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by Gus Siokis
September 18th, 2019, 8:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pierre Girardin : new kid on the block
Replies: 12
Views: 1069

Re: Pierre Girardin : new kid on the block

Pierre Girrardin is the son of the retired Vincent Girardin and I think 2017 is his first vintage . At restaurant Atomix in NY , I tried his Puligny Montrachet Folatieres . I was really impressed : a very mineral chalky wine with nice present acidities , some florality from Puligny , great length ....
by Gus Siokis
September 10th, 2019, 4:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone
Replies: 113
Views: 3213

Re: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone

I, agree with Matthew K. We brought Georgia pecans since we do have the best in the world and it was something that is not really grown in France....As I mentioned earlier, maybe grits or heirloom carolina rice?
by Gus Siokis
September 10th, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I Went Back to WA.
Replies: 15
Views: 1571

Re: I Went Back to WA.

Nope! I never left....love William and LG's reviews.
by Gus Siokis
September 10th, 2019, 6:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone
Replies: 113
Views: 3213

Re: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone

If you haven't already, I would follow the Domaine and Thibaud......It's how found about his new wine and launch of his new website.
by Gus Siokis
September 10th, 2019, 4:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone
Replies: 113
Views: 3213

Re: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone

Off topic: I know you enjoy Y. Clerget’s wines and wanted to let you know, if you didn’t know already, he’s making a Corton Rognet in 2019. not off topic at all! He is one of the stops I was considering reaching out to for a tasting anyways! I did a trip similar to this in 2017 and we used an app c...
by Gus Siokis
September 9th, 2019, 5:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone
Replies: 113
Views: 3213

Re: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone

my wife's teacher schedule means that we would probably be going in early April (spring break). I don't think I'd probably even try emailing during the next two months so that my email doesn't get lost in the chaos of harvest, but would probably try to start soon after to get as much head start as ...
by Gus Siokis
September 9th, 2019, 5:23 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: First Serious Napa Visit - Where to Go?
Replies: 6
Views: 468

Re: First Serious Napa Visit - Where to Go?

I would check out a number of places on Howell Mountain - O'Shaughnessy, Outpost, Cade, etc. I would highly recommend a visit with Will at Mending Wall/Rivers Marie. I am certain more folks will chime in....also do a search on the forum, tons of folks talking about their visits. Good luck!
by Gus Siokis
September 9th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone
Replies: 113
Views: 3213

Re: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone

Matt,

Here is a recent thread on Burgundy/N. Rhône you might find interest in.....

viewtopic.php?t=161074
by Gus Siokis
September 8th, 2019, 6:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone
Replies: 113
Views: 3213

Re: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone

The Drouhin and Bouchard tours also take you below the city of Beaune...which we thought was very cool. When done with the tour/tasting you can purchase wine from their store. Xavier is about to move into his new facility near the river so you will not have to trek up to his parent's home. I can PM ...
by Gus Siokis
September 8th, 2019, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone
Replies: 113
Views: 3213

Re: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone

Personally, I would check out Pierre (son)....just released his first vintage and a ton of great press and vibe on him right now....have a case and half of his wines due in next month.
by Gus Siokis
September 8th, 2019, 1:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone
Replies: 113
Views: 3213

Re: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone

That’s a neat piece of advice Alan, I’ll have to do so on our next visit. I just visited Meursault for a few days in July. I found it significantly more challenging to make appointments in the Cotes de nuits than in Bordeaux, Champagne, and certainly the US. You will not have any success at all the...
by Gus Siokis
September 8th, 2019, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone
Replies: 113
Views: 3213

Re: Tasting in Burgundy/Rhone

Matt, We just did this trip in May - our first in Burgundy and Northern Rhône. If it wasn't for some of the folks (i.e., Howard Cooper, Charlie Fu, HowaredNZ, etc.) on this board I doubt it would have been as nice as we experienced. Depending on when you are going, we started emailing about two mont...
by Gus Siokis
August 26th, 2019, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Phil Mickelson likes wine
Replies: 37
Views: 2757

Re: Phil Mickelson likes wine

Needs his fingernails trimmed?
by Gus Siokis
August 25th, 2019, 6:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you typically drink Oregon pinot 10+ years past vintage?
Replies: 92
Views: 4778

Re: Do you typically drink Oregon pinot 10+ years past vintage?

