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by Kirk.Grant
January 20th, 2020, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What a great community we have!
Replies: 17
Views: 1107

Re: What a great community we have!

Yes, we really do have a great community. Howard Davis was very helpful when I went to Italy, so was Bill Klapp, I miss his posting & sharing here. Glenn Levine was both a generous & gracious host (a little before this but from WLTV forums), and Ron Kramer (RIP) brought many of us together for an un...
by Kirk.Grant
January 20th, 2020, 2:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Antinori Tignanello Toscana IGT
Replies: 6
Views: 553

Re: TN: 2010 Antinori Tignanello Toscana IGT

Tim thanks for the update on this. I've only got two bottles and with the price increases I don't see myself ever buying this one again now that it's $130+. These really do take some time to come around. I finally had my "wow" with the 2004 about a year ago...so I'm thinking that I'm at least waitin...
by Kirk.Grant
January 20th, 2020, 1:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Collecting wines not of the usual countries
Replies: 10
Views: 429

Re: Collecting wines not of the usual countries

My consumption of Musar (Lebanon) will likely increase if there is a 100% tariff on EU wines. The white, red & rose are all excellent and singular in my mind.
by Kirk.Grant
January 20th, 2020, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Discussion: recent champagne vintages
Replies: 5
Views: 369

Re: Discussion: recent champagne vintages

NYE we opened a Vilmart CdC 2008 & 2010...the room unanimously enjoyed the 2010 over the 2008. Not that the 2008 wasn't great, but there was more tension and it just seemed fresher.
by Kirk.Grant
January 17th, 2020, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Chateau Musar Rouge 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 632

Re: TN: Chateau Musar Rouge 2012

Haven't tried the 2012 but I have tried all the other recent releases, and my favorites so far are 2010 and the late-released 2006. I haven't had the 2006, 2009, 2011, or 2012. However, I was very happy with the 2008's & 2010's. Both are in the cellar for a good few year's sleep. I've really been e...
by Kirk.Grant
January 16th, 2020, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kerin O'Keefe on Barolo 2016
Replies: 37
Views: 3043

Re: Kerin O'Keefe on Barolo 2016

AndreasB wrote:
January 15th, 2020, 2:20 am
- Cavallotto (maybe in tier two)
Definitely in tier two.
by Kirk.Grant
January 16th, 2020, 6:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kerin O'Keefe on Barolo 2016
Replies: 37
Views: 3043

Re: Kerin O'Keefe on Barolo 2016

So excited for these wines. We spent part of our honeymoon in Barolo in 2016. What US retailers would everyone recommend for Barolo? Does anyone do pre-arrival pricing? My wife took our first trip to Piedmont in 2016 as well. I've found that I can get most of the wines I want from Wine Library, Ben...
by Kirk.Grant
January 14th, 2020, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Enthusiast 2020 Vintage Chart
Replies: 22
Views: 2106

Re: Wine Enthusiast 2020 Vintage Chart

Looks like they weren't that impressed with the 2013 or 2016 vintages in Barolo/Barbaresco. Seems like they were nice, but it seems like the WA is a bit "ho-hum" for a vintage that people from the region and tasters that I really respect are saying that it fantastic across the board.
by Kirk.Grant
January 12th, 2020, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do You Find Petit Sirah To Be Monolithic?
Replies: 70
Views: 3220

Re: Do You Find Petit Sirah To Be Monolithic?

We used to get some from Grist on Bradford Mountain when it got ripe. We would use it as a blender. Caymus now is taking the whole block so I'm interested to see what they are going to do with it. I've liked Turley's PS from Hayne and Rattlesnake, they just take a long time. I had a few from the li...
by Kirk.Grant
January 11th, 2020, 2:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Patty Green Commemorative Willamette Valley
Replies: 4
Views: 624

Re: TN: 2017 Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Patty Green Commemorative Willamette Valley

Thanks for the note, Kirk, I believe I also own some of this. Sounds like an appropriately special bottling. I'm really enjoying all the 2017's I have opened so far. This was hands-down my favorite. While I'm not one that generally assigns points, I found myself thinking that like the wine for Bob ...
by Kirk.Grant
January 10th, 2020, 9:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Korean food matching (not korean bbq)
Replies: 65
Views: 1968

