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by Glen Gold
July 5th, 2020, 7:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?
Replies: 83
Views: 2532

Re: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?

2002 Leoville Poyferré. Turns out 2002 St Juliens are pretty pretty pretty pretty good, but don't tell anyone, okay?
by Glen Gold
July 1st, 2020, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?
Replies: 83
Views: 2532

Re: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?

Easily the 2016 Les Carmes Haut Brion. For "wow, that's interesting," the 1989 Latour Chassagne Montrachet I got from K&L for $40. It's not that it was especially complex - it was just amazing it was alive 31 years after the fact, and let's hope people can say the same thing about us, right?
by Glen Gold
June 27th, 2020, 7:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer Check: The Wine Club (SF)
Replies: 14
Views: 844

Re: Retailer Check: The Wine Club (SF)

Nothing but good experiences.
by Glen Gold
June 25th, 2020, 12:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 941
Views: 50908

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

M Matthews wrote:
June 24th, 2020, 11:27 pm
Who has 375 of la Croix? Also looking for 375 of Gloria, Wally's had some but I was too slow.
Wally's. $22.
by Glen Gold
June 24th, 2020, 10:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 941
Views: 50908

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Twenty-four .375s: La Croix Beaucaillou, Branaire Ducru, Pontet Canet, LMHB. I found that my 2014 .375s were a really really good idea, so...
by Glen Gold
June 24th, 2020, 8:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Futures and chargebacks
Replies: 13
Views: 844

Re: Wine Futures and chargebacks

I got the same email from Wally's and switched over to MC. But if you have Amex connnected to your Paypal account and pay via Paypal, shouldn't that work too?
by Glen Gold
June 22nd, 2020, 2:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 456
Views: 28512

Re: de Negoce offer

Okay, fess up - which one of you guys ordered 190 cases?
by Glen Gold
June 19th, 2020, 3:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 941
Views: 50908

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

I heart Jeff Leve. That's it, that's the post.
by Glen Gold
June 17th, 2020, 8:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 941
Views: 50908

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Anyone buy from Wallys? I see low prices, no tax, free shipping, I feel like I’m missing something. Website doesn’t seem to want to let me add 2019 futures to my cart, which is weird. Agree attractive pricing and love the 375 selection. Yeah, same at first. I had to futz around to make it work - an...
by Glen Gold
June 17th, 2020, 7:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.
Replies: 941
Views: 50908

Re: The 2019 Bordeaux are coming out.

Anyone buy from Wallys? I see low prices, no tax, free shipping, I feel like I’m missing something. No tax? I'm in California, so it doesn't work that way for me. But I've bought from Wally's futures before - no real issues though their website isn't that great. I found some Pontet Canet and LMHB ....
by Glen Gold
June 16th, 2020, 4:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most disappointing 'great' wine you've ever had?
Replies: 164
Views: 5348

Re: Most disappointing 'great' wine you've ever had?

MikeL238 wrote:
June 16th, 2020, 4:20 pm
Greg K wrote:
June 16th, 2020, 3:34 pm
1990 LLC (what a boring wine)
1990 Jaboulet La Chappelle
+1 on 1990 Jaboulet La Chappelle. Enjoyable, but definitely not worth the price.
And I can +1 that LLC. The 2002 LLC was better. [soap.gif]
by Glen Gold
June 15th, 2020, 11:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Château Sénéjac - (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)
Replies: 20
Views: 1541

Re: TN: 2016 Château Sénéjac - (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)

JWalter wrote:
June 14th, 2020, 6:34 pm
JWalter wrote:
June 14th, 2020, 6:33 pm
Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
February 3rd, 2020, 8:17 pm


Have had both. my TNs read the same. I'd go with whichever is cheaper.
Went with the 2016. Opened first bottle tonight and it was excellent
2016 > 2014, I think - 2014 was a little dilute to me, but ymmv.
by Glen Gold
June 13th, 2020, 10:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: White Bordeaux and Premox
Replies: 28
Views: 1095

Re: White Bordeaux and Premox

I'd been thinking of tracking down some Domaine de Chevalier blancs with a little age on them but this makes me cautious.
by Glen Gold
June 12th, 2020, 2:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: VinPorter: Not bad
Replies: 5
Views: 456

