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by David_K
January 24th, 2020, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1220
Views: 66654

Re: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment

Dan, I think John was using the colloquial "boatload" - as in a lot - and not that they literally got a container of nothing except Elio Grasso.
by David_K
January 23rd, 2020, 6:40 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Looking for Pappy Van Winkle
Replies: 9
Views: 751

Re: Looking for Pappy Van Winkle

Mark Y wrote:
January 23rd, 2020, 2:09 pm
All you need is a 2010 Gonon VV..
I'm sure he has a bunch sitting around... [snort.gif]
by David_K
January 22nd, 2020, 7:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Schott Zwiesel "Air" Series
Replies: 11
Views: 1036

Schott Zwiesel "Air" Series

Looking for some new everyday glasses. Anyone know anything about this series? Haven't seen them before. https://shop.fortessa.com/drinkware/by-collection/air.html Remarkably light and gracefully shaped, these brilliant Crystal Glasses let you savor the complex aromas of your favorite varietals. Des...
by David_K
January 22nd, 2020, 9:48 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Ft: 10yr orvw ISO: 2010 gonon VV
Replies: 10
Views: 899

Re: Ft: 10yr orvw ISO: 2010 gonon VV

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
January 22nd, 2020, 4:49 am
An interesting trade. Lots of orvw available for sale, G.VV, none for sale.
Yes, anyone sitting on 2010 Gonon VV would have to be pretty stupid to make this trade.
by David_K
January 21st, 2020, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Collecting wines not of the usual countries
Replies: 22
Views: 1052

Re: Collecting wines not of the usual countries

South Africa, certainly. Mullineux is tops, and has started to become easier to find. But to reiterate John's point, most of the best stuff never even makes it here.
by David_K
January 17th, 2020, 6:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kerin O'Keefe on Barolo 2016
Replies: 37
Views: 3136

Re: Kerin O'Keefe on Barolo 2016

Kerin defines the vintage a modern day classic. https://kerinokeefe.com/barolo-2016-modern-day-classic/ It will be a battle getting some of the good names without getting broke She's a little late to the party, since the quality of the vintage has been pretty widely known for a couple of years and ...
by David_K
January 16th, 2020, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need Help Deciding on Wine Storage Options at Home
Replies: 21
Views: 1082

Re: Need Help Deciding on Wine Storage Options at Home

I was in a similar boat where the pricing just didn't make sense for the small size of my space. So I decided to make it passive storage for everyday stuff, bought a Eurocave for the good stuff at home, and the rest offsite. Still a work in progress in getting every wine to the right place but it's ...
by David_K
January 14th, 2020, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1220
Views: 66654

Re: US to impose 25% — and now 100% — tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Are people stocking up now? How fast do we think existing stock will be cleaned out (assuming no price hikes) after (and if) a 100% tariff is announced?
by David_K
January 6th, 2020, 9:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Threshold Behavior: 2017 northern Rhone (and Beaujolais)
Replies: 7
Views: 789

Re: Threshold Behavior: 2017 northern Rhone (and Beaujolais)

Yup. Just had a 2017 Foillard Corcelette. Quite ripe, nearly as ripe as the '15. I haven't had any 2017 Rhones, but do find some vintage similarity between the two regions (not surprising given their proximity/soil).
by David_K
January 6th, 2020, 6:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Beaujolais
Replies: 118
Views: 9776

Re: 2017 Beaujolais

Anyone tried Foillard's Cuvee Corcelette yet? I'm still waiting on mine to arrive. Yes, it's very nice! I prefer it to the 2016; whereas I prefer the 2016 Côte du Py to the 2017, at least for the time being. Bought both vintages for my own cellar. Just getting around to tasting this now. My note: 2...
by David_K
January 2nd, 2020, 7:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent 2013 Burg tasting notes
Replies: 26
Views: 1174

Re: Recent 2013 Burg tasting notes

How are people finding 2013s compared to 2014s? Neither is a hyped vintage, so deals can be found (relatively speaking). I have liked some from each but don't feel as though I've tasted widely enough to form an opinion on ageability and consistency with respect to these two years.
by David_K
December 31st, 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Tasting of the Champagnes of Eric Rodez
Replies: 14
Views: 623

