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by Jason T
July 19th, 2019, 8:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AMEX - Burgundy w/ Daniel Johnnes
Replies: 14
Views: 1216

Re: AMEX - Burgundy w/ Daniel Johnnes

maureen nelson wrote:
July 18th, 2019, 6:51 pm
I accompanied becky and russell (and rusty staub!) to a wild and wacky party given by sylvain cathiard to inaugurate his new cuverie.
How cool. Is Rusty a Burgundy guy?
by Jason T
July 17th, 2019, 2:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar thief emails?
Replies: 30
Views: 1747

Re: Cellar thief emails?

the website seems like a parody of every annoying wine trend. they are hip and fun - and we know this because they specifically say they are hip and fun. https://www.cellarthief.com/ I have a feeling that most of us here are not part of the target demographic group. Are you not hip and fun?
by Jason T
July 16th, 2019, 9:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Champagne did you open today?
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: What Champagne did you open today?

Great notes Warren, though there is a thread on Champagne already...

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by Jason T
July 15th, 2019, 10:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tempier Rose - worth extended cellaring?
Replies: 31
Views: 1509

Re: Tempier Rose - worth extended cellaring?

I've only ever had them young (and loved them). I suspect though that I'd really appreciate them with some serious age, given Hardy's comment above.
by Jason T
July 15th, 2019, 7:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you break today?
Replies: 14
Views: 567

Re: What bottle of wine did you break today?

A couple years ago I was grabbing a bottle from my little “stairwell stash”. It was nothing fancy - a simple Greek red - but it was a wine brought back from our honeymoon that I was looking forward to sharing with family. Spun to head back on up the stairs and caught the edge of a bottle on my 6 iro...
by Jason T
July 15th, 2019, 7:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you break today?
Replies: 14
Views: 567

Re: What bottle of wine did you break today?

Well, the note made me laugh. Though I’m sure you had a different reaction at the time.
by Jason T
July 15th, 2019, 7:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: EuroCave versus Vino Temp Cooler unit - any thoughts or experience to determine?
Replies: 30
Views: 1127

Re: Hisense Cooler unit - any knowledge or experience?

THANK YOU VERY, VERY MUCH! THAT Unit IS not for me. I cannot thank you enough. The cooling unit will go in my condo which after 38 years of living in homes, I am now in an air condition apartment. Thank you again. https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=29900&hilit=Vinotemp This th...
by Jason T
July 15th, 2019, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Print version of WA: Dead
Replies: 13
Views: 1202

Re: Print version of WA: Dead

Similar to Squires board the print version of WA has been dead for some time. This is just them acknowledging it.
by Jason T
July 11th, 2019, 8:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are vineyards and cannabis growers compatible?
Replies: 40
Views: 1125

Re: Are vineyards and cannabis growers compatible?

Well, one could argue that it makes little sense to use resources on high-end grape growing that compete with...”real” needs. High-end grapes are a decidedly “first world” phenomenon. But here we are.
by Jason T
July 11th, 2019, 8:40 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Matchstick reduction
Replies: 10
Views: 799

Re: Matchstick reduction

Yes, thanks for the response Roy.
by Jason T
July 11th, 2019, 4:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Generally speaking, what type of wine is the best food wine?
Replies: 46
Views: 1394

Re: Generally speaking, what type of wine is the best food wine?

Sorry but the question as posed makes no sense at all. The best food wine is whatever you happen to like with whatever you happen to be eating. And it changes from day to day. There's no characteristic that makes one wine food-friendly and another food-antagonistic. And it's an extremely limited se...
by Jason T
July 10th, 2019, 2:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: James Molesworth on Natural wine
Replies: 31
Views: 2273

Re: James Molesworth on Natural wine

Serious question - do people think natural wine isn't much about age worthy, complex, “serious” wine? It seems like people either dismiss natural wine, or stick up for it but essentially say it’s mostly about being fresh and charming, not really wine for complexity or too much serious consideration...
by Jason T
July 10th, 2019, 1:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Fraud Prevention Survey
Replies: 17
Views: 1189

Re: Wine Fraud Prevention Survey

Ashley quick thought, my sense is you are doing an academic approach and I think that will miss some very important factors, that are more organic. Such, there are many millions of dollars of fraudulent Bordeaux and Burgundy in the market right now. Those bottles are not owned by fraudsters, rather...
by Jason T
July 9th, 2019, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: James Molesworth on Natural wine
Replies: 31
Views: 2273

