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by Jim Stewart
December 6th, 2019, 1:45 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Cooking sins - - Forgive me for I have sinned big time
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Re: Cooking sins - - Forgive me for I have sinned big time

I come not to forgive but to praise - seems like a creative solution to a problem using the materials on hand - out of the box thinking, harming no one but (possibly) yourself.
by Jim Stewart
December 5th, 2019, 5:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 24 various italian wines (and many "logic" disappointments)
Replies: 4
Views: 302

Re: 24 various italian wines (and many "logic" disappointments)

"Au royaume des aveugles, les borgnes sont rois"
by Jim Stewart
December 2nd, 2019, 4:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12220
Views: 587746

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

a dozen 375s of everyday champagne and chianti @ Woodland Hills cyber Monday sale Thats a good idea. Might have to look for some 375ml champs too. Ployez-Jacquemart Extra Brut Rosé Champagne NV was $19.95 That is a very good champagne in a very flexible format and at a great price. Home run!
by Jim Stewart
December 2nd, 2019, 3:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Château Haut-Bergey (France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan)
Replies: 8
Views: 523

Re: TN: 2000 Château Haut-Bergey (France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan)

2000 Château Haut-Bergey - France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan (12/1/2019) Excellent showing. Dark core with a ruby edge. Initial nose blew me away. Very feminine, with notes of roses and rhubarb. The perfume hid any trace of oak or wood. However, this feminine nose also came with a more hollo...
by Jim Stewart
November 30th, 2019, 5:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)
Replies: 144
Views: 4745

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)

Kris Patten wrote:
November 30th, 2019, 4:45 pm
@JimStewart

Is that you or Sean Connery shirtless in the portrait on the wall?
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by Jim Stewart
November 30th, 2019, 3:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)
Replies: 144
Views: 4745

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)

Frank, I'm gonna tuck this note into this thread, but feel free to disqualify it. Last week we opened a Roserock Pinot Noir in 30 degree MA as our heating system hummed in the background. Today we are in beautiful, warm, red-tided SW FL and we opened this 1/2 bottle of Ployez-Jacquemart Rosé Champa...
by Jim Stewart
November 30th, 2019, 6:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taittinger Comtes 08 $125 - $135
Replies: 54
Views: 3857

Re: Taittinger Comtes 08 $135

Dale Bowers wrote:
November 30th, 2019, 6:32 am
Ordered 6. Now $125
Double check your order the 07 is 124.99 the 08 is 135
by Jim Stewart
November 29th, 2019, 6:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Random observation about white wine serving temperature
Replies: 2
Views: 258

Random observation about white wine serving temperature

My usual MO for white wine is to put it in the refrigerator for at least a few hours, then pop, pour and drink. I’ll often return the bottle to the fridge between glasses. I am becoming convinced that as refreshing and drinkable as some white wines are right out of the fridge, the better ones benefi...
by Jim Stewart
November 28th, 2019, 1:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: RoyalTokaji LateHrvst '16...(short/boring)
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Re: TN: RoyalTokaji LateHrvst '16...(short/boring)

Nice descriptors, Tom.
I had not heard of this late harvest wine from Royal, but I have enjoyed the Royal Tokaji 5 Puttonyos Red/Blue Label.
by Jim Stewart
November 28th, 2019, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 618
Views: 31348

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Not very successful so far with reigning in the acquisition curve. After a good start in October, November's discount deals at wine.com did me in. Acquisition>Consumption
by Jim Stewart
November 28th, 2019, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?
Replies: 155
Views: 11197

Re: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?

