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by Chris Foley
July 14th, 2019, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Generally speaking, what type of wine is the best food wine?
Replies: 46
Views: 1367

Re: Generally speaking, what type of wine is the best food wine?

Is that what the youngsters call boofing?
by Chris Foley
July 12th, 2019, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are vineyards and cannabis growers compatible?
Replies: 40
Views: 1100

Re: Are vineyards and cannabis growers compatible?

... and indoor growing is a terrible drain on electricity ... LED technology makes indoor growing very efficient. Compared to the old technology, yes. Compared to the sun, not at all. Even LEDs use a lot of electricity when you're talking about large scale operations. I bet electricity for lighting...
by Chris Foley
July 12th, 2019, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are vineyards and cannabis growers compatible?
Replies: 40
Views: 1100

Re: Are vineyards and cannabis growers compatible?

Doug Schulman wrote:
July 12th, 2019, 1:40 pm
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and indoor growing is a terrible drain on electricity
...
LED technology makes indoor growing very efficient.
by Chris Foley
July 12th, 2019, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are vineyards and cannabis growers compatible?
Replies: 40
Views: 1100

Re: Are vineyards and cannabis growers compatible?

... You can probably get four crops of cannabis per year ... I don't think so. Cannabis depends on change in length of daylight to initiate flowering. So really one crop per year. I don't believe the auto flower varieties are all that viable from a commercial perspective. Indoors you might squeeze ...
by Chris Foley
July 11th, 2019, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Generally speaking, what type of wine is the best food wine?
Replies: 46
Views: 1367

Re: Generally speaking, what type of wine is the best food wine?

I voted Bordeaux because I drink Bordeaux with food nearly every day.
by Chris Foley
July 4th, 2019, 11:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...
Replies: 131
Views: 5648

Re: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...

Waay too political...
by Chris Foley
July 2nd, 2019, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...
Replies: 131
Views: 5648

Re: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...

Glycerin (glycerol) is a higher alcohol if I'm not mistaken.
by Chris Foley
June 28th, 2019, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend
Replies: 90
Views: 2384

Re: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend

YLee wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 9:49 am
Chris Foley wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 8:00 am
1990 or 2000 Chateau Margaux.
I will sell you my 2000 chateau Margaux. [dance-clap.gif]
Can you wait until I have $1000 for the stated purpose? Unless someone is handing out Grover Clevelands it will be a while.
by Chris Foley
June 28th, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend
Replies: 90
Views: 2384

Re: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend

P@u1_M3nk3s wrote:
June 28th, 2019, 8:57 am

Looks to be just over a grand. :(
I might make Ben an offer anyway.
by Chris Foley
June 28th, 2019, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend
Replies: 90
Views: 2384

Re: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend

I’d take 1986 Mouton over 1990 Latour. And it can be found for $1k or less. I also thought about '86 Mouton which is one of my bucket list wines, but stories I've heard about bottle variation make it less desirable to me than the '90 Margaux. Cellaraiders has a bottle of the Margaux right now for j...
by Chris Foley
June 28th, 2019, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend
Replies: 90
Views: 2384

Re: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend

1990 or 2000 Chateau Margaux.
by Chris Foley
June 27th, 2019, 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right
Replies: 72
Views: 3913

Re: Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right

Charlie Carnes wrote:
June 27th, 2019, 10:52 am
I've always called myself an entremanure!
That must be similar to a kindasewer.
by Chris Foley
June 24th, 2019, 9:24 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: OMG - He's doing it again. Berserkerfest 10.2 in the Burbs, White Plains, NY on July 27. Now with food poll!!
Replies: 115
Views: 4203

Re: OMG - He's doing it again. Berserkerfest 10.2 in the Burbs, White Plains, NY on July 27

I couldn't get her interested in either the Berserkerfest or the gardens.
So that means if I come it will be solo like last time unless someone else from the Hartford area wants to carpool.
by Chris Foley
June 24th, 2019, 6:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Value BDX Futures / Farming Technique
Replies: 14
Views: 805

