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by Anton D
March 28th, 2020, 5:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Happy Hour with Family
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: Virtual Happy Hour with Family

Very motivational!
by Anton D
March 28th, 2020, 5:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvèdre Outer Limits
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: TN: 2018 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvèdre Outer Limits

I gotta try that.

Thanks for the great note!
by Anton D
March 28th, 2020, 12:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Started cellar construction
Replies: 7
Views: 354

Re: Started cellar construction

Yay!

I will live vicariously as you go through this!
by Anton D
March 28th, 2020, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Trying to decide...
Replies: 6
Views: 485

Re: Trying to decide...

I love your post!

Thanks for the great pic as follow up!
by Anton D
March 27th, 2020, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Horsepower and No Girls
Replies: 14
Views: 1661

Re: Horsepower and No Girls

My son cellar dove and came upstairs with a 2014 No Girls Syrah (La Paciencia Vineyard) last night and it was quite delicious. Ample fruit, but treaded lightly on the palate and great structure. Still a baby, with 'fine' tannin...very well balanced fruit/tannin sensation. My wife mentioned the black...
by Anton D
March 26th, 2020, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Natural wine - now an officially recognized designation in France
Replies: 52
Views: 1306

Re: Natural wine - now an officially recognized designation in France

I'm looking at this development with gratitude.

It's like nature putting a stripe on skunks, or a rattle at the end of a snake...it's my warning to stay away.

I find this designation of wine to be an affectation.
by Anton D
March 25th, 2020, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Michael Broadbent RIP
Replies: 32
Views: 2188

Re: Michael Broadbent RIP

Craig G wrote:
March 17th, 2020, 8:30 pm
M.Kaplan wrote:
March 17th, 2020, 6:11 pm
*****(*)
[dance-clap.gif]
[winner.gif]
by Anton D
March 25th, 2020, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California now allows cocktail and spirit home delivery from your favorite restaurant or distillery
Replies: 14
Views: 788

Re: California now allows cocktail and spirit home delivery from your favorite restaurant or distillery

I love the idea of cocktail delivery. (Aside from arguments about the epidemic.)

Hopefully, once the cocktail is out of the bottle, it will be too hard to put back in and restaurants will be able to continue to do this in the future. The dining industry is certainly essential for 'civilization.'
by Anton D
March 24th, 2020, 2:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poll: How much will 2016 Lafite cost in 6 months?
Replies: 25
Views: 1769

Re: Poll: How much will 2016 Lafite cost in 6 months?

Carl Steefel wrote:
March 24th, 2020, 1:43 pm
If it is $700, I am buying. Easy buy for such a wine
If it's 715 now, why wait?

15 dollars can't be that big of a deal. [cheers.gif]
by Anton D
March 24th, 2020, 9:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Quite a surprise, 1995 Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc.
Replies: 2
Views: 275

Quite a surprise, 1995 Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc.

One of the hazard of two deep wine racks is forgetting about the 'back bottle.' My son happened across this '95 Spottswoode SB so we opened it to have on wing night. It was ever so slightly butterscotched in appearance, but not oxidized, still primarily straw colored and clear. No cat pee or cut gra...
by Anton D
March 22nd, 2020, 7:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poll: How much will 2016 Lafite cost in 6 months?
Replies: 25
Views: 1769

Re: Poll: How much will 2016 Lafite cost in 6 months?

All the people who can afford it now will be able to afford it then. Ain’t no rich people heading toward Cru Bourgeois. Unemployment could be 20-30% and it won’t affect Lafite or Louis Vitton. I don't agree with this. 2008 Bdx and Burgs were dirt cheap (comparatively). Billionaires may keep buying ...
by Anton D
March 22nd, 2020, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poll: How much will 2016 Lafite cost in 6 months?
Replies: 25
Views: 1769

Re: Poll: How much will 2016 Lafite cost in 6 months?

All the people who can afford it now will be able to afford it then.

Ain’t no rich people heading toward Cru Bourgeois.

