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by Chris Tuttle
May 15th, 2019, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Give up salt or give up wine?
Replies: 52
Views: 1844

Re: Give up salt or give up wine?

Anton D wrote:
May 15th, 2019, 6:37 am
Easy. Salt.

I am assuming the rules of the game allow life sustaining sodium intake.

I gave up added salt in 1991. Ever since I did, it’s weird, I eat more food with Soy sauce.
You're trolling us right?! Soy sauce? I just checked my fridge and our soy sauce is 29% salt.
by Chris Tuttle
May 15th, 2019, 5:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Give up salt or give up wine?
Replies: 52
Views: 1844

Re: Give up salt or give up wine?

I think Mark meant salt anywhere, not added salt. Think how bad that would be! Forget ever having baked goods again. Fruits, veg, and unsalted meat. Hey, I'm almost there :) Those baked goods though....
by Chris Tuttle
April 27th, 2019, 3:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Under The Wire Winter Release Save The Date
Replies: 29
Views: 2324

Re: Under The Wire Winter Release Save The Date

Any idea when these wines will be shipped? Going to get warm in Va soon.
by Chris Tuttle
April 9th, 2019, 3:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine-searcher pro price increase
Replies: 50
Views: 4086

Re: wine-searcher pro price increase

I haven't sub'd in a couple of years. I know where to find the wines I want at good prices (maybe not the absolute best). And with retailers I trust.
by Chris Tuttle
March 20th, 2019, 1:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dishwasher and Wine Glasses
Replies: 56
Views: 2371

Re: Dishwasher and Wine Glasses

I put our Gabriel Glas stems in the dishwasher and they come out perfect. No smell. I think we use Finish tabs of some sort. Also, I put a very small bowel filled with distilled white vinegar in the glass rack every time. Our water is slightly hard. Works wonders.
by Chris Tuttle
October 23rd, 2018, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the deal with the 2014 Chidaine wines?
Replies: 20
Views: 1700

Re: What is the deal with the 2014 Chidaine wines?

I've had 2 different 2014's in the last six months, and while mine were light gold colored, neither had any advanced traits. My problem with them can best be described as being too "rough" for me. I can't remember the alcohol, but I do remember these hitting me kind of hard (full disc: I am a lightw...
by Chris Tuttle
August 27th, 2018, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1642
Views: 93282

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Neal.Mollen wrote:
August 27th, 2018, 9:50 am
What do we think about the 2002 Lanson Champagne Cuvée Noble’ Brut?
I liked the 2000 pretty well and have my fingers crossed that the 2002 is a step up.
by Chris Tuttle
August 23rd, 2018, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1642
Views: 93282

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

amjohnstone wrote:
August 23rd, 2018, 9:05 am
I only get about 60-70% of Envoyer's champagne offers based on what I see on this board.

I sometimes wonder if Greg manually pastes in people's addresses when he sends them.
+1
by Chris Tuttle
August 22nd, 2018, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wannabe Wine Connoisseurs Can Now Buy Instant Cellars for $5,000
Replies: 36
Views: 1895

Re: Wannabe Wine Connoisseurs Can Now Buy Instant Cellars for $5,000

I quickly skimmed the article, so I may have missed it, but how do they ensure provenance/soundness on these older wines? Will they replace defective bottles? If I were a customer with so little time to do my own research, I wouldn't know much about forgeries, poor handling, etc. I'm not an auction...
by Chris Tuttle
August 22nd, 2018, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wannabe Wine Connoisseurs Can Now Buy Instant Cellars for $5,000
Replies: 36
Views: 1895

Re: Wannabe Wine Connoisseurs Can Now Buy Instant Cellars for $5,000

I quickly skimmed the article, so I may have missed it, but how do they ensure provenance/soundness on these older wines? Will they replace defective bottles? If I were a customer with so little time to do my own research, I wouldn't know much about forgeries, poor handling, etc. I'm not an auction ...
by Chris Tuttle
March 19th, 2018, 8:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Rivers Marie, Panek Vineyard
Replies: 1
Views: 436

