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by Jim Stewart
March 6th, 2020, 3:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Florida “Fish” of the Week - Revisited
Replies: 18
Views: 1545

Re: Florida “Fish” of the Week - Revisited

Red Snapper Simply Prepared Fresh fish simply prepared with a nice glass of wine is tough to beat. We wanted to try Hogfish today, but the fish monger was temporarily out of it. I opted for a slab filet of Red Snapper, which is also a new fish for us. Seasoned both sides of the filet with freshly g...
by Jim Stewart
March 5th, 2020, 9:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Duboeuf Beaujolais @ $6.99 KILLER!
Replies: 5
Views: 858

Re: TN: 2017 Duboeuf Beaujolais @ $6.99 KILLER!

R@y.Tupp@+sch "Killer" or Kenny Bania "Killer" ?
by Jim Stewart
March 4th, 2020, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1085
Views: 74872

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Drinking Champagne in a Grassl Liberté at the KOA campground in Savannah GA and letting the cork pop (and fly I presume). . .

My compliments, sir!
by Jim Stewart
March 3rd, 2020, 2:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Screw the three tier system: 2006 Clos de Goisses $120 UK $180 USA
Replies: 22
Views: 1554

Re: Screw the three tier system: 2006 Clos de Goisses $120 UK $180 USA

Tangential drift . . .
When a winery sells wine directly to customers in the USA, are there regulations that force them to do so close to the full, three tier, retail price? Or are there arrangements/understandings with their partners in the three tier system to not under-price them?
by Jim Stewart
March 2nd, 2020, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed
Replies: 87
Views: 6185

Re: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed

I know the focus is on the Huet Secs in this thread so excuse me, but . . . I strongly agree with David and Brad that the dark color of a Loire sweet chenin blanc is not alarming in general, and even less so when the grape selection is specifically targeting botrytis-affected grapes. Here's a photo ...
by Jim Stewart
March 2nd, 2020, 9:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your pick on the most undervalued wine (producer, vintage, grape, etc.) in the world?
Replies: 86
Views: 6015

Re: What is your pick on the most undervalued wine (producer, vintage, grape, etc.) in the world?

I would have to agree. A glass of Fino Sherry may be the world's greatest bargain. Thomas and Richard, can you suggest/recommend some Fino Sherry? Thanks. These are all under $20 and probably my three favorites. Emilio Hidalgo Fino Sherry Lustau Jarana Fino Sherry Delgado-Zuleta Fino Sherry FWIW. G...
by Jim Stewart
March 1st, 2020, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses
Replies: 91
Views: 3899

Re: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses

Nice !
by Jim Stewart
February 29th, 2020, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses
Replies: 91
Views: 3899

Re: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses

Compulsive question: Your good friends from the neighborhood invite you over for casual dinner before a concert. They know you are a wine geek and they ask you to bring over some “extra nice” bottles of wine to have with their thoughtfully prepared meal. They are good cooks. The problem is that you...
by Jim Stewart
February 24th, 2020, 8:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?
Replies: 445
Views: 35323

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

I still think Bedrock ovz and LRA especial might be the best deals on there at about 19 and 22 shipped a pop. Thanks for the recommendations! I don’t have a ton of cellar space, are either of these drinking well now? My two cents FWIW. . . Lots of ways to play these 1/3 off discounts, but the key a...
by Jim Stewart
February 23rd, 2020, 3:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1085
Views: 74872

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

2014 Vilmart & Cie Champagne Premier Cru Grand Cellier d'Or - France, Champagne, Champagne Premier Cru (2/22/2020) First bottle of four. 80% Chard / 20% Pinot Noir. Opened this last night, finishing today. There is evident structure here, and the dosage that I notice in the 2013 seems well integrat...
by Jim Stewart
February 22nd, 2020, 5:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Travelling to Loire Valley in May
Replies: 16
Views: 709

Re: Travelling to Loire Valley in May

Nice area and nice time of year. If you are looking for a relaxing time out and are near Amboise seek out the tomb of Leonard da Vinci. Some interesting history there.
by Jim Stewart
February 22nd, 2020, 4:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Given these these aromas and flavors, please suggest some wines.
Replies: 30
Views: 1047

Re: Given these these aromas and flavors, please suggest some wines.

Jeff et al. I came across a series of articles online on WineSpectator that describes the appearance, aromas and tastes of a wine and then poses the question "What am I tasting?". A twist on your question "What should I be drinking?" that could be an interesting (and/or humbling) game for some of us...
by Jim Stewart
February 21st, 2020, 4:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Given these these aromas and flavors, please suggest some wines.
Replies: 30
Views: 1047

Re: Given these these aromas and flavors, please suggest some wines.