Unemployment could be 20-30% and it won’t affect Lafite or Louis Vitton.
by Anton D
March 22nd, 2020, 11:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Decameron of Italian Wine
Replies: 7
Views: 689

Re: The Decameron of Italian Wine

I showed this thread to Gérard Depardieu and he replied, “Ten bottles of wine a day? Amateurs.”
by Anton D
March 15th, 2020, 8:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Philip Togni vertical with new notes
Replies: 33
Views: 1343

Re: Philip Togni vertical

That was a great note! I agree with you wholeheartedly!
by Anton D
March 15th, 2020, 5:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you live on wine alone?
Replies: 12
Views: 1049

Re: How long can you live on wine alone?

You could live the rest of your life consuming only wine.
by Anton D
March 14th, 2020, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle
Replies: 143
Views: 9000

Re: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle

This occurred to me this am when getting ready for work. Mine won't be super high end but a nice wine never the less: 2013 Hyde Estate vineyard chardonnay. Hyde has been doing their own wines for a while now after mainly selling fruit to the likes of Kistler and Patz/Hall. They make fabulous wine!!!
by Anton D
March 12th, 2020, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 465
Views: 47914

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

Im pretty happy with how our cellar turned out. Here is a fun video. It only took me an embarrassing 90 hours to figure out how to wire the darn thing so that there is a switch inside the cellar as well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hChFqv_id2w Holy crap! That is awesome! Thank you for posting t...
by Anton D
March 6th, 2020, 8:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying slowdown has commenced, and it shows!
Replies: 23
Views: 2740

Re: Buying slowdown has commenced, and it shows!

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
March 6th, 2020, 6:46 pm
Anton D wrote:
March 6th, 2020, 8:16 am
When I was young the old winos would tell me, but til 65, then drink. I am with on seeing that horizon!

Also, I am much more poorly packaged than I used to be!
But buying is half the fun!
Man, you are so right!!!!
by Anton D
March 6th, 2020, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taking it into your own hands...Frankenwines, or "re-creations/replications"....
Replies: 2
Views: 402

Re: Taking it into your own hands...Frankenwines, or "re-creations/replications"....

I 'reached out' to Moet and they were kind but no precise data available.

They did give me some clues, so I have some Moet Marc de Champagne coming and then the experiment will continue.

Also the base Champagnes they mentioned trying were the Moet Imperial and the Nectar.

More to come.
by Anton D
March 6th, 2020, 8:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying slowdown has commenced, and it shows!
Replies: 23
Views: 2740

Re: Buying slowdown has commenced, and it shows!

When I was young the old winos would tell me, but til 65, then drink. I am with on seeing that horizon!

Also, I am much more poorly packaged than I used to be!
by Anton D
March 5th, 2020, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Home purchase with wine cellar question
Replies: 36
Views: 2042

Re: Home purchase with wine cellar question

It's nice looking!

What size cellar does his RV have?
by Anton D
March 5th, 2020, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Spottswoode 2017 release
Replies: 4
Views: 553

Re: Spottswoode 2017 release

Just waiting for my new Mastercard to arrive.

Ouch.
by Anton D
March 5th, 2020, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2005 d'Yquem 750s for $199
Replies: 25
Views: 1872

Re: 2005 d'Yquem 750s for $199

Victor Hong wrote:
March 5th, 2020, 8:42 am
Anton D wrote:
March 5th, 2020, 8:38 am
Mike Van1 wrote:
March 5th, 2020, 8:31 am
Followed link above and there were 13 in stock. Refreshed page and sold out.
Wow, behold the unlimited consumer power of the Berserkers! [berserker.gif]
Must be nice to be rich. [grin.gif]
I owe it all to home value appreciation and home ownership. champagne.gif
by Anton D
March 5th, 2020, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2005 d'Yquem 750s for $199
Replies: 25
Views: 1872

Re: 2005 d'Yquem 750s for $199

Mike Van1 wrote:
March 5th, 2020, 8:31 am
Followed link above and there were 13 in stock. Refreshed page and sold out.
Wow, behold the unlimited consumer power of the Berserkers! [berserker.gif]
by Anton D
March 5th, 2020, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2005 d'Yquem 750s for $199
Replies: 25
Views: 1872

Re: 2005 d'Yquem 750s for $199

Well, you are a bad influence.

That seemed pretty amazing, so I grabbed a couple.

Thanks for the heads up, but my budget curses you! [cheers.gif]
by Anton D
March 2nd, 2020, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the best $20 dollar bottle you know of?
Replies: 97
Views: 5188

Re: What's the best $20 dollar bottle you know of?

