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by Eric Lundblad
April 6th, 2021, 7:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendation for Greatness
Replies: 53
Views: 3244

Re: Recommendation for Greatness

The Haut Brion suggestions! He didn't say no mature bottles...its no mature bottles that might be oxidized. So, for my money, I'd go with 58 Barolo (or 47 if I could afford it, or one of the several good 60s vintages) from a top notch source (couple in NYC, Rare wine, Courtier). I'd go for the bottl...
by Eric Lundblad
April 6th, 2021, 6:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "If You Irrigate, It's Not Terroir..."
Replies: 258
Views: 9752

Re: "If You Irrigate, It's Not Terroir..."

I guarantee that if a burgundy grower had the choice to control the timing and amount of rain through the season, or take what comes randomly, he’d choose control every time. But then, he wouldn't be a "Burgundian". Not Necessarily. The acid adds to burgundy story that Mel relayed (acid a...
by Eric Lundblad
April 4th, 2021, 8:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "If You Irrigate, It's Not Terroir..."
Replies: 258
Views: 9752

Re: "If You Irrigate, It's Not Terroir..."

One interesting, amazing even, thing about this thread is that, it wasn't too long ago that anything done in the winery was considered inferior/wrong compared to doing something in the vineyard to achieve the same goal...and now it appears we've flip flopped where making adjustments in the winery ar...
by Eric Lundblad
April 4th, 2021, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "If You Irrigate, It's Not Terroir..."
Replies: 258
Views: 9752

Re: "If You Irrigate, It's Not Terroir..."

What if the water is from a public source and has been treated with chemicals? There are various chemicals that Ag water can be treated with, but none of the ag water that I'm familiar with is treated at the county/whatever level. I believe that's because it's expected that the farm/community/etc c...
by Eric Lundblad
April 3rd, 2021, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Bucklin Grenache Ancient Grenache Old Hill Ranch
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Re: TN: 2018 Bucklin Grenache Ancient Grenache Old Hill Ranch

I haven't had the 18, but this is an exceptional wine.
by Eric Lundblad
April 3rd, 2021, 5:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "If You Irrigate, It's Not Terroir..."
Replies: 258
Views: 9752

Re: "If You Irrigate, It's Not Terroir..."

Yeah, almonds get a bad rap for CA water usage but there are far bigger villains. Alfalfa and pasture for cows use up 8.3 million acre-feet of water (270 billion gallons), more than twice what is used by almonds and pistachios combined. And rice, which is easy to grow elsewhere at low cost, eg Thai...
by Eric Lundblad
April 3rd, 2021, 4:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "If You Irrigate, It's Not Terroir..."
Replies: 258
Views: 9752

Re: "If You Irrigate, It's Not Terroir..."

Similar to what Vincent said, water/rain/irrigation isn't nearly the contributor to terroir (referring to the specific quality/character of the water, not the amount) that the soil, slope, position of the vineyard are. And, with the exception of well water or similar, its contribution is regional (b...
by Eric Lundblad
April 2nd, 2021, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "If You Irrigate, It's Not Terroir..."
Replies: 258
Views: 9752

Re: "If You Irrigate, It's Not Terroir..."

In burgundy, it's allowed to add sugar or tartaric to a lot. Can't add both sugar and tartaric to a single lot, but you can add sugar to one lot and tartaric to another and later blend them together. Not that I'm criticizing...like Mel said, nature isn't always friendly.
by Eric Lundblad
March 31st, 2021, 10:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "If You Irrigate, It's Not Terroir..."
Replies: 258
Views: 9752

Re: "If You Irrigate, It's Not Terroir..."

I wonder if this in the context of winemakers that have the option to irrigate or not. In that case, I understand. But in the case of producers from Ribera del Duero, for example, where irrigation is generally necessary? I can't really see Brunier shitting on that. If he is, then boo. French gateke...
by Eric Lundblad
March 28th, 2021, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who is using DIAM?
Replies: 152
Views: 8907

Re: Who is using DIAM?

I've noticed a slower evolution of my Pinots under Diam than cork. Is that a good thing to you or? And which DIAM do you use? As a buyer I would say yes, because I feel that the slower development yields a more interesting wine at maturity. I agree with both statements...it's better for the wine an...
by Eric Lundblad
March 28th, 2021, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who is using DIAM?
Replies: 152
Views: 8907

Re: Who is using DIAM?

I've noticed a slower evolution of my Pinots under Diam than cork.
by Eric Lundblad
March 27th, 2021, 5:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who is using DIAM?
Replies: 152
Views: 8907

Re: Who is using DIAM?

