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by m. ristev
December 4th, 2019, 9:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1148
Views: 64004

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

still should retail around 60 euro for 1er cru in france. oddly enough up in quebec raveneau is still quite fair vs stateside pricing. $95 for clos anyone? https://www.saq.com/page/fr/saqcom/vin-blanc/domaine-francois-raveneau-chablis-grand-cru-les-clos-2016/14099347?selectedIndex=5&searchContextId=...
by m. ristev
December 2nd, 2019, 12:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday Deals
Replies: 78
Views: 7550

Re: Black Friday Deals

not sure about how the wine is, but the 2011 desjourneys fleurie for $25 does seem to be a solid deal.
by m. ristev
November 29th, 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday Deals
Replies: 78
Views: 7550

Re: Black Friday Deals

i reckon i find much better deals on any given day than what i have seen thus far...
by m. ristev
November 24th, 2019, 5:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Idlewild Wines - Ruth Lewandowski Pick Up Open House 11/16/2019
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: Idlewild Wines - Ruth Lewandowski Pick Up Open House 11/16/2019

i thought he had planted or at least was planning to plant a vineyard in utah?
by m. ristev
November 20th, 2019, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DRC Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Nuits Blanc?
Replies: 1
Views: 442

Re: DRC Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Nuits Blanc?

it is a charity bottling (proceeds going to the restoration of the abbaye de saint vivant) which is sold primarily through lavinia and caves auge. last time i tried a bottle it cost me about 50 euro and it drank like a wine of maybe 25 euro so don't be fooled, this is not a grandiose burgundy experi...
by m. ristev
November 19th, 2019, 8:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Jean-François Ganevat Côtes du Jura Cuvée Oregane
Replies: 2
Views: 318

Re: TN: 2014 Jean-François Ganevat Côtes du Jura Cuvée Oregane

oddly enough i have never tried this cuvee before. if you have a chance, try the 14 savagnin sous la roche, it is very impressive.
by m. ristev
November 17th, 2019, 1:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $6500 for this poxed Monty?
Replies: 27
Views: 3408

Re: $6500 for this poxed Monty?

i remember about 4 years ago a friend reported this wine was oxidized, which was surprising considering the bottle he sampled had not travelled far outside of the region. at any rate, i would be shocked if a full fledged auction house would accept a bottle with this color on consignment. just took a...
by m. ristev
November 13th, 2019, 7:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel
Replies: 83
Views: 5086

Re: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel

ripe vintages tend to be attractive from barrel though, no?
by m. ristev
November 9th, 2019, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lopawines.com Thread
Replies: 80
Views: 6590

Re: Lopawines.com Thread

https://www.lavinia.fr/fr/produits/jacques-lassaigne-blanc-de-blancs-cuvee-20-ans-2008 if anybody like me was curious about the 08 lassaigne offer from the other day, i do not believe the information in the email was very accurate. the usual millesime releases retail about 70 euro, so this is sellin...
by m. ristev
November 8th, 2019, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel
Replies: 83
Views: 5086

Re: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel

labet poulsard is 14.5, and for reference the same wine was <12 degrees in 16. no idea about the whites...maybe he picked too late but francois cotat's rose is 14.5 in 18 as well.
by m. ristev
November 8th, 2019, 7:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel
Replies: 83
Views: 5086

Re: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel

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.
by m. ristev
November 8th, 2019, 7:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Advice on producers I should try at La Fete du Champagne?
Replies: 35
Views: 1568

Re: Advice on producers I should try at La Fete du Champagne?

i highly recommend going to the champagne lounge at the freehand hotel for any pre- of after-hours shenanigans. the list of champagnes on hand is stupendous and the pricing seems a few % over cost. lots of fun. does this mean less than retail? i never cared for the freehand hotel, it has a strange ...
by m. ristev
November 1st, 2019, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eleven Madison Park wine
Replies: 57
Views: 5413

