar, their by the glass offering. Clean and lively with a fine mousse, the fruit is just a bit sweet for me, but for $30–a steal no longer found—it’s a super wine, no...
by alan weinberg
January 11th, 2022, 6:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lopawine.com Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 24649

Re: Lopawines.com Thread

Brent S wrote: March 24th, 2021, 6:30 am Yes he’s easier to reach on the phone then by email. He’s a one man operation
he’s been real responsive to me via email. Just learned about him and have placed two orders. We have a relationship now! I somehow overlooked this thread.
by alan weinberg
January 11th, 2022, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Hubert Lamy Puligny-Montrachet Les Tremblots Cuvée Haute Densité
Replies: 4
Views: 316

Re: TN: 2017 Hubert Lamy Puligny-Montrachet Les Tremblots Cuvée Haute Densité

sounds like you can skip the semi annual dental cleaning after that bottle. Happy new year, mate.
by alan weinberg
January 11th, 2022, 2:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You Spent HOW MUCH ON WINE in 2021?!?!
Replies: 93
Views: 4530

Re: You Spent HOW MUCH ON WINE in 2021?!?!

Markus S wrote: January 11th, 2022, 6:31 am Where is the 'basically stopped buying' option?
right next to the “no f’in’ way am I talking” button.
by alan weinberg
January 10th, 2022, 9:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 DRC Grands Echezeaux - An Honest Review From a Non-Burg Drinker
Replies: 134
Views: 5782

Re: 2008 DRC Grands Echezeaux - An Honest Review From a Non-Burg Drinker

Rousseau - in their 80s and 90s - were not that hard to own and to open them at you pleasure and at any time you wish as they were priced very similar to the the same wine from other producers. I did not keep any records of their released price until vintage 1999. I used to pay about $30 for Rousse...
by alan weinberg
January 10th, 2022, 12:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A burglary berserkers will cringe at
Replies: 50
Views: 3801

Re: A burglary berserkers will cringe at

Spotted a garage burglaries newspaper article last week here in SF, caught my eye as a new trend. Another plague spreading like Omicron. Sorry your space and property were invaded by criminals, another vulnerability to consider! Makes me cringe! I was robbed by some shady friends of my kids some 17...
by alan weinberg
January 9th, 2022, 4:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William Kelley 2020 Burgundy vintage report
Replies: 69
Views: 6226

Re: William Kelley 2020 Burgundy vintage report

Alex Valdes wrote: January 9th, 2022, 4:34 pmThese are going to be good and expensive.
William is lighting a fire under us. Too bad it’s with $100 bills.
by alan weinberg
January 9th, 2022, 4:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A burglary berserkers will cringe at
Replies: 50
Views: 3801

Re: A burglary berserkers will cringe at

very sad but my wife thinks I buy too much of all the above and now is threatening to leave the garage door open . . .
by alan weinberg
January 8th, 2022, 2:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner TNs (medium length and boring)
Replies: 17
Views: 681

Re: Dinner TNs (medium length and boring)

“Hey, there's a party in the barn and all the animals have diarrhea. Ludicrous levels of poop on the nose - it explodes from my glass”
Made me laugh out loud.
by alan weinberg
January 8th, 2022, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: White Burgundy 15 years on.
Replies: 133
Views: 5427

Re: White Burgundy 15 years on.

D@vid Bu3ker wrote: January 8th, 2022, 12:46 pm
lleichtman wrote: January 8th, 2022, 7:52 am We got so burned on premoxed WB that we switched to Chablis only and have not been disappointed.
You clearly didn't buy any 2002-2006 Fevre (who thankfully later switched to DIAM).
or 96 Droin and others.
by alan weinberg
January 8th, 2022, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Lassalle Cuvée Angeline
Replies: 7
Views: 366

Re: TN: 2008 Lassalle Cuvée Angeline

That is indeed a great price! Angeline is Angéline Templier, granddaughter of Jules Lassalle who founded the house. She's in the pic below with her mother Chantal Lassalle: 20190426_113926.jpg that’s very cool and appreciated. I guess a little work on my part would have uncovered that. https://kerm...
by alan weinberg
January 8th, 2022, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: White Burgundy 15 years on.
Replies: 133
Views: 5427

Re: White Burgundy 15 years on.

Have their been studies of DIAM and premox? I thought most believe it is multi-factor, with cork playing at most just a part of the blame? certainly multi factorial w batonnage, gentler pressings, etc as reasons in addition to cork but I look at it like a bomb that won’t go off till you pull the pi...
by alan weinberg
January 8th, 2022, 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Cristal
Replies: 11
Views: 744

Re: TN: 2009 Cristal

sorry for your loss.
by alan weinberg
January 8th, 2022, 11:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Lassalle Cuvée Angeline
Replies: 7
Views: 366

Re: TN: 2008 Lassalle Cuvée Angeline

That is indeed a great price! Angeline is Angéline Templier, granddaughter of Jules Lassalle who founded the house. She's in the pic below with her mother Chantal Lassalle: 20190426_113926.jpg that’s very cool and appreciated. I guess a little work on my part would have uncovered that. https://kerm...
by alan weinberg
January 8th, 2022, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN 1983 Château Prieuré-Lichine
Replies: 13
Views: 788

Re: TN 1983 Château Prieuré-Lichine

Alexis Lachine did a lot for Bordeaux and Burgundy.
by alan weinberg
January 8th, 2022, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1964 Lionel Bruck Mercurey
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Re: TN: 1964 Lionel Bruck Mercurey

reminds me of a 64 Lionel Bruck Corton that was great and my only experience w that negociant.
by alan weinberg
January 7th, 2022, 6:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 DRC Grands Echezeaux - An Honest Review From a Non-Burg Drinker
Replies: 134
Views: 5782

Re: 2008 DRC Grands Echezeaux - An Honest Review From a Non-Burg Drinker

for me, GE though pricewise second lowest in the hierarchy after Echezeaux (forgetting the more recent Corton and the occasional premier cru), it takes much more time than Ech, RSV, and sometimes even Richebourg, to strut its stuff. It’s a stern wine. I’m not apologizing for what may be a not so go...
by alan weinberg
January 7th, 2022, 6:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: I Still Hate Champagne
Replies: 59
Views: 2579

Re: TN: I Still Hate Champagne

I don’t like champagne. Thanks to generous but misguided friends, I’ve had a chance to try many, both big and small, grower and house, in a range of settings. I’ve knocked Selosse as oxidized and left a full glass of Bollinger’s boring VV francaises. Facsimile, facschmimile. Yeah - I will pass on t...

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