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by Juliec
April 27th, 2021, 8:05 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Long term cellar strategy
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Long term cellar strategy

Knowing that the wine market is finite and most popular imported wine is allocated, looking for advice on which amongst the varietals below to buy and cellar. Barolo, Champagne, and Riesling have had some quality vintages. If you were going to stock up, which would varietals would you recommend over...
by Juliec
April 27th, 2021, 7:41 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Purchasing wine (untasted) based on acidity, TA, brix, alcohol, etc.
Replies: 10
Views: 1938

Re: Purchasing wine (untasted) based on acidity, TA, brix, alcohol, etc.

if you are purchasing wine and know your palate and preferences as it relates to these characteristics, then yes you can make a more informed decision based on the stats. It probably also requires some titration based on varietal and your wine preferences. If you are pretty easy going with what wine...
by Juliec
April 14th, 2021, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Squirrel Preservation Decanter. Am I Nuts....
Replies: 44
Views: 2619

Re: Wine Squirrel Preservation Decanter. Am I Nuts....

I’ll stick to 8-11 oz glass bottles. O cost, eco conscious decision. For some reason, I’ve found Perrier bottles to be better at preservation over pelligrino bottles.
by Juliec
April 11th, 2021, 11:11 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 690
Views: 87511

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

Haenyeo, Park Slope across from al di la on 5th Ave. Corkage $35. Wine list and cocktails are good. Had a kabinett Riesling that was enjoyable. Outdoor seating and indoor. Outdoor is covered individual tables with heating etc. (focus theme is seafood; great quality; well cooked.)
by Juliec
March 28th, 2021, 1:22 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Niche bottles
Replies: 2
Views: 914

Re: Niche bottles

Updated as I’ve received inquiries. And for clarity.
by Juliec
March 27th, 2021, 7:02 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Niche bottles
Replies: 2
Views: 914

Re: Niche bottles

Updated for sold (deleted)and pending
by Juliec
March 18th, 2021, 4:46 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Niche bottles
Replies: 2
Views: 914

Niche bottles

Offering 750ml bottles (price per bottle NYC/Northern NJ) purchased on release/retail and stored offsite storage trying to downsize my oss with fewer opportunities to share wines: 6x 2017 Bernaudeau Les Ongles - 3 sold, 3 pending 3x 2018 Balagny Moulin-a-Vent Docteur Buchaille $50 3x 2018 Balagny Fl...
by Juliec
February 23rd, 2021, 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2021 Under $15.00 Wine Thread
Replies: 61
Views: 5181

Re: 2021 Under $15.00 Wine Thread

Not sure where to post this one, 2017 Omero Cellars Gamay Willamette Valley bulls at not really under 15. It’s 15 exact and available Mwcwine.com. Not sure how many bottles are left. Sold domestic gamay reminds me of a Morgan or MaV cru bojo. Probably not one to cellar, just to drink.
by Juliec
February 23rd, 2021, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your top five German wine producers
Replies: 135
Views: 6071

Re: Your top five German wine producers

Fun lists: no order Falkenstein, Keller, Schaefer Frohlich, Merkelbach, Weiser-Kunstler/Willi Schaefer/JJ Prum/Lauer. Funniest fact have no clue on how any of the recent vintages are as these are mostly to drink later. This is the how challenging it is to purchase and taste Riesling.
by Juliec
February 21st, 2021, 1:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Germany Vintage
Replies: 12
Views: 834

Re: 2019 Germany Vintage

And any suggestions for producers from Rheinhessem, Rheingau or Nahe that has long cellaring Search for the last two items “nahe” and you’ll find a bunch of hits. (Top right corner) let’s talk nahe, best value under 50. Let’s talk rheingau. German and Austrian wines are widely covered on the boards...
by Juliec
February 9th, 2021, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 100 point scale is pretty useless.
Replies: 204
Views: 9824

Re: The 100 point scale is pretty useless.

A little bit of a thread tangent. Could individuals share tips on which critics that they follow for various types of wines. Maybe some of the less obvious ones. (For example: obvious would be VM for Barolo and maybe Italians. Burghhound for Burgundy. Brad for Champs) Yes, palates are different. Jus...
by Juliec
February 4th, 2021, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diam in Burgundy?
Replies: 21
Views: 1377

Re: Diam in Burgundy?

