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by Jud Reis
January 23rd, 2019, 10:10 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Japanese Whiskey
Replies: 43
Views: 3498

Re: Japanese Whiskey

The demand has gotten so crazy, it is harder to find aged bottles even in Japan. When you can, prices are much better.
by Jud Reis
January 23rd, 2019, 10:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne mags / large formats
Replies: 16
Views: 848

Re: Champagne mags / large formats

Jim - I really do believe the quality is just much better in magnum - I have no idea what the science behind that would be!
by Jud Reis
January 21st, 2019, 5:13 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE: Sandler Wine Company
Replies: 11
Views: 641

Re: BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE: Sandler Wine Company

Totally agree with Nate - very nice wines and very reasonably priced.
by Jud Reis
January 21st, 2019, 4:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping wine
Replies: 22
Views: 703

Re: Shipping wine

It is remarkably easy to ship yourself a few cases of olive oil, just sayin...
by Jud Reis
January 18th, 2019, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Rhys Pinot Noir Alpine Vineyard
Replies: 1
Views: 202

TN: 2016 Rhys Pinot Noir Alpine Vineyard

From 375. Sassafras, dusty plums and some underbrush on the nose. Nice spicy cranberry fruit and balancing acidity on the palate. Definitely sense some structure that says this can age for a while, but seems a little more fruit forward than other Alpine vintages when young. A little less structure a...
by Jud Reis
January 17th, 2019, 5:16 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Any general advice and tips for first-timer ?
Replies: 31
Views: 1226

Re: Any general advice and tips for first-timer ?

Definitely have a plan based on previews. The offers come so fast and furious it can easily get overwhelming.
by Jud Reis
January 17th, 2019, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 10 years of Wine Berserkers--what does it mean to you?
Replies: 80
Views: 1726

Re: 10 years of Wine Berserkers--what does it mean to you?

Great, very knowledgeable community and have met some wonderful people, Todd and Frank among them. One of my treasured memories was the ability to spend an incredible day with Nola, Juan and Nolita in Spain. Where else but here could a stranger from halfway around the world get treated like a king? ...
by Jud Reis
January 16th, 2019, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne mags / large formats
Replies: 16
Views: 848

Re: Champagne mags / large formats

Well worth a premium given how much better champagne generally is in magnum.
by Jud Reis
January 11th, 2019, 3:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kid Charlemagne
Replies: 35
Views: 1405

Re: Kid Charlemagne

But yours was kitchen clean
by Jud Reis
January 4th, 2019, 5:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1993 or 1994 Forman Cabernet - which to open now?
Replies: 10
Views: 294

Re: 1993 or 1994 Forman Cabernet - which to open now?

Why don’t you bring them both?
by Jud Reis
January 3rd, 2019, 4:59 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Boston in June: Patricia Green Pinot Noir Estate Etzel Block Vertical & blind gathering
Replies: 17
Views: 415

Re: Boston/Portland/Bangor? Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Estate Etzel Block VERTICAL

Kirk - I would be interested and have a venue in Boston that can work. Could also do Portland, Bangor is a bit too far. Would happily bring something interesting to share. Obviously very date dependent. Would be great to catch up with you (and Doug?) again.
by Jud Reis
January 1st, 2019, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Now that 2018 is over: your wine of the year
Replies: 189
Views: 6017

Re: Now that 2018 is over: your wine of the year

Going to cheat a little bit, but a 1962 and 2000 Ducru Beaucaillou we had side by side with good friends on a lovely summer evening on our porch. The 62 was in great shape and the two wines had some wonderful echoes of each other, but all magnified by the location and the people who were enjoying it...
by Jud Reis
January 1st, 2019, 11:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Champagne for John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Replies: 86
Views: 1597

Re: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Champagne for John Jay College of Criminal Justice

brigcampbell wrote:
December 31st, 2018, 7:22 pm
Jud Reis wrote:
December 31st, 2018, 3:15 pm
NV Fallet-Prevostat Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut - Chalky apple, honey and lemon on the nose. Very crisp, creamy apple and limestone on the palate. A lovely way to start New Year’s Eve!
Paired with fish sticks? LOL
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by Jud Reis
December 31st, 2018, 3:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Champagne for John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Replies: 86
Views: 1597

