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by Greg K
February 18th, 2019, 12:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10169
Views: 324873

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Neal.Mollen wrote:
February 17th, 2019, 6:48 pm
Greg K wrote:
February 17th, 2019, 5:51 pm


The Giacosa was likely heat damaged. But the Sorrel was great.
Did you have to share them? Nice line up!

2006 Canon in 375. Very nice indeed, but still a bit grumpy. Wait 5, I'd say
Nothing better than sharing good wine with friends [cheers.gif]
by Greg K
February 17th, 2019, 5:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10169
Views: 324873

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?



The Giacosa was likely heat damaged. But the Sorrel was great.
by Greg K
February 14th, 2019, 12:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy: Vosne
Replies: 32
Views: 1661

Re: Burgundy: Vosne

Thanks Howard, Here are some of the best producers (not limited to Vosne of course): Rousseau, Dujac, Roumier, Mugnier, Barthod, Chevillon, DRC, Hudelot-Noellat, Lafarge, d'Angerville. There are others as well, of course. I think you have heard of them, so there is no reason for me to list them. I ...
by Greg K
February 14th, 2019, 6:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Understanding the Producers of Volnay
Replies: 100
Views: 3003

Re: Understanding the Producers of Volnay

Interesting topic, an area I am learning at the moment after great experiences with the case of ‘96 Pousse d’Or 60 Ouvrees. My focus has been on Angerville, Lafarge, and Montille with minor holdings in JM Bouley, Lafon, Pousse d’Or, Bouchard, Camille Giroud, Vaudoisey, Henri Boillot and Fontaine Ga...
by Greg K
February 13th, 2019, 2:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Understanding the Producers of Volnay
Replies: 100
Views: 3003

Re: Understanding the Producers of Volnay

Lafarge is fantastic, but they're wines that REALLY require patience to be at their best. I was at a Lafarge dinner a few weeks ago, and most of the wines were not ready yet. The 99 Ducs has some amazing promise though.
by Greg K
February 11th, 2019, 4:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs from a blind tasting of 2010/2011 Piedmonts
Replies: 13
Views: 887

Re: TNs from a blind tasting of 2010/2011 Piedmonts

I love the 2011 Cappellano, but 10 hours is a long time for it. I've had it as PnP and with about an hour decant and it has been fantastic each time.
by Greg K
February 7th, 2019, 4:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 608
Views: 27468

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Mattstolz wrote:
February 7th, 2019, 1:31 pm
Greg K wrote:
February 7th, 2019, 10:55 am
Neal.Mollen wrote:
February 7th, 2019, 8:51 am


SORELY tempted by the Canon. But no. Delete delete delete.
Same. Bonus season is over. Time to restore sanity. pileon
you get a bonus! how nice!

oh wait all my bonuses for the next ten years go to paying off student loans.
I have plenty of those, don't worry.
by Greg K
February 7th, 2019, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 608
Views: 27468

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Neal.Mollen wrote:
February 7th, 2019, 8:51 am
Mattstolz wrote:
February 7th, 2019, 2:45 am
Two good offers yesterday with the Meo-Camuzet and the 83 Canon. anyone bite on the Canon?
SORELY tempted by the Canon. But no. Delete delete delete.
Same. Bonus season is over. Time to restore sanity. pileon
by Greg K
February 6th, 2019, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone try any of these champagnes lately?
Replies: 15
Views: 803

Re: Anyone try any of these champagnes lately?

Dale Bowers wrote:
February 2nd, 2019, 6:51 pm
Had the ‘09 Vilmart last week. While young, it is currently drinking very well.
Had this a month ago and really enjoyed it.
by Greg K
February 6th, 2019, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"
Replies: 321
Views: 9366

Re: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"

It's going to be interesting to see whether demand from emerging markets offsets the reduction in demand that comes from weed and a general economy that favors a $100 bottle of single malt or bourbon over fine wine. If we see a solid recession, wine is going to get really cheap. I predict really gr...
by Greg K
February 4th, 2019, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"
Replies: 321
Views: 9366

Re: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"

And Duke hovers around top ten, and last year was in it. Actually I was under the impression that top law firms began with the top 14 schools. Yes, the usual view is that it's top 14 and then everything else. Of course, that's what those that went to a top 14 school would say. [tease.gif] I think G...
by Greg K
February 4th, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"
Replies: 321
Views: 9366

Re: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"

at least in the South where we don't have any top-10 law schools (I think Duke, Emory and Vandy are the highest ranked) - Robert, I think you are missing one - the one law school in the south that is and always has been in the top 10. https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/law...
by Greg K
February 4th, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"
Replies: 321
Views: 9366

Re: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"