Re: Korean food matching (not korean bbq)

I loved the food in Korea for the 1.5 years I was there. There is a lot of spice and greens in the foods that I had. So for the greens & spice based dishes I'd pair them with the Foris Dry Gewürztraminer. A highly under-rated pairing. For their soups like sundubu jjigae I'd pair that with a Spätlese...
by Kirk.Grant
January 10th, 2020, 8:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Patty Green Commemorative Willamette Valley
Replies: 4
Views: 624

TN: 2017 Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Patty Green Commemorative Willamette Valley

2017 Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Patty Green Commemorative Willamette Valley - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley (1/10/2020) This is lovely...full stop. I can't imagine a better, more "Oregon" Pinot Noir. I beautiful ruby core that is still easy to see through. Light-medium bodied (more light le...
by Kirk.Grant
January 9th, 2020, 5:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is "Down the drain" the NEW HOBBY?
Replies: 54
Views: 2753

Re: Is "Down the drain" the NEW HOBBY?

For me, wine is about enjoyment and having an experience. If I'm not enjoying it...it's just alcohol. I don't really like being drunk, so down the drain, or strait to the garbage pale; it's not something I plan to drink.
by Kirk.Grant
January 8th, 2020, 7:02 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: BOSTON area: SQN FS
Replies: 0
Views: 400

BOSTON area: SQN FS

I've been on the SQN list for a few years, but I'm finding there are other wines I'd rather be buying. Looking to trade off the wines in the Boston area. Please PM for inquiries. 2014 Sine Qua Non Syrah Piranha Waterdance 2015 Sine Qua Non Syrah Trouver l'Arene 2016 Sine Qua Non Syrah Rätsel 16 2012...
by Kirk.Grant
January 5th, 2020, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Château Talbot Caillou Blanc
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: TN: 2015 Château Talbot Caillou Blanc

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
January 5th, 2020, 5:00 pm
Who woulda thunk! Love this chateau, had no clue they made a white.
If you like rich, full-bodied whites that have some balance...this could be worth seeking out. For the $32 I paid, I'd definitely buy again.
by Kirk.Grant
January 5th, 2020, 5:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How does one extract a broken cork from inside a bottle?
Replies: 39
Views: 1388

Re: How does one extract a broken cork from inside a bottle?

I've gone back with a Durand after a cork has broken and it's work well for me every time. I'd just shift and use the Durand once the cork broke. I read the OP to be asking what to do when part of the cork has dropped into the wine. Oh, I missed that part. Thank you for catching that. Then, I'd say...
by Kirk.Grant
January 5th, 2020, 4:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Château Talbot Caillou Blanc
Replies: 2
Views: 118

TN: 2015 Château Talbot Caillou Blanc

This was a neat little discovery for me while I was traveling around NYE. I wish I had bought more than one bottle. 2015 Château Talbot Caillou Blanc - France, Bordeaux (1/5/2020) A deep golden hue in the glass, this has a rich nose full of dried pineapple, candied ginger, and sea spray. The palate ...
by Kirk.Grant
January 5th, 2020, 2:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How does one extract a broken cork from inside a bottle?
Replies: 39
Views: 1388

Re: How does one extract a broken cork from inside a bottle?

I've gone back with a Durand after a cork has broken and it's work well for me every time. I'd just shift and use the Durand once the cork broke.
by Kirk.Grant
January 4th, 2020, 8:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Favorite Wines Inroduced to You by a Fellow Board Member - Top 3-5?
Replies: 74
Views: 3511

Re: Your Favorite Wines Inroduced to You by a Fellow Board Member - Top 3-5?

