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by dcornutt
May 19th, 2019, 3:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker's views on Neal Martin
Replies: 81
Views: 5526

Re: Berserker's views on Neal Martin

Herwig Janssen wrote:
March 24th, 2015, 2:21 am
Neal is an excellent taster , a good writer and a down to earth guy . His scores are good .
This is my view also. He is a very down to earth guy with a good palate. He is a very good writer.
by dcornutt
May 15th, 2019, 4:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your house champagne?
Replies: 90
Views: 3003

Re: What's your house champagne?

MV Krug. It is expensive but it is my favorite and I serve it when I can.
by dcornutt
May 12th, 2019, 1:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1969...DP, Heitz, Freemark Abbey, Yquem
Replies: 20
Views: 758

Re: TN: 1969...DP, Heitz, Freemark Abbey, Yquem

Happy Birthday! Nice lineup of wines.
by dcornutt
May 11th, 2019, 2:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Busting terroir myths: The science of soil and wine taste
Replies: 146
Views: 4663

Re: Busting terroir myths: The science of soil and wine taste

GregT wrote:
May 11th, 2019, 11:37 am

Of course, the taste of rocks isn't affected by any of this!!
Exactly!
by dcornutt
May 11th, 2019, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: May Magnum Madness= dinner with 10 mags incl Ruinart, PYCM, Ente, Fontodi, Shafer et al
Replies: 19
Views: 727

Re: May Magnum Madness= dinner with 10 mags incl Ruinart, PYCM, Ente, Fontodi, Shafer et al

Cool event. Pretty sure the Ente En La Richarde is essentially Chevalier Montrachet it has a 6 foot piece of dirt between it and Chevalier. Yep. Just like the one from Madame Leroy at D'Auvenay which is intoxicating. Doesn't have the length of the best Chevaliers but it is close. Special portion of...
by dcornutt
May 10th, 2019, 4:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: An important tasting of Chateaux Magdelaine and Bel-Air Monange, 1970-2014 with a 1971 Figeac "ringer"
Replies: 36
Views: 1541

Re: An important tasting of Chateaux Magdelaine and Bel-Air Monange, 1970-2014 with a 1971 Figeac "ringer"

I haven't been collecting Magdelaine but that is obviously my error. These wines sound delicious.
by dcornutt
May 10th, 2019, 4:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 burgundy drinking window
Replies: 11
Views: 836

Re: 2016 burgundy drinking window

The 16s I have are very close to the 2015s in concentration and tannin. I am sure they are going to slam shut like the 2005/2006 vintages did.
by dcornutt
May 10th, 2019, 4:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: May Magnum Madness= dinner with 10 mags incl Ruinart, PYCM, Ente, Fontodi, Shafer et al
Replies: 19
Views: 727

Re: May Magnum Madness= dinner with 10 mags incl Ruinart, PYCM, Ente, Fontodi, Shafer et al

Wonderful notes Blake. Sounds like a very good time. Important to me to read notes like this!
by dcornutt
May 10th, 2019, 5:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Busting terroir myths: The science of soil and wine taste
Replies: 146
Views: 4663

Re: Busting terroir myths: The science of soil and wine taste

To me there is no doubt that terroir exists. What causes this will be debated for a long time with little resolution. I think the Burgundians did the best they could and have the best argument for or against the existence. Trying to define the science until we understand the physiology will be fruit...
by dcornutt
May 10th, 2019, 5:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Busting terroir myths: The science of soil and wine taste
Replies: 146
Views: 4663

Re: Busting terroir myths: The science of soil and wine taste

Sensory perceptions are highly individual. Anyone who tries to decouple olfactory and taste input hasn't looked at the most recent research. Standardizing these things is an effort in futility that only exists with wine schools, wine writers and geeky societies. This is the reason wine writers have ...
by dcornutt
May 9th, 2019, 4:59 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: How do you prepare popcorn?
Replies: 29
Views: 782

Re: How do you prepare popcorn?

bradkaplan wrote:
May 8th, 2019, 2:04 pm
Semi-related - Rancho Gordo's popcorn is excellent (and really well priced for the quality vs. grocery store popcorn), we buy about six bags at a time, which lasts maybe a couple of months in our house!

