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by Er€z _ L.
January 29th, 2020, 11:10 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: January Thaw - EMH Black Cat - closed.
Replies: 7
Views: 1392

Re: "January Thaw" on EMH Black Cat Pricing is LIVE until Friday!

A great offer... That's a purrrrrrfect mix case for us [dance-clap.gif]
by Er€z _ L.
January 25th, 2020, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 EMH Black Cat Classic
Replies: 39
Views: 6026

2012 EMH... what a purring experience :-)

In preparation for an enjoyable weekend, and to get a check point before "January Thaw" sale, we decided it's time to revisit some good EMH wines. Given the lively discussion here, it was pretty clear which vintage would be pulled for the discussion. Hence, 2012 EMH Cabernet Sauvignon Black Cat (1/2...
by Er€z _ L.
December 28th, 2019, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 176
Views: 16962

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

While I would not turn away the '08 DP, at this time I did not find it to be one to open now if you enjoy the maturing champagnes. I had the '06 (about 6-7 times over the last 18 months), the '08 (Twice, maybe three times? IIRC), and the '09 (four times this year). I found the '08 to still be very y...
by Er€z _ L.
December 27th, 2019, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 EMH Cabernet Sauvignon Black Cat (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 11
Views: 1306

TN: 2006 EMH, and now also the 2011 EMH

I had the '06 EMH which was super twice this year. Truly a class of its own. I looked at this thread and I realized its been a while since I had the well reviewed '11 EMH. Given the discussion above I also had to open the '11 for the holiday and see how it goes... well meauw! 2011 EMH Cabernet Sauvi...
by Er€z _ L.
October 22nd, 2019, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne Bollinger Dinner - brief notes
Replies: 12
Views: 950

Re: Champagne Bollinger Dinner - brief notes

Sounds like a fun tasting! Thank you for sharing the notes and updating the status of the '07. I will need to revisit the 2007 La Grande Annee. I tasted it about a year ago and it was very promising but very young. I will set time to open it along side the La Grande Annee Rose 2004. champagne.gif
by Er€z _ L.
September 14th, 2019, 4:12 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NY City 9/14 or 9/15?
Replies: 50
Views: 3862

Re: NY City 9/14 or 9/15?

I'll see if I can bring something suitable for the palate of a yak
by Er€z _ L.
August 17th, 2019, 11:16 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: REMINDER - APPRECIATION DAY PRICING STARTS AT MIDNIGHT FRIDAY THE 16TH AND RUNS FOR 24 HOURS!
Replies: 34
Views: 1979

Re: REMINDER - APPRECIATION DAY PRICING STARTS AT MIDNIGHT FRIDAY THE 16TH AND RUNS FOR 24 HOURS!

That's a truly purring offer! No need for a special excuse to refresh the inventory. I recently tasted the '06 and the '14SS and they were both rocking :-) Also made my brother in law happy with the 12 SS few months ago, and that worked so well with the meats we ate extra. In for a case of several g...
by Er€z _ L.
July 23rd, 2019, 11:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: R.I.P. Alan Eden
Replies: 138
Views: 10144

Re: R.I.P. Alan Eden

RIP Alan. May you'd be served from a magnum at heaven
by Er€z _ L.
February 28th, 2019, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shifting My Cellar
Replies: 41
Views: 2989

Re: Shifting My Cellar

My ratio has been steadily changing, and it reached ~1/3 champagne. It does feel for the moment as the right ratio, but if it goes to 40 percent I'd not be worried champagne.gif
by Er€z _ L.
February 14th, 2019, 7:13 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: It's Coffee Time Again--some Microlot beauties
Replies: 17
Views: 1680

Re: It's Coffee Time Again--some Microlot beauties

Enjoying my espresso in the office now... and it reduces the back pain I've been having for days!
by Er€z _ L.
January 27th, 2019, 4:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 496
Views: 40903

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

Yes, had few of them...EMH, some balance selection wines, etc. A bit past due on my tasting notes and updating my CT, but what can I do? 2014 EMH Cabernet Sauvignon Black Cat Special Selection - USA, California, Napa Valley (1/4/2019) Opened with my sister and brother-in-law for a (be late) new year...
by Er€z _ L.
January 26th, 2019, 9:36 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: EMH BLACK CAT BERSERKERDAY OFFER
Replies: 76
Views: 4807

Re: EMH BLACK CAT BERSERKERDAY OFFER

I'm in it to drink it-- what a purrrrring offer! [wow.gif] I served my sister and brother-in-law the '14 EMH Special Selection for a slightly be late new year's meal, and it was a wow [worship.gif] A real special indeed in the line of EMH, aka the in-law finished the bottle and asked for more. I thi...
by Er€z _ L.
January 13th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne
Replies: 180
Views: 9870

