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by John Morris
October 18th, 2019, 3:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo Sediment
Replies: 79
Views: 3055

Re: Barolo Sediment

Is fine sediment due to wines having less color pigmentation, (one of the building blocks of sediment? It's a good question. I have no idea of the chemistry, but different grapes definitely produce different sediments. Syrah, for example, seems much more prone than other grapes to produce caked sed...
by John Morris
October 18th, 2019, 3:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo Sediment
Replies: 79
Views: 3055

Re: Barolo Sediment

I just ordered 6 of these ($5.99 ea) for my "on deck" Nebs. I think they will be a better alternative to standing upright in the cellar for a couple of weeks. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07RMTPXGF/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 OK, mine arrived this week. But now I'm trying to ...
by John Morris
October 18th, 2019, 3:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aglianico
Replies: 32
Views: 675

Re: Aglianico

Another fun one to discover is the Vajra Langhe Freisa "Kye." Vajra is a good Barolo producer, but this bottling of Freisa is really good, good value for the price, drinks well young and also ages at least medium term well. I've tried a few other Freisa and haven't had another particular hit yet - ...
by John Morris
October 18th, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Ch. Meyney - St. Estephe
Replies: 8
Views: 324

Re: TN: 2000 Ch. Meyney - St. Estephe

I've never bought much Meyney, but I've been served very nice bottles from time to time over several decades. I can't really recall now, but maybe they were all pre-2000.
by John Morris
October 18th, 2019, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aglianico
Replies: 32
Views: 675

Re: Aglianico

Never really understood the "nebbiolo of the south" thing, the profiles are polar opposite. Aglianico is more like a cross between Graves and Hermitage, and maybe a dash of Bandol? +1 I don't see much similarity in texture/structure or flavor/aroma between nebbiolo and aglianico. I tasted a lot of ...
by John Morris
October 18th, 2019, 6:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My wine refrigerator sprang a leak - what do I do next?
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: My wine refrigerator sprang a leak - what do I do next?

A couple of thoughts: -Maybe more ice built up someplace you can't see and that's melting now that you've unplugged the unit. (You're old enough to remember refrigerators that weren't "frost free" and which needed to be turned off and defrosted. Same thing could happen with a wine cooler.) - Refrige...
by John Morris
October 17th, 2019, 9:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers
Replies: 75
Views: 1939

Re: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers

A few thoughts: ... 2. Get a little citrus oil or some acetone or any organic solvent and you can turn that big hunk of styro into a cup or two of hard plastic. The solvent lets the air out of the styrofoam and reduces it into a fraction of what it was. The airless styrofoam is good as glue if you ...
by John Morris
October 17th, 2019, 8:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Ch. Meyney - St. Estephe
Replies: 8
Views: 324

TN: 2000 Ch. Meyney - St. Estephe

I served this to my brown-bag group tonight. Decanted three hours before it was served. Very dark color. Faint note of papaya, someone said, and he was right -- just a trace. But very little else on the nose. On the palate, this was dense, tannic, and rustic. VERY young in structure, though the flav...
by John Morris
October 17th, 2019, 2:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Two Very Disappointing, $75 California Wines
Replies: 58
Views: 4581

Re: Two Very Disappointing, $75 California Wines

I have all but sworn off buying wine at a winery. Apart from the fact that I’m almost certainly paying more than I need to pay, I find that the romance of tasting the wine at the winery adds three to five points to what I would normally score the wine if I were drinking it at home. I'd say you suff...
by John Morris
October 17th, 2019, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How bad is a wine if Suckling only gives it 92 points?
Replies: 20
Views: 1639

Re: How bad is a wine if Suckling only gives it 92 points?

The Serralunga spends a year in Allier barriques, then a year in large Allier oak casks.

The single-vineyard bottlings appear to be barrique-free now.
by John Morris
October 17th, 2019, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to correctly pronounce Piper Heidsieck in French?
Replies: 24
Views: 970

Re: How to correctly pronounce Piper Heidsieck in French?

