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by J a y H a c k
July 13th, 2020, 6:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A small gathering with COVID safety measures
Replies: 15
Views: 1226

Re: TN: A small gathering with COVID safety measures

Thank you big time for your notes. You opened, and wrote about, five wines that I have in my cellar. Reading them is a nice way to end the day!
by J a y H a c k
July 13th, 2020, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2011 Saxum Terry Hoage
Replies: 5
Views: 389

Re: 2011 Saxum Terry Hoage

Nice selection, I really love the 11’s. they maybe weren’t as flamboyant out of the gate to garner the scores from the critics but There is nothing lacking in any one I’ve found. As you suggest they have a balance that is refreshing, without losing their place. Agreed about the 2011s. Here is one o...
by J a y H a c k
July 9th, 2020, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1865 Lafite
Replies: 18
Views: 2269

Re: 1865 Lafite

J. Rock wrote:
July 9th, 2020, 7:48 am
It went for $17,500.00.
Rats. I was willing to go to $16,500, but that last increment killed me.
by J a y H a c k
June 27th, 2020, 5:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to respond to, " My X (friend or relative) wants to get into the wine business. What do you recommend?"
Replies: 35
Views: 1632

Re: How to respond to, " My X (friend or relative) wants to get into the wine business. What do you recommend?"

Jay - What is your response when they say "My friend X wants to become a lawyer. What do you recommend?" Very good point. I tell them that if they really really love it and really really enjoy the philosophy and underpinings and theory of law, then they should go for it because it is the greatest p...
by J a y H a c k
June 25th, 2020, 7:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to respond to, " My X (friend or relative) wants to get into the wine business. What do you recommend?"
Replies: 35
Views: 1632

How to respond to, " My X (friend or relative) wants to get into the wine business. What do you recommend?"

I have gotten this question many times over the years but twice in the past week. My normal advice is, "Don't. Having to earn money from it is a good way to ruin the fun." For the last two, I said, "Well, they'll be competing with thousands of out of work restaurant wine directors and sommeliers, so...
by J a y H a c k
June 25th, 2020, 6:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...
Replies: 131
Views: 4047

Re: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...

Markus S wrote:
June 25th, 2020, 6:29 pm
Never have I ever...had a birthyear wine. [head-bang.gif]
What year? I am a 1951, a HORRIBLE year, but I have managed to get one lot of Rivesaltas and one lot of Port at auction.
by J a y H a c k
June 25th, 2020, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...
Replies: 131
Views: 4047

Re: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...

Other than the virtually unobtainable (e.g, DRC RC) RC is very obtainable. Just have to write the check. Virtually unobtainable would be a 1971 Prum WS Trockenbeerenauslese. And would cost much less if you could obtain it. I usually bring one every year to Rieslingfeier so if it ever happens again ...
by J a y H a c k
June 24th, 2020, 8:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...
Replies: 131
Views: 4047

Re: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...

If things fall into place just right, but I can't give more details because I do not want to have this thread moved, on January 22-24, 2021, the first weekend after January 20, 2021, if we are out of COVID jail and can meet at a restaurant in NYC that serves good steak, I will personally fill the ho...
by J a y H a c k
June 24th, 2020, 8:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...
Replies: 131
Views: 4047

Re: Lets play...I HAVE NEVER...

I have never had . . . Petrus Le Pin DRC (any) Jayer Comte de Vogue Musigny Red Label Giacosa Jean-Louis Chave Ermitage Cuvée Cathelin Screaming Eagle On the other hand, in my cellar I have lots of Scarecrow SQN Next of Kyn So if you want to open bottles to reduce your list, I will put up a Scarecr...
by J a y H a c k
June 24th, 2020, 6:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Russian River Valley
Replies: 5
Views: 416

Re: TN: 2010 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

I was late to the party on Kosta Browne and thought it wasn't worthwhile buying new vintages - after the buyout - and like to see these kinds of notes that subvert my expectations. My purchase history was spotty. I first bought when then were on the front page of WS and I discovered I could buy a "...
by J a y H a c k
June 22nd, 2020, 7:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Russian River Valley
Replies: 5
Views: 416

TN: 2010 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Russian River Valley

2010 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Russian River Valley - USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley (6/21/2020) An excellent wine that proves that with some age a patience, California pinot noir can be as good (or better) that comparably priced Burgundy. NOTE that this is the appellation wine,...
by J a y H a c k
June 21st, 2020, 7:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is a mouse in the cellar...
Replies: 54
Views: 3151

Re: There is a mouse in the cellar...

