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by Jeremy C
February 11th, 2021, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Love for new world Sémillon?
Replies: 13
Views: 670

Re: TN: Love for new world Sémillon?

Did you ever try the Kalin Cellars Sémillon from old vines in Livermore, California? I think you'd love it. I was going to suggest this. The caveat being that I've seen strong bottle variation. When it's on it's quite good. I’ve noticed this in my limited experience. Of six bottles, two were specta...
by Jeremy C
February 8th, 2021, 7:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 EMH Black Cat Special Selection
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Re: TN: 2013 EMH Black Cat Special Selection

2/9 that I got from benchmark. A little reticent on pnp, decanted for 90 min and it opened up a bit. Not as much fruit as my last visit tgiving 2019. Very pure fruits and nice acidity. Tannins fine and not obtrusive. Nice finish. Old school classic Napa cab but I wished for just a little more fruit...
by Jeremy C
February 5th, 2021, 10:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: K&L
Replies: 71
Views: 4981

Re: K&L

Daniel H wrote: February 5th, 2021, 9:33 pm As for the non-auction pricing, you and I must have diametrically different tastes.
I’m curious as to how you arrive at this conclustion.
by Jeremy C
February 5th, 2021, 8:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: K&L
Replies: 71
Views: 4981

Re: K&L

Yes, if they were a LWS for me this would be a different topic, altogether.
by Jeremy C
February 5th, 2021, 8:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: K&L
Replies: 71
Views: 4981

Re: K&L

Yup, they are a class act with great customer service. No doubt. But, when you are purchasing online, what types of wines have you chosen to purchase from them lately? Given the thread today from Michael Chang RE 2018 Ridge Geyserville, I looked and K&L has good pricing on that wine. So that’s o...
by Jeremy C
February 5th, 2021, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: K&L
Replies: 71
Views: 4981

Re: K&L

If you can find a better price than don't buy from them! Every city has at least one or two great places to buy quality wine and usually when they have a sale they are better than most in that market. Oh, sure. I don’t buy from a merchant simply to be supportive. What I mean is, are their certain v...
by Jeremy C
February 5th, 2021, 7:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: K&L
Replies: 71
Views: 4981

K&L

What do you find is a good value play at K&L? I have been buying from them for well over a decade and have always found them to be a class act. Great customer service, good shipping pricing. But...for much of their wine the pricing is qutie a bit higher than I can usually source elsewhere. I don...
by Jeremy C
February 4th, 2021, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: when is a bottle issue an issue?
Replies: 15
Views: 735

Re: when is a bottle issue an issue?

It’s my understanding that not all seepage is indicative of a significant problem, particularly when noticed on younger bottles where the producer used higher than typical fills (Leroy comes to mind). But on older botles where seepage would likely indicate a storage concern, I would steer clear.
by Jeremy C
January 31st, 2021, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Diversity...again
Replies: 57
Views: 2662

Re: Cellar Diversity...again

I am certain that there are those who have 1000 bottle cellars and have mostly CA wines, having not tried much else. And I am certain that there are those who have 1000 bottles cellars and have mostly CA wines, having tried quite a variety of other wines. And I’m guessing that in other countries whi...
by Jeremy C
January 10th, 2021, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP
Replies: 145
Views: 9752

Re: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP

Absolutely horrible. Rest in peace, Frank.
by Jeremy C
January 7th, 2021, 7:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines with damaged labels...should they sell for a discount?
Replies: 36
Views: 1811

Re: Wines with damaged labels...should they sell for a discount?

I actually am happy to see older bottles with signs of mold, etc. on the label. Suggests to me the potential for having been stored properly.
by Jeremy C
January 4th, 2021, 9:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How would we rate 1982 Bordeaux if they were released today?
Replies: 102
Views: 4765

Re: How would we rate 1982 Bordeaux if they were released today?

Mark, I’m just talking about wine to drink. I have never bought wine as an investment, and hope to drink all that I have. Viewed in that light, 2016 seems like a major buy vintage. For sure. But, to be honest, there are times when I go to pull a bottle and realize that it’s “worth” quite a bit more...
by Jeremy C
January 3rd, 2021, 7:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Clos Roche Blanche Touraine Cuvée Pif
Replies: 22
Views: 583

Re: TN: 2014 Clos Roche Blanche Touraine Cuvée Pif

Hey there. Nice note, as always. But I’m curious as to why you chose to use the Durand on this relatively young wine. Ha. Wasn’t even a conscious thought. I normally don’t on young bottles. I use the big Campagnola for young bottles. Yes, I use the Durand on young bottles, too. Interesting. I tend ...
by Jeremy C
January 2nd, 2021, 8:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Clos Roche Blanche Touraine Cuvée Pif
Replies: 22
Views: 583

Re: TN: 2014 Clos Roche Blanche Touraine Cuvée Pif

Hey there. Nice note, as always. But I’m curious as to why you chose to use the Durand on this relatively young wine.
by Jeremy C
December 30th, 2020, 4:11 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: MAGDELAINE-1990
Replies: 4
Views: 697

