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by J a y H a c k
January 19th, 2022, 9:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Winemaker
Replies: 84
Views: 2683

Re: Best Winemaker

Jason L. wrote: January 19th, 2022, 7:53 pm
Eric Ifune wrote: January 19th, 2022, 3:18 pm Dirk Niepoort.
Lowkey one of the best overall resumes in the history of wine. Dirk is sui generis.
I'm not good without the sarcasm emoticon. Do you mean low key or Loki? I've only met him once, but I think the latter fits more than the former.
by J a y H a c k
January 19th, 2022, 9:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Reliability of Aged Zin
Replies: 51
Views: 1662

Re: Reliability of Aged Zin

They used to have a by the glass Zin at Berns that was, IIRC, from the 1970s. I got a glass while waiting for a table just as a curiosity and it was excellent. Someone also brought a 20+ year Zin to the pre-Falltacular dinner in 2020 and my wife thought it was so good that she made her way through t...
by J a y H a c k
January 19th, 2022, 6:57 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eleven Mad goes Vegan
Replies: 143
Views: 8655

Re: Eleven Mad goes Vegan

One of the absolute worst meals of my life and biggest rip off was the Egon Muller / Trimbach dinner in one of the private room. The pork was so tough when I tried to cut it the pork went flying almost into Jean Trimbachs lap! It was basically wedding level food. Had a great dinner in the private r...
by J a y H a c k
January 19th, 2022, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Winemaker
Replies: 84
Views: 2683

Re: Best Winemaker

. . . Sometimes people ask questions because they don't think they know the answer. I think that occasionally happens still even today! . . . What? You have been a member here for two years and you haven't figured out yet that you are not supposed to ask a question if you do not already know the an...
by J a y H a c k
January 18th, 2022, 7:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Extremely Broad Generalizations Based on Over-Extrapolations from Limited Experience Thread
Replies: 68
Views: 2767

Re: Extremely Broad Generalizations Based on Over-Extrapolations from Limited Experience Thread

Off the top of my head: 1. What's the big deal about Venge wines. I had one and it was overly tannic and undrinkable so why should I ever drink another one. (me) 2. I really do not like that Kutch pinot you gave me so don't buy any. (my wife) 3. That Maybach isn't very good. Why ever buy it? (my wif...
by J a y H a c k
January 17th, 2022, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: After Dryuary 2022
Replies: 16
Views: 752

Re: After Dryuary 2022

Why is Dryuary even a thing? Just to prove that you can? Why bother?
by J a y H a c k
January 16th, 2022, 8:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 2351
Views: 136472

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Fresh smoked ribs (nothing like smoking and then grilling ribs in the snow) with an avocado, tomato, chopped egg and pickled red onion salad. No photo. Tomorrow is all-night smoked pulled pork. Choice of oxymoron sandwich - pulled pork on a challah roll with coleslaw - or pulled pork quesadilla made...
by J a y H a c k
January 16th, 2022, 1:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Australian ooze-monster wines. How are they now?
Replies: 165
Views: 12987

Re: Australian ooze-monster wines. How are they now?

Frankly, I think you Burg-nuts should stay out of this thread and stop mucking it up for the rest of us. We know you don't like it - The title of the thread tells use that. On the other hand, those of us who do not insist on putting on a tutu before opening a bottle of wine can appreciate power and ...
by J a y H a c k
January 16th, 2022, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beaujolais hunter - and more as Zachy's moves to Portchester!
Replies: 6
Views: 705

Re: Beaujolais hunter - and more as Zachy's moves to Portchester!

What does Portchester have that Scarsdale doesn't? That's a big move. About as big as when Big Y Wines (Table & Vine) moved from Northampton to West Springfield. I happened to drive by the Portchester building yesterday. It is much bigger space. I think there is free parking. They can probably ...
by J a y H a c k
January 15th, 2022, 10:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beaujolais hunter - and more as Zachy's moves to Portchester!
Replies: 6
Views: 705

Beaujolais hunter - and more as Zachy's moves to Portchester!