David...I believe he's talking about Diam Origine, which are fairly uncommon (wrt crumbling due to origine's different binding agents). Have you come across any/many bottles closed with Diam Origine (I haven't, but I haven't gotten out much lately :) )? The interesting (imo) issue with trefinos vs d...
by Eric Lundblad
March 26th, 2021, 10:59 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Ladd Cellars Chardonnay, Pinot, Cab Franc & Tempranillo! ** Offer Closed **
Replies: 50
Views: 2676

Re: Ladd Cellars Chardonnay, Pinot, Cab Franc & Tempranillo! ** Offer Closed **

Hey Thanks for checking in. Sorry for the delay (covid and family issues). The BD wines that I offered weren't at my current delivery space (different set of wines from my 'current'). I've finished shuffling things around and moving the BD wines over from my storage, and shipping to folks in Georgia...
by Eric Lundblad
March 23rd, 2021, 11:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grape best suited to transmitting terroir
Replies: 54
Views: 2420

Re: Grape best suited to transmitting terroir

Given that it produces exceptional & quite distinctive wines from Beaune, Chablis and Champagne, and can produce drinkable/"pleasing" wines virtually anywhere, I'd argue that Chardonnay gets top honors here. Not that I don't love the other varieties mentioned here.
by Eric Lundblad
March 23rd, 2021, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Since when did CA chardonnay reach 18.5 abv?
Replies: 55
Views: 3051

Re: Since when did CA chardonnay reach 18.5 abv?

As an aside, pretty sure 18.5 isn't really possible without adding spirits to it. Even Amarone doesn't get that high, right? Unless you’re picking at 35* brix and not adding Jesus Units. Even then, won't the alcoholic fermentation stop before 18.5 and result in a wine with RS? IIRC, once you approa...
by Eric Lundblad
March 9th, 2021, 7:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Ladd Cellars Primitivo Musick (USA, California, Sierra Foothills)
Replies: 8
Views: 336

Re: TN: 2015 Ladd Cellars Primitivo Musick (USA, California, Sierra Foothills)

My Primitivo is much more red fruited, almost in a Pinot-ish sort of way, than the Sky and Clos Saron Zins, and my Zin, will be. Inserting my 15 Avio Vineyard Foothills Zin would be interesting in that flight I think, if you have one. Giving my Zin sufficient air ahead of time would be important tho...
by Eric Lundblad
March 9th, 2021, 12:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Ladd Cellars Primitivo Musick (USA, California, Sierra Foothills)
Replies: 8
Views: 336

Re: TN: 2015 Ladd Cellars Primitivo Musick (USA, California, Sierra Foothills)

Thanks for the comments! There are two stories about this: First, I had planned to make a 2016. I called the vineyard owner a week+ ahead to let him know I wanted to pick (in 2016, of course). I checked in a couple of days ahead. I was driving up (to the vineyard, above Placerville @ ~3000ft elevati...
by Eric Lundblad
February 10th, 2021, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Ladd Cellars Chardonnay (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)
Replies: 16
Views: 760

Re: TN: 2014 Ladd Cellars Chardonnay (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)

You're drinking the 2014 Cuvee Voile (a separate wine from the 14 Sonoma coast Chard, of course)? Cool. That's my favorite Chard that I've made, savory and a cool texture is a good description. My 17 and 18 Voile (and 2019 Cuvee Voile Chardonnay, that I'm bottling in May) seem to be headed in the s...
by Eric Lundblad
February 9th, 2021, 11:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Ladd Cellars Chardonnay (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)
Replies: 16
Views: 760

Re: TN: 2014 Ladd Cellars Chardonnay (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)

You're drinking the 2014 Cuvee Voile (a separate wine from the 14 Sonoma coast Chard, of course)? Cool. That's my favorite Chard that I've made, savory and a cool texture is a good description. My 17 and 18 Voile (and 2019 Cuvee Voile Chardonnay, that I'm bottling in May) seem to be headed in the sa...
by Eric Lundblad
February 5th, 2021, 11:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your ideal alcohol level for a medium/full bodied red?
Replies: 168
Views: 5387

Re: Your ideal alcohol level for a medium/full bodied red?

For a long time, the alcohol listed on a label of European wine had more to do with math than chemistry: WineAlcBoundry - WineLowerRange where WineAlcBoundry = 14% and WineLowerRange = 1.5%. Hence the prevalence of 12.5% on labels. I think, excluding wines greater than ~15%, our perceived alcohol o...
by Eric Lundblad
February 5th, 2021, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your ideal alcohol level for a medium/full bodied red?
Replies: 168
Views: 5387

Re: Your ideal alcohol level for a medium/full bodied red?

