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by Ian S
October 18th, 2020, 3:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you do with wines you’re not interested in drinking?
Replies: 28
Views: 1576

Re: What do you do with wines you’re not interested in drinking?

Mix them in with stain for a unique colour on furniture and your deck.

"Wow, what color is that?"

"2011 Napa Cab Walnut."
by Ian S
October 9th, 2020, 4:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sharktank wine scam sentencing
Replies: 7
Views: 1313

Re: Sharktank wine scam sentencing

Falcone

NY

Florida

Maybe I watch too much telly, but that's enough information for me to keep my quid in my wallet.
by Ian S
October 8th, 2020, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Love Richebourg, but what do I do?
Replies: 32
Views: 3178

Re: Love Richebourg, but what do I do?

Peter Hirsch wrote:
October 8th, 2020, 3:41 am
Here's Richebourg for $300

https://www.yorkshirewines.com/wines/20 ... w1545531ml
That's sub-$300 (by a penny) because it's from 2004 which was a shoddy vintage.
by Ian S
October 5th, 2020, 4:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett
Replies: 39
Views: 1169

Re: TN: 2007 Joh. Jos. Prüm Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Kabinett

Y U R A N S wrote:
October 4th, 2020, 6:10 pm
I do not see myself as a acid freak, but .....
I'm certain bad drivers don't see themselves as bad drivers either.

Why is it when someone follows a statement with "but", they always then proceed to contradict themselves.
by Ian S
October 2nd, 2020, 7:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: is Nuits les SAINT GEORGES worthy of grand cru status?
Replies: 45
Views: 2444

Re: is Nuits les SAINT GEORGES worthy of grand cru status?

Why not run the Burgundy status game like the Premier League? The worst Grand Crus are relegated to Premier Crus, and the best Premier Crus are promoted to Grand Crus, say once every 2 or 3 decades. Off hand, I'd bet a few of us can name several GCs that could easily be demoted, and there are alread...
by Ian S
October 1st, 2020, 7:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 246
Views: 12711

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

This place is great! It's easy to suss out who are the posh members and who are the tightwads simply by looking at which threads they post in.

de Négoce = skinflint
MacDonald = first rate

Lead on, Grand Poohbah of the bottom dwellers! We cheapskates are duly following your every command!
by Ian S
September 24th, 2020, 8:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CellarTracker goes Full Booty
Replies: 28
Views: 1798

Re: CellarTracker goes Full Booty

jdegroot wrote:
September 24th, 2020, 7:58 pm
I’m
+1
by Ian S
September 24th, 2020, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will smoke ever become part of a region's terroir?
Replies: 24
Views: 709

Re: Will smoke ever become part of a region's terroir?

This is absolutely fabulous! This could set precedent for calling epidemics like the Black Plague "part of the European terroir of the mid-1300's".
by Ian S
September 24th, 2020, 3:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CellarTracker goes Full Booty
Replies: 28
Views: 1798

Re: CellarTracker goes Full Booty

Nate Simon wrote:
September 24th, 2020, 3:20 pm
Something in your browsing history probably hints that you like some “junk in the cellar.”
Nate, I'm far from an expert on American slang, but I believe the phrase is "junk in the trunk". Baby got back, as the song states.
by Ian S
September 24th, 2020, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CellarTracker goes Full Booty
Replies: 28
Views: 1798

Re: CellarTracker goes Full Booty

I get spammed by different booty ads with skinnier bottoms. Worse, they creep up the page and cover posts!

Must only be us trolls Nathan.


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by Ian S
September 24th, 2020, 7:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $1 per ton 2020 mt Veeder cab grapes for sale
Replies: 34
Views: 3176

Re: $1 per ton 2020 mt Veeder cab grapes for sale

brigcampbell wrote:
September 24th, 2020, 4:26 am
Michael Martin wrote:
September 23rd, 2020, 8:45 pm
Around here, the grapes will drop on their own or the birds will eat them if not netted.
John Cabot just takes down the electric fence around the vineyard and the black bears clean up.
Some of them probably don't even notice the smoke taint. [snort.gif]

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by Ian S
September 23rd, 2020, 7:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $1 per ton 2020 mt Veeder cab grapes for sale
Replies: 34
Views: 3176

Re: $1 per ton 2020 mt Veeder cab grapes for sale

Just more "complexity" for you, mates!

