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by Kelly Walker
June 24th, 2019, 6:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Magnums vs. 750s for Long Term Investment
Replies: 12
Views: 738

Re: Magnums vs. 750s for Long Term Investment

Mags only for Champagne
by Kelly Walker
June 21st, 2019, 8:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: That VInous Dinner
Replies: 8
Views: 1014

Re: That VInous Dinner

I believe this was a charity lot from Festa. Wines donated.
by Kelly Walker
June 20th, 2019, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Chassagne en Remilly
Replies: 16
Views: 981

Re: TN: 2010 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Chassagne en Remilly

The PYCM St. Aubin En Remilly (Cuvee Nicolas & Mathis) is killer juice for the money. Have gone though a case of the 2016 this spring unable to keep hands off. The Chassagne is a step up though.
by Kelly Walker
June 19th, 2019, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne Christophe Baron
Replies: 54
Views: 2699

Re: Champagne Christophe Baron

Pulled the trigger. Only 1/1000 mag per person.
by Kelly Walker
June 6th, 2019, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bern’s Steakhouse Oct 11th or 12th
Replies: 10
Views: 818

Re: Bern’s Steakhouse Oct 11th or 12th

I am fine with anyone’s lifestyle choices. Given that Bern’s has that bordello vibe anyway, as good a place as any. The desert room offers plenty of privacy.
by Kelly Walker
June 6th, 2019, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the Best top end non-DRC red Burgundy?
Replies: 62
Views: 3704

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

Does your friend have experience with quality red Burgundy? If not he has no reference point. Maybe better to recommend a really good Burgundy and a great Burgundy. Then maybe he can experience “what all the fuss is about.”
by Kelly Walker
June 6th, 2019, 2:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bern’s Steakhouse Oct 11th or 12th
Replies: 10
Views: 818

Re: Bern’s Steakhouse Oct 11th or 12th

“Hook up” is not the best term to use :)
by Kelly Walker
June 3rd, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Azienda Agricola Le Ragnaie Brunello di Montalcino
Replies: 8
Views: 553

Re: TN: 2011 Azienda Agricola Le Ragnaie Brunello di Montalcino

Yeah, BdM is a wine that, for many people, does not trip their trigger. That includes the Italians. Most BdM is exported to Germany and the US. Very distinct from sangiovese grown in the Classico region which I tend to prefer. But Le Ragnaie is one of my favorites along with Cerbaiona.
by Kelly Walker
June 3rd, 2019, 4:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Azienda Agricola Le Ragnaie Brunello di Montalcino
Replies: 8
Views: 553

Re: TN: 2011 Azienda Agricola Le Ragnaie Brunello di Montalcino

Le Ragnaie is neither a north or south producer as they are located a short walk from village center. That is why they have the highest elevation vineyards in Montalcino. 15% is likely more related to vintage than style due to the heat.
by Kelly Walker
June 2nd, 2019, 8:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1990 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Gallina di Neive
Replies: 6
Views: 860

Re: TN: 1990 Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Gallina di Neive

Jeremy, I have had this wine numerous times. Mixed results possibly partially due to provenance. Not the star in the Giacosa Barbaresco stable. Ken will correct me if wrong but I believe this was always from purchased fruit. Of all the Giacosa Gallina I would expect 1990 to be the better of other vi...
by Kelly Walker
June 2nd, 2019, 7:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where please?
Replies: 23
Views: 1587

Re: Where please?

Welcome Len. If someone tells you you have the palate of a yak, please do not take offense.
by Kelly Walker
June 2nd, 2019, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pierre Peters Les Chetillons
Replies: 6
Views: 816

Re: Pierre Peters Les Chetillons

Neal, it is in his signature line: Ng
by Kelly Walker
May 29th, 2019, 3:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diamond Creek Offer - Only the rich need apply
Replies: 79
Views: 3673

Re: Diamond Creek Offer - Only the rich need apply

Historically, in my experience, DC wines needed many years of age to drink. Very St. Estephe-like. Was on their list in the 90s but decided I much preferred Bdx in that style. There was a long period in which the newer cults eclipsed their popularity. Looks like they are trying to get back up on the...
by Kelly Walker
May 26th, 2019, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My Top Wines of 2019 and Possibly My Top Wines Ever
Replies: 19
Views: 2274

Re: My Top Wines of 2019 and Possibly My Top Wines Ever

Cannot tell you how many bottles of 1996 and on bottles of BdM I have poured down the drain. I surely hoped they have fixed that disaster.
by Kelly Walker
May 26th, 2019, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My Top Wines of 2019 and Possibly My Top Wines Ever
Replies: 19
Views: 2274

Re: My Top Wines of 2019 and Possibly My Top Wines Ever

Amazing set of wines Fred.

