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by Mark Golodetz
March 31st, 2020, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1321
Views: 76846

Re: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment

Consumers are fortunate; they are under no time pressure to buy, so with the help of the vendors, most of whom are offering free storage, they can wait out the tariffs. I am waiting it out as I have absolutely no intention of paying a penny. The trade almost has to buy and import. So unfortunately, ...
by Mark Golodetz
March 31st, 2020, 12:31 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Crumpets
Replies: 8
Views: 260

Re: Crumpets

Milton Hudson wrote:
March 30th, 2020, 9:38 am
The homemade crumpets were a hit with my daughter, she ate one at breakfast and then asked for another as a mid-morning snack.
They look great.
by Mark Golodetz
March 31st, 2020, 11:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne (update from the caves)
Replies: 28
Views: 2655

Re: 2008 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne (update from the caves)

Not sure what is going here. There is no release; the roll out is being delayed until October. Vinfolio etc are taking a position, and the price is high enough, that they should be safe.
by Mark Golodetz
March 30th, 2020, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12942
Views: 630181

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

William Sokolin wrote s book about Wine as an Investment. His #1 recommendation was the Rauzan. I guess he had a lot to sell.
by Mark Golodetz
March 29th, 2020, 9:33 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Gourmet houses still shipping
Replies: 27
Views: 1125

Re: Gourmet houses still shipping

British food depot is shipping some of my favorite foods. If you have never had Cadbury’s flake, now is your chance. I warn you the English baked beans are not good.
by Mark Golodetz
March 29th, 2020, 7:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Non-commercial but emotional post, long – a Greek wine
Replies: 11
Views: 723

Re: Non-commercial but emotional post, long – a Greek wine

Thanks. I have had the wines within a year of arrival, and thought quite good, but never hung on to a bottle. Seems I should have done.
by Mark Golodetz
March 29th, 2020, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nice article by wine writer Laura Ness on Ken Burnap and Jeff Emery of Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard
Replies: 25
Views: 676

Re: Nice article by wine writer Laura Ness on Ken Burnap and Jeff Emery of Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard

I bought several bottles from 1979 and 1980 from WineBid. I am down to a few bottles, and serve them only to really close friends blind. Nobody ever got close; most guessing either Bordeaux or Heitz Martha’s because of the distinctive Rosemary nose.
by Mark Golodetz
March 29th, 2020, 12:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Collapse of Bordeaux and explosion of champagnes in my consumption
Replies: 15
Views: 1137

Re: Collapse of Bordeaux and explosion of champagnes in my consumption

Bordeaux consumption is pretty static for me. As my cellar gets older, I find I am liking the wines more, but competition is fierce as I am also finding a lot of interesting lesser appellation wines such as Bandol and Madiran. Burgundy consumption is also about the same. Champagne consumption is on ...
by Mark Golodetz
March 28th, 2020, 7:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying, selling or keeping out of the wine market?
Replies: 56
Views: 2753

Re: Buying, selling or keeping out of the wine market?

Just bought some Cognac, a screaming deal. First screamer I have seen.
by Mark Golodetz
March 28th, 2020, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying, selling or keeping out of the wine market?
Replies: 56
Views: 2753

Buying, selling or keeping out of the wine market?

Keeping away for the most part, but will buy if it looks like a really good deal, and of course, is something I want. So far, it is just Trapet and Champagne.
by Mark Golodetz
March 27th, 2020, 3:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What red and white Burgundies are currently in your cellar - by vintage
Replies: 66
Views: 1825

Re: What red and white Burgundies are currently in your cellar - by vintage

Reds
2005
1999
2010
2016
2015
2009
2014


Tiny quantity of whites led by 1992 mainly because I have a mixed case of Lafon. Sold most of what I had after four premoxed bottles in a single night.
by Mark Golodetz
March 27th, 2020, 12:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Piper rare 2002
Replies: 24
Views: 1818

Re: TN: Piper rare 2002

Grapes thanks to 25% sale had it for $108.

The bad news, same vulgar bottle
by Mark Golodetz
March 26th, 2020, 8:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Crumpets
Replies: 8
Views: 260

Crumpets

For those of you wondering what will happen when bread shipments are reduced, and you are thinking of buying flour and yeast and baking your own, I have a solution. A delicious one. Crumpets. Crumpets are English muffins for adults. Available in British specialty stores, they are amazingly delicious...
by Mark Golodetz
March 26th, 2020, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle
Replies: 144
Views: 9263

Re: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle

Last night after some Piper Rare 2002, sipped a little Cognac. Interesting bottle. 700 ml from 1942, bottled by Harvey's the English outfit out of Bristol in 1973. Absolutely delicious.
by Mark Golodetz
March 26th, 2020, 5:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Berserkers Video Social/Tasting - TONIGHT 3/25 @5:30 PM PDT/8:30 PM EDT
Replies: 25
Views: 589

Re: Wine Berserkers Video Social/Tasting - TONIGHT 3/25 @5:30 PM PDT/8:30 PM EDT

c fu wrote:
March 25th, 2020, 6:41 pm
i was on mark
That is a total lie. I am happily married.
by Mark Golodetz
March 25th, 2020, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Piper rare 2002
Replies: 24
Views: 1818

Re: TN: Piper rare 2002

Just bought several bottles in the Posner sale after drinking one in mid week. We opened one, and it was perhaps the best of the lot. If the other ones were a 94/95, this one must be a couple of points higher.
by Mark Golodetz
March 25th, 2020, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have the Burgundy haters on this board had the coronavirus for years?
Replies: 4
Views: 580

Re: Have the Burgundy haters on this board had the coronavirus for years?

