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by Kevin Porter
February 10th, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Cost to Grape to Expression" Ratio
Replies: 19
Views: 661

Re: "Cost to Grape to Expression" Ratio

I’ll play

White - Aligote or Melon de Bourgogne

Red - Gamay
by Kevin Porter
February 8th, 2019, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Should I buy lesser ‘16 Bords?
Replies: 74
Views: 2575

Re: Should I buy lesser ‘16 Bords?

OP loves Loire Cab Franc but has a fair bit cellared and wants some Bordeaux for specific meals and/or guests.

I appreciate all the thoughts. Now to post something less controversial- “What constitutes a natural wine?” or “Most Burgundian Kosta Browne?”
by Kevin Porter
February 6th, 2019, 6:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need to win a $50 max blind tasting red wine
Replies: 63
Views: 2178

Re: Need to win a $50 max blind tasting red wine

Wouldn’t a Sauternes have to be mighty oxidized to meet the ‘red wine’ requirement?”
by Kevin Porter
February 5th, 2019, 7:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Should I buy lesser ‘16 Bords?
Replies: 74
Views: 2575

Re: Should I buy lesser ‘16 Bords?

FWIW, I bought a 6 pack of 2000 Charmail and found them hot and goopy except for 1 that I buried and opened this year. I still didn’t like it as much as others (e.g. Cantemerle) but it had calmed a bit. Living in PA complicates access to back vintages (current vintages too but there is a bit more av...
by Kevin Porter
February 5th, 2019, 5:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Should I buy lesser ‘16 Bords?
Replies: 74
Views: 2575

Should I buy lesser ‘16 Bords?

I’m not a huge Bordeaux drinker but I’m intrigued by the hype. I was very happy with several mixed cases of $20 2000 Bords and suspect that 2016 may offer similar opportunities. The catch? I’m 62 years old. I hope that I’ll have a decent palate for 10+ more years but my kids have no interest and I’m...
by Kevin Porter
January 30th, 2019, 11:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy Wines
Replies: 43
Views: 2166

Re: Burgundy Wines

I’ll bite on the scores. Keeping in mind that critics score wines against the exemplar of their type it would seem that they believe that there is a wider gap between excellent and ideal Burgundy than between excellent and ideal Bordeaux. What it patently does not mean is that the slew of 100 point ...
by Kevin Porter
January 29th, 2019, 9:29 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: 25% Off Superb Owl Grilling Packs
Replies: 3
Views: 308

Re: 25% Off Superb Owl Grilling Packs

Thank god you’re not actually offering owl steaks (even if suburb).
by Kevin Porter
January 28th, 2019, 4:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?
Replies: 204
Views: 7277

Re: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?

Case and a half of Paetra and a case of Goodfellow chards. There is, of course, so much more that I wish I could have afforded. I’m particularly sad to have to have skipped Cowan Cellars, Tercero, Biggio Hamina, and Cabot. Next year!
by Kevin Porter
January 26th, 2019, 5:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYT on 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape
Replies: 13
Views: 1504

Re: NYT on 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape

Don’t just leave that hanging- only en magnum!
by Kevin Porter
January 22nd, 2019, 5:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping wine
Replies: 22
Views: 720

Re: Shipping wine

ky1em!ttskus wrote:
January 21st, 2019, 8:54 pm
Drink it all! Drink it all! [berserker.gif]
Unless you're sitting on some gems that need cellar time I'd seriously consider holding a cull party or two and restarting the cellar after moving. I know - not what you asked...but this is Berserkers!
by Kevin Porter
January 18th, 2019, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Want to taste a wine with obvious VA...in the name of learning...
Replies: 67
Views: 1588

Re: Want to taste a wine with obvious VA...in the name of learning...

Wes Barton wrote:
January 18th, 2019, 1:59 pm
Speaking of fruit flies - if you get one in your glass, you'll often pick up VA in the wine very quickly. The acetobacter is spread across the surface and acts quickly, so you can smell it right away.
The perfect answer for OP!
by Kevin Porter
January 18th, 2019, 5:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Want to taste a wine with obvious VA...in the name of learning...
Replies: 67
Views: 1588

Re: Want to taste a wine with obvious VA...in the name of learning...

