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by Kelly Walker
October 28th, 2020, 3:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Test your knowledge of Burgundy - Fun
Replies: 24
Views: 1395

Re: Test your knowledge of Burgundy - Fun

Dennis Atick wrote:
October 28th, 2020, 3:24 am
I scored 72. Fun quiz. I wish they showed the correct answers for ones I got wrong.
At the end there is a button to review your results with the right answers.
by Kelly Walker
October 27th, 2020, 7:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DRC pricing in restaurant
Replies: 17
Views: 1521

Re: DRC pricing in restaurant

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
October 27th, 2020, 7:13 pm
I think the 17s are drinking well, but if I was gonna go for any of those it’d be the ech. About a 6-800 premium from best retail which isn’t bad until ++ makes it another 500.
That was my thought. I have found I prefer the Ech to the GE over the last 10 years.
by Kelly Walker
October 27th, 2020, 4:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DRC pricing in restaurant
Replies: 17
Views: 1521

Re: DRC pricing in restaurant

And yes, too young.
by Kelly Walker
October 27th, 2020, 4:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DRC pricing in restaurant
Replies: 17
Views: 1521

DRC pricing in restaurant

At a restaurant with these DRC prices:

2017 Ech - $1800
2017 GE - $2500
2017 Rich - $4000

Seem right to me. Not a buyer.
by Kelly Walker
October 27th, 2020, 1:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Test your knowledge of Burgundy - Fun
Replies: 24
Views: 1395

Re: Test your knowledge of Burgundy - Fun

It's a fun quiz, though there are some questionable questions: - the idea that the use of wild yeasts and old oak barrels is "relatively standard" is very naive - use of cold soaks, shorter macerations and more pump-overs are hardly a "direct" result of climate change but rather a human response to...
by Kelly Walker
October 26th, 2020, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Test your knowledge of Burgundy - Fun
Replies: 24
Views: 1395

Test your knowledge of Burgundy - Fun

I did not do as well as I had hoped

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by Kelly Walker
October 25th, 2020, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy and Duck Cassoulet
Replies: 16
Views: 919

Burgundy and Duck Cassoulet

Cannot think of a better pairing. Got together at the home of great friends whom the Mrs. happens to be an amazing cook. The dinner was duck cassoulet with with three types of sausage and gigante beans cooked over several days. Delicious and filling! http://ossi-net.com/Wine_images/Duck%20Cassoulet%...
by Kelly Walker
October 18th, 2020, 3:30 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3875
Views: 217806

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Picked up a bottle of the Belle Meade Olorosso Sherry Cask. Only 91 proof but man that is a smooth and long tipple. The sherry cask really imparts deep and dark flavor. I hear people use the descriptor 'treacle' and that is exactly what this has on the palate. Glad I gave this a go.
by Kelly Walker
October 17th, 2020, 11:07 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Old Forester Bourbon: how is the whole lineup?
Replies: 22
Views: 2397

Re: Old Forester Bourbon: how is the whole lineup?

How about the OF 1870 Original Batch? All of them are worth trying, they are all different profiles, so you get to choose the one you like. Obviously a lot of value and preference for 1920, might be due to proof since Original is 90, 1897 is 100 and 1920 is 115, so the relative upcharge of $15 for ...
by Kelly Walker
October 16th, 2020, 12:03 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3875
Views: 217806

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Sipping some now, a bit hot and definitely taste the wood.Time will tell but as of now prefer the cask strength Makers by a mile.I will follow this thru the evening and report back . For now no bueno for $60. You should start seeing some 4R Small Batch Select for about the same price at Costco. How...
by Kelly Walker
October 5th, 2020, 8:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1974 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Riserva Monfortino Speciale
Replies: 4
Views: 526

Re: TN: 1974 Giacomo Conterno Barolo Riserva Monfortino Speciale

I believe 1978 was the first year of only Francia fruit.
by Kelly Walker
October 3rd, 2020, 7:17 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3875
Views: 217806

Re: The Bourbon Thread

A few friends over for some rotisserie chicken.

My favorite Weller was the Antique.

