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by Jason T
July 13th, 2020, 2:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Ten Xinomavros and an odd Nebbiolo
Replies: 8
Views: 693

Re: TN: Ten Xinomavros and an odd Nebbiolo

Jan Janas wrote:
July 13th, 2020, 1:14 am
Very interesting and informative post, Otto. Thanks for sharing!
Seconded. I learn something every time Otto posts.
by Jason T
July 2nd, 2020, 1:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa winery visiting status update please
Replies: 30
Views: 1849

Re: Napa winery visiting status update please

Nope; if they'll have me, I'm going! So you will travel cross country for 6 hours on a plane that is full because the airlines refuse to practice social distancing. Hope to go to a few Napa wineries because you are sick of staying at home? Helping the economy at least !!! Assuming he doesn’t get si...
by Jason T
June 28th, 2020, 5:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Evesham Wood Pinot Noir Cuvée J (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)
Replies: 17
Views: 703

Re: TN: 1999 Evesham Wood Pinot Noir Cuvée J (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)

Awesome note Todd. I’ve got a long ways to go but look forward to seeing how my stash performs at this age.
by Jason T
June 28th, 2020, 3:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Luggage
Replies: 27
Views: 939

Re: Wine Luggage

I’ve got both. Started with the Wine Check and then upgraded to the VGV for the reasons others have stated. One thing I do like about the VGV is the ability to also use it as a suitcase. If my wife and I are doing a quick weekend trip somewhere, we can bring 6 bottles with us and use the other half ...
by Jason T
June 23rd, 2020, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas pushback
Replies: 68
Views: 5393

Re: Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas pushback

Oh damn. Brian McClintic just resigned from the Court of Master Sommeliers, too. https://medium.com/@brianmcclintic/court-of-master-sommeliers-resignation-letter-94ffad1acc0a Just read through. Brian is definitely one of the MS that I gravitated towards in the early days of my wine journey. To see ...
by Jason T
June 21st, 2020, 10:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine insurance for wines stored at offsite storage
Replies: 43
Views: 1407

Re: Wine insurance for wines stored at offsite storage

If we knew that a typical loss was always related to a bottle or a case we’d never get insurance. That’s not how “unexpected” works though. When we hav unexpected loss it could be on one bottle, one case, or the entire collection.
by Jason T
June 20th, 2020, 2:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mother-in-Law Drops Ice Cubes in my Mouchey :(
Replies: 41
Views: 2169

Re: Mother-in-Law Drops Ice Cubes in my Mouchey :(

Wait, did she throw it in your glass too or just hers?
by Jason T
June 9th, 2020, 2:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New cool book on Champagne
Replies: 45
Views: 2070

Re: New cool book on Champagne

This does look like a great gift. For me [berserker.gif]
by Jason T
June 8th, 2020, 3:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have you received your DRC Allocation?
Replies: 151
Views: 11180

Re: Have you received your DRC Allocation?

Found this allocation release for 2017 DRC from Corney & Barrow in the UK. Prices start on page 16. Pricing seems to be very cheap coming from a retail store no? Converting from Pounds to USD. A 3 pack of Romanee Conti £9,000 ($11,037) or $3,679 per bottle? La Tache £2,910 per pack of 3 ($3,568) or...
by Jason T
June 3rd, 2020, 1:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Domaine de l’Olivette Bandol Rose
Replies: 3
Views: 251

Re: 2019 Domaine de l’Olivette Bandol Rose

Thanks, Dan. I've been disappointed by the 2019 roses from France so far. I normally love the Galantin Bandol, but it was over 14% and is much softer and hotter than last year. I'm drinking the Charvin CdR rose now, and it's the same story. Because of all the delays a lot of these wines are arrivin...
by Jason T
May 30th, 2020, 7:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Simply the Best Goodfellow....
Replies: 5
Views: 697

Re: Simply the Best Goodfellow....

Bill thanks for taking one for the team on the House Block, I don’t have access to mine so haven’t had a chance to try it yet.

Have a ‘16 Dundee Chard on deck for tonight!

Correction: ‘16 Durant.
by Jason T
May 20th, 2020, 3:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?
Replies: 212
Views: 16385

Re: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?

Can you tell us how long the game is then? Somewhere between 9 and 27 innings. Hopefully. People who make predictions on these scales (it’s only just beginning!) usually end up calling 15 of the next 3 recessions. None of us have crystal balls but to say that we are anywhere other than the beginnin...
by Jason T
May 20th, 2020, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?
Replies: 212
Views: 16385

Re: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?

