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by Nathan Smyth
October 26th, 2020, 1:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #winebitch / Misogyny in Wine and the Fallout
Replies: 28
Views: 3018

Re: #winebitch / Misogyny in Wine and the Fallout

I need links.

URLs.

How do you know this guy even exists?
by Nathan Smyth
October 25th, 2020, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #winebitch / Misogyny in Wine and the Fallout
Replies: 28
Views: 3018

Re: #winebitch / Misogyny in Wine and the Fallout

Sean S y d n e y wrote:
October 24th, 2020, 7:33 am
UK wine writer/tv show host/"personality" Joe Fattorini
Do you have a link to what this guy actually wrote?

Thanks.
by Nathan Smyth
October 23rd, 2020, 10:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Archetype Wines for $150-350/bottle (drinking well now)
Replies: 48
Views: 1922

Re: Archetype Wines for $150-350/bottle (drinking well now)

I have a friend who is interested in picking up a case of "top" and "ready to drink" red wines for $100-300 to help him discover which wine regions/grapes he likes, across the world. The average bottle price he wishes to spend is about ~$200. He wants to see what gives him an "epiphany". A few quic...
by Nathan Smyth
October 23rd, 2020, 9:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Archetype Wines for $150-350/bottle (drinking well now)
Replies: 48
Views: 1922

Re: Archetype Wines for $150-350/bottle (drinking well now)

Clos Ste Hune 1/2 b of Donnhoff Eiswein Vega Sicilia Unico This is an outstanding list for recent releases, but with bottle age, the prices simply explode: DEW Someone in NY has a 1998 @$425 https://www.wine-searcher.com/find/donnhoff+eiswein/1/usa CSH Rare Wine has some older bottles @$475 https:/...
by Nathan Smyth
October 19th, 2020, 2:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ideas for Sauvigon Blanc tasting?
Replies: 60
Views: 2207

Re: Ideas for Sauvigon Blanc tasting?

Northern Italy/Slovenia From Slovenia, see if you can find "Villa Brici", by "Vinska Klet Goriska Brda". And on the German side of things, you want to be prepared to walk over broken glass to procure a bottle of Von Winning's "Trocken II" Sauvignon Blanc. If Brian Buzzini were to see this thread, t...
by Nathan Smyth
October 19th, 2020, 1:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Top German Riesling Vintages ?
Replies: 89
Views: 2942

Re: Your Top German Riesling Vintages ?

The basic 2004 Donnhoff QBA Estate Riesling was a flat-out hands-down 100pt wine at the age of about 5 or 6 [circa 2009 or 2010]. I don't know how it could possibly have improved after that, and it was so perfect that we quickly drank what few bottles we could procure, so I'll never know. But if I w...
by Nathan Smyth
October 19th, 2020, 1:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Top German Riesling Vintages ?
Replies: 89
Views: 2942

Re: Your Top German Riesling Vintages ?

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
October 16th, 2020, 5:57 pm
1997 took some time, but when it came around it really came around.
Wasn't it supposed to have been a VoTC over in Austria?
by Nathan Smyth
October 19th, 2020, 1:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: what to choose from the winelist...
Replies: 15
Views: 1589

Re: what to choose from the winelist...

Apparently Henri-Frédéric's cousin was chosen to replace him as Co-Director of DRC:

https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/ ... -director/

But I imagine it might be another year or two before any bottles of DRC with her signature make their way to the United States.
by Nathan Smyth
October 16th, 2020, 11:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: what to choose from the winelist...
Replies: 15
Views: 1589

Re: what to choose from the winelist...

sommelier advised the Prieure Roch CdV 1993 - and as I had shortlisted it, I went with this one :) . 1993_CdV_PR.jpg . pure silk, the nose was pure magic, umami and strawberries :) 100p - the taste was so elegante, first impression very light, but lenght and intensity building up. Just so satisfyin...
by Nathan Smyth
October 12th, 2020, 10:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The World's Finest Pinot is from . . .
Replies: 67
Views: 4868

Re: The World's Finest Pinot is from . . .