Re: James Molesworth on Natural wine

Was at a restaurant recently that focuses on “natural” wines and discussing why and what they look for and why. Boiled down to balance, interesting complexity, freshness, pairing well with food, etc. My comment was that they were really looking for good wine, not necessarily natural wine. As someon...
by Jason T
July 9th, 2019, 6:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old School Napa Valley Tasting Suggestions
Replies: 56
Views: 2538

Re: Old School Napa Valley Tasting Suggestions

In addition to those mentioned, Mayacamas I enjoyed visiting Mayacamas several years ago but did not recommend it because I don't know if things have changed since it has been sold. When was the last time you were there and has the experience changed since the ownership change? Fair point Howard, I...
by Jason T
July 9th, 2019, 12:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old School Napa Valley Tasting Suggestions
Replies: 56
Views: 2538

Re: Old School Napa Valley Tasting Suggestions

In addition to those mentioned, Mayacamas
by Jason T
July 8th, 2019, 5:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Fraud Prevention Survey
Replies: 17
Views: 1189

Re: Wine Fraud Prevention Survey

Hi Ashley - I clicked on the link but it says I need permission....
by Jason T
July 6th, 2019, 12:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saxum Hexe
Replies: 21
Views: 2519

Re: Saxum Hexe

Steve Crawford wrote:
July 5th, 2019, 3:33 pm
still for me it's the principle of it. the old saying of club's applies :)
So true!
by Jason T
July 5th, 2019, 12:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dumbest wine related thing you have done ?
Replies: 47
Views: 2386

Re: Dumbest wine related thing you have done ?

Well I have blown up the bubbly in the freezer, but the dumbest thing was several years ago, getting talked into buying an 82 Margaux at a Tokyo restaurant after we had already had too much wine and whisky. Can’t tell you what it tasted like, but I can tell you what I paid for it... My credit card ...
by Jason T
July 4th, 2019, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dumbest wine related thing you have done ?
Replies: 47
Views: 2386

Re: Dumbest wine related thing you have done ?

I have also blown up the bottles, though not due to drunken jackassery but to... drunken jackassery. But hey, it wasn’t Agrapart. So there’s that.
by Jason T
July 2nd, 2019, 6:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 429
Views: 39670

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

The “cellar” at my new flat. I’d originally planned on building some racking in a different part of the house, but this wall of bookshelves in my living room served admirably. Except In true WB fashion I have been here for a couple weeks and I am almost out of room.... [berserker.gif] Daily drinkers...
by Jason T
July 1st, 2019, 4:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1374
Views: 154657

Re: Official Costco Thread

Cool think about Costco in the UK... they deliver booze...FOR FREE. Pricing is decent too. Selection isn't as good as some of you have in the US, but it's definitely better than what I had in New Orleans. Picked up some Henriot, Pol Roger and 2006 Tondonia for very nice prices. And by 'picked up' I ...
by Jason T
June 28th, 2019, 9:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Supreme Court, and wine.
Replies: 170
Views: 8666

Re: Supreme Court, and wine.

Ok that's what I thought. I mean, I'm almost always able to find something cromulent when I'm in there, and my palate doesn't suck... that much.
by Jason T
June 28th, 2019, 9:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Supreme Court, and wine.
Replies: 170
Views: 8666

Re: Supreme Court, and wine.

Big-to-huge stores, mostly (but not entirely) middle-brow selections of wines and lots of beer, nice but largely uneducated sales staff. I haven't examined balance sheets but I don't see any evidence that they have significantly dented business at locally owned shops like Calvert Woodley, McArthurs...
by Jason T
June 28th, 2019, 8:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Supreme Court, and wine.
Replies: 170
Views: 8666

Re: Supreme Court, and wine.

The local competitors have suffered, but market competition itself may have improved meanwhile, thereby benefiting wine consumers. There is no doubt that competition is good, as it typically drives down prices, but when you competition closes up shop and nothing returns, that's a different story. S...
by Jason T
June 28th, 2019, 7:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend
Replies: 90
Views: 2411

Re: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend

Flawed poll, no option for Brett Fevre.
by Jason T
June 28th, 2019, 6:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Team McKenna double lung transplant update.
Replies: 35
Views: 2378

Re: Team McKenna double lung transplant—update.

