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by Rob_S
December 12th, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Schrader
Replies: 42
Views: 2651

Re: 2018 Schrader

This is how I "healed my affliction": one day, I realized I could, instead of buying Schrader, buy a bottle of Pichon Baron, or two bottles of Haut Bailly, or three bottles of Domaine de Chevalier, or two bottles of Leoville Barton, or a bottle of Montrose, or a bottle of Rauzan Segla, or a bottle ...
by Rob_S
December 9th, 2019, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Schrader
Replies: 42
Views: 2651

Re: 2018 Schrader

Logged in and tells me that I have no offer despite receiving an email. Guess I'm lower down on the list...

Not sure if I'm a buyer regardless.
by Rob_S
November 22nd, 2019, 5:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Weightless, Red Fruited and Pure....Name Your Poison
Replies: 50
Views: 2186

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

dcornutt wrote:
November 22nd, 2019, 2:32 am
Chuck Miller wrote:
November 21st, 2019, 10:08 pm
Rayas
This would get my vote as a starter.
+2. Add Pignan as well as it's parent.
by Rob_S
November 7th, 2019, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amazing Rhones - so good, it ended with a Climax
Replies: 61
Views: 2752

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

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. And here Alfert and I thought 'joggers' were for 'jogging'! https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DmQRC4zUUAA2VdG.jpg
by Rob_S
November 4th, 2019, 6:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: HALPERN 2019 GRAND CRU WINE FESTIVAL
Replies: 13
Views: 906

Re: TNs: HALPERN 2019 GRAND CRU WINE FESTIVAL

Tasted a whole bunch, to be honest there wasn't a whole lot of great wine and more than a few stinkers. Baron Rothschild. Across all of the NV bottles the best you could say is that they were champagne. Thin, limpid, sterile champagne but.... The 2008 vintage was obviously a vintage champagne but al...
by Rob_S
October 29th, 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where are the Most off the beaten path and interesting vineyards
Replies: 42
Views: 2199

Re: Where are the Most off the beaten path and interesting vineyards

I would say that some of Ebie Sadie's vineyards in the Swartland are pretty remote. And old. http://i-winereview.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/ART-Sadie-Skerpioen-Vine-in-sand-259x300.jpg Same with Telmo Rodríguez https://www.vintus.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Telmo-Rodriguez-e152397702663...
by Rob_S
October 29th, 2019, 3:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where are the Most off the beaten path and interesting vineyards
Replies: 42
Views: 2199

Re: Where are the Most off the beaten path and interesting vineyards

I would say that some of Ebie Sadie's vineyards in the Swartland are pretty remote. And old.
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Same with Telmo Rodríguez
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by Rob_S
October 27th, 2019, 6:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Grüner shut down? and pichler assistance needed
Replies: 5
Views: 464

Does Grüner shut down? and pichler assistance needed

I was thinking of bringing a bottle of 2013 FX pichler loibner steinertal gruner to a friend's dinner party (he loves grüner) and was hoping a) does anyone have any recent thoughts on the wine, in a good place etc... and more fundamentally b) does gruner shut down the same way riesling does?
by Rob_S
October 24th, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2012
Views: 170519

Re: Steak Porn

by Rob_S
October 23rd, 2019, 5:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!
Replies: 106
Views: 5534

Re: new carlisle offer cab and pinot!

Shut out.
by Rob_S
October 16th, 2019, 8:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the best Pinot Grigio?
Replies: 66
Views: 1418

Re: What's the best Pinot Grigio?

Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio might be the same grape but it's certainly not the same wine . If someone asks for a glass of Pinot Grigio they won't be expecting something in looks, taste of weight as a Gris from Alsace (and I concur that I prefer Gris, not Grigio). In terms of Pinot Grigio probably th...
by Rob_S
October 14th, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Champagne of the year?
Replies: 120
Views: 5824

Re: What is your Champagne of the year?

1959 Drappier Carte d'Or (disgorged Oct 2015) Damn, that’s a birth year wine. Sorry I missed the late disgorgement release. Who retailed it? Cheers, Warren It was birth year for the friend who brought it to the lunch. He sourced it directly from the domaine. They disgorged it while he had lunch wit...
by Rob_S
October 13th, 2019, 5:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Champagne of the year?
Replies: 120
Views: 5824

Re: What is your Champagne of the year?

