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by Jason T
April 22nd, 2019, 3:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 375
Views: 30585

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: 2
Views: 111

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: 18
Views: 784

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, 5:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Solved - Anyone live near Newburgh, NY and able to help me out?
Replies: 11
Views: 795

Re: Solved - Anyone live near Newburgh, NY and able to help me out?

Robert M yers wrote:
April 22nd, 2019, 4:22 am
Pretty sure if that concerns you Nathan you probably should pm him direct instead and delete your message instead of posting a play by play.
Nathan does some variant of this or the “you better make sure you pay tax on that out-of-state purchase or they will get you” every.single.time.
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: 16
Views: 947

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, 5:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 481
Views: 32951

Re: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon

I’m not knowledgeable on Bourbon... is there a reason people would actually purchase something with this little age at this price point? Especially when even a bit of due diligence will show that it was contract-distilled.
by Jason T
April 22nd, 2019, 5:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Refrigerator
Replies: 8
Views: 553

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: 149

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: 40
Views: 1400

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: 57

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: 9
Views: 368

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: 25
Views: 623

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: 9
Views: 225

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: 9
Views: 225

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: 9
Views: 225

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: 375
Views: 30585

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...
by Jason T
April 21st, 2019, 4:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Arizona Winery Visits - some good, some not so...
Replies: 43
Views: 2379

Re: TN: Arizona Winery Visits - some good, some not so...

How about this one for Easter, speaking of rising from the dead. Family in AZ opened. Not good. It's got to be old. Oh, and hot peppers added... San Dominique American Chablis Select NV Arizona Every heard of it? At first I thought you meant you had it with hot peppers. And then I read the label.
by Jason T
April 21st, 2019, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 375
Views: 30585

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

It is amusing to me to see how “plain” my cellar is compared to others’ cellars. When I was working with the racking salesman my contractor had reached out to I told him I was only interested in maximum storage in light of my desire for individual racking - and nothing that announced “I have discov...
by Jason T
April 21st, 2019, 4:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 375
Views: 30585

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

I built a 6' x 10' room in my garage last winter (no, a car won't fit any longer). All the racking I built from pine and the floor is plywood panels covered in corks from all the bottles of wine we have ever opened (so I can take the panels with us when we buy a new house). Cooling is just a window...
by Jason T
April 21st, 2019, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Total Wine Futures - Nondelivery of '15 VCC - Happy Ending!
Replies: 135
Views: 6515

Re: Total Wine Futures - Nondelivery of '15 VCC - Happy Ending!

J.Durham wrote:
April 20th, 2019, 5:20 pm
So happy to report this turned out ok. I got my wine today and was also given the option of buying another 6-pk at the initial release price. Everything worked out in the end, though I feel like I had to push harder than I should have to have them come through.
Josh, glad it worked out for you.
by Jason T
April 21st, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste, Pauillac
Replies: 35
Views: 1039

Re: TN: 2000 Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste, Pauillac

Sounds yummy. I've never had GPL, though had an opportunity to pick up bottles of both the '03 and '05 from Raeburn in Edinburgh last year, as part of a golf trip in East Lothian and Fife. Passed as they sounded awfully young. Ended up with a '96 Armailhac instead, which was fantastic. Sounds like I...
by Jason T
April 21st, 2019, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Biggio-Hamina Riesling Amity Vineyard
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: TN: 2010 Biggio-Hamina Riesling Amity Vineyard

Richard, I've only recently gotten into Oregon wines, and have little knowledge of vintages prior to 2013. What was it about 2010 that made it so unique?
by Jason T
April 21st, 2019, 3:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Joseph Roty Charmes Chambertin 1997: ouch!
Replies: 11
Views: 613

Re: Joseph Roty Charmes Chambertin 1997: ouch!

