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by dcornutt
July 22nd, 2019, 3:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: R.I.P. Alan Eden
Replies: 68
Views: 1715

Re: R.I.P. Alan Eden

If this is correct, I wish Alan's family and friends peace and send my condolences to all.
by dcornutt
July 22nd, 2019, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Interesting Atlanta Retailers
Replies: 7
Views: 380

Re: Interesting Atlanta Retailers

While there are decent specialty retailers all over town, including those listed above, the deepest inventory in most of the categories discussed on this board is located about 15 minutes north of town at The Wine Store (fka Hinton's). To the OP's question, The Wine Store has an extensive selection...
by dcornutt
July 20th, 2019, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Interesting Atlanta Retailers
Replies: 7
Views: 380

Re: Interesting Atlanta Retailers

pH wines in Buckhead along with Cellar 13 on Roswell Road. Interesting selections. If you want to browse something on the high end, the closed area at Tower Wine Buckhead has some really interesting things in the Burgundy area. Niellon Chevalier, Meo Camuzet. Occasionally they will have crazy things...
by dcornutt
July 19th, 2019, 12:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you have a temp alarm for your cellar-what are you using?
Replies: 17
Views: 522

Re: If you have a temp alarm for your cellar-what are you using?

I use the Wireless Sensor tag in my two home cellars and in my lakehouse cellar. They are easy to setup and wonderfully reliable and work off home WiFi. There is a great iOs app too. More information at http://wirelesstag.net/ This. Cheap and easy. I put redundant sensor tags in different parts of ...
by dcornutt
July 17th, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Dr.Barolet Beaune '52...(short/boring)
Replies: 4
Views: 419

Re: TN: Dr.Barolet Beaune '52...(short/boring)

Very good examples of these wines are transcendental. I had a 1934 bottling of a Chambolle that was earth shattering. Storage is everything here. These wines really can be great. Sorry yours was shot.
by dcornutt
July 16th, 2019, 3:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How do I remove this cork ?
Replies: 12
Views: 798

Re: How do I remove this cork ?

Flat head screwdriver. Do one side at a time and carefully hold the cork.
by dcornutt
July 16th, 2019, 6:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Pernot Puligny Folatieres
Replies: 6
Views: 514

Re: 2015 Pernot Puligny Folatieres

Jerry. I love the Paul Pernot wines. Great note here. His BBM and Batard are so good too.
by dcornutt
July 14th, 2019, 7:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The stunning beauty of Beaujolais
Replies: 24
Views: 1268

Re: The stunning beauty of Beaujolais

Fleurie is one of the most charming towns. What a beautiful area all the way around.
by dcornutt
July 13th, 2019, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Solved:The annoying thing about the Burghound Barzelay book
Replies: 15
Views: 2256

Re: The annoying thing about the Burghound Barzelay book

It's worth pointing out what I consider to be the book's greatest merit, which is its fascinating integration of social / political history with the history of wine in the introductory sections to each decade. History in wine writing is often merely an ornamental preamble, but this book deploys it ...
by dcornutt
July 12th, 2019, 5:56 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating Italy 2019: Rome, Montalcino, Positano
Replies: 27
Views: 739

Re: Eating Italy 2019: Rome, Montalcino, Positano

We need to get together. I have missed the last couple of dinners.
by dcornutt
July 12th, 2019, 5:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 08, 09, 10 Mugneret Gibourg Vosne-Romanée
Replies: 7
Views: 739

Re: TN: 08, 09, 10 Mugneret Gibourg Vosne-Romanée

2010 is such a fabulous year for red burgundies. Thanks for these notes. I love these ladies and their wine. It is just getting harder to find.
by dcornutt
July 11th, 2019, 7:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 18 lobsters hanging on the wall..
Replies: 47
Views: 2234

Re: 18 lobsters hanging on the wall..

