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by Ian S
February 25th, 2021, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Newbie - Tannin and Red Varietals
Replies: 22
Views: 472

Re: Newbie - Tannin and Red Varietals

Hi Erika. I'm a skin flint, so maybe I can point you towards a good, but relatively cheap, domestic (USA) Cab. For under $15, you should look for Horse Heaven Hills, "H3" on the bottle. For a little more money, Conn Creek is decent too. When I searched for tips in previous discussions on a...
by Ian S
February 22nd, 2021, 7:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I haven't complained about this recently, so . . .
Replies: 44
Views: 3304

Re: I haven't complained about this recently, so . . .

I'd heckle Jay, but I'd be flogging a dead horse since he has me on ignore.

deadhorse
by Ian S
February 19th, 2021, 4:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The lighter side of red Burgundy (Producer styles?)
Replies: 32
Views: 1805

Re: The lighter side of red Burgundy (Producer styles?)

This subject is as much about appellation, and even vineyard, as it is about producers. I doubt anyone would say that a Corton or NSG is "light", while Chambolle-Musigny is known to be "ethereal".
by Ian S
February 19th, 2021, 4:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: John Gotti Wine Collection
Replies: 17
Views: 2284

Re: John Gotti Wine Collection

cjsavino wrote: February 19th, 2021, 4:07 am they fell off a truck
That's my favorite way of saying "nicked"! [snort.gif] [rofl.gif] Youz Meddigans sure have colourful phrases.
by Ian S
February 19th, 2021, 4:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: John Gotti Wine Collection
Replies: 17
Views: 2284

Re: John Gotti Wine Collection

The provenance?...forgettaboutit! You mispelled "fuhgettaboutit!" champagne.gif So did you mate. It's "fuhgeddaboudet", just like it sounds. That much I've learned from living in this region. What can I say except "I gotta guy" who helps me with the indigenous slang an...
by Ian S
February 14th, 2021, 5:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy aging rule of thumb
Replies: 39
Views: 2767

Re: Burgundy aging rule of thumb

As mentioned above several times, there is no generalised rule. The best you can do is find the producers you like, then understand how their different wines age according to vintage.
by Ian S
February 10th, 2021, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Throwing in the towel - a study
Replies: 46
Views: 3652

Re: Throwing in the towel - a study

A more important question: will Berserkers ever throw in the towel on whinging? Seems you have to be full of complaints to be a member here!
by Ian S
February 2nd, 2021, 11:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sokolblosser 50th anniversary sale $40 pinot for $6.75
Replies: 49
Views: 2822

Re: Sokolblosser 50th anniversary sale $40 pinot for $6.75

Blast it! Sold out. A penny pincher's dream, and I missed it. [head-bang.gif]
by Ian S
February 2nd, 2021, 6:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the deal with double decanting?
Replies: 73
Views: 2746

Re: What's the deal with double decanting?

David_K wrote: February 1st, 2021, 10:29 pm What's the deal with Ovaltine?
It's all about the Orphan Annie decoder ring.
by Ian S
February 1st, 2021, 10:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the deal with double decanting?
Replies: 73
Views: 2746

Re: What's the deal with double decanting?

You'll likely get a variety of responses. In my case, I double decant because a) I want to get the wine off its sediment, so I can pour to the bottom during a dinner without worrying about that; and b) more often than not I want to give the wine a bit of air, which double decanting will do, even if...
by Ian S
February 1st, 2021, 10:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the deal with double decanting?
Replies: 73
Views: 2746

Re: What's the deal with double decanting?

One other plus: opening & decanting before bringing wine to supper gives one a chance to sniff for a corked bottle.
by Ian S
February 1st, 2021, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread
Replies: 236
Views: 11145

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread

Patrick T a y l o r wrote: January 31st, 2021, 9:11 pm Congratulations, we made it!

........

