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by Kelly Walker
December 7th, 2019, 2:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 682
Views: 34699

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Tariffs are imposed to either:
Level the playing field
OR
Penalize (inflict pain) on a country for perceived unfair trading practices. The discussed tariff is the latter. Not judging the choices, but the selected tariffs must have been deemed as strategic. Let’s see how this plays out.
by Kelly Walker
December 7th, 2019, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Pierre Peters Les Chetillons BdB
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: 2012 Pierre Peters Les Chetillions BdB

Tantric and platonic? Just rubbing the bottle?

I have a few of these but have yet to open one. Sounds great but needing lots of time.
by Kelly Walker
December 7th, 2019, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: More road pops, and another reason to dislike large bottles (Champagneapalooza)
Replies: 7
Views: 337

Re: More road pops, and another reason to dislike large bottles (Champagneapalooza)

Frank,
Great lineup. Perfect for Hawaii.

BTW, we lost our 13 yo sheltie, Dudley, this year. Looked exactly like your avatar. Such a great and sweet dog. Adored my wife and was a real cuddle bear.
by Kelly Walker
December 7th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Domaine du Clos de Tart Clos de Tart
Replies: 10
Views: 357

Re: TN: 2007 Domaine du Clos de Tart Clos de Tart

A wine I have always found to be rather new-worldly. Delicious wine though.
by Kelly Walker
December 7th, 2019, 8:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?
Replies: 23
Views: 453

Re: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?

Oooh I want to play but traveling next 2 weeks. I will be on the guessing end as they pop up until I can post some of my own. Great idea for us nerds.
by Kelly Walker
December 7th, 2019, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tips for a couple days in Austrian wine country?
Replies: 21
Views: 584

Re: Tips for a couple days in Austrian wine country?

Not sure if Heuringer start when you are there but in the Wachau, like in Weisenkirchen, look for homes with a wheat wreath and ribbon displayed. This means they welcome visitors for a home cooked meal and wine, usually in the garden for a small fee. A wonderful experience.
by Kelly Walker
December 6th, 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Wine pairing with "Angry Crab?"
Replies: 12
Views: 258

Re: Wine pairing with "Angry Crab?"

If similar to Singapore chili crab, riesling.
by Kelly Walker
December 6th, 2019, 2:50 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Paris
Replies: 218
Views: 16136

Re: Eating and Drinking in Paris

La Cagouille ❤️ Razor clams in butter, I dream of them!
by Kelly Walker
December 6th, 2019, 1:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Cooking sins - - Forgive me for I have sinned big time
Replies: 10
Views: 344

Re: Cooking sins - - Forgive me for I have sinned big time

Extra hot wings Reheated for breakfast. Addictive
by Kelly Walker
December 6th, 2019, 10:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2017 White Burg are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 44
Views: 2780

Re: What 2017 White Burg are you drinking tonight?

Drank a 2017 Ramonet St. Aubin Dent de Chien last night. Wow, classic Ramonet signature. Very precise and a delight to drink. St. Aubin is rockin’ in both ‘14 and ‘17.
by Kelly Walker
December 5th, 2019, 8:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Speaking of Winebid...
Replies: 27
Views: 2464

Re: Speaking of Winebid...

Actually I have. Maybe indeed you are a psychic. 😊
by Kelly Walker
December 5th, 2019, 4:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Speaking of Winebid...
Replies: 27
Views: 2464

Re: Speaking of Winebid...

Victor Hong wrote:
December 5th, 2019, 4:00 pm
From a psychic perspective, that buyer may still have gotten a pure steal.

Despite how I need no more wine, and am keenly sensitive to market valuation risk, the latter dominates.
I did not realize you were a psychic....what am I thinking?
by Kelly Walker
December 4th, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tips for a couple days in Austrian wine country?
Replies: 21
Views: 584

Re: Tips for a couple days in Austrian wine country?