Re: 2018 Value BDX Futures / Farming Technique

Larose-Trintaudon has been Biodynamic for a number of years already.
by Chris Foley
June 22nd, 2019, 4:19 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: OMG - He's doing it again. Berserkerfest 10.2 in the Burbs, White Plains, NY on July 27. Now with food poll!!
Replies: 115
Views: 4203

Re: OMG - He's doing it again. Berserkerfest 10.2 in the Burbs, White Plains, NY on July 27

I've started talking to my wife about the PepsiCo sculpture gardens in the hopes she will agree to a day trip in White Plains on 7/27.
by Chris Foley
June 12th, 2019, 3:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another stupid poll about wine drinking
Replies: 56
Views: 2417

Re: Another stupid poll about wine drinking

Stupid poll.
I never drink wine to "chill out and destress after a shitty day."
by Chris Foley
May 28th, 2019, 4:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Bordeaux $20-$50 range
Replies: 18
Views: 1713

Re: Best Bordeaux $20-$50 range

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
May 27th, 2019, 3:24 pm
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Talbot
...
If you like classic left bank Claret, the 2014 Ch. Talbot is a must buy IMO - but it's the only vintage that you're likely to find for less than $50.
by Chris Foley
May 27th, 2019, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Bordeaux $20-$50 range
Replies: 18
Views: 1713

Re: Best Bordeaux $20-$50 range

Lilian Ladouys
Meyney
Senejac
La Croix Ducru-Beaucaillou
Pagodes de Cos
Dame de Montrose

edited to add - for 2015 in particular:
Siran
Labegorce
du Tertre
Cantenac Brown
by Chris Foley
May 27th, 2019, 2:48 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Bar Harbor, Maine / Acadia National Park
Replies: 7
Views: 994

Re: Bar Harbor, Maine / Acadia National Park

There's a nice botanical garden near Boothbay Harbor, on the way up the coast.
by Chris Foley
May 27th, 2019, 6:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who’s the reddest of red Bordeaux :)
Replies: 17
Views: 1312

Re: Who’s the reddest of red Bordeaux :)

I think, of the left bank appellations, Margaux is more likely to show a red fruit profile.
by Chris Foley
March 11th, 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals
Replies: 187
Views: 6922

Re: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals

I just opened my last bottle of EVOO from the previous order so I'm good for a few more weeks. :)
I think the winter weather may have finally broken in the NE so it should be safe to ship this way soon.
by Chris Foley
February 6th, 2019, 2:03 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Pichon Baron Vertical: Sun May 5th Avert West Htfd: 2 spots open
Replies: 3
Views: 449

Re: Any interest in a Pichon Baron Vertical in Ct ?

I'll be happy to contribute a bottle of 2014 if there's enough interest to have it in/near Hartford.
by Chris Foley
December 12th, 2018, 5:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your personal Top10 Bordeaux Left bank
Replies: 57
Views: 2283

Re: Your personal Top10 Bordeaux Left bank

These are not in order of preference, but in order of quantity currently in my cellar: Producer Bottles Château Talbot 30 Château Lilian Ladouys 24 Château Marsac Séguineau 23 Château Lanessan 20 Château Sénéjac 17 Château La Cardonne 16 Domaine de Chevalier 14 Château Cantemerle 13 Château Cantenac...
by Chris Foley
November 29th, 2018, 6:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ageworthiness of Modern versus Traditional Bordeaux
Replies: 86
Views: 5794

Re: Ageworthiness of Modern versus Traditional Bordeaux

I'm happy paying $45 at Total Wine.
by Chris Foley
November 29th, 2018, 5:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ageworthiness of Modern versus Traditional Bordeaux
Replies: 86
Views: 5794

Re: Ageworthiness of Modern versus Traditional Bordeaux

Marc Frontario wrote:
November 29th, 2018, 5:22 am
Alfert....just backfill as many '82 Talbot as possible! Stay focused here!!!
Right now you can get 3:1 of the 2014 vs. 1982. Its excellent now and bound to get better with age. No barnyard but enough tobacco leaf to make you happy. [cheers.gif]
by Chris Foley
November 29th, 2018, 4:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ageworthiness of Modern versus Traditional Bordeaux
Replies: 86
Views: 5794

