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by Joe W i n o g r a d
March 30th, 2020, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Jean-François Ganevat Côtes du Jura Les Chalasses Vieilles Vignes
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: TN: 2011 Jean-François Ganevat Côtes du Jura Les Chalasses Vieilles Vignes

This is the chardonnay, right? Love Ganevat's wines, but they are pricey now and harder to find. Yes - here's the importer write-up. https://vosselections.com/product/cotes-du-jura-les-chalasses-vieilles-vignes/ 100% Chardonnay. From vines planted in 1902 on gray marl. Les Chalasses is a specific v...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
March 30th, 2020, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Jean-François Ganevat Côtes du Jura Les Chalasses Vieilles Vignes
Replies: 6
Views: 297

TN: 2011 Jean-François Ganevat Côtes du Jura Les Chalasses Vieilles Vignes

I am fortunate to have an onsite cellar. As the designated shopper / supply runner for the family and member of a high-risk demographic I feel that any bottle I open could be my last, so it's no holds barred seven nights a week. Last night's bottle - served with freezer-burned veggie burgers on whea...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
March 29th, 2020, 10:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Uncorked on Netflix
Replies: 57
Views: 4483

Re: Uncorked on Netflix

Neal.Mollen wrote:
March 29th, 2020, 10:13 am
YLee wrote:
March 27th, 2020, 4:52 pm
I couldnt watch this. Not my cup of wine.
Why? I know nothing about the movie
It’s a sappy family drama.
by Joe W i n o g r a d
March 29th, 2020, 10:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Uncorked on Netflix
Replies: 57
Views: 4483

Re: Uncorked on Netflix

I’m a soft touch but found it sweet and funny; a fine balm for tough times.

Mamoudou Athie puts out some strong Adam Driver vibes.
by Joe W i n o g r a d
March 28th, 2020, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LIVE THIS SATURDAY! Video Chat with Marc Hochar of Chateau Musar
Replies: 63
Views: 1567

Re: LIVE THIS SATURDAY! Video Chat with Marc Hochar of Chateau Musar

I joined late but the part I caught was epic; up there with the winemaker q&a séries from back in the day. More please
by Joe W i n o g r a d
March 8th, 2020, 6:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '15 Lamy Derriere Chez Edouard Haute Densite
Replies: 6
Views: 559

Re: '15 Lamy Derriere Chez Edouard Haute Densite

Perhaps not today at retail or ever online but the 17 was on the floor of multiple retail shops in Paris last November, having just arrived from the domaine.
by Joe W i n o g r a d
February 29th, 2020, 8:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses
Replies: 91
Views: 3903

Re: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses

If you bring your host a gift, you can’t expect them to open, serve or use it. They have gone to great lengths and effort to plan the event, may still be busy preparing to serve you, and don’t need or want another job; eg. something extra to wash, prep, etc. A pack of decent glasses is an awesome gi...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
February 25th, 2020, 11:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vegan/fish dishes to pair with bold red wine
Replies: 20
Views: 697

Re: Vegan/fish dishes to pair with bold red wine

Dougs advice is very good though I haven’t been successful pairing red wines with soy sauce. I think it’s due to the sweetness and acid in the sauce.

Crisp whites and champagne always seem better with my sushi and stir fries.
by Joe W i n o g r a d
February 24th, 2020, 9:01 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Greece - Santorini, Naxos and Athens
Replies: 18
Views: 671

Re: Greece - Santorini, Naxos and Athens

Thanks for the link. I’ll be reading it shortly If you want to go a bit deeper, I have found Yiannis Karakasis to be a good resource. In addition to providing a ton of regional detail his work shows a lot of integrity...i.e he walks the line between advocacy and criticism pretty adeptly. https://ww...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
February 24th, 2020, 5:13 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Greece - Santorini, Naxos and Athens
Replies: 18
Views: 671

Re: Greece - Santorini, Naxos and Athens

I found this article to be helpful during a recent visit to Athens.

