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by Josh Grossman
August 17th, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 champagne question
Replies: 46
Views: 3203

Re: 2008 champagne question

I bought a case of the 2008 Philipponnat Blanc de Blancs Grand Blanc and have some of the 1522. Looks like I need some of the Clos des Goisses too. What are your thoughts on the Extra Brut Mareuil-Sur-Ay compared to the Clos des Goisses?
by Josh Grossman
August 17th, 2019, 9:47 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: College of Wooster parents?
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: College of Wooster parents?

I'm in Columbus if you come through
by Josh Grossman
August 16th, 2019, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11493
Views: 532126

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

YLee wrote:
August 16th, 2019, 1:15 pm
Next up '15 drc la tache
Vins Rare just offered the 2003 for only $3995. A relative bargain compared to the Golden8 offer of 1993 Domaine Leroy Musigny for a basement price of $13,249.95
by Josh Grossman
August 16th, 2019, 2:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11493
Views: 532126

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2016 Dominque Laurent Gevrey Chambertin 1er Les Champeaux VV 2015 Domaine Belle Crozes-Hermitage Cuvée Louis Belle 2014 Marguet Champagne Grand Cru Le Parc 2010 R. López de Heredia Rioja Crianza Viña Cubillo 2015 Marie Courtin Champagne Resonance Extra Brut Pinot Noir 2013 Dowsett Family Mourvedre H...
by Josh Grossman
August 16th, 2019, 12:37 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town
Replies: 30
Views: 814

Re: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town

Let me add best crabcake is from Woody's bar in Dewey Beach. That said, given its zero atmosphere and otherwise mediocre food, buy the cake uncooked and bake at home. A bargain for $17 and just lots of Maryland jumbo backfin with no filler. I've tried others around the area and it remains numero un...
by Josh Grossman
August 16th, 2019, 12:34 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town
Replies: 30
Views: 814

Re: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town

So if we went for a weekend in late Sept or Oct, where should we stay? Best hotel? Not sure on hotels. We always get a house in North Shores area from Jack Lingo. Think you would especially like Henlopen and North Shores. Biden's main residence is in North Shores along the Gordon Pond state park: h...
by Josh Grossman
August 16th, 2019, 12:16 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town
Replies: 30
Views: 814

Re: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town

There is a guy who is farming oysters out of Rehoboth Bay. His boat is at Rehoboth Bay Marina (off of Collins Ave.) and he works there in the morning. (302) 226-2012 is the tele. They were supposed to be $25 for 50 oysters but there were always about 10 extras in the bag. There were a great size and...
by Josh Grossman
August 15th, 2019, 8:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best place to buy Bordeaux futures online?
Replies: 21
Views: 798

Re: Best place to buy Bordeaux futures online?

WineX was my main Bordeaux futures outlet for the 2000-2009 vintages (along with some from PC for a brief period), would be still if I bothered to buy that way any more (I’m backfilling these days). Never had any issues at all and they seemed to get the wines in early. But WineX changed hands 5-6 y...
by Josh Grossman
August 13th, 2019, 8:21 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: COOKBOOKS: What Are Your Top 5
Replies: 37
Views: 1168

Re: COOKBOOKS: What Are Your Top 5

1. Larousse Gastronomique
2. Mastering the Art of French Cooking
3. Charcuterie: The Craft of Salting, Smoking, and Curing
4. Coco: 10 World-Leading Masters Choose 100 Contemporary Chefs
5. Tough call--but I've modified more recipes and made them my own from Momofuku Cookbook than any other chef.
by Josh Grossman
August 13th, 2019, 7:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: German Spätburgunder vs Burgundy Pinot Noir
Replies: 32
Views: 1456

Re: German Spätburgunder vs Burgundy Pinot Noir

Thanks! I've always thought something like this would make for an interesting tasting. With my recent tasting of the 2 upper Enderle & Moll bottlings from 2009 I wasn't too thrilled with spatbugunder with 10 years of age on it. Good to know on the Enderle & Moll. I've been building a vertical of th...
by Josh Grossman
August 13th, 2019, 7:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: German Spätburgunder vs Burgundy Pinot Noir
Replies: 32
Views: 1456

Re: German Spätburgunder vs Burgundy Pinot Noir

Thanks for giving me some new German Spätburgunders to seek out in Knipser and Kesseler. I've got about 50 in the cellar with Rudolf Fürst Hundsrück and Ziereisen Jaspis as my current favorites. Henrik Möbitz was also a screaming deal.
by Josh Grossman
August 9th, 2019, 1:42 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town
Replies: 30
Views: 814

