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by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 19th, 2019, 2:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No more >$50 red Burg purchases for a decade!
Replies: 13
Views: 1405

Re: No more >$50 red Burg purchases for a decade!

I’m not even sure why you would want it to be so unless you don’t like burgundy. Because I only have so much wine money and so much cellar space, and I've tried to abide by a budget/limit for all the various categories of wine I love, but between what I have and what I have on order, I'm failing mi...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 19th, 2019, 5:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No more >$50 red Burg purchases for a decade!
Replies: 13
Views: 1405

Re: No more >$50 red Burg purchases for a decade!

Barry L i p t o n wrote:
September 19th, 2019, 4:03 am
D@ve D y r 0 f f wrote:
September 18th, 2019, 3:43 pm


Just needed to get that out there.
Why?

It isn’t any more likely to be true.
A brief spasm of optimism that putting it out there might make it otherwise. newhere
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 18th, 2019, 8:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No more >$50 red Burg purchases for a decade!
Replies: 13
Views: 1405

Re: No more >$50 red Burg purchases for a decade!

I love the <$50 Burgundy category now. Between Guillemot, Faiveley, and Bart, I could be totally happy. I buy more <$50 than >$50, but I haven’t gone as overboard stocking up there, so I still have some flexibility. I don’t know Guillemot or Bart. In my cellar the <$50 group has a fair amount of Ja...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 18th, 2019, 4:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No more >$50 red Burg purchases for a decade!
Replies: 13
Views: 1405

Re: No more >$50 red Burg purchases for a decade!

YLee wrote:
September 18th, 2019, 4:06 pm

I give you less than 1 year before you break that rule. Haha
You're an optimist, according to the Vegas books, where the o/u currently sits at two and a half weeks. [help.gif]
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 18th, 2019, 3:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No more >$50 red Burg purchases for a decade!
Replies: 13
Views: 1405

No more >$50 red Burg purchases for a decade!

Grabbed some of the Lopa offer today on the Chevy Vaucrains. Given what I already had, and what I've purchased over the last year or two, and other constraints like money and storage space, I hereby declare that I'm done buying >$50 red Burgs until at least 2029.

Just needed to get that out there.
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 17th, 2019, 8:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let Your Saxums Age!
Replies: 20
Views: 1096

Re: Let Your Saxums Age!

Breaking news: a lot of the central and south coast Rhône style wines are awesome with age. Try some Santa Barbara County Syrahs with 10-15 years on them. This is a North Coast example, but Brian S. brought the 1987 ESJ Les Côtes Sauvage (GSM from Sonoma, Mendocino, and Napa) to a dinner last night...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 17th, 2019, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let Your Saxums Age!
Replies: 20
Views: 1096

Re: Let Your Saxums Age!

Jim Cowan wrote:
September 17th, 2019, 11:25 am
I agree with your title.
I'm going to have to disagree with my friend Jim on this one. Your title should be "Let Your Saxa Age!" [wink.gif]
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 14th, 2019, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do I have here? Thanisch & Son Beerenauslese
Replies: 1
Views: 266

What do I have here? Thanisch & Son Beerenauslese

Long story short, I ended up with two half-bottles of this at no cost. I thought a BA with no vineyard designation was odd, but there is one on the back, and I've never seen "sweet" on the label of a Mosel riesling like this. On CT, there are only two BAs from this producer, with no notes, and neith...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 14th, 2019, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines for 25+ years of aging
Replies: 39
Views: 1700

Re: Wines for 25+ years of aging

Cantemerle is also in the Haut-Medoc appellation, while most of the classified growths are in one of the more elite communes, another reason to think of it as a bit of an outsider.
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 14th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines for 25+ years of aging
Replies: 39
Views: 1700

Re: Wines for 25+ years of aging

I have done this for all of my daughters. I agree with the suggestions of a variety, and I would add a suggestion of a variety of vintages/ages. I did not want to give them each a slug of 25 year old wine, and nothing younger, when they turned 25. I wanted to give them a little "mini-starter-cellar,...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 13th, 2019, 2:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fear And Loathing In ToKalon Vineyard
Replies: 58
Views: 4768

Re: Fear And Loathing In ToKalon Vineyard

I don't know WTF is wrong with you people. There's a lot to scorn in that ridiculous video, but jousting ain't it. Name one event you've ever been to that wouldn't have been improved by a good round or two of jousting - High School graduation, Grandmother's funeral, sister's wedding, ribbon-cutting ...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 12th, 2019, 3:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: For BAMA fans...
Replies: 50
Views: 2000

Re: For BAMA fans...

