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by T. Williams
December 28th, 2020, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: how do you pick the bottle you are opening?
Replies: 23
Views: 889

Re: how do you pick the bottle you are opening?

I follow Sarah's method. We have small rack in our cellar that is not part of the larger racking. I fill in 10-15 wines at at a time of different wines that are either check-in wines, ready to drink from the cellar, or recently purchased for quick consumption. This narrows the nightly selection down...
by T. Williams
December 25th, 2020, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Embrace your cellar diversity
Replies: 114
Views: 4762

Re: Embrace your cellar diversity

USA 38.7% France 32.2% Italy 12.7% Germany 11.1% Spain 4.9% (All LdH) Lebanon .4% (all Musar) Not surprising to me, I am buying way more French, Italian, and German wines than ever before. These are the regions that excite me, the USA wines are being consumed but not replaced except a few notable pr...
by T. Williams
December 25th, 2020, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gmail and wine email blasts
Replies: 18
Views: 1498

Re: Gmail and wine email blasts

Thanks for the heads up! I just checked, and it looks like most of the blast emails I get are still coming through. I don't do Envoyer or Fass though.

TW
by T. Williams
December 23rd, 2020, 7:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: undervalued but not for long? (edited)
Replies: 133
Views: 8215

Re: undervalued but not for long? (edited)

So while the market isn’t going to slide backward to affordable burgundy anytime soon, it is probably safe to say that most burgs won’t increase in price 200-300 percent in the next 5 years. (Save a few outliers who are probably just catching up to their kin) I wouldn't count on that. In particular...
by T. Williams
December 23rd, 2020, 7:31 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Fried eggs
Replies: 40
Views: 1269

Re: Fried eggs

Nooooooooooooooo! Jersey standard Taylor Ham, egg, cheese on a roll/bagel. Salt, pepper, ketchup How do they do it in PA? Since David doesn’t live in PA, I’ll give you the right answer: Scrapple, egg, and cheese on an everything bagel. Keep the yolk runny and the scrapple crispy. Ketchup if that’s ...
by T. Williams
December 23rd, 2020, 7:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15256
Views: 778079

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

4x 2019 Stein Alfer Holle 1900
by T. Williams
December 23rd, 2020, 3:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Laherte Rose de Meunier
Replies: 17
Views: 1053

Re: TN: Laherte Rose de Meunier

I love this bottling. I only have one left, time to restock soon.

We also really like the Bdb Brut Nature too
by T. Williams
December 23rd, 2020, 3:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: undervalued but not for long? (edited)
Replies: 133
Views: 8215

Re: undervalued but not for long? (edited)

...probably not the right time to bet on a Pinot while the Burg bubble is bursting... Come again??!! I don’t want to speak for Andy, but I think he meant to say that the burg price increases are slowing. The astronomical jumps in the last 10 years are unsustainable from a percentage perspective. So...
by T. Williams
December 19th, 2020, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa old guard vs. new guard
Replies: 33
Views: 3424

Re: Napa old guard vs. new guard

Here is my take on the "old guard" that I would buy: Corison (so classic) Heitz (just sold, who knows what the future holds, but we have a bunch of 1999-2006 in our cellar and they are ALL singing) Stags Leap (we stopped their wine club in 2016 as we found we find their bottles cheaper loc...
by T. Williams
December 19th, 2020, 5:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Flitering vs Decanting for older wines?
Replies: 23
Views: 1150

Re: Flitering vs Decanting for older wines?

I always decant vs. filtering. I believe the theory being that if you are filtering you are going to lose some of the aromatics and flavors that you probably want to keep. People who filter wines for sediment seem to claim a more muted nose and palate. Is there a reason why a careful decant isn't an...
by T. Williams
December 19th, 2020, 5:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Côte-Rôtie under 100$.
Replies: 110
Views: 6772

Re: Côte-Rôtie under 100$.

