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by Peter Hirsch
August 13th, 2019, 1:50 pm
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Box Wines
Replies: 6
Views: 187

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: 311

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: 31
Views: 1960

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
Topic: All Clad VIP Sale extra discounts
Replies: 27
Views: 1999

Re: All Clad VIP Sale extra discounts

Ridiculously good sale....
by Peter Hirsch
June 11th, 2019, 8:38 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: WTB: 2013 Marcassin Chardonnay
Replies: 0
Views: 299

WTB: 2013 Marcassin Chardonnay

Happy to take your allocation (all or part) if you're not interested? I think they're due out soon.
by Peter Hirsch
June 6th, 2019, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?
Replies: 62
Views: 4185

Re: What's the nest top end non-DRC red Burgundy?

yep. Similar to above suggestions:

Rousseau (Chambertin or Beze)
Roumier (Bonnes Mares or Amoureuses)
Mugnier (Musigny or Amoureuses)
Dujac (CDLR or CSD)
Cathiard RSV
Fourrier 'Griotte'
Rouget 'Parantoux'
Meo 'Richebourg'
by Peter Hirsch
May 5th, 2019, 6:47 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SOLD— 6 packs of Château de Pibarnon Bandol Rosé 2016 -- 1/2 of Retail Price
Replies: 9
Views: 772

Re: SOLD— 6 packs of Château de Pibarnon Bandol Rosé 2016 -- 1/2 of Retail Price

BTW, wine arrived on time, exactly as advertised. Thanks again for the great price!
by Peter Hirsch
May 5th, 2019, 6:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 512
Views: 25583

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Down 4% on the year. Goal is another 1.75% for this year. Should be easy.
by Peter Hirsch
May 5th, 2019, 5:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you buying white burg to cellar for 10+ yrs?
Replies: 66
Views: 3002

Re: Are you buying white burg to cellar for 10+ yrs?

White burg, other than 'house wine' basic bourgogne, now represents about 1.5% of my wine collection. For comparison, red Burg is more like 60%. If no PremOx issues, I'd probably own 10-20x more white Burg. My goal is under 1%.
by Peter Hirsch
May 2nd, 2019, 4:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 512
Views: 25583

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

A slightly different milestone. For the first time since I started this hobby back in the late '80s, I have zero bottles on order, waiting to be delivered.
by Peter Hirsch
May 2nd, 2019, 4:21 am
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Keeping unopened white wine in the fridge
Replies: 13
Views: 1020

Re: Keeping unopened white wine in the fridge

It really depends on the wine. A Mosel Riesling can stay open yet perfectly fine for several weeks, but I've had many white wines turn quite flat and dull even after a few days. NZ Sauvignon Blancs don't seem to survive at all. For a couple of times I've had a remaining half a bottle of NZ SB turn ...
by Peter Hirsch
April 13th, 2019, 4:34 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Pappy 23
Replies: 3
Views: 649

Re: FS: Pappy 23

You ever get down to NYC? If so we can work out a deal...
by Peter Hirsch
April 12th, 2019, 1:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 512
Views: 25583

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Down 3.75% on the year.
by Peter Hirsch
April 12th, 2019, 7:14 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Pappy 23
Replies: 3
Views: 649

Re: FS: Pappy 23

where are you located?
by Peter Hirsch
April 10th, 2019, 1:40 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Are Sous vide steaks fatty ?
Replies: 7
Views: 537

Re: Are Sous vide steaks fatty ?

When i see pictures of sous vide steaks it always looks to me as if the marbling has not broken down and is still solid form fat. Is that the case in reality ? The opposite from my experience, very fatty steaks can become almost gelatinous. It's an odd texture which the warden does not like. I like...
by Peter Hirsch
April 10th, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SOLD— 6 packs of Château de Pibarnon Bandol Rosé 2016 -- 1/2 of Retail Price
Replies: 9
Views: 772

Re: 6 packs of Château de Pibarnon Bandol Rosé 2016 -- 1/2 of Retail Price

It's such a good summer wine, on a hot day or evening. Goes great on a hot night with some roast chicken. Love the stuff for about 3 months a year. At $16, no brainer!
by Peter Hirsch
April 10th, 2019, 3:30 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: SOLD— 6 packs of Château de Pibarnon Bandol Rosé 2016 -- 1/2 of Retail Price
Replies: 9
Views: 772

