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by Shannon Perdue
November 28th, 2018, 8:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Tenuta delle Terre Nere
Replies: 14
Views: 730

Re: TN: Tenuta delle Terre Nere

Thanks for the notes. I really like this producer and enjoy their range of wines. [cheers.gif]
by Shannon Perdue
August 14th, 2018, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: IG (Instagram) from WBers?
Replies: 157
Views: 5407

Re: IG (Instagram) from WBers?

There are many more wine shots in my Instagram feed now! Thank you for posting your accounts. Followed and liked!!
by Shannon Perdue
August 14th, 2018, 7:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: IG (Instagram) from WBers?
Replies: 157
Views: 5407

Re: IG (Instagram) from WBers?

Howdy! champagne.gif
by Shannon Perdue
July 18th, 2018, 9:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 401
Views: 24686

Which Champagne are you drinking?

2002 Pierre Gimonnet & Fils Champagne Premier Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut Fleuron https://www.cellartracker.com/note.asp?iWine=420544&iNote=7129135 A smaller producer that I followed through a six bottle lot. A very good wine that ended up being better without food. Depending on how you like your Champ...
by Shannon Perdue
June 14th, 2018, 4:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever have bad Champagne ??
Replies: 66
Views: 1934

Ever have bad Champagne ??

Yes I've had a few corked and oxidized bottles. From my experience TCA present in the bottles is less than other wine regions but still there. For many people the bubbles can mask flaws. Then of course there is a ton of really bad champagne out there.
by Shannon Perdue
June 11th, 2018, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Critical of the Critics - 2004 & 2011 Red Burgundy
Replies: 195
Views: 8623

Critical of the Critics - 2004 & 2011 Red Burgundy

It's funny how people get all kinds of reactions, I been asking this question all over and some people agree and some violently disagree. It's true that I didn't have every great wine that was made in burgundy in 2011 but I had a lot, from barrel to bottle and not a single bottle was taint free, th...
by Shannon Perdue
May 19th, 2018, 4:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If marijuana is legalized for recreational use, does that affect the value of my wine collection?
Replies: 42
Views: 1544

If marijuana is legalized for recreational use, does that affect the value of my wine collection?

https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/05/drinks-distribution-giant-moves-into-cannabis/ Drinks distribution giant moves into cannabis Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits will become the first drinks distribution company to move into the cannabis industry in Canada Many players hedging with ventures ...
by Shannon Perdue
March 13th, 2018, 4:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne stoppers for Krug and Dom?
Replies: 27
Views: 1938

Champagne stoppers for Krug and Dom?

Really?? No one has EVER had to put a stopper in a Krug or DP??? Why doesn't mine(both) work on these bottles?
Nope - never. champagne.gif champagne.gif [wow.gif]
by Shannon Perdue
January 22nd, 2018, 1:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Taittinger Comtes Thread
Replies: 63
Views: 4654

The Taittinger Comtes Thread

The 95 and 96 are a dynamic duo with the 95 being a favorite wine of all time for me. Love it! champagne.gif
by Shannon Perdue
January 22nd, 2018, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: King Bruno G - RIP
Replies: 18
Views: 1470

King Bruno G - RIP

Truly a legend. Our visit to the winery was one of my favorite tastings ever. RIP.
by Shannon Perdue
December 13th, 2017, 5:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Premox changed your White Burgundy buying strategy?
Replies: 65
Views: 2589

Has Premox changed your White Burgundy buying strategy?

Yes - the white burgundies I buy are consumed younger as it's not worth the valuable cellar space for premoxed wines. It's sad but reality these days....
by Shannon Perdue
October 2nd, 2017, 9:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mount Etna Trip Report
Replies: 25
Views: 1233

Mount Etna Trip Report

Thank you for the notes! Mount Etna is on our very short list for our next wine trip. Cheers!
by Shannon Perdue
August 23rd, 2017, 6:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The American Greed Report, Wine expert Maureen Downey explains how Fox was able to run a long con
Replies: 104
Views: 9017

The American Greed Report, Wine expert Maureen Downey explains how Fox was able to run a long con

According to CellarTracker, I purchased from PC from late 2002 to early 2014. These tended to be current release or pre-release offerings of less expensive wine, such as Pegau, Beaucastel and Usseglio CdPs, Fevre Chablis, along with a variety of Champagnes. As Tom surmised, my experience was not wi...
by Shannon Perdue
August 21st, 2017, 4:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The American Greed Report, Wine expert Maureen Downey explains how Fox was able to run a long con
Replies: 104
Views: 9017

