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by Chris Foley
May 10th, 2021, 3:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine glass surface tension and taste
Replies: 28
Views: 995

Re: wine glass surface tension and taste

You could try coating the inside of your Zareltos with Rain-x and see if it makes wine taste the same as in the cheapo glasses.
by Chris Foley
May 7th, 2021, 4:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 La Chablisienne Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume
Replies: 10
Views: 539

Re: TN: 2017 La Chablisienne Chablis 1er Cru Fourchaume

I'm sitting on a bottle of 2016 La Chablisienne La Pierrelee. I'm hoping to open it with friends this summer.
by Chris Foley
May 6th, 2021, 10:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 Bordeaux
Replies: 236
Views: 14445

Re: 2020 Bordeaux

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by Chris Foley
May 4th, 2021, 3:36 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Lobster Pasta?
Replies: 6
Views: 329

Re: Lobster Pasta?

No recipe, but lobster ravioli seems like an obvious choice.
I just saw a chef making some on an episode of Diners drive ins and dives.
by Chris Foley
April 25th, 2021, 2:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?
Replies: 774
Views: 69235

Re: Has Anyone Been Drinking BerserkerDay Wines Lately?

2011 Lagier-Meredith Syrah.
Wow that's drinking nice right now.
by Chris Foley
April 25th, 2021, 11:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Cellar not finished. I moved in anyway.
Replies: 41
Views: 2598

Re: New Cellar not finished. I moved in anyway.

A little update. The cellar window is fully sealed without making a permanent closure, and the wine fridge has been replaced with a 120 bottle rack.
Some of the baseboard has been installed.
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by Chris Foley
April 25th, 2021, 5:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My new 100 point scale
Replies: 97
Views: 4509

Re: My new 100 point scale

brigcampbell wrote: April 24th, 2021, 8:41 pm
Dan Kravitz wrote: April 24th, 2021, 6:31 pm

What is the square root of -1 anyway [truce.gif]

Dan Kravitz
i know the answer
i can only imagine.
by Chris Foley
April 22nd, 2021, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sénéjac, Rollan de By, Beaumont and Paloumey 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 670

Re: Sénéjac, Rollan de By, Beaumont and Paloumey 2015

Thanks for doing the comparison.
I drank a bottle of the Beaumont in 2019. Although it was decent I wasn't inclined to buy more.
Count me a fan of the '15 Senejac.
The only bottle of Ch. Paloumey I've had was the 2010 which I liked, and not had the Rollan de By yet.
by Chris Foley
April 13th, 2021, 4:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saturday Night at Anton's with MacDonald and Friends
Replies: 19
Views: 1407

Re: Saturday Night at Anton's with MacDonald and Friends

The only young CA cab I've had that beat Macdonald side-by-side is Maybach Materium, 2014.
by Chris Foley
April 6th, 2021, 6:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendation for Greatness
Replies: 53
Views: 3275

Re: Recommendation for Greatness

1986 Rausan Segla.
by Chris Foley
March 25th, 2021, 4:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Re sensible pricing of left bank red bordeaux
Replies: 94
Views: 6310

Re: Re sensible pricing of left bank red bordeaux

Since I'm interested in engaging you on this topic I'll offer a little bit of constructive criticism to keep things lively. Your concept of reclassifying chateaux each vintage is likely to be viewed as having little value, even though you're using a system that was already provided. And while there ...
by Chris Foley
March 24th, 2021, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Re sensible pricing of left bank red bordeaux
Replies: 94
Views: 6310

Re: Re sensible pricing of left bank red bordeaux

Could you show us how you implement the system, using a selection of wines within a single vintage? Maybe using some examples which did not make the cut as well as some which did.
by Chris Foley
March 13th, 2021, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Cellar not finished. I moved in anyway.
Replies: 41
Views: 2598

Re: New Cellar not finished. I moved in anyway.

... if you really wanted to keep track of inventory you could cellar tracker those row B box 4 etc. ... I prefer names over row/column style labels. For simplicity, all wine in wood boxes, the bins are the name on the box. For instance I have a single bottle of 2014 Le Petit Haut Lafitte in Bin &qu...
by Chris Foley
March 12th, 2021, 7:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Cellar not finished. I moved in anyway.
Replies: 41
Views: 2598

Re: New Cellar not finished. I moved in anyway.