What's with all the German names for Champagne houses? Krug, Mumm, Bollinger, Heidsieck, Deutz, etc. Germans liked sparklers before the French Interesting read http://schiller-wine.blogspot.com/2012/10/french-champagne-houses-and-german-roots.html That's interesting! Never thought about. Thanks. A ...
by John Morris
October 17th, 2019, 6:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Jolie-Laide Trousseau Noir Poulsard Gamay Valdiguié (USA, California)
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: TN: 2018 Jolie-Laide Trousseau Noir Poulsard Gamay Valdiguié (USA, California)

Brian Tuite wrote:
October 17th, 2019, 6:40 am
Low alc, low intervention, non traditional California varieties. Hipster Wine kinda.
Kinda?

You think?

(Sounds really interesting!)
by John Morris
October 17th, 2019, 5:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Giuseppe Rinaldi Barbera d'Alba (Italy, Piedmont, Alba, Barbera d'Alba)
Replies: 16
Views: 425

Re: TN: 2015 Giuseppe Rinaldi Barbera d'Alba (Italy, Piedmont, Alba, Barbera d'Alba)

That would be in line with Giacomo Conterno's barbera, which I liked at $30 but don't buy at $40+.
by John Morris
October 16th, 2019, 10:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Giuseppe Rinaldi Barbera d'Alba (Italy, Piedmont, Alba, Barbera d'Alba)
Replies: 16
Views: 425

Re: TN: 2015 Giuseppe Rinaldi Barbera d'Alba (Italy, Piedmont, Alba, Barbera d'Alba)

And riper years like '15 are usually good for barbera -- takes a bit of the edge off the acidity.
by John Morris
October 16th, 2019, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: John Fox (PC) Update
Replies: 22
Views: 2088

Re: John Fox (PC) Update

Markus S wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 11:17 am
Kelly Walker wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 9:48 am
ybarselah wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 9:32 am
lol.... john fox is on pre-arrival
[rofl.gif] He will be on the next prisoner transfer bus.
And it's "on the water" as we speak.
Beat me to it.
by John Morris
October 16th, 2019, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the best Pinot Grigio?
Replies: 66
Views: 1145

Re: What's the best Pinot Grigio?

Tom DeBiase wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 9:08 am
Is there any grape with a worse reputation than Pinot Grigio.
Apart from overcropping, wasn't part of the problem that a lot of what historically was labeled as pinot grigio/gris was actually pinot blanc?
by John Morris
October 16th, 2019, 9:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the best Pinot Grigio?
Replies: 66
Views: 1145

Re: What's the best Pinot Grigio?

radikon makes a wonderful pinot grigio that drinks like a deeply colored rosé [rofl.gif] If you could get Jay to bite on that suggestion, it would be hilarious! Does pinot gris count? I believe it is the same grape. I had a terrific Zind Humbrecht "St Urbain Rangen de Thann" 2007 recently. Probably...
by John Morris
October 16th, 2019, 8:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How bad is a wine if Suckling only gives it 92 points?
Replies: 20
Views: 1639

Re: How bad is a wine if Suckling only gives it 92 points?

The basic Barolo Serralunga has a pretty good dose of oak on it (12 months in small French barrels). I wasn't crazy about the '13, but some people like that. Haven't tasted many recent vintages, though.
by John Morris
October 16th, 2019, 7:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are the signatures on this Antinori?
Replies: 4
Views: 537

Re: What are the signatures on this Antinori?

Hello everyone, first post here. I am a fan of Villa Antinori as an any occasion wine. (I know it's probably nothing special to you all.) One of the bottles I bought recently is a 2012 with a pair of signatures in pen on the lower of the label. I'm just wondering if anyone has seen this before. I'm...
by John Morris
October 16th, 2019, 7:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has anyone garnished a winery debtor's credit card payments to Merchant Services or AMEX?
Replies: 61
Views: 3633

Re: Has anyone garnished a winery debtor's credit card payments to Merchant Services or AMEX?

