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by G. Newman
July 7th, 2019, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Beaujolais
Replies: 93
Views: 7154

Re: 2017 Beaujolais

I really enjoyed the 2017 from Domaine des Billards Saint-Amour . I had read that Saint-Amour can be of poor quality as much of it is produced for Valentine's day, but thought the Domaine des Billards was great: pomegranate and red cherries on the nose, with a rich, full-bodied wine on the palate. J...
by G. Newman
June 17th, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! (Black Forest cake and tapenade)
Replies: 828
Views: 39364

Re: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")

Jay Selman wrote:
June 17th, 2019, 12:34 pm
In addition to the Ray Walker thread, I vote to include this discussion as a "least likely to die a natural death" thread.
Wow! I think you've just made John's day. It's hard to think of a greater Wine Berserkers achievement than that.

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by G. Newman
June 12th, 2019, 5:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: This puts Spinal Tap to shame
Replies: 20
Views: 2033

Re: This puts Spinal Tap to shame

Greg, I anxiously await the first 1000 point wine.
by G. Newman
April 4th, 2019, 8:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which vintages of red Burgundy are you drinking in 2019?
Replies: 23
Views: 2102

Re: Which vintages of red Burgundy are you drinking in 2019?

There are lots of wines in every vintage through at least 2011 that can be drunk with enjoyment now. If you add Bourgogne Rouge and other regional wines, probably make that through 2016, at least. On the other hand, there are wines from many vintages that are not ready yet. For example, the 2001 Ro...
by G. Newman
April 4th, 2019, 5:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which vintages of red Burgundy are you drinking in 2019?
Replies: 23
Views: 2102

Re: Which vintages of red Burgundy are you drinking in 2019?

Voting closes in one day.

(Apologies for the shameless promotion of this thread.)
by G. Newman
March 25th, 2019, 1:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which vintages of red Burgundy are you drinking in 2019?
Replies: 23
Views: 2102

Re: Which vintages of red Burgundy are you drinking in 2019?

Thanks for all of the responses so far. Three years ago, 2000 had a slight lead over 1991, 1993, 2001, 2002 and 2007. With the results so far, seems that 1990 has slight lead over 2000 and 2001--although I'd be hard pressed to argue that the difference is statistically significant. I'll leave this o...
by G. Newman
March 23rd, 2019, 8:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: your consumption by grape
Replies: 8
Views: 465

Re: your consumption by grape

Pinot Noir (15%)
Nebbiolo (13%)
Chardonnay (10%)
Champagne blend (7%)
Gamay (5%)
Riesling (5%)
Cab Franc (3%)
Syrah (3%)
Red Bordeaux Blend (3%)
Tempranillo (3%)
Red Blend largely Italian (2%)
Aligoté 92%)
Dolcetto (2%)

Just checked on CT. Purchased looks a bit different than Consumption (above).
by G. Newman
March 23rd, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which vintages of red Burgundy are you drinking in 2019?
Replies: 23
Views: 2102

Re: Which vintages of red Burgundy are you drinking in 2019?

Mark Y wrote:
March 22nd, 2019, 8:07 pm
nothing before 1978?? ;)
Fair point Mark. When I did a similar poll three years ago, I got very few responses before 1978. The other reason, the poll tool (which seems to work very well) is limited to 40 choices.
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by G. Newman
March 22nd, 2019, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which vintages of red Burgundy are you drinking in 2019?
Replies: 23
Views: 2102

Which vintages of red Burgundy are you drinking in 2019?

It's been three years since I've asked a similar question: Which vintages of red Burgundy are you planning to open or would open (if you had them) this year? Feel free to distinguish between Village, 1er and GC in your comments, but for the purposes of the poll I'm not really making a distinction. T...
by G. Newman
June 8th, 2018, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New York wine consumers, please note.
Replies: 36
Views: 3011

New York wine consumers, please note.

