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by Joel Singer
July 1st, 2020, 8:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne quiz #2 for you. Answers now posted.
Replies: 18
Views: 670

Re: Champagne quiz #2 for you. Answers now posted.

Blake, thanks for posting these. I don't know enough about Champagne to answer most of the questions, but it is a very fun way to learn more. champagne.gif
by Joel Singer
June 6th, 2020, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Catena Zapata White Bones Adrianna Vineyard Chardonnay
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: TN: 2017 Catena Zapata White Bones Adrianna Vineyard Chardonnay

I got some of each, so I will post when I try the White Stones
by Joel Singer
June 6th, 2020, 5:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Essential Books on Burgundy?
Replies: 42
Views: 2651

Re: Essential Books on Burgundy?

Friends, To read meaningful publications on BURGUNDY : i would not sibscribe to either WINE SPECTATOR or WINE ADVOCATE. I stopped subscribing because far too little emphasis on my favourite region. The latter changed from contributor as quickly as they changed from underwear. Only recently Willliam...
by Joel Singer
June 5th, 2020, 6:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Catena Zapata White Bones Adrianna Vineyard Chardonnay
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: TN: 2017 Catena Zapata White Bones Adrianna Vineyard Chardonnay

Hi Sean,
Thanks for posting the note, I picked up a few of these in the recent Vintages offer and its nice to have an early view.
by Joel Singer
May 9th, 2020, 7:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Event--Laurent Champs of Vilmart & Brad Baker--Saturday, May 9th @ 10AM PT, 1PM ET
Replies: 81
Views: 2456

Re: Zoom Event--Laurent Champs of Vilmart & Brad Baker--Saturday, May 9th @ 10AM PT, 1PM ET

Diane Kessler wrote:
May 9th, 2020, 5:43 am
D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
May 8th, 2020, 3:50 pm
2010 Grand Cellier is in the fridge for tomorrow.
I’ll be drinking this today also. Opened Friday to celebrate a friend’s birthday via Zoom, and saved some for today’s Vilmart Zoom. It was so good that we could have finished it.
I'll be opening the 2011 Grand Cellier
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by Joel Singer
May 5th, 2020, 7:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 168eme (France, Champagne)
Replies: 26
Views: 3369

Re: TN: NV Krug Champagne Brut Grande Cuvée Edition 168eme (France, Champagne)

c fu wrote:
May 4th, 2020, 9:16 pm
been seeing blow out pricing of the 168 - throwback pre 164 if you will.
And where might those prices be found? Thanks!
by Joel Singer
May 3rd, 2020, 12:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Event with Dominique Moreau of Champagne Marie Courtin--This Saturday, May 2nd @ 1PM ET
Replies: 57
Views: 1509

Re: Zoom Event with Dominique Moreau of Champagne Marie Courtin--This Saturday, May 2nd @ 1PM ET

Frank Murray III wrote:
May 2nd, 2020, 4:36 pm

We did, and once Frenchie posts it, you will find it at the top of Page 1 in the master thread where he keeps all the recordings.
Thank you both. I appreciate being able to view this.
by Joel Singer
April 28th, 2020, 7:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the Difference Between These 2 Rouget Echezeaux Bottlings
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Re: What's the Difference Between These 2 Rouget Echezeaux Bottlings

Andrew K. wrote:
April 27th, 2020, 3:59 pm
Rouget makes wine from his own grapes (Henri Jayer's vineyards) and also from Georges Jayer's grapes.

https://www.bbr.com/producer-1601-jayer ... and-family
Thanks, the link was informative. Any sense of the differences in taste profile or overall quality between the two?
by Joel Singer
April 27th, 2020, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the Difference Between These 2 Rouget Echezeaux Bottlings
Replies: 3
Views: 363

What's the Difference Between These 2 Rouget Echezeaux Bottlings

The following two bottles just came up for sale. They are not something I'm considering buying, but I was wondering if anyone could explain the difference between them

2017 Domaine Emmanuel Rouget Echezeaux Grand Cru and
2017 Emmanuel Rouget (Domaine Georges Jayer) Echézeaux Grand Cru

Thanks!
by Joel Singer
April 26th, 2020, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1448
Views: 86901

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

I bought some. It was $10 more than Envoyer offered the '16 for in Dec. 2019. Given the tariffs, the '17 vintage and the prices that I have access to, $70 seemed like a good deal to me.
by Joel Singer
April 26th, 2020, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What else do you keep in your wine cellar?
Replies: 54
Views: 2085

What else do you keep in your wine cellar?

