Search found 1257 matches

by Dale Williams
February 24th, 2021, 1:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine store burglary in NYC?
Replies: 7
Views: 870

Wine store burglary in NYC?

https://nypost.com/2021/02/24/nyc-wine-stores-entire-300000-inventory-stolen-police/ This seems a bit off to me. Does anyone know this store? Is it a big Coravin dealer or something? Plus wine/liquor stores were one of better retail areas in pandemic. Why close? Plus it says 1000 bottles wines and 1...
by Dale Williams
February 11th, 2021, 11:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mature Frederic Emile
Replies: 7
Views: 767

Re: Mature Frederic Emile

Thanks for notes Eric. I've probably gone through 15+ bottles of the '89 CFE VT (several different purchases), and always loved. It barely qualifies as off-dry, fruit is sweet but I don't think there's much RS there (and plenty of acid), would probably qualify as trocken if it were German (and young...
by Dale Williams
February 7th, 2021, 7:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Domaine Georges Roumier Chambolle-Musigny
Replies: 21
Views: 1316

Re: TN: 2001 Domaine Georges Roumier Chambolle-Musigny

Had the Mugnier village around Christmas this year, lovely. Have had Drouhin and Roumier last few years, all drinking well
by Dale Williams
February 7th, 2021, 6:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Domaine Georges Roumier Chambolle-Musigny
Replies: 21
Views: 1316

Re: TN: 2001 Domaine Georges Roumier Chambolle-Musigny

A bit after release Jay Miller (the one who posts here, not the one who briefly wrote for WA) organized a "It Takes A Village To Raise a Chambolle" offline. A great linep of village Chambolle. Roumier was clear fave (about $40 I think at time, we bought out NYC - and maybe most of country-...
by Dale Williams
February 5th, 2021, 11:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine to serve with Keen's Mutton Chops??
Replies: 19
Views: 989

Re: Wine to serve with Keen's Mutton Chops??

I like the Keen's mutton chops, but I think they're actually lamb- not spring lamb, so a bit gamey but not really mutton either. It's basically a pair of loin chops. I've had at Bordeaux and N Rhone dinners and it's a fine match.
by Dale Williams
February 4th, 2021, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 17 Charlopin Chambolle AC and WHWC mini gripe
Replies: 34
Views: 1233

Re: 17 Charlopin Chambolle AC and WHWC mini gripe

Greg K wrote: February 4th, 2021, 8:14 am
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: February 3rd, 2021, 7:27 pm Neil Rosenthal is probably the closest for me.
I like Neal's portfolio a lot, but he's neither a merchant nor a retailer.
Does he no longer have retail outlet on UES?
by Dale Williams
January 25th, 2021, 8:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ch. Canon
Replies: 18
Views: 1240

Re: Ch. Canon

Nice. Did you acquire this recently or had you stored it for some time? Been looking for good 79's... I like 1979 Bordeaux very much. So underrated Great results in Margaux and Pomerol, and good bottles of Ausone are stellar. Agree re Margaux, du Tertre and Giscours have long been good values. And ...
by Dale Williams
January 20th, 2021, 1:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please help me love Chenin Blanc
Replies: 76
Views: 3954

Re: Please help me love Chenin Blanc

Anton D wrote: January 20th, 2021, 11:10 am If there is a chance that you could like it, start with Didier Dagueneau and go from there.
I've never had or seen a Dagueneau Chenin. But some nice SB!
by Dale Williams
January 10th, 2021, 7:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2 Questions about aging rosé
Replies: 33
Views: 1736

Re: 2 Questions about aging rosé

The roses from the Cotat cousins age well. Like 20 years
LdH, Ch Simone as well (latter Ive never had more than 10 years)
Baudry, Edmunds St John last several years but not sure they really improve
But mostly I drink in first 1-2 years
by Dale Williams
December 26th, 2020, 6:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Christmas wine?
Replies: 95
Views: 4230

Re: Your Christmas wine?

