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by Josh Grossman
December 6th, 2019, 10:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7228
Views: 444605

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Someone talk me out of this La Chapelle deal. It could be counterfeit It could be cooked It ain't Chave Read the cellartracker tasting notes. While it sounds like a lovely wine, the descriptions are not of a peak N Rhone experience. There are plenty of 92-94 point wines at a lower price. JLL said i...
by Josh Grossman
December 6th, 2019, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top ten wine producing countries ranked in million tonnes between 1961 - 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 267

Re: Top ten wine producing countries ranked in million tonnes between 1961 - 2018

Brandon R wrote:
December 6th, 2019, 9:33 am
Stunning. I would have put the US certainly higher than Algeria and Russia! Shows how little I know...
Interesting how geo-political wine is to me.
by Josh Grossman
December 6th, 2019, 9:09 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Cooking sins - - Forgive me for I have sinned big time
Replies: 8
Views: 239

Re: Cooking sins - - Forgive me for I have sinned big time

Disagree- Leftover pizza can be Cold, or Oven-warmed. Never Microwaved. Oddly I have no issues with Jay's hotdog concoction though. Get some cast iron red hot, flip the pan over and stick it under the broiler or add water and cover. I like using the boiler more than this--but it gives you the idea:...
by Josh Grossman
December 5th, 2019, 3:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Fürst "Centgrafenberg" Spätburgunder - the Chambolle-Musigny of Germany
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: TN: 2017 Fürst "Centgrafenberg" Spätburgunder - the Chambolle-Musigny of Germany

One of my favorites. I have a 2003, 2009, 2014, 2015, and 2017 of the Hundsruck GG squirreled away. Just like Burgundy, it's getting too expensive. Any thoughts on Josef Walter?
by Josh Grossman
December 4th, 2019, 7:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine from Normandy?
Replies: 53
Views: 1122

Re: Wine from Normandy?

That’s great to hear! Would Chateau Lanessan Haut-Medoc 2016 be a good choice? That is actually in stock here locally but it does say limited quantities. It would be a good red Bordeaux from a good year at that price point. I'd get them two bottles; a bottle of Champagne and a bottle of Calvados. I...
by Josh Grossman
December 3rd, 2019, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 662
Views: 34105

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

Well, well...see the attached release that has the proposed listing... https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/Notice_of_Determination_and_Request_for_Comments_Concerning_Action_Pursuant_to_Section_301_France%E2%80%99s_Digital_Services_Tax.pdf The only code related to wine is sparking, so it's just bu...
by Josh Grossman
November 30th, 2019, 5:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taittinger Comtes 08 $125 - $135
Replies: 54
Views: 3856

Re: Taittinger Comtes 08 $135

Wonderful news for us LVMH haters! I was worried how the tariffs were going to hurt Envoyer. Looks like I'll be doing my part to keep them afloat; going to stock up
by Josh Grossman
November 29th, 2019, 6:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs--2019 Edition--and your Discovery of the Year
Replies: 117
Views: 8411

Re: WOTYs--2019 Edition--and your Discovery of the Year

Opened a 1996 Domaine Tollot-Beaut Corton-Bressandes with the turkey and it was singing. Probably my second best wine of 2019 after the 1988 Catherine et Pierre Breton Chinon Beaumont.
by Josh Grossman
November 28th, 2019, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2317
Views: 151436

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

2016 Bedrock Wine Co. Grenache Gambrels of the Sky - USA, California (11/28/2019) I missed that this is 20% mourvèdre/mataró and cinsault. I don't think this was ready and think it was starting to shut down. Nose of cherry and freshly cut strawberries. Red fruit and acid as the primary flavors. Sec...
by Josh Grossman
November 27th, 2019, 3:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the BEST wine holiday?
Replies: 26
Views: 910

Re: What’s the BEST wine holiday?