One thing that I'm not sure anyone has mentioned is that millenials marry later, which tends to mean more meals eaten either alone or in restaurants with friends. I've found that whenever a girlfriend cooks* there will always be a bottle opened, while I rarely open bottles solo and going to with pe...
by Greg K
February 4th, 2019, 11:42 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Washington DC
Replies: 200
Views: 19138

Re: Washington DC

NoahR wrote:
December 7th, 2018, 10:50 am
Reverie in georgetown allows corkage and is very wine friendly. I can’t remember if they charged me, but it was nothing outrageous. Excellent food, and a geeky-cool wine list.
That duck is phenomenal. I believe their policy is that the first bottle is free and after that it's maybe $40?
by Greg K
February 4th, 2019, 11:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"
Replies: 321
Views: 9366

Re: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"

My guess is that expense (for quality) and personal connection are the 2 biggest obstacles. Howard had it right...from the start. As a struggling 20-something, I could shell out $30 (roughly equivalent to $70 today) and get some of the greatest wines in the world. Granted there was less choice, but...
by Greg K
February 4th, 2019, 6:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"
Replies: 321
Views: 9366

Re: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"

The bigger thing is that where a millenial/younger person gets their recs from is less and less from singular sources like WA or WS. There are tons of blogs and IG accounts that weigh into buying decisions that were never there before. I find this is very true, and also why many of the millenials I...
by Greg K
February 4th, 2019, 6:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"
Replies: 321
Views: 9366

Re: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"

I’m not discussing salary discrepancies as Greg is very accurate. Just replying purely on what I quoted you on. Dude. If you think 120k for two people with student loans is decent you don’t understand the strain many are under. that couple right now is probably paying 3-4000 a month in student loan...
by Greg K
February 3rd, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"
Replies: 321
Views: 9366

Re: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"

Also, while law school tuitions are unbelievably high these days, even by college standards, the law student who can get jobs for the summer at major law firms make quite a bit of money that they can use to offset a portion of the cost. I have not followed this that closely, but I would think that ...
by Greg K
February 3rd, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"
Replies: 321
Views: 9366

Re: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"

I actually agree with much of what you said. I'm glad your reference time was last 50 years. My point has been that millenials in general do not have only doom and gloom before them, while the rest of us Gen-Xers (me), Boomers (Howard, Neal, et al) and Silencieos (I don't know what this is), someho...
by Greg K
February 3rd, 2019, 8:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"
Replies: 321
Views: 9366

Re: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"

I generally agree with you that firms hire from local schools, in the same way that my firm hires from Fordham, Brooklyn, Cardozo, etc. But I think the overall point on law firms stands - it's become a far more haves and have nots profession as the last 50 years have evolved. Just look at the distr...
by Greg K
February 3rd, 2019, 8:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"
Replies: 321
Views: 9366

Re: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"

For whoever posted (not you Robert) that partners would rather fire all the 26 year olds than lower comp - that puts a ton of pressure on partners. And partners are more expensive, so are sometimes easier to get rid of than associates. That was me. Note that firing associates and firing partners ar...
by Greg K
February 3rd, 2019, 8:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"
Replies: 321
Views: 9366

Re: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"

Sure you described the path of going in-house, which also means a huge pay cut compared with big law. How long will it take your associate to pay off debt, save enough to buy a house, etc. on an in-house comp package compared to a seventh year associate back when you graduated? Remember, this was a...
by Greg K
February 1st, 2019, 1:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"
Replies: 321
Views: 9366

Re: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
February 1st, 2019, 1:17 pm
A top 5%-10% grad at FSU, a 47th ranked law school, will get a killer, high-paying job.
Of course, it's really your first year grades and that's a total of 8 tests. That's a good amount of luck/variation, which matters a lot less at a top school. It's an interesting debate.
by Greg K
January 29th, 2019, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "New World" and "Old World": What do they mean to you?
Replies: 51
Views: 1347

Re: "New World" and "Old World": What do they mean to you?

I don’t use Old Word and New World as stylistic indicators any more, but I used to. Old World was shorthand for European styled wines, from France, Germany, and Italy. Balanced on acid, less up front ripe fruit, lower alcohol, more complexity with aging. Somewhat AFWE-ish before that was a thing. N...
by Greg K
January 28th, 2019, 8:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10169
Views: 324873

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

A half bottle of Aurelien Verdet 2013 Vosne. There might be some wine in this wood. Blech.
by Greg K
January 28th, 2019, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The anomaly that is Chateau Palmer.
Replies: 53
Views: 2569

Re: The anomaly that is Chateau Palmer.

