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by Jay $$ Winton
May 11th, 2021, 6:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 9538
Views: 766087

Re: de Negoce offer

Love wines from SCM so could not pass this one up.
by Jay $$ Winton
May 4th, 2021, 6:55 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: College Park, MD (DC too)
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: College Park, MD (DC too)

The grill in the Cambria Hotel allows corkage. Food is solid with friendly service.
by Jay $$ Winton
April 28th, 2021, 7:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 843
Views: 96256

Re: Official WTSO thread

Speaking of, there's a good looking 2015 Lazzeretti Brunello in the last chance section (it's a Platinum Exclusive one) with a 96 from JS and several other good scores; $30. Also new coupon code marc2021 for $10 off $50 gets the price even lower. Nice user reviews too, grabbed a few. The weekly tas...
by Jay $$ Winton
April 20th, 2021, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 9538
Views: 766087

Re: de Negoce offer

I appreciate Cam's response. Now about that VIP list......
by Jay $$ Winton
April 15th, 2021, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2020 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc - serious stuff
Replies: 28
Views: 1771

Re: TN: 2020 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc - serious stuff

Seresin used to be a favorite but haven't seen it in this area for years.
by Jay $$ Winton
April 14th, 2021, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTSO $120 case sale?
Replies: 11
Views: 1164

Re: WTSO $120 case sale?

I still see some good wine at fair prices but overall, yes, quality has gone downhill. Covid hasn't helped either. CS remains excellent.
by Jay $$ Winton
April 10th, 2021, 7:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 9538
Views: 766087

Re: de Negoce offer

Still available...
by Jay $$ Winton
April 10th, 2021, 7:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Macdonald Cab
Replies: 42
Views: 3160

Re: TN: 2017 Macdonald Cab

Thanks. Certainly an example of taking one for the team.
by Jay $$ Winton
April 6th, 2021, 6:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 1135
Views: 132064

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

145 last night. Oaky now and it started to close a bit after a couple of hours. I think this will be a solid wine in a few years. Another good Walla Walla, IMO.
by Jay $$ Winton
April 3rd, 2021, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommend some slightly "riper" Côtes du Rhône...
Replies: 34
Views: 1528

Re: Recommend some slightly "riper" Côtes du Rhône...

Popped one of the Dauphins last night and quite liked it, but it wasn't very similar to the wine in the O.P. I'd love to do a side-by-side with that wine and this, and some others, but that takes me back to my sourcing problem. I liked this a lot, though, and it's a buy for the $13 I paid. Good rec...
by Jay $$ Winton
April 3rd, 2021, 9:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Costco Wine Fridge Sale
Replies: 25
Views: 2150

Re: Costco Wine Fridge Sale

I bought the vinotheque. 3 year compressor warranty and if any issues Costco should help. Everything is a risk. I bought a chiller almost 8 years ago from Costco with zero issues so far.
by Jay $$ Winton
April 2nd, 2021, 9:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Costco Wine Fridge Sale
Replies: 25
Views: 2150

Re: Costco Wine Fridge Sale

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by Jay $$ Winton
March 27th, 2021, 6:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommend some slightly "riper" Côtes du Rhône...
Replies: 34
Views: 1528

Re: Recommend some slightly "riper" Côtes du Rhône...

I try to keep my cdrs in the teens for pricing. Anything more than that and I might as well buy CNDP.
by Jay $$ Winton
March 24th, 2021, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommend some slightly "riper" Côtes du Rhône...
Replies: 34
Views: 1528

Re: Recommend some slightly "riper" Côtes du Rhône...

Paul Autard 2018 CDR might meet your request. The mouvedre (not too common in cdrs I've been told) makes this a richer wine with more fruit. Price is right as well.
by Jay $$ Winton
March 12th, 2021, 6:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 1135
Views: 132064

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

Against my better judgment I opened a #50 (Walla Walla Cab), knowing it was probably way too early for my taste but somewhat comforted by the fact that more is now available in the Bottle Shop "just in case". Mistake! Even after a looooong decant it was mostly just a heavy dose of tannins...
by Jay $$ Winton
March 11th, 2021, 7:12 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Stanley Tucci "Searching for Italy"
Replies: 104
Views: 5795

