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by Michael S. Monie
October 17th, 2019, 2:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No Screaming Eagle for 2017
Replies: 70
Views: 8638

Re: No Screaming Eagle for 2017

Nick Gangas wrote:
October 17th, 2019, 2:24 pm
why when a vintage is short or less than stellar do wineries only bottle in mag ?
While I get the feeling that this is rhetorical from someone with your experience, my guess is to create a feeling of exclusivity and maximizing return from limited production.
by Michael S. Monie
October 15th, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday October 18 Is International Champagne Day
Replies: 12
Views: 456

Friday October 18 Is International Champagne Day

I'll be drinking a Labruyere Anthologie Brut Rose. What will you be opening?
by Michael S. Monie
October 13th, 2019, 6:35 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Japanese Whiskey
Replies: 59
Views: 5293

Re: Japanese Whiskey

It would seem that whisky labeled made in Japan should be approached with the same awareness as olive oil labeled made in Italy. Caveat Emptor.
by Michael S. Monie
October 10th, 2019, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sensory Wine Glasses?
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: Sensory Wine Glasses?

Mucho Gracias!
by Michael S. Monie
October 10th, 2019, 4:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sensory Wine Glasses?
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Sensory Wine Glasses?

Anyone know a retailer selling these glasses? Thanks. https://www.sensory-glass.com/about
by Michael S. Monie
October 2nd, 2019, 9:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut (France, Champagne)
Replies: 13
Views: 833

Re: TN: 2008 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut (France, Champagne)

I opened this side by side with the 08 Dom Perignon and the Dom was the unanimous favorite. Maybe things will be different in 20 years. I hope so...this bottle cost me $79 at the NH state Liquor store. Are you sure that wasn't Ca'del Bosco Franciacorta in that golden plastic wrap? $79 doesn't even ...
by Michael S. Monie
October 1st, 2019, 3:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut (France, Champagne)
Replies: 13
Views: 833

Re: TN: 2008 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut (France, Champagne)

R@y.Tupp@+sch wrote:
October 1st, 2019, 3:18 pm
Michael S. Monie wrote:
October 1st, 2019, 2:36 pm
Killer+ Champagne!
Trademark Infringement!!!
Please consider it a one time homage.
by Michael S. Monie
October 1st, 2019, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN- Krug 165, 166, 167; Krug Rose 22, 23; 1999 Magdelaine; 2008 Willi Schaefer Auslese Auction
Replies: 5
Views: 591

Re: TN- Krug 165, 166, 167; Krug Rose 22, 23; 1999 Magdelaine; 2008 Willi Schaefer Auslese Auction

I'm surprised that the 166eme and 167eme showed so well, considering the base years are 2010 and 2011 respectively. Any idea when the 168eme will be released?
by Michael S. Monie
September 30th, 2019, 3:00 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Has anybody ever encountered this Scotch?
Replies: 16
Views: 529

Re: Has anybody ever encountered this Scotch?

Apology for thread drift, but is anyone familiar with Macallan from Gordon& Macphail that was distilled in 1998 and bottled in 2015? Thanks.
by Michael S. Monie
September 30th, 2019, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine fridge move
Replies: 11
Views: 613

Re: Wine fridge move

Yes, it's the oil in the compressor. Also, Eurocave states a 48 hour waiting period.
by Michael S. Monie
September 30th, 2019, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lots of good, not so much great
Replies: 54
Views: 1839

Re: Lots of good, not so much great

I had the good fortune to attend a dinner recently featuring Louis Tres. After sitting with a one ounce pour for a half hour or so, I told the host that without sounding cynical, I was prepared to be underwhelmed. I thought anything so exclusive and with the accompaning hype, would have a hard time ...
by Michael S. Monie
September 29th, 2019, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine fridge move
Replies: 11
Views: 613

Re: Wine fridge move

It's a good idea to wait 24hrs before restarting unit after moving, to allow refrigerant to settle.
by Michael S. Monie
September 26th, 2019, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 140
Views: 10180