1992 BdM is crystalline.
by Kelly Walker
May 14th, 2019, 6:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best villages to wander around in Burgundy?
Replies: 17
Views: 1092

Re: Best villages to wander around in Burgundy?

Santenay is very charming. Have lunch at Les Terroirs.
by Kelly Walker
May 12th, 2019, 7:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Selosse | Coche | Lafon | Ramonet | Mugneret | Hudelot | Rayas | Keller
Replies: 5
Views: 775

Re: Selosse | Coche | Lafon | Ramonet | Mugneret | Hudelot | Rayas | Keller

Wow! Incredible group of wines. Well done. Love the GMG Rouchottes.
by Kelly Walker
May 12th, 2019, 7:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Sake the closest thing to wine that doesn't have grapes in it?
Replies: 62
Views: 1513

Re: Is Sake the closest thing to wine that doesn't have grapes in it?

Not a cider fan but a close friend is a saki expert. He has sucked me into the black whole. Very complex subject even if, like wine, it is a straight forward production process. Source of the rice is as important as vineyards. So many styles, but again like wine only a small tier are interesting to ...
by Kelly Walker
May 9th, 2019, 5:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Just Wandering Around a LWS...Grand Cru and 1er Red Burgundy
Replies: 12
Views: 1072

Re: Just Wandering Around a LWS...Grand Cru and 1er Red Burgundy

All the more reason to strive for the 1% [tease.gif]

Unfortunately, even DRC is not enough to convince my wife of an inflated size.
by Kelly Walker
May 7th, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Paris itinerary / wine accessible restaurants
Replies: 24
Views: 915

Re: Paris itinerary / wine accessible restaurants

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
May 7th, 2019, 4:12 am
Kelly Walker wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 10:32 pm
La Cagouille no wine? This time of year they have the Chablis fest. Raveneau and Dauvissat at reasonable prices with buttered razor clams. No-brainer!
The OP is one of the chromatically challenged, red only. It's tragic.
Tragic indeed! mmmmm...razor clams and Chablis
by Kelly Walker
May 6th, 2019, 10:32 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Paris itinerary / wine accessible restaurants
Replies: 24
Views: 915

Re: Paris itinerary / wine accessible restaurants

La Cagouille no wine? This time of year they have the Chablis fest. Raveneau and Dauvissat at reasonable prices with buttered razor clams. No-brainer!
by Kelly Walker
May 6th, 2019, 10:28 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: What is top frequent flyer status really worth?
Replies: 37
Views: 1285

Re: What is top frequent flyer status really worth?

Living in CLT I was Chairman Preferred on USAir for years given I travel for a living. But I also had a long history with AA (million miler) when I was in Boston. After the merger I became a 2 million miler and maintained EXP up until this year. My travel changed and this year only made PLTPro. Now ...
by Kelly Walker
April 28th, 2019, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on this list of PYCM lower end 2017’s
Replies: 14
Views: 1274

Re: Thoughts on this list of PYCM lower end 2017’s

I would be all over the St. Aubin Remilly
by Kelly Walker
April 28th, 2019, 7:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Celebrating CellarTracker's Fifteenth Anniversary
Replies: 60
Views: 1207

Re: TN: Celebrating CellarTracker's Fifteenth Anniversary

Congrats Eric!! #157, been with you from even before the pay option. I remember the beta and going WHAT!!!? This is great. CT has come so far and constantly improves. Rates right up there with the invention of oak barrels, glass bottles, cork screws... where would be be without CT?
by Kelly Walker
April 25th, 2019, 10:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Von Winning 2010 Kalkofen Riesling Grosses Gewachs
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Re: TN: Von Winning 2010 Kalkofen Riesling Grosses Gewachs

Jim, a big fan of this producer. Subsequent vintages just build upon the previous. I am reluctant to sing praises as demand is going to pressure prices. Great young wine makers. A future superstar.
by Kelly Walker
April 25th, 2019, 1:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poll: what do you mean when you write "struck match" as a descriptor?
Replies: 16
Views: 667

Re: Poll: what do you mean when you write "struck match" as a descriptor?

