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by Josh Grossman
March 30th, 2020, 7:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TWA William Kelley on several 2018 Beaujolais (Bouland, Metras, Foillard)
Replies: 24
Views: 1325

Re: TWA William Kelley on several 2018 Beaujolais (Bouland, Metras, Foillard)

You all inspired me to pop a ‘18 tonight:
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Not too ripe and nice tannins on the end. Built to age and on the Pinot side of the curve.
by Josh Grossman
March 30th, 2020, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11394
Views: 425851

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

1997 Tenuta Friggiali Brunello di Montalcino Donna Olga. Drinking great now.
by Josh Grossman
March 28th, 2020, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11394
Views: 425851

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Ohio has a lovely new tradition that when Dr. Amy Acton gives a virus update at 2:00 PM (with Gov. DeWine), we all drink wine, colloquially known as Wine with DeWine. Today I opened a 2014 Sebastian Dampt Chablis 1er Les Vaillons; killer juice! Imported by Fass and a nice qpr at around $30. What a n...
by Josh Grossman
March 27th, 2020, 2:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beaujolais for drinking at release?
Replies: 29
Views: 857

Re: Beaujolais for drinking at release?

Absolutely everything that is made via carbonic maceration (I think). Usually that is labeled Beaujolais Nouveau. I disagree on both points. The 2 wines I referenced as needing age are both made with semi-carbonic maceration. Neither is Nouveau. Trust Doug. I really don't know. I'm here to learn. A...
by Josh Grossman
March 27th, 2020, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beaujolais for drinking at release?
Replies: 29
Views: 857

Re: Beaujolais for drinking at release?

It was long my understanding (perhaps incorrect) that the beauty of Beaujolais was that they were so appealing and approachable at release. Get 'em, drink 'em. More and more now, however, it seems to me that there's a trend in these houses making wines with more structure that will seriously benefi...
by Josh Grossman
March 26th, 2020, 12:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1727
Views: 104115

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Michael Klein wrote:
March 26th, 2020, 12:36 pm
josh i am def interested - have you had this cuvee before and can you comment?
I haven't. Mostly going from Cellartracker notes (the producer not this vintage), 11 years on the lees, low dosage, and 2008.
by Josh Grossman
March 26th, 2020, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1727
Views: 104115

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Asked for some of the 2008 Cuvée Robert Fleury Extra Brut
by Josh Grossman
March 24th, 2020, 11:22 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 208
Views: 7415

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

We have a house right across the street from Joe Biden's primary residence, in Rehoboth Beach, rented for August.
by Josh Grossman
March 23rd, 2020, 4:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Opened 5 bottles of wine and none taste right
Replies: 38
Views: 1999

Re: Opened 5 bottles of wine and none taste right

First bottle was a 2010 Beaucastel Coudoulet. Could not taste any fruit. Very astringent. Predominant harsh mourvedre taste. Poured it down the drain. Second bottle, same wine. Similar but not as severe. Drinkable, but barely. Not enjoyable. I'm curious to see how the second bottle is over the next...
by Josh Grossman
March 22nd, 2020, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Since when was entry level Meursault so damn expensive?
Replies: 87
Views: 5883

Re: Since when was entry level Meursault so damn expensive?

I'm amazed anyone buys white Burgs at all... Think I bought four bottles this year. What's the alternative? I'm asking out of ignorance, white Burg has been out of my price range. No true alternative -- that's why idiots like me keep buying it by the case! If you really want a Chardonnay, I've neve...
by Josh Grossman
March 22nd, 2020, 3:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Since when was entry level Meursault so damn expensive?
Replies: 87
Views: 5883

Re: Since when was entry level Meursault so damn expensive?

I'm amazed anyone buys white Burgs at all... Think I bought four bottles this year.
by Josh Grossman
March 21st, 2020, 12:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Spring wine shipments during shelter in place a.k.a lockdown
Replies: 23
Views: 1528

Re: Spring wine shipments during shelter in place a.k.a lockdown

The Fed-ex delivery person today didn't make me sign but did verify who I was from a distance. He also told me that they are going to not be able to deliver wine at some point soon. It was a delivery person though, not something official, so take it with a grain of salt.
by Josh Grossman
March 20th, 2020, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 553
Views: 58644

Re: Official WTSO thread

Donna Olga Brunello di Montalcino 2015 Jancis 16/20. Not sure about her ratings and how that translate in terms of is this a good/great/wine. Any help? I recently opened a 1997 of it and gave it a 93: Nose of saddle leather, red bramble fruit, a bit of baking spices. Nice acid and a lingering finish.
by Josh Grossman
March 19th, 2020, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1313
Views: 76488

