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by Carlos Delpin
September 16th, 2019, 6:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is Vatan Clos la Neore so expensive?
Replies: 22
Views: 1524

Re: Why is Vatan Clos la Neore so expensive?

Regardless of price the wine is singular and outstanding. Tried it for the first time as part of a tasting menu in NOLA and bought pretty much every bottle available in wine searcher as soon as I got back to the hotel. Amazing juice.
by Carlos Delpin
September 16th, 2019, 6:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have offsite storage, how many bottles do you keep at home
Replies: 35
Views: 1409

Re: If you have offsite storage, how many bottles do you keep at home

My cellar is at the office so access is not an issue. At home I keep around 40 bottles composed of mostly weekday stuff plus a few choice bottles in case an impromptu tasting with friends pops up.
by Carlos Delpin
August 29th, 2019, 8:52 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: LTB - Popeye's Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 11
Views: 988

Re: LTB - Popeye's Chicken Sandwich

Or you can travel to Puerto Rico... We’ve had them as a test market for months and there are no lines nor hoopla. We just keep it quiet so #45 doesn’t begrudge us our sandwiches too...
by Carlos Delpin
August 24th, 2019, 7:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Herbert, the Suckling Pig, and 1977 Cabernets.
Replies: 25
Views: 1270

Re: Herbert, the Suckling Pig, and 1977 Cabernets.

Cochinillo requires Spanish wines!
by Carlos Delpin
August 17th, 2019, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1998 Château Lafleur-Gazin (France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Pomerol)
Replies: 4
Views: 353

Re: TN: 1998 Château Lafleur-Gazin (France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Pomerol)

1998 right bank with a little air are drinking really well.
by Carlos Delpin
August 11th, 2019, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Chateau Les Carmes Haut Brion, Pessac-Leognan
Replies: 45
Views: 1908

Re: TN: 2016 Chateau Les Carmes Haut Brion, Pessac-Leogna

I’m more concerned about the state of Roberto’s cellar. What the hell is he doing drinking 2016 Bordeaux? Even in the tropics we know that the stuff needs to be aged. In our wine circle it is frowned upon if a Bordeaux from this century is opened. By this century, are you including 2000? Beginning ...
by Carlos Delpin
August 11th, 2019, 6:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Chateau Les Carmes Haut Brion, Pessac-Leognan
Replies: 45
Views: 1908

Re: TN: 2016 Chateau Les Carmes Haut Brion, Pessac-Leognan

I’m more concerned about the state of Roberto’s cellar. What the hell is he doing drinking 2016 Bordeaux? Even in the tropics we know that the stuff needs to be aged. In our wine circle it is frowned upon if a Bordeaux from this century is opened.
by Carlos Delpin
August 7th, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AFWE ban me now, I have purchased Rolland (Ovid)
Replies: 67
Views: 4532

Re: AFWE ban me now, I have purchased Rolland (Ovid)

You call that good looking? Please...
by Carlos Delpin
August 5th, 2019, 4:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Roulot Bourgogne Blanc (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc)
Replies: 22
Views: 1167

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Roulot Bourgogne Blanc (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc)

Had the 2011 last week and it was stunning. Went to search for more and saw the over $100k price tag. Ouch. My records showed that I paid $55 in 2014. That is a steep increase.
by Carlos Delpin
August 5th, 2019, 4:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A small BBQ: 62 Lafite, 74 HB, 78 Martha’s etc
Replies: 8
Views: 589

Re: TN: A small BBQ: 62 Lafite, 74 HB, 78 Martha’s etc

Great line up. Looks like your bottle of 78 Martha’s was a bit off. Have been lucky to enjoy this wine a couple of times recently and it has been stellar. Cheers!
by Carlos Delpin
July 31st, 2019, 9:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Boston/Cambridge restaurant recommendations ?
Replies: 10
Views: 765

Re: Boston/Cambridge restaurant recommendations ?