David Glasser wrote:
March 25th, 2020, 2:35 pm
Howard, this topic is tasteless and it stinks.
Does that mean I have the virus or not?
If you can smell it, your olfactory sense is fine, so you are Corona free.
by Mark Golodetz
March 25th, 2020, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Since when was entry level Meursault so damn expensive?
Replies: 87
Views: 5883

Re: Since when was entry level Meursault so damn expensive?

Sean, What was the origin of the grapes for that Lafon wine...Macon?? Cote d Or?? It seems to me that nowadays wines from the Cote Chalonnaise and lesser villages in the Cote d Or --St Aubin, St-Romain etc--now start at $40 and Meursault starts at $60. Wine merchants like to call wines from the Mac...
by Mark Golodetz
March 25th, 2020, 6:39 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Gourmet houses still shipping
Replies: 27
Views: 1125

Re: Gourmet houses still shipping

https://wholey.com/

Seafood house. Just bought colossal crab which is pasteurized and will keep in fridge for several months.

Also bought kippers (smoked herring) which are delicious and will therefore be consumed in two days.
by Mark Golodetz
March 24th, 2020, 4:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle
Replies: 144
Views: 9263

Re: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle

Tonight the 1991 Montus with the Veal Osso Buco.

Excellent color, perfect mature. Rustic as one would expect, but very full flavored. Liked this a lot. 93
by Mark Golodetz
March 23rd, 2020, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12942
Views: 630181

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Grapes the wine Co (Daniel Posner) not the weird Ct outfit is having a 25% off sale for wines by the case
Bought a bottle of Trapet, and had some Piper rare 2002 and couple of bottles of Dom 2008.
by Mark Golodetz
March 23rd, 2020, 5:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: John Mariani: help with selling wine and high end NY restaurants still open.
Replies: 5
Views: 865

Re: John Mariani: help with selling wine and high end NY restaurants still open.

Still confused by the Dover Sole myth. Really did think it was a separate species.
by Mark Golodetz
March 22nd, 2020, 5:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tariffs are hitting and some shipments may be delayed.
Replies: 0
Views: 253

Tariffs are hitting and some shipments may be delayed.

I was offered some Macon Vire of Lafon, a wine I buy occasionally when I want a Burgundy for short term drinking. Usually a sub $30 wine, it was selling at over $40. A few other French staples were also higher; all of them at the 25% level. In these troubled times hard to see producers and distribut...
by Mark Golodetz
March 21st, 2020, 4:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Palmer 1990
Replies: 6
Views: 334

Re: Palmer 1990

Agreed. The 1989 is more linear and less interesting, and also I have had a lot of corked bottles. However, this is the first time I have put it (the 1990) on the same level as the magical 1983.
by Mark Golodetz
March 21st, 2020, 11:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 12942
Views: 630181

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

I magnum of Trapet 2008
1 bottle Morin Chambertin 1961
by Mark Golodetz
March 21st, 2020, 8:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle
Replies: 144
Views: 9263

Re: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle

Congrats! I've not had older Champagne. Do they retain the bubbles at that age, or is it more like a still wine? Well stored 1990 vintage Champagne should still have plenty of mousse. Over time, it does dissipate but I've had original disgorgements from the '60s and '50s with a healthy pinpoint mou...
by Mark Golodetz
March 21st, 2020, 7:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Palmer 1990
Replies: 6
Views: 334

Re: Palmer 1990

I have another bottle; maybe it was just a bad one.
by Mark Golodetz
March 21st, 2020, 7:54 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Gourmet houses still shipping
Replies: 27
Views: 1125

Re: Gourmet houses still shipping

Gustiamo an Italian supplier in the Bronx is still shipping.

Very expensive but top notch products. The tomato concentrate is amazing, a far better substitute for tomato paste and will keep in the fridge for a year.
by Mark Golodetz
March 20th, 2020, 7:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Palmer 1990
Replies: 6
Views: 334

Palmer 1990

Started with a Jaboulet Crozes Hermitage 1978. Good fill , color seemed good. Sadly DOA. Returned to cellar for the Palmer. As I started decanting, the aromas exploded. Raspberries, lavender, a touch of mint, leather and smoke. Utterly brilliant. Seamless on the palate, and early stages of maturity....
by Mark Golodetz
March 20th, 2020, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine stores are considered “essential” in NY
Replies: 19
Views: 999

Wine stores are considered “essential” in NY

We knew this, and apparently now Governor Cuomo knows this.
by Mark Golodetz
March 20th, 2020, 5:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Prieure Lichine 2010
Replies: 0
Views: 142

Prieure Lichine 2010

After the great Tognis, this was very young, very dense and as it shows now, not appealing. It will get better, but locked tight, and really did not want to show anything at all.

