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by Andrew K.
November 25th, 2020, 10:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTY 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 1156

Re: WOTY 2020

I think I drank too much wine this year to remember my favorite. Can't say off hand I had one that stood out head and shoulders above the rest.
by Andrew K.
November 25th, 2020, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most impractical wine in the cellar?
Replies: 47
Views: 1269

Re: Most impractical wine in the cellar?

I think a 6L of Bouchard Monty would compete (for distant second) but sadly I passed.
by Andrew K.
November 23rd, 2020, 2:53 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Egg Nog Recipes
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: Egg Nog Recipes

I use Alton Brown's recipe. I always make a batch at the end of the season and age it until next year. I just started drinking through my 2019 vintage, lol.
by Andrew K.
November 23rd, 2020, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14904
Views: 744104

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Nick Gangas wrote:
November 23rd, 2020, 12:35 pm
16 Conterno CF
16 Conterno Arione
14 Monfo
Nice. Looks like the same selection I was offered. You buy from Jeremy?
by Andrew K.
November 22nd, 2020, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Bouchard and Faiveley
Replies: 10
Views: 879

Re: TN: Bouchard and Faiveley

B. Buzzini wrote:
November 22nd, 2020, 8:11 am
Damn you...I wanted those MG's from Bonner! [head-bang.gif]

nice notes [cheers.gif]
I left 3 cases for you! It's those other scoundrels that took your wine. neener
by Andrew K.
November 21st, 2020, 7:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Bouchard and Faiveley
Replies: 10
Views: 879

TN: Bouchard and Faiveley

2014 Bouchard Père et Fils Meursault 1er Cru Les Genevrières Domaine - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Meursault 1er Cru (11/21/2020) Diam10. Pop and pour taste and then decanted. This is a lovely goldenrod color. Hint of nuttiness on the nose with ripe stone fruits and wet river rock. Palate has...
by Andrew K.
November 21st, 2020, 2:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14904
Views: 744104

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Alex Valdes wrote:
November 21st, 2020, 1:40 pm
Andrew K. wrote:
November 21st, 2020, 12:42 pm
2017 Rousseau Chambertin
2017 Rousseau Gevrey AOC
How was pricing?
Pretty good I think. $1050 for the Chambertin and $75 for the GC. Only got allocated one bottle though.
by Andrew K.
November 21st, 2020, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ramonet Vergers question
Replies: 7
Views: 467

Re: Ramonet Vergers question

The OP linked to a picture of his label and it's the gothic lettering that says Chateau & Estate.
by Andrew K.
November 21st, 2020, 12:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14904
Views: 744104

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2017 Rousseau Chambertin
2017 Rousseau Gevrey AOC
by Andrew K.
November 21st, 2020, 9:03 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3981
Views: 222536

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Looks like I ended up with a bottle of GTS this year. $107. Sadly no Pappy it appears.
by Andrew K.
November 19th, 2020, 8:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Domaine Jacques Carillon Puligny-Montrachet
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: TN: 2018 Domaine Jacques Carillon Puligny-Montrachet

Lovely note. So glad I stocked up.
by Andrew K.
November 19th, 2020, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1970 Produttori del Barbaresco (normale)
Replies: 23
Views: 1172

Re: TN: 1970 Produttori del Barbaresco (normale)

Great note. 2 bottles of 1962 PdB Riserva just arrived today. Bottle and fill condition looks very good so I'm excited to dive into my oldest nebiolo soon.
by Andrew K.
November 18th, 2020, 1:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?
Replies: 111
Views: 4845

Re: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?