1959 Drappier Carte d'Or (disgorged Oct 2015)
1996 Taittinger Comtes
2004 Bollinger RD
by Rob_S
October 12th, 2019, 5:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Bordeaux: a Gilman "profound" Bordeaux vintage - Your Recommendations?
Replies: 148
Views: 7606

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

For some reason I ended up with a bunch of trotanoy, which is not a wine I normally buy, in 2008. Anyone have any idea how it's faring?
by Rob_S
September 11th, 2019, 4:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anybody invested with Cadman Capital in Toronto? Used to be Venulum?
Replies: 25
Views: 1848

Re: Anybody invested with Cadman Capital in Toronto? Used to be Venulum?

The days of new funds with acquisition and dispo fees is well and truly over though! No it isn’t. While no institutional client I work with charges acquisition/dispo fees, I do have at least one client who still does. They have just shy of $10bn AUM (which, sure, only makes them a small/mid-sized i...
by Rob_S
September 10th, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anybody invested with Cadman Capital in Toronto? Used to be Venulum?
Replies: 25
Views: 1848

Re: Anybody invested with Cadman Capital in Toronto? Used to be Venulum?

I seem to remember that there was a set of UK funds that had enough liquidity that there were people running derivatives off of it. One of the funds (I think it was one of the Burgundy ones, not DRC but a premiere cru one I think) was also an exceptionally good fit as a leading indicator to the FTSE...
by Rob_S
July 29th, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date
Replies: 182
Views: 12863

Re: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date

Got my one asked for Areio e Vento e Amor
by Rob_S
July 26th, 2019, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 R. Lopez Heredia Rose - Vina Tondonia
Replies: 55
Views: 2793

Re: TN: 2009 R. Lopez Heredia Rose - Vina Tondonia

Just ordered my 6 pack for $50CAD/$38USD. Gotta rub it in as we usually get awful pricing here. May I ask where you found this? My entire state (TX) gets a case of this per year, I’m told Our local Ontario importer. Everything must be sold in full cases when bought directly from importers here by l...
by Rob_S
May 9th, 2019, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Comprehensive Hypothetical Napa Classified Growth Lists (and what we might consider to be the current cult wines)
Replies: 104
Views: 5747

Re: The Comprehensive Hypothetical Napa Classified Growth Lists (and what we might consider to be the current cult wines

I think most "1st growth" Napa wines are more Le Pin and Petrus than Latour and Margaux... Screagle is certainly Petrus.
by Rob_S
May 6th, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement
Replies: 237
Views: 11260

Re: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement

Per the OP, you could say the same of Chapoutier these days, non? I almost posted earlier that at least Guigal isn't Chapoutier [snort.gif] Guigal wines are definitely not my style, whereas I think Chapoutier wines are just not good. Red's, White's or all? I think Chapoutier makes a good white wine...
by Rob_S
May 2nd, 2019, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Blanc de Noirs Côte de Val Vilaine
Replies: 33
Views: 1457

Re: TN: 2014 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Blanc de Noirs Côte de Val Vilaine

Agree with the sentiment on the thread that the more limited wines really aren't worth it. I haven't had all of them, but I've had a couple (Bechalin and Haute-Lemble), and while they were good, they were not better than the Val Vilaine. Agreed. But regardless of QPR, none of his bottles last long ...
by Rob_S
April 25th, 2019, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poll: what do you mean when you write "struck match" as a descriptor?
Replies: 16
Views: 777

Re: Poll: what do you mean when you write "struck match" as a descriptor?

That split second when the matchhead is still flaring and there isn't any smoke yet. it's less a smell and more a feeling just like gunpowder which I get a lot in clos des goisses
by Rob_S
April 15th, 2019, 6:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your average spend per Champagne bottle in your collection?
Replies: 71
Views: 2802

Re: What's your average spend per Champagne bottle in your collection?

