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by RyanC
January 20th, 2022, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: G-Max '06-'17 Vertical Collector's Case
Replies: 9
Views: 366

Re: G-Max '06-'17 Vertical Collector's Case

I saw that offer. Fermented grape juice is a crazy thing. In any event:

G-Max >>>>> Bitcoin

In terms of investment, but especially in terms of deliciousness!

(Note, I'm a perpetual crypto bear)
by RyanC
January 19th, 2022, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Thierry Allemand Cornas Chaillot (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Cornas)
Replies: 10
Views: 510

Re: TN: 2005 Thierry Allemand Cornas Chaillot (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Cornas)

You write such great notes. And this is such a great wine. I'm thankful to have 2 left.
by RyanC
January 19th, 2022, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who are the most influential wine critics for you?
Replies: 58
Views: 2160

Re: Who are the most influential wine critics for you?

Given that this is a fairly Burg-heavy board, it's interesting (and striking) to me how few votes Meadows is getting.
by RyanC
January 19th, 2022, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Bruno Clair Morey St. Denis En la Rue de Vergy
Replies: 8
Views: 340

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Bruno Clair Morey St. Denis En la Rue de Vergy

Phil....nice TNs and photo. Sadly B. Clair never charmed me - despite the fact that they have always been easily available. Lately I have noticed that they are getting off the SAQ shelves faster than before. I'm precisely the opposite. BC has charmed me and then some. They're not cheap, but I've of...
by RyanC
January 18th, 2022, 7:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Follow up: “Bargain” Grand Crus
Replies: 120
Views: 4445

Re: Follow up: “Bargain” Grand Crus

That’s not really how the burgundy pricing market works. La tache is easy to buy and always will be. The 6 ha that DRC owns of La tache dwarf Arnoux-Lachaux’s .35 ha of RSV, where he’s just basically reduced yields by half to make a better wine. If I were looking for a market pricing comparison, I ...
by RyanC
January 18th, 2022, 5:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Follow up: “Bargain” Grand Crus
Replies: 120
Views: 4445

Re: Follow up: “Bargain” Grand Crus

A.Gillette wrote: January 18th, 2022, 5:17 pm For anyone not so sure about what is going on with Arnoux-Lachaux pricing in recent vintages I would suggest trying one of his humble village wines.
I'm always so skeptical in these situations. But now you have me intrigued.
by RyanC
January 18th, 2022, 3:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Follow up: “Bargain” Grand Crus
Replies: 120
Views: 4445

Re: Follow up: “Bargain” Grand Crus

I haven’t had the dujac RSV. I have had Arnoux, Leroy, and DRC, which were all pretty spectacular, so it certainly would have tough competition to be the best and I haven’t heard anyone suggest that. Wow, just saw an offer come through. Is AL RSV really going for 50% above DRC on release these days...
by RyanC
January 18th, 2022, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 18621
Views: 1000109

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Some impulse purchases from the Zachy's auction

3x 750s of 01 Yquem
2x Mags of 15 JJ Prum W-S Kabinett
1x Mag of 15 JJ Prum G-H Kabinett
1x '71 JB Becker Wallufer Walkenberg Riesling Auslese
by RyanC
January 17th, 2022, 6:10 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Ooni Discussion
Replies: 99
Views: 11079

Re: Ooni Discussion

My son tried his new Ooni for the first time last night and, though there’s obviously a learning curve, his results were encouraging. On his behalf I have 2 questions: 1. He found it difficult to get the pizza to release from the peel (He used a wooden one to put it in, then the Ooni metal peel to ...
by RyanC
January 17th, 2022, 11:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Kitchen countertops - is there life after granite?
Replies: 78
Views: 3329

Re: Kitchen countertops - is there life after granite?

We're remodeling my kitchen. My wife does not like granite and wouldn't even consider it. So we went Quartzite. I think they'll be delivered and set late this week or early next week. I'll try to post photos. Concerning the heat issue...I never set a hot pan directly on a counter top without a triv...
by RyanC
January 16th, 2022, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Follow up: Grand Crus worthy of demotion?
Replies: 8
Views: 603

Re: Follow up: Grand Crus worthy of demotion?

