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by Glen Gold
October 30th, 2020, 2:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine seepage in transit- 1972 stag's leap- overnight priority ship
Replies: 28
Views: 812

Re: Wine seepage in transit- 1972 stag's leap- overnight priority ship

I’m with Richard. I immediately thought weak/thin cork. I’ve only had a small small handful out of many older Napa cabs (60s/70s) and when opened the cork integrity was not sound and they were generally not in great shape Thanks- I definitely plan to use the Durand on these! That should work. If it...
by Glen Gold
October 24th, 2020, 4:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou
Replies: 8
Views: 606

Re: 2018 La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou

What is Cuvée Colbert? Jeff's site says it's the same wine, but with a "different" aging process. Anyone know specifics?
by Glen Gold
October 16th, 2020, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The post COVID meal you have been dreaming about...
Replies: 23
Views: 1044

Re: The post COVID meal you have been dreaming about...

I've been planning this in my head. Last minute, but inspired appetizers that magically go with white burg as well as french fries do, then Holy Grail ribeyes, mashed potatoes (Sara makes them with greek yogurt and dill), fried kale, maitake mushrooms and creamed spinach. Peanut Butter pie for desse...
by Glen Gold
October 13th, 2020, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beta release coming...
Replies: 39
Views: 3065

Re: Beta release coming...

Wow. What a rough experience. One fire after another.
by Glen Gold
October 11th, 2020, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: QPR Hall of Fame
Replies: 72
Views: 4609

Re: QPR Hall of Fame

Sjmotta wrote:
October 11th, 2020, 11:06 am
Super QPRs:
Landskroon - especially Chenin Blanc and Rose of Pinotage
Domaine Lafage - Narassa and Bastide Miraflors
Maze - Sauvignon Blanc and SB Clew
Hourglass - GIII and Sauvignon Blanc
Obsidian Ridge - Cabernet Sauvignon
Oh yeah -- the 2013 Hourglass GIII is great!
by Glen Gold
October 10th, 2020, 9:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: QPR Hall of Fame
Replies: 72
Views: 4609

Re: QPR Hall of Fame

Domaine Lafage Côtes du Roussillon Bastide Miraflors Sean Thackrey Pleiades Château Sénéjac Mondot Campesino Syrah Las Madras Viñedos Bernabeleva Vinos de Madrid Camino de Navaherreros Di Co Méo-Camuzet Frère et Sœurs Bourgogne Franck Balthazar Côtes du Rhône Domaine Georges Glantenay Elixir Rose Do...
by Glen Gold
October 9th, 2020, 7:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 309
Views: 18977

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

The part of my mindset that "would you pay $75 for it?" leaves out is that when I actually pay $75 for a wine, I'm trying to get something that drinks like a $150 wine.
by Glen Gold
October 6th, 2020, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6649
Views: 392906

Re: de Negoce offer

All my shipped cases are now tracked to be returned to dN. And I have been told I will not be getting those cases when they re-ship to me (obviously no way to know of true). So at least on my end, dN made right. Only fair to post this for a tail end of the story. What do you expect them to do with ...
by Glen Gold
October 6th, 2020, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beta release coming...
Replies: 39
Views: 3065

Re: Beta release coming...

I know it is a very tough time for all. I will let Ketan give you the details but suffice it to said he was significantly impacted by the fires. I can't wait to support him with this offer. Knowing him the orders will mean as much as the cash flow. Damn. I was watching the updates about Diamond Mou...
by Glen Gold
October 6th, 2020, 7:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Château Bel Air-Marquis d'Aligre (Margaux) vertical 2010-1985
Replies: 18
Views: 1083

Re: TN: Château Bel Air-Marquis d'Aligre (Margaux) vertical 2010-1985

These notes are great -- thank you. Jane Anson also has a good overview of the Chateau in her Inside Bordeaux book.
by Glen Gold
October 5th, 2020, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Montrose/Dame
Replies: 18
Views: 897

Re: Montrose/Dame

I got into Bordeaux in part though second wines, as it was interesting to me that some were made with the same care as the grand vins but others were the equivalent of the fashion designer discount warehouse blend. Dame de Montrose is just flat out the best for the money imo. Mondot, Troplong's seco...
by Glen Gold
September 30th, 2020, 8:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: patria '18 release
Replies: 16
Views: 1134