Re: 2008 Salon

When there was a lot of discussion regarding the 164 eme, I remember seeing that production was significantly down for the same reason. Conversely, I don't think that there will be any quantity issues with the 2008 Dom Perignon. I wonder what production was like for the 2008 Cristal.
by Michael S. Monie
September 24th, 2019, 2:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Excessible Ballin With Tignanello
Replies: 12
Views: 1141

Re: Excessible Ballin With Tignanello

Carlos Delpin wrote:
September 24th, 2019, 5:34 am
And for a wine that really does not age all that great IMHO.
It will be a miracle if some of the older vintages are not DOA, even with good provenance. The experience may be as educational as it is pleasurable.
by Michael S. Monie
January 21st, 2019, 3:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Domaine Servin Montee De Tonnerre 1er
Replies: 2
Views: 202

2014 Domaine Servin Montee De Tonnerre 1er

To quote Kevin Shin,"wow, just wow." What a muscular MdT this is. It has the aroma one might get from raw oysters on the half shell combined with intense citrus. It's extremely concentrated and has the acidity to lively up its heft. This mineral drenched wine is everything one could want in a young ...
by Michael S. Monie
January 19th, 2019, 6:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2004 Fevre Les Clos
Replies: 11
Views: 760

2004 Fevre Les Clos

The last of 18 bottles purchase upon release. And yes, I had a few pre-moxed ones over the years. But this last one was glorious. Absolutely pristine in color, it was hard to realize that this Chablis was 15 years old. Tropical fruits, salinity, and gentle acidity dominate. What a nice way to be abl...
by Michael S. Monie
January 19th, 2019, 8:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Chablis have premox issues like other white burgs?
Replies: 15
Views: 848

Re: Does Chablis have premox issues like other white burgs?

Thanks everyone. So now I’m totally depressed. Sigh... No need to be depressed and no need to spend a c-note or more per bottle. Chablis remains one of the great values in the white wine world. Try a producer like Servin (especially the Montee de Tonnerre 1er) for $40 or less. Drink them up to 5 or...
by Michael S. Monie
January 19th, 2019, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Chablis have premox issues like other white burgs?
Replies: 15
Views: 848

Re: Does Chablis have premox issues like other white burgs?

I'm pretty sure that Fevre is now using DIAM closures on their GC's. Perhaps this will help.
by Michael S. Monie
January 18th, 2019, 9:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: G. Conterno Barolo ?
Replies: 26
Views: 1640

Re: G. Conterno Barolo ?

Went to a well known steakhouse in NYC and saw this on the wine list: Barolo, G. Conterno 2013 $204. When I inquired about the wine, the wine director told me it was Giacomo Conterno, to which I replied I was only aware he made Francia and Cerretta (and Monfortino). Wine director insisted it was Gi...
by Michael S. Monie
January 18th, 2019, 6:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: G. Conterno Barolo ?
Replies: 26
Views: 1640

Re: G. Conterno Barolo ?

Conterno-Fantino is a different producer than G. Conterno.
by Michael S. Monie
January 17th, 2019, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Want to taste a wine with obvious VA...in the name of learning...
Replies: 67
Views: 2036

Re: Want to taste a wine with obvious VA...in the name of learning...

I've always considered VA as more of a smell than a taste. Think fingernail polish remover.
by Michael S. Monie
January 17th, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 10 years of Wine Berserkers--what does it mean to you?
Replies: 95
Views: 3021

Re: 10 years of Wine Berserkers--what does it mean to you?

Klapp should return for a 10th anniversary cameo appearance.
by Michael S. Monie
January 17th, 2019, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is your vehicle vanity license plate wine related ?
Replies: 61
Views: 2699

Re: Is your vehicle vanity license plate wine related ?

Mel Knox wrote:
January 17th, 2019, 9:39 am
Mine reads 'TONEAUX"...Tonneaux has too many letters. I used to have 'VINFUTS"...
Tonneaux is a little obscure, don't you think? It sounds like it could be a Cajun cocktail.
by Michael S. Monie
January 17th, 2019, 5:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is your vehicle vanity license plate wine related ?
Replies: 61
Views: 2699

Re: Is your vehicle vanity license plate wine related ?

