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by Jason T
September 19th, 2020, 10:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How did you start your wine collection/cellar?
Replies: 66
Views: 3398

Re: How did you start your wine collection/cellar?

Gavin, I took a similar path, and despite the warnings of this board made plenty of missteps along the way. Got into Cali Cab and Pinot, like you I wanted wines with a bit of age so I bought quite heavily. Too heavily as I found out several years in that a) my buying and consumption patterns weren’t...
by Jason T
September 16th, 2020, 3:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pesticides in Bordeaux (mostly...) - French article
Replies: 7
Views: 410

Re: Pesticides in Bordeaux (mostly...) - French article

Gee, business getting around rules they were supposed to abide by....I'm SHOCKED, I tell you, shocked. Is the role of a wine journalist simply to tell us what the stuff tastes like? It's probably bit jaded of me but I'd say the role of a wine journalist is to sell advertising/subscriptions. I perso...
by Jason T
September 15th, 2020, 8:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traverse City Area
Replies: 22
Views: 783

Re: Traverse City Area

From my perspective, it's Mawby, Mawby, Mawby. By far the vinous highlight of our last visit. Ask what aged vintage bubbles they have available from their library. In general, bubbles > still, and white > red. Way too much cloyingly sweet whites, and overworked reds. Loved Mawby (as you could proba...
by Jason T
September 15th, 2020, 7:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1997 Anniversary Wines - Recommendations?
Replies: 59
Views: 1958

Re: Auctions

J. Rock wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 8:58 pm
I've had very good experiences with KL and Benchmark for aged bottles.
+1, and I’ll add in Cellar Raiders.
by Jason T
September 12th, 2020, 3:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Corked food
Replies: 13
Views: 372

Re: Corked food

Pre-cut/cleaned carrots.

Sometime detected it in garlic while I was peeling it, but never in the finished product.
by Jason T
September 10th, 2020, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Investing Platforms
Replies: 88
Views: 3163

Re: Wine Investing Platforms

I do not know any exact specifics here but until the PE investment wind down (IPO etc) I have zero confidence in the interim returns. They make hedge fund marks look like Treasury Bond valuations by comparison. More than occasionally, a public pension fund would find that one of its PE funds sold a...
by Jason T
September 10th, 2020, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Investing Platforms
Replies: 88
Views: 3163

Re: Wine Investing Platforms

"Alternative assets like fine wine have long been a cornerstone of wealth generation and preservation." Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. A 2%/20% sandbag would be more accurate than cornerstone. That explains the long-run success of limited partners in hedge and private-equity funds. I am waiting fo...
by Jason T
September 9th, 2020, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Investing Platforms
Replies: 88
Views: 3163

Re: Wine Investing Platforms

Wine is a very poor candidate for this type of investment. I've run mutual funds and hedge funds as the primary portfolio manager so know a little about the business. I did not find that FAQ and am not goign to give my email out. But wien is illiquid and imagine the liquidy is poor, maybe monthly. ...
by Jason T
September 8th, 2020, 9:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Investing Platforms
Replies: 88
Views: 3163

Re: Wine Investing Platforms

Who is responsible for valuing the wines they hold?
by Jason T
September 8th, 2020, 3:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Belle Pente offering
Replies: 7
Views: 658

Re: Belle Pente offering

Indeed, Brian is a great guy, and Belle Pente make some fantastic wines. Would love to see them gain bigger following on this board and elsewhere.
by Jason T
September 8th, 2020, 3:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Investing Platforms
Replies: 88
Views: 3163

Re: Wine Investing Platforms

It’s also not a great investment to begin with, due to friction and carrying costs.
by Jason T
September 8th, 2020, 3:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires-Oregon
Replies: 130
Views: 9748

Re: Fires-Oregon

I just saw this on FB. Hope you guys aren’t impacted by these fires and that they’re brought under control soon.
by Jason T
September 5th, 2020, 1:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Once & Future Wine Zinfandel Frank's Block Teldeschi Vineyard
Replies: 22
Views: 1003

Re: TN: 2015 Once & Future Wine Zinfandel Frank's Block Teldeschi Vineyard

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
September 4th, 2020, 5:19 pm
Sherri S h a p i r o wrote:
September 4th, 2020, 3:05 pm
Opened one of these tonight . . . WOW. Super lush and still plenty of brambly dark fruit. Perfect wine for a friday at home in the pandemic.
The Teldeschi has become my favorite Zin site. Crazy good.
I’ve had it from a number of producers now and every one has been fantastic.
by Jason T
September 5th, 2020, 1:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Doudet Naudin Corton Charlemagne 1995 and lobstah!
Replies: 4
Views: 347

Re: Doudet Naudin Corton Charlemagne 1995 and lobstah!

