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by Peter Hirsch
January 19th, 2020, 3:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does There Come A Time When The Search For Epiphany Experiences Ceases?
Replies: 58
Views: 2812

Re: Does There Come A Time When The Search For Epiphany Experiences Ceases?

Pushing 60 here. The search for the Epiphany Experience is ongoing, no issues there. but the desire to buy quantities of 'Hey, that's a great deal' wine is gone.
by Peter Hirsch
January 19th, 2020, 3:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar
Replies: 87
Views: 3264

Re: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar

1) Boillot 2) Leflaive 3) Ramonet I've really tried to get rid of (sell or drink up) 'expensive' older white burgs, over the last 5 years or so. PremOx is just depressing. My wine collection is down to about 2% white Burg (vs over 50% red Burg), and at least 1/3 of that are bourgogne blanc 'daily dr...
by Peter Hirsch
January 18th, 2020, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s the last bottle in your cellar you’ll drink?
Replies: 53
Views: 1785

Re: What’s the last bottle in your cellar you’ll drink?

2005 DRC 'RC'
2006 Monfortino from mag.
by Peter Hirsch
January 15th, 2020, 3:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone ever sold to wine.com?
Replies: 10
Views: 1499

Re: Anyone ever sold to wine.com?

Interesting thread. Because Wine.com is much better capitalized vs say most wine stores that do auctions, etc, it seems they can use that capital to offer people a better price to purchase wine vs consign/auction vs the range of other competitors. Should be a strategic advantage for them.
by Peter Hirsch
January 12th, 2020, 5:01 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: JANUARY WINE CONSUMPTION
Replies: 7
Views: 388

Re: JANUARY WINE CONSUMPTION

Though wine in small quantities is possible on keto, I would prefer to have none at all than always be limited - if something is delicious, I'm going to want more than just a small glass! 100% agree with this. 1 'regular sized' glass does nothing for me, other than make me want more. Easier to turn...
by Peter Hirsch
January 12th, 2020, 4:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 24
Views: 2775

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

Very useful thread...
by Peter Hirsch
January 12th, 2020, 4:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1982 Pichon Lalande
Replies: 20
Views: 1361

Re: 1982 Pichon Lalande

Wife had her 50th bday party last year. Along with lots of other fun stuff, I opened an imperial of '82 PL. Was just spectacular. Bought it in the early '90s for maybe $500. You really love your wife!! It would be really interesting to see how the imperial performed relative to a 750. It was incred...
by Peter Hirsch
January 11th, 2020, 7:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1982 Pichon Lalande
Replies: 20
Views: 1361

Re: 1982 Pichon Lalande

Wife had her 50th bday party last year. Along with lots of other fun stuff, I opened an imperial of '82 PL. Was just spectacular. Bought it in the early '90s for maybe $500.
by Peter Hirsch
January 11th, 2020, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: JANUARY WINE CONSUMPTION
Replies: 7
Views: 388

Re: JANUARY WINE CONSUMPTION

im never quite sure what the reason for dry january being such a thing is. just the overdrinking that people do during the holidays? i feel like most of us also believe that wine (at least red wine) has some solid health benefits, so dry january seems to fly in the face of that I'll bite. Because t...
by Peter Hirsch
January 10th, 2020, 2:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone ever sold to wine.com?
Replies: 10
Views: 1499

Re: Anyone ever sold to wine.com?

Wine.com has a reasonably large pool of capital to work with. PE money at this point, so probably better able than others to do this kind of business.
by Peter Hirsch
January 9th, 2020, 3:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert-Save the date
Replies: 67
Views: 4515

Re: Aubert-Save the date

I wish mine lasted long enough to see what they taste like with some age on them. Aubert is the only American white wine I buy and we generally go through 3/4 of the allocation each year. Maybe all of it. I also like Peter Michael, but decided to just concentrate on one vintner to get better allocat...
by Peter Hirsch
January 8th, 2020, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: JANUARY WINE CONSUMPTION
Replies: 7
Views: 388

Re: JANUARY WINE CONSUMPTION

Easy for me. Nothing. I do 'Dry January' after a very wet Nov-Dec!
by Peter Hirsch
January 7th, 2020, 10:11 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Hard season in Paris.
Replies: 21
Views: 1673

Re: Hard season in Paris.

