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by Kevin G.
December 15th, 2020, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vins Rare wine shop
Replies: 119
Views: 8272

Re: Vins Rare wine shop

Fun thread to read. Here are a few cynical, unhelpful, uninvited observations: 1. Several Burgundy drinkers, who i suspect value terroir, see no problem in substituting one vineyard for another. Whereas Burgundy drinkers have finally conceded that producer matters more than vineyard site, now they s...
by Kevin G.
November 24th, 2020, 5:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Oddero Barolo
Replies: 4
Views: 738

Re: TN: 2016 Oddero Barolo

Jeremy Holmes wrote: November 24th, 2020, 2:26 pm Figli Luigi Oddero
I believe that you mean Poderi Oddero. I came across your CT note there. The Poderi Oddero 2016s are quite good, including the base Barolo.
by Kevin G.
November 10th, 2020, 4:25 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: So Who Likes to Offline? City-by-city "database" PLEASE PM IF YOUR CITY HAS CHANGED
Replies: 287
Views: 30536

Re: So Who Likes to Offline? City-by-city "database" PLEASE PM IF YOUR CITY HAS CHANGED

Hi Mike,

Can you please create a listing for Savannah, GA, and put me down as a willing participant and organizer? Thanks!

kevin
by Kevin G.
October 30th, 2020, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Giacosa Barbaresco Gallina 1996
Replies: 7
Views: 570

Re: Giacosa Barbaresco Gallina 1996

Does Gallina provide any particular characteristics across producers? I have some experience with Oddero‘s bottling, which i enjoyed. Cantina del Pino also has vines in Gallina, but i have not had the wine. Cantina del Pino doesn't list a Gallina bottling on their website . In any event, they use s...
by Kevin G.
October 29th, 2020, 3:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Giacosa Barbaresco Gallina 1996
Replies: 7
Views: 570

Re: Giacosa Barbaresco Gallina 1996

Does Gallina provide any particular characteristics across producers? I have some experience with Oddero‘s bottling, which i enjoyed. Cantina del Pino also has vines in Gallina, but i have not had the wine. Does Giacosa still put out a Gallina bottling? Any other producers to look out for?
by Kevin G.
October 5th, 2020, 5:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: For those of you with a delusional view of the "Good Old Days" . . .
Replies: 41
Views: 2454

Re: For those of you with a delusional view of the "Good Old Days" . . .

What a great list! Z.B. Prüm is Zacharias Bergweiler-Prüm, which is related to, but not the same estate as J.J. Prüm. At some point in the 20th century, the heirs of Zacharias Prüm married family members associated with the estates of Dr. Loosen and Robert Weil (Rheingau).
by Kevin G.
September 28th, 2020, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Schäfer-Fröhlich Schloßböckelheimer Kupfergrube Riesling Großes Gewächs
Replies: 7
Views: 510

Re: TN: 2016 Schäfer-Fröhlich Schloßböckelheimer Kupfergrube Riesling Großes Gewächs

D@vid Bu3ker wrote: September 28th, 2020, 2:47 pm
Kevin G. wrote: September 28th, 2020, 2:45 pm Can't remember...are these vines ex-Dönnhoff? If not, who holds that plot now?
The former State Domaine has the Dönnhoff plot.
Thanks, David.

Cheers
by Kevin G.
September 28th, 2020, 2:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Schäfer-Fröhlich Schloßböckelheimer Kupfergrube Riesling Großes Gewächs
Replies: 7
Views: 510

Re: TN: 2016 Schäfer-Fröhlich Schloßböckelheimer Kupfergrube Riesling Großes Gewächs

Can't remember...are these vines ex-Dönnhoff? If not, who holds that plot now?
by Kevin G.
September 27th, 2020, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wood boxes-what to do?
Replies: 31
Views: 1539

Re: wood boxes-what to do?

