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by John D. Zuccarino
May 9th, 2017, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Myth Of Old Vines And Quality (over 50 years old Vines )
Replies: 62
Views: 3025

The Myth Of Old Vines And Quality (over 50 years old Vines )

The Myth Of Old Vines And Quality (over 50 years old Vines ) So what I have found is the best wines for me come from vines 12 to 25 years old with healthy vascular systems that are planted double density that have the fruit restricted… from what I have studied this brings the 95 -100 point grape qu...
by John D. Zuccarino
May 9th, 2017, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Myth Of Old Vines And Quality (over 50 years old Vines )
Replies: 62
Views: 3025

The Myth Of Old Vines And Quality (over 50 years old Vines )

John, just out of curiosity, what are the ages of the vines at Silver Springs Winery or that you use for Don Giovanni? Hi Jeff, our vines are as old as 35 years old and as young as 15 ... however this spring I am planting another vineyard small one ... we own three properties ... Salute and Shalom ...
by John D. Zuccarino
May 8th, 2017, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Myth Of Old Vines And Quality (over 50 years old Vines )
Replies: 62
Views: 3025

The Myth Of Old Vines And Quality (over 50 years old Vines )

John - I'd break some of that up into paragraphs but anyway there have been field experiments measuring sap flow, etc., and it's pretty clear that once you have a mature root system, meaning the vine is a few years old, there's little difference in the juice resulting from vine age, all other thing...
by John D. Zuccarino
May 8th, 2017, 6:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Myth Of Old Vines And Quality (over 50 years old Vines )
Replies: 62
Views: 3025

The Myth Of Old Vines And Quality (over 50 years old Vines )

The Myth Of Old Vines And Quality (over 50 years old Vines ) I have been studying grapevines for over 55+years … at age two I had a vivid memory of understanding what a grapevine was and a fig tree ~ two very symbolic necessities for the Greeks and Romans cultures, empires, from which I have descend...
by John D. Zuccarino
March 13th, 2017, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Napa Have too Much Cab?
Replies: 17
Views: 1181

Does Napa Have too Much Cab?

Does Napa Have too Much Cab? I think not... Click on me Napa County has more Cabernet Sauvignon than ever, but it still is a little less than half of the grapes planted, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service. Currently, Napa County has about 20,000 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, 70...
by John D. Zuccarino
March 10th, 2017, 6:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A sommelier explains why a $15 bottle of wine can be marked up 400% in a restaurant
Replies: 88
Views: 4443

A sommelier explains why a $15 bottle of wine can be marked up 400% in a restaurant

I want to know what the corkage fee was when Jesus turned water to wine....?
by John D. Zuccarino
March 9th, 2017, 7:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A sommelier explains why a $15 bottle of wine can be marked up 400% in a restaurant
Replies: 88
Views: 4443

A sommelier explains why a $15 bottle of wine can be marked up 400% in a restaurant

A sommelier explains why a $15 bottle of wine can be marked up 400% in a restaurant

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by John D. Zuccarino
February 23rd, 2017, 4:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: So Sexy, Sultry & Sassy COULD CABERNET FRANC BE NATIVE TO NAVARRA?
Replies: 0
Views: 179

So Sexy, Sultry & Sassy COULD CABERNET FRANC BE NATIVE TO NAVARRA?

So Sexy, Sultry & Sassy COULD CABERNET FRANC BE NATIVE TO NAVARRA? Click on me According to Wine Grapes (Robinson, Harding, Vouillamoz, 2012), both genetic and historical studies suggest that Cabernet Franc did originate in the Basque Country, which includes DO Navarra within its boundaries. The boo...
by John D. Zuccarino
February 1st, 2017, 7:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Sip Of History: The Hidden Wine Cellars Under The Brooklyn Bridge
Replies: 4
Views: 901

A Sip Of History: The Hidden Wine Cellars Under The Brooklyn Bridge

Steen and Ken ... I was blown away by this disclosure ... I have seen documentaries and unless I was sleeping this was never disclosed ... the Bk Bridge joke het want buy the Brooklyn Bridge takes on a whole new meaning now ...lol...

just fascinating...