TN: 2015 Rivers Marie, Panek Vineyard

Thanks Otto. I sometimes feel myself too paralyzed by FOMO to ever open wines that I know have the potential to be great for me. I once caught a 2011 RM Panek at the right moment, best cab I ever had. So I wait and probably let the "right" moment pass me by. Your note reminds me to open these potent...
by Chris Tuttle
March 6th, 2018, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best new dishwasher for stemware
Replies: 26
Views: 1481

Best new dishwasher for stemware

Bosch does great on our GGs. We had to add an acid neutralizer because of our well water and hardness became a problem. I fixed that by putting a very small measuring bowl of white vinegar (~2oz) on the upper glass rack and all dishware comes out great again.
by Chris Tuttle
February 10th, 2018, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Bedrock Winter Release
Replies: 90
Views: 8124

2018 Bedrock Winter Release - Paging Mr Morgan Twain Peterson

Me too, I guess. That albarino will be missed in this household.
by Chris Tuttle
January 27th, 2018, 1:26 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay IX (January 27, 2018 - it was a doozy!)
Topic: BETWIXT WINES offer ~ 30% off & FREE Shipping
Replies: 11
Views: 937

BETWIXT WINES offer ~ 30% off & FREE Shipping

Thanks for participating Tim. I really enjoy your wines. They are like nothing else I’ve found.
by Chris Tuttle
September 1st, 2017, 12:55 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2260
Views: 134427

New York City Restaurants

We went to ATOBOY this past Monday. Wife and I just kept batting "holy sh#!" back and forth for the entire meal. Sujeonggwa granita for desert - yum! I would go again. Blue Hill's food seem so bland the next night (had GC we needed to use). Would not really recommend this restaurant as the value isn...
by Chris Tuttle
June 28th, 2017, 8:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN; 2014 Cyril Audoin Marsannay les Favières
Replies: 18
Views: 597

TN; 2014 Cyril Audoin Marsannay les Favières

I have 2010's that are still very primary (not surprising).
by Chris Tuttle
June 26th, 2017, 12:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who are the new up and coming Burgundy producers
Replies: 44
Views: 4521

Who are the new up and coming Burgundy producers

Keith Levenberg wrote:Claire Naudin
Prices indicate this domaine isn't such a big secret. Maybe it's just a U.S. pricing thing.
by Chris Tuttle
May 29th, 2017, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kutch Pinots--A Deep Dive Into The 2014s and A Few 2013s
Replies: 40
Views: 3537

Kutch Pinots--A Deep Dive Into The 2014s and A Few 2013s

Are the 2014's still a no go? That's the only vintage I have. Upon trying one a few months after receiving them, I put them out of my mind as it was giving very little satisfaction. That was the SC I think.
by Chris Tuttle
May 17th, 2017, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Yeah, I like aligote!
Replies: 41
Views: 2408

Yeah, I like aligote!

How would an aligote like this example (plenty of tart fruit) change over time? Do you have any experience you could share?
by Chris Tuttle
May 17th, 2017, 7:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Yeah, I like aligote!
Replies: 41
Views: 2408

Yeah, I like aligote!

Not much chatter on here about this grape, but I think it deserves more consideration given all of the love for chardonnay, chenin blanc, and melon de bourgogne one finds on this board. My experience is profoundly limited in number of producers, but Bachelet's 2014 last night was bonkers from the fi...
by Chris Tuttle
April 30th, 2017, 3:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cali syrah comparison (with critic tasting note analysis)
Replies: 15
Views: 1080

Cali syrah comparison (with critic tasting note analysis)

I love the Rhys syrahs and chards, but not so much the pinot. That's what makes a market.
by Chris Tuttle
April 10th, 2017, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Almost a convert.
Replies: 58
Views: 3110

Almost a convert.

I wonder how many here drink wine for "kick"? I can't imagine that it's the first thought for most.

I'm for less poison as long as balance remains appealing.
by Chris Tuttle
April 9th, 2017, 6:38 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: rest. in Reston, VA?
Replies: 13
Views: 924

rest. in Reston, VA?