In my own personal notation, I use BAMdA for the wine and 'Bama for the hurricane-ravaged state, university, and football team. I've been disappointed so far that no one else has jumped on the BAMdA train, though I recognize typing an additional letter, and a lower-case one at that, is a major effor...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 10th, 2019, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pizza wines: 82 Magdelaine, 06 G Conterno, 81 LdH, 15 Jamet etc.
Replies: 37
Views: 1337

Re: Pizza wines: 82 Magdelaine, 06 G Conterno, 81 LdH, 15 Jamet etc.

Mark Thompson wrote:
September 10th, 2019, 12:37 pm
I feel like there is an offline Maggie vertical that needs to get put together at some point. I’m in with a 75, 82, and 86.
I don't have any older vintages, but if I could buy my way into that with the '98 and/or '09, I would love to try and make something work.
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 9th, 2019, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Donnhoff/Faustino/Sociando
Replies: 15
Views: 1012

Re: Donnhoff/Faustino/Sociando

On night one, as a reminder, I did not decant the entire bottle, but rather poured half into a decanter and served it an hour or two later, and then stoppered the bottle and left it in the cellar for night two. On night two, I brought it up 20 minutes or so before serving to let it come to temp a bi...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 8th, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Phoenix offline October 2?
Replies: 0
Views: 132

Phoenix offline October 2?

I will be in town and can bring a bottle from home. Is anyone else going to be around and interested in putting something together?
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 7th, 2019, 7:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3513
Views: 327923

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

I’m sure the $500 bottle is one of those cults, which makes it an even easier pass than the price tag.

On the earlier one, are there any other white Loire producers (besides Huet) who use the “1er Trie” moniker?
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 7th, 2019, 7:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Donnhoff/Faustino/Sociando
Replies: 15
Views: 1012

Re: Donnhoff/Faustino/Sociando

The other key with Faustino and many older Riojas from good years is that they need plenty of air to wake up--an hour or two, or even more. I think many folks fear that they will fade, so consume them before they've woken up, and conclude they are over the hill. In many ways very much like older Ba...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 7th, 2019, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Esther Mobley tells you how to look like a total newb
Replies: 47
Views: 2508

Re: Esther Mobley tells you how to look like a total newb

Anton D wrote:
September 6th, 2019, 10:48 am
Confession: I pronounce Domaine Leroy “Doe-main Lee-Roy,” like Leeroy Jenkins
I really hope you do this properly and say Doe-main LeeeEEEEeee-ROOOYYYY. [berserker.gif] [berserker.gif]
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 7th, 2019, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Esther Mobley tells you how to look like a total newb
Replies: 47
Views: 2508

Re: Esther Mobley tells you how to look like a total newb

I have to say that when I first saw the title of the OP and then of the article my reaction, like Nate’s, was that the point must be that pestering the winemaker with a bunch of heavy/detailed questions right during the single busiest and most sleep-deprived time of year is a good way to get pruning...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 5th, 2019, 4:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Esther Mobley tells you how to look like a total newb
Replies: 47
Views: 2508

Re: Esther Mobley tells you how to look like a total newb

[rofl.gif] That's almost as good as her piece about how to help the plumber fix things at your house. Not quite as good as her review off stopping to offer road crews helpful construction hints, either. Sign hanging in an auto repair shop years ago- Labor-$15.00 per hour If you watch-$20.00 If you ...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 4th, 2019, 8:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: BBQ Tour
Replies: 24
Views: 638

Re: BBQ Tour

If your tour is 3-4 weeks you can certainly expand it beyond just TX, unless you just really like cow. You could, for example, fly into KC, hit a few spots there (at least Joe's, but plenty of others to consider), drive to STL, hit Pappy's and, again, plenty of others if you want to take the time (b...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 3rd, 2019, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 5 Great Wines: Rhys, Chevillon, Dutraive, Biggio Hamina
Replies: 12
Views: 723

