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by Bryan Carr
March 18th, 2019, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is a "polished" wine
Replies: 50
Views: 865

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: 1944

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: 24
Views: 709

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: 54
Views: 2079

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: 54
Views: 2079

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: 54
Views: 2079

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: 67
Views: 2573

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: 2186

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: 2186

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: 1768

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: 698

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: 1510

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: 1768

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: 1768

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: 1768

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: 1698

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: 1768

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: 1768

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: 1510

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: 13
Views: 873

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.
by Bryan Carr
March 6th, 2019, 3:08 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: New Scam?
Replies: 20
Views: 2344

Re: New Scam?

"Dear sir/madam, " Pllez sent all the wjne to Ambsdr. Drew Goin, receiving agent for the Furious George Department of Felonious Drunk, LLC, via cold-chayn shippent in Thievesport, Lose-iana, at your erlyst cunveenyins. Payment for guds will be mayd uppun reseet. "Sin-seerlee, John Miller" Wow, some...
by Bryan Carr
March 6th, 2019, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Don't Stop Me Now... OR The Young and Spend-y Thread
Replies: 236
Views: 10553

Re: Don't Stop Me Now... OR The Young and Spend-y Thread

Paul R. wrote:
March 6th, 2019, 1:21 pm
Not sure if writing this out was therapeutic or not.
When we recently got new racks and sorted by grape/region and did an inventory vs our cellartracker it simultaneously felt great and a little shameful.
by Bryan Carr
March 5th, 2019, 4:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Don't Stop Me Now... OR The Young and Spend-y Thread
Replies: 236
Views: 10553

Re: Don't Stop Me Now... OR The Young and Spend-y Thread

Have had a similar trajectory but had a bit of a later start. 2016: Bought a 36 bottle wine fridge 2017: Bought a 180 bottle wine fridge 2019: Just completed a small cellar build in the house that fits about 400 bottles with some room for OWC on the floors. I can definitely relate to the quick esca...
by Bryan Carr
March 5th, 2019, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Don't Stop Me Now... OR The Young and Spend-y Thread
Replies: 236
Views: 10553

Re: Don't Stop Me Now... OR The Young and Spend-y Thread

We're both 36, DINKs, have been netting around 125 bottles into the cellar a year for the past 4, though we're slowing down for a while to try and sock away a down payment, and just focusing our buying on a few old world regions/vintages we'll be happy to have stocked up on down the road. We current...
by Bryan Carr
March 5th, 2019, 1:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Rhones - What are you buying??
Replies: 251
Views: 17099

Re: 2015 Rhones - What are you buying??

Absolutely LOVE Rostaing Côté Roties. This one needed a bit to open up, but I’ve never had a bad Rostaing. At 65 euros on the wine list tonight, I jumped on it. Nice price off the list! I dig Rostaing quite a bit, usually a very elegant expression of Côte Rotie. How does the 2015 compare to past vi...
by Bryan Carr
February 26th, 2019, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Common Winery and Vineyard Names with Various Pronunciations & Mispronunciations !!!
Replies: 56
Views: 1966

Re: Common Winery and Vineyard Names with Various Pronunciations & Mispronunciations !!!

Chaillot/Chailles, I know you pronounce the "ll" in "elle" and "duxelles" but if the "i" is the lead in to the "ll" is it silent like "shy-yo/shy-y"?

Oh, and Fixin. I've heard both "fee-shawn", "fee-ksan", and "fee-sen", what is it? French pronunciation isn't my favorite thing in the world.
by Bryan Carr
February 25th, 2019, 4:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your 'Wonder Grape'?
Replies: 62
Views: 1473

Re: What's your 'Wonder Grape'?