There's always the Caddyshack method. We have lots of the little critters because we have the woods behind my house and a creek running along one side. I guess I am heartless, but I just love the snapping sound when the trap slams shut. The idea of humanely dropping off a mouse at the local State Pa...
by J a y H a c k
June 18th, 2020, 5:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How would you spend $1000/year on Zinfandel
Replies: 81
Views: 3156

Re: How would you spend $1000/year on Zinfandel

Carlisle, Black Sears, Ridge, Bedrock
by J a y H a c k
June 17th, 2020, 9:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 19170

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

You really want to go down this path? Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. Thank you for the most intelligent comment in this whole thread +1 -1 Sorry, I prefer the nonreligious axiom, "perfect is the enemy of the good." The idea that the inability to be perfect means that you shouldn't ...
by J a y H a c k
June 16th, 2020, 8:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 19170

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

An individual not buying a wine on the secondary market is hardly a boycott. Heck, not buying a wine in the primary market is hardly a boycott. Organizing a larger group to not buy is what gets you going on a boycott. The OP is just saving a little money, and trying to pat himself on the back about...
by J a y H a c k
June 15th, 2020, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: We are thinking about getting some plastic wine glasses for outside "happy hours"
Replies: 30
Views: 1535

Re: We are thinking about getting some plastic wine glasses for outside "happy hours"

This ties into the discussion, but is not about the glass. What do folks use to keep flying proteins from landing in your glasses when outside? Not a huge problem here in Southern California, but it must be bad in some of those "buggy" states back east. I don't worry about it. It just adds complexi...
by J a y H a c k
June 15th, 2020, 1:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New cool book on Champagne
Replies: 45
Views: 2070

Re: New cool book on Champagne

My three pack arrived today. Looks very cute. I will try to read some of it tonight and comment on it. Certainly the antithesis of Federal Reserve lending programs.
by J a y H a c k
June 11th, 2020, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New cool book on Champagne
Replies: 45
Views: 2070

Re: New cool book on Champagne

John Danza wrote:
June 9th, 2020, 1:10 pm
. . . someone who sings like a cat being stepped on . . .
You must have listened to her better work.
by J a y H a c k
June 11th, 2020, 7:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New cool book on Champagne
Replies: 45
Views: 2070

Re: New cool book on Champagne

In for a three-pack.
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I hope there are enough left. This is like the question "Have you ever bought the entire production of a wine?" No, but we did try to buy the entire "print run" of a hand made book once.
by J a y H a c k
June 11th, 2020, 7:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 J.L. Chave Sélection St. Joseph Offerus
Replies: 1
Views: 272

TN: 2016 J.L. Chave Sélection St. Joseph Offerus

2016 J.L. Chave Sélection St. Joseph Offerus - France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph (6/11/2020) One hour decant. This is a very nice, solidly made, Northern Rhone. It could have used an extra hour of decant, but it was definitely approachable with a well integrated mixture of spice, a bit of h...
by J a y H a c k
June 7th, 2020, 7:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Wendouree Shiraz (Australia, South Australia, Mount Lofty Ranges, Clare Valley)
Replies: 21
Views: 689

Re: TN: 2001 Wendouree Shiraz (Australia, South Australia, Mount Lofty Ranges, Clare Valley)

Demian Saenz wrote:
June 7th, 2020, 7:33 pm
Sami Odi quoted me $275 for a case this past February.
US$ or A$?
by J a y H a c k
June 7th, 2020, 6:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Wendouree Shiraz (Australia, South Australia, Mount Lofty Ranges, Clare Valley)
Replies: 21
Views: 689

Re: TN: 2001 Wendouree Shiraz (Australia, South Australia, Mount Lofty Ranges, Clare Valley)

