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by T. Altmayer
May 8th, 2019, 5:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your house champagne?
Replies: 90
Views: 3041

Re: What's your house champagne?

Billecart Salmon Rose or Ruinart BdB. My wife doesn’t love sparklers so when we do open one, its a little nice than a “house” wine
by T. Altmayer
May 1st, 2019, 4:11 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Restaurant Recommendations - St Emilion
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: Restaurant Recommendations - St Emilion

A couple of years ago, we had lunch here and it was wonderful: https://www.logisdelacadene.fr/restaurant/
by T. Altmayer
April 29th, 2019, 4:31 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Your Gin?
Replies: 307
Views: 25147

Re: Your Gin?

Just had some great small batch gin in London called Little Bird. Botanicals include grapefruit and other citrus fruits. Made a wonderfully refreshing G&T with Fever Tree Mediterranean and a slice of grapefruit.
by T. Altmayer
April 15th, 2019, 7:40 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: PIZZA RUSTICA
Replies: 1
Views: 246

Re: PIZZA RUSTICA

Looks pretty authentic, have it every year on the Saturday of Easter. And yes, you will need a bit of a salad or vegetables to with it. :)
by T. Altmayer
April 1st, 2019, 4:43 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Consistently superb: Flannery
Replies: 58
Views: 2220

Re: Consistently superb: Flannery

cjsavino wrote:
April 1st, 2019, 2:42 pm
Flannery Fools day sales, 30% off Ca reserve strips, KC strips, and T bones
Picked up some T-bones, they are my son's favorite and they don't seem to go on sale that often.
by T. Altmayer
March 31st, 2019, 7:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which red burg vintage (1999-2010) showing well now?
Replies: 93
Views: 3727

Re: Which red burg vintage (1999-2010) showing well now?

05 Savigny's have been very nice, especially Bize and Pavelot.
by T. Altmayer
March 20th, 2019, 3:40 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Advice re Normandy and Brittany
Replies: 68
Views: 4584

Re: Advice re Normandy and Brittany

Thanks Andrew, I forgot about your amazing thread. Now I've got more reading to do on Paris links.
by T. Altmayer
March 20th, 2019, 3:15 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Advice re Normandy and Brittany
Replies: 68
Views: 4584

Re: Advice re Normandy and Brittany

Thanks Mark!
by T. Altmayer
March 19th, 2019, 9:19 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Advice re Normandy and Brittany
Replies: 68
Views: 4584

Re: Advice re Normandy and Brittany

Anyone have any advice about staying in Normandy. We were going to take the train and stay (maybe Honfleur), but it looks like we would need to rent a car out there just to get around after our tour. Any thoughts.
by T. Altmayer
March 15th, 2019, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What wine did you not buy today?
Replies: 70
Views: 3046

Re: What wine did you not buy today?

Vins Rare had a nice offering of 2008 Champagnes and I had to use two hands to hit the delete button rather than go directly to the site for a purchase.
by T. Altmayer
March 14th, 2019, 9:54 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Your Gin?
Replies: 307
Views: 25147

Re: Your Gin?

Current favorites are Plymouth (so classic), Botanist (classic but with a slight twist) and Silent Pool (Botanist, even more so).
by T. Altmayer
March 13th, 2019, 3:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heeee's Back - Gary V.
Replies: 32
Views: 2142

Re: Heeee's Back - Gary V.

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At least he's not wearing his lame hipster hat.
by T. Altmayer
March 6th, 2019, 8:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does anyone drink Sauvignon Blanc anymore?
Replies: 211
Views: 7692

Re: Does anyone drink Sauvignon Blanc anymore?

