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by Art R
July 31st, 2020, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!
Replies: 97
Views: 8087

Re: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!

Another shout out and thanks to David for incredible customer service. Ordered 8 on Wednesday directly from David as a gift for a wedding shower tomorrow, arrived today ready for wrapping. Kind, generous and fast. Of course, I've yet to see or try them but my expectations are high based on this thre...
by Art R
March 19th, 2020, 6:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYT on Drinking Wine Alone...Now
Replies: 36
Views: 2239

Re: NYT on Drinking Wine Alone...Now

I thought a bottle a night was normal, with people or alone.
by Art R
March 17th, 2020, 11:56 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Patricia Green Cellars Muscat (what?) and mixed Pinot Noir case. Free shipping.
Replies: 86
Views: 7321

Re: Patricia Green Cellars Muscat (what?) and mixed Pinot Noir case. Free shipping.

No matter what I do, I cannot get a 6 pack to the cart. I am humiliated.
by Art R
March 17th, 2020, 11:36 am
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Sun Break Wines: 3 Great 2018 Pinots - 20+% discounts, Free Shipping
Replies: 13
Views: 1076

Re: Sun Break Wines: 3 Great 2018 Pinots - 20+% discounts, Free Shipping

FWIW my computer could not find the website indicated, nor the mailchimp notification.
by Art R
March 4th, 2020, 6:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses
Replies: 91
Views: 4112

Re: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses

And don't insult the hosts by bringing stems!
by Art R
March 3rd, 2020, 1:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Liparita Cellars on WineBid
Replies: 110
Views: 6212

Re: Liparita Cellars on WineBid

And greatly appreciated.
by Art R
February 23rd, 2020, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Ridge Zin Boatman '17...(short/boring)
Replies: 3
Views: 458

Re: TN: Ridge Zin Boatman '17...(short/boring)

Another fan of the Buchagnani which keeps me going back to the ATP. But I will say, the Boatman isn't bad with Chili.
by Art R
February 21st, 2020, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you do with wine you don't like?
Replies: 50
Views: 2162

Re: What do you do with wine you don't like?

In my experience (which is unfortunately quite lengthy) you will never drink these. If you cannot find someone to give them to who does like those types of wine, I vote for the second post. And, if you don't cook with wine much, option 2 is the correct answer.
by Art R
February 3rd, 2020, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou + Lamp Chops
Replies: 4
Views: 464

Re: TN: 2004 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou + Lamp Chops

I had the 2005 about a year and a half ago at a large dinner an expected it to be hard, restrained and years from ready. To my surprise (extremely pleasant) this wine was almost exactly as Alfert described, great fruit tempered with acidity, rich and silky, amazingly approachable, lively and just pl...
by Art R
January 31st, 2020, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Château Sénéjac - (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)
Replies: 20
Views: 1567

Re: TN: 2016 Château Sénéjac - (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)

Nice luncheon Bordeaux, which I just had a half bottle of with lunch. Good value, medium bodied and terrific with food. Good young Bordeaux for consumption now.
by Art R
January 27th, 2020, 9:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?
Replies: 154
Views: 9570

Re: Sandlands 2020 — Anyone know when?

Eagerly awaiting! Any Trousseau? or is that the later offering?
by Art R
January 20th, 2020, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What a great community we have!
Replies: 22
Views: 1803

Re: What a great community we have!

Drink more Champagne indeed! And be kind to each other.
by Art R
December 17th, 2019, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine of the Month Club
Replies: 7
Views: 397

Re: Wine of the Month Club

Noting the above, "The Plonk Wine Club" is actually pretty interesting. (Not certain this is the actual name, but "Plonk" is in it.)
by Art R
December 11th, 2019, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alice Quixote rides again
Replies: 54
Views: 2302

Re: Alice Quixote rides again

And probably smashed and/or rotten grapes. Is it still natural if picked midday? Or if the winemaker does anything?
by Art R
December 10th, 2019, 11:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Cristal giftbox with 2 flutes, worth it?
Replies: 13
Views: 1074

Re: 2008 Cristal giftbox with 2 flutes, worth it?

