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by Bryan Carr
May 24th, 2019, 10:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineFolly is a folly?
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Re: WineFolly is a folly?

I found this interesting... Not sure about the first and third comment. Deeper color is more indicative of age/oxidation and are you really getting your butter from oak? How about diacetyl from malolactic fermentation... Oak will give you vanilla, caramel, etc. https://winefolly.com/episode/chablis...
by Bryan Carr
May 22nd, 2019, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Santa Cruz Mountain Chardonnay is the New World equivalent of Chablis
Replies: 48
Views: 1820

Re: Santa Cruz Mountain Chardonnay is the New World equivalent of Chablis

I thought something similar when I first started drinking Santa Cruz chards, I was really impressed with them! So I put some up blind vs Oregon and Chablis and thought it was going to prove something. It did prove something alright, but not what I assumed it would! If by "equivalent" meaning it's th...
by Bryan Carr
May 22nd, 2019, 1:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Driving beer cross country this weekend. Please help
Replies: 36
Views: 1171

Re: Driving beer cross country this weekend. Please help

I drove from Paso to Seattle with 4 cases of wine when the ambient temps were 108, I just bought half a dozen bags of gas station ice and put them inside plastic lawn bags to prevent leakage, stashing them all around the wine. The wine was cellar temp the whole way home, easy peasy.
by Bryan Carr
May 17th, 2019, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3407
Views: 299700

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

Could be the 2014 St Innocent Zenith that Full Pull is also currently offering?
by Bryan Carr
April 24th, 2019, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wine stores in Paris and Beaune
Replies: 32
Views: 1947

Re: Best wine stores in Paris and Beaune

At Le Grand they have a great snacks and by-the-glass menu in their tasting bar, they often have rare or old stuff open for tasting btg, and the current-vintage stuff they're pouring is no slouch either. It's a great place to drop in for an afternoon cheese-and-wine break, and if you're using the Wi...
by Bryan Carr
April 24th, 2019, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wine travel destinations for the budget-minded?
Replies: 53
Views: 2214

Re: Best wine travel destinations for the budget-minded?

While Croatia is a terrific country to visit and the wines are outstanding at best, I wouldn't call it inexpensive during the high season, especially in the more touristy places. We were in Dubrovnik some years ago and it was one of the more expensive places we've visited in the recent past. I high...
by Bryan Carr
April 23rd, 2019, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wine travel destinations for the budget-minded?
Replies: 53
Views: 2214

Re: Best wine travel destinations for the budget-minded?

Some of the smaller regions in the Southern Rhone Valley are excellent, Vacqueyras, Cote du Ventoux, Luberon and the poorman's CDP: Gigondas. Great food as well. You can drink very good wines for $20 - $25 and great ones for $50 - $70. The Provence' area should be visited by anyone interested in go...
by Bryan Carr
April 23rd, 2019, 1:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stand aside Tyrannosaurus Rex, the new dinosaurs may be Bordeaux and Burgundy
Replies: 11
Views: 1199

Re: Stand aside Tyrannosaurus Rex, the new dinosaurs may be Bordeaux and Burgundy

I mean for me, I mostly have just written it off and don't sweat it. If it happens, it happens, it's like seeing a corpse flower bloom.
by Bryan Carr
April 23rd, 2019, 11:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stand aside Tyrannosaurus Rex, the new dinosaurs may be Bordeaux and Burgundy
Replies: 11
Views: 1199

Re: Stand aside Tyrannosaurus Rex, the new dinosaurs may be Bordeaux and Burgundy

I think DRC and things of that tier aren't there yet, but it is going that way, and if they lose some of their luster among people who actually care about wine and only become this thing people in the VIP pop to impress their friends, I do think something substantive about them will be lost You kno...
by Bryan Carr
April 23rd, 2019, 11:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stand aside Tyrannosaurus Rex, the new dinosaurs may be Bordeaux and Burgundy
Replies: 11
Views: 1199

Re: Stand aside Tyrannosaurus Rex, the new dinosaurs may be Bordeaux and Burgundy

"The "older" generations, the Boomers and Gen X, will always think of Burgundy and Bordeaux first, presumably because they still have some chance of affording them. However, Millennials and Gen-Zers I've spoken to in the trade have almost given up on ever owning such wines – to many, that's as remo...
by Bryan Carr
April 23rd, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wine travel destinations for the budget-minded?
Replies: 53
Views: 2214

Re: Best wine travel destinations for the budget-minded?