It has been a few years but I had stayed at Hotel Schloss Durnstein several times and it was very nice, perfectly situated on the Danube. Just up the river is Weisenkirchen, a very quaint little village with lots of outside dining in good weather. Krems is a very nice walking town. The Egon Schiele ...
by Kelly Walker
December 4th, 2019, 6:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Floral barolo recs
Replies: 45
Views: 1883

Re: Floral barolo recs

As some have already mentioned, my first answer was Barbaresco. As I considered the question in the conrext of Barolo, examples that came to mind included Podere e Cantina's Classico, E. Grasso Chiniera, and B. Giacosa. But, it can depend on a number of factors, which means it's less consistent, fo...
by Kelly Walker
December 4th, 2019, 6:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Floral barolo recs
Replies: 45
Views: 1883

Re: Floral barolo recs

B. Giacosa. Always a floral top note (rose & violet), more so in their Barbaresco but also the Baroli. Price may be an issue.
by Kelly Walker
December 1st, 2019, 7:57 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Favorite Instant Pot recipes?
Replies: 97
Views: 5314

Re: Favorite Instant Pot recipes?

More beans than you could imagine. There is a 32 bean soup mix.
by Kelly Walker
December 1st, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Favorite Instant Pot recipes?
Replies: 97
Views: 5314

Re: Favorite Instant Pot recipes?

We had a ham for thanksgiving. My wife took the bone with plenty of meat attached and threw it in the IP with a 23 bean mix. Slow cooked then pressure cooked and left to warm a few more hours. Damn best ham bean soup ever! Very hearty and tasty. Beans were perfect.
by Kelly Walker
November 30th, 2019, 7:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: La Liste - 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 306

La Liste - 2019

The 2019 La Liste is out. As always plenty to argue about. Interesting that Japan and China top the list of highest rated restaurants above France. https://www.laliste.com/en/laliste/world I went through the list down to 81 points to see which restaurants I have dined at in the past. Kind of scared ...
by Kelly Walker
November 28th, 2019, 9:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Unfinished Pine vs. Redwood vs. Mahogany; another cellar question
Replies: 30
Views: 1236

Re: Unfinished Pine vs. Redwood vs. Mahogany; another cellar question

I have a beautiful pool furniture set made from Ipe. Wears like steel. I wonder if someone has done wine racking using it?
by Kelly Walker
November 28th, 2019, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup
Replies: 139
Views: 5872

Re: Thanksgiving Day Wine Lineup

Early dinner:
2008 Dom
2016 Kistler Laguna Ridge RRV Chard (mag)
2006 W-S Westside Road Neighbors PN
+ whatever our friends bring, which assuredly will be great
by Kelly Walker
November 28th, 2019, 8:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Interesting recent experience at a restaurant that allowed corkage...
Replies: 33
Views: 2018

Re: Interesting recent experience at a restaurant that allowed corkage...

We (wine friends) are very lucky where we live. 99% of the restaurants we frequent are free corkage. Wait staff generally know us so they know the routine. We will always open ourselves bottles that need extra TLC/Durand treatment. We most often pour ourselves other than Champagne. Our tradition is ...
by Kelly Walker
November 26th, 2019, 8:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2017 White Burg are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 44
Views: 2780

Re: What 2017 White Burg are you drinking tonight?

Tasted the entire lineup at Leflaive in June. Probably their best set of wines I can ever remember.
by Kelly Walker
November 25th, 2019, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: De Long Wine Maps Sale and Kickstarter Project
Replies: 0
Views: 218

De Long Wine Maps Sale and Kickstarter Project

Got an e-mail today from De Long offering 20% off all maps and charts (code BUONVINO). https://www.delongwine.com/ But interestingly, they also have a cool kickstarter project for a new boxed map set. I have previously purchased their wine region maps that are very good. https://www.kickstarter.com/...
by Kelly Walker
November 25th, 2019, 4:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 149
Views: 12175

Re: 2008 Salon

Excellent and poignant post as always Francois. I have not yet had the privilege to taste the 2008 Salon. If I do it will likely be from the generosity of others. However, I have tasted most vintages over the years and have a very well defined profile stored in my tasting memory. So I feel like I ca...
by Kelly Walker
November 23rd, 2019, 5:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Unfinished Pine vs. Redwood vs. Mahogany; another cellar question
Replies: 30
Views: 1236