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by Kelly Walker
September 28th, 2020, 2:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: This Weekends HDH Auction
Replies: 38
Views: 2508

Re: This Weekends HDH Auction

My impression was that the predictable things continued to be crazy, but that people are losing interest in what is not part of the craziness, particularly in Bordeaux. There were a number of bargains to be had in the Super Seconds, which didn’t seem so super, even in a great mature vintage like ‘8...
by Kelly Walker
September 27th, 2020, 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: This Weekends HDH Auction
Replies: 38
Views: 2508

Re: This Weekends HDH Auction

David, I hear you. I did pretty good on the sale of 37 lots I had in that auction. I also grabbed a 1989 LMHB for $800. Man that is a great wine.
by Kelly Walker
September 27th, 2020, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The correct way to prepare, open, and pour old(er) wine
Replies: 9
Views: 709

Re: The correct way to prepare, open, and pour old(er) wine

For old bottles I use the methods I learned over the years from the Somms at Bern's Steakhouse. The wines are never put in a vertical position from the time the bottle is pulled from its rack through the act of decanting (all old wines are decanted at Bern's unless you direct otherwise). The bottle ...
by Kelly Walker
September 27th, 2020, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wood boxes-what to do?
Replies: 31
Views: 1483

Re: wood boxes-what to do?

We use every one. Almost all of our under and above cabinet storage is wine boxes. I use them extensively in the greenhouse and garden. Great for potting and re-potting activities. In the garage I must have 15 12-btl OWC boxes I use for parts and storage. My wife seems to find a use for every one, n...
by Kelly Walker
September 25th, 2020, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: This Weekends HDH Auction
Replies: 38
Views: 2508

Re: This Weekends HDH Auction

Marcus, I agree with you. The pandemic has had some counter intuitive effects. By saying that I may be making a wrong observation of why it is happening. Or at least based on wrong assumptions. Initially I thought is was boredom from staying at home or more time to spend on internet working from hom...
by Kelly Walker
September 25th, 2020, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: This Weekends HDH Auction
Replies: 38
Views: 2508

This Weekends HDH Auction

I've been peaking in periodically today on the HDH auction livestream. A bunch of lots being auctioned today and tomorrow. Started out rather slowly early this morning with most lots going low to mid estimated range. By around 10:30 things started to heat up selling near upper range. A lot of DRC th...
by Kelly Walker
September 23rd, 2020, 3:09 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3875
Views: 217806

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Found a rye that I really love. Kentucky Owl 10 year Small Batch. The one I had was batch 03 bottled 11/18. 57%. Not oaky. Very pure and intense on the palate. Long and lingering. Have to find some for home. Great paired with a Monty White Rothschild.
by Kelly Walker
September 21st, 2020, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailers' e-mails that caused me to guffaw
Replies: 91
Views: 4354

Re: Retailers' e-mails that caused me to guffaw

Burgundy offers that start with "from vines adjacent to La Tache..."
by Kelly Walker
September 17th, 2020, 9:04 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Old Forester Bourbon: how is the whole lineup?
Replies: 22
Views: 2397

Re: Old Forester Bourbon: how is the whole lineup?

We get plenty of 1920 and it may be my favorite of the ones I have tried.
by Kelly Walker
September 17th, 2020, 12:58 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What SCOTCH are you drinking?
Replies: 764
Views: 53130

Re: What SCOTCH are you drinking?

I'd like to thank you LMD for introducing me to Aberlour A'bunadh. It's become one of my favorites and judging from how it disappears off of the shelves, must be very popular. Happy to know you got to enjoy something I posted about! Absolutely my pleasure. I recall the first time I got to try the A...
by Kelly Walker
September 17th, 2020, 12:49 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3875
Views: 217806

Re: The Bourbon Thread

When are we getting together dude?
by Kelly Walker
September 16th, 2020, 4:36 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3875
Views: 217806

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Been drinking Four Roses Single Barrel. Really enjoying it. Distinctively different profile then the Small Batch which I find has a sweeter note on the finnish.
by Kelly Walker
September 15th, 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1997 Anniversary Wines - Recommendations?
Replies: 68
Views: 2641

Re: Auctions

I have a bunch of wine in the upcoming HDH auction including an OWC and singles of 1997 Salon. 1997 Giacosa Falletto and Rocche. Also 6 bottles of 1997 Monfortino.

