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by David Cooper
November 22nd, 2019, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Weightless, Red Fruited and Pure....Name Your Poison
Replies: 50
Views: 2167

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

I would describe Roilette as more dark berry fruit. I have had the 2017 Fleurie twice this week and may have another one today. Hated it.

Red fruit, how about Etna Nerello Mascalese?
by David Cooper
November 8th, 2019, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax
Replies: 61
Views: 2737

Re: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax

Actually I'm not entirely sure - I focused on his eyes, rather than his rear end. They are both big and round. The butt, not just the eyes. Not that I looked, but he was wearing skin tight sweats. I saw things. They are called joggers. It's called fashion honey. Is it athleasure or something? I wou...
by David Cooper
September 12th, 2019, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I Went Back to WA.
Replies: 15
Views: 1694

Re: I Went Back to WA.

The format seems to be improved. There are links to articles etc inside the notes.

I suppose I left before the place went sideways, because I have no hard feelings, and some good memories from posting on the board.
by David Cooper
September 10th, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I Went Back to WA.
Replies: 15
Views: 1694

Re: I Went Back to WA.

Robert. Yes, his notes on Beaujolais are one of the reasons I subscribed again. Have recently had some great wines from Brugaud, Roilette and Thivin and want to know more.
by David Cooper
September 10th, 2019, 8:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I Went Back to WA.
Replies: 15
Views: 1694

I Went Back to WA.

I am probably the outlier here but I have gone back to the Advocate and am giving up Vinous. The Spain coverage is vastly superior with LG, it seems like Josh Raynold's isn't really into covering Iberia. I also am interested in reading William Kelly's notes and articles. So far I am enjoying the new...
by David Cooper
August 29th, 2019, 9:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Even more preposterous...new Napa Cabernet
Replies: 56
Views: 3798

Re: Even more preposterous...new Napa Cabernet

Takes some stones to sell this wine in this way, that's for sure This is not like Patek. Haut Brion is like Patek. This is a diamond-encrusted Hublot Big Bang with an ETA movement (apologies to anyone on here who owns one) “It is not a taste, it is an experience” said the man with a cigar in his mo...
by David Cooper
August 2nd, 2019, 9:54 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Restaurants in St Paul or Minneapolis
Replies: 54
Views: 3564

Re: Restaurants in St Paul or Minneapolis

We had great meals last summer at the Bachelor Farmer, Spoon and Stable and the Corner Table.

The Bachelor Farmer also has a great cafe which does lunch and breakfast. I ate there 3 times and loved it.
by David Cooper
August 1st, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Okanagan Valley, BC Recommendations?
Replies: 19
Views: 589

Re: Okanagan Valley, BC Recommendations?

This area is best when the kids go back to school. It is very busy in June, July and August. The best time is after labour day until our Thanksgiving.

Miradoro, the Kitchen at da Silva, Vanilla Pod and Bad Tatoo Brewing are my favorite places to eat.
by David Cooper
July 31st, 2019, 9:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Okanagan Valley, BC Recommendations?
Replies: 19
Views: 589

Re: Okanagan Valley, BC Recommendations?

The best place to stay by far is the West Wing in the Lakeside Resort in Penticton. It is the middle of the valley and there are decent restaurants nearby. Also the best farm market in BC is right across the street every Saturday. The rooms are new, modern and luxurious. Best wineries for me are Le ...
by David Cooper
July 16th, 2019, 9:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Champagne did you open today?
Replies: 3
Views: 305

Re: What Champagne did you open today?

NV Jean Vesselle Champagne Brut Œil de Perdrix - France, Champagne (7/16/2019)
Clear orange, pink with intense mousse. Intense, berry, yeast. wet stone and cherry nose. Dry berry and toasted bread flavours and a long dry finish.

Should improve. (92 pts.)
by David Cooper
July 16th, 2019, 9:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How do I remove this cork ?
Replies: 12
Views: 944

Re: How do I remove this cork ?

Take a sharp knife. Cut the cork downward as close as you can to the retainer. Cut until you reach the bottle. Now cut at a right angle across the Top of the bottle until you meet the original cut. Push the retainer toward the cut end. Drink wine.
by David Cooper
July 16th, 2019, 9:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How do I remove this cork ?
Replies: 12
Views: 944

Re: How do I remove this cork ?