Re: A Tasting of the Champagnes of Eric Rodez

What's the style? I know there's oak, but apart from that you just don't read much about these wines.
by David_K
December 28th, 2019, 3:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 173
Views: 16370

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

I've got everyone beat. Just got a bottle for $100 off of the local online classifieds. Almost certainly a holiday or corporate gift the person didn't want. Sadly just one bottle but I'll still take it. [cheers.gif]
by David_K
December 24th, 2019, 3:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12589
Views: 607020

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

RyanC wrote:
December 24th, 2019, 12:58 pm
3x 1999 Bruno Clair SLB ‘Dominode’
Beat me to it! [swearing.gif]
by David_K
December 24th, 2019, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1220
Views: 66654

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Would the tariffs apply to EU wines coming from private collections in other places? For example, would the tariff apply to EU wine brought in from Asia or Canada from collectors at auction or otherwise, or is it only EU wines coming *from* the source in the EU?
by David_K
December 21st, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Pierre Péters Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut Cuvée de Réserve
Replies: 11
Views: 629

Re: TN: NV Pierre Péters Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut Cuvée de Réserve

Good to hear. Feel like this wine went through a rough patch for a few years with '10 and '11-dominated blends. Sounds like I need to try it again. Has sentimental value as it's the wine that first got me into grower Champagne. Unfortunately price is all over the place on this wine.
by David_K
December 20th, 2019, 6:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1220
Views: 66654

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

I have to say with all this uncertainty, I am happy that I am not exposed to the bdx futures market at the moment. Something completely unprecedented and unexpected like this can take even well-run businesses under. Indeed. Just think if it was the '15 or '16 futures markets - consumers would be a ...
by David_K
December 19th, 2019, 6:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: 2008 Dom Perignon $125.99/btl for 6 pack
Replies: 29
Views: 2426

Re: PSA: 2008 Dom Perignon $125.99/btl for 6 pack

Just how much of this wine do you have now?
by David_K
December 15th, 2019, 8:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1220
Views: 66654

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

So, I am curious. Let's say 100% takes effect....what happens to pricing on existing Champagne inventory already in US stores? Do the retailers raise pricing to some extent to help protect inventory, slow demand and protect existing supply? I'm not baiting anyone with my question nor trolling...I a...
by David_K
December 12th, 2019, 6:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Egon Muller pricing
Replies: 24
Views: 1813

Egon Muller pricing

I just got an offer on the 2018s - QbA - $72 Kabinett - $132 Spatlese - $238 Auslese - $839 To put it into greater context, here is the offer I received on the 2015s back in 2016: QbA - $44 Kabinett - $75 Spatlese - $145 Auslese - $456 I'm sorry but these prices are comical. Is anyone buying? I gues...
by David_K
December 8th, 2019, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best way to organize offsite storage?
Replies: 46
Views: 1842

Re: Best way to organize offsite storage?

I'm also intrigued by tubes but am curious about organization. How do you know what wine is where? Seems unruly to number every tube. Maybe row numbers?
by David_K
December 1st, 2019, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best way to organize offsite storage?
Replies: 46
Views: 1842

Re: Best way to organize offsite storage?

I use cardboard tubes. Two bottles deep. I absolutely hate case storage. You’ll inevitably want something that is in a box in the bottom back corner and then you have to move everything. With tubes I was about to fit 30 cases in my 28 case locker since I had room on top of the top row of tubes to l...
by David_K
November 25th, 2019, 7:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?
Replies: 204
Views: 18119

Re: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?

Everyone is talking past each other. Inventory and prices vary by state, often considerably.
by David_K
November 22nd, 2019, 5:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Weightless, Red Fruited and Pure....Name Your Poison
Replies: 50
Views: 2269

Re: Weightless, Red Fruited and Pure....Name Your Poison

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
November 22nd, 2019, 4:26 am
Metras for Beaujolais.