Re: MAGDELAINE-1990

PM sent
by Jeremy C
December 28th, 2020, 4:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPDATE: Auction purchase - wine beyond damaged
Replies: 65
Views: 4423

Re: Auction purchase - wine beyond damaged

Nebbiolo seems to frequently show bricking at a young(ish) age, so I wouldn't go applying those experiences here. That's a very interesting note from Gilman. How the heck does he know what dead ants smell like?!? you've never crushed one with your finger? Should I admit to that on a real names site...
by Jeremy C
December 13th, 2020, 8:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Not a cork, not a screwtop, but...
Replies: 24
Views: 1478

Re: Not a cork, not a screwtop, but...

Yup, over the years I’ve found a few wines with these, and each time I was happy to not have to worry about TCA issues (mostly).
by Jeremy C
December 9th, 2020, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AMA - William Kelley edition - 12/09/2020 5:30PST
Replies: 175
Views: 10260

Re: AMA - William Kelley edition - 12/09/2020 5:30PST

Very cool, indeed. Thank you William, Charlie and Todd.
by Jeremy C
December 3rd, 2020, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have You Ever...
Replies: 3
Views: 438

Re: Have You Ever...

Matt Latuchie wrote: December 3rd, 2020, 8:22 am ...added 120 bottles of DRC Montrachet (or something else equally appealling) to your CellarTracker account to see what it looks like to have 120 bottles of DRC Montrachet in your cellar? I'm a very troubled human being.

Cheers.
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by Jeremy C
December 2nd, 2020, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thin enough stem?
Replies: 10
Views: 861

Re: Thin enough stem?

That’s nuts.
by Jeremy C
December 1st, 2020, 6:37 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What are your current favorite cookbooks?
Replies: 27
Views: 2150

Re: What are your current favorite cookbooks?

Thanks everyone! Some of those we don’t have so I definitely have some options. Appreciate it.
by Jeremy C
December 1st, 2020, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you clean your worm?
Replies: 29
Views: 1434

Re: Do you clean your worm?

R Roberts wrote: November 30th, 2020, 8:00 pm That's not how TCA works. I've never washed my literal worm...
Care to elaborate? And yes, despite the puerility, there was indeed a serious question in my post.
by Jeremy C
November 30th, 2020, 9:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Guardian ductless system?
Replies: 8
Views: 433

Re: Wine Guardian ductless system?

Does anyone here have experience with the Wine Guardian ductless split system ? I have seen some other posts here talking about Wine Guardian, but I think most folks said they have a ducted system. I'm seriously considering the ductless (dealing with old house logistics) and would love anyone's inp...
by Jeremy C
November 30th, 2020, 8:53 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What are your current favorite cookbooks?
Replies: 27
Views: 2150

Re: What are your current favorite cookbooks?

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: November 30th, 2020, 8:47 pm South
The Sean Brock book?
by Jeremy C
November 30th, 2020, 7:58 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What are your current favorite cookbooks?
Replies: 27
Views: 2150

What are your current favorite cookbooks?

My wife is the foodie between us, and I have traditionally gotten her various books over the years. I’m looking for something to give her (among other things) for Xmas. Any suggestions are welcome.
by Jeremy C
November 30th, 2020, 7:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you clean your worm?
Replies: 29
Views: 1434

Re: Do you clean your worm?

Chris Seiber wrote: November 30th, 2020, 7:15 pm If you do it too often, you could go blind.
As a fellow Catholic, I resemble this.
by Jeremy C
November 30th, 2020, 7:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you clean your worm?
Replies: 29
Views: 1434

Re: Do you clean your worm?

So, do you clean your corkscrew after each use, or just if you happen to notice TCA? I forgot to clean mine after using it previously on a tainted wine but fortunately no transfer (that I could perceive at least) occurred. Jeremy - Seriously - why bother? Even if you put it into a TCA tainted cork,...
by Jeremy C
November 30th, 2020, 5:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you clean your worm?
Replies: 29
Views: 1434

Do you clean your worm?

So, do you clean your corkscrew after each use, or just if you happen to notice TCA? I forgot to clean mine after using it previously on a tainted wine but fortunately no transfer (that I could perceive at least) occurred.
by Jeremy C
November 29th, 2020, 9:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)
Replies: 203
Views: 7484

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)

Getting in under the wire. 2011 Kistler PN Kistler Vineyard (en magum). Pretty much what I expected: Voluptuous, ripe, good red fruit. Not much complexity. Not really my kind of wine. But, everyone (all four of us) seemed to enjoy it. I opened it for Turkey Day in honor of my dad who loved this wine...
by Jeremy C
November 23rd, 2020, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine retailer in TX?
Replies: 14
Views: 747

Re: Wine retailer in TX?