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

RyanC wrote:
March 19th, 2020, 10:13 am
Neal.Mollen wrote:
March 19th, 2020, 9:44 am
OK, who beat me to the 1998 Winston Churchill for $125?
Was this sent today? If so, my lack of buying in recent months must have moved me off the priority email list. This is the first time I can recall not receiving something.
It was Cellaraiders, not Envoyer...
by Josh Grossman
March 15th, 2020, 6:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best overperforming wine you’ve ever had
Replies: 98
Views: 4987

Re: Best overperforming wine you’ve ever had

1988 Catherine et Pierre Breton Chinon Beaumont
1994 Weingut Hermann Ludes Klüsserather Bruderschaft Riesling Auslese
1991 Souverain Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Alexander Valley
by Josh Grossman
March 15th, 2020, 5:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #Quaranwine
Replies: 23
Views: 1505

Re: #Quaranwine

I decided this is the time to start an importing and distributing company. I'm just focusing more on retail than restaurants at this point and lower price points than higher price points. I've got a great 6.99 Chiant DOCGi: https://www.google.com/maps/place/I+Mori+-+Canneta+Srl/@43.7371109,11.07904...
by Josh Grossman
March 14th, 2020, 7:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #Quaranwine
Replies: 23
Views: 1505

Re: #Quaranwine

I decided this is the time to start an importing and distributing company. I'm just focusing more on retail than restaurants at this point and lower price points than higher price points. I've got a great 6.99 Chiant DOCGi: https://www.google.com/maps/place/I+Mori+-+Canneta+Srl/@43.7371109,11.079049...
by Josh Grossman
March 14th, 2020, 3:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you live on wine alone?
Replies: 12
Views: 1051

Re: How long can you live on wine alone?

It's times like these that I'm thankful for my membership to Restaurant Depot.
by Josh Grossman
March 14th, 2020, 9:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: the 2015 Brunello di Montalcino report
Replies: 21
Views: 1288

Re: the 2015 Brunello di Montalcino report

Thanks Tim. Any word on the Pertimali (Livio Sassetti) Brunello di Montalcino?
by Josh Grossman
March 13th, 2020, 7:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the mood re Coronavirus in wine country?
Replies: 106
Views: 7683

Re: What’s the mood re Coronavirus in wine country?

Not wine country--but:
by Josh Grossman
March 10th, 2020, 3:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: -duplicate-
Replies: 1
Views: 150

Re: TN: 2016 Wasenhaus Spätburgunder Vulkan

Thanks. Always have an eye out for things like this.
by Josh Grossman
March 10th, 2020, 6:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CA Pinot vs Burgundy — why are critics kinder to CA?
Replies: 112
Views: 4283

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

I personally prefer my Burgundy to be around 20 years old (or older) to get the notes I love. I've yet to get sous bois from anything in Cali. Not saying that Cali isn't worth aging as I've got some cool tea, soy, and coffee notes from them--but never sous bois. If you aren't judging a wine for tert...
by Josh Grossman
March 4th, 2020, 5:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the best $20 dollar bottle you know of?
Replies: 97
Views: 5193

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

I've never had a good $20 cab. With $35 and a sale, I can think of some good ones. I’d lover to hear what $35 would get. Thanks! I'm confident that this would beat Caymus in a blind tasting: https://www.wine-searcher.com/find/kenefick%20ranch%20cabernet%20sauvignon%20chris's%20cuvee/2014/usa/usd
by Josh Grossman
March 2nd, 2020, 3:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the best $20 dollar bottle you know of?
Replies: 97
Views: 5193

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

I've never had a good $20 cab. With $35 and a sale, I can think of some good ones.
by Josh Grossman
March 2nd, 2020, 8:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1313
Views: 76488

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

i guess they already have the long established reputation of providing 'deals' but since i have signed up i haven't seen a single tempting offer. Was much better before the tariffs. I asked about a current vintage of a wine that I've got in previous vintages from them and they said they were waitin...
by Josh Grossman
March 2nd, 2020, 7:44 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Pittsburgh OL?
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: Pittsburgh OL?

