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by Mattstolz
March 29th, 2020, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Radio-Coteau Las Colinas Syrah
Replies: 8
Views: 241

Re: TN: 2013 Radio-Coteau Las Colinas Syrah

the Radio Couteau Syrahs ive had have been really fantastic. the Dusty Lane 2013 I had recently was one of my favorite American Syrahs ive had in memory
by Mattstolz
March 28th, 2020, 6:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1313
Views: 76473

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

AndrewH wrote:
March 28th, 2020, 6:24 pm
Mattstolz wrote:
March 28th, 2020, 1:28 pm
AndrewH wrote:
March 21st, 2020, 11:38 am
Nice offer of 2015 Felsina CCR Rancia. Haven’t seen a price that low for this wine in a while.
what was the price for it? Rancia is one of my favorite wines anywhere.

I did grab a bottle or two from the Clerget email. mostly lower levels
$39.99
wow that is a great price!
by Mattstolz
March 28th, 2020, 5:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvèdre Outer Limits
Replies: 10
Views: 462

Re: TN: 2018 Dirty and Rowdy Mourvèdre Outer Limits

The virtual tasting was really a fun experience!

Hardy if you read this thank you for doing them
by Mattstolz
March 28th, 2020, 1:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1313
Views: 76473

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

AndrewH wrote:
March 21st, 2020, 11:38 am
Nice offer of 2015 Felsina CCR Rancia. Haven’t seen a price that low for this wine in a while.
what was the price for it? Rancia is one of my favorite wines anywhere.

I did grab a bottle or two from the Clerget email. mostly lower levels
by Mattstolz
March 28th, 2020, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: March Wine Consumption
Replies: 16
Views: 652

Re: March Wine Consumption

Wine consumption has felt pretty far down for me this month. This has definitely felt like a bourbon-is-needed month for me. but actually, because of a couple of special nights that we snuck in with friends before everything hit the fan, id say im about even in wine consumption
by Mattstolz
March 28th, 2020, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: E-training and Webinars
Replies: 1
Views: 141

Re: E-training and Webinars

Ridge and Dirty and Rowdy are doing weekly zoom meetings for the time being. Pax posted a tasting video on his instagram page Brenna Quigley and Paul Wasserman did a great instagram live on the cote d'or geology yesterday La Paulee has created some instagram lives with d'angerville, Lafon, Roulot, a...
by Mattstolz
March 26th, 2020, 5:44 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Goodfellow Spring Release offer-Mix and match as you like, and shipping is complimentary on all orders!
Replies: 26
Views: 1893

Re: Goodfellow Spring Release offer-Mix and match as you like, and shipping is complimentary on all orders!

working through a bottle of 2016 Whistling ridge last night and tonight... wow wine!

Will be in for some of these ASAP. some of the top pinot and chard anywhere
by Mattstolz
March 26th, 2020, 5:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: new cellar from cellarraiders
Replies: 4
Views: 870

Re: new cellar from cellarraiders

im curious to see what happens to wine pricing over the next few months. it surprises me some that its been so steady this week so far
by Mattstolz
March 26th, 2020, 3:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Avalanche of e-mail wine offers
Replies: 50
Views: 3420

Re: Avalanche of e-mail wine offers

I, too, have been received a blizzard. A friend at the distributor level told me that retail sales are fine. I figured they may be (a) capitalizing on the fact that restaurants and bars are closed and/or (b) trying to rake in some cash and reduce inventory before the economic tsunami hits. my frien...
by Mattstolz
March 22nd, 2020, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any tips on Video Tastings?
Replies: 18
Views: 447

Re: Any tips on Video Tastings?

biggest suggestion I can come up with after several zoom meetings this week (and a zoom workout class my wife did) is turn off your mic if you're not currently trying to talk. especially if you happen to be in a noisy place or home
by Mattstolz
March 21st, 2020, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When this all ends . . . .
Replies: 19
Views: 1552

Re: When this all ends . . . .

if I still have a job when life starts returning to normal, then a Leroy will probably be opened around then.
by Mattstolz
March 21st, 2020, 7:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Interactive Tastings
Replies: 17
Views: 840

Re: Dirty and Rowdy Interactive Tastings

im ashamed.... I originally posted this thread, and ended up on a hike with friends and was somewhere on or near the top of Mount Sassafras when this was happening.

