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by etomasi
February 21st, 2020, 7:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH Auction Move
Replies: 20
Views: 840

Re: HDH Auction Move

huh, interesting on the shipping. Since I'm in DC, I travel through Delaware to and from Philly/NJ/NY to visit folks so I may start looking at the HDH auctions more.
by etomasi
February 21st, 2020, 1:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN; 1990 Domaine Bart Chambertin Clos de Beze
Replies: 6
Views: 209

Re: TN; 1990 Domaine Bart Chambertin Clos de Beze

A Songeur wrote:
February 21st, 2020, 12:30 pm
Great producer , excellent wines including Marsannays. And reasonably priced
Really? I have always had the impression that they weren't the most consistent producer. Prices have always been good, but I've never bought any.
by etomasi
February 21st, 2020, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH Auction Move
Replies: 20
Views: 840

Re: HDH Auction Move

Is the wine being shipped from Delaware? If the wine is sold in Delaware, it could be to avoid sales taxes.
by etomasi
February 18th, 2020, 1:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva
Replies: 13
Views: 711

Re: TN: 2016 Castello di Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva

Have you went back and tried the 2010? I'm thinking that it may finally be close to ready.
by etomasi
February 18th, 2020, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Felsina Gran Selezione Colonia
Replies: 14
Views: 689

Re: TN: 2016 Felsina Gran Selezione Colonia

Tim, is this really worth the cost over the Rancia or the Fontalloro?
by etomasi
February 9th, 2020, 8:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zinfandel's rollercoaster popularity ride
Replies: 62
Views: 2704

Re: Zinfandel's rollercoasters popularity ride

I get it. We only drink a couple zins a year. I find them very difficult to pair with the food we make. We don't eat alot of grilled red meat and the red meat we do have goes best with medium bodied or aged reds. I'll have to poll my coworkers who like wine. I would think that most "normies" who dri...
by etomasi
February 6th, 2020, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Desert Island Wine Region...
Replies: 15
Views: 550

Re: Desert Island Wine Region...

No question. Champagne.
by etomasi
February 3rd, 2020, 9:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: World tour: producers that appeal to Burg palate
Replies: 41
Views: 2245

Re: World tour: producers that appeal to Burg palate

How has no one mentioned Jura reds and whites?

Ganevat, Tissot, Domaine de la Pinte, Bourdy, Camille Loye, Domaine Macle, both Overnoys (not that I've had Pierre Overnoy), Bournard, Puffeney. Probably the only Jura I've tried that wasn't quite so Burgundian was Ratte.
by etomasi
February 2nd, 2020, 12:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Condrieus from Perret, Gérard and Vernay
Replies: 13
Views: 718

Re: TN: Condrieus from Perret, Gérard and Vernay

Thanks for the notes!! I love Condrieu and we buy a few every year to cellar. Your notes sorta confirm some of my experience that they are generally best at 7-15 years (with some wiggle room to be sure). I'd also recommend Villard's condrieu and even some of the non-condrieu viogniers.
by etomasi
January 31st, 2020, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another one bites the dust...Noon Eclipse 2001
Replies: 36
Views: 1445

Re: Another one bites the dust...Noon Eclipse 2001

I've found that adding water to some of these does help a bit. I've done that with a few wines over the years. Doesnt really change the taste, but certainly dials the intensity down a bit so that its drinkable. Usually about a 1-2 teaspoons per glass. I only do it situations where I don want to dump...
by etomasi
January 30th, 2020, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: QPR Burgundy?
Replies: 87
Views: 3937

Re: QPR Burgundy?

Also look for Albert Morot burgs. Many of the premier cru (1ers) wines are under $50. You can also try wines from the village of savigny-les-beaune. They were sorts my entry into burgs and I still love them. Generally they arent too expensive.
by etomasi
January 27th, 2020, 7:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me pick a white and a red - Fiola Mare list
Replies: 11
Views: 524

Re: Help me pick a white and a red - Fiola Mare list

Fiola Mare has $50 corkage. Just saying.
by etomasi
January 27th, 2020, 4:31 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Castelli Vineyard BDXI Nebbiolo release
Replies: 24
Views: 837

Re: Castelli Vineyard BDXI Nebbiolo release

In for a 6-pack. In my opinion, the best Nebbiolo in the US. Thanks Emilio!
by etomasi
January 27th, 2020, 9:17 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Sabelli-Frisch Wines BD11 offer *CLOSED*
Replies: 44
Views: 2055

Re: Sabelli-Frisch Wines BD11 offer!

