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by Jason T
June 18th, 2019, 1:06 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: In'n'Out Burger Fries
Replies: 51
Views: 1486

Re: In'n'Out Burger Fries

Of the chains, my favorite fries are Five Guys, by a wide margin.
by Jason T
June 17th, 2019, 3:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Elouan PinotNoir OR '17...(short/boring)
Replies: 14
Views: 707

Re: TN: Elouan PinotNoir OR '17...(short/boring)

And you know there's an audience for those wines. Same audience that buys Oreos, frozen pizza, Pringles, Snickers, and MacDonald's burgers. Was it the Simpsons that just used to label something generic "food"? I think the Wagner wines, at least those that I've tried, would be the equivalent of the ...
by Jason T
June 17th, 2019, 2:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Elouan PinotNoir OR '17...(short/boring)
Replies: 14
Views: 707

Re: TN: Elouan PinotNoir OR '17...(short/boring)

I don’t like or dislike Joey Wagner. If anything I admire him for the brands and business he has built (and yes I understand his father started the business - but he clearly knows his market). But that doesn’t mean his wines are anything less than complete bottom-feeding garbage, concocted in a lab,...
by Jason T
June 16th, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--memorable all-whites evening at Langdon Hall
Replies: 6
Views: 386

Re: TNs--memorable all-whites evening at Langdon Hall

That Argyros is something right? My wife and I came back with an assortment of Vin Santo from various producers after our honeymoon in Santorini. The Argyros remains one of my favourites. Hauntingly beautiful stuff.
by Jason T
June 16th, 2019, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1945 Domaine Huet Vouvray Moelleux Le Haut-Lieu
Replies: 7
Views: 344

Re: TN: 1945 Domaine Huet Vouvray Moelleux Le Haut-Lieu

That’s awesome. Thanks for sharing, Robert. What did your dad think?
by Jason T
June 15th, 2019, 4:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tobin James California Champagne? How?
Replies: 5
Views: 412

Re: Tobin James California Champagne? How?

Oooh, Charmat method even. Yummy.
by Jason T
June 15th, 2019, 2:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Marcassin
Replies: 35
Views: 3221

Re: Marcassin

What is the business benefit to the “mail-in-check” model? I get the impression that they prefer to keep things lower tech and run their company on their terms. And the costs of having a first class wine e-commerce web app is higher than you'd think. And there are 'costs' associated with understand...
by Jason T
June 14th, 2019, 3:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Marcassin
Replies: 35
Views: 3221

Re: Marcassin

What is the business benefit to the “mail-in-check” model?
by Jason T
June 13th, 2019, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: bead and mousse
Replies: 12
Views: 594

Re: bead and mousse

Ah, got it. Sorry for over-reacting then Jim.
by Jason T
June 13th, 2019, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: bead and mousse
Replies: 12
Views: 594

Re: bead and mousse

I’ve also noticed a better mousse once Champagnes have had a lot of air. Recent case in point for me was a bottle of Pol Roger Brut NVs that was about 2/3 consumed on day 1 and then put in the fridge overnight. Next day the bead was much more fine and the mousse was significantly more creamy. Repea...
by Jason T
June 12th, 2019, 3:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: bead and mousse
Replies: 12
Views: 594

Re: bead and mousse

I’ve also noticed a better mousse once Champagnes have had a lot of air. Recent case in point for me was a bottle of Pol Roger Brut NVs that was about 2/3 consumed on day 1 and then put in the fridge overnight. Next day the bead was much more fine and the mousse was significantly more creamy. Repeat...
by Jason T
June 10th, 2019, 2:54 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: CHICAGO: Best Breweries & Beer pubs
Replies: 22
Views: 411

Re: CHICAGO: Best Breweries & Beer pubs

+1 on Hopleaf. Fountainhead (which is not too far from Depaul) has a fantastic selection. Local Option has a nice regional selection, plus some of their own beers. However it's a bit of a 'metal' bar - loud music later in the evening.
by Jason T
June 4th, 2019, 3:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Perfect Night: 2002 Chave | 1973 Latour | 1989 Raffault | 2005 Rougeard |1985 Magdelaine
Replies: 55
Views: 1625

