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by Anton D
December 6th, 2018, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aldi Advent Calendar - or 24 Days of Cheap Wine
Replies: 48
Views: 1690

Re: Aldi Advent Calendar - or 24 Days of Cheap Wine

TimF wrote:
December 6th, 2018, 7:08 am
The only thing this thread is missing is a photo of a dirty toilet for pouring the wine out.
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by Anton D
December 5th, 2018, 5:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: We're not normal : )
Replies: 29
Views: 1406

Re: We're not normal : )

I have tried Robert Mondavi Cabernet aged in Bourbon Barrels, 19 crimes and it just happens Im currently drinking Beringer merlot. I like the 19 crimes most. Other 2 I would not buy again. A wine friend tried 19 Crimes chardonnay and said it was the worst chardonnay he's tasted but he liked the lab...
by Anton D
December 5th, 2018, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: We're not normal : )
Replies: 29
Views: 1406

Re: We're not normal : )

Scott Fitzgerald wrote:
December 5th, 2018, 11:48 am

Here's to the Not Normals! champagne.gif
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by Anton D
December 5th, 2018, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: We're not normal : )
Replies: 29
Views: 1406

Re: We're not normal : )

We are like audiophiles being asked to shop at Best Buy.

We are a subsect.

Maybe a subsect of a subsect.

When civilians ask me, I tell them, don't drink wines that have barcodes integrated on the original labels. In general, it helps.
by Anton D
December 4th, 2018, 5:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aldi Advent Calendar - or 24 Days of Cheap Wine
Replies: 48
Views: 1690

Re: Aldi Advent Calendar - or 24 Days of Cheap Wine

Genius idea, Paul. Thank you!
by Anton D
December 4th, 2018, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Ceritas Porter-Bass Chardonnay
Replies: 10
Views: 635

Re: 2016 Ceritas Porter-Bass Chardonnay

Ceritas makes absolutely fabulous wine.

Introduced it to the in-laws over the holiday....then laughed my evil laugh. Spoiling palates is a fun pass-time.
by Anton D
December 4th, 2018, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Consumption if wine had no alcohol
Replies: 46
Views: 1374

Re: Consumption if wine had no alcohol

As of this moment, there are 56 liars on this poll. [cheers.gif]
by Anton D
December 3rd, 2018, 11:37 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: 150th tabasco
Replies: 57
Views: 2346

Re: 150th tabasco

It's baaaack https://countrystore.tabasco.com/products/150th-anniversary-diamond-reserve-red-sauce?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=150th_restock How interesting! I grabbed some more to give as Christmas gifts. I have enjoyed it and both my sons already went through the bottles I...
by Anton D
December 3rd, 2018, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary Wine Co.
Replies: 116
Views: 8445

Re: William & Mary Wine Co.

I admit to planning to Pobega a bottle over the holidays.
by Anton D
November 29th, 2018, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The perfect red wine glass?
Replies: 71
Views: 2324

Re: The perfect red wine glass?

Large (but not crazy large) Brandy snifter.

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by Anton D
November 15th, 2018, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It’s Dungeness crab season. What’s your favorite wine pairing?
Replies: 52
Views: 1532

Re: It’s Dungeness crab season. What’s your favorite wine pairing?

K John Joseph wrote:
November 14th, 2018, 10:38 am
Peter Michael L'Apres-Midi
Mostly sav blanc with a hint of semillon, nice body without the chard fatness. Decent acidity, no malo. I think it's a lovely pairing with crab.
That is one fine wine. [thumbs-up.gif]
by Anton D
November 14th, 2018, 5:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Spectator Top 10 2018
Replies: 83
Views: 7080

Re: Wine Spectator Top 10 2018

#8 and #7 announced today: 10. Bedrock Heritage 2016 9. 2016 Terre Nere Etna Rosso San Lorenzo 8. 2016 Le Vieux Donjon, CdP 7. 2015 Colene Clemens Dopp Creek Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains, OR 6. 2016 Aubert Chardonnay, Larry Hyde and Sons, Careros, CA 5. 2008 Dom Perignon Legacy Edition So far thi...
by Anton D
November 13th, 2018, 9:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Spectator Top 10 2018
Replies: 83
Views: 7080

Re: Wine Spectator Top 10 2018

N. Justl wrote:
November 13th, 2018, 9:07 pm
It seems like there is typically a thread speculating what #1 will be, but haven’t seen one this year. Any guesses?
A fanfare for the common man.