Cannonau. Usually a lot of fun and goes great with pasta and pizza.
by Bryan Carr
February 25th, 2019, 4:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine bottles and travel questions
Replies: 19
Views: 601

Re: Wine bottles and travel questions

Never taken wine with us but every trip we take where wine might be in the offing we roll our 2 wine checks up and vacuum pack them so they fit in our checked bag easily, then bring our two cases of wine home. Never had any issues at all, except sometimes the customs guys look at us like we're crazy...
by Bryan Carr
February 25th, 2019, 3:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poll: Which type of German rieslings do you usually prefer?
Replies: 86
Views: 1607

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

What producers make dry auslese? How does one know whether a German wine is dry, half dry,... fully sweet? We had this a couple weeks back and it was spectacular, it had all the fruit and secondary notes one would associate with a sweet Auslese Riesling but was fermented completely dry; it was a lo...
by Bryan Carr
February 25th, 2019, 3:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poll: Which type of German rieslings do you usually prefer?
Replies: 86
Views: 1607

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

For me the answer is any, but gun to my head I'd probably pick Spatlese, though I think Lauren would pick Auslese. 10+ years after vintage IDGAF what it is, just put it in my glass and serve me Thai or Sichuanese food and I'll be happy as a clam. German Riesling is one of the categories I like so mu...
by Bryan Carr
February 21st, 2019, 1:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine drinking in France sucks
Replies: 287
Views: 13246

Re: Wine drinking in France sucks

France, frankly has become a sh!thole. Last year's trip to the L'assiete Champenoise was likely my last. I wasn't much bothered by the bird dropings the following day on my car but the to and fro, geeeez. Felt like travelling through Alepo. Can't imagine how it must be to dine outside the walls of ...
by Bryan Carr
February 21st, 2019, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: POVs on Mazis
Replies: 47
Views: 2504

Re: POVs on Mazis

Rousseau has always been my favorite. Outside of that, Jadot has been very solid with a couple stellar bottles...I think you had one of those 2006s I opened, too. How was the '06 Jadot Mazis? We've got one kicking around the cellar that we took a flyer on and have no idea when to open or what to ex...
by Bryan Carr
February 14th, 2019, 3:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Understanding the Producers of Volnay
Replies: 114
Views: 3877

Re: Understanding the Producers of Volnay

There is quite a lot of variation within Clos des Chenes, in so far as some of it, towards Monthélie, is quite windy and the grapes don't get as mature as the Volnay side and above all at the bottom. I believe Lafarge is located there, at the north-east corner of the vineyard where the grapes get r...
by Bryan Carr
February 14th, 2019, 1:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Understanding the Producers of Volnay
Replies: 114
Views: 3877

Re: Understanding the Producers of Volnay

Anyone has experience with Joseph Drouhin Clos des Chenes ? Tiny plot of only 0.25 Ha, so not much wine around. But I would think Drouhin’s house style would be perfect for Volnay. There is quite a lot of variation within Clos des Chenes, in so far as some of it, towards Monthélie, is quite windy a...
by Bryan Carr
February 14th, 2019, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Understanding the Producers of Volnay
Replies: 114
Views: 3877

Re: Understanding the Producers of Volnay

I had no idea about the incident involving De Montille and his subsquent altercation with Rovani, that's pretty wild. It's a strange coincidence then that the last two tastings we attended were 2015 catalogue previews of De Montille and Remoissenet, the latter hosted by Rovani himself.
by Bryan Carr
February 1st, 2019, 8:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"
Replies: 327
Views: 10127

Re: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"

Also, sorry folks this is my pet issue, but I’ve said my piece. People have largely been very civil which is very cool because I’ve seen wine talk on WB get HEATED. Have a good weekend, if this bag of doorstep dookie is still smoldering on Monday maybe I’ll come back to ring the doorbell again!
by Bryan Carr
February 1st, 2019, 8:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"
Replies: 327
Views: 10127

Re: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"

Marc Hauser wrote:
February 1st, 2019, 8:18 pm
Um, isn’t this a board about wine?
Outta my way, I’m yellin’ here!