East End Cellars in Adelaide generally have a number of vintages on hand, also heaps goes through Langtons weekly, MW Wines and Oddbins monthly. Very easy to find, auction is cheapest. You can often pick up the blends for not much above release prices at langtons, which I use regularly. https://www...
by J a y H a c k
June 7th, 2020, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Wendouree Shiraz (Australia, South Australia, Mount Lofty Ranges, Clare Valley)
Replies: 21
Views: 689

Re: TN: 2001 Wendouree Shiraz (Australia, South Australia, Mount Lofty Ranges, Clare Valley)

East End Cellars in Adelaide generally have a number of vintages on hand, also heaps goes through Langtons weekly, MW Wines and Oddbins monthly. Very easy to find, auction is cheapest. You can often pick up the blends for not much above release prices at langtons, which I use regularly. https://www...
by J a y H a c k
June 7th, 2020, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Wendouree Shiraz (Australia, South Australia, Mount Lofty Ranges, Clare Valley)
Replies: 21
Views: 689

Re: TN: 2001 Wendouree Shiraz (Australia, South Australia, Mount Lofty Ranges, Clare Valley)

I am lucky to receive 6 of the Shiraz each vintage and yes they are truly great wines and for $A55 cellar door a veritable bargain. I do think that the Shiraz Mataro and Shiraz Malbec are often as good and much easier to come by. We always used to joke that one never drank a Wendouree that was read...
by J a y H a c k
June 7th, 2020, 3:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Wendouree Shiraz (Australia, South Australia, Mount Lofty Ranges, Clare Valley)
Replies: 21
Views: 689

Re: TN: 2001 Wendouree Shiraz (Australia, South Australia, Mount Lofty Ranges, Clare Valley)

David K o l i n wrote:
June 7th, 2020, 7:42 am
. . . Particularly from memory. . .
Some wines are just that memorable.
by J a y H a c k
June 7th, 2020, 8:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1967 Fontanafredda Barolo
Replies: 11
Views: 495

Re: TN: 1967 Fontanafredda Barolo

Did you have any issues with the cork? I bought a bottle of 1971 at auction and the neck of the bottle, as well as the cork, were tapered, narrower at the bottom. That made no sense whatsoever because the force of the cork forced the cork outwards. By the time I got it, the cork was loose and the bo...
by J a y H a c k
June 7th, 2020, 6:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Wendouree Shiraz (Australia, South Australia, Mount Lofty Ranges, Clare Valley)
Replies: 21
Views: 689

TN: 2001 Wendouree Shiraz (Australia, South Australia, Mount Lofty Ranges, Clare Valley)

2001 Wendouree Shiraz - Australia, South Australia, Mount Lofty Ranges, Clare Valley (5/25/2016) Written in June 2020 while on house confinement due to COVID-19 and cleaning up CT data, so this is from memory. This was the bottle that I bought at auction and shared with Salil and Josh that let us k...
by J a y H a c k
June 5th, 2020, 8:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 David Bruce Pinot Noir Central Coast (USA, California, Central Coast)
Replies: 0
Views: 182

TN: 2001 David Bruce Pinot Noir Central Coast (USA, California, Central Coast)

2001 David Bruce Pinot Noir Central Coast - USA, California, Central Coast (6/4/2020) Opened for the FKAFKALBTG virtual tasting. Decanted about an hour in advance. Not a huge amount of sediment, but enough to justify a careful decant. An extra hour of air would have been worthwhile, because it cont...
by J a y H a c k
June 3rd, 2020, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 651
Views: 68446

Re: Official WTSO thread

Edward H. Earles wrote:
June 3rd, 2020, 7:11 am
. . . room to store any more wine... rolleyes
What is this concept, with which I am totally unfamiliar. I thought that's what floors in the cellar were for and I thought that the floor outside the cellar door was the backup for the floor inside the cellar door.
by J a y H a c k
June 2nd, 2020, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: We are thinking about getting some plastic wine glasses for outside "happy hours"
Replies: 30
Views: 1535

Re: We are thinking about getting some plastic wine glasses for outside "happy hours"

Having been written about in various publications for drinking fine wine outside at pregame football tailgates, I suggest that you take the following into account. First, it is a lot windier outside than at your dining room table. Plastic "glasses" when used outside have a habit of doing a double tw...
by J a y H a c k
June 2nd, 2020, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 651
Views: 68446

