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by YacobovE
February 22nd, 2019, 7:54 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Done
Replies: 14
Views: 1334

Re: George T. Stagg and Booker's 30th

RDHudak wrote:
February 17th, 2019, 12:19 pm
I'm selling the '18 GTS for a friend, $375. The bottle also includes the tissue wrapping, if that's something you'd like.
Just a quick point of clarification - is your friend open to selling the tissue wrapping separate from the bottle or is this a packaged deal?
by YacobovE
February 14th, 2019, 6:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: La Tache '15
Replies: 8
Views: 1131

Re: TN: La Tache '15

At which restaurant did you dine? A restaurant in CO - if interested in more info PM me Thanks for the note, Edan, and my condolences that you own only a few bottles of La Tâche. [cry.gif] I appreciate you understanding my plight [snort.gif] Curious what you consider “a good price” That's a loaded ...
by YacobovE
February 13th, 2019, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: La Tache '15
Replies: 8
Views: 1131

Re: TN: La Tache '15

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by YacobovE
February 13th, 2019, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: La Tache '15
Replies: 8
Views: 1131

TN: La Tache '15

Been on a beer kick recently, but had an opportunity to enjoy a bottle of La Tache '15 for an excellent price on a wine list. Having read CT notes on the '15 from other board members, I wanted to try it for myself. While the wine did not disappoint, now having enjoyed it I am a bit disappointed by h...
by YacobovE
January 25th, 2019, 7:23 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: My new glass...I need feedback
Replies: 82
Views: 4669

Re: My new glass...I need feedback

Starting to think I didn't make the cut for the first wave of samples [whistle.gif]

Chris, are you keeping a list of folks for a second wave? I never received any sort of email.
by YacobovE
January 10th, 2019, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paulee 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 2396

Re: Paulee 2019

I just looked at the list of winemakers and I am extremely disappointed. I didn't attend last year but I remember tasting at the 2017 verticals: Roumier, Rousseau, d'Angerville, Lambrays, Bize, Lafarge, Faively, Bonneau du Matray all of which will not be attending this year. And this is off the top...
by YacobovE
December 10th, 2018, 7:39 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What gin for French 75s?
Replies: 6
Views: 372

Re: What gin for French 75s?

I use Plymouth for my gin based cocktails (including the French 75). Really loved the drinks at Little Branch in New York and that’s primarily what they use, hence why I use it now when making cocktails at home. I know you didn’t ask, but another delicious champagne based cocktail to maybe do in add...
by YacobovE
November 28th, 2018, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC
Replies: 102
Views: 6785

Re: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC

I believe Buttermilk Channel in Brooklyn has free corkage on Tuesday with no bottle limit, plus there is a chance you run into Jay-Z and Beyonce who have been known to frequent the restaurant
by YacobovE
November 21st, 2018, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best NYC Specialist Retail Stores
Replies: 52
Views: 3459

Re: Best NYC Specialist Retail Stores

A bit surprised not to see Tribeca Wine Merchants listed, particularly when the goal is putting together a parcel of recent vintages of burgundy, piedmont & rhone, they’re great at helping with those types of requests.
by YacobovE
November 8th, 2018, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Safest White Burgs
Replies: 87
Views: 4229

Re: The Safest White Burgs

There was not a wholesale shift in white Burgundy styles between 1993 and 1995 or 1996- that is a convenient myth to try and find a reason for the advent of premox. As a matter of fact, the 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986 and 1989 vintages of white Burgundy were every bit as enjoyable to drink right out of ...
by YacobovE
November 8th, 2018, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Safest White Burgs
Replies: 87
Views: 4229

Re: The Safest White Burgs

Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow wrote:
November 8th, 2018, 10:07 am
Anyone know what Wiliiam Kelley implied he knew about the Ampeau estate?
I think I read on Facebook that LVMH bought the entire Cote d'Or, so maybe he was referencing that... [stirthepothal.gif]
by YacobovE
November 8th, 2018, 7:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Safest White Burgs
Replies: 87
Views: 4229