Re: Perfect Night: 2002 Chave | 1973 Latour | 1989 Raffault | 2005 Rougeard |1985 Magdelaine

Jayson Cohen wrote:
May 31st, 2019, 6:14 am
Greg K wrote:
May 30th, 2019, 9:27 pm
I think that 89 Raffault has the most green funk I’ve ever gotten on a nose. Like being attacked by peppercorns. Absolutely lovely body though.
There’s btl variation. Best ones don’t have much green funk.
Agreed. The handful I've had didn't have that much green.
by Jason T
June 3rd, 2019, 4:33 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: TZATZIKI
Replies: 6
Views: 739

Re: TZATZIKI

When I make the sauce, the best way I have found for getting as much water out as possible: Peel Cucumber Cut in half and then use a spoon to remove all of the seeds and goo Cut into inch cubes and place those cubes in a two cup food processor and then go to town Pour the contents of the food proce...
by Jason T
June 3rd, 2019, 4:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese
Replies: 8
Views: 656

Re: TN: 1999 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Spätlese

That sounds AMAZING. Thanks for sharing, David.
by Jason T
June 2nd, 2019, 3:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 415
Views: 36664

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

Carlos Delpin wrote:
May 31st, 2019, 4:44 am
Two hurricanes and a lot of work later finally all the babies are together again... Totally no frills and utilitarian but it works!
Carlos, good to see it’s back up and running.
by Jason T
June 1st, 2019, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Cellar Organization
Replies: 15
Views: 1221

Re: Wine Cellar Organization

Write on the box what is inside. And then make a list that you put in front of your locker. So when you open it, you know that the box with your SQN is towards the back on the left. I don't know how many boxes you have, but as long as you're storing in lockers, it's a little hard to remember exactl...
by Jason T
May 31st, 2019, 4:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Cellar Organization
Replies: 15
Views: 1221

Re: Wine Cellar Organization

The dimensions of the lockers matter as well. In my case the dimensions of the Weinboxes were a bit funky and didn’t allow me to maximise the space. I found that standard 12 bottle corrugated boxes from U-Line allowed me to fit more.
by Jason T
May 30th, 2019, 4:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone using Weinboxes?
Replies: 151
Views: 8617

Re: Anyone using Weinboxes?

I went all-in on these for my new storage lockers. The build quality was nice and I was almost always able to get 12 to a box. But dimensions of these boxes didn't mesh with that of my lockers; I was able to fit an extra 6-8 cases with boxes from U-Line instead. But I kept all (36? 40?) of my Weinbo...
by Jason T
May 29th, 2019, 10:56 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: TZATZIKI
Replies: 6
Views: 739

Re: TZATZIKI

Fage is my standard for Tzatziki for the reason Jay points out. If I can’t find the 5% fat version of that then I will see what other Greek yogurts are out there. I usually end up straining those overnight. I also tend to strain all of the moisture I can possibly get out of the cucumber- I shred it ...
by Jason T
May 29th, 2019, 12:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Munich and Nuremberg wine shop recs?
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Re: Munich and Nuremberg wine shop recs?

Following this thread as I'll be in Munich in August.
by Jason T
May 28th, 2019, 1:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $9.99 Back-Up-The-Truck Merlot
Replies: 5
Views: 1315

Re: $9.99 Back-Up-The-Truck Merlot

While not something I’d seek out it does sound like it fills a role - cheap but quaffable “crowd pleaser” wine. Beats the hell out of forking over for something from the Wagner family at 2x-7x the price.
by Jason T
May 28th, 2019, 1:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eurocave worth the price?
Replies: 9
Views: 944

Re: Eurocave worth the price?