We had a 2007 Brittan Vineyards Pinot Noir Gestalt Block last month and thought it was great. We are still sitting on 26 bottles of various producers (Brittan, Ayoub, Ayres, Patty Green, Retour, Evening Land, Andrew Rich, and de Lancellotti) between 2006 - 2009. Looking forward to having a few more ...
by Gus Siokis
August 21st, 2019, 10:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK
Replies: 140
Views: 8026

Re: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK

Simple rules to follow:

Purchases - use a credit card, preferably one with little to no FX fees.
ATM Cash Withdrawals - use your debit card at a bank branch in country. Again, use one with little to no FX fees.

Always purchase in Local currency.
by Gus Siokis
August 21st, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Greece
Replies: 6
Views: 454

Re: Greece

There are two, maybe three, places on Santorini that are worthwhile visiting. Again, it depends on what you want to see and do.
by Gus Siokis
August 21st, 2019, 4:37 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Greece
Replies: 6
Views: 454

Re: Greece

Gotcha. I would recommend Santorini but the islands can be a bit dicey this time of the year...windy, etc. I would recommend either the northern part (Thessaloniki) or the southern part (Peloponnese). I would definitely stay away from Good Friday to Easter Sunday week. This is by far the most holies...
by Gus Siokis
August 20th, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Greece
Replies: 6
Views: 454

Re: Greece

Hi Xavier,

Can you share where specifically you are thinking about traveling in Greece? Are you going during Orthodox Easter?
by Gus Siokis
August 20th, 2019, 4:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Repour wine saver - anyone use this?
Replies: 161
Views: 7772

Re: Repour wine saver - anyone use this?

While in Burgundy earlier this summer they were selling/using them at Domaine Marchand-Tawse....the only comment I remember was they liked them. I need to give them a shot as well....
by Gus Siokis
August 19th, 2019, 4:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The wine you don't want
Replies: 65
Views: 5690

Re: The wine you don't want

Howard, I am not sure....
by Gus Siokis
August 18th, 2019, 4:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The wine you don't want
Replies: 65
Views: 5690

Re: The wine you don't want

Neal,

Have you spoken to HDH? If not, I can PM you a good contact I used last year......
by Gus Siokis
August 16th, 2019, 8:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vino-Voyage TSA-Approved Wine Suitcase
Replies: 37
Views: 1532

Re: Vino-Voyage TSA-Approved Wine Suitcase

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
August 16th, 2019, 7:34 am
The vgv is MUCH easier to move around if that’s a consideration.
Agreed. It's just like my other spinner suitcases....telescoping handle and security locks.
by Gus Siokis
August 16th, 2019, 6:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: German Spätburgunder vs Burgundy Pinot Noir
Replies: 39
Views: 2099

Re: German Spätburgunder vs Burgundy Pinot Noir

This is a fantastic conversation....thanks, Robert and Jürgen. We are planning a trip back to Germany next year to visit my wife's side of family and this will be very useful information!
by Gus Siokis
August 15th, 2019, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vino-Voyage TSA-Approved Wine Suitcase
Replies: 37
Views: 1532

Re: Vino-Voyage TSA-Approved Wine Suitcase

I have both the VGV and Wine Check. Have used for wine trips back from France, Italy, California and Oregon without any issue. Full loaded the VGV has been between 50-52 lbs. If I only take one on a trip it's the VGV.
by Gus Siokis
August 14th, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Piemonte Tastings
Replies: 21
Views: 2585