Re: 6 packs of Château de Pibarnon Bandol Rosé -- 1/2 of Retail Price

Interested at 1/2 price as stated.... https://www.wine-searcher.com/find/de+pibarnon+rose+bandol+provence+france/1/usa I don’t comment on pricing but this isn’t a flash site. Looks like cheapest retail is $28. half is $14. Assume shipping of $30 per box and the $16 for some volume with free shippin...
by Peter Hirsch
April 5th, 2019, 4:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does the market value of a wine u own stop you from drinking it?
Replies: 66
Views: 2837

Re: Does the market value of a wine u own stop you from drinking it?

Here's another factor to consider. How many times do you need to drink the same wine, and does the utility of that wine drop upon repeated consumption? I've had a decent amount of DRC, Roumier, Leroy, Rousseau over the years. Should that make it easier for me to sell, now, because I've already had t...
by Peter Hirsch
March 26th, 2019, 1:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Determining Resale Value Of Wine
Replies: 4
Views: 825

Re: Determining Resale Value Of Wine

Best way is to go to www.winemarketjournal.com and sign up for an account. I think a basic account is maybe $10 per year? This gives you access to an auction site aggregator, can see auction data which is (of course) where things clear the market. If you're trying to sell, the hammer price is a good...
by Peter Hirsch
March 23rd, 2019, 4:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does the market value of a wine u own stop you from drinking it?
Replies: 66
Views: 2837

Re: Does the market value of a wine u own stop you from drinking it?

Here's a fun couple of questions for those who say they only look at acquisition cost and don't worry about market value. 1) You bought a 1999 DRC La Tache for $300. You can now easily (I'll do it for you!) sell it for $5,000. Do you sell or do you keep? 2) I'm a generous guy. I'm going to give you ...
by Peter Hirsch
March 23rd, 2019, 4:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does the market value of a wine u own stop you from drinking it?
Replies: 66
Views: 2837

Re: Does the market value of a wine u own stop you from drinking it?

Hard to drink magnums of 90, 99, and 05 La Tâche when they are worth over $10,000 each and I paid little. I can’t do it. Yes, I bought it to drink, but can’t now pull trigger. And I won’t sell my house for what I paid for it, either. Same issue. I’m a value guy, I live a value life, I think about t...
by Peter Hirsch
March 17th, 2019, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 512
Views: 25583

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Down about 3.5% net this year. 6.5% to go...
Puts me down about 28% since I started my reduction plan in 2015.
by Peter Hirsch
March 11th, 2019, 3:33 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Changing landscape of Whisky and Bourbon
Replies: 9
Views: 550

Re: Changing landscape of Whisky and Bourbon

I like bourbon. a little over a year ago, a friend invited me along on a trip to BourbonLand to visit a good producer, taste 10-15 different barrels and pick out the one we liked the best. Fantastic experience, took maybe 4 hours to narrow down our favorite. Highlight of course is we bought our barr...
by Peter Hirsch
January 26th, 2019, 5:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 93 Damoy Chapelle Chambertin
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: TN: 93 Damoy Chapelle Chambertin

Sounds great! Hope the '99 gets there in another 5-10 years!
by Peter Hirsch
January 21st, 2019, 3:18 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: ‘74 Heitz Martha’s Vineyard MAG
Replies: 4
Views: 955

Re: ‘74 Heitz Martha’s Vineyard MAG

Thanks Alan. I bought a mag a while back (maybe last year?).
by Peter Hirsch
January 15th, 2019, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aubert Spring Release
Replies: 74
Views: 5424

Re: Aubert Spring Release

The shipping is a killer as it's 2 day. Ground would cut the price by $70 per case, or $6 per bottle. That's like a 2nd tax on the wine. Ah well, they are fantastic, what are you gonna do...
In a world where Harlan charges what, $700 per bottle? Aubert at $100 or so is value.
by Peter Hirsch
January 11th, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Now that 2018 is over: your wine of the year
Replies: 189
Views: 7602

Re: Now that 2018 is over: your wine of the year

So hard. Looking back over:

1990 Giacosa 'Falletto di Serralunga' riserva
1989 Giacosa 'Falletto di Serralunga' riserva
1998 Chave 'Cathelin'

One of those...
by Peter Hirsch
January 4th, 2019, 8:53 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: The Most Pretentious Crappy Restaurant Review I have ever read.
Replies: 11
Views: 1036

Re: The Most Pretentious Crappy Restaurant Review I have ever read.

