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by Ian S
August 16th, 2019, 7:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Health and white wine
Replies: 14
Views: 649

Re: Health and white wine

Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
August 16th, 2019, 4:38 pm
White wine has been shown to increase the odds of fish or chicken for dinner by as much as 67%.
Scott wins this thread. [worship.gif]
by Ian S
August 13th, 2019, 7:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2004 krug buy more st 209.99 ?
Replies: 44
Views: 2427

Re: 2004 krug buy more st 209.99 ?

Neal.Mollen wrote:
August 13th, 2019, 2:26 pm

WTF?
Neal, I think a slight variation of that would be a better response to Nathan, i.e. STFU. [snort.gif]

Hey Nathan, what if Jonathan buys it and drinks it immediately? That should eliminate his potential losses since there's probably not any negative interest rate on pee.

champagne.gif
by Ian S
August 6th, 2019, 7:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa - Party of 12
Replies: 7
Views: 757

Re: Napa - Party of 12

Reservation for a party of 12?
JohnWickpartyof12.png
by Ian S
August 5th, 2019, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is it legitimate to post about expensive wines?
Replies: 90
Views: 4189

Re: Is it legitimate to post about expensive wines?

Markus S wrote:
August 5th, 2019, 5:33 pm
Chuck Miller wrote:
August 5th, 2019, 5:28 pm
Most bizarre thread since Alan Eden died.
Someone needs to step up and take his place.
Exactly what I was thinking - Howard is either channelling Alan Eden, or is applying for the job he vacated. [snort.gif]

Hey Howard: how do you look in a black hat? [wink.gif]
by Ian S
August 4th, 2019, 7:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanting Young Cabs?
Replies: 43
Views: 2052

Re: Decanting Young Cabs?

Seeing a lot of notes on big young Cabs that say "even better the second day" makes me think double decanting 24 hours before drinking, and then maybe even a couple times the next afternoon to get more air into the wine, is a great idea.
by Ian S
August 4th, 2019, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: the perils of sharing allocations
Replies: 39
Views: 3515

Re: the perils of sharing allocations

3 pack minimums seem to be the norm now. If you only want a bottle or two, you have to divvy up with somebody else. Most of the desirable wines cost well above winery release prices, so it would be counterproductive to buy a single bottle aftermarket. If the winery catches you flipping just so you c...
by Ian S
August 3rd, 2019, 7:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: the perils of sharing allocations
Replies: 39
Views: 3515

Re: the perils of sharing allocations

Have I mentioned I love threads like this? People whingeing about First World Problems on the interwebs really makes my day! You have to try harder to be the new black hat. It has to come from an even deeper, darker, better spelling, more cynical, immature part of your being that can’t wait to offe...
by Ian S
August 2nd, 2019, 5:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Low acidity, dry, but not super-dry wine?
Replies: 14
Views: 671

Re: Low acidity, dry, but not super-dry wine?

Here's a barmy question for the scholars: doesn't low acidity usually mean riper fruit?
by Ian S
August 2nd, 2019, 5:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: the perils of sharing allocations
Replies: 39
Views: 3515

Re: the perils of sharing allocations

Have I mentioned I love threads like this? People whingeing about First World Problems on the interwebs really makes my day!
by Ian S
July 25th, 2019, 7:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does anyone else buy wine when they're STRESSED OUT?
Replies: 39
Views: 1551

Re: Does anyone else buy wine when they're STRESSED OUT?

Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
July 25th, 2019, 3:15 pm
What is my problem and why do I make large impulse buys just with wine?
[head-bang.gif]
It's not a problem. It's called "retail therapy" and it's an endorphin rush. Ask your wife - she probably knows all about it.
by Ian S
July 23rd, 2019, 3:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Alan Eden Memorial Poll - What Saxum Magnum should I open at BF 10.2
Replies: 56
Views: 2083

Re: The Alan Eden Memorial Poll - What Saxum Magnum should I open at BF 10.2

Jay, you do realize that the unintentional result of this post and poll is making you come across as using this opportunity to brag about how many magnums of Saxum you have, right? I mean, you listed one and went so far as to say you won't open it. So then why put it up there? What's that all about...
by Ian S
July 23rd, 2019, 2:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question about excessibe balla nights
Replies: 678
Views: 30795