Spottswoode used to make a lovely SB, but haven’t had it in a while. Don’t mind a full-bodied SB, but unfotunately I’ve found too many from Napa have a bit of heat to them.
by T. Altmayer
February 25th, 2019, 4:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne
Replies: 180
Views: 8436

Re: TN: 2006 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne

Opened one last night and this was exceptional. Great nose and the palate really blossomed after a half hour or so. This was significantly better than my last bottle over the holidays which seemed closed. I've got a 2000 lined up for my son's high school graduation in a few months. I think the 00 ha...
by T. Altmayer
February 25th, 2019, 3:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer
Replies: 207
Views: 11770

Re: 2018 Ridge Monte Bello futures offer

I've been on the futures list for about 12 years now and buy only the Monte Bello.
by T. Altmayer
February 15th, 2019, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anybody buying the latest Blankiet release ?
Replies: 11
Views: 591

Re: Anybody buying the latest Blankiet release ?

Under Graeme, they are making really nice wines. Went to a tasting there somewhat recently. This offering is a bit more than I’m comfortable with (just bought one bottle), but their Prince of Hearts line is also very good.
by T. Altmayer
February 13th, 2019, 8:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys offer
Replies: 54
Views: 4484

Re: Rhys offer

Frank Murray III wrote:
February 13th, 2019, 1:59 pm
Fwiw, my perspective on these from tasting the last year.
You’re killing me. I’m trying to show restraint with my budget. Two kids in college are killing me.
by T. Altmayer
February 13th, 2019, 8:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does anybody buy Pride Wines anymore?
Replies: 37
Views: 1823

Re: Does anybody buy Pride Wines anymore?

My brother in law is on their list and I always enjoy when he serves it, especially their whites and the cab franc.
by T. Altmayer
February 13th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you still read Wine Spectator?
Replies: 41
Views: 1620

Re: Do you still read Wine Spectator?

I will browse an issue occasionally when I stop into my local library for some coffee. My recollection is that WS doesn't taste wines blindly, at least in Laube's case. According to their website, WS has always tasted their wines blind, including Laube. I get the magazine for free and will peruse i...
by T. Altmayer
February 13th, 2019, 12:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge Monte Bello. Putting it back on the shelf.
Replies: 23
Views: 2211

Re: Ridge Monte Bello. Putting it back on the shelf.

I've had many Monte Bello vintages upon release at their tasting room. They have all been enjoyable. These wines will absolutely evolve and develop tertiary characteristics and become more nuanced, but they are still fine wines when they are young.
by T. Altmayer
February 12th, 2019, 10:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Wineries Get It...And Some Don't...(Part 27)
Replies: 95
Views: 3552

Re: Some Wineries Get It...And Some Don't...(Part 27)

Customer service can take many forms and I have to echo Tom that Tablas Creek is one of the best. It’s not “free stuff”, its the attention to detail from tasting notes/vintage advice, their newsletters and, yes, some occasional free stuff. They treat you well and produce a great product for a very ...
by T. Altmayer
February 12th, 2019, 10:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Wineries Get It...And Some Don't...(Part 27)
Replies: 95
Views: 3552

Re: Some Wineries Get It...And Some Don't...(Part 27)

Customer service can take many forms and I have to echo Tom that Tablas Creek is one of the best. It’s not “free stuff”, its the attention to detail from tasting notes/vintage advice, their newsletters and, yes, some occasional free stuff. They treat you well and produce a great product for a very r...
by T. Altmayer
February 12th, 2019, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys offer
Replies: 54
Views: 4484

Re: Rhys offer

Anton D wrote:
February 12th, 2019, 9:14 am
Robert M yers wrote:
February 12th, 2019, 8:56 am
Added this cycle but prices are now beyond my comfort zone. I understand the premium for diehard fans, but there is a lot of great wine out there for me to go down this path at this point in my journey.
I am in the same boat as both Roberts.
Me too
by T. Altmayer
February 7th, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SQN Graciano
Replies: 68
Views: 6829

Re: SQN Graciano

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by T. Altmayer
February 7th, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Third Twin
Replies: 78
Views: 6882

