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by Sh@n A
April 19th, 2019, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 342
Views: 28711

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

Not many locks that I can see on these cellars?
by Sh@n A
April 19th, 2019, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 342
Views: 28711

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

Rich Brown wrote:
April 19th, 2019, 5:52 pm
Ha! Yep, sad but true my friend. Little bit of a pain in the ass....but the wine wall makes me smile every single time I walk I to the house, so I still think it's worth it
Makes me smile too! Love the design.
by Sh@n A
April 19th, 2019, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 342
Views: 28711

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

Rich Brown wrote:
April 19th, 2019, 5:16 pm
Hardest part about the cellar build was explaining to me wife why we still need offsite storage after we just built this thing.
I was just thinking... that looks like a nice sized cellar, but only 1,000 bottles.... 'wouldn't I still need an offsite??'
by Sh@n A
April 18th, 2019, 8:04 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 579
Views: 56075

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

Anyone have contact information for the somm at River Park? Trying to do an offline there, and ran into an issue. Thank you in advance.
by Sh@n A
April 17th, 2019, 4:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar rack individual bottle slot sizes?
Replies: 17
Views: 495

Re: Cellar rack individual bottle slot sizes?

Curious, why must the cellar be made out of wood? If one went for a composite material (to the extreme, metal shelving), wouldn’t capacity increase as the shelving width would come down dramatically? I don’t have a cellar, more a question/observation.
by Sh@n A
April 16th, 2019, 4:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux.
Replies: 178
Views: 8316

Re: 2018 Bordeaux.

Jeff, how do you define your style? I'm responding to the comment you made, "If you or anyone likes the style of wine I do". Also, thank you for your tasting note contributions; they are appreciated.
by Sh@n A
April 16th, 2019, 8:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1947 Quinta do Noval Porto Vintage -- Advice on When to Decant
Replies: 9
Views: 393

Re: 1947 Quinta do Noval Porto Vintage -- Advice on When to Decant

Did you taste the wine over the morning? Did it noticeably open up over time? Also, for how long did you stand for sediment?

Thanks!
by Sh@n A
April 15th, 2019, 7:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amarone questions / Decanting
Replies: 17
Views: 691

Re: Amarone questions / Decanting

Otto, I felt the wine was perceived as more or less acidic at different times of consumption (and no issues with tannins or bitterness). I have limited experience with old wines (over 20 years), so there was a bit ambiguity to my question as to why I perceived the wine this way. The variables I can ...
by Sh@n A
April 15th, 2019, 6:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amarone questions / Decanting
Replies: 17
Views: 691

Re: Amarone questions / Decanting

Thanks Otto and sorry. I learned many things in your post. Including, (i) I definitely use the term astringency in terms of a burning sensation akin to harsh alcohols, which appears patently incorrect. I'm a little surprised that astringency is used instead for tannin, but something astringent is te...
by Sh@n A
April 14th, 2019, 8:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Bernard Levet Côte-Rôtie Maestria (Journaries)
Replies: 8
Views: 634

Re: 2016 Bernard Levet Côte-Rôtie Maestria (Journaries)

PS. I think folks make a mistake focusing only on the La Chavaroche. The Les Journaries is excellent in its own right, and quite distinct. Robert, please share your view of the difference (I've seen the high level, but would be curious for your take). I loved your description of Chavaroche on anoth...
by Sh@n A
April 14th, 2019, 7:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Alain Hudelot-Noellat Bourgogne (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne)
Replies: 36
Views: 1414

Re: TN: 2015 Alain Hudelot-Noellat Bourgogne (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne)

Can someone start a poll of your "top 3" favorite Bourgogne? So far I'm at Hudelot-Noellat, Meo, and TBD #3.
by Sh@n A
April 14th, 2019, 5:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amarone questions / Decanting
Replies: 17
Views: 691

Re: Amarone questions / Decanting

Helpful knowledge on the cork, thanks! Two questions; 1) what causes a cork to get very wet/soaked for a portion of the cork? Is this related to age and not say slow heat related damage (where the wine slowly expands up the cork and not seeps)? 2) does my tasting note re astringency make sense at al...
by Sh@n A
April 13th, 2019, 8:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Alain Hudelot-Noellat Bourgogne (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne)
Replies: 36
Views: 1414

Re: TN: 2015 Alain Hudelot-Noellat Bourgogne (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne)