Re: Eleven Madison Park wine

i feel like there are always a few deals to be had on the emp list especially considering it is service included. of course if you are looking at burgundy it is not that friendly but i have always found very interesting wines to drink with some age, even some which cost less than the corkage fee.
by m. ristev
November 1st, 2019, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eleven Madison Park wine
Replies: 57
Views: 5413

Re: Eleven Madison Park wine

was that a standard or premium pairing?
by m. ristev
November 1st, 2019, 7:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eleven Madison Park wine
Replies: 57
Views: 5413

Re: Eleven Madison Park wine

the best way to enjoy emp is to sit at the bar and order the duck a la carte. it is the most notable dish they serve besides the bread, which is also complementary at the bar. this obviously makes selecting the wine quite simple.
by m. ristev
October 31st, 2019, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1989 Marc Sorrel Greal- old seepage high fill
Replies: 22
Views: 677

Re: 1989 Marc Sorrel Greal- old seepage high fill

color seems pretty dark, i would probably want to make sure it's not murky looking when holding it up to some light. personally i would play it safe and pass on it though. even bottles that appear pristine could have possibly been mishandled so why take the extra risk..
by m. ristev
October 30th, 2019, 6:39 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The miracle ingredient - Mayo?
Replies: 21
Views: 1214

Re: The miracle ingredient - Mayo?

i was skeptical of this but tried it on some pork not long ago and it worked very well, certainly a better sear than butter alone. there was no residual mayo taste either. however, i don't see the point in doing this for fattier meats though like wagyu.
by m. ristev
October 28th, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Jacques Puffeney Arbois Savagnin
Replies: 20
Views: 624

Re: TN: 2011 Jacques Puffeney Arbois Savagnin

https://www.idealwine.com/uk/acheter-vi ... 16-Red.jsp

a few places in nyc sold the 15 but i regrettably passed on them
by m. ristev
October 28th, 2019, 4:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Jacques Puffeney Arbois Savagnin
Replies: 20
Views: 624

Re: TN: 2011 Jacques Puffeney Arbois Savagnin

i have seen both a 15 and 16 trousseau released by jacques. what is the deal with these? are any of the other wines still being made?
i know i would take the cuvee m poulsard over an overnoy any day.
by m. ristev
October 26th, 2019, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette Griffe du Marquis
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Re: TN: 2016 Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette Griffe du Marquis

did you taste it initially before decanting?
by m. ristev
October 26th, 2019, 1:46 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2289
Views: 136628

Re: New York City Restaurants

how much for a glass of gmax at the bar if one is not eating [whistle.gif]
by m. ristev
October 26th, 2019, 1:20 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best American cheese I have tasted.
Replies: 70
Views: 2786

Re: Best American cheese I have tasted.

canal junction charloe is definitely one of the most unique domestic cheeses i have tasted
by m. ristev
October 26th, 2019, 12:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Beaujolais
Replies: 35
Views: 3464

Re: 2018 Beaujolais

Well, it would be true to say that 2017 is frequently richer in tannin, whereas 2018 is—generally—lower in acidity and richer in alcohol. For me, lower acidity and higher alcohol in the 2018s makes them feel "richer" than most 2017s. Perhaps it's just a question of defining terms. But I think it's ...
by m. ristev
October 24th, 2019, 2:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you consider technology use to be "natural?"
Replies: 41
Views: 1702

Re: Would you consider technology use to be "natural?"

i wonder who made the first ironic label? i would say the majority of natural wines that should be immediately poured down the sink usually have some terribly ill conceived label. octavin is a great example.
by m. ristev
October 23rd, 2019, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Beaujolais
Replies: 35
Views: 3464

Re: 2018 Beaujolais

the 2015 lapierre had distinct banana aromas, at least on release
by m. ristev
October 20th, 2019, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saint Aubin 1er Crus versus Meursault Lieux-dits for value
Replies: 11
Views: 1179