Well done Mark. Sounds like a fantastic pairing.
by Jason T
September 5th, 2020, 1:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Château Coutet (France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Barsac)
Replies: 9
Views: 385

Re: TN: 2010 Château Coutet (France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Barsac)

Nice note Brian. I don’t drink much Sauternes but I’ve been working through some ‘97s and ‘02s that I got good pricing on. Agree with Arv’s comment on the acidity. Even with that though it’s hard for me to drink more than a small glass in one sitting. Right now a half bottle has been lasting me a ha...
by Jason T
September 3rd, 2020, 9:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vinous Oregon Report
Replies: 21
Views: 2559

Re: Vinous Oregon Report

F.Daner wrote:
September 3rd, 2020, 2:50 pm
Awesome post and welcome to the board. I need to expand beyond Pinot for sure. Jim made a sauv blanc at PG back in the day that my family still raves about.
It’s still rave-worthy and a fantastic QPR!!!
by Jason T
September 3rd, 2020, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Millennials and Wine
Replies: 52
Views: 10480

Re: Millennials and Wine

To add to the discussion, I, too, am a millennial wine enthusiast. My wine journey started when I was 21 and found myself at a local wine retail shop. There, I was exposed to old world wines. I loved it so much that I became part of the team not too long after stepping foot there. I wasn't exposed ...
by Jason T
September 3rd, 2020, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2 NJ Wholesalers fined big bucks
Replies: 10
Views: 1099

Re: 2 NJ Wholesalers fined big bucks

https://www.inquirer.com/business/new-jersey-wine-spirits-rebate-scheme-penalties--20200901.html I worked for Fedway from 99-02 and there was favoritism toward the large retail accounts. Lots of salespeople were also giving accounts something extra to get their business. Pretty big fines. The entir...
by Jason T
September 2nd, 2020, 2:54 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Help - I need some great tomato recipes
Replies: 42
Views: 977

Re: Help - I need some great tomato recipes

Linda Baehr wrote:
August 30th, 2020, 10:01 pm
Can or ferment them if you can't use them all.
I just started doing this two weeks ago. Oh my, heaven. A bit more sour and acidic. Much more depth. Concentration of tomato paste without the “cooked” flavour.

I started fermenting 3 more batches last weekend- should be ready this.
by Jason T
September 1st, 2020, 12:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Ceritas Chardonnay Peter Martin Ray
Replies: 9
Views: 647

Re: TN: 2014 Ceritas Chardonnay Peter Martin Ray

Cool, thanks Wes and Brian.
by Jason T
September 1st, 2020, 4:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Ceritas Chardonnay Peter Martin Ray
Replies: 9
Views: 647

Re: TN: 2014 Ceritas Chardonnay Peter Martin Ray

How does this compare to Mt Eden, which is my only reference point so far for SCM Chard?
by Jason T
September 1st, 2020, 4:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has the Wine Advocate basically given up at this point?
Replies: 113
Views: 10531

Re: Has the Wine Advocate basically given up at this point?

Steve Crawford wrote:
September 1st, 2020, 2:09 am
JD > WK
If that means what I think it means.... [popcorn.gif]
by Jason T
August 31st, 2020, 5:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: London Wine Club / Survey
Replies: 44
Views: 1677

Re: London Wine Club / Survey

Jon, first of all I hope you find the feedback on this forum helpful and are able to craft a successful model. I've been collecting for about a decade now. I keep wine intended for near-term consumption at my house, and store the remainder through various retailers that have storage at LCB. Before t...
by Jason T
August 29th, 2020, 4:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A pair of pinots Belle Pente Murto and Soliste
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Re: A pair of pinots Belle Pente Murto and Soliste

Thanks for the recommendation on Soliste, Fred! I’ll keep an eye out. We are starting to see more Oregon wines here. Goodfellow, Patricia Green, Brickhouse, Arterberry Maresh to name a few, but I’ve seen others. No Soliste or Belle Pente yet though.
by Jason T
August 29th, 2020, 5:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A pair of pinots Belle Pente Murto and Soliste
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Re: A pair of pinot's Belle Pente Murto and Soliste

Great note Fred. Belle Pente Murto was my entry into Oregon Pinot many years ago. To this day one of my favourite wines.
by Jason T
August 27th, 2020, 2:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 PYCM Pernand-Vergelesses Les Combottes
Replies: 4
Views: 439

Re: TN: 2017 PYCM Pernand-Vergelesses Les Combottes

I’ve loved these. Snagged a case with the intent to let them age, and already in the last year have had 6-7 of them. They are good out of the gate but really shine with some air.
by Jason T
August 27th, 2020, 1:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Snoop Cali Red
Replies: 24
Views: 1436

Re: Snoop Cali Red

His interview on the cross-branding sounded soulless. That said he has had a fascinating life and has done very well financially. Hard to argue with the results.
by Jason T
August 27th, 2020, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mega Purple Question?
Replies: 31
Views: 957

Re: Mega Purple Question?