The hospitality and indigenous varietal tasting at Oinoscent was top notch. Shopping the cellar was fun too.

https://www.jancisrobinson.com/articles ... ine-lovers
by Joe W i n o g r a d
February 22nd, 2020, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Montenidoli Vernaccia di San Gimignano Tradizionale
Replies: 9
Views: 420

Re: TN: 2017 Montenidoli Vernaccia di San Gimignano Tradizionale

I have had good results with whites aged 7-10 yrs....templare, fiore, vinbrusco, tradizionale. Never profound, but enjoyable and decent value. I also agree that the step-up cuvees are worth it.
by Joe W i n o g r a d
February 21st, 2020, 8:59 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Madrid, España
Replies: 21
Views: 959

Re: Madrid, España

I know it sounds crazy but Enoteca Barolo has among the best Italian wine selections I’ve run across; up there with the better shops in Rome, Milan, and Alba. The guy that runs the store is the Spanish importer/distributor for many top Italian domaines and stuff that is highly allocated or gouged in...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
February 8th, 2020, 9:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?
Replies: 445
Views: 35512

Re: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?

Kedar Dubhashi wrote:
February 8th, 2020, 8:15 pm
Joe W i n o g r a d wrote:
February 8th, 2020, 7:03 pm
I received the $100 off $300 offer direct from the retailer; expiration was listed as 2/28.
Joe, may I ask what the code is? Thank you.
Didn’t keep it ... it was one of the ones in the thread that started with W and ended in a #
by Joe W i n o g r a d
February 8th, 2020, 7:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?
Replies: 445
Views: 35512

Re: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?

I received the $100 off $300 offer direct from the retailer; expiration was listed as 2/28.
by Joe W i n o g r a d
February 8th, 2020, 6:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: For Jura Lovers, a New Book . . . Maybe
Replies: 19
Views: 1251

Re: For Jura Lovers, a New Book . . . Maybe

$10 for the kindle edition at Amazon now.... https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00PBD3GV6
by Joe W i n o g r a d
February 7th, 2020, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: '18 Burlotto Freisa (licking my lips)
Replies: 14
Views: 987

Re: TN: '18 Burlotto Freisa (licking my lips)

We had a pretty good thread on freisa aging a few years ago... viewtopic.php?f=1&t=98421&p=1431970
by Joe W i n o g r a d
February 2nd, 2020, 9:37 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Buying Bordeaux and Italian red wines on travel
Replies: 10
Views: 756

Re: Buying Bordeaux and Italian red wines on travel

I have had a lot of success using WS Pro to guide retail shopping in Italy.

For France, we have Ilkka. 8^>
by Joe W i n o g r a d
January 29th, 2020, 3:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?
Replies: 149
Views: 8993

Re: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?

I have tried most of the chenin bottlings and have found them to vary widely, which may help explain the differing views. The carignana and trousseaux, on the other hand have been pretty consistent from year to year. (Haven’t tried any Syrah or Mataro yet.) Maybe this has something to do with the vi...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
January 27th, 2020, 4:45 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Balanced Wine Selections BD11
Replies: 10
Views: 1117

Re: Balanced Wine Selections 40% OFF ALL WINES for BD11

I’ve heard a lot of great things about Ronco del Gnemiz .... looking forward to trying this! Thanks Michael.
by Joe W i n o g r a d
January 27th, 2020, 8:01 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: OFFER EXTENDED: Berserker Edition Wine Check and the 'Berserker Barfer' special, and Wine Flies Free!
Replies: 42
Views: 2275

Re: Berserker Edition Wine Check and the 'Berserker Barfer' special, and Wine Flies Free!

Thanks Todd. It seems less clear when both cities are “wine destinations.” Maybe if you put a few bottles in on the empty leg you can skirt by.
by Joe W i n o g r a d
January 27th, 2020, 7:49 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: OFFER EXTENDED: Berserker Edition Wine Check and the 'Berserker Barfer' special, and Wine Flies Free!
Replies: 42
Views: 2275

Re: Berserker Edition Wine Check and the 'Berserker Barfer' special, and Wine Flies Free!

Does Alaska let you also check the empty Wine Check gratis going one direction on a round trip between qualifying cities?