Oh, yeah, as to the trickery!

Obviously a 50-60 dollar range Ridge Estate cab...comparing price levels.

Then, toss in a Ridge Litton Springs zin.
by Anton D
March 2nd, 2020, 4:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the best $20 dollar bottle you know of?
Replies: 97
Views: 5188

Re: What's the best $20 dollar bottle you know of?

J. Rock wrote:
March 2nd, 2020, 4:18 pm
I think Field Recordings Fiction Red is a great bottle for $20 or less and I imagine it's typically a crowd pleaser.
Good one.
by Anton D
March 2nd, 2020, 4:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the best $20 dollar bottle you know of?
Replies: 97
Views: 5188

Re: What's the best $20 dollar bottle you know of?

I can drink this and be fine... https://www.wine.com/product/substance-cabernet-sauvignon-2017/517196?state=CA&s=GoogleBase_CSE_517196_type_Wine_RedWine_CabernetSauvignon_140&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=&utm_campaign=Google_Shopping_CA_Smart&showpromo=true&promo=PSCASE10&gclid=CjwKCAiA...
by Anton D
March 2nd, 2020, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 22266

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]

Heads up in case anyone else has seen this--I had a card compromised after my BD Flannery purchase, activity was flagged and card replaced within a day or two, just like most others in this thread. New twist was when I got a bunch of bills from Fedex today for an account opened up in my name, with ...
by Anton D
March 2nd, 2020, 11:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who isn't drinking their share?
Replies: 44
Views: 3118

Re: Who isn't drinking their share?

How's marijuana use trending? Could it be whittling away some people who would otherwise head toward wine? I can state that my use of recreational herb for medical purposes (joyously enabling sleep after 11/2018 disc herniation, and then fractured shoulder surgery 12/2019), has greatly impacted my ...
by Anton D
March 2nd, 2020, 9:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who isn't drinking their share?
Replies: 44
Views: 3118

Re: Who isn't drinking their share?

Randy Bowman wrote:
March 1st, 2020, 7:45 pm

Taco Bell is selling fries. Burger King is selling tacos. KFC is putting Cheetos on chicken sandwiches. I knew we shouldn’t have legalized marijuana.
[rofl.gif]

I figured that's why McDonald's went to breakfast all day.
by Anton D
March 1st, 2020, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ageability of Cali Pinot
Replies: 81
Views: 3659

Re: Ageability of Cali Pinot

Mark Golodetz wrote:
March 1st, 2020, 7:25 am
Some of old Caleras were able to age 30 years, particularly from the Jensen vineyard. A little hit and miss, but quite lovely if you found a good bottle.
One of the great agers!
by Anton D
February 28th, 2020, 3:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is the Coronavirus economic impact slowing your buying?
Replies: 28
Views: 1740

Re: Is the Coronavirus economic impact slowing your buying?

John Morris wrote:
February 28th, 2020, 2:25 pm
No, but I've abstained from looking at my 401k balance.
This!

The CDC says alcohol kills the virus in vitro, so I am going to run with that in vivo.
by Anton D
February 27th, 2020, 3:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting visits...trifling questions.
Replies: 28
Views: 1597

Re: Tasting visits...trifling questions.

I haven't tasted at a US winery in a very long time, so I'm not sure what's appropriate there. In Europe visiting producers, and in Japan visiting either breweries or artists whose pottery we're pursuing, we don't usually bring gifts unless we know the person, but we always have a bottle of very sp...
by Anton D
February 27th, 2020, 1:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who isn't drinking their share?
Replies: 44
Views: 3118

Re: Who isn't drinking their share?

https://p2d7x8x2.stackpathcdn.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Expert-640x293.jpg 'Well you see, Berserkers, it's like this . . . A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the heard is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed firs...
by Anton D
February 27th, 2020, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting visits...trifling questions.
Replies: 28
Views: 1597

Re: Tasting visits...trifling questions.

It does seem odd bringing something the owner makes and probably has had multiple times. If you feel like bringing something, gift something from your area, be it crabapple sauce or chicharrones. I imagine a winemaker would be quite sick of anything alcoholic working with it 30-60 hours/week. I wou...
by Anton D
February 26th, 2020, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting visits...trifling questions.
Replies: 28
Views: 1597

Re: Tasting visits...trifling questions.

