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by Sh@n A
June 24th, 2019, 11:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Filtering wine sediment
Replies: 20
Views: 518

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: 3
Views: 228

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: 2483

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: 2483

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: 2483

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: 2080
Views: 115916

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: 2080
Views: 115916

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: 1283

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: 1283

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: 3316

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: 1758

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: 11117
Views: 496925

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: 2885

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: 1758

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: 1758

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: 1758

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: 1758

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: 1758

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: 1758

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: 1758

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: 1758

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: 1758

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: 1758

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: 1758

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: 1758

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: 1758

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: 1758

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: 1758

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...
by Sh@n A
June 10th, 2019, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies
Replies: 80
Views: 1758

Re: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies

You don’t have trouble with stinging insect reactions do you? There are cases of wine allergic reactions happening because of the wasps/yellow jackets/hornets that get crushed in the wine press... As a child I did, reaction to bee stings. Haven’t been stung by a bee since then as I’m now an urban j...
by Sh@n A
June 10th, 2019, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies
Replies: 80
Views: 1758

Re: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies

No issues with bread, although I have non-celiac gluten tolerance / igg response. The issue here is very different, it is like an immediate dermatological reaction as if you are drinking fire / immediate body ache.
by Sh@n A
June 10th, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies
Replies: 80
Views: 1758

Re: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies

It's unlikely that Sc is the culprit if the OP has a worse reaction to whites than reds. Whites are much more likely to have been sterile filtered and therefore had any residual Sc cells removed. A few cider mfg who I had reactions to did tell me their wines were sterile filtered. I cannot find the...
by Sh@n A
June 10th, 2019, 8:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies
Replies: 80
Views: 1758

Re: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies

Todd Hamina wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 8:55 am
Are you allergic to copper?
Not that I am aware of. Oddly, I feel I can taste tin foil more than the average person.. Eg a food wrapped in aluminum foil will taste a little tinny/off off putting to me, but no pain or anything.
by Sh@n A
June 10th, 2019, 8:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies
Replies: 80
Views: 1758

Re: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies

My bet is on amines, though I did have a rather weird burning reaction to grapes sprayed with Serenade last harvest. Thanks Evan. - Why do you say Amines, and is this something can differ wine-to-wine with any correlation of red to white? Are you thinking histamines generally? Amines is not somethi...
by Sh@n A
June 10th, 2019, 6:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies
Replies: 80
Views: 1758

Re: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies

I wonder if sulfites might be at least part of the issue. It’s been an idea. Unfortunately, the sulfite levels of whites are higher but not a multiple higher (although sweets can be higher). I haven’t had issues with most botrytized grapes wines I’ve had in the past either. Lastly, using a sulfite ...
by Sh@n A
June 10th, 2019, 6:26 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: What to do with one day in Nashville?
Replies: 11
Views: 386

Re: What to do with one day in Nashville?

Was just in Nashville for a casual weekend. Had a toddler with us. Pool, live music, nashville zoo, ice cream and restaurants for us. Walking on the main street with all the bars/music was interesting, but not a multi-hour thing for us. Very hot, so I think you should know where you want to be going...
by Sh@n A
June 10th, 2019, 5:03 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's your favorite mustard? Fallot mustard photo added.
Replies: 39
Views: 1462

Re: What's your favorite mustard? Fallot mustard photo added.

I tried the Fallot Bourgogne (which I noted has different price and ingredients to the Dijon). Quite nice. Has a bit of a deep horse radish like burn on the end... not sure how I feel about it because if I use a lot then I get a lot of burn, but if I use a little then I don’t get enough mustard flav...
by Sh@n A
June 10th, 2019, 4:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies
Replies: 80
Views: 1758

Re: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies

If you are near Chio, CA, we will test you for free Thanks Anton. I appreciate the sentiment. I assure you I have been tested for a lot of things and in many different ways and if a trip to OH was the answer I’d make it weekly! To give context, I’m going to get an expensive FMT in the UK and am try...
by Sh@n A
June 10th, 2019, 4:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies
Replies: 80
Views: 1758

Re: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies

I am neither a winemaker nor an allergist. However, I am almost completely certain that S. cerevisiae is THE yeast used in winemaking, i.e. it is used in making ALL wines. There are many strains, which are thought to have different subtle effects on the wine, but all wine uses this yeast as the pri...
by Sh@n A
June 10th, 2019, 4:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies
Replies: 80
Views: 1758

