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by Kirk.Grant
July 9th, 2020, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1990 Musar on Winebid.com
Replies: 50
Views: 2679

Re: 1990 Musar on Winebid.com

Looking back at this, hindsight is 20/20 & I should have reached out to the Wined Team first before posting here. I think that seeing something I had not seen in close to 15 years of drinking Musar made me want to reach out to our community first...but I should have spoken with the team at Winebid.c...
by Kirk.Grant
July 8th, 2020, 3:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1990 Musar on Winebid.com
Replies: 50
Views: 2679

Re: Buyer Beware 1990 Musar on Winebid.com (Broadbent Selections on front label)

Seems like there are 9 bottles that don't seem to have indication as to having lower fills, but the picture for the lot seems to be below neck. What are your thoughts? Mike, I've had many, MANY bottles of Musar that we at fill levels below the top of the label that were still outstanding wines. Mus...
by Kirk.Grant
July 8th, 2020, 8:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1990 Musar on Winebid.com
Replies: 50
Views: 2679

Re: Buyer Beware 1990 Musar on Winebid.com (Broadbent Selections on front label)

I looked for folks in the USA on Vivino who had reviewed this bottle / vintage and uploaded their own picture (you can scan for the image people upload when they review a wine by clicking on their user name). Wasn't able to find many reviewers of this vintage in the US, but did find one and wouldn'...
by Kirk.Grant
July 8th, 2020, 7:40 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Bourbon - Need advice
Replies: 24
Views: 861

Re: Bourbon - Need advice

A couple thoughts...Woodford Reserve is the official Bourbon of the Kentucky Derby. They make a limited release of 1L bottles every year for the Kentucky Derby. With this year being the ONLY year that they've ever moved the Kentucky Derby...I have to think that a bottle of their Woodford Reserve Ken...
by Kirk.Grant
July 7th, 2020, 7:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1990 Musar on Winebid.com
Replies: 50
Views: 2679

1990 Musar on Winebid.com

There are a few lots of the 1990 Musar (Rouge) on wined this week. I always look for the Broadbent Selections on old Musar. However, I've NEVER seen it listed on the front label before. It just looks all wrong. As Musar has started to gain some attention and the older bottles are harder & harder to ...
by Kirk.Grant
June 29th, 2020, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: sediment filters worth it?
Replies: 37
Views: 1284

Re: sediment filters worth it?

When I plan to open an older bottle I generally stand it up for a few days to let the sediment settle at the bottom. Occasionally want to open something spontaneously though so I am wondering if any of the wine sediment filters out there are worth it or if they take away more of the wine than we wo...
by Kirk.Grant
June 27th, 2020, 9:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: 2010 Tondonia Rosado $44.97
Replies: 58
Views: 3404

Re: PSA: 2010 Tondonia Rosado $44.97

Circling back on this thread to provide a little hope that there are still deals to had. Was pretty bummed about the tease that was B21, so I made it a mission to find an even better price. After some obsessive searching and a few phone calls, one of my local AZ contacts was able to source 8 bottle...
by Kirk.Grant
June 27th, 2020, 8:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Luggage
Replies: 27
Views: 936

Re: Wine Luggage

I just used the wine check last March. It worked well for both wine & bourbon we planned to consume on vacation. It is awkward as all Fu@k though. I just bought the VGV when they had the half off coupon. I'm looking forward to checking that thing out and seeing how it travels as it seems far easier...
by Kirk.Grant
June 27th, 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to respond to, " My X (friend or relative) wants to get into the wine business. What do you recommend?"
Replies: 35
Views: 1619

Re: How to respond to, " My X (friend or relative) wants to get into the wine business. What do you recommend?"

I've been doing this for 21 years now, and it's taken a long time to get to where I am. The biggest thing the industry is missing is business-minded people. It's one thing to buy a geeky wine, it's a whole other thing to sell it, and understand the consequences that come with it being a stale item ...
by Kirk.Grant
June 27th, 2020, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Luggage
Replies: 27
Views: 936

Re: Wine Luggage

I just used the wine check last March. It worked well for both wine & bourbon we planned to consume on vacation. It is awkward as all Fu@k though. I just bought the VGV when they had the half off coupon. I'm looking forward to checking that thing out and seeing how it travels as it seems far easier ...
by Kirk.Grant
June 24th, 2020, 7:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...
Replies: 131
Views: 4030

Re: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...