Take a sharp knife. Cut the cork downward as close as you can to the retainer. Cut until you reach the bottle. Now cut at a right angle across the Top of the bottle until you meet the original cut. Push the retainer toward the cut end. Drink wine.
by David Cooper
July 15th, 2019, 8:59 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 937
Views: 50318

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

I have been to Otium twice this year. Yes the room had a lot going on and was loud. The music was electronic and not unpleasant. It was no louder then Majordomo. I loved our dinner there. We took a peak in the kitchen from the back entrance by the WCs and it was dead quiet. The second time, I was al...
by David Cooper
June 24th, 2019, 8:56 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Speaking of Saveur
Replies: 13
Views: 1173

Re: Speaking of Saveur

I really like Milk Street. The magazine though small seems to focus on things that I know little about, middle eastern, central American and less obvious regions of Europe.The recent in depth look at Paella was pretty good as well.
by David Cooper
June 19th, 2019, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Broken cork on champagne bottle
Replies: 16
Views: 2304

Re: Broken cork on champagne bottle

I have done it with a corkscrew a few times and it was pretty easy. I have fairly big strong hands but I think anyone could do it. If you are nervous drape a towel over the inserted cork screw, then grip the towel near the neck leaving some slack. Grab the towel and the screw and rock or twist it ou...
by David Cooper
June 18th, 2019, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Elouan PinotNoir OR '17...(short/boring)
Replies: 14
Views: 1321

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

I disagree to some extent. A friend of ours is always trying to slip a Mer Soliel or La Crema Chardonnay by us in blind tastings and it never works. It was with him in mind that I sent the cut and paste e mail around that Tom quoted above.
by David Cooper
June 17th, 2019, 8:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Elouan PinotNoir OR '17...(short/boring)
Replies: 14
Views: 1321

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

That cut and paste looks familiar. I sent it out to a few friends last week before Vinous took the note down. I was trying to get a comment from a Wagner Family enabler we have in one of our tasting groups. With AG so litigious these days I wonder if I have any exposure. Just kidding. They didn't t...
by David Cooper
June 17th, 2019, 12:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Elouan PinotNoir OR '17...(short/boring)
Replies: 14
Views: 1321

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

That cut and paste looks familiar. I sent it out to a few friends last week before Vinous took the note down. I was trying to get a comment from a Wagner Family enabler we have in one of our tasting groups.

With AG so litigious these days I wonder if I have any exposure. Just kidding.
by David Cooper
June 7th, 2019, 10:01 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: In'n'Out Burger Fries
Replies: 57
Views: 4347

Re: In'n'Out Burger Fries

The fries at the golden arches are pretty good. While fries are profit rich, the biggest profit centre in the fast food business is fountain drinks.

I really prefer Shake Shack because of the variety of options, including half bottles of Tribute to Grace Rose.
by David Cooper
June 2nd, 2019, 7:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Northern Rhone roundup
Replies: 14
Views: 2082

Re: Northern Rhone roundup

We had that Farge wine. I wish I had loaded up, what a beauty. Should improve too.
by David Cooper
May 28th, 2019, 8:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 4 days in Southern Rhone
Replies: 12
Views: 1160

Re: 4 days in Southern Rhone

I definetly agree that Sablet is the best village for a long term stay. It is also walking distance from Seguret and Gigondas.

Next to CdP, Gigondas has the most tastings located in a central area.
by David Cooper
May 25th, 2019, 9:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 881
Views: 58203

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Another beautiful ‘95 Charles Heidsieck BdM. These have had a protracted zenith in their drinking window. Opened pre-dinner in our room in Whistler. We were denied corkage at Oso last night, so there’s extra wine today! Off to the Red Door tonight with tomorrow’s post here (a ‘96 mag). Cheers Warre...
by David Cooper
May 24th, 2019, 9:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineFolly is a folly?
Replies: 10
Views: 1457

Re: WineFolly is a folly?

What is up with all of the edits? For me it is tough to watch. I feel so old.
by David Cooper
May 24th, 2019, 9:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is Sauv Blanc so much cheaper ?
Replies: 37
Views: 1683

Re: Why is Sauv Blanc so much cheaper ?

James Billy wrote:
May 24th, 2019, 2:05 am
Also, it grows on terroir where you can't produce decent cabernet. You can grow sauvignon (or similar) or you can leave the land empty. Any profit is better than nothing.

