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by Mich@el Ch@ng
December 2nd, 2020, 7:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Half tonight; the remainder tomorrow night. Preservation?
Replies: 38
Views: 937

Re: Half tonight; the remainder tomorrow night. Preservation?

I use a eurocave sowine (wine art) which does the job and keeps the wine at serving temp.
by Mich@el Ch@ng
December 2nd, 2020, 6:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2018 Red Burgundies are you Buying?
Replies: 41
Views: 1115

Re: What 2018 Red Burgundies are you Buying?

Clerget DRC Rousseau Liger Belair Mugneret Gibourg Roumier Millot Angerville A bit more than usual given it’s a birth year Wow. Do you and William have anything resembling a budget? This is more like a fantasy list than a yearli buying list. Curious why the Clerget and Millot? Tuesday night pizza w...
by Mich@el Ch@ng
December 2nd, 2020, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Residential HVAC System for Cellar
Replies: 15
Views: 569

Re: Residential HVAC System for Cellar

It’s not very humid and there is actually a dehumidifier already down there, although it’s not being used.
by Mich@el Ch@ng
December 2nd, 2020, 6:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Residential HVAC System for Cellar
Replies: 15
Views: 569

Re: Residential HVAC System for Cellar

For me yes, the HVAC crew did the coolbot install. It did take a second try to get it dialed in. And yes adding active cooling to a passive cellar is the same as any cellar. Just less load and you have the same design issues. Insulation, vapor barrier, and how best to run the cooling infrastructure...
by Mich@el Ch@ng
December 2nd, 2020, 6:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2018 Red Burgundies are you Buying?
Replies: 41
Views: 1115

Re: What 2018 Red Burgundies are you Buying?

jason, i've had the MG colombiere which is fantastic.

Yeah, I forgot Mugnier, Moreau, Barthod, and Arnoux-Lachaux
by Mich@el Ch@ng
December 2nd, 2020, 5:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Residential HVAC System for Cellar
Replies: 15
Views: 569

Re: Residential HVAC System for Cellar

Did the AC ppl install the coolbot for those of you using them? Also what would people advise adding to a large passive cellar for additional cooling? I have a passive cellar in a basement in wi where the temps are usually low 60s but thought if I could add a small mini split with coolbot it would w...
by Mich@el Ch@ng
December 2nd, 2020, 5:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2018 Red Burgundies are you Buying?
Replies: 41
Views: 1115

Re: What 2018 Red Burgundies are you Buying?

Clerget
DRC
Rousseau
Liger Belair
Mugneret Gibourg
Roumier
Millot
Angerville

A bit more than usual given it’s a birth year
by Mich@el Ch@ng
December 1st, 2020, 6:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Glass for mature Cru Beaujolais
Replies: 12
Views: 461

Re: Glass for mature Cru Beaujolais

I like the sensory for champagne, personally. I feel like the focus is on the mousse too much with smaller glasses.
by Mich@el Ch@ng
December 1st, 2020, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Glass for mature Cru Beaujolais
Replies: 12
Views: 461

Re: Glass for mature Cru Beaujolais

Rich Brown wrote:
December 1st, 2020, 3:34 pm
The best glass for aged Beaujolais is the same as it is for almost any wine - Gabriel Glass Gold. Just no need for anything else

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I agree if you substitute conterno sensory. I use it for everything.
by Mich@el Ch@ng
December 1st, 2020, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Residential HVAC System for Cellar
Replies: 15
Views: 569

Re: Residential HVAC System for Cellar

What’s the temperature of the basement when it’s not cooled?
by Mich@el Ch@ng
November 30th, 2020, 2:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Better to store wine warm or cold...
Replies: 10
Views: 456

Re: Better to store wine warm or cold...