I have never had: Latour, Haut-Brion, Petrus, Le Pin, or Cheval Blanc Bolly VVF, Clos des Goisses, Krug CdM or CdA Rousseau Chambertin, Henri Jayer, La Tache, or Romanee Conti Conterno Monfortino or Giacosa "Red Label" Screagle, Harlan, Bond, or Marcassin Hommage à Jacques Perrin, Hermitage La Chape...
by Kirk.Grant
June 24th, 2020, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Am I Pinot'd out?
Replies: 77
Views: 3736

Re: Am I Pinot'd out?

From what I can tell I believe Pommard and NSG are more 'brutish', Volnay and Chambolle more elegant, and so forth. The villages I've had were Gevrey and I enjoyed them. I'm thinking that Voillot's Volnay villages might be good, and affordable. I'm not sure how Vosne would be subjectively classifie...
by Kirk.Grant
June 24th, 2020, 5:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Am I Pinot'd out?
Replies: 77
Views: 3736

Re: Am I Pinot'd out?

Then, try some Burgundy with age on them. I'm too young to have been cellaring Burgundy for years and too poor to buy the old vintages from producers I know excel. Is the worthwhile aged Burgundy experience out of reach? One other thing to consider is that maybe you don't like wines from a certain ...
by Kirk.Grant
June 24th, 2020, 6:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Am I Pinot'd out?
Replies: 77
Views: 3736

Re: Am I Pinot'd out?

Then, try some Burgundy with age on them. I'm too young to have been cellaring Burgundy for years and too poor to buy the old vintages from producers I know excel. Is the worthwhile aged Burgundy experience out of reach? I don't think so...Producers in the lesser valued regions still make wines tha...
by Kirk.Grant
June 24th, 2020, 5:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Am I Pinot'd out?
Replies: 77
Views: 3736

Re: Am I Pinot'd out?

Recently my quarterly arrivals from producers I really enjoy, like Failla and Lioco, have met with less and less enthusiasm. The wines haven't changed, I think I have. Every time I open a PN recently, I just fail to get enthused. They're all so "winemaker-y" and perfect and good/engineered. Nothing...
by Kirk.Grant
June 22nd, 2020, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mother-in-Law Drops Ice Cubes in my Mouchey :(
Replies: 41
Views: 2165

Re: Mother-in-Law Drops Ice Cubes in my Mouchey :(

Jim Stewart wrote:
June 21st, 2020, 10:25 am
She probably knew exactly what she was doing and how much it would piss you off !
Jim, thank you for the Lunch-time laugh...I really needed it today.
by Kirk.Grant
June 20th, 2020, 9:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Keller Rieslaner Spatlese. Yum!
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: TN: 2012 Keller Rieslaner Spatlese. Yum!

Wow was this delicious. Anyone have any that they want to sell me?? Pretty please ;) [media] https://www.instagram.com/p/CBrqAEWJ7P5/?igshid=ipgtgywar7bt [/media] Rich, I don't have any Keller to trade...but if we are headed to your area I'd certainly be happy to throw one of the GG's I have in the...
by Kirk.Grant
June 20th, 2020, 9:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mother-in-Law Drops Ice Cubes in my Mouchey :(
Replies: 41
Views: 2165

Re: Mother-in-Law Drops Ice Cubes in my Mouchey :(

My mother-in-law is just plain awesome. She's really fond of her Kendall Jackson, but always appreciates anytime I bring wine to share and try to introduce her to new wines she may enjoy. She does prefer fuller-bodied whites...but it's so much fun to see her get excited when I leave her a wine or gi...
by Kirk.Grant
June 20th, 2020, 9:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Higher altitude vineyards in Burgundy?
Replies: 12
Views: 945

Higher altitude vineyards in Burgundy?

