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by Carlos Delpin
July 5th, 2019, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corkage Etiquette for Older Bottles?
Replies: 23
Views: 1331

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: 124
Views: 4631

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: 2630

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: 1995

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: 558

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: 429
Views: 39738

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: 429
Views: 39738

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: 9604

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: 3078

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: 1709

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: 210

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: 449

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: 2870

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: 824

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: 3437

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: 4643

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: 3437

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: 4643

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: 303

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: 1704

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: 2764

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: 2232

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: 4762

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: 777

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: 1324

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: 695

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: 1894

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: 4207

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: 155

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: 444

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: 444

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: 748

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: 985

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: 508

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!
by Carlos Delpin
December 28th, 2018, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Domaine de Montille Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Le Cailleret
Replies: 14
Views: 508

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

Any relationship between Deux Montille and Domaine de Montille?
by Carlos Delpin
December 24th, 2018, 5:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Merry Christmas you filthy animals!
Replies: 7
Views: 526

Re: Merry Christmas you filthy animals!

Feliz Navidad.
by Carlos Delpin
December 24th, 2018, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Château L'Evangile (France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Pomerol)
Replies: 10
Views: 463

Re: TN: 2001 Château L'Evangile (France, Bordeaux, Libournais, Pomerol)

We had recently the 98, 00, and 05 recently and they were really tasty. It outperformed Trotanoy, Conseillante, VCC, and Clinet in all 3 vintages on that tasting.
by Carlos Delpin
December 23rd, 2018, 4:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 4 Virtual Tasting Series - Bordeaux for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Fund
Replies: 56
Views: 1204

Re: Week 4 Virtual Tasting Series - Bordeaux for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Fund

Thanks to all who participated. Total tasting notes added up to $395. We had a matching donor for a total of $790.00 donated to Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Fund. Happy holidays!
by Carlos Delpin
December 23rd, 2018, 4:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cantemerle 05 and Du Tertre 06
Replies: 24
Views: 996

Re: Cantemerle 05 and Du Tertre 06

Maybe too early on the Cantemerle? 05’s are grumpy these days.
by Carlos Delpin
December 22nd, 2018, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Leoville Las Cases Tasting (81,82, 85, 86, 88, 89, 90, 93, 95, 96, 98, 99, 00, 01)
Replies: 16
Views: 822

Re: Leoville Las Cases Tasting (81,82, 85, 86, 88, 89, 90, 93, 95, 96, 98, 99, 00, 01)

Very cool line-up and great read, Carlos. Yea sorta surprised me as I read that none of these really seemed to "wow" you. Echoing some of the points above the wines were really really good but lacked joy. The 82 was great but lacked the oomph of the 82 Lalande for example or the 82 Montrose. The 85...
by Carlos Delpin
December 21st, 2018, 5:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Leoville Las Cases Tasting (81,82, 85, 86, 88, 89, 90, 93, 95, 96, 98, 99, 00, 01)
Replies: 16
Views: 822

Leoville Las Cases Tasting (81,82, 85, 86, 88, 89, 90, 93, 95, 96, 98, 99, 00, 01)

A group of Bordeaux lovers in PR got together today for a look at 14 vintages of Chateau Leoville las Cases. It was a great experience that communicated a few common themes. 1. Leoville las Cases certainly has a terroir signature and style that shines through across decades and different vintages st...
by Carlos Delpin
December 20th, 2018, 1:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corked Champagne--what is the right recourse?
Replies: 105
Views: 3040

Re: Corked Champagne--what is the right recourse?

Frank, I would write to the importer. The importer is the link between winery and market and is the "local" owner of the brand.
by Carlos Delpin
December 18th, 2018, 5:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At what age does Premox becomes just oxidation in white Burgs?
Replies: 35
Views: 1403

Re: At what age does Premox becomes just oxidation in white Burgs?

The inconsistencies and variabilty of the bottles makes it hard to get a bead on the march toward maturity. And both 1er/GC should be drinking well at 20 years, depending on what you are looking from in the wines. If either are shot, something is wrong. If I read you correctly, your point is that i...
by Carlos Delpin
December 17th, 2018, 7:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Domaine Levet Cotie Rotie Les Journaries: Great Producers do Great Things When Unexpected
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Re: TN: 2008 Domaine Levet Cotie Rotie Les Journaries: Great Producers do Great Things When Unexpected

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
December 17th, 2018, 6:55 pm
Lol, Carlos! You’d hate this. You don’t even like Chinon.
Au contraire mon ami. Love Levet!
by Carlos Delpin
December 17th, 2018, 7:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 4 Virtual Tasting Series - Bordeaux for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Fund
Replies: 56
Views: 1204

Re: Week 4 Virtual Tasting Series (12/12 - 12/19) - Bordeaux for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Fund

2010 Domaine du Bouscat Smells delicious, but smells super modern. Oak, berry pie. And the palate confirms — this is a HUGE wine. Listed abv of 15%. Really core tannin structure still. Lots of blackberries all over my palate. Oak pretty present here. Finished with a bit of a green, bitter note (fro...
by Carlos Delpin
December 17th, 2018, 6:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At what age does Premox becomes just oxidation in white Burgs?
Replies: 35
Views: 1403

Re: At what age does Premox becomes just oxidation in white Burgs?

There are different flavour characteristics between an aged wine going over the hill and an premoxed wine. I think a good white Burgundy (good producer/vintage) should be able to age well for at least 20+ years with ease ...perhaps 30+ years. last we had great Burgs from early 80s which were still ...

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