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by Mattstolz
January 17th, 2020, 6:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11147
Views: 410171

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Last night enjoyed both a 2018 Kelley Fox Chardonnay Durant Lark Block along with a Hiyu Halo Spring Ephemeral. both are fantastic and are 100% rebuys in my book. great for pairing, great for enjoying on their own, both complex, crisp, and wonderful
by Mattstolz
January 14th, 2020, 7:30 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: Kelley Fox Wines
Replies: 18
Views: 1284

Re: NEWBIE INTRO: Kelley Fox Wines

also, Dustin, I would like to know where Kelley got an "I <3 Volnay" shirt.
by Mattstolz
January 14th, 2020, 4:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% — and now 100% — tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 1116
Views: 57822

Re: US to impose 25% — and now 100% — tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Presuming this tariff isn't resolved, where do our dollars and importers go? I suspect I'll probably investigate WA and OR wines more deeply. Not because they're equivalent to French and Italian wines, but for the sake of variety. Importers probably will have to focus on South America if they have ...
by Mattstolz
January 14th, 2020, 4:11 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: Kelley Fox Wines
Replies: 18
Views: 1284

Re: NEWBIE INTRO: Kelley Fox Wines

absolutely cannot say enough positive things about Kelley, Dustin, or these wines. Anyone who loves pure, elegant, site driven wines that hasn't tried them should be all over whatever offers Dustin puts out on BD. If you've had them before, you don't need me to tell you that because you were already...
by Mattstolz
January 11th, 2020, 7:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1171
Views: 66568

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

2010 Jean Tardy et Fils Fixin La Place Tardy has been showing up a decent amount lately so wanted to pass these thoughts along. This wine is about as good as I could think a $26 Burgundy could be. Great mix of floral, red fruit, and forest floor on the nose, matched with bright red fruit and some s...
by Mattstolz
January 11th, 2020, 5:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1171
Views: 66568

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

2010 Jean Tardy et Fils Fixin La Place Tardy has been showing up a decent amount lately so wanted to pass these thoughts along. This wine is about as good as I could think a $26 Burgundy could be. Great mix of floral, red fruit, and forest floor on the nose, matched with bright red fruit and some s...
by Mattstolz
January 11th, 2020, 11:55 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Hard season in Paris.
Replies: 19
Views: 1441

Re: Hard season in Paris.

really hoping this gets resolved soon. Im guessing its terrible for france's economy in general, and selfishly i have a trip planned at the beginning of april which currently is counting on a SNCF ride from Barcelona to Lyon.
by Mattstolz
January 11th, 2020, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: JANUARY WINE CONSUMPTION
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: JANUARY WINE CONSUMPTION

im never quite sure what the reason for dry january being such a thing is. just the overdrinking that people do during the holidays? i feel like most of us also believe that wine (at least red wine) has some solid health benefits, so dry january seems to fly in the face of that
by Mattstolz
January 11th, 2020, 8:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Patty Green Commemorative Willamette Valley
Replies: 4
Views: 617

Re: TN: 2017 Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Patty Green Commemorative Willamette Valley

i was wondering when i would see a tasting note for this wine. what a beautiful color!
by Mattstolz
January 11th, 2020, 5:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do You Find Petit Sirah To Be Monolithic?
Replies: 70
Views: 3208

Re: Do You Find Petit Sirah To Be Monolithic?

Adam Frisch wrote:
January 11th, 2020, 5:21 am
I've never had much luck with PS. In fact, the very opposite. What would be a good, fresher, lower alcohol producer in CA?
dang thread back from the grave! but have you tried Hardy's Maple PS with Dirty and Rowdy?
by Mattstolz
January 9th, 2020, 7:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% — and now 100% — tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 1116
Views: 57822

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

^ I think tech is a different issue. Aerospace is an issue because of the Boeing/Airbus competition along with the national security desire to have a "domestic" company that can make planes and rockets for defense purposes. Tech is just sloshing with money. I'm sure Europe would like to have its ow...
by Mattstolz
January 9th, 2020, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% — and now 100% — tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 1116
Views: 57822

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Now this: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/01/07/tech-giants-tariffs-france-095668 "Tech giants push for tariffs as fight over French tax heats up Amazon, Google and Facebook endorsed the administration’s plan to slap tariffs on $2.4 billion worth of French cheese, Champagne, handbags and other g...
by Mattstolz
January 9th, 2020, 4:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Joseph Voillot?
Replies: 13
Views: 1280

Re: Joseph Voillot?

visiting them in April!

Classic producer, elegant wines in Volnay. Very excited about the visit
by Mattstolz
January 9th, 2020, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Questions you ask on a winery tour/tasting visit?
Replies: 26
Views: 965

Re: Questions you ask on a winery tour/tasting visit?