It's not clear to me that the link I've received from a large number of wine shops this week is as targeted as it should be. It never asks for my address so it has no way of knowing who my State Senator and Assembly member is. I ended up going to the NY State Senate website https://www.nysenate.gov/...
by G. Newman
June 4th, 2018, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Loire Cab Franc - your short list of producers?
Replies: 53
Views: 2147

Loire Cab Franc - your short list of producers?

While my favorites tend to be those from Baudry, I'd encourage you to seek out Olga Raffault's La Singuliere. From my notes (which I cut and pasted from various sources) from a tasting earlier this year: "La Singulière is rarely seen in the US, has been brought in by Lyle Fass on at least one occasi...
by G. Newman
May 29th, 2018, 6:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Massive hailstorm in Bordeaux
Replies: 10
Views: 1622

Massive hailstorm in Bordeaux

A very nice map showing the path of the May 2018 hailstorm overlaid on the area of 2017 frost damage in the link below. Article (and map) also confirm that Bourg and Blaye were hardest hit.

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2018/ ... localised/
by G. Newman
March 15th, 2018, 5:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! (Black Forest cake and tapenade)
Replies: 828
Views: 39364

It's critic bingo! Molesworth's singed alder obsession

It seems that Wine Spectator has beat the other critics in applying this technology, according to Tim Atkin MW : The two words that come to mind when one thinks of the “Wine Spectator’s” lineup of wine critics — James Laube, Matt Kramer, Tim Fish, James Molesworth, Harvey Steiman et al.— is Artific...
by G. Newman
March 15th, 2018, 5:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you use off site storage-what are you paying?
Replies: 40
Views: 1940

If you use off site storage-what are you paying?

About $17 per case per year ($1.42 per case per month). Price per case inversely related to length of contract and number of cases stored.
by G. Newman
March 11th, 2018, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me "get" Burgundy
Replies: 121
Views: 3677

Help me "get" Burgundy

Billy, a much more knowledgeable Burgundy drinker than me recently told me the place to look for drinking (and not show-off collecting) was in the Côte Chalonnaise, Marsannay (but hit by 2016 frost), Santenay, Hautes Côtes de Beaune and de Nuits. If you find something you really like here, would enj...
by G. Newman
March 11th, 2018, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Apothic Inferno
Replies: 34
Views: 1763

TN: 2015 Apothic Inferno

I have to share these: That novice nailed it: "deep red wine with alcohol." There was a bit of "deep red wine" there (maybe 20%), but it was mostly "melted lollipops" and "alcohol." Although John noted that no one spat out the wine, he failed to mention that most liberally used the dump bucket to p...
by G. Newman
March 4th, 2018, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Raffault - Chinon-Picasses vertical - 1979-2011 (updated with 85, 89, 90)
Replies: 52
Views: 2387

TN: Raffault - Chinon - Picasses vertical - 1979-2011

John Morris wrote:What do other people feel about 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013?

Would be interested as well to hear anyone else's thoughts on 2007 to the present.
by G. Newman
January 31st, 2018, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How many different Burg producers are represented in your cellar?
Replies: 122
Views: 3157

How many different Burg producers are represented in your cellar?

95 (Burg defined as "Burgundy ex Beaujolais")

Surprised me that I had that many.
by G. Newman
January 24th, 2018, 1:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to Pronounce the ten Cru Beaujolais.
Replies: 16
Views: 1212

How to Pronounce the ten Cru Beaujolais.

B. Buzzini wrote:This is funny, and also informative! [wow.gif]

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Nice. I wouldn't mind watching a similar series (albeit much longer) with all the lieux-dits or climats of Burgundy.
by G. Newman
January 18th, 2018, 6:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine tasting descriptors that make you RUN
Replies: 148
Views: 4741

Wine tasting descriptors that make you RUN

"Blackberry jam" "creamy" ....when both show up in the same wine, I sprint.
by G. Newman
January 11th, 2018, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pairing challenge - red wine with jamon serrano
Replies: 40
Views: 1603

Pairing challenge - red wine with jamon serrano

Matthew King wrote:Rose champagne ... wrap the jamon around a quality breadstick!
+1
I second the recommendation for Rosé Champagne. I drink it with jamon serrano all the time.
by G. Newman
December 17th, 2017, 12:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will FedEx/UPS ship wine to Hawaii?
Replies: 40
Views: 1256

Will FedEx/UPS ship wine to Hawaii?