Re: patria '18 release

I had their Charlie Smith Chardonnay the other night. It was fantastic.
by Glen Gold
September 28th, 2020, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59945

Re: #GlassFire

A fire fighter on twitter says Meadowood Restaurant is gone.
by Glen Gold
September 27th, 2020, 12:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: This Weekends HDH Auction
Replies: 38
Views: 2524

Re: This Weekends HDH Auction

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
September 27th, 2020, 12:22 pm
Glen Gold wrote:
September 26th, 2020, 9:05 pm
2002 Leoville Poyferre hammered for $650 in the last auction and $1000 this one. That's weird.
It’s not worth the $650. Maybe worth it at $500. Not much of a vintage for LP.
Exactly. Nothing to see here - move along. [thumbs-up.gif]
by Glen Gold
September 27th, 2020, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 59945

Re: #GlassFire

Brian Tuite wrote:
September 27th, 2020, 7:30 am
A new cover shot for the Tourism Guide? hitsfan


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Wow. Did you take that shot? It's...iconic. The videos on twitter are awful. Hope those air tankers get there fast.
by Glen Gold
September 26th, 2020, 9:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: This Weekends HDH Auction
Replies: 38
Views: 2524

Re: This Weekends HDH Auction

2002 Leoville Poyferre hammered for $650 in the last auction and $1000 this one. That's weird.
by Glen Gold
September 24th, 2020, 5:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6649
Views: 392906

Re: de Negoce offer

I see about 15 possibilities for Sleeping Lady. Hmm.
by Glen Gold
September 24th, 2020, 1:30 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Basil Pesto Wine Pairing of the Week ****SUMMARY ADDED ON TOP 9/24/20*****
Replies: 41
Views: 2602

Re: Basil Pesto Wine Pairing of the Week ****SUMMARY ADDED ON TOP 9/24/20*****

This is a terrific thread and I can't wait to use some of your suggestions as pairings. We too have a lot of basil. Last year I perused a thread here and saw a recipe that suggested blanching the basil and toasting the pine nuts. Made a huge difference to the outcome (to my girlfriend's and my taste...
by Glen Gold
September 21st, 2020, 2:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to pair with American Wagyu Ground Beef?
Replies: 41
Views: 1895

Re: What to pair with American Wagyu Ground Beef?

The best-laid plans of Berserkers. We had guests over to the back yard (masks, distance - she's a doctor; we were as safe as we know how to be) and I opened a 2016 Tynan Syrah based on comments here. Hilariously, it turned out...they don't drink wine. HOW DID WE NOT ASK THAT? We're out of practice....
by Glen Gold
September 21st, 2020, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to pair with American Wagyu Ground Beef?
Replies: 41
Views: 1895

Re: What to pair with American Wagyu Ground Beef?

I really like acidity to cut fat, especially with something as marbled as Wagyu, so I'd go with Syrah if it's cooler-climate or a young, fresher Bordeaux. (To stay true to the Berserkers stylebook, my "absolutely ignoring what you've posted" choice would be rosé champagne - palate cleanser and refr...
by Glen Gold
September 21st, 2020, 7:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to pair with American Wagyu Ground Beef?
Replies: 41
Views: 1895

Re: What to pair with American Wagyu Ground Beef?

... Here are the basic choices that we have in the wine fridge: aged or young left-bank Bordeaux; Cal cabs (some bruisers; some restrained and classical); young village or 1er cru Burgs. I could also dig up syrah if that's more appropriate. I think zin is a good bet, too. But I have to say that thi...
by Glen Gold
September 19th, 2020, 7:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to pair with American Wagyu Ground Beef?
Replies: 41
Views: 1895

What to pair with American Wagyu Ground Beef?