Re: The Safest White Burgs

In my cellar, that translates into 5 producers that I bet on starting in 2004: Coche, Raveneau, PYCM, Dauvissat and Roulot. They are not infallible (especially Dauvissat), and I've only been cellaring them since 2004, so there's only 12 vintages of data/experience (2004-2015). Based on CT consumpti...
by YacobovE
October 30th, 2018, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Safest White Burgs
Replies: 87
Views: 4229

Re: The Safest White Burgs

Moreover, in the premox era our collective palate is changing: most of us would find Pierre Ramonet's wines of the '70s and '80s far too austere and structural if we went back in time to taste them from barrel today. Does this statement imply that maybe white burgs today are not as ageable as they ...
by YacobovE
October 30th, 2018, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Safest White Burgs
Replies: 87
Views: 4229

Re: The Safest White Burgs

Moreover, in the premox era our collective palate is changing: most of us would find Pierre Ramonet's wines of the '70s and '80s far too austere and structural if we went back in time to taste them from barrel today. Does this statement imply that maybe white burgs today are not as ageable as they ...
by YacobovE
October 29th, 2018, 8:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Safest White Burgs
Replies: 87
Views: 4229

Re: The Safest White Burgs

look at the oxidized burg wiki. A wealth of info is there. Yup, I’ve spent countless hours on there and referenced it in my OP...partially to avoid that exact comment ;), just curious with more than two decades of knowledge around premox, what people would be doing to build aged white burg cellars ...
by YacobovE
October 29th, 2018, 8:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Safest White Burgs
Replies: 87
Views: 4229

Re: The Safest White Burgs

look at the oxidized burg wiki. A wealth of info is there. Yup, I’ve spent countless hours on there and referenced it in my OP...partially to avoid that exact comment ;), just curious with more than two decades of knowledge around premox, what people would be doing to build aged white burg cellars ...
by YacobovE
October 29th, 2018, 7:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Safest White Burgs
Replies: 87
Views: 4229

The Safest White Burgs

I know the topic of premox has been discussed a million different ways and is covered in great detail between the white burg premox wiki and the Don Cornwell annual white burg vintage dinners. But after reading a few recent threads I wanted to ask the question in a slightly different way. If you wer...
by YacobovE
October 24th, 2018, 6:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: great wine wknd: DRC, Raveneau, Dauvissat,Ente, Rinaldi, Monfortino, Mugneret-Gibourg, Grange, Masseto, Chave, Scarecrow
Replies: 19
Views: 1763

Re: great wine wknd: DRC, Raveneau, Dauvissat,Ente, Rinaldi, Monfortino, Mugneret-Gibourg, Grange, Masseto, Chave, Scare

Which Raveneau did you end up drinking? Didn't see a tasting note above.. Y, good catch. It was 04 Butteaux, with some oysters and cold shrimp. Brilliant wine, great cut, high acid, fresh crushed stones and citrus. Wonderful freshness and minerality, as it warmed it was almost oily. Would've gotten...
by YacobovE
October 24th, 2018, 6:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: great wine wknd: DRC, Raveneau, Dauvissat,Ente, Rinaldi, Monfortino, Mugneret-Gibourg, Grange, Masseto, Chave, Scarecrow
Replies: 19
Views: 1763

Re: great wine wknd: DRC, Raveneau, Dauvissat,Ente, Rinaldi, Monfortino, Mugneret-Gibourg, Grange, Masseto, Chave, Scare

scamhi wrote:
October 24th, 2018, 5:00 am
dcornutt wrote:
October 23rd, 2018, 2:23 am
Paul. Love these notes. The Richebourg sounds like it is in a great place. Cheers.
I agree great notes on a stellar group pf bottles.
Don- the DRC was a Romanee St Vivant not a Richebourg.
Believe he was referring to the other bottle of DRC referenced above...the ‘00 Richebourg
by YacobovE
October 22nd, 2018, 6:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 16 Coche
Replies: 14
Views: 1305

