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by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
March 7th, 2019, 4:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Canadians in here?
Replies: 36
Views: 1180

Re: Canadians in here?

Hi from Toronto. Keep the DRCs a few years. Auction them off, buy a bunch of what you've decided you like by then.
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
February 27th, 2019, 5:35 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Double decant question
Replies: 9
Views: 406

Re: Double decant question

This is an interesting one I honestly hand't thought about until reading this. How much would the residual droplets of water inside a bottle impact the wine that has been poured back into the bottle from the decanter? Thinking the volume of 750ml of wine would render the small amount of water in th...
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
February 27th, 2019, 5:27 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: What kind of white wine goes with white truffles?
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: What kind of white wine goes with white truffles?

Barolo. Good Barolo. Save your whites for something else.
R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N wrote:
February 27th, 2019, 5:24 am
Barolo. Good Barolo.
Save the whites for something else.
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
February 1st, 2019, 7:04 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: First attempt at apple pie
Replies: 25
Views: 654

Re: First attempt at apple pie

I am not a baker, I'll leave it to those with patience who don't like to tinker. Anything I try can't compare to grandma, she still makes a ridiculously good oil crust simply by how it feels.....unreal, I still don't comprehend as baking is really science. The science of baking is in the mix and qu...
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
January 21st, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: So Who Likes to Offline? City-by-city "database" PLEASE PM IF YOUR CITY HAS CHANGED
Replies: 224
Views: 17228

Re: So Who Likes to Offline? City-by-city "database"

Count me in for Toronto; possible travel to NYC for the right offline.
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
January 20th, 2019, 3:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10477
Views: 463779

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2017 Jadot Ch des Jacques Moulin a Vent Clos du Loyse Beaujolais Blanc - regular purchase.
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
January 15th, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ten year reassessment of 2008 Barolo/Barbaresco
Replies: 14
Views: 1299

Re: Ten year reassessment of 2008 Barolo/Barbaresco

...overall, I felt the wines had a bit of 'sameness' to them--a bit like comparing a flight of 2002 burgundies. In fact, it was initially hard for me to tell much of a difference between the three produttoris... Perhaps terroir is made out to be more than it truly is? [stirthepothal.gif] Depends up...
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
January 13th, 2019, 5:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne
Replies: 179
Views: 7720

Re: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
November 3rd, 2018, 4:00 am
Don’t at all mind ppl disliking it, makes more available for me at low prices.
Agree Michael. Had it twice this fall and enjoyed it both times. The consensus was that it while very tasty now, it is quite young and needs time.
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
January 13th, 2019, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Inexpensive Bordeaux
Replies: 53
Views: 3215

Re: Inexpensive Bordeaux

Cantemerle is a perennial favorite bargain Bordeaux but the price in our market (Toronto) is creeping up. Clarke (Listrac) is a relatively good buy and can do quite well. I bought a case of 2005 and it is still going strong. Beaumont (Haut Medoc) is a very good buy in the $20s in our market. Some vi...
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
January 13th, 2019, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ten year reassessment of 2008 Barolo/Barbaresco
Replies: 14
Views: 1299

Re: Ten year reassessment of 2008 Barolo/Barbaresco

Thank you for posting John. Great notes. Also great comments from others. I liked the 2008 vintage when tasting a few back on a 2013 trip IIRC. I bought a couple of mixed cases worth of 08s. Since then I've only opened 2 (both in 2018): Massolino Vigna Rionda Riserva, (August) which I found surprisi...
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
January 11th, 2019, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: 1990 Vintage
Replies: 10
Views: 625

Re: 1990 Vintage

Michael_H wrote:
January 8th, 2019, 9:33 am
Highly recommend Sauternes from 1989 and 1990. I have more personal experience with 89 than 90, but I'm sure others here could jump in with specific recommendations.
+1 Michael. I've had great results with both 89 and 90 Sauternes. Even lesser names seem to shine.
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
January 6th, 2019, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10298
Views: 330827

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2000 Haut Bergey: Beautiful nose of cassis, pepper, licorice out of the gate. Garnet colour. Very smooth on palate. Quite enjoyable. DID seem a bit thin, lacking structure at times but overall, very nice. Drinking well but I don't see it improving.
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
January 6th, 2019, 3:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's wrong with cherry-picking?
Replies: 95
Views: 3476

Re: What's wrong with cherry-picking?

