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by James Billy
September 16th, 2019, 4:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo Sediment
Replies: 51
Views: 1456

Re: Barolo Sediment

Is fine sediment due to wines having less color pigmentation, (one of the building blocks of sediment?
by James Billy
September 14th, 2019, 4:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines for 25+ years of aging
Replies: 39
Views: 1620

Re: Wines for 25+ years of aging

I'm sure Burgundy will appreciate better than Bordeaux. There certainly aren't warehouses full of back vintages of Burgundy nor more wine from new vintages than the market can bear unlike Bordeaux. If that is the case, if she doesn't like thin, acidic wine she can sell it (to me pileon or) for a goo...
by James Billy
September 13th, 2019, 2:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone
Replies: 113
Views: 3151

Re: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone

For a business to refuse customers is to cut off their nose to spite their face.
by James Billy
September 10th, 2019, 2:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oversupply in the Grape and Bulk Wine Market - And What This May Mean . . .
Replies: 54
Views: 3452

Re: Oversupply in the Grape and Bulk Wine Market - And What This May Mean . . .

It's a free country. We can all have our own opinions. I'll own mine.
by James Billy
September 10th, 2019, 12:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oversupply in the Grape and Bulk Wine Market - And What This May Mean . . .
Replies: 54
Views: 3452

Re: Oversupply in the Grape and Bulk Wine Market - And What This May Mean . . .

TBH, if your palate cannot tell dry wine from one that is off-dry or with RS after years of consumption (that you claim), then maybe wine is not for you. Seriously, if you can't detect a certain component you should stop drinking wine? I think if you can't say something sensible and polite then may...
by James Billy
September 9th, 2019, 9:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Postponed releases - RAYAS, OGIER, MUGNIER etc.
Replies: 54
Views: 2720

Re: Postponed releases - RAYAS, OGIER, MUGNIER etc.

I don't particularly mind one way or another, but would think it's funny to claim the reason is to release the wine only once "mature". Mature for those wines is not 6 years post vintage. AFAIK, the only producer to ACTUALLY release only once mature is Ampeau! Nonetheless, if it means less of those...
by James Billy
September 9th, 2019, 6:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Postponed releases - RAYAS, OGIER, MUGNIER etc.
Replies: 54
Views: 2720

Re: Postponed releases - RAYAS, OGIER, MUGNIER etc.

Well they price the vintages according to perceived quality, already.
by James Billy
September 5th, 2019, 9:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated burgundy vintages
Replies: 76
Views: 3314

Re: Underrated burgundy vintages

Michael Lewis wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 7:38 pm
Personally I think 2010 is underrated. Of course, everyone loves it, but it may well be the greatest vintage of my lifetime, and I am not sure it is being recognized as such.
So what are the pros/cons for 2005 and 2010?
by James Billy
September 5th, 2019, 6:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: access to past Graperadio podcasts?
Replies: 16
Views: 745

Re: access to past Graperadio podcasts?

Levi, your podcasts are amazing. Absolutely my favourite of all. I really like Graperadio, too, especially when it's a one-to-one interview with winemakers. One advantage of GR is that, when you use the website version, the podcast continues (on Android) even if you don't have the browser open. You...
by James Billy
September 5th, 2019, 12:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: access to past Graperadio podcasts?
Replies: 16
Views: 745

Re: access to past Graperadio podcasts?

Levi, your podcasts are amazing. Absolutely my favourite of all. I really like Graperadio, too, especially when it's a one-to-one interview with winemakers. One advantage of GR is that, when you use the website version, the podcast continues (on Android) even if you don't have the browser open. You ...
by James Billy
September 3rd, 2019, 2:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Donnhoff/Faustino/Sociando
Replies: 15
Views: 998

Re: Donnhoff/Faustino/Sociando

Our favorite local restaurant is reopening -- hooray! -- and we were invited for a sneak preview, so a few choice bottle were in order... First, a Donnhoff Dellchen GG 2009 . Hugely intense, with shimmering near-effervescence even after open two hours. Sharp on the palate, with a lime and saline fl...
by James Billy
August 30th, 2019, 9:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 8 Favourite Varieties (4 red, 4 white)
Replies: 59
Views: 1779

Re: 8 Favourite Varieties (4 red, 4 white)

JordanL wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 9:16 pm
Palomino (no Sherry fans?)
Good point. Maybe I should have chosen it. [scratch.gif]
by James Billy
August 30th, 2019, 7:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 8 Favourite Varieties (4 red, 4 white)
Replies: 59
Views: 1779

Re: 8 Favourite Varieties (4 red, 4 white)

Jay Miller wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 3:30 pm
Melon
Chenin
Riesling
Chardonnay (if for no other reason than BdeB Champagne)


Pinot Noir
BDX varieties
Syrah
Sangiovese

I didn't disobey the rules, I just can't count.
FIFY
by James Billy
August 29th, 2019, 8:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 8 Favourite Varieties (4 red, 4 white)
Replies: 59
Views: 1779

