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by Sh@n A
July 16th, 2019, 5:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Giulia Negri - new generation Piedmont
Replies: 19
Views: 1077

Re: Giulia Negri - new generation Piedmont

I was surprised at pricing, which IMHO felt high... but perhaps that's just the importer's listed price.
by Sh@n A
July 15th, 2019, 2:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Giulia Negri - new generation Piedmont
Replies: 19
Views: 1077

Re: Giulia Negri - new generation Piedmont

Kermit Lynch listing 2015 Barolo “Serradenari”, Giulia Negri $85
by Sh@n A
July 15th, 2019, 7:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 TN: A non-Cornas-like Cornas from Gilles
Replies: 12
Views: 702

Re: 2016 TN: A non-Cornas-like Cornas from Gilles

Greg K wrote:
July 15th, 2019, 6:44 am
I think it’s similar to what Balthazar is doing with his Sans Soufre, which is a fun wine but in a glou glou kind of way, which isn’t meant for aging or to be very representative of Cornas imo.
I thought 2016 Balthazar Chaillot was a level ahead of the Gilles at the same US price...
by Sh@n A
July 15th, 2019, 6:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 TN: A non-Cornas-like Cornas from Gilles
Replies: 12
Views: 702

Re: 2016 TN: A non-Cornas-like Cornas from Gilles

damn this is $55 now? Damn hipsters. Crush sent an email claiming this is now his “it” wine and impossible to find [tease.gif] I've received many emails saying the same, at higher pricing than $55. most shops in US I believe are $70-75+. I tried the wine a few weeks ago, and (for me) it showed some...
by Sh@n A
July 11th, 2019, 9:03 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals
Replies: 187
Views: 6882

Re: Veleta EVOO & Gourmets of Spain Berserker Day 10 Deals

Chris Foley wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 7:56 am
Anxiously waiting. I've had to buy EVOO at the grocery store 3 times already.
[cheers.gif]
Hah we are dry right now! I told wife to wait.
by Sh@n A
July 11th, 2019, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your recent auction purchase?
Replies: 29
Views: 1302

Re: What is your recent auction purchase?

R. Frankel wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 12:19 am
2013 Burlotto Monvigliero (HDH). Had a 2015 in Italy and it was superb. Looking forward to the ‘13s.
I was a low bidder on this.

On Winebid, I picked up 1993 Faiveley Les Saint George, I think $85 all in (w/ tax/commissions)
by Sh@n A
July 10th, 2019, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction Results Archive?
Replies: 8
Views: 358

Re: Auction Results Archive?

Wine Market Journal, $50/year. https://www.winemarketjournal.com/ NFI and not a subscriber, so I can’t comment on utility or value. Eric uses it for CellarTracker valuation data. Isn't WMJ closer to $200/year to see actual auction results, and that of the major online auction houses (but no WineBid)?
by Sh@n A
July 6th, 2019, 5:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating Italy 2019: Rome, Montalcino, Positano
Replies: 27
Views: 628

Re: Italy Eats 2019: Rome, Montalcino, Positano

Love Roscioli. Also Pizza Emma. Another one I like in Rome is Al Ceppo.
by Sh@n A
July 5th, 2019, 12:42 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Piedmont Wine Tasting for a Larger Group
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: Piedmont Wine Tasting for a Larger Group

I almost asked you how the 2015s tasted! Thanks again
by Sh@n A
July 5th, 2019, 10:51 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Piedmont Wine Tasting for a Larger Group
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: Piedmont Wine Tasting for a Larger Group

Andrew, thank you for the suggestions (on your first post too!). Grasso is one I have wanted to visit; I wasn't greatly impressed with a 2010 Runcot, but I am very interested to compare the Casa Mate/Chiniera. And thanks for tip on Clerico and the different style point!
by Sh@n A
June 30th, 2019, 3:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...
Replies: 131
Views: 5580

Re: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...

