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by Glen Gold
August 14th, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best recent Bourgognes
Replies: 24
Views: 1230

Re: Best recent Bourgognes

2015 and 2016 Meo Camuzet
2014 Fabrice Vigot Les Lutenières
2015 Dugat-Py Cuvée Halinard

I have some 2016 Roty on deck but suspect it's too young.
by Glen Gold
July 25th, 2019, 6:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does anyone else buy wine when they're STRESSED OUT?
Replies: 39
Views: 1551

Re: Does anyone else buy wine when they're STRESSED OUT?

You really want to know? For some reason I can't share the amazon link, but "Collecting: an Unruly Passion" by Werner Muensterberger explains it pretty well. That book changed my life. In short, you're making a temporary bargain against death. Warren Zevon (maybe quoting someting) said we buy books ...
by Glen Gold
July 22nd, 2019, 8:52 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Mexico City?
Replies: 18
Views: 868

Re: Mexico City?

Any updates on must-eat or must-see or must-do for Mexico City? We're going between Christmas and New Year's and probably staying in Condesa.

G
by Glen Gold
July 15th, 2019, 6:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you break today?
Replies: 14
Views: 681

What bottle of wine did you break today?

For me, it was a double-header. I was taking a mixed case out of my car, but was apparently arrogant in thinking I had a good grip on it, and dropped the whole thing. Ten bottles survived, amazingly (it was about a three foot drop). Alas, I lost one each of these: 2006 Domaine Chandon de Briailles P...
by Glen Gold
July 13th, 2019, 4:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Solved:The annoying thing about the Burghound Barzelay book
Replies: 15
Views: 2333

Re: Solved:The annoying thing about the Burghound Barzelay book

I'm glad for this thread -- it made me order the book. It's really informative, even if I doubt I'll get a chance to use it to tell a friend, "Nope, I'm not coming over to taste that 1910 Thomas-Bassot Clos de la Moutonne, and ya know why?" Edit: Actually, if The Gilded Sage were a better friend, I ...
by Glen Gold
July 10th, 2019, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Comando G La Bruja de Rozas (Short and Boring)
Replies: 12
Views: 721

Re: TN: 2016 Comando G La Bruja de Rozas (Short and Boring)

Does this compare in any way to Bernabeleva's line up? I find those to be quite good.
by Glen Gold
July 10th, 2019, 6:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction Results Archive?
Replies: 8
Views: 452

Auction Results Archive?

In my other hobby/money vacuum, comic book artwork, some collectors have a program that consolidates auction results from the various houses. Pretty useful, even if some of the auctioneers prefer a business model of opacity and amnesia. Is there a results site like that for wine?
by Glen Gold
July 8th, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction Finds
Replies: 39
Views: 2514

Re: Auction Finds

Sincere question: what is the benefit of advertising stuff we might or might not be bidding on?
by Glen Gold
July 5th, 2019, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corkage Etiquette for Older Bottles?
Replies: 23
Views: 1409

Re: Corkage Etiquette for Older Bottles?

I'm with all the folks who suggest dropping it off...if it needs a decant. But I've had this wine twice in the last year, and it has been excellent as a pop n pour. You probably already know that 30 year old Bordeaux has some bottle variation, so your bottle might still need one, but my experience s...
by Glen Gold
July 3rd, 2019, 11:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: North Coast wines in $30-$50 range?
Replies: 23
Views: 1035

Re: North Coast wines in $30-$50 range?

Nathan Smyth wrote:
July 3rd, 2019, 11:12 pm
Walter Hansel
http://www.walterhanselwinery.com/
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Ohh, good call!
by Glen Gold
July 3rd, 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 La Gravette De Certan
Replies: 12
Views: 721

Re: 2015 La Gravette De Certan

Glen have you tried the ‘15 La Gravette yet? Yup: "Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - Great nose on the pnp but the tannins were like having a young Emmanuel Macron slap me across the mouth. Like: crazy, puckering, drooling tannins. Two hours later it straightens out, somewhat, and becomes New World, ...
by Glen Gold
July 3rd, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 La Gravette De Certan
Replies: 12
Views: 721

Re: 2015 La Gravette De Certan

This is such an outstanding wine -- the 2005 still needs a decant, but it's incredible. What's the price of the 2015 at Costco? Thanks for that update. I was just wondering about the 05 Gravette. I have one yet have never had that 2nd label. To be fair, I had the 2004 VCC shortly thereafter and und...
by Glen Gold
July 1st, 2019, 10:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 La Gravette De Certan
Replies: 12
Views: 721

Re: 2015 La Gravette De Certan

This is such an outstanding wine -- the 2005 still needs a decant, but it's incredible. What's the price of the 2015 at Costco?
by Glen Gold
June 28th, 2019, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine And A-Fib?
Replies: 17
Views: 1292

Re: Wine And A-Fib?