I like to ask what other kinds of wines they enjoy drinking
by Mattstolz
January 7th, 2020, 7:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: January Offerings
Replies: 59
Views: 5904

Re: January Offerings

Pax Sonoma Hillsides is tomorrow
by Mattstolz
January 5th, 2020, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How does one extract a broken cork from inside a bottle?
Replies: 39
Views: 1386

Re: How does one extract a broken cork from inside a bottle?

A high strength thin cloth cut into 2” or so strip. Put the strip of cloth in the bottle, turn the bottle upside down and pull the cloth out with the cork. It may take a few tries but the cork will come out with the strip of cloth. this is a much better and probably less frustrating version of what...
by Mattstolz
January 5th, 2020, 1:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Bourbon Impacted Your Wine Spending?
Replies: 99
Views: 2813

Re: Has Bourbon Impacted Your Wine Spending?

Jim Anderson wrote:
January 5th, 2020, 10:48 am
D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
January 5th, 2020, 10:14 am
No. I buy and drink Bourbon, but it has not affected my wine buying.
Bingo. Why would a life essential impact my wine purchases?
its so true though.
by Mattstolz
January 5th, 2020, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Favorite Wines Inroduced to You by a Fellow Board Member - Top 3-5?
Replies: 74
Views: 3499

Re: Your Favorite Wines Inroduced to You by a Fellow Board Member - Top 3-5?

Bedrock and Goodfellow. that on its own ended up filling 1/4 of my wine fridge now.
by Mattstolz
January 5th, 2020, 12:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How does one extract a broken cork from inside a bottle?
Replies: 39
Views: 1386

Re: How does one extract a broken cork from inside a bottle?

I use one of the metal wires from an old digital thermometer and loop it around the cork and pull it through. it takes some messing around and some patience but it has worked every time.
by Mattstolz
January 3rd, 2020, 7:58 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: ???
Replies: 31
Views: 2338

Re: ???

Todd Hamina wrote:
January 3rd, 2020, 8:44 am
Who?
who's on first.
by Mattstolz
January 2nd, 2020, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 purchases vs. overall cellar
Replies: 59
Views: 2351

Re: 2019 purchases vs. overall cellar

most of my cellar was purchased in the last year . ohio-state_SOUTH-CAROLINA.png . https://www.youtu. be.com/watch?v=H_Mm9natCWE . haha I saw it. tell people that I own polos and jerseys for both teams (grew up in SC but went to HS and college in OH), but OSU has far more of my money than Clemson. ...
by Mattstolz
January 2nd, 2020, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 Wine Resolutions
Replies: 60
Views: 2665

Re: 2020 Wine Resolutions

I’d like to be more conscious about consumption that does more harm than good, to be honest. Many of us like to say we enjoy a glass or two at night, but in reality exceed that. I don’t drink most nights but when I do ... My challenge is that one glass is not enough of a good wine, two feels great,...
by Mattstolz
January 2nd, 2020, 3:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are your wines of the 2010s?
Replies: 46
Views: 2032

Re: What are your wines of the 2010s?

hmm lets see: Red: tough call... probably 1971 Produttori Normale White: 2016 Walter Scott Bunker Hill (viticole cuvée) Sparkling: Cedric Bouchard Cote de Val Vilaine this is an interesting exercise for me because a decade ago if you had asked me I probably would have told you that I would never dri...
by Mattstolz
January 2nd, 2020, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 Wine Resolutions
Replies: 60
Views: 2665

Re: 2020 Wine Resolutions

Not just buy less. I’m giving myself a specific target: Buy no more than 12 bottles in 2020 (other than restaurant purchases for on-site consumption). So far, 1.5 days down and 0 bottles. Winning! that's an ambitious target! im guessing with such a strict limit you already have a couple bottles in ...
by Mattstolz
January 2nd, 2020, 5:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 Wine Resolutions
Replies: 60
Views: 2665

2020 Wine Resolutions

Anyone have any wine related resolutions this year? My wine resolutions tend to fit in to my overall main resolution which is to be more conscious about the amount of waste I generate and am responsible for. Would like to focus on producers that farm responsibly and work on making my house more envi...
by Mattstolz
January 1st, 2020, 9:48 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: PSA - use eye protection for pruning!
Replies: 6
Views: 500

Re: PSA - use eye protection for pruning!

from the eye field side of things, not a bad idea to also let an eye doc take a look at it (unless an ophthalmologist looked while at the ER, which I doubt) because good pops like that can cause a delayed retinal tear or detachment. its normally precautionary but always a good idea.
by Mattstolz
January 1st, 2020, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Year's Eve Champagne?
Replies: 65
Views: 2030

