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by Glen Gold
February 26th, 2021, 9:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Detert- Why not more chatter?
Replies: 86
Views: 8906

Re: Detert- Why not more chatter?

Their cab franc tastes like cabernet sauvignon, sure, but even my French friend who introduced me to Clos Rougeard loves Detert -- knowing that it doesn't even remotely taste like the Loire varietals. It's just good juice. Detert is one of the very few producers I will buy from every year, and their...
by Glen Gold
February 25th, 2021, 4:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer Check: First The Wine
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Re: Retailer Check: First The Wine

Bought multiple times. They're legit. I miss the days of their crazy sales, though.
by Glen Gold
February 13th, 2021, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: POLL: What is the most valuable bottle of wine in your cellar?
Replies: 86
Views: 5528

Re: POLL: What is the most expensive bottle of wine in your cellar?

The most I have ever paid for a bottle, by FAR, was a 2010 Bonneau Celestins. I remember it was $514 in 2016, and I snapped it up then because I knew to the thrill of my bones that it would never get cheaper. And if you were to buy it today, you'd have to pay..$515. I have not bought like that again...
by Glen Gold
February 12th, 2021, 1:16 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: MacDonald
Replies: 6
Views: 1326

Re: FS: MacDonald

Sorry to hear about your health issues. Here's hoping they resolve!
by Glen Gold
February 11th, 2021, 9:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: K&L
Replies: 71
Views: 4981

Re: K&L

btw, I had not noticed this until just now, but K&L confirmations now request that purchasers pick up their Will Call items within 30 days now. It used to be 90 days, which was down from 6 mos some years ago. I'm not sure when that changed. My understanding is because of the pandemic they're ru...
by Glen Gold
February 9th, 2021, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Di Costanzo 18’s drop Tuesday
Replies: 39
Views: 3216

Re: Di Costanzo 18’s drop Tuesday

This is an easy annual buy for me. I tend to approach them like they're left-bank classified growths - a lot of air or a lot of age. I had a 2017 Di Co a couple of months ago that was still fantastic on day FIVE! No recent expeience with the 2016 Farella but I see the notes on CT are positive.
by Glen Gold
February 8th, 2021, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two Radio-Coteau Reds '03....(short/boring)
Replies: 1
Views: 203

Re: TN: Two Radio-Coteau Reds '03....(short/boring)

I very much love Radio Coteau and have noticed some bottle variation when you age it. Some of them seem to mature too quickly.
by Glen Gold
February 6th, 2021, 11:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: K&L
Replies: 71
Views: 4981

Re: K&L

I don't understand their inventory software, but I find that their price on back vintages of wines that have caught on more recently sometimes reflect an earlier, lower price than market. On some wine, they are exquisitely aware that, say, a 2005 1er cru that they haven't had in stock for many years...
by Glen Gold
February 1st, 2021, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jeb Dunnuck really loves 2018 Napa
Replies: 104
Views: 7583

Re: Jeb Dunnuck really loves 2018 Napa

Clearly we can solve everything with a thousand point scale. [diablo.gif]
by Glen Gold
January 30th, 2021, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where do you get cardboard storage cases?
Replies: 18
Views: 669

Re: Where do you get cardboard storage cases?

Sounds like you're near K&L. Their local delivery has been done in very nice cardboard boxes since the pandemic. Very true. I've been using those for storage, but definitely need a more economical way than getting one box for every case ordered [cheers.gif] I'm also close to Heritage Auctions' ...
by Glen Gold
January 30th, 2021, 7:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Post-COVID Tasting Thread
Replies: 1
Views: 385

A Post-COVID Tasting Thread

I thought it might be useful for other folks who have had COVID to have a place to share their experiences with tasting. I had a very mild form of it in April - never tested positive - and seemingly recovered quickly, but I've noticed that tasting wine in the last ten months has been confusing, to s...
by Glen Gold
January 29th, 2021, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where do you get cardboard storage cases?
Replies: 18
Views: 669

Re: Where do you get cardboard storage cases?