I had catheter ablation for the same thing, but I'd hesitate before offering you much advice. SVTs are like Parkinson's symptoms -- they can mean different things for different people. However I can tell you this, which no one else told me -- my symptoms are closely correlated with dehydration. I ha...
by Glen Gold
June 26th, 2019, 2:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pescatarian/Vegetarian Pairings with aged Bordeaux
Replies: 36
Views: 1139

Re: Pescatarian/Vegetarian Pairings with aged Bordeaux

Last night we had spaghetti squash -- that would be squash that, when cooked, has a flesh that looks and behaves like spaghetti -- with a fairly traditional tomato sauce and mushrooms, and we accompanied it with a 1990 Cos Labory that went perfectly. If you're on the lookout for a way to eat vegetar...
by Glen Gold
June 22nd, 2019, 11:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN- 2016 Dame de Montrose - best QPR of the vintage?
Replies: 5
Views: 889

Re: TN- 2016 Dame de Montrose - best QPR of the vintage?

This is good to know - I was in for a case on futures because the notes reminded me of the sublime 2010, which is one of those "this is why I drink wine" wines.
by Glen Gold
June 22nd, 2019, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction slowdown? (HDH today)
Replies: 66
Views: 3118

Re: Auction slowdown? (HDH today)

My favorite moment of the auction was the auctioneer saying "Burgundy isn't dead at auction. Somebody please tell the internet that."
by Glen Gold
June 21st, 2019, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction slowdown? (HDH today)
Replies: 66
Views: 3118

Re: Auction slowdown? (HDH today)

I had a question about those multiple lots of 2015 and 2016 wines. Are those from the chateau? From negociants? Is this a pricing strategy? I've sometimes noticed much smaller domaines in Burgundy auctioning off multiple lots of wines, maybe 10 cases over the course of 2-3 auctions, from vintages th...
by Glen Gold
June 20th, 2019, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction slowdown? (HDH today)
Replies: 66
Views: 3118

Re: Auction slowdown? (HDH today)

There are also a LOT of auctions this week.
by Glen Gold
June 18th, 2019, 10:25 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 871
Views: 44401

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Angler opened today at the Beverly Center (hate that location). The food is fantastic if you're a seafood lover. Very well prepared with an eye to simple preparations. Highly recommend Oh, good. I hit Farmhouse every time I go to Largo, and while I love that place I've been hoping for a good seafoo...
by Glen Gold
June 13th, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Where are people eating in Calistoga/Yountville these days?
Replies: 2
Views: 1007

Where are people eating in Calistoga/Yountville these days?

Girlfriend and i are staying in Calistoga in August for a couple of days. I have some tastings worked out, and we will be submerged in mud for a least part of the time, so that's all set. With the shufflings around and closings that have happened recently, where people would recommend my girlfriend ...
by Glen Gold
June 12th, 2019, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beta Wine Release?
Replies: 11
Views: 1066

Re: Beta Wine Release?

I'm also curious when Jasud will become available.
by Glen Gold
June 12th, 2019, 5:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beta Wine Release?
Replies: 11
Views: 1066

Re: Beta Wine Release?

If you go to CT you'll see there are entries (though no bottles showing yet) for 2013, 2014 and...2016. [dontknow.gif]
by Glen Gold
June 8th, 2019, 1:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1401
Views: 162398

Re: Official Costco Thread

For far the Glendale Costco hasn't yet offered up rewards like those seen in this thread.
by Glen Gold
June 5th, 2019, 1:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where to store wine in Los Angeles?
Replies: 32
Views: 1741

Re: Where to store wine in Los Angeles?

I ended up going with the Wine Vault - cheap, close to me and yeah, the friendly people are a true bonus. I enjoy the elevator ride with Paul every time.
by Glen Gold
June 4th, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert Parker retires
Replies: 125
Views: 7838

Re: Robert Parker retires

Did he delete his social media accounts? He used to have a lot of photos of bottles and meals he'd enjoyed (he stopped updating a while ago) but I don't see them anymore.
by Glen Gold
June 4th, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone tried the 2017 Becklyns yet?
Replies: 35
Views: 3095

Re: Anyone tried the 2017 Becklyns yet?