With us buying in greater quantities to minimize trips to the store (or deliveries), I find things other than wine are finding a home in the wine cellar. While my wife has always stored her Cannoli shells in the cellar, and we keep the "good" olive oil in there, it now also contains vacuum-packed co...
by Joel Singer
March 29th, 2020, 6:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: K&L Website Down
Replies: 12
Views: 1868

Re: K&L Website Down

Back up. Yea! More viewing opportunities.
by Joel Singer
March 28th, 2020, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: K&L Website Down
Replies: 12
Views: 1868

K&L Website Down

I've been unable to access the K&L website for about a day, anyone know what is going on?
Thanks!
by Joel Singer
March 14th, 2020, 4:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #Quaranwine
Replies: 23
Views: 1584

Re: #Quaranwine

Its open sesame for me. Home more so fewer bottles with friends, but internal limits on what constitutes a bottle to be saved and shared have been relaxed. Not surprisingly, as the wine gets better, the tendency to have one more glass increases as well.
by Joel Singer
March 12th, 2020, 5:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – March 14, 2019 at Drago Centro
Replies: 168
Views: 10846

Re: 2011 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – March 14, 2019 at Drago Centro

I also think that your inability to admit that you got it incredibly wrong when it comes to what was said in the Morey podcast is pretty funny, in a Mr. Magoo sort of way. Besides your continued attacks on Don Cornwell, what have you contributed to this discussion? Where is your explanation of what...
by Joel Singer
March 3rd, 2020, 8:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Girolamo Russo Etna Nerina (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)
Replies: 30
Views: 1266

Re: TN: 2017 Girolamo Russo Etna Nerina (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)

I picked up one of the Nerina at Paul Marcus in Oakland a few months ago. I guess its time to try it. Thanks for the note and the reminder.
by Joel Singer
March 1st, 2020, 4:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: HOT CALIFORNIA WINE NIGHT IN CHILLY TO
Replies: 4
Views: 937

Re: TNs: HOT CALIFORNIA WINE NIGHT IN CHILLY TO

Tran, thanks for posting your notes and pictures. They capture the generosity of all the folks who were there. The only thing that's hard to show in a picture is the warmth and hospitality our our hosts Chelsea and Dylan who welcomed a bunch of winos into their beautiful home on a snowy night. I con...
by Joel Singer
February 24th, 2020, 11:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – March 14, 2019 at Drago Centro
Replies: 168
Views: 10846

Re: 2011 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – March 14, 2019 at Drago Centro

This is an extremely well reasoned and written response. Thank you. I also want to thank you for all that I have learned for your tasting notes and posts. As Jayson Cohen noted above, over the years you've provided a great public service to lovers of White Burgundy... not to mention an annual source...
by Joel Singer
February 22nd, 2020, 2:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the most egregious thing you have seen done while serving wine?
Replies: 106
Views: 5964

Re: What’s the most egregious thing you have seen done while serving wine?

We were out at a wine dinner at a long closed restaurant in Toronto. At the end of the night the chef came out so we offered her some wine. She picked up a decanter and started chugging - the decanter was far from full, but still...
by Joel Singer
February 22nd, 2020, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – March 14, 2019 at Drago Centro
Replies: 168
Views: 10846

Re: 2011 White Burgundy Vintage Assessment Dinners – Night Two – March 14, 2019 at Drago Centro

I would think it would be extremely useful to have a format for sharing your personal experience tasting WB's outside of formal and rarely published retrospective articles. Something along the lines of a "Premox Watch", though obviously named in a way that producers might find less offensive. But e...
by Joel Singer
February 19th, 2020, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy tasting sites and ratings
Replies: 8
Views: 873

Re: Burgundy tasting sites and ratings

If you are just starting out, I don't think you can do better than Allen Meadows' Burghound. The site focuses on Burgundy reviews (some Champagne and US Pinot Noir on occasion) and has the most comprehensive coverage of producers. Bill Nanson's Burgundy-Report is another very informative source with...
by Joel Singer
February 14th, 2020, 1:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are we seeing the end of the madness?
Replies: 27
Views: 3653

Re: Are we seeing the end of the madness?