Drink 'em if you got 'em!
Yes, all you sots can return to boozehound status. [cheers.gif] champagne.gif
by Ian S
January 31st, 2021, 4:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Diversity...again
Replies: 57
Views: 2645

Re: Cellar Diversity...again

Simps gonna simp. Oh, another keyboard warrior saying things online he wouldn’t say face-to-face. How can you be certain he wouldn't? Have you interacted with Curtis previously where he cowed down to you in person after insulting you online? I'm genuinely curious as I see this "keyboard warrio...
by Ian S
January 30th, 2021, 4:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Diversity...again
Replies: 57
Views: 2645

Re: Cellar Diversity...again

Fill your cellar with what strikes your fancy, and let the haters hate.
by Ian S
January 29th, 2021, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ON NEW WB GROUP - MONOPOLE CRU
Replies: 95
Views: 6541

Re: IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ON NEW WB GROUP - MONOPOLE CRU

I'm tickled to be the first non-Crü poster in this thread. I consider my position at the bottom of the WB caste system a badge of honor. Muppets, plebs, prats, and bottom feeders unite!

[snort.gif] neener
by Ian S
January 29th, 2021, 9:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WE NEED ANOTHER BERSERKERFEST!
Replies: 100
Views: 4391

Re: WE NEED ANOTHER BERSERKERFEST!

Eric White wrote: January 29th, 2021, 7:19 am
Rodrigo B wrote: January 28th, 2021, 9:12 pm Todd- I'm gonna go ahead nominate Oregon as the location for the first post-COVID Berserkerfest

viewtopic.php?p=3188131#p3188131

Everyone else: fight me [berserker.gif]
right down the road, I'm in! :D
In for the fight or the fest? [snort.gif]
by Ian S
January 28th, 2021, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day debriefing thread....whoooo!
Replies: 69
Views: 3981

Re: Berserker Day debriefing thread....whoooo!

Did I miss some type of event? I want a barrister if I'm to be debriefed about something I wasn't privy to.
by Ian S
January 28th, 2021, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Maybach release
Replies: 99
Views: 8430

Re: 2018 Maybach release

Rodrigo F. wrote: January 28th, 2021, 10:41 am Anyone know the JD scores?
101 on Materium. They got 1 extra credit question right. [wow.gif] [snort.gif] I'm waiting for Suckling's inevitable 102 to top him. [berserker.gif]
by Ian S
January 23rd, 2021, 4:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vermouth?
Replies: 77
Views: 2551

Re: Vermouth?

I'm not up to snuff on American geography. Isn't Vermouth in New England?
by Ian S
January 22nd, 2021, 4:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Trimbach
Replies: 8
Views: 429

Re: 2001 Trimbach

Eric Ifune wrote: January 22nd, 2021, 2:54 pm Continuing the trend to drink up the cellar
Whereabouts are you mate? I'd be honored to offer my assistance! 2001 is a fav of mine from many regions.
by Ian S
January 22nd, 2021, 4:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poll: Worst Bordeaux Vintage 1980-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 2569

Re: Poll: Worst Bordeaux Vintage 1980-2013

I voted 2002 only because I don't have the breadth of experience you boffins have. I can't recall a single 2002 Bordeaux I even remotely enjoyed, finding all of them grotty and worthy of the dustbin. Sad, really, as the surrounding years were charming.
by Ian S
January 22nd, 2021, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: POLL: Top vintage for red Bordeaux 1980 - 1999
Replies: 51
Views: 2723

Re: Top vintage for red Bordeaux 1980 - 1999

Robert.A.Jr. wrote: January 21st, 2021, 7:08 pm Checking now, I think I have a bottle of Figeac, but no Conseillante. Need to remedy that.
Yes, absolutely. And while you're at it, Chateau Clinet wouldn't be a clanger either.
by Ian S
January 22nd, 2021, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poll: Worst Bordeaux Vintage 1980-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 2569

Re: Poll: Worst Bordeaux Vintage 1980-2013

Victor Hong wrote: January 22nd, 2021, 7:04 am Flawed poll, lacking a "NONE OF THE ABOVE" option.
Good to see you're on your game Victor. We can always count on you for consistency while all others add their various bits and bobs.
by Ian S
January 22nd, 2021, 1:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Paul Hobbs 'Stagecoach Vyd' CS [Napa]
Replies: 3
Views: 362

Re: TN: 2001 Paul Hobbs 'Stagecoach Vyd' CS [Napa]

You knocked your glass over mate. Were you tipsy while taking that snap?
by Ian S
January 22nd, 2021, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top Red Burgundy vintage of the 21st century so far
Replies: 211
Views: 11156