Is there no way to counter, or reverse, the effects of smoke taint?
by Ian S
September 17th, 2020, 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine.com delivery fail
Replies: 308
Views: 15026

Re: wine.com delivery fail

Guess that coupon isn't worth the bandwidth it's printed on!
by Ian S
September 14th, 2020, 7:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lokoya
Replies: 13
Views: 1465

Re: Lokoya

Lokoya improved nicely when Chris Carpenter took over in the 2001 vintage. Not that it was shabby before.
by Ian S
September 13th, 2020, 4:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6174
Views: 358391

Re: de Negoce offer

Cameron Hughes = J. Peterman

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MatthewT = Elaine
by Ian S
September 11th, 2020, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stirm Wine
Replies: 14
Views: 846

Re: Stirm Wine

Do they make fortified red wine? It would be fun to open a bottle while saying "Any Port in a Stirm". [highfive.gif]
by Ian S
September 8th, 2020, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Latour 2009 released
Replies: 53
Views: 4236

Re: Latour 2009 released

Why did I bother to open this thread? [swoon.gif] Just another bottle that will never grace my cellar. [head-bang.gif]
by Ian S
September 8th, 2020, 6:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 175
Views: 16147

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

MatthewT wrote:
September 7th, 2020, 8:04 pm
Excited to buy my usual case and 3 magnums but hoping I get a 3 Liter this year. How many years does it usually take before you get a 3L?
Are you sure you won't get booted for being a de Negoce shill? [snort.gif] neener [stirthepothal.gif]
by Ian S
September 8th, 2020, 5:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where are my cookies?
Replies: 1
Views: 312

Where are my cookies?

Several days ago, I clicked that I agreed to cookies, yet I haven't received them yet. Are they oatmeal raisin, chocolate chip, or some other kind? Where do I fill in my shipping address?

Thanks!
by Ian S
September 6th, 2020, 5:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6174
Views: 358391

Re: de Negoce offer

Keep in mind that from March through November, we refer to it as PDT and EDT, not PST or EST. It is currently Daylight Time (PDT, MDT, CDT, EDT) not Standard Time (PST, MST, CST, EST). Get it? From November to March, have all the ESTs and PSTs you like, but not now. Sorry to butt in and sound somew...
by Ian S
September 2nd, 2020, 7:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6174
Views: 358391

Re: de Negoce offer

Has de Negoce had enough discussion to consider it a Board Darling yet?

COME ON $200 FOR $18!!!
by Ian S
September 2nd, 2020, 5:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Di Costanzo '18 Fall Release
Replies: 83
Views: 5027

Re: Di Costanzo '18 Fall Release

2020 No Soup For You field blend

2021 They're Real and They're Spectacular

2022 I Think It Moved
by Ian S
September 1st, 2020, 7:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6174
Views: 358391

Re: de Negoce offer

Jonah P wrote:
September 1st, 2020, 7:38 pm
Doesn't anyone else find it strange that OG 40 sells out in 20 minutes and not one of the five re-releases have sold out in over four days?
Not one bit, mate. Manchester U tickets sell out in a flash. Ipswich? Not so much.
by Ian S
September 1st, 2020, 7:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6174
Views: 358391

Re: de Negoce offer

HoosJustinG wrote:
September 1st, 2020, 7:26 pm
Bring back MatthewT!
He hasn't been banned unless something changed from this morning.
MatthewT wrote:
September 1st, 2020, 6:55 am
Mike R wrote:
September 1st, 2020, 6:37 am
Did Matthew T get banned or something?
Not banned, just no interest in posting anymore.
by Ian S
September 1st, 2020, 6:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Di Costanzo '18 Fall Release
Replies: 83
Views: 5027

Re: Di Costanzo '18 Fall Release

$47.55 for shipping 6 bottles is quite a bit of dosh to a penny pinching wally like me. Guess I'll put on my big girl blouse and pony up the quid.
by Ian S
September 1st, 2020, 8:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6174
Views: 358391

Re: de Negoce offer

MatthewT wrote:
September 1st, 2020, 6:55 am
Mike R wrote:
September 1st, 2020, 6:37 am
Did Matthew T get banned or something?
Not banned, just no interest in posting anymore.
If you do that, the troll wins. Keep on fighting the good fight mate!

(It is, after all, an internet forum which exists for amusement.)
by Ian S
September 1st, 2020, 5:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has the Wine Advocate basically given up at this point?
Replies: 113
Views: 10652

Re: Has the Wine Advocate basically given up at this point?