Looks amazing, especially those case racks, but one question - why do you have a wine fridge in there? Just for the extra racking? Don't imagine you'd want it plugged in and producing heat. The fridge was from my dad. I won't need it any more so my younger brother well inherit it soon. I'll build o...
by Chris Foley
March 12th, 2021, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Cellar not finished. I moved in anyway.
Replies: 41
Views: 2598

Re: New Cellar not finished. I moved in anyway.

stephenmarks wrote: March 12th, 2021, 12:14 pm Are those commercial baker's racks?
No. I made those from scratch to fit Bordeaux OWCs. 180 bottles capacity per double wide rack.
by Chris Foley
March 12th, 2021, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Cellar not finished. I moved in anyway.
Replies: 41
Views: 2598

Re: New Cellar not finished. I moved in anyway.

I went with an inexpensive pre-hung exterior door.
My wife doesn't understand why I didn’t get a solid door, since I plan on installing a shade anyway.
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by Chris Foley
March 12th, 2021, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Cellar not finished. I moved in anyway.
Replies: 41
Views: 2598

Re: New Cellar not finished. I moved in anyway.

Paul Miller wrote: March 12th, 2021, 11:15 am I like the metal/marble racks.

The wood - are those drawers?
They act like drawers, sort of.
Here's what the rack looks like empty.
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by Chris Foley
March 12th, 2021, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Cellar not finished. I moved in anyway.
Replies: 41
Views: 2598

Re: New Cellar not finished. I moved in anyway.

Curious as to why you didn't go with taller racking on the back wall since there seems to be space for it. I really like the counter top. Plenty of space to set bottles up for a while, to open bottles, etc. All around very cool. Nice job. I originally built the two lowboy units to fit under a workb...
by Chris Foley
March 12th, 2021, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Cellar not finished. I moved in anyway.
Replies: 41
Views: 2598

Re: New Cellar not finished. I moved in anyway.

Ron Slye wrote: March 12th, 2021, 11:05 am My guess -- the trim work will probably not get done.
Most of the boards are already cut and fitted at the corners. I may be able to drop them behind the racks and skip the nails until whenever. :D
by Chris Foley
March 12th, 2021, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Cellar not finished. I moved in anyway.
Replies: 41
Views: 2598

New Cellar not finished. I moved in anyway.

I've been working all winter on my wine cellar in the corner of my basement. This week I finished the tile floor. We're having company tonight and I want to show off so I couldn't wait until after I paint/install the baseboard and crown mold trim. It may be a while before I go back and do those fina...
by Chris Foley
March 7th, 2021, 4:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Re sensible pricing of left bank red bordeaux
Replies: 94
Views: 6310

Re: Re sensible pricing of left bank red bordeaux

Rauzan Segla is the only 2012 classed growth I bought in quantity. I have not tried it yet.
by Chris Foley
March 7th, 2021, 4:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on "Wine is just a beverage"
Replies: 35
Views: 1257

Re: Thoughts on "Wine is just a beverage"

It's my favorite beverage.
by Chris Foley
March 4th, 2021, 7:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Re sensible pricing of left bank red bordeaux
Replies: 94
Views: 6310

Re: Re sensible pricing of left bank red bordeaux

RTP Latham Richard wrote: March 4th, 2021, 5:06 am To Chris Foley : Many thanks for the info re BWE. Is one of the 3 answers enough, please?
... RTPL
I believe any one of the answers is sufficient, yes.
by Chris Foley
March 4th, 2021, 4:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Re sensible pricing of left bank red bordeaux
Replies: 94
Views: 6310

Re: Re sensible pricing of left bank red bordeaux

To Richard: I found the critical information regarding signup at BWE. The following is a quote from the administrator: "I added a question for new members to block spammers: What is your interest in this board? The answers are: wine lover Wine Bordeaux Not case sensitive, any other answers woul...
by Chris Foley
March 2nd, 2021, 9:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: modern classification of left bank red Bordeaux
Replies: 50
Views: 3766

Re: modern classification of left bank red Bordeaux

Try Bordeaux Wine Enthusiasts. The atmosphere there may be more to your liking
by Chris Foley
March 2nd, 2021, 5:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: modern classification of left bank red Bordeaux
Replies: 50
Views: 3766

Re: modern classification of left bank red Bordeaux

Being somewhat new to fine wine (started accumulating in 2015), I've never paid attention to Wine Advocate. I get most of my info from Cellartracker and Winesearcher. To keep me out of trouble I don't buy en premeur. I only buy wines after release so there is some track record (other than barrel sco...
by Chris Foley
March 1st, 2021, 10:29 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Growing mushrooms
Replies: 23
Views: 1690