Re: 8 Favourite Varieties (4 red, 4 white)

Update. Not much change in the reds. In the whites Chardonnay catches and just overtakes Riesling. Pinot Noir 23 Cabernet+ 17 Nebbiolo 15 Syrah 13 Cabernet Franc 9 Zinfandel 8 Sangiovese 7 Gamay 6 Tempranillo 4 Merlot 2 Mataro 1 Refosco 1 Teroldego 1 Trousseau 1 Rhone 1 Chardonnay 25 Riesling 24 Che...
by James Billy
August 29th, 2019, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying wine with bitcoin?
Replies: 51
Views: 2524

Re: Buying wine with bitcoin?

I'm not on cellartracker.

No criticism. Just an observation. I guess you can't cover every angle.
by James Billy
August 28th, 2019, 11:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2017 Michel Niellon Chassagnes
Replies: 24
Views: 1217

Re: TNs: 2017 Michel Niellon Chassagnes

Lucky fella Michael, would love to see the Chevalier's one day. How was the '03 - alive and kicking?? he also makes a couple barrels of Batard. Funny story I once heard or read—Anne-Claude Leflaive would regularly go ape shit on Niellon when he’d spray his vines. Hers were “biodynamie” and adjacent...
by James Billy
August 28th, 2019, 11:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 8 Favourite Varieties (4 red, 4 white)
Replies: 59
Views: 1779

Re: 8 Favourite Varieties (4 red, 4 white)

Jim Stewart wrote:
August 28th, 2019, 5:57 pm
James Billy wrote:
August 28th, 2019, 5:48 pm
So, if a random wine geek comes to your home, open pinot and riesling!
Brilliant!
Preferably G-Max and Romanée-Conti. With lots of bottle age. From magnum. [thankyou.gif]
by James Billy
August 28th, 2019, 5:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 8 Favourite Varieties (4 red, 4 white)
Replies: 59
Views: 1779

Re: 8 Favourite Varieties (4 red, 4 white)

So, if a random wine geek comes to your home, open pinot and riesling!
by James Billy
August 28th, 2019, 5:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying wine with bitcoin?
Replies: 51
Views: 2524

Re: Buying wine with bitcoin?

If one person buys a bottle ex-domaine for €10 and someone from a high imported alcohol tax country, say Brazil, pays the equivalent of four times that price, what is the average price? Does this figure mean anything in the real world for, say, someone in the States where, for example, the wine usu...
by James Billy
August 28th, 2019, 6:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sake. Very interesting beverage. My Kyoto experience
Replies: 33
Views: 1168

Re: Sake. Very interesting beverage. My Kyoto experience

flirtysmile Wow. Learnt so much from so few posts.
by James Billy
August 28th, 2019, 1:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying wine with bitcoin?
Replies: 51
Views: 2524

Re: Buying wine with bitcoin?

If one person buys a bottle ex-domaine for €10 and someone from a high imported alcohol tax country, say Brazil, pays the equivalent of four times that price, what is the average price? Does this figure mean anything in the real world for, say, someone in the States where, for example, the wine usua...
by James Billy
August 27th, 2019, 4:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 8 Favourite Varieties (4 red, 4 white)
Replies: 59
Views: 1779

Re: 8 Favourite Varieties (4 red, 4 white)

Pinot Noir 11 Cabernet+ 7 Nebbiolo 7 Syrah 6 It had to be that way grouphug Cabernet Franc 5 (good reserve!) Zinfandel 4 Sangiovese 3 Merlot 1 Tempranillo 1 White: Chardonnay 10 Riesling 9 Chenin Blanc 4 [thumbs-up.gif] So far, so good, but.... Sauvignon Blanc 4 [soap.gif] Viognier 3 Gewürztraminer ...
by James Billy
August 27th, 2019, 2:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 8 Favourite Varieties (4 red, 4 white)
Replies: 59
Views: 1779

8 Favourite Varieties (4 red, 4 white)

Generally speaking, what are your 4 favourite red varieties (or blends) and 4 favourite white varieties (or blends.) For example, Cabernet and Cabernet blends would be on choice. I'll go first. Red: Pinot Noir Cabernet+ Syrah Nebbiolo Very boring I know! White: Riesling Chardonnay Chenin Blanc Gewür...
by James Billy
August 27th, 2019, 12:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 90 red burgs
Replies: 10
Views: 1105

Re: 90 red burgs

'90
by James Billy
August 26th, 2019, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 90 red burgs
Replies: 10
Views: 1105

Re: 90 red burgs

I was expecting 90 wines!
by James Billy
August 25th, 2019, 2:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 90 red burgs
Replies: 10
Views: 1105

Re: 90 red burgs

That's only 4 wines!
by James Billy
August 21st, 2019, 3:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Repour wine saver - anyone use this?
Replies: 161
Views: 7749

Re: Repour wine saver - anyone use this?