Re: 16 Coche

So the definitive answer is that the 2016 MP will be sold along with the other 2016 wines (excepting the Corton-Charlemagne), but the 2015 MP will be kept back. In the future, Raphael would like both the MP and CC to be kept back five years before release, but it will take some time to get to that....
by YacobovE
October 19th, 2018, 7:47 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Argon Wine Adapter (R) Not affiliated with Coravin
Replies: 9
Views: 1387

Re: Argon Wine Adapter for your Coravin

John, very cool coravin hack! Have an unrelated question...what's up with this other item you have for sale on ebay?? https://www.ebay.com/itm/13-Tall-Decorative-Birdhouse-Black-Woman-Holding-Slice-Watermelon-Crow-Shoulder/322938028697?hash=item4b309b4299:g:N~gAAOSwevlaMLR2:rk:23:pf:0 Mods, feel fre...
by YacobovE
October 18th, 2018, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 16 Coche
Replies: 14
Views: 1305

Re: 16 Coche

In terms of Corton Charlemagne, my guess is '13 based on what I'm seeing on wine-searcher and cellartracker, but I could be wrong. You are right. Perrières is also being systematically held back now, the 15 still hasn't been released. I tasted it and it was extraordinary. As soon as I tried it, I u...
by YacobovE
October 17th, 2018, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 16 Coche
Replies: 14
Views: 1305

Re: 16 Coche

In terms of Corton Charlemagne, my guess is '13 based on what I'm seeing on wine-searcher and cellartracker, but I could be wrong.
by YacobovE
October 17th, 2018, 7:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dauvissat vs. Raveneau tasting
Replies: 16
Views: 975

Re: Dauvissat vs. Raveneau tasting

What an awesome dinner! What were the group's thoughts on '11 Clos? It came at the end of the evening so got a bit less attention than it deserved. Very good wine, but needs 10+ years to fulfil its potential. Very helpful. Thanks!! And totally agree with your sentiment about where '95s are right no...
by YacobovE
October 17th, 2018, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dauvissat vs. Raveneau tasting
Replies: 16
Views: 975

Re: Dauvissat vs. Raveneau tasting

What an awesome dinner! What were the group's thoughts on '11 Clos?
by YacobovE
October 17th, 2018, 6:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suggestions for wine cellar insurer
Replies: 59
Views: 2152

Re: Suggestions for wine cellar insurer

Chubb. Not cheap but worth it. My cooling unit at our AZ home failed in the dead of summer, and blew 110 degree air into the cellar. We didn’t have a huge amount of wine there, but it was an $85,000 claim paid with no questions. They valued that particular cellar at 45% over what CT estimated it’s ...
by YacobovE
October 16th, 2018, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on Buying and Consuming BURGUNDY
Replies: 109
Views: 9354

Re: Thoughts on Buying and Consuming BURGUNDY

It also depends on what your budget is. If your monthly wine budget is $300, then you are pretty limited by what you can buy and it will be impossible to get on anyone’s premier allocation list . That will limit your choices and the advice that someone can give you. Video footage of latest premier ...
by YacobovE
October 16th, 2018, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suggestions for wine cellar insurer
Replies: 59
Views: 2152

Re: Suggestions for wine cellar insurer

Was anyone able to get insurance without having to change over their whole policy? AmWins offers a solo wine insurance policy -- the group was previously Bliss & Glennon (before becoming part of AmWins) and they were originally affiliated with insureyourwine.com, which is when I started using them....
by YacobovE
October 16th, 2018, 6:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suggestions for wine cellar insurer
Replies: 59
Views: 2152

