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by Hank Victor
July 19th, 2019, 2:43 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Treasure Cay/Abaco Recommendation
Replies: 1
Views: 37

Treasure Cay/Abaco Recommendation

Will be heading over there in a few weeks and was wondering if anybody has any recommendations.

Food
Wine
Things to do
Tips

Thanks
by Hank Victor
July 19th, 2019, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Worst wines you've had?
Replies: 60
Views: 1532

Re: Worst wines you've had?

I wouldn't worry too much about disagreeing with Wilfred Wong's sales pitch. But who are the reviewers TP and D? D is Decanter which I normally trust for Bordeaux. TP is "Tasting Panel" whatever the hell that is. WW I avoid when shopping on wine.com Sub $15 is very hard to find quality in Californi...
by Hank Victor
July 19th, 2019, 8:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc
Replies: 9
Views: 359

Re: TN: 2016 Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc

2016 Merry Edwards is delicious. So much pronounced fruit and flavor intensity.
by Hank Victor
July 19th, 2019, 8:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pronunciation
Replies: 39
Views: 1103

Re: Pronunciation

This is the correct pronunciation of CdP.

by Hank Victor
July 18th, 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The big Mission/Pais/Listan Prieto thread.
Replies: 10
Views: 447

Re: The big Mission/Pais/Listan Prieto thread.

Vina Gonzalez Bastias Mattoral and Tinaja are both very good and coming from extremely old vines (200+ years). Another Chilean pais producer to try is Roberto Henriquez, he makes wine from Bio Bio. J. Bouchon is very good as well. Do I see pais taking off and being the next hot or cult grape? Probab...
by Hank Victor
July 17th, 2019, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit
Replies: 87
Views: 2343

Re: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit

Piper Heidsieck Rare 1988 out of magnum
Sip of Sunshine IPA
Blantons

Hopefully come cigars wash up on shore.
by Hank Victor
July 17th, 2019, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Carlisle 2019 Summer Release
Replies: 58
Views: 3317

Re: Carlisle 2019 Summer Release

picked up 3 bottles. First time buying from them.
by Hank Victor
July 10th, 2019, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Ceritas Pinot Noir Hacienda Secoya Vineyard
Replies: 5
Views: 340

Re: TN: 2014 Ceritas Pinot Noir Hacienda Secoya Vineyard

Thanks for the note. Some killer juice, its just hard to sit them down for a few years...
by Hank Victor
July 10th, 2019, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Downstream Wines
Replies: 105
Views: 5150

Re: Downstream Wines

Looks like the site crashed.

/shrug

JancisRobinson.com just did a nice piece about Cambie and the USA.
by Hank Victor
July 10th, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: James Molesworth on Natural wine
Replies: 31
Views: 2276

Re: James Molesworth on Natural wine

I think you are confusing things here as biodynamic and natural wines are two completely different things. You can have a biodynamic wine that is in no way considered a natural wine and you can have a natural wine that has seen no biodynamic processes whatsoever. Of course you also have a lot of bio...
by Hank Victor
July 9th, 2019, 11:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: James Molesworth on Natural wine
Replies: 31
Views: 2276

Re: James Molesworth on Natural wine

Levi Dalton wrote:
July 8th, 2019, 3:51 pm
That's a nice sentiment about respecting other people. I guess then that he would never use an anonymous twitter account to ridicule and attack other people in the wine community.
Give us the details Levi
by Hank Victor
July 9th, 2019, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Taste-Off: Two Inexpensive Chablis
Replies: 38
Views: 1955

Re: TN: Taste-Off: Two Inexpensive Chablis

Had a bottle of the 17 Laroche Saint Martin this weekend and it was great. Extremely crisp packed with bright citrus and white blossom.
by Hank Victor
July 9th, 2019, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wine.com fail; what’s the best for online wine delivery?
Replies: 9
Views: 421

Re: Wine.com fail; what’s the best for online wine delivery?

Wine.com makes sense if they have a warehouse in your home city. For me I usually receive my wine next day. Their ice packs like you mentioned are a joke. I would suggest paying for overnight shipping or cold-chain shipping. If that is not possible ideally I would wait until the weather cools down f...
by Hank Victor
July 9th, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty & Rowdy celebrate July 4th! Today only!
Replies: 10
Views: 989

Re: Dirty & Rowdy celebrate July 4th! Today only!