2001 Mugnier Chambolle-Musigny- we were having veal piccata, but I needed a red for Christmas, and there was a thread here called "Chambolle with veal piccata." In a good place, perfumed and elegant. Best part was label was terrible (was on bottom row on concrete in my passive cellar), so ...
by Dale Williams
December 17th, 2020, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fave Champagne stopper?
Replies: 48
Views: 2705

Re: Fave Champagne stopper?

For a day or two I think any stopper works If longer, I like the clamp style.I have several, but favorite is listed on Amazon as Viski Professional Heavyweight Champagne Stopper. Recommended by a friend, only one clamp lever, but very heavy and does amazing job. Except on Ruinart bottles which have ...
by Dale Williams
December 14th, 2020, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can a corked wine still be used in a marinade?
Replies: 34
Views: 1857

Re: Can a corked wine still be used in a marinade?

Corked bottles go in my vinegar crock not in cooking. Really? I've avoided that because I don't see what would make the TCA break down. I could imagine that cooking might evaporate much of it off, at least. Yes, I avoid corked bottles in my vinegar. Think okay in sauces or stews with long cook time...
by Dale Williams
December 9th, 2020, 5:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Is Bordeaux 2000 still going strong?
Replies: 96
Views: 5239

Re: TN: Is Bordeaux 2000 still going strong?

Nice notes. I mostly bottom fed on '00 Bdx (buying a house, kid a few years from college), so mostly lower-midtier and below (I think only things on this list I own is Lagrange and Magdelaine). I'm a bit surprised at Pichon Lagrange being described as modern (esp compared to Baron). I thought 2000 P...
by Dale Williams
December 5th, 2020, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do Rieslings premox?
Replies: 29
Views: 1621

Re: Do Riesling premox?

I've had fair amount of premox in late 90s CSH and CFE. No Germans come to mind, but I didn't buy many dry ones until last dozen years.
by Dale Williams
December 4th, 2020, 7:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 11 of 12 bottle auction lots
Replies: 26
Views: 2046

Re: 11 of 12 bottle auction lots

Sounds superstitious, like avoiding the 13th floor in the US or the 4th in China. It's just a number. Uh, no, When a product is sold in 12 bottle lots, and someone wants to resell, there is a difference between 11 (or even 10) lots and 7, 5, etc (if original is 6, then 5 ...) When I first started b...
by Dale Williams
November 27th, 2020, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long does it take to chill white wine
Replies: 29
Views: 1026

Re: How long does it take to chill white wine

Has anyone experimented further with this? Let's say I have a room-temperature chardonnay and a minimal amount of time. The internet says put it in the freezer for 10-15 minutes (science says with a damp towel on it; the experimenting part of the internet says this doesn't work as well as it does i...
by Dale Williams
November 12th, 2020, 1:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 875
Views: 56799

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Had my first Goodfellow on a Zoom call Monday night (Marcus joined us, and was super-informative). The 2015 Heritage #4 PN, lovely if structured. I put rest in cellar (just corked, no gas) and it was delicious 2 nights later. Look forward to trying more (especially whites).
by Dale Williams
October 28th, 2020, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile (France, Alsace)
Replies: 15
Views: 822

Re: TN: 2001 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile (France, Alsace)

I also had this last weekend. Color on my bottle was a little darker than I expected, but racy and young on nose and palate. Petrol, citrus, herbs, with long stony finish. I've had one advanced bottle (so was worried by color when poured), but this was great. Hop rest are the same. Ramon, i've had v...
by Dale Williams
October 22nd, 2020, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the oldest white chateauneuf you have had, and how did it show?
Replies: 25
Views: 1597

Re: What is the oldest white chateauneuf you have had, and how did it show?

I had an older Beaucastel Blanc (76 or 77, can't find notes) 10 years ago that I really liked, and I don't generally like white Rhone that much.
And there was an '83 Solitude you brought to my house, pretty sure neither of us liked it. :(
by Dale Williams
September 20th, 2020, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to pair with American Wagyu Ground Beef?
Replies: 41
Views: 2028

Re: What to pair with American Wagyu Ground Beef?