https://www.ranchogordo.com/products/cr ... pping-corn
Superb popcorn!
by dcornutt
May 9th, 2019, 3:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Night With Friends at West Wesley in Buckhead
Replies: 9
Views: 671

Re: Wine Night With Friends at West Wesley in Buckhead

Burgundy and Epoisses is always a winner! Great match.
by dcornutt
May 9th, 2019, 2:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Ramonet Morgeot (white)
Replies: 16
Views: 817

Re: TN: 2014 Ramonet Morgeot (white)

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
May 8th, 2019, 4:40 am
Don and Alan - your previous comments on 2014 were the catalyst for our buying a few cases, none of which we've touched yet. Perhaps we'll pop one this weekend to check in.
You are so lucky! Enjoy.
by dcornutt
May 8th, 2019, 2:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Ramonet Morgeot (white)
Replies: 16
Views: 817

Re: TN: 2014 Ramonet Morgeot (white)

Great note Alan. They are so good.
by dcornutt
May 7th, 2019, 4:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jérôme Prévost | Domaine Ramonet | Clos Rougeard
Replies: 5
Views: 414

Re: Jérôme Prévost | Domaine Ramonet | Clos Rougeard

Ramonet Montrachet is very special. Sounds like a good group of wines.
by dcornutt
May 7th, 2019, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Jailbreak Wine Dinner - 08 Cristal, 16 PYCM Remilly and etc.
Replies: 10
Views: 985

Re: TN: Jailbreak Wine Dinner - 08 Cristal, 16 PYCM Remilly and etc.

86 Talbot is absolutely stunning. Great notes.
by dcornutt
May 7th, 2019, 1:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Chateau Lanessan Sung by OutKast, “So Fresh, So Clean”
Replies: 33
Views: 997

Re: 2014 Chateau Lanessan Sung by OutKast, “So Fresh, So Clean”

I love this wine. I gotta check this out especially now my hometown folks Outkast have endorsed it. [cheers.gif] Andre3000 however is living in LA now I think. I know BigBoi is here. His kids go to school at one of the nicer private schools. Nice note Mr. Alfert.
by dcornutt
May 6th, 2019, 6:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: How do you prepare popcorn?
Replies: 29
Views: 782

Re: How do you prepare popcorn?

Jay Miller wrote:
May 6th, 2019, 12:53 pm
I remember many years ago Keith Levenberg suggesting ground sichuan peppercorns and thinking I had to try it. But I never did [oops.gif]
This sounds GREAT.
by dcornutt
May 6th, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner Party TNs--Egon Muller, Musar, Quivet, 97 Port, Bevan, others
Replies: 5
Views: 501

Re: Dinner Party TNs--Egon Muller, Musar, Quivet, 97 Port, Bevan, others

It is really fun to have a dinner like this. Great notes Mike. Hope all is well. I really love Musar when it isn't corked or too bretty.
by dcornutt
May 5th, 2019, 2:40 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: How do you prepare popcorn?
Replies: 29
Views: 782

Re: How do you prepare popcorn?

I use a Whirley popper . Makes a big difference . I use a little coconut oil and then a bunch of ghee. Flavocol (what is used in movie theaters) for salt. For popcorn, a balance of white and yellow (no brand preference)-no brand preference . I use the Whirley Popper and neutral oil. Usually canola....
by dcornutt
May 4th, 2019, 11:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Night With Friends at West Wesley in Buckhead
Replies: 9
Views: 671

Re: Wine Night With Friends at West Wesley in Buckhead

Here is the king crab flan! This picture doesn't do it justice. So delicate and delicious.
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by dcornutt
May 4th, 2019, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Night With Friends at West Wesley in Buckhead
Replies: 9
Views: 671

Re: Wine Night With Friends at West Wesley in Buckhead

Thanks Jerry. Here are a few pictures. Unfortunately not one of the king crab flan. Our friend Joel gets fresh king crab. They all come in at the port in the NW on ice but these are immediately cooked and sent out by plane. A totally different experience. They have a short shelf life but so sweet. I...
by dcornutt
May 4th, 2019, 7:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Night With Friends at West Wesley in Buckhead
Replies: 9
Views: 671