Yes, as I mentioned above the Jamasse Prestige are excellent; I have not noticed significant variation, and usually use them over Zalto or GGG. They're about $40/stem, making it a reasonable deal.
by Art R
December 10th, 2019, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Cristal giftbox with 2 flutes, worth it?
Replies: 13
Views: 1074

Re: 2008 Cristal giftbox with 2 flutes, worth it?

I' guess Lehmann Jamasse Prestige, which are very nice, indeed.
by Art R
November 11th, 2019, 7:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1416
Views: 85465

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

Now if we could only get cheese with unpasteurized milk again.
by Art R
November 5th, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1976 Mouton, 1988 Cos d’Estournel
Replies: 34
Views: 1829

Re: TN: 1976 Mouton, 1988 Cos d’Estournel

William is surely correct about Lafite and the late Ginestet years at Margaux.
by Art R
October 24th, 2019, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers
Replies: 206
Views: 9537

Re: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers

I agree with Keith on the styrofoam issue. It is really difficult to go all green when one is shipping thousand of miles. I would also point out, vis a vis WineBid, I recently received a shipment which included 2 separate 3L Bordeaux in identical bottles, one of which cost $10 more to ship. I find t...
by Art R
October 21st, 2019, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saint Aubin 1er Crus versus Meursault Lieux-dits for value
Replies: 11
Views: 1312

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

Agree with Dan, particularly on the Macon Comte Lafon.
by Art R
September 26th, 2019, 6:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Impression of 2015 Meyney....and thinking back to the ‘86
Replies: 15
Views: 1361

Re: Impression of 2015 Meyney....and thinking back to the ‘86

Clos des Jacobins was also in the Cordier stable at that time. IMHO all the wines that Georges Pauli oversaw were excellent and outstanding values.
by Art R
September 25th, 2019, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??
Replies: 149
Views: 6998

Re: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??

Well, Auschwitz was in Poland, and keeping institutions that were actually war related IS a way to study/learn from history. The monuments to Southern rebels were largely erected well post Civil War as monuments to white supremacy. And there are a lot of them. Simply putting a plaque next to each to...
by Art R
September 25th, 2019, 10:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??
Replies: 149
Views: 6998

Re: Would You Drink a Nazi Wine??

no, yes, yes
by Art R
September 12th, 2019, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grand Launay - Côtes de Bourg - 2016 - organic and sulphur free!
Replies: 3
Views: 260

Re: Grand Launay - Côtes de Bourg - 2016 - organic and sulphur free!

Try Cassini.....Bordeaux is 100% Merlot, St. Emilion 85%.
by Art R
September 4th, 2019, 6:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated burgundy vintages
Replies: 101
Views: 5257

Re: Underrated burgundy vintages

Agree with 1972, much better than the touted '71. Lots of excellent wines back when Burgundy was affordable.
by Art R
September 3rd, 2019, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Chateau de Lamarque, Haut Medoc - Classic, Excellent QPR
Replies: 25
Views: 1216

Re: TN: 2016 Chateau de Lamarque, Haut Medoc - Classic, Excellent QPR

Shouldn't be much of a surprise to see OP's tastes aligning with Jeff Leve's after that California trip to Ovid.
by Art R
August 22nd, 2019, 7:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Calon Segur 1996
Replies: 19
Views: 1866

Re: Calon Segur 1996

The 2000 surely needs more time, and likely more than the 3 years you mentioned. That's why the 1996 is so surprising at this point. One of the best Bordeaux I had in both '16 and '18.
by Art R
August 22nd, 2019, 6:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sulfur isn't such a bad thing (TN: La Clarine Farm mourvedre)
Replies: 83
Views: 3144

Re: Sulfur isn't such a bad thing (TN: La Clarine Farm mourvedre)

It is at least a problem. Another is that many (most?) end users do not have proper storage themselves. And that, generally at least, staying power is an issue.
by Art R
August 21st, 2019, 8:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Calon Segur 1996
Replies: 19
Views: 1866

Re: Calon Segur 1996

An excellent and traditional Bordeaux in its prime right now. Really a bit early for Calon, but it is on.
by Art R
July 8th, 2019, 8:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zalto Champagne vs. White
Replies: 21
Views: 1492