Re: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne

I had the '06 again last night, only this time as part of a '04-'05-'06 vertical of Taittinger Comtes de Champagne. The '06 is one of the best, consistent bottling, but it was a hard call. Eventually, especially over the course of the evening, the winner was the '04 for me. But not by a large margin...
by Er€z _ L.
December 15th, 2018, 4:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting Series Compendium 2018 - WB Charity ***README***
Replies: 38
Views: 1612

Re: Virtual Tasting Series Compendium 2018 - WB Charity ***README***

Bump, because it should be a sticky and because I am looking for lawyers to match my challenge. All I have so far is a nurse and a professor, and they are putting us to shame. I agree, where are the lawyers? Here's my note for early start. 2008 Guy Charlemagne Grand Cru Mesnillésime VV BdB Neighbor...
by Er€z _ L.
December 15th, 2018, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1041
Views: 69255

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

2008 Guy Charlemagne Grand Cru Mesnillésime VV BdB Neighbors and I are enjoying a good taste tonight. I decided to open one to see where it stands, and I am now kicking myself for not buying more. I agree with Warren's notes (From Nov) that this one would benefit from aging. I would say though that ...
by Er€z _ L.
December 2nd, 2018, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thank Goodness for strong wine bottles.
Replies: 14
Views: 761

Re: Thank Goodness for strong wine bottles.

Glad to hear you're doing well-- talked to a friend from your town, and his cellar suffered minor damages. Similar to yours- decorations damaged, though few bottles have 'completed their term'.
by Er€z _ L.
November 28th, 2018, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting Series Compendium 2018 - WB Charity ***README***
Replies: 38
Views: 1612

Re: Virtual Tasting Series Compendium 2018 - WB Charity ***README***

/snip/ I also have someone, not on the BB, who has pledged $5 for each of the first 20 notes posted, for a total of $100. Since the principal beneficiary of the donation is the Pre-Law Institute, which provides funding and support services for "first in my family to go to college" kids who want to ...
by Er€z _ L.
November 27th, 2018, 1:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting Series Compendium 2018 - WB Charity ***README***
Replies: 38
Views: 1612

Re: Virtual Tasting Series Compendium 2018 - WB Charity ***README***

Please list my charity as "Center for Post-Graduate Opportunities and Fellowships, John Jay College of Criminal Justice." It is a section of the College that specializes in providing financial and other support services to economically disadvantaged students who want to further their studies throug...
by Er€z _ L.
November 1st, 2018, 1:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1041
Views: 69255

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

2006 Deutz Cuvée William Deutz

Finally got to open one as a stand alone... the neighbors were also happy. While young, it is evolving well and about 90 minutes decanting does wonders.
by Er€z _ L.
October 28th, 2018, 5:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: dinner with 8 winemakers bringing their own wines, a summit of my year
Replies: 19
Views: 1732

Re: dinner with 8 winemakers bringing their own wines, a summit of my year

François,

I salute for another excellent report on a classic wine dinner [cheers.gif] I'm of course always curious about the older champagnes served, but I was happy to see the variety of this meal.
by Er€z _ L.
October 26th, 2018, 8:59 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: MacDonald Retrospective New York Offline UPDATED JANUARY 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 4348

Re: MacDonald Retrospective/Pay it Forward New York Offline

Sorry. It's been a really bad and crazy two months for me. I have to follow up with The Boys to see when they can make it. We almost had a date but it slipped a bit. The plan is simple. Bobby Vans Steakhouse 54th street location Private Room and too much wine. I think I can live with that plan [win...
by Er€z _ L.
October 25th, 2018, 12:25 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: MacDonald Retrospective New York Offline UPDATED JANUARY 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 4348

Re: MacDonald Retrospective/Pay it Forward New York Offline

Still waiting with either MacDonald or something else
by Er€z _ L.
August 12th, 2018, 8:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MASSIVE site overhaul (finished!!!) THANK YOU!!!
Replies: 190
Views: 9149

Re: MASSIVE site overhaul coming... SITE SHUTDOWN SUNDAY AUG 12!

Somewhat faster and Feels working ^
PS- can't believe that in contacts it shows ICQ... [wow.gif] I had a five digit number to the ICQ back in the day
by Er€z _ L.
July 28th, 2018, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Down to Earth Wine/Robert Panzer?
Replies: 39
Views: 3196

Down to Earth Wine/Robert Panzer?