For a long time, the alcohol listed on a label of European wine had more to do with math than chemistry: WineAlcBoundry - WineLowerRange where WineAlcBoundry = 14% and WineLowerRange = 1.5%. Hence the prevalence of 12.5% on labels. When this has changed then? To my understanding the 0,5% tolerance ...
by Eric Lundblad
February 5th, 2021, 12:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your ideal alcohol level for a medium/full bodied red?
Replies: 168
Views: 5387

Re: Your ideal alcohol level for a medium/full bodied red?

For a long time, the alcohol listed on a label of European wine had more to do with math than chemistry: WineAlcBoundry - WineLowerRange where WineAlcBoundry = 14% and WineLowerRange = 1.5%. Hence the prevalence of 12.5% on labels. I think, excluding wines greater than ~15%, our perceived alcohol of...
by Eric Lundblad
February 4th, 2021, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can wines labeled Bourgogne Rouge be great?
Replies: 51
Views: 3160

Re: Can wines labeled Bourgogne Rouge be great?

I had a bottle of 2002 Denis Bachelet Bourgogne last year that was brilliant. My last bottle of 6, the first 5 were drunk way too young and we're extraordinarily structured.

Recently I had a bottle of 2010 Simon Bize Bourgogne Les Perrières that was also exceptional.
by Eric Lundblad
January 30th, 2021, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1995 St. Innocent Pinot Noir Brickhouse Vineyard -- Wow! Stunning wine!
Replies: 19
Views: 974

Re: TN: 1995 St. Innocent Pinot Noir Brickhouse Vineyard -- Wow! Stunning wine!

Last week I opened a 99 St Innocent Seven Springs Pinot. This has always been a substantially structured wine, to put it mildly. Esp early on, this was one of the wines where I learned that less air and more time was better for getting a structured wine to open up (and the reverse caused it to close...
by Eric Lundblad
January 30th, 2021, 3:13 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Ladd Cellars Chardonnay, Pinot, Cab Franc & Tempranillo! ** Offer Closed **
Replies: 50
Views: 2676

Re: Ladd Cellars Chardonnay, Pinot, Cab Franc & Tempranillo! Offer Extended!

I'm shutting this down tomorrow/Sunday evening, so buy up if you're interested. After that it's a no-go!
by Eric Lundblad
January 30th, 2021, 1:32 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Greyscale Wines BD12 Offers 15%-35% discounts and shipping included
Replies: 16
Views: 1118

Re: Greyscale Wines BD12 Offers 15%-35% discounts and shipping included

Huh, thought I'd posted days ago, sheesh. Imo, Rutherford is the place for Napa Cab, esp the soils...they don't call it Rutherford Dust for nothing. And, Jean and Larry have great cab palates and winemaking in a modern classic style. If you have a hankering for something else, you should seriously c...
by Eric Lundblad
January 28th, 2021, 4:12 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ
Replies: 598
Views: 49778

Re: BerserkerDay 12 Master Thread/FAQ

I use the occasion as an excuse to open wines from past B-Day participants in the couple of weeks leading up to it. Sandler Grenache on deck tonight! Crushed a 2013 Ladd Abigail PN tonight. Superb wine. I second this!! We opened the same Ladd during the Cleveland Browns playoff win. Outstanding win...
by Eric Lundblad
January 28th, 2021, 2:55 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: iskaranu Single Vineyard Pinot Noir - BD12 - Offer closed
Replies: 24
Views: 1259

Re: iskaranu Single Vineyard Pinot Noir - BD12 - Offer extended

I'm repeating stuff said above, but Greg's fruit comes from an impressive vineyard, with soil, vine age & position to match. And, Greg has an exceptional palate that shows through his winemaking and the classic RRV style of the wine. If you're on the fence about getting anything else, you should...
by Eric Lundblad
January 28th, 2021, 10:44 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Ladd Cellars Chardonnay, Pinot, Cab Franc & Tempranillo! ** Offer Closed **
Replies: 50
Views: 2676

Re: Ladd Cellars Chardonnay, Pinot, Cab Franc & Tempranillo! Offer Extended!

Sorry about the confusion. Fill out the order form and click submit. You'll get an email from PayPal with a link to pay with (generally takes a minute or two for the email to arrive). Also, I'll email you a pdf copy of the invoice. You don't need to have a PayPal account to pay, but if you do, you c...
by Eric Lundblad
January 28th, 2021, 9:56 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Ladd Cellars Chardonnay, Pinot, Cab Franc & Tempranillo! ** Offer Closed **
Replies: 50
Views: 2676

Re: Ladd Cellars Chardonnay, Pinot, Cab Franc & Tempranillo! Offer Extended!

