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by Jason T
May 16th, 2019, 8:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: OOPS! Diner gets wrong wine £4500 le Pin
Replies: 32
Views: 2232

Re: OOPS! Diner gets wrong wine £4500 le Pin

In Memory of Bob Hudson & dinner with Le Pin 3 Liter. [cry.gif] Nov 22, 2013, 8:40 AM Dear Bob: The evening was truly spectacular! Thank you so much. I am still reveling in the memory of the double magnums of 1983 Ch. Mouton Rothschild, 1991 Silver Oak Napa Valley, 1998 Ch. Le Pin and 1989 Gaja Bar...
by Jason T
May 15th, 2019, 4:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preparing (and tasting) a 1966 Château Cos d'Estournel
Replies: 10
Views: 408

Re: Preparing a 1966 Château Cos d'Estournel

Dennis, why the requirement to double decant?
by Jason T
May 15th, 2019, 5:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 296
Views: 16234

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Megan I’ll email you guys tomorrow. I’ve stayed away from clubs, but if I can pick from a menu of wines I will be nothing but happy. I was suppose to meet up with Marcus to get a six pack I have pending anyways. Same here. And thanks Megan for the explanation of the difference between the list and ...
by Jason T
May 15th, 2019, 4:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Sake the closest thing to wine that doesn't have grapes in it?
Replies: 57
Views: 1249

Re: Is Sake the closest thing to wine that doesn't have grapes in it?

Why does it have to be “like” something else? Why cannot it not just be sake?
by Jason T
May 12th, 2019, 11:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN- 2016 Lynch Bages, 2017 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Auslese #15 Auction
Replies: 5
Views: 464

Re: TN- 2016 Lynch Bages, 2017 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Auslese #15 Auction

Good to know about the Lynch-Bages. I didn’t realise they had crossed over to the dark side. Any idea when that shift happened?
by Jason T
May 10th, 2019, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Togni Vertical: 1983 to 1996
Replies: 24
Views: 908

Re: Togni Vertical: 1983 to 1996

Looks like people need to turn their sarcasm detectors down to the “Laube” setting to get what Ian was saying.
by Jason T
May 8th, 2019, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Additive curious, looking for a Mega Purple source.
Replies: 12
Views: 863

Re: Additive curious, looking for a Mega Purple source.

I always wonder how much of wine we drink is really 100% of what we think/hope it to be. More than we realize, I’m sure. And it wouldn’t surprise me if it was “far more”. That’s not knocking the producers we love. It’s acknowledging that as pure in intention as our favorite producers may be, at the...
by Jason T
May 7th, 2019, 2:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Chateau Lanessan Sung by OutKast, “So Fresh, So Clean”
Replies: 33
Views: 997

Re: 2014 Chateau Lanessan Sung by OutKast, “So Fresh, So Clean”

Also, I nominate this for POTY. And by this I mean Alfert’s original post as well as David’s reply above.
by Jason T
May 7th, 2019, 2:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Chateau Lanessan Sung by OutKast, “So Fresh, So Clean”
Replies: 33
Views: 997

Re: 2014 Chateau Lanessan Sung by OutKast, “So Fresh, So Clean”

David Glasser wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 7:53 pm
Alfert thinks the filthiest part of that piece is "Uncle Rollando."
It was easily the most offensive part for me.
by Jason T
May 7th, 2019, 1:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which varietal is least and which is best suited to new oak?
Replies: 55
Views: 1340

Re: Which varietal is least and which is best suited to new oak?

I guess I would say that Cabernet Sauvignon handles new oak the best of the major red varietals, for my tastes. Zinfandel would be a close second. I can't tell if I'm getting increasingly 'new oak-averse', or if certain producers have changed their style, but I've found off-putting levels in all th...
by Jason T
May 7th, 2019, 1:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which varietal is least and which is best suited to new oak?
Replies: 55
Views: 1340

Re: Which varietal is least and which is best suited to new oak?