What a great topic! I think there's a good amount of merit to sharing the love and credit as others have turned us onto some really interesting wines. The bulk of these wines will be from one board member that I most regularly drink with. Keller: Doug S. opened a 2007 Kirchspiel GG for me on New Yea...
by Kirk.Grant
January 4th, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 Wine Resolutions
Replies: 60
Views: 2680

Re: 2020 Wine Resolutions

Who makes GG Weissburgunder? I've seen Weissburgunder imported from Seehof and others, but not GG. Meßmer does, and Terry Theise used to import it but the 2013 was the last vintage I could find in the US market. It's a singular expression of Pinot Blanc that I've yet to find an equal to. It's not t...
by Kirk.Grant
January 4th, 2020, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Understanding the dumb phase and aging
Replies: 64
Views: 2962

Re: Understanding the dumb phase and aging

I am trying to better understand the dumb phase and wondering if anyone has some insight. 1. How do you estimate when the dumb phase will happen and for how long? Are there things you are looking for in the aroma or palette? Do you have any techniques used to help estimate? 2. What causes the dumb ...
by Kirk.Grant
January 4th, 2020, 8:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 Wine Resolutions
Replies: 60
Views: 2680

Re: 2020 Wine Resolutions

Goals for 2020: Buy fewer bottles, and free up more space in storage. Buy more Champagne. Buy more Bartlett's Blueberry wines...cases more. Spend 20% of the annual wine budget while in Germany on my Honeymoon. Make sure you load up on stickies while in Germany! I plan on buying wines that are nor i...
by Kirk.Grant
January 3rd, 2020, 8:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on SommSelect?
Replies: 21
Views: 1633

Re: Thoughts on SommSelect?

I've thought about trying their blind six to see what it's like. However, I've often thought that I could trust a friend of mine to pick out classic wines and blind me on them for less money. I too have been curious about the blind six.
by Kirk.Grant
January 2nd, 2020, 6:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 Wine Resolutions
Replies: 60
Views: 2680

Re: 2020 Wine Resolutions

Goals for 2020:

Buy fewer bottles, and free up more space in storage.

Buy more Champagne. Buy more Bartlett's Blueberry wines...cases more.

Spend 20% of the annual wine budget while in Germany on my Honeymoon.
by Kirk.Grant
January 2nd, 2020, 5:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 168
Views: 15299

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

For anyone that lives driving distance to the NH liquor stores they're doing their customer appreciation sale 15% off/case. They have the 2008 listed at 149.99 that makes them $127.49 a bottle. That's $2.50 more than what we charged for the 1996 at the first wine store I worked at in 2006.
by Kirk.Grant
January 2nd, 2020, 5:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 purchases vs. overall cellar
Replies: 59
Views: 2355

Re: 2019 purchases vs. overall cellar

2019 Purchases Champagne (25%) Burgundy (12%) Bordeaux (1%) N. Rhône (3%) Loire Valley (6%) Jura (1%) Oregon (5%) Blueberry Wine (12%) California (2%) Tuscany (8%) Piedmont (4%) Germany (8%) Lebanon (5%) Austria (1%) Spain (1%) Portugal (1%) Other (5%) My Cellar Burgundy (21%) Champagne (8%) Rhône ...
by Kirk.Grant
December 29th, 2019, 4:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1666
Views: 97273

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
December 29th, 2019, 12:09 pm
Vilmart Rosé for $49.99 was a clear buy, as we go through Rosé like water.
Damn...I'm both happy & sad that I missed that offer. I'd want to buy a case at that price...and I don't have the money to do that right now.
by Kirk.Grant
December 29th, 2019, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: End of the year countdown! What are you buying?
Replies: 17
Views: 1099

Re: End of the year countdown! What are you buying?

Frederico L e e wrote:
December 29th, 2019, 1:09 pm
Just one bottle of Pierre Peters Les Chetillons BdB 2012. My last purchase of the year, I promise.
It’s hard to find places with more than 2 bottles for sale at a reasonable price.
by Kirk.Grant
December 29th, 2019, 3:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Horsepower and No Girls
Replies: 10
Views: 1203

Re: Horsepower and No Girls

I was on each mailing list when they started. I enjoyed some of the wines along the way, but found there were other wines I enjoyed more that cost less. So I dropped those lists & Cayuse after 2-3 years.
by Kirk.Grant
December 28th, 2019, 8:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s your definite do NOT buy in 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 3083

Re: What’s your definite do NOT buy in 2020

Salon, Franzia, and corked wines. :)
by Kirk.Grant
December 28th, 2019, 8:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Barolo of the year ?
Replies: 78
Views: 4853

Re: What is your Barolo of the year ?