Due to smaller immediate family gatherings, how many are foregoing the traditional turkey and opting for a smaller bird, or ham? This might be a bad year for turkey producers. I'm leaning ham with a Ridge zin or a west coast pinot, but who knows. Grilled steaks or Prime rib? Maybe a smaller turkey ...
by Andrew K.
November 18th, 2020, 1:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 PYCM
Replies: 11
Views: 1152

Re: TN: 2018 PYCM

Troy Stark wrote:
November 18th, 2020, 9:05 am
Thanks for the notes. Did you get a sense of the phenolics? In my experience PYCM needs a few years for the phenolics to calm down.
Not too oaky but both wines would definitely benefit from time to settle out and integrate. I don't plan to drink either very soon.
by Andrew K.
November 17th, 2020, 7:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Francois Bertheau Chambolle Musigny
Replies: 14
Views: 1136

Re: TN: 2018 Francois Bertheau Chambolle Musigny

Thanks for the note. I picked up 2 bottles of the 2016 on CC. Any thoughts on that vintage?
by Andrew K.
November 17th, 2020, 7:18 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Sacramento area: Split 11-12lbs of A5 Costco Wagyu??
Replies: 2
Views: 432

Re: Sacramento area: Split 11-12lbs of A5 Costco Wagyu??

Slice it up and vacuseal that bad boy and freeze and it will be good for months! I wish we had whole loins at my Costco...
by Andrew K.
November 16th, 2020, 8:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 PYCM
Replies: 11
Views: 1152

TN: 2018 PYCM

Opened a couple of recent arrivals for early tastes. 2018 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Bourgogne Blanc - France, Burgundy, Bourgogne Blanc (11/16/2020) Reductive sulfur note at first. Blows off to reveal lovely floral notes and stone fruit. Palate has good weight for its level. More floral notes and peac...
by Andrew K.
November 16th, 2020, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grand Cru requirement for Commerce Corner? (poll)
Replies: 47
Views: 1986

Re: Grand Cru requirement for Commerce Corner

I agree that people should support the site if they're going to use it to make money. most people should support the site in general if they get a benefit out of it. that said, if the consequence of adding the requirement just means fewer people post deals, I'm not a fan.
by Andrew K.
November 16th, 2020, 2:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ah So — Ah Sucks!
Replies: 47
Views: 2638

Re: Ah So — Ah Sucks!

All of these tips on how to use the Ah So are great. Certainly if you don't know how to use the tool, that's number one. That said, the biggest problem I had with it with old, soaked corks, especially the high end bottles with the extra long corks is that the prongs aren't long enough and the twist ...
by Andrew K.
November 16th, 2020, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Musigny prices
Replies: 54
Views: 3939

Re: Musigny prices

Faiveley Musigny is one of the great wines of the world. Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!!!!! [swoon.gif] A quick dekko at wine searcher and I'm gobsmacked at the price of that! It's Faiveley , for feck's sake. My entire wine budget would go up the spout for a single bottle. [pwn.gif] It's important to not...
by Andrew K.
November 15th, 2020, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1995 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Beerenauslese
Replies: 10
Views: 356

Re: TN: 1995 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Sonnenuhr Riesling Beerenauslese

Sounds lovely. But I thought you didn't like BA?
by Andrew K.
November 14th, 2020, 2:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14904
Views: 744104

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2 of each.

1962 Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva
1955 Marchesi di Barolo Barolo
1967 Damilano Barolo
by Andrew K.
November 14th, 2020, 8:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Ramonet Clos du Cailleret.
Replies: 4
Views: 419

Re: TN: 2017 Ramonet Clos du Cailleret.

Wonderful to hear! Hoping to get mine across the pond next year some time.
by Andrew K.
November 13th, 2020, 6:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Franny Beck Pinot Noir La Chenaie Vineyard
Replies: 7
Views: 391

Re: 2016 Franny Beck Pinot Noir La Chenaie Vineyard

I loved the Berserker wine special from Franny Beck. Agree with the tasting notes. Would buy more but only worth the $20 range to me.
by Andrew K.
November 13th, 2020, 4:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Bouchard Père et Fils Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières
Replies: 4
Views: 426

Re: TN: 2014 Bouchard Père et Fils Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières

Lovely note. Sad not to have this vintage but am attempting to backfill. Looking forward to enjoying my 3L of 2017 sometime in the next 30 years.
by Andrew K.
November 12th, 2020, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14904
Views: 744104