My birthday?
by Josh Grossman
November 27th, 2019, 3:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Scrambled eggs
Replies: 34
Views: 1023

Re: Scrambled eggs

I basically do this with butter instead of water: https://www.cooksillustrated.com/videos ... mbled-eggs
by Josh Grossman
November 27th, 2019, 3:29 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Scrambled eggs
Replies: 34
Views: 1023

Re: Scrambled eggs

The more you stir and shake, the smaller the curd. Don't overcook them. Add butter at the end to stop the cooking process. Never add milk.
by Josh Grossman
November 26th, 2019, 2:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Langhe wine producers association proclaims '19 a "classic" year
Replies: 7
Views: 647

Re: Langhe wine producers association proclaims '19 a "classic" year

When I was there, they were having record heat waves after months of serious drought. I can’t imagine that is good?
by Josh Grossman
November 25th, 2019, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Guigal St. Joseph Lieu Dit Rouge
Replies: 12
Views: 518

Re: TN: 2015 Guigal St. Joseph Lieu Dit Rouge

Okay, less TN and of a more commentary. This is a perfectly acceptable wine, no overt flaws and actually on the more elegant side for Guigal (13.5% abv). Yes, it shows more oak than many would prefer and the tannins become overly rustic with air but both are to be somewhat expected from a youngish ...
by Josh Grossman
November 22nd, 2019, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup
Replies: 139
Views: 5864

Re: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup

NV Vilmart & Cie Champagne Premier Cru Grande Réserve
2007 Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Bonshaw
1998 Maison Bertrand Ambroise Corton Le Rognet
by Josh Grossman
November 22nd, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: French Themed Friendsgiving, What Should I Cook?
Replies: 23
Views: 620

Re: French Themed Friendsgiving, What Should I Cook?

That sounds delicious! I've never had takoyaki, but I've had escargot in what I think was little puff pasties, and WOW! Please post photos and reactions after you've made and served them. Now I just need to figure out how to make that sound as fancy as possible in French, (and so people don't know ...
by Josh Grossman
November 22nd, 2019, 12:00 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: French Themed Friendsgiving, What Should I Cook?
Replies: 23
Views: 620

Re: French Themed Friendsgiving, What Should I Cook?

Escargot I do own a pond that is full of large, supposedly edible, snails. At least that is what I was told by a friend from Vietnam. That's actually great. An old coworker of mine would catch snails in his garden and then feed them oatmeal to clean them out before cooking them. I think this settle...
by Josh Grossman
November 22nd, 2019, 11:46 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: French Themed Friendsgiving, What Should I Cook?
Replies: 23
Views: 620

Re: French Themed Friendsgiving, What Should I Cook?

Anton D wrote:
November 22nd, 2019, 11:30 am
Chris Blum wrote:
November 21st, 2019, 7:58 pm
I might do braised or roasted mixed root vegetables spiced with a Moroccan flavor.

Cloves, cinnamon, ginger, cumin, paprika???
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Wouldn't that be Moroccan then? I suppose France did colonize all kind of places. I do like a good banh mi.
by Josh Grossman
November 22nd, 2019, 11:44 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: French Themed Friendsgiving, What Should I Cook?
Replies: 23
Views: 620

Re: French Themed Friendsgiving, What Should I Cook?

J. Rock wrote:
November 22nd, 2019, 11:32 am
Escargot
I do own a pond that is full of large, supposedly edible, snails. At least that is what I was told by a friend from Vietnam.
by Josh Grossman
November 22nd, 2019, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Unfinished Pine vs. Redwood vs. Mahogany; another cellar question
Replies: 30
Views: 1230

Re: Unfinished Pine vs. Redwood vs. Mahogany; another cellar question

Brian Tuite wrote:
November 22nd, 2019, 6:21 am
Pine warps easily. Otherwise not really. Redwood is ultra-soft.
As long as it's properly cured and heartwood, really? Redwood and cedar also have natural anti-fungal and anti-insecticidal properties that make them a natural fit for things that have high humidity and fungal pressures.
by Josh Grossman
November 22nd, 2019, 6:44 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: French Themed Friendsgiving, What Should I Cook?
Replies: 23
Views: 620

Re: French Themed Friendsgiving, What Should I Cook?

Ken Strauss wrote:
November 21st, 2019, 8:33 pm
French onion soup.
One thing I'm considering is make choux pastry and filling them with French onion.

Thanks all.
by Josh Grossman
November 21st, 2019, 7:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Weightless, Red Fruited and Pure....Name Your Poison
Replies: 50
Views: 2167

Re: Weightless, Red Fruited and Pure....Name Your Poison

1988 Catherine et Pierre Breton Chinon Beaumont
by Josh Grossman
November 21st, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: French Themed Friendsgiving, What Should I Cook?
Replies: 23
Views: 620

Re: French Themed Friendsgiving, What Should I Cook?