Re: Piemonte Tastings

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by Gus Siokis
August 14th, 2019, 8:21 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Piemonte Tastings
Replies: 21
Views: 2585

Re: Piemonte Tastings

Greg,

I read from another person on WB there is Mail Boxes, Etc in Alba that folks have used to ship back....should be able to find it via Google. If you are going in the fall you should be ok shipping back without any weather issues.....
by Gus Siokis
August 8th, 2019, 2:31 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Golf in/near Las Vegas
Replies: 13
Views: 775

Re: Golf in/near Las Vegas

Another one for Bali Hai...super convenient to the strip.
by Gus Siokis
August 4th, 2019, 7:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK
Replies: 140
Views: 8026

Re: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK

I am not sure Markus meant anything political....I think it’s a reference to when Soros shorted the Pound back in the early 80’s and made around $1B. That’s obviously the reference, and the clear implication makes it political. It’s also dumb - Soros is not British. Hey Greg....totally missed your ...
by Gus Siokis
August 3rd, 2019, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK
Replies: 140
Views: 8026

Re: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK

I am not sure Markus meant anything political....I think it’s a reference to when Soros shorted the Pound back in the early 80’s and made around $1B.
by Gus Siokis
August 2nd, 2019, 6:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN offer out
Replies: 48
Views: 4563

Re: SQN offer out

Joe G a l e w s k i wrote:
August 2nd, 2019, 4:28 pm
Gus Siokis wrote:
August 1st, 2019, 12:10 pm
FYI.....Parker Review: 98-100 on the Grenache and 97-100 on the Syrah.
Do you think the Wine Advocate will revisit these ranges with a new reviewer?
I don’t think so....but who knows these days.
by Gus Siokis
August 1st, 2019, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN offer out
Replies: 48
Views: 4563

Re: SQN offer out

FYI.....Parker Review: 98-100 on the Grenache and 97-100 on the Syrah.
by Gus Siokis
July 30th, 2019, 3:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Summer Heat: Who has the Most Wine 'Pending Delivery'?
Replies: 112
Views: 4429

Re: Summer Heat: Who has the Most Wine 'Pending Delivery'?

I would also think you would want to keep the receipts if you ever decide to sell your stash to prove provenance.
by Gus Siokis
July 29th, 2019, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Summer Heat: Who has the Most Wine 'Pending Delivery'?
Replies: 112
Views: 4429

Re: Summer Heat: Who has the Most Wine 'Pending Delivery'?

220 mostly from our visit to Burgundy and Northern Rhone.
by Gus Siokis
July 24th, 2019, 8:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy | Baie par Baie "technique"
Replies: 18
Views: 926

Re: Burgundy | Baie par Baie "technique"

Great question. I should have mentioned this was clipped from Steen’s write up....my apologies.
by Gus Siokis
July 24th, 2019, 8:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy | Baie par Baie "technique"
Replies: 18
Views: 926

Re: Burgundy | Baie par Baie "technique"

See if this helps..... A bit about baie-par-baie Matthieu Moron and Pierre-Oliver Garcia employ a special technique whereby some of the berries in the top-end wines are “hand-destemmed,” grape-by-grape, to ensure whole berries for the vinification. This is extremely time consuming. They must have a ...
by Gus Siokis
July 24th, 2019, 7:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Interesting Atlanta Retailers
Replies: 16
Views: 974

Re: Interesting Atlanta Retailers

Just perusing or looking to purchase? I usually purchase via a storefront by appointment. If interested I can make an introduction for you. His place is near the new Braves stadium. He gravitates towards more boutique producers...

Let me know.

