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by maureen nelson
February 25th, 2021, 5:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When did you last inventory your cellar/collection, or at least a good part of it.
Replies: 52
Views: 1538

Re: When did you last inventory your cellar/collection, or at least a good part of it.

We did a full inventory when we finished our home cellar construction and brought everything onsite in 2016. I doubt we'll ever do it again. Since then, we've been pretty rigorous about logging purchases, deliveries and consumption. Everything gets recorded, even daily drinkers, beer and whisky. Th...
by maureen nelson
February 24th, 2021, 4:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your top five German wine producers
Replies: 107
Views: 2995

Re: Your top five German wine producers

I don't buy very expensive German wines but Keller makes some cheap and excellent wines such as Keller Riesling van der Fels, Feuervogel sylvaner, Scheurebe ... they are not the "glorious top wines" costing an arm and a leg... but they are decent QPRs. Obviously, the producers mentioned a...
by maureen nelson
February 24th, 2021, 4:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Three Kansas Wines...(short/boring)
Replies: 23
Views: 791

Re: TN: Three Kansas Wines...(short/boring)

Sorry, as a fellow Kansas Citian (actually grew up in actual Kansas City) I have to jump in on this thread. Can't speak for Kansas wines, but I'm surprised no one has jumped in on the Missouri wines. Maybe the Nortons in Missouri (Hermann) are well known enough no one felt a need to bring them up, ...
by maureen nelson
February 24th, 2021, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Three Kansas Wines...(short/boring)
Replies: 23
Views: 791

Re: NoNoNo....

Well, Maureen... know Kansas well. What city?? I've had some Kansas wines that were actually decent. These were not them. So sorry to hear that you "grew up". I've avoided doing that. Tom Tom, I “grew up” in Missouri, actually - St Josph, MO, which is in the very nw corner of MO on the Ka...
by maureen nelson
February 24th, 2021, 11:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Three Kansas Wines...(short/boring)
Replies: 23
Views: 791

Re: Well...

Fascinating, Tom, thanks. I grew up near there (well 45 minutes nw of KCMO) and confess I have never tasted a Kansas wine - and now I don’t have to. Thanks for saving me from that. Well, Maureen... know Kansas well. What city?? I've had some Kansas wines that were actually decent. These were not th...
by maureen nelson
February 23rd, 2021, 6:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Three Kansas Wines...(short/boring)
Replies: 23
Views: 791

Re: TN: Three Kansas Wines...(short/boring)

Fascinating, Tom, thanks. I grew up near there (well 45 minutes nw of KCMO) and confess I have never tasted a Kansas wine - and now I don’t have to. Thanks for saving me from that.
by maureen nelson
February 23rd, 2021, 4:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your top five German wine producers
Replies: 107
Views: 2995

Re: Your top five German wine producers

JJ Prum (19.82%) Selbach-Oster (10.75% - I confess I drink a lot of these so holdings are down) Willi Schaefer (7.84%) Richter (7.73% - average age of these young as I have bought a lot recently) Dr Loosen (6.27 %) Next five are Fritz Haag, Von Schubert, Vollenweider, Muller-Catoir (I still have 34 ...
by maureen nelson
February 22nd, 2021, 5:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I haven't complained about this recently, so . . .
Replies: 44
Views: 3317

Re: I haven't complained about this recently, so . . .

He was born in 1979. They had not yet discovered how to make my kind of wine by then, so of course I am almost enirely limited to that weak swill that you love. neener I was bidding on a 1979 Amarone, if you must know. 1979 is an underrated Burgundy vintage ... I think Jay is officially getting tro...
by maureen nelson
February 22nd, 2021, 5:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Uncommon wine varietals for everyday drinking
Replies: 52
Views: 1762

Re: Uncommon wine varietals for everyday drinking

Trousseau! Arnot-Roberts makes a good one but so do others.
by maureen nelson
February 20th, 2021, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I haven't complained about this recently, so . . .
Replies: 44
Views: 3317

Re: I haven't complained about this recently, so . . .