What are some of the higher altitude vineyards focused on Pinot Noir in Burgundy? Maybe 1-2 in each region;I think it would be interesting to put a tasting together of a pair of wines from higher altitude sites in each of the major regions of Burgundy. Volnay Pommard Chambolle-Musigny Flagey-Echezea...
by Kirk.Grant
June 20th, 2020, 8:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pre-TN: 1999 Billecart-Salmon Champagne Cuvée Elisabeth Salmon Brut Rosé Millesime
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Re: Pre-TN: 1999 Billecart-Salmon Champagne Cuvée Elisabeth Salmon Brut Rosé Millesime

As for their regular NV Rose...that ages better than the Cuvee Elisabeth Salmon in my thoughts.
by Kirk.Grant
June 20th, 2020, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Give Riesling A Chance
Replies: 27
Views: 1233

Re: Give Riesling A Chance

And he does not sell wine. Considering how many people came into the store where I worked in Massachusetts, not even one of the top stores, asking for wines from his articles, I am confident that this is not true. I am glad to hear that. I have heard from multiple sources (winemakers, wine stores i...
by Kirk.Grant
June 20th, 2020, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pre-TN: 1999 Billecart-Salmon Champagne Cuvée Elisabeth Salmon Brut Rosé Millesime
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Re: Pre-TN: 1999 Billecart-Salmon Champagne Cuvée Elisabeth Salmon Brut Rosé Millesime

Jim, This is their tete de cuvee. I opened a bottle of 2000 back in 2014 and it tasted like it was near the end of it's life. I'm not really sure what to think of their top wines. I haven't had one that aged well. Even the Cuvee Nicolas seemed like it was oxidized from the 6 pack that I bought. I wo...
by Kirk.Grant
June 19th, 2020, 6:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most disappointing 'great' wine you've ever had?
Replies: 164
Views: 5417

Re: Most disappointing 'great' wine you've ever had?

85 La Tache for me. Purchased on release and stored impeccably, and generously shared, but I was ready for a mortgage level experience. From CT: “A little cellar funk/mustiness on opening so we poured into a decanter for half an hour before tasting. There was a fair amount of sediment in the bottle...
by Kirk.Grant
June 18th, 2020, 6:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1296
Views: 88305

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

I just had the Krug 168 éme last night and it was flat out glorious...
by Kirk.Grant
June 15th, 2020, 7:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar
Replies: 201
Views: 8087

Re: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar

36 bottles...on a pre-order. The most I've ever bought of any one wine. Before that it was (21) of the 1995 Musar
by Kirk.Grant
June 15th, 2020, 5:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which wine region would you live in?
Replies: 64
Views: 2056

Re: Which wine region would you live in?

I would want to live in Central Otago...good people, beautiful place, and far less racism than the US.
by Kirk.Grant
June 15th, 2020, 5:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Little Help Willamette Pinot?!?!
Replies: 23
Views: 1118

Re: A Little Help Willamette Pinot?!?!

Hey everyone, posting for a favor to myself. I need a recommendation on an available Pinot that I can buy for a wedding coming up? The father of the groom and I are both into wine and we agreed to grab a special willamette pinot (wedding is in Oregon) and bring it. I am on the hunt for a truly spec...
by Kirk.Grant
June 14th, 2020, 3:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your German riesling breakdown
Replies: 73
Views: 2236

Re: Your German riesling breakdown

This is the break-down of my German Riesling. I have never intentionally aged Kabinett wines, to me they're so delicious I tend to drink them within 30-90 days of purchase, so they fall in the realm of wines I buy and do not put in CT. However, I tend to drink GG's across several years so they repre...
by Kirk.Grant
June 14th, 2020, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you chill Beaujolais Crus before serving?
Replies: 21
Views: 837

Re: Do you chill Beaujolais Crus before serving?

