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by Peter Hirsch
September 11th, 2020, 7:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine director, as a professional service job, not an attitude.
Replies: 3
Views: 686

Re: Wine director, as a professional service job, not an attitude.

I remember going there a bunch in the late '90s. Had an incredible Rhone assortment, all the great names and years, both Northern and Southern Rhones, at prices that were below then current auction, well below. Drank all the great stuff, highlights were the '78 Northern Rhones (I think both Jaboulet...
by Peter Hirsch
September 4th, 2020, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top Cellar Holdings by Producer and Some Thoughts on how/why that's Changed
Replies: 87
Views: 4888

Re: Top Cellar Holdings by Producer and Some Thoughts on how/why that's Changed

Roumier Rousseau De Vogue Jadot Fourrier Perrot-Minot Arnoux Chave Groffier G. Conterno That's about 31% of my cellar. Not much of a change from 5 or 10 years ago. I think the reason isn't because I continue to buy these wines in quantity (that's not the case. They were so reasonable 20 years ago, n...
by Peter Hirsch
August 22nd, 2020, 5:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hart Davis Hart Auction
Replies: 19
Views: 1697

Re: Hart Davis Hart Auction

I bid on 9 lots of Barolo/Barbaresco. Was the under-bid on 2, missed 3 others by a little, missed the other 4 by a country mile. None for me..
by Peter Hirsch
August 17th, 2020, 5:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Leeuwin Estate Chardonnay Art Series
Replies: 11
Views: 1340

Re: TN: 2016 Leeuwin Estate Chardonnay Art Series

I'd had some of this (Leewin Art Series) back in the '90s and maybe even early '00s. And then forgot about them. This thread got me to think about them again. I bought some '16 and got around to trying last night. Wow that's good stuff. The flintyness and overall aromatics reminded me of some of the...
by Peter Hirsch
August 17th, 2020, 5:08 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Costco $550 Belota Iberico
Replies: 81
Views: 8828

Re: Costco $550 Belota Iberico

I put a couple in my wine cellar. Been pulling them out and using during the Covid. They last so long, zero worries. I've gone through 2 of them since early March. Delicious.
by Peter Hirsch
August 13th, 2020, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Perot-Minot Mazoyeres-Chambertin
Replies: 10
Views: 693

Re: TN: 1999 Perot-Minot Mazoyeres-Chambertin

I thought the '05s were great, and really good AM reviews as well...
by Peter Hirsch
August 13th, 2020, 10:41 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2005 Potel Vosne Romanee Les Gaudichots
Replies: 5
Views: 692

Re: FS: 2005 Potel Vosne Romanee Les Gaudichots

Great thread, I forgot that one (even though I have 2-3 posts in it).

For old time sake, I have a $900 bid for the 3 bottles.
by Peter Hirsch
August 11th, 2020, 3:16 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: best hot dogs?
Replies: 60
Views: 2997

Re: best hot dogs?

I love both hot dogs and brats.
Big fan of the KC Cattle Company.
Both the dogs and brats.
Delicious.

https://kccattlecompany.com

https://kccattlecompany.com/products/wagyu-hot-dogs

https://kccattlecompany.com/products/wa ... nd-cheddar
by Peter Hirsch
August 5th, 2020, 8:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Increased corkage post-COVID?
Replies: 265
Views: 10210

Re: Increased corkage post-COVID?

A little bit of a thread drift, though the above is interesting. I've long thought that about the greatest value in high end luxury experiences is food in great restaurants. It's too cheap, relative to other high end luxury experiences. For the food portion, for one person, a great restaurant can't ...
by Peter Hirsch
August 3rd, 2020, 8:48 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Looking for a single bottle of Angélus 1998
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Re: Looking for a single bottle of Angélus 1998

I have a bunch, happy to either sell or trade you a bottle, just no idea how to do the transfer in the new 'Covid' world?
by Peter Hirsch
August 3rd, 2020, 7:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suggestions for purchase/delivery in Manhattan
Replies: 20
Views: 985

Re: Suggestions for purchase/delivery in Manhattan

Flatiron basically in Chelsea and they have a good champagne assortment.
by Peter Hirsch
July 23rd, 2020, 4:04 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB: 5/6 Liter Bordeaux for 40th
Replies: 22
Views: 1228

Re: WTB: 5/6 Liter Bordeaux for 40th

Flatiron NY has a 5L of 1989 Chateau Margaux for $7,000. Would be pretty tasty!!
by Peter Hirsch
July 21st, 2020, 3:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1550
Views: 148544