As an ex-antitrust lawyer I always did find it amusing that it was culturally acceptable there to put "Monopoly" right on the label. I suppose DRC probably can profitably impose a small but significant and non-transitory increase in the price of LT without suffering substitution to other ...
by RyanC
January 15th, 2022, 8:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #rieslingstudy and Cosmic Tex-mex Cuisine
Replies: 10
Views: 716

Re: #rieslingstudy and Cosmic Tex-mex Cuisine

You know, Houston has a lot of Tex Mex. Just sayin’!
by RyanC
January 15th, 2022, 7:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 13828
Views: 602846

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

05 Voillot Champans - not ready but getting there. Quite fragrant and pretty but still on the simple side. Satisfying.
by RyanC
January 14th, 2022, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1er Crus of Grand Cru Quality
Replies: 161
Views: 6626

Re: 1er Crus of Grand Cru Quality

The obvious names are the obvious names. If I had to choose one it would be Les Saint Georges. It’s great across a number of producers and it singularly typifies NSG kinda like Musigny typifies Chambolle or Beze typifies Gevrey. More interesting to me are the candidates that aren’t obvious names. I ...
by RyanC
January 14th, 2022, 7:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A month in France - where should I spend more or less time.
Replies: 34
Views: 1749

Re: A month in France - where should I spend more or less time.

Shit for wine but the islands of the Golfe du Morbihan in Bretagne are absolutely lovely: Île-aux-Moines, Île-d'Arz, etc. And then outside the Golfe as well: Belle-Île-en-Mer, Île de Groix. Actually, not just the islands but the whole coast. Cities that are worth seeing: Vannes, Auray, Quiberon (wa...
by RyanC
January 13th, 2022, 4:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A month in France - where should I spend more or less time.
Replies: 34
Views: 1749

Re: A month in France - where should I spend more or less time.

Oh goodness. What a dream. I've visited wineries only in Burgundy (where I've been three times) and Champagne (where I've been once). Never been to Bordeaux or Rhone--I'm dying to go. Here would be my totally hedonistic wine-based trip: 5 nights Paris 3 nights Alsace (stay Strasbourg or Colmar) 3 n...
by RyanC
January 13th, 2022, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A month in France - where should I spend more or less time.
Replies: 34
Views: 1749

Re: A month in France - where should I spend more or less time.

Oh goodness. What a dream. I've visited wineries only in Burgundy (where I've been three times) and Champagne (where I've been once). Never been to Bordeaux or Rhone--I'm dying to go. Here would be my totally hedonistic wine-based trip: 5 nights Paris 3 nights Alsace (stay Strasbourg or Colmar) 3 ni...
by RyanC
January 13th, 2022, 8:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Annual Wine Dinner in Sydney
Replies: 18
Views: 1040

Re: Annual Wine Dinner in Sydney

Wonderful wines. Your photos are also superb.
by RyanC
January 12th, 2022, 6:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Nervi-Conterno Gattinara (Italy, Piedmont, Northern Piedmont, Gattinara)
Replies: 6
Views: 642

Re: TN: 2016 Nervi-Conterno Gattinara (Italy, Piedmont, Northern Piedmont, Gattinara)

The 2017 is more open and, dare I say, an even better wine.
by RyanC
January 12th, 2022, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy Producers Who Raised Prices Crazy in 2019
Replies: 39
Views: 2503

Re: Burgundy Producers Who Raised Prices Crazy in 2019

There are many producers that have gone logarithmic, but it's often hard to tell whether the price increase is coming from the producer as opposed to someone else in the supply chain. You mean exponential. Logarithms are extremely slow growing. Ha yes. This is why I abandoned my short-lived career ...
by RyanC
January 12th, 2022, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy Producers Who Raised Prices Crazy in 2019
Replies: 39
Views: 2503

Re: Burgundy Producers Who Raised Prices Crazy in 2019

There are many producers that have gone logarithmic, but it's often hard to tell whether the price increase is coming from the producer as opposed to someone else in the supply chain.
by RyanC
January 11th, 2022, 4:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 DRC Grands Echezeaux - An Honest Review From a Non-Burg Drinker
Replies: 134
Views: 5746

Re: 2008 DRC Grands Echezeaux - An Honest Review From a Non-Burg Drinker

Gotta say I have had very few DRC disappointments (although those that did disappoint disproportionately said "Romanee St. Vivant" on the label... hmm). No, it's not the elixir of life, but I don't think there is another Burgundy domaine with the ability or inclination to invest what DRC ...
by RyanC
January 11th, 2022, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 18621
Views: 1000109

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

First purchase of the new year:

3x '15 Stella di Campalto Brunello Riserva
by RyanC
January 10th, 2022, 6:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: when a picture is worth 1000 words
Replies: 7
Views: 730