I don’t think of it as “wrong”. There are drawbacks - having less familiarity with how a wine performs in “lesser” vintages being one. I personally do not cherry pick- I’m happy to enjoy those producers I like across all vintages, and feel doing so better allows me to support the winery, allows me ...
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
January 6th, 2019, 3:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Red Burgundy with Rib Roast?
Replies: 20
Views: 681

Re: Red Burgundy with Rib Roast?

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
January 6th, 2019, 3:37 pm
Yeah I would still go with the Chevillion.


Agree: Chevillon over young Corton..
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
January 6th, 2019, 3:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Red Burgundy with Rib Roast?
Replies: 20
Views: 681

Re: Red Burgundy with Rib Roast?

T. Altmayer wrote:
January 6th, 2019, 9:16 am
Sounds like a nice tribute to your Father in Law, don’t worry about whether it pairs perfectly. I would serve it before the others, however, as it may get overwhelmed by the Duckhorn.
+1
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
January 5th, 2019, 6:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ontario Survey
Replies: 5
Views: 274

Re: Ontario Survey

Done, thanks for posting.
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
January 4th, 2019, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Accessible Barolo Vintages
Replies: 73
Views: 2548

Re: Accessible Barolo Vintages

With the 12's I worry they won't drink great young, but when you check back in 10 years they will already be tiring out. This was my feeling about the 12s on release. However, over the last 2 -3 years they have shown much better than I imagined they would on release. I don't see 12 as a long lastin...
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
January 4th, 2019, 5:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Accessible Barolo Vintages
Replies: 73
Views: 2548

Re: Accessible Barolo Vintages

Most of the key points have been covered already. Personally I'm more a fan of '11 and '14 for early drinking than '09 especially. Even the '12's just aren't my favorite - they have absolutely lovely noses, but the wines I've had (15-20 of them) have lacked a bit on the palate. With the 12's I worr...
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
January 4th, 2019, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Accessible Barolo Vintages
Replies: 73
Views: 2548

Re: Accessible Barolo Vintages

Lots of good comments above. It does vary depending on your personal preference. Here's my take on accessible vintages: 1989 - Some past prime, but excellent vintage 1982 - Some past prime, but excellent vintage 1978 - Some past prime, but excellent vintage 1971 - Some past prime, but excellent vin...
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
January 4th, 2019, 7:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Accessible Barolo Vintages
Replies: 73
Views: 2548

Re: Accessible Barolo Vintages

Lots of good comments above. It does vary depending on your personal preference. Here's my take on recent vintages: 2014 - Needs time - mixed results - some great wines, some producers faced massive loss (e.g. 70% at Rinaldi) which appears to have affected quality. Some (e.g. Brovia) blended their ...
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
January 4th, 2019, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Accessible Barolo Vintages
Replies: 73
Views: 2548

Re: Accessible Barolo Vintages

Regarding the Monvigliero, it might do better, but I'd still open sooner than later.
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
January 4th, 2019, 7:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Accessible Barolo Vintages
Replies: 73
Views: 2548

Re: Accessible Barolo Vintages

Ross, can you please expand more on the comment, "some showing signs of early advancement, e.g. 2009 Bruno Giacosa Barolo le Rocche del Falletto" -- I have two bottles. Was considering opening the first next week or delaying for many years. Giacosa is not my favorite Barolo producer, as I find a ca...
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
January 4th, 2019, 6:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rose in winter
Replies: 11
Views: 694

Re: Rose in winter

Good Rose Champagne is fine ANY time of year.
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
January 4th, 2019, 6:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Accessible Barolo Vintages
Replies: 73
Views: 2548

Re: Accessible Barolo Vintages

Lots of good comments above. It does vary depending on your personal preference. Here's my take on recent vintages: 2014 - Needs time - mixed results - some great wines, some producers faced massive loss (e.g. 70% at Rinaldi) which appears to have affected quality. Some (e.g. Brovia) blended their C...
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
January 4th, 2019, 6:03 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Are Canadians supporting Canadian wines?
Replies: 15
Views: 2119

Re: Are Canadians supporting Canadian wines?

Re: Finger Lakes: The quality of the wines we tasted deteriorated so badly as the day progressed that by the time we were heading toward Rochester in the late afternoon, I was craving a decent glass of wine. Thank god for the load of wines I'd shipped in from other places. I couldn't wait to open a ...
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
January 4th, 2019, 6:00 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Are Canadians supporting Canadian wines?
Replies: 15
Views: 2119

Re: Are Canadians supporting Canadian wines?