Troquet, especially during the summer wine promotion.

Figs for pizza.

Bar Boulud and Eataly
by Carlos Delpin
July 26th, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Complex wines and simple ingredients are kind of boring!
Replies: 33
Views: 1345

Re: Complex wines and simple ingredients are kind of boring!

That is why I have never bought into the whole wine and food paradox. I enjoy wine much more with friends in casual settings than in a table with food. Must be the tropics...
by Carlos Delpin
July 26th, 2019, 8:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does anyone else buy wine when they're STRESSED OUT?
Replies: 39
Views: 1677

Re: Does anyone else buy wine when they're STRESSED OUT?

If I had invested in therapy 50% of the money I have paid to winebid for stress relief I would probably be healthier.
by Carlos Delpin
July 5th, 2019, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corkage Etiquette for Older Bottles?
Replies: 23
Views: 1507

Re: Corkage Etiquette for Older Bottles?

For the first time in my wine-drinking life, I was challenged for bringing in an open bottle a few weeks ago. Once I explained why it was opened they were completely cool. I think you’ll be fine. If you need to open the second bottle, be prepared to pay a second corkage fee, even if the first wine ...
by Carlos Delpin
June 25th, 2019, 4:51 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: OMG - He's doing it again. Berserkerfest 10.2 in the Burbs, White Plains, NY on July 27. Now with food poll!!
Replies: 161
Views: 6776

Re: OMG - He's doing it again. Berserkerfest 10.2 in the Burbs, White Plains, NY on July 27. Now with food poll!!

Picked my 4 choices plus “Other”. The “other” I would suggest is Cuban Sandwiches in honor of Carlos Delpin (I think he’s Cuban.....not sure). Easy enough to set up the station with Cuban rolls, ham, Swiss, sliced roast pork, pickles & yellow mustard (no fancy Grey Poopoo). Instead of a plancha, wr...
by Carlos Delpin
June 12th, 2019, 3:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Went nuts and ...
Replies: 39
Views: 2717

Re: Went nuts and ...

Do it in PR and I’ll take care of the details...
by Carlos Delpin
June 10th, 2019, 6:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine with grilled octopus?
Replies: 47
Views: 2111

Re: What wine with grilled octopus?

Any white from the north of Spain.
by Carlos Delpin
June 9th, 2019, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Bevan Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Dry Stack
Replies: 3
Views: 567

Re: TN: 2018 Bevan Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Dry Stack

Thanks for the note. Have a few of these that I need to tackle.
by Carlos Delpin
June 9th, 2019, 5:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 446
Views: 42945

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

Two hurricanes and a lot of work later finally all the babies are together again... Totally no frills and utilitarian but it works! Carlos - good to see the plan coming together! When are you coming back up so we can go see the mediocre Red Sox together? I’m in Boston right now! My son has college ...
by Carlos Delpin
May 31st, 2019, 4:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 446
Views: 42945

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

Two hurricanes and a lot of work later finally all the babies are together again... Totally no frills and utilitarian but it works!
by Carlos Delpin
May 29th, 2019, 3:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone using Weinboxes?
Replies: 154
Views: 10040

Re: Anyone using Weinboxes?

My Weinbox setup...Sideways.
by Carlos Delpin
May 17th, 2019, 4:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I had a long day, and Fu pissed me off, so I popped a 2016 Gonon St Joe
Replies: 73
Views: 3233

Re: I had a long day, and Fu pissed me off, so I popped a 2016 Gonon St Joe

After a 4 hour call with lawyers I would have gone straight to Islay.
by Carlos Delpin
May 15th, 2019, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Give up salt or give up wine?
Replies: 52
Views: 1823

Re: Give up salt or give up wine?

