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by Jen M a s o n
January 16th, 2021, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Excellent Napa/Sonoma Cabs under 14% ABV
Replies: 19
Views: 1166

Re: Excellent Napa/Sonoma Cabs under 14% ABV

Following!
by Jen M a s o n
January 16th, 2021, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How should a wine age???
Replies: 20
Views: 1031

Re: How should a wine age???

Interesting. I prefer many wines on the older side. But I have frequently written in CT notes that a wine is ‘drinking young.’ I don’t mean to put any value on that statement either way. Usually, for me it is not a good thing, as it means the wine is not as developed as I would prefer. Sometimes, es...
by Jen M a s o n
January 8th, 2021, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The glory of the 4oz/5oz tasting bottles. 79 Heitz Martha's opened 10 days ago - still drinking as good as when opened.
Replies: 79
Views: 3982

Re: The glory of the 4oz/5oz tasting bottles. 79 Heitz Martha's opened 10 days ago - still drinking as good as when open

I have been using these 4oz and 6 oz bottles both for organized group tasting, and for my own use with great success. A friend and I fedex overnight to each other for zoom tasting, and they really don’t get much micro-ox along the way. It is almost like pouring from a fresh bottle when they arrive....
by Jen M a s o n
January 7th, 2021, 8:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The glory of the 4oz/5oz tasting bottles. 79 Heitz Martha's opened 10 days ago - still drinking as good as when opened.
Replies: 79
Views: 3982

Re: The glory of the 4oz/5oz tasting bottles. 79 Heitz Martha's opened 10 days ago - still drinking as good as when open

I have been using these 4oz and 6 oz bottles both for organized group tasting, and for my own use with great success. A friend and I fedex overnight to each other for zoom tasting, and they really don’t get much micro-ox along the way. It is almost like pouring from a fresh bottle when they arrive. ...
by Jen M a s o n
January 7th, 2021, 7:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15274
Views: 779834

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

6 x Dominus 2006
by Jen M a s o n
December 23rd, 2020, 7:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Windfall wine purchase
Replies: 56
Views: 3668

Re: Windfall wine purchase

Re: Windfall wine purchaseQuote mstockley by mstockley » December 23rd, 2020, 7:44 pm Markus S wrote: ↑December 23rd, 2020, 5:18 pm 600-dollars is a windfall? I guess. wind·fall (wĭnd′fôl′) n. 1. A sudden, unexpected piece of good fortune or financial gain. Sounds like the OPs' situation is the defi...
by Jen M a s o n
December 5th, 2020, 2:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1st taste after Covid
Replies: 22
Views: 1918

Re: 1st taste after Covid

It took me a few months for my wine palate to get back to normal. During that time I did better with whites and sweet wines. Cabernet in particular was challenging—something was missing or distorted. But I am sure everyone’s trajectory is unique, and it was encouraging that the cab so enjoyable for ...
by Jen M a s o n
December 1st, 2020, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Current List of California Vineyard’s Not releasing 2020 Wines
Replies: 33
Views: 3883

Re: Current List of California Vineyard’s Not releasing 2020 Wines

Realm
Fait Main
Shafor
Lamborn (estate)
Montelena
David Arthur
Nine Suns
Vice Versa
Soliste
Kevin harvey
Beta
Neal Family
Kinsella
Black Sears
Scarecrow
JEC Stagecoach vineyard cab
JEC Yates (Mt Veeder cab)
JEC Orchard Avenue merlot
TOR
by Jen M a s o n
November 27th, 2020, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Isolating in a Materium world...
Replies: 15
Views: 1078

Re: Isolating in the Materium world...

Glad you are feeling well and back in the house. But curious to know your secret of stretching a 375 across two meals!!
by Jen M a s o n
November 27th, 2020, 1:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs 2020 Edition -- and your Discovery of the Year
Replies: 181
Views: 14149

Re: WOTYs 2020 Edition -- and your Discovery of the Year

Despite the pandemic, I have had some of the best wines of my life this year. The one that really stands out as WOTY is a 1998 Angelus. I’m not even sure if it was my highest scoring wine, but it it etched in my memory forever as a perfect wine experience with great company.
by Jen M a s o n
October 20th, 2020, 5:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: books ?
Replies: 78
Views: 5077

Re: books ?