Re: Suggestions for wine cellar insurer

Was anyone able to get insurance without having to change over their whole policy? AmWins offers a solo wine insurance policy -- the group was previously Bliss & Glennon (before becoming part of AmWins) and they were originally affiliated with insureyourwine.com, which is when I started using them....
by YacobovE
October 12th, 2018, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa: The excessibe baller’s guide
Replies: 10
Views: 1706

Re: Napa: The excessibe baller’s guide

Christian Obermanns wrote:
October 12th, 2018, 9:45 am
Fancy hotel: $12,000 / night

or

4 bottles Screaming Eagle + Styrofoam cup + park bench


I know which experience I would prefer...
Or 60 bottles of Bond Matriarch to better fit with the article's seeming love of all things Bond.
by YacobovE
October 3rd, 2018, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Total Wine Futures - Nondelivery of '15 VCC - Happy Ending!
Replies: 135
Views: 6992

Re: Total Wine Futures - Nondelivery of '15 VCC

1. This "terms and conditions" page is not on, or linked to, the bdx futures page. I did not click through all the way to the end of the purchase process, of course, and it is possible that a link appears later in the purchase process, but the futures page has its own "how it works" page and these ...
by YacobovE
October 3rd, 2018, 6:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Total Wine Futures - Nondelivery of '15 VCC - Happy Ending!
Replies: 135
Views: 6992

Re: Total Wine Futures - Nondelivery of '15 VCC

Nope. Just boiler plate statement that they couldn’t get the wine. And I hadn’t just paid 50% deposit, but the whole bill My first choice was to move to the 16 vintage, but that option was denied. [stirthepothal.gif] Unfortunately, you are not the first, and will probably not be the last, to report...
by YacobovE
September 23rd, 2018, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the proper response when a vendor yanks you around?
Replies: 61
Views: 2803

Re: What's the proper response when a vendor yanks you around?

Tom G l a s g o w wrote:
September 23rd, 2018, 7:38 pm
Can’t blame them if you’re a one off customer and they want to sell to a regular.
Hard to create new regulars if the go-to response is to offer nothing for an inconvenience to a potential new customer.
by YacobovE
September 14th, 2018, 10:21 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Petrus 1985 And 1982 For Sale
Replies: 5
Views: 1003

Re: Petrus 1985 And 1982 For Sale

Are pics available if we message you directly or will you be able to post them? Thanks!
by YacobovE
September 13th, 2018, 6:59 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Noma - Disappointing...... (long)
Replies: 23
Views: 2296

Re: Noma - Disappointing...... (long)

Sad to read this thread since Noma has been on my bucket list for a while, but appreciative to have this intel before I make the trek and drop the coin.
by YacobovE
September 12th, 2018, 8:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help an amatuer impress his wife?
Replies: 37
Views: 1472

Re: Help an amatuer impress his wife?

When your white zin loving wife sells some Petrus to pay off your debts, she deserves a birthday surprise (and you lurkers in your mothers' basements can't stop them).
by YacobovE
September 12th, 2018, 7:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do Jack
Replies: 17
Views: 961

Re: Do Jack

Jeremy Holmes wrote:
September 11th, 2018, 7:46 pm
Edan, all of them were quite youthful and should improve with further cellaring.
That's both helpful and not surprising! Thanks!
by YacobovE
September 11th, 2018, 7:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do Jack
Replies: 17
Views: 961

Re: Do Jack

Sounds like all the Dujacs you tried would benefit from additional cellar time?
by YacobovE
September 5th, 2018, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Santa Rosa restaurants
Replies: 22
Views: 1054

Re: Santa Rosa restaurants

Lee Braem wrote:
September 5th, 2018, 11:52 am
Any recommendations, especially if good wine list? Thanks.
John Ash & Co. has really solid food at a higher end price point (still not super expensive, but not cheap), decent wine list from what I can remember
by YacobovE
September 4th, 2018, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Selling Wine
Replies: 105
Views: 6202

