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by Mark Mason
August 25th, 2020, 10:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Searching for old BV's
Replies: 19
Views: 986

Re: Searching for old BV's

In Broadbent's BV Centenary tasting in 1999, he included 1936, 1939, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1946 1947 and 1949.
by Mark Mason
August 1st, 2020, 12:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Haskells sale on JJ Prum
Replies: 9
Views: 1096

Re: Haskells sale on JJ Prum

Same store Arv, I stored some wine there for a few months but that post was by another member.
by Mark Mason
July 31st, 2020, 6:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Haskells sale on JJ Prum
Replies: 9
Views: 1096

Re: Haskells sale on JJ Prum

I no longer buy from them.
by Mark Mason
July 24th, 2020, 5:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Adam Sabelli-Frisch in the SF Chronicle
Replies: 20
Views: 1084

Re: Adam Sabelli-Frisch in the SF Chronicle

Congrats, I should apply for the waiting list. I loved every bottle I got!
by Mark Mason
July 24th, 2020, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pinot Clones
Replies: 11
Views: 1104

Re: Pinot Clones

I grow Marquette, a Pinot hybrid that is cold weather resistant- It January, my vines are covered with 40 inches of snow.
by Mark Mason
July 15th, 2020, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you calculate your end of life when thinking about what to buy?
Replies: 50
Views: 2062

Re: Do you calculate your end of life when thinking about what to buy?

Unlike most of you, I know my expiration date is October 21st, 2041, it's a Monday. I searched that way back when the internet started and figured that was about as accurate as any- I have been basing all my wine decisions on that date. Big party at my house weekend prior, which may contribute to th...
by Mark Mason
July 7th, 2020, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A question for our elder states(men/women)
Replies: 50
Views: 2642

Re: A question for our elder states(men/women)

Can we add an “Estate Sale” subforum to commerce corner? Asking for a friend. That's not a bad idea Andrew- I have a full cellar now and I'm sure it will be full when I leave. My family isn't into wine at the same level I am and will look to unload it for the cash. I'd rather it go to someone that ...
by Mark Mason
July 2nd, 2020, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Dom Perignon
Replies: 36
Views: 2737

Re: 2010 Dom Perignon

Even the 2008's were released in my market around $175 and I bought a bunch thinking they would only go up but I picked up a few more this week at $139. Perhaps these 2010's will come down? What happened to all the 2009's, they sure left the market fast?
by Mark Mason
June 19th, 2020, 2:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Magnums, baby
Replies: 19
Views: 1031

Re: Magnums, baby

Second vote for the Beaujolais, all three would be a crowd pleaser.
by Mark Mason
June 17th, 2020, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most disappointing 'great' wine you've ever had?
Replies: 164
Views: 5756

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

I remember the hype of 1989 Lafite very well as I was working in a wine shop then and this was my first crazy expensive bottle of wine I ever bought at $79. I still have it and maybe wish I had gone for Haut Brion.
by Mark Mason
June 17th, 2020, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 20176

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

I also don't like when businesses feel compelled to state their political views, it seems they are going to upset at least 45% of their client base on any given topic. Even worse are the actors and singers that use their clout to push political agendas. "Shut up and dribble" makes sense to me. Huet ...
by Mark Mason
June 16th, 2020, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you chill Beaujolais Crus before serving?
Replies: 21
Views: 910

Re: Do you chill Beaujolais Crus before serving?

GregT wrote:
June 14th, 2020, 8:24 pm
No more than any other red. No wine should be served at living room temp.
I totally agree with this! Why do restaurants not chill their reds? At least don't balk when I order a bottle of red and ask you to bring an ice bucket.
by Mark Mason
June 12th, 2020, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top 10 Burg Producers In Your Cellar
Replies: 186
Views: 9294

Re: Top 10 Burg Producers In Your Cellar

Is Beaujolais considered Burgundy? It is in Cellartracker. If not, than mine is Maison Ilan unfortunately. If so, it would be Thivin.
by Mark Mason
June 5th, 2020, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old Burgundy Wine Company Catalog
Replies: 3
Views: 431

Re: Old Burgundy Wine Company Catalog

John, great post! I have an old copy of the Bern's wine list book from the early 80's and the prices just amaze me. It's also about 1,400 pages and 5 inches thick.
by Mark Mason
June 4th, 2020, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sabelli-Frisch Wines
Replies: 51
Views: 4763

Re: Sabelli-Frisch Wines

I agree, this is one of my favorite new wine discoveries. Adam is creating very unique wine and I have enjoyed those that I have opened.
by Mark Mason
May 12th, 2020, 7:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aging NV Champagne
Replies: 19
Views: 953

Re: Aging NV Champagne

I had a case of QPR Gruet from New Mexico that had sat for a few years and it softened up into a wonderful sparkling wine. This was before they started using California fruit.
by Mark Mason
May 6th, 2020, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Today's Game: UPS vs The Mrs.
Replies: 63
Views: 3066

Re: Today's Game: UPS vs The Mrs.

