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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: 1021

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: 2101

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: 938

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: 4329

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: 609

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: 2068

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: 497

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: 18269

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: 2068

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: 2068

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: 2068

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...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
September 8th, 2019, 3:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The New Yorker on Orange Wines
Replies: 41
Views: 1782

Re: The New Yorker on Orange Wines

Can’t wait to read the article from that guy when he discovers scotch. I thought it tasted like vomit too. When I was 13.
by Joe W i n o g r a d
September 7th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanting outside vs inside?!
Replies: 30
Views: 1163

Re: Decanting outside vs inside?!

But wouldn't moving air across the mouth of a decanter pull air into the space? Think about holding an empty bottle to your lower lip and blowing, making a sound (we've all done that, right?). Doesn't that create some effect of pulling air into the bottle? Isn't this / couldn't this be the same thi...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
September 3rd, 2019, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: access to past Graperadio podcasts?
Replies: 16
Views: 845

Re: access to past Graperadio podcasts?

Hi Eric,

Thanks for the explanation.

You might consider uploading them to the Internet Archive, in which case they will be made available for free to the world at no cost to you.

Joe

https://archive.org/about/
by Joe W i n o g r a d
September 3rd, 2019, 7:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: access to past Graperadio podcasts?
Replies: 16
Views: 845

Re: access to past Graperadio podcasts?

Yes I have run into this as well. It would appear that they aren’t no longer available. I asked the same question here a few years ago and wasn’t able to get any resolution.
by Joe W i n o g r a d
September 3rd, 2019, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Vintners in Savoy?
Replies: 22
Views: 934

Re: Favorite Vintners in Savoy?

I’d be interested to hear anyone’s comparative thoughts on Belluard’s Alpes vs Feu.

Jason Wilson recounts a colorful visit to the domaine in his book Godforsaken Grapes but doesn’t go into much detail.
by Joe W i n o g r a d
August 31st, 2019, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 19th hole - MacDonald 2016 and 2017 vintages
Replies: 18
Views: 1752

Re: 19th hole - MacDonald 2016 and 2017 vintages

David Baum wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 10:20 pm
I only got to play with Alex twice this month. #humblebrag #61kallday #thxforthe3literAlex
So when’s the vertical party? grouphug
by Joe W i n o g r a d
August 25th, 2019, 11:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Barolo/Barbaresco should I open?
Replies: 23
Views: 1443

Re: Which Barolo/Barbaresco should I open?

That pdb was quite nice on release though could have closed since. That would also be my pick and I would pnp since it is at risk of closing with a long decant at this age.
by Joe W i n o g r a d
August 21st, 2019, 12:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Franz Hirtzberger Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Honivogl
Replies: 13
Views: 391

Re: TN: 2004 Franz Hirtzberger Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Honivogl

That’s like picking a favorite child! Love them both.
by Joe W i n o g r a d
August 16th, 2019, 11:09 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: San Diego/La Jolla Dining Recs
Replies: 6
Views: 1110

Re: San Diego/La Jolla Dining Recs

My hit list in/adjacent to LJ:

Piazza 1909
Oltre Mare
The Fishery
Galaxy Taco
Oscar’s Mexican Seafood
The Patio
Caroline’s
Cottage
Taste of Himalaya
Bobboi
Nine Ten
by Joe W i n o g r a d
August 11th, 2019, 10:57 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Phoenix/Scottsdale Recs
Replies: 21
Views: 962

Re: Phoenix/Scottsdale Recs

Anyone have suggestions for Thanksgiving dinner out in P/S? Bonus points for BYO or a decent list. Upscale ok.
by Joe W i n o g r a d
July 28th, 2019, 11:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alto Piemonte Books??
Replies: 13
Views: 633

Re: Alto Piemonte Books??

Right on cue, Alfonso Cevola steps up with a commentary and excerpt from the new D’Agata work.

https://acevola.blogspot.com/2019/07/th ... about.html
by Joe W i n o g r a d
July 27th, 2019, 8:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alto Piemonte Books??
Replies: 13
Views: 633

Re: Alto Piemonte Books??

Only 4 more weeks until ian’s new book comes out https://www.iandagata.com/italys-native-wine-grape-terroirs/ https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520290754/italys-native-wine-grape-terroirs The folks I know who’ve read advance copies say it is highly technical; makes the last one seem like a bit of a b...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
July 27th, 2019, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alto Piemonte Books??
Replies: 13
Views: 633

Re: Alto Piemonte Books??