Modern safety matches contain very small amount of sulfur and do not give that classic ‘struck match’ smell of old. Get some strike anywhere matches for a better sense if not familiar with it.
by Kelly Walker
April 24th, 2019, 7:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine as Gift - Administrative Professionals Day
Replies: 2
Views: 205

Re: Wine as Gift - Administrative Professionals Day

Didnt they use to call it Secretary Day?
I am old and politically incorrect. I remember when it was common to take them out for a 3 martini lunch.
by Kelly Walker
April 24th, 2019, 7:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: T/N Fabulous Chateau Rayas Dinner: 1978 - 2005
Replies: 24
Views: 1784

Re: T/N Fabulous Chateau Rayas Dinner: 1978 - 2005

Surprised no one has mentioned the 1995. A truly great Rayas.
by Kelly Walker
April 22nd, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do reductive notes indicate about the quality of a Chardonnay (if anything)?
Replies: 48
Views: 1422

Re: What do reductive notes indicate about the quality of a Chardonnay (if anything)?

Well it certainly is indicative of a wine making style, one which, producer dependent, I also really like. Not many argue with the quality of Coche-Dury, a poster child of the style. But the volatile sulfur compounds can overwhelm a wine though making it a fault.
by Kelly Walker
April 16th, 2019, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long to leave bottle upright for sediment to settle?
Replies: 5
Views: 476

Re: How long to leave bottle upright for sediment to settle?

Agree with John. It can be very wine specific. Old nebbiolo throws very fine sediment and can need weeks standing up.
by Kelly Walker
April 5th, 2019, 6:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage)
Replies: 4
Views: 584

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Jean-Louis Chave Hermitage (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage)

James Billy wrote:
April 5th, 2019, 1:33 am
Who said dropping your aitches was fine? pileon

And does Himalayan pink salt actually taste different from regular salt [smileyvault-ban.gif]
Hints of yak
by Kelly Walker
April 5th, 2019, 6:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: JamieGoode: The Privilege of Tasting BDX en Primeur
Replies: 27
Views: 1517

Re: JamieGoode: The Privilege of Tasting BDX en Primeur

I would echo JG’s description of tasting EP having done it for a number of years with the GJE. Staying at often time drafty stark chateau and slogging through hundreds of wines a day is hard work. Yes, we had catered lunch and dinner each day at various venues. But every chateau would use the exact ...
by Kelly Walker
April 1st, 2019, 10:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine as a Veblen Good?
Replies: 75
Views: 2220

Re: Wine as a Veblen Good?

While Crystal is a true Veblen good, much of the wine we, as collectors purchase, are actually Giffen goods. Like Veblen goods where demand increases with price, Giffen goods demand also increase with price because their correlated Veblen goods become too expensive driving up demand and subsequent p...
by Kelly Walker
March 31st, 2019, 7:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Truchot vs. Tremblay
Replies: 15
Views: 822

Re: Truchot vs. Tremblay

I had the 2010 Trembley Chambolle-Musigny Feusselottes 1er last night. Textbook Chambolle. Gorgeous floral nose. Fully integrated tannins with a great mouth feel. Really lovely wine.
by Kelly Walker
March 30th, 2019, 8:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Salon worth the entry cost ?
Replies: 58
Views: 3185

Re: Is Salon worth the entry cost ?