I haven't seen this mentioned yet, but Sauvignon Blanc. That said, I really wanted to not like the Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc the first time I tasted it, and yet I found it compelling enough that I'd have it again, were someone else buying.
by Jason T
May 7th, 2019, 1:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me with a sparkling wine tasting party
Replies: 28
Views: 687

Re: Help me with a sparkling wine tasting party

For Oregon sparkling, gotta be Argyle Extended Tirage...or Tony Soter's Sparkling Wine. But I think you need to include Pet-Nat to your basic list of types. I wouldn't limit myself to just Argyle's Extended Tirage - the rest of their lineup is pretty fantastic. And that's from someone who loves the...
by Jason T
May 6th, 2019, 2:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Asimov: is it time to go to the can?
Replies: 15
Views: 1082

Re: Asimov: is it time to go to the can?

The article mentions that how long the cans are stable is a bit unknown as the wine will eventually eat into the polymer lining. That plus the lack of oxygen ingress tells Memthat these aren’t meant for aging. But for wines I intend to consume within 1-2 years of purchase I’d be fine with this. Even...
by Jason T
May 2nd, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar rack individual bottle slot sizes?
Replies: 25
Views: 986

Re: Cellar rack individual bottle slot sizes?

[flash=][/flash] Just went through this today, Dom P, Salon, and Cristal fit in my standard racks, Krug doesn't....annoying. Hmmm...new world problem or humble brag? Both? Didn't mean to sound like a d-bag, but it is also legit issue with the racking. I admit, those sound like problems I’d like to ...
by Jason T
May 1st, 2019, 6:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gavin Chanin and subconsciously rationalizing the American pinot you're drinking
Replies: 20
Views: 2290

Re: Gavin Chanin and subconsciously rationalizing the American pinot you're drinking

Vincent Fritzshe makes beautiful PNs from Willamette: https://vincentwinecompany.com Todd Hamina makes outstanding wines from Willamette as well:http://biggiohamina.com Call Todd, he usually has a few older bottles he'll let you have as well! Goodfellow Family Vineyards, also has gorgeous red fruit...
by Jason T
May 1st, 2019, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Check and Alaska Airlines get 'married'
Replies: 43
Views: 1522

Re: Wine Check and Alaska Airlines get 'married'

Yeah United is pretty ridiculous. It’s always ‘enjoyable’ to see that restriction enforced on the return but not the outbound. I ask the agent to clarify the discrepancy and they always seem so surprised and state “then that agent who dealt with you wasn’t doing their job”.
by Jason T
May 1st, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Check and Alaska Airlines get 'married'
Replies: 43
Views: 1522

Re: Wine Check and Alaska Airlines get 'married'

Good for EVERYONE involved in this, on all sides.

The flip side is United, which the last couple times I have flown with the Wine Check, they have informed me that it’s a non-conforming container and thus they are not responsible for any damage to the contents. Same with my golf travel bag. Pricks.
by Jason T
April 29th, 2019, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 3 Sunday Dinner Bdx.
Replies: 19
Views: 770

Re: 3 Sunday Dinner Bdx.

LMD Ermitaño wrote:
April 29th, 2019, 8:07 am
These were the pre-game bubblies; and, the post-game whisky (with cigars). After such a Sunday night, I worked from home the next day.
You’re a better man than I. After a night like that ‘worked from home’ would have been more like ‘“worked” from home’.
by Jason T
April 29th, 2019, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood Tasting Room to Close
Replies: 1
Views: 361

Re: Ravenswood Tasting Room to Close

There’s already an existing thread on this.
by Jason T
April 27th, 2019, 7:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Server Corkage Etiquette?
Replies: 53
Views: 2445

Re: Server Corkage Etiquette?

George Hejna wrote:
April 27th, 2019, 6:46 am
I looked at their wine list online. It has 16 bottles on it. All available BTG also. Not necessarily fair to expect top notch wine service from a server who may or may not be trained or required by the restaurant to do so.

George
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by Jason T
April 27th, 2019, 4:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Server Corkage Etiquette?
Replies: 53
Views: 2445

Re: Server Corkage Etiquette?