I'm extending this offer for a bit. Getting low on some things so hurry.

Thanks to everyone that ordered, and folks that have helped out.
by Eric Lundblad
January 27th, 2021, 4:45 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Ladd Cellars Chardonnay, Pinot, Cab Franc & Tempranillo! ** Offer Closed **
Replies: 50
Views: 2676

Re: Ladd Cellars Chardonnay, Pinot, Cab Franc & Tempranillo!

I'm all caught up now, so let me know if you haven't heard from me (maybe the email addr I have for you isn't quite right, or something).

And thanks everyone...and thanks to Todd, Brig and everyone that has worked to make this such a good event.
by Eric Lundblad
January 27th, 2021, 1:07 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Ladd Cellars Chardonnay, Pinot, Cab Franc & Tempranillo! ** Offer Closed **
Replies: 50
Views: 2676

Re: Ladd Cellars Chardonnay, Pinot, Cab Franc & Tempranillo!

Thanks for all the awesome comments. I love my wines, but maybe I love you all more now! :)
by Eric Lundblad
January 27th, 2021, 12:28 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: iskaranu Single Vineyard Pinot Noir - BD12 - Offer closed
Replies: 24
Views: 1259

Re: iskaranu Single Vineyard Pinot Noir - BD12

Kyle S chaffer wrote: January 27th, 2021, 12:26 pm I'm getting page not found. Think that's due to their internet outage or are they sold out?
No, not due to their power outage, but plausible assumption.

Go to this link https://iskaranu.com/shop/
All three offerings are there.
by Eric Lundblad
January 27th, 2021, 12:24 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: iskaranu Single Vineyard Pinot Noir - BD12 - Offer closed
Replies: 24
Views: 1259

Re: iskaranu Single Vineyard Pinot Noir - BD12

NestorJohnSalazar wrote: January 27th, 2021, 12:19 pm odd I click on the links and get nothing... blank etc.

Anyone else?
Ah, the first three links they have are having problems. Fortunately, the link at the bottom brings you to the right page with all 3 offers. That link is:

https://iskaranu.com/shop/
by Eric Lundblad
January 27th, 2021, 12:00 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: iskaranu Single Vineyard Pinot Noir - BD12 - Offer closed
Replies: 24
Views: 1259

Re: iskaranu Single Vineyard Pinot Noir - BD12

No unfortunately, and no eta on when their power/etc will be on. And the pandemic prevents them from hanging out at a coffee shop to use their connection. Dang.
by Eric Lundblad
January 27th, 2021, 10:12 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: iskaranu Single Vineyard Pinot Noir - BD12 - Offer closed
Replies: 24
Views: 1259

Re: iskaranu Single Vineyard Pinot Noir - BD12

Todd F r e n c h wrote: January 27th, 2021, 9:59 am
Oh that sucks!!! Greg's wines are spectacular, too
Yes, exceptional wines. But it won't affect purchasing so it'll be a minor but annoying blip for Rita & Greg.

Woo Hoo.
by Eric Lundblad
January 27th, 2021, 9:51 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: iskaranu Single Vineyard Pinot Noir - BD12 - Offer closed
Replies: 24
Views: 1259

Re: iskaranu Single Vineyard Pinot Noir - BD12

Greg and Rita's power and internet connection is out unfortunately. Of course, that doesn't affect buying cuz that's all on their website.

But, if you have questions or issues, post them here and I or someone will help until Greg/Rita are back on line.
by Eric Lundblad
January 26th, 2021, 11:59 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Ladd Cellars Chardonnay, Pinot, Cab Franc & Tempranillo! ** Offer Closed **
Replies: 50
Views: 2676

Re: Ladd Cellars Chardonnay, Pinot, Cab Franc & Tempranillo!

Thanks everyone!

I'm up to date on everything, so if you haven't gotten an email from me, check your spam folder or ping me.
by Eric Lundblad
January 26th, 2021, 10:03 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Ladd Cellars Chardonnay, Pinot, Cab Franc & Tempranillo! ** Offer Closed **
Replies: 50
Views: 2676

Re: Ladd Cellars Chardonnay, Pinot, Cab Franc & Tempranillo!

Thanks everyone for the orders and comments...I'm excited about the wines, and all of you enjoying them! Woo Hoo
by Eric Lundblad
January 25th, 2021, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Green hue in my Chardonnay - what does it mean?
Replies: 30
Views: 2660

Re: Green hue in my Chardonnay - what does it mean?