Re: Top Red Burgundy vintage of the 21st century so far

Count me as another 2010, with 2002 in second. Although I concur with Jeremy at the top of this page about 2000. The near lack of bickering has me flabbergasted! I thought this would be a bare knuckles round robin event with everyone taking pot shots in turn. Where's 2020? Or did you want to forget ...
by Ian S
January 16th, 2021, 6:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Screaming eagle
Replies: 45
Views: 6896

Re: Screaming eagle

So Screaming Eagle has a list price of $2500 per bottle according to the OP, and a release price of about $1050 according to those on the mailing list. Using American marketing, that means you can buy Screaming Eagle at 58% OFF!!! Sham-WOW! Too bad Billy Mays isn't around to push this opportunity. O...
by Ian S
January 15th, 2021, 7:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hidden Ridge...What to do now that they're gone?
Replies: 9
Views: 1340

Re: Hidden Ridge...What to do now that they're gone?

Maybe I'm daft, but Chappellet was similar to Hidden Ridge.
by Ian S
January 15th, 2021, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Screaming eagle
Replies: 45
Views: 6896

Re: Screaming eagle

$2600 per bottle? [swoon.gif] Imagine how much great Riesling you could buy with that kind of quid. [wow.gif]
by Ian S
January 14th, 2021, 5:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How good is the 2005 Burgundy vintage
Replies: 105
Views: 8077

Re: How good is the 2005 Burgundy vintage

Marcu$ Stanley wrote: December 30th, 2020, 12:34 pm Meadows hailed 2015 as best since 2005 (better than 09/10) and another GOAT candidate
What does GOAT stand for mate? [scratch.gif] Is it some manner of Burghound acronym?
by Ian S
January 12th, 2021, 8:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm stunned I hadn't heard of Accendo Cellars
Replies: 36
Views: 2920

Re: I'm stunned I hadn't heard of Accendo Cellars

Maybe they'll be a Nintendo wine making game based on Accendo.
by Ian S
January 12th, 2021, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Generosity of Berserkers
Replies: 47
Views: 2542

Re: The Generosity of Berserkers

Robert.A.Jr. wrote: January 10th, 2021, 2:45 pm Hmmm. I’ve never tried a Riesling. Are they any good? Wish I could afford one and knew where to find them.

;)
I've heard B-21 has a nice selection. [snort.gif]
by Ian S
January 12th, 2021, 5:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone had this?
Replies: 5
Views: 1104

Re: Anyone had this?

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: January 10th, 2021, 6:22 pm 2018 Štoka Izbrani Teran

I noticed it made the wine house sf top 10 list
Wine House must have chanced upon a deal and now have to move it. [snort.gif]
by Ian S
January 11th, 2021, 6:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm stunned I hadn't heard of Accendo Cellars
Replies: 36
Views: 2920

Re: I'm stunned I hadn't heard of Accendo Cellars

Accendo is better than Descendo, correct? [snort.gif]
by Ian S
January 11th, 2021, 6:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking for social media consultant for winery
Replies: 11
Views: 973

Re: Looking for social media consultant for winery

Hi Simon. Most of the regular denizens of this board are stodgy fogies and might not be as savvy as you would like. Have you tried looking for help on a site frequented by more Millennials?
by Ian S
January 11th, 2021, 6:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP
Replies: 145
Views: 9731

Re: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP

What a tragic example of Life & Death in 'Murica. You stop to help an auto wreck victim, only to be shot dead because the driver of the wreck is a gun-toting nutter.

RIP Frank. You should be awarded a medal.
by Ian S
January 8th, 2021, 8:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Older Champagne Best Enjoyed In A Flute?
Replies: 18
Views: 1414

Re: Is Older Champagne Best Enjoyed In A Flute?

A flute? Wouldn't the champagne leak out through all the holes?

[snort.gif]
by Ian S
January 8th, 2021, 8:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First Date Wines
Replies: 54
Views: 2739

Re: First Date Wines

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote: January 8th, 2021, 5:15 pm
The problem wasn't so much the bringing of the wine itself, though that was occasionally a little sad, but the lecture that usually came with it.
"Mansplaining".
by Ian S
December 17th, 2020, 9:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine goes best with beets?
Replies: 33
Views: 1296

Re: What wine goes best with beets?