In a way, I thank my migraines for their chilling effect on how much I drink. But I go through periods where I fight through migraines for 7-10 days in a row before things let up. Don’t wish that on anyone. Im sure you are aware of anti-CGRPs that hit the market a year ago? And if so Alder had an I...
by Sh@n A
June 27th, 2019, 10:51 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Piedmont Wine Tasting for a Larger Group
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: Piedmont Wine Tasting for a Larger Group

Tim Heaton wrote:
June 27th, 2019, 10:43 am
when?
Potentially Spring 2020, so I have plenty of time. But I would like to understand logistics first and what is feasible, before inviting people/locking down dates.
by Sh@n A
June 27th, 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Piedmont Wine Tasting for a Larger Group
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Piedmont Wine Tasting for a Larger Group

I am planning a trip to Piedmont and have run into an unexpected situation where many family and friends want to come too. There could be 20 of us (!). Of the 20, perhaps there will be 2 wine geeks, 3 wine travelers, and 15 non-wine connoisseurs who will view this as much a trip to Italy versus wine...
by Sh@n A
June 27th, 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FIVE WINOS EXCELLENT ADVENTURE , MOSTLY IN BURGUNDY - Beaune, France (6/7/2019-6/15/2019)
Replies: 52
Views: 2975

Re: FIVE WINOS EXCELLENT ADVENTURE , MOSTLY IN BURGUNDY - Beaune, France (6/7/2019-6/15/2019)

Greg K wrote:
June 27th, 2019, 9:50 am
Great writeup, and thanks for the notes. You're a lot more optimistic than I am about the 18 reds, especially in the Cote de Nuits. Hopefully you're right.
Bichot at NY Paulee in ?April? thought 2018 had the chance to dramatically outperform expectations.
by Sh@n A
June 27th, 2019, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pescatarian/Vegetarian Pairings with aged Bordeaux
Replies: 36
Views: 1021

Re: Pescatarian/Vegetarian Pairings with aged Bordeaux

There are some great suggestions above, but to add another if you are someone who feels you really need to have meat with a meal, and you want to please a plant-based friend: the new meat substitutes from Beyond Meat are pretty amazing. This is deviation, as this won't go well with nice Bordeaux. B...
by Sh@n A
June 26th, 2019, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eto - a new way to preserve wine
Replies: 57
Views: 3478

Re: Eto - a new way to preserve wine

Anyone else notice in the ETO video, when you push down on the wine, it seems to compress it by 20%? There is that much air in the liquid, and you can just press it out?
by Sh@n A
June 26th, 2019, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The wine you don't want
Replies: 54
Views: 4067

Re: The wine you don't want

Not a fan of selling through WineBid for reasons mentioned on another thread. Selling through any auction house generally is also painful as well... charge you 20% commission and buyer pays 30% (including tax)... so 50% goes to the house. As a buyer from WineBid, I think the experience is very good....
by Sh@n A
June 25th, 2019, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Magnums vs. 750s for Long Term Investment
Replies: 22
Views: 1572

Re: Magnums vs. 750s for Long Term Investment

Larger formats now winning out (on the clickable poll). What I find interesting is some folks prefer drinking out of magnums but going for 750 for investment... I personally believe markets are efficient over the very long term, so if people prefer drinking out of magnums, then the magnum premium is...
by Sh@n A
June 25th, 2019, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eto - a new way to preserve wine
Replies: 57
Views: 3478

Re: Eto - a new way to preserve wine

Well yes, which is why it doesn't store wines in perpetuity. The amount of oxygenation during the pouring process isn't that huge if you're gentle, and being honest, for the purpose of the ETO, it's totally fine as it's comparable to a double decant. It's arguably desirable. Just spit balling here....
by Sh@n A
June 25th, 2019, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eto - a new way to preserve wine
Replies: 57
Views: 3478

Re: Eto - a new way to preserve wine

If you are pouring the entire wine bottle into the Eto, aren't you oxygenating the entire bottle of wine? Isn't that the most violent act you can do to a wine, which is pour it into a decanter? If you seal the decanter off air going forward, wouldn't this still be less ideal than say a Coravin? Or w...
by Sh@n A
June 24th, 2019, 4:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Magnums vs. 750s for Long Term Investment
Replies: 22
Views: 1572

Re: Magnums vs. 750s for Long Term Investment

Votes are more split 50/50 (thus far)
by Sh@n A
June 24th, 2019, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Filtering wine sediment
Replies: 29
Views: 1097

Re: Filtering wine sediment

I use these. They capture a surprising amount of sediment. I have not conducted clinical trials, however.
by Sh@n A
June 24th, 2019, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Magnums vs. 750s for Long Term Investment
Replies: 22
Views: 1572

Magnums vs. 750s for Long Term Investment

I believe most online resources suggest going with magnums for investment, due to their slower aging profile, rarity, and larger mass (which can withstand temperature swings better). A reputable retailer has taken the other side, saying (i) the past decade has seen a shift in preferences [except for...
by Sh@n A
June 21st, 2019, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction slowdown? (HDH today)
Replies: 66
Views: 2908