The only 2003s I bought were from Truchot. I have been shocked at how good these wines are. What are the experiences of others with 2003s? At a Burg. dinner in Toronto that Andrew Arntfield posted on we drank the 2003 Clos de Tart. It was the consensu wine of the night. While rich, it was beautiful...
by Joel Singer
January 28th, 2020, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grand Cru White Burgundy
Replies: 7
Views: 946

Re: Grand Cru White Burgundy

That's a wonderful line up of whites. The note on the 2014 Henri Boillot CC makes me happy as I have a few of those; the one on the 2010 Leflaive Bienvenues Batard Montrachet not so much as I have 2 of those as well and was saving them.
by Joel Singer
January 27th, 2020, 11:09 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Glasses (and a few Zaltos)
Replies: 206
Views: 14929

Re: Grassl Glasses (and a few Zaltos)

Hi Chris,
Specs give the size of the decanter, but I didn't see the capacity (volume). Just curious - I ordered it anyway.
Thanks,
Joel
by Joel Singer
January 22nd, 2020, 2:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eric Guido To Join Vinous
Replies: 59
Views: 4889

Ian D’Agata Departs Vinous

Antonio Galloni sent out an email announcing Eric Guido as the new Italian wine critic (except for Piedmont, Chianti Classico and Coastal/Central Tuscany, which will continue to be covered by Antonio). He also indicated that Ian D’Agata will be leaving Vinous. I really enjoy Ian’s writing and his en...
by Joel Singer
January 19th, 2020, 6:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar
Replies: 107
Views: 5921

Re: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar

Howard Cooper wrote:
January 19th, 2020, 4:43 pm
A Songeur wrote:
January 19th, 2020, 2:27 am

Buisson Charles
I have loved virtually every wine I have had from Buisson Charles but have very little of it in my cellar. Guess it just is not that available in these parts. Too bad.
Buisson Charles comes in at about 5th in my cellar with a bullet. I too love these wines.
by Joel Singer
January 18th, 2020, 7:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar
Replies: 107
Views: 5921

Re: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar

Back to our originally scheduled program. The top three White Burgundy producers in my cellar (by number of bottles purchased) are:
1) Henri Boillot
2) Marc Colin
3) Hubert Lamy
by Joel Singer
January 16th, 2020, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP Michel Lafarge, 1928-2020
Replies: 25
Views: 2340

Re: RIP Michel Lafarge, 1928-2020

Very sad news indeed. One of the highlights of my wine life was our visit with him. He was charming, fully engaged and generous. My profile pic is he a I, taken behind his place in the Clos du Château des Ducs vineyard. RIP.
by Joel Singer
January 15th, 2020, 2:49 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: LTB 2017 - Screaming EAgle & No Scarecrow this vintage
Replies: 21
Views: 2624

Re: LTB 2017 release - Screaming EAgle & LTB 2017 Scarecrow

I have never sold to William, but I have purchased from him and he is a pleasure to deal with. The transaction was flawless.
by Joel Singer
January 12th, 2020, 1:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy Grand Cru dinner: Toronto Jan 9, 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 2103

Re: Burgundy Grand Cru dinner: Toronto Jan 9, 2020

Thanks for the taking the time to post about the dinner and include pictures of the wines, Andrew (there was also a 2014 Leroy Bourgogne Blanc to start things off). The bottles drunk even better than expected, particularly the younger ones. What a treat to try a variety of producers and vintages all...
by Joel Singer
December 17th, 2019, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Louis Jadot Clos St. Denis - Domaine Gagey versus Negociant bottlings
Replies: 55
Views: 3508

Re: Louis Jadot Clos St. Denis - Domaine Gagey versus Negociant bottlings

Merci beaucoup. C'est assez utile (Thanks very much. This is quite helpful.)
by Joel Singer
December 17th, 2019, 7:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Louis Jadot Clos St. Denis - Domaine Gagey versus Negociant bottlings
Replies: 55
Views: 3508

Re: Louis Jadot Clos St. Denis - Domaine Gagey versus Negociant bottlings

I think the conversation moved on from the specifics of the Clos St. Denis bottling to the general question of domaine versus maison/negoce bottlings at Louis Jadot. Specifically for Clos St. Denis, there are only two bottlings: 1) Domaine Andre Gagey and 2) the maison/negoce bottling. You can see a...
by Joel Singer
December 16th, 2019, 7:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Louis Jadot Clos St. Denis - Domaine Gagey versus Negociant bottlings
Replies: 55
Views: 3508

Re: Louis Jadot Clos St. Denis - Domaine Gagey versus Negociant bottlings

Thanks. Why are the Domaine Jadot wines not being discussed in this thread? Because there is no Domaine Jadot version of the Clos St. Denis. Just for clarification, while there isn't any 'Domaine des Héritiers Louis Jadot' Clos St Denis, there is a 'Domaine Andre Gagey' CSD...and many people refer ...
by Joel Singer
December 12th, 2019, 8:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Louis Jadot Clos St. Denis - Domaine Gagey versus Negociant bottlings
Replies: 55
Views: 3508

Re: Louis Jadot Clos St. Denis - Domaine Gagey versus Negociant bottlings

I was on that original referenced thread and did some further research when I found out that the Jadot negoce version of Clos St. Denis is in fact made pretty much every year and exists side-by-side with the Gagey bottling. At that point I did a detailed audit of my cellar and discovered that the m...
by Joel Singer
December 12th, 2019, 8:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Louis Jadot Clos St. Denis - Domaine Gagey versus Negociant bottlings
Replies: 55
Views: 3508