Is there all you can eat shipping option worth it? Does it preclude using other coupon codes (i.e. is it a code that has to be entered and use up the allotted code?) Each person's situation is different but for me it seemed like it was worth it. I used the $100 off $300 code when this thread first ...
by Jim Stewart
November 28th, 2019, 6:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A couple of PN's from Bergström and Au Bon Climat
Replies: 1
Views: 280

Re: TN: A couple of PN's from Bergström and Au Bon Climat

Nice notes, Adam, bu tyou could have helped empty Frank's wallet if you had posted them in this other thread:

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Cheers and Happy Thanksgiving!
by Jim Stewart
November 27th, 2019, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Louis Jadot Gevrey Chambertin Clos Saint-Jacques 2015: Drink now or hold ?
Replies: 14
Views: 560

Re: Louis Jadot Gevrey Chambertin Clos Saint-Jacques 2015: Drink now or hold ?

Except for the issue of age (of the gentleman) I cannot see any reason to open a wine like this NOW. There are so many "better suited" vintages and wines ... even a 1999 Jadot CStJ was quite youthful in early 2019. I tasted a 2015 "Bourgogne rouge" on WE, from a well-reputed domaine ... it didn´t g...
by Jim Stewart
November 27th, 2019, 9:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Louis Jadot Gevrey Chambertin Clos Saint-Jacques 2015: Drink now or hold ?
Replies: 14
Views: 560

Re: Louis Jadot Gevrey Chambertin Clos Saint-Jacques 2015: Drink now or hold ?

I love this, since I often struggle with 'am I opening this 'prized' bottle too early?' and find myself stuck in that 20-year window when I don't take advantage of young drinking windows as well. One of the reasons I plan to pull one of the '16 Clinet bottles from offsite storage, as everybody here...
by Jim Stewart
November 27th, 2019, 9:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Louis Jadot Gevrey Chambertin Clos Saint-Jacques 2015: Drink now or hold ?
Replies: 14
Views: 560

Re: Louis Jadot Gevrey Chambertin Clos Saint-Jacques 2015: Drink now or hold ?

Definitely open now...once it shuts down it'll likely take 20+ years to get back to where it is now (in a different way of course). Besides, notes on CT are quite positive. I love this, since I often struggle with 'am I opening this 'prized' bottle too early?' and find myself stuck in that 20-year ...
by Jim Stewart
November 27th, 2019, 9:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Louis Jadot Gevrey Chambertin Clos Saint-Jacques 2015: Drink now or hold ?
Replies: 14
Views: 560

Re: Louis Jadot Gevrey Chambertin Clos Saint-Jacques 2015: Drink now or hold ?

Eric Lundblad wrote:
November 27th, 2019, 9:05 am
Definitely open now...once it shuts down it'll likely take 20+ years to get back to where it is now (in a different way of course). Besides, notes on CT are quite positive.
Interesting comment . . . no, a twenty year hold can be ruled out! [cheers.gif]
by Jim Stewart
November 27th, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Louis Jadot Gevrey Chambertin Clos Saint-Jacques 2015: Drink now or hold ?
Replies: 14
Views: 560

Louis Jadot Gevrey Chambertin Clos Saint-Jacques 2015: Drink now or hold ?

I purchased a single bottle as a birthday gift for a soon to be septuagenarian. This “gentleman” (and he is that when on his best behavior) has no experience with “high-level” Burgundy. This bottling (but not year) was pointed to elsewhere on WB as one that offered a high-level Burgundy experience a...
by Jim Stewart
November 25th, 2019, 5:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Patricia Green 2017 Willamette Valley 'Reserve' Pinot Noir
Replies: 12
Views: 1212

Re: TN: Patricia Green 2017 Willamette Valley 'Reserve' Pinot Noir

Has anyone tried the 2018 version yet?
by Jim Stewart
November 23rd, 2019, 4:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)
Replies: 144
Views: 4745

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/22 - 12/1)

2014 Roserock Drouhin Oregon Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills, Oregon This was standing by last week in case our ’82 du Tertre STB. Didn’t need it since the du Tertre came through, so it fit right in for this week's theme . . . Deep and dense color. Dusty with rich and slightly bright fruit at first ta...
by Jim Stewart
November 22nd, 2019, 4:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Order to Serve these Dessert Wines?
Replies: 24
Views: 805

Re: What Order to Serve these Dessert Wines?