Hardy, great interview on Matthew's World of Wine and Drink.
by Hank Victor
July 8th, 2019, 3:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: James Molesworth on Natural wine
Replies: 31
Views: 2276

Re: James Molesworth on Natural wine

I feel his sentiment has been shared a billion times in the past few years. - There are "not natural" wine producers that are great and make well crafted wines from healthy plant material. - There are some "natural" wines that are flawed and unfit for consumption which are just as bad as over-manipu...
by Hank Victor
July 8th, 2019, 9:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Beaujolais
Replies: 66
Views: 5299

Re: 2017 Beaujolais

2017 Foillard Morgon Cuvee Corcelette was drinking great last week.
by Hank Victor
July 5th, 2019, 3:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So what mailing list offerings are you still anticipating this year?
Replies: 36
Views: 2629

Re: So what mailing list offerings are you still anticipating this year?

Pax's single vineyard syrahs (2016) and sonoma hillsides (2018)
by Hank Victor
July 5th, 2019, 3:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: books ?
Replies: 21
Views: 1172

Re: books ?

in vino duplicitas - more in depth recount of 'sour grapes"
shadows in the vineyard - the extortion attempt of drc
monks and wine - a bit slow but solid read if your a history fan.
by Hank Victor
July 5th, 2019, 3:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Misleading quoting of reviews: Doing the right thing
Replies: 12
Views: 883

Re: Misleading quoting of reviews: Doing the right thing

I do agree. I think its misleading but it can also highlight the scoring track record that wine has. As long as the 84 is included the other ratings displayed can be justified. Wine.com is the perfect example of this as they display every vintage + rating (if published) when your viewing a particula...
by Hank Victor
July 5th, 2019, 3:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Misleading quoting of reviews: Doing the right thing
Replies: 12
Views: 883

Re: Misleading quoting of reviews: Doing the right thing

What do y'all think of deliberate selectivity in scores for vintages to suggest a higher score for a wine? When you go to Costco, you'll see a wine from an off vintage that got a low score, for example a 2013 Bordeaux that was 84 points, and they'll put: 2012 Wine Enthusiast 91 points 2014 Wine Spe...
by Hank Victor
July 5th, 2019, 11:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11241
Views: 508835

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Massimo Clerico Lessona 2007 x 3
by Hank Victor
July 3rd, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favourite Quality in a wine
Replies: 61
Views: 1560

Re: Favourite Quality in a wine

pronounced and complex aroma and flavor intensity
by Hank Victor
July 2nd, 2019, 2:37 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Miami Restaurant Reccos
Replies: 21
Views: 890

Re: Miami Restaurant Reccos

Zachary Ross wrote:
June 27th, 2019, 5:15 am
Any recommendations for places closer to Miami Beach?
Lucali

BYOB
Cash only
by Hank Victor
July 1st, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to read back label on Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve
Replies: 7
Views: 537

Re: How to read back label on Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve

2008 is the base wine.

Like Al said above, it only makes up 60% of the blend. The other 40% is comprised of reserve wine with an average age of 10 years. Very uncommon for entry level Champagne. Charles Heidsieck Brut RSV is probably the most unique NV Champagne.
by Hank Victor
June 28th, 2019, 8:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Low fill DRC - Drink or sell?
Replies: 67
Views: 4190

Re: Low fill DRC - Drink or sell?

Glad to hear the bottle was enjoyable!
by Hank Victor
June 28th, 2019, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend
Replies: 90
Views: 2412

Re: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend

Rhone , Vintage Champagne, FG Bordeaux
by Hank Victor
June 27th, 2019, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer check: Mr. D Wine Merchant
Replies: 3
Views: 522

Re: Retailer check: Mr. D Wine Merchant

Yes but only for local pickup. Took a few days to get the order ready.

I think its a side project for a restaurant.
by Hank Victor
June 26th, 2019, 4:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bevan current offering
Replies: 8
Views: 858

Re: Bevan current offering

Bdklein wrote:
June 26th, 2019, 4:23 pm
Well, 17 ain’t 16 or 18.
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by Hank Victor
June 26th, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will Release Offers ever move to Negotiated Pricing?
Replies: 64
Views: 2052

Re: Will Release Offers ever move to Negotiated Pricing?

