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by Josh Grossman
January 26th, 2020, 3:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7428
Views: 461645

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

Passed on 2016 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five for $79 Hey Josh, I am thinking of pulling the trigger on 3 bottles of this wine for about $67 each. Curious as to why you passed on it earlier. Concerns about the wine? I have only had one previous bottle of the One Point Five - the 2004 with...
by Josh Grossman
January 20th, 2020, 7:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Pearl Morissette Violette Cabernet Franc, Niagara.
Replies: 17
Views: 570

Re: TN: 2018 Pearl Morissette Violette Cabernet Franc, Niagara.

The restaurant is great but the wine is a bit too natural/wild for my likes.
by Josh Grossman
January 19th, 2020, 3:30 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Costa Rica Questions
Replies: 31
Views: 869

Re: Costa Rica Questions

Food at avion was good. Get a table on the deck looking out. https://youtu.be/ZSWrPN4tkxE Other things that have peaked my interest include: Arco Beach Remote, rustic hangout with a waterfall El Avion Restaurant Eco Chontales Waterfall Topolandia Catarata del Toro Waterfall and canyon Thanks. Yeste...
by Josh Grossman
January 17th, 2020, 8:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kelli White on wine aging
Replies: 19
Views: 1663

Re: Kelli White on wine aging

The best advice I've heard on aging is that a wine will be at the plateau at it's best for as long as it took to get there. If you have a '99 that just peaked--it will probably stay at the peak until 2040. If you had a '99 that peaked in 2010--it's nearing the end of its drinking window. Interestin...
by Josh Grossman
January 17th, 2020, 1:57 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Costa Rica Questions
Replies: 31
Views: 869

Re: Costa Rica Questions

Other things that have peaked my interest include:
Arco Beach
Remote, rustic hangout with a waterfall

El Avion
Restaurant

Eco Chontales Waterfall

Topolandia

Catarata del Toro
Waterfall and canyon
by Josh Grossman
January 17th, 2020, 1:53 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Costa Rica Questions
Replies: 31
Views: 869

Re: Costa Rica Questions

On the south side of the country, this is what we are looking at: Day trips are feasible from Manual Antonio National Park to the north, Corcovado National Park to the south (via boat from Uvita), or north into the mountains/cloud forests/Quetzales National Park almost back to San Jose. We will plan...
by Josh Grossman
January 17th, 2020, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar
Replies: 104
Views: 4183

Re: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar

Lafon
PYCM
A. et P. de Villaine
by Josh Grossman
January 17th, 2020, 1:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar
Replies: 252
Views: 11817

Re: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar

John Glas wrote:
January 17th, 2020, 12:56 pm
neener If it is not 90 Cellar Tracker points or higher I won't buy it neener
I'd say a good 1/4 of my cellar has no score at all.
by Josh Grossman
January 17th, 2020, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kelli White on wine aging
Replies: 19
Views: 1663

Re: Kelli White on wine aging

The best advice I've heard on aging is that a wine will be at the plateau at it's best for as long as it took to get there. If you have a '99 that just peaked--it will probably stay at the peak until 2040. If you had a '99 that peaked in 2010--it's nearing the end of its drinking window.
by Josh Grossman
January 14th, 2020, 8:28 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: Kelley Fox Wines
Replies: 33
Views: 3214

Re: NEWBIE INTRO: Kelley Fox Wines

Excited to try these wines!
by Josh Grossman
January 14th, 2020, 5:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1220
Views: 66643

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

I have not had this degree of anxiety for many months... Want to get a lake house on Lake Erie or the islands with me? Maybe take up sailing? Pelee Island has an airport and is in Canada. It's nearly as nice as Norman's Cay in the Bahama's for certain things. https://ohiohistorycentral.org/w/Bootle...
by Josh Grossman
January 14th, 2020, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Enthusiast 2020 Vintage Chart
Replies: 22
Views: 2166