Joe I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. I hope you and the rest of her friends and family can find peace.
by Jason T
June 28th, 2019, 6:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Supreme Court, and wine.
Replies: 170
Views: 8666

Re: Supreme Court, and wine.

You would be shocked how much damage a company like Total Wine can do to local businesses, even if they only have 2 locations, and in some cases 1. Total Wine buried the local competition in Long Island and they are fighting the state to get a second license in Westchester. The local competitors ha...
by Jason T
June 28th, 2019, 6:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 704
Views: 43417

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

NV Etienne Calsac Champagne Les Rocheforts Blanc de Blancs - France, Champagne (6/26/2019) Same specs as the previous bottle. Disgorged 02/2017, 3 g/l with a base of 2014. 100% Chard. Finished this over 2 nights. This had a mix of green apple, citrus and some bitter notes. There was a solid energy ...
by Jason T
June 28th, 2019, 6:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Low fill DRC - Drink or sell?
Replies: 67
Views: 4182

Re: Low fill DRC - Drink or sell?

Lawrence, great that it worked out for you.
by Jason T
June 28th, 2019, 4:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: The "Clos" dinner - aka Burgundies from Clos, or "walled" plots
Replies: 22
Views: 1469

Re: TN: The "Clos" dinner - aka Burgundies from Clos, or "walled" plots

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 4:29 am
The dinner was in 2016?
Does stand out a bit, doesn't it?
by Jason T
June 28th, 2019, 4:42 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Epicurean reward for congeniality...
Replies: 5
Views: 514

Re: Epicurean reward for congeniality...

What a great story Anton, and fantastic that your son gains a new friend and this woman gets to have someone to share her food interests with. And, as always, Flannery rocks. Last Christmas I introduced Flannery to my family - did a big 8 bone dry-aged roast that everyone RAVED about. Since I staged...
by Jason T
June 28th, 2019, 4:37 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Good thing I’m paying corkage.
Replies: 17
Views: 1217

Re: Good thing I’m paying corkage.

Dave English wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 3:06 am
What is the second figure on the menu?
I'm guessing it's something like a 'bin number' so the waiter knows where to find it
by Jason T
June 28th, 2019, 1:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will Release Offers ever move to Negotiated Pricing?
Replies: 64
Views: 2048

Re: Will Release Offers ever move to Negotiated Pricing?

Bdklein wrote:
June 27th, 2019, 6:50 am
Matt Allen wrote:
June 27th, 2019, 6:21 am
I would drop any winery that did a Dutch Auction
I would drop any wine that resembled a Dutch Oven.
I just dropped a Dutch Oven. [wink.gif]
by Jason T
June 27th, 2019, 1:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I've never read a more terrifying tasting note
Replies: 28
Views: 2762

Re: I've never read a more terrifying tasting note

Never read a more terrifying tasting note? Where has your memory gone, Jay? Stuart Yaniger on the 1993 Overnoy Poulsard (not my words, and not words I would ever write or think are okay to write, but words that were written and recorded for public consumption nonetheless): http://www.the-stupids.co...
by Jason T
June 26th, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Supreme Court, and wine.
Replies: 170
Views: 8666

Re: Supreme Court, and wine.

I do also wonder if the states' interest in blocking this kind of sales is not as strong following the out-of-state tax decision. They get to collect their money. You'd think, but it also will put a sizable dent in their fundraising. Let's be real about which one of those elected politicians care a...
by Jason T
June 26th, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Supreme Court, and wine.
Replies: 170
Views: 8666

Re: Supreme Court, and wine.

Neal.Mollen wrote:
June 26th, 2019, 7:39 am
"the developments leading to the adoption of the Twenty-first Amendment have convinced us that the aim of §2 was not to give States a free hand to restrict the importation of alcohol for purely protectionist purposes."
That seems HUGE
by Jason T
June 26th, 2019, 12:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...
Replies: 131
Views: 5680

Re: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...