I’m gonna be largely offline this weekend so i gotta get while the getting’s good!
by Bryan Carr
February 1st, 2019, 8:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"
Replies: 327
Views: 10127

Re: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"

Mine could not and certainly not in a major city. We eventually had a house my father built in a rural area that was changing to suburbs. I'm not saying you should not be able to afford that but you have to acknowledge the choices made that are choices along with the larger changes that impact ever...
by Bryan Carr
February 1st, 2019, 7:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"
Replies: 327
Views: 10127

Re: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"

I’m not even saying I believe I am owed a house for going to college or anything, I’m just saying that things are different than they used to be.
by Bryan Carr
February 1st, 2019, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"
Replies: 327
Views: 10127

Re: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"

None of us are saying there is no solution to these problems, we are simply pointing out the fact that this is not normal from a historical perspective as a way to explain why millennials might spend less money on wine than their ages would suggest. Yes I am sure that if I moved to Cleveland I might...
by Bryan Carr
February 1st, 2019, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"
Replies: 327
Views: 10127

Re: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"

Now there's a political side to this I won't touch outside of the Politics forum but as a working class kid who grew up in the 60s, I really wonder who the arrogant ones are. You are defining success and happiness in life in all the wrong terms and then blaming "the olds" or "the silents" or "the b...
by Bryan Carr
February 1st, 2019, 4:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"
Replies: 327
Views: 10127

Re: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"

You forgot my wife also worked. Her salary was about the same as mine. So does mine, and so is hers, so the math doesn't change. Not to mention that if a 20% down payment is half the fraction of your income as current, that means the mortgage on the remaining balance is also a similar difference in...
by Bryan Carr
February 1st, 2019, 3:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"
Replies: 327
Views: 10127

Re: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"

I’m not a boomer. I’m generation X I think. 50 years old. Again I graduated in 1997 with a degree in architecture. My first job paid $24k a year. That ain’t a killing by any stretch of the imagination in 1997. My condo cost $130,000 in 1999. I was making $36k by then. Me and my wife could have affo...
by Bryan Carr
February 1st, 2019, 3:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"
Replies: 327
Views: 10127

Re: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"

James Billy wrote:
February 1st, 2019, 3:34 pm
Well millennials are sleeping with more attractive partners than boomers. That's got to be better than drinking expensive wine!
Give it time, everything evens out in the end when it comes to our faces/bodies, I'm not gonna be a Tom of Finland drawing forever!
by Bryan Carr
February 1st, 2019, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"
Replies: 327
Views: 10127

Re: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"

Boom! Nobody is forced to stay in any one place. This is a big country. You can go cut your teeth somewhere other than Seattle for a few years and gain experience and higher wages, move back at a latter date. Or try renting smaller places on the outskirts and commute into the city. Too many options...
by Bryan Carr
February 1st, 2019, 3:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"
Replies: 327
Views: 10127

Re: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"

Like moving to Orlando, moving out of the city center isn’t a neutral money-only decision. Traffic is terrible in Seattle, and everything I do in my life is in the core of the city. Adding an extra 2 hours to my daily commute plus having to drive everywhere isn’t really tenable and is also a recent...
by Bryan Carr
February 1st, 2019, 2:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"
Replies: 327
Views: 10127

Re: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"

Like moving to Orlando, moving out of the city center isn’t a neutral money-only decision. Traffic is terrible in Seattle, and everything I do in my life is in the core of the city. Adding an extra 2 hours to my daily commute plus having to drive everywhere isn’t really tenable and is also a recent ...
by Bryan Carr
February 1st, 2019, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"
Replies: 327
Views: 10127

Re: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"

When I moved to Seattle, it was affordable, but my wife was in grad school so we we didn't have any way to save a down payment so there's that, too. To take it away from the "i will miss my friends" sentiment, the opportunity for fulfilling work in our fields is not equal in all cities either, unfor...
by Bryan Carr
February 1st, 2019, 1:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"
Replies: 327
Views: 10127

Re: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"

What kind of advice could have been followed to defray the fact that the median home price in Seattle has doubled in the past 5 years to almost a million dollars coupled with a 40 year trend of wage suppression? Isn’t going to an affordable college, studying something marketable, working hard, and ...

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