So what I'm wondering is whether anyone will really buy or not buy based on a review. All of the people on this thread have opinions on the various wines. Take Realm for example. If you know it and like it are you seriously going to avoid it because it got a few points less than last year? Or are y...
by Ian S
September 1st, 2020, 5:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has the Wine Advocate basically given up at this point?
Replies: 113
Views: 10652

Re: Has the Wine Advocate basically given up at this point?

Ha, damn man, what a hater... Just so I understand, what cocktail did I like that so offended you? My comments were unduly rude and I retract them with my regrets. Sorry. I’m sure only because the person they were directed at saw them. Yes, he's only sorry that Jeb actually caught him. [snort.gif] ...
by Ian S
August 31st, 2020, 7:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6174
Views: 358391

Re: de Negoce offer

Nate Simon wrote:
August 31st, 2020, 5:29 pm
Y’all getting pretty effing exorcised over a bunch of sub-$20 wines. Just sayin’.
It's fantastic, isn't it Nate? If I comprehend the slang correctly, K.Tr@n just went off the scale with a crack at Chris G's weight.
by Ian S
August 31st, 2020, 11:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6174
Views: 358391

Re: de Negoce offer

I bought four cases. How much troublemaking does that buy me? At a de Negoce tasting? Several hours! Since there aren't any tastings though, you might be buggered. No idea what that translates to here on Berserkers. You may have to visit a bureau de change. Not even sure if the tokens are mutually ...
by Ian S
August 30th, 2020, 8:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 6174
Views: 358391

Re: de Negoce offer

This is more fun than watching actual sots argue in person in a pub! The proprietor would have thrown you tosspots out on your duffs long ago.
by Ian S
August 26th, 2020, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WINE ABBREVIATION
Replies: 17
Views: 856

Re: WINE ABBREVIATION

A glossary of abbreviations would be spiffingly ab-fab. It took me forever to deduce what NSG meant when I was a fledgling. I guess acronyms just aren't my cuppa.
by Ian S
August 25th, 2020, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Acid and aging
Replies: 25
Views: 1630

Re: Acid and aging

I didn't say it was a good thing!
by Ian S
August 25th, 2020, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Acid and aging
Replies: 25
Views: 1630

Re: Acid and aging

Your perception of acidity can change as tannins fall out of suspension which soften the wine, and esters are formed as it ages, despite the fact that the pH level never really changes. Also, bacteria can convert malic acid into lactic acid, further softening wine, but this changes the pH.
by Ian S
August 25th, 2020, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Six Figures Wine--New Field Blend Project
Replies: 34
Views: 2069

Re: Six Figures Wine--New Field Blend Project

T. Williams wrote:
August 25th, 2020, 5:11 pm
Cursing is dead at retail.
That, sir, is a proper tribute to Alan. champagne.gif Hard hat or nigh, you're a true gentleman.
by Ian S
August 25th, 2020, 4:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Six Figures Wine--New Field Blend Project
Replies: 34
Views: 2069

Re: Six Figures Wine--New Field Blend Project

For a bunch of sots, you act like prudent teetotalers. If any of you whiners who are complaining about the F-bomb starting the second sentence have EVER dropped the F-bomb yourself (and I'm sure ALL of you have), then you're a huge hypocrite. Alan Eden...is that you? Cheers! That's an honor. [cheer...
by Ian S
August 25th, 2020, 4:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Six Figures Wine--New Field Blend Project
Replies: 34
Views: 2069

Re: Six Figures Wine--New Field Blend Project

For a bunch of sots, you act like prudent teetotalers. If any of you whingers who are complaining about the F-bomb starting the second sentence have EVER dropped the F-bomb yourself (and I'm sure ALL of you have), then you're a huge hypocrite. How about a rousing round of "GET OFF MY LAWN!" from the...
by Ian S
August 21st, 2020, 4:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)
Replies: 151
Views: 3443

Re: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)

My concern with 'like/dislike' is that it becomes a beauty contest, of sorts. Every single topic/thread is rated, thus some that might be otherwise excellent get avoided, and others are spammed with likes for no good reason. With this crowd of malcontents and whingers, the most "disliked" threads w...
by Ian S
August 14th, 2020, 7:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine has the most prominent forest notes?
Replies: 16
Views: 719

Re: What wine has the most prominent forest notes?

