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by T. Williams
March 27th, 2020, 6:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12934
Views: 629780

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1 each:
Heredia Tondonia Rosé Gran Reserva 2009
Heredia Tondonia Red Reserva 2007
Heredia Bosconia Red Reserva 2007
Heredia Tondonia Red Gran Reserva 1995
by T. Williams
March 26th, 2020, 7:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN:2017 Produttori Langhe Nebbiolo - New Balloons
Replies: 4
Views: 311

Re: TN:2017 Produttori Langhe Nebbiolo - New Balloons

Dan Kravitz wrote:
March 26th, 2020, 7:40 am
It's an odd descriptor for what could possibly be mercaptans?

Dan Kravitz
This is what my googling seemed to indicate, but I'm not sure I know what a mercaptan smells like otherwise.

TW
by T. Williams
March 26th, 2020, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN:2017 Produttori Langhe Nebbiolo - New Balloons
Replies: 4
Views: 311

TN:2017 Produttori Langhe Nebbiolo - New Balloons

A few nights ago I opened up a 2017 Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo. The nose of the wine was unmistakably and solely "rubber from an unblown up balloon". The wine itself didn't taste horrible, but it also didn't taste like the previous bottles I've had. Ultimately, I drank 1 glass and the...
by T. Williams
March 26th, 2020, 7:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 325
Views: 24934

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Is anyone tracking new coupons for wine.com? I haven't had any luck using the old ones or changing numbers at the end. I have a couple orders queued up and have been waiting patiently for a new coupon.
by T. Williams
March 15th, 2020, 4:25 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: BIRYANI
Replies: 3
Views: 277

Re: BIRYANI

Wow, that looks delicious! I’m sure that purists would argue you just made a lamb curry with a side of rice since you didn’t amalgamate the dish, but who cares.

What is in the “biryani spice mix”?
by T. Williams
March 1st, 2020, 4:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1985 Château Haut-Bages Libéral (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: TN: 1985 Château Haut-Bages Libéral (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)

Great note. It further confirms my theory that the bang-for-the-buck experience of lower classified BdX with age is second to none.
by T. Williams
February 29th, 2020, 3:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7473
Views: 473033

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

“Dave Phinney made this. Yes, THAT Dave Phinney.” Well, that was an easy pass. I read that and immediately deleted the email. I do think it is a fun format, but it feels like a great way for them to unload bottles that people wouldn't want otherwise. To really juice it up they would have to have a ...
by T. Williams
February 29th, 2020, 3:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses
Replies: 91
Views: 3900

Re: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses

What is "extra nice" to them, is probably a weekday wine to you. I would bring over a $40 bottle of something that doesn't require much contemplation and is quaffable. Something you would drink out of a rocks glass at a picnic table. Something that the stemware doesn't matter. It feels like this is ...
by T. Williams
February 17th, 2020, 2:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Ski trip - Three wino familes
Replies: 13
Views: 1755

Re: TN: Ski trip - Three wino familes

That's an all-star line up, looking forward to continuing tracking the tasting notes as you post them. More importantly, where are you skiing and how is the snow?
by T. Williams
February 17th, 2020, 2:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My “IKEA” wine house
Replies: 19
Views: 1832

Re: My “IKEA” wine house

personally, I think everyone is choosing the wrong Bedrock. don't get me wrong, the OVZ is great. But the best wine for the price that Bedrock makes is the basic $20 Syrah. I have yet to meet someone who doesn't love that wine. so my list would be: Bedrock (insert coast here) Syrah You aren't wrong...
by T. Williams
February 17th, 2020, 2:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Reddit post on collecting wine
Replies: 76
Views: 5694

Re: Reddit post on collecting wine

I don't think I am the target audience either. It sounds like some reasonably good advice for the "my cellar shows off how much money I have even though I don't actually like wine" crowd. These same people are whom I blame for classic muscle car prices skyrocketing into the stratosphere. My life phi...
by T. Williams
February 15th, 2020, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My “IKEA” wine house
Replies: 19
Views: 1832

Re: My “IKEA” wine house

Let me see... 1. Zinfandel - Bedrock Old Vine Zin 2. Champagne - NV Ruinart BdB 3. Riesling - JJ Prum WS Kabinett 4. BoJo - Thivin Reverdon 5. Bordeaux - Chateau Cantemerle 6. Sauternes - Chatau Guiraud This covers most of the flavor profiles our house looks at. I’m missing a Syrah/N. Rhône but I’m ...
by T. Williams
February 15th, 2020, 5:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco - its all about BALANCE
Replies: 97
Views: 8251

Re: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco - its all about BALANCE

I just picked up 6 of these using the wine.com coupon. I’ll have to get more, assuming around least one will be gone within 48 hours of the bottles hitting my doorstep.
by T. Williams
February 14th, 2020, 12:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?
Replies: 445
Views: 35345

Re: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?