Re: Ageworthiness of Modern versus Traditional Bordeaux

Here is my end comment: Classic never goes out of style. Have you tried the '14 Talbot yet? I have not, but did buy it - three. I bought pretty broadly in this vintage, mostly in 3 packs depending on the wine. Some I tried, and then grabbed more. Is this one I should grab more? Open one now and the...
by Chris Foley
November 28th, 2018, 8:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ageworthiness of Modern versus Traditional Bordeaux
Replies: 86
Views: 5794

Re: Ageworthiness of Modern versus Traditional Bordeaux

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 4:31 pm
Here is my end comment: Classic never goes out of style.
Have you tried the '14 Talbot yet?
by Chris Foley
October 30th, 2018, 9:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WS: NY Wineries Sued.....
Replies: 18
Views: 1014

Re: WS: NY Wineries Sued.....

Seems like computer monitor and smartphone manufacturers are the problem.
Until they make screens braille capable what's a winery supposed to do?
by Chris Foley
October 28th, 2018, 4:33 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Has the commerce corner jumped the shark at WB?
Replies: 119
Views: 4777

Re: Has the commerce corner jumped the shark at WB?

b. c@stner wrote:
October 27th, 2018, 1:43 pm
It's palate, not palette :)

Any French wine drinker knows the difference...
[highfive.gif]
by Chris Foley
October 24th, 2018, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: An Alternative Vino-Universe where Leve and Alfert agree on a Bordeaux
Replies: 10
Views: 588

Re: An Alternative Vino-Universe where Leve and Alfert agree on a Bordeaux

I'm getting my '14 Lanessan and Potensac both from Total Wine. I have to pay $27 for the Potensac but the $18 price for the Lanessan makes up for it.
by Chris Foley
October 20th, 2018, 7:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Chateau Montrose 2nd Wine...Le Dame de Montrose
Replies: 22
Views: 1257

Re: 2010 Chateau Montrose 2nd Wine...Le Dame de Montrose

There's no comparison between the '14 and the '10. $35 is a fair price for the '14 and $55 is a bargain for the '10.
by Chris Foley
October 17th, 2018, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Weekly Wine Consumption Poll
Replies: 30
Views: 1181

Re: Weekly Wine Consumption Poll

I drink wine nearly every evening, and rarely drink any other alcohol. My wife's consumption is 10% or less of mine. Cellartracker says I Drank or Removed more than 300 bottles in 2016 and in 2017, so around 6 bottles per week on average, but that does include wine shared with friends and family. A ...
by Chris Foley
October 13th, 2018, 7:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Chateau Montrose 2nd Wine...Le Dame de Montrose
Replies: 22
Views: 1257

Re: 2010 Chateau Montrose 2nd Wine...Le Dame de Montrose

I had to have at least one so I bought a bottle of the 2012 Montrose for $85.
I'll only dream about drinking it for the next 10 years.
The '10 La Dame will outshine it regardless of age though.
by Chris Foley
October 13th, 2018, 5:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Chateau Montrose 2nd Wine...Le Dame de Montrose
Replies: 22
Views: 1257

Re: 2010 Chateau Montrose 2nd Wine...Le Dame de Montrose

For the most part, Montrose is above my pay grade, but the 2010 La Dame is superb and well within my budget.
I drank one last December, which took 3 hours in the decanter to really open up. The other 7 in my cellar will rest comfortably for a few more years at least.
by Chris Foley
September 22nd, 2018, 6:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I don't like QPR
Replies: 51
Views: 2168

Re: I don't like QPR

Another post got me thinking. I don't like the term QPR. ... Thoughts? Your math is flawed. Any wine I've been willing to say offered twice the pleasure of my favorite $20 wines has been priced in excess of $100. Compared to my previous passion, sports car racing, I would say wine in general has po...
by Chris Foley
September 12th, 2018, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11232
Views: 507682

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

12x 2015 Sheridan Vineyards Crossfork Creek Cabernet Sauvignon (pre-arrival from Total Wine)
by Chris Foley
September 8th, 2018, 6:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Kirkland Signature Series, Stags Leap District Cabernet
Replies: 87
Views: 6349

Re: TN: 2016 Kirkland Signature Series, Stags Leap District Cabernet

Scott Brunson wrote:
September 8th, 2018, 3:35 am
Vanilla extract.
You've said the magic word Scott. Vanilla taste in wine turns me off.
by Chris Foley
September 5th, 2018, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: What's my recourse for wine shipped in the heat?
Replies: 13
Views: 1119

Re: What's my recourse for wine shipped in the heat?