If the A$$hole who keeps lurking at auctions and outbidding me when I try to buy wines for my adult son's birth year does it one more time, I am going to hunt them down, make them listen to four hours of Rush Limbaugh's greatest hits, and then throw them into Sarlac's pit. The chances of you and I ...
by maureen nelson
February 17th, 2021, 4:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Rhys Swan Terrace
Replies: 12
Views: 881

Re: 2010 Rhys Swan Terrace

Drank a bottle in June 2019 and thought it so great I bought a couple from Benchmark, despite owning a shitload of Rhys pinot already. A second bottle opened six months later was shut down and showing lots of structure albeit quite fragrant. I think you had a bad bottle.
by maureen nelson
February 17th, 2021, 2:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15677
Views: 810801

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

scamhi wrote: February 17th, 2021, 5:45 am
J. Galang wrote: February 15th, 2021, 4:31 pm 2019 Hofgut Falkenstein Niedermenniger Herrenberg Riesling Spätlese feinherb "Meyer Nepal" #11
i bought some more of this as well. love it
I wish y’all would shut up. I have been dragging my feet hoping everyone will be out of it by the time I act.
by maureen nelson
February 13th, 2021, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: POLL: What is the most valuable bottle of wine in your cellar?
Replies: 86
Views: 5471

Re: POLL: What is the most expensive bottle of wine in your cellar?

Hmm. The 1999 Roumier Amoueuses that I “purchased” by trading three bottles of 2000 Bordeaux - Leoville Barton, Leoville Las Cases and Ducru, the latter two of which i acquired by trading some of the Leoville Barton for which I’d paid $45/. Oh and the trade of three bottles of 2000:Bordeaux yielded ...
by maureen nelson
February 13th, 2021, 1:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15677
Views: 810801

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Lignier-Michelot 2014 MSD Faconnières x 3 It is rare to see this producer and vineyard get much love here. I have collected a few vintages of this particular producer/vineyard and it has always been a good "value" (if there is such a thing in Burgundy). Their price escalation in the past ...
by maureen nelson
February 13th, 2021, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15677
Views: 810801

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Lignier-Michelot 2014 MSD Faconnières x 3
by maureen nelson
February 12th, 2021, 5:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When to open and what to eat with Clos Ste Hune?
Replies: 14
Views: 1045

Re: When to open and what to eat with Clos Ste Hune?

I took a 1994 CSH into La Piquette (my neighborhood bistro) for a dinner a couple of years ago when Mark Wessels and his wife Lelia Zenner were visiting and the chef saw what we had opened and sent over a beet and goat cheese salad. The combo was stunning.
by maureen nelson
February 12th, 2021, 5:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Spring 2021 Offer
Replies: 66
Views: 5388

Re: Rhys Spring 2021 Offer

Al Osterheld wrote: February 11th, 2021, 7:32 pm Naw, Truchot.

-Al
I’ll bring the Truchot, you bring the DRC.
by maureen nelson
February 11th, 2021, 7:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Spring 2021 Offer
Replies: 66
Views: 5388

Re: Rhys Spring 2021 Offer

Kevin Harvey wrote: February 11th, 2021, 4:23 pm If you two can make it, we will open something special!
DRC?

Just kidding.
by maureen nelson
February 11th, 2021, 4:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Spring 2021 Offer
Replies: 66
Views: 5388

Re: Rhys Spring 2021 Offer

Once the pandemic allows, I really want to have a blowout pickup/tasting day!! It will be great to catch up with our customers as it has been way too long since we could. Robert, if you have any questions about the 2018s that I can help with, please let me know. Damn I wish I lived in California. M...
by maureen nelson
February 10th, 2021, 5:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Gerard Raphet Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru 2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1187

Re: TN: Gerard Raphet Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru 2018

Sounds as you never had a really mature Raphet (Grand Cru)? Nothing CA- or Oregon-like among these ... 2002 is wonderful now. They do develope into something special ... I don´t say that Gerard Raphet is a superstar in Burgundy, but his wines are excellent to outstanding for 20 years, and my feelin...
by maureen nelson
February 9th, 2021, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shout out to MacArthur Beverages
Replies: 39
Views: 2773

Re: Shout out to MacArthur Beverages

German wines, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Italian wines. I’d add the Rhone Valley to that list. Don't buy Rhone wines so I cannot comment on that. They have also long had an expertise in American wines. They have had a barrel tasting of California Cabernet based wines for decades and were very early in ...
by maureen nelson
February 9th, 2021, 6:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Gerard Raphet Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru 2018
Replies: 23
Views: 1187

Re: TN: Gerard Raphet Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru 2018

Sounds as you never had a really mature Raphet (Grand Cru)? Nothing CA- or Oregon-like among these ... 2002 is wonderful now. They do develope into something special ... I don´t say that Gerard Raphet is a superstar in Burgundy, but his wines are excellent to outstanding for 20 years, and my feelin...
by maureen nelson
February 9th, 2021, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Gerard Raphet Chambertin Clos de Beze
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Re: TN: 2007 Gerard Raphet Chambertin Clos de Beze

I have some of the 2002. Never seen a single note on it!
by maureen nelson
February 6th, 2021, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Joh. Jos. Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett
Replies: 12
Views: 1079

Re: TN: 2019 Joh. Jos. Prüm Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett

Jayson Cohen wrote: February 6th, 2021, 2:40 pm Ooooh. Your note may have elevated this one in the queue.
Have you tried the spatlese? Sooo delicious!
by maureen nelson
February 6th, 2021, 5:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Montmains
Replies: 14
Views: 855

Re: TN: 2014 François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Montmains

Tend to think that 2014 Chablis > 2014 Côte de Beaune > 2014 Côte Chalonnaise > 2014 Mâconnais. The 2014 Raveneau wines are right at the top of the tree and I remember how hard it was to persuade one of their UK importers that a low-budget doctoral student who wasn't buying much else from them meri...
by maureen nelson
February 1st, 2021, 5:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 1082
Views: 57422

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Down six, only one of which was actually consumed by me (mag of champagne opened 1/20/21 in celebration of ... well, you know).

Up 36, all 2019 mosels. I am really done, I swear.
by maureen nelson
January 29th, 2021, 8:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Bachelet Côtes de Nuits-Villages
Replies: 8
Views: 516

Re: TN: 2002 Bachelet Côtes de Nuits-Villages

Very much +2
by maureen nelson
January 29th, 2021, 9:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top Red Burgundy vintage of the 21st century so far
Replies: 211
Views: 11198

Re: Top Red Burgundy vintage of the 21st century so far

Well, I finally managed to read this thread in its entirety (I voted last week) - I selected 2010 not only because of its balance and lovely fruit but also because I find it, as a vintage, to have the most sophisticated tannins I've ever experienced in a burgundy vintage. I think the quality of the ...
by maureen nelson
January 28th, 2021, 5:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The best italian sparkling wine
Replies: 23
Views: 1551

Re: Sparkling Italian Wine recommendations

Reviving this thread as I was looking for alternatives to the Ferrari Riserva del Fondatore, which I can't find locally. What other Trento DOC and Franciacorta bubblies does everyone recommend? While not in those areas, I have enjoyed Vajra's spumante, as well as Collestefano's sparkling Verdicchio...
by maureen nelson
January 27th, 2021, 6:36 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: *** ASTREA CAVIAR - High End Caviar Deals for Berserkerday 12 ***
Replies: 71
Views: 2361

Re: *** ASTREA CAVIAR - High End Caviar Deals for Berserkerday 12 ***

I bought the Kaluga. My cellar (well, the whites) is mostly riesling (mosels, trimbach and austrian) but also some good but youngish white burg and chablis plus some champagne. Could you be more specific in your recommendations?
by maureen nelson
January 27th, 2021, 5:31 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: *** ASTREA CAVIAR - High End Caviar Deals for Berserkerday 12 ***
Replies: 71
Views: 2361

Re: *** ASTREA CAVIAR - High End Caviar Deals for Berserkerday 12 ***

So this may be a dumb question but do you need a special tool to open the tin or it easily pried or twisted off?

Also what do you like to drink with it?
by maureen nelson
January 22nd, 2021, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15677
Views: 810801

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Another mixed case of 2019 Prum. I. Must. Stop.
by maureen nelson
January 22nd, 2021, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Trimbach
Replies: 8
Views: 429

Re: 2001 Trimbach

I love the 375th. Bought 1.5 cases. Down to five bottles.
by maureen nelson
January 20th, 2021, 7:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread
Replies: 237
Views: 11250

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread

Ok, breaking the no wine fast soon. Headed to a friend’s heated (i hope) back patio to celebrate the inauguration of Biden/Harris. I am taking a mag of 2006 Taittinger CdC rose. Host will open comparable bottles I suspect. Already told my work colleagues that i will be unavailable shortly. They reta...
by maureen nelson
January 19th, 2021, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Other Ligniers
Replies: 11
Views: 869

Re: Other Ligniers

I am a big fan and buyer of L-M. Priced at least two (maybe three) levels below H Lignier but quality not not that far behind.

I admit I haven’t drunk G Lignier since I finished the last of my 1985 CdR (or maybe CsD).
by maureen nelson
January 19th, 2021, 9:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 213
Views: 9192

Re: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?

Oh man - once I was out, no restraint! Another case of 2019 mosels (more jj prum)!
by maureen nelson
January 18th, 2021, 7:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 213
Views: 9192

Re: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?