I might be interested in coming over from Columbus?
by Josh Grossman
February 29th, 2020, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: First Bottle Leap Day Sale (Potential 30% Off)
Replies: 15
Views: 1313

Re: PSA: First Bottle Leap Day Sale (Potential 30% Off)

I tried to sign up but that requirement of an agreement that they will send emails is a deal breaker for me. I don't want more wine spam.
by Josh Grossman
February 28th, 2020, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Millennials and Wine
Replies: 46
Views: 8586

Re: Millennials and Wine

The things I've heard most is a perception that wine makes people sleepy and sulphur dioxide gives hangovers. I think the perception that natural wines are healthier and doesn't give as bad of hangovers, and often 'organic' or biodynamic (i.e. good for the earth) is the selling point over the taste....
by Josh Grossman
February 26th, 2020, 12:40 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Road to Hana
Replies: 27
Views: 791

Re: Road to Hana

Headed to Maui in a couple weeks with the family (kids are 6 and 8). Road to Hana is on the agenda, but curious what the can’t-miss stops are on the route. Don’t think we will keep the kids’ attention long enough to hit all the spots, so looking for a few to prioritize into the day. Thanks Mama's F...
by Josh Grossman
February 23rd, 2020, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taittinger Comtes de Champagne - any copycats?
Replies: 24
Views: 1468

Re: Taittinger Comtes de Champagne - any copycats?

I sure do love vintage Ployez-Jacquemart Blanc de Blancs. I do especially love their Ployez-Jacquemart Brut Champagne Liesse d'Harbonville, but it's not much of a savings from Comtes. It is aged for six months in three year old barrels, but doesn't undergo malolactic fermentation.
by Josh Grossman
February 23rd, 2020, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Searching for “aged” wines
Replies: 37
Views: 1295

Re: Searching for “aged” wines

I am relatively new to the wine game but unfortunately I discovered my love for wine at a late age. I am now looking to backfill my cellar. What are the go to online sites to buy wine with some age. I am particularly interested in those sites that truly guarantee provenance, that provide a good cus...
by Josh Grossman
February 23rd, 2020, 10:21 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Charcoal Grill - Weber?
Replies: 58
Views: 1550

Re: Charcoal Grill - Weber?

I love my Weber and maintain the opposite of Hank Hill. A gas grill isn't a grill, but an upside down broiler. I am tempted by the ceramic kamado grills (e.g. BGE) but can't believe there is that much of a difference than a Weber.
by Josh Grossman
February 22nd, 2020, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH Auction Move
Replies: 39
Views: 2854

Re: HDH Auction Move

Looks like I'm going to hit up Longwood Gardens, Panzer, and HDH soon.
by Josh Grossman
February 21st, 2020, 8:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH Auction Move
Replies: 39
Views: 2854

Re: HDH Auction Move

etomasi wrote:
February 21st, 2020, 7:31 pm
huh, interesting on the shipping. Since I'm in DC, I travel through Delaware to and from Philly/NJ/NY to visit folks so I may start looking at the HDH auctions more.
That's where I'm at too--but I can't even find where their warehouse is in Delaware?
by Josh Grossman
February 21st, 2020, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?
Replies: 445
Views: 35400

Re: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?

No shipping to Ohio. Tried to stock up on Catherine et Pierre Breton. Boo
by Josh Grossman
February 21st, 2020, 8:20 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: My five favorite vegetables
Replies: 38
Views: 1476

Re: My five favorite vegetables

Has anyone tried beaver (the animal not the euphemism)?
http://www.cookingissues.com/2010/08/13 ... index.html
by Josh Grossman
February 21st, 2020, 8:15 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: My five favorite vegetables
Replies: 38
Views: 1476

Re: My five favorite vegetables

1. Ankimo
2. Caribou
3. Morels
4. Lobster
5. Memphis Ribs
by Josh Grossman
February 19th, 2020, 2:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Given these these aromas and flavors, please suggest some wines.
Replies: 30
Views: 1047

Re: Given these these aromas and flavors, please suggest some wines.