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

Any new 100/300 codes for Wine.com? I've used all the ones mentioned here (last one on 7/10), also my wife has done same.
by Peter Hirsch
July 16th, 2020, 3:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1550
Views: 148544

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

Sherri S h a p i r o wrote:
July 15th, 2020, 5:09 am
Peter Hirsch wrote:
July 15th, 2020, 4:51 am
I need a 100/300 coupon bad! I'm an addict!!!
What have you been buying?
1/2s of Krug Rose
2018 Arnot-Roberts 'Trout Gulch' Chardonnay
Boulay Sancerre Rose

All very good deals with the free shipping, 33% off from coupon and 10% off from RMN factored in. All crappy prices w/o...
by Peter Hirsch
July 15th, 2020, 4:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1550
Views: 148544

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

I need a 100/300 coupon bad! I'm an addict!!!
by Peter Hirsch
July 14th, 2020, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1550
Views: 148544

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

Michae1 P0wers wrote:
July 14th, 2020, 9:30 am
FYI, RMN has 14% for wine.com right now.
Yep. Hoping to combine with new coupons!!
by Peter Hirsch
July 14th, 2020, 4:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1550
Views: 148544

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

I've used all the Wine.com coupons mentioned above. Any fresh ones?? 50/150 or pref for 150/300!!!
by Peter Hirsch
July 9th, 2020, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert
Replies: 22
Views: 2079

Re: Aubert

Maxed my allocation and very happy to do so.
by Peter Hirsch
July 9th, 2020, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Lafleur, opinion please.
Replies: 32
Views: 1775

Re: 2019 Lafleur, opinion please.

I'd rather buy 1998. Trades around $500 or $600 all in at auction. 21 years along in development vs the 2019. Good point, except that this may be the most monolithic concentrated Lafleur I have encountered. The tannins are powerful, and hope the fruit outlasts it. I own it, haven't tried it. It sit...
by Peter Hirsch
July 4th, 2020, 2:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1550
Views: 148544

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

Waiting for retailmenot to have a link to wine.come for cashback. That seemed to end in June. Maybe comes back later this month...
by Peter Hirsch
July 4th, 2020, 2:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 Lafleur, opinion please.
Replies: 32
Views: 1775

Re: 2019 Lafleur, opinion please.

I'd rather buy 1998. Trades around $500 or $600 all in at auction. 21 years along in development vs the 2019.
by Peter Hirsch
June 30th, 2020, 6:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CHAMBOLLE-MUSIGNY 1er Cru question
Replies: 51
Views: 4206

Re: CHAMBOLLE-MUSIGNY 1er Cru question

Maybe easier to start with the Vineyard and Producer, separately and then figure out the producer for the vineyard?

Vineyard For me
Amoureuses
Cras
Fuees
Combe d'Orveau
For the 5th, I could be talked into a lot, but I'll go for Charmes.

Producer For me.
Roumier
Mugnier
Barthod
Clavelier
Groffier
by Peter Hirsch
June 30th, 2020, 4:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping wine cellar from France to USA
Replies: 18
Views: 1131

Re: Shipping wine cellar from France to USA

I've used Seabrook Export Services (www.seabrookexports.com) and had zero issues. Used them for 20 years.
by Peter Hirsch
June 29th, 2020, 4:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer Check: The Wine Club (SF)
Replies: 14
Views: 957

Re: Retailer Check: The Wine Club (SF)

Back in the days before the internet ('80s, '90s), their monthly newsletter with wine offerings was a must read / must order. And I would always stop off at the SF store when on a trip to the Left Coast as so many things never made it to the newsletter. Those were more fun days for wine collecting, ...
by Peter Hirsch
June 27th, 2020, 3:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1550
Views: 148544

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

Anyone else have any $50/$150 or $100/$300 coupons not already mentioned? It's the weekend, time to buy more wine!
by Peter Hirsch
June 27th, 2020, 3:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Much 2003 Red Burgundy?
Replies: 42
Views: 1675

Re: Drinking Much 2003 Red Burgundy?

William Kelley wrote:
June 26th, 2020, 5:15 pm
Personally, I'm following them with interest and will be curious to see where they get to in another two decades.
+1!
by Peter Hirsch
June 26th, 2020, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1550
Views: 148544

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

Matt N wrote:
June 26th, 2020, 7:51 am
Got what appears to be a wine.com coupon that is not in this thread yet:

PW50FB - 50 off 150
thanks. Just used it.
by Peter Hirsch
June 26th, 2020, 4:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Much 2003 Red Burgundy?
Replies: 42
Views: 1675

Re: Drinking Much 2003 Red Burgundy?