Levet is my favorite in this price range. Jean-Luc Jamet Côte-Rôtie Les Terrasses Is damn nice as well, check out 2016 for sure. Champet makes some classic Côte-Rôtie, but based on the CT notes for 2015, evidently avoid the HOT years. I loved 2012. Texier is interesting as well, but I cannot say th...
by T. Williams
December 19th, 2020, 5:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 Wine Resolutions
Replies: 99
Views: 5759

Re: 2020 Wine Resolutions

Drink Less (we drank 140+ bottles this year as opposed to ~50 in 2018, only counting bottles from the cellar and drank at home/with family and friends) Buy More Quality and Less Quantity (last year we had to re-stock cellar defenders so we ended up with many case quantities of Wednesday wines, but ...
by T. Williams
December 13th, 2020, 4:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping Window - Low(er) Temperatures
Replies: 6
Views: 514

Re: Shipping Window - Low(er) Temperatures

Well based on the feedback here, I pulled the cord. Now lets cross our fingers that the storm coming later this week doesn't mess up the delivery!

TW
by T. Williams
December 13th, 2020, 2:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping Window - Low(er) Temperatures
Replies: 6
Views: 514

Shipping Window - Low(er) Temperatures

At what temperature are you all starting to stop shipments? I feel like in PA we are right on the cusp this week with being able to get deliveries. We have highs in the mid thirties and lows in the mid twenties. I can normally get items from NY/NYC in 1 day. ie: order today, ship tomorrow, deliver o...
by T. Williams
December 12th, 2020, 4:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Scarpa Barbaresco Tetti di Neive (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: TN: 2008 Scarpa Barbaresco Tetti di Neive (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)

I think the bottle was just opened 10 years (or more) too early. I had an '08 Scarpa Freisa earlier this year that wasn't ready, and there was an '00 Dolcetto released back in 2017 that was drinking very well, but in no danger of decline. These wines are built for the long haul. As a follow up, I h...
by T. Williams
December 12th, 2020, 4:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walter Scott has raised the bar for how wineries interact with their clients during Covid with their 2019 barrel tasting
Replies: 79
Views: 4511

Re: Walter Scott has raised the bar for how wineries interact with their clients during Covid with their 2019 barrel tas

This is really impressive. I wish more wineries would do this type of thing, pandemic or no pandemic. I have always bemoaned the fact that most winery clubs offer perks to locals or people who can make weekend trips to the winery for things like barrel tastings. Being on the east coast and having a ...
by T. Williams
December 11th, 2020, 9:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty & Rowdy Library Wines- December Drop
Replies: 68
Views: 3337

Re: Dirty & Rowdy Library Wines- December Drop

The same thing happened to me. I just went back to the original page, reloaded my cart and checked out.

TW
by T. Williams
December 11th, 2020, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Scarpa Barbaresco Tetti di Neive (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: TN: 2008 Scarpa Barbaresco Tetti di Neive (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)

I don't know this wine, but here's some speculation: (1) 2008 was a fairly "classic" year, with less obvious fruit than some years. The '08s were expected to be slow to show their stuff. That counts doubly for a very traditional producer like Scarpa. (2) I think there's a good chance that...
by T. Williams
December 11th, 2020, 7:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Scarpa Barbaresco Tetti di Neive (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: TN: 2008 Scarpa Barbaresco Tetti di Neive (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)

I paid $77 for this bottle. $50, feels spot on. $40 and I would be waxing poetic on where to get more. TW So the only barrier to your enjoyment of this bottle was $37? I hope my tasting note wasn't too downer and being misconstrued that I didn't like this wine. This was a very good wine and drinkin...
by T. Williams
December 11th, 2020, 7:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!
Replies: 283
Views: 25061

Re: GLASVIN a new handmade glass for $25!