Fascinating that after over 20 years, the oak had not yet integrated. I'm not knowledgeable on Burgundy, so forgive me if what follows are dumb questions. In this case what causes this? Too much oak to begin with, or simply not much for the oak to 'integrate with'? Something else?
by Jason T
April 20th, 2019, 7:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Toxic Wine
Replies: 10
Views: 803

Re: Toxic Wine

What was the toxic part?
by Jason T
April 20th, 2019, 7:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Guy disillusioned with WA
Replies: 117
Views: 4628

Re: New Guy disillusioned with WA

Chris Seiber wrote:
April 20th, 2019, 5:51 pm
I thought this was someone disillusioned by Washington wines. Wine Advocate makes more sense.
Hah. Me too! champagne.gif
by Jason T
April 17th, 2019, 2:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 277
Views: 15003

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

I’d throw Belle Pente’s into the mix too. Have to admit I don’t remember the Goodfellow Pinot Gris, though surely I tried it when I tasted with him last fall. Certainly remember the Pinot Boir, Chardonnay and Syrah though....
by Jason T
April 17th, 2019, 9:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: April Frost in Burgundy
Replies: 57
Views: 3294

Re: April Frost in Burgundy

And it’s not like these folks, rich or not-so-rich, are the only ones who have skin in the game. Maintenance workers, vineyard staff, barrel producers. Labs that won’t have any wines to analyze. Restaurants that have less wine to sell, and less people to buy the wine. Or, just be a narrow-minded dick.
by Jason T
April 17th, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 3923

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

Is it just me or is that font unnecessarily hard to read? See, even their font is spoofilated!
by Jason T
April 16th, 2019, 2:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: April Frost in Burgundy
Replies: 57
Views: 3294

Re: April Frost in Burgundy

Not all of them are millionaires. And being a 'millionaire' doesn't necessarily mean they are 'wealthy'. They could have all of their wealth tied up in the land and business, and be cash-poor, which would be a huge bind on a winery. And not all of them got their jobs through family connections. What...
by Jason T
April 14th, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wrong on Chardonnag
Replies: 13
Views: 789

Re: Wrong on Chardonnag

Rob Weaver wrote:
April 14th, 2019, 10:57 am
Bud Carey wrote:
April 14th, 2019, 10:37 am
My sentiments exactly!
I know he didn’t word the post this way, but it feels like he was trying to say that he enjoyed those wines And that perhaps his indifference to Chardonnay was simply based on the previous cheap ones.
That’s how I read it too
by Jason T
April 10th, 2019, 7:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Earthquake Proofing Wine Cellar
Replies: 36
Views: 1294

Re: Earthquake Proofing Wine Cellar

Larry Link wrote:
April 10th, 2019, 4:33 pm
I like the o-ring approach to holding the bottles in place in the racks. Simple and inexpensive.

https://www.instructables.com/id/Earthq ... Wine-Rack/
Dumb question alert. What is it about that approach that keeps bottled safe/secure?
by Jason T
April 10th, 2019, 1:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Masters Champions Dinner - Patrick Reed's Picks
Replies: 38
Views: 2082

Re: Masters Champions Dinner - Patrick Reed's Picks

Well, he did pick the Rombauer of Cabs. Agreed though on Montelena Chardonnay.
by Jason T
April 10th, 2019, 1:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle Heft- Do you care?
Replies: 65
Views: 1919

Re: Bottle Heft- Do you care?

I have always vastly preferred standard bottles that fit into standard racking. I amend that to include smaller bottle size as well, having just gone through moving my collection to offsite. I could tell when a producer used heavier bottles, and was annoyed when loading them into my locker because I...
by Jason T
April 7th, 2019, 7:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Napa cabs
Replies: 22
Views: 1477

Re: 2011 Napa cabs

Interesting to see if opinions from this thread panned out: https://wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=116179&p=1775114&hilit=fear+of+2011#p1775114 I had another 2011 Jean Edwards a couple of nights ago that was fresh and restrained and lovely, and excellent not just for the vintage. Than...
by Jason T
April 3rd, 2019, 2:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 481
Views: 32951

Re: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon

I am not sure why this is of on-going interest to so many. Let it pass - let it be - at this point, posters show more of their integrity (or lack thereof) than the folks at Maison Ilan. Just drop it. If you lost out on the first venture, by all means seek restitution. But the continuous slamming of...
by Jason T
March 26th, 2019, 2:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SF Chronicle Article: Dirty & Rowdy Tragedies in 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 1823

Re: SF Chronicle Article: Dirty & Rowdy Tragedies in 2017

Hardy, it would have been easy to pack up in the face of any one of those challenges, much less all of them. Kudos to you for overcoming (or at least dealing with) them.
by Jason T
March 22nd, 2019, 9:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lafite 1905
Replies: 8
Views: 937