Mine is usually only full one way. My shipper box goes round trip though.
by Joe W i n o g r a d
January 24th, 2020, 1:31 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: The Wine Check
Replies: 31
Views: 1632

Re: The Wine Check

One thing to watch out for is that some of the European airlines (I’m looking at you, Austrian) now have strict weight limits (8 kg!) on all carry-on luggage.

I have been dinged some hefty fees for checking my “overweight” roll-aboard as a result of having to unexpectedly check a carry-on bag.
by Joe W i n o g r a d
January 18th, 2020, 6:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer check: Tipsy Knitter, Seattle
Replies: 6
Views: 536

Re: Retailer check: Tipsy Knitter, Seattle

The principal is listed on linked in ...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
January 17th, 2020, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer check: Tipsy Knitter, Seattle
Replies: 6
Views: 536

Retailer check: Tipsy Knitter, Seattle

Anyone have experience with them? Seen their facility? Seems to be online only.
by Joe W i n o g r a d
January 5th, 2020, 2:54 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Rancho Mirage/Palm Springs - Places to Eat
Replies: 17
Views: 1170

Re: Rancho Mirage/Palm Springs - Places to Eat

I have had several excellent special occasion dinners at Le Vallauris in Palm Springs. They have a cellar, but I have always availed of corkage there.
by Joe W i n o g r a d
January 5th, 2020, 7:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1971 Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barolo Riserva (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)
Replies: 11
Views: 587

Re: TN: 1971 Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barolo Riserva (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)

Isn’t it the case that there are two different versions of these old Borgognos, original and reconditioned, that are distinguished by the color of their capsules?
by Joe W i n o g r a d
December 29th, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Oddero Barolo Mondoca di Bussia Soprana (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)
Replies: 15
Views: 480

Re: TN: 2007 Oddero Barolo Mondoca di Bussia Soprana (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)

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As I recall, I tasted it but wound up with a trunk full of 2013 classico.
by Joe W i n o g r a d
December 29th, 2019, 6:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Oddero Barolo Mondoca di Bussia Soprana (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)
Replies: 15
Views: 480

Re: TN: 2007 Oddero Barolo Mondoca di Bussia Soprana (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)

My understanding from a visit to the Oddero domaine in 2017 was that they had established a consistent practice of holding back the Vigna Rionda Riserva for release 10 years post-vintage as a way to assist their global costumer base, many of whom are new to barolo, in buying and tasting a new releas...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
December 22nd, 2019, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes VII
Replies: 3
Views: 465

Re: A Few Recent Tastes VII

As it happens, I drank the 2017 vintage of that JL Jamet last night.

It was much cleaner than your 15 but apart from not having the nasty bits, it was still a tough sell to the crowd I shared it with. Of interest, but not one to be approached without deliberation, be it via cellaring or aeration.
by Joe W i n o g r a d
December 22nd, 2019, 8:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Fantastic Value!"
Replies: 83
Views: 6589

Re: "Fantastic Value!"

Tiberio cerasuolo d’abruzzo
by Joe W i n o g r a d
December 16th, 2019, 7:43 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Lasagna recipes
Replies: 18
Views: 1457

Re: Lasagna recipes

Here is one for a white lasagna. https://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/celery-root-and-mushroom-lasagna We have made this many times and dig it much We leave out the prosciutto (vegetarian style) and use tinkyada gf noodles, not to make it gf but because they have a wonderful silky texture like a rice...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
December 5th, 2019, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Palm Springs Wine Fest - Sun Dec 8 - many board faves
Replies: 3
Views: 343

PSA: Palm Springs Wine Fest - Sun Dec 8 - many board faves

This event looks like a lot of fun for the SoCal crowd. I can’t go but would do it if I was not overbooked for the holiday season already. Looks like tickets and rooms are still available. (I have no affiliation!) https://www.pswinefest.com/ https://www.acehotel.com/palmsprings/events-and-spaces/cal...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
December 2nd, 2019, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tips for a couple days in Austrian wine country?
Replies: 22
Views: 900

Re: Tips for a couple days in Austrian wine country?