Room temp
by Mich@el Ch@ng
November 30th, 2020, 5:37 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 223430

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Robert M yers wrote:
November 29th, 2020, 8:34 pm
For those of you looking to purchase a barrel...

https://vfundraise.com/GIFTS2020/Item?i ... tured=true
77k and it doesn’t include the whisky, sounds like a fantastic deal.
by Mich@el Ch@ng
November 30th, 2020, 5:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Home Cellar Suggestions
Replies: 6
Views: 671

Re: Home Cellar Suggestions

Subject: Home Cellar Hello Berserkers, I am looking into building a cellar at home. Thinking of dimensions of about 6ft wide and 8ft high. I live in Marin County, CA. Does anyone know of a cellar builders or contractors in the Bay area specifically Marin or Northbay? Here are my options: 1. Build a...
by Mich@el Ch@ng
November 30th, 2020, 5:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday Sales
Replies: 134
Views: 11938

Re: Black Friday Sales

10% off at FWGS for pa ppl. Variety of decent deals, including 14 riche and La tache for 2250/2700 respectively, and others. There’s some cheap 15 allemand chaillot for those in philly area in store.
by Mich@el Ch@ng
November 29th, 2020, 6:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)
Replies: 201
Views: 6104

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)

brigcampbell wrote:
November 29th, 2020, 6:50 pm
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
November 29th, 2020, 6:03 pm
2015 Terrien Wines Pinot Noir

Super pure red fruits, generous but restrained, rich but elegant. Fantastic.
Micheal, was that a berserkerday purchase? I ripped through 12 bottles of the 15 chardonnay from BD.

Excellent stuff.
No it was a recent offer he sent out, was about 18/btl
by Mich@el Ch@ng
November 29th, 2020, 6:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)
Replies: 201
Views: 6104

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)

2015 Terrien Wines Pinot Noir

Super pure red fruits, generous but restrained, rich but elegant. Fantastic.
by Mich@el Ch@ng
November 29th, 2020, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Berserkers Appellation Tasting Week 6: Vosne-Romanée +
Replies: 151
Views: 6704

Re: Wine Berserkers Appellation Tasting Week 6: Vosne-Romanée +

Having just read this thread for the first time, I'm wondering what the current thoughts are on the Michel Gros style evolving since right around the time this thread originated. My understanding is the the more current vintages (say 2010 forward) are made with a more delicate touch. Has anybody th...
by Mich@el Ch@ng
November 29th, 2020, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday Sales
Replies: 134
Views: 11938

Re: Black Friday Sales

Vinsrare 10% off 300 with code cyber2020 free shipping too if over 500.

Got some 19 clerget versueil and caillerets
by Mich@el Ch@ng
November 28th, 2020, 4:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs 2020 Edition -- and your Discovery of the Year
Replies: 114
Views: 5572

Re: WOTYs 2020 Edition -- and your Discovery of the Year

Discovery: beta wines
by Mich@el Ch@ng
November 27th, 2020, 7:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1945 Calon-Segur
Replies: 23
Views: 1060

Re: 1945 Calon-Segur

The label and fill conditions almost look a bit too good.
by Mich@el Ch@ng
November 27th, 2020, 7:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)
Replies: 201
Views: 6104

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)

2011 Hudelot Noellat VR 1er Beaumonts

Beautiful aromatics with Vosne spice. Lighter bodied, but without any green. Soy and earth as well as nice acidity. Medium plus finish. Not a top Beaumonts but quite enjoyable.
by Mich@el Ch@ng
November 27th, 2020, 6:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Benchmark bin sale
Replies: 67
Views: 4517

Re: Benchmark bin sale

They had some of that tawse gevrey 15 for $50
by Mich@el Ch@ng
November 27th, 2020, 9:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday Sales
Replies: 134
Views: 11938

Re: Black Friday Sales

If anyone knows of discounts for Macarthurs or Vinopolis, please let me know. Thanks in advance! Happy hunting! Vinopolis just had 10% off the stuff on their newsletter. Thanks. Don’t get the newsletter, is there a discount code or the price is marked down already. For the wine I’m interested in, i...
by Mich@el Ch@ng
November 27th, 2020, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday Sales
Replies: 134
Views: 11938

Re: Black Friday Sales

I've bought a couple things from Sokokin and other places, nothing big, some Drouhin Laroze bonnes mares and beze, and some lignier MSD VV, as well as some pierre peters cuvee de reserve mags.
by Mich@el Ch@ng
November 27th, 2020, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday Sales
Replies: 134
Views: 11938