2017 Becklyn Pangkarra-Made in two new special selected French Oak barrels from row 56 in the Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper vineyard in Yountville this wine shows mulberries, a freshness of ripe ruby red notes of strawberry, cherries, and raspberry. It is laden with earth and mineral suggestions all ...
by Glen Gold
June 1st, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer Question: Bottle List
Replies: 7
Views: 578

Re: Retailer Question: Bottle List

Many times. They're legit -- and nice folks, too.
by Glen Gold
May 31st, 2019, 7:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Father's day wine 2019? Help me 'wow' dad with a monster Cali cab
Replies: 47
Views: 1976

Re: Father's day wine 2019? Help me 'wow' dad with a monster Cali cab

I'm going through this right now. My dad only started drinking when he turned 80 (he figured "why the hell not?" and unlike Adam Arkin in Little Miss Sunshine he stopped with booze rather than horse). He's turning 88 next Friday and asked me to bring a couple of wines to dinner. He too is a Cal cab ...
by Glen Gold
May 29th, 2019, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Announcing the Launch of To Kalon Vineyard Company
Replies: 37
Views: 3261

Re: Announcing the Launch of To Kalon Vineyard Company

Joshua Kates wrote:
May 29th, 2019, 10:23 am
FWIW, to kalon does not mean "highest beauty," which would be more like ton kalliston; it's not a comparative, just means the beautiful or the noble.
In lieu of this I would like to announce my formation of the Tonkalliston Vineyard Company. I figure Constellation will be cool with that. neener
by Glen Gold
May 25th, 2019, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 245
Views: 16003

Re: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?

Does anyone else buy from Total Wine? Seems like they’ve decided to not offer 375s on the last few offers (I got Calon Segur and Pavie Macquin but since then I’ve only seen larger formats). IIRC they had basically everything in 375 in ‘16 and nothing but the sweets in 375 in ‘17. And my 2016 375s a...
by Glen Gold
May 25th, 2019, 12:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy treachery
Replies: 68
Views: 4148

Re: Burgundy treachery

Here's my Burgundy story: three months ago I had a 2014 Confuron Chambolle Musigny that was so good I bought two mixed cases of various villages and 1er cru Chambolles. I was very excited.

Then I had my second bottle of 2014 Confuron Chambolle Musigny. [cry.gif]
by Glen Gold
May 25th, 2019, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Envoyer Website is Up
Replies: 14
Views: 1572

Re: New Envoyer Website is Up

Huh. They no longer recognize my account, or my email. I'm gonna just figure it's a glitch and it'll resolve eventually...
by Glen Gold
May 25th, 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 245
Views: 16003

Re: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?

I noticed that when the Rauzan Segla came out, only Millesima had it for a few days. Still looks like verrrry limited allocations but a couple of places have it this morning at the release price. Don't see 375s though.
by Glen Gold
May 25th, 2019, 7:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is it just me? Napa vs Bordeaux QPR
Replies: 56
Views: 4292

Re: Is it just me? Napa vs Bordeaux QPR

What traditional style Bordeaux is in the $30-50 range? I thoroughly dislike modern style Cab/Cab blends no matter where they’re from. Through friends, I can get 2016 Ridge Estate Cab for $45.50 (30% discount). For me, that’s the gold standard in CA. What Bordeaux is in that class? Others might dis...
by Glen Gold
May 22nd, 2019, 9:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 245
Views: 16003

Re: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?

It's been interesting watching the releases trickle out and liv-ex needing to find new, polite ways of saying, "readers at all intersted in this Chateau will find 37 other vintages of it at better prices."

https://www.liv-ex.com/category/release ... eaux-2018/
by Glen Gold
May 19th, 2019, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker's views on Neal Martin
Replies: 99
Views: 6845

Re: Berserker's views on Neal Martin

A. So wrote:
May 19th, 2019, 1:40 pm
His Pomerol book is something all wine books should aspire to be.
Any ideas on how to buy a copy? My browsers say his webside has been misconfigured for purchasing, and I don't see it elsewhere.

G
by Glen Gold
May 13th, 2019, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Online wine auction offerings becoming sparse and pricey?
Replies: 67
Views: 4442

Re: Online wine auction offerings becoming sparse and pricey?