Re: when a picture is worth 1000 words

Luncheon wines.
by RyanC
January 10th, 2022, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Domaine Jamet Côte-Rôtie (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Côte-Rôtie)
Replies: 41
Views: 1851

Re: TN: 2018 Domaine Jamet Côte-Rôtie (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Côte-Rôtie)

Sounds like we need a N. Rhone Berserkerfest or something. I'm in too -- I have lots of Jamet and Allemand (and other goodies) waiting for the right occasion.
by RyanC
January 9th, 2022, 4:21 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Ooni Discussion
Replies: 99
Views: 11079

Re: Ooni Discussion

Got a Koda 16 for Christmas and fired it up for the first time tonight. It’s so easy and results were great. Only minor nit as I need to get the crust thinner next time as parts were a touch doughy. But I’m thrilled to add it to the outdoor arsenal (along with a BGE and Weber Genesis)
by RyanC
January 9th, 2022, 4:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: White Burgundy 15 years on.
Replies: 133
Views: 5341

Re: White Burgundy 15 years on.

Any suggestions of producers today who are producing wines in the style of the “white Burgundy of yesteryear”? I started my wine journey firmly in the premox era so I don’t have a good sense of it. Hard to answer because in various ways everyone has "cleaned things up", and the fruit toda...
by RyanC
January 9th, 2022, 11:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: White Burgundy 15 years on.
Replies: 133
Views: 5341

Re: White Burgundy 15 years on.

I go back to my question. Have you had a premoxed white Burgundy finished with DIAM? The problem likely had a number of causes and likely was present before 1995, but in my somewhat limited experience with wines finished with DIAM, I have not had a premoxed wine. No, but this merely shows that cork...
by RyanC
January 9th, 2022, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: White Burgundy 15 years on.
Replies: 133
Views: 5341

Re: White Burgundy 15 years on.

Could corks really have declined so precipitously between 1993 (almost no premox) and 1995 (epidemic of premox)? Especially without leaving much of a premox trail in other countries, including countries like Germany notorious for using lousy corks? I go back to my question. Have you had a premoxed ...
by RyanC
January 7th, 2022, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: I Still Hate Champagne
Replies: 59
Views: 2549

Re: TN: I Still Hate Champagne

Michael S. Monie wrote: January 7th, 2022, 3:18 pm From what I understand, Bouchard considers himself to be a Burgundy vigneron stuck in Champagne, and considers the bubbles to be a distraction.
Yep. Which is honestly pretty weird. But I do love his wines a whole lot. One of the instances where the hype is justified and then some.
by RyanC
January 7th, 2022, 2:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Domaine Marc Morey & Fils Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru En Virondot
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: TN: 2019 Domaine Marc Morey & Fils Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru En Virondot

I also love MM’s Virondot. This reminds me I should buy some.
by RyanC
January 7th, 2022, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: White Burgundy 15 years on.
Replies: 133
Views: 5341

Re: White Burgundy 15 years on.

Assuming for a moment that premox had never existed, who is now making Chevalier and Batard worthy of the label? I don't have broad enough experience to offer anything comprehensive, but for my palate Leflaive is back in a big way, across the range. I've quite liked the sips I've had of Sauzet Bata...
by RyanC
January 7th, 2022, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: White Burgundy 15 years on.
Replies: 133
Views: 5341

Re: White Burgundy 15 years on.

I don’t buy white burgundy to cellar anymore as I was burned too many times and don’t really feel like taking the risk when there are other good options out there (thanks, Nahe and Rheinhessen GGs). But I do get to taste a fair amount of young white burgundy. My take is that in many ways, the premo...
by RyanC
January 6th, 2022, 4:16 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Kettle vs. Kamado
Replies: 23
Views: 822

Re: Kettle vs. Kamado

I love my Big Green Egg. And not just for smoking. It's just such a perfect device. Easy to get to temp. Easy to manage temp. Easy to clean. Great for indirect heat. Solid as a rock. Super versatile. Lots of accessories and gizmos. It brings me joy every time I use it. I've heard Kamado Joes are eve...
by RyanC
January 3rd, 2022, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 18621
Views: 1000109

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

YLee wrote: January 3rd, 2022, 9:19 am First purchase of 2022
6x 2019 Roumier Bonnes Mares
Easing your way into the year, I see.

flirtysmile flirtysmile
by RyanC
January 1st, 2022, 2:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 18621
Views: 1000109