Another excellent green one, wasn't even really a tint, straight up green. Good juice. Berserkday purchase IIRC. 2017 Ladd Cellars Chardonnay - USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast (1/9/2021) Fairly prevalent green color to the wine. Good sign in my book. Super wine, again, from Ladd. Seems...
by Eric Lundblad
January 24th, 2021, 5:52 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Ladd Cellars Chardonnay, Pinot, Cab Franc & Tempranillo! ** Offer Closed **
Replies: 50
Views: 2676

Ladd Cellars Chardonnay, Pinot, Cab Franc & Tempranillo! ** Offer Closed **

I make Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from West Sonoma Coast, Sebastopol and the deep end of the Anderson Valley. I also make wine from the Sierra Foothills...higher elevation vineyards with interesting/complex soils, picked early for complex & refreshing wines. Chardonnay overview: This is from a si...
by Eric Lundblad
December 24th, 2020, 6:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Ladd Cellars Chardonnay (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: TN: 2015 Ladd Cellars Chardonnay (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast)

Thanks for the great note/comments David and everyone. As David mentioned (in a separate context), this has aspects, esp savory/saline ones, that don't show up right away...so giving it some air (some form of a half double decant :) is a benefit. Other news: I only made Chardonnay this year, like ma...
by Eric Lundblad
November 19th, 2020, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What am I tasting in this 2015 Vieux Telegraphe?
Replies: 7
Views: 967

Re: What am I tasting in this 2015 Vieux Telegraphe?

From your comments I'm thinking the most likely cause is reduction...i.e. it's either too young (needs more time in the cellar for air to slowly get into the wine) or more air prior to/during drinking. I have found several VT to be quite reductive in youth. For me it is usually more sulfur on the n...
by Eric Lundblad
November 17th, 2020, 10:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What am I tasting in this 2015 Vieux Telegraphe?
Replies: 7
Views: 967

Re: What am I tasting in this 2015 Vieux Telegraphe?

From your comments I'm thinking the most likely cause is reduction...i.e. it's either too young (needs more time in the cellar for air to slowly get into the wine) or more air prior to/during drinking.
by Eric Lundblad
November 12th, 2020, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Criminal (EDIT: or silly, if you like) pricing on 2016 Produttori Crus
Replies: 168
Views: 17131

Re: Criminal (EDIT: or silly, if you like) pricing on 2016 Produttori Crus

I did a Zoom tasting (with Aldo Vaca) of some PdB a couple of weeks ago. The 16 'regular' Barbaresco was terrific on it's own merits and esp for the price. It doesn't have the glamour of the crus, but I'd get this (and did) over the 15 Muncagota, which we also tasted. The 1970 'regular' Barbaresco w...
by Eric Lundblad
October 25th, 2020, 7:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How irrelevant has The Delectable Wine App become?
Replies: 29
Views: 1853

Re: How irrelevant has The Delectable Wine App become?

Vivino and Delectable always seemed relatively identical. With more usage, Vivino is the winner, and it still functions when you don't have a connection, which is nice. So far, the bottle IDing in Vivino works pretty well. It tries to sell you stuff, but what doesn't these days. Outside bottle pics...
by Eric Lundblad
October 25th, 2020, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How irrelevant has The Delectable Wine App become?
Replies: 29
Views: 1853

Re: How irrelevant has The Delectable Wine App become?

Vivino and Delectable always seemed relatively identical. With more usage, Vivino is the winner, and it still functions when you don't have a connection, which is nice. So far, the bottle IDing in Vivino works pretty well. It tries to sell you stuff, but what doesn't these days. Outside bottle pics ...
by Eric Lundblad
October 12th, 2020, 3:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lazy decanting method.
Replies: 25
Views: 1535

Re: Lazy decanting method.

Another easy option for getting air into the wine is to use a pyrex glass measuring cup (2 cup size works well). Pour some wine into the pyrex and pour it back in the bottle. The great thing is the pouring lip of the pyrex fits perfectly into the top of the bottle...I've never spilled, even when I'm...
by Eric Lundblad
October 8th, 2020, 10:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Crowd Pleasing Wins to Pair with Tasting Menu
Replies: 20
Views: 1023

Re: Crowd Pleasing Wins to Pair with Tasting Menu

... The menu really begs for whites, imo. If forcing reds is a must, by course: 1. Barbera; Zinfandel; Grenache 2. a light Pinot Noir (e.g. Bourgogne) 3. - just don't - 4. Pinot Noir 5. Zinfandel; Cabernet Sauvignon; Syrah I agree this is a great whites menu, and my apologises for pimping my own wi...

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