Just got 2 X 2009 Taupenot-Merme Chambolle Musigny 1er cru Combe d'Orveau at Zachy's for $172 including the vig. That probbably doesn't mean much to most people but it looks like a deal to me because a) I haven't been in this game long and b) I do a lot of research. My dad, who was an obsessive coll...
by Glen Gold
May 11th, 2019, 9:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sub $20 Cabernet based wines
Replies: 75
Views: 2527

Re: Sub $20 Cabernet based wines

Ones I've had at that price point, which you can still find, and which did not make me sad have been Chateau Senejac, Jax Y3 Taureau, The Fableist Paso Robles and Lanessan.
by Glen Gold
May 11th, 2019, 8:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beta Wine Release?
Replies: 11
Views: 1066

Re: Beta Wine Release?

Funny -- I just sent them an email asking the same question. Haven't heard back yet.
by Glen Gold
May 10th, 2019, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 245
Views: 16003

Re: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?

This looks like a year where a range of critics gave good scores to various second wines like Petite Eglise, Croix de Beaucaillou and Pagodes. But there's rarely a compelling reason to buy those before they hit the shelves.
by Glen Gold
May 9th, 2019, 7:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Togni Vertical: 1983 to 1996
Replies: 24
Views: 1047

Re: Togni Vertical: 1983 to 1996

I love the 1994 Togni but have found it needs about 3 hours to open up -- every time I forget this, I pnp and think I have a bum bottle. This looks like a fantastic line up.
by Glen Gold
May 5th, 2019, 4:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christopher Tynan 2015 Spring Release
Replies: 23
Views: 1880

Re: Christopher Tynan 2015 Spring Release

NickRut wrote:
May 5th, 2019, 4:20 pm
6 syrahs is enough... right??
What is this word "enough" to which you refer? [scratch.gif]
by Glen Gold
April 28th, 2019, 8:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux for burgundy fans
Replies: 19
Views: 1057

Re: Bordeaux for burgundy fans

This might be entirely off the wall, but consider Domaine de Chevalier, particularly in the more classic vintages. Their 1989 and 1990 had some subtleties that I really appreciated.
by Glen Gold
April 22nd, 2019, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Christopher Tynan 2015 Spring Release
Replies: 23
Views: 1880

Re: Christopher Tynan 2015 Spring Release

Will be all in as well. Wondering what allocations will look like. Never had the Syrah - anyone have feedback? The Syrah is excellent, very Hermitage-like (to my pretty amateur palate) and, like you'd think, is screamingly young. It's not fruit-driven but nonetheless huge. I had a taste of the 2013...
by Glen Gold
April 21st, 2019, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Brett in Burgundy - the red wine premox?
Replies: 60
Views: 3107

Re: Brett in Burgundy - the red wine premox?

Lacking other data, a useful exercise is to take back issues of Burghound or whatever critical publications you read and do a control-F search for the term brett in tasting notes. At this early stage, I think it would be irresponsible of me to present the findings of that exercise, but if you are w...
by Glen Gold
April 21st, 2019, 2:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Brett in Burgundy - the red wine premox?
Replies: 60
Views: 3107

Re: Brett in Burgundy - the red wine premox?

Lacking other data, a useful exercise is to take back issues of Burghound or whatever critical publications you read and do a control-F search for the term brett in tasting notes. At this early stage, I think it would be irresponsible of me to present the findings of that exercise, but if you are w...
by Glen Gold
April 20th, 2019, 12:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cork recycling day
Replies: 13
Views: 625

Re: Cork recycling day

Matt Mauldin wrote:
April 20th, 2019, 12:08 pm
If I'm not mistaken, they can be composted.
Not only can you compost natural corks, but they're "brown" and most of the food waste I've been composting is "green," so this will be a good addition to the mix. Thanks for the info.

G
by Glen Gold
April 7th, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Napa cabs
Replies: 22
Views: 1628

Re: 2011 Napa cabs

Interesting to see if opinions from this thread panned out: https://wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=116179&p=1775114&hilit=fear+of+2011#p1775114 I had another 2011 Jean Edwards a couple of nights ago that was fresh and restrained and lovely, and excellent not just for the vintage. Than...
by Glen Gold
April 6th, 2019, 9:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Napa cabs
Replies: 22
Views: 1628

Re: 2011 Napa cabs

Interesting to see if opinions from this thread panned out: https://wineberserkers.com/forum/viewto ... 1#p1775114

I had another 2011 Jean Edwards a couple of nights ago that was fresh and restrained and lovely, and excellent not just for the vintage.

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