Re: Stanley Tucci "Searching for Italy"

LoriMcLaughlin wrote: March 10th, 2021, 7:29 pm I’ve enjoyed them all so far - but the Milan episode seemed to be more about how much he hates Salvini. And the OMG is getting old.
Agreed, all the recipes appeared pretty simple and all that butter..... I am waiting for the scene where ST tastes something he doesn't like.
by Jay $$ Winton
March 5th, 2021, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1724
Views: 114182

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

D@vid Bu3ker wrote: March 5th, 2021, 7:43 am
Jay $$ Winton wrote: March 5th, 2021, 7:06 am It might take a while for non tariff prices to show up as companies have inventory to sell. So buy from a retailer that moves a lot of product maybe?
Tariffs on French, Spanish, German products are still in place.
I was thinking Scotch.
by Jay $$ Winton
March 5th, 2021, 7:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1724
Views: 114182

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

It might take a while for non tariff prices to show up as companies have inventory to sell. So buy from a retailer that moves a lot of product maybe?
by Jay $$ Winton
March 5th, 2021, 6:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 1135
Views: 132064

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

91 opened I've opened three bottles of it since I received it. I love this wine, but it is still fluctuating. Definitely going to reserve at least 3-4 for longer aging, but I bought these as cellar defenders so I'm going to drink most of them as such. Tonight I opened #75, which has also served us ...
by Jay $$ Winton
March 2nd, 2021, 8:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: WB Opinion: Bulletproof Toaster Oven
Replies: 22
Views: 1110

Re: WB Opinion: Bulletproof Toaster Oven

We've had our Breville for many years with lots of use. No issues at all. Shop the price though.
by Jay $$ Winton
February 26th, 2021, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 9538
Views: 766087

Re: de Negoce offer

Given I realize these wines are too young except for the SB and the St Rita pinot both of which drink well now, I have no complaints for the QPR. Some of the reds taste better TODAY than others but no DNPIM by any means. I trust the man who makes them aka the winemaker and will try to let the reds s...
by Jay $$ Winton
February 25th, 2021, 11:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 9538
Views: 766087

Re: de Negoce offer

bit
by Jay $$ Winton
February 24th, 2021, 8:37 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Stanley Tucci "Searching for Italy"
Replies: 104
Views: 5795

Re: Stanley Tucci "Searching for Italy"

The episode from Rome has some lovely dishes particularly the spaghetti dish with the fresh precorino/parmesan reggiano sauce. I'm going to go back and rewatch that specifically. I'm guessing the real trick is in the quality of the pasta and cheese? That poor woman whose reastaurant has been firebo...
by Jay $$ Winton
February 23rd, 2021, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 9538
Views: 766087

Re: de Negoce offer

sold out
by Jay $$ Winton
February 21st, 2021, 8:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2021 Under $15.00 Wine Thread
Replies: 61
Views: 5182

Re: 2021 Under $15.00 Wine Thread

2017 Care Garnacha Nativa Vinas Viejas. Better on day 3! $12
by Jay $$ Winton
February 8th, 2021, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 1135
Views: 132064

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

another 108 last night for the game and brisket enchaladas. Young of course but with a hour or so decant, quite nice not jammy but nice fruit. No complaints at the price point.
by Jay $$ Winton
February 3rd, 2021, 6:34 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What SCOTCH are you drinking?
Replies: 898
Views: 63882

Re: What SCOTCH are you drinking?

High malt prices have driven me to blends for now; a 1.75 of Pinch 15 was $65.
by Jay $$ Winton
January 31st, 2021, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 1135
Views: 132064

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

Jay $$ Winton wrote: January 26th, 2021, 8:06 am I opened my first bottle of 21 last night. Poured a glass and let it sit for an hour. Very young and tannic but the structure and fruit is there. So far so good and we'll see how it is tonight.
This came together more on day 2. I predict a good wine in a few years.
by Jay $$ Winton
January 29th, 2021, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best dishwasher safe Cab glasses?
Replies: 29
Views: 1694

Re: Best dishwasher safe Cab glasses?