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

another case of 2018 L'Arlot Suchots. an average price, but it's still a good value for what is an incredible wine.
by Andrew K.
November 11th, 2020, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Egon Müller Scharzhofberger Riesling Kabinett
Replies: 4
Views: 400

TN: 2018 Egon Müller Scharzhofberger Riesling Kabinett

2018 Egon Müller Scharzhofberger Riesling Kabinett - Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer (11/11/2020) So precise and chiseled. The clarity of flavors and textures is unmatched in Riesling. Petrol nose initially with floral notes and tart apple. Palate is luxurious and full with a cool stone fruit and green a...
by Andrew K.
November 11th, 2020, 6:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Waygu beef from Costco. Too Much Fat!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 1772

Re: Waygu beef from Costco. Too Much Fat!!!

The problem with Prime is that the USDA expanded the criteria to make more available at the higher price point which just drove down the quality. A lot of the Prime I see at Costco these days is just high quality Choice. Nothing like the best Prime that you get at a top end steakhouse.
by Andrew K.
November 10th, 2020, 8:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Krug 168 for $137
Replies: 61
Views: 5032

Re: PSA: Krug 168 for $137

My Krug also came - in OCC. I don't think you see much wood in the US. Cheaper to ship cardboard across the pond.
by Andrew K.
November 10th, 2020, 8:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Matrot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chalumeaux
Replies: 19
Views: 775

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Matrot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chalumeaux

So my retailer reached out to the distributor and, no surprise, they said they opened 4 bottles the other night for an event and all were wonderful. Guess premox is the house style.
by Andrew K.
November 9th, 2020, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine aging and group think
Replies: 141
Views: 5982

Re: Wine aging and group think

I've had the same experience. Also usually with CA wines. Are you aging the wrong wine?
by Andrew K.
November 8th, 2020, 6:57 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Waygu beef from Costco. Too Much Fat!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 1772

Re: Waygu beef from Costco. Too Much Fat!!!

My fav A5 cut is the filet since it's naturally less fatty.

As far as portion size, I cut my 1lb into 4 steaks and my wife and I share each one. So that's about 2 ounce servings which is perfect. Also reduces the cost to about $17/pp.
by Andrew K.
November 8th, 2020, 8:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Matrot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chalumeaux
Replies: 19
Views: 775

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Matrot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chalumeaux

Terrible compared to what? What did you pay for this matrot? Clearly too much lol. Most of the US offers I've seen for PYCM have been rather inflated. The Crush offer yesterday is a good example. I paid $50 for other PYCM Saint Aubin 1er in France. Maybe this one is better quality than those, but t...
by Andrew K.
November 8th, 2020, 6:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Matrot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chalumeaux
Replies: 19
Views: 775

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Matrot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chalumeaux

I think you’d be better off narrowing your wb buying a little. The crush PYCM offering today would be a good place to start. I've got tons of PYCM. Always looking for more offers but the US prices are terrible. Terrible compared to what? What did you pay for this matrot? Clearly too much lol. Most ...
by Andrew K.
November 7th, 2020, 10:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Champagne are you popping tonight?
Replies: 66
Views: 2055

Re: What Champagne are you popping tonight?

Warren Taranow wrote:
November 7th, 2020, 10:16 pm
'09 Cristal. Celebrating amongst other things a broken glass ceiling.
Sorry to hear about your ceiling. Those stained glass windows can be quite expensive. Hope you have a good local blue collar window man on call to repair.
by Andrew K.
November 7th, 2020, 10:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My Confession. Not allowing time to open.
Replies: 45
Views: 2614

Re: My Confession. Not allowing time to open.

I am also guilty as charged. But doesn't that really mean we are drinking the wines too young? I've never had this issue with a 60 year old BDX. No not at all - old wine needs time to breath too. I always give the analogy of Grandpa Joe in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory needing time staying in t...
by Andrew K.
November 7th, 2020, 10:08 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Leroy/Mortet/Petrus
Replies: 6
Views: 855

Re: FS: Leroy/Mortet/Petrus

GLWS. Would be a buyer of those selections at the right price.
by Andrew K.
November 7th, 2020, 10:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My Confession. Not allowing time to open.
Replies: 45
Views: 2614

Re: My Confession. Not allowing time to open.