Just sayin’ :)
by Kelly Walker
September 14th, 2020, 4:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taco Bell Jalapeño Noir
Replies: 38
Views: 2353

Re: Taco Bell Jalapeño Noir

Spicy green pepper notes. Yum!
by Kelly Walker
September 14th, 2020, 4:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Leflaive
Replies: 21
Views: 1324

Re: 2018 Leflaive

Hard to top the 2017 lineup. As chrystilline as I have tasted from them. If 2018s are coming out at a higher price I would look for 2017 PCs.
by Kelly Walker
September 11th, 2020, 8:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Remembering 9/11....
Replies: 22
Views: 992

Re: Remembering 9/11....

Thank you Frank Siller of Tunnel to Towers for stepping up to ensure the names were read today after the city cancelled what is the most important remembrance.
by Kelly Walker
September 7th, 2020, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Villero di Castiglione Falletto
Replies: 12
Views: 854

Re: TN: 1996 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Villero di Castiglione Falletto

It is with much lament that I just sent an unopened case of 1996 Falletto Riserva to auction. The prices have gotten crazy and I have few to drink them with these days.
by Kelly Walker
September 7th, 2020, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNR: FX Pichler Riesling Unendlich 2005
Replies: 14
Views: 825

Re: TNR: FX Pichler Riesling Unendlich 2001

Never been a big fan of FX's special bottlings such as the Unendlich and "M". As was note, they seem a bit overdone for me. Absolutely love his Kellerberg going back to the '90s.
by Kelly Walker
September 6th, 2020, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Charbono and age?
Replies: 21
Views: 1114

Re: Charbono and age?

I saw the thread title and immediately said to myself "I gave that stuff in my 30's" [snort.gif]
by Kelly Walker
September 5th, 2020, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 PYCM St Aubin En Remilly
Replies: 12
Views: 1192

Re: TN: 2016 PYCM St Aubin En Remilly

Hubert Lamy makes a killer St. Aubin En Remilly. Prices have also gotten crazy though.
by Kelly Walker
August 22nd, 2020, 8:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Three Chassagne-Montrachet parcels compared (2020)
Replies: 39
Views: 1542

Re: Three Chassagne-Montrachet parcels compared (2020)

Super informative post William. That third bunch could pass as table grapes.
by Kelly Walker
August 16th, 2020, 9:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What other Champagnes are similar to Krug?
Replies: 35
Views: 2922

Re: What other Champagnes are similar to Krug?

To answer the OP's question...Krug
by Kelly Walker
August 16th, 2020, 9:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A small gathering at Jailbreak Brewing Co.
Replies: 6
Views: 722

Re: TN: A small gathering at Jailbreak Brewing Co.

Oh you guys don't know how to...yeah you do. What a great group of wines. The 1996 Margaux is the bomb. Wine of the vintage. So happy to see you guys getting together amidst the sh*t show. Still hoping for November.
by Kelly Walker
August 12th, 2020, 5:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Perot-Minot Mazoyeres-Chambertin
Replies: 10
Views: 724

Re: TN: 1999 Perot-Minot Mazoyeres-Chambertin

Yes, a big shift in winemaking style. I could not drink the wines of that period.
by Kelly Walker
August 11th, 2020, 4:25 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Whistle Pig Rye
Replies: 8
Views: 879

Re: Whistle Pig Rye

Did not know any back story on WP or the founder. The rep did say that they source rye from Canada but that more and more of the offerings are on premise distillation. I googled WP and it looks like the founder got run off. Not sure how that Armagnac project is every going to take off. They can hard...
by Kelly Walker
August 11th, 2020, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine Roulot Bourgogne-Aligoté (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne-Aligoté)
Replies: 7
Views: 284

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine Roulot Bourgogne-Aligoté (France, Burgundy, Bourgogne-Aligoté)

Nice post. Seems most anything Roulot puts his hands on is great.
by Kelly Walker
August 11th, 2020, 11:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amazing dinner and wines
Replies: 7
Views: 778

Re: Amazing dinner and wines

Nick Christie wrote:
August 11th, 2020, 11:02 am
That Mushroom Pan!