To me it doesn't seem like the wine has suffered enough heat, through the conditions you've described, to damage it or shorten its life somehow.
If it was put in the mailroom after being in a hot truck instead of an air conditioned car I might think otherwise.
by Chris Foley
September 2nd, 2018, 3:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10564
Views: 350982

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2015 Ch Labegorce.
Strong tannins accompany nice rich cassis driven fruit.
Very enjoyable.
by Chris Foley
August 24th, 2018, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10564
Views: 350982

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2009 Ch. Clerc Milon.
Tight on opening the night before. Left in the wine cooler overnight minus one glass. Served from the bottle. Never fully opened up over 2 hours.
Conclusion - needs 5 more years of cellaring, or at least a lengthy decant before serving.
by Chris Foley
August 23rd, 2018, 11:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Total Wine Rewards Changes
Replies: 64
Views: 3909

Re: Total Wine Rewards Changes

Nice Chris, gotta love that! I assume you go there pretty often since you knew the guys name, but did they mention who they offer the private tastings to? I'm a Grand Reserve member , but wasnt sure if it was more of a perk for people they know by first name kinda thing I do spend a lot of my wine ...
by Chris Foley
August 22nd, 2018, 7:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Total Wine Rewards Changes
Replies: 64
Views: 3909

Re: Total Wine Rewards Changes

I enjoyed a new perk at my local TW today -Private Tasting. While I was in to pick up some Bordeaux (what else), Roy asked me if I would like a private tasting. I didn't know that was something they did. He grabbed a glass and I followed him into the cooler where a dozen bottles or so were sitting o...
by Chris Foley
August 19th, 2018, 6:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10564
Views: 350982

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2014 Aia Vecchia Lagone. A nice little Supertuscan blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Must have fallen in your cart accidently at Total Wine... Nope, I sought it out at Manchester Wine & Liquors. Tuscany is about the only other region I go to. Besides, it's a Bordeaux blend. Un...
by Chris Foley
August 19th, 2018, 6:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10564
Views: 350982

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2014 Aia Vecchia Lagone. A nice little Supertuscan blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.
by Chris Foley
August 19th, 2018, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Sociando Mallet
Replies: 17
Views: 742

Re: TN: 2011 Sociando Mallet

Larose T is great in some vintages How are more recent vintages? I find it to be very good to excellent, retaining a consistent house style across all vintages. Not overextracted, judicious use of oak and not Parkerized. Based on Cellartracker data, 1987 was the last bad vintage. Biodynamic and sus...
by Chris Foley
August 19th, 2018, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Sociando Mallet
Replies: 17
Views: 742

Re: TN: 2011 Sociando Mallet

I've been enjoying 2011 petite chateaux but was saving my S-M for a bit longer. I would definitely hold if I had some in the cellar, at least for a few years. which tiny houses stood out for you? Larose-Trintaudon has been very good. Also Lalande-Borie, La Tour de Bessan, Greysac, d'Arvigny, and Ch...
by Chris Foley
August 18th, 2018, 5:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Sociando Mallet
Replies: 17
Views: 742

Re: TN: 2011 Sociando Mallet

I've been enjoying 2011 petite chateaux but was saving my S-M for a bit longer.
by Chris Foley
August 16th, 2018, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine for Weekend Party - PnP - Please help
Replies: 25
Views: 761

Re: Wine for Weekend Party - PnP - Please help

Approachable 2014 Bordeaux: Ch. Talbot, La Croix Ducru Beaucaillou, Cantenac Brown, La Dame de Montrose, Meyney
by Chris Foley
August 14th, 2018, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "traditional" California wines
Replies: 61
Views: 2885

Re: "traditional" California wines

chrisforno wrote:
August 14th, 2018, 7:11 am
...
Renaissance Winery,
...
Ooohh. Never heard of that winery before.
I may need to leave my Bordeaux Box to buy some mature CA Cabs and Blends from them.

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