Both WINEMAN and AMARONE have 7 letters, so would fit. But it seems a bad idea to advertise to law enforcement that one is an alcohol enthusiast.
by Michael S. Monie
January 16th, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Starting New
Replies: 20
Views: 1387

Re: Starting New

If you already know that you like Brunello, you don't need to experiment with cheap Italian wines, and I advise against it. Rosso from good Brunello producers can be a less expensive alternative. For less than you are paying for KB Pinot, you can get Barolo Normale (non-Cru) that will be enjoyable i...
by Michael S. Monie
January 16th, 2019, 6:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walker Wine Company
Replies: 26
Views: 1911

Re: Walker Wine Company

How did they get Berserkers' email addresses?
by Michael S. Monie
January 14th, 2019, 9:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Terlano Vorberg Riserva: Oh What A White!
Replies: 2
Views: 294

2016 Terlano Vorberg Riserva: Oh What A White!

I've been looking for quality Italian white wines to be served at dinners featuring Italian reds. I found one with Tiberio's Fonte Canale Trebbiano. And now with Terlano's Vorberg Riserva I have another. This voluptuous 2016 Pinot Bianco has characteristics of nectarine, lychee, lemon, and great min...
by Michael S. Monie
January 11th, 2019, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone Familiar With New Jersey Shipping Laws?
Replies: 0
Views: 174

Anyone Familiar With New Jersey Shipping Laws?

Specificly, are retailers allowed to ship out of state to states that allow it? Thanks.
by Michael S. Monie
January 10th, 2019, 3:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2006 Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir
Replies: 15
Views: 852

2006 Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir

2006 was apparently a very good vintage for this wine. I bought a case upon release but had not had one in a couple of years. Aromas of roses and black tea are followed by black fruits and blood on the palate. Not sure if this will further improve but no signs of decline anytime soon. A very sophist...
by Michael S. Monie
January 10th, 2019, 9:51 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Foie gras ban in California
Replies: 19
Views: 1317

Re: Foie gras ban in California

Ron F r e e d wrote:
January 10th, 2019, 8:52 am
Is the ban on ALL foie gras, or just the sale of it? I was at one unnamed dinner where the restaurant surprisingly provided the foie at no charge--they thought that was getting around the ban.
Would this be possession with the intent to distribute?
by Michael S. Monie
January 8th, 2019, 4:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you need to drink lesser wines to appreciate the great ones?
Replies: 96
Views: 2477

Re: Do you need to drink lesser wines to appreciate the great ones?

If you want to get into the whole "if a tree falls in the forest" thing, and I assume that you don't, can a wine have intrinsic profundity or is it always contingent on the palate of the imbiber?
by Michael S. Monie
January 8th, 2019, 3:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Interesting Email From Stirling Fine Wine
Replies: 4
Views: 770

Interesting Email From Stirling Fine Wine

Saying that they now ship to ALL states. I had to call and they said it's allowable because they are only doing wine and not liquor. Go figure.
by Michael S. Monie
January 8th, 2019, 3:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you need to drink lesser wines to appreciate the great ones?
Replies: 96
Views: 2477

Re: Do you need to drink lesser wines to appreciate the great ones?

For me, the disparity in quality is most evident with Bordeaux. After you have had great (dare I say profound bottles) it's hard to be satisfied with the merely good ones. Of course since I've never had a great red Burgundy, I'm only speculating, but I wouldn't surprised if the disparity is even mo...
by Michael S. Monie
January 8th, 2019, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you need to drink lesser wines to appreciate the great ones?
Replies: 96
Views: 2477

Re: Do you need to drink lesser wines to appreciate the great ones?

For me, the disparity in quality is most evident with Bordeaux. After you have had great (dare I say profound bottles) it's hard to be satisfied with the merely good ones. Of course since I've never had a great red Burgundy, I'm only speculating, but I wouldn't surprised if the disparity is even mor...
by Michael S. Monie
January 8th, 2019, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you need to drink lesser wines to appreciate the great ones?
Replies: 96
Views: 2477

Re: Do you need to drink lesser wines to appreciate the great ones?

Only until you have your first epiphany wine. Then the process reverses with most wines not living up to that experience.
by Michael S. Monie
January 6th, 2019, 5:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Release Date For Peter's 2012 Chetillions?
Replies: 4
Views: 466

Re: Release Date For Peter's 2012 Chetillions?

