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by Jeff Vaughan
September 15th, 2019, 4:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 barbaresco buying intentions?
Replies: 37
Views: 4055

Re: 2016 barbaresco buying intentions?

Mike, where did you taste the 15 Paje and Pora?
by Jeff Vaughan
August 29th, 2019, 1:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 8 Favourite Varieties (4 red, 4 white)
Replies: 59
Views: 1901

Re: 8 Favourite Varieties (4 red, 4 white)

Sangiovese
Nebbiolo
Pinot Noir
Bordeaux Blend/Cabernet

Chardonnay
Riesling
Chenin Blanc
Tough call on the 4th but I'll go with Sauv Blanc
by Jeff Vaughan
August 28th, 2019, 6:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Châteauneuf-du-Pape producers
Replies: 46
Views: 1985

Re: Châteauneuf-du-Pape producers

I like Bois de Boursan, Pegau, Beaucastel and Vieux Donjon, especially in cooler vintages.
by Jeff Vaughan
August 25th, 2019, 7:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Barolo/Barbaresco should I open?
Replies: 23
Views: 1406

Re: Which Barolo/Barbaresco should I open?

I’d open the Produttori.
by Jeff Vaughan
August 16th, 2019, 5:17 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town
Replies: 38
Views: 1750

Re: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town

I'd recommend Boardwalk Plaza Hotel. Right on the beach and you can walk to everything.
by Jeff Vaughan
August 9th, 2019, 8:04 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town
Replies: 38
Views: 1750

Re: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town

Josh, I believe that technically that is Lewes and not Rehoboth Beach? You can ride a bike to that from Rehoboth, though.

Sarah, was that Espuma?
by Jeff Vaughan
August 8th, 2019, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge American Oak Article
Replies: 48
Views: 2544

Re: Ridge American Oak Article

I was going to post that link but you beat me to it. I found it interesting, particularly the quotes Robert posted. Back in the the 70’s, maybe the American oak made sense with lower ripeness and more green character? I have not had any 70’s Ridge, but I have had close to thirty year old Ridge that ...
by Jeff Vaughan
August 7th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town
Replies: 38
Views: 1750

Re: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town

It is also the best town/city for dining in Delaware. Traffic out on route 1 is brutal at times, though.
by Jeff Vaughan
August 5th, 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Future of Oregon Wine: It Ain’t Pinot
Replies: 165
Views: 8117

Re: The Future of Oregon Wine: It Ain’t Pinot

Because tastes change. Chardonnay has a specific core market that won’t drink anything else. I never run into people who say they only drink Pinot Noir. I only drink Pinot Noir. Ok, and Chardonnay too, I guess, but less. I am late to this thread, but there is no greater red varietal than Pinot Noir...
by Jeff Vaughan
July 31st, 2019, 4:33 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Bar Harbor, Maine / Acadia National Park
Replies: 9
Views: 2109

Re: Bar Harbor, Maine / Acadia National Park

We are having a great trip so far. The weather has been outstanding. We have been active during the days and my body is starting to feel it. We have spent all our time on Mt. Desert Island so far. Best hikes have been Gotham Mtn/Bee hive, Norumbega Mountain Loop and Perpendicular Trail/Mansell Mt. W...
by Jeff Vaughan
July 26th, 2019, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Complex wines and simple ingredients are kind of boring!
Replies: 33
Views: 1370

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

I love wine with food. I love wine without food. I have no problem drinking a beer, cheap rosé, or cocktail with dinner and opening something nice afterward to sip on its own. I think the best wines are often best without food anyway. Plus, artichokes, vinegar, really spicy foods, etc. are so delic...
by Jeff Vaughan
July 25th, 2019, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who's going to wear the black hat?
Replies: 121
Views: 4592

Re: Who's going to wear the black hat?

I simply do not understand the fairly common desire to have board trolls. The board is a better place when people are respecting each other instead of insulting one another. This is a persistent theme here, and I have never understood it. You can find assholes by the bushel-full everywhere you turn...
by Jeff Vaughan
July 25th, 2019, 5:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who's going to wear the black hat?
Replies: 121
Views: 4592

Who's going to wear the black hat?

