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by Jay Miller
July 18th, 2019, 8:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar thief emails?
Replies: 30
Views: 1758

Re: Cellar thief emails?

Jeez, tough crowd here. Glancing at their webpage, there are some interesting wines like Thivin, Moncuit, Forlorn Hope. Nothing I need at the moment, but I wish them the best. Cheers, Warren It's not the wine selection we're poking fun at but rather the millennial marketing verbiage that invites mo...
by Jay Miller
July 16th, 2019, 6:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Selosse, Gosset, Valentini, 98 Cheval Blanc, 04 Rougeard Poyeux, 82 Mouton
Replies: 20
Views: 860

Re: TN: Selosse, Gosset, Valentini, 98 Cheval Blanc, 04 Rougeard Poyeux, 82 Mouton

Thanks for the note on the Clos Rougeard Greg. I'll try and pull one soonish.
by Jay Miller
July 12th, 2019, 11:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Brut champagne dying out?
Replies: 71
Views: 2618

Re: Is Brut champagne dying out?

Could sugar act similarly to bubbles in speeding alcohol intake?

I've never read anything like that but it seems like the only mechanism that could explain it.
by Jay Miller
July 12th, 2019, 6:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Brut champagne dying out?
Replies: 71
Views: 2618

Re: Is Brut champagne dying out?

Brad Baker wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 8:59 am
At the end of the day, it all comes down to balance and you can find balance at both ends of the spectrum.
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by Jay Miller
July 11th, 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Reccos for London & Amsterdam
Replies: 39
Views: 1865

Re: Reccos for London & Amsterdam

M.Kaplan wrote:
June 14th, 2019, 7:12 am
Gymkhana closed indefinitely due to a huge fire last week.

Only just noticed this. thank you for the information, it's a must visit for us whenever we're in London.
by Jay Miller
July 10th, 2019, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 4 MAGnificent champagnes : 06` Taittinger Comtes, Billecart-Salmon Rose, Agrapart Terriors, 07` Cristal
Replies: 15
Views: 618

Re: 4 MAGnificent champagnes : 06` Taittinger Comtes, Billecart-Salmon Rose, Agrapart Terriors, 07` Cristal

Sounds great. I'm curious if you have any comments on 06 Comtes from magnum as opposed to 750? I've only had it from the latter. Jay, I've had close to 20 bottles of the 06` Comtes in 750 formats and all have been stellar plus. I think the mag was a notch better and have to admit, I was surprised t...
by Jay Miller
July 10th, 2019, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 4 MAGnificent champagnes : 06` Taittinger Comtes, Billecart-Salmon Rose, Agrapart Terriors, 07` Cristal
Replies: 15
Views: 618

Re: 4 MAGnificent champagnes : 06` Taittinger Comtes, Billecart-Salmon Rose, Agrapart Terriors, 07` Cristal

Sounds great. I'm curious if you have any comments on 06 Comtes from magnum as opposed to 750?

I've only had it from the latter.
by Jay Miller
July 10th, 2019, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 18 lobsters hanging on the wall..
Replies: 47
Views: 2226

Re: 18 lobsters hanging on the wall..

I obviously have to check my local sources...
by Jay Miller
July 10th, 2019, 11:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 12939

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
July 10th, 2019, 11:27 am
Ken V wrote:
July 1st, 2019, 6:35 pm
Robert M yers wrote:
July 1st, 2019, 12:03 pm
What’s going to happen to MyWines?
[rofl.gif] [rofl.gif] [rofl.gif]
I had completely forgotten about MyWines! Did it ever launch?
Any day now...
by Jay Miller
July 10th, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Auction Finds
Replies: 39
Views: 2423

Re: Auction Finds

History, man, history. And perhaps it's a birthyear ?? Yes, very likely birthyear. I have a friend born in 57 and there’s not much available. We had a really good Madeira, though. 56 is even worse As a 1960 myself you are one of the few people I'm inclined to feel sorry for with regards to birth ye...
by Jay Miller
July 10th, 2019, 9:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying Burgundy in Texas
Replies: 15
Views: 841

Re: Buying Burgundy in Texas

A newbie looking for some help here.... As you saw in the title, I live in Texas and Burgundy is generally hard to find (especially for the mid-range). Lately, I have been purchasing Burgundy through xxx and they have been wonderful to work through. However, I am hoping to find it "more direct". Is...
by Jay Miller
July 10th, 2019, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying Burgundy in Texas
Replies: 15
Views: 841

