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by Michael S. Monie
October 27th, 2020, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Emidio Pepe Trebbiano d'Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzi, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)
Replies: 21
Views: 1117

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

Tiberio "Fonte Canale" Trebbiano d' Abruzzo......I can thank Ian D'Agata for turning me on to this.
by Michael S. Monie
October 27th, 2020, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: solid sparkling wine (well) under $20
Replies: 20
Views: 515

Re: solid sparkling wine (well) under $20

Castell De Sant Pau Brut Nature Cava. It's $12.99 at a local merchant. I buy it by the pallet.
by Michael S. Monie
October 22nd, 2020, 6:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 276
Views: 16207

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

People are still laying too much blame at the feet of Taittingerr. The ex-London release price of 2008 Comtes was £535/6 - as far as I can tetll the 2007 was £450/6. Whilst that is a 20% price increase, for the vintage, that's not too shabby. You guys arent being gouged by Taittinger, you're being ...
by Michael S. Monie
October 22nd, 2020, 4:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 276
Views: 16207

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

I had all of the 2008 Dom Perignon I wanted available to me for over a year for $121.99. I had all of the Krug 164eme (remember there is no 2008 Vintage Krug) I wanted available to me for over a year for $129.99. While this local retailer is known for competitive pricing, they don't sell at a loss.
by Michael S. Monie
October 21st, 2020, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 276
Views: 16207

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

They made a Rose in 2009 and a BdB in 2011. That is it between 2008 and 2012. The economy in 2009 and challenging vintages in 2010 and 2011 are to blame. Brad, I don't understand why the challenging economy in 2009 influenced Taittinger not to make a CdC. I would have thought that this economy woul...
by Michael S. Monie
October 19th, 2020, 4:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 276
Views: 16207

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

Taittinger have already started making promises to UK merchants that the 2011 will be released mid-2021 leaving them to infer (wrongly) that Taittinger won't keep dribbling 2008 on to the market. Taittinger are still dribbling 2005 Comtes on to the market (and trying to set prices in the secondary ...
by Michael S. Monie
October 19th, 2020, 4:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 276
Views: 16207

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

Taittinger have already started making promises to UK merchants that the 2011 will be released mid-2021 leaving them to infer (wrongly) that Taittinger won't keep dribbling 2008 on to the market. Taittinger are still dribbling 2005 Comtes on to the market (and trying to set prices in the secondary ...
by Michael S. Monie
October 19th, 2020, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who In The World Is Victor Fagon?
Replies: 0
Views: 241

Who In The World Is Victor Fagon?

From what I understand it's a micro label of Maison Bertrand Ambroise. Can anyone tell me anything more?
by Michael S. Monie
October 17th, 2020, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne?
Replies: 32
Views: 1463

Re: Champagne?

William,

I'm curious how the 2008 showed. The 2008s I've had recently which include Dom, Veuve, and Krug 164 are all really starting to shine. I have the 08 Cristal in the que for next weekend and I'm hoping some of the overtly lemon characteristic has subdued.
by Michael S. Monie
October 17th, 2020, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne?
Replies: 32
Views: 1463

Re: Champagne?

For my money, I'd go with the 2013 Pierre Peters Les Chetillions which can be enjoyed in the relatively short term, but will certainly go the distance for you. Did you try it yet? I had it at the winery yesterday (we ended up doing a mini-vertical back to 1969, which was a lot of fun) and I'd say i...
by Michael S. Monie
October 17th, 2020, 5:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne?
Replies: 32
Views: 1463

Re: Champagne?

No doubt the 2006 Comtes is a great Champagne. If you hold it for 20 years it will be 34 years old from the vintage date when you go to drink it. The 2013 Chetillions will only be 27 years from vintage date. I'd put my money on the Chetillions.
by Michael S. Monie
October 16th, 2020, 2:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne?
Replies: 32
Views: 1463

Re: Champagne?