There are a lot people here who's contributions I really enjoy. Some of these people I have met, and some I would like to meet. Some I feel like I know, even though I've never met them. I love this community, but sometimes it gets a little sleepy. Bill Klapp and Alan Eden each had their own ways of ...
by Jeff Vaughan
July 23rd, 2019, 4:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: R.I.P. Alan Eden
Replies: 138
Views: 9789

Re: R.I.P. Alan Eden

Alan's posts usually ruffled my feathers, but that was probably his intention. He kept things interesting around here and I'm sorry to see him go. My condolences to his friends and family. It is a reminder that life is short and you never know how much time you have left.
by Jeff Vaughan
July 17th, 2019, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite ACTUAL pizza and wine pairings
Replies: 53
Views: 2784

Re: Favorite ACTUAL pizza and wine pairings

With pizza (actually with most foods), I like wines with higher acidity. Chianti and Brunello usually. I also like Nebbiolo. Sometimes a higher acid white like Sancerre, Verdicchio, Soave and an occasional crisp rose of Canaiuolo or Pinot, depending on what's on the pizza.
by Jeff Vaughan
July 12th, 2019, 6:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis 1er Cru La Forest
Replies: 41
Views: 1997

Re: TN: 2010 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis 1er Cru La Forest

Thanks for the note. At what age do generally like to drink the VD Forest? I've never had one with more than 10 years of age and I am sitting on some 08, 09 and 10.
by Jeff Vaughan
July 8th, 2019, 7:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Cambon la Pelouse
Replies: 22
Views: 1564

Re: 2010 Cambon la Pelouse

Thanks Robert. I look forward to hearing about the 2016.
by Jeff Vaughan
July 8th, 2019, 6:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Cambon la Pelouse
Replies: 22
Views: 1564

Re: 2010 Cambon la Pelouse

I opened one of these over the weekend. It put a smile on my face and my wife loved it. I am kicking myself for only buying one case. Crazy QPR. Has anyone tried the 14, 15 or 16?
by Jeff Vaughan
July 5th, 2019, 12:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Total Wine-Winery and Spirits Direct Coupon
Replies: 47
Views: 2692

Re: Total Wine-Winery and Spirits Direct Coupon

My TW purchases are limited to Bordeaux and Nada Fiorenzo (Barbaresco).
by Jeff Vaughan
June 30th, 2019, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sunday discussion time only $17.73 to spend today.
Replies: 38
Views: 1380

Re: Sunday discussion time only $17.73 to spend today.

Reds - Produttori Langhe Nebbiolo, Lanessan Whites - Peppiere Muscadet, Collestefano Verdicchio Man I wish I could find Produttori Langhe near me for this price. I know it exists... but its at least $4-5 more by me. I would consider lining a wall in my house with it at $17. $28.99 at the plcb. And ...
by Jeff Vaughan
June 30th, 2019, 9:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sunday discussion time only $17.73 to spend today.
Replies: 38
Views: 1380

Re: Sunday discussion time only $17.73 to spend today.

Reds - Produttori Langhe Nebbiolo, Lanessan
Whites - Peppiere Muscadet, Collestefano Verdicchio
by Jeff Vaughan
June 28th, 2019, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Montenidoli Canaiuolo Rose', 2017 Montenidoli Vernaccia di San Gimignano Fiore
Replies: 6
Views: 339

Re: TN: 2018 Montenidoli Canaiuolo Rose', 2017 Montenidoli Vernaccia di San Gimignano Fiore

I don't think I'm a fan of the Carato, though I have only had it once, and it was a small pour. From memory, it seemed oaky and oxidized. Neither of which I am a big fan of. I like the Fiore, though.
by Jeff Vaughan
June 27th, 2019, 5:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux Futures - What Did Everyone Buy?
Replies: 78
Views: 4059

Re: 2018 Bordeaux Futures - What Did Everyone Buy?

But monopoly pricing structures aren't subject to supply and demand! They're just subject to whatever price the monopolist sets as the price it considers appropriate! How is this a monopoly? That's sort of like complaining about the cost of a Ferrari or other high end product. There are always othe...
by Jeff Vaughan
June 27th, 2019, 5:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...
Replies: 145
Views: 6977

Re: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...