Question - is the HN vosne or chambolle a noticeable step up from the bourg rouge? Or not worth the money - buy brouge instead? Curious for other folk's thoughts. I had a 2015 bourgogne and a 2012 Chambolle the same night, and found them to very similar, but the Chambolle was a much better wine. Ho...
by Sh@n A
April 13th, 2019, 6:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1947 Quinta do Noval Porto Vintage -- Advice on When to Decant
Replies: 9
Views: 393

Re: 1947 Quinta do Noval Porto Vintage -- Advice on When to Decant

I have this same bottle for a birth year present for my dad & father in law (picked up at auction a few months ago, it was a 2 bottle lot and I picked up 1.. wonder if you are the other buyer?). Very keen to learn about your entire experience! I'll be opening mine in 2 months for father's day in Jun...
by Sh@n A
April 13th, 2019, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amarone questions / Decanting
Replies: 17
Views: 691

Re: Amarone questions / Decanting

Here's my tasting note of the '81. Curious for thoughts on the cork quality/bottle being compromised. Decanted for sediment two hours before consuming. No sediment??? Cork was soaked 50 percent through (outright wet). Clearly the retailer misled on how other bottles of their case showed on the cork...
by Sh@n A
April 13th, 2019, 6:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Alain Hudelot-Noellat Bourgogne (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne)
Replies: 36
Views: 1414

Re: TN: 2015 Alain Hudelot-Noellat Bourgogne (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne)

I bought a case for $27/per only a few months ago... they are still out there and you don't need Envoyer!
by Sh@n A
April 12th, 2019, 6:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What green vegetable goes best with red wine
Replies: 56
Views: 1267

Re: What green vegetable goes best with red wine

What about the theory of avoiding asparagus, Brussels, broccoli and cauliflower for wine due to the chemical make up?
by Sh@n A
April 12th, 2019, 6:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What green vegetable goes best with red wine
Replies: 56
Views: 1267

Re: What green vegetable goes best with red wine

More wondering out loud:
zucchini carpaccio with Parmesan
zucchini carpaccio with Provence seasoning
Baked zucchini stuffed with seasoned rice
Brussel sprouts tossed with bacon
Strewed Collard greens with bacon
Artichokes with balsamic
Braised endives
Stuffed squash blossoms
by Sh@n A
April 11th, 2019, 7:53 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2001
Views: 110198

Re: New York City Restaurants

Thanks Ramon. Made a reservation at Locanda Verde, and then learned of 2 bottle limit -- so we are shifting course to Sutton Inn. Great locals place with $35 cork fee (my upper limit)... just easy. Other places I looked at (a bit random inquiry, not endorsement of food): Mammo $50 (used to be $20 wh...
by Sh@n A
April 11th, 2019, 7:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux.
Replies: 178
Views: 8316

Re: 2018 Bordeaux.

Shouldn’t a another 100pt vintage depress prices? That ocean of Bordeaux is not getting smaller.
by Sh@n A
April 10th, 2019, 11:25 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTT: Offering Swap of 2013 Brovia Rocche for Various Barolo
Replies: 0
Views: 123

WTT: Offering Swap of 2013 Brovia Rocche for Various Barolo

Looking to trade 750ml of 2013 Brovia Rocche for 2013 Cappellano (open to other vintages), 2013 Burlotto, 2013 Roagna Pira/VV, and 2014 G. Rinaldi Brunate (open to vintages or Tre Tine). I also have 2010 Cavallotto Giuseppe to trade as well (worth checking out CT notes here, I have too many). Some o...
by Sh@n A
April 9th, 2019, 5:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux.
Replies: 178
Views: 8316

Re: 2018 Bordeaux.

I don’t find any use for them, but here’s another score aggregator, if you’re into that: https://bordoverview.com/?q=wine I absolutely found this useful when I was buying recent vintage bdx. Seeing a wine that is all over the map in scores was a red flag. Seeing one on which every critic, regardles...
by Sh@n A
April 7th, 2019, 10:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 817
Views: 37137

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
April 7th, 2019, 10:28 pm
Cool. Hope remains. [cheers.gif]
I requested Beaumonts 2-3 hours after email went out (why not try) and got a firm rejection.
by Sh@n A
April 7th, 2019, 9:28 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2001
Views: 110198