If the winery has investors, can you go after them? Just a thought . . . Generally not unless (a) they're actively involved in management or (b) the corporate formalities haven't been observed, in which case you could "pierce the corporate veil" (=ignore the limited liability that corporations allo...
by John Morris
October 16th, 2019, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine consumption a defense against opioid addiction?
Replies: 36
Views: 1155

Re: Wine consumption a defense against opioid addiction?

Jay Miller wrote:
October 16th, 2019, 6:44 am
ybarselah wrote:
October 15th, 2019, 6:32 am
relevant xkcd:

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One of my greatest regrets about our planned move to desk hoteling next year is that I won't be able to keep that cartoon on my wall anymore.
The main aim of sharing office desks is the elimination of irreverent desk cartoons.
by John Morris
October 15th, 2019, 4:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has anyone garnished a winery debtor's credit card payments to Merchant Services or AMEX?
Replies: 61
Views: 3633

Re: Has anyone garnished a winery debtor's credit card payments to Merchant Services or AMEX?

Stephen (Pepe) -- Have you initiated a debtor's examination? It's a hearing where you can grill the deadbeat about his/its assets. It's a good way to apply pressure -- more intimidating than a deposition -- and might provide information about other ways to collect.
by John Morris
October 15th, 2019, 3:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best place to sell a few cases of wine?
Replies: 35
Views: 1896

Re: Best place to sell a few cases of wine?

maureen nelson wrote:
October 11th, 2019, 3:21 pm
Those 96 gouges are coming around!
I await corroboration before I open one of mine.
by John Morris
October 14th, 2019, 7:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine consumption a defense against opioid addiction?
Replies: 36
Views: 1155

Re: Wine consumption a defense against opioid addiction?

Anton D wrote:
October 14th, 2019, 4:54 pm
I think he should change stems, this sounds like a repetitive stress injury.

Maybe drink with your 'off' hand? [cheers.gif]
You have exceeded your quota of offhand remarks this week.
by John Morris
October 14th, 2019, 5:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has anyone garnished a winery debtor's credit card payments to Merchant Services or AMEX?
Replies: 61
Views: 3633

Re: Has anyone garnished a winery debtor's credit card payments to Merchant Services or AMEX?

Mel Knox wrote:
October 14th, 2019, 5:24 pm
Why can't the sheriff attach credit card payments?? Or at the least couldn't you collect from their bank account??
You CAN garnish their bank account (no matter where the bank's server is). But you do have to get a judgment first, which means suing them.
by John Morris
October 14th, 2019, 4:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine consumption a defense against opioid addiction?
Replies: 36
Views: 1155

Re: Wine consumption a defense against opioid addiction?

Whilst the correlation may well be spurious; the regression of R2 =0.36 is very low and basically says there is a very weak statistical correlation (at best) between the two variables. Personally I would never a take a correlation seriously with a R2 of 0.36. Brodie I think you can rest easy, at le...
by John Morris
October 14th, 2019, 4:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 406
Views: 19498

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

My, that was a cryptic e-mail.
by John Morris
October 14th, 2019, 3:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me understand primary, secondary, tertiary characteristics
Replies: 71
Views: 2428

Re: Help me understand primary, secondary, tertiary characteristics

Thanks for the informative post, Wes.
by John Morris
October 14th, 2019, 3:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine consumption a defense against opioid addiction?
Replies: 36
Views: 1155

Re: Wine consumption a defense against opioid addiction?

Nate Simon wrote:
October 14th, 2019, 3:00 pm
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by John Morris
October 14th, 2019, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine consumption a defense against opioid addiction?
Replies: 36
Views: 1155

Wine consumption a defense against opioid addiction?