Also, there is a demand for it, so why not meet it? Not everyone like/wants to drink cab (all the time.)
Absolutly this.
by David Cooper
May 16th, 2019, 10:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tipping your Host on a Paid Tasting
Replies: 44
Views: 2629

Re: Tipping your Host on a Paid Tasting

Pay with a credit card. If the add a tip window comes up then decide. I would say yes but I like tipping so that is my answer.
by David Cooper
May 3rd, 2019, 7:19 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Best Area in Paris for Bistros
Replies: 24
Views: 1174

Re: Best Area in Paris for Bistros

Thanks everyone for the help. We ended up booking the Westin Vendomme which I believe is in the 9th. It's our plan to walk as much as we can while in Paris.
by David Cooper
May 1st, 2019, 4:09 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Best Area in Paris for Bistros
Replies: 24
Views: 1174

Best Area in Paris for Bistros

My wife and I are going to Paris in the fall. We will probably stay in the 9th at the hotel de Nell. Is this an area where decent bistros will be within walking distance?

We really would like to stick to proper French food while in Paris. All suggestions will be appreciated.
by David Cooper
April 30th, 2019, 5:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Official kitchen knife thread
Replies: 634
Views: 49304

Re: Official kitchen knife thread

Jay. I can't see any reason what you describe would adversely effect your knives. I have cooked for a living and run a metal fabrication shop and nothing in my experience could make an argument against it. In cooking school we ran our knives through the dishwashers to sanitize them. I have an assort...
by David Cooper
April 30th, 2019, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Cornas
Replies: 8
Views: 1113

Re: TN: Cornas

I see CT is ordering my notes by score. Cool I guess. 2013 Domaine Vincent Paris Cornas Granit 30 - France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Cornas (4/29/2019) Clear bright light red. Beautiful floral cherry, black pepper and earth nose. Elegant red cherry and black pepper flavours and a medium tannic long dr...
by David Cooper
April 27th, 2019, 2:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Friendly Restaurants in Seattle
Replies: 13
Views: 805

Re: Wine Friendly Restaurants in Seattle

Miller's Guild is great if you can deal with the heat😥. Very BYOB friendly. Chef Wilson's other place the Lakehouse is good too. It's in Bellevue though.
by David Cooper
April 26th, 2019, 9:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Small blind flight of 2017 Chardonnay - Dauvissat, Walter Scott and PYCM
Replies: 8
Views: 787

Re: Small blind flight of 2017 Chardonnay - Dauvissat, Walter Scott and PYCM

I like his IG feed.
Nice notes. Is Everson Royce worth the Uber ride from DTLA.?
by David Cooper
April 26th, 2019, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why are you into wine ?
Replies: 35
Views: 1655

Re: Why are you into wine ?

Never one to miss an opportunity to talk about my big dick.
by David Cooper
April 25th, 2019, 10:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Friendly Restaurants in Seattle
Replies: 13
Views: 805

Re: Wine Friendly Restaurants in Seattle

Hal Blumberg wrote:
April 25th, 2019, 2:12 pm
The corkage at Harvest Vine is high if I recall (at least $35). But they have a great Spanish wine list.

Cheers,

Hal
Yes. Always order off the list here. A fairly good list of traditional Rioja.
by David Cooper
April 24th, 2019, 11:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Friendly Restaurants in Seattle
Replies: 13
Views: 805

Re: Wine Friendly Restaurants in Seattle

I really like Sitka and Spruce. The food is great and always a bit quirky. Very BYOB friendly. The Harvest Vine is great for Basque food and Le Pichet has exceptional French bistro fare. They have very poor stems though, if you BYOB you should byo stems too.
by David Cooper
April 17th, 2019, 3:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Greatest Expressions of Sangiovese?
Replies: 68
Views: 4097

Re: Greatest Expressions of Sangiovese?

