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by John Morris
January 24th, 2022, 2:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Sherry-Lehmann in NYC legit?
Replies: 39
Views: 2106

Re: Is Sherry-Lehmann in NYC legit?

I think the issue is from a consumer perspective, you don't really have an obvious contract (that they can look at) that specifies very much at all, its just an order confirmation. If you paid, there's a contract.* The question is just what the terms are. Their web page on pre-arrivals doesn't prov...
by John Morris
January 24th, 2022, 1:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Sherry-Lehmann in NYC legit?
Replies: 39
Views: 2106

Re: Is Sherry-Lehmann in NYC legit?

Wow! Makes John Fox sound like an up-and-up guy. He generally acknowledged that he owed the customer something of equivalent value, anyway.
by John Morris
January 24th, 2022, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Sherry-Lehmann in NYC legit?
Replies: 39
Views: 2106

Re: Is Sherry-Lehmann in NYC legit?

This is the problem of futures to me: if the wines go up in value, the merchants have the habit of defaulting since its inconvenient to deliver, and the consumer 'contract' is weak. And of course if the wines are plentiful, and have even gone down in price, and paying ahead of time didn't make sens...
by John Morris
January 24th, 2022, 10:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Sherry-Lehmann in NYC legit?
Replies: 39
Views: 2106

Re: Is Sherry-Lehmann in NYC legit?

Interesting, i called some folks in the wine trade in Bordeaux, and they seemed to indicate Sherry wont be able to get the 2016s. I don't know what this means. Why not? If Sherry decided to order '16 bdx, they cant get it or the wines they ordered during EP? I assume that means that the '16s are ha...
by John Morris
January 24th, 2022, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most deceptive wine business practices to watch out for
Replies: 71
Views: 2511

Re: Most deceptive wine business practices to watch out for

Selling uncovered futures can end badly.
by John Morris
January 22nd, 2022, 4:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pairing for mixed course?
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Re: Pairing for mixed course?

That's a touch combo to match, as the first one sounds like it's sweet and sour and the second is rich and earthy.
by John Morris
January 22nd, 2022, 3:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Château de Saint Cosme Gigondas (France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Gigondas)
Replies: 29
Views: 913

Re: TN: 2019 Château de Saint Cosme Gigondas (France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Gigondas)

In general, the grape % rules in the Southern Rhone are for the vineyards, not the wines, so it's possible to have a 100% Syrah, or even a 100% Mourvedre, from Gigondas. Unquestionably, the majority of the wines are mostly Grenache. As to this wine, Louis's base Gigondas is a pretty classic blend a...
by John Morris
January 22nd, 2022, 2:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Château de Saint Cosme Gigondas (France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Gigondas)
Replies: 29
Views: 913

Re: TN: 2019 Château de Saint Cosme Gigondas (France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Gigondas)

Time for a refresher course, obviously. That's saying a maximum of 80% grenache, which is consistent with the 50% minimum.

Duh.
by John Morris
January 22nd, 2022, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Château de Saint Cosme Gigondas (France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Gigondas)
Replies: 29
Views: 913

Re: TN: 2019 Château de Saint Cosme Gigondas (France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Gigondas)

I thought Gigondas can't be majority Syrah, am I mistaken? Cant find that, but every Gigondas I own (54 bottles, 12 unique) is 60% or more. I was looking this up at the same time, and the INAO rules say at least 80% grenache, with a minimum of 15% syrah and mourvedre combined. Here's the INAO requi...
by John Morris
January 21st, 2022, 9:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UK Bond Shipping/Importing to the USA - who do you use?
Replies: 9
Views: 594

Re: UK Bond Shipping/Importing to the USA - who do you use?

Andrew K. wrote: January 21st, 2022, 5:26 pm CID is best and cheapest if you have at least a full pallet.

Last year it was around $4/bottle.
That's a pretty big if.
by John Morris
January 21st, 2022, 9:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Sherry-Lehmann in NYC legit?
Replies: 39
Views: 2106

Re: Is Sherry-Lehmann in NYC legit?

This is very weird, since for decades, they functioned as, effectively, the retail arm of Chateau & Estates, when C&E dominated the Bordeaux trade in the US.
by John Morris
January 20th, 2022, 6:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '15 Tempier and '16 Donjon Fault?
Replies: 23
Views: 938

Re: '15 Tempier and '16 Donjon Fault?