Thanks Peter. For the last couple of years do you see a trend or is it mixed? I think mixed. I've had good ones, great ones, bad ones recently. Like other Burg vintages, though maybe this one is more variable. One thing I find interesting is if you look on CellarTracker and do a search for 2003 Bur...
by Peter Hirsch
June 25th, 2020, 4:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Much 2003 Red Burgundy?
Replies: 42
Views: 1675

Re: Drinking Much 2003 Red Burgundy?

I just checked CT. Over the last 14 years I've had 81 bottles of 2003 red Burgundy. Sure some variation, some clunky wines, some with the heat signature. But much more often really tasty wine that shows vineyard and region characteristics. I, for one, am happy at the number of collectors who bypass...
by Peter Hirsch
June 23rd, 2020, 4:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Much 2003 Red Burgundy?
Replies: 42
Views: 1675

Re: Drinking Much 2003 Red Burgundy?

I just checked CT. Over the last 14 years I've had 81 bottles of 2003 red Burgundy. Sure some variation, some clunky wines, some with the heat signature. But much more often really tasty wine that shows vineyard and region characteristics. I, for one, am happy at the number of collectors who bypass ...
by Peter Hirsch
June 22nd, 2020, 3:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1550
Views: 148544

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

I need new coupon codes! With the free shipping and the 20% from RetailMeNot, what a great time to buy. Anyone have any codes that aren't listed here (I've used all of these...) Going to state the obvious. Get another account and you'll have all those again. RMN will give you 30% back on StewardShi...
by Peter Hirsch
June 21st, 2020, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1550
Views: 148544

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

I need new coupon codes! With the free shipping and the 20% from RetailMeNot, what a great time to buy. Anyone have any codes that aren't listed here (I've used all of these...) JB20 ($20 off $50) FBSPIR50 ($50 on $150) FBPRO50 ($50 on $150) FBR50 ($50 on $150) CIQ50 ($50 on $150) CN50 ($50 on $150)...
by Peter Hirsch
June 18th, 2020, 3:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert Fall Release - Save the Date
Replies: 58
Views: 4687

Re: Aubert Fall Release - Save the Date

Except for a few bottles here and there, Aubert is pretty much the only white wine I buy outside of Burgundy, and my white Burgundy purchases have really slowed down over the last decade (PremOx is alive and well).
by Peter Hirsch
June 18th, 2020, 3:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Climate change and Burgundy
Replies: 32
Views: 1951

Re: Climate change and Burgundy

Sounds like it's a good idea to load the boat with 1999, 2002, 2005.
by Peter Hirsch
June 16th, 2020, 1:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Cavallotto Barolo Riserva Vignolo
Replies: 14
Views: 971

Re: TN: 2004 Cavallotto Barolo Riserva Vignolo

Tend to agree Peter, compare the price of this to Vietti Rocche or Aldo Conterno Romarisco, definitely seems like a good price, but I did note the '13s had jumped a fair bit. I hadn't noticed, I stopped buying Barolo with the 2010 vintage. I like Barolo with some decent age on it and pushing 60 now...
by Peter Hirsch
June 16th, 2020, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Cavallotto Barolo Riserva Vignolo
Replies: 14
Views: 971

Re: TN: 2004 Cavallotto Barolo Riserva Vignolo

Just seems like it should trade a little closer to Bartolo Mascarello, Cappellano 'Rupestris', Conterno's 'Cascina Francia', Giuseppe Rinaldi. Such a deep discount to these producers, seems like good value... Tend to agree Peter, compare the price of this to Vietti Rocche or Aldo Conterno Romarisco...
by Peter Hirsch
June 12th, 2020, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Cavallotto Barolo Riserva Vignolo
Replies: 14
Views: 971

Re: TN: 2004 Cavallotto Barolo Riserva Vignolo

Just seems like it should trade a little closer to Bartolo Mascarello, Cappellano 'Rupestris', Conterno's 'Cascina Francia', Giuseppe Rinaldi. Such a deep discount to these producers, seems like good value...
by Peter Hirsch
June 12th, 2020, 7:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best domestic Chardonnay?
Replies: 111
Views: 6385

Re: Best domestic Chardonnay?

