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by Brian G r a f s t r o m
April 23rd, 2019, 6:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon
Replies: 483
Views: 33068

Re: Ray Walker's New New Bourbon Company - Saint Cloud Kentucky Bourbon

Chris Blum wrote:
April 23rd, 2019, 6:20 am
I’m sure it’s a really good $35 bourbon.
Really? Why?
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
April 19th, 2019, 6:27 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16033
Views: 377449

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

[wink.gif] How did you know?!?

Also: picked up a 4pack of Beachwood's Simcoast IPA today. You had it yet?
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
April 19th, 2019, 4:58 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16033
Views: 377449

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

had one of El Segundo Brewing's - "Drop Shadow" NEIPA. Damn. This is legit-good, and I would expect nothing less from them. AFAIK, this is the first full-on hazy they've done, and they've knocked it out of the park. For the style, moderately priced at $15 for a 4-pack of pints. I will buy again. Iv...
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
April 19th, 2019, 2:06 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16033
Views: 377449

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

had one of El Segundo Brewing's - "Drop Shadow" NEIPA. Damn. This is legit-good, and I would expect nothing less from them. AFAIK, this is the first full-on hazy they've done, and they've knocked it out of the park. For the style, moderately priced at $15 for a 4-pack of pints. I will buy again.
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
April 19th, 2019, 2:05 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16033
Views: 377449

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Seems pricey.
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
April 19th, 2019, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 3923

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

You left out the continuation of that PM: "And, yes, if people continue to mischaracterize what I wrote after I explained my plain English to them then they either (1) are lazy with their reading or (2) are purposefully misconstruing what I've said, both of which are disrespectful to me. So, as a r...
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
April 19th, 2019, 1:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 817
Views: 37437

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Nice score, Andrew! I got a bottle of the '70 Haut Bailly, but missed on my other two requests. Happy to have landed the Haut Bailly!
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
April 19th, 2019, 1:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 3923

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

I find it fascinating that when multiple people have had the SAME reaction to Brian’s post, he continues to insist that they are ALL misreading it due to laziness. https://images.app.goo.gl/t7ZSSHbVWptgP8qJ6 I'm fairly sure some are just trolling me. Again, I stand by the plain English of my origin...
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
April 19th, 2019, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 3923

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

I should have predicted this would be this difficult. Here's how I put it in a PM to someone a few minutes ago. Maybe this will help people understand. This is the way I see it: There are some snobs in the wine world. I think we can probably agree on that. Of those people who are snobs in the wine ...
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
April 19th, 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 3923

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

I should have predicted this would be this difficult. Here's how I put it in a PM to someone a few minutes ago. Maybe this will help people understand. This is the way I see it: There are some snobs in the wine world. I think we can probably agree on that. Of those people who are snobs in the wine w...
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
April 19th, 2019, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 3923

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

Ron Slye wrote:
April 19th, 2019, 12:19 pm
I would like to hear more about the worms and the turtles......
[rofl.gif]
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
April 19th, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 3923

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

Mark never claimed you said that. His argument is that you characterized a group (people who liked old world wines) as generally more snobby, which is making a character judgment (snobbery is a character trait). That's why people are suggesting the correlation and causation argument is a red herrin...
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
April 19th, 2019, 11:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 3923

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

Correlation and causation got brought into this by Mark's intellectually dishonest post (Post #79), wherein he mischaracterized my initial comment (which was one of correlation --- i.e.: that I believe the Old World crowd is snobbier than the New World crowd) as being a comment of causation (e.g.: ...
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
April 19th, 2019, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 3923

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

I’m confused, what does correlation and causation have to do with this? Aren’t you just saying that on average old world wine lovers are snobbier? No one is talking about causes. Correlation and causation got brought into this by Mark's intellectually dishonest post (Post #79), wherein he mischarac...
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
April 19th, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 3923

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

I’m confused, what does correlation and causation have to do with this? Aren’t you just saying that on average old world wine lovers are snobbier? No one is talking about causes. Correlation and causation got brought into this by Mark's intellectually dishonest post (Post #79), wherein he mischarac...
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
April 19th, 2019, 10:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 3923

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

At the risk of getting wet by standing in the middle of both streams.... Brian G. -- I think your distinction between individuals and groups of course makes sense. I guess the challenge is how you arrive at one group is 2 and the other is 3 based on the snob scale. I am not aware of any empirical s...
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
April 19th, 2019, 10:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 3923

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

Well actually, Causation and correlation are different, and meaningfully so m'lady. Confusing correlation with causation is a common mistake. Go ask any statistician or scientist if the difference between causation and correlation is a distinction without a difference and get back to me with what t...
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
April 19th, 2019, 10:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 3923