Re: Unfinished Pine vs. Redwood vs. Mahogany; another cellar question

I had my cellar done with unfinished cypress heartwood. One of the most moisture resistant, dimensionally stable woods. Really durable. Looks great.
by Kelly Walker
November 23rd, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The label for 2017 Mouton is, well, titillating
Replies: 42
Views: 2294

Re: The label for 2017 Mouton is, well, titillating

Anton D wrote:
November 23rd, 2019, 10:50 am
Has anyone tried the '93 lately? I wonder how it matured.
Sagging
by Kelly Walker
November 23rd, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1996 Dom Perignon, 1970 Figeac
Replies: 9
Views: 599

Re: 1996 Dom Perignon, 1970 Figeac

Thanks for the note on the '96 Dom. Understand your melancholy about drinking your last bottle. I still 4 or 5 in abeyance. Such a great bottle. Fortunately you have the 2008 to look forward to. You cannot buy enough '08. Otherwise all you will have is regrets.
by Kelly Walker
November 21st, 2019, 2:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo: no more need to wait forever and a day
Replies: 86
Views: 4002

Re: Barolo: no more need to wait forever and a day

Mel Knox wrote:
November 21st, 2019, 12:53 pm
When the moon hits your eye
Like a big pizza pie
That s LaMorra!
An old diving ditty:

When you put in your hand
And pull out a stump
Thats a morey
by Kelly Walker
November 21st, 2019, 1:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fukushima’s Nuclear Signature Found in California Wine
Replies: 14
Views: 1378

Re: Fukushima’s Nuclear Signature Found in California Wine

What I am much more concerned about is the alarming amount of Glyphosate founds in our processed foods and our produce. The levels detected are way above what most scientific organizations deem safe. They should ban it, but Bayer is too powerful a company for that to happen. 🍂 American homeowners a...
by Kelly Walker
November 20th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gallo Purchases Pahlmeyer
Replies: 48
Views: 3638

Re: Gallo Purchases Pahlmeyer

I hate when people make money! *old man screams at cloud* This. Sentiment of some seems to be, "I want you (winery) to be successful and make money, just not TOO successful and make TOO much money....as defined by me!" What's wrong with....if you like the wines when they were "small", and you still...
by Kelly Walker
November 20th, 2019, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fukushima’s Nuclear Signature Found in California Wine
Replies: 14
Views: 1378

Re: Fukushima’s Nuclear Signature Found in California Wine

The attribution of Fukashima as a source of Cs-137 in CA wine is ludicrous. 2 times baseline is not statistically relevant at these levels. It would be more likely due to improved detection capability. But it makes for a good headline.
by Kelly Walker
November 20th, 2019, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gallo Purchases Pahlmeyer
Replies: 48
Views: 3638

Re: Gallo Purchases Pahlmeyer

Wow, the big guys are on a tear, buying up everybody. There are [meta-] Darwinian aspects to this behavior which are pretty damned horrifying. Lately I've been reading a lot about the history of bidness, and I don't know what the hell these families are thinking when they sell out to Evil Inc, alth...
by Kelly Walker
November 16th, 2019, 8:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burg-o-philes; Tell me about Pierre Bourée Fils
Replies: 13
Views: 954

Re: Burg-o-philes; Tell me about Pierre Bourée Fils

2014 Meursault Perrieres is outstanding.
by Kelly Walker
November 16th, 2019, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are there objectively good and bad wines?
Replies: 100
Views: 3285

Re: Are there objectively good and bad wines?