Marcassin
Aubert

Then
Peter Michael
Kistler
by Peter Hirsch
June 11th, 2020, 3:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Cavallotto Barolo Riserva Vignolo
Replies: 14
Views: 971

Re: TN: 2004 Cavallotto Barolo Reserva Vignolo

Kent Comley wrote:
June 10th, 2020, 5:04 pm
Close to my favourite Barolo producer.
+1

And relative to the quality, very well priced. No idea why the Riserva bottles don't trade at a much higher price, like other 'traditionalists'?
by Peter Hirsch
June 10th, 2020, 4:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top 10 Burg Producers In Your Cellar
Replies: 186
Views: 9297

Re: Top 10 Burg Producers In Your Cellar

72 total producers, but if I limit to 1% of the total or higher that drops to 33. I was an active buyer from the mid-90s on, but my final vintage was 2012. I have not a single bottle of Red Burg from 2013 or forward in my cellar, and 2011-2012 only represent about 2% of my Red Burgs. So 98% is 2010 ...
by Peter Hirsch
May 25th, 2020, 7:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sweet/Dessert Wines - I Own them, but Never Open them
Replies: 112
Views: 4409

Re: Sweet/Dessert Wines - I Own them, but Never Open them

Same issue here. I drink maybe 2-4 of these bottles a year, only when friends who really like the stuff come over. I own (according to CT) 160 bottles of sauternes / tokaji / port / madeira. Amazingly this is way way way down from a decade ago when I had close to 500 bottles. Over the last decade I ...
by Peter Hirsch
May 7th, 2020, 4:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Henri Boillot 'Puligny Montrachet 1er Les Pucelles'. TNs
Replies: 10
Views: 499

2012 Henri Boillot 'Puligny Montrachet 1er Les Pucelles'. TNs

All opened over the last week. Bottle #1 - PremOx Bottle #2 - PremOx Bottle #3 - PremOx Bottle #4 - This one proper. Some matchstick, color still light, etc. Not the longest or most intense finish. Say 93 points. Bottle #5 - PremOx Bottle #6 - PremOx 1 good bottle out of a 6-pack. Seems still some P...
by Peter Hirsch
April 22nd, 2020, 4:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 855
Views: 45756

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Down 6% on the calendar year. Moving on down!
by Peter Hirsch
April 21st, 2020, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2002 Drouhin Vosne Romanee Les Petits Monts 1er cru
Replies: 14
Views: 989

Re: 2002 Drouhin Vosne Romanee Les Petits Monts 1er cru

Parantoux to the right, Reignots to the left and right above Richebourg. Hard to get a better location.
by Peter Hirsch
April 13th, 2020, 11:39 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 1998 Roumier 'Musigny'
Replies: 0
Views: 375

FS: 1998 Roumier 'Musigny'

I saw Alan's offer for the 1997 vintage, thought someone might like a tasting pair?

1 bottle, 1998 Roumier 'Musigny'. Usual caveats, I'll UPS overnight to the lower 48 states. $9,000
by Peter Hirsch
April 13th, 2020, 4:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Pricing at Auction - MENTAL
Replies: 138
Views: 12117

Re: Wine Pricing at Auction - MENTAL

Before this heads to Politics. Here's the GOAT explaining why the 'Rich' are not 'hoarding' money. Fast forward to the 36 minute 20 second mark Pretty incredible how in 1979 the most popular daytime television show, the Phil Donahue show, devoted 2 full episodes to a Q+A session with the greatest ec...
by Peter Hirsch
March 10th, 2020, 4:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Marchand-Grillot? Anyone??
Replies: 14
Views: 793

Re: Marchand-Grillot? Anyone??

I ordered one each of the '09 and '10 Ruchottes Chamb and the GC Champerrieres. Gonna open all 4 within the next 2 weeks and will report back results. Would be nice to find a 'relatively' inexpensive source of some quality Burg (but so unlikely!!) You never reported back! Huh. I have no idea! I loo...
by Peter Hirsch
March 8th, 2020, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 855
Views: 45756

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

when I do my Atkins diet version, any alcohol shuts off weight loss for 2-3 days regardless of carb count. Just not worth it. Same thing. My only way to lose weight is to take alcohol to zero. I did that from 1/1 to 2/18, only drank on 6 of those days and half of those days were 2 bourbon days (few...
by Peter Hirsch
March 8th, 2020, 12:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 855
Views: 45756

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

As of March 8th.
Down 4.9% on the year.
Goal is down 6% on the year, so well on the way.
This will be down approximately 40% over 7 years.
Still too much...
by Peter Hirsch
February 9th, 2020, 9:04 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Selling 2009 Le Dome (St. Emilion)
Replies: 0
Views: 327

Selling 2009 Le Dome (St. Emilion)

I have a solid wood case (12 bottles) of 2009 Le Dome. Purchased as a future and delivered to me back in 2012 in London, I shipped it in March 2013 to the US (no issues with temp) and it's been in my offsite wine cellar ever since. I'll never get to this as I'm still working through my '90s bordeaux...

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