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by Jim Stewart
June 16th, 2019, 3:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Happy Father's Day - whatcha drinkin'?
Replies: 23
Views: 354

Re: Happy Father's Day - whatcha drinkin'?

My eating and drinking plans for Father’s Day were dialed back this year. Last night I had joined Kirk Grant, Jim Anderson and others for an epic vertical tasting of 13 vintages of Patricia Green Etzel Block Pinot Noir, followed by an enjoyable blind tasting and meal. Thanks to all for a great five ...
by Jim Stewart
June 16th, 2019, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Ch. Calon-Ségur - what a beauty
Replies: 34
Views: 1596

Re: 2016 Ch. Calon-Ségur - what a beauty

What??? Nobody wants to open a bottle of 2016 Calon Ségur now?! Maybe it doesn't get better than right now? Maybe someone will steal your wine?? Maybe you will have heat damage??? Maybe your kids will drink it all when you're on holiday???? Maybe you are dead in a decade???? Wine is for drinking!!!...
by Jim Stewart
June 16th, 2019, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you drink zero alcohol wine
Replies: 18
Views: 474

Re: Would you drink zero alcohol wine

"The second button is the key button."
by Jim Stewart
June 15th, 2019, 7:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another stupid poll about wine drinking
Replies: 56
Views: 1818

Re: Another stupid poll about wine drinking

exactly !!!!
by Jim Stewart
June 14th, 2019, 4:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is your vehicle vanity license plate wine related ?
Replies: 61
Views: 2244

Re: Is your vehicle vanity license plate wine related ?

T Welch wrote:
January 17th, 2019, 6:10 pm
RIPPLE
Reach out your hand if your cup be empty
If your cup is full may it be again


[cheers.gif]
by Jim Stewart
June 13th, 2019, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: bead and mousse
Replies: 12
Views: 565

Re: bead and mousse

Happens with coke bottles too... air out of balloon.gif champagne.gif Am I missing something? Sure. Champagne, Coke, sparkling water or anything else carbonated. That’s basic science. Not sure how that warrants a “letting air out of the balloon” response. Jason, all you are missing is my attempt at...
by Jim Stewart
June 13th, 2019, 9:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: bead and mousse
Replies: 12
Views: 565

Re: bead and mousse

I’ve also noticed a better mousse once Champagnes have had a lot of air. Recent case in point for me was a bottle of Pol Roger Brut NVs that was about 2/3 consumed on day 1 and then put in the fridge overnight. Next day the bead was much more fine and the mousse was significantly more creamy. Repea...
by Jim Stewart
June 12th, 2019, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another stupid poll about wine drinking
Replies: 56
Views: 1818

Re: Another stupid poll about wine drinking

edible !
by Jim Stewart
June 12th, 2019, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another stupid poll about wine drinking
Replies: 56
Views: 1818

Re: Another stupid poll about wine drinking

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
June 12th, 2019, 12:13 pm
It's too much to ask, I suppose, that a question on a wine board spell "Riesling" correctly even once of the two times the word appears.
Very modest request IMO
by Jim Stewart
June 11th, 2019, 12:16 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Costco Alert: Jamon Serrano
Replies: 10
Views: 377

Re: Costco Alert: Jamon Serrano

Josh Grossman wrote:
June 11th, 2019, 12:13 pm
Got one before Christmas and most of it is stlll in my freezer.
Does it freeze well?
by Jim Stewart
June 11th, 2019, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: bead and mousse
Replies: 12
Views: 565

Re: bead and mousse

I like that bottling. What did you think of it? We like it a lot, Jeff. Turned on to this bottling by some positive comments here. My daughter dropped by the other day bringing lunch and I impromptu'd a half bottle for the three of us. She told me after that she is not really a champagne fan and wa...
by Jim Stewart
June 11th, 2019, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine with grilled octopus?
Replies: 47
Views: 1599

Re: What wine with grilled octopus?

PeterH wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 10:07 pm
lleichtman wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 9:33 pm
D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 6:38 pm
Hmm...dry Sherry!

Amontillado
+1 on the Amontillado. Would be my choice or maybe even a fino.
Actually, Manzanilla, but any of the coastal Mediterranean whites mentioned will work , plus Greco, Falanghina, Fiano, Vermentino, Verdicchio.....
Confident and likely very good advice!
by Jim Stewart
June 10th, 2019, 3:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Rhys Alpine Chardonnay and a Shout Out to Jason Hagen
Replies: 2
Views: 311

Re: TN: 2005 Rhys Alpine Chardonnay and a Shout Out to Jason Hagen

Great story and note; thanks for posting.
by Jim Stewart
June 10th, 2019, 11:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: bead and mousse
Replies: 12
Views: 565

bead and mousse

Ployez-Jacquemart Extra Brut Rosé Champagne:
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by Jim Stewart
June 9th, 2019, 6:23 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: True Confessions
Replies: 31
Views: 858

True Confessions

Bacon and jelly sandwich.