I'd guess that might be volatile acidity, not mega purple. To me, when I suspect I'm tasting it, it's the Welch's grape juice flavor. I very well could be wrong, though. You may be right, but my experience with that is it tends to blow off or soften. This didn't! You could be right however. Good su...
by Jason T
August 26th, 2020, 1:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: French Press, what am I doing wrong
Replies: 33
Views: 1099

Re: French Press, what am I doing wrong

If you pour from six or so inches above the container/carafe, the force of the falling water is enough to thoroughly wet the grounds. No stirring needed. Stirring, especially anyway near the time of pouring a cup, re-suspends the fines -- more of them end up in the cup. And overly vigorous plunging...
by Jason T
August 17th, 2020, 8:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why Is Champagne Rarely Corked?
Replies: 24
Views: 1588

Re: Why Is Champagne Rarely Corked?

According to Cellartracker, I've consumed 312 sparkling wines since 2014 (of which about half were Champagne). Not a huge sample, but still, none have been corked so far.
by Jason T
August 17th, 2020, 12:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Interesting mushroom tip
Replies: 16
Views: 997

Re: Interesting mushroom tip

MBerto wrote:
August 17th, 2020, 10:26 am
Just the tip you say?
I’m surprised it took this many posts. We’re slipping, people.
by Jason T
August 14th, 2020, 5:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dear Abby; My wife's tastes are changing, and I don't like it!
Replies: 34
Views: 2326

Re: Dear Abby; My wife's tastes are changing, and I don't like it!

My wife's tastes changed fairly signficantly in the last couple of years. We're fully aligned on whites (balanced to a bit acidic, oak in check, no/light malo). She liked riper/lush reds but over the years has trended towars the dark side, though I still can't get her on Chinon. But over the last ye...
by Jason T
August 10th, 2020, 4:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux
Replies: 43
Views: 2174

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux

I'm all for exploring new categories, but you've really practiced the art of dissing wines you're not familiar with (cf. German rieslings). Pyrazines are really the signature of Loire cab franc (arguably, brett, too), and, as others have said, the Les Grézeaux is Baudry's most "serious" bottling, n...
by Jason T
August 10th, 2020, 2:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ***LOOK AGAIN, NOW UPDATED WITH COMPLETE MENU*** Oh boy, tough pairing... Lowcountry Boil (SC)
Replies: 48
Views: 1685

Re: ***LOOK AGAIN, NOW UPDATED WITH COMPLETE MENU*** Oh boy, tough pairing... Lowcountry Boil (SC)

Having done a ton of crawfish boils, I just never was able to find a wine pairing that worked for me. Tried a bunch of times too, with pretty much all of the suggestions above. Beer, lager in particular, was always the top pairing. Though those boils had a lot more heat and space than you’re callin...
by Jason T
August 8th, 2020, 9:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ***LOOK AGAIN, NOW UPDATED WITH COMPLETE MENU*** Oh boy, tough pairing... Lowcountry Boil (SC)
Replies: 48
Views: 1685

Re: ***LOOK AGAIN, NOW UPDATED WITH COMPLETE MENU*** Oh boy, tough pairing... Lowcountry Boil (SC)

Having done a ton of crawfish boils, I just never was able to find a wine pairing that worked for me. Tried a bunch of times too, with pretty much all of the suggestions above. Beer, lager in particular, was always the top pairing. Though those boils had a lot more heat and space than you’re calling...
by Jason T
August 7th, 2020, 6:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Not enjoying wine at the moment.
Replies: 51
Views: 2492

Re: Not enjoying wine at the moment.

