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by Jim Stewart
January 26th, 2020, 5:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your most memorable wine experience
Replies: 31
Views: 1109

Re: Your most memorable wine experience

Went to visit FE Trimbach in Alsace but discovered they were closed. I was standing, staring through their gate and turned away when a couple of gentlemen in a car asked if I wanted to visit. I responded yes, but they seemed to be closed. They said wait with them for a while. A few minutes later, H...
by Jim Stewart
January 26th, 2020, 4:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Côte de Brouilly Face Off
Replies: 3
Views: 235

2017 Côte de Brouilly Face Off

As a BD diversion I am comparing two recommended 2017 Cotes de Brouilly Beaujolais that have very similar labels. (This label similarity was cleverly utilized by Robert A to trick some of us in another thread.) cotes de brouilly.jpg 2017 Château Thivin Côte de Brouilly <=> 2017 Domaine du Pavillon ...
by Jim Stewart
January 26th, 2020, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7428
Views: 461677

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Where are you seeing this price ... is this wine.com $100 off $300? yes sir, but I saw Josh's comment about his earlier "pass" on the wine here and thought I would ask Not Josh, and I'm definitely newer to the hobby, but I quite enjoyed it. We had it as part of a "second label" tasting we did with ...
by Jim Stewart
January 26th, 2020, 3:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7428
Views: 461677

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Passed on 2016 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five for $79 Hey Josh, I am thinking of pulling the trigger on 3 bottles of this wine for about $67 each. Curious as to why you passed on it earlier. Concerns about the wine? I have only had one previous bottle of the One Point Five - the 2004 with...
by Jim Stewart
January 26th, 2020, 3:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7428
Views: 461677

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Passed on 2016 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five for $79 Hey Josh, I am thinking of pulling the trigger on 3 bottles of this wine for about $67 each. Curious as to why you passed on it earlier. Concerns about the wine? I have only had one previous bottle of the One Point Five - the 2004 with...
by Jim Stewart
January 26th, 2020, 2:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread
Replies: 7428
Views: 461677

Re: LastBottleWines.com (Last Bottle Wines) Deal Discussion Thread

Passed on 2016 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five for $79 Hey Josh, I am thinking of pulling the trigger on 3 bottles of this wine for about $67 each. Curious as to why you passed on it earlier. Concerns about the wine? I have only had one previous bottle of the One Point Five - the 2004 with...
by Jim Stewart
January 26th, 2020, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your most memorable wine experience
Replies: 31
Views: 1109

Re: Your most memorable wine experience

Here's one of more than one . . . Rambling around Anjou. Dropping by unannounced and being invited to join an ongoing private tasting by the winemaker's wife to help her communicate with an English speaking couple. Discovering that the guy had the same name as me. Hanging around and chatting a bit a...
by Jim Stewart
January 26th, 2020, 5:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you had to pick 2 Champagne Producers......
Replies: 68
Views: 1772

Re: If you had to pick 2 Champagne Producers......

from my early steps down the Champagne road . . .

Egly-Ouriet & Ployez-Jacquemart
by Jim Stewart
January 24th, 2020, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glassware
Replies: 77
Views: 3050

Re: Grassl Glassware

Brandon, I think you would be very pleased with the Liberté as an all-around "universal" wine glass. We are. I am not familiar with the wine glasses you are currently using but for me the difference between drinking wine in the Liberté versus our long time Reidel wine glasses was astounding. To borr...
by Jim Stewart
January 23rd, 2020, 10:54 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Kitchen Scale Recommendation
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Kitchen Scale Recommendation

I looked on Amazon at digital glass top versions and they all seemed about the same (22 lb capacity, etc). I do not put too much faith in the user ratings. Anybody have a preference or recommendation. Thanks.
by Jim Stewart
January 22nd, 2020, 4:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need help finding the right Volnay.
Replies: 36
Views: 1494

Re: Need help finding the right Volnay.

C. Keller wrote:
January 22nd, 2020, 4:02 pm
O here I go again. Another one of those threads where I get on winesearcher to see whats available nearby so I can Try to find not overpriced burgundy that might get me my epiphany moment.
Sounds familiar! I think I have the same condition - PWBWBD (Post Wine Berserkers Wine Buying Disorder)
by Jim Stewart
January 22nd, 2020, 3:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1749
Views: 212873

Re: Official Costco Thread

Scott Brunson wrote:
January 1st, 2020, 3:51 am
Not crazy prices but decent buys in Boca
15 Palazzo della Torre for 12.99
16 Frog's Leap Cab for 45.99
17 Carmes de Rieussec for 12.99
Scott, I think the '17 Carmes de Rieussec is a "winner". I bought a single bottle to try and then went back for several more. @Ft Myers.
by Jim Stewart
January 21st, 2020, 9:14 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: French Toast Anyone?
Replies: 17
Views: 619

Re: French Toast Anyone?

