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by Jason R.
November 25th, 2020, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cheese course pairing help
Replies: 36
Views: 886

Re: Cheese course pairing help

So many excellent responses everyone - thank you so much! I had been leaning toward white Burgundy (not decided which) or a 2014 Chidaine Bournais, but I don't have tons of experience with wine and cheese pairings, so thank you to everyone so far with more experienced palates!. Very grateful for the...
by Jason R.
November 25th, 2020, 5:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cheese course pairing help
Replies: 36
Views: 886

Re: Cheese course pairing help

Excellent question!
Before.
by Jason R.
November 25th, 2020, 4:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cheese course pairing help
Replies: 36
Views: 886

Cheese course pairing help

So the cheeses are fixed by the host (but in true WB fashion, please feel free to recommend changes for my host [tease.gif] ) Brie with truffles Secret de Compostelle an aged sheep's milk cheese similar to Ossau-Iraty St. Nectaire Pecorino Fresco Any thoughts for a single wine to pair - sort of a 'o...
by Jason R.
November 21st, 2020, 4:27 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Champagne offer
Replies: 8
Views: 1566

Re: Champagne offer

Awesome experience with Kevin. Super-responsive, seamless transaction, great prices - and a very nice guy too! Will buy again. Great news for me with mules (my parents) close to DC.
by Jason R.
November 21st, 2020, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My 55th with Some Great Friends and Killer Wines
Replies: 87
Views: 3577

Re: My 55th with Some Great Friends and Killer Wines

Happy Birthday Robert! Great line-up. And I'll take this opportunity to thank you for turning me on to several faves - it turns out I was also born in an outhouse in the Loire - I just didn't know it till I read your posts! Best wishes for a great year.
by Jason R.
October 17th, 2020, 5:05 am
Forum: Commerce Corner Feedback
Topic: Andrew M. A+ seller
Replies: 0
Views: 81

Andrew M. A+ seller

Super-responsive, seamless transaction. Went above and beyond. Would buy again with confidence.
by Jason R.
October 15th, 2020, 3:09 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best DC or mail order source for a turkey?
Replies: 7
Views: 542

Re: Best DC or mail order source for a turkey?

You can check with Arrowine in Arlington. If memory serves, I believe they either get d’Artagnan or another good source every year. Along with other assorted goodies for Thanksgiving and the holidays.
by Jason R.
October 15th, 2020, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It’s 8:30am, do you know where your Sassicaia is?
Replies: 8
Views: 873

Re: It’s 8:30am, do you know where your Sassicaia is?

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
October 15th, 2020, 2:53 pm
Poor Mark Wahlberg
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by Jason R.
October 12th, 2020, 6:20 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Done
Replies: 4
Views: 838

Re: Cellar Sale - Champagne & Bargain Bin

PM sent
by Jason R.
October 7th, 2020, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Domaine Baudry Chinon Franc de Pied - Geeks Unite!
Replies: 22
Views: 1008

Re: TN: 2011 Domaine Baudry Chinon Franc de Pied - Geeks Unite!

Sounds delicious. Thanks for the note Robert. And for introducing me to Baudry - turns out that I too have the palate of a yak!
by Jason R.
October 7th, 2020, 5:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 686
Views: 46130

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Just opened the 2017 Goodfellow Ribbon Ridge Chardonnay. If you like licking sheet metal and enjoy ripping minerality, this is the chardonnay for you! Yes! I love the side by side of Dundee Hills and Ribbon Ridge. Marcus’ signature minerality and some salinity are there for both, but the Dundee is ...
by Jason R.
October 6th, 2020, 5:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 686
Views: 46130

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

I hope the 2018 Dundee Hills is offered in the next BD. Want to reload. That wine is awesome. Don't miss the Ribbon Ridge. Declassified WR fruit. The 17 was amazing and I am chomping at the bit for fires and weather to die down so I can return to California and have Marcus ship my wine. The biggest...
by Jason R.
September 17th, 2020, 2:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Fall Release
Replies: 95
Views: 4577