AlexS wrote:
January 17th, 2019, 6:39 pm
Nate Simon wrote:
January 17th, 2019, 4:12 pm
Is Pegau considered VA-ridden, or just stinky NOS?
Never heard of VA as flaw in Pegau, mainly just brett.
Timely - Alex is right that common complaint about Pegau is brett but I drank a 2003 last weekend that had no horse but plenty of nail polish remover.
by Kevin Porter
January 16th, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Electric Kettle
Replies: 23
Views: 604

Re: Electric Kettle

Mike Wenzel wrote:
January 16th, 2019, 9:02 am
We have this one: Cuisinart CPK-17
Pro tip - don't try to heat it on a gas stove!

Thanks all for all the help but mostly to DSgriwold for the image of the stoned house sitter trying to figure out where the smell of burning plastic is coming from.
by Kevin Porter
January 15th, 2019, 6:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who will be the next Cornas and who will be the next Australia?
Replies: 29
Views: 1871

Re: Who will be the next Cornas and who will be the next Australia?

I like the idea of Australia as the next northern Rhône but I think alto Piemonte is more likely.

CA Pinot has been the next Australia for some time now. I wonder if luxury cuvees of cru Beaujolais aren’t the next CA pinot?
by Kevin Porter
January 15th, 2019, 9:12 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Electric Kettle
Replies: 23
Views: 604

Re: Electric Kettle

That being said, if you are only going to use this for a couple of months, I think you can survive with the cheap model and slightly inferiior coffee. Its still better than starbucks. Thanks all. This is actually one of my questions for those that use one - might I be better off continuing to use i...
by Kevin Porter
January 15th, 2019, 8:25 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Electric Kettle
Replies: 23
Views: 604

Electric Kettle

Anyone use one? I make french press coffee every morning and currently use a built-in instant hot faucet. We're about to undertake a 2 month kitchen remodel and will not keep the instant hot in the new kitchen (too unreliable - replaced twice in 10 years and plumber says avg lifespan is just about 5...
by Kevin Porter
January 7th, 2019, 2:21 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Banff Skiing
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Re: Banff Skiing

Caveat - it has been at least 15 years but I made two trips, staying at the Post in LL both times. I'd have a hard time going elsewhere. It is not difficult to get from there to Sunshine. I was a high intermediate skier at the time and though Sunshine was gorgeous but I didn't find that much terrain...
by Kevin Porter
January 7th, 2019, 2:15 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: (ALL SOLD) FS: DRC La Tache, DRC Romanée St. Vivant
Replies: 17
Views: 1914

Re: FS: DRC La Tache, DRC Romanée St. Vivant, Chateau Margaux, Colgin

Not a buyer (which is reflective of my financial status not a comment on pricing) but publishing your location would help w/r/t hand-off.
by Kevin Porter
December 24th, 2018, 5:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Offline protocol
Replies: 55
Views: 1876

Re: Offline protocol

It’s Christmas Eve so I’m fighting back the response the question deserves. Suffice to say that “mine’s bigger” is not an offline theme that appeals me.
by Kevin Porter
December 14th, 2018, 6:38 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: YOERG BREWING COMPANY: Now open
Replies: 9
Views: 210

Re: YOERG BREWING COMPANY: Now open

Congratulations and good luck! I think you're hiding your light with the music selections but I get and respect the concept and respect your steadfastness (akin to your 'no IPAs' stand). I hope to get there someday.
by Kevin Porter
December 11th, 2018, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You ever get free wine?
Replies: 39
Views: 1543

Re: You ever get free wine?

No, but as CRS sets in I have had wine that I bought, paid for, and forgot, delivered to me. What do I win for being the idiot who explains the joke?
by Kevin Porter
December 5th, 2018, 8:19 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Vegetable (Chinese) cleaver - Shun Classic or?
Replies: 21
Views: 705

Re: Vegetable (Chinese) cleaver - Shun Classic or?

Is a Chinese cleaver a vegetable cleaver? I was under the impression that a Nakiri is a Japanese vegetable cleaver and is very different (much smaller 'platform' to use Todd's terminology) from the Chinese cleavers that I've seen. I though that the Chinese cleavers were more traditional (meat) clea...
by Kevin Porter
December 5th, 2018, 6:01 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Vegetable (Chinese) cleaver - Shun Classic or?
Replies: 21
Views: 705

Re: Vegetable (Chinese) cleaver - Shun Classic or?