Bought from him for a while-very reliable, and brings very nice offers.
I think he is on a wine business tour this week, but I received emails. [cheers.gif]
by Er€z _ L.
July 27th, 2018, 6:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNR: 1811 d'Yquem
Replies: 39
Views: 2866

TNR: 1811 d'Yquem

Bringing this one from the archives... I vaguely recalled that Christian Vanneque in an interview shortly after purchasing the wine noted he plans to open it in mid/late 2017 for an event (celebrating 50 years in the profession). Then, I recalled that he passed away in 2015. I do wonder if the wine ...
by Er€z _ L.
July 20th, 2018, 6:21 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st - OP UPDATE 9-17
Replies: 98
Views: 3170

Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st

I'd follow the theme
Don't mind contributing a bubbly in the 'required' range :-)
by Er€z _ L.
July 19th, 2018, 5:13 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: MacDonald Retrospective New York Offline UPDATED JANUARY 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 4348

MacDonald Retrospective/Pay it Forward New York Offline

Since I take partial blame at the tasting, I will be there with a '13 MacDonald Erez I already offered up the 13 but can easily offer a Greer a Materium a Myriad Elysian or others if you wish to fill that spot, or have some awesome champagne to offer. As I usually bring 2 blts can bring a red AND t...
by Er€z _ L.
July 18th, 2018, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1041
Views: 69255

Which Champagne are you drinking?

During this business trip, I had the '06 Dom three times (three different bottles, three different events). I would say that the taste has been very consistent and the floral opened up since the first time I tasted it about 18 months ago. Longer finish, great return especially if you can get it on a...
by Er€z _ L.
July 18th, 2018, 7:15 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: MacDonald Retrospective New York Offline UPDATED JANUARY 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 4348

MacDonald Retrospective/Pay it Forward New York Offline

Since I take partial blame at the tasting, I will be there with a '13 MacDonald
by Er€z _ L.
July 12th, 2018, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: One of your regular bottles jumps in value.
Replies: 137
Views: 6103

One of your regular bottles jumps in value.

Well, I've posted about this before, but my situation wasn't a $60 wine turning into a $300 wine. It was a ~$200 wine that is now (according to Cellartracker) a ~$4400 wine. I'm not sure whether I'll ever drink that wine (or some of it's similarly increased value brethren). Yes, 1% problems, but st...
by Er€z _ L.
July 10th, 2018, 7:02 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st - OP UPDATE 9-17
Replies: 98
Views: 3170

Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st

As a FF, I can't take the train to PHL. Have to fly south to get back north [cheers.gif]
by Er€z _ L.
July 8th, 2018, 11:07 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st - OP UPDATE 9-17
Replies: 98
Views: 3170

Philadelphia Friday Sep 21st

NY Based, but I can make a trip up to PHL
by Er€z _ L.
June 24th, 2018, 2:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New York wine consumers, please note.
Replies: 36
Views: 3077

New York wine consumers, please note.

Update, the bill did not advance but maybe reintroduced next year. Got a letter from Deborah Glick (assembly member) June 22, 2018 Thank you for your email in opposition to Assembly Bill 10737 that would require that all wine and liquor sold in NYS be received from a primary American source of suppl...
by Er€z _ L.
June 15th, 2018, 6:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1041
Views: 69255

Which Champagne are you drinking?

Having my second glass of the '09 DP now.
It is very good by all means, but I don't think it lives to '06 or '04 that I enjoyed more even shortly after their release. I am waiting for a flight and it was an excellent BTG selection though
by Er€z _ L.
June 13th, 2018, 11:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1714
Views: 100399

Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Neal,

I tried the '08 Deutz Amour on release from 375. I would say go for it champagne.gif
by Er€z _ L.
June 7th, 2018, 7:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New York wine consumers, please note.
Replies: 36
Views: 3077

New York wine consumers, please note.

Sent it in (did not get a confirmation email though)
by Er€z _ L.
May 23rd, 2018, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My Ongoing Blog Of Our Week In Champagne (& Paris)--9 Visits w/Pics/TNs UPDATED W/ FINAL THOUGHTS
Replies: 94
Views: 5441

My Ongoing Blog Of Our Week In Champagne (and a little of Paris)--9 Visits w/ Photos, TNs

FMIII,

you picked a great timing/season to visit. Enjoy, and keep the report coming champagne.gif
by Er€z _ L.
May 20th, 2018, 10:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Story of a session of the Academy for Ancient Wines, with 70 wines for 41 members
Replies: 4
Views: 655

Story of a session of the Academy for Ancient Wines, with 70 wines for 41 members

I would have focused on the champagne making it a table #1a :-) . Any day that begins with a 30+ year old champagne in good storage must be a good day. [Recently had '80 Pommery Cuvée Louise Brut (fell in line with your old notes on the wine, though you had it in a magnum) ] Thank you for the update...
by Er€z _ L.
May 20th, 2018, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1714
Views: 100399

Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:12 grand cellier d’or up, probably my fav vilmart besides the 09 coeur.
I had it two weeks ago. Certainly a very nice bubbly, and holds up against champagne above its price range. That said, it needs six or seven years in cellar imho before its ready for prime time.
by Er€z _ L.
May 19th, 2018, 4:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Story of a session of the Academy for Ancient Wines, with 70 wines for 41 members
Replies: 4
Views: 655

Story of a session of the Academy for Ancient Wines, with 70 wines for 41 members

François,

Thank you for sharing the detailed notes. It is a legendary dinner, indeed. As a personal interest- Did any of the guests shared with your their notes about the Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin 1989?
by Er€z _ L.
May 19th, 2018, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Moët & Chandon Champagne Grand Vintage Brut Rosé
Replies: 25
Views: 926

TN: 2008 Moët & Chandon Champagne Grand Vintage Brut Rosé

FWIW, I had it few months ago- it was a surprise. Without the visual clues, I don't think I would have recognized it as a rosé. Compared with the '04 I had few times (three, iirc- excellent qpr, great joy), I would note that without the label in front of me, I would not recognize is as moët. Was my ...
by Er€z _ L.
May 14th, 2018, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When Was the Last Time You Did an Inventory?
Replies: 80
Views: 2873

When Was the Last Time You Did an Inventory?

I am trying to be good at it. But, I still found few days ago some bottles I did not account for (as well as bottles accounted that I don't have- though only a handful of the latter)
by Er€z _ L.
May 14th, 2018, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best 375mL Champagnes? Need good suggestions
Replies: 36
Views: 1447

Best 375mL Champagnes? Need good suggestions

Almost guilt free: Gosset Rose NV, what a great champagne. They just ran out at collectible fine wine (they had them @ 29 for a 375, but they still have the 750 for 59). I think you can find it in few places for 25-35 per 375 I make one recommendation for a special 375, and that is the 2008 Deutz Am...
by Er€z _ L.
May 13th, 2018, 8:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 496
Views: 40903

Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

2013 Etienne Calsac Champagne Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Clos des Maladries - Champagne, Champagne Grand Cru (5/12/2018) Already showing a great floral nose from opening, that develops over the course of the evening. Tested over 3-4 hours and this dry side champagne certainly delivers. Great citrus/...
by Er€z _ L.
May 13th, 2018, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1988 Deutz Champagne Blanc de Blancs Vinotheque (France, Champagne)
Replies: 6
Views: 415

TN: 1988 Deutz Champagne Blanc de Blancs Vinotheque (France, Champagne)

Thank you for the update on this one Sarah-- never had it (wish I had) as I was never able to find one from good storage. Hopefully one day. champagne.gif
by Er€z _ L.
May 10th, 2018, 6:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1041
Views: 69255

Which Champagne are you drinking?

Monday was a semi spontaneous bubbly tasting. by no specific order 1996 Billecart-Salmon Champagne Grande Cuvée - France, Champagne (5/7/2018) I think it is an excellent example of well aged champagne that carries the balance of the floral, palate, minerals, finish and bubbles. All in well matched t...
by Er€z _ L.
April 28th, 2018, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Going overboard aging NV Champagne
Replies: 21
Views: 1499

Going overboard aging NV Champagne

Keep us posted. I have few NV old ones (one is a 1979-80-81 blend bottled in 88 irrc, the other is late 70's early 80's demi sec bottled mid/late 80s). I need to look into those
by Er€z _ L.
April 28th, 2018, 11:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: URGENT - Champagne in the cargo hold question.
Replies: 17
Views: 1038

URGENT - Champagne in the cargo hold question.

I traveled with bubbles more times than I can count. No problem, as long as properly packed. I would recommend that a single/two bottles will never be packed near the corner of a suitcase (e.g. The box will be at the center of the suitcase with close/other materials surrounding it. You need to have ...
by Er€z _ L.
April 23rd, 2018, 6:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fantes Champagne Stopper
Replies: 13
Views: 818

Fantes Champagne Stopper

Why would you have a champagne leftover? [shock.gif]






On a serious note, I have a simple rubber stopper (somewhat similar to the outset) I got as a present in a winery visit once. It works perfectly for the day or two needed.
by Er€z _ L.
April 22nd, 2018, 12:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Flyertalk 10th Anniversary Wine Dinner - The Wines.
Replies: 14
Views: 1515

Flyertalk 10th Anniversary Wine Dinner - The Wines.

I would like to express my sincere apologies, no good excuse for leaving the notes away for almost a year ( [smileyvault-ban.gif] ) I was organizing both inventory and tasting notes and run into my notes for that night. I was able to recover most of the notes, and you should take them with a grain o...

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