I wouldn’t serve anything sweeter than fresh fruit with any of these wines. Pretzels, salted nuts, etc. Sweet plus sweet plus sweet equals way too sweet, to the extent that none of it is really appealing. I think the idea of pairing sweet wines with desserts in general is one of the great fallacies...
by Jim Stewart
November 22nd, 2019, 4:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A night with Alfert....
Replies: 20
Views: 1364

Re: A night with Alfert....

Kris Patten wrote:
November 21st, 2019, 7:20 pm
....or what I'd imagine he'd serve.

. . . as we now have a 4 week old . . .

Cheers, Kris
"oh, the places you'll go" . . . bon voyage to all of you !
by Jim Stewart
November 21st, 2019, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?
Replies: 155
Views: 11197

Re: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?




5x 2015 Rieussec 375's
5x 2015 Coutet 375's
by Jim Stewart
November 21st, 2019, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Pépière Muscadet Sur Lie "La Pepie"
Replies: 11
Views: 665

Re: TN: 2018 Pépière Muscadet Sur Lie "La Pepie"

. . . Your earlier note mentions round, and while that term is used often, I find it particularly telling in muscadet. In warm vintages, and for simply inferior muscadet, there is a roundness which smoothes out the cut I want in those wines, leaving something tiring in its place. Vintage reports fo...
by Jim Stewart
November 21st, 2019, 4:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Pépière Muscadet Sur Lie "La Pepie"
Replies: 11
Views: 665

Re: TN: 2018 Pépière Muscadet Sur Lie "La Pepie"

Do they make this every year now? I had thought this was going to be a one off, when they didn’t have enough domaine fruit for the domaine sur lie. I’m a huge fan of Pepiere but skip the ripe years entirely. -This is the first time I noticed "La Pepie" on the label, I just assumed it was a renaming...
by Jim Stewart
November 20th, 2019, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Pépière Muscadet Sur Lie "La Pepie"
Replies: 11
Views: 665

Re: TN: 2018 Pépière Muscadet Sur Lie "La Pepie"

Do they make this every year now? I had thought this was going to be a one off, when they didn’t have enough domaine fruit for the domaine sur lie. I’m a huge fan of Pepiere but skip the ripe years entirely. -This is the first time I noticed "La Pepie" on the label, I just assumed it was a renaming...
by Jim Stewart
November 20th, 2019, 4:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting Series Compendium 2019 - WB Charity ***README***
Replies: 27
Views: 901

Re: Virtual Tasting Series Compendium 2019 - WB Charity ***README***

Brig, I'll step up and take the Dec 11-18 week. The charity will be Semper Fi. For a theme I'm thinking "Wines of the Loire". Let me know what else you need from me to get it going. Thanks, -Jim
by Jim Stewart
November 20th, 2019, 9:40 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: best easy mashed potatoes recipe?
Replies: 32
Views: 958

Re: best easy mashed potatoes recipe?

Jacqueline made this one last weekend. She says it was very easy. I say it was very yummy. Good luck and Happy Thanksgiving!
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by Jim Stewart
November 20th, 2019, 7:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs--2019 Edition--and your Discovery of the Year
Replies: 117
Views: 8414

Re: WOTYs--2019 Edition--and your Discovery of the Year

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
November 19th, 2019, 7:33 pm
WOTNs:

2008 Dom
2008 Cristal
1996 Krug
2001 d’Yquem
1996 La Tache
What a Night!!!!
by Jim Stewart
November 20th, 2019, 6:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!
Replies: 83
Views: 4091

Re: I’m getting too old to buy more wine!

For about the cost of a case of 2008 Dom
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Strap a seat belt around the case and away you go !
by Jim Stewart
November 19th, 2019, 4:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Stream of Consciousness Wine Thread - or, a wine thread about nothing
Replies: 75
Views: 2315

Re: The Stream of Consciousness Wine Thread - or, a wine thread about nothing

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
November 19th, 2019, 4:19 pm
Marktoub “Party Episode”!