I have all my wine delivered to the office. The mailroom guy calls my deliveries "juice boxes".
by Mark Mason
May 4th, 2020, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '09 Le Bon Pasteur.....here we go
Replies: 62
Views: 2261

Re: '09 Le Bon Pasteur.....here we go

A 2000 Bon Pasteur I had at a wine dinner recently blew all other bottles away. Table consensus.
by Mark Mason
May 1st, 2020, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gilman's new issue - essay on serving wine
Replies: 103
Views: 5039

Re: Gilman's new issue - essay on serving wine

I love the decanting process. My Daughter has been opening up our bottles for a while now and sets up the Durand, candle, decanter and cloth and is becoming quite good at clearing the sediment.
by Mark Mason
April 27th, 2020, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What else do you keep in your wine cellar?
Replies: 61
Views: 2560

Re: What else do you keep in your wine cellar?

Old bottles of Chartreuse
by Mark Mason
April 22nd, 2020, 1:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1984
Replies: 27
Views: 1325

Re: 1984

I've had a few 1984 Rutherford Cabernets recently that were incredible.
by Mark Mason
April 20th, 2020, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has anybody started trying Bordeaux 2005s? What are your views?
Replies: 120
Views: 6335

Re: Has anybody started trying Bordeaux 2005s? What are your views?

I pulled my first 2005 Bordeaux this weekend, a 2005 Chateau La Fleur Plaisance Montagne St. Emilion. Clearly a qpr wine not meant to age but I thought the vintage could carry it longer. This was clearly past peak and has slipped fast. I have a very cold cellar but with the advanced state of this wi...
by Mark Mason
April 15th, 2020, 11:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has anybody started trying Bordeaux 2005s? What are your views?
Replies: 120
Views: 6335

Re: Has anybody started trying Bordeaux 2005s? What are your views?

How many Chateaux did Rolland consult at in 2005? He must have been very busy.
by Mark Mason
April 15th, 2020, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Storing paper wrapped bottles
Replies: 32
Views: 1899

Re: Storing paper wrapped bottles

My cellar is too humid as well so I have to remove the tissue and add plastic wrap to all my bottles. Without it, the label is unreadable in a decade.
by Mark Mason
April 11th, 2020, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2103
Views: 221740

Re: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

I couldn't quite remember where I had heard his name, then saw Larry's post. I remember working with him, good man.
by Mark Mason
April 7th, 2020, 12:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Antique Decanter and/or Champagne Saber
Replies: 19
Views: 781

Re: Antique Decanter and/or Champagne Saber

Did we really just gloss over the fact that his Wife asked for a Champagne saber for her birthday? Best Wife ever award nominee.
by Mark Mason
March 31st, 2020, 7:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your thoughts on Morey 1er Cru's
Replies: 32
Views: 1421

Re: Your thoughts on Morey 1er Cru's

I am not a Burgundy drinker so I had to pull up the Cellartracker report by region to see what I had. Of 42 bottles of Burgundy, 38 are Beaujolais. It does appear that I have 2 Morey wines, both a former forumite's ill fated attempt at making French wine. One of each of his 2010's: a Mont-Luisants a...
by Mark Mason
March 20th, 2020, 7:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corn Wine?
Replies: 13
Views: 636

Re: Corn Wine?

I made wine with Mountain Ash berries. Just because you can make wine out of it, doesn't mean you should. But these are unprecedented times we are facing...
by Mark Mason
February 26th, 2020, 7:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kutch Spring Release and some brief tasting notes
Replies: 19
Views: 1539

Re: Kutch Spring Release and some brief tasting notes

Anyone know why Jamie no longer updates the vintage chart on his website?
by Mark Mason
February 24th, 2020, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Château Talbot St.Julien 2001
Replies: 15
Views: 968

Re: Château Talbot St.Julien 2001

I had a bottle of the 2000 For Christmas and it was a fantastic bottle!
by Mark Mason
December 19th, 2019, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Krug 168 Ème
Replies: 15
Views: 1242

Re: Krug 168 Ème

My savings account hasn't rebounded from the 164’s yet.
by Mark Mason
December 4th, 2019, 7:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Protecting your $$$$$ wines
Replies: 53
Views: 3394

Re: Protecting your $$$$$ wines

I wrap all my bottles in saran style wrapping. Without it, my bottle labels would be moldy within a year. I have one bottle that I left unwrapped in my cellar for 12 years and I cannot read the label at all.
by Mark Mason
November 7th, 2019, 5:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanters for ballers only
Replies: 15
Views: 1330

Re: Decanters for ballers only

I thought $150 for a corkscrew was crazy at one time.
by Mark Mason
July 2nd, 2019, 7:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 320
Views: 23078