I was hoping for a photo of you schlepping a big box to the airport. But seeing that you did not listen to the advice of most of the Wine Berserkers, at least a photo of the overstuffed backpack would have been in order. [cheers.gif]
by G. Newman
December 14th, 2017, 1:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blame bigger wine glasses
Replies: 14
Views: 1060

Blame bigger wine glasses

From the first study ever to explore the changes in wine glass size over time (from 1700 to the present), we learn that, "As we approach the culturally legitimised deviancy of festive drinking, we suggest that size does matter: look at the wine glass in your hand." Disturbing conclusion in the BMJ (...
by G. Newman
December 6th, 2017, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The "Regions" of Barolo
Replies: 60
Views: 4134

The "Regions" of Barolo

The suspense is killing me John...and I was there last night.
by G. Newman
December 6th, 2017, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Domaine Baudry Chinon Croix Boissee [2015 vintage notes added 7.19.19]
Replies: 69
Views: 3253

TN: 2014 Domaine Baudry Chinon Croix Boissee

I'd certainly be willing to sacrifice a 2010 Croix Boisee at a Baudry-theme night.
by G. Newman
December 4th, 2017, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 99 Leroy, 04 Chevillon, 82 Muga, 96 F Haag, 01 Weinbach et al
Replies: 10
Views: 766

TN: 99 Leroy, 04 Chevillon, 82 Muga, 96 F Haag, 01 Weinbach et al

I thought wine of the night was the 2014 Norman Hardie – Unfiltered Chardonnay – Ontario : a white Burgundy on the nose with a touch of oak and nice acidity. A really beautiful wine. My runner-up would have been the 1999 Leroy Bourgogne but that might have been because I knew what it was. I thought ...
by G. Newman
December 4th, 2017, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Domaine Baudry Chinon Croix Boissee [2015 vintage notes added 7.19.19]
Replies: 69
Views: 3253

TN: 2014 Domaine Baudry Chinon Croix Boissee

I bought the 2014 in August 2017 (in New York) confirming an earlier post. I had a separate question regarding the 2010 Croix Boissée that Robert mentioned: any rough sense of its drinking window? John Gilman has the 2009 going from 2016 to 2060! (Easily outliving me). Any thoughts on the longevity ...
by G. Newman
November 17th, 2017, 8:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Two New AOCS in Burgundy
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Two New AOCS in Burgundy

Apparently AOC will set new rules on yields, minimum alcohol level, etc... but I haven't seen the details.
by G. Newman
November 17th, 2017, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Giovanni Canonica
Replies: 15
Views: 838

Giovanni Canonica

I opened a 2006 Barolo Paiagallo for a blind tasting group in February 2016 (wonder if John missed it). At the time I wrote: Some orange at the edges, this is beginning to develop nicely and can be enjoyed now, although could easily hold and drink 10 years from now. Good acidity, tannins resolving--...
by G. Newman
November 15th, 2017, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Two New AOCS in Burgundy
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Two New AOCS in Burgundy

The BIVB has approved two new AOCs for Burgundy: a new village appellation for wines from Vézelay (cleverly known as Vézelay) and a new Bourgogne Côte d'Or regional appellation (for wines, you guessed it, from the Côte d'Or). The Vézelay designation makes it the third village AOC in the Grand Auxerr...
by G. Newman
November 13th, 2017, 5:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Pair of Couchereaux from Jadot
Replies: 6
Views: 589

A Pair of Couchereaux from Jadot

Thanks for the tasting notes. Any preferences or differences that you or others would highlight between the two? I've only had Clos des Ursules and fell in love with it after a bottle of the 1982 from the cellars at Jadot a few years back. Locating the two on the Beaune map took me some time. I lear...
by G. Newman
November 12th, 2017, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A chance to sample the Veronelli cellar (very old Giacosa, Braida, G. Mascarello, Felsina ....)
Replies: 24
Views: 2036

TN: A chance to sample the Veronelli cellar (very old Giacosa, Braida, G. Mascarello, Felsina ....)