Anton D wrote:
January 21st, 2020, 8:54 am
s.nellessen wrote:
January 20th, 2020, 3:25 pm
consider eliminating the egg whites and using only yolks...the 'eggy' flavor is contained only in the white.
Ooooh!

This thread just keeps getting better!

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I agree! What a simple idea, but one that could be a game changer.
by Jim Stewart
January 20th, 2020, 5:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does There Come A Time When The Search For Epiphany Experiences Ceases?
Replies: 61
Views: 3138

Re: Does There Come A Time When The Search For Epiphany Experiences Ceases?

Michael, I posted an opinion to your question above, but sorry I can't help drifting along with the thread . . . If by "milkshake" you mean the version with ice cream (aka frappe), you have my attention!. Tom Hill actually posted a couple of milk tasting notes (MTN) the other day. How about an MSTN?
by Jim Stewart
January 19th, 2020, 3:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How should wines with corks be stored?
Replies: 7
Views: 584

Re: How should wines with corks be stored?

How about an option for “do a search.” In jiu-jitsu, there are people who "train", but never advance from white belt, even though they've been around longer than all other belts holders. YLee is the wine equivalent of that white belt. Says he drinks DRC, yet only asks basic/beginner questions and n...
by Jim Stewart
January 19th, 2020, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Fantastic Value!"
Replies: 83
Views: 6057

Re: "Fantastic Value!"

A short tasting note of a wine that I am drinking right now that I would call a “Fantastic Value” – the 2017 Carmes de Rieussec. Pure, clean, ripe apricot fruit wrapped in toasty caramel/honey. On the lighter side in taste, subtly sweet, enough acid to keep it lively, and beautifully balanced. Taste...
by Jim Stewart
January 19th, 2020, 5:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Chateau Musar Rouge 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 677

Re: TN: Chateau Musar Rouge 2012

I've been drinking a Ch. Musar Rouge 2012 , the most recent release, over the past three days. It was actually pretty open aromatically even on day one without decanting. There is certainly a hot year character to this Musar - like jam instead of fresh fruit like it usually has. But it still has cl...
by Jim Stewart
January 19th, 2020, 5:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does There Come A Time When The Search For Epiphany Experiences Ceases?
Replies: 61
Views: 3138

Re: Does There Come A Time When The Search For Epiphany Experiences Ceases?

I am always on the lookout to find a special or wow-ish wine, Michael, but my goals for wine are more modest than yours. "Epiphanies", which to me are special sudden insights or experiences, are always welcome. Unfortunately, in my experience, searching for them or trying to make them happen seldom ...
by Jim Stewart
January 18th, 2020, 3:49 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: French Toast Anyone?
Replies: 17
Views: 619

Re: French Toast Anyone?

JDavisRoby wrote:
January 18th, 2020, 3:23 pm
Really only around the holidays but in our house Panettone is the preferred bread for French toast.
I like this idea . . . decadent!
by Jim Stewart
January 18th, 2020, 7:01 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: French Toast Anyone?
Replies: 17
Views: 619

French Toast Anyone?

French toast has made a recent comeback to our regular breakfast rotation due to the discovery of a really nice "grocery store" bread. Sara Lee makes a line of bread that they call "Artesano" and within that lineup is a Brioche bread. Sliced and packaged just like regular sandwich bread, but it has ...
by Jim Stewart
January 16th, 2020, 4:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Florida “Fish” of the Week - Revisited
Replies: 5
Views: 418

Florida “Fish” of the Week - Revisited

During last year’s winter stay in Florida, I kept myself engaged by posting periodically in a thread that I titled “Florida Fish of the Week”, where I detailed my (not quite) weekly preparation and wine pairing of a FL fish. I recently saw Everglades frog legs offered at a local fish store and grab...
by Jim Stewart
January 15th, 2020, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MTN: Two Powdered Milks...(short/boring)
Replies: 10
Views: 719

Re: MTN: Two Powdered Milks...(short/boring)

An MTN! Fantastic, Tom!
by Jim Stewart
January 15th, 2020, 4:51 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: Kelley Fox Wines
Replies: 33
Views: 3265