Max S. wrote: December 16th, 2020, 8:08 pm Whatever you end up going with, make sure you include bears and Battlestar Galactica too.
Please explain. [scratch.gif]
by Ian S
December 11th, 2020, 7:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Andrew Will 2015 Champoux RP 97pts. On Sale
Replies: 18
Views: 1333

Re: Andrew Will 2015 Champoux RP 97pts. On Sale

My wife prefers Suave Champoux. It's much cheaper. Don't know how many points it scored, but it's nearly the same as the other name brands according to their commercials.
by Ian S
December 8th, 2020, 7:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hallmark Christmas Wine
Replies: 11
Views: 912

Re: Hallmark Christmas Wine

Does Candace Cameron Bure deliver it? How about Lacey Chabert or Danica McKeller? flirtysmile
by Ian S
December 6th, 2020, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finding "Balance" in New World Style Wines
Replies: 70
Views: 3863

Re: Defining "Balance" in New World Style Wines

I once saw a comment somewhere about a New World wine that said something akin to "it achieves a balance like everyone yelling at the top of their lungs at the same time". Forget where, but it seems worth mentioning in this thread.
by Ian S
December 5th, 2020, 5:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Value White Burgundy (Under $20) [POLL ADDED]
Replies: 27
Views: 1670

Re: Best Value White Burgundy (Under $20) [POLL ADDED]

James Billy wrote: December 5th, 2020, 2:30 am Louis Michel Chablis is the clear leader ATM. Trouble is..... it's not under $20. Even when discounted it's around 22 bucks. It's usually mid 20s or more.
Oh dear, that moves it up out of "bottom feeder" status. [swoon.gif] [oops.gif] The poll, and thread, has been knackered.
by Ian S
December 4th, 2020, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 11 of 12 bottle auction lots
Replies: 26
Views: 2045

Re: 11 of 12 bottle auction lots

MikeL238 wrote: December 4th, 2020, 7:03 pm Is it usually the case to stay away from a five bottle lot as well? Asking for a friend...
Mentioned upthread several times by aluminium hat worrywarts that yes, you should avoid 5 bottle lots.
by Ian S
December 4th, 2020, 6:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Value White Burgundy (Under $20) [POLL ADDED]
Replies: 27
Views: 1670

Re: Best Value White Burgundy (Under $20) [POLL ADDED]

James Billy, King of Polls!
by Ian S
December 4th, 2020, 6:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 11 of 12 bottle auction lots
Replies: 26
Views: 2045

Re: 11 of 12 bottle auction lots

You can get shafted on any size lot. 1 bottle can be buggered just as easily as 11. Buying wine at auction comes with risk no matter how many bottles are in the lot.
by Ian S
December 4th, 2020, 6:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Makes Old-Vines Old-Vines???
Replies: 36
Views: 1871

Re: What Makes Old-Vines Old-Vines???

I prefer middle aged vines. The angst adds to the flavor. Young vines are too immature to produce anything worthwhile, and old vines just don't care anymore but luckily they still do things the same way every vintage due to fear of change.
by Ian S
December 4th, 2020, 6:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Huet question
Replies: 47
Views: 2072

Re: Huet question

Chris Seiber wrote: December 3rd, 2020, 9:27 pm
Jayson Cohen wrote: December 3rd, 2020, 7:57 pm among my favorite young Secs I’ve tried
Ah, I remember young secs very fondly. So much more difficult at my age now.
Please practice safe secs. [wink.gif] I can't help you with premature oxidation though. neener
by Ian S
December 4th, 2020, 6:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Huet question
Replies: 47
Views: 2072

Re: Huet question

Matt Fleming wrote: December 3rd, 2020, 5:43 pm Surely the amount of RS one likes has something to say about which vineyard is preferred.
Absolutely mate. CdB is best in the sweet categories. LHL drinks better young and has great fruit in Sec and Demi-Sec, and LM ages with the most class and finesse amongst all 3.
by Ian S
November 28th, 2020, 4:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long does it take to chill white wine
Replies: 29
Views: 1026

Re: How long does it take to chill white wine

How long does it take to boil tap water?

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