Hats off to Luca for organizing an amazing trip through decades of Italian wines that but for his efforts I would have never been able to try. John's TNs were better than anything I wrote up: my top wines for the evening were the 1975 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo from Emidio Pepe (great acidity even afte...
by G. Newman
October 27th, 2017, 5:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Burgundy
Replies: 2
Views: 700

2016 Burgundy

You might want to check out Claude Kolm's notes....he's in Burgundy right now tasting the 2016s mostly from cask. This trip marks his 30th consecutive vintage--he's been looking at Burgundy a lot longer than me. http://thefinewinereview.blogspot.fr/p/this-coming-monday-23-october-i-begin.html http:/...
by G. Newman
October 26th, 2017, 6:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines are no longer free to travel across state lines
Replies: 54
Views: 3383

NY Times on Interstate Wine Sales

While it's not news to most here, I thought it was noteworthy that Asimov devoted his latest column to the increasingly difficult business of selling wine across state lines: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/23/dining/drinks/interstate-wine-sales-shipping-laws.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection...
by G. Newman
October 7th, 2017, 8:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: '05 Taittinger, '71 Schiavenza, '99 S. Grasso, '01 Il Poggione
Replies: 5
Views: 562

TN: '05 Taittinger, '71 Schiavenza, '99 S. Grasso, '01 Il Poggione

Some mighty fine bottles were served up at my brown-bag group last night. We taste completely blindly – only the person who brought the wine is. The rest of us embarrass ourselves by guessing. 1971 Schiavenza Barolo: Slightly cloudy from fine sediment (it had only been upright for a couple of days)...
by G. Newman
October 6th, 2017, 4:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Sylvain Pitiot's book worth the price?
Replies: 14
Views: 766

Is Sylvain Pitiot's book worth the price?

Max K wrote:That's a great overview, Gray. Much appreciated.

Do you happen to know if there's a way to purchase the WSG study manual without taking the course? Doesn't look like it from the website.
I don't know Max, but seems worthwhile to inquire. Looks like both you and the WSG are located in DC.
by G. Newman
October 6th, 2017, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Sylvain Pitiot's book worth the price?
Replies: 14
Views: 766

Is Sylvain Pitiot's book worth the price?

The maps by Pitiot show up in at least three books in English: The Climats and Lieux-Dits of the Great Vineyards of Burgundy that you mentioned, a smaller version The Wines of Burgundy by Pitiot and Servant, and the Bourgogne Master-Level Study Manual from the Wine Scholars Guild. The advantage of t...
by G. Newman
October 4th, 2017, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 43 Barolos from 2013 -- and a very dry mouth to show for it
Replies: 49
Views: 4040

TN: 43 Barolos from 2013 -- and a very dry mouth to show for it

I tend to shy away from wines showing heat and was quite surprised at how few of the 2013 Barolo seemed hot. I counted 7 wines out of 42 that I tasted that I found hot---including Scavino Monvigliero, Virna Borgogno Sarmassa, Silvio Grasso Bricco Manzoni and Conterno Fantino Sori Ginestra . It was r...
by G. Newman
September 30th, 2017, 3:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Scholar Guild---Burgundy Master course
Replies: 3
Views: 366

Wine Scholar Guild---Burgundy Master course

Thanks for that Leslie. I am certainly looking forward to the discipline and structure that a course provides.
by G. Newman
September 27th, 2017, 1:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Scholar Guild---Burgundy Master course
Replies: 3
Views: 366

Wine Scholar Guild---Burgundy Master course

Are there any other Berserkers who have signed up for the Wine Scholar Guild's (formerly French Wine Society) upcoming Bourgogne Master-Level 11 week (17 class) course? If so, feel free to PM me. Details of the course: https://www.winescholarguild.org/programs/bourgogne-master-level-program/bourgogn...
by G. Newman
August 28th, 2017, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with moderately priced Chablis
Replies: 25
Views: 1037

Help with moderately priced Chablis

J a y H a c k wrote:Patrick Piuze
Barat (can be had very inexpensive sometimes)

I would second Patrick Piuze.
by G. Newman
August 13th, 2017, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What % of your cellar is Chablis?
Replies: 114
Views: 4558

What % of your cellar is Chablis?