William Kelley wrote:
February 21st, 2020, 3:30 pm
Surprised no one mentioned Barbera in this regard!
Do you have some favorites, William ?
by Jim Stewart
February 21st, 2020, 4:13 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Florida “Fish” of the Week - Revisited
Replies: 18
Views: 1545

Re: Florida “Fish” of the Week - Revisited

I didn’t intend to resurrect this thread, but here I am posting again about a fish meal and wine pairing . . . Taking a bike ride on this cool day, I passed the fish monger trailer and impulsively rearranged my planned circular route to an out and back in order to stop by on my way home. I narrowed...
by Jim Stewart
February 21st, 2020, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Talenti Brunello di Montalcino
Replies: 4
Views: 402

Re: TN: 2015 Talenti Brunello di Montalcino

2015 Talenti Brunello di Montalcino - Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino (2/21/2020) Benvenuto Brunello 2020, Montalcino Gorgeous, highly perfumed nose. Great sense of place, grape and all the freshness one could want from the vintage. This needs several years before it's entering i...
by Jim Stewart
February 21st, 2020, 5:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Given these these aromas and flavors, please suggest some wines.
Replies: 30
Views: 1047

Re: Given these these aromas and flavors, please suggest some wines.

Jeff, I realize that I have given you "answers", when I should have given you questions. Chris had the wisdom to do both (a poster to pay attention to, in general). I'll add a couple of my own questions to Chris' good ones. -What is your time frame for drinking the wine? -Will you be the primary "en...
by Jim Stewart
February 20th, 2020, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 325
Views: 24745

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

Here is my referral link to wineaccess. It gives new customers $50 off of $150 in addition to the AMEX offer. http://share.wineaccess.com/v/shay This combo is INSANE! Their selection is not extensive, but I put together a small order for a little over $200 that netted to a little over $100 with fre...
by Jim Stewart
February 19th, 2020, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Given these these aromas and flavors, please suggest some wines.
Replies: 30
Views: 1047

Re: Given these these aromas and flavors, please suggest some wines.

The 2017 Seghesio Family Vineyards Zinfandel Sonoma County might also be in the ballpark with darker fruit, spice , some of that tar and earth going on. Good balance, a little higher on the alcohol.
P.S. Enjoying a glass right now with a chicken salad sandwich as I post.
by Jim Stewart
February 19th, 2020, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Given these these aromas and flavors, please suggest some wines.
Replies: 30
Views: 1047

Re: Given these these aromas and flavors, please suggest some wines.

2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo ?
by Jim Stewart
February 19th, 2020, 4:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 325
Views: 24745

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

We are like a developing swarm of locusts . . . [wink.gif]
by Jim Stewart
February 18th, 2020, 11:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 325
Views: 24745

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

What's this referral with wineaccess.com? I signed up on their site but haven't got any coupon from them yet. Jeff, how do you get $150 off? It's $50 from Amex, $50 for sign-up if one can get that to work. What else? Here is my referral link to wineaccess. It gives new customers $50 off of $150 in ...
by Jim Stewart
February 17th, 2020, 4:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your pick on the most undervalued wine (producer, vintage, grape, etc.) in the world?
Replies: 86
Views: 6015

Re: What is your pick on the most undervalued wine (producer, vintage, grape, etc.) in the world?

Thomas Keim wrote:
February 17th, 2020, 4:34 pm
RichardFlack wrote:
February 11th, 2020, 10:26 am
Sherry.
Not trendy. Fortunately.
I would have to agree. A glass of Fino Sherry may be the world's greatest bargain.
Thomas and Richard, can you suggest/recommend some Fino Sherry? Thanks.
by Jim Stewart
February 16th, 2020, 3:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My “IKEA” wine house
Replies: 19
Views: 1824

Re: My “IKEA” wine house

The thing with ikea is that their lower end stuff is garbage but their higher end stuff is often a very good value. I use an one of their sit/stand tables for my home workstation and like it at least as much as the Herman Miller tables at work. Thread drift.... We bought a bunch of home office stuf...
by Jim Stewart
February 16th, 2020, 2:49 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Florida “Fish” of the Week - Revisited
Replies: 18
Views: 1545

Re: Florida “Fish” of the Week - Revisited

On Friday our fish monger had beautiful Pumpkin Swordfish, Mangrove Snapper, and Golden Tile (plus lots of others). But the Pompano really stood out. Pompano is delicious eating. They should soon be showing up and biting here on SW Florida coastal shores. Water temperature just has to warm a tiny b...
by Jim Stewart
February 15th, 2020, 3:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My “IKEA” wine house
Replies: 19
Views: 1824

Re: My “IKEA” wine house

Matthew King wrote:
February 15th, 2020, 3:06 pm
You’re cheating with the Egly, Jim. More Williams Sonoma Home than IKEA!