The linked list above is really helpful. this is a tangential question.... I will be bookmarking this link to refer when using a Coravin on a bottle. In addition to this list, I feel like it is likely that Diam or a synthetic cork may be used on US (CA and OR) white wine bottles, some US Pinot bottl...
by Juliec
January 27th, 2021, 12:10 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: AUCTIONS: 1/27/21 LIVE NOW!!!!!!!
Replies: 63
Views: 10669

Re: AUCTIONS: 1/27/21 @2PM, GCC Preview at 11:15 am (Pacific)

So are auctions a new thread somewhere at 12 noon PT (3 PM ET). Or did it move to 2 PM PT (5 PM ET)
by Juliec
January 25th, 2021, 4:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 1131
Views: 131751

Re: What de Négoce wine are you drinking tonight?

I don’t get why people can’t taste it as it develops? People even do barrel tastings so I’m unclear why there is a discouragement of tasting before cellaring another 5-10 years. The main reason to do so is to ensure that you even remotely see a wine evolved otherwise why spend more money to cellar a...
by Juliec
January 23rd, 2021, 7:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please help me love Chenin Blanc
Replies: 77
Views: 4408

Re: Please help me love Chenin Blanc

For two different styles of domestic chenin, You may want to try sandlands and pine ridge. Once you get to Loire there is a wide range of styles. I feel like the same can be said of s.African chenin. For my palate I’ve stayed with one producer for dry, acidic light Loire chenin as each producer is a...
by Juliec
January 11th, 2021, 5:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How about a slightly harder wine pairing: Kalbi beef
Replies: 51
Views: 4278

Re: How about a slightly harder wine pairing: Kalbi beef

I feel the same way about this subject. All the suggestions sound great! An aged Ravenswood Merlot or Zin sounds good too. What worked for me in the past: - Makgeolli (+1 with Chaad Kooksoondang) - Cab Franc - 2018 Baudry Grezeaux had this with a kalbi jjim - Bordeaux or Cabernet Sauvignon. Credit: ...
by Juliec
January 1st, 2021, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Sparklers - Nate M for International Justice Mission - DEC30 - JAN6
Replies: 80
Views: 2395

Re: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Sparklers - Nate M for International Justice Mission - DEC30 - JAN6

Happy New Year! Marc Herbrart Selection Brut Premier Cru NV. Lemon curd on the nose, tart crisp granny and yellow apple on the palate with some crisp pear, lanolin, slight wool and lifted acidity in the ending palate. Good now or for some time.
by Juliec
December 30th, 2020, 3:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Sparklers - Nate M for International Justice Mission - DEC30 - JAN6
Replies: 80
Views: 2395

Re: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Sparklers - Nate M for International Justice Mission - DEC30 - JAN6

Vilmart & Cie Champagne Premier Cru Grande Reserve I really want to do a tasting note on the Hanjan New Year’s Ssam Feast with Uni and Ikura. It was Salmon and Toro tartar. Perfect with Champagne. Pear, brioche with fair amount of apple and bread. Slight note of sulfur/petrol with a slight tart...
by Juliec
December 29th, 2020, 6:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eurocave vs La Cache vs ???
Replies: 73
Views: 5984

Re: Eurocave vs La Cache vs ???

Thanks Dennis and Yong. I noticed the side without the fan is definitely slightly higher in temp. I’ll need to add temp gauges in all four sections to monitor more closely. For those with packed cellars, how many slots do you keep open below the left side fan to maintain cellar efficiency and minimi...
by Juliec
December 29th, 2020, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pinot Noir AVAs... mostly Sonoma Coast/Santa Barbara/Willamette Valley
Replies: 11
Views: 1504

Re: Pinot Noir AVAs... mostly Sonoma Coast/Santa Barbara/Willamette Valley

Conner, you probably want to check out this thread from last year about cool climate pinot noirs. https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=164246&hilit=West+Sonoma+coast The thread has suggestions in other warmer AVAs. As you know there are cooler spots in warmer AVAs and eac...
by Juliec
December 25th, 2020, 3:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eurocave vs La Cache vs ???
Replies: 73
Views: 5984

Re: Eurocave vs La Cache vs ???