Fess up!
by Jim Stewart
June 7th, 2019, 4:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10505
Views: 343774

2017 Aa Assyritiko/Athiri, Domaine Sigalas Santorini

Ordered off a restaurant wine list. First Assyrtiko we have had, although this is actually a 75/25 blend. Very enjoyable with our meal, especially with the PEI Malpeques. Different. Dry, relatively full flavored, more mineral than fruit, with the fruit definitely there but not easy for us to put a n...
by Jim Stewart
June 4th, 2019, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is too much good German Riesling available
Replies: 77
Views: 2730

Re: There is too much good German Riesling available

I've only discovered an appreciation for German Rieslings within the past 9 months. Over this time period, I'd say approx. 20% of my total wine purchases have been Rieslings. As others voiced, the only problem is my wife does not care much for them. I'm working through different producers, regions ...
by Jim Stewart
June 4th, 2019, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is too much good German Riesling available
Replies: 77
Views: 2730

Re: There is too much good German Riesling available

I have so much old Riesling that I am reluctant to buy anything more than basic ones right now. Hopefully, I can drink them all up before my drinking window closes. Jay, Egon Miller hasn't gone up anywhere near as fast as Napa Cabs or any other cult wines. That's a good one . . . and a pointed turn...
by Jim Stewart
June 3rd, 2019, 3:38 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Boston in June: 2004, 2005, & 2007-2017 Patricia Green Pinot Noir Estate Etzel Block Vertical & blind gathering
Replies: 38
Views: 1442

Re: Boston in June: 2004, 2005, & 2007-2017 Patricia Green Pinot Noir Estate Etzel Block Vertical & blind gathering

Kirk.Grant wrote:
June 3rd, 2019, 3:23 pm
All, just checking in. The wines are at the restaurant and I’m aware that about 2/3 of us have dropped off the wines. Thank you! I’m really looking forward to a great night with a very cool experience to get to know the wines.
We will drop our wines off this week. See everybody on the 15th!
by Jim Stewart
June 2nd, 2019, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Commanderie de la Bargemone Rosé.
Replies: 4
Views: 386

TN: 2017 Commanderie de la Bargemone Rosé.

Enjoyed this over a few days with a couple of different meals and by itself (vacu-vin’d and put back in the fridge between tastings). This wine comes in a slightly stylized bottle that has a flared bottom. Not a sleekly modern bottle like you see with a lot of rosé these days, but subdued and fittin...
by Jim Stewart
May 31st, 2019, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decent Chardonnay reccos?
Replies: 38
Views: 1878

Re: Decent Chardonnay reccos?

We have recently enjoyed a 2017 Fevre Champs Royaux Chablis and a 2017 Drouhin St Veran, both were under $20. Fevre Domaine Chablis is a bit more and a bit better than the Champs Royaux IMO.
by Jim Stewart
May 31st, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Father's day wine 2019? Help me 'wow' dad with a monster Cali cab
Replies: 47
Views: 1637

Re: Father's day wine 2019? Help me 'wow' dad with a monster Cali cab

Kris Patten wrote:
May 30th, 2019, 10:40 pm
2010 Shafer Hillside Select.
I have never tasted a Shafer Hillside Select, but still consider the 2004 Shafer One Point Five the "wine of my life" so far. So I'm thinking that this is probably a damn good suggestion!
by Jim Stewart
May 31st, 2019, 9:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Perfect Night: 2002 Chave | 1973 Latour | 1989 Raffault | 2005 Rougeard |1985 Magdelaine
Replies: 55
Views: 1596

Re: Perfect Night: 2002 Chave | 1973 Latour | 1989 Raffault | 2005 Rougeard |1985 Magdelaine

Those are the times we cherish . . . too few. Cannot be orchestrated and directed, we can set the stage a bit, but the magic happens or does not. Wonderful!
by Jim Stewart
May 29th, 2019, 11:12 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Savannah, GA
Replies: 31
Views: 989

Re: Savannah, GA

bradkaplan wrote:
May 29th, 2019, 6:44 am
Hilarious! You're the shit, Brad. [cheers.gif]
by Jim Stewart
May 29th, 2019, 3:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s that last wine you will not drop despite price run-ups?
Replies: 68
Views: 2833

Re: What’s that last wine you will not drop despite price run-ups?