As John says. Our warehouse tells us that *most* of the containers they unload are not refrigerated. I tried the 'below deck' thing many years ago, but when I put a recording thermometer in two containers the results were scary. We've used reefers ever since, and refrigerated trucking on the other ...
by John Morris
January 20th, 2022, 6:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Higher tier South African Chardonnay
Replies: 9
Views: 375

Re: Higher tier South African Chardonnay

Haven't had a Hamilton Russell in years, but those were quite impressive. Their pinots could be, as well, though some years they showed a bit too much oak.
by John Morris
January 20th, 2022, 6:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finishing off a Passive Wine Cellar
Replies: 158
Views: 17852

Re: Finishing off a Passive Wine Cellar

My passive cellar is at about 49F now, but I haven't been in the house for 12 days, and the thermostat for the main floor is set at 50F, so the boiler hasn't been on to warm up the rest of the basement. The boiler usually keeps the open basement in the mid-60s in the winter when I'm there. I'd guess...
by John Morris
January 20th, 2022, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '15 Tempier and '16 Donjon Fault?
Replies: 23
Views: 938

Re: '15 Tempier and '16 Donjon Fault?

Interesting thought, I guess anything can happen on its way overseas during the summer but I am certainly under the impression everything is refrigerated on the way over and I think the Donjon arriving in November eliminates that variable. Trying not to mention the shop by name if it has nothing to...
by John Morris
January 20th, 2022, 2:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '15 Tempier and '16 Donjon Fault?
Replies: 23
Views: 938

Re: '15 Tempier and '16 Donjon Fault?

Effervescence doesn't necessarily mean a secondary fermentation. It can just be leftover CO2 from fermentation when the wine is not moved around a lot between casks and barrels while aging. It can make the wine seem a bit tart (CO2 dissolved in water makes the water acidic). I'm still not clear on w...
by John Morris
January 20th, 2022, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '15 Tempier and '16 Donjon Fault?
Replies: 23
Views: 938

Re: '15 Tempier and '16 Donjon Fault?

I have had some issues with both the '15 Tempier rouge (Classique, not the single vineyard wines) and '16 Donjon. Upon opening and first smell, I get a slightly effervescent nose and prickly palate which I do not enjoy. I always pass to my wife, who enjoys wine but certainly doesn't try to analyze ...
by John Morris
January 20th, 2022, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo La Morra 2016 in 19 wines (in french)
Replies: 11
Views: 590

Re: Barolo La Morra 2016 in 19 wines (in french)

My college French is too poor to get everything out of this, but I am rather surprised that a tasting of 2016 Barolo would disappoint, except in being much (much, much, much) too young. That said, I'm not familiar with many of these producers and of those I'm familiar with, some I do not rate very ...
by John Morris
January 20th, 2022, 7:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finishing off a Passive Wine Cellar
Replies: 158
Views: 17852

Re: Finishing off a Passive Wine Cellar

If the room is well sealed and not entered frequently, is there any need to humidify constantly? I'd think the humidity would remain fairly constant.
by John Morris
January 20th, 2022, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Thierry Allemand Cornas Chaillot (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Cornas)
Replies: 16
Views: 839

Re: TN: 2005 Thierry Allemand Cornas Chaillot (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Cornas)

D@vid Bu3ker wrote: January 19th, 2022, 4:16 pm
Robert.A.Jr. wrote: January 19th, 2022, 4:06 pm I have some 07 and 08 but no 05, I’m jealous!
I will keep an ‘05 Reynard aside for you…someday.
And I have both Chaillot and Reynard '99. I can see a gathering in the future....

[This is a test to see how many new friends we can make here. I'm looking for an emoji with a baited hook.]
by John Morris
January 19th, 2022, 4:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why water spots on Grassl but not Zalto?
Replies: 42
Views: 1657

Re: Why water spots on Grassl but not Zalto?

Which reminds me, those old Riedel Burgundy bowls are nasty about spotting. I have to dry them with a towel. There's something very unusual about the surface of that glass. It streaks easily, too.
by John Morris
January 19th, 2022, 4:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why water spots on Grassl but not Zalto?
Replies: 42
Views: 1657

Re: Why water spots on Grassl but not Zalto?

Paul Miller wrote: January 19th, 2022, 3:54 pm So are we just gonna skip the fact that some of you people put your stems in the dishwasher?

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Always, except for my Riedel Burgundy bowls.
by John Morris
January 19th, 2022, 3:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why water spots on Grassl but not Zalto?
Replies: 42
Views: 1657

Re: Why water spots on Grassl but not Zalto?

You got me curious, so I Googled. Here are some scanning electron microscope images of two glass surfaces. I couldn't find any of wine glasses specifically. But you can see that, what looks perfectly flat to the naked eye is anything but at high magnification. Glass is not a crystal, so it has lots ...
by John Morris
January 19th, 2022, 3:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why water spots on Grassl but not Zalto?
Replies: 42
Views: 1657

Re: Why water spots on Grassl but not Zalto?