I think they served Musar.
Exactly !!!! You get it, Robert A. [tease.gif]
by Jim Stewart
November 19th, 2019, 8:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN & Trip Report - BDX, Champagne
Replies: 9
Views: 970

Re: TN & Trip Report - BDX, Champagne

Great notes and comments, Andrew. And you now have me thinking about a trip to Champagne. [cheers.gif] [wow.gif]
by Jim Stewart
November 19th, 2019, 6:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Pépière Muscadet Sur Lie "La Pepie"
Replies: 11
Views: 665

TN: 2018 Pépière Muscadet Sur Lie "La Pepie"

We’ve been fans of Pépière Muscadet since being introduced to it decades ago by Joe Godas at our local wine store. In 2007, we made an unscheduled visit to the property after a lunch of "moules et frites" in Nantes. After arriving at the property, we ended up waiting for Marc as he was off on an er...
by Jim Stewart
November 18th, 2019, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs--2019 Edition--and your Discovery of the Year
Replies: 117
Views: 8414

Re: WOTYs--2019 Edition--and your Discovery of the Year

A good year for wine enjoyment. I'll pick this as my wine of the year: 2004 Patricia Green Etzel Block Pinot Noir A bunch of WB-influenced discoveries. These are wines that I did not previously know about, that I have enjoyed test driving, and that I have purchased multiple bottles of: Musar Baudry...
by Jim Stewart
November 17th, 2019, 3:01 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best American cheese I have tasted.
Replies: 69
Views: 2751

Re: Best American cheese I have tasted.

Cheese hunting was pretty good at my local Whole Foods recently. I came back with a quintet of never-tasted and thread-recommended American cheeses, including the newly crowned world champion Rogue River Blue. Although three of the cheeses were not quite “a point” – the Harbison, Red Hawk and Mt Tam...
by Jim Stewart
November 17th, 2019, 1:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1982 Chateau du Tertre, Margaux, Bordeaux
Replies: 7
Views: 463

TN: 1982 Chateau du Tertre, Margaux, Bordeaux

Yeah, I know, my TNs can go on (and on) . . . I had a case of this wine disappear in the 1990’s due to teenage hijnks(and admittedly parental shortcomings), but I found a single bottle recently at Cellar-Raiders and thought WTH. With expectations set low, but also with hope kept alive by an incorri...
by Jim Stewart
October 26th, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fave Champagne stopper?
Replies: 37
Views: 1498

Re: Fave Champagne stopper?

We have not found a need for a specialized champagne stopper. Here's what we use for everything (and it may work even better with a champagne bottle because of the narrower opening). https://www.amazon.com/Outset-B229-Bottle-Stoppers-Silicone/dp/B005A20ROM After letting go of my blind faith in the ...
by Jim Stewart
October 25th, 2019, 1:30 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best American cheese I have tasted.
Replies: 69
Views: 2751

Re: Best American cheese I have tasted.

I think this thread still has momentum, but I put together a list to take cheese shopping based on the recommendations so far.

Cheese recommendations as of 10/25/19
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by Jim Stewart
October 23rd, 2019, 8:26 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best American cheese I have tasted.
Replies: 69
Views: 2751

Re: Best American cheese I have tasted.

Lots of favorites on this thread but some new ones as well. I've never tried anything from Arethusa but will remedy that soon. One that hasn't been mentioned yet is Landaff, delicious and one of the very few cheeses I've had which matches well with red wines. I will try to find the Landaff, but you...
by Jim Stewart
October 22nd, 2019, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10984
Views: 401728

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2018 Domaine Pélaquié CdR Blanc. Flavorful and satisfying. Redolent of pétanque and plane trees. < $15
by Jim Stewart
October 22nd, 2019, 9:11 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Best American cheese I have tasted.
Replies: 69
Views: 2751

Re: Best American cheese I have tasted.