Re: Selling Wine

Again thank you to the genuine people that offered me advice. However I despair at people that want to argue with me. Terrible indictment of the world where the internet facilitates arguing with people you do not even know. Two of the more famous examples of fraud in the wine world and why people o...
by YacobovE
August 30th, 2018, 2:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Selling Wine
Replies: 105
Views: 6202

Re: Selling Wine

I'm confused on two points that are semi-related, but also semi-unrelated to OPs original ask: 1. Your uncle gave you a wedding present 6 weeks ago and you're already trying to flip it? 2. And if your answer to my first question is that your uncle knows you're selling the wine, why wouldn't he help ...
by YacobovE
July 18th, 2018, 8:46 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Driver in Piedmont
Replies: 5
Views: 438

Driver in Piedmont

ken, It would probably just be a driver as I plan to book my own restaurants and winery visits.I do not know about 24/7 as it is only part of each day. Richard, would you be open to the possibility that this person becomes a lifelong friend after the trip, or are you going into it with the expectat...
by YacobovE
June 20th, 2018, 7:35 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Honeymooning in France - Recs for going all out
Replies: 20
Views: 852

Honeymooning in France - Recs for going all out

In Nice, I'll second the Chagall museum and dinner at Mirazur (although a bit of a drive, it's fantastic). I'll add the Matisse museum in Nice as worth a visit. I'll third both the Chagall museum and dinner at Mirazur. The Chagall museum was one of the most enjoyable museum visits I've had. And Mir...
by YacobovE
June 12th, 2018, 1:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Critical of the Critics - 2004 & 2011 Red Burgundy
Replies: 195
Views: 8833

Critical of the Critics - 2004 & 2011 Red Burgundy

k s h i n wrote: I have posted this more than a dozen times but FWIW... Dry and crush a dead lady bug, add 1/2 to 1/4 to a neutral cheap clean Pinot. That is what LBT smell like.
Please stop trying to convince everyone to participate in your sick experiments of murdering ladybugs!! SAVE THE LADYBUGS, PEOPLE!!
by YacobovE
June 12th, 2018, 8:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blind night 2015 Wines-Roulot
Replies: 12
Views: 1139

Blind night 2015 Wines-Roulot

Curious if there's any update on this? I have a couple of Roulot '15 Tesson, and was thinking about adding a few more '15's from him. Just echoing Philip's question -- was fortunate to get a nice allocation of '15 Roulots from Perrieres down to Bourgogne Blanc (which sounds like it doesn't have the...
by YacobovE
May 22nd, 2018, 2:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NoK '15 Release
Replies: 16
Views: 1995

NoK '15 Release

Charles Hetzel wrote:Thanks for posting this YacobovE -- did you OCR scan that?
In a sense yes...I just typed it up quickly
by YacobovE
May 22nd, 2018, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NoK '15 Release
Replies: 16
Views: 1995

NoK '15 Release

Just in case folks are curious & are having trouble reading Charles' scan, here is the excerpt on the Touriga Nacional bottling from the release letter: As you probably know our NoK box houses 1 magnum and 3 bottles. That is still so, but this year one of the three is a separate, special cuvee and a...
by YacobovE
May 20th, 2018, 8:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NoK '15 Release
Replies: 16
Views: 1995

NoK '15 Release

Got the letter today and indeed the Touriga National Numero Um is indeed 100% Touriga. Page 2 of the 2015 NoK release letter confirms this. Will attempt to post a picture below. Thanks for posting. The pic is a bit out of focus when I zoom in to read it, but I should be getting my letter any day now.
by YacobovE
May 15th, 2018, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NoK '15 Release
Replies: 16
Views: 1995

NoK '15 Release

Just received the email on NoK and noticed the offer is 2 bottles of NoK #9 + 1 magnum + 1 bottle of Touriga Nacional Numero Um. I've only been on the list a few years, so not sure if they've done this before, but anyone have intel on the Touriga Nacional Numero Um bottle (besides the fact that they...

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