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

Please note the incredible hypocrisy of this. I have made comments about New World wines before, but never concluded anything about character, sophistication or general outlook of the people who like them. I find the above post extremely telling. You go find the post where I conclude anything about...
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
April 18th, 2019, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report
Replies: 47
Views: 1803

Re: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report

Alan, I assume you were able to taste the '03s young (I did not taste them young). Do you feel that '15 is going to turn out like '03, or do you think '15 has enough extra acidity to make it meaningfully different? Asking because I strongly dislike '03, and will consider pumping the brakes on '15 if...
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
April 18th, 2019, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 3923

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

Bryan, It's not my fault if folks choose to read something into what I wrote that is not there. I cannot control how lazily people choose to read. Causation and correlation are different, and meaningfully so. Mark (and whomever else) can wave arms and call "red herring" 'till the sun goes down, but ...
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
April 18th, 2019, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report
Replies: 47
Views: 1803

Re: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report

Then do you really like Riesling, or do you just like acidic wine? Not meant as an insult, just an observation. Love Riesling. Prefer the versions that fall on the acidic side of what most would deem "well-balanced." Also, I like acidic wine. :-D Alan, Your comment surprises me. How do you feel the...
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
April 18th, 2019, 5:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 817
Views: 37437

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

Cool. Hope remains. [cheers.gif] I requested Beaumonts 2-3 hours after email went out (why not try) and got a firm rejection. As it turns out, Envoyer never received my email response, so no dice for me. Then, yesterday, I followed-up on my Marguet request of two days ago to find out that they neve...
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
April 18th, 2019, 1:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 3923

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

Please note the incredible hypocrisy of this. I have made comments about New World wines before, but never concluded anything about character, sophistication or general outlook of the people who like them. I find the above post extremely telling. You go find the post where I conclude anything about...
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
April 18th, 2019, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report
Replies: 47
Views: 1803

Re: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report

You misinterpret...I may prefer vintages like '01, '12, etc., but even more I love surfing the variations that vintages give, high acid or low acid. Every vintage has wines that find a balance point. It would be boring if they were all the same, or even all similar. Definitely agree with your last ...
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
April 18th, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report
Replies: 47
Views: 1803

Re: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report

I will buy folks' unwanted '10s and '15s.
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
April 18th, 2019, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 3923

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

I, too, notice the inequal derision noted by the OP. I believe the Old World crowd is **generally** snobbier and more condescending than is the New World crowd. I will never understand why some folks harang others for different wine preferences. Please note the incredible hypocrisy of this. I have ...
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
April 17th, 2019, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Darioush - Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 5
Views: 612

Re: TN: 2005 Darioush - Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)

Yep. And, as someone who really doesn't enjoy Cabernet Sauvignon much until it develops some aged character, I really should avoid wines made in this style. ... always learning. [cheers.gif]
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
April 17th, 2019, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 3923

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

I'll attempt a serious answer to the question posed. Every internet message board I've seen has a zeitgeist, which is the prevailing / fashionable opinion on there. If you're on a college football message board, it might be that the current offensive coordinator sucks and is the reason the team isn...
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
April 17th, 2019, 2:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 3923

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

I, too, notice the inequal derision noted by the OP. I believe the Old World crowd is **generally** snobbier and more condescending than is the New World crowd. I will never understand why some folks harang others for different wine preferences. how is it any different than a NW palate claiming tha...
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
April 17th, 2019, 1:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 3923

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

I, too, notice the inequal derision noted by the OP. I believe the Old World crowd is **generally** snobbier and more condescending than is the New World crowd. I will never understand why some folks harang others for different wine preferences.
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
April 16th, 2019, 10:26 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16033
Views: 377449

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

Hmmm...that sounds really good, Bud! I think I had it previously, but don't recall what I thought of it.
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
April 15th, 2019, 10:57 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16033
Views: 377449

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

A couple excellent hazies from Modern Times: DDH MT5 Stencil Crew Brian, the new batch of DDH MT5! is off the charts amazing. I dare say it's the best DIPA they have ever brewed, this one is on the Monkish level or better, love the 2nd vintage of Stencil as well, but that DDHMT5! YOWZA! Cheers, Bud...
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
April 15th, 2019, 3:27 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16033
Views: 377449

Re: What BEER are you drinking?