VinPorter: Not bad

I have zero relationship with this retailer, VinPorter, but they're apparently pretty new. I hadn't seen them being discussed yet so I thought I'd share my first experience with them. They lean toward French stuff, and within that mostly flashier Bordeaux and somewhat obscure Burg producers. I bough...
by Glen Gold
June 12th, 2020, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: White Bordeaux and Premox
Replies: 28
Views: 1095

Re: White Bordeaux and Premox

I have long wondered about this. Good to know. Same time period? More recent advent?
by Glen Gold
June 8th, 2020, 9:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Limerick Lane Zinfandel Russian River Valley
Replies: 22
Views: 1523

Re: TN: 2018 Limerick Lane Zinfandel Russian River Valley

Very cool -- let us know how the Marquis turns out. I'm very curious about it.
by Glen Gold
June 8th, 2020, 8:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Hudelot Noellat Bourgogne
Replies: 6
Views: 412

Re: TN: 2017 Hudelot Noellat Bourgogne

I bought this because of chatter on the list. Good recommendation.
by Glen Gold
May 28th, 2020, 9:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Caymus cries foul
Replies: 48
Views: 2361

Re: Caymus cries foul

Maybe they figure the ageusia will work in their favor?
by Glen Gold
May 22nd, 2020, 8:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Limerick Lane offer
Replies: 16
Views: 1459

Re: Limerick Lane offer

Coincidence -- last night, a friend of mine who isn't a wine guy sent me a .jpg of a Limerick Lane Marquis that his mother had given him, saying it was amazing and I would probably like it. Just joined the list now, but it looks like that offer sold out. Well-done! I'm in on the next offer, then.
by Glen Gold
May 17th, 2020, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75
Replies: 120
Views: 5854

Re: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75

Andrew Ing wrote:
May 17th, 2020, 5:07 pm
My two favorites are Swagger and Teeter Totter. Little known labels from great winemakers. I buy a case of each every year and they are my house cab.
These are great. Did you, like me, discover these through Acme? Dominus Napanook is another go-to under $75, but it's sometimes $79 these days.
by Glen Gold
May 17th, 2020, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Three adjacent parcels of Meursault Perrières this Spring
Replies: 57
Views: 2543

Re: Three adjacent parcels of Meursault Perrières this Spring

It must be very frustrating in a situation where one winemaker is trying to be sustainable, or biodynamic, or at least conscientious, and the folks in the rows on either side of them are not.
by Glen Gold
May 16th, 2020, 5:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most Underrated Producer in Burgundy?
Replies: 68
Views: 3995

Re: Most Underrated Producer in Burgundy?

Jeremy, Meadows does not enter ROBERT SIRUGUE. This Vosne based producer makes a splendid GRANDS ECHEZEAUX. Unfortunately he only has 0.12 hectares. He also produces Petits Monts. Haven't yet tasted that wine but to many colllectors this is a trophy wine because situated near RICHEBOURG. And also o...
by Glen Gold
May 13th, 2020, 10:43 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: JEAN EDWARDS CELLARS: EXPERIENCE BERSERKER DAY ALL YEAR ROUND!
Replies: 7
Views: 628

Re: JEAN EDWARDS CELLARS: EXPERIENCE BERSERKER DAY ALL YEAR ROUND!

Just had the most recent Sauvignon Blanc last night - it's your best effort yet.
by Glen Gold
May 10th, 2020, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Quite possibly the worst WS article of the year (or longer!)
Replies: 31
Views: 3215

Re: Quite possibly the worst WS article of the year (or longer!)

I hear that if you pour it into a margarita machine it makes a decent slushie. That will happen next summer when the 2017 vintage is on closeout for $4 a bottle . As an aside, now you know what you're getting when you order Frose--last year's closeouts! flirtysmile [cheers.gif] Pretty spooky crysta...
by Glen Gold
May 8th, 2020, 9:01 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?
Replies: 79
Views: 4330

Re: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?

I posted the first link re Pasturebird. Yes, frozen. Oy. I guess that means they all the way defrosted in shipping. Thank you for the info, though. Mine also showed up mostly thawed. I'm not very thrilled with having to re-freeze the chicken, but I don't have much of a choice with the 10 that I ord...
by Glen Gold
May 7th, 2020, 6:50 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?
Replies: 79
Views: 4330

Re: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?