Fully expected and respected. Other people have big love for LLC that I keep trying to understand and can’t. Put me down as one with big love for LLC. We seem to have similar tastes, but not with this. A lot of disappointments, especially 1982 and 1986. Very good wines in 1985 and 1989, and a brill...
by Greg K
January 28th, 2019, 8:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?
Replies: 204
Views: 7277

Re: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?

Mostly picked up a few things for my family members so they can also drink nice wine (Riverain, Biggio Hamina), but picked up some fish for myself as well as for the family. Did win one of the JJ Buckley gift cards, which I’m sure will be used soon enough. A wonderful event and thanks to everyone pa...
by Greg K
January 25th, 2019, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Wine Enthusiast Vintage Chart
Replies: 10
Views: 683

Re: 2019 Wine Enthusiast Vintage Chart

DanielP wrote:
January 25th, 2019, 9:26 am
Awful vintage chart. Good to see that 2004 red Burgundy did well though.
And 2011. And that 2014 northern Rhônes are already drinkable.
by Greg K
January 24th, 2019, 7:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 608
Views: 27468

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Mattstolz wrote:
January 24th, 2019, 6:18 pm
got a confirm on the 04 Pichon Lalande. First Lalande purchase ever! also record Envoyer confirm time
You got the other one.
by Greg K
January 24th, 2019, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10196
Views: 451530

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Backfilled some more Fourrier. The wallet will feel it, but it's so good.........
by Greg K
January 22nd, 2019, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How much Wine do we drink a year?
Replies: 42
Views: 1479

Re: How much Wine do we drink a year?

The way I always respond to questions like this is always to paraphrase Phil Gramm's views on shotguns - I drink more than I need, but not as many as I want.
by Greg K
January 21st, 2019, 6:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 30+ 2016 Classed Growth Bordeaux
Replies: 43
Views: 3215

Re: TNs: 30+ 2016 Classed Growth Bordeaux

Victor Hong wrote:
January 21st, 2019, 2:12 pm
Clinet tasted like ash.

Stellar year for Paulliac.
Interesting. Clinet was by far my favorite of the Pomerols I tried today, though I lean much more left bank. I also loved PLL but was disappointed by Pichon Baron.
by Greg K
January 17th, 2019, 10:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please tell me about Fait Main wines
Replies: 58
Views: 1622

Re: Please tell me about Fait Main wines

John Morris wrote:
January 17th, 2019, 7:50 pm
Alan Eden wrote:
January 17th, 2019, 7:05 pm
Turned out i signed up, i know its a cab but style wise what would it compare to.
So you bought a $175 wine without knowing anything about it other than it was Cabernet-based? How did you choose it?
This made me laugh out loud. [cheers.gif]
by Greg K
January 17th, 2019, 10:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA Rieslingfeier 2019
Replies: 31
Views: 1837

Re: PSA Rieslingfeier 2019

What happened? I found it very table-specific. I went last year and this was NOT my experience. Lots of moving around and trading bottles with other tables. I even managed to taste a bottle Robert brought and his table was far from mine. The food was quite good too. I sat next to Johannes Selbach w...
by Greg K
January 17th, 2019, 3:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 10 years of Wine Berserkers--what does it mean to you?
Replies: 95
Views: 2242

Re: 10 years of Wine Berserkers--what does it mean to you?

[rofl.gif] (says the 4th most prolific poster EVER on WB) I find it amusing that many of the top posters (by post count) are those whose sole commodity is time, the billable hour, in 0.1 increments. Imagine the millions that have been wasted on this dang site! Speak for yourself. I record this time...
by Greg K
January 15th, 2019, 9:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar
Replies: 186
Views: 7470

Re: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar

Apertif/aromatised wines are still technically wine. Vermouth is technically wine, not a spirit.... Are you drinking Vermouth straight and assigning it points the same way you do wine? No, I think based on my post I've established I'm not a fan of Vermouth either. But, some people obviously drink i...
by Greg K
January 15th, 2019, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy is battering Bordeaux- so says Sothebys
Replies: 50
Views: 2993

Re: Burgundy is battering Bordeaux- so says Sothebys

Jadot seems to tick all the Burgundy boxes but lacks excitement. I have tasted quite a few over the years, and found them almost all slightly blah. The only real exception was the 1996 Chambertin Clos de Beze. Ironically another 1996, the Charmes Chambertin, we drank for Christmas, showed the typic...
by Greg K
January 15th, 2019, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fu in da Hood: Gangsta Rhone Night in O-Town w/FL Man Berserkers [Verset, Juge, Levet, Gonon VV, Jaboulet, et al]
Replies: 132
Views: 3885

Re: Fu in da Hood: Gangsta Rhone Night in O-Town w/FL Man Berserkers [Verset, Juge, Levet, Gonon VV, Jaboulet, et al]