Who knew? The Twitter feed of the American Association of Wine Economists just carried this chart, which shows that the states with the highest per-capital consumption of wine have very low opiod usage rates, and the states with high opioid usage tend to have low wine consumption rates. Wine consump...
by John Morris
October 14th, 2019, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 406
Views: 19498

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Anyone have any idea what will happen when an American tourist comes back to the US with a couple cases of burgundy? In the past, there was no issue since the duty was collected on alcohol volume. Now I'm not sure what will happen with customs. Trivial in the grand scheme of things, but since I am ...
by John Morris
October 14th, 2019, 11:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has anyone garnished a winery debtor's credit card payments to Merchant Services or AMEX?
Replies: 61
Views: 3633

Re: Has anyone garnished a winery debtor's credit card payments to Merchant Services or AMEX?

Still, though, couldn't the sheriff seize some wine & send it [in-state] to a reseller like K&L or Brentwood, and maybe you could realize 30 or 40 cents on the dollar? That would be a felony and the sheriff and entire staff of the store would be imprisoned. Have you considered investing in a law de...
by John Morris
October 14th, 2019, 8:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 562
Views: 28746

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

I was so proud a few months back to find that I had managed to run down the inventory by four or five cases over the last two years. Then I took an inventory over the last week and found a bunch of stuff I'd bought over the last year and hadn't added to the list. It turns out I'm only down about 16 ...
by John Morris
October 14th, 2019, 8:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo Sediment
Replies: 79
Views: 3055

Re: Barolo Sediment

So I opened the only old nebbiolo I have / stood up.. a 1978 barbaresco. Poured nearly all of it clean except for last 2 oz I ran through a coffee filter (with a fair amount of caked up sediment left in the bottle). On the PNP, the clean wine tasted on the palate has pure sour strawberry and high t...
by John Morris
October 13th, 2019, 8:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has anyone garnished a winery debtor's credit card payments to Merchant Services or AMEX?
Replies: 61
Views: 3633

Re: Has anyone garnished a winery debtor's credit card payments to Merchant Services or AMEX?

Nathan Smyth wrote:
October 13th, 2019, 5:51 pm
But now let me ask you this: If the winery is accepting VISA/Mastercard payments from "mailing list" customers all over the country, then wouldn't the plaintiff have to get an order from a federal court to intercept the interstate payments?
No
by John Morris
October 11th, 2019, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo Sediment
Replies: 79
Views: 3055

Re: Barolo Sediment

I find that all sediment in reds tends to leave the wine tasting more bitter. Sometimes, with very old wines, the best part is around the sediment. Or, the wine settles in layers that show differently. With our twice weekly blind tasting group it just isn't practical to decant. Wines have been stoo...
by John Morris
October 11th, 2019, 10:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 406
Views: 19498

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

I would guess they won't bother collecting it on wine you bring in, since they never collected the duty on personal imports in the past.
by John Morris
October 11th, 2019, 8:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best place to sell a few cases of wine?
Replies: 35
Views: 1896

Re: Best place to sell a few cases of wine?

AndyK wrote:
October 11th, 2019, 7:27 am
It may be a felony to ship wine as an individual without proper license and you’ll never be able to work again blahblah
Congrats! You both channeled Nathan and preempted him! champagne.gif
by John Morris
October 11th, 2019, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia
Replies: 12
Views: 746

Re: TN: 2004 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia

2004 Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga Chianti Classico Riserva Rancia - Italy, Tuscany, Chianti, Chianti Classico DOCG (10/11/2019) The second of two bottles that I purchased from two different sources on release. The prior bottle was shot, clearly a victim of heat damage. This one was heavenly. Red ...
by John Morris
October 11th, 2019, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo Sediment
Replies: 79
Views: 3055

Re: Barolo Sediment

I just ordered 6 of these ($5.99 ea) for my "on deck" Nebs. I think they will be a better alternative to standing upright in the cellar for a couple of weeks. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07RMTPXGF/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Thanks. Just ordered a couple. But how did you get...
by John Morris
October 11th, 2019, 7:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wölffer Estate-NY
Replies: 6
Views: 352

