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by Jeff Vaughan
June 25th, 2019, 5:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Expressions of Tempranillo - Ribera vs Rioja
Replies: 11
Views: 395

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: 11119
Views: 497071

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: 11119
Views: 497071

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: 57
Views: 2117

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: 11119
Views: 497071

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: 1299

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: 667

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: 667

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: 7
Views: 623

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: 1589

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: 234
Views: 11944

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: 5375

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: 43
Views: 3680

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: 14507

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: 14507

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: 7
Views: 623

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: 1143

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: 1143

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: 14507

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: 13
Views: 769

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: 17
Views: 1256

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: 1011

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.
by Jeff Vaughan
April 17th, 2019, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Carlisle are you drinking?
Replies: 1400
Views: 88650

Re: Which Carlisle are you drinking?

I have a bottle of the 2013 Alicante Bouschet that I have been wondering when to drink. Peter, should I pull the cork?
by Jeff Vaughan
April 12th, 2019, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Visit to Piemonte, Burgundy and Condrieu
Replies: 70
Views: 4807

Re: 2018 Visit to Piemonte, Burgundy and Condrieu

We were there in late October, early November. If you can't set up a full tour/visit with PdB (I was unable to due to the timing of our visit), it is a simple and quick stop to swing in their tasting room. We tasted the 14 and 15 Barbaresco Classico. It is also worth climbing the tower in Barbaresco...
by Jeff Vaughan
April 12th, 2019, 5:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Visit to Piemonte, Burgundy and Condrieu
Replies: 70
Views: 4807

Re: 2018 Visit to Piemonte, Burgundy and Condrieu

We enjoyed our stop in the PdB tasting room, and I'd recommend it, but not if that is the one and only place you are going to stop and visit. If you can get a more personal visit and tour there, that would be different.
by Jeff Vaughan
April 12th, 2019, 5:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 415
Views: 37355

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

Joe, that looks similar to mine. I went with traditional individual bottle racking, but I wish I did what you did instead and had them made as custom wood shelving. You can probably squeeze more bottles in, and you have more flexibility with OWC's, magnums and .375's. I may have even gone with solid...
by Jeff Vaughan
April 1st, 2019, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are your top italian whites ?
Replies: 92
Views: 2278

Re: What are your top italian whites ?

My favorites for inexpensive, tasty and food friendly Italian whites include:

Soave
Carricante
Arneis
Verdicchio
by Jeff Vaughan
March 29th, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine-related 'gadgets' you can't live without
Replies: 88
Views: 3526

Re: Wine-related 'gadgets' you can't live without

Neal.Mollen wrote:
June 7th, 2017, 4:33 am
.....the Durand. The price is ridiculous for what it is, but it really is indispensable.
An Ah So costs 10 bucks. A corkscrew costs 10 bucks. One of each that fit together costs $200!? Come on man. I want one, but I struggle with that. I sure wish I thought of it.

Jeff
by Jeff Vaughan
March 6th, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recycled uses for OWC’s
Replies: 17
Views: 936

Re: Recycled uses for OWC’s

A guy near me varnishes or shellacs them and turns them into cheese servers/cutting boards. I wish I had a picture of them as they were pretty nice.
by Jeff Vaughan
March 6th, 2019, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 198
Views: 12010

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

We used our 1855's for the first time last night and I am very happy with them. I am not used to this level of quality with glasses, so I was very surprised at how delicate they seem and how light they are. I hope they hold up. I am looking forward to trying the Liberte.
by Jeff Vaughan
March 6th, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1997 Giuseppe Cortese Barbaresco Rabajà (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Re: TN: 1997 Giuseppe Cortese Barbaresco Rabajà (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)

I have had a few of these over the last year or so. They all showed a little funk initially as you mentioned. Some bottles were better than others, but overall they were pretty enjoyable. I am a fan of the producer.
by Jeff Vaughan
March 4th, 2019, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cheap Bordeaux: 2016 Puygueraud
Replies: 15
Views: 1021

Re: Cheap Bordeaux: 2016 Puygueraud

I get that some of the prestige and collector’s wines have gotten very expensive, but Bordeaux is simultaneously also possibly the best region in the world for bargains. This may be true of France in general. For some reason, the US has a hard time producing wine at the $15-20 range that competes. ...
by Jeff Vaughan
March 2nd, 2019, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cheap Bordeaux: 2016 Puygueraud
Replies: 15
Views: 1021

Re: Cheap Bordeaux: 2016 Puygueraud

I’ve enjoyed the 09 and 14. I’ll look to try the 16 as well.
by Jeff Vaughan
February 25th, 2019, 5:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The search for a “wow” Rosé
Replies: 123
Views: 4304

Re: The search for a “wow” Rosé

Tempier
Montenidoli Canaiuolo Toscana
Pibarnon
Vaccelli
by Jeff Vaughan
February 21st, 2019, 11:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11119
Views: 497071

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

PCLIN wrote:
February 21st, 2019, 9:23 am
Picked up a case of ‘11 Nicolas Rossignol Caillerets at US$38 per bottle, wow...fire sales...
Wow. That is a great deal.
by Jeff Vaughan
February 20th, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Fontalloro (Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT)
Replies: 44
Views: 1618