Re: Buying Burgundy in Texas

A newbie looking for some help here.... As you saw in the title, I live in Texas and Burgundy is generally hard to find (especially for the mid-range). Lately, I have been purchasing Burgundy through xxx and they have been wonderful to work through. However, I am hoping to find it "more direct". Is...
by Jay Miller
July 9th, 2019, 11:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A wine tasting contest superior: Vincent Price vs. Peter Loire
Replies: 16
Views: 774

Re: A wine tasting contest superior: Vincent Price vs. Peter Loire

David Glasser wrote:
July 9th, 2019, 5:40 am
Kyle Whitney wrote:
July 9th, 2019, 1:12 am
This is great. What is it from?
It’s from a 1962 film, Tales of Terror.
Specifically it is from the Cask of Amontillado portion.
by Jay Miller
July 9th, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?
Replies: 130
Views: 6604

Re: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?

Provocative NYT article from 1987... Was this written by Terry Robards? He is well known, among other things, for trashing 82 Bordeaux and saying they would not live to be 10 years old. I cannot remember whether he was still the wine writer then or whether he had already been fired. Nope. Frank Pri...
by Jay Miller
July 8th, 2019, 12:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dean & Deluca's St. Helena Store is Shuttered
Replies: 38
Views: 3058

Re: Dean & Deluca's St. Helena Store is Shuttered

Back in the 90s the flagship store on Prince St. was the only place to get a variety of high end food and kitchen products (esp. after Balducci's closed). Now such items are easily available in a multitude of locations (including online) without the huge markups that D&D always charged. You should ...
by Jay Miller
July 8th, 2019, 12:25 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Paris 3 Star Michelin Lunch recs
Replies: 35
Views: 1219

Re: Paris 3 Star Michelin Lunch recs

Arpege was my first thought as well. I've only ever had lunch there and have never been disappointed.
by Jay Miller
July 8th, 2019, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dean & Deluca's St. Helena Store is Shuttered
Replies: 38
Views: 3058

Re: Dean & Deluca's St. Helena Store is Shuttered

Back in the 90s the flagship store on Prince St. was the only place to get a variety of high end food and kitchen products (esp. after Balducci's closed). Now such items are easily available in a multitude of locations (including online) without the huge markups that D&D always charged.
by Jay Miller
July 8th, 2019, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A wine tasting contest superior: Vincent Price vs. Peter Loire
Replies: 16
Views: 774

Re: A wine tasting contest superior: Vincent Price vs. Peter Loire

A classic that gets posted every so often to various wine boards. But always a fun watch.
by Jay Miller
July 8th, 2019, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11240
Views: 508719

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Warren Taranow wrote:
July 7th, 2019, 10:19 pm
A single 2001 Vilmart Coeur de Cuvée
Vilmart overperformed incredibly in that vintage.
by Jay Miller
July 8th, 2019, 7:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone up for 200% new oak
Replies: 27
Views: 1530

Re: Anyone up for 200% new oak

by Jay Miller
July 8th, 2019, 7:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zalto Champagne vs. White
Replies: 21
Views: 1109

Re: Zalto Champagne vs. White

I agree with Yaacov. I've brought multiple glasses to Champagne dinners and tried various Champagnes from different glasses. Sometimes I greatly prefer the Zalto Champagne glass, sometimes I greatly prefer the White Wine or Universal. They emphasize different aspects of the Champagne. Unfortunately ...
by Jay Miller
July 5th, 2019, 7:28 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What meals did you grow up on
Replies: 72
Views: 1828

Re: What meals did you grow up on

Oh, and my mother made great meatballs. I’ve never made ones as good.
by Jay Miller
July 5th, 2019, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corkage Etiquette for Older Bottles?
Replies: 23
Views: 1319

Re: Corkage Etiquette for Older Bottles?

