Search found 190 matches

by T. Williams
November 19th, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12115
Views: 581275

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: 12115
Views: 581275

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: 74
Views: 3214

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: 836

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: 39
Views: 1454

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: 721

'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: 74
Views: 3214

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: 357

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: 12115
Views: 581275

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: 12115
Views: 581275

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: 12115
Views: 581275

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: 12115
Views: 581275

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: 12
Views: 655

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: 1111

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 ...
by T. Williams
November 8th, 2019, 5:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping companies hates me
Replies: 60
Views: 2418

Re: Shipping companies hates me

We generally don’t have any problems. Our delivery drivers are dropping off 3-6 amazon packages a week anyway so what is a few more!

They do get slightly confused by how much wine is incoming around this time of year. They must think we throw a hell of a Thanksgiving party.

TW
by T. Williams
November 8th, 2019, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN fun: what variety is this?
Replies: 36
Views: 1288

Re: TN fun: what variety is this?

Syrah based on the olive note. Cabernet based on the pencil shavings.

Sounds like a monstrosity if it is Pinot.

TW
by T. Williams
November 8th, 2019, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Deal or No Deal? 2001 VCC
Replies: 26
Views: 1288

Re: Deal or No Deal? 2001 VCC

I wish I could buy more! Unfortunately, it was the last bottle in the bin, so I don't know if I will get the opportunity to get more if I tried. The store did have some other interesting bottles from the late 90's / early 00's so another trip back is on the docket. TW I'm thinking this wasn't a sta...
by T. Williams
November 8th, 2019, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Deal or No Deal? 2001 VCC
Replies: 26
Views: 1288

Re: Deal or No Deal? 2001 VCC

I wish I could buy more! Unfortunately, it was the last bottle in the bin, so I don't know if I will get the opportunity to get more if I tried. The store did have some other interesting bottles from the late 90's / early 00's so another trip back is on the docket.

TW
by T. Williams
November 8th, 2019, 10:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Deal or No Deal? 2001 VCC
Replies: 26
Views: 1288

Deal or No Deal? 2001 VCC

I lucked my way into a bottle of 2001 Vieux Château Certan this week. I paid $119 which according to my internet sleuthing seems pretty good. The question: Stash it in the back of my cellar and forget about it for a decade. Or Drink up, life is too short and it isn’t a vintage-of-the-century vintage...
by T. Williams
November 5th, 2019, 10:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date
Replies: 101
Views: 8337

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date

I only did 6 Cali Syrah, in addition to the OVZ this is just a stupidly good QPR and standard weekday gulper in my house.

I needed to keep this order smaller after going in for 3 cases earlier in the year during the fall release.

I was allocated Farmhouse, but wishlist only T5.

TW
by T. Williams
October 31st, 2019, 10:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7205
Views: 441827

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

Has anyone had good luck with the mystery case before? Not surprisingly, my gut is yelling "no!"; however, I'm somewhat intrigued. I've found that the more expensive mysteries cases usually have things that I would normally buy and can be a decent way to explore new things if I feel like I'm in a c...
by T. Williams
October 31st, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7205
Views: 441827

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

I'll be the one to pop this to the top. Halloween mystery case sale happening today. Beyond my better judgement I bit on the mystery 6-pack for $160. Probably a bad use of wine budget, but maybe I'll get lucky. For this one (IT IS ALL REDS! Yay!): Every mystery case is 6 bottles of red wine. 2 wines...
by T. Williams
October 15th, 2019, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: POLL: What is your primary connection to wine? ITB or other?
Replies: 56
Views: 1895

Re: POLL: What is your primary connection to wine? ITB or other?

Drinker through and through. I've never bought a bottle with the intention to do anything other than eventually drink it.

TW
by T. Williams
October 15th, 2019, 11:51 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Philly area BBQ
Replies: 2
Views: 453

Re: Philly area BBQ

I'll definitely put this on the list for the next time I am up that way. My personal favorite in PHL is Fette Sau in Fishtown, but its a little hipster and expensive (neither of which marry up well with traditional BBQ in the south)

TW
by T. Williams
October 15th, 2019, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suggestion for a red to serve at a party
Replies: 42
Views: 1563

Re: Suggestion for a red to serve at a party

... Many people recommend riesling, but I think it is overplayed... Classic never gets overplayed. I think the reason that people recommend it, is because it works so well. To the OP: I'd find a beaujolais at whatever price point and availability you have. Crush Wine (NYC) has 64 different beaujola...
by T. Williams
October 15th, 2019, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Pegau - Not a TN, a comment about pricing
Replies: 53
Views: 3612

Re: 2017 Pegau - Not a TN, a comment about pricing

For what it is worth, and while not the '17.... Last Bottle has '15's up for $58ea right now.