Re: Question about excessibe balla nights

Our CEO (or whatever Todd's new title is) needs to create a sticky with Alan's Greatest Hits.
by Ian S
July 23rd, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: R.I.P. Alan Eden
Replies: 136
Views: 8177

Re: R.I.P. Alan Eden

OMFG! [cry.gif] He wasn't even 55? For better or worse (and he didn't care either way, God bless him!) Alan provoked discussion which is why this site exists. If WB were an engine, it just lost its spark plug. Nature and internet sites abhor a vacuum, so somebody will take up the title of Master Ins...
by Ian S
July 17th, 2019, 7:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Perhaps a wine for office workers?
Replies: 3
Views: 518

Re: Perhaps a wine for office workers?

Andrew Demaree wrote:
July 17th, 2019, 7:48 am

Skinpony
That sounds like a porno title. I can practically hear the bad guitar from the soundtrack.
by Ian S
July 17th, 2019, 7:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar thief emails?
Replies: 35
Views: 2309

Re: Cellar thief emails?

Makes me feel almost cool myself. Sorry Greg, you'll never be cool Cool is a relative term. Around here, Greg is cool because he's sarcastic and jaded, which are two traits the tragically hip require. He's the coolest fish in this particular wine geek pond. Amongst non-nerds, he's just a whacko who...
by Ian S
July 16th, 2019, 7:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How do I remove this cork ?
Replies: 12
Views: 887

Re: How do I remove this cork ?

How big of a sabre would you need for that?
by Ian S
July 15th, 2019, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Okay, what’s the next HOT wine?
Replies: 57
Views: 2889

Re: Okay, what’s the next HOT wine?

MBerto wrote:
July 15th, 2019, 7:56 am
Doesn't Syrah have to be a big thing before it can be de-throned from being the Next Big Thing?
Matt, I don't want you to think I've got a crush on you or anything, but I just wanted to say that your avatar is one of my favorites here. [snort.gif]
by Ian S
July 15th, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Disappointing Huet
Replies: 53
Views: 2347

Re: Disappointing Huet

They don’t make ‘em like they used to! I think people may need to be more careful picking the vintages they want to cellar. 1945 was an exceptional year. Not all vintages are phenomenal for any place or producer, let alone the Loire. If you were to ask me my 3 favorite vintages of Huet this century...
by Ian S
July 14th, 2019, 8:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit
Replies: 87
Views: 2681

Re: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit

alan weinberg wrote:
July 14th, 2019, 8:20 pm
David Baum wrote:
July 14th, 2019, 4:02 pm
Am I alone or with Alan?
I’ll share if you bring suitable hors d’oeuvres and maybe duck for dinner.
How do you know he didn't mean Alan Eden? [snort.gif]
by Ian S
July 14th, 2019, 8:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Disappointing Huet
Replies: 53
Views: 2347

Re: Disappointing Huet

More Huet has shit the bed?
by Ian S
July 14th, 2019, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit
Replies: 87
Views: 2681

Re: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit

Since a deserted isle means tropical fruits like coconut and bananas, I want some rum.

For the beer, Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout.

Doubt I'd want wine, so can I trade that for Sarah Shahi?
by Ian S
July 14th, 2019, 5:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Okay, what’s the next HOT wine?
Replies: 57
Views: 2889

Re: Okay, what’s the next HOT wine?

A. So wrote:
July 14th, 2019, 7:33 am
White Claw
Wasn't that Soupy Sales pet? [scratch.gif]
by Ian S
July 13th, 2019, 8:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1998 Troplong Mondot
Replies: 7
Views: 596

Re: TN: 1998 Troplong Mondot

Troplong Mondot sounds like a character in a Lord of the Rings movie.
by Ian S
July 13th, 2019, 8:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Okay, what’s the next HOT wine?
Replies: 57
Views: 2889

Re: Okay, what’s the next HOT wine?