A couple excellent hazies from Modern Times:
DDH MT5
Stencil Crew
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
April 15th, 2019, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Darioush - Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 5
Views: 612

Re: TN: 2005 Darioush - Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)

The tasting room *is* very nice! This bottle represented one of the few remaining "mistakes" in our collection. This bottle was purchased a bit more than a decade ago, shortly after our only trip to Napa. A wine enthusiast friend brought us around to a few spots in Napa, and Darioush was one of them...
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
April 15th, 2019, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Darioush - Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 5
Views: 612

Re: TN: 2005 Darioush - Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)

2005 Darioush Cabernet Sauvignon - USA, California, Napa Valley (4/10/2019) -- decanted immediately before initial taste -- -- tasted non-blind over 2 hours -- -- 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Malbec -- NOSE: dark; bitter cherry; light to medium oak presence; alcohol...
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
April 13th, 2019, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What green vegetable goes best with red wine
Replies: 56
Views: 1386

Re: What green vegetable goes best with red wine

Agree w Scott definitely NOT asparagus! Kills every wine! I’m going to be contrarian here. If you grill the asparagus over an open flame and then finish with good olive oil, sea salt and grated lemon it tames the greenies. Great with a tri tip or sea bass, so works with a Northern Rhône or high aci...
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
April 13th, 2019, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How is your average cost per bottle trending?
Replies: 27
Views: 807

Re: How is your average cost per bottle trending?

Up. And that's by design. I've got waaaay too many wines that occupy that $30 - $100 zone. Despite efforts to spend more per bottle and buy less bottles, I'm finding that old habits are extremely difficult to break ...
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
April 13th, 2019, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What green vegetable goes best with red wine
Replies: 56
Views: 1386

Re: What green vegetable goes best with red wine

Anton D wrote:
April 13th, 2019, 8:23 am
I forgot baby bok choy!

Just a quick stir fry in your favored accent oil and does well with vino.
Hmmmmm, I've literally never considered bok choy outside of a stir-fry, and I'm now realizing the folly of my ways. Thanks, Anton! [cheers.gif]
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
April 13th, 2019, 9:00 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Washington State Beer Help
Replies: 13
Views: 192

Re: Washington State Beer Help

IIRC, Masonry will sometimes have Monkish on tap, which, if true, blows my mind.
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
April 12th, 2019, 6:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What green vegetable goes best with red wine
Replies: 56
Views: 1386

Re: What green vegetable goes best with red wine

Aside from asparagus and artichoke, I think most of the other suggestions will work if prepared in a wine-friendly way. This. Peas or green beans are probably the least likely to interfere with wines, but one who knows their way around a kitchen should easily be able to prepare other green veggies ...
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
April 12th, 2019, 4:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your average spend per Champagne bottle in your collection?
Replies: 71
Views: 2249

Re: What's your average spend per Champagne bottle in your collection?

Ave. spend on bottles of sparkling wine currently *in* my cellar: $47.50 Ave. spend, historically, on sparkling wines: $32.50 (does not include bottles gifted to me) Both of those numbers are reflective of my habit of generally buying sub-$20 sparklers for mimosas. If I were to keep this only to Cha...
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
April 11th, 2019, 6:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine Bernard Baudry - Chinon "La Croix Boissée" (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon)
Replies: 8
Views: 392

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine Bernard Baudry - Chinon "La Croix Boissée" (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon)

It is my pleasure, Frank. Thanks to you, and everyone else, for reading and commenting! [cheers.gif]

p.s.: hide that 2010 way in the back of your cellar.
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
April 11th, 2019, 5:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Moric - Blaufränkisch (Austria, Burgenland)
Replies: 7
Views: 223

Re: TN: 2015 Moric - Blaufränkisch (Austria, Burgenland)

Thanks, Dennis; I'll see if I can find that one locally. Hank, thanks for chiming in: I'll give that one a shot if I see it. I was hoping this Moric would be a step up from the $20 Schusters I've tried, but, if anything, it's a slight step down; for $10 more than the Schusters, that makes the Moric ...
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
April 11th, 2019, 4:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine Bernard Baudry - Chinon "La Croix Boissée" (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon)
Replies: 8
Views: 392

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine Bernard Baudry - Chinon "La Croix Boissée" (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon)

Pat, I was pleasantly surprised. If you have a bunch (I had six bottles) I feel it's a good idea to open one now to get your own personal take on the vintage. It was an enjoyable bottle, and it showed great on Day 2, too.
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
April 11th, 2019, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Moric - Blaufränkisch (Austria, Burgenland)
Replies: 7
Views: 223

Re: TN: 2015 Moric - Blaufränkisch (Austria, Burgenland)

Yeah. "Good table wine" is apt for this one. Which white stood out as being most interesting to you?
by Brian G r a f s t r o m
April 11th, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine Bernard Baudry - Chinon "La Croix Boissée" (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon)
Replies: 8
Views: 392

TN: 2015 Domaine Bernard Baudry - Chinon "La Croix Boissée" (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon)

2015 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon La Croix Boissée - France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon (4/8/2019) -- first glass poured approx. 30 min. before initial taste -- -- tasted non-blind over a couple days -- NOSE: "dark"; brooding; cherry pit; garrigué/stony/plum/bell pepper melangé; clean; quintes...

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