Re: New York City Restaurants

Suddenly assembling a group dinner for this coming Friday or Saturday. Looking for an Italian spot with good beef that has reasonable corkage ($25-$35/bottle) as we would be looking to bring 4-5 bottles including halves. Thinking would be Amarone and young Barolo/Barbaresco, so thinking we want to e...
by Sh@n A
April 7th, 2019, 8:53 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: BIG OFFERING: Barthod, Bertheau, Faiveley, Jadot, Lignier, Cappellano, Cavallotto, More
Replies: 8
Views: 1466

Re: BIG OFFERING: Barthod, Bertheau, Faiveley, Jadot, Lignier, Cappellano, Cavallotto, More

Is the Barthod Rosenthal? Did you buy it in NYC? Purchased from reputable retailers (PM sent with info). They were not purchased in NY. The Veroilles was Boston and the LBB were California (both retail shops known to board members). I had a Veroilles with a sound cork/wine and have a CT note on it,...
by Sh@n A
April 6th, 2019, 6:11 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: BIG OFFERING: Barthod, Bertheau, Faiveley, Jadot, Lignier, Cappellano, Cavallotto, More
Replies: 8
Views: 1466

Re: BIG OFFERING: Burgs, Barolo, Etc. (Barthod, Bertheau, Faiveley, Jadot, Lignier, Cappellano, Cavallotto, Yquem)

Adding a couple bottles William & Mary 2016
Revised shipping to say will ship on my FEDEX label at your cost (as that's what I have done for other buyers); you can still provide your own label.

Thanks for looking
by Sh@n A
April 4th, 2019, 4:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gift Giving Wines
Replies: 27
Views: 776

Re: Gift Giving Wines

I disagree with this idea of automatically going to champagne. There is so much wine knowledge on this forum and so many non wine geeks would benefit from this. Giving someone their first burgundy or Barolo is unique and thoughtful. Giving something you have personally selected for a reason is even ...
by Sh@n A
April 4th, 2019, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gift Giving Wines
Replies: 27
Views: 776

Re: Gift Giving Wines

Didn’t mean to say non wine drinkers, just not someone who may not own a decanter or stand up a bottle prior to opening.
by Sh@n A
April 4th, 2019, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gift Giving Wines
Replies: 27
Views: 776

Re: Gift Giving Wines

I feel that I think about champagne as more of a house warming gift, but less of as a 'thank you' gift. Maybe because I don't drink champagne and thus am biased against it, but I also feel a personal red can be appreciated by non-wine geeks. They won't know the difference between Barolo and Bordeaux...
by Sh@n A
April 4th, 2019, 7:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gift Giving Wines
Replies: 27
Views: 776

Gift Giving Wines

This A.M. I was going to give a 20 year old Barolo to someone, and then realized the recipient would not stand up the bottle/decant for air or sediment. So I reversed course with a 2011 vintage Barolo instead, going the angle of (i) drinkable now, (ii) doesn't need air, (iii) no sediment, and (iv) a...
by Sh@n A
April 3rd, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amarone questions / Decanting
Replies: 17
Views: 691

Re: Amarone questions / Decanting

Thanks for the thoughts/advice; will report back.
by Sh@n A
April 3rd, 2019, 5:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amarone questions / Decanting
Replies: 17
Views: 691

Amarone questions / Decanting

I have a 1981 Bertani Amarone on tap for this weekend. I am relatively new to Amarone, having had only a couple, which have been on both sides of spectrum... one a more plush and (sweeter sensation) raisinated wine (a < 10YR old wine of a producer I cannot recall)... the other a more big and powerfu...
by Sh@n A
April 3rd, 2019, 5:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux Echezeaux
Replies: 25
Views: 1366

Re: Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux Echezeaux

I agree, but imho the 2016 Rhone Valley is a singularily greater vintage than 2016 Burgundy ... some Burgs lacked a bit mid-palate and intensity ... something I noticed already in my barrel tastings ... Gerhard, can you please explain your "lacking a bit mid-palate" comment? Just trying to better u...
by Sh@n A
April 2nd, 2019, 3:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10713
Views: 475226

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

What was price on the Lala? Thanks!
by Sh@n A
April 2nd, 2019, 7:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine-related 'gadgets' you can't live without
Replies: 88
Views: 3341

Re: Wine-related 'gadgets' you can't live without

Wish the Durand had a foil cutter embedded in it.
by Sh@n A
March 31st, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: BIG OFFERING: Barthod, Bertheau, Faiveley, Jadot, Lignier, Cappellano, Cavallotto, More
Replies: 8
Views: 1466

