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by Todd F r e n c h
October 17th, 2019, 4:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10834
Views: 393023

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2017 Saint-Cosme Côtes du Rhône - France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Côtes du Rhône (10/15/2019) Day 1: It has been a long time since I have bought a case of anything. Well until now. Floral, pepper, spice, raspberries, underbrush and rustic notes. Medium plus finish. This is an awesome bottle that one...
by Todd F r e n c h
October 17th, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to correctly pronounce Piper Heidsieck in French?
Replies: 10
Views: 535

Re: How to correctly pronounce Piper Heidsieck in French?

Pee-peh(r) Ayd-seek ... (like (h)ide without "h") French cannot pronounce the "H" in Heid... so it´s definitely left out. Usually the ending -er is pronounced -eh, but I´ve heard some pronouncing the final "r" very softly ... A good suggestion from the excellent Bellucci book about wine pronunciati...
by Todd F r e n c h
October 16th, 2019, 8:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 265
Views: 11695

Re: Ravenswood library offer

I think someone should put together an Offline for enjoying these!
by Todd F r e n c h
October 16th, 2019, 4:45 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Philadelphia - quick trip this month (next week!)
Replies: 21
Views: 238

Re: Philadelphia - quick trip this month (next week!)

The best museum in Philadelphia and maybe the world is the Mütter Museum. http://muttermuseum.org/ Was really hoping to find out about a cool art museum that I didn’t know about so I could take a drive down and combine a Zahav visit with this museum. Let’s just say it wasn’t what I was expecting.😂 ...
by Todd F r e n c h
October 16th, 2019, 4:31 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Philadelphia - quick trip this month (next week!)
Replies: 21
Views: 238

Re: Philadelphia - quick trip this month (next week!)

Steve Gautier wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 4:28 pm
Todd F r e n c h wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 4:23 pm
Steve Gautier wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 3:22 pm


Right around the corner from your hotel. Roast Pork at Dinic’s and Bassets ice cream
These places are inside Reading Terminal Market?
Yes
Fantastic. Looks like a lunch place only - closes at 6pm
by Todd F r e n c h
October 16th, 2019, 4:23 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Philadelphia - quick trip this month (next week!)
Replies: 21
Views: 238

Re: Philadelphia - quick trip this month (next week!)

Steve Gautier wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 3:22 pm
Jay $$ Winton wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 2:35 pm
Gotta go to Reading Market for the experience.
Right around the corner from your hotel. Roast Pork at Dinic’s and Bassets ice cream
These places are inside Reading Terminal Market?
by Todd F r e n c h
October 16th, 2019, 2:00 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Philadelphia - quick trip this month (next week!)
Replies: 21
Views: 238

Re: Philadelphia - quick trip this month (next week!)

George Hejna wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 1:50 pm
I will be there also. What more could you ask for?

George
I'm staying at The Notary - you?
by Todd F r e n c h
October 16th, 2019, 1:38 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Philadelphia - quick trip this month (next week!)
Replies: 21
Views: 238

Re: Philadelphia - quick trip this month (next week!)

Fantastic! Everything close by, it seems!
by Todd F r e n c h
October 16th, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Philadelphia - quick trip this month (next week!)
Replies: 21
Views: 238

Philadelphia - quick trip this month (next week!)

I'm flying in to Philadelphia next week (Tue-Thu) and have only a little time (Basically Wednesday evening, maybe a little bit Wed morning) to check things out. I'm downtown, on Juniper St. - any recommendations for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even touristy things I can do in that immediate area?
by Todd F r e n c h
October 12th, 2019, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Scherrer Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley
Replies: 24
Views: 612

Re: TN: 2007 Scherrer Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

I used to drink quite a bit of Scherrer Zin and Cab - need to get more! I've missed the Alexander Valley Cabs most of all
by Todd F r e n c h
October 11th, 2019, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Mousse, Marie-Courtin, Copain, Rivers-Marie and Lagier Meredith
Replies: 14
Views: 899

Re: TNs: Mousse, Marie-Courtin, Copain, Rivers-Marie and Lagier Meredith

C Chen wrote:
October 11th, 2019, 1:49 pm
The '09 Boillot CdM sounds spectacular. If you have other such bottles that you want to clear from the cellar, shoot me a text. [wink.gif]
If he had, I would have taken them before leaving that night, trust me
by Todd F r e n c h
October 11th, 2019, 11:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Mousse, Marie-Courtin, Copain, Rivers-Marie and Lagier Meredith
Replies: 14
Views: 899

Re: TNs: Mousse, Marie-Courtin, Copain, Rivers-Marie and Lagier Meredith

Both Champagnes were killer, and markedly different in style. I called Pinot Munier on the Rose but have never had a Munier-based wine THAT good, plus, when Frank said they were 'related', I couldn't figure out if the other was Munier as it didn't have any of the qualities of it. In the end, the rel...
by Todd F r e n c h
October 10th, 2019, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Bordeaux: a Gilman "profound" Bordeaux vintage - Your Recommendations?
Replies: 148
Views: 7493

Re: 2008 Bordeaux: a Gilman "profound" Bordeaux vintage - Your Recommendations?