Zachy's, which is moving from the location it has occupied for at least 45 years in Scarsdale to a new location in Portchester in about 2 months, is selling off large portions of its inventory, IN STORE ONLY. All Beaujolais, of which they had a lot as of this afternoon, is 50% off, which appeared, f...
by J a y H a c k
January 14th, 2022, 7:52 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anyone really into drinking Tea?
Replies: 232
Views: 17777

Re: Anyone really into drinking Tea?

JDavisRoby wrote: January 12th, 2022, 8:52 pm How are the caffeine levels, Jay?
Of you send me your address, I will send you a bullet . . . of tea.
by J a y H a c k
January 14th, 2022, 7:51 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anyone really into drinking Tea?
Replies: 232
Views: 17777

Re: Anyone really into drinking Tea?

How are the caffeine levels, Jay? So that’s why Jay is so excitable. Excitable? Moi? Who the F are you calling excitable? Take that back or I am going to come over and excitable you with my favorite little frind. Can you imagine if I drank coffee? I cannot tell for sure about the caffeine levels. A...
by J a y H a c k
January 14th, 2022, 7:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: OMG - a 15 year old Jadot white burg that's NOT premoxed - but it's corked.
Replies: 22
Views: 1018

Re: OMG - a 15 year old Jadot white burg that's NOT premoxed - but it's corked.

This thread asks the important question, "Can a corked wine be premoxed?" About 10 years ago, Leo the Cuddler gave me a bottle of 2006 Louis Jadot Marsannay (Blanc) to try. I buried it in the cellar to see how it would age and opened it tonight. NO sign of oxidation whatsoever , despite J...
by J a y H a c k
January 14th, 2022, 7:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: OMG - a 15 year old Jadot white burg that's NOT premoxed - but it's corked.
Replies: 22
Views: 1018

Re: OMG - a 15 year old Jadot white burg that's NOT premoxed - but it's corked.

ybarselah wrote: January 13th, 2022, 12:50 pm
D@vid Bu3ker wrote: January 13th, 2022, 10:33 am 15 year old Marsannay? Why bother? [stirthepothal.gif]
not premoxed. just... oxed on schedule?
Repeat after me:
J a y H a c k wrote: January 12th, 2022, 8:02 pm . . . NO sign of oxidation whatsoever . . .
by J a y H a c k
January 13th, 2022, 8:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oldies but goodies - long lost labels
Replies: 2
Views: 381

Oldies but goodies - long lost labels

I opened a book on the shelf and out fell three old labels. Probably purchased in the 1970s, maybe before I graduated from law school. Everyone has labels from expensive wines of that era, but how about some cheapies. Note the name of the grape on the Drouhin label. The fact that they even mentioned...
by J a y H a c k
January 12th, 2022, 8:50 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anyone really into drinking Tea?
Replies: 232
Views: 17777

Re: Anyone really into drinking Tea?

For the past few years my DIL has been getting me tea from her family in China. Little bean size compressed bullets, mini hockey pucks, large hockey pucks, and two kinds of compressed balls the size of large marbles. Great stuff. Nothing like what you can get in the US. Some of it is Pu-ehr and the ...
by J a y H a c k
January 12th, 2022, 8:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William Kelley 2020 Burgundy vintage report
Replies: 68
Views: 5793

Re: William Kelley 2020 Burgundy vintage report

Curious why Screagle or "other" mailing lists are not legit? Genuine question. Haven't heard this before but, newhere I'm just talking about the waiting list. You can be sure there's people with connections who jump the line and a random person who signs up today has zero chance to see an...
by J a y H a c k
January 12th, 2022, 8:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 'QPR' in Vosne?
Replies: 91
Views: 7874

Re: 'QPR' in Vosne?

I do not know enough about Burgs to discuss QPR, but the Potel Vosne-Romanee were quite pleasant and I believe on the low side when it comes to cost.
by J a y H a c k
January 12th, 2022, 8:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: OMG - a 15 year old Jadot white burg that's NOT premoxed - but it's corked.
Replies: 22
Views: 1018

OMG - a 15 year old Jadot white burg that's NOT premoxed - but it's corked.