I just ordered 6x expression (for me) and 6x stemless (for my MIL). I love the universal but sometimes feel like its a bit tiny for reds, so here we go!
by T. Williams
December 10th, 2020, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Scarpa Barbaresco Tetti di Neive (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: TN: 2008 Scarpa Barbaresco Tetti di Neive (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)

Sounds a little frustrating. I really love Scarpa - but that love is from bottles of 1964 and 1971. I also had a fantastic visit there years ago. I'd like to think that the wine was still much too young. Scarpa is about as old school as they come. How was it a tough price? I got some of the 2016 Ba...
by T. Williams
December 10th, 2020, 5:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Scarpa Barbaresco Tetti di Neive (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)
Replies: 10
Views: 443

TN: 2008 Scarpa Barbaresco Tetti di Neive (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)

Tonight was the start of Hanukkah and I've been sitting on an orphaned bottle of Scarpa for the past few months. While I can feel the craft that went into the wine, it wasn't nearly as exciting of a bottle as I had hoped. I've heard that Scarpa can have some serious bottle variation with their defin...
by T. Williams
December 10th, 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty & Rowdy Library Wines- December Drop
Replies: 68
Views: 3337

Re: Dirty & Rowdy Library Wines- December Drop

This was the first drop I was:
a. looking at my phone
b. had a free minute to jump on and purchase.

Pretty excited to try the legends!

TW
by T. Williams
December 5th, 2020, 3:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Favorite food gifts?
Replies: 19
Views: 1382

Re: Favorite food gifts?

Single Bean chocolate bars. This takes fancy chocolate to a whole new level.

Askinosie and Dandelion are my two favorites.

Note - this is a slippery slope if you are into fine wine you will quickly get sucked into the world of fine chocolate. You've been warned.
by T. Williams
December 5th, 2020, 2:53 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: How to store lettuce
Replies: 48
Views: 1308

Re: How to store lettuce

We use a rubbermaid freshworks container. It runs off the same principal as everyone else here is talking about. There is a plastic insert to keep the leaves from sitting in any residual water at the bottom of the container and the top has vent holes to make sure we don't get wilting. Most of our le...
by T. Williams
December 5th, 2020, 2:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty & Rowdy Library Wines- December Drop
Replies: 68
Views: 3337

Re: Dirty & Rowdy Library Wines- December Drop

So has everyone set their phone alarm for this morning yet?

I saw the first drop yesterday hit my inbox, finished up a work email, and that's the end of the story.

This is a really exciting method to get some cool back vintage stuff. I wish more places did this type of thing.
by T. Williams
December 5th, 2020, 2:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Temp and Humidity Levels
Replies: 5
Views: 530

Re: Cellar Temp and Humidity Levels

For a few years? No, no impact at all. What are your thoughts on longer term, 10 to 20 years? The reason I ask is that I have 3 different thermometers in my built in cellar all ranging from 55 to 59 degrees. I am a steadfast believer that most people don't have calibrated measuring equipment to kno...
by T. Williams
December 5th, 2020, 2:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 11 of 12 bottle auction lots
Replies: 26
Views: 1999

Re: 11 of 12 bottle auction lots

Sounds superstitious, like avoiding the 13th floor in the US or the 4th in China. It's just a number. I am currently building a 1.5M sqft hospital...no 13th floor. We've stopped avoiding them and now just leave that floor out all together. It really throws some people for a loop when your building ...
by T. Williams
December 5th, 2020, 2:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Barolo Notes (added Vajra Barolo Ravera & Coste di Rose)
Replies: 130
Views: 11138

Re: 2016 Barolo Notes (added E. Grasso Ginestra Casa Mate)

This thread has been absolutely great. I'm actually at the point that I think I need to pump the breaks on the 2016 Barolo purchases. I think I've went both too broad and too deep. To date I've bought: Burlotto Cavallotto Bricco Boschis G. Fenocchio Bussia F. Alessandria Renato Ratti Marcenasco Vajr...
by T. Williams
December 1st, 2020, 6:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Lackluster Evening to say the least
Replies: 5
Views: 441

Re: TN: Lackluster Evening to say the least

Steve Gautier wrote: December 1st, 2020, 6:35 pm Congrats on the promotion!
Thank you! We still have to get together and share a bottle a some point. You and I live too close to only cross paths on the internet.