After reading this thread nearly a year ago, bought some 2008s to try (and of course promptly forgot I bought them). Have just gotten around to tasting them. They are complete, classic, mid-weight wines that are attractively priced, and seem like they will age very nicely. Haven't tried anything fr...
by Todd F r e n c h
October 8th, 2019, 6:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me understand primary, secondary, tertiary characteristics
Replies: 71
Views: 2418

Re: Help me understand primary, secondary, tertiary characteristics

Hmm...to me, more 'development' is seen in secondary than just oak, malo, lees, etc - to me, secondary is when the oak starts to integrate (for example) but the fruit is still bright.
by Todd F r e n c h
October 8th, 2019, 4:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need a great American wine suggestion
Replies: 52
Views: 2193

Re: Need a great American wine suggestion

Ridge Monte Bello, 2011 or earlier (double decanted, preferably, if young) - game over. No other options, period.
by Todd F r e n c h
October 8th, 2019, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Danica Patrick's Somnium Wines
Replies: 54
Views: 3007

Re: Danica Patrick's Somnium Wines

R. Smith wrote:
October 8th, 2019, 11:30 am
90 Points James Suckling for a $185 Cabernet...I'd recommend running far far away.
Do you otherwise follow/respect Suckling's ratings?
by Todd F r e n c h
October 7th, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Treasury Wine Sale
Replies: 11
Views: 1718

Re: Treasury Wine Sale

Their sale had some decent deals several years ago however in the last couple of years I have not seen any real bargains or for that matter anything below what you can but it for at other retailers. Agreed. 2-3, perhaps more years ago, the deals were quite good. Now they are ok, but if you find a s...
by Todd F r e n c h
October 3rd, 2019, 9:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Levet Les Journaries - To Heck w/the Rule of 15
Replies: 17
Views: 1169

Re: TN: 2011 Levet Les Journaries - To Heck w/the Rule of 15

I think you are just sucking up to Fu
by Todd F r e n c h
October 3rd, 2019, 2:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1468
Views: 174837

Re: Official Costco Thread

William Segui wrote:
October 3rd, 2019, 1:58 pm
Filed Under: Things I did not expect to see

2016 Leroy Bourgogne Blanc - $58.99, Santa Rosa

I grabbed the last three, no idea if they have more.
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by Todd F r e n c h
October 3rd, 2019, 7:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: cheap wines
Replies: 9
Views: 973

Re: TN: cheap wines

That Mondavi Pinot might be a smart buy to use for coq au vin...for which I rarely ever use Pinot because of its pricepoint. Very little value out there.
by Todd F r e n c h
October 2nd, 2019, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 265
Views: 11695

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Can someone break the secret code here and give me the URL?
by Todd F r e n c h
September 27th, 2019, 10:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Jean-Michel Guillon Chambolle-Musigny
Replies: 5
Views: 417

Re: TN: 2009 Jean-Michel Guillon Chambolle-Musigny

Nice, Todd, I don't know that producer. We're doing a Chambolle and Gevrey village comparison over here this weekend, and have a Felettig 11 and an '09 Ghislaine Barthod lined up on the Chambolle side (with an '08 Bachelet and '02 Burguet Mes Favorites on the Gevrey).I hope all the wines show as we...
by Todd F r e n c h
September 26th, 2019, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Jean-Michel Guillon Chambolle-Musigny
Replies: 5
Views: 417

TN: 2009 Jean-Michel Guillon Chambolle-Musigny

Figured I'd try one of the few 2009 Burgs in the cellar for the Packers game (as we're having salmon for dinner), did not disappoint. Looking forward to seeing how this develops over the course of the game...doubt it even makes it to halftime, though! 2009 Jean-Michel Guillon Chambolle-Musigny - Fra...
by Todd F r e n c h
September 25th, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name
Replies: 104
Views: 7137

Re: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name

How about some of them on Commerce Corner!? Charlie is getting way too heavy handed for my liking. I think leave it be for the time being. That is a ridiculous assertion. Todd’s comment to you was in response to you saying that you would be pulling some of the wines from heritage. He wanted you to ...
by Todd F r e n c h
September 23rd, 2019, 10:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name
Replies: 104
Views: 7137

Re: Heritage Auction - Familiar Cellar Name

How about some of them on Commerce Corner!?
by Todd F r e n c h
September 20th, 2019, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 J.L. Chave St. Joseph
Replies: 1
Views: 454