Sounds delicious Mark!
by dcornutt
July 11th, 2019, 1:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zalto Champagne vs. White
Replies: 21
Views: 1116

Re: Zalto Champagne vs. White

I love the Universal for Champagne.
by dcornutt
July 8th, 2019, 2:28 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating Italy 2019: Rome, Montalcino, Positano
Replies: 27
Views: 739

Re: Eating Italy 2019: Rome, Montalcino, Positano

Fantastic journal Dennis. Glad you are home safe and enjoyed the trip.
by dcornutt
July 7th, 2019, 2:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Marc Roy Gevrey Chambertin Clos Prieur
Replies: 3
Views: 329

Re: TN: 2015 Marc Roy Gevrey Chambertin Clos Prieur

She is a great winemaker. Sounds like a winner.
by dcornutt
July 6th, 2019, 1:50 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas
Replies: 570
Views: 29533

Re: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas

Thanks! It was the best I have done Bill. I love the quality of the Certified Angus Beef. It is choice and not prime. It had better flavor and texture than the prime I got at Costco. It takes a long time. I didn't wrap it. Took about 13hrs for a 7+lb flat. I use the Aaron Franklin rub. Salt/pepper a...
by dcornutt
July 6th, 2019, 1:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FIVE WINOS EXCELLENT ADVENTURE , MOSTLY IN BURGUNDY - Beaune, France (6/7/2019-6/15/2019)
Replies: 52
Views: 3062

Re: FIVE WINOS EXCELLENT ADVENTURE , MOSTLY IN BURGUNDY - Beaune, France (6/7/2019-6/15/2019)

I’ve tasted with Kevin dozens of times and never found him to be a sucker for high alcohol wines, or wines that display high concentration. What I have found him to be is open-minded about a range of styles. He calls them like he sees them. A couple of years ago we tasted a bottle of 2003 Pavie bli...
by dcornutt
July 4th, 2019, 3:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th
Replies: 79
Views: 5200

Re: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th

I need some more Rhys Chardonnay. I am hoping for a good offer soon. I know it might be a little while. My old high school friends consumed a large portion of my stash!
Wishing you guys all the best Kevin. The wines are first rate.
by dcornutt
July 4th, 2019, 3:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top US Syrahs
Replies: 134
Views: 7669

Re: Top US Syrahs

Rhys
Arcadian
Saxum
Alban
by dcornutt
July 4th, 2019, 3:56 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas
Replies: 570
Views: 29533

Re: The Smoker Thread - recipes, techniques, ideas

I have a RecTec Bull that is so great. I recently smoked a beautiful CAB brisket from Costco(the best brisket I have done) and some baby back ribs. 235F. So good. I love this thing. I can control it from a distance with my wifi. I use the "perfect mix" wood pellets with cherry, hickory, maple and ap...
by dcornutt
June 30th, 2019, 4:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 10
Views: 795

Re: TN: 2014 Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon

CJ. This steakhouse is the most expensive in ATL. It is so hard to get out without serious financial damage. They had Heitz brand new releases for about $250. Clarets were expensive too. Opus One was almost $450. I usually bring but didn't this time. Curious which one it was? Sounds like you got a ...
by dcornutt
June 30th, 2019, 5:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 10
Views: 795

Re: TN: 2014 Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon

CJ. This steakhouse is the most expensive in ATL. It is so hard to get out without serious financial damage. They had Heitz brand new releases for about $250. Clarets were expensive too. Opus One was almost $450. I usually bring but didn't this time.
by dcornutt
June 30th, 2019, 5:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...
Replies: 131
Views: 5721

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

Just to clarify my point on absorption, it doesn't seem to matter. It will be complete in the stomach and very rapid. What DOES matter is fed status, hydration and hepatic status as concerns hepatic clearance. As you can see hepatic clearance is affected more by fed status and prior alcohol intake t...
by dcornutt
June 30th, 2019, 5:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...
Replies: 131
Views: 5721

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

Again from the forensic guys. They really have an interest here. This shows that carbonation has a variable effect on absorption. About 2/3 of the people had some increase in absorption. Some didn't change and some actually showed a slowing. The hypothesis is a little flawed here because diluted dri...
by dcornutt
June 30th, 2019, 5:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...
Replies: 131
Views: 5721