TW
by T. Williams
December 1st, 2020, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Lackluster Evening to say the least
Replies: 5
Views: 441

Re: TN: Lackluster Evening to say the least

D@vid Bu3ker wrote: December 1st, 2020, 6:29 pm The wine gods are fickle.

Congrats on the promotion.

Thank you! I only wish the bottles we chose matched our excitement. Shame on us for not opening some sort of Riesling, which always is a winner!.
by T. Williams
December 1st, 2020, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Lackluster Evening to say the least
Replies: 5
Views: 441

TN: Lackluster Evening to say the least

Tonight was supposed to be an evening of metered enjoyment as I found out that I am being promoted at my job. We decided to open a few wines to celebrate the event, but the wine gods were not in our favor. Maybe this weekend with some bubbles we will be more rewarded. 2012 Domaine du Pégau Châteaune...
by T. Williams
November 22nd, 2020, 2:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Doh! Ever do this before?
Replies: 34
Views: 2357

Re: Doh! Ever do this before?

I just did this with a 2018 Bedrock Heritage v. Old Vine Zin. For me...a $20 happy accident. It was a completely innocent mistake as I was dead sober pulling bottles for a tasting when it happened. Oddly enough, it was for a <$20 daily drinkers tasting, and it still didn't win WOTN. I figured it out...
by T. Williams
November 20th, 2020, 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Château Camensac (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Re: TN: 2000 Château Camensac (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)

2000 Château Camensac - France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc (11/19/2020) Purchased from WineBid. Perfectly preserved cork,pristine bottle condition. Medium heavy sediment, lost 3-4oz to decanting. Fully resolved tannin and unmistakeably a Bordeaux. Leather, earth, tobacco, tar. There isn’t much fru...
by T. Williams
November 19th, 2020, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Whining.
Replies: 20
Views: 1938

Re: Whining.

This is 2020. People don't use phones any more. It sounds like you are getting resolution, so maybe my post is too little too late, but here it is anyway: I have a team of younger engineers that work under me. They habitually have the excuse that they emailed someone and go too response. Since you ...
by T. Williams
November 19th, 2020, 5:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Farm Messed up and I now have a ton of Radishes
Replies: 9
Views: 982

Re: Farm Messed up and I now have a ton of Radishes

at least you didn’t order 2 pails and get 2 pallets. You may never eat another radish after this. Fortunately, I love kimchi and it keeps forever. I did some quick pickles with apple cider vinegar, mustard seeds, peppercorns and fennel seeds and put the slices in tonight's salad. Delicious. I was j...
by T. Williams
November 19th, 2020, 4:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Château Camensac (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)
Replies: 4
Views: 293

TN: 2000 Château Camensac (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)

2000 Château Camensac - France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc (11/19/2020) Purchased from WineBid. Perfectly preserved cork,pristine bottle condition. Medium heavy sediment, lost 3-4oz to decanting. Fully resolved tannin and unmistakeably a Bordeaux. Leather, earth, tobacco, tar. There isn’t much fru...
by T. Williams
November 18th, 2020, 10:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?
Replies: 181
Views: 7665

Re: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?

There are just 4 of us this year, so a smaller group, but still reason enough to open some good wine. We will start with bubbles, probably Laherte Freres Then move onto 1 white and 1 red, probably a Prum Riesling and a Bedrock Heritage Zin These are all generally crowd pleasers, not too geeky, and h...
by T. Williams
November 7th, 2020, 3:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Most Noble Of The Noble White Varieties?
Replies: 29
Views: 1635

Re: The Most Noble Of The Noble White Varieties?

Personal choice - Riesling

The World’s obvious choice - Chardonnay from Burgundy.
by T. Williams
November 4th, 2020, 9:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The most helpful thing you can say in your tasting note...
Replies: 64
Views: 2743

Re: The most helpful thing you can say in your tasting note...

