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by Thomas Keim
July 2nd, 2020, 8:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP Tony Terlato
Replies: 5
Views: 789

Re: RIP Tony Terlato

I was working in Chicago - circa 1984 at the Sandburg Wine Cellar at Clark and North. The owners were the notorious Potash brothers, who weren't too fond of anybody really, but really had it out for anyone Italian. One day Tony Terlato came in with a couple guys from Sicily to do a presentation. At ...
by Thomas Keim
July 2nd, 2020, 10:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?
Replies: 83
Views: 2516

Re: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?

A magnum of my favorite white wine - 2015 Cassis Blanc - Clos Sainte Magdeleine We had it with Crab Cakes - Interesting, Thomas, I used to drink these with great enjoyment when I lived for a few months in Cassis. On the few occasions that I had them back in the States, they never showed quite as we...
by Thomas Keim
July 2nd, 2020, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?
Replies: 83
Views: 2516

Re: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?

A magnum of my favorite white wine - 2015 Cassis Blanc - Clos Sainte Magdeleine We had it with Crab Cakes - Thomas, if I could own one winery in the world, I think it would be this one. A beautiful setting, right on the Mediterranean: 858408_4654241708900_339598057_o.jpg 856202_4654225708500_115285...
by Thomas Keim
July 2nd, 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP Tony Terlato
Replies: 5
Views: 789

Re: RIP Tony Terlato

Oh no - a Chicago legend. RIP
by Thomas Keim
July 2nd, 2020, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?
Replies: 83
Views: 2516

Re: Your best Pandemic bottle consumed?

A magnum of my favorite white wine -

2015 Cassis Blanc - Clos Sainte Magdeleine

We had it with Crab Cakes -
by Thomas Keim
June 25th, 2020, 7:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your most consumed wine?
Replies: 54
Views: 1907

Re: What's your most consumed wine?

Jean Manciat or Manciat-Poncet Macon-Charnay -

Been my go-to white for damn near 35 years - I find myself trying other Macon producers, and love most of them, but this is my go-to.
by Thomas Keim
June 23rd, 2020, 8:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1955 Chateau Augey, Sauterenes
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Re: TN: 1955 Chateau Augey, Sauterenes

Augey was a long time negociant firm - still selling red and white generic wines in the United States today - wonder if they are related?

https://www.abcfws.com/augey-bordeaux-red/102105
by Thomas Keim
June 21st, 2020, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Remoissenet
Replies: 19
Views: 824

Re: Remoissenet

I also went to a Remoissenet tasting hosted by Pierre Rovani last year and thought the wines were quite sound. However, I found Rovani and his opinions to be so unpalatable LOL, perhaps Pierre himself could use some refreshing. wonder if he still is a chain smoker. That’s got to be great for one’s ...
by Thomas Keim
June 20th, 2020, 7:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Remoissenet
Replies: 19
Views: 824

Re: Remoissenet

I would love to know the story about these old Remoissenet wines that have been released over the last 30 or so years. I've had a number of them as well, and they do indeed seem just a bit too "fresh" for their own good. The last bottle I had was a '64 Chambertin that you would have thought would ha...
by Thomas Keim
June 18th, 2020, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Château Sénéjac - (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)
Replies: 20
Views: 1541

Re: TN: 2016 Château Sénéjac - (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)

Thanks for the note Brian, big fan of Senejac but haven't had the '16. I've found that these are excellent values and age well in the short term. A recent '12 was somewhat boring on day one but excellent on day two, and the '10 is drinking very well right now as well. I'll look to add a few of thes...
by Thomas Keim
June 18th, 2020, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Picpoul: the joys of simple wine
Replies: 35
Views: 1486

Re: Picpoul: the joys of simple wine

Not too much experience with Picpoul, but the one I have had (Felines Jourdan) was a very enjoyable substitute for Muscadet. The brightness & brinyness with a bit more oomph. Board member Michel Abood imports it......but I'd still buy it in spite of that. [tease.gif] http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_UYVKZ...
by Thomas Keim
June 18th, 2020, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most disappointing 'great' wine you've ever had?
Replies: 164
Views: 5348

Re: Most disappointing 'great' wine you've ever had?

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
June 18th, 2020, 8:02 am
Thomas Keim wrote:
June 18th, 2020, 8:00 am
Just about any Chave Hermitage Blanc I have tasted -
Who the heck calls those 'great' in the first place??
Not I -
by Thomas Keim
June 18th, 2020, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most disappointing 'great' wine you've ever had?
Replies: 164
Views: 5348

Re: Most disappointing 'great' wine you've ever had?