Burgers are just the foundation. Depends on how you plan to serve them. Blue cheese and caramelized onions? American cheese and ketchup? Cheddar and potato chips? Lots of options call for different wines. Safest bet for a clean and rare preparation over charcoal is young and fruit forward. I've got...
by Dale Williams
September 17th, 2020, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Two Zooms: Sociando Mallet 1982 and François Cotat Monts Damnes 2008
Replies: 10
Views: 447

Re: Two Zooms: Sociando Mallet 1982 and François Cotat Monts Damnes 2008

Still have a mixed box of 08 in storage (Francois CdB and MD, Pacal Grande Cote and MD), sounds like time to pull it and have fun. Probably my favorite vintage from the vertical we did. Wait until you can invite me over. I promise to bring something good. And to play with the dog. :) We just bought...
by Dale Williams
September 16th, 2020, 1:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Two Zooms: Sociando Mallet 1982 and François Cotat Monts Damnes 2008
Replies: 10
Views: 447

Re: Two Zooms: Sociando Mallet 1982 and François Cotat Monts Damnes 2008

I was on the Bdx zoom, and thought my bottle of the Sociando was quite nice, a bit fresher than 2 other bottles of '82 I've had in last couple years. Tangy acid for an '82, typical SM herbs, the iron note Mark mentions. But I'd drink soon. I went through my '09 Cotats which were a bit heavy/hot, but...
by Dale Williams
September 8th, 2020, 4:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Investing Platforms
Replies: 93
Views: 4430

Re: Wine Investing Platforms

It’s also not a great investment to begin with, due to friction and carrying costs. Exactly. Their website compares "Wine" over 20 years to the S&P. What wine? Their Vinovest 100? Because if it's an index done now it's pretty meaningless,, if I could pick stocks I wish I'd bought 20 y...
by Dale Williams
September 4th, 2020, 4:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1977 Spring Mountain Pinot Noir, Napa Valley
Replies: 17
Views: 1055

Re: And More...

Mike Robbins was a retired Naval (Admiral?) Officer. I did a visit with him at Miravalle in the mid-'70's. An absolutely charming man who walked me thru the mansion, pre-FalconCrest days. His restoration of it was a labor of love. The wnry was in the old barn/carriage house away from the house. His...
by Dale Williams
September 2nd, 2020, 9:09 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Jonah crab
Replies: 5
Views: 1487

Re: Jonah crab

I've gotten the claws several times this summer (different purveyor Mark), they come steamed. Usually serve cold with a dipping sauce based on Joe's Stone Crab. Lot of work per amount, but tasty and a good appetizer. Brent gets a better price than I did.
by Dale Williams
August 31st, 2020, 11:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premox in Loire SB (yes, you can age a few)
Replies: 28
Views: 1002

Re: Premox in Loire SB (yes, you can age a few)

I don't think anyone that I know points to corks as the sole culprit. I do think that the variance of cork transmission is extremely likely to be a factor in the randomness of what most of us call premox. I love the idea that one can only talk about premox is you can trace it to specific errors by t...
by Dale Williams
August 30th, 2020, 7:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premox in Loire SB (yes, you can age a few)
Replies: 28
Views: 1002

Premox in Loire SB (yes, you can age a few)

So there’s been tons of conversation about premox in white Burgundy since 1996, and fair amount about white Bordeaux. Some discussion about Alsace, and at least some about particular Chenin Blanc producers (Closel,Huet, Chidaine) in at least certain vintages. But I haven’t seen any discussion about ...
by Dale Williams
August 28th, 2020, 7:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WINE THEFT: 2016 ALDO CONTERNO BAROLO ROMIRASCO
Replies: 16
Views: 2394

Re: WINE THEFT: 2016 ALDO CONTERNO BAROLO ROMIRASCO

Intriguing that the thieves: i) specifically targeted that wine; and ii) spent the time to remove the bottles and replace the empty cases in the container. Would have thought the second point would be very time consuming...surely would have been safer just to take the cases. Unless they were hoping...
by Dale Williams
August 28th, 2020, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When Your Neighbor Asks if You Like Wine
Replies: 39
Views: 2776

Re: When Your Neighbor Asks if You Like Wine

When people ask me if I like wine they usually offer me their grandfather's homemade port, or some other monstrosity. Yes, I mentioned wine to a work neighbor (lives/owns building next to my office, nice guy) and he said "you like wine? Wait here." Brought out 2 shiners. "This one is...
by Dale Williams
August 24th, 2020, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: White paper bottle tags
Replies: 5
Views: 319