Re: The Third Twin

B. Buzzini wrote:
February 7th, 2019, 9:58 am
FWIW...those listing this wine in CT...it should be listed as The Third Twin Graciano The Third Twin Vineyard and not Sine Qua Non Graciano The Third Twin . It's not a SQN wine, it's a separate winery like the NoK.
Good call, I switched mine over.
by T. Altmayer
February 7th, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Third Twin
Replies: 78
Views: 6882

Re: The Third Twin

How long until we see a four pak on WineBid? Receiving mine today, should be fun to see what the packaging looks like and open a bottle. Any thoughts on whether these will drink well young?
by T. Altmayer
February 4th, 2019, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Williams Selyem 2019 Offering
Replies: 20
Views: 1589

Re: Williams Selyem 2019 Offering

Tasted an 08 RRV this weekend and it was lovely. Had gotten off this list a number of years ago, but decided to get back on.
by T. Altmayer
January 31st, 2019, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"
Replies: 328
Views: 11470

Re: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"

I'm not a Millennial, but I'm buying less expensive wine than a few years ago. The wine industry benefited for years from rising prices, but at some point there is a breaking point, even for those who can afford it. It is rare that I am making multi bottle purchase for expensive wines. I'm definitel...
by T. Altmayer
January 29th, 2019, 9:53 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: APL Los Angeles
Replies: 82
Views: 2072

Re: APL Los Angeles

Sorry I didn’t see this earlier, but add me to the waitlist. Just PM me if things change.
by T. Altmayer
January 22nd, 2019, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What ESJ-like Berserkers Days Syrah Should I Buy?
Replies: 22
Views: 1373

Re: What ESJ-like Berserkers Days Syrah Should I Buy?

mark rudner wrote:
January 22nd, 2019, 2:55 pm
he said esj-like
Ahh. I like Lagier Meredith quite a bit and certainly close to the ESJ style.
by T. Altmayer
January 22nd, 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What ESJ-like Berserkers Days Syrah Should I Buy?
Replies: 22
Views: 1373

Re: What ESJ-like Berserkers Days Syrah Should I Buy?

I don't remember them participating in the past, are they a part of the offering this year?
by T. Altmayer
January 22nd, 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chicago, are you ready for a Cider Bar with 100 choices?
Replies: 23
Views: 1076

Re: Chicago, are you ready for a Cider Bar with 100 choices?

I miss Roberto's posts. Anyone know what happened to him?
by T. Altmayer
January 18th, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 185
Views: 10673

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

Depending on price, I'm definitely going to try the 1855, looks beautiful and I've had great experiences buying from Chris in the past.
by T. Altmayer
January 16th, 2019, 8:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Marcel Lapierre Morgon Cuvée Camille (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon)
Replies: 8
Views: 679

Re: TN: 2016 Marcel Lapierre Morgon Cuvée Camille (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon)

I agree with you Buzz, I drink Cru Beaujolais a lot now. The price is obviously attractive, but the wines can be really beautiful. Perfect with a roasted chicken, fish, even a salad.
by T. Altmayer
January 15th, 2019, 10:04 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: PAPRIKA HENDL
Replies: 6
Views: 300

Re: PAPRIKA HENDL

Looks similar to the Paprikash my grandmother used to make I still make occasionally. Nice work.
by T. Altmayer
January 14th, 2019, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 185
Views: 10673

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

Any one know the price on the 1855, I didn't see it on the website.
by T. Altmayer
January 9th, 2019, 8:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10458
Views: 341502

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Arnot Roberts Gamay. Much prefer their Trousseau. Also prefer the Walter Scott Gamay as this was a bit more forward and acidic than I had hoped.
by T. Altmayer
January 9th, 2019, 8:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Second-Favorite Wine with Scallops
Replies: 50
Views: 1497

Re: Your Second-Favorite Wine with Scallops

Northern Rhone Blanc goes great with seared scallops
by T. Altmayer
January 9th, 2019, 8:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Brewery Wine List: Come At Me Dog
Replies: 16
Views: 916

Re: Brewery Wine List: Come At Me Dog

Where is this?
by T. Altmayer
January 7th, 2019, 9:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Replies: 28
Views: 1650

Re: TN: 2016 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

I had the Donjon the other night to see if I wanted to order more. It was definitely on the ripe side for my tastes and I'm hoping it will mellow over the next decade. Not buying more than the 5 I have left.
by T. Altmayer
January 7th, 2019, 9:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1454
Views: 72022

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
January 7th, 2019, 9:04 pm
[wow.gif] [wow.gif] When did Dom pricing do that?!!? [wow.gif] [wow.gif]
My guess is that price will come down, distributors are playing on those people who panic or want to be the first to own/taste it.