Just about any Chave Hermitage Blanc I have tasted -
by Thomas Keim
June 17th, 2020, 11:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 18938

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

Boycotting Napa Cellars in Napa because they looked at me the wrong way at a trade show.... [rofl.gif] I'm boycotting Thomas because his avatar is beer related and this is not Beer Berserkers, it is effing Wine Berserkers, for crying out loud!!! [diablo.gif] Well! I am boycotting Anton because he l...
by Thomas Keim
June 17th, 2020, 8:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Brunellos
Replies: 57
Views: 3081

Re: Best Brunellos

If you drink a Brunello younger than 10 years of age you might as well choose a good Rosso di Montalcino, but that‘s just me. On the other hand, I have seen very few Brunelli improve after 20 years+. Or a top notch Chianti Classico Riserva - most Rosso's don't see oak (or see very little), so it's ...
by Thomas Keim
June 17th, 2020, 8:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ever boycott a winery?
Replies: 400
Views: 18938

Re: Ever boycott a winery?

Boycotting Napa Cellars in Napa because they looked at me the wrong way at a trade show....
by Thomas Keim
June 15th, 2020, 3:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Those of you lucky enough to experience '61 Lafite...
Replies: 10
Views: 800

Re: Those of you lucky enough to experience '61 Lafite...

I’ll never understand why after their brilliant success with the ‘59, Lafite was so erratic with the ‘61, even though they both vintages were presumably bottled barrel-by-barrel. Not to mention a wonderful '62 - I hope this is the greatest bottle of wine you ever drink. When it gets to this level, ...
by Thomas Keim
June 14th, 2020, 8:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Brunellos
Replies: 57
Views: 3081

Re: Best Brunellos

Kris Patten wrote:
June 14th, 2020, 8:18 am
...best value is Canalicchio -
San Polo can also be a terrific bargain,.
by Thomas Keim
June 14th, 2020, 8:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Rollin Père et Fils Pernand-Vergelesses Les Cloux
Replies: 10
Views: 378

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Rollin Père et Fils Pernand-Vergelesses Les Cloux

This sounds great Dale. I have come to admire Rollin a lot in recent vintages. From 2017 I only tastend their Sous Fretille and was really impressed and bought some more. There are some special teroirs in these corners of the Cote de Beane and Rollin is a great source. They don't get a lot of atten...
by Thomas Keim
June 14th, 2020, 8:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Brunellos
Replies: 57
Views: 3081

Re: Best Brunellos

What was once considered the most overpriced wine in Italy has really come alive over the last 30 years. You would be hard pressed to find an estate that consistently releases mediocre wines nowadays. I don't pay as much attention to the category as I did 5-10 years ago - but it's a really open fiel...
by Thomas Keim
June 11th, 2020, 6:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me pick wines off a wine list
Replies: 39
Views: 1434

Re: Help me pick wines off a wine list

Nick Ellis wrote:
June 11th, 2020, 5:32 am
Anything by Rousseau, Ramonet, Soldera or PYCM should be good.

Guessing there may be 20 wine bars in the Country that would pour ONE or these wines throughout the year. maybe you are just being sarcastic -
by Thomas Keim
June 11th, 2020, 7:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sub $15 whites
Replies: 42
Views: 1129

Re: Sub $15 whites

Gascogne Blanc
Muscadet
Italy, Italy, Italy (Trebbiano, Soave, real Pinot Grigio, Pecorino, Gavi, Orvieto, Verdiccio, this list would never end)
Verdelho from Spain -
by Thomas Keim
June 10th, 2020, 5:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sunday "TNs": Felsina's Rancia
Replies: 17
Views: 1139

Re: Sunday "TNs": Felsina's Rancia

alan weinberg wrote:
June 8th, 2020, 9:42 pm
I have a magnum of 97. Time to open?
Should be absolutely otherwordly. I'd plan something fun with it Alan, while it's pretty studly on it's own with charcuterie, its really a great food wine. And it's big enough to accompany beef.
by Thomas Keim
June 10th, 2020, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Celebrating Chicago with some great friends!
Replies: 7
Views: 627

Re: Celebrating Chicago with some great friends!

Mel Hill wrote:
June 10th, 2020, 8:37 am
original post August 2011
Yikes Mel - didn't see that. Is he back yet?
by Thomas Keim
June 10th, 2020, 4:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite lower alcohol wines
Replies: 33
Views: 841

Re: Favorite lower alcohol wines

Vinho Verde is often around 11%. ..or less. My first pick, but this isn't a cellar wine, it's what you put in that fake wine rack in the kitchen (that you keep feeding into the frig). German Riesling is of course the star of low alcohol wines in the cellar, but also Petite Chateaux, the little wine...
by Thomas Keim
June 10th, 2020, 8:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Celebrating Chicago with some great friends!
Replies: 7
Views: 627

Re: Celebrating Chicago with some great friends!