Vinyl storage. Sadly, this box didn‘t come with wine.
by Kevin G.
September 27th, 2020, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Dönnhoff Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel Nahe
Replies: 9
Views: 475

Re: TN: 2015 Dönnhoff Niederhäuser Hermannshöhle Riesling Auslese Goldkapsel Nahe

Dönnhoff NH is consistently great, whether Spätlese or Auslese. Your note captures its essence well, Rob.

Cheers
by Kevin G.
September 22nd, 2020, 5:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo
Replies: 50
Views: 2471

Re: Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo

Anyone have experience with the Castellero bottling?
by Kevin G.
September 19th, 2020, 5:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How did you start your wine collection/cellar?
Replies: 73
Views: 4374

Re: How did you start your wine collection/cellar?

Fun to read these stories. I've been collecting wines for almost 20 years. I intentionally use the word "collect" as i have no shame in admitting that the hunt for bottles, the purchase, the entering into CT, and then simply knowing that the wine rests nearby, ready to be accessed at a mom...
by Kevin G.
July 27th, 2019, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Interesting Atlanta Retailers
Replies: 16
Views: 1224

Re: Interesting Atlanta Retailers

I must thank Kevin ( who I haven't met yet) and Don who pointed me toward the Wine Store. roadtripped there today. a little hike from ITP but they are running a 20% off a case sale on most wines. The back room is chilly and most everything is 20% off ( a few champagnes not) I got a turn back the cl...
by Kevin G.
July 21st, 2019, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Interesting Atlanta Retailers
Replies: 16
Views: 1224

Re: Interesting Atlanta Retailers

While there are decent specialty retailers all over town, including those listed above, the deepest inventory in most of the categories discussed on this board is located about 15 minutes north of town at The Wine Store (fka Hinton's). To the OP's question, The Wine Store has an extensive selection ...
by Kevin G.
January 13th, 2019, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your top producer - by region
Replies: 89
Views: 9277

Re: Your top producer - by region

GERMANY Ahr J.J. Adenauer Jean Stodden Meyer-Näkel Baden Bernhard Huber Franz Keller Josef Michel Salwey Franken Horst Sauer Rudolf Fürst Mosel-Saar-Ruwer Egon Müller Forstmeister Geltz-Zilliken J.J. Prüm Reinhold Haart Schloss Lieser Nahe Dönnhoff Schäfer-Fröhlich Schlossgut Diel Pfalz Peter Jakob...
by Kevin G.
January 13th, 2019, 6:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your top producer - by region
Replies: 89
Views: 9277

Re: Your top producer - by region

GERMANY Ahr J.J. Adenauer Jean Stodden Meyer-Näkel Baden Bernhard Huber Franz Keller Josef Michel Salwey Franken Horst Sauer Rudolf Fürst Mosel-Saar-Ruwer Egon Müller Forstmeister Geltz-Zilliken J.J. Prüm Reinhold Haart Schloss Lieser Nahe Dönnhoff Schäfer-Fröhlich Schlossgut Diel Pfalz Peter Jakob...
by Kevin G.
December 20th, 2018, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top 100 German Wines of 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 2300

Re: Top 100 German Wines of 2018

Thanks, Luke. This is helpful for many of us.
by Kevin G.
December 20th, 2018, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top 100 German Wines of 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 2300

Re: Top 100 German Wines of 2018

It's worth pointing out that GGs, as well as Erste Gewaechs and Erste Lage wines, are not exactly like the dry wines of the pre-GG days. These designations necessitate a higher level of quality control than in years past. I can't speak for growers, but it wouldn't surprise me if many have made subst...
by Kevin G.
December 20th, 2018, 7:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top 100 German Wines of 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 2300

Re: Top 100 German Wines of 2018

Hard to overlook Schloss Johannisberg on this list. Has quality improved there, more generally?
by Kevin G.
December 20th, 2018, 4:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top 100 German Wines of 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 2300