$92/bottle across 60 bottles. That goes to $79/bottle across 80 bottles if you look at all sparklers.
by Rob_S
April 9th, 2019, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad Release today
Replies: 43
Views: 3422

Re: Myriad Release today

MikeHill wrote:
April 9th, 2019, 9:02 am
In for two Empyrean and one regular GIII
+1
by Rob_S
April 5th, 2019, 5:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Peculiar champagnes
Replies: 3
Views: 631

Re: Peculiar champagnes

I've had the Duval Leroy 3 or 4 times and agree with your note. Always got a distinct mushroom note from them. Interesting wine.
by Rob_S
March 26th, 2019, 9:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jacques Selosse Initial
Replies: 12
Views: 1232

Re: Jacques Selosse Initial

NV Jacques Selosse Initial - France, Champagne, Champagne Grand Cru (3/22/2019) Disgorged in April 2016. What a delicate nose, with lovely, gentle toasty and biscuity notes. Fresh and vived on the palate with subtly nutty notes and gorgeous sparkling finesse! This Initial is a blend of vintages 201...
by Rob_S
March 20th, 2019, 7:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Choosing an expensive wine for a special occasion
Replies: 53
Views: 2348

Re: Choosing an expensive wine for a special occasion

It's amazing how often my thought process around this type of question takes me to Bollinger VVF and Rayas. Followed by 1983 D'Yquem, Salon, MV Unico, Grange, '78 La Chapelle and '70-80's Diamond Creek.
by Rob_S
February 26th, 2019, 7:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring Release Save-The-Date
Replies: 138
Views: 10690

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring Release Save-The-Date

Asked for 1 Beducchini and got it.
by Rob_S
February 25th, 2019, 6:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The search for a “wow” Rosé
Replies: 129
Views: 5474

Re: The search for a “wow” Rosé

rose like the Enfield Foot Tread Rose. Its delicious, the color is beautiful, and it makes a good case for why I would drink this wine instead of just reaching for a white instead. +1 maybe not one of the best wines I had last year but certainly one of the "wow" wines I had last year. Add Chateau S...
by Rob_S
February 25th, 2019, 7:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poll: Which type of German rieslings do you usually prefer?
Replies: 86
Views: 2356

Re: Poll: Which type of German rieslings do you usually prefer?

The ones I usually prefer the most have VDP stickers on them. Or nice golden capsules.
by Rob_S
February 20th, 2019, 12:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring Release Save-The-Date
Replies: 138
Views: 10690

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring Release Save-The-Date

Was pretty regimented.
3 x Ode To Lulu
2 x Sky
2 x Weill a Way
1 x Chuy Chard
1 x Moon Mountain Cab
1 x Beduccini (Wish list)

Just about choked when I saw my 60 bottle allocation of Lulu!
by Rob_S
February 15th, 2019, 7:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12283
Views: 590265

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1 x 2014 Joly Coulee de Serrant

1 x 1998 Dr. Loosen Erdener Pralat Auslese

1 x 1978 Inglenook Cabernet
by Rob_S
February 7th, 2019, 12:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 DRC Wines
Replies: 26
Views: 1937

Re: 2015 DRC Wines

I won the right to buy a bottle of RC this year and got a La Tache last year.
by Rob_S
February 7th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Canadians in here?
Replies: 43
Views: 2120

Re: Canadians in here?

Live in Toronto.
by Rob_S
February 1st, 2019, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Enfield Release Open
Replies: 21
Views: 1146

Re: Enfield Release Open

2 x of the Chard, Syrah and Cab. Really looking forward to the Napa Cab and the Syrah. The Citrine is a great bottle and ages remarkably well.
by Rob_S
January 23rd, 2019, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12283
Views: 590265

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1 x 2015 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Romanée-Conti Grand Cru so, it was either that or a new car—and the wine won? The LCBO as a socialistic monopoly sells with a standard and unvarying percentage mark-up to their cost for all products. Most of the time that means high prices but for some items it...
by Rob_S
January 23rd, 2019, 7:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12283
Views: 590265

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1 x 2015 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Romanée-Conti Grand Cru
by Rob_S
January 15th, 2019, 7:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Maybach on Deck
Replies: 66
Views: 5727

Re: Maybach on Deck

Quality wise I think this might be the best Cali Cab I buy. Beats out Schrader every time I put them next to each other.
by Rob_S
December 5th, 2018, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: d'Yquem vs. Tokaji & Others
Replies: 46
Views: 2229

Re: d'Yquem vs. Tokaji & Others

Schoffit does an Essencia type wine must (I think it's about 3% alc. so not technically wine but is about 550g/ltr of sugar) called Rangen de Thann Clos St.-Théobald SGN Larme de Lave. It's syrup but with massive acidity. Special stuff but a few spoonfuls is enough. Klein Constantia Vin de Constance...
by Rob_S
September 13th, 2018, 8:48 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Favorite food tweaks?
Replies: 26
Views: 1157

Re: Favorite food tweaks?