Re: New Year's Eve Champagne?

planned on sabering a Kirkland Champagne and then opening a bottle of Bouchard beside it. the sabering didn't work (the lip of the bottle just chipped in several places and stayed put) and the Bouchard never got opened. that's what happens when your wife makes great cocktails.
by Mattstolz
January 1st, 2020, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 purchases vs. overall cellar
Replies: 59
Views: 2351

Re: 2019 purchases vs. overall cellar

most of my cellar was purchased in the last year, so the numbers are overall pretty similar. the main difference being that I bought way more Oregon pinot and way less Bordeaux this year. result of going to Bordeaux 2 years ago and going to the willamette in 2019. plus just not having space for a bu...
by Mattstolz
December 30th, 2019, 3:32 am
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Styro shippers vs Cardboard
Replies: 15
Views: 1502

Re: Styro shippers vs Cardboard

I pointed this out in a thread on the epicurean page, but I got a cool alternative from D’Artagnan a couple weeks ago in the form of a compostable styro-like corn based material. it insulated well enough to keep frozen stuff frozen, provided protection, and came with a whole list of ways it can be u...
by Mattstolz
December 29th, 2019, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?
Replies: 100
Views: 6297

Re: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?

'16 Barolo, but with a 100% tariff that probably won't be doable... I’m backing away too if 100% happens. this is an interesting point. everyone is talking about 100%, but I'm curious what everyone would do if it actually ends up another 25-30%. the release for comments doesn't say 100% or nothing ...
by Mattstolz
December 29th, 2019, 3:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines of Etna
Replies: 58
Views: 4348

Re: Wines of Etna

Who do you think make the best QPR Etna Rossos? The Baudry or Prum of Etna if you like. TIA. I think the Terre Nerre single vineyard wines offer amazing QPR - especially since I can find them at a steal of a deal with respect to the quality. I love these wines because they are fairly giving young, ...
by Mattstolz
December 29th, 2019, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 86 & 89 Bordeaux
Replies: 30
Views: 2192

Re: 86 & 89 Bordeaux

about 3 years ago I had an 86 Ch Canon that was fantastic. that's about the extent of my 86 Bordeaux experience so far.
by Mattstolz
December 29th, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Riesling advice
Replies: 9
Views: 696

Re: Riesling advice

you're gonna get a lot of suggestions for German Riesling here. They're all gonna be great. But if you want something a little different, and domestic (since you mentioned California), check out Hermann Weimer winery from the Finger Lakes. they're under $30 (under 20 for their base-level dry rieslin...
by Mattstolz
December 28th, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corkage according to the value of your bottle
Replies: 90
Views: 5074

Re: Corkage according to the value of your bottle

so, what would the justification for this be in any case? someone bringing a more expensive bottle probably would have purchased a more expensive bottle, so there is greater lost opportunity? because i could bring a 1967 Nebbiolo i paid $35 for and it will be way more work for them than a 2012 DRC, ...
by Mattstolz
December 28th, 2019, 9:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1739
Views: 210735

Re: Official Costco Thread

BenH wrote:
December 27th, 2019, 6:20 pm
Lake Zurich, IL location had the LP Grand Siecle for $69.97 per bottle. Grabbed a couple for New Year's Eve party!
thats a great grab!
by Mattstolz
December 27th, 2019, 7:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?
Replies: 100
Views: 6297

Re: What’s your “definite buy” in 2020?

2015 Produttori riservas
Kelley Fox mirabai
Dirty and Rowdy Mouvedre
Patricia Green... anything
Bedrock... all the bedrock.
by Mattstolz
December 27th, 2019, 2:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Truffled Egg-Yolk Ravioli
Replies: 6
Views: 606

Re: Truffled Egg-Yolk Ravioli

I've made uova di raviolo many times over the years and it's always a delicious show-stopping dish. Her directions are quite good. I'd add that gently pressing out the air bubbles are key. I usually cut my dough into squares, pipe the filling and place the yolk, then brush water around the filling,...
by Mattstolz
December 27th, 2019, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine and Data Science
Replies: 23
Views: 1047

Re: Wine and Data Science

I think the really good parallel to this would be thinking about a wine recc algorithm similar to how pandora works with music. There are a lot of parallels with how much both music and wine involve personal taste, and you can build a web of connecting characteristics that would link one wine to ano...
by Mattstolz
December 26th, 2019, 4:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP Chicago Wine Auctions (without buyer premiums)
Replies: 15
Views: 1169