I'm heading over towards the end of April. Hopefully all has returned to Paris Normal by then..
by Peter Hirsch
January 2nd, 2020, 10:10 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB: 1990 Haut Brion
Replies: 2
Views: 502

Re: WTB: 1990 Haut Brion

2020 Bump!
by Peter Hirsch
January 2nd, 2020, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 purchases vs. overall cellar
Replies: 59
Views: 2360

Re: 2019 purchases vs. overall cellar

Boy, I feel like I just wrote the same things. [cheers.gif] Guess it is our age and size of our cellars. I'd guess this is not an uncommon place to wind up after 30 years of buying/collecting/storing wine? Got all the 'great' wines you need, unless a crazy deal comes along (a friend wanted to unloa...
by Peter Hirsch
January 2nd, 2020, 6:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 purchases vs. overall cellar
Replies: 59
Views: 2360

Re: 2019 purchases vs. overall cellar

My purchases these days are for more near term consumption, no longer buying 'in size' to store for 10-30 years out... For the WB segment. My purchases are a small fraction of the existing cellar (sub 5%). So the relatively large percentage of WB purchases will be consumed within 2-5 years. I'm no ...
by Peter Hirsch
January 2nd, 2020, 3:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 purchases vs. overall cellar
Replies: 59
Views: 2360

Re: 2019 purchases vs. overall cellar

Existing Red Burg - 56.5% Red Bordeaux - 14.5% Piedmont - 13% Northern Rhone - 4.1% White Burg - 2.4% Southern Rhone - 1.5% Sauternes - 1.4% Calif Red - 1.3% Purchased in 2019 White Burg - 26% White Calif - 22% Provence - 18% No Rhone - 10% Loire Valley - 9% Bordeaux - 9% Piedmont - 3% Champagne - 3...
by Peter Hirsch
December 31st, 2019, 7:02 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Hard season in Paris.
Replies: 21
Views: 1673

Re: Hard season in Paris.

Highlights why Public Unions can't be allowed to exist. Unions for private companies are fine, if the Union pushes too hard the company goes out of business and no jobs, if the Company pushes too hard the employees move to a different company or industry and the Company goes under. With Public Union...
by Peter Hirsch
December 31st, 2019, 6:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 657
Views: 33049

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Final tally.
Down 7.4% on the year.
Solid reduction year.
I'm setting a Stretch target for 2020. A 10% reduction!
Will be my 7th straight year of reducing....
by Peter Hirsch
December 27th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Barolo of the year ?
Replies: 78
Views: 4859

Re: What is your Barolo of the year ?

I'm gonna go with
1996 Sandrone 'Cannubi Boschis'
1999 Scavino 'Rocche dell'Annunziata' riserva
1999 Massolino 'Vigna Rionda' riserva

Odd year, I think no Monfortino or Giacosa with any decent age on it. Gonna have to rectify that in 2020
by Peter Hirsch
December 27th, 2019, 6:23 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Costco 12lb A5 Kuroge Wagyu Ribeye
Replies: 27
Views: 1748

Re: Costco 12lb A5 Kuroge Wagyu Ribeye

Very enjoyable read, thanks for posting.
by Peter Hirsch
December 27th, 2019, 6:12 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Belcampo meats
Replies: 5
Views: 548

Re: Belcampo meats

Don't know Belcampo. I generally order from Flannery, Snake River Farms, Creekstone, or Fairway Packing. Used to order from DeBragga, Lafrida and a few others...
by Peter Hirsch
December 21st, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 657
Views: 33049

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

At -7.26% on the year. Hoping for a solid final week or 2 of consumption to drive this to more than a 7.5% reduction... Or even 8% if I'm lucky..
by Peter Hirsch
December 21st, 2019, 10:06 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB: 1990 Haut Brion
Replies: 2
Views: 502

Re: WTB: 1990 Haut Brion

Bump! With a new price. $9,000 for a 12 bottle OWC with great provenance.
by Peter Hirsch
December 21st, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Costco $550 Belota Iberico
Replies: 64
Views: 4643