Re: Growing mushrooms

by Chris Foley
February 28th, 2021, 5:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: modern classification of left bank red Bordeaux
Replies: 50
Views: 3766

Re: modern classification of left bank red Bordeaux

Your thoughts about sensible pricing interest me. I'm always searching for left bank wines which give me great pleasure which I can also afford to buy in case quantities. At my budget level that only gets me up to some 4th growth properties. I have to be very selective when choosing wines of higher ...
by Chris Foley
February 27th, 2021, 3:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: modern classification of left bank red Bordeaux
Replies: 50
Views: 3766

Re: modern classification of left bank red Bordeaux

I think you're onto something.
36 hours in and no one has objected.
:D
by Chris Foley
February 24th, 2021, 10:09 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anyone Have Any Info On Martin Zwick?
Replies: 47
Views: 3225

Re: Anyone Have Any Info On Martin Zwick?

I thought of The Glass House immediately when I saw your picture. What a wonderful place you have. We live only 1 1/2 hours from The Glass House but have never visited, although sometimes my wife shows me pictures. (She looks at Real Estate online for a hobby.) Perhaps after everyone has the vaccine...
by Chris Foley
February 13th, 2021, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: POLL: What is the most valuable bottle of wine in your cellar?
Replies: 86
Views: 5902

Re: POLL: What is the most expensive bottle of wine in your cellar?

I have a bottle of '61 Latour that cost me $275, and a bottle of '82 Margaux that cost me $250. Other than that I have an upper limit of $150 on purchases. I want to share the Latour with a few close family members. Unfortunately we haven't been able to get together since the pandemic started. If it...
by Chris Foley
February 2nd, 2021, 12:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The myth of letting wines breathe
Replies: 879
Views: 49646

Re: The myth of letting wines breathe

I was looking at my December Manufacturing News earlier this afternoon and came across a 1/3 page ad for the Aerisi wine aerating system. It appears to be a fancy battery powered shaker table for a decanter. I haven't been to the website yet to verify. Made in Illinois. www.aerisi.com I would think ...
by Chris Foley
February 2nd, 2021, 7:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the deal with double decanting?
Replies: 73
Views: 2879

Re: What's the deal with double decanting?

I see a main reason is to get rid of sediment, do any of you use a funnel/strainer combo that I’ve seen around? Are those taboo/forbidden? Seems like it solves the sediment aspect Edit: something like the attached picture That strainer is good for cork but not fine enough for sediment. When I decan...
by Chris Foley
February 2nd, 2021, 3:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2009 Larrivet Haut Brion
Replies: 8
Views: 509

Re: 2009 Larrivet Haut Brion

I quite enjoyed the two bottles of the '09 I had, one in 2017 and the other in 2019. 2009 Château Larrivet-Haut-Brion - France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan (10/22/2017) Ripe Cabernet aroma on opening. Decanted 1 hour +. Black raspberry, cassis and menthol on the nose. Similar to a good Californ...
by Chris Foley
January 30th, 2021, 3:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Total Wines Champagne
Replies: 6
Views: 1052

Re: Total Wines Champagne

Oh yeah, I also have enjoyed some Tsarine from TW.
by Chris Foley
January 30th, 2021, 3:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Total Wines Champagne
Replies: 6
Views: 1052

Re: Total Wines Champagne

I've enjoyed bottles of Mailly and de Margerie.
You should also peruse the champagne selection at Saratoga Wine Exchange in upstate NY.
by Chris Foley
January 30th, 2021, 3:41 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: BEETROOT QUICHE with walnuts and goat cheese
Replies: 13
Views: 1100

Re: BEETROOT QUICHE with walnuts and goat cheese

After grating warm roasted beets for the first time I coined a new old world term for them, "plum de terre". The walnuts seem like an important part of the dish. I would want a good substitute if not using them. I started with 700gm of beets and used 4 eggs with 350ml (1 1/2 cups) half and...
by Chris Foley
January 27th, 2021, 10:37 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: RIDGE VINEYARDS - 20% off select Monte Bello Estate wines!
Replies: 30
Views: 4135

Re: RIDGE VINEYARDS - 20% off select Monte Bello Estate wines!

