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by Alan Eden
June 17th, 2019, 7:40 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3359
Views: 168120

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Alan Rath wrote:
June 17th, 2019, 1:42 pm
Holy crap. Is land so expensive around there they they have to resort to a "structure" like this?
Scary, where are the floors !!
by Alan Eden
June 17th, 2019, 7:39 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3359
Views: 168120

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Was in a little shop in Manhattan last night and they had Weller 12 for $250, 4R 130th for $500, 4R Elliot's for $400... ...and Parker's Heritage Wheated (8th ed iirc) for $130, which I would've snagged except how would I have gotten it home to socal today? those weller and 4R prices are way out of...
by Alan Eden
June 17th, 2019, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you drink zero alcohol wine
Replies: 66
Views: 1260

Re: Would you drink zero alcohol wine

Would you drink alcohol free vodka? How about alcohol free Scotch or Bourbon? I think we need to discuss more possibilities and parameters. Would you drink alcohol free Scotch ? i know i wouldnt If it offers the exact same sensory impression and flavor profile, etc, why not? Are you only about the ...
by Alan Eden
June 17th, 2019, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you drink zero alcohol wine
Replies: 66
Views: 1260

Re: Would you drink zero alcohol wine

a large portion of people in the US feel its OK to drink and drive and do it regularly. Europeans dont drink and drive as a general practice I'd love to see the evidence for this. Have you ever been to Europe ? You just dont see people drinking then jumping behind the wheel, in US you see it everyw...
by Alan Eden
June 17th, 2019, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you drink zero alcohol wine
Replies: 66
Views: 1260

Re: Would you drink zero alcohol wine

Anton D wrote:
June 17th, 2019, 9:50 am
Would you drink alcohol free vodka?

How about alcohol free Scotch or Bourbon?

I think we need to discuss more possibilities and parameters.
Would you drink alcohol free Scotch ? i know i wouldnt
by Alan Eden
June 17th, 2019, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you drink zero alcohol wine
Replies: 66
Views: 1260

Re: Would you drink zero alcohol wine

Three Europeans who drink low alcohol beer, thats indicative of a whole other issue with Americans being terrible for drunk driving, a large portion of people in the US feel its OK to drink and drive and do it regularly. Europeans dont drink and drive as a general practice And you wonder why your p...
by Alan Eden
June 17th, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you drink zero alcohol wine
Replies: 66
Views: 1260

Re: Would you drink zero alcohol wine

Three Europeans who drink low alcohol beer, thats indicative of a whole other issue with Americans being terrible for drunk driving, a large portion of people in the US feel its OK to drink and drive and do it regularly. Europeans dont drink and drive as a general practice You must be kidding. The ...
by Alan Eden
June 17th, 2019, 7:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you drink zero alcohol wine
Replies: 66
Views: 1260

Re: Would you drink zero alcohol wine

Now if you compare to beer the zero alcohol version is widely available and unlike wine is actually very similar to the alcoholic version I almost burst out laughing at this point I still do drink 0% beer every now and then, but it really doesn't taste like the real stuff. It's much better than 0% ...
by Alan Eden
June 17th, 2019, 6:47 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Really expensive Cast Iron Skillets
Replies: 25
Views: 1319

Re: Really expensive Cast Iron Skillets

Seasoning Debuyer pans takes like 20 minutes and is simple. All you do is peel a few potatoes, put them in the pan filled with water and simmer for 20 minutes, hey presto fully season pan. Dont overthink it, plus the seasoning just builds up naturally with use, the trick is never to let soap or dete...
by Alan Eden
June 17th, 2019, 6:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you drink zero alcohol wine
Replies: 66
Views: 1260

Re: Would you drink zero alcohol wine

I still dont get the result, i understand that zero alcohol wine tastes like crap so nobody would drink it, i asked would you drink zero alcohol wine if it was an exact duplicate of the alcoholic version and 62% said yes they would. Now if you compare to beer the zero alcohol version is widely avail...
by Alan Eden
June 16th, 2019, 9:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you drink zero alcohol wine
Replies: 66
Views: 1260

Re: Would you drink zero alcohol wine

Well zero alcohol beer is certainly as tasty as the mainstream crap like Bud/miller lite but you never see anyone drink the German low alcohol beer that's available yet according to this 62% should be drinking it !!

Me thinks not everyone is being that real
by Alan Eden
June 16th, 2019, 8:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you drink zero alcohol wine
Replies: 66
Views: 1260

Re: Would you drink zero alcohol wine

So people would generally prefer wine with zero alcohol.