Adam Noble wrote:
November 21st, 2019, 10:49 am
Casserole de haricots verts.
Everything sounds better in French.
by Josh Grossman
November 21st, 2019, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Full body, black fruit, and funky...name your poison
Replies: 32
Views: 1258

Re: Full body, black fruit, and funky...name your poison

I recently opened a 2002 Vincent Arroyo Petite Sirah Rattlesnake Acres and Bootsy Collins didn't have anything on it.
by Josh Grossman
November 20th, 2019, 9:10 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: French Themed Friendsgiving, What Should I Cook?
Replies: 23
Views: 620

French Themed Friendsgiving, What Should I Cook?

On Sunday I'm attending a large potluck that I go to every year. This year is French themed. I'm a pretty competent cook, but drawing a blank. Leaning towards Artichokes à la Barigoule or something savory with choux pastry? Lots of vegetarians in attendance--but can do meat. What is the most wowing ...
by Josh Grossman
November 20th, 2019, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gallo Purchases Pahlmeyer
Replies: 47
Views: 3539

Re: Gallo Purchases Pahlmeyer

This. Sentiment of some seems to be, "I want you (winery) to be successful and make money, just not TOO successful and make TOO much money....as defined by me!" What's wrong with....if you like the wines when they were "small", and you still like them when they get big/or are bought by a bigger com...
by Josh Grossman
November 20th, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gallo Purchases Pahlmeyer
Replies: 47
Views: 3539

Re: Gallo Purchases Pahlmeyer

I hate when people make money! *old man screams at cloud* This. Sentiment of some seems to be, "I want you (winery) to be successful and make money, just not TOO successful and make TOO much money....as defined by me!" What's wrong with....if you like the wines when they were "small", and you still...
by Josh Grossman
November 18th, 2019, 9:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1982 Chateau du Tertre, Margaux, Bordeaux
Replies: 7
Views: 463

Re: TN: 1982 Chateau du Tertre, Margaux, Bordeaux

Yeah, I know, my TNs can go on (and on) . . . I had a case of this wine disappear in the 1990’s due to teenage hijnks(and admittedly parental shortcomings), but I found a single bottle recently at Cellar-Raiders and thought WTH. With expectations set low, but also with hope kept alive by an incorri...
by Josh Grossman
November 18th, 2019, 9:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2009 Right Bank Bordeaux: Any Concerns?
Replies: 18
Views: 1525

Re: 2009 Right Bank Bordeaux: Any Concerns?

Another low data point was that I was between a 2010 and 2009 St. Chateau Vignot, St. Emillion (a resounding third label of Chateau Lassegue that Greg successfully hawked on me) and in honor of this thread, I opted for the '09. While it's only a mere 53% Merlot (27 % Cabernet Franc, and 20 % Caberne...
by Josh Grossman
November 18th, 2019, 6:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1990 André Brunel Châteauneuf du Pape Les Cailloux
Replies: 12
Views: 692

Re: TN: 1990 André Brunel Châteauneuf du Pape Les Cailloux

I can only confirm that the 2010 was not ready...
by Josh Grossman
November 18th, 2019, 11:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon)
Replies: 9
Views: 580

Re: TN: 2016 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon)

Dennis Atick wrote:
November 18th, 2019, 11:08 am
J.Vizuete wrote:
November 18th, 2019, 11:06 am
Yeah, this wine is magic. If you don't enjoy it, you probably don't like Beaujolais
Totally. Benchmark. Not sure beaujolais needs to/can do much more.
You going to age any of it? Sounds like no signs of shutting down?
by Josh Grossman
November 18th, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $10-20 spaniards / italians for current drinking?
Replies: 20
Views: 1115

Re: $10-20 spaniards / italians for current drinking?

Someone bumping an old thread but 2015/16 Cafaggio Chianti Classico Villa Cafaggio is a screaming deal for less than $20.
by Josh Grossman
November 18th, 2019, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1148
Views: 63986

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

new cellar is pricey I was excited, as I was sitting at my computer and thought I might win the race to respond, but those were all over my budget. Can Alexander Payne make a movie about how Burgundy is for AFWE suckers? It amazing, for how complicated and intimidating Burgundy is to learn and the ...
by Josh Grossman
November 18th, 2019, 6:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 881
Views: 58203

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

NV (2014) Etienne Calsac Champagne Les Rocheforts Blanc de Blancs - France, Champagne (11/18/2019) Exactly what I look for in this type of BdB Champagne. With a low dosage of only 3 gL, this came across as stunningly sweet and decadent; probably the malolactic fermentation? That said, the nose was ...
by Josh Grossman
November 17th, 2019, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Worst QPR wines? Old and New World.
Replies: 86
Views: 5801

Re: Worst QPR wines? Old and New World.