Looking for a dark red/black fruited wine, black cherry perhaps. I really like notes of anise, clove, star anise, black licorice, tar and earth. A tannic spine is good, but nothing for formidable. Something actually available, please. Thank you in advance. Anise, clove, and licorice are going to co...
by Josh Grossman
February 18th, 2020, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 100-pointer for Bill Easton
Replies: 18
Views: 2527

Re: 100-pointer for Bill Easton

Anywhere to buy it? I can't find it on their website.
by Josh Grossman
February 18th, 2020, 6:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2020 Release Save The Date
Replies: 143
Views: 11971

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2020 Release Save The Date

I did well with only a bit less than $400 in damage today and another $170 in wedlock wishes. Always the bridesmaid and never the bride.
by Josh Grossman
February 18th, 2020, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Felsina Gran Selezione Colonia
Replies: 14
Views: 841

Re: TN: 2016 Felsina Gran Selezione Colonia

I tasted and toured Felsina this summer and left with half a case of the '16 Rancia. The Colonia gets a bit more oak time in the barrel and is a bit more limited but I thought the Rancia was wonderful. Both are 100% new French oak. It was one of my favorite wineries in Chianti from the visits. I'd p...
by Josh Grossman
February 18th, 2020, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Deal on Lumpp
Replies: 15
Views: 1612

Re: Deal on Lumpp

Thanks. Envoyer and Lopa have both sent out offers on this wine. Below is from Greg on the 2016: $44.99 Francois Lumpp is currently our favorite producer in Givry an appellation located in the Cote Chalonnaise. Francois is known for the graceful purity of his wines. Lumpp shows off the terrior of Gi...
by Josh Grossman
February 17th, 2020, 4:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Evesham Wood Cuvee J Pinot Noir
Replies: 11
Views: 699

Re: TN: 2009 Evesham Wood Cuvee J Pinot Noir

2009 Evesham Wood Cuvee J Pinot Noir Somewhat high toned reddish briar fruit and sour cherry with baking spice and underlying mushrooms, understory and earth. Finely balanced acidity through the midpalate with another round of nutmeg/baking spice on the slightly tannic finish. Mild bitterness. Some...
by Josh Grossman
February 17th, 2020, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aged wine - what am I missing?
Replies: 105
Views: 5856

Re: Aged wine - what am I missing?

It seems that the majority of responses are saying to "just drink young wine." I completely agree with the view that the best wines are the ones you like, but the point of this post is more to try to understand what it is that people like about aged wines. Do people that enjoy aged wines just not t...
by Josh Grossman
February 16th, 2020, 5:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Current thoughts on CellarBid auctions?
Replies: 2
Views: 690

Re: Current thoughts on CellarBid auctions?

Bump? Anything?
by Josh Grossman
February 12th, 2020, 5:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can You Bid and Ship on Acker Wine Auctions in Hong Kong From USA
Replies: 3
Views: 324

Re: Can You Bid and Ship on Acker Wine Auctions in Hong Kong From USA

Kelly Walker wrote:
February 12th, 2020, 4:50 pm
Yes. I have won HK bids. They will ship no charge to get wine to US. You will pay domestic shipping though
Thanks.
by Josh Grossman
February 12th, 2020, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can You Bid and Ship on Acker Wine Auctions in Hong Kong From USA
Replies: 3
Views: 324

Can You Bid and Ship on Acker Wine Auctions in Hong Kong From USA

I almost won a great deal on Acker's Hong Kong auction and would have kept bidding if I knew I could get it shipped to the US. Is that legal? Is shipping reasonable?
https://www.ackerwines.com/content/live ... ionId=1266
by Josh Grossman
February 11th, 2020, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your pick on the most undervalued wine (producer, vintage, grape, etc.) in the world?
Replies: 86
Views: 6019

Re: What is your pick on the most undervalued wine (producer, vintage, grape, etc.) in the world?

Ian S wrote:
February 11th, 2020, 2:23 pm
Chenin Blanc, particularly Huet Vouvray. All 3 vineyards produce brilliant wines in all manner of sweetness, which age spectacularly.
Loire in general is an undervalued region. I love many of the reds too. My best qpr was a case of 1991 Chateau Souverain Reserve at $14 a bottle at auction.
by Josh Grossman
February 7th, 2020, 7:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question: What pairs well with steak tartare?
Replies: 52
Views: 1648

Re: Question: What pairs well with steak tartare?

Scott Brunson wrote:
February 7th, 2020, 2:14 am
Champagne is the classic pairing.
Add some french fries for good measure.
by Josh Grossman
February 7th, 2020, 7:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Compare And Contrast Champagne Vintages 2008 And 2012
Replies: 21
Views: 1701

Re: Compare And Contrast Champagne Vintages 2008 And 2012

2008 and 2013 hog the spotlight, I'm interested to hear more about 2013. Terry Theise spoke really highly of it and referred to some of my favorite producers. Every bottling and '13 base NV I've tasted has been excellent. Chardonnay and BdBs really special. Not sure about quantities though, some gr...

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