Is a Chinese cleaver a vegetable cleaver? I was under the impression that a Nakiri is a Japanese vegetable cleaver and is very different (much smaller 'platform' to use Todd's terminology) from the Chinese cleavers that I've seen. I though that the Chinese cleavers were more traditional (meat) cleav...
by Kevin Porter
November 29th, 2018, 12:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Mail Order Seafood Recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 672

Re: Mail Order Seafood Recommendations

I have no personal experience but have heard good things about Browne Trading. https://www.brownetrading.com/product-c ... h-seafood/
by Kevin Porter
November 27th, 2018, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suggestions for whites?
Replies: 30
Views: 663

Re: Suggestions for whites?

Save yourself some $$ and get some Pepiere Muscadet.
by Kevin Porter
November 20th, 2018, 5:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on stems / whole cluster...
Replies: 67
Views: 2443

Re: Thoughts on stems...

Thank god! I thought this was another thread on wine glasses.
by Kevin Porter
October 30th, 2018, 6:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Magic Wine Box? (Wine light theory)
Replies: 19
Views: 1136

Re: Magic Wine Box? (Wine light theory)

BTW - I was just trying to answer OP's question - definitely not endorsing the quackery
by Kevin Porter
October 29th, 2018, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Magic Wine Box? (Wine light theory)
Replies: 19
Views: 1136

Re: Magic Wine Box? (Wine light theory)

Someone named Noppakit Sangsurane posts about it frequently on the Burgundy Geeks FB group. He didn't respond to a question about cost and availablity.
by Kevin Porter
October 24th, 2018, 10:53 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB - Properly Cellared Rhone & Burgundy- Reds
Replies: 6
Views: 480

Re: WTB - Properly Cellared Rhone & Burgundy- Reds

Where are you located and are you interested in Southern Rhone? My CT inventory is way out-of-date but I'm pretty sure that I could put together a case of CdP from: 2001 Pegau; 2003 Pegau; 2004 Pegau; 2000 Beaucastel; 2001 Beaucastel. I'm near Philadelphia and not really interested in shipping. I'd ...
by Kevin Porter
October 23rd, 2018, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines you drink the most of
Replies: 78
Views: 2563

Re: Wines you drink the most of

Pepiere (various muscadets) Lauer (Barrel X is my house Riesling) Thivin ESJ Rocks and Gravel (PA state system got a bunch on some sort of close-out) Texier CdR Produttori (Langhe Nebbiolo and Normale) Baudry Patrice Rion Loring and KB (still drinking down overstock from Parker board years - mostly ...
by Kevin Porter
October 18th, 2018, 5:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Philadelphia Area Off-site Storage
Replies: 6
Views: 243

Re: Philadelphia Area Off-site Storage

Not very convenient to Bucks but does Zippy (Scott Ziskind) still run a facility near Philadelphia? zipco wine cellar services inc
by Kevin Porter
October 9th, 2018, 1:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Predicting how a wine will develop.
Replies: 16
Views: 706

Re: Predicting how a wine will develop.

Don't forget the biodynamic calendar - not all days are days
by Kevin Porter
October 7th, 2018, 6:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Suggestions for a Very Specific Venue
Replies: 74
Views: 1717

Re: Wine Suggestions for a Very Specific Venue

Understanding that there is no such thing, how about Fume Blanc? It has name recognition, particularly Mondavi’s, and provides that ABC frisson.
by Kevin Porter
September 10th, 2018, 5:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Petrus And Tax
Replies: 75
Views: 3419

Re: Petrus And Tax

Sorry to pile on, but PA does not allow residents to purchase alcohol from private sellers or even retailers (other that the PA Liquor Control Board stores). It is only within the past year or so that we can purchase from wineries, provided that they comply with relatively onerous licensing processes.
by Kevin Porter
September 8th, 2018, 10:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I've got too much fine wine in my basement and not enought everyday wine
Replies: 83
Views: 3559

Re: I've got too much fine wine in my basement and not enought everyday wine

Thinking on this I think the delta for me is really intellectual wines versus (strike me down if I use the H word) shall we say exuberant wines. As I look for something to accompany ground turkey soft tacos I want the latter and cellar the former. To quote the good Jay Miller “fruit is not necessari...
by Kevin Porter
September 8th, 2018, 6:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I've got too much fine wine in my basement and not enought everyday wine
Replies: 83
Views: 3559