The American Greed Report, Wine expert Maureen Downey explains how Fox was able to run a long con

Nathan V. wrote: I wanted to comment on this since it doesn't seem to ever be brought by anyone. There was a serious provenance issue with PC and they wouldn't stand behind their wares if they were cooked (at least for a small fry like me). I stopped doing business with PC back in the early 2000s b...
by Shannon Perdue
June 30th, 2017, 5:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Getting to know Selosse
Replies: 7
Views: 683

TNs: Getting to know Selosse

Wow - thanks for sharing. That was quite a tasting!! champagne.gif champagne.gif
by Shannon Perdue
April 24th, 2017, 9:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anybody buying Peay?
Replies: 29
Views: 2908

Anybody buying Peay?

I'm pouring the CEP Syrah BTG at my restaurant right now. Great QPR.
We haven't tried the CEP Syrah. Good??
by Shannon Perdue
April 24th, 2017, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anybody buying Peay?
Replies: 29
Views: 2908

Anybody buying Peay?

Does anyone buy Peay's Cep wines? We really like their Rose, Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir and the Sauvignon Blanc. The price points are a bit lower and that's a plus for us to open on an average evening.
by Shannon Perdue
April 20th, 2017, 7:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lamy tell you about Olivier's '16's and '15's
Replies: 173
Views: 17520

I like Burgundy

[cheers.gif] I also like Burgundy. Great thread, thanks for sharing your vinous adventures.
by Shannon Perdue
February 5th, 2017, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 3 Mature Wines: 90 Krug, 1991 Mugneret Gibourg Echezeaux, 1967 Giacomo Conterno Barolo.
Replies: 16
Views: 1253

3 Mature Wines: 90 Krug, 1991 Mugneret Gibourg Echezeaux, 1967 Giacomo Conterno Barolo.

We recently opened a 90 Krug. Our bottles are rather perfectly at peak - YMMV but this lot has always been more youthful than other notes we've seen. I think it's time for a mag!! champagne.gif
by Shannon Perdue
February 5th, 2017, 7:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rose Champagne Recs Under $100
Replies: 52
Views: 2022

Rose Champagne Recs Under $100

More votes for Chartogne-Taillet and Billiot. The Billecart Salmon Rose is between $80-90 in our market and although it's good it's not worth that.
by Shannon Perdue
January 9th, 2017, 11:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Tasting with Bruna Giacosa at the Winery
Replies: 21
Views: 1956

TN: Tasting with Bruna Giacosa at the Winery

NJBruce wrote: Hi Ken, I'm holding some magnums of the 2001 Giacosa Falletto Riserva; how do you place that among successful vintages of that wine? I've just seen a recent post extolling the virtues of many other 01 Giacosas, but not this one. Nigel If it is a 2001 Giacosa Barolo Riserva, it is fro...
by Shannon Perdue
January 2nd, 2017, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Taittinger Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne (France, Champagne)
Replies: 104
Views: 9169

TN: 2006 Taittinger Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Comtes de Champagne (France, Champagne)

Full disclosure that I'm a Comtes fan - thanks for the note as I'll be searching for a few of these to add to the 96s and 02s in the cellar. Our 96s went through an odd phase so we locked them away in the cellar. They are grand now.

And the 95 is amazing if you can find it....Cheers!!
by Shannon Perdue
November 4th, 2016, 7:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top Five Producers in Your Cellar
Replies: 339
Views: 14829

Top Five Producers in Your Cellar

Krug
Domaine Arlaud
Tenuta delle Terre Nere
Bruno Giacosa
Frédéric Magnien

The only surprise was the Tenuta delle Terre Nere. Fight club!!! :) [cheers.gif]
by Shannon Perdue
November 3rd, 2016, 3:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Impression from a 1996 Champagne tasting
Replies: 34
Views: 1426

Impression from a 1996 Champagne tasting

Shannon, this is the fifth time I've had the '96 DP Oeno since release. It's the least expressive bottle yet. Every champagne was decanted and poured over a two hour period. In the past I've found that DP Oeno takes hours to open up and we may not have given it enough time in the decanter. Interest...
by Shannon Perdue
November 3rd, 2016, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Impression from a 1996 Champagne tasting
Replies: 34
Views: 1426

Impression from a 1996 Champagne tasting

Ian - Great notes from your tasting!! Fun stuff and interesting about the 96 Cristal. I'm holding on to a mag but it needs a celebration of some sort to open with like-minded wine geeks. :) From our trip to Champagne two years ago we tasted over 70 different champagnes over a week. Hands down the be...
by Shannon Perdue
October 17th, 2016, 3:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Charles Smith has sold to Constellation Wines for $120 Million
Replies: 7
Views: 1211

Charles Smith has sold to Constellation Wines for $120 Million

Brand over land when the numbers work. "Altogether, the brands add up to nearly 500,000 cases per year, selling mostly at $12 to $15 a bottle."