Re: Top 100 German Wines of 2018

Luke, i will seek out some Wittmann bottlings (not that this was your goal!). I've long enjoyed Gunderloch's Pradikat wines from Rheinhessen, but i have relatively little experience with GGs from the region. Howard, i remember listening to Levi Dalton's IDTT with Stuart Pigott in which he (Stuart) m...
by Kevin G.
December 19th, 2018, 6:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top 100 German Wines of 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 2300

Re: Top 100 German Wines of 2018

I reflexively assume that all GGs are dry, but maybe there are some wines with enough residual sugar to be perceived as lightly sweet. Nevertheless, we're still talking about a perception of sweetness that is quite apart from wines on the Pradikat scale. Luke, are you still a buyer of Wittmann Morst...
by Kevin G.
December 19th, 2018, 4:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top 100 German Wines of 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 2300

Top 100 German Wines of 2018

I thought this list was interesting and worthy of some analysis. The Top 100 German Wines of 2018, as determined by Stuart Pigott (Jamessuckling.com). https://www.jamessuckling.com/wine-tasting-reports/top-100-german-wines-2018/ Perhaps this list is intentionally provocative...in fact, i suspect tha...
by Kevin G.
November 13th, 2018, 3:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you could only keep 3 online retailers...
Replies: 46
Views: 3546

Re: If you could only keep 3 online retailers...

I've only started buying online in the last calendar year, so my list is rather thin.

1. Grand Vin Wine Merchants
2. Winex
3. Chambers

The original appeal of GVWM and Winex was their compatibility with PayPal. I've since come to appreciate their deep inventories and competitive pricing.
by Kevin G.
October 18th, 2018, 4:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finding Leitz wines
Replies: 49
Views: 2089

Re: Finding Leitz wines

New York, Boston, Chicago, Bay Area...

Atlanta is the obvious next destination for Falkenstein...please make it happen, Lars!
by Kevin G.
July 18th, 2018, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The .375 thread
Replies: 102
Views: 4808

The .375 thread

Big Box aversion aside, Total Wine (at least in the Atlanta area) often has a deep bench of Bordeaux halves. In the past month i've seen .375s of Pavie-Macquin, Rauzan-Segla, Pichon Baron, Montrose, Lascombes, Smith-Haut-Lafitte, and more, all 2015.
by Kevin G.
July 1st, 2018, 5:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: GRANDS CRUS vs. Premier Crus - what´s the difference?
Replies: 86
Views: 6731

GRANDS CRUS vs. Premier Crus - what´s the difference?

What I wonder is how much of the GC/PC/Village quality difference is really about the site and how much is about the investment into the grapes and winemaking. The higher the site classification the more you have to pay for the grapes and the higher a price you can sell them for. It therefore makes...
by Kevin G.
June 23rd, 2018, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Schloss Lieser Niederberg Helden Auslese GK
Replies: 7
Views: 313

2012 Schloss Lieser Niederberg Helden Auslese GK

Completely in agreement about the value proposition of Mosel wine. Seems unfathomable that some of the best wine in the world--i recognize the layers and layers of subjectivity supporting this claim--sits on shelves for about $30-$40/bottle. Based on your note (and some others), i am eager to try an...
by Kevin G.
June 23rd, 2018, 7:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Schloss Lieser Niederberg Helden Auslese GK
Replies: 7
Views: 313

2012 Schloss Lieser Niederberg Helden Auslese GK

Nice note. Beautiful photo, too. In my more limited experience with Schloss Lieser, there have been more misses than hits. Most of this experience is with vintages between 2000 and 2010, and just about all of the wines were consumed young. Would you say that there has been an uptick in quality over ...
by Kevin G.
June 19th, 2018, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15333
Views: 785078

What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1 x 2015 Willi Schaefer Graacher Himmelreich Kabinett
1 x 2016 Willi Schaefer Graacher Himmelreich Kabinett
1 x 2016 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Kabinett
1 x 2016 Willi Schaefer Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spaetlese
by Kevin G.
June 3rd, 2018, 1:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12671
Views: 509020

What bottle of wine did you open today?