Looking forward to these! Been following your thread on the Mission grape for a while. Thanks!
by etomasi
January 27th, 2020, 8:29 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: ***EXTENDED*** VELETA WINES - 11 DEALS FOR 11 YEARS ***FREE SHIPPING
Replies: 26
Views: 975

Re: VELETA WINES - 11 DEALS FOR 11 YEARS ***FREE SHIPPING

In for a case of the Tempranillo. I may come back for more later, the Cab and Sparkling deals are great!

For those that havent had them, the Veleta Sparklers and stickies are awesome!!

Thanks Nola!
by etomasi
January 25th, 2020, 9:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Pol Roger Champagne Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill (France, Champagne)
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: TN: 2000 Pol Roger Champagne Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill (France, Champagne)

Thanks! DO you find that the SWC needs a couple of hours to show its best? I'm no expert on the wine, but the ones I've had (both old and newer) seem to need like 2 hrs to open up.
by etomasi
January 25th, 2020, 9:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you had to pick 2 Champagne Producers......
Replies: 80
Views: 2441

Re: If you had to pick 2 Champagne Producers......

Bollinger, and I would say Roederer (mainly Cristal) as a contrasting style. Then I could have the American Roederer as a daily drinker, lol.

Hard to give up Krug, Charles Heidsieck and Pol Roger tho
by etomasi
January 25th, 2020, 5:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Rioja (between Prado Enea, Castillo Ygay, and LRA 904) would you lay down today and why?
Replies: 58
Views: 2215

Re: Which Rioja (between Prado Enea, Castillo Ygay, and LRA 904) would you lay down today and why?

Well, I can chime in a bit on the Ygay and the LRA 904. I love Lopez de Heredia as well, and I also love Ygay. Full disclosure, I love wines that most people would consider too old. Ygay is considered a bit modern but I've never really understood this as I pretty much hate modern wines, but I've lov...
by etomasi
January 24th, 2020, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Cristal
Replies: 20
Views: 963

Re: 2012 Cristal

wow, y'all light your Cristal young. I've honestly never had a Cristal that was actually "mature". The oldest I've had was the 95 and 97 a year or so ago, and they still felt young to me. I have a '90 and an '83 in my cellar. I'm hoping one of them may be mature. Although I had the '09 a while back...
by etomasi
January 24th, 2020, 7:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Cristal
Replies: 20
Views: 963

Re: 2012 Cristal

wow, y'all light your Cristal young. I've honestly never had a Cristal that was actually "mature". The oldest I've had was the 95 and 97 a year or so ago, and they still felt young to me. I have a '90 and an '83 in my cellar. I'm hoping one of them may be mature. Although I had the '09 a while back ...
by etomasi
January 18th, 2020, 9:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Large format
Replies: 32
Views: 1631

Re: Large format

I buy large format for mythical event(s) I will probably never have. When I go into my cellar, the 3 and 6 liters stare at me dolefully.
by etomasi
January 17th, 2020, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Should we be evaluating natural wine differently?
Replies: 60
Views: 2463

Re: Should we be evaluating natural wine differently?

Like most things I guess I would have to say "it depends". If a natural winemaker is specifically saying "this is a Bordeaux wine", this is "Barolo", etc., then yes it should generally be identifiable as such. If they are making a vin de france, or from a region where variety is most impt, then it I...
by etomasi
January 17th, 2020, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kelli White on wine aging
Replies: 19
Views: 1749

Re: Kelli White on wine aging

That was a really great article. It was probably the most concise and informative article on wine aging that I've read. Love the brevity. Too many go too deep into chemistry. She did it just the right amount.
by etomasi
January 17th, 2020, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2 DC Dinners - 21 Bottles of Gevrey-Chambertin
Replies: 9
Views: 1383

Re: 2 DC Dinners - 21 Bottles of Gevrey-Chambertin

Just now seeing this. I've had that 79 Trapet several times and it has been beautiful each time. My bottles were acquired about ten years ago when I joined a group for a multi-case purchase at auction. After the group leader acquired possession he called me embarrassed because the cartons said Ross...
by etomasi
January 14th, 2020, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Korean food matching (not korean bbq)
Replies: 65
Views: 2015