Every time I see a thread like this one I am reminded of the saying in Spain that North Americans want to die healthy.
by Carlos Delpin
May 9th, 2019, 7:48 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB: 1996 Chave Hermitage
Replies: 0
Views: 223

WTB: 1996 Chave Hermitage

Looking to source a bottle of Chave 1996 Hermitage for a retrospective tasting. PM if interested in selling one. Thanks.
by Carlos Delpin
May 4th, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual tasting event?
Replies: 15
Views: 504

Re: Virtual tasting event?

I would play. Would recommend to choose an easily available wine/vintage to increase participation and later on narrow down topics.
by Carlos Delpin
May 4th, 2019, 9:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you buying white burg to cellar for 10+ yrs?
Replies: 66
Views: 3042

Re: Are you buying white burg to cellar for 10+ yrs?

Yes. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. My percentage of premox is about the same as my percentage of corked. I’m not stopping buying wine because of corked wines either.
by Carlos Delpin
April 27th, 2019, 3:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can you saber sparkling juice with a bottle cap?
Replies: 34
Views: 876

Re: Can you saber sparkling juice with a bottle cap?

Well? What happened?
by Carlos Delpin
April 18th, 2019, 7:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your house champagne?
Replies: 90
Views: 3707

Re: What's your house champagne?

Jud Reis wrote:
April 18th, 2019, 3:59 pm
Carlos Delpin wrote:
April 16th, 2019, 8:36 pm
For some reason we can source the Krug 375ml in PR for $45. At that tariff it is our house bubbles.
Makes for an excellent quaff on the golf course! champagne.gif
True dat. Need to do it again! I’m presently in Boston visiting universities with my son. Almost made it to Troquet today.
by Carlos Delpin
April 16th, 2019, 9:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 4984

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

Even though I am a confessed Francophile my disgust with goop from California is measured only against California of old. Why can’t they make anymore the wines they were making before 2002? Napa from the 70’s and 80’s are some of the most profound wine experiences I’ve ever had. The goop is just ca...
by Carlos Delpin
April 16th, 2019, 8:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your house champagne?
Replies: 90
Views: 3707

Re: What's your house champagne?

For some reason we can source the Krug 375ml in PR for $45. At that tariff it is our house bubbles.
by Carlos Delpin
April 16th, 2019, 8:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 4984

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

Even though I am a confessed Francophile my disgust with goop from California is measured only against California of old. Why can’t they make anymore the wines they were making before 2002? Napa from the 70’s and 80’s are some of the most profound wine experiences I’ve ever had. The goop is just car...
by Carlos Delpin
April 13th, 2019, 7:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1993 Montrose
Replies: 8
Views: 339

Re: 1993 Montrose

1994 Montrose is also very good.
by Carlos Delpin
March 20th, 2019, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Foreign Language CT Notes
Replies: 57
Views: 1862

Re: Foreign Language CT Notes

Just found a bottle I was interested in, and the only tasting note is in Dutch (I thought). I dropped it into Google Translate, so not a big deal (it was German). Oddly this taster has ~50% of their other notes in English. And then I thought of a new poll idea. Who doesn't like anonymous polls. May...
by Carlos Delpin
February 27th, 2019, 6:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shifting My Cellar
Replies: 41
Views: 2883

Re: Shifting My Cellar

I did the same a few years ago but in the opposite direction. Now 90% of the cellar is French with a bit of Spain and California. Agree with you that Champagne is superb.
by Carlos Delpin
February 22nd, 2019, 4:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How many bottles of 750ml bottles for 35 people?
Replies: 62
Views: 2358

Re: How many bottles of 750ml bottles for 35 people?

I know you know this but do coach the hotel staff to not fill the glasses to the top! Wine training at hotels and for events is spotty at best.
by Carlos Delpin
February 20th, 2019, 5:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Falltacular 2019...a thank you in advance/thread for TNs and comments
Replies: 104
Views: 5082

Re: Falltacular 2019...a thank you in advance/thread for TNs and comments

Dr., you are an inspiration and a beacon. Much respect.