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

This is from a forensic group on metabolism. Fasting state is everything. The elimination rate is half the fed state. The saturation of the system happens much quicker. You can also see that people who drink all the time have double to triple the elimination rate. I have one more paper. It discusses...
by dcornutt
June 30th, 2019, 4:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...
Replies: 131
Views: 5721

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

I have an interesting study that was recently published that stated that most of the alcohol absorbed is from the stomach not the duodenum. If you give a beer, wine and whisky the duodenal concentration of all three is exactly the same. The only thing that seemed to make a little difference was the ...
by dcornutt
June 30th, 2019, 4:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 10
Views: 795

TN: 2014 Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon

Last night I took my son-in-law out for a celebration of his passing his penultimate test for his actuarial certification. A great achievement. One more to go and some on line work. The wine list at this steakhouse is California centric with prices from $50/btl(undrinkable stuff to me) to $4000 for ...
by dcornutt
June 29th, 2019, 12:41 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Your Gin?
Replies: 328
Views: 26895

Re: Your Gin?

I have really been enjoying this Blue Gin from Austria. I have Old Raj 86 proof and Monkey 47 in house but this is the one I really love. It is not quite as botanical but very refreshing and refined. Really digging this. I ask myself every day why I didn't like gin more in the past. A recent convert.
by dcornutt
June 29th, 2019, 8:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine And A-Fib?
Replies: 17
Views: 1226

Re: Wine And A-Fib?

Clear link between alcohol consumption and Afib. Some studies show even light drinkers have increased risk. Also clear link with endurance athletes and Afib. Atrial flutter is a completely different animal and while it shares some risk factors with Afib (anything that causes atrial remodeling) is t...
by dcornutt
June 28th, 2019, 6:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Low fill DRC - Drink or sell?
Replies: 67
Views: 4197

Re: Low fill DRC - Drink or sell?

Do a BYO and share with close friends. Color makes it a strong possibility to be fine. Color is everything in these kinds of bottles just ask the Bern's guys. This is the main thing they look at when selecting old Burgs from the cellar. If the color is excellent, you will be better off to drink unl...
by dcornutt
June 28th, 2019, 5:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...
Replies: 131
Views: 5721

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

Snack before bed = tryptophan rich food which promote sleep like milk or banana. This is why people used to do warm milk. If you do high protein here it won't help see below. Salmon, Chicken and Turkey are high in tryptophan but take a long time to digest. Digestion takes several hours with proteins...
by dcornutt
June 26th, 2019, 12:51 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Breakfast This Morning: Spanish Tortilla
Replies: 14
Views: 881

Re: Breakfast This Morning: Spanish Tortilla

Thanks Bill!
by dcornutt
June 25th, 2019, 2:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Rhys Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard
Replies: 3
Views: 374

Re: TN: 2011 Rhys Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard

Thanks for the update on the 11s here.
by dcornutt
June 22nd, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Q. do Noval Nacional
Replies: 8
Views: 726

Re: Q. do Noval Nacional

My father is vintage ‘31. For his 50th birthday in December, 1981 he my mother took my brother, sister, my wife, and me on a three week cruise from Lauderdale to Los Angeles via the Panama Canal on the newly recommissioned Royal Viking Star. My buddy’s family owned the C&E distributorship in Califo...
by dcornutt
June 22nd, 2019, 7:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Rhys Chardonnay Alpine Vineyard and 2017 Kutch Pinot Falstaff
Replies: 7
Views: 770

TN: 2012 Rhys Chardonnay Alpine Vineyard and 2017 Kutch Pinot Falstaff

2012 Rhys Chardonnay Alpine Vineyard - USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains (6/22/2019) This is SO good right now. Crystalline. Starting to show the mineral character of this site. Citrus. Beautiful balance of fruit to acid. Lively. No noticable oaking on this bottle. An absolut...
by dcornutt
June 21st, 2019, 4:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 85 Rayas.... WOW
Replies: 19
Views: 1514