One of the Checkerboard Cabernets (possibly the Aurora or Coyote Creek) had a very noticeable pine note. When questioned, the rep said that vineyard was surrounded by evergreen trees.
by Ian S
August 9th, 2020, 3:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preferred Burgundy Glass
Replies: 115
Views: 8983

Re: Preferred Burgundy Glass

GregT wrote:
May 3rd, 2020, 2:15 am

Hey it's worth it if you believe the glass can change where the wine hits the palate. That swirl might be the difference between the sweet spot and a complete fail.
Greg, we often forgo glasses and use my son's beer bong to speed quaff magnums. Your thoughts?
by Ian S
August 6th, 2020, 4:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Wine Movie
Replies: 74
Views: 2941

Re: Favorite Wine Movie

I like the one where I get locked in an old money family's cellar for a few days with Kate Winslet and Emilia Clarke.

Or is that just one of my dreams?
by Ian S
August 2nd, 2020, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got the RONA...no smell, no taste, no WINE!
Replies: 109
Views: 6019

Re: Got the RONA...no smell, no taste, no WINE!

It's great to hear everyone is recovering well.

I would think a nice bottle of Port would kick the stuffing out of the 'rona and snap those nasal passage back into form.
by Ian S
August 1st, 2020, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Learning Italian wine tasting recs
Replies: 26
Views: 1382

Re: Learning Italian wine tasting recs

Otto Forsberg wrote:
July 29th, 2020, 10:38 pm
When looking for the wines, I heartily suggest going for the 2013 or 2016 vintages when available and avoiding 2014 whenever possible.
Why not 2012? Lots of good Brunellos that drink well early from that year.
by Ian S
July 28th, 2020, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: “Wine Influencer” Charlie Fu featured on a podcast!!
Replies: 42
Views: 3238

Re: “Wine Influencer” Charlie Fu featured on a podcast!!

Is it ethical for a constable to be an influencer?
by Ian S
July 28th, 2020, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Learning Italian wine tasting recs
Replies: 26
Views: 1382

Re: Learning Italian wine tasting recs

Italy is just as daft as Burgundy. Maybe moreso. One tip: taste the difference between Brunello di Montalcino and Chianti made from 100% Sangiovese. Brunello is required to be 100% Sangiovese. You'll have to make sure you get a proper Chianti because they can be blended with small amounts of other g...
by Ian S
July 25th, 2020, 7:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH action questions
Replies: 101
Views: 5752

Re: HDH action questions

I questioned some of the prices achieved in the Burgundy auction because they were daft, and I kept noticing a recurring paddle number offering serious quid on several lots. Auctions are famous for shill bidders driving up the hammer price, so I wonder how many times the shill won a listing? How do...
by Ian S
July 25th, 2020, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH action questions
Replies: 101
Views: 5752

Re: HDH action questions

I questioned some of the prices achieved in the Burgundy auction because they were daft, and I kept noticing a recurring paddle number offering serious quid on several lots. Auctions are famous for shill bidders driving up the hammer price, so I wonder how many times the shill won a listing?
by Ian S
July 25th, 2020, 4:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Bad Week of Bait & Switch (For Lack of a Better Phrase) by Retailers
Replies: 7
Views: 2798

Re: A Bad Week of Bait & Switch (For Lack of a Better Phrase) by Retailers

If you want a recourse, you could report these incidents to Wine-Searcher. They do keep track of problem retailers and will relegate or even remove them from their site completely with enough grievances against them.
by Ian S
July 22nd, 2020, 8:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75
Replies: 141
Views: 9711

Re: Favorite Cabernet Producers Under $75

Chateau Montelena Napa
Napanook
Heitz Napa Valley
For the bonus points: Conn Creek is consistently in the $30 bracket and will also appeal to a palate that leans to the Old World.
by Ian S
July 21st, 2020, 7:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The World's finest Chardonnay is from ...
Replies: 105
Views: 4733

Re: The World's finest Chardonnay is from ...

Mattstolz wrote:
July 20th, 2020, 4:56 pm
D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
July 20th, 2020, 4:52 pm

I have never had a Walter Scott wine.
if you like burgundy, I highly suggest them.
If you like Burgundy, just buy Burgundy mate. Puligny Montrachet rings the bell, and there are many fine Chablis for the more budget conscious (penny-pinching skinflints like myself included).

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