Love the wine, BTW.
Matthew, I prefer to think that I am being "flexible" with my definition of modest. But you are correct, those last two are probably not available at IKEA! [cheers.gif]
by Jim Stewart
February 15th, 2020, 2:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My “IKEA” wine house
Replies: 19
Views: 1824

My “IKEA” wine house

Having variety in choice of wine is a good thing, and I do enjoy the range of taste profiles available in the different wines that I have on hand and that I am newly introduced to. On the other hand, there is seemingly no end to wines to try and to consider having on hand either to enjoy now or to a...
by Jim Stewart
February 15th, 2020, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?
Replies: 445
Views: 35323

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

Just note that there are situations when the merchant, affiliate network, or cash back / rewards site may not honor the cash back that one thought they were going to get. That can happen because items purchased were not eligible, some coupon codes can invalidate the cash back, or cookies didn't tra...
by Jim Stewart
February 14th, 2020, 4:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12916
Views: 629064

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

6 x 2017 A.J. Adam Drohner Hofberg Riesling Kabinett

Since being introduced to this by a Jay Hack post mentioning the 2014, we have enjoyed the 2014, the 2015 (also purchased several bottles) and now the 2017.
by Jim Stewart
February 14th, 2020, 4:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Value of knowing the date of disgorgement?
Replies: 43
Views: 1603

Re: Value of knowing the date of disgorgement?

The colored bottle actually works to your benefit by negating the effects of light strike on the wine, Lanson screams out for a bit of bottle age to drink well anyway. You might be surprised at how much you enjoy it. You were absolutely correct, Marcus. We opened the bottle this evening and we enjo...
by Jim Stewart
February 14th, 2020, 2:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your pick on the most undervalued wine (producer, vintage, grape, etc.) in the world?
Replies: 86
Views: 6015

Re: What is your pick on the most undervalued wine (producer, vintage, grape, etc.) in the world?

Chris, you are on a "pithy" roll in this thread. I'm liking it. Kudos and cheers!
by Jim Stewart
February 14th, 2020, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?
Replies: 445
Views: 35323

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

"Hey, buddy . . . got a coupon?"
by Jim Stewart
February 14th, 2020, 6:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please buy at the Crush progressive sale so there is nothing left for me . . .
Replies: 21
Views: 2207

Re: Please buy at the Crush progressive sale so there is nothing left for me . . .

The Crush progressive sale starts today. Traditionally, I wait until the last day and gobble up the bargains. I need you guys and gals to help me out this year. I have no room in my cellar and the waiting list, represented by cases on the cellar floor, is out of hand. I need the rest of you to buy ...
by Jim Stewart
February 12th, 2020, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your pick on the most undervalued wine (producer, vintage, grape, etc.) in the world?
Replies: 86
Views: 6015

Re: What is your pick on the most undervalued wine (producer, vintage, grape, etc.) in the world?

Gonna do some rambling . . . -I'll agree that the Loire on the whole as a region is undervalued -Although I am new to the grape, I think Riesling in many cases is undervalued/ underappreciated -I'll agree with the Clos des Briords, and also say a solid basic muscadet is undervalued/underappreciated ...
by Jim Stewart
February 11th, 2020, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Chateau Musar 2012-1997 vertical
Replies: 44
Views: 2444

Re: TN: Chateau Musar 2012-1997 vertical

Wow, what awesome notes! I am a real Musarophile, and you have articulated so much of this fascinating wine’s personality in a way I have never been able to do. Bravo! The youngest Musar I’ve tried was 2001. FWIW my experience with 00 and 01 has been much more positive. I am delighted to see the re...
by Jim Stewart
February 11th, 2020, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Chateau Musar Rouge 2012
Replies: 15
Views: 908

Re: TN: Chateau Musar Rouge 2012

Otto, do you have notes about this tasting here or elsewhere that you could point us to? FYI, Kirk Grant has notes on a Musar vertical that overlaps some of your vintages on cellartracker. Thanks. Now they are consolidated under one thread here: https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=...
by Jim Stewart
February 9th, 2020, 3:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1085
Views: 74872