Re: Saint Aubin 1er Crus versus Meursault Lieux-dits for value

i guess my point is you can find value anywhere you look, even in famous appellations. it is still possible to find underpriced wines in addition to all the overpriced ones. beyond this, fringe areas such as saint romain offer terrific value especially since the cooler climate benefits from the ripe...
by m. ristev
October 20th, 2019, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saint Aubin 1er Crus versus Meursault Lieux-dits for value
Replies: 11
Views: 1179

Re: Saint Aubin 1er Crus versus Meursault Lieux-dits for value

pretty much all burgundy has gotten more expensive, especially in that time frame. i doubt the 25% increase in pricing originates from the domaine. the particular meursault producers you mentioned are undervalued but what about someone like vincent dancer. the les corbins was under $50 around the 14...
by m. ristev
October 20th, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saint Aubin 1er Crus versus Meursault Lieux-dits for value
Replies: 11
Views: 1179

Re: Saint Aubin 1er Crus versus Meursault Lieux-dits for value

this has nothing to do with saint aubin and everything to do with the particular producers you mentioned. people pay for the name brand and most of the time price has little to do with quality in the bottle. i am a big advocate of moving on to the next producer and not getting too hung up on the coo...
by m. ristev
October 19th, 2019, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Handcarry from Italy
Replies: 7
Views: 787

Re: Handcarry from Italy

i was just in northern italy a couple weeks ago and i saw more steep pricing on valentini than ever before. cheapest i saw for the cerasuolo was 55 euro and it was not easy to track down. pepe is still readily available tho, usually eataly sells them at decent pricing. best of luck!
by m. ristev
October 19th, 2019, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: juge hunter: astor wines edition
Replies: 15
Views: 1200

Re: juge hunter: astor wines edition

i drank a mag of the 15 at emp last year and it was mid $300ish service included. while certainly a good wine, it is not something i would seek out...for what it is worth i greatly preferred the 14 finding it to be a much more distinctive wine.
by m. ristev
October 18th, 2019, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: juge hunter: astor wines edition
Replies: 15
Views: 1200

juge hunter: astor wines edition

go get em, only a $330 premium over the '14 [tease.gif]

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by m. ristev
October 17th, 2019, 7:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any wine store recommendations for Rome, Milan & Venice?
Replies: 21
Views: 986

Re: Any wine store recommendations for Rome, Milan & Venice?

Hi Marco, I haven't specifically tried to hunt down good wine shops on my trips to Venice (I have family there), but those that I have visited have generally been freakishly expensive and preying on the tourist market. One that is well worth a look is Cantine del Vino già Schiavi on Fondamenta Nani...
by m. ristev
October 17th, 2019, 6:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Canlis for dinner this evening.........
Replies: 26
Views: 1717

Re: Canlis for dinner this evening.........

not much in the way of value on that list, especially in burgundy, but these are the options that stuck out to me: PIERRE BOISSON • Auxey-Duresses, En Reugne, Premier Cru, 2012 155 COMTESSE DE CHÉRISEY • La Genelotte, Premier Cru, 2011 155 SIMON BIZE • Les Fournaux, Premier Cru, 2013 145 SIMON BIZE ...
by m. ristev
October 17th, 2019, 5:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Giuseppe Rinaldi Barbera d'Alba (Italy, Piedmont, Alba, Barbera d'Alba)
Replies: 16
Views: 561

Re: TN: 2015 Giuseppe Rinaldi Barbera d'Alba (Italy, Piedmont, Alba, Barbera d'Alba)

there are shops that also charge $90 for the bartolo... parcelle has the 16 listed for $95 while their price on the 15 rinaldi is $82. obviously this is not the actual retail price of either of these wines. a quick check on w-s shows the UK average price of around $49 for the rinaldi which is probab...
by m. ristev
October 16th, 2019, 7:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the best Pinot Grigio?
Replies: 66
Views: 1383

Re: What's the best Pinot Grigio?

radikon makes a wonderful pinot grigio that drinks like a deeply colored rosé
by m. ristev
October 15th, 2019, 4:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1148
Views: 64004