My personal faves, Roilette and Thivin, venture deeper into the darks.
Exactly, I tend to look for this at the producer level. In the case of Beaujolais, some absolutely fit this category while others, as you allude, can be dark, tannic beasts.
by David_K
November 20th, 2019, 8:20 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Rare German Riesling Auction Gems (Prum, Schaefer) + Huet + more
Replies: 2
Views: 551

Re: FS: Rare German Riesling Auction Gems (Prum, Schaefer) + Huet + more

Updated for sold. Surprised to see the Prum auction wines still kicking - the 2017 is less than you could have purchased it for at auction, and the 2001 is one you may never find again. (To put the rarity of the 2001 in perspective, there are currently 1,601 of the regular '01 Spat listed in CT comm...
by David_K
November 20th, 2019, 7:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Von Schubert Maximin Grünhäuser Abtsberg Riesling Spätlese
Replies: 16
Views: 767

Re: TN: 2015 Von Schubert Maximin Grünhäuser Abtsberg Riesling Spätlese

I opened one of these last night and wow was it different from the 2016. I loved the 2016 so was looking forward to trying the 2015. At this stage the 2015 is less lively and dynamic than the 2016 - deeper and more textural but not quite as fun right now. Needs a lot of airing and also a lot of time...
by David_K
November 20th, 2019, 6:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Beaujolais
Replies: 118
Views: 9776

Re: 2017 Beaujolais

Jayson Cohen wrote:
November 19th, 2019, 6:16 pm
I reloaded on 2017 Griffe after tasting last week. Now up to 7 bottles, which might be overkill. Then again, maybe not. Stunning.
I haven't seen any offers on this yet. Was it just recently released?
by David_K
November 18th, 2019, 8:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanting White Wine
Replies: 17
Views: 863

Re: Decanting White Wine

Top shelf Chablis. I don't find Riesling needs it so much.
by David_K
November 18th, 2019, 9:12 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Rare German Riesling Auction Gems (Prum, Schaefer) + Huet + more
Replies: 2
Views: 551

FS: Rare German Riesling Auction Gems (Prum, Schaefer) + Huet + more

Some rare German + Loire goodies here. Auction wine where indicated, otherwise non-auction. Buyer pays shipping within CONUS, assumes risk, but I will split the shipping cost for any purchases of 4 bottles or more. Can also do handoff in Boston. 1x 1998 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kab...
by David_K
November 10th, 2019, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel
Replies: 125
Views: 8534

Re: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel

m. ristev wrote:
November 8th, 2019, 7:48 am
i have seen 14.5 abv levels in 18 reds from loire and jura. hopefully these are anomalies, but i have a feeling there will be some high levels in burgundy too.
Perfect timing to avoid the tariffs!
by David_K
November 1st, 2019, 7:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Királyudvar - Furmint Sec (Hungary, Tokaji)
Replies: 16
Views: 520

Re: TN: 2015 Királyudvar - Furmint Sec (Hungary, Tokaji)

Also a fan of this wine. Reminds me of the Huet sec cuvees. It's also owned by the Hwangs so that is perhaps not a coincidence.
by David_K
October 24th, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Beaujolais
Replies: 38
Views: 4380

Re: 2018 Beaujolais

In the Vinous article posted recently, they remarked that 2017 is "decidedly richer" than 2018, and that the 2018s are fresher and more elegant. This surprised me. Has anyone else found that to be the case? I haven't had any 2018s yet but plan to dip toes in soon. https://www.vinous.com/articles/bea...
by David_K
October 20th, 2019, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you going to stop buying European tariff affected winei
Replies: 81
Views: 4081

Re: Are you going to stop buying European tariff affected winei

Like many, there are certainly prices where any given wine may no longer be worth it, or where I shift to different cuvees, producers, vintages, etc., depending how much I want the wine. But at a high-level, no, because there is no substitute for European wine.
by David_K
October 16th, 2019, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the best Pinot Grigio?
Replies: 69
Views: 1912

Re: What's the best Pinot Grigio?

Probably not what his guests were thinking of when they asked for pinot grigio. And, since Jay was talking about offering a $20 bottle as a gesture of hospitality toward the vinuously ignorant, I doubt he wants to fork out for Radikon ($45) or Zind Humbrecht Rangen de Thann ($80). Right. In fact, I...
by David_K
October 16th, 2019, 1:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the best Pinot Grigio?
Replies: 69
Views: 1912

Re: What's the best Pinot Grigio?