Kenny, what are some examples where you’ve found pushing the limits of either of these (but in particular acid) worthwhile? I've come to the conclusion that acid and salt go together in a way that is complimentary meaning sometimes they need to balance each other. Where I use that is generally fres...
by Rob_S
September 8th, 2018, 12:18 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Favorite food tweaks?
Replies: 26
Views: 1157

Re: Favorite food tweaks?

Pulverized nacho chips and cocoa in chili Honey in all salad dressing. Even better is some Herbes de Provence and honey, throw in the microwave for 10 seconds or so and really bring out the flavour. A splash of mild vinegar in a lot of things really brighten foods Plain, non sweet yogurt with sliced...
by Rob_S
September 1st, 2018, 5:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Enfield Fall 2018 Release - September 5th
Replies: 17
Views: 1185

Re: Enfield Fall 2018 Release - September 5th

Had a bottle of the Pinot rosé last night that was singing. Serious but hedonistic strawberry juice with orange peel and good minerality. I've had every single wine Enfield has produced since the 2013 vintage. I've never had a disappointing bottle. Amazing QPR (especially the pretty horses which is ...
by Rob_S
August 10th, 2018, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your dumbest purchase
Replies: 206
Views: 11543

Your dumbest purchase

Getting blotto at Del Dotto and somehow thinking that their expensive wine was actually good... "OMG this olive oil tastes like green tomatoes! Green. Tomatoes!, let's get some along with these exact same wines that were in different barrels and TOTALLY taste different!" AND here's to I think someth...
by Rob_S
July 30th, 2018, 8:03 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Why sous vide?
Replies: 244
Views: 11603

Why sous vide?

I just undercook the pasta a little bit with extra sauce as it soaks up and makes the pasta itself more flavourful. It's also why you put them in small ovenproof containers and throw them under the broiler/salamander, it bubbles up and gets a nice crust. It IS the difference between adult mac & chee...
by Rob_S
June 21st, 2018, 11:01 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Calvados
Replies: 22
Views: 2196

Calvados

I have a couple of bottles of single year Drouin calvados and they are superb. Prices seem to have gone a bit nuts but the 1977 I have is really really good.
by Rob_S
June 21st, 2018, 7:53 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Why sous vide?
Replies: 244
Views: 11603

Why sous vide?

Scott brought up a good one. Scrambled eggs are superb in a sous vide provided you love that custardy style as opposed to dry and hard.
by Rob_S
June 21st, 2018, 5:40 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Why sous vide?
Replies: 244
Views: 11603

Why sous vide?

Even if it was for the most carrot-y carrots ever it would be worth it. Otherwise see Kenny's post above. And add that he forgot pork tenderloins. Such an easy thing to overcook becomes sublime. I haven't used it enough for desserts either but it can really shine there. Less for better results than ...
by Rob_S
May 22nd, 2018, 3:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Offline Etiquette
Replies: 229
Views: 10548

Offline Etiquette

Unless you actually DID make the wine, remember that you didn't make the wine you brought. You bought it but that's it. If it sucks, doesn't stand up to the rest, is closed or is by far the WOTN, you only bought it and brought it. That's the whole of your part of the story. You don't get to gloat if...
by Rob_S
May 13th, 2018, 10:31 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Favorite way to cook steak poll
Replies: 28
Views: 976

Favorite way to cook steak poll

Set oven for 450 and throw in the cast iron pan.

When the oven gets to temp pull the cast iron out and put it on a burner on high until its as hot as it will get.

Put steak on and don't touch until I flip, as soon as I flip put it in the oven.

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