Wine Night With Friends at West Wesley in Buckhead

Last night a friend Stephen Swartz invited me to a luscious 6 course dinner with the best wines prepared by Robert Gerstenecker. Robert is a genius and we were treated in Stephen's home to one of the best meals of the year by far. The king crab flan was an absolute highlight. Light and delicious. Th...
by dcornutt
April 30th, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux
Replies: 18
Views: 1172

Re: TN: 2002 François Raveneau Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux

Beautiful note Sarah!
by dcornutt
April 29th, 2019, 3:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How would you rank the five first growths
Replies: 54
Views: 2021

Re: How would you rank the five first growths

Agree that Mouton is my least favored first growth year to year. I did have one that changed my mind for a short while however.
Mouton killed it in 1959. I would take that one over all the others in that year. FWIW. Year to year I do like Howard's list.
by dcornutt
April 28th, 2019, 12:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Celebrating CellarTracker's Fifteenth Anniversary
Replies: 60
Views: 1149

Re: TN: Celebrating CellarTracker's Fifteenth Anniversary

Congratulations to you Eric. Wishing you many more years of success.
by dcornutt
April 27th, 2019, 4:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hospice de Beaune labels
Replies: 9
Views: 672

Re: Hospice de Beaune labels

Large formats are totally up to the eleveur in my experience. We had a barrel done by Mounir Saouma from Lucien Lemoine. He did a few magnums but larger than that was going to require some major doing so we were limited to just mags and 750s. Some eleveurs have large formats readily at hand and can ...
by dcornutt
April 27th, 2019, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--Weekend at Berto's, Spring 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 668

Re: TNs--Weekend at Berto's, Spring 2019

Nice job guys! Sounds like a fun time was had by all.
by dcornutt
April 24th, 2019, 11:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wine stores in Paris and Beaune
Replies: 32
Views: 1937

Re: Best wine stores in Paris and Beaune

I liked Mon Millesime in Beaune. They had lots of interesting bottles downstairs and we found a nice, well priced 1992 Suchots that we drank on a picnic. This is a nice one in Beaune. The Caveau de Chassagne is awesome too. The place I was describing in Paris is La Maison des Millesimes on Boulevar...
by dcornutt
April 23rd, 2019, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Dynamic Duo, 2014 Ultramarine Rose, 1989 Chateau Lynch Bages
Replies: 5
Views: 392

Re: TN: Dynamic Duo, 2014 Ultramarine Rose, 1989 Chateau Lynch Bages

89 Lynch Bages is a very special Bordeaux bottling. It is one of the best of the best from Pauillac.
by dcornutt
April 23rd, 2019, 3:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wine stores in Paris and Beaune
Replies: 32
Views: 1937

Re: Best wine stores in Paris and Beaune

Lavina and Caves Auge are really great.
There is one store in the 6th or 7th that has some older wines.
I will look for the address.
by dcornutt
April 23rd, 2019, 3:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A night of excellent Volnays
Replies: 5
Views: 727

Re: A night of excellent Volnays

Thanks for the note on the HAG wine. I have a couple of those.
by dcornutt
April 21st, 2019, 2:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A few stellar Chambolle's
Replies: 3
Views: 497

Re: A few stellar Chambolle's

Beautiful wines. I owned several 08 Chambolle Les Amoureuses from Drouhin. That wine has been incredible from day one. Nice notes.
by dcornutt
April 20th, 2019, 3:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner wine for tonight: 1959 La Mission Haut Brion
Replies: 46
Views: 1809

Re: Dinner wine for tonight: 1959 La Mission Haut Brion

My condolences Victor on the loss of your dad. Enjoy that nice bottle.
by dcornutt
April 18th, 2019, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Henri Germain et Fils Meursault 1er Cru Charmes
Replies: 0
Views: 145

TN: 2016 Henri Germain et Fils Meursault 1er Cru Charmes

This is a great year for this wine to my taste buds. I buy this every year. Sometimes the reduction on this wine when young is very strong. It can take a couple of years to really come into balance. This is perfect! A wine with the perfect combination of finesse and power. 2016 Henri Germain et Fils...
by dcornutt
April 13th, 2019, 4:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 296
Views: 16234