Re: Wölffer Estate-NY

Even though many had a slow start to the growing season this past Spring the near perfect summer sunshine and heat with timely rain cycles helped things move along well this year. We are picking our chenin blanc(22 brix) next Monday and that will be followed quickly by cabernet franc(~24brix) and t...
by John Morris
October 10th, 2019, 4:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has anyone ever come across this bottle before
Replies: 8
Views: 1257

Re: Has anyone ever come across this bottle before

Nah, much cooler because it is probably real. Were those bottles etched in Germany along with the 1787 Lafitte which sold with a laurel and Hardy handshake ultimately to an insurance company after a waiter at a cocktail party smashed into it and broke the unauthenticated bottle. Oh, My! I don't kno...
by John Morris
October 10th, 2019, 6:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent visit in Piemonte - some thoughts
Replies: 30
Views: 1876

Re: Recent visit in Piemonte - some thoughts

Are you being facetious? "Easy-to-please ripe voluptuousness"? 1989?

It's been a long time since I had an '88. That was a lesser vintage, and the wines were less concentrated than the '89s, but some evolved very nicely. An Aldo Conterno and a Giacosa I had in the mid-2000s were excellent.
by John Morris
October 10th, 2019, 6:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Climate change is changing the flavor of French wine
Replies: 22
Views: 1011

Re: Climate change is changing the flavor of French wine

Not much on actual taste though. Mention of alcohol, but also acknowledgement that winemaker / consumer preference might be a factor. (No, I’m not a climate change denier). I’d be interested in people’s comments on wine taste over say the last few decades. My sense is that climate change gives pote...
by John Morris
October 10th, 2019, 6:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent visit in Piemonte - some thoughts
Replies: 30
Views: 1876

Re: Recent visit in Piemonte - some thoughts

Comparing '13 to '89 seems odd since '89 was ferociously tannic, which is not a characteristic of the '13s.
by John Morris
October 9th, 2019, 2:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Climate change is changing the flavor of French wine
Replies: 22
Views: 1011

Re: Climate change is changing the flavor of French wine

Someone forwarded the underlying research to me not long ago, and it's ingenious research. I thought I'd launched a thread, but I can't find it. They checked the data on Burgundy harvest dates that had been compiled a century or so ago and compared the compilation to the underlying records and found...
by John Morris
October 9th, 2019, 1:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me understand primary, secondary, tertiary characteristics
Replies: 71
Views: 2428

Re: Help me understand primary, secondary, tertiary characteristics

German wines are a great choice also. My issue with German wines is that after 45 years or more of drinking them I still cannot decide whether I like them better when they are young and full of fruit or when they are older and have developed much more complexity but have lost some of the vibrancy o...
by John Morris
October 9th, 2019, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me understand primary, secondary, tertiary characteristics
Replies: 71
Views: 2428

Re: Help me understand primary, secondary, tertiary characteristics

GregT wrote:
October 9th, 2019, 1:22 pm
And don't overlook Gamay. It's a great way to pick up those differences because its aging curve is a little quicker than others.
But it's harder to find gamay with more than a couple of years age, and a lot of them don't get that much more complex, so that's not where I'd start.
by John Morris
October 9th, 2019, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NY sales tax now being applied to out of state purchases
Replies: 6
Views: 510

Re: NY sales tax now being applied to out of state purchases

Don't know if this is well known to many here but - I just called Millesima in NYC to arrange shipment of a few cases of 2016 Bordeaux purchased two years ago on futures. For the first time, Millesima is now charging 10% (still need to confirm) sales tax, which I was told went into effect in early ...
by John Morris
October 9th, 2019, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NY sales tax now being applied to out of state purchases
Replies: 6
Views: 510

Re: NY sales tax now being applied to out of state purchases

Don't know if this is well known to many here but - I just called Millesima in NYC to arrange shipment of a few cases of 2016 Bordeaux purchased two years ago on futures. For the first time, Millesima is now charging 10% (still need to confirm) sales tax, which I was told went into effect in early ...

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