Re: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town

It is also the best town/city for dining in Delaware. Traffic out on route 1 is brutal at times, though. My cousins used to own a restaurant there, but they couldn't make it work. He used to be a serious chef in DC, and I think they tried to do too much. Too bad, he's a very talented chef. It wasn’...
by Josh Grossman
August 9th, 2019, 6:06 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town
Replies: 30
Views: 814

Re: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town

Gary York wrote:
August 9th, 2019, 12:01 am
Ii you don't like the Outer Banks, you don't really like the beach.
Not sure why the photos are all upside down but the beach is just as good
by Josh Grossman
August 8th, 2019, 11:23 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town
Replies: 30
Views: 814

Re: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town

It really is nearly the perfect family beach destination if you are going to the east coast. I do like Maine--but there aren't really swimmable beaches there like here. It is urban enough and mostly historic but with quality buildings, housing stock, and not too dense. I rode my bicycle to Lewes th...
by Josh Grossman
August 7th, 2019, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Hillsides
Replies: 64
Views: 4321

Re: Rhys Hillsides

Markus S wrote:
August 7th, 2019, 8:17 am
Gary York wrote:
August 7th, 2019, 7:19 am
I am waiting for the formerly wetlands bottling.
New bottling called Swampwallow.
If they make a cab Bordeaux blend they can call it Rhys Left Wetland Mitigation Bank blend.
by Josh Grossman
August 7th, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town
Replies: 30
Views: 814

Re: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town

As we have home in RB, I agree with your post. That said, the traffic is really an issue as developers seem to be unchecked and large tracts of multiple homes keep getting built. No corkage is a hassle but lists in some of the restaurants are ok. Locals know happy hour is the way to go during the s...
by Josh Grossman
August 7th, 2019, 11:35 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town
Replies: 30
Views: 814

Re: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town

If you like that area, take the ferry and spend time in Cape May, some great dining and byo I really wish they didn't build the main road right along the beach in Cape May. It just isn't as pedestrian and bicycle friendly. That kills it for me. Much higher density too. Some neat houses and history-...
by Josh Grossman
August 6th, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town
Replies: 30
Views: 814

PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town

It really is nearly the perfect family beach destination if you are going to the east coast. I do like Maine--but there aren't really swimmable beaches there like here. It is urban enough and mostly historic but with quality buildings, housing stock, and not too dense. I rode my bicycle to Lewes thr...
by Josh Grossman
August 6th, 2019, 11:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is it legitimate to post about expensive wines?
Replies: 90
Views: 4190

Re: Is it legitimate to post about expensive wines?

I stopped posting on Squires about the OTT lunch we had every year. Inevitably by post 5 or 6, someone would say that we should not be drinking so many great wines, and Somehow they managed to inject moral indignation and that we were committing some sin. No need for extra grief I decided, get enou...
by Josh Grossman
August 6th, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Myriad - Save the Date
Replies: 52
Views: 3351

Re: Myriad - Save the Date

Anyone pass on this? I get Georges III Vineyard and Dr. Crane Vineyard 'Elysian' every year--but for some reason not their base bottling. Should I get the '17 base or wait for the '18--which is supposed to be a near perfect vintage?
by Josh Grossman
August 6th, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1571
Views: 85763

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Went long on the NV Marguet Champagne Grand Cru Shaman 15 Extra Brut. I already had some of the rose, but somehow not this. If the '13 is so good, I can't imagine the '15 though.
by Josh Grossman
August 3rd, 2019, 8:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 358
Views: 25144

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

Was also surprised to read how many thousands of acres these greedy asshats are farming. I’ll do my best to try to make it cheaper for you but it sounds pretty blatant that they knew what they were doing. I guess I would encourage you not to support greedy pot farmers who destroy wetlands too? Gree...
by Josh Grossman
August 3rd, 2019, 8:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 358
Views: 25144

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

Don't know the details, and how "egregious" the violations really were. But I'm laughing hard right now at the idea that whatever Rhys did is even a drop in the bucket compared to the integrated effects of pot farming around the county for all these years. I'll continue to buy and enjoy Rhys wines,...
by Josh Grossman
August 2nd, 2019, 6:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1991 Souverain Cabernet Sauvignon Winemaker's Reserve
Replies: 8
Views: 413

Re: TN: 1991 Souverain Cabernet Sauvignon Winemaker's Reserve

Can anyone comment on if current vintages are made in the same style as I also have a half a case of these 1991 beauties. I also have a 2001 and a 2004 to experiment with.
by Josh Grossman
August 2nd, 2019, 4:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 358
Views: 25144

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

Well, apparently two of the reservoirs were predated Rhys' ownership of the property. The article says that enforcement has picked up in the past decade, so I wonder if this was something that was sort of ignored until more recently? In the absence of more information, I don't think this would sign...
by Josh Grossman
August 2nd, 2019, 4:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 358
Views: 25144