Thanks, Brad. I'm thinking that it will be exceptional.
by Michael S. Monie
January 6th, 2019, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Release Date For Peter's 2012 Chetillions?
Replies: 4
Views: 466

Release Date For Peter's 2012 Chetillions?

Winesearcher shows only one retailer in Australia. Anyone ITB know when this will be available in the US? Thanks.
by Michael S. Monie
January 5th, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: White wine and yellow white wine
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Re: White wine and yellow white wine

How about golden and platinum?
by Michael S. Monie
January 4th, 2019, 5:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best NYC Specialist Retail Stores
Replies: 52
Views: 3689

Re: Best NYC Specialist Retail Stores

Thanks to all who responded regarding Sokolin. I placed my first order today.
by Michael S. Monie
January 2nd, 2019, 6:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Producer
Replies: 132
Views: 6996

Re: Favorite Producer

David Glasser wrote:
January 2nd, 2019, 3:54 am
Red: Haut Brion
White: Krug
A man with impeccable tastes.
by Michael S. Monie
January 2nd, 2019, 5:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs--2018 Edition -- TABULATIONS COMPLETE
Replies: 120
Views: 7120

Re: WOTYs--2018 Edition and your Discovery of the Year

My discovery this year was that not all Champagnes will age well, even top producers in good vintages... Liking well aged Dom does not mean that I'll like other well aged Champagnes... I'd be curious to hear which champagnes failed you As would I. It's been my experience that even NV Bollinger drin...
by Michael S. Monie
January 1st, 2019, 3:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Producer
Replies: 132
Views: 6996

Re: Favorite Producer

Red: Bartolo Mascarello
White: Fevre
by Michael S. Monie
January 1st, 2019, 3:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Now that 2018 is over: your wine of the year
Replies: 189
Views: 7809

Re: Now that 2018 is over: your wine of the year

2012 Piper Cabernet Sauvignon
by Michael S. Monie
December 31st, 2018, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wines do you plan on opening on New Years Eve?
Replies: 68
Views: 1933

Re: What wines do you plan on opening on New Years Eve?

Mike Maguire wrote:
December 30th, 2018, 3:14 pm
Michael S. Monie wrote:
December 30th, 2018, 11:24 am
1994 Phelps Insignia and Krug 164 eme.
Nice picks Michael, I’ll do the same. [cheers.gif]
Enjoy, Happy New Year!
by Michael S. Monie
December 30th, 2018, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wines do you plan on opening on New Years Eve?
Replies: 68
Views: 1933

Re: What wines do you plan on opening on New Years Eve?

2008 Dom Perignon 2008 Rodederer Cristal 2002 Taittinger Comptes de Champagne 2013 Cedric Bouchard BdB La Bolaree NV Jacques Selosse Extra Brut Substance A few close friends, 5 pounds of Alaskan King Crab legs, Beef Tenderloins sliders, and old school Cheese Fondue. Happy New Year to all Berserkers...
by Michael S. Monie
December 30th, 2018, 12:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seeking Excessible Barolo
Replies: 32
Views: 2114

Re: Seeking Excessible Barolo

Greg K wrote:
December 30th, 2018, 11:50 am
Michael S. Monie wrote:
December 28th, 2018, 3:32 pm
Does anyone still buy B. Giacosa?
Bruno Giacosa is dead at retail.
I stopped paying attention when the decision was made not to produce Barolo with the 2010 vintage. I would assume with Dante's return that the wines are back up to standard.
by Michael S. Monie
December 30th, 2018, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wines do you plan on opening on New Years Eve?
Replies: 68
Views: 1933

Re: What wines do you plan on opening on New Years Eve?

1994 Phelps Insignia and Krug 164 eme.
by Michael S. Monie
December 30th, 2018, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seeking Excessible Barolo
Replies: 32
Views: 2114

Re: Seeking Excessible Barolo

It's simply reflective of an undesirable vintage. So was 2009 and it's now selling for more than anyone would have thought. I disagree that 14 was undesirable or comparable to 09. One was a hot vintage while the other was a cool and classic one. 12 was overlooked due to 13 hype and there are still ...

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