We're going to bust into the Holy Grail Tajima American Wagyu Ground Beef and grill some burgers tomorrow night. What's the best to pair with those? Here are the basic choices that we have in the wine fridge: aged or young left-bank Bordeaux; Cal cabs (some bruisers; some restrained and classical); ...
by Glen Gold
September 18th, 2020, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2018 William & Mary Shifflett and Napa Valley Wines
Replies: 20
Views: 1839

Re: TNs: 2018 William & Mary Shifflett and Napa Valley Wines

Brian, thanks for the head’s up tasting. I knew these were going to be good. I heard the Napa bottling has a somewhat feline streak. AHAH! I finally understand all your weird innuendo and insinuations: you're saying Merrill made their wine. Got it. It's a weird thing to keep bringing up, but okay. ...
by Glen Gold
September 18th, 2020, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2018 William & Mary Shifflett and Napa Valley Wines
Replies: 20
Views: 1839

Re: TNs: 2018 William & Mary Shifflett and Napa Valley Wines

Brian, thanks for the head’s up tasting. I knew these were going to be good. I heard the Napa bottling has a somewhat feline streak. AHAH! I finally understand all your weird innuendo and insinuations: you're saying Merrill made their wine. Got it. It's a weird thing to keep bringing up, but okay.
by Glen Gold
September 13th, 2020, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6649
Views: 392906

Re: de Negoce offer

MatthewT wrote:
September 13th, 2020, 4:34 pm
ray ormand wrote:
September 13th, 2020, 4:28 pm
Had OG #2 tonight: agree with Matthew T:delicious.
It is really, really, good. Much better than the last one I had which I also liked but wow. I only have about a glass and a half left and it's only 430PM here :)
For a good 15 seconds I thought you were talking about the air quality.
by Glen Gold
September 12th, 2020, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6649
Views: 392906

Re: de Negoce offer

MatthewT wrote:
September 12th, 2020, 12:43 pm
I think the internet is on to me...and yes I go to TMZ. Check out the ad I was served.
Wonder if Jen met Chad through WineAccess? [wink.gif]
by Glen Gold
September 8th, 2020, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6649
Views: 392906

Re: de Negoce offer

It sounds like the offer is confirming something MatthewT has been saying, that the situation bringing such cheap wines was once-in-a-generation. Annnnd now it might have ended a little early. Depending on how things shake out. Whatever the future holds, I hope it aims toward recovery for the maximu...
by Glen Gold
September 7th, 2020, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6649
Views: 392906

Re: de Negoce offer

by Glen Gold
September 4th, 2020, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6649
Views: 392906

Re: de Negoce offer

Artist's conception of Cameron launching next offer.
by Glen Gold
September 3rd, 2020, 10:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Domaine Hauvette Les Baux-de-Provence Cuvée Cornaline
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Re: TN: 2014 Domaine Hauvette Les Baux-de-Provence Cuvée Cornaline

Looks like I had it in 2014 - but I have one more bottle and by coincidence it's on deck, so we'll find out!
by Glen Gold
September 1st, 2020, 3:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH Burgundy Auction - shipping
Replies: 16
Views: 1544

Re: HDH Burgundy Auction - shipping

I am startled that the cheapest cross country shipping -- Fedex ground -- seems to be $92. I guess I've been out of the loop a while.
by Glen Gold
August 31st, 2020, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6649
Views: 392906

Re: de Negoce offer

We all sat on our hands when everyone bagged on MathewT for being a fanboy, and now we've got KTr@n (great super villain handle) telling us we're babying wine that wouldn't be out of place in a red solo cup at a UNC corona party and we're on our own. There's a lesson here somewhere, but I'm not goi...
by Glen Gold
August 31st, 2020, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: John Kapon - The Compendium Vol I
Replies: 5
Views: 1681

Re: John Kapon - The Compendium Vol I

The latest Acker auction catalogue advertises this as "newly printed." I hadn't seen this book before, but found this thread. If you go to the ordering link, the connection is not encrypted, the info is not secure, and the website does not provide an owner name. Wonder when Volume II is coming out.
by Glen Gold
August 30th, 2020, 4:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6649
Views: 392906

Re: de Negoce offer

Sterling's website says: "Our Diamond Mountain Ranch lies west of the town of Calistoga, near the top of the Diamond Mountain American Viticultural Area (AVA). The ranch’s 120 acres, planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc, range in elevation from 1,700 to 2,000 fee...
by Glen Gold
August 29th, 2020, 9:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine as antiquity
Replies: 14
Views: 950

Re: Wine as antiquity

I'm waiting for The Gilded Sage's tasting note.
by Glen Gold
August 29th, 2020, 2:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6649
Views: 392906

Re: de Negoce offer

Okay, so #20 does have things in common with the Mr. Evans notes (https://www.royestate.com/wines/mr-evan ... ietary-red) but not everything. Beaucanon did seem to be a better fit, but I'm really interested in how Timothy's sleuthing led to Roy.
by Glen Gold
August 28th, 2020, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6649
Views: 392906

Re: de Negoce offer

I've had their steaks. They are excellent.
by Glen Gold
August 28th, 2020, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6649
Views: 392906

Re: de Negoce offer

Bwah hah hah hah....