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

To everyone who isn’t going to buy Rhys because of this, I pose a follow up question: Do you also boycott factory food farms, both meat and vegetable/fruit, that commit just as egregious crimes against nature? For that matter add in garment makers, energy companies, and petroleum manufacturers. Is ...
by Josh Grossman
August 2nd, 2019, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 358
Views: 25144

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

Don't know the details, and how "egregious" the violations really were. But I'm laughing hard right now at the idea that whatever Rhys did is even a drop in the bucket compared to the integrated effects of pot farming around the county for all these years. I'll continue to buy and enjoy Rhys wines,...
by Josh Grossman
August 2nd, 2019, 3:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 358
Views: 25144

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

Don't know the details, and how "egregious" the violations really were. But I'm laughing hard right now at the idea that whatever Rhys did is even a drop in the bucket compared to the integrated effects of pot farming around the county for all these years. I'll continue to buy and enjoy Rhys wines,...
by Josh Grossman
August 2nd, 2019, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 358
Views: 25144

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

That guarantees I never buy their wine again! Thanks for the heads up!
by Josh Grossman
August 2nd, 2019, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Outside of the Northern Rhone Box: Vin de Pays des Collines Rhodaniennes
Replies: 25
Views: 1649

Re: Outside of the Northern Rhone Box: Vin de Pays des Collines Rhodaniennes

Christophe Billon Vin de Pays Les Corendies: from Vienne and Boucharey, right across the river from Cote Rotie part younger vines and, part 1960s) aged in 3-4 year old 228 L oak casks for 18-21 months on the '15 and 30 months on the '16. This stuff is killer for the price. More modern but great!
by Josh Grossman
August 1st, 2019, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1571
Views: 85763

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Giving the Remy Massin Champagne Brut Millésimé a try. Good notes on CT and 2008.
by Josh Grossman
August 1st, 2019, 6:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Really expensive Cast Iron Skillets
Replies: 44
Views: 2469

Re: Really expensive Cast Iron Skillets

Just got two 25" pans (one for a gift) and four small paella pans to use a serving dishes I can cook or grill in. Thanks for the heads up.
by Josh Grossman
August 1st, 2019, 6:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chenin Blanc Parentage Revealed
Replies: 9
Views: 790

Re: Chenin Blanc Parentage Revealed

It really is my favorite white grape. Thanks for the link. Here are the results if you don't want to click the link:
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by Josh Grossman
July 30th, 2019, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 995
Views: 52790

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

does anyone feel like there have been less emails since the new website launched? I don't feel that way...maybe a touch Maybe a touch. It seems like there haven't been as many cellar raider type emails, maybe? But between Fass, DTEW, Cellarraiders, Full Pull, and now Lopa, I feel like I get more gr...
by Josh Grossman
July 30th, 2019, 4:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11493
Views: 532126

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2015 Moussé Fils Champagne Special Club Extra Brut Rosé de Saignée
2012 Josef Walter Hundsrück Spätburgunder "J"
2015 Francesco Rinaldi e Figli Barolo Le Brunate
2015 Francesco Rinaldi e Figli Barolo Cannubi
by Josh Grossman
July 30th, 2019, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lopawines.com Thread
Replies: 32
Views: 2042

Re: Lopawines.com Thread

joeduncan wrote:
July 30th, 2019, 12:52 pm
Grabbed a couple of the Champagne just sent out: 2014 Laherte Freres Champagne ‘Les Grandes Crayeres’ Blanc de Blancs

Sounds interesting and $60 vs $80-100 on WS.
I was tempted to buy more but already bought a few bottles of that exact wine from Down to Earth Wines at $59.
by Josh Grossman
July 29th, 2019, 10:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Summer Heat: Who has the Most Wine 'Pending Delivery'?
Replies: 97
Views: 3217

Re: Summer Heat: Who has the Most Wine 'Pending Delivery'?

I lose track, I dunno. Then, in the fall, I am pleasantly surprised by all the 'free' wine arriving! ^ This Question? How do you know if you've received everything you ordered? Or even the correct number of bottles, wine, vintages, etc. ? There have been a few occasions where if I hadn't follow up ...
by Josh Grossman
July 27th, 2019, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Summer Heat: Who has the Most Wine 'Pending Delivery'?
Replies: 97
Views: 3217

Re: Summer Heat: Who has the Most Wine 'Pending Delivery'?

Not to rain on anyone's parade but getting a couple dozen shipping boxes grosses me out. A couple years back I received about that many in a week during the fall shipping window and looking at all the boxes and inserts made me feel shitty. Luckily, I have a local friend who is an importer and can r...
by Josh Grossman
July 25th, 2019, 7:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Summer Heat: Who has the Most Wine 'Pending Delivery'?
Replies: 97
Views: 3217

Re: Summer Heat: Who has the Most Wine 'Pending Delivery'?