Shalom and Salute !!!
by John D. Zuccarino
January 31st, 2017, 5:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Sip Of History: The Hidden Wine Cellars Under The Brooklyn Bridge
Replies: 4
Views: 901

A Sip Of History: The Hidden Wine Cellars Under The Brooklyn Bridge

A Sip Of History: The Hidden Wine Cellars Under The Brooklyn Bridge Roebling saw an opportunity to offset some of the bridge's massive $15 million construction costs. It was an ingeniously perfect fit. The design of the bridge would allow for two wine cellars, one on each shore, along with several o...
by John D. Zuccarino
January 18th, 2017, 5:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finger Lakes Help
Replies: 28
Views: 1206

Finger Lakes Help

North Cayuga to keep you close to SYR this is the best quality producer ... Swedish Hill is underpriced for 95 point rieslings that wine double gold… http://swedishhill.com/ have fun ... it's not a wealthy region as far as opulence vrs NAPA .... nature is the Queen in the FLX ... Shalom and Salute !!!
by John D. Zuccarino
January 10th, 2017, 10:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Starbucks to stop selling alcohol at more than 400 U.S. stores
Replies: 51
Views: 2270

Starbucks to stop selling alcohol at more than 400 U.S. stores

epic failure .... Hardly. It just sounds like a product introduction that wasn't successful. You can't succeed without experimenting. John, sure it is ... they were talking a multi billion dollar business out of thin air... without that dream, the epic failure reigns true to shareholders who were b...
by John D. Zuccarino
January 9th, 2017, 7:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Starbucks to stop selling alcohol at more than 400 U.S. stores
Replies: 51
Views: 2270

Starbucks to stop selling alcohol at more than 400 U.S. stores

epic failure .... Starbucks to stop selling alcohol at more than 400 U.S. stores Click on me I really thought that this would fail... I can see this store specific, not what they were trying to accomplish .... the wine business is not an easy one to survive, both big and little fish find troubled wa...
by John D. Zuccarino
January 5th, 2017, 2:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $300 Chinese Wine Arrives In America
Replies: 57
Views: 4091

$300 Chinese Wine Arrives In America

What price would make it so you would try it and see? For me, around 90 bucks. Why? Because the wine is from a new area not familiar to you? Having actually tasted the wine, it is very good wine. Personally, I find the wine a bit pricey, the older I get, the less I want to spend per bottle. Price a...
by John D. Zuccarino
January 5th, 2017, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $300 Chinese Wine Arrives In America
Replies: 57
Views: 4091

$300 Chinese Wine Arrives In America

What price would make it so you would try it and see? For me, around 90 bucks. I have a different approach to this ... get a small group of wine geeks and everyone throw in $50 bucks and the six will have the bragging rights ... most of the very high end wines I try are most def with a few friends ...
by John D. Zuccarino
January 5th, 2017, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Component Wines
Replies: 15
Views: 1178

Component Wines

the power of this brand will be in the scores... once score are produces the value will or will not be there ... interesting concept and I wish him luck... a great achievement to be named by Forbes ... it's far better to do something and maybe make a success, than read and mock the brilliance of his...
by John D. Zuccarino
January 5th, 2017, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $300 Chinese Wine Arrives In America
Replies: 57
Views: 4091

$300 Chinese Wine Arrives In America

$300 Chinese Wine Arrives In America If you pay even casual attention to the wine world you’ll be aware that China has recently emerged as a major player – it's estimated consumption has been rising 15% annually – but most people, bemused by headlines of the fantastic auction prices big-name Bordeau...
by John D. Zuccarino
December 23rd, 2016, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is this the weirest blend of varieties (not varietals) you h
Replies: 73
Views: 2791

Is this the weirest blend of varieties (not varietals) you h

I do not want to trash any winery or winemaker, so I will not mention the producer, but how about this as a blend: 74% merlot, 10% pinot noir, 8% primitivo [that's Zin, right?], 5% cabernet sauvignon, and 1.5% each cabernet franc and petite verdot. $14.39 a bottle on WTSO. I seem to recall a thread...
by John D. Zuccarino
December 5th, 2016, 11:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Knives made from burgundy vines?
Replies: 13
Views: 1013

Knives made from burgundy vines?