Re: NEWBIE INTRO: Kelley Fox Wines

Interesting intro . With her background and her wine making approach, Kelley seems to have both the left brain and the right brain going pretty strong. I like that combo. Looking forward to trying her wine.
by Jim Stewart
January 14th, 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Understanding the dumb phase and aging
Replies: 64
Views: 3037

Re: Understanding the dumb phase and aging

Ian S wrote:
January 14th, 2020, 9:32 am
Jim Stewart wrote:
January 4th, 2020, 3:31 pm
There is a definite correlation.
Between men under 25 and wine not showing well? [snort.gif]
Ha! That's also true, but my drift was: If you age long enough your chances of entering a dumb phase are very high! (both witnessed AND experienced) [cheers.gif]
by Jim Stewart
January 12th, 2020, 12:48 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Honeymoon plans: help me make a decision
Replies: 22
Views: 625

Re: Honeymoon plans: help me make a decision

First, congratulations and best of luck to the both of you. Second, you are picking a great time to vacation in Europe. Spring should be in full glory. Finally, FWIW, I would suggest narrowing down to a few top possibilities, then both of you do some homework with an eye to your interests and the ch...
by Jim Stewart
January 12th, 2020, 12:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 35
Views: 3530

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

This is "helpful"! In other words, you are all a bunch of enablers and I am easily led into temptation. That said, I think those big wine.com deals can be exceptional, especially if you focus on wines that are offered at pre-discount prices that are not much higher than from other online retailers....
by Jim Stewart
January 12th, 2020, 6:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 35
Views: 3530

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

This is "helpful"! In other words, you are all a bunch of enablers and I am easily led into temptation. That said, I think those big wine.com deals can be exceptional, especially if you focus on wines that are offered at pre-discount prices that are not much higher than from other online retailers. ...
by Jim Stewart
January 11th, 2020, 6:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12589
Views: 607043

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

David Bueker - Rieslingfanatic

Not that there's anything wrong with it . . . [cheers.gif]
by Jim Stewart
January 9th, 2020, 12:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Questions you ask on a winery tour/tasting visit?
Replies: 26
Views: 981

Re: Questions you ask on a winery tour/tasting visit?

For me, it depends on the individual wines. If I like or dislike a wine, I'll ask questions about the way it was made. Usually, I go to places whose wines I like, or that I've heard good things about, so I have some idea of what they're up to. What interests you? That's the best place to start. Rea...
by Jim Stewart
January 8th, 2020, 1:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Fantastic Value!"
Replies: 83
Views: 6057

Re: "Fantastic Value!"

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
January 8th, 2020, 12:10 pm
Most recent:
2016 Senejac. $15 from Costco. Bought one to try. Went back and bought 9 more.
Actions speak louder than words. Nuff said, Brian !
by Jim Stewart
January 7th, 2020, 3:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A scientist's view of the right Champagne glass
Replies: 36
Views: 1728

Re: A scientist's view of the right Champagne glass

For me, the only sensible conclusion to draw is that you shouldn't fill your glass too high. It doesn't really matter that much how big or small the glass is, you just want to contain some of the aroma compounds in the head space, instead of having them wander off into the room. You are seeing the ...
by Jim Stewart
January 7th, 2020, 4:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is "Down the drain" the NEW HOBBY?
Replies: 54
Views: 2781

Re: Is "Down the drain" the NEW HOBBY?

What I have forgotten to add: "down the drain" seems to happen quite often immediately after initial disapointment, often without advanced opening, and well before watching the evolution of the wine for several hours hours, even several days (I know there are exceptions here who do that). If I had ...
by Jim Stewart
January 6th, 2020, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne Help
Replies: 21
Views: 1102

Re: Champagne Help

If you can only pick one, I would go 2007 Dom Ruinart BdB. I think it actually drinks the best right now of all of the wines listed. It has plenty of flavor and structure to satisfy a variety of drinkers - those who want something flavorful, who want something that tastes crisp and clean, and who w...
by Jim Stewart
January 5th, 2020, 3:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Big Red Wines for Kids' Kloset program of (914) Cares JAN 3-10
Replies: 47
Views: 1585

Re: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Big Red Wines for Kids' Kloset program of (914) Cares JAN 3-10

Cheers, Jay and thanks for donating to this cause I found a bottle from the Philippe Cambie / Michel Gassier collaboration Les Halos de Jupiter at Total Wine. 2016 Les Halos de Jupiter Vacqueyras This wine did not have me at hello. No smile or friendly pat on the shoulder; instead a stern expressio...
by Jim Stewart
January 5th, 2020, 12:19 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner Feedback
Topic: Jonathan Sirot A+++
Replies: 12
Views: 986