Ugh I think I am going to be sick. 682 Do Not Tell my wife. Note to self don’t buy more. Wow! Such a young king too. Hopefully you have an office, off-site, or another castle you can ship them to and not the home as we all are hoping you continue to be known in the domestic kingdom as Ryan the Bene...
by Josh Grossman
July 25th, 2019, 6:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Summer Heat: Who has the Most Wine 'Pending Delivery'?
Replies: 97
Views: 3217

Re: Summer Heat: Who has the Most Wine 'Pending Delivery'?

I lose track, I dunno. Then, in the fall, I am pleasantly surprised by all the 'free' wine arriving! Every spring and fall I get one of these from Envoyer. Am I a whale? Is the dog from Envoyer too? How much? What vintage? He is from the River Aire in the Yorkshire Dales. His name is Rye (short for...
by Josh Grossman
July 25th, 2019, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Summer Heat: Who has the Most Wine 'Pending Delivery'?
Replies: 97
Views: 3217

Re: Summer Heat: Who has the Most Wine 'Pending Delivery'?

Mark Golodetz wrote:
July 25th, 2019, 6:20 pm
148 bottles and 56 magnums
By the 'what are you buying' thread, I had you pegged for at least a marquis. I guess it's quality over quantity. 56 mags is impressive though!
by Josh Grossman
July 25th, 2019, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Summer Heat: Who has the Most Wine 'Pending Delivery'?
Replies: 97
Views: 3217

Re: Summer Heat: Who has the Most Wine 'Pending Delivery'?

Warren Taranow wrote:
July 25th, 2019, 5:24 pm
Oh, good G*d, 450+, and my cellar and two off sites are full. Where’s the link to that inventory reduction thread? Large Commerce Corner post to follow soon.
Long live King Taranow!!! Sorry but now you are merely Duke Lee, but you knew the conquest was coming.
by Josh Grossman
July 25th, 2019, 3:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does anyone else buy wine when they're STRESSED OUT?
Replies: 39
Views: 1552

Re: Does anyone else buy wine when they're STRESSED OUT?

Have you tried drinking it when you are stressed out? I find that helps and can even help you sleep!
by Josh Grossman
July 25th, 2019, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Summer Heat: Who has the Most Wine 'Pending Delivery'?
Replies: 97
Views: 3217

Re: Summer Heat: Who has the Most Wine 'Pending Delivery'?

YLee wrote:
July 25th, 2019, 2:50 pm
388 and it will go over 425 soon
All hail King Lee!
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by Josh Grossman
July 25th, 2019, 3:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Summer Heat: Who has the Most Wine 'Pending Delivery'?
Replies: 97
Views: 3217

Re: Summer Heat: Who has the Most Wine 'Pending Delivery'?

Anton D wrote:
July 25th, 2019, 2:38 pm
I lose track, I dunno.

Then, in the fall, I am pleasantly surprised by all the 'free' wine arriving!
Every spring and fall I get one of these from Envoyer. Am I a whale?
by Josh Grossman
July 25th, 2019, 2:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Petite Sirah is pretty boring
Replies: 94
Views: 4468

Re: Petite Sirah is pretty boring

Opened a 2009 Jaffurs Petite Sirah Thompson Vineyard last night that was singing.
by Josh Grossman
July 25th, 2019, 2:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Summer Heat: Who has the Most Wine 'Pending Delivery'?
Replies: 97
Views: 3217

Re: Summer Heat: Who has the Most Wine 'Pending Delivery'?

Holy hell thats a lot! I’ve been making a concerted effort to halt spending in 2019 (budget + out of storage) so I’m happy to be a little under two cases. Mostly a garagiste accumulation that I forgot about. I guess I should have put this in the 'Young and Spendy, Don't Stop Me Now' thread. I thoug...
by Josh Grossman
July 25th, 2019, 2:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1571
Views: 85763

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Evan, I can see your point but I would rather (and did) get after the Mousse Special Club Rose. Yes, more $$$, but the Mousse wines are excellent, and he farms in a clean manner, as well. Between the Ruppert-Leroy and the Mousse this week, I am done buying I reckon for the week. [training.gif] I gr...
by Josh Grossman
July 25th, 2019, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who's going to wear the black hat?
Replies: 121
Views: 4140

Re: Who's going to wear the black hat?

I'm more of a red hat. (I bet hackers especially hate Trump as this could be confused with something else...)
by Josh Grossman
July 25th, 2019, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Summer Heat: Who has the Most Wine 'Pending Delivery'?
Replies: 97
Views: 3217

Summer Heat: Who has the Most Wine 'Pending Delivery'?

I'm at: Wine Pending Delivery: 302 bottles

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