3 x krug .375
6 x '16 Produttori del Barbaresco
1 x '15 leoville Barton
1 x Vietti Barbera d'Alba (used ncsjan20 for $20 off anything and got this bottle for $6.35)

Bottom Line total: $450
by T. Williams
February 13th, 2020, 4:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer
Replies: 256
Views: 20723

Re: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer

For those of you on the lower end of the Monte Bello futures ladder, I also confirmed that you can put your estate bottles on hold until they confirm you ACTUALLY get Monte Bello futures. This should help hedge against the old okie-doke that happened last year. TW curious, do you mean that you don'...
by T. Williams
February 13th, 2020, 4:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer
Replies: 256
Views: 20723

Re: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer

For those of you on the lower end of the Monte Bello futures ladder, I also confirmed that you can put your estate bottles on hold until they confirm you ACTUALLY get Monte Bello futures. This should help hedge against the old okie-doke that happened last year. TW Option on the site? Or just email ...
by T. Williams
February 13th, 2020, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please buy at the Crush progressive sale so there is nothing left for me . . .
Replies: 21
Views: 2207

Re: Please buy at the Crush progressive sale so there is nothing left for me . . .

I looked and there wasn't anything on my "must buy" list. In general the prices looked decent, but the bottles just didn't get me very excited. I do like Crush, but the best deals are normally on sourcing hard-ish to find bottles that pop up in the email offers.

TW
by T. Williams
February 13th, 2020, 10:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer
Replies: 256
Views: 20723

Re: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer

For those of you on the lower end of the Monte Bello futures ladder, I also confirmed that you can put your estate bottles on hold until they confirm you ACTUALLY get Monte Bello futures. This should help hedge against the old okie-doke that happened last year.

TW
by T. Williams
February 7th, 2020, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Dirty and Rowdy Confession
Replies: 49
Views: 4102

Re: A Dirty and Rowdy Confession

3 each of Enz and Outer Limits for me.

TW
by T. Williams
January 4th, 2020, 3:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: High alcohol wines and aging
Replies: 165
Views: 8286

Re: High alcohol wines and aging

I’m interested where this wine ends up as well. I bought 6 of these off LastBottle on impulse and they just showed up this week. I did a double take when I noticed 16% abv listed on the label.
by T. Williams
January 2nd, 2020, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 Wine Resolutions
Replies: 60
Views: 2881

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 w...
by T. Williams
December 31st, 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Year's Eve Champagne?
Replies: 65
Views: 2185

Re: New Year's Eve Champagne?

NV Ruinart Rosé, consumed well in advance of midnight, as I plan on being fast asleep into the new year.
by T. Williams
December 29th, 2019, 7:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chris Freemott's Zaltos & Grassl
Replies: 15
Views: 1996

Re: Chris Freemott's Zaltos & Grassl

I bought Grassl glasses last Berserker Day (I hope there are more opportunities this year, hint hint Chris!!!). They are my go to glass at almost every opportunity. The only time I don't use them is when I want to feel rustic and drink an Italian wine out of a rocks glass. So I guess what I am sayin...
by T. Williams
December 29th, 2019, 7:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traditional CdP Producers - Now and Then
Replies: 131
Views: 5343

Re: Traditional CdP Producers - Now and Then

I just wanted to pop back into this thread and thank everyone for the comments and advice. Oddly enough, on the same day I wrote this post I ended up getting 6 x Clos Saint Jean Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes 2015 from Last Bottle for $35 each. This feels like a misstep, but I have had buyers r...
by T. Williams
December 29th, 2019, 6:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s your definite do NOT buy in 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 3194

Re: What’s your definite do NOT buy in 2020

Wines where new issue retail is waaaay above where you can backfill recent or older vintages. This. The most egregious examples of this seem to be Bordeaux. The bargain of the decade seems to be 2014 BDX (when compared to 2015 onward). I also love that I can backfill 2010, 2005, and to some extent ...
by T. Williams
December 29th, 2019, 12:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: End of the year countdown! What are you buying?
Replies: 17
Views: 1154

Re: End of the year countdown! What are you buying?