This thread asks the important question, "Can a corked wine be premoxed?" About 10 years ago, Leo the Cuddler gave me a bottle of 2006 Louis Jadot Marsannay (Blanc) to try. I buried it in the cellar to see how it would age and opened it tonight. NO sign of oxidation whatsoever, despite Jad...
by J a y H a c k
January 11th, 2022, 8:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BD13 - picking up steam
Replies: 90
Views: 6228

Re: BD13 - picking up steam

Todd F r e n c h wrote: January 11th, 2022, 7:23 pm . . . When I get my ass out of bed, get my coffee, and sit in front of the computer. Also known as 'around 7:30 am Pacific'
What's the matter, old man? You never heard of an all nighter?
by J a y H a c k
January 11th, 2022, 8:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BD13 - picking up steam
Replies: 90
Views: 6228

Re: BD13 - picking up steam

Perpetual Berserker day question from significant others: How many more bottles of wine do you need Perpetual Berserker answer (no matter how many times it's asked): Just a few more In cycling we have an equation for the proper number of bikes to own. The number of bikes you currently own is repres...
by J a y H a c k
January 11th, 2022, 8:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Outpost Pre-Release
Replies: 63
Views: 4467

Re: Outpost Pre-Release

. . . I would find it hard to believe that a producer like Outpost would not take Antonio's comments seriously and address them if there is something to address . . . After the sale to "The Man?" I have too much wine to buy so dropping a winery that sells to a conglomerate is an easy choi...
by J a y H a c k
January 11th, 2022, 8:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How many hours/days into 2022 before you bought your first wine
Replies: 99
Views: 2985

Re: How many hours/days into 2022 before you bought your first wine

Michael Martin wrote: January 11th, 2022, 4:27 pm Today, Saxum release. Hard to pass up a 100 pointer. I know, I know, it’s a point thing.
Oh? I didn't look, I just bought. What 100 pointers did I get?
by J a y H a c k
January 11th, 2022, 8:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How many hours/days into 2022 before you bought your first wine
Replies: 99
Views: 2985

Re: How many hours/days into 2022 before you bought your first wine

10 days, 12 hours, 25 minutes. AND those 25 minutes cost me the mags.
by J a y H a c k
January 11th, 2022, 11:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcoming Saxum Release
Replies: 184
Views: 13729

Re: Upcoming Saxum Release

Ugh. More Saxum to make room for. At least the mags were sold out so I didn't get any.
by J a y H a c k
January 10th, 2022, 8:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A burglary berserkers will cringe at
Replies: 50
Views: 3778

Re: A burglary berserkers will cringe at

. . . Sorry 8:30am hearing - easier if you hit the warning button and we'll get notified immediately since you already called them out. Both users warned and posts deleted. Let's not make this political, thanks I have never ratted out someone on this BB and hope I remain sufficiently in control of ...
by J a y H a c k
January 10th, 2022, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 18621
Views: 1000117

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

I think I accidentally bought 6 bottles of Elusa when I signed up for their mailing list. Does that count?
by J a y H a c k
January 10th, 2022, 11:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William Kelley 2020 Burgundy vintage report
Replies: 68
Views: 5793

Re: William Kelley 2020 Burgundy vintage report

Eric White wrote: January 10th, 2022, 10:31 am
J a y H a c k wrote: January 10th, 2022, 6:34 am PS - When should I open my 2005 Hospices Grand Crus?
heh, yes indeed, when?
My grandson's wedding (he's seven years old)? My son's retirement dinner (he's 35)?
by J a y H a c k
January 10th, 2022, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Merus Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 3
Views: 251

Re: TN: 2001 Merus Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)

I have only had Merus a few times and every one was outstanding. At the infamous Dan Posner Ghost Horse blind challenge, I rated a Merus #1 (vintage unknown). Here is my note on the only one I owned. I should have gotten more. 2005 Merus Cabernet Sauvignon - USA, California, Napa Valley (12/17/2008)...
by J a y H a c k
January 10th, 2022, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A burglary berserkers will cringe at
Replies: 50
Views: 3778

Re: A burglary berserkers will cringe at

. . . I was talking about NY and I mistakenly thought he lived in NY. Got nothing better to do? Sorry to hear about this. Crime has been on the rise especially with the bail reform laws in NYC. . . . And the kicker is if they catch them they'll be released w/o any bail. How do I get a free pass so ...
by J a y H a c k
January 10th, 2022, 7:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: White Burgundy 15 years on.
Replies: 133
Views: 5341

Re: White Burgundy 15 years on.