I love it. Cameron, release N.40 at 3 AM and make the release contingent on solving an excalating number of clues culminating in a SAW-like situation in which board members have to rescue a fellow boardie from a dire fate -- OR GET THE WINE.
by Glen Gold
August 25th, 2020, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Book review: "Inside Bordeaux" by Jane Anson
Replies: 6
Views: 940

Re: Book review: "Inside Bordeaux" by Jane Anson

Yesterday, UPS shows up in my email with a "wine shipping" delivery notice, 3 pounds, clearly one bottle, from New York. I am anxious and angry that someone would ship me wine in August. Then...turns out its Jane Anson's "Inside Bordeaux," which shipped from Sotheby's wine department. Showed up warm...
by Glen Gold
August 21st, 2020, 9:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hart Davis Hart Auction
Replies: 19
Views: 1744

Re: Hart Davis Hart Auction

Any tips about contacting them for shipping? Is it as simple as you call, they give you the contact info for a shipper, and you're done?
by Glen Gold
August 21st, 2020, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH action questions
Replies: 101
Views: 5770

Re: HDH action questions

At this point I'm thinking some HDH bidders think the auction app is Tinder and they keep swiping right... a lot of Napa cabs are selling $100-$200 over WS low. I don't get the reasoning. I'm not tracking a ton of stuff but most everything that I have -- cases of Bordeaux, mostly -- has gone above ...
by Glen Gold
August 20th, 2020, 3:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hennessey Fire, Napa
Replies: 62
Views: 7783

Re: Hennessey Fire, Napa

According to twitter, what they're calling the #MondaviFire is 3-5 acres but "good progress being made" - in the sense of good for the firefighting, not the fire.
by Glen Gold
August 20th, 2020, 3:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hennessey Fire, Napa
Replies: 62
Views: 7783

Re: Hennessey Fire, Napa

Paul Luckin wrote:
August 20th, 2020, 2:25 pm
new fire reported at 1494 Walnut Lane in Napa.

2-3 acres at this time.
Isn't that Mondavi and To Kalon?
by Glen Gold
August 18th, 2020, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hennessey Fire, Napa
Replies: 62
Views: 7783

Re: Hennessey Fire, Napa

@Sarah_Stierch on twitter is a good follow for current info and links. There's a lot of stuff happening.
by Glen Gold
August 17th, 2020, 6:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hennessey Fire, Napa
Replies: 62
Views: 7783

Re: Hennessey Fire, Napa

2500 acres, 0% containment.
by Glen Gold
August 17th, 2020, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Di Costanzo '18 Fall Release
Replies: 86
Views: 5315

Re: Di Costanzo '18 Fall Release

I tasted the Caldwell. It's really good. 2018 Di Costanzo Cabernet Sauvignon Caldwell Vineyard - USA, California, Napa Valley, Coombsville (7/7/2020) Barrel sample tasted during a FaceTime call with Massimo di Costanzo. TL;dr: if you like the Montecillo and Farella cuvées, jump on this when they rel...
by Glen Gold
August 17th, 2020, 11:40 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Interesting mushroom tip
Replies: 16
Views: 1316

Re: Interesting mushroom tip

I keep reading the subject as "Interesting mushroom trip," which is always an oxymoron. That said, thanks for the as-described interesting tip.
by Glen Gold
August 16th, 2020, 9:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Just came in the email: Reminder- EMH Black Cat Appreciation Day - August 17
Replies: 20
Views: 1617

Re: Just came in the email: Reminder- EMH Black Cat Appreciation Day - August 17

I haven't had a bad wine from EMH yet, but would say that if you want the full range, try both 2013s (classic and special) and then the 2011 classic. It reflects the vintage really well - it's more spicey and savory than other years, and it's great on its own. (I dig the others on their own or with ...
by Glen Gold
August 14th, 2020, 10:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Heatwave......
Replies: 120
Views: 7410

Re: Napa Heatwave......

Yeah, add me to the list - I am a big fan of Merrill's -- she's been lovely to me, too -- and really don't understand what's going on.

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