Re: TN: 5 Great Wines: Rhys, Chevillon, Dutraive, Biggio Hamina

I bought most vintages of Chevillon Vaucrains from '99 forward, but '13 was my last as I was finally priced out. I haven't opened any of mine yet from that final vintage, so I'm glad to see your note - thanks!
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
September 2nd, 2019, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Donnhoff/Faustino/Sociando
Replies: 15
Views: 1012

Re: Donnhoff/Faustino/Sociando

The other key with Faustino and many older Riojas from good years is that they need plenty of air to wake up--an hour or two, or even more. I think many folks fear that they will fade, so consume them before they've woken up, and conclude they are over the hill. In many ways very much like older Ba...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
August 30th, 2019, 2:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday poll: Bordeaux Rouge vs. Burgundy Rouge
Replies: 52
Views: 1773

Re: Friday poll: Bordeaux vs. Burgundy

Côte Rôtie, with dinner from my favorite sushi place, Kobayashi Maru. [wink.gif]
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
August 29th, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?
Replies: 226
Views: 10799

Re: Anyone seen, gotten, or received any 2015 Benetiere yet?

Although it had been many many years since our last dinner together, I had dinner with Dave about a year ago. He is a fine taster. Then I stopped by Rob's shop on my way out of town and picked up my then in-stock goodies to take home in my checked luggage. Of course, at that time my 2015 Benetiere w...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
August 29th, 2019, 5:12 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: LTB - Popeye's Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 11
Views: 989

Re: LTB - Popeye's Chicken Sandwich

K_F_o_l_e_y wrote:
August 28th, 2019, 8:12 pm
Prefer local, so sandwich is still warm.
The proper term is "sando." ;)
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
August 29th, 2019, 5:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Even more preposterous...new Napa Cabernet
Replies: 56
Views: 3475

Re: Even more preposterous...new Napa Cabernet

My lack of tats and excessive jewelry clearly renders me insufficiently cool and sophisticated to qualify for membership on this list. Oh well.

When you make your bottles one at a time with a hand-torch, imagine how much care you must take with each grape!
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
August 28th, 2019, 6:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Vintners in Savoy?
Replies: 22
Views: 840

Re: Favorite Vintners in Savoy?

On the bargain end of the spectrum, Garagiste brings in multiple bottlings from Domaine de L'Idylle. Most under $20, many under $15 (going from memory). The mondeuse-based reds are as enjoyable to me, in a very different style, as just about anything else out there at their price point.
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
August 28th, 2019, 6:23 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 88
Views: 3308

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

As fast food goes, love that chicken from Popeye's (and biscuits, mashed/gravy, and red beans). Spicy on the chicken, of course. Agree that I'd never get a white-meant chicken sandwich over dark-meat fried chicken absent extenuating circumstances like eating in the car. Popeye's taking on CFA? It's ...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
August 24th, 2019, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3513
Views: 327923

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

As Sean said, Felsina is often a mystery wine. I purchased some of the 2016 Felsina CC last November on mystery, though the price was $13.82. Rancia and Fontalloro also usually make appearances at a good price each year. My guess with the chianti offering is that its not Felsina given the price dif...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
August 21st, 2019, 4:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales
Replies: 105
Views: 10451

Re: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales

What are "Napa County production limits"? Is this some kind of yield limit in order to use the appellation on the label, as in many French AOCs, or something else? Is the theory being suggested by the plaintiff that the winery had "cap room" under the limit in 2015, but was over the limit in 2016, s...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
August 16th, 2019, 2:36 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: College of Wooster parents?
Replies: 6
Views: 768

Re: College of Wooster parents?

Btw, my other Ohio mission involving an old-time wine board guy has been to try and get Bob to open a Graeter's scoop shop in Wooster. So far no dice... [cry.gif]
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
August 16th, 2019, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1022
Views: 56304

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

So who got the 2014 Chartron Clos du Cailleret that I did not get? LOL, I was thinking the same thing. Late two days in a row. I never ask for all the bottles, figuring that a little karma can't hurt. So I only asked for one. Didn't help. Or the previous few times I've been shut out... Gunga galunga!
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
August 16th, 2019, 2:25 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: College of Wooster parents?
Replies: 6
Views: 768

Re: College of Wooster parents?