Would somebody tell me when it's my turn to start a thread asking what the next "gottahaveit" wine brand or variety will be? Being new, I'm probably way down the list, so advance notice would be great. TIA!
by Ian S
July 13th, 2019, 6:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Generally speaking, what type of wine is the best food wine?
Replies: 46
Views: 1554

Re: Generally speaking, what type of wine is the best food wine?

Greg, stop teasing Alan, go but some bubbly, and don't worry about being late or the taxes.

Alan, we luv ewe man!
by Ian S
July 12th, 2019, 8:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Generally speaking, what type of wine is the best food wine?
Replies: 46
Views: 1554

Re: Generally speaking, what type of wine is the best food wine?

There's no mention of young Vintage Port. It's much too tannic by itself, but pair it with a steak covered in gorgonzola sauce with caramelized onions and it's heaven.
by Ian S
July 9th, 2019, 8:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How much effect is global warming having on Bordeaux?
Replies: 23
Views: 1161

Re: How much effect is global warming having on Bordeaux?

Maybe Bordeaux should take a lesson from Quarts de Chaumes in the Loire Valley: some producers pick half their grapes early / less ripe to keep the sweetness and alcohol levels down.
by Ian S
July 9th, 2019, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11493
Views: 531124

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2003 Quinta do Noval VP
by Ian S
July 7th, 2019, 5:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NAPAleon complex
Replies: 12
Views: 1145

Re: NAPAleon complex

I like the title - very reminiscent of a NYC rag.
by Ian S
July 1st, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 13584

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

John Morris wrote:
July 1st, 2019, 9:50 am

WB feels like a happy, enduring second marriage after a disastrous first try. [wink.gif]
I don't know the first wife, and barely have met this second one, but it seems to me more like a dysfunctional family that somehow still cares for each other despite the bickering.
by Ian S
July 1st, 2019, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 13584

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

The title of the thread is perfect. Mark Squires was the James Dolan of internet forum 'owners.' Here's to the ultimate rise of the lazy, narrow agenda administrators who offer little in the way of content and substance!!! [cheers.gif] AND a penchant for gossip! That was my homage to you. You do a ...
by Ian S
June 30th, 2019, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How many wines a day?
Replies: 31
Views: 1815

Re: How many wines a day?

Maxwell A. wrote:
June 29th, 2019, 9:46 pm
It's nice to have such a delicious, thirst quenching drink right after getting home from a long day of work.
Hey Alan, did you see this? Somebody admitted to enjoying wine after a long day at work!
by Ian S
June 29th, 2019, 8:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How many wines a day?
Replies: 31
Views: 1815

Re: How many wines a day?

Unless we're dining out, a bottle lasts several days at home. We might, on very rare occasions, have 2 different bottles open if my wife wants a white and I want a red. Most times this 2 bottle situation happens when 1 bottle is already open and one of us wants something else the next night or so.
by Ian S
June 28th, 2019, 7:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend
Replies: 90
Views: 2642

Re: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend

Almost picked GC Burg, but then I realized it's Alan's money and not mine. Selection made: First Growth. Make mine '82 Mouton Rothschild.
by Ian S
June 27th, 2019, 4:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer check: Mr. D Wine Merchant
Replies: 3
Views: 582

Retailer check: Mr. D Wine Merchant

Has anyone ever done business with Mr. D Wine Merchant?

https://www.mrdwine.com

Thanks in advance for any information!
by Ian S
June 26th, 2019, 7:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...
Replies: 145
Views: 6757

Re: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...

My initial post was my pause button, stopping to think about this topic, and to share. Being older now, as opposed to when I started into this hobby 30 years ago, has become enlightening about how to drink and treat the hobby. Ultimately, I am just trying to convey that things have changed for me a...
by Ian S
June 26th, 2019, 7:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will Release Offers ever move to Negotiated Pricing?
Replies: 64
Views: 2231

Re: Will Release Offers ever move to Negotiated Pricing?