Greg K wrote:
May 20th, 2020, 2:29 pm
blarmston wrote:
May 19th, 2020, 7:17 pm
More like- “not yet”.

We are in the second inning, with much of the game yet to be played.
Can you tell us how long the game is then?
Somewhere between 9 and 27 innings. Hopefully.
by Jason T
May 20th, 2020, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Transitioning Cellar - Cab => Pinot
Replies: 11
Views: 722

Re: Transitioning Cellar - Cab => Pinot

Are there Cabs that you still enjoy? If so, I'd consider keeping those.
by Jason T
May 13th, 2020, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: K & L Wines to Connecticut...NOT
Replies: 19
Views: 1257

Re: K & L Wines to Connecticut...NOT

They won't ship to Maine either, which is also legal. It should now be legal to ship to every state (but I realize there could be expensive complications). I don't know why a retailer with such a large internet presence would be limiting themselves so much. It seems like they got some cease-and-des...
by Jason T
May 5th, 2020, 8:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Ramonet Chassagne Montrachet Rouge
Replies: 31
Views: 1178

Re: TN: 2017 Ramonet Chassagne Montrachet Rouge

Relatively new to Burgundy, and I absolutely love Chassagne Montrachet Rouge!
by Jason T
May 4th, 2020, 9:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have you received your DRC Allocation?
Replies: 151
Views: 11180

Re: Have you received your DRC Allocation?

this is one of the major problems in wine commerce in my opinion. transparency creates a fair market. Transparency creates a fairer market, sure. That said when demand outstrips supply, coupled with consumers thinking they are getting what they consider acceptable pricing on their allocations, they...
by Jason T
May 4th, 2020, 12:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: FERMENTATION Thread
Replies: 20
Views: 1031

Re: FERMENTATION Thread

I normally don’t either but I’ve recently read about dehydrating the remaining pulp and using it as seasoning. Apparently it’s supposed to be quite delicious.
by Jason T
May 4th, 2020, 11:56 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: FERMENTATION Thread
Replies: 20
Views: 1031

Re: FERMENTATION Thread

Hey All, Since more people are at home cooking and making things they've never made before, I thought I would start a fermentation thread. As those of you who know me know, I and a (not working right now) winemaker, so I have always been into fermentation, but I'm putting that knowledge to food use...
by Jason T
May 4th, 2020, 11:55 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: FERMENTATION Thread
Replies: 20
Views: 1031

Re: FERMENTATION Thread

I love fermented stuff!!!!! I’ve got a fantastic Chai Tea Kombucha going, red wine vinegar that I started from scratch (no mother), and various peppers that I’m using to make hot sauce. But the best thing I’ve got going right now is sauerkraut from red cabbage. It’s about 6 weeks in. Just so tangy a...
by Jason T
May 3rd, 2020, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need a red wine with almost no tannins, buyable in Florida or shippable to Florida
Replies: 42
Views: 1368

Re: Need a red wine with almost no tannins, buyable in Florida or shippable to Florida

Allergic to tannins...I've heard that before, and done some reading. The only "information" I can find online seems to be based on the assumption that one can be allergic to tannins, without any facts to confirm that idea. There are usually phrases like this (a quote from one of the official-lookin...
by Jason T
May 2nd, 2020, 4:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aging Oregon chardonnay
Replies: 125
Views: 5586

Re: Aging Oregon chardonnay

Curious to hear what folks have to say on this as my only experience with aged Oregon is Pinot, which is stunning.
by Jason T
April 29th, 2020, 7:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A couple of OR Pinots from the Cellar
Replies: 28
Views: 1396

Re: A couple of OR Pinots from the Cellar

+1 on BP. I’m never sure why they don’t get more love here as their Pinots are outstanding and as others have mentioned are solid across the board. It may come down to preference. I have very little experience with BP, though I have tasted the whole line up at one point or another and I found that ...
by Jason T
April 29th, 2020, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A couple of OR Pinots from the Cellar
Replies: 28
Views: 1396

Re: A couple of OR Pinots from the Cellar

John Osburn wrote:
April 29th, 2020, 9:47 am
I think Vincent is selling off his older Belle Pentes to finance a European trip....[wow.gif]
If Vincent (or anyone else!) is selling of older Belle Pentes for any reason hit me up first please. flirtysmile
by Jason T
April 29th, 2020, 2:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A couple of OR Pinots from the Cellar
Replies: 28
Views: 1396