Even the earth moved that morning in anticipation...
[rofl.gif] Why yes it did? Did you feel it?
by Kelly Walker
August 11th, 2020, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amazing dinner and wines
Replies: 7
Views: 778

Amazing dinner and wines

Last week I posted a tongue-in-cheek description of a dinner with our Small Group. Well we actually got together last night at N's house for the first time in over 4 months. N's wife is a superstar home chef and she just knocked it out of the park. We started out with some fun nibbles including pork...
by Kelly Walker
August 9th, 2020, 2:38 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Whistle Pig Rye
Replies: 8
Views: 879

Whistle Pig Rye

I have been have great fun exploring Bourbon as of late. Our restaurant has been doing a series of whiskey dinners, bringing in distillers to present. My wife and I attended this dinner last week with two other couples. The chef did an amazing job of pairing the rye whiskeys which I think is not eas...
by Kelly Walker
August 7th, 2020, 11:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN - 1990 Mouton-Rothschild - the happiest possible ending to one of my longest journeys in wine
Replies: 14
Views: 1338

Re: TN - 1990 Mouton-Rothschild - the happiest possible ending to one of my longest journeys in wine

Love the story and the note. To have that wine relationship with your Dad is magical.
by Kelly Walker
August 7th, 2020, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great Wines with Friends During Covid and Riots
Replies: 8
Views: 950

Re: Great Wines with Friends During Covid and Riots

Jay Miller wrote:
August 7th, 2020, 6:33 am
Fail. You didn't provide a trigger warning for this thread.

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All in good fun grouphug
by Kelly Walker
August 6th, 2020, 6:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great Wines with Friends During Covid and Riots
Replies: 8
Views: 950

Re: Great Wines with Friends During Covid and Riots

Rauno E (NZ) wrote:
August 6th, 2020, 11:07 am
Nicely done :)!

... but how was the food?!
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by Kelly Walker
August 6th, 2020, 7:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great Wines with Friends During Covid and Riots
Replies: 8
Views: 950

Great Wines with Friends During Covid and Riots

A group of five of us have been getting together monthly for dinner for a long time. We call ourselves The Small Group with the purpose of sharing great wines, eating great food and virtue signaling. The way it normally works is we settle on a general theme and each brings a number of bottles which ...
by Kelly Walker
July 18th, 2020, 7:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The world's finest Grenache is from ...
Replies: 163
Views: 6291

Re: The world's finest Grenache is from ...

Rayas is the d'Yquem of granache. No comparisons. But also very unique in its character. Grenache is most typically part of a blend. It is difficult to pull off a pure grenache. Regional terroir influences are important. I find the Priorat best able to do this. Domestically I think the Cayuse GOK is...
by Kelly Walker
July 6th, 2020, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Weekend of Celebration: Bubbles, DRC, Rousseau, Rayas, etal
Replies: 10
Views: 1129

Re: Weekend of Celebration: Bubbles, DRC, Rousseau, Rayas, etal

Yeah, a real treat. Absolutely no shame in drinking either of those now. Already at 10.5.
by Kelly Walker
July 5th, 2020, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Weekend of Celebration: Bubbles, DRC, Rousseau, Rayas, etal
Replies: 10
Views: 1129

Re: Weekend of Celebration: Bubbles, DRC, Rousseau, Rayas, etal

Indeed, the food every bit kept up with the wines.
by Kelly Walker
July 5th, 2020, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Weekend of Celebration: Bubbles, DRC, Rousseau, Rayas, etal
Replies: 10
Views: 1129

Weekend of Celebration: Bubbles, DRC, Rousseau, Rayas, etal

A confluence of anniversaries and birthdays with our best friends was the impetus for an amazing weekend in the mountains recently. Friday Dinner http://ossi-net.com/Wine_images/BF%20Dinner1%20%283517%29%20small.jpg Champagne Vouette & Sorbee Blanc d’Argile Brut Nature – Did not note the release or ...
by Kelly Walker
June 22nd, 2020, 1:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 vs 2017 Leflaive
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Re: 2018 vs 2017 Leflaive

Have not had a 2018 Leflaive but it will be hard to beat 2017.

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