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

A few 2016 Trapet Chambertins. Chuffed to find these for not-so-ridiculous prices What prices would you consider not so ridiculous for these? $500 per, quite a bit higher than the $380 I paid for the 2015. But I'm completely priced out for the more recent vintages (cf $600-700 for the '18s and $700...
by RyanC
January 1st, 2022, 8:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Dom Perignon
Replies: 42
Views: 1776

Re: TN: 2012 Dom Perignon

2012 Dom Perignon A bit of flint and yellow peaches on the nose. Granite, white grape, and lemon on the nose with richness and focus on the palate. Super length. This is greater, may give 08 a run for its money. Went back for a couple more cases! Added this to WOTY. Great way to end 2022. Wondering...
by RyanC
December 29th, 2021, 1:45 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Bucket List Restaurant
Replies: 25
Views: 1410

Re: Bucket List Restaurant

Sushi Saito
Sushi Sugita
Tenzushi Kyomachi
Mizai
Hirasansou

(Notice a trend?)
by RyanC
December 28th, 2021, 1:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The greatest meal.
Replies: 71
Views: 3887

Re: The greatest meal.

The greatest? That’s easy:

Oysters and Caviar

Roast Bresse Chicken
Morel mushrooms
Oxheart carrots
Roast potatoes

Cheeses

Tart tatin

Old Krug
Old Burg
Old Yquem

Alternatively: whole Turbot and lots of white Burg
by RyanC
December 25th, 2021, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut
Replies: 13
Views: 966

Re: TN: 2013 Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Brut

Superb note. I can’t wait to try this one.
by RyanC
December 25th, 2021, 1:47 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 843
Views: 64759

Re: Another Flannery PSA

We did a Flannery rack of lamb last night. It was really, truly exceptional. I didn't take a picture -- we ate it too fast.

2011 Allemand Chaillot was the perfect pairing.
by RyanC
December 24th, 2021, 6:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 13828
Views: 602846

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2011 Allemand Chaillot

Needed a couple hours, but then BOOM! Textured and deep with exotic spices. A bit skinny in the midpalate but perfection with Flannery lamb.
by RyanC
December 23rd, 2021, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 18621
Views: 1000109

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Dale Bowers wrote: December 23rd, 2021, 11:49 am 12 x 2012 Dom for $191 all in.
Under $16/btl. Not bad.
by RyanC
December 21st, 2021, 11:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 18621
Views: 1000109

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

‘15 Stella di Campalto Brunello Riserva

Hopefully done for the year.
by RyanC
December 20th, 2021, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your current oldest bottle in inventory?
Replies: 146
Views: 4799

Re: What is your current oldest bottle in inventory?

37 Conterno Barolo Riserva
by RyanC
December 18th, 2021, 6:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: DRC...2016 La Tache, 2012 Corton.
Replies: 15
Views: 1192

Re: TN: DRC...2016 La Tache, 2012 Corton.

Awesome.

‘16 LT is a legend in the making. The most experienced DRC drinker I know swears it’s one of the best ever made.
by RyanC
December 18th, 2021, 8:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Thierry Allemand Cornas Chaillot (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Cornas)
Replies: 15
Views: 1244

Re: TN: 2018 Thierry Allemand Cornas Chaillot (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Cornas)

Would like to hear views on 2012 Allemand if folks here have had. I recently traded for a few, as Allemand wines have been mostly blind acquisitions for me anyway. My view is simple: ‘12 Allemand Reynard is one of my favorite N Rhônes of all time and it has been drinking brilliantly for a few years...
by RyanC
December 15th, 2021, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2002 Salon - Have you had it?
Replies: 26
Views: 1414

Re: 2002 Salon - Have you had it?

02 Salon sounds like 02 DP for me? I've never been able to get much out of 02 DP...super high razor sharp acid, tight, coiled.. Although I haven't had one in a few years. The 02 Salon at release was a dead ringer for 02 DP for me. Try the 02 DP again. I was meh on it forever for precisely the reaso...
by RyanC
December 13th, 2021, 5:19 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: PANETTONE
Replies: 27
Views: 1385

Re: PANETTONE

https://www.thisisfromroy.com/

Roy’s panettone is astonishingly good. Roy headed Houston’s best bakery (after stints at top restaurants) before leaving to focus myopically on panettone. His panettone is very moist and indulgent—so I don’t know how traditional it is—but it’s brilliantly tasty.

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