Re: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Champagne for John Jay College of Criminal Justice

NV Fallet-Prevostat Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut - Chalky apple, honey and lemon on the nose. Very crisp, creamy apple and limestone on the palate. A lovely way to start New Year’s Eve!
by Jud Reis
December 25th, 2018, 3:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Some Lovely Wines The Last Couple Of Days
Replies: 0
Views: 201

TN: Some Lovely Wines The Last Couple Of Days

2004 Scherrer Fort Ross Vineyard High Slopes- Absolutely fantastic nose of a lavender, black cherry, and just a hint of roasted meat. Still quite dark and young looking in the glass. Supple, smooth black cherry fruit on the attack, lots of savory peppery notes on the mid palate with a bracing but ba...
by Jud Reis
December 24th, 2018, 12:51 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Boston Dining
Replies: 53
Views: 1503

Re: Boston Dining

Back from a week in Boston. I lived there until 1997, and go back 3-6 times per year. Always stay at XV Beacon on the hill. Food: Since I stay at XV Beacon, it is natural to have food there at the bar. They turn out excellent food, whether you want steak with all the fixings, or some wagyu dumpling...
by Jud Reis
December 23rd, 2018, 2:31 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Boston Dining
Replies: 53
Views: 1503

Re: Boston Dining

Glenn - it was a pleasure meeting you. I have only had great experiences at O YA, although my patience for that long a meal experience is starting to wane. No Bandon this year with my buddies ( Streamsong in FL) instead. We will definitely be in touch if we make it out your way.
by Jud Reis
December 18th, 2018, 1:35 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Nashville music/club question
Replies: 16
Views: 362

Re: Nashville music/club question

Jan - another vote for Station Inn - always had someone great there and saw the steeldrivers there several times while Chris Stapleton was with them.
by Jud Reis
December 14th, 2018, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 4 Virtual Tasting Series - Bordeaux for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Fund
Replies: 56
Views: 1053

Re: Week 4 Virtual Tasting Series (12/12 - 12/19) - Bordeaux for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Fund

2005 Larrivet Haut Brion - Gorgeous nose of blackberry liqueur, smoky gravel and tobacco. Very dense, tannic and a touch bitter and thin on the palate. Almost like a completely different wine than that gorgeous nose. I am going to decant the rest to see what happens, otherwise going to be a tough go...
by Jud Reis
December 10th, 2018, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Riesling from USA ?
Replies: 84
Views: 2824

Re: Favorite Riesling from USA ?

Smith Madrone and Paetra - you won’t be sorry with either.
by Jud Reis
December 8th, 2018, 5:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 3 (12/5 - 12/12) Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Riesling for Dakin Humane Society
Replies: 49
Views: 966

Re: Week 3 (12/5 - 12/12) Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Riesling for Dakin Humane Society

2005 JJ Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese - Cork completely saturated with some mold formed under the capsule but no signs that it had any impact. Still a baby. White peaches, minerals and just a hint of petrol on what is still a pretty closed and austere nose. Much more generous on the palate with lo...
by Jud Reis
December 1st, 2018, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm DONE - Aldi Advent Calendar - or 24 Days of Cheap Wine
Replies: 66
Views: 2714

Re: Aldi Advent Calendar - or 24 Days of Cheap Wine

Do you have a disgusting “thunder bucket” in case you need to dump some of the wines?
by Jud Reis
November 29th, 2018, 6:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hey Joe - Where'd you go with that fruit in your hand? Part II.
Replies: 10
Views: 812

Re: Hey Joe - Where'd you go with that fruit in your hand? Part II.

Merril - I think I have one of these left - a tremendous wine.
by Jud Reis
November 29th, 2018, 3:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FINAL TALLY Week 2 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Back to its roots: California Zinfandel for Jason Hagen 11/28 - 12/4
Replies: 101
Views: 2411

Re: Week 2 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Back to its roots: California Zinfandel for Jason Hagen 11/28 - 12/4

2013 Scherrer Old And Mature Vines Zin - Lovely nose of blackberry compote, slate and black pepper. Still youthful on the palate with a lovely balance of exburant blackberry fruit and balancing minerality and acidity. A pinot lover’s zinfandel. Great wine year in and year out.
by Jud Reis
November 28th, 2018, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Arcadian - Pinot Noir Pisoni Vineyard (USA, CA, Central Coast, Santa Lucia Highlands)
Replies: 11
Views: 499

