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by Gus Siokis
December 11th, 2019, 4:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA - Zalto's at Barneys
Replies: 24
Views: 3973

Re: PSA - Zalto's at Barneys

mattlock wrote:
December 11th, 2019, 3:38 pm
Looks like most of the Zalto’s are gone. I got the last 3 champagne but was hoping for some Burg glasses as well.

Anyone else out there have a Zalto hook-up they’d like to share?! [drinkers.gif]
Ordered mine from a wine merchant in Lyon....all in about $42 per Burg stem.
by Gus Siokis
December 8th, 2019, 9:47 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: First Time in France - Itinerary
Replies: 11
Views: 557

Re: First Time in France - Itinerary

In Burgundy, I would stick with one of the big houses such as Drouhin, Bouchard or Jadot.....easier to get in and schedule.
by Gus Siokis
December 6th, 2019, 4:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need help locating Duroche Lavaut St Jacques VV
Replies: 15
Views: 526

Re: Need help locating Duroche Lavaut St Jacques VV

Do you have a Instagram account? I can tag you with the folks I have used in Burgundy and they might be able to help you...

Gus
by Gus Siokis
December 5th, 2019, 11:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paso Robles Trip Suggestions
Replies: 34
Views: 1315

Re: Paso Robles Trip Suggestions

Don’t miss out on Turtle Rock - Saxum’s assistant winemaker and Benom - owner of Clos Solène and his brother. All in Tin City.
by Gus Siokis
November 19th, 2019, 6:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN & Trip Report - BDX, Champagne
Replies: 9
Views: 983

Re: TN & Trip Report - BDX, Champagne

Andrew: Did you do all the booking arrangements or did you use a guide?
by Gus Siokis
October 25th, 2019, 6:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Washington (mostly Seattle area)
Replies: 43
Views: 2317

Re: Eating and Drinking in Washington (mostly Seattle area)

Traveling to Seattle on Sunday morning from Atlanta for a conference and planning on stopping in the SoDo area for a few tastings at the following places:

Sleight of Hand, Latta, Rotie, Waters, and Kerloo.

Thoughts? Any to add or subtract?
by Gus Siokis
October 17th, 2019, 8:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to correctly pronounce Piper Heidsieck in French?
Replies: 39
Views: 2060

Re: How to correctly pronounce Piper Heidsieck in French?

I use this tool when trying to find the correct pronunciations.......

https://forvo.com/word/piper-heidsieck/#fr
by Gus Siokis
October 12th, 2019, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mike on Mini-Tour---Atlanta Dinner at Pyng Ho
Replies: 7
Views: 515

Re: Mike on Mini-Tour---Atlanta Dinner at Pyng Ho

Shoot! Mike G. how do I get plugged in with you for the Atlanta events?
by Gus Siokis
October 10th, 2019, 5:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sensory Wine Glasses?
Replies: 4
Views: 386

Re: Sensory Wine Glasses?

If you email G. Conterno they could point you to a local place in Piemonte which has them for a cheaper price....I saw them around 35 euros this past summer. Roberto actually had us taste them side by side with Zalto Burgs.....
by Gus Siokis
October 9th, 2019, 6:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Psa: vinguarde valise 50% off
Replies: 11
Views: 650

Re: Psa: vinguarde valise 50% off

Nice one! I have much to learn Obi Wan Alfert
by Gus Siokis
October 9th, 2019, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Psa: vinguarde valise 50% off
Replies: 11
Views: 650

Re: Psa: vinguarde valise 50% off

Ha! Total balla setup.....

Agree on Rimowa. My favorite suitcases....just need to know how to pack them right. My mother struggled on how to pack them and gave the three she had to us. Oh well!
by Gus Siokis
October 9th, 2019, 4:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Psa: vinguarde valise 50% off
Replies: 11
Views: 650

Re: Psa: vinguarde valise 50% off

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
October 9th, 2019, 1:14 pm
Cool valise, but boy is that color ugly. Wish Rimowa made one of these.
I came close to having a custom foam place in NJ make an 12 bottle insert for one our Rimowa cases....."slightly" more expensive than buying a new VV case.
by Gus Siokis
October 7th, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Visiting Santa Barbara county for the first time, recs?
Replies: 6
Views: 994

Re: Visiting Santa Barbara county for the first time, recs?

Anthony,

Do a quick search on SB on the site...there was a recent thread about recs.
by Gus Siokis
October 7th, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pierre Girardin : new kid on the block
Replies: 37
Views: 3116

Re: Pierre Girardin : new kid on the block

Thanks, William! I look forward to reading the report in TWA.....
by Gus Siokis
October 7th, 2019, 7:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pierre Girardin : new kid on the block
Replies: 37
Views: 3116

Re: Pierre Girardin : new kid on the block

Visited last week and had a very good tasting. Will be reporting in detail in TWA, but the whites are made with foulage and quite firm pressing (both pneumatic and Vaslin), followed by élevage in more or less exclusively François Frères barrels (I saw a few from Chassin too), with lots of larger fo...
by Gus Siokis
October 4th, 2019, 4:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm done*
Replies: 336
Views: 18303

Re: I'm done*

Thanks Ed; that would be great! And yes, Gus, I'll be at the Black and Gold game (next weekend!) for the ~40th time. I'll be the one in black and gold! Go Rams! Awesome! Again, congrats! I will let you know the next time I am up. I usually sit with my cousin who has great seats on the floor. Would ...
by Gus Siokis
October 3rd, 2019, 7:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm done*
Replies: 336
Views: 18303

Re: I'm done*

Neal...I look forward to seeing you at a VCU game this season.
by Gus Siokis
September 27th, 2019, 7:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pierre Girardin : new kid on the block
Replies: 37
Views: 3116

Re: Pierre Girardin : new kid on the block

When I was in Burgundy in July, I went to the Caveau de Saint Aubin where the proprietor was selling Meursault Narvaux from Vincent Girardin, but it was labeled just "Girardin" and didn't have import/export type labels so she would only sell the bottles to locals. It was delicious and only 25 euro ...
by Gus Siokis
September 18th, 2019, 8:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pierre Girardin : new kid on the block
Replies: 37
Views: 3116

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: 3718

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: 1698

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: 3718

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: 3718

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: 3718

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 and Restaurants Forum
Topic: First Serious Napa Visit - Where to Go?
Replies: 7
Views: 1667

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: 3718

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: 3718

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: 3718

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: 3718

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: 3718

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: 2959

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: 5108

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: 8315

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 and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Greece
Replies: 6
Views: 1373

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 and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Greece
Replies: 6
Views: 1373

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 and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Greece
Replies: 6
Views: 1373

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: 169
Views: 8746

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: 6043

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: 6043

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: 1737

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: 2298

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: 1737

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 and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Piemonte Tastings
Replies: 21
Views: 3709

Re: Piemonte Tastings

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by Gus Siokis
August 14th, 2019, 8:21 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Piemonte Tastings
Replies: 21
Views: 3709

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 and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Golf in/near Las Vegas
Replies: 13
Views: 1696

Re: Golf in/near Las Vegas

Another one for Bali Hai...super convenient to the strip.

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