REALLY looking forward to the next one! Did anyone end up recording this one??
by Mattstolz
March 21st, 2020, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine stores are considered “essential” in NY
Replies: 19
Views: 994

Re: Wine stores are considered “essential” in NY

I imagine anyone selling discretionary items (despite the "essential" label) is going to be in trouble long term, whether that be retail or wineries themselves. Once the impact on the economy is realized and layoffs are in full force, people will severely cut back on spending as they seek to preser...
by Mattstolz
March 20th, 2020, 1:43 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Walter Scott Rock Salt
Replies: 3
Views: 276

Re: WTB: Walter Scott Rock Salt

have you checked the Berserker COVID relief forum? they are on sale there
by Mattstolz
March 16th, 2020, 8:24 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting
Replies: 37
Views: 1769

Re: Dirty and Rowdy 6 Pack + Interactive WB Tasting

really looking forward to this tasting. hoping that McCarus gets these wines to SC before then because I promised a local shop that just went pickup only to grab them there.
by Mattstolz
March 15th, 2020, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best overperforming wine you’ve ever had
Replies: 98
Views: 4964

Re: Best overperforming wine you’ve ever had

this kind of thread is always interesting to me. there are two ways it can go: cheap wine that plays out of its league and great wine that is even better than expected. I would imagine until you've had some of the great wines, that second category is hard to imagine. as an example: it seems crazy to...
by Mattstolz
March 15th, 2020, 6:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 444
Views: 31167

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

got to share a 2013 Richards Cuvee Chardonnay last night. This wine still feels incredibly youthful. Its got bright energy and freshness, but with enough stuffing to balance really nicely. The last CT note on this one is from 2 years ago, and it looks like its incorporated really well since then, be...
by Mattstolz
March 14th, 2020, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1828
Views: 229656

Re: Official Costco Thread

anyone tried the current Kirkland Oakville cab yet?
by Mattstolz
March 14th, 2020, 7:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty and Rowdy Interactive Tastings
Replies: 17
Views: 840

Dirty and Rowdy Interactive Tastings

Email this morning from Hardy and the crew, such a fun idea in these times where we're encouraged to keep our distance. FREE INTERACTIVE TASTING SERIES BEGINS 3/21 Over the next few weeks we will spend more time at home, cooking for loved ones and opening bottles with family. Though our traditional ...
by Mattstolz
March 13th, 2020, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: anybody traveling in France?
Replies: 99
Views: 6240

Re: anybody traveling in France?

Lufthansa is officially only flying 5 routes from the EU to the US at the time being. our flights from Munich to Charlotte 1st week of April are a no go. im not sure how the process of getting money back for the trip is supposed to happen... at this point when I pull the itinerary its still listed a...
by Mattstolz
March 11th, 2020, 7:55 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 208
Views: 7400

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

Press release from the Department of Homeland Security states the travel ban only applies to foreign nationals, not to citizens or permanent residents of the US who have been screened prior to entry https://www.dhs.gov/news/2020/03/11/homeland-security-acting-secretary-chad-f-wolf-s-statement-presid...
by Mattstolz
March 11th, 2020, 6:14 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 208
Views: 7400

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

President Trump just announced no travel from Europe for 30 days starting on Friday.
by Mattstolz
March 10th, 2020, 2:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CA Pinot vs Burgundy — why are critics kinder to CA?
Replies: 112
Views: 4281

Re: CA Pinot vs Burgundy — why are critics kinder to CA?

Here is the new Wine Spectator. Maybe we had the premise backwards? 883B02D8-32FC-4219-B2AC-9597722FB083.jpeg that average price of the Cote de Nuits wines in this photo is over $800. seems questionably representative. I thought about this for a long time before crossing over from wine merchant to ...
by Mattstolz
March 10th, 2020, 3:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CA Pinot vs Burgundy — why are critics kinder to CA?
Replies: 112
Views: 4281

Re: CA Pinot vs Burgundy — why are critics kinder to CA?

has Burghound ever given a 100 point score?

its funny, I see a 91 from Suckling and wonder "hmm wonder what went wrong with this wine?"
I see a 91 from Burghound and its like "oh shoot this must be pretty good!"
by Mattstolz
March 9th, 2020, 5:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CA Pinot vs Burgundy — why are critics kinder to CA?
Replies: 112
Views: 4281

Re: CA Pinot vs Burgundy — why are critics kinder to CA?