Re: Costco $550 Belota Iberico

I ordered another for next year, delivered today. Will sit in the wine cellar for 11 months! $550 delivered, so hard to pass up!
by Peter Hirsch
December 19th, 2019, 3:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 red burgundy premier cru..... sucks
Replies: 66
Views: 5093

Re: 2008 red burgundy premier cru..... sucks

My '08s are gonna rest until 2033, even the 1ers. These high acid vintages (like 1996) really need time IMHO, but I do wonder if they ever really become great as a vintage. Individual wines can be great, just never sure the overall will get there.
by Peter Hirsch
December 18th, 2019, 2:27 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Costco $550 Belota Iberico
Replies: 64
Views: 4643

Re: Costco $550 Belota Iberico

Thanks. I'm gonna do that!
by Peter Hirsch
December 18th, 2019, 1:53 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Costco $550 Belota Iberico
Replies: 64
Views: 4643

Re: Costco $550 Belota Iberico

Hey Nola. If I buy another from CostCo today and store it in the box, wrapped, in my wine cellar, will it still be good to go next November? I really like it for the Holiday season here..
by Peter Hirsch
December 9th, 2019, 4:36 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB: 1990 Haut Brion
Replies: 2
Views: 502

WTB: 1990 Haut Brion

I just drank my last bottle and I already miss having this wine in my cellar. I'd like to buy a solid case from someone who's bought in the mid-90s and stored it properly. OWC preferred. I can buy single bottles on WineBid for a hammer of $600 - $650 and it looks like the auction hammer price lately...
by Peter Hirsch
December 4th, 2019, 4:40 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Costco $550 Belota Iberico
Replies: 64
Views: 4643

Re: Costco $550 Belota Iberico

Had the CostCo Jamon Belota Iberico over Thanksgiving and the weekend. I though it was quite good and a hell of a value.
by Peter Hirsch
December 3rd, 2019, 5:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Protecting your $$$$$ wines
Replies: 53
Views: 3187

Re: Protecting your $$$$$ wines

I have a friend who will only buy pristine labels. Not because he wants to resell. But because when he shares the wine with friends / others, he wants the wine to show it's best and the bottles to look their best. I've tried to talk him out of this, no luck. I assume there are others out there with ...
by Peter Hirsch
December 3rd, 2019, 3:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1201
Views: 64988

Re: More tariffs?

Got to load the boat on 2008 Cristal and Dom, stuff already in the USA
by Peter Hirsch
December 3rd, 2019, 2:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Protecting your $$$$$ wines
Replies: 53
Views: 3187

Re: Protecting your $$$$$ wines

I've given the saran wrap idea a little bit of thought but decided against it. I think if any moisture gets wrapped in with the label, it will cause mold / mildew to grow faster as the moisture can't leave the surface of the label. Probably good for short term protection (shipping?) but not so great...
by Peter Hirsch
December 1st, 2019, 12:52 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Truffles 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1539

Re: Truffles 2019

Bump!
by Peter Hirsch
November 28th, 2019, 3:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: No longer can afford Giuseppi Rinaldi- who is the ballpark?
Replies: 41
Views: 3233

Re: No longer can afford Giuseppi Rinaldi- who is the ballpark?

+1 on Cavallotto. Think they're just a great value in high end Barolo. Love their Bricco Boschis 'Vigna San Giuseppe' riserva, around $100 on release.
by Peter Hirsch
November 26th, 2019, 1:51 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Truffles 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1539

Re: Truffles 2019

Any new good sources or coupon codes? The Sabatino one no longer working.
by Peter Hirsch
November 26th, 2019, 1:47 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Truffles 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 1539

Re: Truffles 2019

We had our annual white truffle dinner on October 26. For the large truffles we paid $3973/kg or $1805/lb. The price was less for the medium and less again for the small. The consensus was this year's truffles were one of the better years we have had. The aromatics were superb and the taste excelle...
by Peter Hirsch
November 23rd, 2019, 3:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Barolo Thoughts?
Replies: 11
Views: 978

Re: 2001 Barolo Thoughts?