DIAM is your friend. Have their been studies of DIAM and premox? I thought most believe it is multi-factor, with cork playing at most just a part of the blame? It's clearly multi-factor, but that doesn't preclude one of those factors from being an essential factor, and it would appear that one of t...
by J a y H a c k
January 10th, 2022, 6:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William Kelley 2020 Burgundy vintage report
Replies: 68
Views: 5793

Re: William Kelley 2020 Burgundy vintage report

. . . More seriously, ex-domaine increases will certainly push prices up. But honestly, if a 50% rise ex-domaine takes the wholesale price of a wine up to 150 EUR, and the wine is trading for 1,600 USD, who is really driving the pricing? This is the big conundrum Burgundy is going to have to wrestl...
by J a y H a c k
January 10th, 2022, 6:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William Kelley 2020 Burgundy vintage report
Replies: 68
Views: 5793

Re: William Kelley 2020 Burgundy vintage report

. . . So is this Kelley guy any good? neener I was a TWA subscriber for years but dropped it when, well, you know. I have been planning to re-subscribe since Joe was named EIC because he is a real human being who plays hockey and does not wear a silk ascot, but it would be nice to know that there a...
by J a y H a c k
January 10th, 2022, 6:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do You Buy Champagne In Half Bottles?
Replies: 61
Views: 1919

Re: Do You Buy Champagne In Half Bottles?

I bought a bunch of Krug NV 375s for current consumption a while ago. One of those for a starter plus a 375 red for the main meal at a restaurant worked very well, with just enough red left over to keep the manager and the waiter happy with a half glass for each. However, the purchase was not for lo...
by J a y H a c k
January 9th, 2022, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3704
Views: 263761

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

I am doing dry January but seeing this thread reminded me that I did not post in late December when I opened my first 2012 Bedrock Wine Co. Cabernet Sauvignon Kamen Vineyard . It was a surprisingly refined, classic style of Cab, much to my liking. Ready to go IMO. Is this the Kamen winery estate vi...
by J a y H a c k
January 9th, 2022, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3704
Views: 263761

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

A question for the Bedrock aficionados. For historical reasons, probably relating to the fact that Carlisle did not have a waiting list when we started ordering wine by mail-order back in 2005, we have a substantial Carlisle collection despite the fact that we drink it on a regular basis. In contras...
by J a y H a c k
January 8th, 2022, 8:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Scholium Project Babylon Tenbrink Vineyards (USA, California)
Replies: 0
Views: 166

TN: 2009 Scholium Project Babylon Tenbrink Vineyards (USA, California)

2009 Scholium Project Babylon Tenbrink Vineyards - USA, California (1/8/2022) 100% Petite Sirah. Outstanding. Dark berry fruit. Roasted meat. Coffee. The fierce tannin is resolved and has sweetened some of the red fruit. Great depth. I have been drinking Babylon since the 2004 vintage. When we got ...
by J a y H a c k
January 8th, 2022, 7:38 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Anyone have a good fresh tuna recipe?
Replies: 13
Views: 458

Anyone have a good fresh tuna recipe?

I just got some great fresh tuna. I normally just quick sear in an iron fry pan with a tiny bit of sesame oil. I like that, but I'm looking for another idea because variety is the spice of life. Any ideas?
by J a y H a c k
January 8th, 2022, 3:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Dry Aging Beef Refrigerators
Replies: 9
Views: 597

Re: Dry Aging Beef Refrigerators

. . . Most of Flannery’s beef is dry aged, which you will see if you just scroll through the available selections: https://www.flannerybeef.com/butcher/usda-prime/dry-aged-ca-reserve.html Yes, you are right. I had a brain fart. I even get dry aged beef ends ground into my Flannery custom burgers. I...
by J a y H a c k
January 8th, 2022, 8:07 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Dry Aging Beef Refrigerators
Replies: 9
Views: 597

Re: Dry Aging Beef Refrigerators

I've gotten together with a couple of friends and we're thinking about splitting a dedicated dry aging refrigerator. for cow It doesn't make a lot of sense for one person to buy it for both cost and utilization reasons, but three of us are going to share one. The two candidates seem to be the Steak...
by J a y H a c k
January 8th, 2022, 5:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Australian "Claret"
Replies: 33
Views: 1164