Great - thank you so much for the options. Domaine is indeed pricey but their magnum boxes come as sixers, which seems easier than in 12-bottle size. Uline is much cheaper - ordered some stuff from both!
by Glen Gold
January 29th, 2021, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where do you get cardboard storage cases?
Replies: 18
Views: 669

Where do you get cardboard storage cases?

I've been trying to secure boxes to store wines in my off-site. Normally I get them from my retailer, but since the pandemic all the local stores have removed this option. (Also that's always been hit and miss - even when I ask knowledgeable places like K&L, they sometimes hand over flimsy carto...
by Glen Gold
January 27th, 2021, 11:32 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BEAU RIVAGE WINES - 6PK VERTICAL
Replies: 164
Views: 6570

Re: BEAU RIVAGE WINES - 6PK VERTICAL

Another tip: Everyone should follow William's Instagram, too.
by Glen Gold
January 25th, 2021, 6:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ON NEW WB GROUP - MONOPOLE CRU
Replies: 95
Views: 6818

Re: IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ON NEW WB GROUP - MONOPOLE CRU

As a brand new Monopolean, the first thing I'd like to do is complain that the badge looks premoxed. neener
by Glen Gold
January 23rd, 2021, 10:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BBM: Bienvenue Batard Montrachet.
Replies: 52
Views: 2547

Re: BBM: Bienvenue Batard Montrachet.

I know folks here actually save rocks up to throw when this producer is mentioned, but the only BBM I've had is Louis Latour, the 2000, and it was excellent two years ago. And about half the price of any other BBM available at the time.
by Glen Gold
January 12th, 2021, 9:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer Check: Collectable Fine Wine (CA)
Replies: 11
Views: 558

Re: Retailer Check: Collectable Fine Wine (CA)

If a thread from 2015 isn't recent enough, I ordered some good Burgs from them within the last six months. No problems.
by Glen Gold
January 11th, 2021, 7:19 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Everyday dinnerware recommendation needed
Replies: 47
Views: 2742

Re: Everyday dinnerware recommendation needed

+whatever for Heath. Coupe line for us, completely randomly matched colors that nonetheless work together. I have, however, destroyed a number of them but that was due to a) moving to a new house that had absurdly hard water and b) bad prescription on my progressives. Fixed both of those and the rem...
by Glen Gold
January 10th, 2021, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Grand Crus Blanc de Blancs
Replies: 27
Views: 2132

Re: TN: 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Grand Crus Blanc de Blancs

Thanks for the note. I'm not a big champagne guy but I bought a couple of these to sock away. As I am innocent in the ways of champagne, I had imagined that it goes flattish if you leave it open for hours. Not so? How long can excellent champagne stay open before tragedy like that strikes?
by Glen Gold
January 9th, 2021, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Order from NY to ship to CA?
Replies: 14
Views: 612

Re: Order from NY to ship to CA?

I recently ordered from Empire with no issues at all. It came highly recommended from others on this board. To be honest I order outside my state only to get wines I cannot get through my local retailers. In many cases I have found my local retailers will work with me on pricing. Whaaaaa? Please sa...
by Glen Gold
January 4th, 2021, 9:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread
Replies: 237
Views: 11295

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread

Officially started today. Also my January eating routine: 11 am - 7 pm, basically a lot of green vegetables, oils, nuts, animal protein, some fruits and 80 oz of water. Lotsa beets, asparagus, fermented foods. Very few starches, dairy or soy. I would normally have specific exercise goals this month,...
by Glen Gold
December 19th, 2020, 6:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A couple of '80 Cabs (Birth Year Party)
Replies: 24
Views: 1300

Re: A couple of '80 Cabs (Birth Year Party)

My girlfriend is a 1980 Capricorn, so we're about to launch into the same thing - a 1980 Burgess Vintage Selection -- please let us know how the Burgess or the Mondavi goes. We had a Sterling Reserve a few years ago that was very nice - better than you'd expect.
by Glen Gold
December 15th, 2020, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs 2020 Edition -- and your Discovery of the Year
Replies: 181
Views: 14866