At least that is what I'm hoping. [berserker.gif]
by T. Altmayer
January 6th, 2019, 9:54 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Favorite Paprika, anyone?
Replies: 17
Views: 668

Re: Favorite Paprika, anyone?

I use the Spice House sweet Hungarian Paprika for my chicken paprikash and it never disappoints. I love there spices in general and happily can walk there whenever I need. I use Spice House as well for my paprikash as well as various bbq rubs. I order most of my spices from them and if you order en...
by T. Altmayer
January 6th, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Red Burgundy with Rib Roast?
Replies: 20
Views: 703

Re: Red Burgundy with Rib Roast?

Sounds like a nice tribute to your Father in Law, don’t worry about whether it pairs perfectly. I would serve it before the others, however, as it may get overwhelmed by the Duckhorn.
by T. Altmayer
January 4th, 2019, 9:29 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Is Salsa Verde the easiest sauce to make.
Replies: 18
Views: 667

Re: Is Salsa Verde the easiest sauce to make.

I usually boil because its simple and fast. Love salsa verde. I generally include cilantro, white onion and jalapeño for a quick sauce.
by T. Altmayer
January 2nd, 2019, 2:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When sabering Champagne goes wrong at The French Laundry...
Replies: 41
Views: 4428

Re: When sabering Champagne goes wrong at The French Laundry...

Not sure I'd be laughing at the loss of a $2000 bottle of wine, especially how stupidly he went about it.
by T. Altmayer
December 31st, 2018, 9:31 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New and exciting carbon fry pan
Replies: 13
Views: 916

Re: New and exciting carbon fry pan

When I renovated my kitchen last Spring I wanted a truly flay 12 inch fry pan for my new glass stovetop as my oder CIA's have a bit of a wobble. I gave the made-in brand a whirl. Ths stainless steel 12 inch will not put the big boys out of business but its a decent pan. I did have to return the fir...
by T. Altmayer
December 31st, 2018, 9:25 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: New and exciting carbon fry pan
Replies: 13
Views: 916

Re: New and exciting carbon fry pan

Paul Jaouen wrote:
December 31st, 2018, 5:12 am
This: https://bluskilletironware.com Next lottery starts Sunday. Certainly not at the same price point category as the pan you bought but it is the best I've had. Gets better and better with use.
Wow, those look amazing.
by T. Altmayer
December 31st, 2018, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New year wine resolutions
Replies: 47
Views: 1805

Re: New year wine resolutions

alan weinberg wrote:
December 30th, 2018, 1:48 pm
same as always—stop buying. The same resolution I break yearly and usually by early January.
Me too. I’m hoping this is the year I take it seriously.
by T. Altmayer
December 31st, 2018, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Bouchard Pere et Fils Volnay 1er Taillepieds
Replies: 8
Views: 499

Re: TN: 2009 Bouchard Pere et Fils Volnay 1er Taillepieds

I bought a few of the 09 Bouchards from Volnay and found them all quite ripe and just crossing the line with the oak. They always walk a fine line between ripeness and oaky, but I usually enjoy the wines. 09 is a bit of an exception.
by T. Altmayer
December 28th, 2018, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Marcassin Vineyard Pinot Noir
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: TN: 2012 Marcassin Vineyard Pinot Noir

It needs more time, but if that was your reaction, I'm not sure its going to get any better for you. It is a lush and fruit forward pinot. I would not drink it very often, but I appreciate it for what it is.

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