None. Stopped buying Ridge futures in 2002. At some point, you just move on. There's absolutely nothing I have to have. The last few days we tasted through nearly a hundred wines that I've never tried before. There's always something new on the horizon and life is too short to drink the same thing ...
by Jim Stewart
May 28th, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Savannah, GA
Replies: 31
Views: 989

Re: Savannah, GA

Ha! Between this blurb and Todd's, I am guessing that "shit" is high praise indeed!
by Jim Stewart
May 27th, 2019, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the most inexpensive wine by the best wine makers.
Replies: 31
Views: 2149

Re: What’s the most inexpensive wine by the best wine makers.

I think you are probably looking for $25-$50 wines from winemakers known for $100+ wines, but I am going to throw out a couple of $12 Sauvignon Blancs from winemakers known for their $25-$50 wines: Chidaine Touraine Blanc & Henri Bourgeois Petit Bourgeois. Its gonna be summertime and the drinking wi...
by Jim Stewart
May 27th, 2019, 2:32 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16141
Views: 381310

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

A decanted Tree House beer. Picked up my first Tree House beers about 4 weeks ago. Stored them upright in the fridge. Have had a few early on, poured fully into the glass. Lots of opaque haze. . . and lots of great flavors. A couple of beers ago I thought that the hazy goodness might be sinking so ...
by Jim Stewart
May 27th, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine country vacation suggestions.
Replies: 35
Views: 1620

Re: Wine country vacation suggestions.

For those saying this is a perfect time to visit, isn’t it harvest time in many regions? Won’t small wineries be swamped and not seeing visitors? Note, I have never visited a wine region in September, so I thought I would ask. Howard, you make a very good point, especially if someone is looking for...
by Jim Stewart
May 27th, 2019, 6:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine country vacation suggestions.
Replies: 35
Views: 1620

Re: Wine country vacation suggestions.

Jeff, that period is an ideal time to visit US or Western Europe. In Europe, we have always enjoyed wine touring when combined with some other interest of ours. We also have particularly liked having a "base" location and enjoying the local atmosphere and rhythm as part of the experience. Good sugge...
by Jim Stewart
May 27th, 2019, 3:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Patricia Green 2017 Willamette Valley 'Reserve' Pinot Noir
Replies: 11
Views: 859

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

Piggybacking my own TN of this wine . . . Opened a 2017 Patricia Green 'Reserve' Pinot Noir this evening with our cheese plate. Our first Patricia Green/ Jim Anderson wine! A small pour for each of us to swirl a bit and nose and taste. The color is a light red, translucent, almost jewel like. My wi...
by Jim Stewart
May 26th, 2019, 4:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Patricia Green 2017 Willamette Valley 'Reserve' Pinot Noir
Replies: 11
Views: 859

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

Piggybacking my own TN of this wine . . . Opened a 2017 Patricia Green 'Reserve' Pinot Noir this evening with our cheese plate. Our first Patricia Green/ Jim Anderson wine! A small pour for each of us to swirl a bit and nose and taste. The color is a light red, translucent, almost jewel like. My wi...
by Jim Stewart
May 26th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?
Replies: 208
Views: 12103

Re: 2018 Bordeaux - What are you buying (and why)?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
May 26th, 2019, 7:02 am
Jayson Cohen wrote:
May 26th, 2019, 6:58 am
This thread makes 2018 EP so tempting, but no....
+1

Too old!
. . . now THAT is hyperbole !
by Jim Stewart
May 25th, 2019, 5:49 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Savannah, GA
Replies: 31
Views: 989

Re: Savannah, GA

On the other side of the culinary spectrum in Savannah, have you tried Zunzi's? Probably more for SCAD students than for SCAD parents, but it has its place.
by Jim Stewart
May 23rd, 2019, 12:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would you pair with Fromage Blanc-Mustard-Lemon Chicken with Farro, Carrots, and Beets?
Replies: 1
Views: 266

Re: What would you pair with Fromage Blanc-Mustard-Lemon Chicken with Farro, Carrots, and Beets?