Moderation is the key. #1 and #2 are certainly not moderate at all: Moderating/controlling alcohol intake seems to be a big problem with many members here, but they don't realize it because their tolerance level has crept up over the years. Age, as you're now finding out Frank, will remind you that...
by Jason T
June 25th, 2019, 8:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Good thing I’m paying corkage.
Replies: 17
Views: 1217

Re: Good thing I’m paying corkage.

So the ‘01 was tasty. Our waiter was a bit clueless. I told him I’d been careful to stand it up and then not shake up the sediment. He said “yeah totally” and then grabbed the bottle and dumped it into a water pitcher. I had to stop him from pouring the dregs. So it was a bit chewier than it might ...
by Jason T
June 25th, 2019, 4:39 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Best Online Winemaking Course
Replies: 6
Views: 353

Re: Best Online Winemaking Course

Brian Tuite wrote:
March 27th, 2019, 12:36 pm
Just buy one of these and be done with it.

WTF????
by Jason T
June 25th, 2019, 4:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It`s time for Rosé - summertime and the living is easy
Replies: 20
Views: 1522

Re: It`s time for Rosé - summertime and the living is easy

I certainly learned to appreciate Rose over the six summers I was in Southern Louisiana. Interested to see how much I consume here in the UK since “summer” over here is a slightly different beast.
by Jason T
June 25th, 2019, 4:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...
Replies: 131
Views: 5680

Re: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...

Frank, 1) and 2) above really resonate with me. I just cracked 40 and over the last few years I can definitely feel it not just when I “over do” it but also even when I just “moderately do” it. Unless there’s a compelling reason I try to stay under some threshold that is increasingly lower. It was 1...
by Jason T
June 25th, 2019, 3:23 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Good thing I’m paying corkage.
Replies: 17
Views: 1217

Re: Good thing I’m paying corkage.

I get a bit spoiled as I’m often able to eat at nice steakhouses for work. Still even on someone else’s dime I consider it a poor value as the quality almost never is where it should be. So much better to shell out for good ingredients and cook at home, where the list isn’t 4x retail, the stems don’...
by Jason T
June 25th, 2019, 3:10 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Recent New Orleans Eats
Replies: 113
Views: 7021

Re: Recent New Orleans Eats

Agree on the recommendations for Bistro Daisy and Bacchanal, though Bacchanal is less for the food and more for the wine, live music and ambience. Gris Gris is ok and I personally like the chef, but you’d be hard-pressed to pick it out of a lineup from the thousand or so restaurants roughly like it ...
by Jason T
June 25th, 2019, 7:11 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Matchstick reduction
Replies: 10
Views: 799

Re: Matchstick reduction

Tariq touched on something that I’d love to hear from others on- he mentioned that the reduction might lead to more complexity in the future. My impression is that reduction is an aspect completely separated from the quality and potential complexity of the finished wine, and thus is not an indicator...
by Jason T
June 24th, 2019, 10:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eisele Vineyard allocation letter
Replies: 5
Views: 1109

Re: Eisele Vineyard allocation letter

Well, this is awkward.
by Jason T
June 24th, 2019, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Magnums vs. 750s for Long Term Investment
Replies: 22
Views: 1592

Re: Magnums vs. 750s for Long Term Investment

I personally don't know why people would want to buy wine as an investment. I can make so much more investing in stocks or property. That said, if I had to pick it I would think you would get more bids for 750 than any other sizes. No doubt there are a handful who have made good money investing in ...
by Jason T
June 22nd, 2019, 3:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Sake the closest thing to wine that doesn't have grapes in it?
Replies: 62
Views: 1776

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

Ittachi_Kawasaki wrote:
June 22nd, 2019, 8:15 am
Sake has some secrets like you have to heat it before drinking (http://questionjapan.com/blog/food-and- ... heat-sake/)
Wait what?
by Jason T
June 22nd, 2019, 2:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A brosé bronanza with the brochachos
Replies: 4
Views: 537

Re: A brosé bronanza with the brocachos

The colour on that pig looks more like cow. Amazing.
by Jason T
June 22nd, 2019, 2:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer Ghosting Incident
Replies: 79
Views: 6319

Re: Retailer Ghosting Incident

Not to feed a fed horse, so to speak, but I'd be very interested in where retailers think the responsibility lies for the mis-shipment described in in the initial post. Was it on me to review the shipping info; was it the seller's responsibility? A shared responsibility? I'm not trying to start a d...

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