Don't buy half bottles for long term aging! Cuvée Louis is a pretty oxidized style which I would also be cautious with long term aging. For my money, I'd go with the 2013 Pierre Peters Les Chetillions which can be enjoyed in the relatively short term, but will certainly go the distance for you.
by Michael S. Monie
October 13th, 2020, 5:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 276
Views: 16207

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

cblume wrote:
October 12th, 2020, 7:47 pm
The cheapest I’ve found it in the US is $170/bottle (with no case discount) + sales tax. Anyone in the US able to find a better offer?
Twenty out of a possible thirty hits on the non-pro winesearcher show a range of $189-$289.99.
by Michael S. Monie
October 10th, 2020, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Dom Perignon?
Replies: 2
Views: 567

Re: 2010 Dom Perignon?

I've often found young Dom to be rather ordinary to my palate. But I'm going to try a bottle on your recommendation. Thanks.
by Michael S. Monie
October 9th, 2020, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Dom Perignon?
Replies: 2
Views: 567

2010 Dom Perignon?

I saw this on the shelf of a local retailer today. Up $8 from what they were selling the 2008. What are we looking at here? Ten million bottles of a very mediocre vintage?
by Michael S. Monie
October 9th, 2020, 3:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14704
Views: 731500

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

9 mags Pierre Peters 2013 Chetillions
by Michael S. Monie
October 7th, 2020, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Krug Grande Cuvée 164 eme
Replies: 1
Views: 428

Krug Grande Cuvée 164 eme

Boy is this coming along. Air is this wine's friend. Think a slice of toast covered with lemon marmalade. Can't wait to see where it will be in a couple of years. I'll take all of your's Adrian, if you want to unload.
by Michael S. Monie
October 7th, 2020, 3:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Historic Figeac Auction Lot
Replies: 0
Views: 329

Historic Figeac Auction Lot

Hoping AG will forgive the copyright infringement for the additional exposure: Dear Friends - We wanted to let you know about this historic Figeac auction lot co-hosted by Antonio Galloni and Figeac Estate Manger/Winemaker Frédéric Faye. The lot is available for online bidding now and will be closed...
by Michael S. Monie
October 7th, 2020, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Louis Roederer Brut Premier: alternatives to try?
Replies: 9
Views: 472

Re: Louis Roederer Brut Premier: alternatives to try?

My go to champagne was Louis Roederer Brut Premier. At $35, priced pretty much the same in France as in the US, it was a good price point for us. To me it represented the "typical" champagne flavor profile I grew up with. I have tried many French champagne and this one is always the one I prefer. S...
by Michael S. Monie
October 7th, 2020, 8:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1990 Veuve Clicquot Brut Rose Reserve
Replies: 1
Views: 128

Re: 1990 Veuve Clicquot Brut Rose Reserve

We had the 2012 Brut over the weekend and really enjoyed it. It has a lot of concentration and at least at this stage, I prefer it to the 2008.
by Michael S. Monie
October 7th, 2020, 8:17 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Does Anyone Else Eat Everything?
Replies: 92
Views: 2030

Re: Does Anyone Else Eat Everything?

but he doesn’t like orange squash or sweet potatoes, except in Japan. Don’t ask. this made me laugh as it's as arbitrary and capricious as the ones above. i will say that i will generally not invite lots-of-rules people to dinner at my place, but i can be a prick that way. i'll own it. this thread ...
by Michael S. Monie
October 7th, 2020, 7:17 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Does Anyone Else Eat Everything?
Replies: 92
Views: 2030

Re: Does Anyone Else Eat Everything?

The only thing that comes to mind that is a deal breaker are strong, oily fish such as mackerel. I want to like them because I know that they are healthy but I have a visceral gag reflex when I get close. I've long been of the opinion that just because something is edible, that doesn't mean I have a...
by Michael S. Monie
October 6th, 2020, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Top Ten Barolo List Without Bartolo Mascarello On It
Replies: 5
Views: 910

A Top Ten Barolo List Without Bartolo Mascarello On It

The outrage: The World's Best Barolos on Wine-Searcher: Wine Name Score Ave Price Giacomo Conterno Monfortino 96 $1244 Poderi Aldo Conterno Romirasco Bussia 94 $210 Massolino Vigna Rionda Riserva 94 $139 Luciano Sandrone Aleste-Cannubi Boschis 94 $151 Bruno Giacosa Falleto Vigna Le Rocche 94 $429 Gi...
by Michael S. Monie
October 6th, 2020, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 276
Views: 16207

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

ybarselah wrote:
September 11th, 2020, 11:09 am
funny just saw it offered for $153 of all prices. guess you're out!
Damn, this is looking better than ever.
by Michael S. Monie
October 5th, 2020, 5:50 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The NY Strip Steak is...
Replies: 86
Views: 2241

Re: The NY Strip Steak is...