Re: A couple of OR Pinots from the Cellar

So many good thoughts in the thread. Intention really matters. You didn’t buy the wines for a quick buck. But you could sell some for a benefit, thought yes the sale can be a hassle. I consider everything people have said here and I’d sell some with no second thoughts. There’s no veil of purity bro...
by Jason T
April 28th, 2020, 8:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A couple of OR Pinots from the Cellar
Replies: 28
Views: 1396

Re: A couple of OR Pinots from the Cellar

+1 on BP. I’m never sure why they don’t get more love here as their Pinots are outstanding and as others have mentioned are solid across the board.
by Jason T
April 28th, 2020, 12:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa Valley Cabernet Bubble
Replies: 30
Views: 3651

Re: Napa Valley Cabernet Bubble

Of course a recession and downturn is not good for the fine wine industry, but looking at the most affected people in this crisis, it's not the fine wine buyers (they do not work in service jobs, they just had to do home office, capital prices have been volatile but are not down by much). It's not ...
by Jason T
April 21st, 2020, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question?
Replies: 27
Views: 1676

Re: 100 pt DRC question?

Lots of variables in this stuff, but the most obvious point is that almost no one who buys DRC relies on or gives any weight whatsoever to RP ratings. Analysis using Meadows would be more apt. Ryan, thank you. Where would I be able to find his ratings for all DRC wines? Is there a list like they ha...
by Jason T
April 21st, 2020, 2:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What happened with Arcadian??
Replies: 22
Views: 2225

Re: What happened with Arcadian??

Ryan I've been surprised that it hasn't been discussed more as well. I remember thread that Larry is referring to in his comments here (and in which you raised the question of where that thread is). That said, I just searched for it and cannot find it. https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic....
by Jason T
April 16th, 2020, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Unique wine cellar
Replies: 16
Views: 1413

Re: Unique wine cellar

brigcampbell wrote:
April 16th, 2020, 2:26 pm
I would have just make the tread flip up with two hidden hinges. done

that dude spent a lot of money on hardware and ate up a bunch of space for the physical drawer
That’s because he’s Bolde AF.
by Jason T
April 15th, 2020, 8:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Unique wine cellar
Replies: 16
Views: 1413

Re: Unique wine cellar

That website, in general, is not made for us. For example, the third bullet point in the article is "SPONSORED: THE BEST DATING/RELATIONSHIPS ADVICE ON THE WEB.". One of the categories on their website is "Single AF".

We should probably just be happy they are talking about wine.
by Jason T
April 10th, 2020, 11:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Judgment of Quarantine
Replies: 20
Views: 1631

Re: The Judgment of Quarantine

Chris, nice notes. I find myself saying I'm not a big fan of Chardonnay, nor am I fan of oak presence on white wines. Yet every Rhys Chard I've popped I've found absolutely delicious.
by Jason T
April 9th, 2020, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Thomas Fogarty Chardonnay Langley Hill Vineyard
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: TN: 2011 Thomas Fogarty Chardonnay Langley Hill Vineyard

Cool note John. It’s amazing how whites, even whites with age, carry over to day two.
by Jason T
April 7th, 2020, 8:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 R. Lopez Heredia Rose - Vina Tondonia
Replies: 91
Views: 5545

Re: TN: 2009 R. Lopez Heredia Rose - Vina Tondonia

$49 per? That’s still not bad. Looks like £55 is the cheapest I can pick them up in the U.K.
by Jason T
April 7th, 2020, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 R. Lopez Heredia Rose - Vina Tondonia
Replies: 91
Views: 5545

Re: TN: 2009 R. Lopez Heredia Rose - Vina Tondonia

Dangit, 2009 not available yet in the UK. Are you sure you have not missed it? The 2010 is out Hey Claus, based on your response I checked. Looks like 2009 is available in a couple shops on the U.K., no 2010 yet though. That said that is just based on Winsearcher Pro. I don’t currently work with an...
by Jason T
April 7th, 2020, 12:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1993 Ravenswood Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard
Replies: 7
Views: 443

Re: TN: 1993 Ravenswood Zinfandel Monte Rosso Vineyard

David, how much air did you give it before consuming on night one? I opened a '93 Monte Rosso several weeks ago and after 90 minutes not much was going on - though it was nice. Didn't have much of a chance to follow it as it was shared with three other folks at dinner. But a few other of the Ravensw...
by Jason T
April 5th, 2020, 8:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wanted an Oregon wine that tastes like a Burgundy.
Replies: 82
Views: 4382

Re: Wanted an Oregon wine that tastes like a Burgundy.