QPR is a personal thing. Does Salon deserve its price? The market speaks. Is Salon good enough to demand the price? For me yes, though it keeps me from buying as much as I would like. But a lot of that love is a stylistic preference. It is very different from Krug Mesnil, which I also love. The Salo...
by Kelly Walker
March 30th, 2019, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stuck Cork in Sparkling Wine
Replies: 27
Views: 1170

Re: Stuck Cork in Sparkling Wine

This is common when sparkling wineis lose gas pressure. It may be dead. Laws of physics/pressure ? Yes. The normal pressure in a Champagne bottle is 5 - 6 atmospheres (70 - 90 psi). The corks are designed to resist that pressure, the loss of which makes removing them by hand near impossible unless ...
by Kelly Walker
March 27th, 2019, 3:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stuck Cork in Sparkling Wine
Replies: 27
Views: 1170

Re: Stuck Cork in Sparkling Wine

This is common when sparkling wines lose gas pressure. It may be dead.
by Kelly Walker
March 26th, 2019, 12:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which vintages of red Burgundy are you drinking in 2019?
Replies: 23
Views: 1955

Re: Which vintages of red Burgundy are you drinking in 2019?

I should add that I am also drinking some 2007 and 2008 as I find them open.
by Kelly Walker
March 26th, 2019, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which vintages of red Burgundy are you drinking in 2019?
Replies: 23
Views: 1955

Re: Which vintages of red Burgundy are you drinking in 2019?

This is obviously dependent on what you have in the cellar and how long you have been collecting burgs. For me 1993, 1996 and 1999 are what I am drinking. Though 1999s are still rather young but oh so delicious!
by Kelly Walker
March 26th, 2019, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drier Than a Dead Dingo’s Donger
Replies: 15
Views: 1299

Re: Drier Than a Dead Dingo’s Donger

"A dingo ate my baby"
by Kelly Walker
March 25th, 2019, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drier Than a Dead Dingo’s Donger
Replies: 15
Views: 1299

Re: Drier Than a Dead Dingo’s Donger

Even, drier than than a popcorn fart?
Love this wine.
by Kelly Walker
March 22nd, 2019, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fevre: Checking In
Replies: 22
Views: 1186

Re: Fevre: Checking In

I gave up on them. I will let others to experiment. Maybe come back when a track record is established. But qpr is degrading as well.
by Kelly Walker
March 22nd, 2019, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scarecrow OWC Issues?
Replies: 102
Views: 7542

Re: Scarecrow OWC Issues?

Have had similar problems with Rhys OWCs. Not enough head space for the bottles so the slightest amount of stress causes the wood to shatter. I drink mine so just an irritation.
by Kelly Walker
March 20th, 2019, 9:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can Dave Phinney turn a SF island into a hipster Napa altrernative?
Replies: 22
Views: 1523

Re: Snook/Sculpin

Kelly, I do have a Snook pen&pencil set. You can have them if you want. I also have a Sculpin p&p set, plus a patch. So Sculpin was also in for overhaul when I was there. Tom Tom, I would actually love to take you up on that offer. I have so little memorabilia from my service on the Snook. So many ...
by Kelly Walker
March 20th, 2019, 6:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can Dave Phinney turn a SF island into a hipster Napa altrernative?
Replies: 22
Views: 1523

Re: Can Dave Phinney turn a SF island into a hipster Napa altrernative?

Tom, not sure if you are of the same vintage as me but I spent almost 2 years in the Navy at Mare Island overhauling our submarine - SSN 592. Went through separations on Treasure Island and came back to Mare Island for my first civilian job at the shipyard as a nuke test engineer. Lived in the marin...
by Kelly Walker
March 11th, 2019, 2:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: La Paulee: did anybody go to the gala dinner?
Replies: 65
Views: 3332

Re: La Paulee: did anybody go to the gala dinner?

I have attended a number of Le Paulee. A wonderful event. But, I no longer attend any of the events. I do come to NYC for all the alt things. A whole separate thing has evolved around it. Really special dinners of small groups to savor really special wines. Alt-Paulee is now where you drink truly am...
by Kelly Walker
March 10th, 2019, 9:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Possibly the best $13 bottle
Replies: 64
Views: 5982

Re: Possibly the best $13 bottle

If you are having dinner party of non-wine geeks or a garden party, this wine is a no-brainer. It is a make people happy wine. You become a wine hero.
by Kelly Walker
March 10th, 2019, 8:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: La Paulee: did anybody go to the gala dinner?
Replies: 65
Views: 3332

Re: La Paulee: did anybody go to the gala dinner?

I went to an alt-Paulee dinner. Much better value.

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