I have always wondered this as well. its not just true for professional reviewers I feel though. CT does the same thing. consider this: average CT ratings for Rivers Marie old vine Summa are about the same as Domaine Leroy Nuits St Georges. im gonna get pushback on that, so I'm gonna qualify with it...
by Mattstolz
March 8th, 2020, 7:18 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: One more Scarecrow allocation at cost
Replies: 1
Views: 252

One more Scarecrow allocation at cost

Finally got on the Scarecrow list this year.... and Ive gotta save money for an upcoming Burgundy trip instead. Not looking to make any money on the allocation but want to stay on the list still. We can ship it right to your house from the winery wooden case in all. Or if you like paying an extra $7...
by Mattstolz
March 8th, 2020, 7:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cerbaiona Cerbaiona Rosso VDT II
Replies: 4
Views: 327

Re: Cerbaiona Cerbaiona Rosso VDT II

I still can't believe I got away with basically a combination of 13 and 15 Cerbaiona Brunello for the price it was being sold at.
by Mattstolz
March 8th, 2020, 6:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: anybody traveling in France?
Replies: 99
Views: 6240

Re: anybody traveling in France?

At the moment it's mostly business as usual. There have been some restrictions in some areas, with schools temporarily closing in Alsace and the Oise region, north of Paris (Chantilly area) and the odd football match off; in the wine world a Burgundy wine fair due to take place this weekend was can...
by Mattstolz
March 7th, 2020, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: anybody traveling in France?
Replies: 99
Views: 6240

Re: anybody traveling in France?

the embassy still says everything is free for movement but that there are extra checks for flights coming in from highly impacted areas. I am going in a month but have a friend going in 10 days. last night she told me she contacted her tour guides and hotel and they told her Beaune is still business...
by Mattstolz
March 7th, 2020, 5:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?
Replies: 164
Views: 12865

Re: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?

I have been wondering, as a total newbie to investing markets, everyone keeps saying "the fundamentals are strong" but how long does a company have to have its production facilities in china shutdown, its employees working from home, and its business trips cancelled and postponed before that's not s...
by Mattstolz
March 7th, 2020, 5:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #Nopaulee
Replies: 8
Views: 1144

Re: #Nopaulee

we opened up a Domaine Simon Bize Bourgogne "Les Perrieres" 2015 tonight. Dark red color with some slightly darker skewed brambly fruits. certainly young but tasty, I imagine it'll be better tomorrow!
by Mattstolz
March 6th, 2020, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer
Replies: 256
Views: 20726

Re: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer

just another data point: this is my first year in the MB futures program and I called and asked about the estate bottlings a few weeks ago, they told me you never HAVE to order them, but if cancelling the estate bottlings becomes a habit then they "reconsider whether you want to be in the program or...
by Mattstolz
March 6th, 2020, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Wine Shops for Shipping to Texas??
Replies: 29
Views: 1777

Re: Best Wine Shops for Shipping to Texas??

ive ordered for my brother who lives in TX via Austin Wine Merchant and they had a pretty good selection.
by Mattstolz
March 6th, 2020, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the best $20 dollar bottle you know of?
Replies: 97
Views: 5191

Re: What's the best $20 dollar bottle you know of?

I'm not sure I fully understand the goal. Do you really want people's impression of the best $20 bottle? Do you want the $20 bottle people find most likely to be confused for an $80 or $200 bottle? Are you also asking for advice on which $80 bottle could be confused for the $20 bottle? Also, who is...
by Mattstolz
March 5th, 2020, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which California Mailing Lists are “Worth it?”
Replies: 93
Views: 7053

Re: Which California Mailing Lists are “Worth it?”

Howard Cooper wrote:
March 5th, 2020, 4:32 pm
Does anyone buy classic California producers like:

Mount Eden
ABC
Forman
Heitz
Joseph Swan
Stony Hill

And others - or it is just the latest flavor of the month?
I still really enjoy ABC and old Joseph swan
by Mattstolz
March 5th, 2020, 3:17 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 208
Views: 7400

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

we've got a trip booked the first week of April into Barcelona and out of Lyon. not planning on changing anything, but its with Lufthansa and they grounded 120 planes and cancelled 25% of their EU flights today so I don't know if its looking good. If Lufthansa cancels on me, then so be it, but since...
by Mattstolz
March 5th, 2020, 2:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which California Mailing Lists are “Worth it?”
Replies: 93
Views: 7053

Re: Which California Mailing Lists are “Worth it?”

only lists that I'm on for Cali: Bedrock Dirty and Rowdy Monte Bello Pax (but haven't ever bought from this one, can get them locally same price) Only other US lists that I'm on: Kelley Fox Patricia Green You should try out some Goodfellow :) oh yeah! I'm on the Goodfellow list as well. [snort.gif]
by Mattstolz
March 5th, 2020, 8:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which California Mailing Lists are “Worth it?”
Replies: 93
Views: 7053

Re: Which California Mailing Lists are “Worth it?”