All, any thoughts of general placement of wines in the Le Cache cabinet based the temp variations from the top to bottom, left and right? Like putting red wines for aging at the bottom of the cabinet? Cabs, Barolos, with Pinot’s next and then Chardonnay’s and whites wines toward the top of the cabin...
by Juliec
December 22nd, 2020, 7:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPDATE U-TURN: Week 4 Virtual Tasting - Get your RHINE On - Brian Tuite - Redwood Empire Food Bank DEC16 - DEC23
Replies: 167
Views: 6284

Re: UPDATE U-TURN: Week 4 Virtual Tasting - Get your RHINE On - Brian Tuite - Redwood Empire Food Bank DEC16 - DEC23

1990 Ravenswood Sonoma County Zinfandel (OVZ) - 13.9 abv Raspberry, light cherry cola. Medium to Med High acidity. Sherry and tobacco on the nose and palate. Persistence on the palate at times with some earth and Brett notes along with a little forest floor and mushrooms/lichen like they are growin...
by Juliec
December 19th, 2020, 1:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPDATE U-TURN: Week 4 Virtual Tasting - Get your RHINE On - Brian Tuite - Redwood Empire Food Bank DEC16 - DEC23
Replies: 167
Views: 6284

Re: Week 4 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Get your Zinfandel On - Brian Tuite - Redwood Empire Food Bank DEC16 - DEC23

2019 Monte Rio Cellars Old Vine Zinfandel - Lodi, CA. Nice Cassis, dried blueberry to start with persistent palate at 13% abc easy drinker with pizza. Violet purple and some fruit forward accents the low alcohol and pizza pairing. Is an easy drinking wine that goes well as a light spice to the food.
by Juliec
December 14th, 2020, 4:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16
Replies: 268
Views: 10320

Re: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16

2016 Goodfellows Family Cellars Pinot Gris - smooth light of the morning yellow. Clear wine with some light to medium viscosity and lanolin properties. High acid approaching chenin blanc, perhaps closer to sb and Chardonnay. Acid keeps it lively and slightest bit of earth/sulfur/petrol, keeps it in...
by Juliec
December 12th, 2020, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16
Replies: 268
Views: 10320

Re: Week 3 Virtual Tasting for Charity - Wines of Oregon - D@vid Bu3ker for Dakin Humane Society - DEC9-DEC16

1998 Archery Summit Pinot Noir Arcus Estate - nose: fragrance floral bouquet of roses and lily along with liquorice, anise, and fennel. Taste, clean transparent violet edging. Fruit and acid working together, still causes a slight pucker over time. Medium length finish with bare hint of alcohol. Ve...
by Juliec
December 12th, 2020, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mini wine kits with snacks - 'box' happy hours - anyone know of them?
Replies: 10
Views: 725

Re: Mini wine kits with snacks - 'box' happy hours - anyone know of them?

Where’s the crackers and bread =). Just joking. Thanks for including the close up of the snacks. Level up my home tasting game. A number of wineries in CA and OR have been collab’ing with restaurants, in ca and ny. And a couple with wine bars in ca and ny. Different wineries. This is the second or t...
by Juliec
December 11th, 2020, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Spectator Top 100 Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 16384

Re: Wine Spectator Top 100 Thread

I think its worse when you actually have the producers but not the bottling. I did get a few to try. Rioja is definitely not an area that have even have explored.
by Juliec
December 9th, 2020, 12:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does wine flipping pencil out?
Replies: 102
Views: 6567

Re: Does wine flipping pencil out?

So if I've understood correctly, you buy large amounts of wine you haven't tasted yet or don't even know if you like them? And have continued to do so for some time already? [scratch.gif] Call it under the spell of wineberserkers social influencing...silly purchasing of vintages 09-10,15-16 Burgund...
by Juliec
December 8th, 2020, 3:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does wine flipping pencil out?
Replies: 102
Views: 6567

Re: Does wine flipping pencil out?

Thanks all for the suggestions! Yep, I get too curious for my own good. I have a very narrow focus on West Sonoma Coast and then some Oregon last year and boutique wineries. And a few niche players like Sandlands, RM, etc. along with regions Champs, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Piedmont were it’s highly allo...
by Juliec
December 8th, 2020, 2:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does wine flipping pencil out?
Replies: 102
Views: 6567

Re: Does wine flipping pencil out?