Re: WOTYs 2020 Edition -- and your Discovery of the Year

I don't have a wine of the year, but I have discoveries. It's funny - as I've gotten into Burgundy, what comes with talking about discoveries is the sheer terror of other people maybe paying attention. Bordeaux? Cal cabs? There's always enough of those to go around. But 2005 S.C. Guillard Gevrey-Cha...
by Glen Gold
December 13th, 2020, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Not a cork, not a screwtop, but...
Replies: 24
Views: 1478

Not a cork, not a screwtop, but...

Had the 2019 Haut Bailly Rosé (great value, definitely toward the bolder/watermelon/cherry side of things, but not overdone) and was intrigued by the closure, as shown. The glass top is a new thing for me.
by Glen Gold
December 12th, 2020, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vins Rare wine shop
Replies: 119
Views: 8771

Re: Vins Rare wine shop

I've been buying for a couple of years and have had no problems, only good experiences. BTW, Bryan turned me onto the Glantenay "Elixir" rosé, which is a completely bonkers value.
by Glen Gold
December 5th, 2020, 4:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1st taste after Covid
Replies: 22
Views: 1966

Re: 1st taste after Covid

Hey there, Mark - very glad to hear you have come through to the other side. I had a mild case of Covid, and it has impacted my taste for alcohol of all sorts. Some nights I have no problem but there are times when the best comparison is to having to use an out-of-tune instrument. In my experience, ...
by Glen Gold
December 2nd, 2020, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2018 Red Burgundies are you Buying?
Replies: 132
Views: 8658

Re: What 2018 Red Burgundies are you Buying?

William Kelley wrote: December 2nd, 2020, 1:02 pm
Glen Gold wrote: December 2nd, 2020, 10:16 am
Lorenzon
Me too!
Artist's rendition of William Kelley and me: [drinkers.gif]
by Glen Gold
December 2nd, 2020, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2018 Red Burgundies are you Buying?
Replies: 132
Views: 8658

Re: What 2018 Red Burgundies are you Buying?

Arnoux-Lachaux
Berthaut-Gerbet
Nicholas Faure
J-P Guyon
Lorenzon
And one bottle of Naudin-Ferrand Côte de Nuits Villages Viola Odorata.
by Glen Gold
December 1st, 2020, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2267
Views: 316959

Re: Official Costco Thread

Richard Jen wrote: November 29th, 2020, 11:18 am Mountain View, Chanin 2018 Chardonnay Bien Nacido $22.99 after $17 off.
Wow. That's a crazy bargain. Back up the truck. Alas, my Glendale location rarely has anything worthwhile.
by Glen Gold
November 27th, 2020, 7:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long does it take to chill white wine
Replies: 29
Views: 1026

Re: How long does it take to chill white wine

Has anyone experimented further with this? Let's say I have a room-temperature chardonnay and a minimal amount of time. The internet says put it in the freezer for 10-15 minutes (science says with a damp towel on it; the experimenting part of the internet says this doesn't work as well as it does in...
by Glen Gold
November 26th, 2020, 3:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Benchmark bin sale
Replies: 67
Views: 4655

Re: Benchmark bin sale

I do wish you could search those sales in a more efficient way.
by Glen Gold
November 25th, 2020, 3:08 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: When does the matchstick in chardonnay blow off?
Replies: 8
Views: 1365

Re: When does the matchstick in chardonnay blow off?

Thanks so much for that link. It explains a lot.
by Glen Gold
November 24th, 2020, 10:20 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: When does the matchstick in chardonnay blow off?
Replies: 8
Views: 1365

When does the matchstick in chardonnay blow off?