Re: 85 Rayas.... WOW

Great note. I had the pleasure of tasting this several years ago. In many ways it tastes and has the texture of Burgundy. So glorious and aromatic. Perfect concentration to me. I have never had the 1978 but that is the only Rayas I think would surpass this 1985. Each is unique. My favorites other th...
by dcornutt
June 19th, 2019, 3:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Chassagne en Remilly
Replies: 16
Views: 1207

Re: TN: 2010 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Chassagne en Remilly

Love this terroir. Nice note. I haven't had Pierre-Yves wine but I have had one from Bruno Colin that was incredible.
by dcornutt
June 16th, 2019, 7:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?
Replies: 63
Views: 3691

Re: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?

Wireless tags has a tag that will alert you if a door is opened. If you can’t put a camera in that would tell you immediately when someone opened your cellar door. At least you could identify who was at your house when the door has been opened. These are very sensitive motion detectors and the even...
by dcornutt
June 13th, 2019, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dirty be Rowdy
Replies: 6
Views: 974

Re: Dirty be Rowdy

Hardy is a first rate human being. So happy for him and Matt.
by dcornutt
June 13th, 2019, 1:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Kutch Falstaff Pinot Noir
Replies: 9
Views: 926

Re: TN: 2017 Kutch Falstaff Pinot Noir

Allen Meadows gushed about Jamie's 2017s in his newest report. I bet this was excellent! I like Falstaff but LOVE McDougall. Congrats Jamie. Thanks for this note.
by dcornutt
June 12th, 2019, 3:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine with grilled octopus?
Replies: 47
Views: 1994

Re: What wine with grilled octopus?

M.Kaplan wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 5:41 pm
Assyrtiko from Santorini (Hatzidakis, Sigalas, Argyros, Gaia).
Yes! + many. Especially Sigalas. Unoaked version. It is the perfect match.
by dcornutt
June 11th, 2019, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Arcadian Gary's vineyard Syrah
Replies: 11
Views: 661

Re: 2001 Arcadian Gary's vineyard Syrah

I had a recent bottle. This one is still singing at a high level to me. I don't really collect California syrah any more but this is a really good one along with some from Rhys.
by dcornutt
June 8th, 2019, 9:09 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Copper River - Incoming
Replies: 224
Views: 13195

Re: Copper River - Incoming

Fresh Copper River Sockeye today at Costco. $14.99/lb. It was delicious for lunch.
by dcornutt
May 31st, 2019, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo apogee
Replies: 38
Views: 3051

Re: Barolo apogee

It's hard to say. Some of my best experiences have been from wines from 1958, 1961 and 1964. I still reckon there are quite a few '71's and '74's that have plenty left in the tank. Barolo is delicious young and tends to start really showing well at 10 years of age. I don't think there is a definiti...
by dcornutt
May 28th, 2019, 5:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Wines You No Longer Buy Due to Pricing
Replies: 72
Views: 4531

Re: Favorite Wines You No Longer Buy Due to Pricing

Liger-Belair. I used to buy the Clos du Chateau for under $60 US. The Reignots is now outside my comfort zone.
Mugneret-Gibourg.
Roumier.
Mugnier.

I will occasionally slip up and purchase specific bottles. This is my list for every year buys.
by dcornutt
May 25th, 2019, 5:03 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Balkan Help
Replies: 8
Views: 1978

Re: Balkan Help

Todd. These are all cities on my future list. I would be interested too! BTW, you should PM Leo. He has family in Croatia and pretty good
first hand knowledge of that area.
by dcornutt
May 24th, 2019, 5:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hungarian Wine Recommendations
Replies: 41
Views: 1165

Re: Hungarian Wine Recommendations

a) Echoing the recommendation by Greg: anything by Szepsy. b) Anything from Somló, especially so if it is made from Juhfark. The smallest wine region in Hungary, but also making probably the most distinctive, mineral whites. They usually cost next to nothing. Yes! Again, I think these are good reco...

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