Since this is the closest thread for my question. (It’s definitely tangential...). Knowing what you know now, and if you are not wine flipping. Would you try and sell your wines that don’t fit your taste profile to reduce your cellaring cost, or do you hold a couple years before auctioning to get a ...
by Juliec
December 6th, 2020, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 2 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Aussie Aussie Aussie - Jay H for Food Bank - Nov30 - DEC9
Replies: 80
Views: 3373

Re: Week 2 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Aussie Aussie Aussie - Jay H for Food Bank - Nov30 - DEC9

2017 Yalumba Sanctum Cabernet Sauvignon 13.0 abv definitely felt like 13.4-13.8 abv. (Barasso Valley) Higher than the percent listed for sure. Feels light and not too fruit forward, more savory. Perhaps a bit of the iron or minerality Terra rossa soil. Very much balanced and some level of balanced, ...
by Juliec
November 24th, 2020, 3:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 538
Views: 31327

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

Thanks Cris.
by Juliec
November 24th, 2020, 3:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 538
Views: 31327

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

Thanks all for the comments everyone really helpful. Now, I know why the wine buyer keep mentioning that I should try it before I cellar it. Maybe the carignane wasn’t pyrazine, it did have a overwhelming twist at the end that was bitter. (2018 Vinca minor Mendocino). Thanks for the tip on one to tr...
by Juliec
November 24th, 2020, 3:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Le Cache 1400 fix
Replies: 11
Views: 979

Re: Le Cache 1400 fix

Thanks Andrew. Good to know. I’ll get there. I have my good hairdryer permanently next to the Le cache and just try heating it up every few days. Someday. Little goals.
by Juliec
November 23rd, 2020, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 603
Views: 40315

Re: Ravenswood library offer

Thanks for the pro-tip Sean!
by Juliec
November 23rd, 2020, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Le Cache 1400 fix
Replies: 11
Views: 979

Re: Le Cache 1400 fix

Thanks for the tips Andrew and Andy. (Weather striping would do the trick.). I have a larger Le Cache, but this thread seemed to be the only one that focused on Le Cache. Yes, I checked the site, they didn’t cover re-magnetizing the gasket, but I’m pretty sure that it what the main issue is. Locking...
by Juliec
November 23rd, 2020, 5:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What would your classification of Loire reds be?
Replies: 538
Views: 31327

Re: What would your classification of Loire reds be?

2018 Baudry Grezeaux - is green pepper notes (pyrazine) a feature of most Loire Cabernet Franc’s? I don’t recall the strong bell pepper notes in a Chimney Rock CF - perhaps the difference between new and old world. Does the green pepper note dissipate with years of cellaring? I feel like I have had ...
by Juliec
November 21st, 2020, 3:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 603
Views: 40315

Re: Ravenswood library offer

These are so good. Just opened a 1989 Sonoma county zin. Should have bought multiple cases. The 1998 baranca zin was good too. Any recommendations of others to cellar. Back then zin was 13.4% abv.
by Juliec
November 21st, 2020, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)
Replies: 203
Views: 7690

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)

2018 Peay Vineyards Pomarium Estate Pinot Noir Lucky timing, sometimes you want to open what you know will be a delicious bottle. This was a charming bottle of Pinot noir. This year, it was deep, dark fruited and yet lifted like it normally is with a fair level of acidity. Not sure the percent of w...
by Juliec
November 18th, 2020, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Le Cache 1400 fix
Replies: 11
Views: 979

Re: Le Cache 1400 fix

Hello all, anyone deal with a gasket that is not sealing? I am close to getting a new one. Just wanted to check to see if anyone knows how to demagnetized the metal in the gasket. One gasket works fine and the door seals with the swish of air pressure and the magnetism. The other door is like a flat...
by Juliec
November 11th, 2020, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle "oil-like" imperfections, a sign of seepage?
Replies: 22
Views: 1077

Re: Bottle "oil-like" imperfections, a sign of seepage?

It seems a lot larger on a champagne bottle I saw recently. Half inch wide to 1.5 inches long. Wouldn’t the high end champagnes be inspected before sale?
by Juliec
October 8th, 2020, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 9537
Views: 765600

Re: de Negoce offer

Del
by Juliec
October 7th, 2020, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 9537
Views: 765600

Re: de Negoce offer

Revoked
by Juliec
October 7th, 2020, 7:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 9537
Views: 765600

Re: de Negoce offer

I purchased a case of the Pinot No.7 (Sta Rita Hills) for my wife, and placed a few bottles in her cellar. She opened a bottle last night while she was preparing dinner, without knowing anything more than it was a Pinot that I bought for her. When we sat down for dinner an hour later, I noticed she...
by Juliec
October 6th, 2020, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: de Negoce offer
Replies: 9537
Views: 765600

Re: de Negoce offer

https://winefolly.com/tips/wine-heat-damage/ I will now be listening to the writer on the point, “ Don’t be thrifty with ground shipping during temperature extremes.” All my other winery direct shipments are pending end of Oct/Nov to ship. I now understand why one favorite winery actually does temp ...

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