I don’t know about worth the price as I would not have paid full price for mine- I was able to use AMEX rewards points for about half the price. But it was an absolute tank the 5 years I had it and would get another without hesitation. Only reason I gave mine up was that I moved.
by Jason T
May 28th, 2019, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: London wine bar recommendations sought
Replies: 17
Views: 756

Re: London wine bar recommendations sought

Terrors in west end. Ideally go to Sager and Wilde though. Massive +1 to Sager and Wilde. The most excited I’ve been at a wine bar in a long time. Fantastic bottle list and very smart BTG list. Knowledgeable and passionate staff that are happy to steer you. Small bites were great as well. I’m excit...
by Jason T
May 27th, 2019, 9:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Changes Afoot in NM: Gruet/NoisyWater
Replies: 9
Views: 813

Re: Changes Afoot in NM: Gruet/NoisyWater

Yes Gruet has been sliding downhill for years now. I remember visiting the tasting room in 2014 or ‘15 before learning of the sale and thinking “WTF?”. The sparkling and still wines were all low quality. Oh well.
by Jason T
May 27th, 2019, 5:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Biodynamic taste better?
Replies: 81
Views: 2739

Re: Does Biodynamic taste better?

Philip G wrote:
May 27th, 2019, 4:59 am
Just returned from Paris and did quite a bit of cruising the neighborhoods for interesting wine bars. I was surprised by how many are promoting there lists of bio and nature (organic) wines.
I think much of the same is happening here in London.
by Jason T
May 26th, 2019, 10:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine country vacation suggestions.
Replies: 35
Views: 1665

Re: Wine country vacation suggestions.

If you enjoy Alsatian wines, I would urge Alsace with as much fervor as I could muster. To put it bluntly, I’ve never enjoyed a place quite as much as I’ve enjoyed it there. My wife and I visited a couple of weeks after the time of year you mention, but I would imagine that to be perfect. You could...
by Jason T
May 24th, 2019, 8:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineFolly is a folly?
Replies: 10
Views: 1361

Re: WineFolly is a folly?

Brig, my understanding on 3 is the same as yours.
by Jason T
May 24th, 2019, 2:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Driving beer cross country this weekend. Please help
Replies: 36
Views: 1473

Re: Driving beer cross country this weekend. Please help

BobH wrote:
May 23rd, 2019, 10:46 am
For a thousand dollars I could have standard overnight shipped this wine, and for another 2 hundred made it priority overnight so that it'd get there before noon.
Legally?
by Jason T
May 24th, 2019, 2:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tipping your Host on a Paid Tasting
Replies: 44
Views: 2293

Re: Tipping your Host on a Paid Tasting

Tasting fees not comped on the 6-pack purchase. 8 seats at the table or so. It's like $1000 to the house for the tasting. I did not tip above the $250 we paid in tasting fees. Some of the other folks did and I was very surprised and kind of felt like a bastard. But at the same time, did not feel li...
by Jason T
May 24th, 2019, 1:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is Sauv Blanc so much cheaper ?
Replies: 37
Views: 1444

Re: Why is Sauv Blanc so much cheaper ?

I’m not sure about the cost to farm but certainly cheaper to produce. Far shorter holding periods, and in many cases no oak.
by Jason T
May 23rd, 2019, 12:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Driving beer cross country this weekend. Please help
Replies: 36
Views: 1473

Re: Driving beer cross country this weekend. Please help

As others have said, these wines made their way to him without refrigeration, and presumably are still fine. Driving during the day with the wines in the back seat - even if in just lay-flat boxes instead of styrofoam - wines will be fine.
by Jason T
May 20th, 2019, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Giulia Negri - new generation Piedmont
Replies: 12
Views: 777

Re: Giulia Negri - new generation Piedmont

Which just goes to underscore the challenges and relative lack of utility in scores. If we aren’t all following a standard, then each person has to understand everyone else’s personal scoring system. Which means points are only useful to that individual, which I guess is something.
by Jason T
May 19th, 2019, 6:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It’s raining again/still, time to do a cellar inventory.
Replies: 19
Views: 709

Re: It’s raining again/still, time to do a cellar inventory.

Give or take I do it quarterly. However I also keep track in real time which bottles I’ve acquired/consumed. So the quarterly is really just a quick true up. I’m not as fortunate as you kids - I rarely find something I didn’t know I had. Usually the opposite - 2-3 bottles short from when either my w...
by Jason T
May 16th, 2019, 8:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: OOPS! Diner gets wrong wine £4500 le Pin
Replies: 32
Views: 2394

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: 431

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: 308
Views: 17736

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: 1301

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: 479

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: 920

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: 867

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: 1007

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: 1007

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: 1351

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: 1351

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: 35
Views: 956

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: 1093

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: 997

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: 2336

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...

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