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by John J
October 16th, 2020, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Purchasing Burgundy Online
Replies: 2
Views: 311

Re: Purchasing Burgundy Online

Wine Watch in Fort Lauderdale is awesome.
by John J
October 14th, 2020, 2:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Trader Joes Overrated?
Replies: 82
Views: 3675

Re: Trader Joes Overrated?

You get what you pay for. To make wine at that price point, the corners cut are many. When you mechanically harvest and sort on that scale, you are guaranteed all kinds of suspect vineyard material in the tank than if you spent a couple more bucks. Plus the degree of chemical manipulation on some of...
by John J
October 13th, 2020, 4:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your favorite Chambertin (and Beze) besides Rousseau and Leroy?
Replies: 23
Views: 1461

Re: What's your favorite Chambertin (and Beze) besides Rousseau and Leroy?

I am fan of Groffier’s CdB and Arlaud CdB is great for the price.
by John J
October 12th, 2020, 8:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1489
Views: 91339

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Carter Y. wrote:
October 11th, 2020, 10:04 pm
J.Vizuete wrote:
October 11th, 2020, 7:07 pm
I want to know who got the 93 Quintarelli!
If I told you who got the Quintarelli, would you tell me who got the 08 Sauzet?
🙋🏽‍♂️
by John J
October 1st, 2020, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fall 2020 Shipping Season Thread
Replies: 13
Views: 593

Re: Fall 2020 Shipping Season Thread

Still too hot here in Florida 🙁
by John J
September 28th, 2020, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: This Weekends HDH Auction
Replies: 38
Views: 2506

Re: This Weekends HDH Auction

Kelly Walker wrote:
September 28th, 2020, 2:56 pm
John J wrote:
September 28th, 2020, 8:50 am
Jayson Cohen wrote:
September 27th, 2020, 5:08 pm


I saw you buy the 2001 VCC! Was tracking that lot. I was tempted. Good price.
VCC?
Vieux Chateau Certan (Pomerol)

Thanks
by John J
September 28th, 2020, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: This Weekends HDH Auction
Replies: 38
Views: 2506

Re: This Weekends HDH Auction

My impression was that the predictable things continued to be crazy, but that people are losing interest in what is not part of the craziness, particularly in Bordeaux. There were a number of bargains to be had in the Super Seconds, which didn’t seem so super, even in a great mature vintage like ‘8...
by John J
September 26th, 2020, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: This Weekends HDH Auction
Replies: 38
Views: 2506

Re: This Weekends HDH Auction

Why would some pay close to a grand for a case of 2011 Produttori del Barbaresco Montestefano? Pretty easy to find a lot cheaper at so many places.
by John J
September 25th, 2020, 1:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: This Weekends HDH Auction
Replies: 38
Views: 2506

Re: This Weekends HDH Auction

I have been watching this also. For me at least, there are a lot of head scratchers in this auction.
by John J
September 3rd, 2020, 10:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ultramarine Save the Day 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 256

Ultramarine Save the Day 2020

Check your Spam folders.

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by John J
August 22nd, 2020, 11:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NSG Fans?
Replies: 43
Views: 2019

Re: NSG Fans?

Hudelot-Noëllat's Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru "Murgers" is usually quite accessible young.
by John J
June 5th, 2020, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old Burgundy Wine Company Catalog
Replies: 3
Views: 436

Old Burgundy Wine Company Catalog

I think I would like a mixed case. Think Geri would still honor these prices? lol [cheers.gif] ..
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by John J
May 15th, 2020, 5:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Styro Shippers - Finally some data on their effectiveness
Replies: 114
Views: 9860

Re: Styro Shippers - Finally some data on their effectiveness

Yes, interesting stuff. Alan makes good point the cardboard shipper used by Paul is a bit more well-built than most "pulp" shippers. First of all, thanks to Paul to taking the time to do these experiments. For my own purposes, I bought a bunch of temp monitoring equipment a couple weeks ago as I wa...
by John J
March 22nd, 2020, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with this burgundy list...
Replies: 20
Views: 1237

Re: Help with this burgundy list...

alan weinberg wrote:
March 22nd, 2020, 10:12 am
John J wrote:
March 22nd, 2020, 10:07 am
Both Groffier Chambolles and Ramonet white are good deals
no Ramonet whites on list.
Just caught that.. the Rouge prices are about retail
by John J
March 22nd, 2020, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with this burgundy list...
Replies: 20
Views: 1237

Re: Help with this burgundy list...