Re: TN: 2006 Arcadian - Pinot Noir Pisoni Vineyard (USA, CA, Central Coast, Santa Lucia Highlands)

This is a stunning bottle of wine in a stunning place. Lovely light cherry red translucent color. Sour cherries, roses and lovely underbrush on an elegant and expressive nose. Great mix of spicy peper, acidity and sweet dried cherry fruit on the palate. Not yet fully mature, but in a beautiful spot ...
by Jud Reis
November 28th, 2018, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A question for those in tasting groups or do different parts of a bottle taste different?
Replies: 25
Views: 524

Re: A question for those in tasting groups or do different parts of a bottle taste different?

One other thought is the effect of conversation on perception. Unless everyone is silent, a neighbor expressing love or disdain for a wine will have a significant impact on your perception of that wine.
by Jud Reis
November 27th, 2018, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: 1990 Vintage
Replies: 10
Views: 476

Re: 1990 Vintage

Jeff - great year in Bordeaux. Personal favorites are Pichon Baron and Cos d’Estournel
by Jud Reis
November 27th, 2018, 4:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite restaurant wine program
Replies: 27
Views: 1215

Re: Favorite restaurant wine program

I will second Doug on Legal Seafood - great program and very reasonably priced. Troquet has a wonderful list, also fairly priced, and the summer wine sale has some ridiculous deals.
by Jud Reis
November 26th, 2018, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Paix Sur Terre Ugni Blanc
Replies: 1
Views: 86

TN: 2016 Paix Sur Terre Ugni Blanc

Lovely nose of limestone, white peaches and a little hint of white pepper. Nice viscous texture, palate flavors very consistent with the nose, with a lovely balanced acidity on the finish. My sense is this has the structure to age for a while - still pretty tightly coiled. Trebbiano has potential in...
by Jud Reis
November 18th, 2018, 6:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 1 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House
Replies: 192
Views: 4760

Re: Week 1 - Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House

2014 Inman Family Pinot Noir Olivet Grange Vineyard - lovely nose of spicy cranberry, cinnamon and oregano. Still pretty tightly coiled and a little tart on the palate with dark cherry and ample acidity. I think some more bottle time will benefit this wine. Thanks again for your generosity Frank!
by Jud Reis
November 10th, 2018, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping Wine to Friends and Family?
Replies: 15
Views: 801

Re: Shipping Wine to Friends and Family?

I have heard from a friend that shipping olive oil from a business address and account will generally get less scrutiny than a drop off at a UPS or Fedex location.😉
by Jud Reis
November 6th, 2018, 6:03 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: DALLAS FORT WORTH Berserker Event in November
Replies: 218
Views: 4446

Re: DALLAS FORT WORTH Berserker Event in November

Not going to be at the event, but drink the Arcadian Sleepy Hollow Chard - in a great spot and probably not going to last too much longer It's a mag, and it's Joe's wine so it lasts longer than one would guess! Todd - I drank a mag this summer. It is still in a great place, but I think it is not go...
by Jud Reis
November 5th, 2018, 6:04 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: DALLAS FORT WORTH Berserker Event in November
Replies: 218
Views: 4446

Re: DALLAS FORT WORTH Berserker Event in November

Not going to be at the event, but drink the Arcadian Sleepy Hollow Chard - in a great spot and probably not going to last too much longer
by Jud Reis
November 5th, 2018, 1:47 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Boston Dining
Replies: 53
Views: 1503

Re: Boston Dining

Sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy it Jan. Agree with Kevin, the by the bottle list is what makes the Troquet wine program special, by the glass is certainly better than average, but not as good.
by Jud Reis
November 1st, 2018, 3:45 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: The best or memorable vacation spot was...
Replies: 47
Views: 1920

Re: The best or memorable vacation spot was...