If it's only good for 2-3 days, I'm out. I can achieve that with it.
by James Billy
August 20th, 2019, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 DRC La Tache
Replies: 9
Views: 1062

Re: TN: 2004 DRC La Tache

Thanks, Don.
by James Billy
August 20th, 2019, 7:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 DRC La Tache
Replies: 9
Views: 1062

Re: TN: 2004 DRC La Tache

Don,

Thanks. Great notes.

I like Philippe Colin wines, but don't see them discussed so much. It's interesting you put one against a Ramonet and, it seems, it performed quite well. What is your opinion of the wines of this domains?
by James Billy
August 17th, 2019, 10:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines of Etna
Replies: 52
Views: 3066

Re: Wines of Etna

Thanks Michael, but I really prefer NM just as I much prefer Nebbiolo to Barbera or Dolcetto
by James Billy
August 15th, 2019, 10:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Health and white wine
Replies: 14
Views: 804

Re: Health and white wine

GregT wrote:
August 15th, 2019, 6:47 pm
No.



And there are studies that suggest it's the alcohol itself that may be beneficial.
[wow.gif] [swoon.gif]
by James Billy
August 14th, 2019, 11:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anthony Bourdain Wine List?
Replies: 22
Views: 2327

Re: Anthony Bourdain Wine List?

That's fame in a nutshell!
by James Billy
August 14th, 2019, 11:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK
Replies: 140
Views: 8015

Re: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK

We did that with a pound/dollar straddle when the Brexit vote first occurred. We bought all the Wendouree in GB the week of the vote (29 bottles, IIRC) and I had to pay in pounds by Friday. The vote was Thursday. I decided that the market had factored in a NO vote so that would not cause the exchan...
by James Billy
August 12th, 2019, 11:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Spanish Wine Regions
Replies: 18
Views: 789

Re: Spanish Wine Regions

Jeff_M. wrote:
August 12th, 2019, 12:49 pm
We got dropped off in San Sebastian so we could eat at Mugaritz which was the #6 restaurant in the world at the time.
Is that a fact? Who decides? [rofl.gif]
by James Billy
August 12th, 2019, 4:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Chateau Musar Rosé
Replies: 9
Views: 389

Re: TN: 2016 Chateau Musar Rosé

Otto, which do you prefer and why?
by James Billy
August 11th, 2019, 11:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Just hit the 1K milestone
Replies: 64
Views: 2894

Re: Just hit the 1K milestone

My validation for 4000+ bottles, at least the argument I use (often) on my wife, came from Richard Gold in his “How and Why to Build a Wine Cellar.” If you drink or open, say for instance 150 bottles a year, and you like wine 20 years old, you “need” 3000 bottles in the cellar laddered at various a...
by James Billy
August 6th, 2019, 12:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is it legitimate to post about expensive wines?
Replies: 90
Views: 4432

Re: Is it legitimate to post about expensive wines?

I think your real question is whether we should ban Instagram. neener That's what I thought as well of when reading this thread. Recently over there I saw someone get dressed down for posting a Bourgogne bottle photo. Something along the lines of "It's just a Bourgogne Blanc". You can probably gues...
by James Billy
August 6th, 2019, 12:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is it legitimate to post about expensive wines?
Replies: 90
Views: 4432

Re: Is it legitimate to post about expensive wines?

Everybody is entitled to post about more or less expensive wines here imo - it´s more about the reason and attitude. When the reason is to share informations and experiences I very much appreciate it. When it´s about showing off "look what we are able to open, how much we can spend per night/what w...
by James Billy
July 28th, 2019, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '96 Pommard - no longer a young tough
Replies: 4
Views: 518

Re: '96 Pommard - no longer a young tough

Thanks for the disclosure BEFORE the main body of your post.
by James Billy
July 28th, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Reconditioned Wine
Replies: 24
Views: 1305

Re: Reconditioned Wine

I'd transfer it to a screw capped bottle. Adding a TCA-infected cork to an old wine would be a heartbreaking!

Jeremy, why the ice?
by James Billy
July 28th, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Reconditioned Wine
Replies: 24
Views: 1305

Re: Reconditioned Wine

I received an email from SommSelect to purchase some 1979 burgundy and seems like a great chance to try aged burgundy for a somewhat reasonable price but it looks like the wine was decanted and rebottled. Would that cause the wine to oxidize faster and possibly go bad. Below is the part of the desc...
by James Billy
July 27th, 2019, 4:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Rising Price of Cornas
Replies: 210
Views: 10390

Re: The Rising Price of Cornas

I've found more bad Barolos in some subregions than others. La Morra being my least favourite. It is difficult to be certain if it's (modern) winemaking or terroir, though.

I'd much rather drink Gaja than Guigal any day!

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