I like scotch, but I tend to only have one smallish pour, when I am not drinking anything else. I don't drink enough to really feel it. When I drink Port, it is usually a very small pour, almost always after a longer night of eating and drinking, where I have already had many glasses of wine. It wou...
by Jeff Vaughan
June 26th, 2019, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...
Replies: 145
Views: 6977

Re: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...

At 15%, drinking and entire bottle of wine yields 3.75 oz of alcohol. 13% takes it down to 3.25 oz of alcohol. If you killed two entire bottles on your own, the difference would be 1 oz of alcohol consumed. It wouldn’t seem that from drinking an entire bottle’s worth of wine the extra half ounce wo...
by Jeff Vaughan
June 25th, 2019, 6:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...
Replies: 145
Views: 6977

Re: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...

I’m with you one the alcohol. I feel it more than ever. We have cut back on drinking during the week and have gravitated to lower alcohol wines in general, including Champagne.

I’ve also started spitting at trade tastings and make sure I drink a lot of water.
by Jeff Vaughan
June 25th, 2019, 5:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Expressions of Tempranillo - Ribera vs Rioja
Replies: 17
Views: 1136

Re: Expressions of Tempranillo - Ribera vs Rioja

Otto, thanks for that summary. Can you recommend Rioja made with french oak barrels? I like some LdH, and feel like I would like more Tempranillo based wines if there was less oak, especially American oak.
by Jeff Vaughan
June 24th, 2019, 7:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11865
Views: 568061

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
June 24th, 2019, 5:56 am
Jeff Vaughan wrote:
June 24th, 2019, 5:43 am
4 x 2000 Chateau Lanessan. I thought that might have been you bidding on them.
Haha, yes. I didn’t counter. Good buys for both of us!
Ha! I was hoping you would see it that way.
by Jeff Vaughan
June 24th, 2019, 5:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11865
Views: 568061

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

4 x 2000 Chateau Lanessan. I thought that might have been you bidding on them.
by Jeff Vaughan
June 22nd, 2019, 6:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux Futures - What Did Everyone Buy?
Replies: 78
Views: 4059

Re: 2018 Bordeaux Futures - What Did Everyone Buy?

I’m getting too old, so I swore I wasn’t going to buy any. But then I got weak and bought 6 Leoville Barton. At my age (51) it makes more sense to buy older vintages.
by Jeff Vaughan
June 20th, 2019, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11865
Views: 568061

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

They are different in style. Which is "better" depends on the style of wine you like. I think 14 is leaner, crunchier and a little more red fruited. 15 is darker toned and more fruity. I haven't tried 16 yet. Buy one/some of each and report back with your thoughts.
by Jeff Vaughan
June 19th, 2019, 5:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any good Chardonnay deals out there?
Replies: 29
Views: 1702

Re: Any good Chardonnay deals out there?

ChadG wrote:
June 18th, 2019, 12:35 pm
Looking to pick up some good chardonnay if there are any deals to be had.
Chad
It depends on your tastes for Chardonnay, but for me it is hard to beat most 1er Cru Chablis. Especially those that don't use any or much wood.
by Jeff Vaughan
June 11th, 2019, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: bead and mousse
Replies: 12
Views: 801

Re: bead and mousse

I am not an expert, but I think fine bubbles are a hallmark of better made sparklers. Tell your daughter it is a slippery slope...
by Jeff Vaughan
June 11th, 2019, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: bead and mousse
Replies: 12
Views: 801

Re: bead and mousse

I like that bottling. What did you think of it?
by Jeff Vaughan
June 4th, 2019, 5:29 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Bar Harbor, Maine / Acadia National Park
Replies: 9
Views: 2109

Re: Bar Harbor, Maine / Acadia National Park

Thanks for all the recommendations. I'll report back once we get further into our planning.
by Jeff Vaughan
June 3rd, 2019, 5:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where please?
Replies: 23
Views: 1774

Re: Where please?