My usual glass is the Riedel restaurant series in the dw. As said above, don't remove them before they are completely cool.
by Jay $$ Winton
January 29th, 2021, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jim Anderson for President (Paul Gordon for VP)
Replies: 42
Views: 2133

Re: Jim Anderson for President (Paul Gordon for VP)

The 2014 Berserker cuvee I drank recently was terrific-best bottle yet.
by Jay $$ Winton
January 26th, 2021, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 1135
Views: 132064

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

I opened my first bottle of 21 last night. Poured a glass and let it sit for an hour. Very young and tannic but the structure and fruit is there. So far so good and we'll see how it is tonight.
by Jay $$ Winton
January 22nd, 2021, 1:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine shipping article that’s really helpful
Replies: 4
Views: 760

Re: Wine shipping article that’s really helpful

As I always say, it's much easier to ship a gun than wine in this country.
by Jay $$ Winton
January 22nd, 2021, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Found the perfect wine for Neal Mollen
Replies: 18
Views: 1865

Re: Found the perfect wine for Neal Mollen

I have this wine and like it. Evidently they got permission from Monk's estate to use his picture. Strange but the wine is good. Italian cabernet-2013 Tolaini Legit Toscana IGT
by Jay $$ Winton
January 5th, 2021, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cantemerle
Replies: 31
Views: 1991

Re: Cantemerle

I have a 6 pack of the 2010. Sounds like it's time to try one?
by Jay $$ Winton
January 4th, 2021, 1:58 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What COGNAC/ARMAGNAC Are You Drinking?
Replies: 151
Views: 17246

Re: What COGNAC/ARMAGNAC Are You Drinking?

Bought a bottle of Decourtet XO cognac for $50-excelllent value, imo.
by Jay $$ Winton
January 3rd, 2021, 12:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1986 Château Mouton Rothschild (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)
Replies: 15
Views: 858

Re: TN: 1986 Château Mouton Rothschild (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac)

Bases on three bottles I've tried, when it's on it's on but that varies from bottle to bottle.
by Jay $$ Winton
December 31st, 2020, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Bollinger Grande Annee
Replies: 33
Views: 1988

Re: 2008 Bollinger Grande Annee

We had a bottle of 2002 Krug for on Christmas Day which was tremendous. Not sure what bottle would follow it well though I was eyeing my 08 Bollinger GA.
by Jay $$ Winton
December 18th, 2020, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dishwasher rinse aid
Replies: 35
Views: 1673

Re: Dishwasher rinse aid

My restaurant Riedels which are my everyday wine glass show no sign of taint with rinse aid.
by Jay $$ Winton
December 18th, 2020, 7:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 9538
Views: 766087

Re: de Negoce offer

Another Snyder ego screwup. Turk was an excellent punter in the mid 90s for the now WFT.
by Jay $$ Winton
December 16th, 2020, 7:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Northwest Florida: Tasting groups, storage, restaurants, wine shops?
Replies: 31
Views: 1404

Re: Northwest Florida: Tasting groups, storage, restaurants, wine shops?

30A songwriter's festival in January (not 2021) is a blast.
by Jay $$ Winton
December 15th, 2020, 8:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 201
Views: 21269

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

timmy roos wrote: December 15th, 2020, 6:29 am Has anyone received their allocation at this point?

My tracking says my wine has been sitting in the fedex depot since feb 9. I’m more than a little pissed if this is true
Contact Alex MacDonald. He should be able to help. alex@macdonaldvineyards.com
(707) 225-7264
by Jay $$ Winton
December 15th, 2020, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zachy’s DC
Replies: 8
Views: 1319

Re: Zachy’s DC

Nice folks at Zachy's DC but I agree, a direct contact number would be helpful. As it's close to Costco, I just stop by after shopping there.
by Jay $$ Winton
December 11th, 2020, 7:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 1135
Views: 132064

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

108 much improved on day 2. GD and then a great Roy Hargrove show. All good
by Jay $$ Winton
December 11th, 2020, 6:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 1135
Views: 132064

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

the 108 is very raw as expected but I think the foundation is there for an excellent wine. I popped and poured a glass last night and will see how it progresses over the next couple of days. Absolutely no complaints for the staggering sum of $9. Musical pairing will be a killer GD show from 12/10/71.
by Jay $$ Winton
December 10th, 2020, 3:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 1135
Views: 132064

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

Opened a 108. Taking one for the team.

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