Re: Black Friday Sales

Barry L i p t o n wrote:
November 27th, 2020, 7:48 am
If anyone knows of discounts for Macarthurs or Vinopolis, please let me know. Thanks in advance! Happy hunting!
Vinopolis just had 10% off the stuff on their newsletter.
by Mich@el Ch@ng
November 27th, 2020, 5:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs 2020 Edition -- and your Discovery of the Year
Replies: 114
Views: 5572

Re: WOTYs 2020 Edition -- and your Discovery of the Year

I didn’t open as many higher end bottles this year but still managed to drink some very good wines. 1 and WOTY: 2008 Cristal: Glad I went deep on this. Best potential of any champagne I’ve ever had including 96 Salon and many others. The rest of the top 10 is in no particular order. 2009 Dominique M...
by Mich@el Ch@ng
November 26th, 2020, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Dom Perignon { compared to 08` Taittinger Comtes de Champagne}
Replies: 19
Views: 1425

Re: 2010 Dom Perignon { compared to 08` Taittinger Comtes de Champagne}

I too like Brad, respect his knowledge, and enjoy his contributions. He has recently taken some contrarian positions to the popular concensus. I haven't had either of these wines but would have no trouble believing that the Dom is currently drinking better than the Comtes. I didn't have a problem b...
by Mich@el Ch@ng
November 26th, 2020, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?
Replies: 181
Views: 7211

Re: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?

Opened less wine than I thought I would:

2012 Marguet Crayeres

And had some Weller 12 and a couple spotted cows.
by Mich@el Ch@ng
November 26th, 2020, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Dom Perignon { compared to 08` Taittinger Comtes de Champagne}
Replies: 19
Views: 1425

Re: 2010 Dom Perignon { compared to 08` Taittinger Comtes de Champagne}

I’ve had both the 08 comtes and 10 dom twice recently and I’ve found the 08 comtes to have superb potential but a bit tight atm and the 10 dom underwhelming and pedestrian. Whoever compared it to 04 was pretty spot on, but I’d even probably prefer that mediocre offering. 02, 06, 08, and 09 are light...
by Mich@el Ch@ng
November 25th, 2020, 4:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday Sales
Replies: 134
Views: 11938

Re: Black Friday Sales

HDH 15%
by Mich@el Ch@ng
November 25th, 2020, 4:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1908
Views: 198722

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

For those of you who can buy from HDH, they’re offering 15% off atm.
by Mich@el Ch@ng
November 25th, 2020, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14932
Views: 746657

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1990 yquem
by Mich@el Ch@ng
November 24th, 2020, 7:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beta release coming...
Replies: 54
Views: 4721

Re: Beta release coming...

The 13 was superb recently and 14 should be a more accessible vintage. 2013 Beta Wines Vare Cabernet Sauvignon Initially very acidic and thin on the palate before being poured into the decanter. After 30 min started to open up and gained strength over a couple hours. Dark purple in the glass but dec...
by Mich@el Ch@ng
November 24th, 2020, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Comparing Moreau’s 2017 reds
Replies: 6
Views: 403

Re: Comparing Moreau’s 2017 reds

I’d just gotten some cardeuse
by Mich@el Ch@ng
November 24th, 2020, 5:02 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 223430

Re: The Bourbon Thread

I got a bottle of the forester barrel strength, we’ll see how it is.
by Mich@el Ch@ng
November 24th, 2020, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Krug 168 half bottle
Replies: 17
Views: 1148

Re: TN: Krug 168 half bottle

I think the 168 is drinking nicely out of half right now. I'm happy that I bought it in sufficient quantity that I don't think twice about opening one, though.
by Mich@el Ch@ng
November 24th, 2020, 6:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)
Replies: 201
Views: 6104

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)