Welcome Len!
by Jeff Vaughan
June 1st, 2019, 4:22 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them
Replies: 245
Views: 16152

Re: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them

Just wanted to pass along a great experience. I purchased some of the Grassl 1855 glasses. They are great. One broke however, but Chris replaced as promised for $10 shipping. Glass came within a week of order! Makes me wish I got some of the Cru… I had the the same thing happen, and also wish I bou...
by Jeff Vaughan
May 31st, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Bordeaux supposed to have a laxative effect?
Replies: 69
Views: 5820

Re: Is Bordeaux supposed to have a laxative effect?

I feel like I just ate a bacon wrapped hot dog from a street vendor in Tiajuana. Ill be needing an IV soon if it keeps up. Especially if I go for another glass tonight to see how it tastes on day two. Glad I wasn't drinking anything when I read that. I would have spit it all over my monitor. When t...
by Jeff Vaughan
May 31st, 2019, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine visits - Chablis, Burgundy, Northern Rhone and Barolo (Update)
Replies: 57
Views: 5691

Re: Wine visits - Chablis, Burgundy, Northern Rhone and Barolo

I love these threads. Thanks for posting.
by Jeff Vaughan
May 31st, 2019, 7:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 245
Views: 16422

Re: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?

I swore I wasn't going to buy. Just buy more 14, 15 and 16. Then, this morning I tried to buy more 2016 Leoville Barton and struggled to find it near me. What I am finding is in nearby states and close to $120. Then I have shipping issues in PA and DE. I became weak and I broke down and bought six ...
by Jeff Vaughan
May 29th, 2019, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 245
Views: 16422

Re: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?

I swore I wasn't going to buy. Just buy more 14, 15 and 16. Then, this morning I tried to buy more 2016 Leoville Barton and struggled to find it near me. What I am finding is in nearby states and close to $120. Then I have shipping issues in PA and DE. I became weak and I broke down and bought six o...
by Jeff Vaughan
May 27th, 2019, 2:38 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Bar Harbor, Maine / Acadia National Park
Replies: 9
Views: 2109

Bar Harbor, Maine / Acadia National Park

My family and I are going to be visiting this area later this summer. Any recommendations on restaurants, hikes, tours, day trips, etc. that are off the beaten path? Things that might not pop up on the normal trip advisor searches.
by Jeff Vaughan
May 13th, 2019, 9:45 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Using corked wine making Coq au vin
Replies: 44
Views: 1660

Re: Coq au vin

You can't go wrong with Julia Child's for coq au vin or beef bourguignon recipes. Both of these take a considerable amount of effort and I wouldn't take the chance of using a flawed wine when putting in that kind of work. I also wouldn't use DRC or Bartolo Mascarello level wine as John pointed out. ...
by Jeff Vaughan
May 13th, 2019, 8:49 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Using corked wine making Coq au vin
Replies: 44
Views: 1660

Re: Coq au vin

I believe it was the Cajun Cook Justin Wilson that used to say "never cook with a wine you wouldn't drink."
by Jeff Vaughan
May 8th, 2019, 5:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 245
Views: 16422

Re: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?

I am going to wait until tasting them. I’m not sure that this is a vintage for me, I am getter older, and 12, 14, 15 and 16’s are still available at similar pricing.
by Jeff Vaughan
May 8th, 2019, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Les Bournais
Replies: 19
Views: 1055

Re: TN: 2010 François Chidaine Montlouis-sur-Loire Les Bournais

Alan, sorry to hear about that bottle. I opened a 2010 a month or two ago that showed well. I love them when they are on, but unfortunately I have had quite a few misses with the 14 vintage.
by Jeff Vaughan
May 8th, 2019, 6:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the deal with the 2014 Chidaine wines?
Replies: 20
Views: 1685

Re: What is the deal with the 2014 Chidaine wines?

This past weekend I opened an 08 Bournais from magnum that showed well. I opened a 10 Bournais a month or so ago that also showed well. I don't think I have had an 08 or 10 that have disappointed. The 14's are a crap shoot, however. Some are good and and some are bad.
by Jeff Vaughan
May 7th, 2019, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Chateau Lanessan Sung by OutKast, “So Fresh, So Clean”
Replies: 33
Views: 1196

Re: 2014 Chateau Lanessan Sung by OutKast, “So Fresh, So Clean”

Claus, taste them both and report back. I find the 14 much more interesting than the 15.

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