Found a last bottle in the bin ‘14 Vajra Albe. Nothing special, it wasn’t a particularly good deal, and is now resides in the orphan bottle area of my cellar. I will probably open it sooner rather than later as I’m starting to dip my toes into Barolo.
by T. Williams
December 25th, 2019, 4:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Everybody wants a wine to show well . . .
Replies: 23
Views: 1488

Re: Everybody wants a wine to show well . . .

I have found that a lot of times it is me and not the wine. If I have even the slightest bit of stuffiness wines seem muted and I really need something big and extracted to get any taste. Nuance, finesse for get about it! Knowing this, I select wines based one how I feel so I get the most out of the...
by T. Williams
December 25th, 2019, 7:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traditional CdP Producers - Now and Then
Replies: 131
Views: 5343

Re: Traditional CdP Producers - Now and Then

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
December 25th, 2019, 4:50 am
Rayas
Bonneau
I’ll add them to the list, but too much $$$ for me to realistically lay any quantity of these down.

TW
by T. Williams
December 25th, 2019, 3:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traditional CdP Producers - Now and Then
Replies: 131
Views: 5343

Traditional CdP Producers - Now and Then

So I've come to the conclusion that I have a reasonably large void in my cellar in regard to Châteauneuf-du-Pape (CdP) [written in full for the guy who is searching for this thread a year from now] Every time I read tasting notes or open a bottle myself I have a generally enjoyable experience. I'd l...
by T. Williams
December 25th, 2019, 2:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Decades of Decadence - "The 9's"
Replies: 11
Views: 1119

Re: TN: Decades of Decadence - "The 9's"

Great notes. Your two Beaucastel notes make me wonder why I don't drink more CdP.
by T. Williams
December 9th, 2019, 11:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12934
Views: 629780

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

6x Marguet Shaman rosé ’16 3x Laherte Ultradition 3x Laherte BdB 1x Laherte BdB Mag 2x Laherte Rosé de Meunier 1x Laherte Autrefois ’15 1x Laherte Empreintes ’13 2x Laherte Crayeres ’15 2x Benetiere Cordeloux '15 1x Benetiere Cordeloux '15 MAG Big Day Yesterday champagne.gif champagne.gif champagne....
by T. Williams
December 6th, 2019, 4:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7473
Views: 473033

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

jordan jacobs wrote:
December 6th, 2019, 3:48 pm
KevinK wrote:
December 6th, 2019, 10:08 am
Someone talk me out of this La Chapelle deal.

It could be counterfeit

It could be cooked

It ain't Chave
I was excited at first too but the CT reviews killed the deal.
Same for me. Was stoked at first but seems like there are better ways to spend $140
by T. Williams
December 5th, 2019, 11:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Speaking of Winebid...
Replies: 33
Views: 3549

Re: Speaking of Winebid...

I always wait to the last 30 seconds to place a bid. If you bid early someone else bids up your price you want to pay for your item. It gives others less time to come back in and place a higher bid if you bid above their high bid number. I always wonder why so many people bid the price of an item u...
by T. Williams
December 5th, 2019, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 240
Views: 22455

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

I am already socking away funds for this. I’ve put myself on a WineBid golf until 2-1-20 in order to support BD funding. tell me more about this WineBid golf... LOL yes, I'd love to know about WineBid golf! Maybe we can play a round somewhere sometime, after the weather improves. I'm terrible, so w...
by T. Williams
December 4th, 2019, 3:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 240
Views: 22455

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

I am already socking away funds for this. I’ve put myself on a WineBid golf until 2-1-20 in order to support BD funding.
by T. Williams
December 4th, 2019, 3:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Protecting your $$$$$ wines
Replies: 53
Views: 3322

Re: Protecting your $$$$$ wines

I usually protect my wines with a Remington 870, cheap and highly effective.

I neither add nor remove additional wrapping. I’m lucky if my wines make it out of the shipping box at this point. Inertia is a hell of a drug.

TW
by T. Williams
November 19th, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12934
Views: 629780

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2017 Weingut Keller Riesling trocken
2018 Weingut Keller Riesling trocken
2017 G.D. Vajra Langhe Rosso
2016 G.D. Vajra Langhe Nebbiolo
2017 G.D. Vajra Langhe Nebbiolo

Holiday guzzlers to protect the cellar over the next month.

TW
by T. Williams
November 15th, 2019, 4:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12934
Views: 629780

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2 x Chave St-Joseph 15 750
2 x Gerard Cote-Rotie Domaine Gerard 16 750
2 x Benetiere Condrieu 13 750
5 x Baudry Chinon Clos Guillot 16 750
1 x Produttori Barbaresco Muncago Ris 08 750
by T. Williams
November 13th, 2019, 6:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!
Replies: 83
Views: 4303

Re: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!