For those experienced with Pasturebird -- Do you know if they ship frozen? There doesn't seem to be anything on the website or in the emails about this. My shipment arrived with empty bags that seem to have once contained dry ice and some cold but not frozen birds. Unclear whether I can freeze them...
by Glen Gold
May 7th, 2020, 5:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?
Replies: 79
Views: 4330

Re: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?

For those experienced with Pasturebird -- Do you know if they ship frozen? There doesn't seem to be anything on the website or in the emails about this. My shipment arrived with empty bags that seem to have once contained dry ice and some cold but not frozen birds. Unclear whether I can freeze them ...
by Glen Gold
May 1st, 2020, 9:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Guillemot-Michel, Burgundy
Replies: 56
Views: 3286

Re: Domaine Guillemot-Michel, Burgundy

Very exciting to read this -- thank you so much.
by Glen Gold
April 20th, 2020, 1:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH Burgundy Auction
Replies: 57
Views: 3692

Re: HDH Burgundy Auction

Next: Bordeaux futures follow oil futures.
by Glen Gold
April 19th, 2020, 12:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Syrah Producer on West Coast
Replies: 171
Views: 9343

Re: Best Syrah Producer on West Coast

Christopher Tynan. I should say more, but -- no, I shouldn't. Forget I said anything.
by Glen Gold
April 18th, 2020, 10:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Helicopter not included
Replies: 4
Views: 605

Helicopter not included

https://www.fanatics.com/giftcards/screaming-eagle-and-napa-valley-culinary-retreat/o-32508987+p-5865333796621+z-9-1967494391?_ref=p-CLP:m-GRID:i-r3c2:po-11 Sounds like a good cause. Check out the other auctions, which have some pretty lofty bids too: https://www.fanatics.com/all-in-auctions/c-34791...
by Glen Gold
April 18th, 2020, 4:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Exploring Chambolle Musigny affordably? (Drouhin?)
Replies: 87
Views: 2828

Re: Exploring Chambolle Musigny affordably? (Drouhin?)

How about Jean-Jacques Confuron?
by Glen Gold
April 18th, 2020, 2:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH Burgundy Auction
Replies: 57
Views: 3692

Re: HDH Burgundy Auction

Yeah I was following the Duroché 1923 VV - weird to see them go over retail.
by Glen Gold
April 17th, 2020, 2:46 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1108
Views: 61469

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

This is a list of the restaurants in LA that have converted to public stores. You can order off their menu or get pantry items from them, and it looks like new places are being added all the time: http://kelseystefanson.com/lageneralstores/
by Glen Gold
April 14th, 2020, 7:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has anybody started trying Bordeaux 2005s? What are your views?
Replies: 120
Views: 6154

Re: Has anybody started trying Bordeaux 2005s? What are your views?

Ive had the 2005 Chevalier twice in the last two years - it was still pretty hard, even after a three-hour decant. The next day it was brilliant and complex and still not ready. I'll open the next one in a couple of years.
by Glen Gold
April 13th, 2020, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?
Replies: 138
Views: 9347

Re: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?

Sorry to bump an old thread, but I was recently blown away by this wine and it is way less than $200 retail. Anyone else have experience with it, positive or negative? https://www.instagram.com/p/B-7ay5ujCvp/ Oh, good to hear - I can't find the thread, but mmmaybe a year ago someone had mentioned h...
by Glen Gold
April 7th, 2020, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy: Organic vs. Conventional Domaines?
Replies: 10
Views: 439

Re: Burgundy: Organic vs. Conventional Domaines?

I was partially motivated by cracking a bourgogne rouge from a well-regarded producer, and getting a chemical aftertaste. I wondered if it might be, well, chemicals, but I looked at their website and they've been organic for 20 years, so it was probably just my tastebuds. But I wondered if there was...
by Glen Gold
April 7th, 2020, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy: Organic vs. Conventional Domaines?
Replies: 10
Views: 439

Burgundy: Organic vs. Conventional Domaines?