Both Groffier Chambolles and Ramonet white are good deals
by John J
March 9th, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1489
Views: 91339

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Did anyone bite on the Prévost La Closerie offering?
by John J
February 15th, 2020, 5:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My “IKEA” wine house
Replies: 19
Views: 1931

Re: My “IKEA” wine house

All below 30 bucks a bottle ‘cellar savers’ Red 1: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo $22.10 Red 2: 2017 Hundred Suns 'Old Eight Cut' Pinot Noir $27 White 1: 2018 Badenhorst Secateurs Chenin Blanc $15 White 2: 2016 Domaine Francois Carillon Bourgogne Blanc $24 Bubbles: NV Tissot Indigene...
by John J
February 14th, 2020, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction Pricing Question
Replies: 42
Views: 2834

Re: Auction Pricing Question

In the sense that an auction item involves one seller and potentially many buyers. There's a "scarcity" element to it, plus the social proof as evidenced by multiple buyers...And especially with the internet, where practically anyone can join as a bidder and contribute to driving the price up. Thes...
by John J
February 14th, 2020, 7:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hudelot-Noellat 2010 Bottle Problems
Replies: 101
Views: 8809

Re: Hudelot-Noellat 2010 Bottle Problems

Was anyone opened a ‘10 Murgers with seepage lately? Curious to how these are aging.
by John J
January 23rd, 2020, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1489
Views: 91339

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Anyone tried any of the 2014 Vincent et Sophie Morey Bourgogne Blanc? Have some of their '14 1ers if you want to see if you like their style. We like them. That said, not sure if their bourg blanc will be better than the '16 Carillon at WPW after you add in shipping? Def will take you up on it. The...
by John J
January 22nd, 2020, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1489
Views: 91339

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Anyone tried any of the 2014 Vincent et Sophie Morey Bourgogne Blanc?
by John J
January 16th, 2020, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Jean-Claude Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet
Replies: 3
Views: 306

Re: TN: 2015 Jean-Claude Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet

alan weinberg wrote:
January 16th, 2020, 11:33 am
looks like it was pretty cold. Sounds good, though.
Yes :) We initially overchilled it
by John J
January 16th, 2020, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP Michel Lafarge, 1928-2020
Replies: 25
Views: 2382

Re: RIP Michel Lafarge, 1928-2020

RIP. Respect for a long and notable life. 1985 Clos des Chenes was one of the the wines what turned me into a Burgundy lover.
by John J
January 16th, 2020, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Jean-Claude Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet
Replies: 3
Views: 306

TN: 2015 Jean-Claude Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet

2015 Jean-Claude Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet (1/16/2020) Pretty evident menthol on the nose with delicious stone fruit and fine minerality. Acidity not as vibrant as other Ramonet village wines I have had, but I suspect this may be vintage r...
by John J
January 15th, 2020, 6:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Enthusiast 2020 Vintage Chart
Replies: 22
Views: 2641

Re: Wine Enthusiast 2020 Vintage Chart

2004 was an excellent vintage for Red Burgundy? Dunno about that one.
by John J
January 9th, 2020, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Fantastic Value!"
Replies: 83
Views: 6900

Re: "Fantastic Value!"

Francois Carillon Bourgogne Blanc
by John J
January 5th, 2020, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Francois Carillon Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières
Replies: 4
Views: 672

Re: TN: 2016 Francois Carillon Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières

Folatières comes from Terre Folle, wines that were faster approachable than many other premier crus in Puligny. Off course there are exceptions. This wasn't part of the domaine Louis Carillon but an acquisition of François in 2010. I have not had the opportunity to try any of his brother’s offering...
by John J
January 3rd, 2020, 3:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Francois Carillon Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières
Replies: 4
Views: 672

TN: 2016 Francois Carillon Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières

2016 Francois Carillon Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru (1/3/2020) Although he and his brother split the family domaine some years ago, his lineup of wines from top to bottom are incredibly solid. One of his 1er Cru offerings a...
by John J
January 2nd, 2020, 5:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent 2013 Burg tasting notes
Replies: 26
Views: 1308

Re: Recent 2013 Burg tasting notes

I have a similar experience. I have had several Hudelot and Bachelet from '13 over the past couple months. Still very primary with pretty firm acidity is what sticks in my memory from those bottles.
by John J
December 31st, 2019, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Year's Eve Champagne?
Replies: 65
Views: 2301

Re: New Year's Eve Champagne?