Re: 2015 J.L. Chave St. Joseph

Nice - I've got 3 bottles of the '14 and I'm afraid to drink them this young. Might be smart to crack one.
by Todd F r e n c h
September 17th, 2019, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: More Bottom Feeding @ Total Wine...(short/boring)
Replies: 33
Views: 1708

Re: TN: More Bottom Feeding @ Total Wine...(short/boring)

If you'd watched my posts closely over the years, you'd have realized that there were more smilies behind the curtain. [haha.gif] [beee.gif] [beg.gif] [suicide.gif] Not picking on you John but I hate that suicide simile. I wish Todd or mods would remove it. My family has been shattered by gun-relat...
by Todd F r e n c h
September 17th, 2019, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sad News @ Harrington Wnry
Replies: 32
Views: 2828

Re: Sad News @ Harrington Wnry

Paul Miller wrote:
September 17th, 2019, 9:19 am
I have one bottle left, a 2005 Gap's Crown Pinot. I may have to open it this weekend in honor.
I, too, have one bottle of Harrington in the cellar - '13 Nebbiolo, from BerserkerDay. Will try to drink it sooner than later
by Todd F r e n c h
September 17th, 2019, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sad News @ Harrington Wnry
Replies: 32
Views: 2828

Re: Sad News @ Harrington Wnry

This is indeed sad to hear. Such a challenge for small wineries, driven by passion, not profit, to succeed in this marketplace, and obviously when a landlord quadruples the rent on them, it spells disaster. It's difficult to earn Tom Hill's respect, and I know Harrington has always had it, for good ...
by Todd F r e n c h
September 16th, 2019, 11:58 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Oh Yeah, almost forgot! Host Loren Sonkin as The Jets Crush The Browns, Metlife Stadium, New Jersey, 9/16/19
Replies: 11
Views: 747

Re: Oh Yeah, almost forgot! Host Loren Sonkin as The Jets Crush The Browns, Metlife Stadium, New Jersey, 9/16/19

Bring some good luck for your Jets, too - I bet on the upset before I heard that San Clemente's own Sam Darnold has mono and will not play.
by Todd F r e n c h
September 12th, 2019, 10:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FANTASTIC 'Destination Awards' for Napa and Sonoma (great for planning a trip!)
Replies: 0
Views: 292

FANTASTIC 'Destination Awards' for Napa and Sonoma (great for planning a trip!)

I wanted to share this, as it was forwarded to me and I think it's a great guideline for those planning visits to Napa and Sonoma, and frankly, I agree with most of them (for those I've been to). CellarPass did a great job on this list, IMHO Cut and paste, with pics of each, since I can't embed it i...
by Todd F r e n c h
September 11th, 2019, 1:40 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: First Serious Napa Visit - Where to Go?
Replies: 7
Views: 898

Re: First Serious Napa Visit - Where to Go?

Great recommendations here! I was going to suggest several that already have been suggested!
by Todd F r e n c h
September 10th, 2019, 8:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What happened to Beringer Knights Valley cabernet?
Replies: 35
Views: 3380

Re: What happened to Beringer Knights Valley cabernet?

It's been our house cab for a while as Jen likes it and it's not super pricey. Often buy it at the Treasury Wine Event, used to be around $18/bottle. Now that I know Macario Montoya makes Educated Guess, that's likely to become the new house cab
by Todd F r e n c h
September 10th, 2019, 12:25 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 - NEW START TIME
Replies: 100
Views: 3818

Re: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 - NEW START TIME

Thanks for hosting Todd, Jen, and great to see everyone. That was a blast, and thank you to Bruce for dropping me off at the train station. You're welcome. Todd told me to make sure I ran you out of town, so I complied. neener Bruce Indeed, I almost got run over by the train too. [cry.gif] How the ...
by Todd F r e n c h
September 10th, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: San Clemente on Saturday November 9th UPDATED POST 1
Replies: 40
Views: 2529

Re: San Clemente on Saturday November 9th

Figures - I'm flying to Appleton to take Braydn to his first game at Lambeau Field for his birthday that weekend!
by Todd F r e n c h
September 8th, 2019, 10:00 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 - NEW START TIME
Replies: 100
Views: 3818

Re: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 - NEW START TIME

WOW that was fun - incredible wines!! Hope someone got some photos of the wines lined up, as I didn't bother doing it. ( A few special thanks: To Brig for once again manning the grill, even bringing some of his own gear so he could nail the zabuton. We ate a LOT of Flannery last night! Brig's such a...
by Todd F r e n c h
September 6th, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 - NEW START TIME
Replies: 100
Views: 3818

Re: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 - NEW START TIME

If I am not too late and if here is still room I would like to attend. I am not much of a cook, but I could still bring something. Perhaps spring rolls (not fried)? Or I can make a decent hummus. Let me know. Either sounds awesome - will be PLENTY of meat for the grill, as I have a huge zabuton and...
by Todd F r e n c h
September 6th, 2019, 7:56 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 - NEW START TIME
Replies: 100
Views: 3818

Re: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 - NEW START TIME

Cris - thanks (the tree out back must be producing like crazy, huh? jealous...)