The Mosel has got to be the value of the century, but surprisingly the Northern Rhone can be quite inexpensive, and if you stay away from some of the larger negociants (Guigal, Delas, etc) and prestige names (Jamet, Allemand, etc), you can get world class wine ex cellar for less than €40/bottle. In ...
by Bryan Carr
April 22nd, 2019, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 397
Views: 33828

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

I have always hesitated to post a picture of my cellar, because I don't have one. I have a basement. Here's a recent pic of part of it.basement 4-17-19.jpg Dan Kravitz Ours is just racks in our basement as well, we'd pulled everything from our offsite and got it racked up and sorted and it felt rea...
by Bryan Carr
April 19th, 2019, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 4144

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

(no but seriously i'm mostly trying to be funny here) Can you explain that better? Please cite the specific words and phrases that constitute the funnyness and describe with precision how the ordering of the concepts contributed to the overall funnyness. Also provide examples of other words, phrase...
by Bryan Carr
April 19th, 2019, 2:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 397
Views: 33828

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

THATSALOTTABEDROCK!
by Bryan Carr
April 19th, 2019, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 4144

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

"Go, save yourself! Tell the others what happened here!!"
by Bryan Carr
April 19th, 2019, 2:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 4144

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

Lets try this again: A hush falls over the courtroom as the jury files out from the jury room and retakes their seats. The tension is so thick you could cut it with a knife. The foreman stands and locks eyes with the judge, sweat beading on her brow. Exhausted, the sequester having taken its toll, t...
by Bryan Carr
April 19th, 2019, 2:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 4144

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

I think i've discovered the crux here and suddenly i feel 10lbs lighter. When most people "discuss" something there is an expectation that it is an exchange of ideas, there is really no penalty for changing your mind or conceding ground other than your ego I suppose (lord know's i've died on enough...
by Bryan Carr
April 19th, 2019, 1:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 4144

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

I think i've discovered the crux here and suddenly i feel 10lbs lighter. When most people "discuss" something there is an expectation that it is an exchange of ideas, there is really no penalty for changing your mind or conceding ground other than your ego I suppose (lord know's i've died on enough ...
by Bryan Carr
April 19th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 4144

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

Ron Slye wrote:
April 19th, 2019, 12:19 pm
I would like to hear more about the worms and the turtles......
by Bryan Carr
April 19th, 2019, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1298
Views: 139907

Re: Official Costco Thread

Otto, just curious as to what the item number gives you? I have seen this type of request before on this thread. What should I know? Thanks. -Jim If you have the item number you can call and they'll do a "nearby store inventory" check for you. And sometimes they will even bring some into your store...
by Bryan Carr
April 19th, 2019, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 4144

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

Well actually, Causation and correlation are different, and meaningfully so m'lady. Confusing correlation with causation is a common mistake. Go ask any statistician or scientist if the difference between causation and correlation is a distinction without a difference and get back to me with what t...
by Bryan Carr
April 18th, 2019, 4:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1298
Views: 139907

Re: Official Costco Thread

2014 Hypothesis cabernet 19.97 Prob too ripe, but will gift at that price. Nick, please post the item number when you get a chance. Otto, just curious as to what the item number gives you? I have seen this type of request before on this thread. What should I know? Thanks. -Jim If you have the item ...
by Bryan Carr
April 18th, 2019, 4:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 4144

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

Neal.Mollen wrote:
April 18th, 2019, 2:33 pm
What a thoroughly depressing thread. Two groups of people pissing on each other and arguing about who has the bigger stream.
We're the angry forum, remember? Go with the flow champagne.gif hitsfan [highfive.gif] [drinkers.gif] [pillow-fight.gif] [berserker.gif]
by Bryan Carr
April 18th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 4144

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

FWIW I'm solidly AFWE and even I find my own team to be more likely to sling mud, that guy with the dragon avatar notwithstanding. I think there are a lot of reasons for this and if I really wanted to be priggish I could come up with some utterly irritating self-righteous justifications for it, but ...
by Bryan Carr
April 18th, 2019, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 4144

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

You go find the post where I conclude anything about anyone's character based on the wines they like, and then we'll chit chat. I submit you're not going to find one. I judge a person's character by what they do and what they say, not by what type(s) of wine they like. You obviously need to reread ...
by Bryan Carr
April 18th, 2019, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 4144

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

I'm with Otto and David on this one, with regards to a changes in style. I also like the comments about passion and the idea that nobody can possibly like everything. If you like everything do you even like anything? Wine is a passion for me and it sparks passionate reactions, if it didn't elicit st...
by Bryan Carr
April 9th, 2019, 3:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle Heft- Do you care?
Replies: 65
Views: 1987

Re: Bottle Heft- Do you care?