My Barolo of 2019 was a 1971 Brero Barolo Riserva Monvigliero. It was decanted for about 10 hours and showed beautifully for the 3 hours over our dinner.
by Kirk.Grant
December 28th, 2019, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: OMG - Zachy's was selling it for how much in 1977?
Replies: 12
Views: 1302

Re: OMG - Zachy's was selling it for how much in 1977?

If you want an interesting read look at some of the older Rare Wine Co. issues from 2009-2012. Even those prices look really good on some wines.
by Kirk.Grant
December 28th, 2019, 8:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?
Replies: 100
Views: 6363

Re: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?

alan weinberg wrote:
December 27th, 2019, 8:01 pm
08 Taittinger CdC
12 Vilmart CdC
12 Peters Chetillons
This...and a few more Champagnes
by Kirk.Grant
December 27th, 2019, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 168
Views: 15299

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

Ray, where would you put '88 and '90 Dom in the overall scheme of things and in comparison to the '08? Those were the first two vintages I paid attention to from release onward. Both the '88 and '90 are imo not at the level of '82, '95, '96, '02 or '08. DP should have done better in 1988 and 1990 i...
by Kirk.Grant
December 26th, 2019, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Hipster Wines for Mechanics GoFundMe - Dec 25 - Jan 3
Replies: 57
Views: 1681

Re: Week 5 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Hipster Wines for Mechanics GoFundMe - Dec 25 - Jan 3

I don't know if this will qualify. It was free, and gifted to me by a hipster'esque friend. As for "challenging me" it certainly did. 1987 Joseph Drouhin Chardonnay Bourgogne Blanc Laforet - France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc (12/25/2019) This was gifted from a friend that got it from a family member...
by Kirk.Grant
December 26th, 2019, 6:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP Chicago Wine Auctions (without buyer premiums)
Replies: 15
Views: 1172

Re: RIP Chicago Wine Auctions

What I dont understand is why are they allowed to charge seller fee for an item then charge a buyer fee for the same item. Looks like double dipping. That's what wined.com does also. They need to have the capital to pay for employees to handle the wines, manage the warehouse, etc. I've found that a...
by Kirk.Grant
December 26th, 2019, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Everybody wants a wine to show well . . .
Replies: 23
Views: 1424

Re: Everybody wants a wine to show well . . .

I could not coax anything out of our starter wine, a 2011 Clos de la Roilette Griffe du Marquis out of magnum, had a lean, tart profile that I could not get to evolve. Moved on to a few other wines, including a 2010 Ridge Lytton and some Bordeaux. Same thing. Everything tasted tart. I am on antibio...
by Kirk.Grant
December 26th, 2019, 3:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Christmas Birthday (Sylvaner GG, 89 Blueberry, '05 Riche, & '94 Port)
Replies: 4
Views: 328

Re: A Christmas Birthday (Sylvaner GG, 89 Blueberry, '05 Riche, & '94 Port)

382E7529-B6B7-4828-B0A9-89929755DFB6.jpeg Beautiful celebration dinner, Kirk. Wow! Hopefully this wonderful tradition replaces some of the lingering childhood memories of getting gypped by having a birthday the day before Christmas. BTW, in your wine evaluation nomenclature is 'Extraordinary' bette...
by Kirk.Grant
December 26th, 2019, 3:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Christmas Birthday (Sylvaner GG, 89 Blueberry, '05 Riche, & '94 Port)
Replies: 4
Views: 328

Re: A Christmas Birthday (Sylvaner GG, 89 Blueberry, '05 Riche, & '94 Port)