only lists that I'm on for Cali:
Bedrock
Dirty and Rowdy
Monte Bello
Pax (but haven't ever bought from this one, can get them locally same price)

Only other US lists that I'm on:
Kelley Fox
Patricia Green
by Mattstolz
March 4th, 2020, 5:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the best $20 dollar bottle you know of?
Replies: 97
Views: 5191

Re: What's the best $20 dollar bottle you know of?

best Ive had recently is Bedrock North Coast Syrah.

every once in a while I've run into older wind gap wines at less than $20.

another solid bet is a produttori Langhe Nebbiolo
by Mattstolz
March 1st, 2020, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cleaning Zalto glass with metal pellets
Replies: 13
Views: 1189

Re: Cleaning Zalto glass with metal pellets

If you rinse a decanter several times before wine dries in it, you don’t have any issues keeping it clean. I don’t use any soap except on the outside. this. ive always wondered why things like the beads were needed in the first place. I just rinse my decanter thoroughly right after use and hang ups...
by Mattstolz
March 1st, 2020, 6:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premox % from 540 white Burgundy tasting notes
Replies: 44
Views: 2583

Re: Premox % from 540 white Burgundy tasting notes

almost 50/50 on Jadot yikes
by Mattstolz
March 1st, 2020, 6:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses
Replies: 91
Views: 3900

Re: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses

remember that even if you "gift" them glasses that night, there's a good chance that they would want to run them through the dishwasher or clean them before using anyways. I know I typically do that with any dishware or stems before I ever use them.
by Mattstolz
March 1st, 2020, 6:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ProWein 2020, VinItaly both will be rescheduled?
Replies: 25
Views: 2521

Re: ProWein 2020, to be rescheduled

Also, unless each European country closes its borders, in theory, all people visiting France (as an example) could, in theory, be coming into contact with people from Italy, or Germany (the second most affected country), etc. yeah I do kind of think having only a single European country on the list...
by Mattstolz
March 1st, 2020, 5:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ProWein 2020, VinItaly both will be rescheduled?
Replies: 25
Views: 2521

Re: ProWein 2020, to be rescheduled

Tim, are you not allowed to return to the USA because you are coming back from Italy? Can you elaborate? I have a trip planned to Provence in 4 weeks and I am starting to think that might not happen. the US just increased the travel alert from Italy specifically yesterday. granted, Provence is very...
by Mattstolz
February 29th, 2020, 7:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Pax Sonoma Hillsides question
Replies: 7
Views: 580

Re: 2017 Pax Sonoma Hillsides question

every one of Pax's wines ive ever had had a ton of sediment. a few weeks of time on its side in the cellar/winefridge and its always been plastered to the side of the bottle really well and not caused an issue.
by Mattstolz
February 29th, 2020, 7:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses
Replies: 91
Views: 3900

Re: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses

Al Osterheld wrote:
February 29th, 2020, 7:15 pm
I would bring good wines I think they will like, and not bring any stems. If you think they might see the value of better stems, invite them to your house for a dinner.

-Al
this would be my plan
by Mattstolz
February 27th, 2020, 3:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11394
Views: 425789

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2016 Domaine de Villaine Mercurey Les Montots Really a delicious wine for the money. I opened this wine on Monday night and we've so far drank it over 3 nights (its a slow week) and it has gotten better and better. fresh crisp but really ripe strawberry maybe leaning a little bit darker but with a r...
by Mattstolz
February 27th, 2020, 3:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting visits...trifling questions.
Replies: 28
Views: 1597

Re: Tasting visits...trifling questions.

my wife and I are visiting some places in Volnay in April, and I was planning on going a totally different route of bringing an interesting gift from where we live. specifically, since we're from SC I am planning on bringing them Sean Brock's cornbread mix. I debated pretty hard about bringing them ...
by Mattstolz
February 24th, 2020, 5:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the most egregious thing you have seen done while serving wine?
Replies: 106
Views: 5633

Re: What’s the most egregious thing you have seen done while serving wine?

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
February 24th, 2020, 4:07 pm
I said “I don’t like my wine quite so cold.”

Went over very well.
ahhh yes... that's much less sarcastic than I would have been. bravo for the control. haha
by Mattstolz
February 24th, 2020, 3:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the most egregious thing you have seen done while serving wine?
Replies: 106
Views: 5633

Re: What’s the most egregious thing you have seen done while serving wine?

Glasses lined up for a decent $30ish white wine. Hostess drops an ice cube in each glass and pours. "that's not what they mean by eiswein" woulda been first thing outta my mouth and I don't know if I would have been able to help it. hopefully only my wife would hear it. then I would have happily en...

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