I think wine #1 works in rotation. Are we due for a Sauternes or Spatlese this year?
by Anton D
November 13th, 2018, 1:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It’s Dungeness crab season. What’s your favorite wine pairing?
Replies: 52
Views: 1532

Re: It’s Dungeness crab season. What’s your favorite wine pairing?

Bill H o o p e r wrote:
November 13th, 2018, 11:14 am
I've also always found Pinot Blanc to be perfect.

Cheers,
Bill
Great call.
by Anton D
November 13th, 2018, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you could only keep 3 online retailers...
Replies: 46
Views: 2135

Re: If you could only keep 3 online retailers...

1) K & L
2) I have had nice interactions with Vino Quest
by Anton D
November 13th, 2018, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Warning: Do Not Drink
Replies: 11
Views: 1395

Re: Warning: Do Not Drink

A. So wrote:
November 13th, 2018, 10:04 am
If God hadn't meant for us to eat Tide Pods, He wouldn't have made them look so delicious.
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by Anton D
November 13th, 2018, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It’s Dungeness crab season. What’s your favorite wine pairing?
Replies: 52
Views: 1532

Re: It’s Dungeness crab season. What’s your favorite wine pairing?

One of my favorite pairings for richer CA Chardonnay, e.g. Ramey or Littorai SVDs. [thumbs-up.gif] Aubert chard, Tres Perlas (the brown Ranch is awesome,) Williams Selyem chards, Alpha Omega's chard lineup, Rochioli, Peter Michael, Robert Young (and the Robert Young from Chateau St. Jean) ....mmmmm...
by Anton D
November 13th, 2018, 9:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It’s Dungeness crab season. What’s your favorite wine pairing?
Replies: 52
Views: 1532

Re: It’s Dungeness crab season. What’s your favorite wine pairing?

One of my favorite pairings for richer CA Chardonnay, e.g. Ramey or Littorai SVDs. [thumbs-up.gif] Aubert chard, Tres Perlas (the brown Ranch is awesome,) Williams Selyem chards, Alpha Omega's chard lineup, Rochioli, Peter Michael, Robert Young (and the Robert Young from Chateau St. Jean) ....mmmmm...
by Anton D
November 13th, 2018, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Warning: Do Not Drink
Replies: 11
Views: 1395

Re: Warning: Do Not Drink

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by Anton D
November 11th, 2018, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Spottswoode Estate Vineyard
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: TN: 2002 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Spottswoode Estate Vineyard

Great note!

Spottswoode is my wife’s favorite Cali cab!
by Anton D
November 10th, 2018, 6:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Wine to Drink With Spaghetti Squash Jambalaya??
Replies: 19
Views: 309

Re: What Wine to Drink With Spaghetti Squash Jambalaya??

Go with the lowest alcohol content of your options. It would likely be nice to have a “cooler” wine with the heat from the food.
by Anton D
November 10th, 2018, 3:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm no Champagne expert, but...
Replies: 13
Views: 986

Re: I'm no Champagne expert, but...

I like that brand, as well.
by Anton D
November 8th, 2018, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Update-Fake News: Domaine Leroy sells to LVMH for $1B???
Replies: 28
Views: 3352

Re: Update-Fake News: Domaine Leroy sells to LVMH for $1B???

Fake news, eh?

I blame Jim Acosta! [cheers.gif]
by Anton D
November 7th, 2018, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Update-Fake News: Domaine Leroy sells to LVMH for $1B???
Replies: 28
Views: 3352

Re: Domaine Leroy sells to LVMH for $1B???

alan weinberg wrote:
November 7th, 2018, 1:18 pm
her Maison Leroy cellar contains over a million bottles. At “just” $250 per bottle, there’s a quarter billion. Wonder if those are included.
Wow, I am trying to picture that.
by Anton D
November 6th, 2018, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wines would you serve with this menu?
Replies: 11
Views: 447

Re: What wines would you serve with this menu?