TW
by T. Williams
October 15th, 2019, 11:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine consumption a defense against opioid addiction?
Replies: 36
Views: 1271

Re: Wine consumption a defense against opioid addiction?

michael pollan (featured in the segment) wrote a very compelling book on the subject, which i highly recommend. of course, his omnivore's dilemma is canon. Big +1 on both books. And if you are one who can tolerate Joe Rogan, this is a good talk: For those that can't tolerate Rogan, you can listen t...
by T. Williams
October 6th, 2019, 3:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My First Musar
Replies: 37
Views: 1780

Re: My First Musar

Musar 2004 has never been a particularly memorable vintage to me, and I've had it several times. 1999, 2003 and 2005, on the other hand, are all great vintages that are drinking beautifully now and will continue to develop for at least a decade or so, keeping well for even longer. That's dishearten...
by T. Williams
October 6th, 2019, 2:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Kinda ridiculous Bonny Doon sale
Replies: 110
Views: 8117

Re: PSA: Kinda ridiculous Bonny Doon sale

I decided to wait until this morning to buy, should have pulled the trigger last night. Things are starting to get picked over. I guess this is going to save me a few hundred dollars (as I open up winex and crush wine to surf over morning coffee...)
by T. Williams
October 5th, 2019, 8:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winebid revised.....
Replies: 76
Views: 6229

Re: Winebid revised.....

I’ve had reasonably good success with bottles from WB. I do take some precautions: never signs of past seepage, never low fill. Bummer about shipping costs, but that’s the cost of doing business in this hobby
by T. Williams
September 17th, 2019, 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Wine List of any US Brewery? Suggestions welcome on improvements.
Replies: 38
Views: 1411

Re: Best Wine List of any US Brewery? Suggestions welcome on improvements.

Here are my initial thoughts: 1. More Riesling options (both affordable and delicious with just about any food choice) 2. More Beaujolais (again affordable and drink well young. A lot of the wines on your list sound great in a decade) 3. Gotta get 1 affordable white champagne on the list, even if it...
by T. Williams
September 16th, 2019, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: More Bottom Feeding @ Total Wine...(short/boring)
Replies: 33
Views: 1729

Re: TN: More Bottom Feeding @ Total Wine...(short/boring)

I enjoy reading your bottom feeding notes (along with the rest of your posts). It provides good contrast to posts about people stumbling upon a forgot La Tache in their cellar. It helps ground the board a little. But buttercream...you may gone too far!!!
by T. Williams
September 15th, 2019, 12:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Ridge East Bench Zinfandel
Replies: 5
Views: 765

Re: TN: 2017 Ridge East Bench Zinfandel

I like my Ridge zin with 3+ years to melt away the baby fat but definitely not 20 years. I don’t think they have the right balance to age long term and still suite my palate.
by T. Williams
September 12th, 2019, 8:05 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: If you were going to buy a grill today what would you buy?
Replies: 21
Views: 1716

Re: If you were going to buy a grill today what would you buy?

Weber. I've had a couple and they last forever and simply work well and all the time. My current ones are both 10+ years old and I've done zero to maintain them and they look and work like new. They have that "thunk" and "heft" that Mercedes Benz car doors once had. This. I have a Weber Genesis tha...
by T. Williams
September 12th, 2019, 6:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Beaujolais
Replies: 35
Views: 3357

Re: 2018 Beaujolais

Ordered '18 Roilette and Desvignes yesterday. First 2018 bojo's to be added to my cellartracker. I will follow up with first impressions when I crack one open, in November, when I pick them up.

TW
by T. Williams
September 12th, 2019, 6:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fear And Loathing In ToKalon Vineyard
Replies: 58
Views: 5117

Re: Fear And Loathing In ToKalon Vineyard

I've posted him before, but... This is our dog, To Kalon, guarding some fine Roadhouse wine from the pesky coyote. Can he keep the name? https://photos.smugmug.com/History/Hillary-Agog/i-QVsQq32/0/f3b7b13d/L/2019052912160777-IMG_6637-L.jpg I can’t wait to see you post a picture of the cease and des...
by T. Williams
September 12th, 2019, 4:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tricky situation with long term CC deal- what would you do?
Replies: 12
Views: 1627

Re: Tricky situation with long term CC deal- what would you do?

Is he just not responding to your private messages or is he completely radio silent? No posts on here, Instagram, Facebook etc. Do you have a phone number you can call? Not to be a downer, but what I’m getting at is if the person has gone completely silent on all platforms they may have health issue...
by T. Williams
September 10th, 2019, 4:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you eat grapes?
Replies: 49
Views: 1797

Re: Do you eat grapes?

