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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: 443

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: 443

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: 10
Views: 447

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: 524

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: 412

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: 412

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: 443

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: 82
Views: 5508

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: 16
Views: 782

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: 325

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: 832

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: 2051

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: 6051

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: 1093

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: 2206

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: 1043

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: 4556

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: 647

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: 2735

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: 526

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: 18873

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: 2735

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: 2735

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: 2735

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: 1864

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: 1213

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: 891

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: 891

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: 985

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: 1784

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: 1502

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: 414

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: 1744

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: 22
Views: 1153

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: 656

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: 656

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: 656

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: 506

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: 1966

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: 2093

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: 506

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: 506

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: 58
Views: 4348

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: 2363

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: 2387

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: 1252

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: 3976

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: 953

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.

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