IDTT 381 Cristiano Garella is a rock star
by Joe W i n o g r a d
July 25th, 2019, 7:35 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Need BA upgrade help
Replies: 3
Views: 499

Re: Need BA upgrade help

Bump. Thanks to the PMs so far
by Joe W i n o g r a d
July 25th, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Reccos for Restaurants for Ireland and Iceland
Replies: 6
Views: 1321

Re: Reccos for Restaurants for Ireland and Iceland

The Dill guys’ pizza place in Reykjavik is good. Local microbrews and thin crust brick oven lobster pie...yum. And don’t miss the cinnamon rolls at Braud & Co.
by Joe W i n o g r a d
July 21st, 2019, 3:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe - Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)
Replies: 46
Views: 2052

Re: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe - Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)

They announced on Instagram last year that they would be changing the labeling to indicate the old vines bottlings. I posted a link to the announcement in a prior Pepe thread.
by Joe W i n o g r a d
July 19th, 2019, 12:06 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Need BA upgrade help
Replies: 3
Views: 499

Re: Need AA, BA upgrade help

Thanks Jordan. Miles or SWU.
by Joe W i n o g r a d
July 19th, 2019, 10:33 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Need BA upgrade help
Replies: 3
Views: 499

Need BA upgrade help

Its for my unicorns. PM pls.

Edited to add: latest learnings are BA “UuA” whatever that means. [truce.gif]
by Joe W i n o g r a d
July 17th, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines of Etna
Replies: 52
Views: 3250

Re: Wines of Etna

Thanks to a wise friend, I had my first experience recently with the wines of Vigneti Vecchio , the domain of Carmelo Vecchio who is reportedly a longtime employee at Passopisciaro. The wines are newly imported into the US by KL. The Sciare Vive (“live flow”) Etna Rosso was elegant and precise. I lo...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
July 4th, 2019, 9:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone opening good wine for the 4th, or is it a beer day ?
Replies: 57
Views: 2265

Re: Anyone opening good wine for the 4th, or is it a beer day ?

Vajra JC Clare on ice.... that’s nice.
by Joe W i n o g r a d
June 29th, 2019, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will Release Offers ever move to Negotiated Pricing?
Replies: 64
Views: 2354

Re: Will Release Offers ever move to Negotiated Pricing?

A different way of framing Brian’s question is: “how could innovation in the types of offerings enabled by e-commerce platforms (eg vinespring) improve winery’s direct-to-consumer profitability and customer engagement?” It seems plausible that if any winery could make a direct offering with auction ...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
June 26th, 2019, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pescatarian/Vegetarian Pairings with aged Bordeaux
Replies: 36
Views: 1193

Re: Pescatarian/Vegetarian Pairings with aged Bordeaux

Agee with Russell. Think of the fat from dairy (butter, cream, cheese) or vegetable oil (olive, sesame) as the stand-in for animal fat in the traditional European pairing. Umami found in mushrooms, eggplant, artichoke, fish brine corresponds in broad terms to that in bone marrow and other animal sou...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
June 16th, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?
Replies: 63
Views: 3876

Re: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?

You accuse / eject someone based on supposition and logic without evidence, then more stuff goes missing. What then? If there are multiple parties with access and opportunity, you really need to collect direct evidence before acting. If you put the lock on, it will be a tip off that you are suspicio...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
June 6th, 2019, 9:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Sandlands Trousseau Sonoma County
Replies: 16
Views: 931

Re: TN: 2016 Sandlands Trousseau Sonoma County

It’s a medium-light bodied wine with savory qualities. Can pair with a wide range of foods, as you might a French pinot or cab franc. Pair with white meat, fish, cheese, NC bbq, or karaoke.
by Joe W i n o g r a d
June 5th, 2019, 5:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Aeris Wines Etna Bianco Superiore (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)
Replies: 8
Views: 716

Re: TN: 2014 Aeris Wines Etna Bianco Superiore (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)