You got bad or no intel on where to get solid Riesling in the FLX. Niagara and the Finger Lakes are making great Rieslings. Reds are a different story. Mother Nature is formidable. With all due respect, I beg to differ. We consulted long time collectors with knowledge of the area, including collect...
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
January 4th, 2019, 5:53 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: 1990 Vintage
Replies: 10
Views: 625

Re: 1990 Vintage

1990 is a great vintage and performing at peak imo. We had a 4 bottle 1990 Bordeaux horizontal a couple of weeks ago: 1990 Trotanoy 1990 Palmer 1990 Leoville Poyferre 1990 Leoville Barton. All were wonderful. All were different. Different people at the dinner had different favorites. Some liked the...
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
December 30th, 2018, 7:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1982 Bordeaux Tasting
Replies: 15
Views: 1104

Re: TN: 1982 Bordeaux Tasting

Great notes, thanks for posting.
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
December 30th, 2018, 7:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Yorker article on supertasters
Replies: 5
Views: 724

Re: New Yorker article on supertasters

There's 3 minutes I'll never get back.
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
December 30th, 2018, 6:06 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Are Canadians supporting Canadian wines?
Replies: 15
Views: 2119

Re: Are Canadians supporting Canadian wines?

Re New York, that's Finger Lakes, yes? I thought there was fair Riesling made there but must confess I haven't tasted any. I did a tour of the Finger Lakes last spring. Sadly- mostly plonk - sweet, to over sweet Riesling. However it seemed to fit the local palate. Tasting rooms were packed with you...
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
December 30th, 2018, 5:58 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: 2016 Birth Year Wine: Bordeaux or Barolo
Replies: 16
Views: 1132

Re: 2016 Birth Year Wine: Bordeaux or Barolo

Hi JD, Some points re: Barolo (others likely more equipped to respond to the Bordeaux question) Italian Wine Merchants has some good stuff but there prices are high. I've shopped there, but very judiciously. In 2019, 2015 Barolo vintage released IIRC. That puts 2016 being released in 2020. For case ...
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
December 30th, 2018, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: 750ml vs. magnum
Replies: 26
Views: 4742

Re: 750ml vs. magnum

More costly bottling process and lower volume. ANY size that deviates from 750 ml is likely to be more expensive per ml. 375 ml bottles are more expensive per ml, usually.
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
December 30th, 2018, 5:39 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Best Format for a Wine Tasting
Replies: 4
Views: 810

Re: Best Format for a Wine Tasting

There are many approaches. I prefer to structure flights or tastings so that I learn something as well as enjoy. That usually means a regional, varietal, horizontal or vertical component. If having a dinner each flight can have a theme. By mixing up the themes, I've found that I've learned a lot abo...
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
December 30th, 2018, 5:34 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: 1990 Vintage
Replies: 10
Views: 625

Re: 1990 Vintage

1990 is a great vintage and performing at peak imo. We had a 4 bottle 1990 Bordeaux horizontal a couple of weeks ago: 1990 Trotanoy 1990 Palmer 1990 Leoville Poyferre 1990 Leoville Barton. All were wonderful. All were different. Different people at the dinner had different favorites. Some liked the ...
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
December 30th, 2018, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: What have you learnt on your wine journey?
Replies: 70
Views: 6942

Re: What have you learnt on your wine journey?

Seek out opportunities to taste. Read to get the back story and nuances (reading complements tasting, doesn't replace it). Ask questions. Be true to your own palate. Whether someone else likes or dislikes a wine is irrelevant UNLESS you have determined that your palates align, i.e. you have similar ...
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
December 30th, 2018, 5:24 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wine101 Feature: Thoughts on Closeouts/Web Specials on Wine?
Replies: 23
Views: 13957

Re: Wine101 Feature: Thoughts on Closeouts/Web Specials on Wine?

Some great deals. Best protection is to check the reputation of the retailer.
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
December 30th, 2018, 5:22 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Wine 101 Feature: Decanter cleaning suggestions
Replies: 38
Views: 17337

Re: Wine 101 Feature: Decanter cleaning suggestions

I like the denture tablet idea - good one. Normally, this isn't a problem as I rinse them with hot water before the wine dries on. Eventually some shellac or staining may build up. I bought a cheap toilet cleaning brush -curved wire with bristles, $5 at the grocery. Then I clean the decanters with t...
by R0$$ M 0 R R 1 $ 0 N
December 30th, 2018, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: How do you control your alcohol intake?
Replies: 67
Views: 6576

Re: How do you control your alcohol intake?

Probably not a very popular topic to be posted on a wine lovers website, but anyway its something very important to me. To keeps things under control I abstain from alcohol consumption during the week. My wife and I will make some exemptions (holidays, birthdays, entertainment,..) but will keep it ...

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