We have a very dood driven beagle and seeing as grapes have a tendency to kill dogs, we are generally a grape free house. I do enjoy them occasionally when traveling but they are in the same category as bananas for me (commodity fruit that is better than no fruit but not something to swoon over) Thi...
by T. Williams
September 7th, 2019, 7:47 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Alligator
Replies: 8
Views: 1039

Re: Alligator

I think it tastes like a fishy chicken thigh, but not in a bad way. I keep threatening my wife that I am going to order a whole one online and put it on our smoker, the timing just hasn’t ever been right
by T. Williams
September 7th, 2019, 7:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Crush Wine Progressive Sale
Replies: 11
Views: 1215

Re: Crush Wine Progressive Sale

alan weinberg wrote:
September 6th, 2019, 10:01 pm
have been on their email and never got a notice. Damn.
It’s not a secret sale. Prices are reflected on their normal website as sale prices. They were still up as of this morning.
by T. Williams
September 7th, 2019, 7:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $3000 bottle
Replies: 89
Views: 9183

Re: $3000 bottle

I heard if you drink two bottles in a single night you’ll ascend directly into a state of Nirvana and actually become one with the pendant that is embedded in the bottle.

Embrace your inner leopard! And buy now.

TW
by T. Williams
September 6th, 2019, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Crush Wine Progressive Sale
Replies: 11
Views: 1215

Re: Crush Wine Progressive Sale

Will be ordering later tonight, my eyes are on some of the Rieslings as well.
by T. Williams
September 6th, 2019, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine cooler ruined all my wine?
Replies: 122
Views: 6109

Re: wine cooler ruined all my wine?

If you are drinking those reds at less than 50 degrees they probably do taste muted and off. This of course assumes the low end of your temp probes. How long are you letting them come back up to room temp? I used to keep my opened reds in the fridge overnight and drink them cold on day 2. Inevitably...
by T. Williams
August 24th, 2019, 3:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?
Replies: 159
Views: 8156

Re: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?

The only problem with Chardonnay that I have is that I don’t buy enough of it! I always pass when purchasing wine but then have a glass and realize I need to drink more! I do know what you mean about a chemical aftertaste. I find that I get a bitter chemical taste with most over chilled, cheap white...
by T. Williams
August 24th, 2019, 3:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Phil Mickelson likes wine
Replies: 37
Views: 2917

Re: Phil Mickelson likes wine

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
August 24th, 2019, 3:13 am
Anyone else notice anything interesting about that picture?
The bottle is empty?
by T. Williams
August 19th, 2019, 5:23 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: ATTN NJ/PA/ETC Berserkers - Saturday Aug 24 Cellar Drawdown Party
Replies: 18
Views: 1884

Re: ATTN NJ/PA/ETC Berserkers - Saturday Aug 24 Cellar Drawdown Party

If my wife and I can source a babysitter we'd be happy to join. I'll PM you for more details.
by T. Williams
August 19th, 2019, 4:57 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: COOKBOOKS: What Are Your Top 5
Replies: 40
Views: 2516

Re: COOKBOOKS: What Are Your Top 5

In addition to all the one's mentioned above, I'll add some new ones (although I admit, some previous mentions probably top these in my personal collection): 1. Bread Baker's Apprentice - Reinhart 2. Roberta's - Mirarchi 3. Cafe Boulud Cookbook - Boulud (if for nothing more than the rice pudding rec...
by T. Williams
August 19th, 2019, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Off mailing lists to buying retail?
Replies: 30
Views: 2855

Re: Off mailing lists to buying retail?

I have been dropping lists each year for the past few years. I'm finding that unless I REALLY love a winery I can find most of what I want at retail. The issue isn't necessarily the price, the issue is saturation on my cellar. I found that the lists I am on became the lion's share of my cellar, but ...
by T. Williams
August 13th, 2019, 3:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anthony Bourdain Wine List?
Replies: 22
Views: 2409

Re: Anthony Bourdain Wine List?

I always wondered how much of his on screen demeanor was schtick and how much was genuine. I find it hard to believe a guy with a palate of a professional chef didn’t appreciate a good wine even if he wasn’t a wine geek. I did like his shots though, eve. If they were a bit unnecessarily cynical. I l...
by T. Williams
August 13th, 2019, 3:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2004 krug buy more st 209.99 ?
Replies: 52
Views: 3566

Re: 2004 krug buy more st 209.99 ?

This is a good one.

Nathan is usually just good for warning people who’ve done nothing wrong about losing professional licenses for (full in the blank).

Go to advanced search