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

2015 Francois Pinon Vouvray Petillant Brut OK, not a true champagne, but I’m putting this note here anyway. After seeing FMIII and Brig post some notes on Vouvray Petillant in another thread, along with some positive “chip on” comments from others about sparkling chenin, I started looking for one. ...
by Jim Stewart
February 8th, 2020, 5:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paul Dethune Brut Rosé, or how to make a good rosé
Replies: 16
Views: 514

Re: Paul Bethune Brut Rosé, or how to make a good rosé

Heads above Ployez-Jacquemart?
by Jim Stewart
February 8th, 2020, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 2514
Views: 167058

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

Any thoughts on the drinking window for The Bedrock Heritage 2018?
by Jim Stewart
February 4th, 2020, 4:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two Austrian Wines
Replies: 0
Views: 249

TN: Two Austrian Wines

My brother and his wife were over last night and we opened these two wines. A little background: I was “educated” on the unexpected pleasures of better GV on a visit to Vienna a few years back; I have had a recent interest in tasting Riesling over the past year or so from almost anywhere in almost ...
by Jim Stewart
February 4th, 2020, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 325
Views: 24745

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

Historically 20-30% higher, so, yeah, $100 off $300 is a wash. Definitely not a wash on all the things I've bought. I'd say pricing is more like 10-15% above W-S best pricing, so after a 1/3 discount, and with the stewardship shipping offer, those items are coming in well below W-S best all-in. Obv...
by Jim Stewart
February 2nd, 2020, 5:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11380
Views: 425308

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Having a half bottle of Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV while watching the Super Bowl. This bottle has the 2014 vintage for the majority base and was disgorged in 2017. Very tasty, solid, big house entry level champagne. I am really enjoying sipping on this, even as the bubbles subside (maybe more-so...
by Jim Stewart
February 1st, 2020, 7:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2105
Views: 181235

Re: Steak Porn

First click on this thread . . . I completely get the title now.
by Jim Stewart
February 1st, 2020, 5:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Value of knowing the date of disgorgement?
Replies: 43
Views: 1603

Re: Value of knowing the date of disgorgement?

Marcus Dean wrote:
February 1st, 2020, 5:07 pm
The colored bottle actually works to your benefit by negating the effects of light strike on the wine, Lanson screams out for a bit of bottle age to drink well anyway.
You might be surprised at how much you enjoy it.
Hey, good news! Thanks for pointing this out, Marcus. I will keep an open mind.
by Jim Stewart
February 1st, 2020, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Value of knowing the date of disgorgement?
Replies: 43
Views: 1603

Re: Value of knowing the date of disgorgement?

The DD is valuable to know how long the Champ. did develope in the bottle off its lees ... 2013 DD seems quite young to me, except you like it only fresh without any bottle age. I have dozens of Champ. from the 80ies and 90ies drinking fine (for me), I like the taste of brioche and bread crumbles i...
by Jim Stewart
February 1st, 2020, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 325
Views: 24745

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

Btw perhaps the best deal on wine.com right now is the la Rioja Alta 2010 selection especial at 32.99; you can get 8 bottles and a bottle of bedrock evangelho for 200 shipped with stewardship atm. Michael, you are very fortunate to be in an apparent "sweet spot" for getting wines from wine.com. You...
by Jim Stewart
February 1st, 2020, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Value of knowing the date of disgorgement?
Replies: 43
Views: 1603

Re: Value of knowing the date of disgorgement?

FYI. I have a half bottle of Roederer Brut Premier on deck and was poking around to see if I could figure out the date of disgorgement. That info and more is available on the Roederer site. Just plug in the code on the back of the bottle and voila! FWIW. https://www.louis-roederer.com/en/bottle-iden...
by Jim Stewart
February 1st, 2020, 6:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 325
Views: 24745

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

Philip G wrote:
February 1st, 2020, 6:31 am
Ryan A wrote:
January 31st, 2020, 6:34 pm
$100 off $300 wine.com

WKMP24
WKMP25
WKMP26
You guys are killing me, actually my credit card, with these $100 offs.
I know what you mean . . . "death by a thousand (price) cuts"
by Jim Stewart
February 1st, 2020, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Stream of Consciousness Wine Thread - or, a wine thread about nothing
Replies: 79
Views: 2807

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

Why do we bother cutting off a foil when you can (75% of the time) just twist and pull the entire thing off? Todd,, I just came across this post again while searching for something else. I consider this one of the best things that I have learned on WB. As a long time foil cutter; I now smile and fe...

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