Re: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies

Otto Forsberg wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 1:24 am
Is OP having an elaborate ruse or being just extremely ignorant in regard to wine?
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by Sh@n A
June 9th, 2019, 7:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies
Replies: 80
Views: 1758

Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies

Just posting it out there, not expecting an organized response as I'm not really sure what I am looking for.... I am closer - but not yet there - to establishing "saccharomyces cerevisiae" as my problem allergen in many white wines and perhaps a trigger for my autoimmune disease. A 2001 Rieussec, wh...
by Sh@n A
June 7th, 2019, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Percent holding on cellartracker
Replies: 15
Views: 1606

Re: Percent holding on cellartracker

Brian Tuite wrote:
June 7th, 2019, 10:43 am
Depends on the wine as geeky people enter more often. I’ve had guys in Napa tell me 20%-25% is a pretty close number based on their release numbers and what ends up in CT.
I assume this is only for their $50+ bottles? still higher than I would have expected.
by Sh@n A
June 7th, 2019, 7:18 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2080
Views: 115916

Re: New York City Restaurants

Carbone. Grandiose servers, energetic music, over-the-top flavors (but executed well to their vision), and a Hamptons-esque clientele that will look you up and down (even the old men) when you walk in. The goal of the restaurant is to make as much money as possible from a clientele happy to pay the...
by Sh@n A
June 6th, 2019, 12:17 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: In'n'Out Burger Fries
Replies: 57
Views: 1850

Re: In'n'Out Burger Fries

Double patty, single slice cheese, animal style. + their fries with ketchup + milk shake
by Sh@n A
June 5th, 2019, 12:49 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Nashville and Surrounding area Eats?????
Replies: 73
Views: 4086

Re: Nashville and Surrounding area Eats?????

adam landa wrote:
June 5th, 2019, 12:45 pm
Were you guys at downtown Martin's? Definitely a hot spot for tourists...new location on Elliston is solid. Peg Leg another great spot for BBQ.
Yes, downtown Martins next to a couple hotels.
by Sh@n A
June 5th, 2019, 11:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 400YR Old Wine Goes Up For Auction
Replies: 25
Views: 2184

400YR Old Wine Goes Up For Auction

https://nypost.com/2019/06/05/400-year-old-wine-found-in-ancient-shipwreck-goes-up-for-auction/ According to Christie’s, since the wine was not fortified, it likely has not aged well and its drinkability is “questionable.” The auction house is considering the lot as having “historical and vinous im...
by Sh@n A
June 5th, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Cappellano Barolo Piè Rupestris Otin Fiorin (Gabutti)
Replies: 30
Views: 1503

Re: TN: 2006 Cappellano Barolo Piè Rupestris Otin Fiorin (Gabutti)

Ken V wrote:
June 5th, 2019, 9:38 am
I did have a 2007 Franco that was corked and old bottles are always a crapshoot, but the good ones are so great
I had a glass of 2007 Franco and my immediate reaction was wishing I had magnums of it. Unfortunately, have never tasted it again.
by Sh@n A
June 5th, 2019, 10:48 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Nashville and Surrounding area Eats?????
Replies: 73
Views: 4086

Re: Nashville and Surrounding area Eats?????

No "hot chicken"? I'm gluten free... Forgot to mention I did visit Martins for lunch. Am confused why someone would wait an hour to eat there. The ribs were good. but the sides were meh. The baked beans were a bit dry and sweet/cloying. the broccoli was nice (but basically candied broccoli cole sla...
by Sh@n A
June 5th, 2019, 6:15 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Nashville and Surrounding area Eats?????
Replies: 73
Views: 4086

Re: Nashville and Surrounding area Eats?????

Quick Nashville trip report (June 2019) Josephine: Excellent and right next to Jeni's ice cream. Not overly loud inside either. Would return. Pork chop was excellent. Lettuce salad was excellent. Fried rice was excellent. Service was excellent. Not a fancy schmancy place, but everything was spot on....
by Sh@n A
June 4th, 2019, 2:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's your favorite mustard? Fallot mustard photo added.
Replies: 39
Views: 1462

Re: What's your favorite mustard?

For a US readily available option, I like Sir Kensington.
by Sh@n A
June 4th, 2019, 2:25 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's your favorite mustard? Fallot mustard photo added.
Replies: 39
Views: 1462

Re: What's your favorite mustard?

You mean other than Grey Poupon, of course? I like Edmond Fallot Dijon. The one with truffles is great, too. BTW I do like Grey Poupon, but it’s pretty mild next to a real Dijon. I've got some Edmond Fallot we bought in Burgundy in the fridge right now. Good stuff, but it's fairly strong. At airpor...

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