These brands are popular and well-made for high production wines. And from WA State where the production cost structure can be lower than CA.
by Shannon Perdue
October 17th, 2016, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Charles Smith has sold to Constellation Wines for $120 Million
Replies: 7
Views: 1211

Charles Smith has sold to Constellation Wines for $120 Million

Not entirely. There is incomplete reporting on this deal. Charles Smith sold 5 of his wine brands not all of the other holdings. "Constellation Brands added to its burgeoning collection of premium wine brands, announcing this morning an agreement to purchase five Washington brands from Charles Smith...
by Shannon Perdue
October 16th, 2016, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1036
Views: 108295

Official Costco Thread

Anyone ever tried to return a flawed bottle to Costco? Yes it was not a problem in any way on a ~$30 wine. 2012 C.V.N.E. Rioja Cune Reserva $14.99 Austin South 2009 La Rioja Alta Rioja Viña Alberdi Reserva $12.99 Austin South when a random under $15 buy ends up very good; we are in over a case now ...
by Shannon Perdue
October 5th, 2016, 4:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 01 DRC RSV
Replies: 18
Views: 1129

TN: 01 DRC RSV

Thanks for sharing your notes on this wine. Indeed very silky and elegant. It makes me want to open one. Cheers!
by Shannon Perdue
August 23rd, 2016, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2004 red Burgundy greenie check
Replies: 170
Views: 7573

TNs: 2004 red Burgundy greenie check

2004 Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les Saint Georges - again seemed more advanced than it should be color and taste. Almost dried out in character... There was no sign of any green in this bottle which I thought was quite miraculous. Better than average but not as good as it sho...
by Shannon Perdue
August 12th, 2016, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 401
Views: 24686

Which Champagne are you drinking?

'09 Agrapart Minéral: WOW. My second bottle of this after they landed in the spring is in a very very good place, showing much more compelling harmony of elements than the first bottle a few months ago. The richness of the vintage gives it volume/body without any ripe tropical notes, with citric cu...
by Shannon Perdue
July 22nd, 2016, 3:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 401
Views: 24686

Which Champagne are you drinking?

Krug Grand Cuvee NV - very good and maybe excellent for NV(MV). Ours are intentionally cellared 3 - 5 years.
by Shannon Perdue
July 8th, 2016, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vintage Champagne Newbie
Replies: 18
Views: 925

Vintage Champagne Newbie

The '96 DP is what I would choose from your list. IMO it's better than the 90 and far less variable. You might want to look for the '95 Taittinger CdC which is superior to the '96 CdC and isn't on their list like the '96, which is. 96 DP is great but as with many wines there were some heat-damaged ...
by Shannon Perdue
June 19th, 2016, 8:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: One More: How Many Champagne Producers Do You Have Cellared?
Replies: 20
Views: 553

One More: How Many Champagne Producers Do You Have Cellared?

24 The top three account for 60% or so. It's more than I thought.
by Shannon Perdue
June 17th, 2016, 3:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How many different Burg producers are represented in your cellar?
Replies: 122
Views: 2583

How many different Burg producers are represented in your cellar?

26 I thought that was a lot until I saw some of the other posts. I try to keep our collection under a certain amount due to self-imposed storage constraints. ;)
by Shannon Perdue
June 17th, 2016, 12:48 pm
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: Austin, TX
Replies: 16
Views: 4603

Austin, TX

Update - removing Barley Swine and Barlata from this list. They've gone the way of the other restaurants in town. They acquire their "mixologist" and start serving sugar bomb drinks at $10-$15 each. Thus they are now longer BYOB. It's a fairly sad BYOB landscape.
by Shannon Perdue
June 15th, 2016, 3:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN's: Dinner at Cagen w/Champagne and Red & White Burgs
Replies: 27
Views: 1665

TN's: Dinner at Cagen w/Champagne and Red & White Burgs

champagne.gif Well-played sir! It looks like an outstanding evening all around. Thanks for the notes on these wines.
by Shannon Perdue
June 12th, 2016, 8:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How do you protect the special wine from gulpers ?
Replies: 87
Views: 4110

How do you protect the special wine from gulpers ?