2017 Ramonet Clos de la Boudriotte High toned, crunchy red fruits, lighter on the palate than the 15-16 but with generous fruit and a long finish. 2015 Mongeard Mugneret VR 1er Orveaux Classic Vosne, a lick of oak but not overly much, nice spice. I don’t find this rustic; good power and a long finis...
by Mich@el Ch@ng
November 24th, 2020, 5:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Krug 168 half bottle
Replies: 17
Views: 1148

Re: TN: Krug 168 half bottle

I find this bottle size perfect. I have more bottles of this wine in this size than any other (including 08 dom). It’s the perfect size for a weeknight and will last decades if I don’t drink them all first (unlikely, although I’ve finished almost all my other Krug halves except a couple 167)
by Mich@el Ch@ng
November 23rd, 2020, 4:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Some Recent Tastes (Caillez, Remi Leroy, Mousse, ArPePe, Kelley Fox, Tissot)
Replies: 7
Views: 530

Re: TNs: Some Recent Tastes (Caillez, Remi Leroy, Mousse, ArPePe, Kelley Fox, Tissot)

Yeah Astor has the 02 rocce rosse lately for 69. I’ve been drinking the crus from 02-06 lately so 15 is super early.
by Mich@el Ch@ng
November 23rd, 2020, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Bouchard and Faiveley
Replies: 10
Views: 970

Re: TN: Bouchard and Faiveley

I don't think I've ever read a really stellar review of a Mazis. My own experience of Maume (now under new ownership, I read) revealed wine that could with charity be called earthy, and without it, dirty. My high-roller friends who are nice enough to invite me to dinner never serve the wine. Can so...
by Mich@el Ch@ng
November 23rd, 2020, 12:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14932
Views: 746657

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

89 yquem
by Mich@el Ch@ng
November 23rd, 2020, 11:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Some Recent Tastes (Caillez, Remi Leroy, Mousse, ArPePe, Kelley Fox, Tissot)
Replies: 7
Views: 530

Re: TNs: Some Recent Tastes (Caillez, Remi Leroy, Mousse, ArPePe, Kelley Fox, Tissot)

Yeah that’s super young to be drinking the crus, it has lots of upside.
by Mich@el Ch@ng
November 22nd, 2020, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Guy Larmandier Champagne Signé François Vieilles Vignes Blanc de Blancs
Replies: 3
Views: 323

TN: 2008 Guy Larmandier Champagne Signé François Vieilles Vignes Blanc de Blancs

Focused, excellent acidity, lemon zest and super pure fruit, long finish. One of the better growers recently.
by Mich@el Ch@ng
November 22nd, 2020, 7:05 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: More Random Wines For Sale
Replies: 5
Views: 897

Re: More Random Wines For Sale

That tawse gevrey is superb. I have too much wine or I’d grab the case.
by Mich@el Ch@ng
November 22nd, 2020, 2:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Hudelot-Noellat Chambolle-Musigny
Replies: 25
Views: 1233

Re: TN: 2017 Hudelot-Noellat Chambolle-Musigny

It should come as no surprise to anyone that this is just gorgeous. PnP and singing right from the first moment: enveloping, broad nose of intense (though never candied) red fruit, fresh herbs, intense trail of white pepper and beautiful chalkiness and granite. The acidity is extremely vibrant and ...
by Mich@el Ch@ng
November 22nd, 2020, 7:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Hudelot-Noellat Chambolle-Musigny
Replies: 25
Views: 1233

Re: TN: 2017 Hudelot-Noellat Chambolle-Musigny

It should come as no surprise to anyone that this is just gorgeous. PnP and singing right from the first moment: enveloping, broad nose of intense (though never candied) red fruit, fresh herbs, intense trail of white pepper and beautiful chalkiness and granite. The acidity is extremely vibrant and ...
by Mich@el Ch@ng
November 21st, 2020, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14932
Views: 746657

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

09 Jouan clos sorbe
by Mich@el Ch@ng
November 21st, 2020, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Strategy/ Tips going into Black Friday and Saving for BD
Replies: 9
Views: 914

Re: Strategy/ Tips going into Black Friday and Saving for BD

For those who can easily buy from HDH, they often have good deals. WHWC does as well.

Last year I got a bunch of Krug 164 mags on bf/cm for <400.

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