I am also guilty as charged. But doesn't that really mean we are drinking the wines too young? I've never had this issue with a 60 year old BDX.
by Andrew K.
November 7th, 2020, 9:01 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Waygu beef from Costco. Too Much Fat!!!
Replies: 42
Views: 1772

Re: Waygu beef from Costco. Too Much Fat!!!

I bought two packages. First, the price was $130/lb so 2 steaks for that price. Second, the fat content on my steaks was no more than usual Waygu A5. Third, you have to know how to cook this. I cook it frozen. Sear on a red hot cast iron skillet for a minute each side. Comes out beautifully rare. Se...
by Andrew K.
November 7th, 2020, 8:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Matrot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chalumeaux
Replies: 19
Views: 775

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Matrot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chalumeaux

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
November 7th, 2020, 7:51 pm
I think you’d be better off narrowing your wb buying a little. The crush PYCM offering today would be a good place to start.
I've got tons of PYCM. Always looking for more offers but the US prices are terrible.
by Andrew K.
November 7th, 2020, 6:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Matrot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chalumeaux
Replies: 19
Views: 775

Re: TN: 2016 Domaine Matrot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chalumeaux

Damn boys. I knew they tasted premoxed. I just couldn't believe 3 bottles from 2016... I'm going to take the whole case back to my local guy.
by Andrew K.
November 7th, 2020, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Matrot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chalumeaux
Replies: 19
Views: 775

TN: 2016 Domaine Matrot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chalumeaux

2016 Domaine Matrot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chalumeaux - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru (11/7/2020) Opened 3 bottles tonight because I couldn't figure out what was going on. Initial nose was muted and reductive. Color was darker than I would expect for this vint...
by Andrew K.
November 7th, 2020, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Offsite Wine Storage
Replies: 54
Views: 2642

Re: Offsite Wine Storage

You can find them on Amazon; the domaine wine boxes would work too but the vine vault ones look sturdier. Keep in mind with how heavily loaded the boxes are with that many bottles they’re very heavy so be careful, they weigh ~60-70 lb at least, so if your storage requires going up a ladder or somet...
by Andrew K.
November 6th, 2020, 4:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12535
Views: 488269

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

My first bottle of 2015 HN BR Light nose with hints of tart cherry and cranberry with a touch of spice. Velvety smooth texture on the palate with great weight for an AOC. Took an hour or so to open up and reveal red fruit and spice with medium acidity. Not my favorite BR, but great at the release pr...
by Andrew K.
November 6th, 2020, 3:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Offsite Wine Storage
Replies: 54
Views: 2642

Re: Offsite Wine Storage

Was that on the air or liquid temp? A 0.1 degree variance of the air temp is unheard of.
by Andrew K.
November 6th, 2020, 3:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shout out to MacArthur Beverages
Replies: 27
Views: 1299

Re: Shout out to MacArthur Beverages

Never dealt with Phil but Joe seemed to be a good guy and the transaction is always good. My only complaint has been their DRC allocation prices this year were a bit gougey.
by Andrew K.
November 6th, 2020, 3:36 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: ALL GONE
Replies: 5
Views: 701

Re: Burgundy Blowout: 14 Bouchard Genevrieres

PM sent.
by Andrew K.
November 5th, 2020, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shout out to your local wine shop gal/guy!
Replies: 24
Views: 1480

Re: Shout out to your local wine shop gal/guy!

hmmm, I'm thinking that this thread is awfully slim because other people think like me: if I shout out on the board to my local guy that other people don't know about, I'll be bummed when they go there and create more competition for all the hard to find wines.
by Andrew K.
November 4th, 2020, 8:47 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3981
Views: 222536

Re: The Bourbon Thread

Heard from my local place that the Pappy 20 and 23 this year is a fraction of the usual allocation.

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