Re: TN: 2010 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Fontalloro (Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT)

I've only had the 07 Fontalloro once, about two years ago. I remember being disappointed, but I was getting over a cold so it could have been me. I've been seeing Bob Hughes post some notes on the 07 recently. It seems like it might be ready, but I am leaning towards holding for a while because I on...
by Jeff Vaughan
February 20th, 2019, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Fontalloro (Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT)
Replies: 44
Views: 1618

Re: TN: 2010 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Fontalloro (Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT)

Interesting. I haven't opened a bottle of the 15 CCR yet, but I really like the 13. So much so, I bought two cases, and I never do that. Part of that was knowing that 2014 might not be very good, or even be made. This is my house Italian red.
by Jeff Vaughan
February 20th, 2019, 7:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Fontalloro (Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT)
Replies: 44
Views: 1618

Re: TN: 2010 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Fontalloro (Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT)

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
February 20th, 2019, 5:59 am
On a recent trip to Torino (I go there for work) I was able to try current vintages of all four wines (not the Colonia) over a two day period. My least favorite was the CCR.

Rancia is still my favorite of the four.
David what vintage was the CCR? 15?
by Jeff Vaughan
February 20th, 2019, 7:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TSA lifted wine from checked luggage
Replies: 58
Views: 4291

Re: TSA lifted wine from checked luggage

About ten years ago, my business partner and I took a trip to St. Lucia. We each checked a case of wine. As we sat on the plane waiting to get off, we watched the two cases come off the plane. When we went to baggage claim, only one was there (thankfully the one with my wines). They claimed they had...
by Jeff Vaughan
February 19th, 2019, 8:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC)
Replies: 152
Views: 7732

Re: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC)

I paid $34 for the 2015 Barb and $17 I think for the 16 Langhe. I haven't looked for the 17 Langhe, and probably won't. Morrell is the only Cru offer I have seen. At $75, I am not a buyer. I hope to find them in the mid fifties.
by Jeff Vaughan
February 14th, 2019, 7:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Futures
Replies: 65
Views: 1945

Re: Futures

Yep. CT pending delivery.
by Jeff Vaughan
February 8th, 2019, 3:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2009 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco
Replies: 12
Views: 877

Re: 2009 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco

My note from a couple months ago mentions a roasted quality. I think the warm vintage is showing. 2009 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco - Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco (12/12/2018) Aldo Vacca recommends drinking the 09's so I figured I'd open one. I popped one open a month ago, and that on...
by Jeff Vaughan
February 6th, 2019, 5:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Should I buy lesser ‘16 Bords?
Replies: 85
Views: 4191

Re: Should I buy lesser ‘16 Bords?

Robert, I haven’t. I’ve only tried the 2000 and 2010. The 2010 is great. I keep seeing 2014 pop up somewhere. Maybe winebid? I need to pick some of them up.
by Jeff Vaughan
February 6th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Piemonte
Replies: 25
Views: 1186

Re: Piemonte

Not Michelin Star, but Bovio is excellent in La Morra. More e Macine, also in La Morra, is a nice little lunch spot. Campamac in Barbaresco was very good. We also had a nice lunch at L'Aromatario in Neive. There are many great restaurants. Attached is a list that may be helpful.
by Jeff Vaughan
February 6th, 2019, 8:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Should I buy lesser ‘16 Bords?
Replies: 85
Views: 4191

Re: Should I buy lesser ‘16 Bords?

Ron, Robert turned me on to Cambon La Pelouse. Senejac is another that is more traditional in style.
by Jeff Vaughan
February 6th, 2019, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?
Replies: 138
Views: 4281

Re: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?

I agree about the whites, especially when you include Chablis in the mix, Burgundy has some of the best bang for your buck whites I can think of. Also true when including Aligote. Can’t argue this one for now. Give is another 5-10 years and it will be MUCH closer. The gap is narrowing already, quli...
by Jeff Vaughan
February 5th, 2019, 5:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?
Replies: 138
Views: 4281

Re: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?

For reds I think definitely Oregon in that price range. There are a (very) few good red burgundies under $30 (assuming US retail pricing) but there are quite a few really good Oregon Pinot Noirs at under 30 even under 20. For Chardonnay I’m going to say burgundy though, particularly if you include ...
by Jeff Vaughan
February 3rd, 2019, 4:51 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Piemonte
Replies: 25
Views: 1186

Re: Piemonte

Monforte is a cool town, but I would recommend La Morra or Alba as they are more centrally located.
by Jeff Vaughan
February 1st, 2019, 5:18 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals
Replies: 176
Views: 5558

Re: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals

Jay, sunny side up, flipped but with soft yolks, or even scrambled. I also drizzle it on my toast instead of using butter. I usually have fresh spinach with my eggs too and I drizzle the olive oil on that with a little salt and pepper.
by Jeff Vaughan
January 31st, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My First...1st Growth
Replies: 87
Views: 4099

Re: My First...1st Growth

Tim, Swigg is only a mile or two up Concord Pike from Kreston's. They are close to each other. Not much older stuff, except maybe a few Piemonte wines, but a nice selection of artisanal, geeky wines. Dave Govatos is the owner there. Jim Potrako is the guy to talk to at Kreston's. Sign up for their e...

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