Having some friends over on Sat. There will be cheeses and snacks to start with whites or champagne to start. Then my current thinking is to then serve these two courses - what would you serve for wines to accompany?: • Marinated octopus salad done sous vide to tender and then crisped just enough i...
by Anton D
November 6th, 2018, 5:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Election Wines
Replies: 21
Views: 717

Re: Election Wines

Mattstolz wrote:
November 6th, 2018, 3:22 pm
Beckstoffer "The Debate" seems most appropriate given the state of politics at this point.

but maybe we should be hopeful and drink "The Discussion" instead?


personally, my choice for elections is whiskey. American Bourbon Whiskey.
Great list.
by Anton D
November 6th, 2018, 2:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Election Wines
Replies: 21
Views: 717

Re: Election Wines

An assortment of Krug for when the Blue takes the house? or when the Red retains the Senate? ;) (kidding, not trying to be political).. “In victory, you deserve Champagne; in defeat, you need it." Or, another variation: “I drink Champagne when I win, to celebrate… and I drink Champagne when I lose,...
by Anton D
November 6th, 2018, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Election Wines
Replies: 21
Views: 717

Re: Election Wines

Field Book Albariño, Alpha Omega Toyon vineyard and Drew vineyard chardonnays.

Not watching any news, gonna watch the last two Harry Potter movies with my wife and her mom.
by Anton D
November 6th, 2018, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Interesting hypothetical
Replies: 23
Views: 790

Re: Interesting hypothetical

I'd pick the First Growth so I could post a tasting note about how great the Chateau is, even in 'off years.'
by Anton D
November 6th, 2018, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need Suggestions - Grenache (update!)
Replies: 60
Views: 1618

Re: Need Suggestions - Grenache (rules apply)

32 dollars if you shop around, you can call it a small white lie about 30 dollars.

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by Anton D
November 5th, 2018, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1985 Dominus Estate
Replies: 11
Views: 550

Re: TN: 1985 Dominus Estate

What a great note, and then great replies! Thanks! I am a Dominus fan, as well. We've still been tasting through some 1983-1986 bottles that we acquired new and they are holding up very well. I agree about almost thinking they could be Bordeaux at this stage. Dominus sort of price drifted above me i...
by Anton D
November 1st, 2018, 8:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Master Somm Invalidation
Replies: 207
Views: 14097

Re: Master Somm Invalidation

Tom, I appreciate the note but here the Court has openly acknowledged a problem. The Court disclosed the nature of the leak. The Court took steps to preclude bad actors from admission. The Court is offering testing opportunities and cost covering. The Court has openly noted that it is taking action...
by Anton D
November 1st, 2018, 6:49 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Is Avocado Toast just...avocado on toast?
Replies: 66
Views: 1742

Re: Is Avocado Toast just...avocado on toast?

I've had that. Had that, too. YUM! I was being a smart ass. My dad’s from the Philippines. When we were growing up he made avocado ice cream; avocado shakes; a cold dessert of ripe avocado chunks, lime juice, and condensed milk;even avocado on pan de sal bread, but we would sprinkle a little sure o...
by Anton D
November 1st, 2018, 5:41 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Is there no Vodka thread or did I miss ir?
Replies: 22
Views: 785

Re: Is there no Vodka thread or did I miss ir?

But it is, in fact, the only major spirit we don't keep in the house. I'm in the same boat. I don't drink it. I used to keep a bottle for when friends came over, but since it's also the liquor of choice for teens I've stopped keeping it in the house. My sister was telling me... She and her husband ...
by Anton D
October 31st, 2018, 9:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Pott Wine
Replies: 25
Views: 2104

Re: 2016 Pott Wine

For a $60 Pott wine try this “Little Jesus in velvet underpants” single vineyard Coombsville Cabernet: https://www.missionliquor.com/product/barrel-ink-aaron-pott-and-invisible-creature-2012/19639 Ack!!! My phone won’t let me in!! I’m going when I can get to a computer in the morning! Thanks for th...
by Anton D
October 31st, 2018, 1:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Damn Hipsters.......why you so gullible????
Replies: 8
Views: 560

Re: Damn Hipsters.......why you so gullible????

I think Victor spends more time thinking about Avocado toast than people who actually eat avocado toast.
by Anton D
October 30th, 2018, 11:40 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Whisky Note Makes Even John Gilman's Worst Look Like Praise
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: Whisky Note Makes Even John Gilman's Worst Look Like Praise

Mike Evans wrote:
October 30th, 2018, 6:50 am
It’s the “fading traces of damned souls” that really takes the review to perfection. I’m going to have to steal that.
Ditto!