R. Frankel wrote: November 4th, 2020, 8:44 am
If someone uses CT to track the who and the where that doesn’t bother me. That note isn’t for the rest of us, but sheesh, let people use the tool the way they want.
That is what the private notes feature is for.
by T. Williams
October 31st, 2020, 11:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Joh. Jos. Prüm Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Kabinett
Replies: 2
Views: 201

TN: 2015 Joh. Jos. Prüm Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Kabinett

2015 Joh. Jos. Prüm Bernkasteler Badstube Riesling Kabinett - Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer (10/31/2020) Pop and pour. Tasted at cellar temperature plus 15 minutes in the fridge. Average nose with unmistakable riesling aromatics. Light on its feet in your mouth, white peach, apricot, and a bit of salti...
by T. Williams
October 31st, 2020, 3:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Vietti Barolo Castiglione (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)
Replies: 11
Views: 929

Re: TN: 2004 Vietti Barolo Castiglione (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo)

Dug my bottles out of offsite storage, hoping that the age would have them in a great spot now. Early impressions were not very good. Lots of musty old furniture smell and taste, tannins pretty coarse, fruit not showing much over all of it. I left a 2/3 full bottle out for another 6 hours and revis...
by T. Williams
October 30th, 2020, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Blowout wines spotted locally.
Replies: 24
Views: 2271

Re: Blowout wines spotted locally.

I picked up some ‘17 and ‘18 Keller GGs (hubacker and kirchspiel) for ~$80 each. For people with an allocation this is probably right. On the secondary market you’d multiple by 3.
by T. Williams
October 24th, 2020, 2:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alive and Kicking
Replies: 15
Views: 1949

Re: Alive and Kicking

I had a similar situation with a 1966 Clos Fourtet about 3 years ago. I bought a case in about 1978. When I pulled this from the rack, it turned out it had no cork! For about 50 years the only closure was a capsule that had been "glued" to the bottle by dried wine. I scraped off the capsu...
by T. Williams
October 22nd, 2020, 7:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Noir Lewman Vineyard
Replies: 6
Views: 488

Re: TN: 2018 Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Noir Lewman Vineyard

Well said David. I am not sure how Marcus does it, but his ability to convey intensity with a sense of weightlessness is so rare and so wonderful. Thanks for sharing. I hope other producers gain some insight from his wines. It’s a balance that I find incredibly satisfying. I wholeheartedly agree wi...
by T. Williams
October 21st, 2020, 6:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 G.D. Vajra Barolo Albe
Replies: 13
Views: 1021

Re: TN: 2014 G.D. Vajra Barolo Albe

I just drank one of these a few weeks ago. It did seem thin and a bit lifeless. I could tell there was balance but no soul, if that makes sense. It did not give me the impression that age would be kind to this vintage of this bottling. Not a bad bottle though, about what I expect from entry level in...
by T. Williams
October 20th, 2020, 6:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15256
Views: 778079

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2016 Cavallotto Barolo Bricco Boschis x 4
by T. Williams
October 15th, 2020, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Pégau - Cuvée Réservée (Fance, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape)
Replies: 4
Views: 418

Re: TN: 2005 Pégau - Cuvée Réservée (Fance, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape)

Thanks for the note. I've had my eye on a 3L of this for a few months now and keep going back and forth on whether or not to get it. My fear is that with the vintage it might not be ready to drink until I'm 6' deep, and I'm only 35.
by T. Williams
October 15th, 2020, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Organic Sans Soufre....
Replies: 9
Views: 684

Re: Organic Sans Soufre....

I don't know... I mean, there's good wine to be had for $20. It's a failure of the wine business that it's had all the head start but is potentially losing a generation of buyers because they can't figure out how to make the message simple and sexy enough. Now, I can't speak to how successful winc,...
by T. Williams
October 9th, 2020, 1:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 398
Views: 23897

Re: wine.com delivery fail

They were definitely canceled due to the inventory being gone. I initiated the cancellation of the orders, not them. This was after they contacted me to make replacements picks for the second time, and I asked them for a full accounting of each of my open orders. Once I found out that 75% of the bo...

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