Could be to do with the shape of the bowls? Zalto may drain water off the sides easier the way you have them oriented in the DW? I thought about that but, but they're both oriented the same way. Bottom rack, upside down. If this was the case the bottom of the bowls would be clearer than the tops as...
by John Morris
January 19th, 2022, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Winemaker
Replies: 108
Views: 4140

Re: Best Winemaker

For different reasons: Marcel and Philippe Guigal: For producing both millions of bottles of an excellent Cotes du Rhone and very high end wines like the La-Las. Few can achieve such quality with both small and very-large scale production. Rudolf and Sebastian Fürst of Rudolf Fürst in Franken: The a...
by John Morris
January 19th, 2022, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who are the most influential wine critics for you?
Replies: 124
Views: 4571

Re: Who are the most influential wine critics for you?

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote: January 19th, 2022, 8:25 am I chose William Kelley and John Gilman since Mosel Fine Wines is missing.
My choices, too, plus John Livingstone-Learmouth for the Rhone.
by John Morris
January 19th, 2022, 7:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who are the most influential wine critics for you?
Replies: 124
Views: 4571

Re: Who are the most influential wine critics for you?

Robert Dentice wrote: January 19th, 2022, 6:52 am David Schildknecht is clearly the most knowledgeable German critic but I can't recall when the last time I bought a wine after his reviews because they are so late.
Yup. He definitely should have been on the list.
by John Morris
January 19th, 2022, 7:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who are the most influential wine critics for you?
Replies: 124
Views: 4571

Re: Who are the most influential wine critics for you?

D@ve D y r 0 f f wrote: January 19th, 2022, 5:17 am I voted for my top 3 among those listed, but MFW, Luis Gutierrez, and Eric Guido would have received votes or strong consideration had they been listed.
+1 for Luis.
by John Morris
January 18th, 2022, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Reliability of Aged Zin
Replies: 60
Views: 2312

Re: Reliability of Aged Zin

I think people are largely overstating the wines turning in Clarets. They do do that but so do most all wines. Some just do it faster than others. Ones made from better vineyards, with more traditional methods do it slower than others. That goes for Zin or any other grape. Mostly. Old grenache does...
by John Morris
January 18th, 2022, 3:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Reliability of Aged Zin
Replies: 60
Views: 2312

Re: Reliability of Aged Zin

I think one issue with a lot of zins is that they aren't particularly tannic and tend to be low acid, so they don't have the structure to develop over the very long haul. Also, the high alcohol ones can go out of balance as their primary fruit fades. I've had some ~2000 Turleys a few years back that...
by John Morris
January 18th, 2022, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Perrotti-Brown to launch her own publication
Replies: 203
Views: 9953

Re: Perrotti-Brown to launch her own publication

I think the notion that reviewers inflate scores because if they don't, a few producers might stop sending free samples for review, is a pretty big reach. It feels like a conclusion in search of a justification. My thinking: (1) I doubt it happens more than rarely, (2) there are an almost unlimited...
by John Morris
January 18th, 2022, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Perrotti-Brown to launch her own publication
Replies: 203
Views: 9953

Re: Hmmmm..

For me, it's all so easy. These wine reviews all have virtually no influence on my buying decisions. I cannot think of a single review, in recent yrs, that compelled me to go out & buy that wine. That was not so in the early days of Charlie/Earl's CGtCW...wwhen it was a worthwhile publication. ...
by John Morris
January 18th, 2022, 10:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Bartolo Mascarello Dolcetto
Replies: 23
Views: 1160

Re: TN: 2018 Bartolo Mascarello Dolcetto

I assume he means the enoteca in the center of the village.
by John Morris
January 18th, 2022, 6:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Perrotti-Brown to launch her own publication
Replies: 203
Views: 9953

Re: Perrotti-Brown to launch her own publication

I don't see a real issue with free samples provided for tasting. It is true that a producer who gets a bad review might refuse to provide samples thereafter, and in fact I know this has happened on a few occasions. Parker was famously unwelcome at a number of important Burgundy addresses for years,...
by John Morris
January 18th, 2022, 6:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Perrotti-Brown to launch her own publication
Replies: 203
Views: 9953

Re: Perrotti-Brown to launch her own publication

I am surprised that everyone seems to think this is a call out of a single critic or publication as being overly influenced in their decisions. I always kinda figured it was taken for granted that they all have ads in their publications that probably wouldn't be there to advertise scores in the 80s...
by John Morris
January 18th, 2022, 6:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Perrotti-Brown to launch her own publication
Replies: 203
Views: 9953

Re: Perrotti-Brown to launch her own publication

In the gray area are free samples. In the early years, I believe that Parker said he bought all the wines he reviewed. I think that policy was abandoned long, long ago, though. How are free samples a gray area? Barrel samples have no value. And bottled samples have zero value once they’re opened. 9...
by John Morris
January 17th, 2022, 7:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Perrotti-Brown to launch her own publication
Replies: 203
Views: 9953

Re: Perrotti-Brown to launch her own publication

Huh? I'm not following.