I'm a fan. Been there maybe 3 times. Love the show, love the food. Is it over the top and wildly expensive? Sure. But for an occasional experience, why not?
by Peter Hirsch
December 29th, 2018, 7:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why doesn't Cabernet Sauvignon impress me...ever?
Replies: 45
Views: 1900

Re: Why doesn't Cabernet Sauvignon impress me...ever?

Yep. I mostly agree. At one point, a few decades ago, my cellar was probably 90% cab or cab mixed wines (left bank, Bordeaux). I just checked, I'm down to 16%. And pure cab is under 1%. Lots of 8/10 experiences but never the 9/10 or 10/10 I would say that there's real consistency there. While you ca...
by Peter Hirsch
December 29th, 2018, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seeking advice on the "last frontier" - Barolo and Barbaresco
Replies: 42
Views: 2809

Re: Seeking advice on the "last frontier" - Barolo and Barbaresco

Although I love Giacosa, the price of red label is getting to be so high that you may want to focus on the white labels, which are generally incredibly good, made in the same style, but at a fraction of the cost. Agree with this. And one I'd focus on if I was a new buyer would be the 1999 Le Rocche...
by Peter Hirsch
December 28th, 2018, 6:11 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Wagu/Kobe question
Replies: 3
Views: 583

Re: Wagu/Kobe question

There are all different grades / types of Japanese Wagyu. If you stick with A5, there are lots of different producers where the price can really vary. There are competitions, awards presented, etc. Also different 'terroirs' for different regions in Japan. For me, I want to pay less than $100 per lb ...
by Peter Hirsch
December 28th, 2018, 5:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 512
Views: 25583

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

The year is just about over. I'm net down just over 10% (10.12% to be exact). A spectacular year. I set out to complete a task (get down 10% or more), had 365 days to fulfill that task, and here we are. For 2019, same task, get down another 10%.
by Peter Hirsch
December 28th, 2018, 5:52 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2127
Views: 123798

Re: New York City Restaurants

To the question about where to eat when you're going to the theater in NYC Yeah, I know. No great restaurants around there. But I have to say. I like Bond 45 . Yeah it's huge. Yeah it's loud. Yeah it's really crowded with (mostly?) out of towners. But I'm still a fan. Good range of food. Things wel...
by Peter Hirsch
December 28th, 2018, 5:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zachy's pulls a Facebook
Replies: 51
Views: 2396

Re: Zachy's pulls a Facebook

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
December 28th, 2018, 4:32 am
I used to love the big bottle sales back in the day when I was sillly enough to think owning En Double-Maggies was fun!
I remember that! Pretty sure I have some DMags and Imperials that came from those sales...
by Peter Hirsch
December 27th, 2018, 7:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Non fancy italian reco nyc?
Replies: 28
Views: 1678

Re: Non fancy italian reco nyc?

Victor Hong wrote:
December 27th, 2018, 6:27 pm
Parm, in Nolita.
+1 parm is delicious
by Peter Hirsch
December 27th, 2018, 1:31 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Non fancy italian reco nyc?
Replies: 28
Views: 1678

Re: Non fancy italian reco nyc?

Maialino???
Don Angie???
by Peter Hirsch
December 27th, 2018, 6:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Shock: Fourrier Bourgogne preferred to a Grand Cru.
Replies: 20
Views: 1774

Re: A Shock: Fourrier Bourgogne preferred to a Grand Cru.

Peter, How many vintages of Jadot Ursules have you had, and at what age? I agree, I haven't had many Jadot 'wow's, but this bottling has produced most of them... along with a '47 Beaune 'Avaux' in the 70s. Dan Kravitz Hey Dan. That's fair. I've generally had the Beze, Bonnes Mares, Amoureuses, CSJ....
by Peter Hirsch
December 26th, 2018, 5:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Shock: Fourrier Bourgogne preferred to a Grand Cru.
Replies: 20
Views: 1774

Re: A Shock: Fourrier Bourgogne preferred to a Grand Cru.