Re: Official WTSO thread

Hi, I am a regular wtso buyer and was excited to see a community of people who shop there regularly. I am mainly a collector and drinker of Italian wines, which I see are not too popular within this community. More for me! My most important lesson from reading this thread was that I should be stori...
by J a y H a c k
June 1st, 2020, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Donelan Vénus (USA, California, Sonoma County)
Replies: 0
Views: 192

TN: 2010 Donelan Vénus (USA, California, Sonoma County)

2010 Donelan Vénus - USA, California, Sonoma County (6/1/2020) This one has substantially matured since I first tried a bottle about 6 years ago. 10 years of age has taken the edge off, reduced the oily bitterness that sometimes affects Roussane, and allowed the 10% Viognier to integrate seamlessly...
by J a y H a c k
May 26th, 2020, 2:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Livestream Session - Bryan and Katie Flannery! May 23rd, 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern
Replies: 105
Views: 4184

Re: Zoom Livestream Session - Bryan and Katie Flannery! May 23rd, 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern

Wish I could see it. Went back to the original thread about this and had a laugh, especially at the letter Mike sent 😂 https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=47963&hilit=Omaha I wonder if Bryan saved it and he would share it with us? Isn't there some wayback machine for the intern...
by J a y H a c k
May 25th, 2020, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine
Replies: 41
Views: 4308

Re: Chelsea Wine Storage sued again for disposing of customer wine

Jay et al: Attached is a Link to a brief summary of Michel’s reason for including Braille on his labels. It was en homage to Maurice de la Sizeranne. Hope this helps clarify things. https://terlato-mchapoutier.com/braille-label/ I have no idea as to what the truth is, but the story I wrote about ab...
by J a y H a c k
May 25th, 2020, 6:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Livestream Session - Bryan and Katie Flannery! May 23rd, 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern
Replies: 105
Views: 4184

Re: Zoom Livestream Session - Bryan and Katie Flannery! May 23rd, 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern

I posted this in the chat on Sat, but Brian and Katie said they would need at least 20 participants in the BBBB. lol [whistle.gif] Me, me wife, my son #1, my son #2, my daughter in law and my grandson. That's six right there. Only 24 pounds. Barely big enough for 6 good-sized burgers. I knew there ...
by J a y H a c k
May 24th, 2020, 9:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Livestream Session - Bryan and Katie Flannery! May 23rd, 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern
Replies: 105
Views: 4184

Re: Zoom Livestream Session - Bryan and Katie Flannery! May 23rd, 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern

Brian S t o t t e r wrote:
May 23rd, 2020, 7:28 pm
25% fat in a burger blend is someone I hadn’t thought about before and never see in stores. It’s the burger blend we need #BBBB
I think the max we could get on the burger builder was 28%, which was always my target.
by J a y H a c k
May 24th, 2020, 9:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Livestream Session - Bryan and Katie Flannery! May 23rd, 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern
Replies: 105
Views: 4184

Re: Zoom Livestream Session - Bryan and Katie Flannery! May 23rd, 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern

I used to do a burger blend with Prime Short Ribs, Prime Hanger Steak, Wagyu Chuck and Prime Brisket Fat Blend that made it hard to form patties because it stuck to my hands while trying to work it. Good for smoking the neighbors, great for juicy burgers. The only thing missing was the dry aged ste...
by J a y H a c k
May 23rd, 2020, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 651
Views: 68446

Re: Official WTSO thread

Interesting... a 1996 Fontanafredda Barolo up right now. Any good? I took a bunch because the 2000 Fontanafredda Lazzarito was excellent and this is supposed to be better. It was delivered Saturday and I will open one when the sediment dies down, BUT it will be off the board by then. I opened one o...
by J a y H a c k
May 23rd, 2020, 12:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $225 Cab discussion
Replies: 99
Views: 5437

Re: $225 Cab discussion

Strong personalities on this Board? Who you talkin' about?
by J a y H a c k
May 23rd, 2020, 5:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Livestream Session - Bryan and Katie Flannery! May 23rd, 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern
Replies: 105
Views: 4184