You seemed to say that they all take ads, which isn't true. That's what I was responding to.
by John Morris
January 17th, 2022, 5:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Perrotti-Brown to launch her own publication
Replies: 203
Views: 9953

Re: Perrotti-Brown to launch her own publication

But I'm told LPB's husband is a banker at Goldman, so she probably can.
by John Morris
January 17th, 2022, 4:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Perrotti-Brown to launch her own publication
Replies: 203
Views: 9953

Re: Perrotti-Brown to launch her own publication

She seems to be implying that a couple of the things she disapproves of are clearly things that Galloni does. The 48 hour preview and the deals with producers for wine at his events. It seems though, when Parker sold the Advocate, there were plenty of events surrounding that too. I do not know the ...
by John Morris
January 17th, 2022, 4:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Perrotti-Brown to launch her own publication
Replies: 203
Views: 9953

Re: Perrotti-Brown to launch her own publication

I am surprised that everyone seems to think this is a call out of a single critic or publication as being overly influenced in their decisions. I always kinda figured it was taken for granted that they all have ads in their publications that probably wouldn't be there to advertise scores in the 80s...
by John Morris
January 17th, 2022, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Perrotti-Brown to launch her own publication
Replies: 203
Views: 9953

Re: Perrotti-Brown to launch her own publication

What is wrong with a wine rating publication hosting a wine tasting? Admittedly, I never attended those that are being discussed but I would find being able to attend and compare my palate side by side with a published reviewer to be extremely helpful and fun. I guess I could see where it could bec...
by John Morris
January 17th, 2022, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grand cru vs monopole cru
Replies: 13
Views: 1179

Re: Grand cru vs monopole cru

Exclusive offers that come up every few weeks and Berserker Day special offers. And a special forum where Todd live streams his daily hot yoga sessions. You must be at a very different tier of Monopole Cru than I am. You have been silently downgraded without notice. Todd put in a provision allowing...
by John Morris
January 17th, 2022, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Perrotti-Brown to launch her own publication
Replies: 203
Views: 9953

Re: Perrotti-Brown to launch her own publication

A d a m Mintz wrote: January 17th, 2022, 8:57 am I'm not too familiar with her, but how would you describe her palate? What does she tend to prefer in terms of style? ....
This thread will give you a sense of her palate.
by John Morris
January 17th, 2022, 8:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Perrotti-Brown to launch her own publication
Replies: 203
Views: 9953

Re: Perrotti-Brown to launch her own publication

John didn't mention this part because he was probably too giddy with excitement, but it appears that if you like Black Forest Cake in your wine, you'll be able to find all the wines with Black Forest Cake: She added, “An accurately written, meaningful tasting note can offer more information about t...
by John Morris
January 17th, 2022, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Perrotti-Brown to launch her own publication
Replies: 203
Views: 9953

Re: Perrotti-Brown to launch her own publication

She seems to be implying that a couple of the things she disapproves of are clearly things that Galloni does. The 48 hour preview and the deals with producers for wine at his events. It seems though, when Parker sold the Advocate, there were plenty of events surrounding that too. I do not know the ...
by John Morris
January 17th, 2022, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Perrotti-Brown to launch her own publication
Replies: 203
Views: 9953

Re: Perrotti-Brown to launch her own publication

I mean this as a respectful question, as I do not know the answer, but does she actually have a following or such name recognition, that a venture like this can succeed? It's a fairly crowded market, with folks like Dunnuck and Suckling going solo with a subscription-based business model, plus Wine...
by John Morris
January 17th, 2022, 7:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2022 Under $20.00 Wine Thread
Replies: 32
Views: 1733

Re: 2022 Under $20.00 Wine Thread

I just found this 2017 Barolo at Costco for $14.99. With about an hour decant or more, it is simply fantastic for the price (not very complex, but very true to the Nebbiolo character). I have heard that this producer has been used in prior years to supply the Kirkland Barolo, though I do not know i...
by John Morris
January 17th, 2022, 7:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Perrotti-Brown to launch her own publication
Replies: 203
Views: 9953

Perrotti-Brown to launch her own publication

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW launches ‘fiercely independent’ wine publication Lots of interesting details here, but this stood out: .... Speaking to db last week ahead of the official launch of the new publication, Perrotti-Brown said that she and [her 50-50 partner Swedish photojournalist Johan Berglund...
by John Morris
January 17th, 2022, 7:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most incongruous wine find (DRC RC in a supermarket)
Replies: 70
Views: 5542

Re: Most incongruous wine find (DRC RC in a supermarket)

A couple of decades back, a chain pharmacy on the north shore of Oahu had a magnum of 1976 Salon on the shelf for $199.99. I took it to the register. The clerk said "that can't be right!". So she rang it up for $19.99. Dan Kravitz A similar thing happened to a friend. Many years ago (30?)...

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