? Jim, I chill most reds before serving them. If they are already at room temp (70 degrees +/-) I tend to like them to have 5-10 minutes in the fridge before serving them. I find them more enjoyable at this cooler temperature. Keep in mind, when you're tasting in a cellar at the domaine, often time...
by Kirk.Grant
June 13th, 2020, 7:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Keller Silliness
Replies: 146
Views: 5856

Re: Keller Silliness

What "fool's dynamic" has caused Keller GG Riesling prices to moonshot into the stratosphere, specifically in the US in the last 5 years? I used to buy these from Moore Brothers in NY at $70/apiece. They're very solid/great wines, but not even close to $200 great. What hedge fund managers or specul...
by Kirk.Grant
June 13th, 2020, 6:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Keller Silliness
Replies: 146
Views: 5856

Re: Keller Sillyness

What "fool's dynamic" has caused Keller GG Riesling prices to moonshot into the stratosphere, specifically in the US in the last 5 years? I used to buy these from Moore Brothers in NY at $70/apiece. They're very solid/great wines, but not even close to $200 great. What hedge fund managers or specul...
by Kirk.Grant
June 13th, 2020, 9:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Berserker Friday Night Social: 6PM PST Tonight/Friday
Replies: 15
Views: 379

Re: Wine Berserker Friday Night Social: 6PM PST Tonight/Friday

So, Kirk, I highly recommend that you renew your vows and invite me to the ceremony. Thank you...it was a weekend filled with only immediate family & our wedding party. 18 people in all. One of the beauties of such a small wedding was we could really enjoy the weekend, the prep, and all the little ...
by Kirk.Grant
June 12th, 2020, 8:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Berserker Friday Night Social: 6PM PST Tonight/Friday
Replies: 15
Views: 379

Re: Wine Berserker Friday Night Social: 6PM PST Tonight/Friday

"Blueberry wine will change your life." - Kirk I'm convinced, I need some of that cerulean nectar! Let me see if I can put this into perspective. We gave a bottle of 2010 Bartlett Blueberry Winemaker's Reserve as a wedding gift. It was also the wine that I repeatedly heard "Do we have more to open?...
by Kirk.Grant
June 12th, 2020, 5:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Berserker Friday Night Social: 6PM PST Tonight/Friday
Replies: 15
Views: 379

Re: Wine Berserker Friday Night Social: 6PM PST Tonight/Friday

I hope this is West Coast time...I'd go downstairs & grab something to open if it's still about to start...just saw the PST champagne.gif
by Kirk.Grant
June 12th, 2020, 4:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Keller "von der Fels" - first impressions
Replies: 32
Views: 1732

Re: TN: 2019 Keller "von der Fels" - first impressions

Martin Zwick wrote:
June 10th, 2020, 8:45 am
P.S. 2019 is the 20. vintage of von der Fels


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YES!!!!

I got married in 2019 so I'm really hoping to find some of those magnums in the US. So excited for the release here!
by Kirk.Grant
June 10th, 2020, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite lower alcohol wines
Replies: 33
Views: 847

Re: Favorite lower alcohol wines

Bartlett Oak Dry Estate Blueberry NV - it can age for decades, is dry, and usually around 11.5% at $25/bottle it’s one of the best hidden gems in the wine world.
by Kirk.Grant
June 10th, 2020, 5:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Very Expensive Langhe Nebbiolo
Replies: 17
Views: 1771

Re: Very Expensive Langhe Nebbiolo

What is the cost, and can we get a label photo?
by Kirk.Grant
June 6th, 2020, 5:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CHARITY RAFFLE NAACP LDF - super secret additional raffle run - we hit our max goal of $60,000!!
Replies: 327
Views: 14470

Re: CHARITY RAFFLE NAACP LDF - WINNERS ANNOUNCED - we hit our max goal of $60,000!!

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
June 6th, 2020, 5:09 pm
Kirk.Grant wrote:
June 6th, 2020, 5:06 pm
I'm #17, but I'm ready to pick now if that will help. (Joking...)