Good luck with the move. You never forget Chicago, I lived there for 4-5 years in the 80s (my two oldest children were born there) and I still miss that town greatly. My youngest daughter went to Depaul, so that allowed me to go back there occasionally. But Portland is a great town as well, and a 30...
by Thomas Keim
June 10th, 2020, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chianti fakes me out. . . again!
Replies: 25
Views: 1467

Re: Chianti fakes me out. . . again!

I am a big Chianti fan, but tend to drink and purchase the more modern styles like Fontodi or Castello di Poppiano. But I love a good "cheap" Chianti as well, something about the rusticity they have, and that striking acid backbone. I pour Dreolino Chianti by the glass at our place of establishment,...
by Thomas Keim
June 4th, 2020, 7:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Sauvignon Blanc?
Replies: 205
Views: 10677

Re: Favorite Sauvignon Blanc?

Not that we would or could but if we went from $30 on our Estate Vineyard SB to $150 it’s around a $275,000 difference in revenue. [swoon.gif] [swoon.gif] I remember visiting you guys right after you had purchased Autumn Wind, and your first vintage was in the barrel, and I tasted the Sauvignon Bla...
by Thomas Keim
June 3rd, 2020, 4:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar
Replies: 201
Views: 8019

Re: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar

The only thing I purchase by the solid case anymore is Prosecco - we love the Adami Prosecco and usually have a good amount laying around -
by Thomas Keim
May 30th, 2020, 5:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Ronco del Gnemiz Schioppettino Friuli '17....(short/boring)
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re: TN: Ronco del Gnemiz Schioppettino Friuli '17....(short/boring)

Thanks Tom - one of my favorite Italian varietals. I have a couple bottles left of the 2015 Ronco del Gnemiz Schioppettino left in the cellar. It was no where near ready the last time we had it (around last Thanksgiving). And I love the Merlots from Collio, especially the ones that don't see oak.
by Thomas Keim
May 30th, 2020, 8:47 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: SALAMI - What do you like? What producers?
Replies: 25
Views: 1387

Re: SALAMI - What do you like? What producers?

Awesome you guys - I am going to look into every single one of them - thanks! One we are having great success with is a selection of salami from UNDERGROUND MEATS of Madison Wisconsin - their Acht Worscht German styled salami is just terrific - I was thinking of ordering from Murray’s and remembere...
by Thomas Keim
May 29th, 2020, 11:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most beautiful wine labels?
Replies: 130
Views: 4879

Re: Most beautiful wine labels?

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
May 29th, 2020, 10:18 am
Gotta go with the old Grunhaus label, as well as Schloss Johannisberg.
There have been some amazing labels from Schloss Johannisberg over the years.
by Thomas Keim
May 29th, 2020, 11:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1973 Souverain 'Burgundy', Napa CA
Replies: 11
Views: 494

Re: TN: 1973 Souverain 'Burgundy', Napa CA

Great note Rich - Guessing there was quite a bit of Cabernet in this blend. BV used to bottle a Napa Valley Burgundy back in the early 1970s that was considered the underground bargain of the era (and it's aged incredibly well), and that contained a lot of their Cabernet fruit. Souverain was a great...
by Thomas Keim
May 28th, 2020, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most beautiful wine labels?
Replies: 130
Views: 4879

Re: Most beautiful wine labels?

Sean S y d n e y wrote:
May 27th, 2020, 10:01 pm
Keith Levenberg wrote:
May 27th, 2020, 9:48 pm

No. It's like Versailles. Decorating your McMansion like Versailles is gaudy. But Versailles is allowed to be Versailles.
I maintain that Rousseau Chambertin is a label only Donald Trump could love.

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Thank god opinions are like......
by Thomas Keim
May 27th, 2020, 9:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most beautiful wine labels?
Replies: 130
Views: 4879

Re: Most beautiful wine labels?

J.Vizuete wrote:
May 27th, 2020, 9:47 am
I'm a fan of the Marques de Murrieta labels..

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Forgot about that one - just a gorgeous label.
by Thomas Keim
May 26th, 2020, 6:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Two Bordeaux
Replies: 12
Views: 799

Re: TNs: Two Bordeaux

Bob Hughes wrote:
May 24th, 2020, 7:58 am
Likable enough....
You are a hard man to please Bob -
by Thomas Keim
May 26th, 2020, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most beautiful wine labels?
Replies: 130
Views: 4879

Re: Most beautiful wine labels?

Jerry Hey wrote:
May 26th, 2020, 7:43 am
Rousseau Chambertin
My favorite Burgundy label. It used to be Misserey et Freres, the old label from the 50s through the 80s was classic Burgundy (sorry, don't know how to post pictures) -
by Thomas Keim
May 26th, 2020, 6:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most beautiful wine labels?
Replies: 130
Views: 4879

Re: Most beautiful wine labels?