Re: White paper bottle tags

Wine Enthusiast has always carried them
by Dale Williams
August 17th, 2020, 6:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Joseph Drouhin Chambolle-Musigny
Replies: 6
Views: 575

Re: TN: 2001 Joseph Drouhin Chambolle-Musigny

Jay, I think it was better than Mugnier that night on everyone's chart (pretty sure I brought the Mugnier), Great memorable tasting. I bought the Drouhin that night when I got home, but have drunk (and the Roumier too). Mugnier has been fine, I think I have one left. https://groups.google.com/forum/...
by Dale Williams
July 28th, 2020, 12:57 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Salt & Pepper - What do you use?
Replies: 92
Views: 5108

Re: Salt & Pepper - What do you use?

my go to is coarse sea (not mined) salt. I don't think you have to go specialty and find that Mortons Kosher coarse sea salt in the blue box I don't think Morton's Kosher (or DC)is necessarily sea salt. It's the processing not the source. During pandemic shortages I had trouble find DC , had to buy...
by Dale Williams
July 24th, 2020, 6:24 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: An Evolution of Pesto
Replies: 17
Views: 2059

Re: An Evolution of Pesto

thanks Suzanne for goat cheese idea, will try. I make a lot of variations, probably the pesto I make most uses radish leaves. I love good pinenuts (I avoid Chinese), but pistachios, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds (cheap!) are fun alternatives. Have to be careful with walnuts, too much can be bitt...
by Dale Williams
July 16th, 2020, 1:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the deepest vertical in your cellar?
Replies: 164
Views: 5409

Re: What is the deepest vertical in your cellar?

Not unbroken, but wines I have most vintages of in CT 11 Magdelaine (1970-2009) 9 Drouhin Mouches rouge (1993-2016) 9 Trimbach CFE (1995-2009) 9 Leo-Poy (1966-2002) 8 Beychevelle (1959-2015) A few wines like Donnhoff OL Kab , Briords, Produttori normale might be at least that many, I am bad about ke...
by Dale Williams
July 5th, 2020, 7:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ‘74 Villa Mt. Eden - anyone have info?
Replies: 20
Views: 838

Re: ‘74 Villa Mt. Eden - anyone have info?

Had the '76 Villa Mt Eden CS yesterday , doesn't have the rep of the '74 or '78, but this was a classic old school cab with good acids, lots of herbs, nice length. A drought year but no roasted notes.
by Dale Williams
June 30th, 2020, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I don't get the wine auction market
Replies: 50
Views: 2675

Re: I don't get the wine auction market

Which auctions does WMJ cover? Are mere mortals allowed in all of them? I ask because sometimes I see bottles I paid a fair amount for (at retail or for back-vintage) go for much less in the auction market, but it doesn't say which auction or when. I would love to get in on some of them though. One...
by Dale Williams
June 19th, 2020, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to keep wine glasses immaculate???
Replies: 39
Views: 2744

Re: How to keep wine glasses immaculate???

I use Oxi-Clean as well (it's just a combination of soda ash and hydrogen peroxide, rinses off clean with no residue)
by Dale Williams
June 17th, 2020, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 21326

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

I can't really see myself boycotting a winery because owner donated money to a political candidate I don't care for. Nor do I spend time researching the social/political views of winemakers before buying. But in the aftermath of the 9/11 comments I stopped buying de Montille wines for several years ...
by Dale Williams
June 17th, 2020, 5:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: White Bordeaux and Premox
Replies: 28
Views: 1198

Re: White Bordeaux and Premox

Andy, but at the top the numbers are very, very different. There are hundreds of cases of LMHB Blanc and hundreds of bottles of many examples of grand cru white burgundy. But there hundreds of different wines from Grand Cru white Burgundy vineyards, and probably another 1000 1er wines that one woul...
by Dale Williams
June 14th, 2020, 7:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your German riesling breakdown
Replies: 73
Views: 2661