All, About 12 months ago I saw a post showing some beautiful knives that were made from burgundy vines (or perhaps barrels). They were a steak style knife, anyone have any idea of such a product? Looking for a special gift. Many thanks for any help. well Amazon comes close .. Laguiole en Aubrac han...
by John D. Zuccarino
December 5th, 2016, 9:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine science at the foot of the Andes
Replies: 21
Views: 794

Wine science at the foot of the Andes

Hi all, I haven't posted for awhile, but I just finished a long profile of the Argentine winery Catena Zapata, and how they're using science to hunt for world-class terroir. Would love to hear the board's thoughts--including polite constructive criticism. :) https://www.1843magazine.com/features/hi...
by John D. Zuccarino
December 5th, 2016, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Metallic taste - Brett?
Replies: 15
Views: 731

Metallic taste - Brett?

Thinking about the metallic taste I noticed in an old Bordeaux I tried recently - a taste I have noticed in other similar bottles - I did some Internet research and found that the taste is often attributed to Brett. Yet the wine wasn't strongly bretty in the animal, wet animal, barnyardy way. Could...
by John D. Zuccarino
December 4th, 2016, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Punt and it's history in glass, the BTL color Green and Dom did not invent Sparkling
Replies: 1
Views: 167

The Punt and it's history in glass, the BTL color Green and Dom did not invent Sparkling

The Punt and it's history in glass, the BTL color Green and Dom did not invent Sparkling While at the J. Paul Getty Museum 1200 Getty Center Drive Los Angeles, CA 90049-1687 The Punt and it's history in glass and the color green. I observed waldglas or forest glass click]Click on me it was a 5 ounce...
by John D. Zuccarino
December 2nd, 2016, 6:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Horrifying Connection Between White Wine and Skin Cancer
Replies: 24
Views: 1415

The Horrifying Connection Between White Wine and Skin Cancer

The Horrifying Connection Between White Wine and Skin Cancer each drink per day of white wine was associated with a 13 percent increased risk of melanoma. out of The study followed a whopping 210,252 click on me Cho believes it is possible that red wine's antioxidants reduce its damage. For those of...
by John D. Zuccarino
December 2nd, 2016, 6:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The D-Vine machine is like a Keurig dispenser for wine at home
Replies: 0
Views: 134

The D-Vine machine is like a Keurig dispenser for wine at home

The D-Vine machine is like a Keurig dispenser for wine at home
The D-Vine — from the French wine startup 10-Vins — puts wine in a 100ml test tube-shaped container called a 'flacon' (little bottle) and brings it to the optimum temperature and aeration recommended by wine makers.
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by John D. Zuccarino
November 29th, 2016, 7:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: While most get ready for the grim reaper, some follow their dream :At Last, Becoming a Winemaker
Replies: 0
Views: 297

While most get ready for the grim reaper, some follow their dream :At Last, Becoming a Winemaker

While most get ready for the grim reaper, some follow their dream :At Last, Becoming a Winemaker At Last, Becoming a Winemaker Click on me The magnitude of the work is what most people are shocked about when they really see how to make wine, inc grape growing … if it doesn't kill you then you’re goi...
by John D. Zuccarino
November 28th, 2016, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How influential can one vintner be? Two famous wineries get to find out.
Replies: 0
Views: 384

How influential can one vintner be? Two famous wineries get to find out.

How influential can one vintner be? Two famous wineries get to find out. Pontallier, Bascaules’s mentor at Margaux, died this year after a brief battle with cancer. When the 54-year-old Bascaules takes over next March at Margaux, one of Bordeaux’s top five châteaux, he will be returning to his roots...
by John D. Zuccarino
November 28th, 2016, 9:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My Cab Franc from Spain.
Replies: 6
Views: 412

My Cab Franc from Spain.

TN: 2011 Aljibes Cabernet Franc Chinchilla de Montearagon, Castilla-La Mancha. $30 Cdn, 13.5% alc, composite cork, Lot 082414, opened and decanted one hour. http://www.aljibes.com. Watery cherry rim but a rich medium to deep intense centre. Aromatic nose on opening...pepper, spice, berryish, blackc...
by John D. Zuccarino
November 28th, 2016, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My Cab Franc from Spain.
Replies: 6
Views: 412

My Cab Franc from Spain.