Re: BIG OFFERING: Burgs, Barolo, Etc. (Barthod, Bertheau, Faiveley, Jadot, Lignier, Cappellano, Cavallotto, Yquem)

I have received a couple PMs with down bids. I do not intend to cut pricing here; this is just some opportunistic selling ahead of a box consolidation at more than fair pricing.
by Sh@n A
March 29th, 2019, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine-related 'gadgets' you can't live without
Replies: 88
Views: 3341

Re: Wine-related 'gadgets' you can't live without

I use this for transporting bottles for travel or offlines: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DGTXKQW/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Bags I use for bringing a bottle to dinner or gifts. The top of bottle does stick out which is annoying, but still work well, and I think a nice alterna...
by Sh@n A
March 29th, 2019, 8:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine-related 'gadgets' you can't live without
Replies: 88
Views: 3341

Re: Wine-related 'gadgets' you can't live without

Victor Hong wrote:
March 29th, 2019, 5:40 am
Nobody mentioned a credit card. ???
+1
by Sh@n A
March 28th, 2019, 8:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10713
Views: 475226

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

AAgrawal wrote:
March 28th, 2019, 12:14 pm
You shouldn't feel guilty! But when I visit NYC or when you visit SF, we must drink together...
Absolutely. Can set up a Barolo offline the next time you are out here and maybe you can open one more of your 2013 Rupestris [wink.gif]
by Sh@n A
March 28th, 2019, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux.
Replies: 178
Views: 8316

Re: 2018 Bordeaux.

Buy Burgundy instead. [winner.gif] https://www.decanter.com/wine-news/burgundy-2018-vintage-rival-mythical-1947-404473/ We were in Burgundy this fall and whether it rivals 1947 remains to be seen but after a number of difficult vintages there were a lot of happy winemakers that we spoke with. I let...
by Sh@n A
March 28th, 2019, 10:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sauternes and Saffron...
Replies: 14
Views: 738

Re: Sauternes and Saffron...

I’ve come to appreciate other WB comments on giving air to sauternes. For me the 2001 on a pop and pour had a lot of tennis balls, and does better with at least few hours of air. I haven't yet given it an overnight, which I felt really improved some other Suduirat I've had... just ordered more 2001s...
by Sh@n A
March 28th, 2019, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sauternes and Saffron...
Replies: 14
Views: 738

Re: Sauternes and Saffron...

Thought the 2001 Suduirat had a lot of mango and saffron in it.
by Sh@n A
March 28th, 2019, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10713
Views: 475226

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

AAgrawal wrote:
March 28th, 2019, 8:11 am
Literally all of those sound amazing. We share the same palate, but your budget far exceeds mine. The only ones on the list I own now are the sauternes...
You have 5,000 tasting notes on CT... I'm not feeling guilty! The Clerget wasn't significantly more than the sauternes, FWIW.
by Sh@n A
March 27th, 2019, 10:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10713
Views: 475226

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Expensive few days 2001 Suduirat 2001 Rieussec 2014 G. Rinaldi Brunate 2016 Jamet 2005 Harmand-Geoffroy Mazi 2005 H. Lignier CdR 2016 Gouges LSG 2016 Hudelot Noellat Chambolle 2016 Hudelot Noellat Beaumonts 2015 Hudelot Noellat RSV (the 2016 suddenly "sold out all 9 bottles" just as I was going to p...
by Sh@n A
March 27th, 2019, 8:43 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: BIG OFFERING: Barthod, Bertheau, Faiveley, Jadot, Lignier, Cappellano, Cavallotto, More
Replies: 8
Views: 1466

BIG OFFERING: Barthod, Bertheau, Faiveley, Jadot, Lignier, Cappellano, Cavallotto, More

3 bottle minimum, with a preference for buyers who purchase more . Buyer is responsible for shipping and takes ownership after payment. No sales tax! Bottles are all with Domaine (NJ) and can be either (i) shipped directly from Domaine with your or my FEDEX label , (ii) delivered to Manhattan on Do...
by Sh@n A
March 24th, 2019, 1:19 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2001
Views: 110198

Re: New York City Restaurants

Was at Lupa this weekend, first time in 5YRs or so. Food was OK, not nearly as good as I remembered (fried artichoke appetizer was a bit oily/not crunchy, bucatini wasn't as good as I remember). They also played 40 Beyonce songs in a row, no bueno (she has a lot more songs than I realized.. kept on ...

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