Put it in the hamper in the bathroom, distributing this information on a "need to know" basis Been there done this. It was the laundry room and was so much fun that the party was there most of the night. The next time the hosts had this party they put the "special" stuff inside for the winos and lo...
by Shannon Perdue
May 23rd, 2016, 3:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the wine that changed your life?
Replies: 117
Views: 5172

What's the wine that changed your life?

1979 Veuve Cliquot La Grande Dame Champagne - I had no idea wine could taste like that. Amazing and it started a Champagne habit that continues today.
by Shannon Perdue
March 12th, 2016, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines you feel obliged to buy
Replies: 72
Views: 2695

Wines you feel obliged to buy

None - I'm long on wine and got off the hostage list wheel years ago. You can too. :) [cheers.gif]
by Shannon Perdue
January 27th, 2016, 7:55 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VII (January 27, 2016)
Topic: Zalto & Gabriel Wine Stems
Replies: 43
Views: 3981

Zalto & Gabriel Wine Stems

I wasn't going to look but I just emailed Chris for some Universal stems. We recently had some spectacular Zalto deaths so replacements are much needed.
by Shannon Perdue
December 14th, 2015, 2:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Villero di Castiglione Falletto
Replies: 14
Views: 694

TN: 1996 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Villero di Castiglione Falletto

Ken, or anyone, how about the 99 R. Voerzio Brunate?
I'm not sure about the Brunate but the La Serra was one good bottle of wine. Expressive and balanced. I *heart* Nebbiolo though...
by Shannon Perdue
December 5th, 2015, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Van Duzer Pinot Noir (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)
Replies: 2
Views: 158

TN: 2012 Van Duzer Pinot Noir (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)

What John said - balanced with good fruit and enough acidity to keep it interesting. I randomly bought one of these at a restaurant with a group of people and ended up being impressed (a rarity especially with Pinots). I bought more as it is decently priced for the quality (under $30).
by Shannon Perdue
November 23rd, 2015, 4:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1982 Alain Robert Champagne Blanc de Blancs Reserve Le Mesnil
Replies: 9
Views: 536

TN: 1982 Alain Robert Champagne Blanc de Blancs Reserve Le Mesnil

Good wines from this house. We had 1988s and 1990s in mag/750s. On Saturday night we took our last 1990 mag to a friend's bday celebration. It was great! champagne.gif
by Shannon Perdue
November 2nd, 2015, 6:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1989 Gaja Barolo Sperss
Replies: 8
Views: 481

TN: 1989 Gaja Barolo Sperss

Thanks for the note. Both the 89 and 90 Sperss are spectacular. I wish I had more. Cheers!
by Shannon Perdue
November 2nd, 2015, 6:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Amazing 96 Champagne Horizontal (Krug, Salon, CdC, Bolly, Cristal, Churchill, Dom, CdG)
Replies: 22
Views: 1056

TNs: Amazing 96 Champagne Horizontal (Krug, Salon, CdC, Bolly, Cristal, Churchill, Dom, CdG)

Wow! A handful of my favorite champagnes of all time, and a few I've never had. Thanks for posting the notes What Neal said. Thank you for the superb notes. I'm going to have Champagne on the brain today. Not that this is different than any other day but it's a good thing that most of my 96s are in...
by Shannon Perdue
November 1st, 2015, 7:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bond 007 Spectre Bollinger Champagne--Yay, Marketing!
Replies: 13
Views: 1123

Bond 007 Spectre Bollinger Champagne--Yay, Marketing!

Brad - that's interesting. Some of the materials I've seen identify the wine as the 09 GA but who knows maybe they changed it along the way. Please update if you get an answer from Bollinger. They certainly have lots of wine to work in their cellars. Thanks for checking into it.
by Shannon Perdue
October 31st, 2015, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bond 007 Spectre Bollinger Champagne--Yay, Marketing!
Replies: 13
Views: 1123

Bond 007 Spectre Bollinger Champagne--Yay, Marketing!

The wine in this packaging is the 2009 Bollinger Grand Annee. Most of the Bollinger wines in the Bond movies are RD.
by Shannon Perdue
October 31st, 2015, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you smarter than a somm? 20 question quiz
Replies: 106
Views: 3634

Are you smarter than a somm? 20 question quiz

19/20 I messed up the river question. It's good to not read the rest of the thread before taking the test. [cheers.gif]
by Shannon Perdue
October 31st, 2015, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)
Replies: 6979
Views: 554152

Premier Cru Master Complaint Thread (MERGED)

I called them two days ago to ship wines in stock. No problem at all. I will update if there are any issues.

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