Re: RIP Chicago Wine Auctions

I don't get it, wouldn't you just lower your bids by 17%? What's the difference to the buyer between bidding $120 and paying no premium versus $100 and paying a 20% premium? Wouldn't you just accept that 20% is part of the price, work out what a bottle will cost you all in and bid accordingly? It i...
by Mattstolz
December 26th, 2019, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP Chicago Wine Auctions (without buyer premiums)
Replies: 15
Views: 1169

RIP Chicago Wine Auctions (without buyer premiums)

New auction started today... with a shiny new 20% buyers premium. this was the only auction I used to regularly check because new ones started frequently and there was no premium to the buyer. yeah, it ended up being a lot of repeats from previous auctions but every once a while a good deal would sh...
by Mattstolz
December 24th, 2019, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's Your Nebbiolo Cutoff Date?
Replies: 39
Views: 2331

Re: What's Your Nebbiolo Cutoff Date?

john stimson wrote:
December 24th, 2019, 8:29 am
Matt--this happens repeatedly for me with older Rioja as well.
I've only ever gotten a chance to try one bottle of old Rioja but that is exactly what happened now that you mention it. maybe not to the same degree as a 1970s Nebbiolo but definitely put on weight and fruit character with air.
by Mattstolz
December 24th, 2019, 6:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's Your Nebbiolo Cutoff Date?
Replies: 39
Views: 2331

Re: What's Your Nebbiolo Cutoff Date?

I would love to see threads like this about all classic age-able wines. mostly because I do exactly what you do with Nebbiolo, Sarah, but I think it is probably singular in its ability to put on weight and color and completely change with that long slow ox. I have never seen this happen with an old ...
by Mattstolz
December 24th, 2019, 6:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Fantastic Value!"
Replies: 79
Views: 5196

Re: "Fantastic Value!"

I also want to add just about any wine made by occhipinti to the list. such quality winemaking, pure expression, brilliant aromas, and bright fruit. all in a package that is in the 20ish range. also most wines from vajra definitely fit the bill. the langhe Nebbiolo is like 12 bucks at a shop in the...
by Mattstolz
December 23rd, 2019, 8:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Fantastic Value!"
Replies: 79
Views: 5196

Re: "Fantastic Value!"

I also want to add just about any wine made by occhipinti to the list. such quality winemaking, pure expression, brilliant aromas, and bright fruit. all in a package that is in the 20ish range. also most wines from vajra definitely fit the bill. the langhe Nebbiolo is like 12 bucks at a shop in the ...
by Mattstolz
December 23rd, 2019, 2:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will paying sales tax & higher shipping cost cause you to buy less online?
Replies: 24
Views: 1299

Re: Will paying sales tax & higher shipping cost cause you to buy less online?

Scott Brunson wrote:
December 23rd, 2019, 11:36 am
LMD Ermitaño wrote:
December 23rd, 2019, 10:00 am
#5.
+1
soo... option #6?
by Mattstolz
December 22nd, 2019, 7:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1739
Views: 210735

Re: Official Costco Thread

JonathanG wrote:
December 21st, 2019, 6:03 pm
the costcowineblog said they saw La Rioja Alta 904 for $48? Anyone else see that? That's an awesome rioja and a great price.
I saw this too. was hoping it would show up at mine but no such luck
by Mattstolz
December 22nd, 2019, 7:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Fantastic Value!"
Replies: 79
Views: 5196

Re: "Fantastic Value!"

agree on felsina and produttori. pretty much can be positive anything from both of these two is gonna be a deal at whatever price point. produttori is also often a bargain even with age on it. giocosa's valmaggiore is also a steal pretty often. would also throw out Kelley Fox's Ahurani and Mirabai b...
by Mattstolz
December 21st, 2019, 5:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1739
Views: 210735

Re: Official Costco Thread

I ended up grabbing a 2015 Marquis de Calon Segur today for $26. seemed like a pretty solid deal. anyone have thoughts on this wine? big fan of Calon typically
by Mattstolz
December 21st, 2019, 5:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TotalWine BDX Futures LIVE
Replies: 50
Views: 3891

Re: TotalWine BDX Futures LIVE

Out of all the people in the country that could eat the tariffs I would place Total at #1. I would be surprised if they don't honor the original orders at the original prices. edit to clarify: * eat tariffs on original orders Hank, original orders doesn't mean a thing, if tariffs are 100% or more, ...
by Mattstolz
December 20th, 2019, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TotalWine BDX Futures LIVE
Replies: 50
Views: 3891

Re: TotalWine BDX Futures LIVE

I suppose TW has enough futures out there to be a potential class action target Jeremy. Would be best if the risk served as a deterrent, since successful class actions take a lot of time and result in a significant chunk of the settlement going to the attorneys. Would class members receive wine or ...

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