The Brundlmayer family runs an awesome inn and restaurant. Loved that place. Their wines aren’t bad either
by Joe W i n o g r a d
December 2nd, 2019, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Floral barolo recs
Replies: 45
Views: 2185

Re: Floral barolo recs

There is a school of thought that the two major soil types of Barolo lead to a general split along the lines of “lighter floral” (tortonian soil, northwest side of Barolo region) and “denser powerful” (serravalian soil, southeast side of Barolo region). I don’t know if there is widespread agreement ...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
November 27th, 2019, 9:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup
Replies: 139
Views: 6431

Re: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup

17 Sandlands Trousseau
07 LdH Gravonia
18 Burlotto Pelaverga
by Joe W i n o g r a d
November 9th, 2019, 11:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Wings - positive review
Replies: 14
Views: 1144

Re: Wine Wings - positive review

Been using (and reusing) WineSkin happily for years. 6/$15
by Joe W i n o g r a d
November 9th, 2019, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AG: 2016 And 2017 Barbaresco And Point Inflation
Replies: 31
Views: 2255

Re: AG: 2016 And 2017 Barbaresco And Point Inflation

The article makes a point about the problem of point inflation.
by Joe W i n o g r a d
November 4th, 2019, 8:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any Nikolaihof fans?
Replies: 22
Views: 1067

Re: Any Nikolaihof fans?

They are proudly unconventional. I have also had experiences like Doug and taste before buying multiples but have had plenty of wins. The 2017 Hefeabzug GV is my most recent try and it was solid. Here’s a write up that I posted from a visit to the estate last year: https://www.wineberserkers.com/for...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
October 31st, 2019, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '16 MacD ship date
Replies: 65
Views: 4735

Re: '16 MacD ship date

blarmston wrote:
October 30th, 2019, 7:34 pm
On another note, how long until Alex and Graeme tell Constellation to f*ck off and they start bottling those grapes that they are sending across the road?
How much would production increase if this were to happen?
by Joe W i n o g r a d
September 28th, 2019, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Emidio Pepe Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo)
Replies: 12
Views: 659

Re: TN: 2017 Emidio Pepe Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo)

I have had very good experiences with the Tiberio Cerasuolo which is easier to find and priced very well.

Not quite as savory but worth a try if you are enjoying this region and style.
by Joe W i n o g r a d
September 14th, 2019, 7:40 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Avocados. What a pain.
Replies: 36
Views: 3199

Re: Avocados. What a pain.

I don’t know, Greg. I was buying Reeds at my local farmers market whenever they were available until about about a decade ago, when I moved into a house with mature trees (not sure what variety; maybe zutano) to the tune of 500 avos per year so I’m not buying so much anymore. I planted a reed but it...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
September 13th, 2019, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Four @ Darrell's...(short/boring)
Replies: 7
Views: 539

Re: TN: Four @ Darrell's...(short/boring)

One of your best ever write-ups, Tom. Thanks for this
by Joe W i n o g r a d
September 12th, 2019, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 MacDonald release
Replies: 220
Views: 19159

Re: 2016 MacDonald release

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by Joe W i n o g r a d
September 11th, 2019, 1:16 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Avocados. What a pain.
Replies: 36
Views: 3199

Re: Avocados. What a pain.

Dunno. There are dozens upon dozens of varieties.... fruit shape, size, skin color, leaf shape and tree shape are all used in the identification.

See http://www.ucavo.ucr.edu/AvocadoVarieti ... eties.html
by Joe W i n o g r a d
September 11th, 2019, 12:45 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Avocados. What a pain.
Replies: 36
Views: 3199

Re: Avocados. What a pain.

Reed are the most easily identified of all avocados; sized and shaped like a grapefruit. The trees are columnar and spindly and can be very tall, like a sickly pine. In my opinion they are the best tasting variety by a mile. I have only ever seen them in SoCal. If you are going to order avos by mail...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
September 10th, 2019, 11:29 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Avocados. What a pain.
Replies: 36
Views: 3199

Re: Avocados. What a pain.

I grew up in the tree fruit business in Central Washington. When it comes to soft fruit (peaches, nectarines), the phenomenon of having a hard piece of fruit that passes right by the "ripe" stage to being rotten (or shriveling, etc.) is a consequence of the grower simply picking too soon. When a fr...

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