Wine Enthusiast 2020 Vintage Chart

I know you've all been anxiously awaiting the Wine Enthusiast 2020 vintage chart, so with no further ado, here it is: https://253qv1sx4ey389p9wtpp9sj0-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Wine_Enthusiast_Vintage_Chart_2020.pdf?utm_source=vintage_chart_page&utm_medium=vintage_chart_pdf ...
by Josh Grossman
January 12th, 2020, 9:32 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Costa Rica Questions
Replies: 31
Views: 869

Re: Costa Rica Questions

Heading to Dominical on Saturday. Will be my first time there. I will report back. We are staying here:
https://www.vrbo.com/388657ha?adultsCou ... 2020-01-25
by Josh Grossman
January 10th, 2020, 7:40 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Niagara on the Lake Bed & Breakfast
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: Niagara on the Lake Bed & Breakfast

John O' wrote:
January 6th, 2020, 10:47 am
Our usual favorite B&B, Lakewinds, is booked the weekend we're going up in September. Can any one recommend a nice B&B? Something walking distance to the theaters.
Make sure to make time for The Restaurant at Pearl Morissette. Very memorable.
by Josh Grossman
January 10th, 2020, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1202
Views: 68401

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Anyone bight on the Tardy Fixin? I've had a 2009 bottle of it that I wasn't crazy about, but at $20, still tempted. If you are not crazy about it, why get it? Don't buy things just because it's cheap. I think it was closed down and others notes on the '13 vintage are great. I've also had other Tard...
by Josh Grossman
January 10th, 2020, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1202
Views: 68401

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Anyone bight on the Tardy Fixin? I've had a 2009 bottle of it that I wasn't crazy about, but at $20, still tempted.
by Josh Grossman
January 7th, 2020, 7:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12583
Views: 606824

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2018 Enderle & Moll Pinot Noir Buntsandstein
2018 Enderle & Moll Pinot Noir Muschelkalk
by Josh Grossman
January 6th, 2020, 7:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The New Up-To-100% Tariff & What You Can Do
Replies: 73
Views: 4505

Re: The New Up-To-100% Tariff & What You Can Do

Looks like a very good letter. I don’t know how these things work, is it assumed that it would go to a staff member to Read the whole letter summarise and flag key issues? What I’m getting at is whether a point form executive summary Of the reasons for the disproportionate harm at the very front wo...
by Josh Grossman
January 1st, 2020, 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Year's Eve Champagne?
Replies: 65
Views: 2045

Re: New Year's Eve Champagne?

2000 Lanson Champagne Noble Cuvée de Lanson Blanc de Blancs: Not as developed as I would have expected and will keep my other bottles for some years before popping the cork, but a great wine for the money. 2014 Etienne Calsac Champagne Les Rocheforts Blanc de Blancs: Continues being one of my favor...
by Josh Grossman
December 26th, 2019, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Better Than Average Kabinett
Replies: 49
Views: 1670

Re: Better Than Average Kabinett

Has anyone found a German Riesling Kabinett that you really like and is readily available in the US? It's one wine my Norwegian wife and I can agree upon. We like something a bit better than a Qba but a Kabinett is about as sweet as we can handle. Unfortunately, the choices here in rural Indiana ar...
by Josh Grossman
December 20th, 2019, 9:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 968
Views: 64921

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

  • 2008 Nicolas Maillart Champagne Premier Cru Brut Millésimé
    Very high acid, cloyingly so. Notes of lemon, green apple, and moss. Too tart and not enough fruit for me. Went well with stuffed artichokes and hollandaise sauce (88 pts.)
by Josh Grossman
December 20th, 2019, 8:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Château Sociando-Mallet Cuvée Jean Gautreau
Replies: 35
Views: 1951

Re: 2001 Château Sociando-Mallet Cuvée Jean Gautreau

Is there something like everyvine.com for Europe and/or Bordeaux? That video makes me want to look for hidden gems.
by Josh Grossman
December 18th, 2019, 5:50 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Costco $550 Belota Iberico
Replies: 64
Views: 4695

Re: Costco $550 Belota Iberico

Not sure the difference from the one above but saw this. We got one last year and it was wonderful. My brother thought it was better than Edwards Ham.
by Josh Grossman
December 17th, 2019, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Cayuse Impressions???
Replies: 16
Views: 1051

Re: 2017 Cayuse Impressions???