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
October 5th, 2020, 5:32 pm
Picahna and ribeye (tomahawk) are the best cuts.

Nys is def overrated
I much prefer the texture of the strip compared to the ribeye.
by Michael S. Monie
October 5th, 2020, 4:53 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The NY Strip Steak is...
Replies: 86
Views: 2241

Re: The NY Strip Steak is...

Brian Tuite wrote:
October 5th, 2020, 2:56 pm
The most over-rated cut of beef ever. There, I said it. pileon
It can be the best or the worst. Only get it when prime grade and even then where it is cut off of the loin is all important. With a nickname like "veiny steak", selection of the individual cut can be sublime or a third inedible.
by Michael S. Monie
October 5th, 2020, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Forman
Replies: 6
Views: 848

Forman

Dear Friends, Forman Vineyard was spared, but not without an enormous anxiety-filled effort. My wife, Cheryl, and I stayed as long as we dared as flames approached. Cheryl helped me haul a fire hose fed from a pump in the pool. We did our best to soak the surroundings and then had to leave, almost c...
by Michael S. Monie
October 1st, 2020, 11:43 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What's your favorite RYE-centric cocktail?
Replies: 47
Views: 915

Re: What's your favorite RYE-centric cocktail?

Craig G wrote:
October 1st, 2020, 9:54 am
Sazerac
+1 It's Louisiana's state drink.
by Michael S. Monie
October 1st, 2020, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 276
Views: 16207

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

What a ridiculous post. If the UK price is $120, and that is included in the average of $170, there are many suckers out there. Sorry if you were one of them? Yeah, that's me - the unsophisticated Champagne purchaser who overpays on my buys. Have you had the '08 CdC? Ray, since you are asking the q...
by Michael S. Monie
September 30th, 2020, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 276
Views: 16207

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

And I would add the 2013 Pierre Peters Chetillions.
by Michael S. Monie
September 26th, 2020, 4:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine scorers: Absolute or Relative to "Class" ?
Replies: 63
Views: 1758

Re: Wine scorers: Absolute or Relative to "Class" ?

How does Wine Spectator rate? To me it’s puzzling that for instance this year Oregon whites or California chardonnays have more 90+ points than White Burgundies. No offense to Cali whites which I enjoy - but they are on different categories of quality altogether. I think generalizations like this a...
by Michael S. Monie
September 26th, 2020, 11:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine scorers: Absolute or Relative to "Class" ?
Replies: 63
Views: 1758

Re: Wine scorers: Absolute or Relative to "Class" ?

I guess the moral of the story is that all 93 point wines are not created equally. When critics rate with numerical scores, it's important to know are they judging short term desirability or long term potential. While two wines may receive the same score, they could be based on very different assess...
by Michael S. Monie
September 26th, 2020, 10:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top Cellar Holdings by Producer and Some Thoughts on how/why that's Changed
Replies: 101
Views: 6495

Re: Top Cellar Holdings by Producer and Some Thoughts on how/why that's Changed

Troy Stark wrote:
September 26th, 2020, 9:57 am
Howard Cooper wrote:
September 26th, 2020, 8:50 am
A1ex H wrote:
September 8th, 2020, 7:59 am
Amusingly the only Bouchard wine I own is the Meursault Perrieres - like others on the board I'm a big fan.
If I only owned one wine from Bouchard, that would be it.
No love for Baby Jesus?
I find that it consistently underperformes. But I do like Bouchard's Corton Charlie.
by Michael S. Monie
September 26th, 2020, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo : what NOT to buy?
Replies: 21
Views: 1693

Re: 2016 Barolo : what NOT to buy?