I wasn't going to buy any wine at BD this year.
So I only bought three of the Estate Cabernet.
Thank you.
by Chris Foley
January 21st, 2021, 8:25 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: BEETROOT QUICHE with walnuts and goat cheese
Replies: 13
Views: 1100

Re: BEETROOT QUICHE with walnuts and goat cheese

You have to, as you will find out this Quiche makes you feel good. I don't why, but it does. Even my wife told me later the night when we were in bed that it was such a delicious dish. She rarely makes such comments at midnight. My wife was skeptical when I told her about it, but she likes roasted ...
by Chris Foley
January 21st, 2021, 4:58 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: BEETROOT QUICHE with walnuts and goat cheese
Replies: 13
Views: 1100

Re: BEETROOT QUICHE with walnuts and goat cheese

That looks really interesting Martin.
Another of your recipes I need to try for myself.

(ps. I thought her poem and the reading were massive!)
by Chris Foley
January 7th, 2021, 4:33 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Burr Grinder Recommendation
Replies: 39
Views: 2522

Re: Burr Grinder Recommendation

I'm happy with my Kitchenaid burr grinder. A bit different form factor compared to most others, but it works for me.
The only downside is that its noisy - for about 20 seconds a day.
by Chris Foley
November 18th, 2020, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preferred daily use corkscrew?
Replies: 83
Views: 3300

Re: Preferred daily use corkscrew?

Monopol Bacchus is the one I use all the time. I love it.
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by Chris Foley
November 7th, 2020, 5:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Citran, Larose-Trintaudon, Belgrave and Cantemerle 2009
Replies: 11
Views: 512

Re: Citran, Larose-Trintaudon, Belgrave and Cantemerle 2009

I've been enjoying the '09 L-T since I started opening bottles in 2015. Only two left out of 15.
by Chris Foley
October 13th, 2020, 5:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Prototypical Chablis ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1573

Re: Prototypical Chablis ?

This is a timely thread for me. I've never been a fan of Chardonnay but a good friend is, so I keep an eye out for bottles we can enjoy together. I just bought a bottle of 2016 La Chablisienne La Perrelee, and I've been holding a bottle of 2014 Charly Nicole Ancestrum. Unfortunately the pandemic kep...
by Chris Foley
September 26th, 2020, 6:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Essential canon of mid-priced "value"
Replies: 49
Views: 3615

Re: Essential canon of mid-priced "value"

For Bordeaux, at the top of your price range - Branaire-Ducru, Talbot, Domaine de Chevalier, Giscours, Cantenac Brown, Grand Puy Lacoste, La Croix Ducru Beaucaillou. A bit lower priced and better vfm - Meyney, Capbern, Labegorce, Siran, Cantemerle, Sociando Mallet, Tour St Christophe (right bank).
by Chris Foley
September 24th, 2020, 10:07 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Basil Pesto Wine Pairing of the Week ****SUMMARY ADDED ON TOP 9/24/20*****
Replies: 41
Views: 3813

Re: Basil Pesto Wine Pairing of the Week ****SUMMARY ADDED ON TOP 9/24/20*****

I've really enjoyed reading this Jim. Thanks for sharing your experience.
There's one more harvest left on my potted basil plants so I'll be making a final batch within the next week. Not sure what wine I'll try yet though.
by Chris Foley
September 23rd, 2020, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Need a cheap built in wine fridge for kitchen island
Replies: 10
Views: 2231

Re: Need a cheap built in wine fridge for kitchen island

I'm pretty happy with the 12 bottle Avanti free standing unit that's been in my kitchen the last 4 years.
by Chris Foley
September 20th, 2020, 5:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Share your thoughts on Margaux
Replies: 44
Views: 4203

Re: Share your thoughts on Margaux

My FLWS keeps Ch. Marsac Seguineau on the shelf so I've been collecting and enjoying vintages from 2009 on. Lately they have 2015 Ch. d'Arsac too so I bought a couple of those. It's more modern, with character like a Cal Cab in my opinion. I loaded up on 2015s from Margaux including Siran, Labegorce...
by Chris Foley
August 17th, 2020, 7:09 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Interesting mushroom tip
Replies: 16
Views: 2203

Re: Interesting mushroom tip

If you only use a little oil they only absorb a little oil.
by Chris Foley
August 3rd, 2020, 9:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Advice needed re: metal racking for case storage
Replies: 11
Views: 451

Re: Advice needed re: metal racking for case storage

Dimensions of my rack: 30.5" wide, 20" deep, 66" high. Another couple cases could go on top but I don't like storing heavy objects that high up.

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