I was just given Stalin’s Wine Cellar by John Baker and Nick Place. I haven’t started it but it looks interesting. I was surprised not to have heard of it before.
by Jen M a s o n
October 17th, 2020, 7:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fait-Main absurdly high shipping rates
Replies: 26
Views: 1894

Re: Fait-Main absurdly high shipping rates

Strange, my fait-main order is shipping this week to Atlanta, 2-day for $38. I have no idea why your price would be so high?
by Jen M a s o n
September 25th, 2020, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lady winery owners / collectors
Replies: 45
Views: 2802

Re: Lady winery owners / collectors

Hi Kathryn Drinker/learner/collector here, and as you can tell by my number of posts, mostly lurker! In real life, there seem to be many female wine geeks and their tastes and interests very similar to men. It always surprises me that this board can be so male oriented, or when people assume someone...
by Jen M a s o n
September 22nd, 2020, 6:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any recommended Wine Clubs for more novice drinkers?
Replies: 28
Views: 1372

Re: Any recommended Wine Clubs for more novice drinkers?

I think Somm select is quite interesting if they are novices who are interested in learning more about wine. They also do a ‘blind six’ club for people who are studying or want to work on their blind tasting. The wines aren’t a bargain, but good quality classic varieties and a fun way to learn.
by Jen M a s o n
September 18th, 2020, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)
Replies: 199
Views: 18901

Re: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)

I got my extra 2 Bard wishlist, but no Falstaff :-(
by Jen M a s o n
September 18th, 2020, 2:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ordering wine for delivery across the US?
Replies: 12
Views: 723

Re: Ordering wine for delivery across the US?

I planned something similar—on a smaller scale but had European participants too. Even within the US I had to use different retailers (eg K&L for California and Total Wine for Georgia). It was a huge pain and I was very limited on choices and in one case one of the groups had a different vintage...
by Jen M a s o n
September 17th, 2020, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I don’t trust my Coravin anymore
Replies: 57
Views: 4025

Re: I don’t trust my Coravin anymore

Use the vintage needle Clean the needle Don’t keep bottles you care about more than a few weeks before opening Not more than a day or two for special wines Stand upright for a few minutes after to let the cork reseal Wax is good too! Try to leave 2/3 of bottle, definitely more than half. I have pret...
by Jen M a s o n
September 15th, 2020, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: William & Mary - September 22nd!
Replies: 190
Views: 14257

Re: William & Mary - September 22nd!

The ‘17 cab was by far the best Napa cab of the vintage for me. Haven’t even tried my ‘16s yet. Can’t wait for these ‘18’s.
by Jen M a s o n
September 9th, 2020, 5:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)
Replies: 199
Views: 18901

Re: 2018 Realm save the date (Sept 1st)

Thanks Scott, would really appreciate the link as I was also planning to attend but had a last minute comflict. Also keeping fingers crossed for a Falstaff wishlist and some extra Bard. Thanks for setting expectations, but one can hope!
by Jen M a s o n
August 7th, 2020, 7:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got the RONA...no smell, no taste, no WINE!
Replies: 135
Views: 9058

Re: Got the RONA...no smell, no taste, no WINE!

So glad to hear the fruit is back Buzz... there is nothing worse than tasting that acid and knowing there is something more that you are missing!
I still have some taste glitches every once in awhile, so don’t be surprised if it takes longer to get to 100%
by Jen M a s o n
August 1st, 2020, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got the RONA...no smell, no taste, no WINE!
Replies: 135
Views: 9058

Re: Got the RONA...no smell, no taste, no WINE!

So sorry you had to go through this and glad that the ‘worst’ is over. I went through this in March with moderate illness that I recovered from in a few weeks and lingering anosmia. It was so upsetting, yet I felt guilty worry about such a mild symptom when others were suffering and dying. And it wa...
by Jen M a s o n
July 24th, 2020, 3:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl
Replies: 239
Views: 31238

Re: Faethm Wine - Nikolas Krankl

MBerto wrote: July 17th, 2020, 11:26 am Maybe I can coravin a tasting poor and sell it as "high shoulder fill".
I think you are joking but don’t be an *sshole and do something like that
by Jen M a s o n
April 29th, 2020, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gilman's new issue - essay on serving wine
Replies: 103
Views: 5463

Re: Gilman's new issue - essay on serving wine

I would love to hear more thoughts on decanting older Nebbiolo (1975, 1985). I have a bias for a longer decant for most wines, but feel out of my depth with some of these older, potentially more fragile wines.
by Jen M a s o n
March 21st, 2020, 7:25 pm
Forum: Berserker Quarantine Relief
Topic: SALE ENDS MAY Astrea caviar deals. Freshly tinned!!
Replies: 22
Views: 5091

Re: 30% off all orders! (35% on 200g!) Let the Caviar come to you - Astrea caviar deals

Just ordered one of each and can’t wait to make these quarantine days a little more interesting with some caviar and champagne!!

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