I didn't have a bad meal, just to be clear. It just didn't stand out in any way. But, I wasn't expecting more either so it's ok. I got to see my friend who lives in Paris that I get to see once every two years or so. The meal wasn't going to distract me in any event.
by Chris Tuttle
April 7th, 2017, 10:17 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: rest. in Reston, VA?
Replies: 13
Views: 924

rest. in Reston, VA?

As I was meeting a friend there for dinner on my drive to Baltimore from Charlottesville, I didn't try anything from the wine list. However, being a berserker, I did look at it. Sadly, there wasn't anything to interest me anyway. The food was well prepared if unexciting. My first course of scallops ...
by Chris Tuttle
April 4th, 2017, 5:16 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: rest. in Reston, VA?
Replies: 13
Views: 924

rest. in Reston, VA?

Thanks for the suggestions. Going to try Clarity tonight!
by Chris Tuttle
April 3rd, 2017, 7:04 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: rest. in Reston, VA?
Replies: 13
Views: 924

rest. in Reston, VA?

Do any of you NoVa/DC folks have a recommendation for a restaurant somewhat convenient to Reston where the food is above average, decent wine list is a bonus but not required, and setting is not stuffy?

Thanks!!
by Chris Tuttle
March 24th, 2017, 2:49 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Sandler BDVIII 4 Packs
Replies: 31
Views: 3132

Sandler BDVIII 4 Packs

Hey Ed, any idea when these wines will ship? Going to warm up on east coast soon I think. I hope :)
by Chris Tuttle
February 26th, 2017, 1:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Rieslingfeier of our Own III: Emrich-Schönleber, Joh. Jos. Prüm, Alfred Merkelbach
Replies: 16
Views: 1321

A Rieslingfeier of our Own III: Emrich-Schönleber, Joh. Jos. Prüm, Alfred Merkelbach

Adrian, are you sure that was a 2015 Merkelbach UW Kabinett? I can't find that in the 2016 Thiese catalog.
by Chris Tuttle
January 26th, 2017, 10:33 am
Forum: BerserkerDay VIII (January 27, 2017)
Topic: Sandler BDVIII 4 Packs
Replies: 31
Views: 3132

Sandler BDVIII 4 Packs

Hey Ed, can you describe the cabernet for us? Thanks.
by Chris Tuttle
January 24th, 2017, 9:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How Do You Control What You Spend?
Replies: 64
Views: 2650

How Do You Control What You Spend?

My wife thinks I like denying myself things more than indulging. I fear she's right.
by Chris Tuttle
January 17th, 2017, 1:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine hunter: 2000 Lanson "Noble Cuvee" Champagne
Replies: 5
Views: 459

Wine hunter: 2000 Lanson "Noble Cuvee" Champagne

It is really good.
by Chris Tuttle
December 22nd, 2016, 5:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Betwixt Chardonnay
Replies: 2
Views: 231

2014 Betwixt Chardonnay

I post notes rarely. I don't have nearly the experience, reference points, of many members here. I have to compliment Tim Telli for his Betwixt wines. I had the 2014 Santa Cruz chardonnay tonight. What an incredible example of California chardonnay. Acid freaks will love it. It's not Chablis. But if...
by Chris Tuttle
December 5th, 2016, 3:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Skerk Ograde Bianco '11...(short.boring)
Replies: 4
Views: 142

TN: Skerk Ograde Bianco '11...(short.boring)

I had the Skerk vitovska for the first time, a few years ago in Italy. Sadly, I don't have local access to it.
by Chris Tuttle
November 30th, 2016, 7:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domestic Pinot 2 Part Question
Replies: 36
Views: 2224

Domestic Pinot 2 Part Question

I think you might like Holdredge. I might try to arrange something with Eric at Ladd Cellars, also.
by Chris Tuttle
November 1st, 2016, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Consolidated 2014 Beaujolais TNs
Replies: 231
Views: 22668