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Fall Release

In for a case - Chenin, Zin, and Evangelho. Can't wait.
by Jason R.
September 13th, 2020, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14906
Views: 744729

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1 Case of 19 Walter Scott Chard 1.5 Case of Vincent Wine Compnay Chardonnay and Pinot Noir 3.5 Cases of 18/19 Goodfellow Sean Please post TNs on the 2019 chards. I have roughly 5 cases of Goodfellow due to be shipped this fall. Yes please Sean. And I've actually lost track of how many cases of Good...
by Jason R.
August 24th, 2020, 6:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with VA/DC Wines?
Replies: 33
Views: 1288

Re: Help with VA/DC Wines?

Agree with MacArthur’s (Bassins) as a great shop. In NoVa (Arlington) I would highly recommend Arrowine. They have good relationships with some good importers, including Thomas Calder. Their email ‘specials’ each week is my advice. The emails often have sharper pricing than what’s in the shop on han...
by Jason R.
August 24th, 2020, 6:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with VA/DC Wines?
Replies: 33
Views: 1288

Re: Help with VA/DC Wines?

I don't personally love Linden because they are pretentious and exclusionary and I don't like tasting at places where I literally have to hear someone say "we don't want *those kinds of people* here". That said, the wines are good, and Jim Law has been a very important part of improving the quality...
by Jason R.
August 18th, 2020, 4:05 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Cellar Clearance (West LA) updated 7/16
Replies: 11
Views: 2803

Re: FS: Cellar Clearance (West LA) updated 7/16

Julian, glad you're safe and hope you're able to spend good time with your family. Best wishes.
by Jason R.
August 9th, 2020, 5:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux
Replies: 43
Views: 2296

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux

Adam, I agree with the above points, but especially about the food. Your thread inspired me to open a 2015 Grezeaux which was absolutely stellar with my pork loin roast stuffed with manchego and sage tonight. I think the pairing hurt you. I’ve had other times when I’ve thought a Chinon would work wi...
by Jason R.
July 27th, 2020, 4:41 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Keto diet tips
Replies: 34
Views: 2171

Re: Keto diet tips

Robert, do push on! As usual, everything Sarah shared is spot on. Definitely hydrate. I would even suggest you do what feels like ‘over’-hydrating. And agree on lots of salt. I didn’t add alcohol in for 4 weeks. Don’t make a call till you’ve been in ketosis for 10+ days. FWIW, most folks agree that ...
by Jason R.
July 21st, 2020, 8:19 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Keto diet tips
Replies: 34
Views: 2171

Re: Keto diet tips

The only suggestion I’ll add to her discussion about ratios is that if you push your protein too high, you can generate gluconeogenesis (carb generation from protein). So while she is right that you don’t necessarily need to “push your fat”, it is helpful to be mindful of total protein. A This is t...
by Jason R.
July 21st, 2020, 7:39 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Keto diet tips
Replies: 34
Views: 2171

Re: Keto diet tips

Robert. Lots of info. My wife and I are 2 months in and it’s been very successful. Two quick resources: a website called ruled.me. On my phone so I can’t really link easily right now. Just google that and keto. Great resources on the diet. Second, get the app CarbManager. Critical. Free edition work...
by Jason R.
July 19th, 2020, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14906
Views: 744729

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Ramon C wrote:
July 19th, 2020, 10:31 am
4 x 2018 Baudry Le Grezeaux
Nice! PSA, MacArthur’s has 2017 Croix Boissée.
by Jason R.
July 12th, 2020, 3:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12542
Views: 488995

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2018 Goodfellow Dundee Hills Chardonnay
2012 Fattoria del Pino Brunello di Montalcino
by Jason R.
July 12th, 2020, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1607
Views: 108218

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

NV Bérêche Brut Reserve. So great. Started with refreshing citrus notes that led into stony fruit, with lovely zest throughout. As it opened, there was a faint nuttiness on the palate that contributed to a very appealing savoriness on the finish. I'm new to the Champagne thing (thanks FMIII and Envo...
by Jason R.
July 7th, 2020, 5:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Someone is Playing a Joke on Me...
Replies: 11
Views: 1169

Re: Someone is Playing a Joke on Me...