TN: 2011 Aljibes Cabernet Franc Chinchilla de Montearagon, Castilla-La Mancha. $30 Cdn, 13.5% alc, composite cork, Lot 082414, opened and decanted one hour. http://www.aljibes.com. Watery cherry rim but a rich medium to deep intense centre. Aromatic nose on opening...pepper, spice, berryish, blackc...
by John D. Zuccarino
November 28th, 2016, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cameron Hughes Wine Forced Into Receivership, Sale/Merger Likely
Replies: 80
Views: 12936

Cameron Hughes Wine Forced Into Receivership, Sale/Merger Likely

he will be back... mistakes happen ... in business you learn and evolve ... we have not seen the last of Cameron I am sure ...

Salute !!!
by John D. Zuccarino
November 21st, 2016, 7:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's grind some gnat shit ... what do you mean when you use the word "Linear" in a tasting note?
Replies: 66
Views: 1903

Let's grind some gnat shit ... what do you mean when you use the word "Linear" in a tasting note?

Linear can be a modest swipe at a lack of complexity in an expensive wine, but potentially fine in a cheap wine. I see other opinion though, illustrating the danger of using an ambiguous term. +1 perfect ... it has less amplitude vrs a wine multidimensional... Linear ='s simple multidimensional ='s...
by John D. Zuccarino
November 21st, 2016, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Catching up with Robert Parker Jr
Replies: 21
Views: 2696

Catching up with Robert Parker Jr

Catching up with Robert Parker Jr Click on me I found this very interesting... enjoy ... How important is it to cleanse your palate during wine tasting, and what is the best way to do so? The best way to cleanse your palate is by using a great mineral water such as Badoit. As you feel the palate de...
by John D. Zuccarino
November 21st, 2016, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scientists Unravel Cabernet Sauvignon's Genome
Replies: 1
Views: 228

Scientists Unravel Cabernet Sauvignon's Genome

Scientists Unravel Cabernet Sauvignon's Genome Click on me Cabernet Sauvignon is the offspring of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc and dates back to at least the 18th century, experts believe. They now will be able to create anything they want limited by nothing…. Now the experimentation will take...
by John D. Zuccarino
November 17th, 2016, 6:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: More "Facts" on Terroir
Replies: 30
Views: 1224

More "Facts" on Terroir

HI Tom, real fast::::steep locations like this play with the geo thermals in a very different way than flat lands... the influence of more rolling airflow coupled with the warmth of the micro climate with the protection of the hill and you have the most excellent vineyards in the world... place them...
by John D. Zuccarino
November 16th, 2016, 6:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which wineries sell mailing list details and which dont
Replies: 54
Views: 2178

Which wineries sell mailing list details and which dont

I am now buying or have bought from at least a dozen California wineries over the last five years, recently i am being aggressively targeted by wineries and mail flyers, this can be emails, snail mail or more annoyingly telephone hasslers. Some of these are chasing cheaper commodity wines others hi...
by John D. Zuccarino
November 16th, 2016, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Not Political: How do you think a crack down on undocumented workers will impact the wine industry.
Replies: 114
Views: 3395

Not Political: How do you think a crack down on undocumented workers will impact the wine industry.

It's no solution, Joe. Make the jobs attractive enough, and maybe you can get the locals to fill them. I would hate to make all of these jobs available to only black folks, who are a small percentage of the unemployed. Just doesn't seem fair. First off, you said "black folks" not me. I said America...
by John D. Zuccarino
November 16th, 2016, 3:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Not Political: How do you think a crack down on undocumented workers will impact the wine industry.
Replies: 114
Views: 3395

Not Political: How do you think a crack down on undocumented workers will impact the wine industry.

I have not read this thread... to the original poster ... one word and you can close this thread down ... and you know this statement is an exaggeration ... for drama... but with respect ... 'ROBOTICS' within the next ten years a Robot will be able to almost anything that a human can do... they work...
by John D. Zuccarino
November 15th, 2016, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: This is SO freaking cool!! Wish we could get a group buy together...
Replies: 22
Views: 2740

This is SO freaking cool!! Wish we could get a group buy together...