The first time I had Dujac (their Bourgogne blanc) was the first time I smelled and tasted sulfur. COOL, I thought, because I didn't know wine could taste that way. I have recently fallen for Walter Scott, which is famous for that. Does that matchstick dissipate with decanting or not? With the wine ...
by Glen Gold
November 24th, 2020, 9:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beta release coming...
Replies: 56
Views: 5550

Re: Beta release coming...

Haven't had a '14 yet, but in my experience, they tend to be released when they're young but ready. I've popped an '11, '12 and '13 the week of shipment and each was was great -- a brief decant helps. And I'm waiting for more tasting notes before opening a chardonnay, so if anyone has info to share...
by Glen Gold
November 24th, 2020, 8:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8985
Views: 1389879

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

As disheartening as it is to see this still going on, it is a joy to watch Don at work. The pictures and then the descriptions remind me of the "Can you find the differences?" puzzles in Highlights for Children. This is Highlights for Wine Berserkers. Thank you Don for all the effort you ...
by Glen Gold
November 23rd, 2020, 3:01 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Egg Nog Recipes
Replies: 14
Views: 1471

Re: Egg Nog Recipes

That recipe looks amazing and around these parts serves one.
by Glen Gold
November 19th, 2020, 11:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beta release coming...
Replies: 56
Views: 5550

Re: Beta release coming...

Thanks to this board I was made aware of Ketan's efforts and his Beta Wines. I ended up picking up 3 of each wine before he sold out. The wines arrived yesterday. Question for those more familiar with the project: The labels appear to be packaging tape (my shipper was sealed with what looked to be ...
by Glen Gold
November 12th, 2020, 10:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Musigny prices
Replies: 54
Views: 4414

Re: Musigny prices

I'd ordered from a very respected retailer a few bottles of Dujac that showed up cooked - they took them back immediately and I had a store credit just about large enough to take a flyer and buy a 2013 Drouhin Laroze Musigny - under $500. I know that house didn't get much love until that vintage, bu...
by Glen Gold
November 9th, 2020, 1:30 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: "I've stopped eating octopus..." Why?
Replies: 42
Views: 3126

Re: "I've stopped eating octopus..." Why?

A few years ago my girlfriend and I stopped eating animals cuter or smarter than ourselves. Octopus was the first on the list. And The Octopus Teacher brought it home - very hard to imagine eating one after seeing the film.
by Glen Gold
November 8th, 2020, 1:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got the RONA...no smell, no taste, no WINE!
Replies: 135
Views: 9216

Re: Got the RONA...no smell, no taste, no WINE!

Our PCPs have put both me and my girlfriend down for post-Covid syndrome. We never tested positive, nor do we have measurable antibodies, but we each have a host of minor symptoms. As per the above, neither of us lost our sense of taste, but something that's been happening at weird times is that my ...
by Glen Gold
November 4th, 2020, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Chanin Chardonnay Bien Nacido Vineyard
Replies: 6
Views: 363

Re: TN: 2017 Chanin Chardonnay Bien Nacido Vineyard

Oh, yeah, isn't it good? I have been doing mixed cases of similarly-priced Chardonnays from K&L and this was the clear winner. Plus: pretty label.
by Glen Gold
October 31st, 2020, 2:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Krug 168 for $137
Replies: 62
Views: 5706

Re: PSA: Krug 168 for $137

Right - if you spend over $500, it's an additional 15% off.

Plus there's 2017 Bruno Lorenzon Champs Martin at a significant discount.
by Glen Gold
October 31st, 2020, 1:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top 10 Burg Producers In Your Cellar
Replies: 209
Views: 12620

Re: Top 10 Burg Producers In Your Cellar

I'm not a high roller and don't have any of these in much depth, but I'm happy with these. Most came from board recommendations, and whispers insinuated here that started me sleuthing. Duroché Berthaut-Gerbet Maume-Marchand-Tawse Lorenzon Méo-Camuzet Frère & Soeurs Arnoux-Lachaux Chantal Rémy (Y...
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: 34
Views: 1565

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: 734

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: 1178

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: 56
Views: 5550

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: 5450

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!

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