Re: Your German riesling breakdown

A lot of the Kabinett, Spätlese and Auslese in my cellar are bone dry...... Which wines/producers? I have a few Spatlese Trockens and have tasted some Auslese trockens, but none that I'd consider bone dry- even with intense acids there's some sense of RS. As to original question, my CT seems to be ...
by Dale Williams
June 14th, 2020, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: White Bordeaux and Premox
Replies: 28
Views: 1198

Re: White Bordeaux and Premox

My limited experience is that well-stored white Bordeaux used to age beautifully- I have '83 & 89 DDC that have been drinking well and continue to- but that changed in mid-90s. Just like with white Burgundy, one can have a single batch that can show wide variation. 2001 Carbonnieux and La Louvie...
by Dale Williams
June 11th, 2020, 5:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sub $15 whites
Replies: 42
Views: 1447

Re: Sub $15 whites

I just bought my annual 6 pack of Collestefano Verdicchio di Matelica. The Pepiere regular Muscadet i a superb value, though I usually spend the extra bucks for the Briords. I occasionally buy the Perrin's La Vieille Ferme blanc for cooking wine- the only $7 wine I can think of I willingly drink a g...
by Dale Williams
June 5th, 2020, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Grapelord of Napa Faces a Threat Worse Than Plague
Replies: 4
Views: 597

Re: The Grapelord of Napa Faces a Threat Worse Than Plague

there was a long thread about this article when it came out last month
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=169991&hilit=Beckstoffer
by Dale Williams
June 4th, 2020, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar
Replies: 241
Views: 12008

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

I have several things ('08 Magdelaine, various recent Kab/Spat,'12 Roty Gevrey) that I have full cases of, but nothing more. Huet Cuvee Constance 1989, close to two cases (well, maybe more like 20 bottles, I've been behind on logging). My favorite dessert wine of all time, and if you have 20 probabl...
by Dale Williams
May 29th, 2020, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: almost 1000 bottles of cooked serious wine.
Replies: 5
Views: 1526

almost 1000 bottles of cooked serious wine.

apologies if already posted, didn't see in search
Last June, a shipment of 995 bottles of wine from Stockholm, Sweden, to wine retailer and auction house Zachys in New York apparently went horribly wrong
https://www.foodandwine.com/news/auctio ... ollar-loss
by Dale Williams
May 20th, 2020, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom tasting for 9. VCC 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1425

Re: Zoom tasting for 9. VCC 2014

I decanted when I got home about 5, a bit behind other participants. Nose remained pretty quiet for a while, I was surprised by the gentleness of the tannins, though I know not a “big” vintage. Red fruited, though occasionally a thought of cassis crossed my mind, definite pleasant herby notes. It wa...
by Dale Williams
May 14th, 2020, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom wines
Replies: 1
Views: 305

Re: Zoom wines

Thanks Mark. My guess on the Roulot was an ambitious Macon from a really ripe year. I was surprised at Roulot,nat Cote d'Or, and at 2017. Certainly not QPR wine! I think of myself as fairly tolerant of modern styled wines even if I prefer more traditional, but I thought the du Tertre was too glossy,...
by Dale Williams
May 12th, 2020, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1961
Replies: 38
Views: 1520

Re: 1961

Lots of candidates in Bordeaux and Piedmont if well stored. Palmer is legendary (and one of my top Bdx of all time), but so is pricing. Pichon Lalande is really good, and for less pricey Beychevelle and Lascombes have showed well recently.
by Dale Williams
May 9th, 2020, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beckstoffer, and the problematic transformation of California wine.
Replies: 92
Views: 6663

Re: Beckstoffer, and the problematic transformation of California wine.

Does anybody know anything about the author? When I first read the article I assumed Eric Asimov had written it and puzzled over the little mistakes. Or The region has unquestionably the best terroir in the United States, I don't think unquestionable (Montebello/Santa Cruz being my fave, but lots o...
by Dale Williams
May 3rd, 2020, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The time has come the walrus said...drinking in the time of COVID-19
Replies: 8
Views: 957

Re: The time has come the walrus said...drinking in the time of COVID-19

Whew! I was worrried.:)
I really love Togni, yet only have a couple bottles. Must improve.

Go to advanced search