Probably not what his guests were thinking of when they asked for pinot grigio. And, since Jay was talking about offering a $20 bottle as a gesture of hospitality toward the vinuously ignorant, I doubt he wants to fork out for Radikon ($45) or Zind Humbrecht Rangen de Thann ($80). Right. In fact, I...
by David_K
October 11th, 2019, 10:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Danica Patrick's Somnium Wines
Replies: 54
Views: 3326

Re: Danica Patrick's Somnium Wines

Wines like this are why people hate Napa. Just saying.
by David_K
October 7th, 2019, 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eleven Madison Park wine
Replies: 57
Views: 5687

Re: Eleven Madison Park wine

Burgs are the star, but really nice Loire and Alsace selections, too. I thought they were also especially known for their Austrian and German wine selection.... Nothing on that list to me suggests German wine is a specialty of theirs. It's exactly what I'd expect to see for a restaurant of this cal...
by David_K
October 5th, 2019, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How German Wine Found Its Sweet Spot
Replies: 88
Views: 4409

Re: How German Wine Found Its Sweet Spot

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
October 5th, 2019, 7:19 am
I know this much...I never want to drink a Riesling made by Adam Frisch. I can already sense extreme imbalance.
[winner.gif]
by David_K
October 4th, 2019, 9:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How German Wine Found Its Sweet Spot
Replies: 88
Views: 4409

Re: How German Wine Found Its Sweet Spot

Yes. And 12% is evidence in support of it actually being dry, not the opposite.
by David_K
October 4th, 2019, 8:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How German Wine Found Its Sweet Spot
Replies: 88
Views: 4409

Re: How German Wine Found Its Sweet Spot

Adam: you are wrong. It's not a matter of differing taste. You are just wrong.
by David_K
October 3rd, 2019, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Give CO wine a taste...
Replies: 156
Views: 6642

Re: Give CO wine a taste...

I tried some Colorado wine once at a farmer's market in the Boulder area. I asked the pourers, how did you select the place from which to make the wine? I was interested in learning about the influence of elevation, soil type, etc. Response: "Oh, that's where the vines are!" It didn't inspire confi...
by David_K
October 3rd, 2019, 6:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Domaine François Cotat Sancerre Les Culs de Beaujeu
Replies: 10
Views: 558

Re: TN: 2008 Domaine François Cotat Sancerre Les Culs de Beaujeu

As always, a nice note and beautiful photo. Also got me thinking that maybe there is no need to drink all my Cotat and Boulay on the youngish side. Fixed that for you. [wink.gif] Cotat and Boulay's wines definitely need age. I have recently opened Boulay from 2007 and 2010 and neither was ready. Bu...
by David_K
October 3rd, 2019, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Give CO wine a taste...
Replies: 156
Views: 6642

Re: Give CO wine a taste...

I tried some Colorado wine once at a farmer's market in the Boulder area. I asked the pourers, how did you select the place from which to make the wine? I was interested in learning about the influence of elevation, soil type, etc. Response: "Oh, that's where the vines are!" It didn't inspire confid...
by David_K
October 2nd, 2019, 5:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1220
Views: 66654

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

So what is the practical increase on the end-cost to consumers? If a bottle is $50 on the shelf now, and holding all other variables equal (exchange rate, markup, etc.), the next vintage is subject to the tariff, what will next year's shelf price be?
by David_K
September 29th, 2019, 7:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Barolo - A few thoughts
Replies: 43
Views: 3247

Re: 2015 Barolo - A few thoughts

Thanks for your thoughts. Always enjoy your notes. How would you compare 2015 to other recent vintages in the "warm/hot" column such as 2009 and 2011?
by David_K
September 21st, 2019, 1:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions
Replies: 67
Views: 2627

Re: 2019 Grosser Ring Auctions

Alex - yikes. Doesn't bode well if that's your opinion of the auction wines, which are supposed to be the best of the best. I'll tread carefully.
by David_K
September 13th, 2019, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US retailers offering German auction wines?
Replies: 29
Views: 1270

Re: US retailers offering German auction wines?

I’d advise really trying to understand the differences between (say) Schaefer Spatlese GD AP #10 and #05 before buying auction wines you won’t drink for over a decade. That said in about to head off for my tenth auction, have several hundred bottles on the cellar and claim no expertise. Good advice...
by David_K
September 12th, 2019, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 barbaresco buying intentions?
Replies: 49
Views: 5308

Re: 2016 barbaresco buying intentions?

I'll try them when I get a chance, but I'm not in any hurry. With the exception of the Produttori crus, these wines don't tend to move that fast.

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