Brucie Poo, dammit, dude!! Come on!
by Todd F r e n c h
September 5th, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 - NEW START TIME
Replies: 100
Views: 3818

Re: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 - NEW START TIME

joeduncan wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 10:37 am
We're confirmed in! My wife will only be around for a relatively short while since she's driving us up there and then continuing on to LA afterward (whereas I get to Uber home) but we're both very excited for it!
Will be great to have you!

Sending address via PM
by Todd F r e n c h
September 5th, 2019, 7:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Dehlinger Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 14
Views: 869

Re: TN: 2005 Dehlinger Cabernet Sauvignon

ncostanzo1 wrote:
September 4th, 2019, 10:12 pm
Anyone still sitting on any '05 Claret? Curious if there are any notes from that?
Ugh, got me all wishing for more Dehlinger Claret now!!!
by Todd F r e n c h
September 4th, 2019, 1:54 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 - NEW START TIME
Replies: 100
Views: 3818

Re: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 - NEW START TIME

Forecast is creeping up a bit - now a high of 81, was 77 or so. Aim late if the weather stays hot, and we'll do an even-later start to keep it cool. Let me know if you plan to bring something, so I know what to fill in. Will be shopping Friday! Will bring light jackets, then, will be downright bree...
by Todd F r e n c h
September 4th, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 - NEW START TIME
Replies: 100
Views: 3818

Re: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 - NEW START TIME

Forecast is creeping up a bit - now a high of 81, was 77 or so. Aim late if the weather stays hot, and we'll do an even-later start to keep it cool.

Let me know if you plan to bring something, so I know what to fill in. Will be shopping Friday!
by Todd F r e n c h
September 4th, 2019, 7:37 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 - NEW START TIME
Replies: 100
Views: 3818

Re: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 - NEW START TIME

Mike Stoneking wrote:
September 4th, 2019, 7:01 am
Todd F r e n c h wrote:
September 3rd, 2019, 7:34 pm
Mike Stoneking wrote:
September 3rd, 2019, 4:51 pm
Gotta pull out of this one. Business trip to Utah. Have fun.
Stupid work! Over a weekend???
Early Sunday flight and a full week of training/qualifications.
Well send Dana over, at least!
by Todd F r e n c h
September 3rd, 2019, 7:34 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 - NEW START TIME
Replies: 100
Views: 3818

Re: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 - NEW START TIME

Mike Stoneking wrote:
September 3rd, 2019, 4:51 pm
Gotta pull out of this one. Business trip to Utah. Have fun.
Stupid work! Over a weekend???
by Todd F r e n c h
September 3rd, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas
Replies: 608
Views: 32667

Re: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas

FYI, I would love to learn how to smoke on my POS gas grill (until I can upgrade) as I stopped at this restaurant in Alabama when there last month and had smoked chicken with white sauce and it was AMAZING! Here's the recipe for the white sauce, which is crazy easy but so delicious: (I giggled at 'h...
by Todd F r e n c h
September 3rd, 2019, 12:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Chateau de Lamarque, Haut Medoc - Classic, Excellent QPR
Replies: 25
Views: 1008

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

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
September 3rd, 2019, 12:23 pm
Oh, just learned today that our friendly Brit, Russell Faulkner, lives there now. He posted his cycling ride today on Strava, just to rub it in. I’m bringing my bike.
Well, let's start on the planning. I'm sure between Alan and me we can get plenty of locations lined up!
by Todd F r e n c h
September 3rd, 2019, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Chateau de Lamarque, Haut Medoc - Classic, Excellent QPR
Replies: 25
Views: 1008

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

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
September 3rd, 2019, 12:12 pm
Agreed. I bet Alex could set up some cool stuff.

My best friend just did a cycling trip in and around Bordeaux with his wife. They had a blast.

My wife and I went there for our honeymoon, a beautiful place.
I'm serious - never been, and should go.
by Todd F r e n c h
September 3rd, 2019, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Chateau de Lamarque, Haut Medoc - Classic, Excellent QPR
Replies: 25
Views: 1008

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

Alfert - we need to spearhead a Bordeaux trip...that would be a hoot
by Todd F r e n c h
September 2nd, 2019, 7:18 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 - NEW START TIME
Replies: 100
Views: 3818

Re: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 - NEW START TIME

Updated OP with new start time of 3:30 so that Jen can watch the whole Clemson game in peace

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