Re: Korean food matching (not korean bbq)

From Janet who forgot her Berserker password: Go look at the Wine menu at Benu in SF. While I was there, I had a young Nuit Saint Georges with my dinner which was fabulous. FWIW the somm at Benu is Korean. You should follow him on IG, @yoonhams. I won't even step into the poo show re the diversity o...
by etomasi
December 27th, 2019, 9:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2 DC Dinners - 21 Bottles of Gevrey-Chambertin
Replies: 9
Views: 1383

2 DC Dinners - 21 Bottles of Gevrey-Chambertin

We hosted 2 dinners in DC for a bunch of folks with wines from Gevrey-Chambertin (GC). Basically any wine from GC village, premier cru, or grand cru. The idea of these tasting was to try to find a commonality amongst the Gevrey wines. To that goal, I admit, the tastings were an exquisite failure. Th...
by etomasi
December 26th, 2019, 8:21 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 674
Views: 72507

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

Osteria Morini in Soho. $40/btl, not sure about a bottle limit. https://osteriamorini.com/soho-nyc/

Btw, thanks for keeping this up to date! When I visited last weekend, it was very helpful!
by etomasi
December 5th, 2019, 7:32 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Seattle and Eastside Corkage
Replies: 28
Views: 5659

Re: Seattle and Eastside Corkage

Le Pichet $15/btl https://www.lepichetseattle.com/
Serafina $25/btl https://serafinaseattle.com/
Hitchcock $25/btl, fee waived if its a local Bainbridge Island wine (is there any?) https://www.hitchcockrestaurant.com/
by etomasi
November 24th, 2019, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old Hermitage Blanc - what to serve with it? (and decant?)
Replies: 31
Views: 1360

Re: Old Hermitage Blanc - what to serve with it? (and decant?)

Chicken vin Jaune would be great.
by etomasi
November 15th, 2019, 7:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burg-o-philes; Tell me about Pierre Bourée Fils
Replies: 13
Views: 1013

Re: Burg-o-philes; Tell me about Pierre Bourée Fils

Well, I've had some solid Bourees. As for Camus, they have been hit or miss, but we had a 2005 Camus Latricieres-Chambertin at a burg dinner that was really, really nice.
by etomasi
November 15th, 2019, 7:26 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS/FT: Sandlands, Burgs, Seavey, Staglin, Latour
Replies: 5
Views: 1140

Re: FS/FT: Sandlands, Burgs, Seavey, Staglin, Latour

Bump for some additional Burgs and Napa Cabs.
by etomasi
November 15th, 2019, 7:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where do you get your bigguns?
Replies: 9
Views: 1330

Re: Where do you get your bigguns?

Well, this is the right time to go looking, I've gotten several emails... Flickinger, JJB, and some others regarding large formats. I would also check the auction market. Probably the best place to get 5L+ bottles with age. Schneiders in DC has some 18L rioja,a few bordeaux, and 1 or 2 Italian big b...
by etomasi
November 8th, 2019, 7:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help identify the age of this Moet White Star
Replies: 4
Views: 516

Help identify the age of this Moet White Star

So i tend to buy older NVs when I can. I love old champagnes. I got several NV Champagnes at a huge discount from a local DC store from a cellar they bought. Its a Moet & Chandon White Star. Taste was very, very old. A smell I could live in for days. Similar to 1970s NV champagnes I've had before. T...
by etomasi
November 5th, 2019, 7:52 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS/FT: Sandlands, Burgs, Seavey, Staglin, Latour
Replies: 5
Views: 1140

Re: FS/FT: Ultramarine, Sandlands, Savart, Latour

Bump for last price reductions. Email all offers, buy or trade.
by etomasi
October 30th, 2019, 8:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Drops of God
Replies: 16
Views: 1790

Re: The Drops of God

I read some of these a few years ago. Unfortunately, only 5 of the books were available in English. I think it was the first 4, and the "New World" one. Most are are available in french and japanese, but that does not help me. Were they good? What are they like? I really enjoyed them If what Glen p...
by etomasi
October 30th, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Drops of God
Replies: 16
Views: 1790