Great topic. American cheese makers have really been coming on strong the last couple of decades or so. I'll give you three that I especially like: Humboldt Fog (oldie but goodie), Uplands Farms Pleasant Ridge Reserve, and almost anything from Vermont Creamery (Bijou, Cremont at the top). Looking fo...
by Jim Stewart
October 22nd, 2019, 5:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How Long can a Finish Last?
Replies: 15
Views: 871

Re: How Long can a Finish Last?

Only a decade ago I thought 30 seconds was pretty good then came a full minute. Just read a retailers claim that this advertised wine finish will go on to the next morning! I’m not looking for that kind of commitment with my wine. [cheers.gif] Robert, your post is a bit of a puzzle to me. I see a "...
by Jim Stewart
October 20th, 2019, 2:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Vintage Champagne Ten Years After Release?
Replies: 15
Views: 1499

Re: 2008 Vintage Champagne Ten Years After Release?

glass half-empty kind of guy ?
by Jim Stewart
October 20th, 2019, 12:56 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Hawaiian island to visit
Replies: 37
Views: 1374

Re: Hawaiian island to visit

I agree with Scott's advice, the whole island is beautiful and the north/northwest coast especially so. Fortunately, the island is small, so almost everything will be within a day trip no matter where you stay. If you are looking for the "resort" experience: - the Grand Hyatt in Poipou is very nice:...
by Jim Stewart
October 20th, 2019, 7:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to correctly pronounce Piper Heidsieck in French?
Replies: 39
Views: 2044

Re: How to correctly pronounce Piper Heidsieck in French?

Not really proud to say this, but I would bet a good bottle that most French people who don't actually know how it is pronounced would butcher it. You could go from "Pee-perrr Hide-sickkkkk" to "Piii-pair Hid-sec" depending on the folks. Edit: so the good news is you can't really be wrong when talk...
by Jim Stewart
October 20th, 2019, 5:07 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Hawaiian island to visit
Replies: 37
Views: 1374

Re: Hawaiian island to visit

Kauai.
by Jim Stewart
October 20th, 2019, 4:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1634
Views: 195716

Re: Official Costco Thread

Kailua-Kona store had a full pallet end cap today of 2014 Conn Creek Anthology @ $49.99. Nary a bottle missing, so I took one out of sympathy . ...I’ve loved the Right Bank Red and Reserve Cab in the past, don’t know this cuvée at all though. Also dropped a full pallet of 2013 Northstar Merlot CV f...
by Jim Stewart
October 18th, 2019, 5:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to correctly pronounce Piper Heidsieck in French?
Replies: 39
Views: 2044

Re: How to correctly pronounce Piper Heidsieck in French?

Otto, who would be more qualified than Mr. French to help us pronounce something in French? Actually I find his description fairly accurate even though hearing the word pronounced after his description would help bring home his point. Cheers. -Jim Oh, but I did not say a single word about whether t...
by Jim Stewart
October 18th, 2019, 4:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to correctly pronounce Piper Heidsieck in French?
Replies: 39
Views: 2044

Re: How to correctly pronounce Piper Heidsieck in French?

Otto, who would be more qualified than Mr. French to help us pronounce something in French? Actually I find his description fairly accurate even though hearing the word pronounced after his description would help bring home his point. Cheers. -Jim
by Jim Stewart
October 17th, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Riedel Bravissimo glassware and balloon decanters at Best Buy right now
Replies: 20
Views: 1847

Re: Riedel Bravissimo glassware and balloon decanters at Best Buy right now

This deal appears to be back. I just ordered a 4pack of Pinot Noir Bavissimo for $10. Among other deals. To be picked up at my local best buy. I started here: https://slickdeals.net/f/13462954-riedel-bravissimo-variety-4-pack-glass-prosecco-wine-red-wine-double-old-fashioned-pinot-noir-wine-longdri...

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