If I had to pick just 1, it would be Sesti, the 08 Brunello is almost exactly what I think is perfect Sangiovese.
by David Cooper
April 17th, 2019, 3:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo dinner last Thursday
Replies: 10
Views: 1097

Re: Barolo dinner last Thursday

A friend of mine who believes every wine should make you think of Bordeaux brought a bottle to a blind tasting at my house. The wine was gorgeous. The oak had totally integrated. A 95 drank a couple of years ago was horrible, scant fruit but great structure and still a bunch of oak. Perhaps modernis...
by David Cooper
April 15th, 2019, 9:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo dinner last Thursday
Replies: 10
Views: 1097

Re: Barolo dinner last Thursday

I had the 90 Mariondino last year and it was gorgeous. 1990 seems to be a year where everything worked for modernist winemakers in Barolo.
by David Cooper
April 10th, 2019, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Suckling back at the WS? What's up with all the 94 plus scores for CCR lately?
Replies: 15
Views: 1663

Re: Is Suckling back at the WS? What's up with all the 94 plus scores for CCR lately?

The most ludicrous 94 was given to the 2016 San Felice Chianti Classico. A nice wine but hardly epic. WS has gone crazy with the 94s but nothing like Decanter and their 97s. Sola Fred a 97 pointer.
by David Cooper
April 10th, 2019, 7:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 451
Views: 45129

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

In Claus defense the aesthetics are fairly derivative. I think this is an area of people's houses where the man is left alone to decorate and we are fairly simple in this area.Wood, glass and rock are what we yearn for. Too bad an open fire pit isn't an option.
by David Cooper
April 7th, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Bosconia
Replies: 54
Views: 2295

Re: TN: 2006 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Bosconia

I found notes of dill and oak in the 09 Cubillo but have never found them in the other wines of LdH. I would describe the wood aromas as the kind you notice when opening a drawer in an antique desk.

David thanks for the original post. I have a few bottles of the 06.
by David Cooper
March 31st, 2019, 4:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Spanish wine recommendation
Replies: 15
Views: 744

Re: Spanish wine recommendation

I love the Ardanza. Even more than Tondonia.
by David Cooper
March 27th, 2019, 9:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1979 Domaine Vocoret et Fils Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons
Replies: 5
Views: 316

Re: TN: 1979 Domaine Vocoret et Fils Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons

Agree on the 13. Bought from K and L for 20 bucks.
by David Cooper
March 26th, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: For the winos who want to maintain street cred but drink upscale.
Replies: 3
Views: 695

Re: For the winos who want to maintain street cred but drink upscale.

The price is only half the real cost because you always have to pour 1 out for your dead homies.
by David Cooper
March 20th, 2019, 9:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1982 Chateau la Dominique
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Re: TN: 1982 Chateau la Dominique

1982 Château La Dominique - France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru (10/17/2011) From Magnum. Very earthy, gravel and plum nose. Some nutmeg or cinnamon as well. Nice plum flavours, some sweetness. This lasted for the whole evening in the glass, never collapsed or faded. An atypical 198...
by David Cooper
March 14th, 2019, 8:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heeee's Back - Gary V.
Replies: 32
Views: 2420

Re: Heeee's Back - Gary V.

I find it interesting that dropping FBombs is thought of as good for marketing. Maybe there is hope for me.
by David Cooper
March 13th, 2019, 7:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aged Mount Eden with a great vegetarian dinner (long)
Replies: 27
Views: 1563

Re: Aged Mount Eden with a great vegetarian dinner (long)

Great post Dan. I respect the hell out of anyone who has the commitment to become a vegetarian.
by David Cooper
March 11th, 2019, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Honorio Rubio Anadas.
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Honorio Rubio Anadas.

Purchased this recently from K&L. I really enjoy white Rioja especially the LdH Gravonia. This is exceptional. NV Honorio Rubio Rioja Añadas Edición Limitada - Spain, La Rioja, Rioja (3/11/2019) Clear medium gold. Very bright, lime, stone fruit, fresh concrete and antique store. After an hour or so ...
by David Cooper
March 6th, 2019, 9:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine stores in Vancouver
Replies: 20
Views: 857

Re: Wine stores in Vancouver

Jordan. There is little doubt that if you were only to buy wines available at retail in the Vancouver market you would really be missing out. However there is a lot of stuff available as spec. items, at nearly wholesale prices from various agents in BC. Of course you have to buy a case or in some ca...
by David Cooper
March 6th, 2019, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine stores in Vancouver
Replies: 20
Views: 857

Re: Wine stores in Vancouver

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
March 6th, 2019, 4:25 am
I’m a big fan of Le vieux pin.
And La Stella here.

Not a huge fan of Sutton Place Wines. I prefer this place for BC wines:

https://swirlwinestore.ca

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