3.4%. Fevre, Dauvissat, Duplessis, Billaud-Simon. We drink a lot of current Patrick Piuze: a great value and a go-to wine for lunch a couple of times a week.
by G. Newman
August 13th, 2017, 5:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNR - Cadia Barolo
Replies: 9
Views: 479

TNR - Cadia Barolo

Great sleuthing Dr. Sherlock Morris! Has anyone tried the wines? Possibly. Have you visited? From the angle of convergence on the barrels on the back wall, the pic appears to be taken with a moderate wide angle -- e.g., a 35mm or 28mm lens in 35mm format. That would render the background somewhat sm...
by G. Newman
July 31st, 2017, 7:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let´s talk VOLNAY
Replies: 92
Views: 6995

Let´s talk VOLNAY

To add a new name to the list, you might want to look into the Volnay from Clos de la Chapelle. John Gilman has a detailed article in his May-June 2017 issue on its recent history (a new domaine--but in name only--as it was previously known as Domaine Louis Boillot before being bought by Mark O'Conn...
by G. Newman
July 11th, 2017, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who makes your favorite Bourgogne Rouge and why?
Replies: 56
Views: 3033

Who makes your favorite Bourgogne Rouge and why?

To me bourgogne rouge is one time where vintage matters. For instance in 2011, 2013 or even 2014s; the fruits dont ripen enough; wines are often chaptalized, ends up being acidic and doesnt deliver value for money (atleast for my palate). Even from top producers at $30-$50, better value elsewhere. ...
by G. Newman
June 25th, 2017, 1:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Produttori di Barbaresco normale - Wowsers!
Replies: 29
Views: 1889

TN: 2006 Produttori di Barbaresco normale - Wowsers!

Ian Dorin said at the time that 9.105 was one of the riserva lots: http://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=22694 If it's not riserva, I'll sue Ian. The good thing about WB is that I'm sure you'll be able to obtain legal representation without too much trouble. Who knows, perhaps you...
by G. Newman
June 23rd, 2017, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: When wines deceive - Faiveley, G Conterno, Mondavi Reserve, Willi Schaefer
Replies: 40
Views: 2304

TN: When wines deceive - Faiveley, G Conterno, Mondavi Reserve, Willi Schaefer

Sorry for the absence of rhubarb, graphite or nose hairs but this is the best picture I could find to accompany John's post:
by G. Newman
June 12th, 2017, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Graphite and salinity: Experimental results added
Replies: 273
Views: 7053

Graphite and salinity: Let's get a grip here

I just returned from the stationery store, where I purchased a #8 super soft pencil to test this theory. Results to follow. You just made my day. For this thread, I have now: * snorted powdered graphite (no aroma) * used saline nasal spray (no salt aroma; induced no fond seaside memories) * smelled...
by G. Newman
May 1st, 2017, 12:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Our big pizza adventure in Brooklyn
Replies: 31
Views: 2267

Our big pizza adventure in Brooklyn

Jorge Henriquez wrote:No wonder they made you wait! Ha.
Come to think of it, they first told us it was a 45 minute wait, but then when John got the name wrong they said they had meant an hour and a half all along. [oops.gif]
by G. Newman
April 20th, 2017, 8:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! (Black Forest cake and tapenade)
Replies: 828
Views: 39364

It's critic bingo! Let's start with Vinous.

So no one thinks I'm picking on Galloni alone, here's a classic example of David Schildknecht's wordiness. What he wrote: “If there were more German growers concerned to showcase what virtually only German Riesling can achieve – notably including low-alcohol yet complete analytically dry wines as w...

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