Dude!
by Jason R.
June 27th, 2020, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Sparkling Wine not named Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 49
Views: 2324

Re: What Sparkling Wine not named Champagne are you drinking?

I quite enjoy Chavy-Chouet’s Cremant. I believe he notes it’s a “low dosage”, but I can’t find any confirmatory details.
by Jason R.
June 25th, 2020, 9:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3973
Views: 409937

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

Yes. Hard pass. Based on what I've been reading it seems like Garagiste is rarely a deal... accurate? I find lost of interesting wines often at exceptional prices from Garagiste but I don't buy mysteries. Agree on better success on whites than reds but I have discovered a lot of really nice wines f...
by Jason R.
June 20th, 2020, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1817
Views: 116440

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Any insight on the Bonnaire from today’s offering? Bonnaire 2012 BdB Grand Cru.
by Jason R.
June 17th, 2020, 5:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Back to Basics: 1996 Ch. Sociando Mallet
Replies: 12
Views: 674

Re: Back to Basics: 1996 Ch. Sociando Mallet

Nice note Ramon. Sounds lovely and right up my alley.
by Jason R.
June 13th, 2020, 3:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: National Rosé Day - what’s everyone opening?
Replies: 29
Views: 864

Re: National Rosé Day - what’s everyone opening?

2019 Cadence Rosé
by Jason R.
June 13th, 2020, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1817
Views: 116440

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

So not a new offer, but a thank you and a question for all of you on this thread. First, thank you all for your thoughtful posts! This (and other threads) really helped me as I thought through how I wanted to explore Champagne. I finally read through this whole thread and made some picks based on yo...
by Jason R.
June 9th, 2020, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux - WOW WOW
Replies: 42
Views: 1895

Re: TN: 2010 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Les Grézeaux - WOW WOW

Robert, great note. Envious since I didn't get onto Baudry till the 2014 vintage. But glad I ultimately did, and it was mostly due to your influence! Turns out my palate is pretty yak-like [wink.gif]. My problem going forward will be exercising patience. These wines are so delicious young it's hard ...
by Jason R.
May 30th, 2020, 7:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12542
Views: 488995

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2015 Baudry Grezeaux Nice. Thoughts? An appealing floral nose with berries and some slight notes of cedar. The palate was earthy with dark fruits and minerality in spades. More ripe fruit here than in the 2014’s I’ve had over the last couple of years. Still a lovely acidity and long finish with fin...
by Jason R.
May 30th, 2020, 5:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12542
Views: 488995

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2015 Baudry Grezeaux
by Jason R.
May 30th, 2020, 6:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Simply the Best Goodfellow....
Replies: 5
Views: 731

Re: Simply the Best Goodfellow....

Or you're going to tempt me to open mine now...I'm trying to be a good boy and hold off for a bit :)
by Jason R.
May 29th, 2020, 4:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14906
Views: 744729

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Andrew K. wrote:
May 29th, 2020, 4:02 pm
found 2015 Mongeard-Mugneret Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Les Vergelesses at $36 and had to pick up 3 cases. they have 5 more cases if anybody is interested.
Source?
by Jason R.
May 29th, 2020, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Domaine Marquis d'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Ducs
Replies: 18
Views: 719

Re: TN: 2002 Domaine Marquis d'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Ducs

Happy Birthday Don! champagne.gif Wine sounds just lovely.
by Jason R.
May 27th, 2020, 5:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14906
Views: 744729

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2018 Baudry Grezeaux
2017 Baudry Clos Guillot
by Jason R.
May 27th, 2020, 5:09 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Foreign currency in US bank account for tuition
Replies: 8
Views: 1729

Re: Foreign currency in US bank account for tuition

M.Kaplan wrote:
May 25th, 2020, 1:49 pm
Why not wire transfer directly to the Uni?
I definitely could, but I was wondering about basically pre-purchasing some fraction of the tuition in pounds now as a bit of a hedge in case the rate goes up by October.
by Jason R.
May 27th, 2020, 5:08 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Foreign currency in US bank account for tuition
Replies: 8
Views: 1729