Did not expect that result
by Alan Eden
June 16th, 2019, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you drink zero alcohol wine
Replies: 66
Views: 1260

Would you drink zero alcohol wine

During recent poll on which grape you drink when stressed a lot of replies implied that wine is not used for stress relief and that the alcohol was not a reason for wine drinking. I think that is totally bogus, i believe everyone drinks wine for the alcohol as well as the taste etc, anyone who says ...
by Alan Eden
June 15th, 2019, 12:33 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Tesseron Cognac Lot 53 - Perfection
Replies: 15
Views: 584

Re: Tesseron Cognac Lot 53 - Perfection

Tried the bottle from UK, its good but not great. The biggest surprise was the initial hotness, very surprising, now it did resolve into good flavours but it gave the experience an edge of heat and sharpness i just did not expect or really want. Overall its still very enjoyable just not at the level...
by Alan Eden
June 15th, 2019, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1954 Romanée Conti belongs to my 5 best Romanée Conti
Replies: 12
Views: 1223

Re: 1954 Romanée Conti belongs to my 5 best Romanée Conti

The profile of salt dominating a wine sounds weird, how does that flavour work ?
by Alan Eden
June 15th, 2019, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MACDONALD For The Win
Replies: 44
Views: 2756

Re: MACDONALD For The Win

Alan, if the '13 vintage is like '97 or '01 (which it seems to be), it will take a long time for the tannins to resolve but it will eventually be fantastic. Maybe you should stick with softer years from California, like 2012 or 2009. They both have some structure, but are drinking well comparativel...
by Alan Eden
June 14th, 2019, 8:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MACDONALD For The Win
Replies: 44
Views: 2756

Re: MACDONALD For The Win

Ian S wrote:
June 14th, 2019, 8:43 pm
Well, your threads certainly are entertaining. If not for the content, for the abuse you shoulder so readily. Keep on posting!
Its only certain people who like to pretend there clever
by Alan Eden
June 14th, 2019, 8:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MACDONALD For The Win
Replies: 44
Views: 2756

Re: MACDONALD For The Win

Alan, if the '13 vintage is like '97 or '01 (which it seems to be), it will take a long time for the tannins to resolve but it will eventually be fantastic. Maybe you should stick with softer years from California, like 2012 or 2009. They both have some structure, but are drinking well comparativel...
by Alan Eden
June 14th, 2019, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MACDONALD For The Win
Replies: 44
Views: 2756

Re: MACDONALD For The Win

Many of the proprietors of wines like these also follow this board. Guys like Alan who post sh*t like questioning the 17 vintage having never tasted any of them, questioning the value of various wines pricing, generally post mostly negativity and more don't endear themselves to the listmasters and ...
by Alan Eden
June 14th, 2019, 2:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MACDONALD For The Win
Replies: 44
Views: 2756

Re: MACDONALD For The Win

Bill Tex Landreth wrote:
June 14th, 2019, 2:12 pm
Ummm...

OK
Typo fixed
by Alan Eden
June 14th, 2019, 2:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MACDONALD For The Win
Replies: 44
Views: 2756

Re: MACDONALD For The Win

Many of the proprietors of wines like these also follow this board. Guys like Alan who post sh*t like questioning the 17 vintage having never tasted any of them, questioning the value of various wines pricing, generally post mostly negativity and more don't endear themselves to the listmasters and ...
by Alan Eden
June 14th, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MACDONALD For The Win
Replies: 44
Views: 2756

Re: MACDONALD For The Win

Anyone know how long on the wait list to buy? I signed up about two years ago. Depends on production i believe, last few years there have been very few drop offs from the list so there is not a lot of movement. I seem to recall 3000 people on wait list so if 100 a year drop off which is highly unli...
by Alan Eden
June 14th, 2019, 11:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MACDONALD For The Win
Replies: 44
Views: 2756

Re: MACDONALD For The Win

Anyone know how long on the wait list to buy? I signed up about two years ago. Depends on production i believe, last few years there have been very few drop offs from the list so there is not a lot of movement. I seem to recall 3000 people on wait list so if 100 a year drop off which is highly unli...
by Alan Eden
June 14th, 2019, 11:04 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: True Confessions
Replies: 32
Views: 962

Re: True Confessions

Randy Bowman wrote:
June 13th, 2019, 8:28 pm
Hard boiled eggs aged in pickled beet juice for a couple weeks. The red color clear through the egg white and partially coloring the yolk. Don't remember how I fell into this.
Pickled eggs are a UK thing, very popular
by Alan Eden
June 13th, 2019, 9:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: '95 Leoville Las Cases; 07 Pagau CdP :( :(
Replies: 21
Views: 757

Re: TN: '95 Leoville Las Cases; 07 Pagau CdP :( :(

Im reading the Cdp tasting notes and im thinking this wine sounds like crap !! Then John does say its crap.