Safari in Tanzania with my then teen age kids and my dad. Beautiful and amazing. All those fantasies I had as a kid watching Mutual Of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom became an even better reality
by Jud Reis
October 21st, 2018, 6:44 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Boston Dining
Replies: 53
Views: 1503

Re: Boston Dining

Glenn - don’t know if you got my private messages? If tonight doesn’t work, no worries. But if you want to get together please let me know w soon.
by Jud Reis
October 20th, 2018, 9:02 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Boston Dining
Replies: 53
Views: 1503

Re: Boston Dining

PM sent.
by Jud Reis
October 19th, 2018, 6:11 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Boston Dining
Replies: 53
Views: 1503

Re: Boston Dining

Glenn - just got back from overseas. Let me see how jet lag is tomorrow- if I am in reasonably good shape, would you be free Sunday night for dinner?
by Jud Reis
October 18th, 2018, 7:13 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Boston Dining
Replies: 53
Views: 1503

Re: Boston Dining

Glenn - how long are you going to be in town?
by Jud Reis
October 9th, 2018, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Arcadian: "Hey Joe, where'd you go" with that fruit in your hand
Replies: 29
Views: 2171

Re: Arcadian: "Hey Joe, where'd you go" with that fruit in your hand

Nice note Merrill! Joe’s wines often do age into something truly special.
by Jud Reis
October 7th, 2018, 2:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Storing 'Open' Red Wine in Fridge
Replies: 18
Views: 734

Re: Storing 'Open' Red Wine in Fridge

Mary - I am a great believer in minimizing the time the 375 is exposed to air before pumping and putting in the fridge. Seems to last longer. Not a guarantee, but works more often than not.
by Jud Reis
October 3rd, 2018, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cave Dog thoughts?
Replies: 8
Views: 531

Re: Cave Dog thoughts?

Rory -I have been a buyer and just picked up some of the 2016 red from this offer. My tasting experience with the red wines is limited, but I thought they had the potential to be very good with some cellar time. Some of my favorite California reds from the 1990’s were Havens Bourriquot made from the...
by Jud Reis
September 24th, 2018, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Vietti Dinner
Replies: 0
Views: 313

TN: Vietti Dinner

Attended a wine dinner last week in Boston with some newish releases from Vietti: 2017 Roero Arneis - limestone, peaches and white flowers on the one. Spicy, peppery lemon zest and bright acidity on the palate. Went very well with a smoked mackerel salad, a great food wine that I think could benefit...
by Jud Reis
September 19th, 2018, 6:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Rhys Horseshoe Vineyard
Replies: 3
Views: 307

Re: TN: 2012 Rhys Horseshoe Vineyard

Merrill - Fish sticks would be perfect!
by Jud Reis
September 18th, 2018, 5:22 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Salt Cod...worth it?
Replies: 5
Views: 301

Re: Salt Cod...worth it?

Codfish cakes ( think hash browns with salted cod) eggs and baked beans are one of the great breakfast meals of all time. Give it a shot!
by Jud Reis
September 18th, 2018, 5:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Rhys Horseshoe Vineyard
Replies: 3
Views: 307

TN: 2012 Rhys Horseshoe Vineyard

From 375 - this wine is all about salinity and minerality at this point in its life. Sea salt, a hint of caramel and white peaches on the nose. Salty, tangy limestone on the attack with a nice crisp acidic finish. Very atypical of the other horseshoe chards I have had from Rhys, but very enjoyable. ...
by Jud Reis
September 12th, 2018, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Rhys Bearwallow Vineyard Chardonnay
Replies: 0
Views: 152

TN: 2015 Rhys Bearwallow Vineyard Chardonnay

I can see why Frank Murray was so jazzed about this wine. From 375 - damn this is good. Pure limestone, green apple and white pear on the nose. Beautiful balance of honey, green apple and minerals on the palate. Lucious textured attack with a crisp, mineral filled finish. Drinking great right now, b...
by Jud Reis
September 10th, 2018, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Rhys Chardonnay Alpine Vineyard
Replies: 6
Views: 456

Re: TN: 2014 Rhys Chardonnay Alpine Vineyard

Just opened a 375 of the 2014 Alpine Chard and it if definitely premoxed. No issues with the cork I could see. Golden color, sherried nose. You can tell there is some good stuffing underneath, but the sweet sherry notes on the palate. I have had a boatload of Rhys chards and this is a first. Anyone ...
by Jud Reis
September 5th, 2018, 5:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Champagne under $100 ?
Replies: 23
Views: 1081

Re: Favorite Champagne under $100 ?

Love Paul Bara Rose - always solid and well under your threshold.

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