I've never had a Jadot where I've said 'Wow!!'. Had a lot though where I said 'Eh...'

Fourrier is usually delicious, sometimes spectacular.
by Peter Hirsch
December 26th, 2018, 4:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Snagged some great deals at the WHWC 20% off sale
Replies: 27
Views: 1720

Re: Snagged some great deals at the WHWC 20% off sale

The WHWC sales used to be incredible. Was everything in the store. Think the last time they did this was the Jan 2012 sale. In the 1/2012 sale they had mags of 2001 Giacosa 'Rocche, Reserva' for $485 each incl delivery cost. That was nice...
by Peter Hirsch
December 26th, 2018, 5:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zachy's pulls a Facebook
Replies: 51
Views: 2396

Re: Zachy's pulls a Facebook

I used to buy from them in the Days Before Cellartracker so most of the purchase data is gone. They'd have sales now and then and some I remember being spectacular (I have some Bordeaux imperials that came from them, at really great prices). Since CT, it's been sparse. 2004 - 6 bottles of 2000 Le Cl...
by Peter Hirsch
December 14th, 2018, 3:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite right bank Bordeaux
Replies: 52
Views: 1926

Re: Favorite right bank Bordeaux

In no particular order

Petrus
Ausone
Angelus
Cheval Blanc
Tertre Roteboeuf
Conseillante
l'Evangile
Pavie
Valandraud
Trotanoy
Lafleur
l'Eglise Clinet
by Peter Hirsch
December 9th, 2018, 1:37 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: 1998 Guigal La Turque
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Re: FS: 1998 Guigal La Turque

I'll take all 12 for $4k + shipping.
by Peter Hirsch
December 2nd, 2018, 6:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 512
Views: 25583

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

As of last night I hit my yearly target.
A drop of just over 10% on the year.
I'm hoping for the same % drop, for the next 4 years
Then in January 2023 I'll reassess.
by Peter Hirsch
November 14th, 2018, 2:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Mugneret Gibourg village wine > $200!
Replies: 75
Views: 3682

Re: 2016 Mugneret Gibourg village wine > $200!

Whilst the Ech is usually a pretty (and very good wine) it's the Ruchottes that gets me excited....but not at nearly $900 and $1100 on wine-searcher pricing! There was a great Chinese restaurant in NYC, east 50s between Park and Madison, closed maybe 5 years ago. Maybe a decade ago it had the 1999 ...
by Peter Hirsch
November 5th, 2018, 12:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Turkey- Where do you buy it?
Replies: 55
Views: 1922

Re: Turkey- Where do you but it?

Used to go to d'Artagnan
Now Fresh Direct
by Peter Hirsch
November 4th, 2018, 3:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wines of 2018
Replies: 31
Views: 2787

Re: Best wines of 2018

1990 Giacosa 'Falletto' riserva
1989 Giacosa 'Falletto' riserva
2002 Rousseau 'CSJ'
2002 Fourrier 'CSJ'
1996 Salon
1982 Pichon Lalande (from Imperial)
1990 Beausejour Duffau
1971 Cantina Mascarello
1999 Soldera BDM riserva
1999 Chave 'Hermitage'
1971 Cappellano
by Peter Hirsch
October 21st, 2018, 6:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 512
Views: 25583

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

It's shaping up to being a very successful year, wine reduction-wise.
Looking at assumed consumption and purchases for the next 2.5 months, I'll end 2018 down about 10%.
That's also down 25% from my high point, 2013.
The ocean liner is turning...
by Peter Hirsch
October 14th, 2018, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Dominique Laurent VR Les Beaumonts VV - TN added
Replies: 17
Views: 761

Re: 2015 Dominique Laurent VR Les Beaumonts VV / Bottle and Producer ?

A delicious mine-field. Just interesting how to Burg guys, Jayer is perfection (and the very few I've had have been fantastic and delicious). But Jayer used lots of new oak, destemmed, and according to Fourrier, used "Roundup" in the vineyards (at least early on). https://www.vinous.com/articles/cel...

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