Re: Foreign currency in US bank account for tuition

Thanks everyone! This is super-helpful. I had been looking a bit at TransferWise, but it's great to hear from folks who've had positive experiences. Their multi-currency account sounds perfect, along with giving me a bank account number for UK.
by Jason R.
May 26th, 2020, 12:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 686
Views: 46130

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Marcus, great history there. Can’t wait for fall release [cheers.gif] Your narration encapsulates so many reasons why I love this pursuit. Wine is an amazing craft, from soil to bottle. The artistry, the details, the traditions, the patience, the site, the people, the choices...all comes together in...
by Jason R.
May 25th, 2020, 7:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 'Pierre Pressure...
Replies: 9
Views: 559

Re: TN: 'Pierre Pressure...

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
May 25th, 2020, 6:28 pm
D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
May 25th, 2020, 6:14 pm
There is a reason I only read the notes of certain people on CellarTracker. As much as I love the platform, the bulk of the tasting notes are worse than useless.
Consistent with prior note. Sally loved it.
[rofl.gif]
by Jason R.
May 25th, 2020, 11:00 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Foreign currency in US bank account for tuition
Replies: 8
Views: 1729

Foreign currency in US bank account for tuition

I searched with a variety of terms and didn’t see anything on this topic. My apologies if I overlooked something. So my oldest will be starting university in England in October (COVID-depending). It seems like the dollar is at a very favorable historic rate with the pound, and I’m thinking about try...
by Jason R.
May 17th, 2020, 5:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Three adjacent parcels of Meursault Perrières this Spring (updated!)
Replies: 79
Views: 4503

Re: Three adjacent parcels of Meursault Perrières this Spring

William, a fascinating and educational post. Many thanks.
by Jason R.
May 7th, 2020, 7:10 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Goodfellow SIP sheet...updated 5/5/20
Replies: 84
Views: 10727

Re: Goodfellow SIP sheet...updated 5/5/20

2 cases this time, I'm done* Its damn near impossible to resist these wines. BTW: Have you tried the WR field blend yet. Amazing stuff..... Sean I’m filling out my second case with a bottle of the crack, which I haven’t tried yet. I’m making terrible decisions left and right ;) Brian, You won’t be ...
by Jason R.
May 3rd, 2020, 5:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 686
Views: 46130

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Ok, I know it’s young...who cares?!? Cracked a 2017 Durant PN tonight with grilled flank steak. Such an explosive nose of ripe strawberries and fragrant flowers. Was it a little tight? Yes. Did it unfurl over an hour? Also yes. Delicious acidity and bright cranberries and red fruits with a suggestio...
by Jason R.
May 2nd, 2020, 4:34 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Roasted Potatoes
Replies: 32
Views: 2402

Re: Roasted Potatoes

The serious eats recipe is definitely one I am going to try -- though perhaps with the colander variation rather than baking soda. What I dont understand is the separating the aromatics from the oil, then adding the oil and then the aromatics back -- any reason not to strain and just add the oil wi...
by Jason R.
April 30th, 2020, 6:43 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Roasted Potatoes
Replies: 32
Views: 2402

Re: Roasted Potatoes

lots of articles re adding baking soda to the water, something about alkaline water to crisp up taters. came here to add this. game changer. here's the science: https://www.seriouseats.com/2016/12/the-food-lab-the-best-roast-potatoes-ever.html Made this tonight with roast chicken. Yum. Half didn’t ...
by Jason R.
April 30th, 2020, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Noir Durant Vineyard
Replies: 19
Views: 736

Re: TN: 2015 Goodfellow Family Cellars Pinot Noir Durant Vineyard

Wish I had come to this winery a while ago. Better late than never. +1 All day. [cheers.gif] +1 totally. Great note Dennis. I totally agree with weightless and elegant and the salinity. Some of my favorite characteristics of Marcus’ wines. I stumbled across a 2015 Ribbon Ridge PN last year and love...

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