Re: I've got too much fine wine in my basement and not enought everyday wine

I voted 'yes' based on an understanding of 'fine wine' similar to Sarah's excellent description. I too often (and too often) stare at my very modest collection of bourgogne rouge and blanc; langhe nebbiolo; entry level riesling; chenin, chinon and muscadet; cru beaujolais; etc. and despair that I ha...
by Kevin Porter
August 22nd, 2018, 5:14 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Low Cost Kindle Versions of Cookbooks
Replies: 55
Views: 3344

Re: Low Cost Kindle Versions of Cookbooks

Burma: Rivers of flavor by Naomi Duguid @ $1.80 today.
by Kevin Porter
August 21st, 2018, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: AI vs personal selling
Replies: 3
Views: 407

Re: AI vs personal selling

You might get better response in the 'Wine Pimps' forum. I think you're speaking of direct to consumer sales (as opposed to distributor to retailer). Obviously , this is a complex question with no single right answer. I suspect that many on this board have relationships with 'boutique' wine stores w...
by Kevin Porter
August 17th, 2018, 6:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "traditional" California wines
Replies: 61
Views: 2638

Re: "traditional" California wines

I expected to see Seavey mentioned by now. Then again, I haven't heard them mentioned in any context in years. What's going on with them? I checked their web site and they're still pulling big points from AG and others - why no chatter?
by Kevin Porter
August 16th, 2018, 6:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine for Weekend Party - PnP - Please help
Replies: 25
Views: 730

Re: Wine for Weekend Party - PnP - Please help

Hmm - Knoxville wine stores don't seem to put their inventories on-line. Can you get Baudry Chinon? Edmunds St. John El Jaleo? Cru Beaujolais?
by Kevin Porter
August 16th, 2018, 6:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine for Weekend Party - PnP - Please help
Replies: 25
Views: 730

Re: Wine for Weekend Party - PnP - Please help

It would help to know where you live and shop for wine. Berserkers often provide very specific recommendations to requests such as this.
by Kevin Porter
August 11th, 2018, 6:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fake wine that tastes the same as the real stuff
Replies: 46
Views: 1977

Fake wine that tastes the same as the real stuff

jcoley3 wrote:Off the top of my head, think of Butternut Chardonnay and Butter Chardonnay thrown up against Rombauer.
Apt phrasing (my emphasis added).
by Kevin Porter
August 9th, 2018, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your dumbest purchase
Replies: 206
Views: 9911

Your dumbest purchase

I've always been a bottom-feeding bargain hunter so it's tough to point to a specific purchase but I wish that I had not bought so many points/dollar back in the day. Could have been Marquis Phillips; 2000 Charmail; CdPs; etc. Breaks my heart to think of the Burgs and Rieslings I could have bought (...
by Kevin Porter
August 9th, 2018, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wine book for newbies?
Replies: 74
Views: 2054

Best wine book for newbies?

But, would you really suggest a beginner start by trying to learn all the different regions of Italy. And, if you do, what book on Italian wine would you suggest that a beginner start with. Italian Wine for Dummies Depending on your willingness to disassociate from the author Vino Italiano by Joe B...
by Kevin Porter
August 6th, 2018, 12:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Undercharged $100 for a bottle of Armagnac. WWJS do?
Replies: 43
Views: 1855

Undercharged $100 for a bottle of Armagnac. WWJS do?

You did the right thing, but to I can't answer your question as I have no idea James Suckling would have done. I suspect he would say he never has to pay for wine.
by Kevin Porter
August 3rd, 2018, 5:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Best California Chardonnay That You've Had In The Last 5 Years?
Replies: 122
Views: 5339

The Best California Chardonnay That You've Had In The Last 5 Years?

A recent release from Kalin - 1995 Kalin Cellars Chardonnay Cuvée CH Sonoma
by Kevin Porter
July 27th, 2018, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Down to Earth Wine/Robert Panzer?
Replies: 39
Views: 2544

Down to Earth Wine/Robert Panzer?

Website works for me now - https://downtoearthwines.net/products-page/. Looks like perhaps it was down for (much needed) revamping.
by Kevin Porter
July 25th, 2018, 8:05 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Philadelphia, PA
Replies: 459
Views: 84075

Philadelphia, PA

The pic on the Park Place website with the server holding a bottle of Sandlands and a bottle of Dirty and Rowdy is great. Now I really need to go [cheers.gif]

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