That note was art!
by Anton D
October 30th, 2018, 11:18 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Suggested wine pairing for confit de canard ?
Replies: 20
Views: 667

Re: Suggested wine pairing for confit de canard ?

Another Burgundy vote.
by Anton D
October 30th, 2018, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Martin Ray Cabernet Santa Cruz Mtns.1995
Replies: 1
Views: 113

Re: Martin Ray Cabernet Santa Cruz Mtns.1995

Great note.

That area is the sleeper candidate for greatest area for wine in California.
by Anton D
October 30th, 2018, 9:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lisa Perotti Brown - 34 x 100 p in the new WA issue
Replies: 164
Views: 7291

Re: Lisa Perotti Brown - 34 x 100 p in the new WA issue

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
October 30th, 2018, 9:03 am
the 'revolutionary' 100-point scale started as a 40-point scale, really, quickly became a 25-point scale, now is an 18-point scale.
I would call it even smaller, sadly.

I'd say we are in the times of the 87-100 point scale.

A B+ is now a "wine participation" grade.
by Anton D
October 30th, 2018, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lisa Perotti Brown - 34 x 100 p in the new WA issue
Replies: 164
Views: 7291

Re: Lisa Perotti Brown - 34 x 100 p in the new WA issue

Are these wines all cabs?
by Anton D
October 30th, 2018, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lisa Perotti Brown - 34 x 100 p in the new WA issue
Replies: 164
Views: 7291

Re: Lisa Perotti Brown - 34 x 100 p in the new WA issue

In order to qualify for the US trials in 2016 for the 1500 meter run, a runner had to post a time in the 1500 of 3:38 or in the mile of 3:54. That's just to qualify to run in the trials! When Roger Bannister ran a mile in under 4 minutes in May 1954, it was news throughout the world. Is it possible...
by Anton D
October 29th, 2018, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Pott Wine
Replies: 25
Views: 2104

Re: 2016 Pott Wine

These are some of the best wines out there, I love them.

Call me a fanboy on this one! Nothing but adulation!

Great notes, Phil, thank you for posting them.
by Anton D
October 29th, 2018, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Give CO wine a taste...
Replies: 108
Views: 3991

Re: Give CO wine a taste...

Looks like we have 7 participants: Tom Hill: Teroldego/Syrah Jim Stewart: Syrah/Eleve Tom Wheltle: Petit Verdot/Port Danny Lo: Merlot/Riesling Mike Evans: Plum/Tempranillo Bruce Klein: Gewurztraminer/Rose Carlton McCrindle: Franc/Franc Please PM me with shipping info and I can get those bottles out...
by Anton D
October 29th, 2018, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Sunday fodder: Your highest rated or most memorable bottle of domestic Pinot Noir EVER
Replies: 150
Views: 5202

Re: Some Sunday fodder: Your highest rated or most memorable bottle of domestic Pinot Noir EVER

It was 1989, tasting at Solano Cellars, had an Eyrie Reserve and Ponzi reserve, which were current releases.

My nose must have been having an "on" night, because they rocked my world. I recall the sensation to this day.
by Anton D
October 29th, 2018, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Oregon Pinot?
Replies: 81
Views: 4194

Re: Best Oregon Pinot?

I agree with Patricia Green and Eyrie.

I haven't had one in a while, but when the Oregon wave started, the Ponzi Reserve really captured my imagination. (Late 1980's.)
by Anton D
October 29th, 2018, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: WOTY Candidate! 1988 Dehlinger Pinot Noir Estate
Replies: 18
Views: 575

Re: TN: WOTY Candidate! 1988 Dehlinger Pinot Noir Estate

That is a candidate for TNOY (Tasting Note Of The Year.)
by Anton D
October 25th, 2018, 6:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 6 Taittingers and a 2015 Domaine Blain-Gagnard Le Montrachet
Replies: 22
Views: 1219

Re: 6 Taittingers and a 2015 Domaine Blain-Gagnard Le Montrachet

Oh, man, Merrill, your day sucked! champagne.gif

Looking forward to your later updates!

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