Gus
by Gus Siokis
July 19th, 2019, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alban Summer Release
Replies: 14
Views: 1027

Re: Alban Summer Release

I have been on the list for over 12 years......it's an interesting wine.
by Gus Siokis
July 19th, 2019, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alban Summer Release
Replies: 14
Views: 1027

Re: Alban Summer Release

I am usually in....also get an allocation of the Mourvedre.
by Gus Siokis
July 19th, 2019, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alban Summer Release
Replies: 14
Views: 1027

Re: Alban Summer Release

Has anyone seen any press on these or overall vintage score for Paso?
by Gus Siokis
July 17th, 2019, 6:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Santa Barbara/Buellton/Solvang area wineries to visit
Replies: 57
Views: 2554

Re: Santa Barbara/Buellton/Solvang area wineries to visit

Went earlier this year. H/t to Brian Loring for fantastic visits at both the production facility and tasting room. Maybe the highlight of our trip. Taste of Sta Rita Hills is a great place to taste different producers (including Paul Lato and Sea Smoke) and is right next door to Gavin Chanin’s in L...
by Gus Siokis
July 17th, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Santa Barbara/Buellton/Solvang area wineries to visit
Replies: 57
Views: 2554

Re: Santa Barbara/Buellton/Solvang area wineries to visit

Industrial Eats - Buellton
The Lark - Santa Barbara
by Gus Siokis
July 16th, 2019, 12:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Rivers Marie Cab release
Replies: 82
Views: 5924

Re: 2017 Rivers Marie Cab release

I would give them a few years. If you are desperate start with the Napa ones first....give the the Panek/Lore some time (2-5 years).
by Gus Siokis
July 13th, 2019, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Joseph Colin
Replies: 15
Views: 1117

Re: Joseph Colin

There was some discussion earlier this year: https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=159640&p=2705152&hilit=Joseph+colin#p2705152 The 2017s showed well when I looked at them at the end of last year. William, Off the thread topic. Have you tried any of Pierre Girardin's wines yet? G...
by Gus Siokis
July 12th, 2019, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Joseph Colin
Replies: 15
Views: 1117

Re: Joseph Colin

There was some discussion earlier this year: https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=159640&p=2705152&hilit=Joseph+colin#p2705152 The 2017s showed well when I looked at them at the end of last year. William, Off the thread topic. Have you tried any of Pierre Girardin's wines yet? Gus
by Gus Siokis
July 11th, 2019, 6:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pinots with some age, a surprise and a shocker
Replies: 20
Views: 2147

Re: Pinots with some age, a surprise and a shocker

Thanks, Dan! Greatly appreciated. Although I am not new to wine drinking/collecting, Burgundy is an area I haven't really explored much until this year. We spent about 10 days in Burgundy, N. Rhone, and Piemonte this past May and really enjoyed ourselves. I look forward to 'diving' deeper into the r...
by Gus Siokis
July 11th, 2019, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pinots with some age, a surprise and a shocker
Replies: 20
Views: 2147

Re: Pinots with some age, a surprise and a shocker

Dan: Thanks...I should have been a bit clearer in my question to you. What I was trying to ask was what specific areas of Burgundy do you usually favor....obviously Nuits is not one. [tease.gif]
by Gus Siokis
July 11th, 2019, 3:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pinots with some age, a surprise and a shocker
Replies: 20
Views: 2147

Re: Pinots with some age, a surprise and a shocker

The Jadot Boudots is a real sweet spot in their extensive line-up for me. Price-wise it's relatively affordable, and is always a high quality wine a tad under the radar for many folks. Estate vines (I think there is maybe also a non-estate bottling--Gerhard would likely know), and a wine that pulls...
by Gus Siokis
July 11th, 2019, 5:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pinots with some age, a surprise and a shocker
Replies: 20
Views: 2147

Re: Pinots with some age, a surprise and a shocker

Dan Kravitz wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 4:36 am
In my opinion 2006 was an off-vintage in the Cote de Beaune. As I rarely buy anything from the Cote de Nuits, I don't follow their vintages, so did not know it was a good vintage there.

Dan Kravitz
Dan,

Where do you usually buy?

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