Sorry to hear that Robert, and I hope you’re able to work through it soon. I’ve been through it. Multiple times. The first couple I didn’t know what it was. Then one day I realised that I wasn’t getting joy from anything. Not wine, or anything else. That’s when I knew something was wrong. Now I know...
by Jason T
August 6th, 2020, 7:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine and the NBA bubble in Orlando
Replies: 59
Views: 4517

Re: Baxter Holmes Back on the NBA-Wine Culture Beat

Dude could probably throw a couple mini fridges in there and save the hotel some $$$ on energy costs and himself some suffering.
by Jason T
August 5th, 2020, 9:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Acidification of Pinot Noir
Replies: 45
Views: 2390

Re: Acidification of Pinot Noir

Funny about that sweet-tart note, Greg and Chris. I’ve always thought the exact same thing.
by Jason T
August 5th, 2020, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Building a wine cellar question
Replies: 14
Views: 1018

Re: Building a wine cellar question

What types of wines do you tend to cellar?
by Jason T
July 30th, 2020, 10:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's wrong with Saxum?
Replies: 68
Views: 6300

Re: What's wrong with Saxum?

etomasi wrote:
July 30th, 2020, 10:05 pm
Amusingly, I just got the email today that I made the list for the Aug release. Ha!
Same! Pretty sure I signed up for it years ago when I first joined this forum. No chance I’ll take the allocation now- more wine for someone else!
by Jason T
July 26th, 2020, 2:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is this a wine?
Replies: 53
Views: 2151

Re: Is this a wine?

Maybe we have two categories of wine drinkers. 1/wine snobs...us...we want 'normal;' wine from vineyards better than the average vineyard 2/people who drink to party, to have fun, get buzzed...maybe this direction includes txakolina, pet nat, piquette, Sangria etc and ends God Knows where...white P...
by Jason T
July 26th, 2020, 2:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is this a wine?
Replies: 53
Views: 2151

Re: Is this a wine?

It seems to be a Petillante, a sparkling wine with quite low pressure ... from Riesling ... could be good or bad ... I would certainly taste or at least smell it, but only for free ... I had a similar styled wine at Les Enfants du Marche in Paris with Michel Abood and I thought it was great. Sent h...
by Jason T
July 24th, 2020, 10:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First Real Tribidrag??
Replies: 27
Views: 1471

Re: First Real Tribidrag??

Paul Miller wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 4:29 pm
Interesting history
Carole’s commentary on Tribidrag in IDTT podcast is fascinating.
by Jason T
July 20th, 2020, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the deepest vertical in your cellar?
Replies: 164
Views: 5106

Re: What is the deepest vertical in your cellar?

Jim Hanlon wrote:
July 16th, 2020, 1:28 pm
24 vintages of Mount Eden Pinot Noir (and 8 vintages of the Martin Ray Pinot Noir from beforehand)
There are many impressive verticals but I find this one so intriguing. Love old SCM Pinot.
by Jason T
July 19th, 2020, 7:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine, ordered in
Replies: 8
Views: 1011

Re: Wine, ordered in

Nice notes as always Jim. That Fronton de Oro looks interesting but alas it’s not available here in the U.K.
by Jason T
July 17th, 2020, 9:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines you can "afford"?
Replies: 159
Views: 7537

Re: Wines you can "afford"?

I think you hit on a couple of things that others have mentioned, but I specifically highlighted this one because it makes being able to afford multiples of a wine make more sense for your house. As a comparison, you’re on track to drink almost 10x as much wine at your house as mine. Don’t get my w...
by Jason T
July 17th, 2020, 12:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Goodfellow Heritage #4, and a few comments on a journey.
Replies: 26
Views: 1317

Re: Goodfellow Heritage #4, and a few comments on a journey.

So Marcus what are 12 and 13. I would guess one is temperance hill, whats the other? just sent list of corrections to the CT support team to fix dupes and incorrect entries. 1 Whistling Ridge Beloved Acre 2 Whistling Ridge Beloved Acre 3 Whistling Ridge Beloved Acre 4 Whistling Ridge Beloved Acre 5...
by Jason T
July 16th, 2020, 8:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: To Share or Not to Share...That is the Question...
Replies: 25
Views: 1842

Re: To Share or Not to Share...That is the Question...

I do feel this conundrum. One consideration for me. It’s not like most of these wine makers are getting rich off of what they are doing.

I like making money and I like it when my current clients give me a reference. Why wouldn’t I do the same for the producers that matter to me?
by Jason T
July 16th, 2020, 8:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines you can "afford"?
Replies: 159
Views: 7537

Re: Wines you can "afford"?

I almost never buy 12 of anything. That is a "meat and 3 vegetables" buying strategy, for those that don't have much variety in their cellar, drink an enormous amount, or have Scrooge McDuck bank balances. There's probably a few hundred wines I'm interested in annually. That would be buying 1200+ b...
by Jason T
July 15th, 2020, 8:50 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: An Evolution of Pesto
Replies: 17
Views: 1226

Re: An Evolution of Pesto

I recently took Massimo Bottura’s MasterClass. One of the episodes features pesto. I made the “recipe” tonight. He starts by rubbing a cut garlic clove on the inside of the blender. Then he adds basil with mint. I also added some thyme. All three were fresh from my garden. He adds olive oil and ice...

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