This BYO is apparently common is the USA, I live in Denmark here we just pick from the wine card to decide what we drink , I know some people who always want to bring their own wine to the restaurant, perhaps to save money [wow.gif] Never understood this [truce.gif] Aren’t markups lower in much of ...
by Jason T
April 26th, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can you saber sparkling juice with a bottle cap?
Replies: 34
Views: 693

Re: Can you saber sparkling juice with a bottle cap?

jcoley3 wrote:
April 26th, 2019, 5:24 pm
Also, when I read the thread title I did briefly imagine using a bottle cap to whack open the bottle.
That’s how I actually did read it at first and it took me a while to figure out what the hell Todd was talking about. It’s friday.
by Jason T
April 26th, 2019, 6:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: In Pursuit of Balance
Replies: 60
Views: 4967

Re: In Pursuit of Balance

That’s a good description of Twomey Arv. Though I feel like I’m the last couple of years the ripeness has crept up.
by Jason T
April 26th, 2019, 4:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any wine with lower than 5% alcohol or alternative?
Replies: 85
Views: 2102

Re: Any wine with lower than 5% alcohol or alternative?

Jorge Henriquez wrote:
April 26th, 2019, 9:52 am
Guys, Mike Henderson hasn’t logged on since March 28, 2018.

Let this one die.
Agreed, but when has that ever been the [berserker.gif] way? champagne.gif
by Jason T
April 26th, 2019, 4:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beautiful Tasting Room, Unique Wines, Gone in Hours
Replies: 14
Views: 1714

Re: Beautiful Tasting Room, Unique Wines, Gone in Hours

What will happen to the higher-end Ravenswood going forward? Will they still be made?
by Jason T
April 26th, 2019, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Horseshoe Chardonnay 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 422

Re: Rhys Horseshoe Chardonnay 2013

Meursault is an interesting comparison. I've got 5 of the '13s and 4 of the '12s sleeping for a few more years. Last checked in on them in December of '18. Looking forward to seeing how they evolve.
by Jason T
April 26th, 2019, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Server Corkage Etiquette?
Replies: 53
Views: 2445

Re: Server Corkage Etiquette?

Unless I either have direct knowledge of or can have very good reason to be very confident in their wine program, I've found it's better to take charge. The vast majority of restaurant staff do not know how to provide correct service. In those cases I will communicate very directly with the server a...
by Jason T
April 26th, 2019, 2:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gavin Chanin and subconsciously rationalizing the American pinot you're drinking
Replies: 20
Views: 2290

Re: Gavin Chanin and subconsciously rationalizing the American pinot you're drinking

I read this post back in February and while I saw the words on the page, I'm not sure they clicked. Though they did when I read them this time. Sonoma Pinot Noir was my entree into wine. Yet within 3-4 years I found myself saying "why am I drinking this wine?" way too often. Increasingly I would tas...
by Jason T
April 26th, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why are you into wine ?
Replies: 35
Views: 1379

Re: Why are you into wine ?

Why? I don’t actually know. It just happened. I didn’t like wine. I didn’t know anything about it. Then I started dating a woman who knew a bunch about it and worked in the industry a bit. So I was around wine more but I still didn’t know anything about it, or even try to know anything about t, or e...
by Jason T
April 26th, 2019, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can you saber sparkling juice with a bottle cap?
Replies: 34
Views: 693

Re: Can you saber sparkling juice with a bottle cap?

The better question is of course “Can you saber a bottle of Champagne with MIND BULLETS?”
by Jason T
April 26th, 2019, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is there ever a stay of execution?
Replies: 18
Views: 933

Re: Is there ever a stay of execution?

Mods, please move to the Asylum.

newhere
by Jason T
April 25th, 2019, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grapes or Terroir
Replies: 18
Views: 546

Re: Grapes or Terroir

Oddly enough, Michigan is producing some pretty good wine these days. If you look at the average temperatures, the latitude and sunlight, the elevation, and the weather patterns, they're comparable to some parts of Europe and can actually do pretty good Pinot Noir, Cab Franc, Blaufrankisch, and oth...
by Jason T
April 22nd, 2019, 3:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 397
Views: 33630

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

Built this entirely myself: 1.5 yrs to build 2700 bottles, all rustic redwood and stacked stone with slate tile floor. R 30 in ceiling and R 25 walls. Cellar pro ducted 8500. Seating area for consumption/hang out. Maybe add a center island soon. https://i.imgur.com/pjK2qfJ.jpg?1 https://i.imgur.com...
by Jason T
April 22nd, 2019, 9:02 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Should you buy most of your wine from one place?
Replies: 4
Views: 349

Re: Should you buy most of your wine from one place?