+55 on light standard size bdx and burg bottles. Not having stuff fit into racks and wreck your back every time you move is a nightmare. I really dgaf if stuff's in fancy glass, I'm after the juice. Spend less on glass and more on label design if you really must drop coin on packaging. I am super pi...
by Bryan Carr
April 3rd, 2019, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Weekend
Replies: 85
Views: 4172

Re: Cayuse Weekend

Piling on the T&D love, their Syrah was definitely in my top 5 things I had at Taste last weekend and in my experience Terrance and Ron can definitely be trusted when it comes to WA Syrah (and wine generally)!
by Bryan Carr
March 20th, 2019, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CellarTracker: Entering Cost of Wine Shipments
Replies: 48
Views: 1464

Re: CellarTracker: Entering Cost of Wine Shipments

I always do cost without tax or shipping, though for WineBid I DO include the "buyer's premium". I thought Pax priced out their bottles individually on the website? When there's a case discount or some other thing modifying the price on a group of wines I usually find out what RRP is on the wines, d...
by Bryan Carr
March 18th, 2019, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is a "polished" wine
Replies: 52
Views: 1255

Re: What is a "polished" wine

Although I use the term negatively and I also don't like either oak or overextraction, those are not the features I associate with the term.I usually mean a wine that tastes smoothed out, with glossy tannins, low acid and a rounded feel so that it can be drunk young easily. I am not knowledgeable e...
by Bryan Carr
March 18th, 2019, 10:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How do you view the money you spend on wine
Replies: 42
Views: 2165

Re: How do you view the money you spend on wine

We have it set up so all of our bills, fixed costs, savings, et cetera come out of our paychecks into a clearinghouse account automatically so we never "see" that money, so in that regard it is option 1, but until recently we never really sat down and budgeted our wine spending out so I actually pic...
by Bryan Carr
March 15th, 2019, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cayuse Weekend
Replies: 85
Views: 4172

Re: Cayuse Weekend

For food, Saffron is a can't miss, though I would recommend making reservations early for that weekend. I'm pretty sure Reynvaan does their release that weekend as well, they were pretty lax about entry last time so it might be worth your time to pop over to see if you can get in and taste. Similar ...
by Bryan Carr
March 15th, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineBid Updated Terms and Conditions Sale tax for everyone!
Replies: 60
Views: 3130

Re: WineBid Updated Terms and Conditions Sale tax for everyone!

I sent WB an email for clarification on the non-permit state tax issue, per WineBid: Dear Bryan, Thank you for contacting the customer service team at WineBid. The Washington state tax rate of 10.1% you are currently being charged will change when these new Terms and Conditions go into effect. You w...
by Bryan Carr
March 15th, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineBid Updated Terms and Conditions Sale tax for everyone!
Replies: 60
Views: 3130

Re: WineBid Updated Terms and Conditions Sale tax for everyone!

Winebid has always charged me Illinois tax on my purchases. My reading of this change is that they will now be double taxing any purchase I make (Illinois and California tax) since Illinois is not one of the 5 exempted states in their email. VM I read it as If state=permit state charge destination ...
by Bryan Carr
March 15th, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineBid Updated Terms and Conditions Sale tax for everyone!
Replies: 60
Views: 3130

Re: WineBid Updated Terms and Conditions Sale tax for everyone!

When people happily pay hundreds of dollars for old, fermented grape juice, but complain about a valid but small tax on that, they have a truly First-World problem. Like some have said, I just factor in the 17% premium and sales tax into what I'm willing to bid (if you're a Seattle resident, that's...
by Bryan Carr
March 15th, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine did you not buy today?
Replies: 70
Views: 3045

Re: What wine did you not buy today?

We're trying to kick our savings into overdrive so we're basically only buying a narrow band of things for the near future. We recently passed on the newest Delmas, Horsepower, and Leonetti offers and dropped most of our wine clubs this winter/spring. There have been a few screaming opportunistic de...
by Bryan Carr
March 13th, 2019, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WSJ wine article
Replies: 37
Views: 2293

Re: WSJ wine article

Everybody knows takes are best served cellar temp
by Bryan Carr
March 13th, 2019, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WSJ wine article
Replies: 37
Views: 2293

Re: WSJ wine article

I'm attending SXSW this year. Presented without comment - tomorrow's session - https://2019.do512.com/events/2019/3/13/name-brand-the-age-of-celebrity-spirits-and-wine-official . NAME BRAND: THE AGE OF CELEBRITY SPIRITS AND WINE (OFFICIAL) And yesterday's session - https://schedule.sxsw.com/2019/ev...
by Bryan Carr
March 8th, 2019, 9:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jamie Goode on brett, TCA, ladybugs, smoke taint and mousiness
Replies: 62
Views: 2022

Re: Well....