Re: Zalto Champagne vs. White

I also use both white and Champagne from Zalto, but have yet to try the Universal. I agree with Jay, but I will say that most often company prefers the Champagne. It's a small study which may be largely based on custom or esthetics.
by Art R
April 15th, 2019, 7:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: April Frost in Burgundy
Replies: 64
Views: 4344

Re: April Frost in Burgundy

Really, Mr. Lee. Are you enjoying this?
by Art R
April 8th, 2019, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: The Night I Gave Out My First Perfect Score(s)
Replies: 15
Views: 1659

Re: TN: The Night I Gave Out My First Perfect Score(s)

Well, I'm not a fan of point scores, but I do have a couple '90 Cuvee Centenaires. Probably time to break one out. Thanks Jonathan.
by Art R
April 4th, 2019, 7:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pairing with liver
Replies: 48
Views: 2180

Re: Pairing with liver

beaujolais
by Art R
February 21st, 2019, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine drinking in France sucks
Replies: 291
Views: 16960

Re: Wine drinking in France sucks

L'Ami Louis had delusions of grandeur in the '70's if not before.
by Art R
February 21st, 2019, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Les Carmes Haut-Brion --- WTF?!?!
Replies: 28
Views: 2279

Re: 2016 Les Carmes Haut-Brion --- WTF?!?!

I drank the '99 way too fast as well. It was exceedingly ingratiating.
by Art R
February 21st, 2019, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Les Carmes Haut-Brion --- WTF?!?!
Replies: 28
Views: 2279

Re: 2016 Les Carmes Haut-Brion --- WTF?!?!

This wine was great in the previous century. I still have some 86's that drink wonderfully now, but unlike a lot of wines from that vintage have been delicious since at least 2000. The '99, from a mediocre year drank well from 2005. But what has happened does not bode well IMHO. I'll be waiting on t...
by Art R
February 21st, 2019, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine drinking in France sucks
Replies: 291
Views: 16960

Re: Wine drinking in France sucks

agree with Dan, the OPer is eating in the wrong places.
by Art R
February 18th, 2019, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "one liver, one life"
Replies: 13
Views: 1632

Re: "one liver, one life"

Nice article, thank you Martin for pointing it out.
by Art R
February 12th, 2019, 7:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine pairing scam
Replies: 3
Views: 644

Re: Wine pairing scam

seems pretty demeaning to midwesterners.
by Art R
January 30th, 2019, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Impressions 1-28-19
Replies: 13
Views: 1045

Re: Impressions 1-28-19

Jim, Have you had the 2 Shepherds Bechthold vineyard Cinsault, and, if so, how do they compare?

Art Rose


corrected
by Art R
January 22nd, 2019, 11:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Beaujolais
Replies: 119
Views: 10630

Re: 2017 Beaujolais

Personally, of the vintages 2012-2016, I find the 2015's least likable. Too ripe and not enough acidity. The few 2017's I've tried, Lapierre and Thivin, are excellent and, I believe, better than the 2016's. No extremes and definitely not overripe.
by Art R
January 22nd, 2019, 11:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How much Wine do we drink a year?
Replies: 42
Views: 1984

Re: How much Wine do we drink a year?

Really? Seems extremely moderate!
by Art R
January 18th, 2019, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: German newbie - looking for recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 410

Re: German newbie - looking for recommendations

Spatburgunder!
by Art R
January 3rd, 2019, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Clos Salomon Givry 1er Cru Clos Salomon
Replies: 19
Views: 749

Re: TN: 2009 Clos Salomon Givry 1er Cru Clos Salomon

The Joblot 1er crus have substantial staying power as well as their general awesomeness. I drank my '89's well into the 2000's.
by Art R
December 19th, 2018, 9:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bonne: The Wines Must Tell a Story
Replies: 22
Views: 1167

Re: Bonne: The Wines Must Tell a Story

Wine should taste good, or at least have a taste that is interesting or intriguing. The story (or narrative) is overplayed, maybe even trite at this point. I on't disagree that some on the list are worth trying.
by Art R
December 14th, 2018, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another Stupid Storage Question - Room Temperature
Replies: 48
Views: 1720

Re: Another Stupid Storage Question - Room Temperature

At what temperature do you drink them?

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