I find all of this talk about drinking young Barolo to be quite astonishing. We all know that Nebbiolo is a tannic beast that requires decades of aging to be approachable.
by Michael S. Monie
September 25th, 2020, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2000 Cristal
Replies: 13
Views: 635

Re: 2000 Cristal

Andrew K. wrote:
September 25th, 2020, 3:49 pm
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
September 25th, 2020, 2:20 pm
00 is spectacular atm
Any thoughts on 99? I have a lone bottle hanging around.
The first two bottles of Cristal that I ever had were 1999's. The third was a 2000. I thought the 2000 was a step down from the 99's. But then, this was a decade ago.
by Michael S. Monie
September 25th, 2020, 2:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lady winery owners / collectors
Replies: 45
Views: 2671

Re: Lady winery owners / collectors

Long time lurker, second time caller. The first time I posted it was a bit of a . . . well . . . you know. How many active serious winemaking / winery owning / wine collecting ladies are here? I love reading the Wine Talk forum, hi guys <waves hello>, but would like to connect with my sisters too. ...
by Michael S. Monie
September 23rd, 2020, 1:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Links redirecting to wine.com
Replies: 26
Views: 1651

Re: Links redirecting to wine.com

So the problem seems to be unique to ios. Is there anything that can be done about it?
by Michael S. Monie
September 23rd, 2020, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Links redirecting to wine.com
Replies: 26
Views: 1651

Re: Links redirecting to wine.com

Clearly, what is going on here is not being grasped by management. Please read what everyone in this thread has been experiencing.
by Michael S. Monie
September 22nd, 2020, 9:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Order reneged: getwineonline
Replies: 22
Views: 1692

Re: Order reneged: getwineonline

If a retailer is going to do business in this uncertain way, they shouldn't take two weeks to find out if the wholesaler has the wine.
by Michael S. Monie
September 19th, 2020, 7:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US Chardonnay Producer Recommendations
Replies: 28
Views: 960

Re: US Chardonnay Producer Recommendations

Forman and Stony Hill. There's always the possibility that you like multiple styles, as I do.
by Michael S. Monie
September 19th, 2020, 7:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 276
Views: 16207

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

So the 2008 Veblen is good? 🤪 Time will tell... Hopefully not. If they increase the price by 68%, and it sells more, that's pretty much the definition. Our wholesale on 2008 vs. 2007 went up $13 a bottle. So, does this mean that any large increase in price falls squarely on the shoulders of retaile...
by Michael S. Monie
September 18th, 2020, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 276
Views: 16207

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

One person's Veblen is another person's Giffen.
by Michael S. Monie
September 17th, 2020, 6:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 276
Views: 16207

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

I guess it's good that it didn't get 100 points or it would be $500 a bottle.
by Michael S. Monie
September 17th, 2020, 6:51 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What SCOTCH are you drinking?
Replies: 764
Views: 53130

Re: What SCOTCH are you drinking?

I'd like to thank you LMD for introducing me to Aberlour A'bunadh. It's become one of my favorites and judging from how it disappears off of the shelves, must be very popular.
by Michael S. Monie
September 15th, 2020, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 276
Views: 16207

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

After reviewing this thread it's obvious that quite a few people were really anticipating the release of this wine. It's also obvious that quite a few are very disappointed with what at least now appears to be a substantial increase in price, enough to be a deal breaker.
by Michael S. Monie
September 13th, 2020, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 276
Views: 16207

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

Woodland Hills Wine Company Home Wine shop by Country France Champagne Taittinger Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne 2007 Standard Find Similar Wines See more wines by Taittinger See more wines from Champagne Taittinger Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne 2007 Vintage Sparkling Wine from ...
by Michael S. Monie
September 13th, 2020, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 276
Views: 16207

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

Woodland Hills Wine Company Home Wine shop by Country France Champagne Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut 2008 Find Similar Wines See more wines by Taittinger See more wines from Champagne Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut 2008 Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne...
by Michael S. Monie
September 12th, 2020, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 276
Views: 16207

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

FWIW, DP wholesale is cheaper than European negotiants where CDC is cheaper in Europe. CDC has been cheaper than DP historically by $20 or more. I say wait. Euro vs $ is 10% higher so this is a factor as well. One issue is that you have to buy equal amount of the 07 to get to the 08. Taittinger see...
by Michael S. Monie
September 12th, 2020, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 276
Views: 16207

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

Taittinger seems to be milking the strength of the vintage and critical acclaim for everything that it's worth! Not sure how you can say this when the wine hasn't been released... Not sure how the wine not yet being released has to do with a very large price increase if the pre-arrival offers are a...

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