I'd recommend that you delete this.
by Jeremy C
November 23rd, 2020, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine retailer in TX?
Replies: 14
Views: 747

Re: Wine retailer in TX?

Neal, my understanding is not only is it illegal for out-of-state retailers to ship into TX, it's also illegal for in-state retailers to ship outside of their immediate area. For example, I live just north of Houston, but in a different county than Houston. Retailers in Houston cannot ship or deliv...
by Jeremy C
November 23rd, 2020, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine retailer in TX?
Replies: 14
Views: 747

Re: Wine retailer in TX?

My research indicates that it is still illegal for a retailer to ship into TX, so I am need of a TX retailer from whom I can purchase a gift to send (or facts that update my understanding of TX law). Any suggestions? It’s tough. Not only is it difficult to ship into the state, it is also difficult ...
by Jeremy C
November 21st, 2020, 4:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My 55th with Some Great Friends and Killer Wines
Replies: 87
Views: 4361

Re: My 55th with Some Great Friends and Killer Wines

Happy birthday, Alfert. Looks like you had an awesome evening. Will have to check out the Tertre.
by Jeremy C
November 20th, 2020, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ah So — Ah Sucks!
Replies: 47
Views: 2958

Re: Ah So — Ah Sucks!

I located my Durand!

Back to being lazy.
by Jeremy C
November 17th, 2020, 6:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ah So — Ah Sucks!
Replies: 47
Views: 2958

Re: Ah So — Ah Sucks!

Br1an Th0rne wrote: November 17th, 2020, 5:02 am I utilize the ah so component of the Durand, without the corkscrew, 90% of the time. And I only use it on 20+ year old bottles. If I get the slightest hint of the cork sinking, then it is time to go full Durand!
I almost always go for the Durand on wines older than ten years.
by Jeremy C
November 16th, 2020, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ah So — Ah Sucks!
Replies: 47
Views: 2958

Re: Ah So — Ah Sucks!

Jay Miller wrote: November 16th, 2020, 7:49 am If you have an ah so you can make a fake Durand. Not as good as the real thing but almost.

First take a waiters friend and insert the screw at an angle. Then insert the ah so over the screw and use that to extract the cork. Done it many times when no Durand is available.
I’ll try that, thanks
by Jeremy C
November 16th, 2020, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ah So — Ah Sucks!
Replies: 47
Views: 2958

Re: Ah So — Ah Sucks!

B. Buzzini wrote: November 16th, 2020, 8:40 am
Excellent. Thanks.
by Jeremy C
November 16th, 2020, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ah So — Ah Sucks!
Replies: 47
Views: 2958

Re: Ah So — Ah Sucks!

Nope, haven’t been rocking it. Just gently inserted it. Thanks, I’ll try that.
by Jeremy C
November 16th, 2020, 7:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ah So — Ah Sucks!
Replies: 47
Views: 2958

Ah So — Ah Sucks!

I recently misplaced my Durand and while I remain hopeful that it’ll turn up soon, I needed a fix for my older bottles. Purchased an Ah So opener and when I tried it on two bottles (recent vintages, as I was trying to get the hang of it not having used it before), each time I pushed the cork down. W...
by Jeremy C
November 3rd, 2020, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved
Replies: 211
Views: 9695

Re: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved

This thread reminds me why it is often wise to keep my mouth shut and see how things play out before I opine.
by Jeremy C
October 23rd, 2020, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You know you have too much wine when...
Replies: 59
Views: 2973

Re: You know you have too much wine when...

Rodrigo B wrote: October 23rd, 2020, 12:55 pm …people ask you how much wine you have, and while you know the number (approximate or exact), you are too ashamed to give a number and simply answer, “a lot” while trying to laugh it off and change the subject.
This, FTW.
by Jeremy C
October 8th, 2020, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: General Corkage guidelines / etiquette
Replies: 179
Views: 5594

Re: General Corkage guidelines / etiquette

If that is the case, why do they allow it? They’re not required to anywhere. Given how tough the restaurant business is even in the best of times, would restaurants really allow it if they didn’t think it is in their better financial interests to do so? Chris, I believe there are certain states whe...
by Jeremy C
October 6th, 2020, 9:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 61805

Re: #GlassFire

Thanks again to those expressing their support. I made it home last night and am still without power. Supposed to be restored today. My Lady Sapphire (in my avatar) is in good shape and has barely left my side...she is a comfort. I see no flames but it smells like a thousand ashtrays out there. Sil...
by Jeremy C
September 30th, 2020, 9:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 61805

Re: #GlassFire

We just got word that both the winery and the offsite barrel storage facility are now in the evacuation warning zone. Both are in St. Helena on the valley floor - winery is on the western side while barrel storage (housing our 2019 vintage) is on the Silverado Trail. Ugh - it's going to be a stress...
by Jeremy C
September 29th, 2020, 6:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 61805

Re: #GlassFire

Good news and fingers crossed that it remains that way, Merrill.

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