Re: Jonathan Sirot A+++

Easy Jonathan, "take five" is an expression meaning something like "take a breather" or "take a 5 minute break". Not suggesting that you or the other party engaging on this thread go away, just sometimes stepping away for five minutes or so can be a good idea. FWIW
by Jim Stewart
January 5th, 2020, 11:30 am
Forum: Commerce Corner Feedback
Topic: Jonathan Sirot A+++
Replies: 12
Views: 986

Re: Jonathan Sirot A+++



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by Jim Stewart
January 5th, 2020, 3:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Favorite Wines Inroduced to You by a Fellow Board Member - Top 3-5?
Replies: 74
Views: 3535

Re: Your Favorite Wines Inroduced to You by a Fellow Board Member - Top 3-5?

Just woke up but not yet 'woke' about BAMA, which is what?
by Jim Stewart
January 4th, 2020, 5:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Favorite Wines Inroduced to You by a Fellow Board Member - Top 3-5?
Replies: 74
Views: 3535

Re: Your Favorite Wines Inroduced to You by a Fellow Board Member - Top 3-5?

More than one person has been involved in igniting my interest in these wine categories over the past year or so. That’s what’s especially cool about this forum with so many experienced and sharing folks originating posts and/or chipping on to other people’s posts. I will mention a name or two of si...
by Jim Stewart
January 4th, 2020, 3:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Understanding the dumb phase and aging
Replies: 64
Views: 3037

Re: Understanding the dumb phase and aging

There is a definite correlation.
by Jim Stewart
January 4th, 2020, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your favorite part of drinkin Bubbly?
Replies: 17
Views: 871

Re: What's your favorite part of drinkin Bubbly?

My favorite part is drinking it more often now, not just for "official" special occasions (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.). Anytime becomes special! There is an undeniable extra happy pleasure, sometimes leaning towards giddy, that it seems to bring out in me. The characteristics I especially like i...
by Jim Stewart
January 2nd, 2020, 4:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12589
Views: 607043

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

I continue to expand my Champagne horizon. Bought two bottles of this, based on positive comments from a trusted source in a post on the "Fantastic Value" thread.
egly_brut.jpg
by Jim Stewart
January 2nd, 2020, 3:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sparkling Rosé wine <$20 in 375ml?
Replies: 10
Views: 361

Re: Sparkling Rosé wine <$20 in 375ml?

Robert, Robert, Robert . . . I have benefited by your sharing, but this one is like a prized fishing spot. You are a more generous man than I am!
by Jim Stewart
January 1st, 2020, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The "How do you pronounce this?" Thread
Replies: 262
Views: 10702

Re: The "How do you pronounce this?" Thread

Brian Tuite wrote:
January 1st, 2020, 10:15 am
Jim Stewart wrote:
January 1st, 2020, 8:25 am
I would give it an American pronunciation not Faux French " quiv ett " ?
I guess we need to figure out if this is The “How do you pronounce this?” thread or The “How do YOU pronounce this?” thread.
Oh . . . good point , Brian. Sorry.
by Jim Stewart
January 1st, 2020, 8:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The "How do you pronounce this?" Thread
Replies: 262
Views: 10702

Re: The "How do you pronounce this?" Thread

I would give it an American pronunciation not Faux French " quiv ett " ?
by Jim Stewart
January 1st, 2020, 7:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Rhys Blancs de Blancs Bearwallow Vineyard - too much coin for too little wine
Replies: 46
Views: 2747

Re: TN: 2015 Rhys Blancs de Blancs Bearwallow Vineyard - too much coin for too little wine

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
January 1st, 2020, 6:50 am
Yeah, I am sure they can do better, but this hurt from a $ standpoint.

It also irritated the wife, which is never good.
Amen, brother !
by Jim Stewart
December 31st, 2019, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The "How do you pronounce this?" Thread
Replies: 262
Views: 10702

Re: The "How do you pronounce this?" Thread

"oh-zer-wah" ?
by Jim Stewart
December 31st, 2019, 12:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your favorite wine with seared foie gras?
Replies: 36
Views: 1007

Re: What is your favorite wine with seared foie gras?

I am right with you - a nice Coteaux du Layon !!!
by Jim Stewart
December 31st, 2019, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The "How do you pronounce this?" Thread
Replies: 262
Views: 10702

Re: The "How do you pronounce this?" Thread

"fee-leep-poe-nah" ?
by Jim Stewart
December 31st, 2019, 11:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The "How do you pronounce this?" Thread
Replies: 262
Views: 10702

Re: The "How do you pronounce this?" Thread

I say it "egg-lee ooh-ree-ay"

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