Re: Zoom Livestream Session - Bryan and Katie Flannery! May 23rd, 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern

I have hooked my laptop into my large screen TV so I will be able to watch the techniques on a 60 inch screen.
by J a y H a c k
May 20th, 2020, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Sine Qua Non Syrah ♂ (USA, California, Central Coast)
Replies: 12
Views: 830

Re: TN: 2013 Sine Qua Non Syrah ♂ (USA, California, Central Coast)

I've always been under the impression that these higher super-extraction wines are not built for aging, but more immediate consumption. It's the leaner, more austere ones that are built for aging. But it seems to be a split in the wine community about that view, so I'm not sure what is right or wro...
by J a y H a c k
May 19th, 2020, 8:39 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: How do you prepare popcorn?
Replies: 63
Views: 2828

Re: How do you prepare popcorn?

I just learned a new technique that works very well. Put oil, butter or whatever in heavy bottomed pan and begin to heat. Throw in about 4 kernels. As soon as the first one pops, turn burner off and and add popcorn. Cover to retain heat. Wait 30 seconds as kernels all heat up. Then turn on stove. Th...
by J a y H a c k
May 19th, 2020, 8:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Your Favorite Gluten Free Products
Replies: 18
Views: 1055

Re: Your Favorite Gluten Free Products

Meat
Eggs
Red wine
White Wine
Manchego Cheese
These brand new carb free cauliflower-based crepes they sell at Costco. Place on plate, cover with cheese, zap in the bug zapper for 30 seconds, roll up, cut into pieces, makes a good carb-free snack.
by J a y H a c k
May 18th, 2020, 4:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 651
Views: 68446

Re: Official WTSO thread

MikeL238 wrote:
May 14th, 2020, 10:36 am
cjsadler wrote:
May 14th, 2020, 10:33 am
Interesting... a 1996 Fontanafredda Barolo up right now.
Any good?
I took a bunch because the 2000 Fontanafredda Lazzarito was excellent and this is supposed to be better. It was delivered Saturday and I will open one when the sediment dies down, BUT it will be off the board by then.
by J a y H a c k
May 9th, 2020, 8:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom Event--Laurent Champs of Vilmart & Brad Baker--Saturday, May 9th @ 10AM PT, 1PM ET
Replies: 81
Views: 2418

Re: Zoom Event--Laurent Champs of Vilmart & Brad Baker--Saturday, May 9th @ 10AM PT, 1PM ET

Sorry I missed it. but I had to wait forever to get into Costco just to buy my grandson his favorites for his visit here and I did not get home until it was almost over. Oh well. :(
by J a y H a c k
May 8th, 2020, 8:29 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Handmade Pasta
Replies: 38
Views: 1583

Re: Handmade Pasta

alan weinberg wrote:
May 7th, 2020, 8:32 pm
. . . Wife would kill me if another kitchen toy showed up, though.
+1

No air fryer; No counter top instapot/rotisserie/comvection oven; no induction hot plate; no pressure cooker; no electric smoker (have to use the BGE); no deep fryer. It's a wonder I do not shrivel away to nothingness.
by J a y H a c k
May 7th, 2020, 7:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zoom event with Morgan Twain-Peterson and Joel Peterson--Thursday, May 7th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET
Replies: 129
Views: 4593

Re: Zoom event with Morgan Twain-Peterson and Joel Peterson--Thursday, May 7th @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET

Great event. Thanks to everyone. I found the No Wimpy Wines button that I got from Joel in 1998. I assumed it was in German and the word it uses for wimpy in German is Nebbisher, which made sense to me because Nebbish is Yiddish for wimp, sort of. Now I find on the Ravenswood website that it is inte...
by J a y H a c k
May 7th, 2020, 7:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1992 Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 5
Views: 465

Re: TN: 1992 Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley (USA, California, Napa Valley)

Nice tasting note. I no nothing about this wine and pretty much zero about cali cabs, but I can appreciate your write up and the part about valley vs higher elevation and aging. Dunn Howell Mountain wines are notorious for fierce tannin that takes 30+ years to soften, although there is some evidenc...

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