As I recall, Kevin Harvey posted that Aeris is made by Salvi Foti from the plantings that we’re historically used for Pietramarina. And that Pietramarina no longer has the same winemaker or vineyard source. So it’s all kind of a moving target at this point. George Chadwick posted on a comparative ta...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
June 3rd, 2019, 7:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Aeris Wines Etna Bianco Superiore (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)
Replies: 8
Views: 716

Re: TN: 2014 Aeris Wines Etna Bianco Superiore (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)

That Planeta is about 10% Riesling which makes it quite a bit more accessible in its youth than the straight up carricantes, but I also like it quite a bit
by Joe W i n o g r a d
May 31st, 2019, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Bordeaux supposed to have a laxative effect?
Replies: 69
Views: 5837

Re: Is Bordeaux supposed to have a laxative effect?

T. Melloni wrote:
May 31st, 2019, 10:42 am
I can only imagine the word selection when you searched to add to a thread rather than start anew.
My profile shows that I joined WB on March 20 2013... “you never forgot your first thread”
by Joe W i n o g r a d
May 31st, 2019, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Bordeaux supposed to have a laxative effect?
Replies: 69
Views: 5837

Re: Is Bordeaux supposed to have a laxative effect?

According to the good Prof. Parzen, these beneficial effects are not just for bordeaux, or even red wines, any more.

Shitting good. That’s what I love about natural wine.
by Joe W i n o g r a d
May 22nd, 2019, 7:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mystery champagne - Leclere-Minard
Replies: 9
Views: 554

Re: Mystery champagne - Leclere-Minard

It’s funny that you would mention the St Anne cuvée, because I happened to open one of these (dg 1/17, US purchase) side-by-side with the L-M. I was actually surprised by the degree of similarity between the two. The Chartogne was not quite so rich and had more of the typical complex bitterness that...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
May 21st, 2019, 7:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer
Replies: 208
Views: 14170

Re: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer

Suppose the business model is structured such that x% of the vintage is sold at futures price dtc, y% is sold to the trade at wholesale, and z% is sold at retail price dtc. If the total vintage quantity drops significantly, they have to cut back on the futures quantity offered. If they were to fulfi...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
May 19th, 2019, 7:52 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Impossible burgers
Replies: 50
Views: 2362

Re: Impossible burgers

I can’t think of a worse way to market a product to vegetarians than to say “it bleeds”.
by Joe W i n o g r a d
May 19th, 2019, 7:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Northern Rhone Documentary
Replies: 8
Views: 1388

Re: Northern Rhone Documentary

I watched this a few weeks ago and haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. On the surface it kind of seems like there’s no there there but as I went through it, it really worked as “good art” completely apart from the geekery. Who’s the hero? Which effort is more meaningful? How much responsibi...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
May 19th, 2019, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mystery champagne - Leclere-Minard
Replies: 9
Views: 554

Re: Mystery champagne - Leclere-Minard

I finally opened this at the start of a casual evening with friends so only had a glass. It was probably the right setting for this. It’s an undemanding drink. A reserved nose with rich lemon curd and modest sparkle in the mouth. Enough sweetness to bring to mind a limonata which is not usually my j...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
May 5th, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The most useful CT stat
Replies: 11
Views: 1017

Re: The most useful CT stat

I poked around on the CT forums for more info on this. It looks like people have been asking for a way to use this data more effectively (sort, export, filter) for years and the answer is something like “no you can’t do it currently / yeah we understand it would be nice / it’s not easy to do with ou...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
May 5th, 2019, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The most useful CT stat
Replies: 11
Views: 1017

Re: The most useful CT stat

You guys are funny. There are errors in the other direction as well (bottles sold, given away, dropped, or otherwise consumed by means other than drinking). You can draw inferences with certainty and make important decisions using sampled data sets with errors and bias. There’s math for it. The thin...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
May 4th, 2019, 12:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The most useful CT stat
Replies: 11
Views: 1017

The most useful CT stat

For me this is “Community Holdings - Consumed %”. It has proven to me as a better guide for where a bottling is in its lifespan than any of the other metrics; “drinking window” “ready to drink” etc. Yet it is much less prominent and harder to use. If there is a way to sort or filter your cellar base...
by Joe W i n o g r a d
May 3rd, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mystery champagne - Leclere-Minard
Replies: 9
Views: 554

Re: Mystery champagne - Leclere-Minard

Thanks Brad. Will open next weekend and post a note.

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