Its surprising how something with such reputation can actually be dire in the glass
by Alan Eden
June 13th, 2019, 3:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Went nuts and ...
Replies: 39
Views: 2284

Re: Went nuts and ...

Recently had 05 Montrose, not even close to being ready
by Alan Eden
June 12th, 2019, 10:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another stupid poll about wine drinking
Replies: 56
Views: 1863

Re: Another stupid poll about wine drinking

Sarah, I am not going George Washington. I have mellowed and care less about grammar and spelling. There are too many errors being made all around us to correct. Your expectations for this site are high. Why? We just drink wine and think we know things. Miner lo and thats y gramer and speling dont ...
by Alan Eden
June 12th, 2019, 10:20 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: For Sale - DRC - 2016, OWC, banded - 2015 & 2014 - SOME SOLD update
Replies: 3
Views: 609

Re: For Sale - DRC - 2016, OWC, banded - 2015 & 2014

Wow, DRC 1/4 Miillion a case !!!

No comment on if this is fair price, i have no idea but its mind boggling to think of a nice three bedroom house in a midwest suburb or a case of wine !!
by Alan Eden
June 12th, 2019, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another stupid poll about wine drinking
Replies: 56
Views: 1863

Re: Another stupid poll about wine drinking

So, if you just want wine to chill out and destress after a shitty day whats your preferred grape, this is not about wine tasting or food its simply about wine drinking. Cabernet and how dare you to suggest that wine has alcohol in it that alcohol has certain affects on the body and mind such as ca...
by Alan Eden
June 12th, 2019, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beta Wine Release?
Replies: 8
Views: 589

Re: Beta Wine Release?

R_Gilbane wrote:
May 11th, 2019, 8:33 am
Anyone opened a bottle recently?
Opened both, preferred the 11. Good solid mountain cabs, well worth the $75
by Alan Eden
June 11th, 2019, 10:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another stupid poll about wine drinking
Replies: 56
Views: 1863

Another stupid poll about wine drinking

So, if you just want wine to chill out and destress after a shitty day whats your preferred grape, this is not about wine tasting or food its simply about wine drinking.
by Alan Eden
June 11th, 2019, 6:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 7537

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

Mark Binnys has Bevan on sale below release price, his awful customer service has caused people to stop buying. Most of thereally expensive cults are easily available, Harlan, Bond, Bryant etc have no wait list, only SE and Scarecrow have long waits. Afew like Macdonald are impossible lists but they...
by Alan Eden
June 11th, 2019, 4:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 7537

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

While there are many Napa Cabs that have had large price increases in the last few years, one can still find some very good bottles for $125 or less. Dunn Howell Mountain, Mondavi Reserve, Mayacamas, Forman, La Jota, Mt. Brave, EMH, Montelena, O'Shaughnessy, Arns, etc. I believe most, if not all, o...
by Alan Eden
June 11th, 2019, 5:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will Heat Ruin Old Madeira??
Replies: 18
Views: 701

Re: Will Heat Ruin Old Madeira??

J a y H a c k wrote:
June 11th, 2019, 4:37 am
Agreed, with one addition. DO NOT lay it down. Store upright. The high acid eats at the cork. Or so the guys from Barbeito advised me when they were here.
So what stops the cork drying out in a 100 year old bottle ?
by Alan Eden
June 10th, 2019, 8:04 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB older Zin's
Replies: 4
Views: 402

WTB older Zin's

If anyone has had a taste shift and is no longer into zin's in love to buy a couple of cases of older wine. Does not have to be really old just say earlier than 2013. Open to any of the major producers such as Ridge, Turley, Bedrock etc but i would not want a large chunk of the same bottling of anyt...
by Alan Eden
June 10th, 2019, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: T/N - Carter Cellars - The O.G. - 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 475

Re: T/N - Carter Cellars - The O.G. - 2016

PM if interested in a few bottles
by Alan Eden
June 10th, 2019, 6:44 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: 50th Birthday Whiskey Suggestions
Replies: 11
Views: 466

Re: 50th Birthday Whiskey Suggestions

The 4R alone is $400 + tax
by Alan Eden
June 10th, 2019, 6:24 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: 50th Birthday Whiskey Suggestions
Replies: 11
Views: 466

Re: 50th Birthday Whiskey Suggestions

Hello all, I am looking to my 50th birthday in about 18 months. Saving a few dollars to over indulge with some great whiskies for a party with family and friends. Any unique suggestions, budget being up to $500? Thanks, MG Since you spelled it with an 'e' and not whisky--I assume you are not lookin...
by Alan Eden
June 10th, 2019, 6:22 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: So Now Newcastle Is Lagunitas And Tastes Different
Replies: 6
Views: 329