2000 La Chapelle de la Mission Haut-Brion
by Kevin G.
May 8th, 2018, 6:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why German Red Wines Used to Suck (and No Longer Do) The Coming New German Pinot Noir Revolution
Replies: 58
Views: 23781

Why German Red Wines Used to Suck (and No Longer Do) The Coming New German Pinot Noir Revolution

Lots of recent coverage in the mainstream German press about domestic Pinot. This is the most recent article that i've come across (in German). I have not had wine from the producer featured. http://www.faz.net/aktuell/stil/essen-trinken/spaetburgunder-aus-rech-der-sinn-des-weintrinkerlebens-1557240...
by Kevin G.
April 17th, 2018, 7:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett halbtrocken
Replies: 3
Views: 181

TN: 2007 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett halbtrocken

Nice note, sounds delicious. Selbach-Oster Kabinett wines usually provide great bang for the buck.
by Kevin G.
April 16th, 2018, 7:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12671
Views: 509020

What bottle of wine did you open today?

2015 Arterberry Maresh Dundee Hills pinot noir
by Kevin G.
April 16th, 2018, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Red vs. Black Fruit in Burgundy
Replies: 18
Views: 1500

Red vs. Black Fruit in Burgundy

Vielen Dank, Gerhard. This breakdown is very useful. I've purchased some 2015s because this happened to be the new vintage as my interest in Burgundy took off, but it sounds like earlier vintages, including 2013, may have more of a desirable red-fruit profile. Time to back fill. I'll also be keeping...
by Kevin G.
April 15th, 2018, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Red vs. Black Fruit in Burgundy
Replies: 18
Views: 1500

Red vs. Black Fruit in Burgundy

Thanks Charlie for the welcome and the suggestion!
by Kevin G.
April 15th, 2018, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Red vs. Black Fruit in Burgundy
Replies: 18
Views: 1500

Red vs. Black Fruit in Burgundy

Steve, thanks for chiming in, and no, i have not yet read your piece in WFW (thanks for providing the link). To be clear, although i enjoyed Barry's article and seek out academic musings on wine more generally, these philosophical debates around the subjectivity/objectivity of wine are not my bailiw...
by Kevin G.
April 15th, 2018, 7:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Pavelot Savigny Les Beaune "La Dominode" 2008
Replies: 16
Views: 983

TN: Pavelot Savigny Les Beaune "La Dominode" 2008

Sounds like a nice wine, and it remains rather affordable in more recent vintages (relatively speaking). Is this wine indicative of Pavelot's broader house style (red fruit, lively acidity)?
by Kevin G.
April 14th, 2018, 3:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15333
Views: 785078

What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1 x Donnhoff Oberhauser Leistenberg 2016 Kabinett
by Kevin G.
April 14th, 2018, 3:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Red vs. Black Fruit in Burgundy
Replies: 18
Views: 1500

Red vs. Black Fruit in Burgundy

I saw George Carlin in Atlanta about 15 years ago. He started the show by taking out his notes and saying that he's preparing for a big show in NYC and that he's going to read through the jokes this evening (and that's what he did!). Took some of the punch out of the punchlines.
by Kevin G.
April 14th, 2018, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Red vs. Black Fruit in Burgundy
Replies: 18
Views: 1500

Red vs. Black Fruit in Burgundy

Thanks all for the feedback. Rauno, i hear you about the subjectivity of taste. In fact, i'm very interested in the work of philosophers who explore this issue in wine, including Barry Smith, who has a thoughtful piece in a recent World of Fine Wine. To highlight your point, two professional reviews...
by Kevin G.
April 14th, 2018, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Red vs. Black Fruit in Burgundy
Replies: 18
Views: 1500

Red vs. Black Fruit in Burgundy

Hello, Long-time lurker here. By way of introduction, i wanted to pose a beginner's question about Burgundy (i know, terrible time to get the Burgundy "bug"). In tasting some red Burgs over the past few months, i'm struck by the spectrum of fruit flavors, from tart and/or sweet red fruit (...

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