Opened a bottle of Louis Roederer NV brut and drank that happily
by Mark Golodetz
March 20th, 2020, 5:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK
Replies: 154
Views: 10164

Re: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK

There are a few companies that can. Connoisseur International is my preferred carrier, and they have been so far very reliable. Otherwise there is Seabrookes who have a number of brokers who clear for them. Davis Turner is another. My experience with them has been absolutely horrendous, and I would ...
by Mark Golodetz
March 19th, 2020, 7:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Mount Eden Chardonnay Estate, Santa Cruz Mountains
Replies: 13
Views: 667

Re: 2010 Mount Eden Chardonnay Estate, Santa Cruz Mountains

They make some amazing wines in Santa Cruz, and I have always thought that its best wines are every bit as good as the best of Napa. Can’t talk of the longevity of Mount Eden Chardonnays, as the oldest one I have tasted was the 2006, and with ten years of bottle age, it was very good. I have however...
by Mark Golodetz
March 19th, 2020, 7:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Gourmet houses still shipping
Replies: 27
Views: 1125

Re: Gourmet houses still shipping

Murray’s cheese is shipping. A few cheeses unavailable, but got most of what I wanted.
by Mark Golodetz
March 19th, 2020, 7:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK
Replies: 154
Views: 10164

Re: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK

Pound now down to $1.16, the lowest level since 1985.
Made my first big purchase, a case of 6 Dujac CDR 2017 for $373 a bottle.
by Mark Golodetz
March 18th, 2020, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1937 La Tâche, en magnum
Replies: 3
Views: 708

Re: 1937 La Tâche, en magnum

Can ‘t speak for the La Tache, but I found a 1937 Clos Lambrays 1937 and it was among the greatest wines I have ever tasted. Unfortunately I brought it to a La Paulee, so did not get to taste more than a small glass.
by Mark Golodetz
March 18th, 2020, 4:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Michael Broadbent RIP
Replies: 32
Views: 2204

Re: Michael Broadbent RIP

by Mark Golodetz
March 18th, 2020, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK
Replies: 154
Views: 10164

Re: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK

Feel incredibly sorry for the merchants as the euro remains strong. Will be hard to source fresh inventory at anything close to the same price, so smart U.K. buyers should be taking as much as possible. Sadly keeping away.

But bought a few bits and pieces, but don’t need much.
by Mark Golodetz
March 18th, 2020, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Philip Togni vertical with new notes
Replies: 33
Views: 1348

Re: Philip Togni vertical with new notes

Slight thread drift. My wife used a Riedel Vinum, I used a Zalto. The 1997 showed infinitely better in a Zalto.
by Mark Golodetz
March 18th, 2020, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Philip Togni vertical with new notes
Replies: 33
Views: 1348

Re: Philip Togni vertical with new notes

Not tried it yet, but will soon.
by Mark Golodetz
March 18th, 2020, 6:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Michael Broadbent RIP
Replies: 32
Views: 2204

Re: Michael Broadbent RIP

Others have talked about his wicked sense of humor. At a dinner at Vinexpo, there was a shortage of toilets, so there were a number of people peeing in the vineyards. He looked at them and said, “the Sauvignon Blanc this year at Xxxxxxxx” will have a strong aroma of cat peepee”.
by Mark Golodetz
March 18th, 2020, 5:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Philip Togni vertical with new notes
Replies: 33
Views: 1348

Re: Philip Togni vertical with new notes

A shame about the 1994 Mark. That, the 1991, and the 1992 were my favorite Tognis from the '90s. I am really impressed with these wines. Even the corked bottle showed plenty of promise. I think I will have to do a fairly comprehensive tasting when things settle down. I have nothing from the 1980s a...
by Mark Golodetz
March 17th, 2020, 6:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Philip Togni vertical with new notes
Replies: 33
Views: 1348

Re: Philip Togni vertical with new notes

The 1994 was corked, not badly, so we could see a fine wine underneath. The 1997 was magnificent; a wine now in perfect balance despite its great concentration. The fruit was bright, strong notes of violet and lavender, licorice and leather. On the palate perhaps a shade too much alcohol but easily ...
by Mark Golodetz
March 17th, 2020, 3:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Michael Broadbent RIP
Replies: 32
Views: 2204

Michael Broadbent RIP

A note from his son Bart. Sorry to hear, a real gentleman and a powerhouse in the wine world in his day.
by Mark Golodetz
March 16th, 2020, 8:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Philip Togni vertical with new notes
Replies: 33
Views: 1348

Re: Philip Togni vertical

Amazing that we are wondering if a 26 year old Napa Cab is ready. Tonight we are making Chicken Tikka, so probably tomorrow.
by Mark Golodetz
March 16th, 2020, 7:13 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Gourmet houses still shipping
Replies: 27
Views: 1125

Gourmet houses still shipping

This would be a good place to let people know where you can order. Probably will need continual updating.

D’Artagnan is offering free shipping, and there is a special deal on their excellent cassoulet kit.
Flannery is still shipping.

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