Consolidated 2014 Beaujolais TNs

2014 Domaine du Vissoux / Pierre-Marie Chermette Moulin-à-Vent Les Trois Roches - France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Moulin-à-Vent (10/31/2016) This is the best of the sampler trio of Chermette 14s I've had, showing some good medium intensity, interesting Gamay fruit, good body and acidity, bit of miner...
by Chris Tuttle
September 6th, 2016, 11:49 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2260
Views: 134427

New York City Restaurants

Went to Wildair 8/30. Nothing special for me. The dishes were especially bland. Didn't have the $100 Wagyu beef for two (I'm allergic to mammals). Lots of low/un-sulfured wines. Didn't recognize anything on the list and my choice (albeit with some recommendations from the server) was unfortunate. Oh...
by Chris Tuttle
August 25th, 2016, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Name and rate the best 2011 Napa Cab you have had.
Replies: 117
Views: 6863

Name and rate the best 2011 Napa Cab you have had.

I haven't had a lot of 2011's, but for me the 2011 Rivers Marie Panek is one of the best wines of any vintage that I've had in the last year.
by Chris Tuttle
August 11th, 2016, 6:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you/ Do you buy from Acker ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1523

Would you/ Do you buy from Acker ?

Never.
by Chris Tuttle
July 30th, 2016, 1:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bachelet - new offering / need help
Replies: 16
Views: 1127

Bachelet - new offering / need help

I thought the 2010 CdNV was really good about 3-4 months ago.
by Chris Tuttle
July 24th, 2016, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Syrah now declining in CA
Replies: 41
Views: 2944

Is Syrah now declining in CA

A. So wrote:
Warren Taranow wrote:I've really liked Rhys' Syrahs. Also mailing list.
Their syrahs are better than the pinots. Yeah, I said it.
+1

In my experience so far. Not sure about potential highs, but the mean pleasure received is much higher for the syrah than pinot.
by Chris Tuttle
July 21st, 2016, 4:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lillian Offering
Replies: 16
Views: 973

Lillian Offering

+1

A long while back.
by Chris Tuttle
July 8th, 2016, 6:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vintage Champagne Newbie
Replies: 18
Views: 1000

Vintage Champagne Newbie

The Heidsieck prices have changed quite a bit since I first "discovered" that wine was more than a drink to me. I remember one of my first ever internet wine purchases around 2005/6 was 1995 Charles Heidsieck Blanc de Millenaires for $50. Doesn't sound so strange now that I write it, as one can find...
by Chris Tuttle
July 3rd, 2016, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Audoin Marsannay - wtf?
Replies: 4
Views: 524

Audoin Marsannay - wtf?

So I broke out a 2010 Le Clos de Jeu tonight. I had last had one of his 2010 Marsannay's a couple of years ago. I remembered it being quite packed with fruit and structure, but it wasn't from this vineyard. This wine strikes the same notes. It's as if it hasn't budged in terms of development. Aromat...
by Chris Tuttle
June 21st, 2016, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thiese portfolio change?
Replies: 5
Views: 535

Thiese portfolio change?

2014 stock on the vO? I was looking at the 2016 catalog today and no vO.
by Chris Tuttle
June 21st, 2016, 1:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thiese portfolio change?
Replies: 5
Views: 535

Thiese portfolio change?

Thanks, David. One of the best rieslings I ever had was from von Othegraven. I'll try to find out if anyone picked them up for 2015.
by Chris Tuttle
June 21st, 2016, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thiese portfolio change?
Replies: 5
Views: 535

Thiese portfolio change?

Does anyone know when von Othegraven was dropped by Terry and possibly why? It's been a couple of years since I looked at a catalog.

Thanks.
by Chris Tuttle
June 12th, 2016, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking at the bottle and still don't believe it
Replies: 5
Views: 1177

Looking at the bottle and still don't believe it

I also drank one of these recently and loved it after 2 or 3 previous bottles were pretty tough. I did not write a note but I was really impressed. I guess it comes as no surprise that I also adore Loire Cab Franc. Me too. Maybe I'm just upset that I had to concede my wife is a better taster. [wors...

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