Across the pond: Armand de Brignac, followed by Salon, followed by Krug, followed by Dom, followed by Veuve Clicquot Domestic: Screaming Eagle Krug and Dom are relative values for what they are with 10+ years of age at release or for Krug NV with vintages that go back to 90s. I still hold that you ...
by Josh Grossman
November 17th, 2019, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Worst QPR wines? Old and New World.
Replies: 86
Views: 5801

Re: Worst QPR wines? Old and New World.

Across the pond: Armand de Brignac, followed by Salon, followed by Krug, followed by Dom, followed by Veuve Clicquot

Domestic: Screaming Eagle
by Josh Grossman
November 16th, 2019, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $6500 for this poxed Monty?
Replies: 27
Views: 3408

Re: $6500 for this poxed Monty?

Thought the same thing looking at these: https://www.winebid.com/BuyWine/Items/Ramonet/33811
by Josh Grossman
November 15th, 2019, 8:14 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Total Wine Pappy Offer
Replies: 201
Views: 21384

Re: Total Wine Pappy Offer

Ohio has a lottery too:
by Josh Grossman
November 14th, 2019, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12220
Views: 587737

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2017 Marc Sorrel Hermitage Le Gréal
2017 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon Le Clos Guillot
by Josh Grossman
November 14th, 2019, 7:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!
Replies: 83
Views: 4091

Re: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!

I assume I will magically turn crotchety like you guys when I turn 50 in April. I’m used to being on a ladder five feet in the air while moving full cases in a very cramped wine locker at Chelsea Wine Storage. Admittedly dicey. But Jay Miller was one of my locker mates, and I saw him do a pirouette...
by Josh Grossman
November 13th, 2019, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zalto…takes a lickin…..
Replies: 79
Views: 7020

Re: Zalto…takes a lickin…..

Warren Taranow wrote:
November 13th, 2019, 1:28 pm
I have both the Zalto Universal and the Gabriel Glas Gold. In my hands, they've both been equally durable. I've been dishwashing them for years. My personal preference is the GGG due to it's shape.

Cheers,
WT
I don't have the Gold. The regular break if you look at them funny.
by Josh Grossman
November 13th, 2019, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date
Replies: 101
Views: 8509

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date

Same, Farmhouse available but T5 wish list only. I'm a huge fan of Morgan's work with Bordeaux grapes, maxed out the T5 wish list. Really wish I could have ordered more though, especially the Schmiedt Road :( Didn't get the Montecillo Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon T5. Wish I liked zin more, as I'd im...
by Josh Grossman
November 13th, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zalto…takes a lickin…..
Replies: 79
Views: 7020

Re: Zalto…takes a lickin…..

I've now broken 8 of my 12 Gabriel-Glas. Many when I was trying to lightly polish them. I guess, oftentimes, you get what you pay for.
by Josh Grossman
November 13th, 2019, 7:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date
Replies: 101
Views: 8509

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Winter Release Save The Date

YOUR ORDER 2 2018 Dolinsek Heritage Wine Russian River Valley 1 2018 Monte Rosso Zinfandel Moon Mountain District YOUR WISH REQUESTS 1 2016 Montecillo Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon T5 2 2018 Oakville Farmhouse Red Wine Did anyone have the option to have the Farmhouse and T5 not as wish requests? Farm...
by Josh Grossman
November 13th, 2019, 6:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!
Replies: 83
Views: 4091

Re: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!

I'm sure you can bribe some youngin' working at the wine shop. I help friends move for shitty beer.
by Josh Grossman
November 11th, 2019, 6:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you always taste before you buy?
Replies: 27
Views: 1325

Re: Do you always taste before you buy?

Haha. I would have to go to NYC or Chicago nearly weekly. Most of what I buy isn't even for sale in the state I live in.
by Josh Grossman
November 11th, 2019, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Premox Affected Your Appreciation Of Maturity?
Replies: 121
Views: 3651

Re: Has Premox Affected Your Appreciation Of Maturity?

My question would be: if the cork is the issue why is this confined to France?? Do they get the crummy corks?? Do we get the good ones?? The people here who make white wines that age well are not seeing any issues here. I've had plenty of premox'ed Kistler chards, but not from any other Cali produc...
by Josh Grossman
November 9th, 2019, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lopawines.com Thread
Replies: 80
Views: 6566

Re: Lopawines.com Thread

Asked for a sampling of all of today’s PEHU-SIMONET offerings. Seems like it’s my style of Champagne

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