This event is one of very few things on my bucket list.
by Carlos Delpin
February 8th, 2019, 1:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Mixed bag - Burgs + Bords + others
Replies: 7
Views: 801

Re: TN: Mixed bag - Burgs + Bords + others

That 96 Montrose is all that and more...
by Carlos Delpin
January 25th, 2019, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1995 and 1996 Chateau Sociando Mallet Cuvee Jean Gautreau - Out of GrasslGlass Stems
Replies: 25
Views: 1430

Re: TN: 1996 Chateau Sociando Mallet Cuvee Jean Gautreau - Out of GrasslGlass Stems

Counselor, what’s your take on the 96 SM regular bottling? Have a couple of bottles lying about. Wait or drink?
by Carlos Delpin
January 25th, 2019, 1:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Comando G La Bruja de Rozas (Short and Boring)
Replies: 12
Views: 754

Re: TN: 2016 Comando G La Bruja de Rozas (Short and Boring)

These wines need time to develop. 6 to 8 years and they fill up nicely.
by Carlos Delpin
January 15th, 2019, 5:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Update: Chicago - What to DO Question..
Replies: 35
Views: 1993

Re: Chicago - a few Qs

For steak and wine fun try Bavette’s.
by Carlos Delpin
January 12th, 2019, 7:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fu in da Hood: Gangsta Rhone Night in O-Town w/FL Man Berserkers [Verset, Juge, Levet, Gonon VV, Jaboulet, et al]
Replies: 132
Views: 4518

Re: Fu in da Hood: Gangsta Rhone Night in O-Town w/FL Man Berserkers [Verset, Juge, Levet, Gonon VV, Jaboulet, et a

Love your notes and all but your assasination of the Spanish language is painful. Polo is a brand or a sport . Pollo is a chicken. Pastell? No clue. Guess you are referring to the amazing puertorican treat pastel. I’ll be more than glad to translate to Spanish for you in exchange for Allemand, Gonon...
by Carlos Delpin
January 12th, 2019, 6:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coulda been a contendah (1989 Clos L'Eglise)
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Re: Coulda been a contendah (1989 Clos L'Eglise)

Have opened a few bottles of this wine over the past few years and they have been either gorgeous or corked. No middle ground.
by Carlos Delpin
January 8th, 2019, 12:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Heitz Martha's...serving suggestions?
Replies: 8
Views: 469

Re: 2001 Heitz Martha's...serving suggestions?

IMHO it was an off bottle. We’ve enjoyed more than 6 bottles of this wine and it is nowhere near your description nor does it need the amount of air you mention.
by Carlos Delpin
January 6th, 2019, 2:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Heitz Martha's...serving suggestions?
Replies: 8
Views: 469

Re: 2001 Heitz Martha's...serving suggestions?

Had this yesterday pnp and it developed beautifully in the glass over 3 hours. You are in for a treat.
by Carlos Delpin
January 4th, 2019, 7:44 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Is Salsa Verde the easiest sauce to make.
Replies: 18
Views: 802

Re: Is Salsa Verde the easiest sauce to make.

Chimichurri is easier... No cooking needed!
by Carlos Delpin
December 31st, 2018, 11:34 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New and exciting carbon fry pan
Replies: 13
Views: 1023

Re: New and exciting carbon fry pan

johngonzales wrote:
December 31st, 2018, 10:40 am
There is something very “L.A. Story” about a lottery to purchase a pan. I am sure it’s a good pan, bu the process is amusing.
It’s been used before in the custom kitchen knife arena.
by Carlos Delpin
December 29th, 2018, 4:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Domaine de Montille Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Le Cailleret
Replies: 14
Views: 533

Re: TN: 2007 Domaine de Montille Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Le Cailleret

Vincent Fritzsche wrote:
December 29th, 2018, 12:08 am
Duex Montille is the negotiant arm of the family business. Now called Maison du Montille. Very good quality, just purchased fruit.
Thanks!

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