Re: Lafite 1905

Is it just me or are the estimates on the 1905 and 1868 low (perhaps wildly low)?
by Jason T
March 22nd, 2019, 1:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Michael Broadbent on old Bdx
Replies: 68
Views: 3478

Re: Michael Broadbent on old Bdx

I do not think he was wrong, and in fact early in my wine tasting days I was a very outspoken critic of what I saw as his excessive support for Lafite and Margaux during their darker days. Now with nearly 25 years of experience I have come to believe that while Lafite and Margaux did have some qual...
by Jason T
March 20th, 2019, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Choosing an expensive wine for a special occasion
Replies: 53
Views: 2018

Re: Choosing an expensive wine for a special occasion

I've found this thread interesting. Anyone who pays attention to what people post on this forum knows that Mark is deeply knowledgeable on all things wine, and has had the fortune of drinking well. Knowing that, and based on the question asked, I figured he was engaging in a bit of a thought experi...
by Jason T
March 20th, 2019, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Double lung transplant fundraiser for my friend! Any help is appreciated!!
Replies: 29
Views: 1486

Re: Double lung transplant fundraiser for my friend! Any help is appreciated!!

Joe I sent via venmo. No need for raffle tix; I'd enjoy the wine but am moving out of the country in a few weeks. Best wishes to your friend.
by Jason T
March 20th, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Choosing an expensive wine for a special occasion
Replies: 53
Views: 2018

Re: Choosing an expensive wine for a special occasion

No it doesn’t matter; as I said, it is a general question as to what other people would do. I obviously know how I would respond, but until you posted, I did not know how you or others would. I've found this thread interesting. Anyone who pays attention to what people post on this forum knows that ...
by Jason T
March 6th, 2019, 9:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is corkage allowed at Disney Springs restaurants in Orlando?
Replies: 10
Views: 794

Re: Is corkage allowed at Disney Springs restaurants in Orlando?

Alan Eden wrote:
March 6th, 2019, 8:24 pm
Drinking in Disney, someone needs a wine timeout

Maybe if you put some Macdonald in a mickey mouse sippy cup nobody will notice the drunken wino making out with minnie !!!
Stay classy.
by Jason T
March 6th, 2019, 2:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why Legs form, the real answer...
Replies: 27
Views: 1114

Re: Why Legs form, the real answer...

Ian S wrote:
March 5th, 2019, 9:05 pm
Nothing beats a great pair of legs.

That didn't age well.
by Jason T
February 27th, 2019, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Once & Future March 2019 Release
Replies: 19
Views: 1313

Re: Once & Future March 2019 Release

I tried to keep my hands off the case of Zins I bought last year, and have done poorly. But 3 each from each of the 4 Zins and think I’m down to one of each.

First one I opened within a couple weeks of shipment was a dud, but the rest have been lights out.
by Jason T
February 27th, 2019, 3:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: C&P Breton Cab Francs - elegance over funk
Replies: 18
Views: 771

Re: C&P Breton Cab Francs - elegance over funk

Are the Raffault library wines reconditioned? The five ‘89 Raffaults I’ve tried have seemed like 30 yo wines. I don't think so. Every wine I've had has seemed appropriate for their age, and that includes '79, '86, and '89. Though an '85 I popped last weekend came off more like a Bourdeaux in terms ...
by Jason T
February 27th, 2019, 3:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: C&P Breton Cab Francs - elegance over funk
Replies: 18
Views: 771

Re: C&P Breton Cab Francs - elegance over funk

C&P Breton is what sparked my love affair with Chinon.
by Jason T
February 25th, 2019, 8:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: POLL: Retsina?
Replies: 15
Views: 481

Re: POLL: Retsina?

Agreed Jay.
by Jason T
February 25th, 2019, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: POLL: Retsina?
Replies: 15
Views: 481

Re: Retsina?

I've been to Greece twice and somehow never encountered the stuff. Have had some very fantastic wines from (and in some cases visits to) Hatzidakis, Domaine Sigalas, Argyros, Gaia, and Kir-yianni (sp?). Now Domaine Sigalas's Assyrtiko, that's not just delicious it's delicious in the summer on a Gree...

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