In addition to Goodfellow, Kelley Fox and Walter Scott I’d also suggest Brick House.
by Jason T
April 2nd, 2020, 8:53 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Crumpets
Replies: 18
Views: 1239

Re: Crumpets

Thanks guys!
by Jason T
April 2nd, 2020, 5:22 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Crumpets
Replies: 18
Views: 1239

Re: Crumpets

For the uniniatiated, what's the actual difference between a crumpet and an English muffin?
by Jason T
April 1st, 2020, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?
Replies: 128
Views: 11946

Re: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?

Goodfellow
Belle Pente
Tempier
Clement Perseval (Chamagne)
by Jason T
April 1st, 2020, 12:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Non-commercial but emotional post, long – a Greek wine
Replies: 18
Views: 1084

Re: Non-commercial but emotional post, long – a Greek wine

Sigalas is great all the way around. Their vin santo was my favourite and I tasted widely all over the island. Argyros vin santo is pretty damn good as well. I had experience on Boutari and Gaia only when I visited Santorini, but had heard so much praise about Sigalas. Sure, they were pretty good. ...
by Jason T
March 31st, 2020, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Non-commercial but emotional post, long – a Greek wine
Replies: 18
Views: 1084

Re: Non-commercial but emotional post, long – a Greek wine

I was very impressed with Greek wines when I traveled there in 2014. The Funky Gourmet (funny name, but great restaurant) restaurant in Athens started my journey. Had a Gaia assyrtikos that was pretty good. The Boutari ximomarvio was a reserve and blew us away. Then, went to Santorini and had a tas...
by Jason T
March 31st, 2020, 5:51 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Goodfellow SIP sheet...updated 5/5/20
Replies: 84
Views: 10001

Re: Goodfellow Spring Release offer-Mix and match as you like, and shipping is complimentary on all orders!

Sean_S wrote:
March 26th, 2020, 10:35 am
Order in. It was hard to get down to 4 cases. So much goodness in there...

Sean
I feel your pain. I’ve normally been at around 3 cases sans Heritage/special blocks. This year I got down to 2, though I really didn’t want to. But want to save some dry powder for the Heritage bottlings.
by Jason T
March 31st, 2020, 5:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Non-commercial but emotional post, long – a Greek wine
Replies: 18
Views: 1084

Re: Non-commercial but emotional post, long – a Greek wine

For me, it's the best place for whites and roses... reds still need some work but there are many a gem out there. It's pretty much vice versa for me. Not taking the spectacular Santorini Assyrtikos into account, not too many Greek whites have impressed me that much. However, most of the Greek reds ...
by Jason T
March 30th, 2020, 7:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine cellar progress
Replies: 100
Views: 4935

Re: Wine cellar progress

alan weinberg wrote:
March 14th, 2020, 9:50 pm
96B913B6-9A95-414D-AB2D-2F429D60EA79.jpegHere’s a closeup of the painting. Original oil.
Alan, I love that painting. Stunning. What a wonderful gift.
by Jason T
March 28th, 2020, 2:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying, selling or keeping out of the wine market?
Replies: 57
Views: 3451

Re: Buying, selling or keeping out of the wine market?

Out for now, but part of that is a function of already having 18 Burgundy, Rhône and Loire and 19 Tempier Rose out of the way.
by Jason T
March 27th, 2020, 12:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Piper rare 2002
Replies: 24
Views: 1965

Re: TN: Piper rare 2002

Timely note as I’m opening one of these in May for my 5th wedding anniversary - it was a wedding gift to us from her parents. Sounds like I will love it. The good is definitely OTT.
by Jason T
March 26th, 2020, 7:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What red and white Burgundies are currently in your cellar - by vintage
Replies: 66
Views: 2239

Re: What red and white Burgundies are currently in your cellar - by vintage

I’m a noob, so:

1. 2018
2. 2017

3. 2016


4. 2015






5. 2014

Weighted heavily on ‘18 and ‘17. Though with ‘18 I did not buy heavily due to vintage concerns.
by Jason T
March 25th, 2020, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Spectrum Wine Storage in Irvine open?
Replies: 8
Views: 347

Re: Is Spectrum Wine Storage in Irvine open?

Interesting. I got an email from mine (Kent Cellars in Chicago) that since they are non-essential they are closed.

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