Re: Louis Jadot Clos St. Denis - Domaine Gagey versus Negociant bottlings

James Billy wrote:
December 12th, 2019, 6:54 pm
Thanks. Why are the Domaine Jadot wines not being discussed in this thread?
Because there is no Domaine Jadot version of the Clos St. Denis.
by Joel Singer
December 11th, 2019, 8:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Louis Jadot Clos St. Denis - Domaine Gagey versus Negociant bottlings
Replies: 55
Views: 3508

Re: Louis Jadot Clos St. Denis - Domaine Gagey versus Negociant bottlings

FWIW, when tasting chez Jadot, if they have both a domaine and Maison bottling of the same AOC, they will almost invariably present the domaine version. So the chances are that any critical reviews refer to the Domaine version—though unless that's specified, you can never be 100% sure. When I came ...
by Joel Singer
December 11th, 2019, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Humidifier
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Re: Cellar Humidifier

I use a humidifier in the winter when the dry forced air heat in our house can drop the humidity in the cellar below 40% during a cold winter stretch in Toronto. It is a simple cool mist humidifier with a humidistat (TaoTronics TT-AH019). It does get white dust on the bottles, but it's easy to wipe ...
by Joel Singer
December 11th, 2019, 7:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Louis Jadot Clos St. Denis - Domaine Gagey versus Negociant bottlings
Replies: 55
Views: 3508

Louis Jadot Clos St. Denis - Domaine Gagey versus Negociant bottlings

Has anyone done a side-by-side tasting of the Domaine Gagey and the negociant bottling of this wine? I ask because I purchased an auction lot a few years ago that appears to contain one bottle of each. Jadot Clos St. Denis.PNG I'm not planning to open these anytime soon, but thought that impressions...
by Joel Singer
December 10th, 2019, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best way to organize offsite storage?
Replies: 46
Views: 2015

Re: Best way to organize offsite storage?

[/quote] I do pretty much the same but number the rows and use letters for the tubes so Joe's D6 would be my 4F [[/quote] [/quote]I make that 04f, so they columns 10 and above appear in order on a printout. Minor point. [/quote] I have an Excel spreadsheet that mirrors the configuration of the tubes...
by Joel Singer
December 8th, 2019, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best way to organize offsite storage?
Replies: 46
Views: 2015

Re: Best way to organize offsite storage?

I'm also intrigued by tubes but am curious about organization. How do you know what wine is where? Seems unruly to number every tube. Maybe row numbers? I do alphanumeric. Rows top to bottom are letters then tubes left to right are numbers. So D6 is 4th row, 6th tube. I don't actually label them as...
by Joel Singer
December 8th, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best way to organize offsite storage?
Replies: 46
Views: 2015

Re: Best way to organize offsite storage?

Joe, aside from keeping track, how easy is it to physically reach the back bottle of the three? Not Joe, but I also use tubes three bottles deep. I can easily grab the first two bottles by hand, but for the rear bottle, I use a grabber supplied by the storage facility for this purpose. No problem i...
by Joel Singer
November 27th, 2019, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Yet Another Reason Not to Have a Government Monopoly Selling Wine
Replies: 19
Views: 1446

Re: Yet Another Reason Not to Have a Government Monopoly Selling Wine

Okay, I'll stipulate that this is a first-world problem, I live in the first world, by definition all my “problems” are first world. [cheers.gif] Seriously, my intent was not to portray this as some catastrophe. I was able to get almost all the label and glue off. It just irks me that I wasted 45 m...
by Joel Singer
November 26th, 2019, 10:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Yet Another Reason Not to Have a Government Monopoly Selling Wine
Replies: 19
Views: 1446

Re: Yet Another Reason Not to Have a Government Monopoly Selling Wine

How does the glue on the outside of the wooden case affect the taste of the wine? Does it detract from the palate or aroma? I don’t know how the glue tastes and don’t plan to eat the wooden cases. But that’s really not the point. The wine was placed in a decorative wooden case and no commercially o...
by Joel Singer
November 26th, 2019, 2:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Yet Another Reason Not to Have a Government Monopoly Selling Wine
Replies: 19
Views: 1446

Yet Another Reason Not to Have a Government Monopoly Selling Wine

There are many reasons why there shouldn't be a government monopoly selling wine, like we have here in Ontario. Simply put, they're bad at it. Today's specific example is illustrated below. I was a successful contestant in the monthly fast finger contest known as the Classics Collection (on-line ord...

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