I’m out. Had to buy some more 2019 mosels. But i almost went a month 12/23 - 1/18!
by maureen nelson
January 18th, 2021, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15677
Views: 810801

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Fell off the wagon today and bought two mixed cases of 2019 mosel kabinetts - fritz haag brauneberger juffer, grunhaus abstberg, schafer himmelreich, loosen trepchen, wehlener sonnenuhr and wurtzgarten.
by maureen nelson
January 17th, 2021, 8:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Birth Year Buying Philosophy
Replies: 100
Views: 4159

Re: Your Birth Year Buying Philosophy

My grand nephew’s birth year is 2014 and although I doubt that everything I’ve purchases from that vintage will survive my corkscrew, certain acquisitions were made with him specifically in mind, e.g., various Bordeaux (2 750s and a mag of Domaine de Chevalier, pairs of Ducru, Haut-Bailly, Leoville ...
by maureen nelson
January 17th, 2021, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 213
Views: 9192

Re: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?

alan weinberg wrote: January 16th, 2021, 2:00 pm Got the shakes and withdrawal.
I am suffering too. Buying four new tires just didn’t cure the ills. I have identified a bunch of 2019 kabinetts i am likely to buy tomorrow, however.
by maureen nelson
January 12th, 2021, 8:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Le Haut-Lieu (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)
Replies: 61
Views: 2502

Re: TN: 2019 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Le Haut-Lieu (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote: January 12th, 2021, 8:04 pm Broke my wine buying fast a few days ago with a case of this wine and a case of the demi-sec Le Mont.
Exact same 2019 huets I bought! Except i bought them last August and September and didn’t have to out myself on alan’s thread :)
by maureen nelson
January 11th, 2021, 1:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread
Replies: 237
Views: 11250

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread

I can really feel the difference in my sleep quality over the last 10 days. We all know that, without question, sleep is better without alcohol, even though it may feel like it's easier. But the difference this year is more than palpable. I do find my sleep pattern shifting later, though - up a lit...
by maureen nelson
January 11th, 2021, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread
Replies: 237
Views: 11250

Re: Official Dryuary (Dry January) 2021 Thread

We have been dry so far this year as well, but are already planning on popping champagne on the 20th. It has been good to take a break, may try to do this every few months. Same here - always planned a dry January with a pause on the 20th for champagne (a mag of 2006 Taittinger CdC rose at the read...
by maureen nelson
January 11th, 2021, 11:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Gilman channeling Dr. Weinberg in his new article on cellaring Burgundy?
Replies: 3
Views: 776

Is Gilman channeling Dr. Weinberg in his new article on cellaring Burgundy?

Who said the following? "One of the things that I wish I had done more of when I was first building my own cellar is to have purchased more villages level bottlings in those early days." If you guessed John Gilman, you are correct! If you guessed alan, you are also correct! I have always c...
by maureen nelson
January 10th, 2021, 8:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15677
Views: 810801

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

jason stein wrote: January 10th, 2021, 7:26 pm
maureen nelson wrote: January 10th, 2021, 7:23 pm
jason stein wrote: January 10th, 2021, 5:49 pm 2008 Domaine Dujac MSD halves flirtysmile
Oh, you’re the person that ran up that lot!
Guilty as charged! Dujac’s 08s are great.
Indeed. Just drank a bottle of that very wine from my cellar a couple of months ago and it was very tasty.
by maureen nelson
January 10th, 2021, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15677
Views: 810801

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

jason stein wrote: January 10th, 2021, 5:49 pm 2008 Domaine Dujac MSD halves flirtysmile
Oh, you’re the person that ran up that lot!
by maureen nelson
January 7th, 2021, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 213
Views: 9192

Re: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?

Still virtuous here.
by maureen nelson
January 4th, 2021, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How would we rate 1982 Bordeaux if they were released today?
Replies: 102
Views: 4744

Re: How would we rate 1982 Bordeaux if they were released today?

The Mouton probably won't get better but will hold for awhile yet. La Mission Haut Brion is still unready for my tastes. Had both about 6 months ago. Good to know re LMHB as i am still waiting to drink my bottles (pre-arrival from Macarthurs. For the person asking what to backfill - Gruaud Larose. ...
by maureen nelson
January 2nd, 2021, 3:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your cellar's core strength?
Replies: 104
Views: 5146

Re: Your cellar's core strength?

Well, I’d say the best thing about my cellar is that it’s just downstairs. Otherwise, my cellar’s strength is in red burgundy, mosels, and huet. My burgundy holdings are about 45% of my cellar and span 29 vintages. My mosel holdings are about 29% of my cellar and span 23 vintages. So i no longer suf...
by maureen nelson
January 2nd, 2021, 3:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your cellar's core strength?
Replies: 104
Views: 5146

Re: Your cellar's core strength?

I’d say the most unique aspect of my cellar, and a core strength, is having about 7% Huet wines of all of the different types. All but two bottles now are from vintages 1988 to 2019. It looks like I currently have about 110 bottles total made up of 44 different wines. Huet is just under 4% of my ce...

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