No, just some peoples tastes are better educated and refined than others.
by Kelly Walker
November 16th, 2019, 7:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 F.X. Pichler Riesling Unendlich (Austria, Niederösterreich, Wachau)
Replies: 12
Views: 653

Re: TN: 2017 F.X. Pichler Riesling Unendlich (Austria, Niederösterreich, Wachau)

I have been drinking FX Pichler for over 20 years. Awesome producer. The Unendlich I often find a bit over done (extended hang time) relative to their other Smaragd wines. For me the Kellerberg is their best offering.
by Kelly Walker
November 15th, 2019, 6:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sadat X and Will Tells True wine connoisseur's S2 Ep #10 featuring DMC!
Replies: 8
Views: 578

Re: Sadat X and Will Tells True wine connoisseur's S2 Ep #10 featuring DMC!

c c c c c cool!!! Had not seen anything from Sadat X in a while. DMC...ballin'
by Kelly Walker
November 13th, 2019, 4:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines helped by climate change
Replies: 45
Views: 1370

Re: Wines helped by climate change

Barbera d’Alba. Much of the barbera is planted at the top of vineyards not suitable for nebbiolo. The barbera tended to be difficult to ripen. Now these upper areas ripening on a more consistent basis. I always preferred Barbera d’Asti because the grapes were planted at better elevation. That is cha...
by Kelly Walker
November 8th, 2019, 11:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 135
Views: 6742

Re: The Screaming Eagle of Chicken Sandwiches

Of course. Its obvious that anyone would kill for a Popeye's chicken sandwich or someone getting in the way of having one. Chick-fil-A has to be wondering if God does not love them anymore.
by Kelly Walker
November 8th, 2019, 9:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 135
Views: 6742

The Screaming Eagle of Chicken Sandwiches

Who'd thunk Popeye's chicken sandwiches would be such a craze! The end of civilization is surely at hand. [scratch.gif]

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... -side.html
by Kelly Walker
November 8th, 2019, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 682
Views: 34699

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Funny post Dan. I really feel bad about the impact on your company and others in your position. My best friend is a major importer and its a cataclysmic event.

Thankfully my epoisse has been spared.
by Kelly Walker
November 8th, 2019, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 682
Views: 34699

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

How did France escape the cheese tariffs?
by Kelly Walker
November 7th, 2019, 5:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So what do we know about Burgs this year and the Hospices de Beaune auction?
Replies: 23
Views: 1541

Re: So what do we know about Burgs this year and the Hospices de Beaune auction?

Global warming has reduced gains in knowledge? Is there anything not affected? 😀
by Kelly Walker
November 7th, 2019, 5:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanters for ballers only
Replies: 15
Views: 1253

Re: Decanters for ballers only

Rare has sold antique decanters for years. A 57th st must.
by Kelly Walker
October 29th, 2019, 8:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP: Marcel Juge
Replies: 19
Views: 1901

Re: RIP: Marcel Juge

Chris Seiber wrote:
October 28th, 2019, 3:41 pm
He is the standard by which future Cornas winemakers will be juged.
Nice play on words.

Sad to hear.
by Kelly Walker
October 26th, 2019, 12:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BA First Galleries lounge LHR
Replies: 9
Views: 846

Re: BA First Galleries lounge LHR

That would be nice
by Kelly Walker
October 26th, 2019, 12:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vietti '16's and some Aged Treats
Replies: 4
Views: 955

Re: Vietti '16's and some Aged Treats

Great notes as always. I have read your use of the term “paw-paw” before. Please describe.
by Kelly Walker
October 25th, 2019, 11:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking wine in the same vineyard that produced it....
Replies: 11
Views: 658

Re: Drinking wine in the same vineyard that produced it....

Does pissing in the vineyard after consuming a bottle count? The circle of life. 🤪
by Kelly Walker
October 25th, 2019, 11:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BA First Galleries lounge LHR
Replies: 9
Views: 846

BA First Galleries lounge LHR

Was pleasantly surprised by the more than serviceable wines for self pour:

Champagne:
Jeeper rose
Canard-Duchene Charles VII bdb

Whites:
Robert Hall viognier
Pascal Jolivet pouilly fume

reds:
Ch. de Fieuzal
Ch. Barde-Haut
by Kelly Walker
October 22nd, 2019, 8:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aglianico
Replies: 65
Views: 2845

Re: Aglianico

Who new. 121 BC was the first recorded vintage of the millennial.
by Kelly Walker
October 20th, 2019, 3:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you going to stop buying European tariff affected winei
Replies: 81
Views: 3987

Re: Are you going to stop buying European tariff affected winei

Talking with a retail friend. He expects distributors will jack prices even on existing stocks due to replacement cost.

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