I read this as Caymus and was really confused.
by Josh Grossman
December 16th, 2019, 7:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Rousset Saint-Joseph - Excellent QPR
Replies: 3
Views: 688

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Rousset Saint-Joseph - Excellent QPR

My secret is Domaine de la Côte Sainte-Epine St. Joseph Vieilles Vignes from sneaker guy.
by Josh Grossman
December 16th, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DRC vs Leroy
Replies: 11
Views: 1237

Re: DRC vs Leroy

Awesome note, and a glimpse of the other side, for sure! That note made me feel like Cliff Clavin when he was on "Jeopardy!" Answer: "What are 14 great wines I will never taste!" I appreciate the note...very well written and your enthusiasm really shines through it all! Kudos! [cheers.gif] https://...
by Josh Grossman
December 16th, 2019, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Dom Perignon
Replies: 10
Views: 1151

Re: 2012 Dom Perignon

Saving my money for '08 Comtes.
by Josh Grossman
December 15th, 2019, 1:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar
Replies: 252
Views: 11817

Re: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar

Somehow I think the bottom of mine are mostly going to be pretty great. Most are just one or two reviews: 1996 Jean Raphet et Fils Clos Vougeot Grand Cru: 87 points 1982 Domaine le Galantin Bandol Mourvedre: 87 points 2004 Simon Bize Corton-Charlemagne Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru: 87 points 2012 D...
by Josh Grossman
December 14th, 2019, 5:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Riverain Reserve. 2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2294

Re: Riverain Reserve. 2016

Imagine I'll be in for a six pack again!
by Josh Grossman
December 14th, 2019, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1220
Views: 66643

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

I've already noticed I've cut my buying significantly at 25%. I'm not switching to US wines. I'm just spending significantly less on wine.
by Josh Grossman
December 14th, 2019, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar
Replies: 252
Views: 11817

Re: Your lowest Cellartracker Scored Wine in Your Cellar

Somehow I think the bottom of mine are mostly going to be pretty great. Most are just one or two reviews: 1996 Jean Raphet et Fils Clos Vougeot Grand Cru: 87 points 1982 Domaine le Galantin Bandol Mourvedre: 87 points 2004 Simon Bize Corton-Charlemagne Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru: 87 points 2012 Do...
by Josh Grossman
December 14th, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Riverain Reserve. 2016
Replies: 27
Views: 2294

Re: Riverain Reserve. 2016

had the Riverain Reserve last night - fantastic. GREAT acidity, which surprised me quite a bit - the fruit really pops, similar to what I love about mountain fruit, but obviously it's not mountain fruit I mean Tench is no mediocre site either. Hoping that they do Berserker Day again. I'm at dinner ...
by Josh Grossman
December 14th, 2019, 8:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine received not what I was expecting. Seeking advice.
Replies: 14
Views: 1350

Re: Wine received not what I was expecting. Seeking advice.

Is this the wine you ordered?
https://www.viscountwines.com/wines/Mal ... w9094402i4

If so, it seems that you are going to have to eat shipping or use it as a cellar defender. Looks like your mistake to me?
by Josh Grossman
December 13th, 2019, 12:30 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3523
Views: 191924

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Just picked up an Old Pogue and Wilderness Trail Barrel-proof Rye
by Josh Grossman
December 13th, 2019, 7:23 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Lobster source?
Replies: 29
Views: 1212

Re: Lobster source?

by Josh Grossman
December 12th, 2019, 11:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Schrader
Replies: 43
Views: 3149

Re: 2018 Schrader

Cheers to all the Constellation haters. Too many great producing smaller fish out there to support people in it mainly for the money.
by Josh Grossman
December 12th, 2019, 10:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Château Sociando-Mallet Cuvée Jean Gautreau
Replies: 35
Views: 1951