Part of the fun is the waiting & anticipation.
I’m 19, don’t pick my sh*t, Kirk!!! [snort.gif]
[oops.gif] I'll do my best...but I am eyeing some of those Loire beauties.
by Kirk.Grant
June 6th, 2020, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Moving Past Veuve: Initiate Me
Replies: 70
Views: 2989

Re: Moving Past Veuve: Initiate Me

There are a lot of interesting finds and depending on your willingness to try new wines, and further define what you like it can be a really great Journey. Here are a few that I've really enjoyed and thought to be under valued: Vilmart: Try any of them at a price range you're comfortable with. I thi...
by Kirk.Grant
June 6th, 2020, 5:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CHARITY RAFFLE NAACP LDF - super secret additional raffle run - we hit our max goal of $60,000!!
Replies: 327
Views: 14470

Re: CHARITY RAFFLE NAACP LDF - WINNERS ANNOUNCED - we hit our max goal of $60,000!!

I'm #17, but I'm ready to pick now if that will help. (Joking...)

Part of the fun is the waiting & anticipation.
by Kirk.Grant
June 6th, 2020, 3:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar
Replies: 201
Views: 8087

Re: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar

The most I have is 12 bottles. 2017 Château Carbonnieux Blanc and they are pending delivery at this time. I don't have the storage space to justify buying more than 12 bottles of anything at this time.
by Kirk.Grant
June 6th, 2020, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CHARITY RAFFLE NAACP LDF - super secret additional raffle run - we hit our max goal of $60,000!!
Replies: 327
Views: 14470

Re: CHARITY RAFFLE NAACP LDF - WINNERS ANNOUNCED - we hit our max goal of $60,000!!

So just to keep up from the most recent email, it looks like Rousseau, DRC, Monfortino, Vatan, and Juge are the first five to go? There are still so many great wines to choose from...this was an awesome idea. Maybe we should turn this into an annual event? I know I'll be happy to donate some wine i...
by Kirk.Grant
June 6th, 2020, 8:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CHARITY RAFFLE NAACP LDF - super secret additional raffle run - we hit our max goal of $60,000!!
Replies: 327
Views: 14470

Re: CHARITY RAFFLE NAACP LDF - WINNERS ANNOUNCED - we hit our max goal of $60,000!!

It will be interesting to see what order things go in...if it's ok to share that? Looking at all the comparisons there's a lot that will fall into personal taste.
by Kirk.Grant
June 5th, 2020, 8:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CHARITY RAFFLE NAACP LDF - super secret additional raffle run - we hit our max goal of $60,000!!
Replies: 327
Views: 14470

Re: CHARITY RAFFLE NAACP LDF - Check first post for live draw information - (DONATION CAP $60,000 REACHED!!)

Wow...not only was this pretty cool...but I am just now realizing I made the list. Sweet :)
by Kirk.Grant
June 3rd, 2020, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Sauvignon Blanc?
Replies: 205
Views: 10692

Re: Favorite Sauvignon Blanc?

I repeat myself: my fav. Sauvignon blancs are from Styria/Austria: Tement - ZIEREGG Gross - NUSSBERG Potzinger - JOSEPH (and Muster SGAMINEGG (but it´s a cuvee with Morillon) among others .... I'm in complete agreement with Tement. The wines are awesome...and I wish I could buy them year-in & year-...
by Kirk.Grant
June 2nd, 2020, 4:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vingardevalise flash sale 50% off until 1159 pm est today
Replies: 6
Views: 612

Re: Vingardevalise flash sale 50% off until 1159 pm est today

Markus S wrote:
June 1st, 2020, 5:20 pm
Stoopid question, but....where?
Their website, if you type it into google, it will pop right up
by Kirk.Grant
June 2nd, 2020, 4:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vingardevalise flash sale 50% off until 1159 pm est today
Replies: 6
Views: 612

Re: Vingardevalise flash sale 50% off until 1159 pm est today

T Halverson wrote:
June 1st, 2020, 9:34 pm
Thank you for posting the code.

Sadly, I saw it too late.

Kindly post it again if the offer should recur.

Thomas
I would reach out to the company...I know if I worked there I'd extend the sale for one day to make a customer happy.

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