Loren, that would be great. If you remember Ed and Mo B e c k e r from way back in the day, they are the ones I was referring to. I think you and they (and I) were around at the same time on some of those old boards. It would be great to meet you and them in person at some point! We leave tomorrow f...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
August 16th, 2019, 2:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1022
Views: 56304

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

So who got the 2014 Chartron Clos du Cailleret that I did not get?
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
August 12th, 2019, 5:52 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Turks & Caicos
Replies: 24
Views: 2184

Re: Turks & Caicos

Buying any alcohol (or anything) on island in T&C is incredibly expensive as there is a huge import duty on everything. That and the tourism tax on hotels and restaurants are essentially the only two tax sources for the government. Alcohol is cheaper at the wine store than at the grocery store, but ...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
August 10th, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Just hit the 1K milestone
Replies: 64
Views: 2900

Re: Just hit the 1K milestone

Alan has it exactly right. How many bottles a year do you drink x how much age (after acquisition) do you like = needed capacity. If you can afford the storage space to store that many and the wines to fill it, your analysis is done. If not, you need to adjust accordingly. 1000 bottles is nothing if...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
August 8th, 2019, 3:45 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: College of Wooster parents?
Replies: 6
Views: 768

College of Wooster parents?

Our youngest starts at the College of Wooster (Wooster, OH) later this month. To my pleasant surprise, I found a couple of wine-board friends from the old WS/WCWN days in a parents Facebook group, so I thought I'd poke around here. Are there any other Berserkers with kids currently attending?
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
August 6th, 2019, 12:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sabrage on a half bottle?
Replies: 0
Views: 259

Sabrage on a half bottle?

Just as easy/hard as on a 750?
Feasible, but more difficult?
Never gonna work?

What say ye?

Asking for a friend. champagne.gif
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
July 25th, 2019, 4:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3513
Views: 327923

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

As Sean said, Felsina is often a mystery wine. I purchased some of the 2016 Felsina CC last November on mystery, though the price was $13.82. Rancia and Fontalloro also usually make appearances at a good price each year. My guess with the chianti offering is that its not Felsina given the price dif...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
July 25th, 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine list buying vs. corkage habit
Replies: 52
Views: 1978

Re: Wine list buying vs. corkage habit

Casual to moderate places, I will usually drink beer or a cocktail, or water (and then have wine at home). Sometimes a wine by the glass if they have something interesting for $10-$15. Nicer places, I almost always bring my own wine, and it's almost always older than anything on the list. I like to ...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
July 23rd, 2019, 5:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: From what states in the US have you had good or at least palatable wine?
Replies: 91
Views: 2605

Re: From what states in the US have you had good or at least palatable wine?

I was going to list a few states that had already been listed, until I saw Jay's bolded and underlined repost. In light of that, I will just add to the list -

Morocco.
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
July 14th, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The stunning beauty of Beaujolais
Replies: 24
Views: 1447

Re: The stunning beauty of Beaujolais

Better than great, both! I say killer. I love the country elegance of Beaujolais. So delicious, unpretentious, pairs so well with just about everything. I easily drink a bottle per week. And the stage today - wow, no spoilers - but definitely watch it. Lots of dynamics and sub-plots for all of the ...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
July 13th, 2019, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The stunning beauty of Beaujolais
Replies: 24
Views: 1447

The stunning beauty of Beaujolais

Like any wine geek, I’ve certainly enjoyed many fine Cru Bojos over the years, but I’ve never visited the area nor ever made it an area of study like I have with many of its more illustrious brethren which grow my absolute favorite wines. Well, I’m watching today’s stage of the Tour de France, which...
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
July 5th, 2019, 1:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right
Replies: 84
Views: 5957

Re: Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right

One of our three local TWM locations has it at 19.99, and I have a 20% off four bottles coupon (and only the '15 and '16 in the cellar or on order among recent vintages), so I took the advice here and ordered four. Looking forward to it, thanks for the tip!
by D@ve D y r 0 f f
July 5th, 2019, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Love for Domaine Chevalier
Replies: 155
Views: 6469

Re: Love for Domaine Chevalier

I would normally keep this recollection to myself, but since there are so many lawyers here... These photos take me back to one of those odd memories that stick out from law school, that being a case in one of our textbooks, which was illustrated with a photo of a cow. The photo was captioned "Black...

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