‘08 Dom
NV Selosse Initial
by John J
December 31st, 2019, 6:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Raveneau MDT
Replies: 14
Views: 997

Re: 2014 Raveneau MDT

Thanks for the note. I have a couple but have resisted popping one. Cheers 🥂
by John J
December 31st, 2019, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Raveneau MDT
Replies: 14
Views: 997

Re: 2014 Raveneau MDT

Any notes? How was it?
by John J
December 30th, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1986 Faiveley Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale
Replies: 5
Views: 447

TN: 1986 Faiveley Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale

1986 Faiveley Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale - France, Burgundy, Côte de Nuits, Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru (12/30/2019) I am a pretty big fan of this vineyard. One of my great pleasures of collecting wine is running across old vintages from this monopole. 1986 was one of the lesser v...
by John J
December 26th, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Psa:wallys
Replies: 8
Views: 1204

Re: Psa:wallys

Is there a link?
by John J
December 14th, 2019, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winning auctions for same or more than retail?
Replies: 44
Views: 2217

Re: Winning auctions for same or more than retail?

I dont know if you participated, but the recently completed HA auction had some downright steals.
by John J
December 12th, 2019, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paying for Lennie Kravitz on my 2008 Dom
Replies: 15
Views: 1023

Re: Paying for Lennie Kravitz on my 2008 Dom

That's a candle/candleholder. Wally's is selling it signed for $3650.
by John J
December 6th, 2019, 6:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "NFL Wine Guy"
Replies: 15
Views: 2151

Re: "NFL Wine Guy"

Cool story. Wish they went into a bit more into what he likes to drink. Thanks for sharing the article.
by John J
November 30th, 2019, 6:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2005 Burgundy Village Wines !
Replies: 11
Views: 1206

Re: 2005 Burgundy Village Wines !

I opened an ‘05 village Vögue a couple weeks ago and was struck on how fresh and primary it was out the bottle for a ~15 yo wine. ‘05 may end up being one of the near ‘immortal’ Burgundy vintages.
by John J
November 30th, 2019, 4:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Delta Glass Rinser
Replies: 4
Views: 629

Re: Delta Glass Rinser

Anything is a great replacement for that soap dispenser that nobody ever uses! This looks like something that's a cute solution to a problem that doesn't exist, i.e. rinsing your glasses. It would be useful for me. My dishwasher is always too full for me to feel comfortable putting the glasses in t...
by John J
November 30th, 2019, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Delta Glass Rinser
Replies: 4
Views: 629

Delta Glass Rinser

Anyone have one of these? For a hundred bucks, it looks like a great replacement for the sink soap dispenser.

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by John J
November 26th, 2019, 7:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2017 White Burg are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 44
Views: 3328

Re: What 2017 White Burg are you drinking tonight?

Had the Laflaive Macon Verzy on Thursday. Very big meyer lemon drop but balanced and approachable. Quite delicious after 30 minutes or so. Still at $65, overpriced! This was $35, is $65 the going tariff now? At $35 it was high end Macon with Lafon, $65 seems way too high to me unless it's on a wine...
by John J
November 24th, 2019, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo recs
Replies: 51
Views: 2841

Re: Barolo recs

For accessible wines at reasonable prices that show some site character, I'd suggest: - '14 Burlotto Barolo (the base wine, not the single vineyard designations). '15 is probably showing well now, if likely less elegant than the lighter '14. Both can be had for less than $50 - '12 Roagna Langhe. It...
by John J
November 24th, 2019, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo recs
Replies: 51
Views: 2841

Re: Barolo recs

I think reaching out to other expressions of Nebbiolo is also a good idea. 10-20 yo Produttori Reserva Barberesco is easy to find, delicious, and great QPR for what you get in the bottle. Also, as mentioned above, wines form Alto Piemonte are good and relatively cheap. I have a feeling once people f...
by John J
November 24th, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo recs
Replies: 51
Views: 2841

Re: Barolo recs

Don’t know what your price point for trying some Barolo, but Vajra’s Albe Barolo is a pretty available and usually accessible early that is a good wine at a great price point. If you want to spend some cash, maybe an ‘11 or another early accessible vintage from some of the better modern producers. I...
by John J
November 23rd, 2019, 7:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Alain Hudelot-Noëllat Chambolle-Musigny
Replies: 1
Views: 423

Re: TN: 2016 Alain Hudelot-Noëllat Chambolle-Musigny

One of my favorite producers. Thanks for the note.
by John J
November 21st, 2019, 5:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping season, when things come home to roost.
Replies: 78
Views: 4980

Re: Shipping season, when things come home to roost.

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
November 21st, 2019, 2:59 pm
No madness, Victor, just total bliss....


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How long do let your wine ‘rest’ before opening one.
by John J
November 20th, 2019, 6:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?
Replies: 446
Views: 37618

Re: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?

Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose x 4 for $240 before taxes

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