Awesome! The Bartlett was not even a Reserve? No it was just his French Oak Dry. It was quite possibly the most profound older Bartlett I've had. Next time i visit with Bob I'm definitely going to see if I can buy another bottle or trade for it with some Italian wines I know he really likes (Biondi...
by Kirk.Grant
December 26th, 2019, 7:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Christmas Birthday (Sylvaner GG, 89 Blueberry, '05 Riche, & '94 Port)
Replies: 4
Views: 328

A Christmas Birthday (Sylvaner GG, 89 Blueberry, '05 Riche, & '94 Port)

A CHRISTMAS BIRTHDAY DINNER - Brewer, Maine (12/25/2019-12/26/2019) A close friend's Birthday is on 12/24 and we have a small tradition of throwing a little get together for him on Christmas evening. Appetizer: Coquilles St. Jacques 2017 Weltner Rödelseer Küchenmeister “Hoheleite” Sylvaner Großes G...
by Kirk.Grant
December 26th, 2019, 7:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corkage according to the value of your bottle
Replies: 90
Views: 5076

Re: Corkage according to the value of your bottle

I wonder what the corkage on a 5L box of Franzia would be?
by Kirk.Grant
December 25th, 2019, 6:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Edmond Vatan Sancerre Clos la Néore, stone crab claws and grilled black grouper (caught today)
Replies: 16
Views: 834

Re: TN: 2015 Edmond Vatan Sancerre Clos la Néore, stone crab claws and grilled black grouper (caught today)

This is really great to see/hear. I'm sitting on my one single bottle of 2014 for some time given my experience with other well stored/aged SB's I'm hopeful that time will really reward the experience. I've only had Vatan once and it was a bit boozy to me. However, time can really change a wine.
by Kirk.Grant
December 24th, 2019, 7:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Foris Pinot Gris, Rogue Valley Oregon
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Re: 2017 Foris Pinot Gris, Rogue Valley Oregon

Dan Kravitz wrote:
December 23rd, 2019, 6:32 pm
Jason,

It opened a little sullen, I'm now on 2nd day and it gets better with air.

Dan Kravitz
They make a Dry Gewürztraminer that's worth checking in on if you like their Pinot Gris.
by Kirk.Grant
December 21st, 2019, 11:56 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Your Gin?
Replies: 376
Views: 31439

Re: Your Gin?

We were discussing gins at home the other day, after surveying a small collection of about 25 - 30 different bottles we've accumulated on various trips. Jonathan asked what my choices would be if we had to limit to 3 for the 3 broad categories - a G&T gin, a martini gin, and a sipping gin. My answe...
by Kirk.Grant
December 21st, 2019, 6:17 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3514
Views: 191583

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Michael Sopher wrote:
November 16th, 2016, 9:54 am
Scooped up 4 bottles of Blantons this AM at Total Wine in Norwalk Ct $48 per.
Are these hard to find? They sit on the local grocery store shelves here for about $54
by Kirk.Grant
December 21st, 2019, 6:01 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3514
Views: 191583

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Livermore Costco has 13 bottles after I left just now. $46.99 and limit of 1 per member. Hurry! IMG_2351.JPG What can anyone tell me about this bourbon? I'm relatively new to Bourbon and aside from the obvious (Jim Beam, Jack Daniels, etc that I never really liked or thought were too sweet). I've o...
by Kirk.Grant
December 18th, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sabrage on a half bottle?
Replies: 12
Views: 990

Re: Sabrage on a half bottle?

I wouldn't try it...there's probably different physics for a smaller bottle (not that I really understand physics).
by Kirk.Grant
December 17th, 2019, 8:15 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB: 2004 Sine Qua Non Covert Fingers Pinot Noir
Replies: 2
Views: 286

Re: WTB: 2004 Sine Qua Non Covert Fingers Pinot Noir

I think I saw a bottle show up on winebid.com this week or last.
by Kirk.Grant
December 15th, 2019, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine cooler ruined all my wine?
Replies: 126
Views: 6977

Re: wine cooler ruined all my wine?

While this is happening really fast, it does remind me that there was a time where I had a perfectly stored bottle of Bergstrom from 2006 that smelled like the tropicana coconut tanning oil...so much we were all laughing rather than crying. I too wonder about how the wines taste if you put one in th...

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