You're dealing w/ the wrong mouses, Markus. I would invite you out to LosAlamos and have you unstack one of my woodpiles. When you do, you'll often uncover an old mouse's nest filled w/ stale mouse urine, old mouse poop, and a wretched smell of decay. It's a very unique smell that I often describe ...
by Bryan Carr
March 7th, 2019, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Rene Rostaing Côte-Rôtie Cuvée Classique Ampodium
Replies: 13
Views: 764

Re: TN: 2016 Rene Rostaing Côte-Rôtie Cuvée Classique Ampodium

I’ve actually never had a Rostaing, sounds great but where do they fall on the spectrum of style? We had the 1991 Rostaing Cote Blonde that showed very well in a dinner with some highly-regarded traditional Northern Rhone reds. However, a 1996 Rostaing La Landonne and a 1998 Cote Blonde, in subsequ...
by Bryan Carr
March 7th, 2019, 1:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How much would you pay for ultimate wine ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1670

Re: How much would you pay for ultimate wine ?

My roommates and I used to play a game of how much would you pay for attribute "x". How much would you pay to be able to run a 4.5 40yd sprint? To have a 50" vertical leap? How much would you pay to not get sick this year? How much would you pay to be able to fly? just once? to know some element in...
by Bryan Carr
March 7th, 2019, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jamie Goode on brett, TCA, ladybugs, smoke taint and mousiness
Replies: 62
Views: 2022

Re: Jamie Goode on brett, TCA, ladybugs, smoke taint and mousiness

I think the characteristics that homogenize wines from distinctive expressions of variety and region into this vague "natty" style of wine are anything but mousiness. In my experience, like yours I think, mousy wines tend to taste "as expected" until you swallow them which, like you say, is quite d...
by Bryan Carr
March 7th, 2019, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jamie Goode on brett, TCA, ladybugs, smoke taint and mousiness
Replies: 62
Views: 2022

Re: Jamie Goode on brett, TCA, ladybugs, smoke taint and mousiness

Having had more of these wines in recent years, I understand a comment of my friend Claude Kolm (sometime Berserker), who said a few years back that, instead of accentuating the uniqueness of a wine, very low sulfur levels often obliterates the signs of terroir. To me, many of these taste alike, re...
by Bryan Carr
March 7th, 2019, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jamie Goode on brett, TCA, ladybugs, smoke taint and mousiness
Replies: 62
Views: 2022

Re: Jamie Goode on brett, TCA, ladybugs, smoke taint and mousiness

Otto, as you have decent experience with Natural wines, I'd be curious as to your description of a certain class of flavors that I've encountered in some Natural wines. Sometimes you encounter a wine that is somewhat "cidery" or like a lambic ale, but not necessarily VA where it smells like paint th...
by Bryan Carr
March 7th, 2019, 11:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you double decant before BYO to restaurants?
Replies: 57
Views: 1959

Re: Do you double decant before BYO to restaurants?

I once took an '83 Margaux to a restaurant having double decanted and recorked it with a synthetic cork taken from some cheap wine I used to cook with. After I asked the waiter to open it he disappeared for a bit, then returned and smugly informed me (rather loudly, so pretty much the whole restaur...
by Bryan Carr
March 7th, 2019, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jamie Goode on brett, TCA, ladybugs, smoke taint and mousiness
Replies: 62
Views: 2022

Re: Jamie Goode on brett, TCA, ladybugs, smoke taint and mousiness

What does Ladybug taint smell/taste like? I always thought they were good luck, but I guess not if they get mashed in a destemmer!
by Bryan Carr
March 7th, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jamie Goode on brett, TCA, ladybugs, smoke taint and mousiness
Replies: 62
Views: 2022

Re: Jamie Goode on brett, TCA, ladybugs, smoke taint and mousiness

RE: mousiness, we were at Lo-Fi in Los Alamos last summer and they had made a Grenache? that got mousey so they didn't sell it but kept bottles of it around at the tasting room for some mouse-taint educational material. They poured us some and it's really a shame because I think before I swallowed i...
by Bryan Carr
March 7th, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How much would you pay for ultimate wine ?
Replies: 29
Views: 1670

Re: How much would you pay for ultimate wine ?

Would vs could is subjective I suppose, but yeah at present I think the most we could justify in this hypothetical where the wine had perfect provenance and was guaranteed to be in top shape and THE BEST is somewhere south of $1k but maybe above $500. I think the most we've ever paid for a bottle of...
by Bryan Carr
March 6th, 2019, 3:17 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Faiveley Grands Cru 2005 - cheap!!
Replies: 17
Views: 1675

Re: FS: Faiveley Grands Cru 2005 and 2009 - cheap!!

Dang those prices are v decent, if I was in NYC I'd probably take you up on some.

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