I personally believe the vast majority of consumers would hate to negotiate and haggle down prices every time they're offered wine. In this scenario I think the winery would have to offer its members the same price or very close to it. A big distributor was busted recently for offering special prici...
by Hank Victor
June 26th, 2019, 12:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pescatarian/Vegetarian Pairings with aged Bordeaux
Replies: 36
Views: 1049

Re: Pescatarian/Vegetarian Pairings with aged Bordeaux

I think pasta would give you a lot of options. Homemade pizza is also versatile. Seared Tuna (very easy to make). If you use a soy based dipping sauce I don't think the umami and tannin should clash with each other much if the wines are aged. Veggie Shepard's Pie? Fun thread! Whatever you come up wi...
by Hank Victor
June 26th, 2019, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...
Replies: 131
Views: 5685

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

Do you think your increase of Champagne consumption in the last 3-4 years has lowered your body's "physical tolerance" for high ABV wines?

Do you frequently drink any wines past 14% ABV or any spirits?
by Hank Victor
June 26th, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Greatest field blend wines?
Replies: 55
Views: 2351

Re: Greatest field blend wines?

I really enjoy Wilde Farm's Heritage Field Blend.
by Hank Victor
June 24th, 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Podcast on Ridge Monte Bello
Replies: 2
Views: 655

Re: Podcast on Ridge Monte Bello

It was a good listen. Overall a bit brief but covers vinification pretty well.
by Hank Victor
June 19th, 2019, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top US Syrahs
Replies: 134
Views: 7646

Re: Top US Syrahs

A.Altman wrote:
June 18th, 2019, 8:20 pm
Gramercy
Pax
Cayuse
This
by Hank Victor
June 18th, 2019, 3:34 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTT or WTB: Pax Sonoma Hillsides 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 241

WTT or WTB: Pax Sonoma Hillsides 2016

Looking for a bottle of Pax Hillsides 2016. Would be willing to buy or trade two bottles of the 2017 Vintage.

Feel free to PM.
by Hank Victor
June 18th, 2019, 3:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Wine Would you Get?
Replies: 34
Views: 1705

Re: What Wine Would you Get?

Damn I was just up there last week...
by Hank Victor
June 18th, 2019, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ruby cabernet
Replies: 9
Views: 799

Re: ruby cabernet

Ruby Cabernet used to be planted in California at a decent level.
by Hank Victor
June 18th, 2019, 3:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any good Chardonnay deals out there?
Replies: 29
Views: 1589

Re: Any good Chardonnay deals out there?

Spectrum's current auction has a lot of young white burgundy lots in <$300 a case range.
by Hank Victor
June 18th, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FRI dinner
Replies: 2
Views: 588

Re: FRI dinner

Nice write up and good notes.
by Hank Victor
June 14th, 2019, 3:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Solved:The annoying thing about the Burghound Barzelay book
Replies: 15
Views: 2242

Re: The annoying thing about the Burghound Barzelay book

How would you compare the book to Jasper Morris' "Inside Burgundy?
by Hank Victor
June 14th, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another stupid poll about wine drinking
Replies: 56
Views: 2440

Re: Another stupid poll about wine drinking

Bubbles, then prob zin or syrah
by Hank Victor
June 10th, 2019, 3:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: need evidence that these famous critics were fooled
Replies: 40
Views: 3114

Re: need evidence that these famous critics were fooled

What about the Hardy Rodenstock tastings involving Michael Broadbent, Robert Parker, and Jancis Robinson.
by Hank Victor
June 7th, 2019, 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long after vintage are vintage Ports realeased?
Replies: 10
Views: 713

Re: How long after vintage are vintage Ports realeased?

The will be on retail shelves early fall

USA
by Hank Victor
May 31st, 2019, 3:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 429
Views: 39705

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

Built this entirely myself: 1.5 yrs to build 2700 bottles, all rustic redwood and stacked stone with slate tile floor. R 30 in ceiling and R 25 walls. Cellar pro ducted 8500. Seating area for consumption/hang out. Maybe add a center island soon. https://i.imgur.com/pjK2qfJ.jpg?1 https://i.imgur.com...
by Hank Victor
May 31st, 2019, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Low fill DRC - Drink or sell?
Replies: 67
Views: 4190

Re: Low fill DRC - Drink or sell?

Don't be afraid to take a chance at greatness

Drink it!
by Hank Victor
May 31st, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Personal Collection of Rudi Weist @ Acker
Replies: 56
Views: 5067

Re: Personal Collection of Rudi Weist @ Acker

Richard Albert wrote:
May 31st, 2019, 1:59 pm
Shoulda changed his first name before consigning.
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