Is there a site or blog or thread anywhere showing which places are organic, or bio-dynamic, versus which are more conventional in pesticide use? I've seen discussion pop up of individual houses but not more general discussion. And I would guess that in an individual vineyard, if you're trying to do...
by Glen Gold
April 5th, 2020, 8:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amusing wine experiences.
Replies: 19
Views: 1359

Re: Amusing wine experiences.

when I first got into wine, I learned that wine needed to aerate. I had bought—for me—an expensive bottle at the time, maybe $40, and was excited to drink it with my wife. I called her before I came home, asked her to open the bottle, and pour out a glass, that we’d drink it for dinner. I got home,...
by Glen Gold
April 5th, 2020, 8:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amusing wine experiences.
Replies: 19
Views: 1359

Re: Amusing wine experiences.

I have a French friend who spent a while trying to tempt me into wine. About ten years ago, I had a party and he said he would bring some wines to get me -- and whoever else was interested -- started in this weird hobby. He brought three wines and three decanters. He poured three mid-'90s William Se...
by Glen Gold
April 3rd, 2020, 7:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge Estate Merlot out of balance?
Replies: 20
Views: 1241

Re: Ridge Estate Merlot out of balance?

My hunch is that it's way too young right now - I've had the estate cab upon delivery a couple of times and it's usually unbalanced and tart to my taste -- until day #2. Did the merlot get a chance to last that long?
by Glen Gold
March 31st, 2020, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge 2019 Monte Bello Futures
Replies: 43
Views: 2854

Re: Ridge 2019 Monte Bello Futures

Just received the email with my allocation of 6 bottles. As usual every year, I have to work up the fortitude to order as the price again has gone up almost 7% to $141. Ridge and Ch Montelena are the only two lists I'm still active with. Every year as I get older, now 59, I'm wondering if I'll live...
by Glen Gold
March 28th, 2020, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: March Wine Consumption
Replies: 16
Views: 749

Re: March Wine Consumption

Way down. Not smoking pot either. This wasn't exactly a conscious choice, but I'm just not reaching out for each one. But opening a nice burg tonight.
by Glen Gold
March 27th, 2020, 11:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1971 Remy Latricieres - Should I Audouze it?
Replies: 2
Views: 385

1971 Remy Latricieres - Should I Audouze it?

I used to feel special about how I was born on both Easter and Passover, but this year I get to celebrate it during a pandemic, which makes me want to either ignore it or do something quiet at most. If I go the latter way, I won some interesting wine at auction, including a mixed-vintage case of Lou...
by Glen Gold
March 26th, 2020, 3:48 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: *Closing Wednesday 4/8* Di Costanzo Wines (Montecillo, Farella & DI CO)
Replies: 27
Views: 3299

Re: Di Costanzo Wines (Montecillo, Farella & DI CO)

Every time these wines come up, I feel honor bound to mention that they are outstanding. I really want to try the Di Co back to back with a Domaine de Chevalier from a good vintage because I think there are similarities. I could be wrong but I'm looking forward to proving it : ) If humanity survive...
by Glen Gold
March 25th, 2020, 9:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....
Replies: 130
Views: 6315

Re: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....

Fedex came by, I started walking toward the truck, and he split before I could approach. "Delivery exception - delivery requires signature from an adult." He didn't even get out of the truck. Oh well - weird times, can't complain, and I'll be here tomorrow of course. I would have no problem complai...
by Glen Gold
March 25th, 2020, 3:20 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: *Closing Wednesday 4/8* Di Costanzo Wines (Montecillo, Farella & DI CO)
Replies: 27
Views: 3299

Re: Di Costanzo Wines (Montecillo, Farella & DI CO)

Every time these wines come up, I feel honor bound to mention that they are outstanding. I really want to try the Di Co back to back with a Domaine de Chevalier from a good vintage because I think there are similarities. I could be wrong but I'm looking forward to proving it : )
by Glen Gold
March 25th, 2020, 3:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....
Replies: 130
Views: 6315

Re: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....

Fedex came by, I started walking toward the truck, and he split before I could approach. "Delivery exception - delivery requires signature from an adult." He didn't even get out of the truck. Oh well - weird times, can't complain, and I'll be here tomorrow of course.
by Glen Gold
March 24th, 2020, 9:28 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1108
Views: 61469

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Had a great pizza from Triple Beam a couple nights ago. Take out only, masks and gloves. No hashmarks denoting six feet but the few folks who showed up managed to suss it out themselves. We tipped, a lot. And then a lot again. And afterward, 6:30 at night, I did a uturn on Sunset without even needin...

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