Sounds like a yum and you chose your wines well, Nick . . but I'll play: This meal combines some sharp /savory /herbal /citric tastes with the earthy comfort of of the cheese, farro and chicken Then there is an almost sweetness added by the carrots and beets. I would give the 2014 Chidaine Montlouis...
by Jim Stewart
May 23rd, 2019, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11077
Views: 494576

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Visited the grand opening of a new Total Wine store in my town (Braintree, MA) and came away with three bottles: -2017 Patricia Green Pinot Noir Reserve . . . will be our first PG wine -2015 Isole e Olena Chianti Classico . . . recent favorable TN here with other positive comments -2016 Ravines Dry ...
by Jim Stewart
May 23rd, 2019, 3:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most complex wines under <$50
Replies: 50
Views: 2830

Re: Most complex wines under <$50

I think this is the definition of wine I'm trying to shop for. I feel like I've been drinking too many 'easy drinkers' or crowd pleaser wines, but I'm looking for some wines that I can really savor and enjoy, open hours in advance and keep tasting from it to see how it evolves. I'll take your requi...
by Jim Stewart
May 21st, 2019, 3:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tns: Recent wines incl Burgs, Barolo, VP, Muscadet, Moss Wood
Replies: 7
Views: 657

Re: Tns: Recent wines incl Burgs, Barolo, VP, Muscadet, Moss Wood

The "simple" Pepiere Muscadet is an unpretentious pleasure!
by Jim Stewart
May 21st, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Impressions 5-19-19
Replies: 12
Views: 839

Re: Wine Impressions 5-19-19

Jim, you may already know about them, but B-21 online and near Tampa has a pretty good wine selection at very fair prices and a flat rate $12 shipping at least in FL. We discovered them this past winter while we were in FL and they contributed to acquisition>>consumption for those months. Cheers, -Jim
by Jim Stewart
May 21st, 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Pairing for Peking Duck
Replies: 58
Views: 2229

Re: Best Pairing for Peking Duck

Hank Victor wrote:
May 21st, 2019, 9:28 am
Sauternes
I like this pairing. Just thinking about it makes my mouth water. Brilliant!
by Jim Stewart
May 20th, 2019, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Morgan’s Shirt??
Replies: 22
Views: 1853

Re: Morgan’s Shirt??

Tom, Although "apparel oft proclaims the man", usually the man has to bring something to the table also. [cheers.gif] -Jim
by Jim Stewart
May 20th, 2019, 7:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A pair of 2003 Pegau
Replies: 12
Views: 922

Re: TN: A pair of 2003 Pegau

Nice TN. I was not familiar with either wine, but feel like I am a bit now. I like your TN "style".
by Jim Stewart
May 19th, 2019, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Willamette Valley May 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 412

Re: TN: Willamette Valley May 2019

Thanks Tom. Yes, no reason to be anything but honest. I wanted to love Antica Terra and hate Domaine Serene but the reality was different. Speaking of Domaine Serene, I did have a glass of their white Burgundy afterward (I didn't do a tasting note because I was palate-fatigued ) and I thought it wa...
by Jim Stewart
May 18th, 2019, 8:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When your mother turns 75...
Replies: 34
Views: 1787

Re: When your mother turns 75...

Not petty by any means. The stuff of life. The sweet and the bitter. Take care of yourself and best wishes.
by Jim Stewart
May 17th, 2019, 7:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1345
Views: 145566

Re: Official Costco Thread

geoffpm wrote:
May 17th, 2019, 7:30 am
Waltham is the best Costco wine store in the Greater Boston area. No contest. Plus they occasionally send out emails letting us know what's new.
Really ???!!! How does one get on the mailing list? Please PM me an email contact if you have one. Thanks Geoff.
by Jim Stewart
May 16th, 2019, 4:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 412
Views: 36047

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

I am very impressed by Casey Shupe's cellar for one reason: He built it himself!?!!! Don't know what he does for a day job, but this is beautiful. I have zero objection to those who want their cellars to be beautiful and elegant, and especially admire those who have the skill and taste to do what M...
by Jim Stewart
May 16th, 2019, 4:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most Underrated Bordeaux?
Replies: 44
Views: 2231

Re: Most Underrated Bordeaux?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
May 16th, 2019, 3:55 pm
#winning

Notice I put it Third so that I’m not as much of a broken record as I think I am, lol.
you are more of a "Pied Piper" . . .
by Jim Stewart
May 15th, 2019, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1345
Views: 145566

Re: Official Costco Thread

Picked up 6 bottles of William Fevre 2017 "Champs Royaux" Chablis at the Avon, MA store. Fevre's entry level negociant bottling. We both enjoyed it very much on a recent test drive. $16.89 !

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