Good point David B. And David Bucker, you seem to be slightly upset by this thread. Maybe I’m misreading, but if I’m not, why? No clue who you are, or whether you may have a link to the business. Sure it may be a silly/idiotic/ unrealistic hypothetical, but I’m simply trying to get some dialogue go...
by Ian S
June 25th, 2019, 5:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...
Replies: 145
Views: 6757

Re: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...

Moderation is the key. #1 and #2 are certainly not moderate at all: 1. Alcohol, mainly wines with lots of it, now causes a war with my body. It's been an ongoing skirmish for the past few years but really in the past six months, I just struggle to drink any amount of wine that carries high amounts o...
by Ian S
June 24th, 2019, 6:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you know about Genodics?
Replies: 14
Views: 967

Re: What do you know about Genodics?

GregT wrote:
June 23rd, 2019, 6:07 pm
Plants are not sentient.
Are you sure about that?

https://www.nathab.com/blog/research-sh ... cordingly/

There's lots more floating around on that subject. [snort.gif]
by Ian S
June 22nd, 2019, 6:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales
Replies: 98
Views: 9209

Re: Trouble in Bryantville

There are 3 sides to every story.
by Ian S
June 19th, 2019, 8:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pisoni gets no love here
Replies: 38
Views: 1714

Re: Pisoni gets no love here

Alan Eden wrote:
June 18th, 2019, 10:10 pm
Frank Murray III wrote:
June 18th, 2019, 9:32 pm
Wait, i don't understand. Alan, we're you trying to sell off your Pisoni? When?
Few years ago, i fell out of love with pinot generally. Fortunately nobody wanted to pay a fair price so i just kept it, lucky me !!
So Pinot is truly dead at retail.

deadhorse
by Ian S
June 19th, 2019, 8:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia
Replies: 26
Views: 1634

Re: TN: 2006 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia

If it weren't for the French, we'd be calling it British Colonial Oak instead of American Oak. [cheers.gif]
by Ian S
June 19th, 2019, 7:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top US Syrahs
Replies: 154
Views: 10138

Re: Top US Syrahs

Goat Rocks Vineyards
by Ian S
June 18th, 2019, 7:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I have no wine
Replies: 30
Views: 2371

Re: I have no wine

So the title should read "I have no wine temporarily" since it's not damaged at all, just not at your disposal.
by Ian S
June 18th, 2019, 7:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pisoni gets no love here
Replies: 38
Views: 1714

Re: Pisoni gets no love here

Scott Jameson wrote:
June 18th, 2019, 4:51 pm
Probably because you're frequently trying to dump yours on Commerce Corner [snort.gif]
[rofl.gif]
by Ian S
June 16th, 2019, 5:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?
Replies: 63
Views: 3787

Re: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?

alan weinberg wrote:
June 15th, 2019, 8:26 pm
invite her to a 2005 Bordeaux tasting and see what she brings.
[winner.gif]
by Ian S
June 15th, 2019, 6:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WA vs NAPA wine
Replies: 12
Views: 1304

Re: WA vs NAPA wine

Wes Barton wrote:
June 14th, 2019, 11:18 pm
Notoriously Arrogant Patronizing Assholes?
I thought the "N" stood for narcissistic. [scratch.gif]
by Ian S
June 15th, 2019, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winery Owner (most of you already know him) suing police deputy
Replies: 40
Views: 3991

Re: Winery Owner (most of you already know him) suing police deputy

Remember when the American Dream was getting rich with hard work at your own business? Now it's getting rich via lawsuit.
by Ian S
June 15th, 2019, 6:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?
Replies: 63
Views: 3787

Re: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?

Shoot first and ask questions later.

Well, that's what Dirty Harry would do if somebody was stealing his Bordeaux!
by Ian S
June 15th, 2019, 7:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MACDONALD For The Win
Replies: 44
Views: 3251

Re: MACDONALD For The Win

David Baum wrote:
June 14th, 2019, 11:46 pm

Nothing wrong with expressing one's opinion. But if your an idiot expressing an opinion....in the end.....? Well... Your still an idiot
I see you went to the Alan Eden school of apostrophe misuse and poor conjugation. Don't let Chris Seiber see your post!

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