Re: 2001 Château Sociando-Mallet Cuvée Jean Gautreau - INSANE

Has anyone seen the 2010, '15, and '16 stateside yet?
by Josh Grossman
December 12th, 2019, 10:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 968
Views: 64921

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

R@y.Tupp@+sch wrote:
December 12th, 2019, 7:24 pm
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Some brief notes and comments tomorrow.
I'm sure, knowing Roy, they are all recent and bad vintages too. Wow. I would like it if he would throw some Philipponnat, Lanson, and Ployez-Jacquemart in with the big houses just so I knew I was a fool for boycotting LVMH.
by Josh Grossman
December 12th, 2019, 7:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Château Sociando-Mallet Cuvée Jean Gautreau
Replies: 35
Views: 1951

Re: 2001 Château Sociando-Mallet Cuvée Jean Gautreau - INSANE

Ignorance is bliss. I didn't know that Cuvee Jean Gautreau existed. Damn you and thanks. I just bought some from Wine Ex.
by Josh Grossman
December 12th, 2019, 5:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7428
Views: 461645

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

Got the 2008 Lanson Gold (looks like next lowest price is $88 + shipping). Has anyone had it? Or Lopa. Both seem to offer very similar deals. Lopa might be better as Envoyer has a previous customer list that more offers go to than and Lopa is relatively new so I'd imagine you would get everything. ...
by Josh Grossman
December 12th, 2019, 3:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7428
Views: 461645

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

YLee wrote:
December 12th, 2019, 3:00 pm
Seems like I didnt miss much
The only thing that I've been excited about were 2014 Domaine Jean Tardy et Fils Nuits St. Georges Au Bas de Combe Vieilles Vignes and 2015 Donelan Syrah Cuvee Christine. Neither were amazing deals as I've found them near the same price in other places.
by Josh Grossman
December 12th, 2019, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7428
Views: 461645

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

Got the 2008 Lanson Gold (looks like next lowest price is $88 + shipping). Has anyone had it? I like it quite a bit but it really benefits from some age. Sign up for Envoyer: While they don't have it now, they offer it rather often: https://www.envoyerfinewines.com/collections/sparkling-champagne-g...
by Josh Grossman
December 12th, 2019, 2:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7428
Views: 461645

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

Lanson Champagne Gold Label 2008. It was $44.99 on Envoyer back in the day.
by Josh Grossman
December 12th, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7428
Views: 461645

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

Nate Simon wrote:
December 12th, 2019, 2:05 pm
Wind Gap Syrah seems like an easy buy at $16.
It is, but it's about the 135th time it has been offered on one of these sites.
by Josh Grossman
December 12th, 2019, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 236
Views: 20723

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

Todd, just want to point out that Patricia Green did not participate last year (2019)???? [cry.gif] Yes, I loved those 2013 PG pinot pacs as well [worship.gif]. So please tell Jim we will be on the look-out this January for some PG goodness [help.gif] . As a consumer of tasty pinots, I must also re...
by Josh Grossman
December 12th, 2019, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7428
Views: 461645

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

Donelan Syrah Cuvee Christine is up. Love the producer
by Josh Grossman
December 12th, 2019, 1:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7428
Views: 461645

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

I was able to snag a few of the '98 sauternes too. Did anyone catch the details on the Domaine du Pegau? I sat down in front of my computer just in time to see it flash off the screen. I saw '15 at $58, which doesn't seem that great, if not that terrible either. It was the '15 Reserve for that. I p...
by Josh Grossman
December 12th, 2019, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7428
Views: 461645

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

Passed on 2016 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five for $79
by Josh Grossman
December 12th, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7428
Views: 461645

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

Shay h arnoy wrote:
December 12th, 2019, 12:24 pm
Boom! got 3x Tardy Nuits St George
Me too! It's worth it. I haven't had this but like the producer.

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