Wow, thanks for all the responses. I spent the last half hour scrolling the web looking at wine art labels. Which reminded me that one of the most gorgeous designs got recently changed. I'm talking about Reichsrat von Buhl - from a red/black/white imagine-only label to a taller black/white with lot...
by Thomas Keim
May 26th, 2020, 4:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The most underrated village in Burgundy
Replies: 72
Views: 3329

Re: The most underrated village in Burgundy

The Cotes de Chalonnaise - Givry, Mercurey, Montagny, Rully, Santenay: still some amazing bargains coming out of here -
by Thomas Keim
May 26th, 2020, 3:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most beautiful wine labels?
Replies: 130
Views: 4879

Re: Most beautiful wine labels?

blarmston wrote:
May 26th, 2020, 12:15 pm
Far Niente and the Nickel and Nickel labels are visually appealing, imo.
I do love the Far Niente label as well - good call.
by Thomas Keim
May 26th, 2020, 7:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most beautiful wine labels?
Replies: 130
Views: 4879

Re: Most beautiful wine labels?

Russell Faulkner wrote:
May 26th, 2020, 7:26 am
Thomas Keim wrote:
May 26th, 2020, 7:21 am
Maximin Grunhaus. -
The old one!
I totally agree. I just purchased the 2018 Monopol, and it is indeed "modernized". Still beautiful, just less gothic.
by Thomas Keim
May 26th, 2020, 7:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs - Inexpensive Sparkling Wines
Replies: 16
Views: 1017

Re: TNs - Inexpensive Sparkling Wines

Scott McArthur wrote:
April 4th, 2010, 7:08 am
Rick,
A topic of great interest to me. Look to try Bailly Lapierre Reserve Cremant de Bourgogne if you can find it.
My favorite non-Champagne Bubbly.
by Thomas Keim
May 26th, 2020, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most beautiful wine labels?
Replies: 130
Views: 4879

Re: Most beautiful wine labels?

Maximin Grunhaus. -
by Thomas Keim
May 23rd, 2020, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 SEMILLON - Boekenhoutskloof Vineyards - Franschhoek, South Africa
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: 2016 SEMILLON - Boekenhoutskloof Vineyards - Franschhoek, South Africa

Thanks for the note, another one for me to look out for. Some pretty good whites coming out of cooler parts of South Africa. Some really good Chenins eg Alheit, Mullineux to name but two. And Alheit’s Cartology is Chenin Semillon blend is killer. These are not expensive wines. A Loire v SA ‘Chenini...
by Thomas Keim
May 23rd, 2020, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: National Chardonnay Day! What are you drinking?
Replies: 52
Views: 1710

Re: National Chardonnay Day! What are you drinking?

2015 MACON-FARGES - Henri Perrusset -
by Thomas Keim
May 23rd, 2020, 7:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 SEMILLON - Boekenhoutskloof Vineyards - Franschhoek, South Africa
Replies: 3
Views: 160

2016 SEMILLON - Boekenhoutskloof Vineyards - Franschhoek, South Africa

2016 SEMILLON - Boekenhoutskloof Vineyards - Franschhoek, South Africa Semillon is one of my favorite white grapes, and I was always curious about this wine and finally got the chance to taste it. Wow, from very old vines, this is absolutely stunning. Wax and lemon grass on the nose, medium bodied ...
by Thomas Keim
May 23rd, 2020, 6:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best CA Pinot Noir
Replies: 23
Views: 1520

Re: Best CA Pinot Noir

R. Gaston wrote:
May 22nd, 2020, 8:26 am
Au Bon Climat
Paul Lato
My two favorites as well.
by Thomas Keim
May 17th, 2020, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Critical of the Critics - 2004 & 2011 Red Burgundy
Replies: 259
Views: 13210

Re: Critical of the Critics - 2004 & 2011 Red Burgundy

Oh, great timing - just pulled out a couple of Henri Jouan's 2004s - the Morey St-Denis and the Chambolle Musigny. Trying to clear out some room in the cellar, and these are my last bottles of each. I always felt they were some of the best wines of the '04 vintage - but haven't popped one in 2-3 yea...
by Thomas Keim
May 16th, 2020, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most Underrated Producer in Burgundy?
Replies: 68
Views: 3995

Re: Most Underrated Producer in Burgundy?

Friends, Underrateed: -Nuits : Daniel Bocquenet : i reported on him in another thread but got no reaction. Unfortunately he retired after the 2016 vintage but he used to make brilliant ECHEZEAUX and a villlage Nuits Saint Julien that was on par with most premier crus vintage after vintage. He was o...
by Thomas Keim
May 12th, 2020, 1:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1961
Replies: 38
Views: 1383

Re: 1961

Not one mention for Burgundy? A great vintage for sure - I've had village wines over the last few years that were still remarkable -

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