Re: Auction slowdown? (HDH today)

Markus S wrote:
June 21st, 2019, 8:00 am
Sh@n A wrote:
June 21st, 2019, 7:49 am
I bid on two lots that I want to own, but not actually buy.
So...dating the wines then? [highfive.gif]
A brief flirtation. Lost on one. Will most definitely lose tomorrow's lot.
by Sh@n A
June 21st, 2019, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction slowdown? (HDH today)
Replies: 66
Views: 2908

Re: Auction slowdown? (HDH today)

I thought the mouton went for 2900 per 6, so 483. Plus roughly 30 percent fees/tax no? So 625 a bottle or so? Isn't that around retail is today?
by Sh@n A
June 21st, 2019, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction slowdown? (HDH today)
Replies: 66
Views: 2908

Re: Auction slowdown? (HDH today)

I bid on two lots that I want to own, but not actually buy. I bid the low estimate assuming I won't get hit. Now I wonder if I will get hit on the lesser lot...
by Sh@n A
June 19th, 2019, 7:26 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2081
Views: 118342

Re: New York City Restaurants

Birthday dinner planned with my kids. I would prefer a BYO friendly place Midtown East, or adjacent. Price $75 - $100 per person max. Ideas in immediate vicinity: Sutton Inn (Monday corkage waived, although may have a cap, otherwise I think ?$35?). Fixed menu is tip included and < $75. Bobby Vans (...
by Sh@n A
June 19th, 2019, 6:10 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2081
Views: 118342

Re: New York City Restaurants

+1 on Atoboy. Thanks Robert for the recommendation. A casual setup inside, but one can get lost and forget you are in Murray Hill for a second. Excellent friendly service, with at least one server studying for a sommelier certification, all very informed on the dishes. The food punches well above th...
by Sh@n A
June 17th, 2019, 7:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Happy Father's Day - whatcha drinkin'?
Replies: 50
Views: 1583

Re: Happy Father's Day - whatcha drinkin'?

upcoming catch-ups before I go dry for ~4-6 months (!)

Dinner with Spouse:
1993 Faiveley Cazetiers

Dinner with Friends:
2014 Cappellano Rupestris
1964 Pio Cesare Barolo
1988 Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey

I am equally excited for each of these wines.
by Sh@n A
June 16th, 2019, 8:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Happy Father's Day - whatcha drinkin'?
Replies: 50
Views: 1583

Re: Happy Father's Day - whatcha drinkin'?

Loving this thread to live vicariously through. Have an awesome long slate of wines to get into... but got hit with bronchitis.
by Sh@n A
June 15th, 2019, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?
Replies: 63
Views: 3652

Re: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?

My first thought was the same, a camera. NEST will give you real-time updates on activity as well, so you can see it real time (to minimize the loss). Having a camera does not mean you have to prosecute either, you can make your decision -- but as of now you don't know who is stealing! As far as dis...
by Sh@n A
June 13th, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies
Replies: 80
Views: 2055

Re: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies

Bryan Carr wrote:
June 13th, 2019, 10:00 am
I always have just assumed it is some yeast-strain byproduct that doesn't manifest unless the wine sits on the lees, and only if some particular strain is present.
Bryan, perhaps I missed this, but why did you think this? (this my speculation, re a particular strain).
by Sh@n A
June 11th, 2019, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11215
Views: 506221

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2014 Cappellano Rupestris
2011 Rinaldi Brunate
2016 Lignier CDR
2016 Duroche LSJ
by Sh@n A
June 11th, 2019, 2:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: need evidence that these famous critics were fooled
Replies: 40
Views: 3095

Re: need evidence that these famous critics were fooled

is it that bad for a critic to give a high score to a counterfeit wine? A good counterfeit wine should be better, without limitations on ingredients and production method.
by Sh@n A
June 10th, 2019, 6:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies
Replies: 80
Views: 2055

Re: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies

Wow, interesting thread! From that last breakdown, it seems like maybe something in grape skins mitigates or binds the offending compound, which may be a fermentation byproduct and not grape specific, since it happens with ciders as well? How about skin-contact/orange/amber wines? I recently had a ...
by Sh@n A
June 10th, 2019, 5:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies
Replies: 80
Views: 2055

Re: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies

I feel like I'm watching a real-life episode of House. Skin tests, poop tests, blood tests, other tests, elimination diets, gut repair diets, supplements, MDs, functional practitioners (acupuncture, ayurveda, western based).. I've been there. What's interesting is a correlation between many things....
by Sh@n A
June 10th, 2019, 5:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies
Replies: 80
Views: 2055