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

That Whistling Ridge 2016 #7 Heritage barrels is some kind of great pinot. I picked up only a couple but should have bought a bunch. Mr. Goodfellow is doing some very good things.
by dcornutt
April 10th, 2019, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto di Serralunga d'Alba
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: TN: 1999 Bruno Giacosa Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto di Serralunga d'Alba

Thank you for taking one for the team. This wine is immovable. i.e. Rocche. I have 10 left. I know I will pop one in the next couple of years. It
seems almost immortal. Wishing that it unwinds some in the near future. Cheers.
by dcornutt
April 9th, 2019, 4:11 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Stainless cookware options other than All-Clad
Replies: 77
Views: 2637

Re: Stainless cookware options other than All-Clad

8-1/2” is really small for a fry pan. I’m hoping the it works well for eggs/omelets, (skeptical) but I’m sick of replacing non-stick. For this application and 2 duck breasts or small dinner for two scallops, it is ideal. You can put just a small spray of Pam or use butter if you prefer. It basicall...
by dcornutt
April 9th, 2019, 3:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs--Mike (and Heather) Mini-Tour--Long-Delayed notes on Dinner at Paul Hiyake's
Replies: 8
Views: 524

Re: TNs--Mike (and Heather) Mini-Tour--Long-Delayed notes on Dinner at Paul Hiyake's

Great Mike! Very nice notes. I opened one of my 2014 Aeris wines recently. It is a fascinating wine. Best with food. We were at a pasta restaurant. We shared it with all the staff. Between that and a glorious 2009 Bonneau du Martray, the staff preferred the Aeris. I preferred the Burgundy at this po...
by dcornutt
April 8th, 2019, 3:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Atlanta - Off-Site Wine Storage Options
Replies: 4
Views: 228

Re: Atlanta - Off-Site Wine Storage Options

Both that Marc mentions are great. Buckhead Wine Cellars is now solely at a Westside location. They are closing Maple Drive in Buckhead. They have drive up loading with a ramp and excellent logistical help. Huge place. FWIW.
by dcornutt
April 6th, 2019, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN; 2002 Joseph Drouhin Vosne-Romanee Village
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: TN; 2002 Joseph Drouhin Vosne-Romanee Village

Very nice. I love the wines from Drouhin! This sounds very good.
by dcornutt
April 5th, 2019, 6:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you use to monitor temp and humidly in your cellar?
Replies: 206
Views: 12532

Re: What do you use to monitor temp and humidly in your cellar?

Sorry if I missed this, but what difference are you guys getting between cellar air temperature and A) liquid temperature for bottles stored in racks, and B) liquid temperature for bottles stored in boxes. TIA! Wirelesstag has a liquid probe that I use. It was about $50 to 75 or so. I put it into a...
by dcornutt
April 5th, 2019, 6:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you use to monitor temp and humidly in your cellar?
Replies: 206
Views: 12532

Re: What do you use to monitor temp and humidly in your cellar?

I been using wirelesstags for many months now. No problem. I want to check the temp though because I have the probe of my Whispercool set for 51 and temp in cellar reads 55 on the tag. I’m one of those low temp guys. Also, I bought two water sensor tags. One stuck in pan of waterheater and one belo...
by dcornutt
April 4th, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: San Sebastian
Replies: 106
Views: 6300

Re: San Sebastian

Martin Berasategui is the finest restaurant in Donastia. I love Akelare but Martin Berasategui is absolutely the finest to me. You are gonna love Mirador Ulia. Martin Berasategui is the only top place in the area where I have not yet dined in the 6 or so times I've been to San Sebastian. I never fe...
by dcornutt
April 4th, 2019, 11:24 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: San Sebastian
Replies: 106
Views: 6300

Re: San Sebastian

Martin Berasategui is the finest restaurant in Donastia. I love Akelare but Martin Berasategui is absolutely the finest to me. You are gonna love Mirador Ulia.
by dcornutt
April 4th, 2019, 2:11 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: San Sebastian
Replies: 106
Views: 6300

Re: San Sebastian

a friend swears San Sebastian is his favorite place he loves his Gin and Tonic Bourdain was there with Jose Andres in one of his last episodes definitely appears that the food has an emphasis on the main ingredient and not the added seasoning etc... hope to visit the Basque area and San Sebastian s...

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