I'd put 2001 on par with other good/great vintages. 1990, 96, 99, 01, 04, 06, 10, 13.
I've had a few over the last 5 years, general impression is that the big boys (Giacosa, G Conterno, etc) are not close to ready but you can drink and enjoy the producers that make earlier drinking Barolo
by Peter Hirsch
November 14th, 2019, 3:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '05 Pegau - 3L
Replies: 10
Views: 810

Re: '05 Pegau - 3L

I like the big bottles. Lots of fun when you have a bunch of people over to your house/apt or a big group at a restaurant. The big bottle is always a hit with the crowd...
by Peter Hirsch
November 10th, 2019, 4:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 657
Views: 33049

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Down 7.1% on the year with about 8 weeks more or less to go and some good 'using up' opportunities on the horizon.
And my 'open deliverables' are at ZERO right now. I'm owed no wine by anyone!
The Flickinger Henri Boillot yearly offering will push me back up when that gets confirmed, unfort...
by Peter Hirsch
November 8th, 2019, 2:24 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Costco $550 Belota Iberico
Replies: 64
Views: 4643

Re: Costco $550 Belota Iberico

I'm in. Ordered, it came yesterday, looks great. Will give it the taste test this weekend..
by Peter Hirsch
October 2nd, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Market Fatigue and the Tsunami Wave is coming Ashore
Replies: 47
Views: 3350

Re: Wine Market Fatigue and the Tsunami Wave is coming Ashore

Speaking solely as a consumer, I remember buying 'cult' Calif cabs in the early - late 90s because they were reasonably cheaper vs Bordeaux (say 2nd growth stuff). Then Calif exploded their pricing in the mid '00s and the equation went the other way, with CA Cults demanding pricing over 2nd growths....
by Peter Hirsch
September 29th, 2019, 12:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 657
Views: 33049

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Hit my yearly reduction target with 3 months to go. Gonna reduce more and then go for another 5% reduction next year...
by Peter Hirsch
September 15th, 2019, 6:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 657
Views: 33049

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Down 5.3% on the year. Target was down 6% or more on the year, so right on glide path. This will have me down by about 33% over the last 5 years.
by Peter Hirsch
August 27th, 2019, 4:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sake. Very interesting beverage. My Kyoto experience
Replies: 34
Views: 1673

Re: Sake. Very interesting beverage. I'm going to have to learn more

BTW, anyone in Kyoto who wants to learn about sake, I 100% recommend Bar Yoramu (www.sakebar-yoramu.com/ ). Tiny place with a passionate owner.
by Peter Hirsch
August 27th, 2019, 4:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sake. Very interesting beverage. My Kyoto experience
Replies: 34
Views: 1673

Sake. Very interesting beverage. My Kyoto experience

Just spent 2 weeks in Japan (Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto and surrounding area). Amazing time, great experiences, culminating with the Mt Fuji climb (It's cold up there! And windy!!). Back to the point. Sake. I came over here knowing little. Yeah, I'd go to a sushi/sashimi place and order whatever the waite...
by Peter Hirsch
August 13th, 2019, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Box Wines
Replies: 11
Views: 2283

Re: Box Wines

When we go on vacation to either the beach or golf, I buy box wine for the house that we rent. I like Black Box wines, they're perfectly fine 'every day' wines. Not gonna get any DRC or 1st growth taste there, but it does the job on vacation.
by Peter Hirsch
August 6th, 2019, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long to decant 05 Giuseppe Rinaldi Barolo Brunate Le Coste ... tonight?
Replies: 5
Views: 379

Re: How long to decant 05 Giuseppe Rinaldi Barolo Brunate Le Coste ... tonight?

I'd either start now (2:30pm CST) or don't decant at all. I'd worry about a 1-2 hour decant. No primary fruit, maybe the wine closes up.
by Peter Hirsch
July 30th, 2019, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Haut Bailly vs. Les Carmes Haut Brion
Replies: 35
Views: 2705

Re: Haut Bailly vs. Les Carmes Haut Brion

LCHB from 1998 and 2000 is like $100 or less in the auction market. Why not buy those?
by Peter Hirsch
June 18th, 2019, 10:15 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: All Clad VIP Sale extra discounts
Replies: 29
Views: 4154

Re: All Clad VIP Sale extra discounts

Ridiculously good sale....

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