"[T]the event will feature a selection of rare wines that have never before left the winery’s cellars in Aÿ, France. In other words, the wines have perfect providence." Nice yes it's sad to think your mind says ok 95% fake then you read it's from the producer, you stop pause and ponder 90% good wit...
by John D. Zuccarino
November 15th, 2016, 1:19 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: American Express
Replies: 4
Views: 1834

American Express

Oh Mike welcome to the BB ... Salute !!!
by John D. Zuccarino
November 15th, 2016, 1:19 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: American Express
Replies: 4
Views: 1834

American Express

I am one of the many who did business with PC and ended up with nothing. I just received a letter from American Express stating that 540 days had passed and that I could pursue other means to recover my loss. The wines were purchased in 2012-2013 on bordeaux Pre arrivals. Has anyone received a refu...
by John D. Zuccarino
November 15th, 2016, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer ’61 Fetches $53,775 at Hart Bordeaux Wine Auction
Replies: 0
Views: 317

Chateau Palmer ’61 Fetches $53,775 at Hart Bordeaux Wine Auction

Chateau Palmer ’61 Fetches $53,775 at Hart Bordeaux Wine Auction Click on me so in another 30 years is $250,000 for one of the last bottles too much ??? well not for this buyer $53,775 seems like for them, the right price... Shalom !!! Salute !!! PS it was a case of the wine , not one bottle ... jus...
by John D. Zuccarino
November 10th, 2016, 5:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shut The Front Door… Balanced Vines Produce Better Wines ..Not Low Yields
Replies: 5
Views: 535

Shut The Front Door… Balanced Vines Produce Better Wines ..Not Low Yields

Shut The Front Door… Balanced Vines Produce Better Wines ..Not Low Yields This flies counter to conventional wisdom … in cool climates the dropping of fruit has a greater impact than a hot growing region… in fact Cali may be dropping too much fruit for NO REASON … they say in hot regions you need 75...
by John D. Zuccarino
November 10th, 2016, 6:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alpha Omega Winery in a bit of legal trouble
Replies: 45
Views: 4007

Alpha Omega Winery in a bit of legal trouble

$500k? $2mil?! What are you drinkin' tonight? I don't drink...at all ever...just taste ... now this young lady was allegedly exposed to felony behavior that could have gone real badly that evening ... the potential for rape was extremely high ... the terror that she lived through changed her foreve...
by John D. Zuccarino
November 9th, 2016, 7:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The completion of funding needed to finance Coravin another 22.5 Million
Replies: 12
Views: 1146

The completion of funding needed to finance Coravin another 22.5 Million

Noah, I believe in live and let live, why impose your views on me ? it's just not right, not one bit !!! Shalom !!! Salute !!! ok I changed it ... maybe you guys thing 22 mil on top of 13 mill is not staggering, I do ... Shalom !!! and if you opposed to peace, well that says a lot about you then... ...
by John D. Zuccarino
November 9th, 2016, 7:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alpha Omega Winery in a bit of legal trouble
Replies: 45
Views: 4007

Alpha Omega Winery in a bit of legal trouble

all jokes aside, if it was your daughter me thinks you would be livid, at best ...

they will have to pay most likely out of an insurance policy ... maybe $500K to 2 million


Salute !!!
by John D. Zuccarino
November 9th, 2016, 6:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The completion of funding needed to finance Coravin another 22.5 Million
Replies: 12
Views: 1146

The completion of funding needed to finance Coravin another 22.5 Million

ok I changed it ... maybe you guys thing 22 mil on top of 13 mill is not staggering, I do ...

Shalom !!! and if you opposed to peace, well that says a lot about you then...

Salute !!!
by John D. Zuccarino
November 9th, 2016, 5:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The completion of funding needed to finance Coravin another 22.5 Million
Replies: 12
Views: 1146

The staggering amount of money needed to finance Coravin another 22.5 Million

R_Gilbane wrote:Staggering? No. Misleading click bait? Yes.

not meant to be ...

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by John D. Zuccarino
November 9th, 2016, 5:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The completion of funding needed to finance Coravin another 22.5 Million
Replies: 12
Views: 1146

The completion of funding needed to finance Coravin another 22.5 Million

The completion of funding needed to finance Coravin another 22.5 Million


Coravin secures extra $22.5 million investment


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Shalom !!!

Salute !!!

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