As a young and speedy member. I really enjoy watching you old farts slowing down a bit and letting some of us young bloods get the bottles you wish you bought. Now if you could only do that with your housing too!!!! TW When I bought 1982 Cos d’Estournal, it was $130 a case. I hate you. From a guy w...
by T. Williams
November 13th, 2019, 6:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile
Replies: 18
Views: 967

Re: 2008 Trimbach Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile

I am very interested in this wine, but have been having a difficult time sourcing it for a reasonable cost. Trimbach seems to be one of those producers that really sells their lesser wines and holds back the premium ones. (my experience, yrmv)
by T. Williams
November 13th, 2019, 6:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your favorite USA Gamay?
Replies: 47
Views: 2585

Re: Your favorite USA Gamay?

I don't want to be a stick in the mud, but bojo gamay is cheap and better than most of what I have tried from stateside. ESJ might be the best, but it is still not in the same league/$ as the best bojo's that are out there. I'll drink my Thivin on Thanksgiving and be okay with it.

TW
by T. Williams
November 13th, 2019, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '05 Pegau - 3L
Replies: 10
Views: 826

'05 Pegau - 3L

I found a bottle of Domaine de Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee 2005 3Liter for $329. It feels like a good deal, I like Pegau, but it is really hard to justify an event where I will need 4 bottles of CdP. Do I get a few and hold them in the cellar for event I don't know about or is the big b...
by T. Williams
November 13th, 2019, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!
Replies: 83
Views: 4303

Re: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!

As a young and speedy member. I really enjoy watching you old farts slowing down a bit and letting some of us young bloods get the bottles you wish you bought. Now if you could only do that with your housing too!!!!

TW
by T. Williams
November 13th, 2019, 6:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1994 D’Armailhac
Replies: 6
Views: 432

Re: TN: 1994 D’Armailhac

I haven't had the '94, but I am sitting on some Château d'Armailhac from before Bdx prices went stupid high. Traditional produce that you can't go wrong in any vintage (I will probably be hung in the town square for saying this).

TW
by T. Williams
November 13th, 2019, 6:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12934
Views: 629780

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
November 13th, 2019, 6:16 pm
That 06 is excellent, Tim.
Good!!!

I've been stalking it for the past few months on Crush, wine.com, Total wine, PA FWGS, and some independent shops in Delaware. Oddly enough wine.com with a ridiculous coupon ended up being the cheapest.

TW
by T. Williams
November 13th, 2019, 6:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12934
Views: 629780

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

.375’s of 2005 Bel-Orme Tronquoy de Lalande Haut Medoc. Honestly I’ve never had it, but it was on sale, available to ship to Texas, and the CT notes and a few comments here were enough to pull the trigger. Did you ever end up drinking these? I just stumbled on a similar sale and was wondering if it...
by T. Williams
November 13th, 2019, 6:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12934
Views: 629780

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Getting my Spain on:

R. Lopez de Heredia Rioja Vina Tondonia Reserva 2006: 6 @ $39.99

R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Cubillo Crianza 2010: 6 @ $26.99

Then a $100 off coupon on top of that. I didn't prorate it per bottle, but I feel like I got a decent deal.

TW
by T. Williams
November 13th, 2019, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12934
Views: 629780

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

.375’s of 2005 Bel-Orme Tronquoy de Lalande Haut Medoc. Honestly I’ve never had it, but it was on sale, available to ship to Texas, and the CT notes and a few comments here were enough to pull the trigger. Did you ever end up drinking these? I just stumbled on a similar sale and was wondering if it...
by T. Williams
November 10th, 2019, 3:46 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: time to talk turkey
Replies: 29
Views: 2151

Re: time to talk turkey

Am I the only one that things the best way to prepare a Thanksgiving turkey is to slowly put it back onto the shelf and walk over to the beef and pork section of the store? I seriously dislike Turkey, but will oblige our Thanksgiving day host and eat a few bits. For me Thanksgiving is all about the ...
by T. Williams
November 10th, 2019, 3:24 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: CARROTS à la Eric Ripert/Le Bernardin
Replies: 13
Views: 2268

Re: CARROTS à la Eric Ripert/Le Bernardin

Why does that sound like the carrots are going to be way overcooked? But it sounds tasty! My question too. This is the same technique that Jacques Pépin uses for the onions, carrots, and mushrooms in his Beef Stew recipe. 15 minutes with a little bit (1/4c) of water, and they come out near perfect ...

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