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

it seems like a lot of these offers operate on making customers *feel* as if they are in the know and indeed getting a good deal. also, w-s is no longer a barometer of what a veritable deal actually is.
by m. ristev
October 15th, 2019, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 149
Views: 12176

Re: 2008 Salon

saw a few of these cases stacked up in the cellar of peck in milan last week. can't remember the exact pricing but i would be shocked if they sold them as everything else in there was at least 25% over market price.
by m. ristev
October 14th, 2019, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Frank Cornelissen - "Susucaru" Rosso (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)
Replies: 18
Views: 980

Re: TN: 2017 Frank Cornelissen - "Susucaru" Rosso (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)

i have not tasted any of the current reds as i was turned off by the 15% abv but i found the 18 rose to be far too sterile, bordering on generic compared to the 17.
by m. ristev
October 14th, 2019, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1148
Views: 64004

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

i got an email for 08 cristal at $229.99 prearrival when w-s standard shows two listings at $224 in stock. what exactly does US low pricing even mean [pwn.gif]
by m. ristev
October 14th, 2019, 3:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Frank Cornelissen - "Susucaru" Rosso (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)
Replies: 18
Views: 980

Re: TN: 2017 Frank Cornelissen - "Susucaru" Rosso (Italy, Sicily, Etna DOC)

i believe with this current release of wines he actually started adding sulphur and also did some filtering. i have never encountered brett in his wines but some volatility definitely seems to be the norm, but less so now than in the past.
by m. ristev
October 12th, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Paris 3 Star Michelin Lunch recs
Replies: 51
Views: 4099

Re: Paris 3 Star Michelin Lunch recs

i love arpege but if you want to have the platonic ideal of a french 3 star experience i would recommend lunch at epicure. it is perhaps a less interesting option but the room, the food and the service all exude luxury. compared with guy savoy or ledoyen, it also is a much better value.
by m. ristev
October 10th, 2019, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1148
Views: 64004

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

honestly the pricing is pretty lack luster for every offer i have ever seen including this one. certainly no deals...definitely don't understand the hype with shopping here? regarding the dancer, the '15 perrieres retailed $150 directly through paris wine co, so this pricing is definitely not sharp ...
by m. ristev
September 17th, 2019, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is Vatan Clos la Neore so expensive?
Replies: 23
Views: 1888

Re: Why is Vatan Clos la Neore so expensive?

just dug through a bunch of photos on my phone and it was in fact the 2015. i can ask if they have received any new vintages. however, i believe all the listings for the '17 vintage in the states on wine-searcher are for grey market bottles judging by who is selling them.
by m. ristev
September 16th, 2019, 3:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is Vatan Clos la Neore so expensive?
Replies: 23
Views: 1888

Re: Why is Vatan Clos la Neore so expensive?

it was '16 i believe, drank the bottle already though so i can't confirm. i would be surprised if '17 would be out to retailers already as weygandt usually holds back wines quite a while especially for producers like this, cecile tremblay, etc. i remember the '14s sat at astor wine for quite a while...
by m. ristev
September 16th, 2019, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is Vatan Clos la Neore so expensive?
Replies: 23
Views: 1888

Re: Why is Vatan Clos la Neore so expensive?

same thing with overnoy, or any other hypebeast wine. most honest merchants stopped listing them online and all you will see are the highly curated sellers a la sommpicks or kogod post their wares at highway robbery rates. i bought a bottle of the current release from a small shop that gets an alloc...
by m. ristev
September 15th, 2019, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy 2019 report
Replies: 29
Views: 3852

Re: Burgundy 2019 report

nope, it was $599 for the '12 mag offered this past feb according to the email. i have noticed they priced more recent offerings in line with other wine-searcher listings. the '15 seve du clos mag was $9xx at zachys but sold out in about 24 hours. i noticed some more obscure shops offering recent vi...
by m. ristev
September 15th, 2019, 1:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy 2019 report
Replies: 29
Views: 3852

Re: Burgundy 2019 report

benchmark sold seve du clos mags earlier this year for $599...
i am sure there is far more reasonable pricing than that especially in france.

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