I'm with all the folks who suggest dropping it off...if it needs a decant. But I've had this wine twice in the last year, and it has been excellent as a pop n pour. You probably already know that 30 year old Bordeaux has some bottle variation, so your bottle might still need one, but my experience ...
by Jay Miller
July 5th, 2019, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right
Replies: 72
Views: 3943

Re: Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
July 5th, 2019, 11:22 am
I don’t know that Alfret guy, but he sure sounds brilliant. And handsome.
Such jealousy is not becoming.

newhere
by Jay Miller
July 5th, 2019, 9:33 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What meals did you grow up on
Replies: 72
Views: 1828

Re: What meals did you grow up on

food I ate growing up: Stuffed green peppers- with ground beef, tomato sauce and rice I had this a few times and hated the green peppers. What's strange is I don't mind that flavor as long it isn't too overpowering in wine. I always hated stuffed peppers too. Not that many dishes I grew up with tha...
by Jay Miller
July 5th, 2019, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: a basement discovery
Replies: 22
Views: 2672

Re: a basement discovery

Fascinating story and excellent sleuthing by Mark.
by Jay Miller
July 5th, 2019, 7:04 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Japan Experts Help Please
Replies: 13
Views: 622

Re: Japan Experts Help Please

Mid November is a great time to visit as the autumn leaves will be peaking in most places other than the north. Of course this means that some of the best places to see them will be packed so book early. When we did the Romantic Train ride in Arashiyama, Kyoto (https://www.sagano-kanko.co.jp/en/) an...
by Jay Miller
July 5th, 2019, 6:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11240
Views: 508719

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Yao C wrote:
July 4th, 2019, 9:59 am
We've enjoyed the regular 1990 Taittinger vintage so I bit the bullet on a 1990 Taittinger Comtes at auction champagne.gif
I splurged on a bottle about 5 years ago and it was fantastic.
by Jay Miller
July 2nd, 2019, 7:11 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Recirculating range hoods... worth anything?
Replies: 11
Views: 554

Re: Recirculating range hoods... worth anything?

No recirculating hood will hold a candle to outside venting.

That said, the latter isn't always possible (as in my condo). I haven't bit the bullet yet but when I researched it the best option seemed to be the ARS recirculating Vent-a-Hood.

https://www.ventahood.com/index.php/products/ars/ars-wm
by Jay Miller
July 2nd, 2019, 6:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Love for Domaine Chevalier
Replies: 148
Views: 5239

Re: Love for Domaine Chevalier

Pat Martin wrote:
July 1st, 2019, 11:37 am
Loved Jayson’s bottle of the 1970 Figeac at Dale’s a few years ago.
Ditto.
by Jay Miller
July 2nd, 2019, 6:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Love for Domaine Chevalier
Replies: 148
Views: 5239

Re: Love for Domaine Chevalier

As I´ve written somewhere else here: Pontet-Canet 2016 is imho better than Mouton 2016 - tasted side-by-side a week ago. Ducru-Beaucaillou 2016 is a textbook of elegance ... I haven’t ever tried Ducru but bought 2010 blind. Someone recently said Ducru tends to be big and Pinot drinkers (which I am)...
by Jay Miller
July 1st, 2019, 1:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...
Replies: 131
Views: 5683

Re: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...

Just another anecdotal observation. Arnold has Asian Flush Syndrome so I tend to serve lower alcohol wines (most often Spatlese or Auslese) with dinner. One night when I tried im with a 9% Kabinett as opposed to a 7% Spatlese he reacted after the first sip saying, "Wow, this wine is much higher in a...
by Jay Miller
July 1st, 2019, 12:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 12939

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

Jeremy C wrote:
July 1st, 2019, 11:59 am
Thanks, guys. Brad touched on what I had previously gathered to be a possible advantage it had over this one; namely, that there was more ITB participation.
Towards the end it had almost none as they had been driven off.
by Jay Miller
July 1st, 2019, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 464
Views: 22122

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

The month of June was good to me. 13 opened 2 purchased Beginning: 602 Goal: 600 Current 591 Yay me! Well, if your goal was 600, you've overshot. You need to acquire 9 more bottles. My goal was to have my inventory remain under 600. I'd like a little more leeway before I open the floodgates. But I'...
by Jay Miller
July 1st, 2019, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Auslese #14
Replies: 13
Views: 704

Re: TN: 2012 Willi Schaefer Graacher Domprobst Riesling Auslese #14

Just piling on.

I would have argued against opening it if MFW hadn't recently said that 2012s were not, in general, shut down. I would have been wrong as this was stunning.
by Jay Miller
July 1st, 2019, 6:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 464
Views: 22122

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

The month of June was good to me.

13 opened
2 purchased

Beginning: 602
Goal: 600
Current 591

Yay me!
by Jay Miller
June 30th, 2019, 6:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11240
Views: 508719

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

La bota #40 Manzanilla
by Jay Miller
June 28th, 2019, 6:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Supreme Court, and wine.
Replies: 170
Views: 8666

Re: Supreme Court, and wine.