I was just curious and was not in the market for a trade. I'm in the camp that Allemand > Juge, scarcity or no scarcity. I'm in the same camp, but have considerably more Allemand than Juge. ... and I don't have a single Juge. But happy to schlep an Allemand should a comparo tasting ensue. It's a th...
by Greg K
January 15th, 2019, 1:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fu in da Hood: Gangsta Rhone Night in O-Town w/FL Man Berserkers [Verset, Juge, Levet, Gonon VV, Jaboulet, et al]
Replies: 132
Views: 3885

Re: Fu in da Hood: Gangsta Rhone Night in O-Town w/FL Man Berserkers [Verset, Juge, Levet, Gonon VV, Jaboulet, et al]

Allemand for your Juge? Just curious. I’m closer, Ramon. Happy to oblige you if you’re offering. P.S. Actually Greg’s closer but I’ll take an express train. I was just curious and was not in the market for a trade. I'm in the camp that Allemand > Juge, scarcity or no scarcity. I'm in the same camp,...
by Greg K
January 14th, 2019, 6:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fu in da Hood: Gangsta Rhone Night in O-Town w/FL Man Berserkers [Verset, Juge, Levet, Gonon VV, Jaboulet, et al]
Replies: 132
Views: 3885

Re: Fu in da Hood: Gangsta Rhone Night in O-Town w/FL Man Berserkers [Verset, Juge, Levet, Gonon VV, Jaboulet, et al]

If anyone wants to trade their Rousseau Chambertin or Verset for my Juge, by all means, send me a PM! Allemand for your Juge? Just curious. I’m closer, Ramon. Happy to oblige you if you’re offering. P.S. Actually Greg’s closer but I’ll take an express train. We can meet in the middle and make a nic...
by Greg K
January 14th, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fu in da Hood: Gangsta Rhone Night in O-Town w/FL Man Berserkers [Verset, Juge, Levet, Gonon VV, Jaboulet, et al]
Replies: 132
Views: 3885

Re: Fu in da Hood: Gangsta Rhone Night in O-Town w/FL Man Berserkers [Verset, Juge, Levet, Gonon VV, Jaboulet, et al]

Ramon C wrote:
January 14th, 2019, 3:43 pm
Greg K wrote:
January 14th, 2019, 10:31 am
If anyone wants to trade their Rousseau Chambertin or Verset for my Juge, by all means, send me a PM!
Allemand for your Juge? Just curious.
Nah, I don't own that much Juge, but I'll keep what I do have. I can get Allemand. Verset is much harder!
by Greg K
January 14th, 2019, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fu in da Hood: Gangsta Rhone Night in O-Town w/FL Man Berserkers [Verset, Juge, Levet, Gonon VV, Jaboulet, et al]
Replies: 132
Views: 3885

Re: Fu in da Hood: Gangsta Rhone Night in O-Town w/FL Man Berserkers [Verset, Juge, Levet, Gonon VV, Jaboulet, et al]

c fu wrote:
January 14th, 2019, 10:38 am
Greg K wrote:
January 14th, 2019, 10:31 am
If anyone wants to trade their Rousseau Chambertin or Verset for my Juge, by all means, send me a PM!
woah woah get in line.
And here I thought that notification was a deluge of people offering me their bottles of 78 Rousseau Chambertin by the caseloads!
by Greg K
January 14th, 2019, 10:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fu in da Hood: Gangsta Rhone Night in O-Town w/FL Man Berserkers [Verset, Juge, Levet, Gonon VV, Jaboulet, et al]
Replies: 132
Views: 3885

Re: Fu in da Hood: Gangsta Rhone Night in O-Town w/FL Man Berserkers [Verset, Juge, Levet, Gonon VV, Jaboulet, et al]

If anyone wants to trade their Rousseau Chambertin or Verset for my Juge, by all means, send me a PM!
by Greg K
January 14th, 2019, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar
Replies: 186
Views: 7470

Re: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar

All joking aside, this is just clearly not my style. I'm sure if this is your thing, it is probably a respectable wine. (50 pts.) You do realize this isn't wine? Apertif/aromatised wines are still technically wine. Vermouth is technically wine, not a spirit.... Are you drinking Vermouth straight an...
by Greg K
January 13th, 2019, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10169
Views: 324873

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2011 Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin aux Echezeaux

Absolutely lovely stuff, on the lighter side very red fruited with some nice tannin for structure. No hints of green.
by Greg K
January 13th, 2019, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Medium aged Bordeaux: Pick 2
Replies: 14
Views: 747

Re: Medium aged Bordeaux: Pick 2

I’ve had a couple of 2000s recently and don’t love where they are. I’d definitely go with the GL and I guess the CS, though I’d personally give that one a nice decant.

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