I agree with Joe. In the ideal, you’d have one place that offered great prices, great selection, and a good working relationship. But it may not always be possible. In my case in New Orleans there were two shops that I considered “pretty good” and two more that were “good”. None came anywhere near c...
by Jason T
April 22nd, 2019, 5:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Madeira question
Replies: 20
Views: 914

Re: Madeira question

NoahR wrote:
April 20th, 2019, 4:31 am
I wonder if young vine vs old vine has any relevance for Madeira given the method of its production.
Interesting question, to which I’d love to know the answer.
by Jason T
April 22nd, 2019, 5:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: We pay 30% more to buy to buy a bottle of Taylor Port in the US.
Replies: 17
Views: 1109

Re: We pay 30% more to buy to buy a bottle of Taylor Port in the US.

How much of that price difference is just the cost for getting it across the ocean?
by Jason T
April 22nd, 2019, 5:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Refrigerator
Replies: 8
Views: 600

Re: Wine Refrigerator

Necro
by Jason T
April 22nd, 2019, 5:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Biggio-Hamina Riesling Amity Vineyard
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: TN: 2010 Biggio-Hamina Riesling Amity Vineyard

Thanks guys. Fascinating (and frustrating) about the birds.
by Jason T
April 22nd, 2019, 5:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner wine for tonight: 1959 La Mission Haut Brion
Replies: 46
Views: 1809

Re: Dinner wine for tonight: 1959 La Mission Haut Brion

Victor, my condolences.
by Jason T
April 22nd, 2019, 5:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Caves des Hautes-Cotes Crémant de Bourgogne Victorine de Chastenay (great QPR)
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: TN: NV Caves des Hautes-Cotes Crémant de Bourgogne Victorine de Chastenay (great QPR)

Cool note David. As much as I love Champagne it was tough for me to drink frequently in New Orleans, as most of the basic NV was $40 a bottle.

I turned to Cali sparklers as a result, and while nice enough they just weren’t that interesting. This sounds like something I would have greatly enjoyed.
by Jason T
April 22nd, 2019, 4:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Odd recent palate sensation
Replies: 12
Views: 686

Re: Odd recent palate sensation

Victor, I’ve had it happen recently, and I happen to like wines that are more AFWE. It’s definitely not an age thing as I’m only 40. I got a nasty case of the flue several weeks back and am just now getting past it. A 2011 Caymus I consumed a couple weeks ago still tasted like a hot mess, so it’s de...
by Jason T
April 22nd, 2019, 3:20 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: London / Solo Diner
Replies: 34
Views: 1031

Re: London / Solo Diner

Dishoom is good but I would not give it “all that” status. I think a more interesting Indian restaurant nearby is Jamavar. Jamavar is just as inventive, but a bit more refined. Having dined at a bunch of Indian restaurants in London, it’s easily my favorite, with the exception of maybe Cinnamon Club...
by Jason T
April 22nd, 2019, 3:12 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Traverse City, Mackinac Island tips
Replies: 10
Views: 350

Re: Traverse City, Mackinac Island tips

If you are into beer at are there is a very nice beer scene in Traverse City, led by Jolly Pumpkin. Their focus is traditionally on sours and farmhouse ales. Good “gastropub”-type food there.
by Jason T
April 22nd, 2019, 2:54 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Traverse City, Mackinac Island tips
Replies: 10
Views: 350

Re: Traverse City, Mackinac Island tips

You’ve got Left Foot Charley on there... if you are looking for another winery, I’d consider 2 Lads or L Mawby. Wines at 2 Lads are very nice, especially their whites and rose. Their reds can be hit or miss depending on the vintage (which goes for all of the wineries in Northern Michigan). The Cab F...
by Jason T
April 22nd, 2019, 2:46 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Traverse City, Mackinac Island tips
Replies: 10
Views: 350

Re: Traverse City, Mackinac Island tips

Cooks House is legit and one of the standouts in Traverse City. I’ve been twice and both times were great. Make sure to book your reservation well in advance - they fill up.
by Jason T
April 21st, 2019, 10:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 397
Views: 33630

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

Fair enough....but IMHO, there's absolutely nothing wrong with a little form AND function. The sheer enjoyment I get from walking in the door every day and seeing my wine wall can not be understated. Rich, don't get me wrong, I've enjoyed seeing all of the cellars in this thread. There's some reall...

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