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

I was quite active on his board in my early days of learning about wine. I wish he'd "open" it up for the last two weeks in read only so I could go back and try to capture my contributions. I'm not going to pay a subscription fee for that. It was fun for a while.
by Mark Mason
June 25th, 2019, 6:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right
Replies: 84
Views: 6740

Re: Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right

I tried on the other night and at cold cellar temp, it seemed to have a strange acidic taste that was unpleasant. Once it warmed up in the glass, it started singing. I hope my TW stocks back up again after clearing them out. Thank you guys!
by Mark Mason
June 21st, 2019, 6:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aging Half-Bottles
Replies: 18
Views: 1256

Re: Aging Half-Bottles

One of the greatest wines I ever had was a 1962 Delas Freres Hermitage La Tourette as a half bottle in 2011 at that place in Tampa. Their storage is very cold, but still, it was a virtually perfect wine. While I will not say anywhere near the greatest, I had that same bottle at that same place afte...
by Mark Mason
June 19th, 2019, 8:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Broken cork on champagne bottle
Replies: 16
Views: 17143

Re: Broken cork on champagne bottle

This reminds me of a youtube video I watched on replacing the steering column in my Ford: "Have your Brother in Law disengage the airbag before proceeding".
by Mark Mason
May 29th, 2019, 6:41 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Old vines or old roots?
Replies: 4
Views: 4359

Re: Old vines or old roots?

I’m pretty sure they aren’t grafted, so I might be safe. BTW my little vineyard of Marquette grows on the same latitude as Chateau Margaux.
by Mark Mason
May 28th, 2019, 4:30 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Old vines or old roots?
Replies: 4
Views: 4359

Old vines or old roots?

One of My ten year old vines didn’t make it through the winter. There is a new shoot coming up that I will train to be my primary trunk, but will the grapes be as good? I’ve heard the term old vines, but I hope they really mean old roots.
by Mark Mason
May 27th, 2019, 9:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Changes Afoot in NM: Gruet/NoisyWater
Replies: 9
Views: 971

Re: Changes Afoot in NM: Gruet/NoisyWater

I also thought they aged well. I sat on a few cases and was very pleased.
by Mark Mason
May 22nd, 2019, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Morgan’s Shirt??
Replies: 22
Views: 2129

Re: Morgan’s Shirt??

Upland game shirt is what I thought. Perhaps the photo is reversed, i can't read the hat. I've never seen a left handed hunting shirt, but I'm sure they exist.
by Mark Mason
April 17th, 2019, 9:53 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Stone Crab claws: way overrated
Replies: 46
Views: 2032

Re: Stone Crab claws: way overrated

Clayton Wai-Poi wrote:
April 9th, 2019, 5:01 pm
My overly simple rule for seafood (but it might just be my palate), is the colder the water the better the seafood. Seems to apply to fish, shellfish and crustaceans for me.
Come on up and I'll take you ice fishing!
by Mark Mason
April 13th, 2019, 4:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Renaissance
Replies: 4
Views: 462

Re: Renaissance

I enjoyed many old bottles from them
by Mark Mason
April 11th, 2019, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beautiful Tasting Room, Unique Wines, Gone in Hours
Replies: 14
Views: 1983

Re: Beautiful Tasting Room, Unique Wines, Gone in Hours

I thought Ravenswood offered a "free tastings for life" program if you got a tattoo of their logo? Still honored?
by Mark Mason
April 10th, 2019, 7:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Questions for Bern's steakhouse
Replies: 35
Views: 3250

Re: Questions for Bern's steakhouse

Is this because we broke the first rule???
by Mark Mason
April 8th, 2019, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carruades THE CURVE
Replies: 1
Views: 319

Re: Carruades THE CURVE

The largest return on investment I ever received was 2000 Carruades bought for $37 and sold for $452.
by Mark Mason
April 4th, 2019, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gallo buys Clos du Bois, Black Box, Estancia, Mark West, Wild Horse, Franciscan, Ravenswood + 23 more!
Replies: 73
Views: 3752

Re: Gallo buys Clos du Bois, Ravenswood, and Others

I think I've enjoyed the Las Rocas. Is that the Grenache?
by Mark Mason
April 4th, 2019, 8:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gift Giving Wines
Replies: 27
Views: 1034

Re: Gift Giving Wines

I agree with Greg on Champagne. Most recipients stick it in the closet or fridge waiting for a special occasion or re-gift it. I give Vouvrays, everyone likes them and they can be opened on a Tuesday night. There are many decent Vouvrays at good prices.
by Mark Mason
March 29th, 2019, 8:26 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner Feedback
Topic: Tom K Wine Solutions A+++
Replies: 5
Views: 498

Re: Tom K Wine Solutions A+++

I agree, great to do business with.

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