Re: Australian "Claret"

Here's another one: 2001 Parsons Flat Shiraz - Cabernet - Australia, South Australia, Limestone Coast, Padthaway (10/5/2017) Another example of bad wine criticism (some by professionals and some by amateurs) who think that you should never drink Bordeaux less than 20 years old but an Aussie Shiraz f...
by J a y H a c k
January 8th, 2022, 5:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Australian "Claret"
Replies: 33
Views: 1164

Re: Australian "Claret"

It depends on your style and palate preference. I like big wines. Some of the posters above do not, so my recommendations are different. If you like them on the lighter side, you might not like this, but based upon my TNs, I would go with the Glaetzer Anaperenna, especially if you can get them with ...
by J a y H a c k
January 7th, 2022, 5:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Haut Bailly 2008
Replies: 29
Views: 1107

Re: Haut Bailly 2008

That's the problem with you modern revisionist worshippers at the alter of Rolland, Reynaud and Cambie. No patience and a bunch of baby killers. I, on the other hand, a classicist lover of the old style of pre-global warming under-ripe Bordeaux, only have a bottle of the 1986, which I got as my son...
by J a y H a c k
January 7th, 2022, 7:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Howell Mountain Tastings
Replies: 42
Views: 2045

Re: Favorite Howell Mountain Tastings

. . . Chris, are those old zin vines??? I have so much to learn up there…and hope the Viking helmet is part of the tasting experience. The Viking helmet is the unofficial WineBerserkers Helmet that was originally provided by Alan Chan at BF 2.5. He left it at my house and I carry it around from tim...
by J a y H a c k
January 6th, 2022, 9:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 6
Views: 608

Re: TN: 2013 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)

Would that note be VA? Thank for the great details! I don't think so. I always wonder about that but I notice it a lot on the nose and VA usually blows off soon after pouring the glass and this lingered for hours. It's not the acetone from polish. It's the floral additive to hide the acetone. Sort ...
by J a y H a c k
January 6th, 2022, 8:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Howell Mountain Tastings
Replies: 42
Views: 2045

Re: Favorite Howell Mountain Tastings

No idea what the Lamborns are up to lately (think they sold?), but I have fond memories of tasting wine on the deck. Black Sears, also not sure if they are still operating, but we would take a deli lunch with us and taste wine at their picnic table in the vineyard. Or, one could just go to the &quo...
by J a y H a c k
January 6th, 2022, 8:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Howell Mountain Tastings
Replies: 42
Views: 2045

Re: Favorite Howell Mountain Tastings

I don't know how the experience might have changed since it sold, but prior to that, Outpost was magical (I suspect it still is). Also don't miss Neal. It was excellent and a lot of fun 10 years ago, but can't speak for now. Contact Will Sequi, who is a member here. Our tasting was in the office st...
by J a y H a c k
January 6th, 2022, 8:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Haut Bailly 2008
Replies: 29
Views: 1107

Re: Haut Bailly 2008

That's the problem with you modern revisionist worshippers at the alter of Rolland, Reynaud and Cambie. No patience and a bunch of baby killers. I, on the other hand, a classicist lover of the old style of pre-global warming under-ripe Bordeaux, only have a bottle of the 1986, which I got as my son'...
by J a y H a c k
January 6th, 2022, 7:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 6
Views: 608

TN: 2013 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)

2013 Rivers-Marie Cabernet Sauvignon - USA, California, Napa Valley (1/6/2022) Forgive me, for I have sinned. I killed an infant today. KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF FOR AT LEAST FIVE YEARS! MAYBE 10. Decanted at about 6:30 and followed for about 4-1/2 hours. At first, the wood treatment was too strong, alth...
by J a y H a c k
January 5th, 2022, 8:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tripping Down Memory Lane
Replies: 17
Views: 1025

Re: Tripping Down Memory Lane

Cheval Blanc, Dunn and Friends small.jpg Note $23.75 price tab on the Cheval Blanc we drank this past summer. Delivered about 1978. I shared a case of futures but they put price tags on each bottle before they delivered. I think we paid about $19.50 by the case. Not as good as the 1974 Fetzer we bo...

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