Re: The Drops of God

I read some of these a few years ago. Unfortunately, only 5 of the books were available in English. I think it was the first 4, and the "New World" one. Most are are available in french and japanese, but that does not help me. Did you click on the OP's link? Yes, Drops of God 1-4, and the New World...
by etomasi
October 30th, 2019, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Drops of God
Replies: 16
Views: 1790

Re: The Drops of God

I read some of these a few years ago. Unfortunately, only 5 of the books were available in English. I think it was the first 4, and the "New World" one. Most are are available in french and japanese, but that does not help me.
by etomasi
October 30th, 2019, 9:51 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS/FT: Sandlands, Burgs, Seavey, Staglin, Latour
Replies: 5
Views: 1140

Re: FS/FT: Ultramarine, Sandlands, Becklyn, Savart, Latour

Bump for sold and price reductions. Also open to trades.
by etomasi
October 26th, 2019, 3:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fave Champagne stopper?
Replies: 37
Views: 1576

Re: Fave Champagne stopper?

I tend to use this style for both sparklers and still wine.

https://www.rabbitwine.com/media/catalo ... 2/7/27.jpg
by etomasi
October 22nd, 2019, 10:47 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS/FT: Sandlands, Burgs, Seavey, Staglin, Latour
Replies: 5
Views: 1140

FS/FT: Sandlands, Burgs, Seavey, Staglin, Latour

Hello, I have the following available for purchase. I can handoff in DC area anytime. Also available to ship, buyer pays for shipping, assumes title on ship. Prices per bottle. I am also open to trades. Mainly for Burgundy, Jura, Champagne, Loire, but open to anything. Sparkling 1 -2012 Savart Champ...
by etomasi
October 16th, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Looking for a friendly tasting group in DC
Replies: 8
Views: 2629

Re: Looking for a friendly tasting group in DC

Well, I'm having 2 burgundy dinner/tastings at my house over the next few weeks. We still have room for a couple people for the Nov 2 dinner if anyone is interested. Theme is Gevrey-Chambertin. Not sure what we'll do after that but we will probably will wait til January. Maybe Rhone; or back to Bord...
by etomasi
October 10th, 2019, 7:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The big Mission/Pais/Listan Prieto thread.
Replies: 44
Views: 2956

Re: The big Mission/Pais/Listan Prieto thread.

Finally got around to trying this. 2016 Pisador Cauquenes - País (Listán Prieto) - Bottle 9 of 3300 Nose was all tart red fruit, some mint, and some earthy notes. Very pretty. Taste has delicate, yet powerful sweet red fruits, earthy bits, and a rather beefy tannic spine. Has a strong acidity. Obvio...
by etomasi
October 8th, 2019, 9:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Champagne of the year?
Replies: 120
Views: 6187

Re: What is your Champagne of the year?

Well, I'm pretty predictable when it come to champagne...

#1: 1990 Bollinger Champagne La Grande Année
#2: 2006 Bollinger Champagne Brut Rosé (Special Edition)
#3: 1995 Charles Heidsieck Champagne Blanc des Millénaires (newer bottling)
by etomasi
October 5th, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: shipping during the heat snap -- frustrating
Replies: 10
Views: 982

Re: shipping during the heat snap -- frustrating

Sorry Marcus,

That sucks.
by etomasi
October 5th, 2019, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Some Interesting New Whites...(long/boring)
Replies: 7
Views: 493

Re: TN: Some Interesting New Whites...(long/boring)

Thanks for this post. Love hearing about these types of unusual white wines!
by etomasi
October 3rd, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1305
Views: 73261

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Hope this doesnt mean my En Primeur purchases will increase in cost. Maybe it is time to backfill more. yeah, I don't really want to back out of my purchases, even though its totalwine. We'll see how it shakes out. Totalwine still has their 2018 futures page up. It doesnt look like they raised pric...
by etomasi
October 3rd, 2019, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1305
Views: 73261

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Hopefully this is like the Trump proposed Mexican tariffs that were set to kick in which, due to such pressure, led to negotiations. Maybe not. Apparently the only historical precedent is a Bush Sr era proposed tariff on white wines for something in the low teens (13%?); it was never actually put i...
by etomasi
October 3rd, 2019, 7:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1305
Views: 73261

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Whelp,

This sucks. Anyone want to go in on a storage locker in the EU, then slowly ferry them back on flights?

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