Re: So Now Newcastle Is Lagunitas And Tastes Different

Newcastle sold out a long time ago and the beer changed, cant recall who bought them bought it was never the same as the old newcie that we remembered. None of teh current stuff is worth a damn
by Alan Eden
June 9th, 2019, 8:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Inexorable Rise of Wine Prices
Replies: 30
Views: 2435

Re: The Inexorable Rise of Wine Prices

Howard Cooper wrote:
June 9th, 2019, 7:02 pm
So, if someone looks at a bottle of Romanee Conti (let us say at 1000 bottles sold in the US) at $20,000 a bottle and another mass produced wine (say selling two million bottles in the US) at say $3 a bottle, the average price of wine is $10,000 a bottle? Wow!!!!
Need a new calculator Howard
by Alan Eden
June 8th, 2019, 9:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Inexorable Rise of Wine Prices
Replies: 30
Views: 2435

Re: The Inexorable Rise of Wine Prices

Mark Golodetz wrote:
June 8th, 2019, 6:15 pm
Basically averaging bottle prices and ignoring consumption. A bottle of Romanee Conti has huge impact on pricing, while a high consumption wine like Yellowtail has mathematically very little.
Gallo sells around a billion bottles a year alone, huge effect on average price
by Alan Eden
June 8th, 2019, 5:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Napa - What are the winemakers saying??
Replies: 33
Views: 2402

Re: 2018 Napa - What are the winemakers saying??

Well you cant expect poor winery owners to not increase prices, after all just because you get 30% extra free fruit the corks have gone up by 40 cents so we need an across the board $15 a bottle increase
by Alan Eden
June 7th, 2019, 6:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 7537

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

Just catching up on this thread and am puzzled by Roy’s suggestion. As someone who loves both cab and zinfandel, they don’t scratch the same itch for me. There are plenty of good Napa cabs still available in the $75 and under category. Several I like, buy, and would recommend include: Drinkward Pes...
by Alan Eden
June 7th, 2019, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 7537

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

Merrill, would you agree or not? Thank you. It's not just an increase in glass prices. Snail mail brought an informational letter from my insurer for EMH that some of their terms will be changing. You MUST have liability insurance. My corks and capsules also went up this year - off the top of my he...
by Alan Eden
June 7th, 2019, 5:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 7537

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

Anton D wrote:
June 7th, 2019, 5:18 pm
Alan Eden wrote:
June 7th, 2019, 5:15 pm

Wtf does house paint have to do with anything
I'm joking around with the real Alan. Alan Rath.

You can be #Alan2Wineberserker if you like! [cheers.gif]
Now thats fighting talk, the real Alan !!!
by Alan Eden
June 7th, 2019, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 7537

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

Brian Tuite wrote:
June 7th, 2019, 1:21 pm
Greg K wrote:
June 7th, 2019, 12:24 pm
Victor Hong wrote:
June 7th, 2019, 10:25 am


So true.
Then again, this entire thread is really a "woe is me I'm poor" thread by Alan to begin with.
But he doesn’t want to start an argument.
Fine with argument, not fine with getting into salary dick measuring, anyone on this forum has enough to buy nice wine
by Alan Eden
June 7th, 2019, 5:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 7537

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

Then again, this entire thread is really a "woe is me I'm poor" thread by Alan to begin with. But he doesn’t want to start an argument. Be nice to Alan, he can't even afford decent color house paint. Speaking of which: What is red and smells like blue paint? Red paint. [rofl.gif] Wtf does house pai...
by Alan Eden
June 7th, 2019, 7:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 7537

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

Since Fed started QE in late 2008, the income distribution deteriorated horribly. The rich gets richer. It may be true that most people did not earn 40% more in past 3-5 years, but folks who drink $150 very likely did. High end napa cabs only target this small population. You mean like people on th...
by Alan Eden
June 7th, 2019, 4:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?
Replies: 162
Views: 7537

Re: $175+ is the new $125 in Napa, will market support ?

newsflash, there are tons of steakhouses in the US. Guess what their greatest wine sales are by a massive margin? There are even more Chinese restaurants in this country, every little Podunkville has their very own chop-suey house. Do to the price difference, how many more times a year will people ...
by Alan Eden
June 6th, 2019, 8:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2124
Views: 130797

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2014 Weill A Way

Lovely blue fruits with a nice savoury note, vibrant colour and nose. Took at least 4 hours of air to shine though. Has that great syrah moorish lip smacking quality

Highly recommended although i might leave it a few more years to get its act together

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