Re: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies

If anyone is interested in a tasting of a couple of Rieussec next week in NY/Midtown East, please PM me! Will either be Tue or Wed (likely Wed). Will open another 2001 from the same lot (buying another 2001 is pretty expensive), and it seems I can pick up a 1999, 2004 and 2009 from a single NY retai...
by Sh@n A
June 10th, 2019, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies
Replies: 80
Views: 2055

Re: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies

Anton, I did the antacid for the esophagitis and it did work.
The PH issue has been raised by others and isn't triggered by coke, lemonade etc. But maybe there is a sweet spot involved (a lower PH is a less an issue)
by Sh@n A
June 10th, 2019, 4:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies
Replies: 80
Views: 2055

Re: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies

I genuinely & sincerely appreciate everyone's thoughts and interest.
by Sh@n A
June 10th, 2019, 4:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies
Replies: 80
Views: 2055

Re: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies

How did you determine what to avoid? Did you ever spend time on an antacid? Doctors may seem to be split because some people get if from plain old GERD and others have an allergic/immunologic component to it. Are there any wines that produce the negative result when you drink them again? I.e. is th...
by Sh@n A
June 10th, 2019, 4:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies
Replies: 80
Views: 2055

Re: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies

I have done a bad job of documenting the incidents over the years (half built excel spread sheets, changing phones/computers, and fatigue). Below are incidents I have some notes on. 7/4/15 Sunny Republic Beach Blond Pacific Pale Ale 4.4% Hoppy Beer off draft Email correspondence with MFG said no add...
by Sh@n A
June 10th, 2019, 3:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies
Replies: 80
Views: 2055

Re: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies

What about aldehydes? Another complicated subject with a family of compounds highly involved in wine. "Aldehydes are known sensitizers for small populations of humans and serve to cause chemically induced allergic reactions. The effects of these reactions can be dramatic at rather low concentration...
by Sh@n A
June 10th, 2019, 3:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies
Replies: 80
Views: 2055

Re: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies

Has your eosinophilic esophagitis ever been treated? Doctors split on it being GERD or autoimmune (I suspect they are related). Antacids can reduce it 99%. I have been able to control it by going on elimination diets. My bloodwork did not get worse when I consumed vodka and red wine while on the el...
by Sh@n A
June 10th, 2019, 3:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies
Replies: 80
Views: 2055

Re: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies

This is the only other case I have heard of similar to me (a 2017 study of a US man who had to go to the UK to get diagnosed). It describes the fire sensation. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5371212/ Why do you say he had to go to the UK to be diagnosed? There was an another article t...
by Sh@n A
June 10th, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies
Replies: 80
Views: 2055

Re: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies

It’s in the wine Anton. Although I don’t want to minimize other variables.. there is something specific in whites/ciders wines that crushes me and is unique to those wines. I do have eosinophilic esophagitis. But that doesn’t play for the reds I’ve had. And I’ve done many many tests. Doctors don’t e...
by Sh@n A
June 10th, 2019, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies
Replies: 80
Views: 2055

Re: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies

It would be most helpful to understand the specific wines that affect you - you mentioned the one red, but which specific whites? I also like the idea of trying them blind to see. One last thing to try - and this may sound strange - but have someone take one or two of the whites that you react nega...
by Sh@n A
June 10th, 2019, 10:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies
Replies: 80
Views: 2055

Re: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies

Are you reacting to certain wines 100% of the time? Great question. I haven't done a good job here of recording every wine/cider and going for seconds. I do suspect there was some variance in Angry Orchard ciders for creating the reaction versus not (sample set of 2). I have started to record offen...
by Sh@n A
June 10th, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies
Replies: 80
Views: 2055

Re: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies

Can you tell us the precise sequence of symptoms you have when you drink an offending wine? In the throat its an immediate burning sensation. Can't even get it down. To the extents a midly burning sensation I can try to force it down. Thereafter comes what must be a blood-borne response: throbbing ...
by Sh@n A
June 10th, 2019, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies
Replies: 80
Views: 2055

Re: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies

Ok, how about sorbic acid? My follow up q is: what about avocados and bananas? I don’t have this reaction to anything else. I can drink vodka fine. Avocados and bananas fine. Some fruits can give me a mild itchy sensation under my chin, but nothing like drinking fire/getting body ache/or a tooth ac...

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