The local competitors have suffered, but market competition itself may have improved meanwhile, thereby benefiting wine consumers. There is no doubt that competition is good, as it typically drives down prices, but when you competition closes up shop and nothing returns, that's a different story. I...
by Jay Miller
June 26th, 2019, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Supreme Court, and wine.
Replies: 170
Views: 8666

Re: Supreme Court, and wine.

Tom, NPR put out that this ruling could also change the limits on who can acquire a license, and that TN won't be allowed to place limits, thus allowing large chains to come in. Is this also true? I am certainly no lawyer but I live in Nashville and my understanding is that current TN law only allo...
by Jay Miller
June 26th, 2019, 6:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I've never read a more terrifying tasting note
Replies: 28
Views: 2765

Re: I've never read a more terrifying tasting note

Never read a more terrifying tasting note? Where has your memory gone, Jay? Stuart Yaniger on the 1993 Overnoy Poulsard (not my words, and not words I would ever write or think are okay to write, but words that were written and recorded for public consumption nonetheless): http://www.the-stupids.co...
by Jay Miller
June 25th, 2019, 7:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 704
Views: 43439

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

2004 Pol Roger Winston Churchill was tight, tight, tight. After two hours open it displayed an impressive degree of chalkiness, minerality and acidity but IMO needs at least 5 years to start loosening up. A recent 2006 was much more enjoyable though I think I'll probably prefer this over the long te...
by Jay Miller
June 24th, 2019, 1:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you know about Genodics?
Replies: 14
Views: 898

Re: What do you know about Genodics?

It should be obvious that this will only work if the music is applied in homeopathic doses.

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by Jay Miller
June 24th, 2019, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN- 2018 Theise German Portfolio - Adam, Kunstler and Selbach-Oster
Replies: 30
Views: 1983

Re: TN- 2018 Theise German Portfolio - Adam, Kunstler and Selbach-Oster

I don't see the Kunstler Stielweg listed here or in the linked catalog. Anyone know if Terry is just not importing it? It was one of my favorites back when it was still findable in the US.
by Jay Miller
June 24th, 2019, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ch. Gilette Creme de Tete vintage to avoid?
Replies: 10
Views: 711

Re: Ch. Gilette Creme de Tete vintage to avoid?

I've had a few vintages (only one I recall specifically was the 1983) and never saw any reason to seek it out.
by Jay Miller
June 21st, 2019, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aging Half-Bottles
Replies: 18
Views: 1055

Re: Aging Half-Bottles

For sweet wines I don't worry at all. For Bordeaux I might worry a tiny, little, miniscule amount.
by Jay Miller
June 20th, 2019, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I've never read a more terrifying tasting note
Replies: 28
Views: 2765

Re: I've never read a more terrifying tasting note

My experience is that if I eat it while holding my nose it is delicious. I just have to be very careful not to inhale through my nose before swallowing and rinsing my mouth out. Not worth the effort for me.

Or if turned into a frozen dessert you can get the flavor without the smell.
by Jay Miller
June 20th, 2019, 12:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I've never read a more terrifying tasting note
Replies: 28
Views: 2765

Re: I've never read a more terrifying tasting note

Odd, one of my co-workers and I were just talking about durians. He claims that the ones from Eastern Malaysia are the best. I like durians a lot and I assume the note is about the taste, not the smell. True, and the taste is delicious if you can find a prep that kills the smell (I know a place wit...
by Jay Miller
June 20th, 2019, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I've never read a more terrifying tasting note
Replies: 28
Views: 2765

I've never read a more terrifying tasting note

Forget toasty vanillin oak, hedonistic fruit bomb, and all the other descriptors that have frightened me off wines in the past. None of them hold a candle to this review of a JJ Prum wine I saw on a retailer website: 94 POINTS WINE SPECTATOR "($52) Graceful, floral and flavorful, filled with elderfl...
by Jay Miller
June 20th, 2019, 6:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I have no wine
Replies: 30
Views: 2290

Re: I have no wine

Sadly and tragically, we had a major catastrophe at Stately Jones Manor when a water supply line broke and flooded much of the house, including our bedroom, our living room, my library, and my wine cellar. The insurance company has now boxed up the contents of six capacious rooms and hauled them of...

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