I would probably not share, but then I don't normally (ever?) taste with an owner or wine maker either. I'm curious, when you share, do you still get charged for the tasting fee? Cheers! For places where we are members, we don't usually get charged as part of the list benefits. (Small groups: just ...
by Anton D
February 26th, 2020, 4:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting visits...trifling questions.
Replies: 28
Views: 1597

Tasting visits...trifling questions.

Questions regarding tasting visits: 1) If you go to a place you already like, are on their mailing list, or have made an appointment to visit, do you ever take an older wine made by that winery to share during your visit? 2) My wife and I like to do that, but at some places, our cellar is not exactl...
by Anton D
February 26th, 2020, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Triggered at Total Wine
Replies: 16
Views: 2491

Re: Triggered at Total Wine

Wow, I just met someone who is too tightly wrapped for Total Wine! champagne.gif

Stay away from the Gallo Hearty Burgundy section, too! [cheers.gif]
by Anton D
February 26th, 2020, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vegan/fish dishes to pair with bold red wine
Replies: 20
Views: 697

Re: Vegan/fish dishes to pair with bold red wine

Doug Schulman wrote:
February 26th, 2020, 9:52 am
I should point out that I don't mean soy sauce as a condiment. I cook with it in limited amounts and it provides salt and umami without clashing with wine the way it does when food is dipped directly into it.
Yup. We use fish sauce in much the same way.
by Anton D
February 25th, 2020, 4:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the most egregious thing you have seen done while serving wine?
Replies: 106
Views: 5632

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

K John Joseph wrote:
February 25th, 2020, 2:51 pm

I had many folks ask to combine pours of two different reds and, on occasion, a 5oz syrah and 2oz viognier or something like that to see how they blended.
I didn't know you knew Manfred Krankl!

Your customers were ahead of the curve!
by Anton D
February 25th, 2020, 11:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vegan/fish dishes to pair with bold red wine
Replies: 20
Views: 697

Re: Vegan/fish dishes to pair with bold red wine

First off, people will disagree, but forget about fish. Seriously. People will inevitably post about how much they like big reds with whatever fish, but the pairing tastes terrible to a lot of us, and even if you're tolerant, it's never as good as pairing wines like this with things that follow my ...
by Anton D
February 24th, 2020, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the most egregious thing you have seen done while serving wine?
Replies: 106
Views: 5632

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

When I was 15 I asked my girlfriend to give me a swig of the Boone's Farm Strawberry Hill and she instead served me the Wild Cherry. Needless to say, afterwards the romance didn't last. That is awesome. One drink of that stuff and -Zam! The walls became floors Became ceilings became doors The singe...
by Anton D
February 24th, 2020, 11:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the most egregious thing you have seen done while serving wine?
Replies: 106
Views: 5632

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

Last year at a steakhouse in Palm Springs on a golf weekend with some buddies we brought some nice wines for dinner. The young somm came over and we offered to share our wines with her in hopes of some flexibility on the corkage which was high. We offered her the opportunity to drink any of the Nap...
by Anton D
February 24th, 2020, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the most egregious thing you have seen done while serving wine?
Replies: 106
Views: 5632

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

Oh I forgot this. A few years we opened a bottle of 1900 Taylor, and were enjoying it when the sommelier came over and whispered one of his other guests was a major collector, and could we give him a pour. Turned out to be Rudy, and he sent over a glass of old DRC I think Grands Echezeaux. All very...
by Anton D
February 24th, 2020, 9:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Charcoal Grill - Weber?
Replies: 58
Views: 1540

Re: Charcoal Grill - Weber?

Charcoal! I love my Webers. I use a couple of 22 inch and a 26 inch. The 26 inch is great and offers more stupid cooking stunts to try than the 22 inch. It is wort the extra cost. The grills with the flip up wings are a must, as is the ash bucket thing on the bottom. The side charcoal holders are go...
by Anton D
February 22nd, 2020, 7:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the most egregious thing you have seen done while serving wine?
Replies: 106
Views: 5632

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

When you're young and naive there's times you do things innocently. One of my first jobs many moons ago was waiting tables. I opened the wine and proceeded to pour a taste for the person that ordered the wine. Through my lack of experience I clumsily dripped it down the side of the bottle. In a spl...

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