Outside of Burgundy proper, the correct answer is "that teeny tiny little plot of dirt somewhere near Chavignol" where Edmond Vatan had planted a few rows of Pinot Noir. which wine is this? I only ever had this one , the "Sancerre Rouge" [Levenberg talks about "veins of iron"; for me, it was what I...
by Nathan Smyth
October 12th, 2020, 12:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The World's Finest Pinot is from . . .
Replies: 67
Views: 4868

Re: The World's Finest Pinot is from . . .

Outside of Burgundy proper, the correct answer is "that teeny tiny little plot of dirt somewhere near Chavignol" where Edmond Vatan had planted a few rows of Pinot Noir.
by Nathan Smyth
October 8th, 2020, 10:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is bordeaux price dropping ?
Replies: 76
Views: 4104

Re: Why is bordeaux price dropping ?

Wikipedia says that Lafleur has 4 hectares which are planted, and Le Pin has only 2.7:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C3%A2teau_Lafleur
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C3%A2teau_Le_Pin

Are their prices declining?
by Nathan Smyth
October 8th, 2020, 9:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar problems - one leak after another
Replies: 13
Views: 1319

Re: Cellar problems - one leak after another

I hate to keep beating a dead horse, but this why I'm always advocating for pressure treated lumber [to include pressure treated plywood], hardipanel [rather than sheetrock] and stainless-steel/double-dipped-galvanized fasteners [rather than generic pot metal fasteners which will quickly devolve int...
by Nathan Smyth
October 8th, 2020, 9:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine pricing bubble? Thoughts?
Replies: 144
Views: 6576

Re: Wine pricing bubble? Thoughts?

I have been saying for the past ten years that there is a major asset inflation relating to the top 1% and it gets great for the top 0.1%. As long as the central banksters keep pumping fake money into the system, and as long as we have zero velocity of money [which has been the case for about 10 ye...
by Nathan Smyth
October 6th, 2020, 11:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar problems - one leak after another
Replies: 13
Views: 1319

Re: Cellar problems - one leak after another

Is this thread about leaking coolant/refrigerant, or is it about leaking/perspiring water?
by Nathan Smyth
October 4th, 2020, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: East Coast Retailers?
Replies: 17
Views: 813

Re: East Coast Retailers?

There's a very poorly* written pseudolegalistic something-or-other on the NH website which seems to indicate that anyone can bring 3 quarts of booze into the state legally: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/XIII/175/175-6.htm 3 quarts = 2839ml, or about 3 x 750ml bottles plus 1 x 375ml bottle...
by Nathan Smyth
October 2nd, 2020, 11:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Checklist for buying a used Eurocave (or any wine fridge)
Replies: 13
Views: 934

Re: Checklist for buying a used Eurocave (or any wine fridge)

I think most people should plan on taking two adults to move these, along with a strong dolly cart. After a while, it starts to dawn on you that your Craigslist outings are allowing the Craigslist posters to earn a profit on junk removal [rather than having to pay someone to remove the junk for the...
by Nathan Smyth
September 30th, 2020, 6:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clerc Milon ? ...
Replies: 28
Views: 1649

Re: Clerc Milon ? ...

Back in the day, James Suckling was yuge on the 1995 CM, with 95pts @ $25 in the 1998 Top 100. "Like smelling a delicious raspberry sauce with hints of coffee and smoke, and the wine that follows is wonderfully structured, muscular and well toned. Full-bodied, with sleek and racy tannins and a long,...
by Nathan Smyth
September 30th, 2020, 6:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine pricing bubble? Thoughts?
Replies: 144
Views: 6576

Re: Wine pricing bubble? Thoughts?

As long as the central banksters keep pumping fake money into the world economy, and as long as the chinese can't figure out how to clone Vosne & Musigny & Montrachet & CC somewhere on the steppes of central asia, the sky's the limit for Burgundy. Infinite fake money plus extremely limited authentic...
by Nathan Smyth
September 30th, 2020, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine pricing bubble? Thoughts?
Replies: 144
Views: 6576

Re: Wine pricing bubble? Thoughts?

Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:03 pm There have been other threads that touched on this. It’s complex and there are multiple influences, it’s early in the COVID game and general economic disruption, and there’s still significant money in the game. If nine months is still "early", then when do we get to halftim...
by Nathan Smyth
September 30th, 2020, 12:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bing does Lavaux on Lake Geneva
Replies: 0
Views: 194

Bing does Lavaux on Lake Geneva

. The Bing image of the day is the Lavaux wine region on Lake Geneva: . Lavaux_1920x1080.jpg . A crush in Lavaux The 'crush season,' aka the grape harvest, has arrived in these picturesque Swiss vineyards. The steeply terraced vineyards of the Lavaux region along Lake Geneva's northern shore produc...
by Nathan Smyth
September 29th, 2020, 11:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Whatever happened to French Colombard wine ?
Replies: 26
Views: 1088

Re: Whatever happened to French Colombard wine ?

Adam Frisch wrote:
September 27th, 2020, 1:17 am
I made one in 2018 from Sonoma. I picked it too early and screwed it up stylistically...
GregT wrote:
September 28th, 2020, 1:37 pm
Steve Matthiasson's Tendu is 69% Vermentino, 27% French Colombard, 4% Chardonnay... no RS.
Someone just laid down the A.F. no R.S. challenge.
by Nathan Smyth
September 24th, 2020, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CellarTracker goes Full Booty
Replies: 28
Views: 1827

Re: CellarTracker goes Full Booty

Sjmotta wrote:
September 24th, 2020, 1:06 pm
I don't get any ads on Cellar Tracker.
That's what surprised me so much - I don't ever remember having noticed ads on CellarTracker before now - but then suddenly that Big Booty was getting shoved in my face.
by Nathan Smyth
September 24th, 2020, 1:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CellarTracker goes Full Booty
Replies: 28
Views: 1827

Re: CellarTracker goes Full Booty

Otto Forsberg wrote:
September 24th, 2020, 12:56 pm
What are gay men's sweaters?
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by Nathan Smyth
September 24th, 2020, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CellarTracker goes Full Booty
Replies: 28
Views: 1827

Re: CellarTracker goes Full Booty

This is hilarious - now I'm getting that "wholesale7" big booty advertisement on 2nd Amendment websites.

LOLing.
by Nathan Smyth
September 24th, 2020, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CellarTracker goes Full Booty
Replies: 28
Views: 1827

Re: CellarTracker goes Full Booty

Mebbe based on your browsing history? It's weird - I'm actually logged into an account right now with almost no browsing history whatsoever. Off to the side, there was also a "vertical" advertisement for what looked like gay men's sweaters, but I couldn't seem to get both ads in the same screenshot.
by Nathan Smyth
September 24th, 2020, 12:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CellarTracker goes Full Booty
Replies: 28
Views: 1827

Re: CellarTracker goes Full Booty

CellarTracker links to this site:

https://www.wholesale7.net/sleeveless-jumpsuit_c1479

But WineBerserker's VigiLink redirect doesn't seem to like that URL.
by Nathan Smyth
September 24th, 2020, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CellarTracker goes Full Booty
Replies: 28
Views: 1827

CellarTracker goes Full Booty

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by Nathan Smyth
September 23rd, 2020, 2:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New home construction wine cellar
Replies: 17
Views: 1403

Re: New home construction wine cellar

an exterior door on instead of an interior It took me a long to realize that for the kinds of folks who swallow Grand Cru Burgundy on a regular basis, a house is just another disposable asset [and I imagine they don't stay in any one particular house for much more than five or ten years]. But if yo...
by Nathan Smyth
September 22nd, 2020, 10:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Tatomer Riesling Steinhugel (USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Maria Valley)
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: TN: 2018 Tatomer Riesling Steinhugel (USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Maria Valley)

Adam Frisch wrote:
September 22nd, 2020, 9:03 pm
Maybe I'm coming around! [wow.gif]
The miracle of multi-day oxygenation.

If it's not empty, then recork the bottle, put in the back of the fridge & revisit it in two to four weeks...
by Nathan Smyth
September 21st, 2020, 10:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommend Bordeaux Blancs?
Replies: 38
Views: 1367

Re: Recommend Bordeaux Blancs?

For the last year or so, there's been a white Bordeaux kicking around the East Coast distribution channel, called the 2018 Les Caillouxs Blanc . It's reputed to be surplus juice from one of the aforementioned classified growths of 1959 , and it's a very competently made wine, quite clean & varietall...
by Nathan Smyth
September 21st, 2020, 12:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How did you start your wine collection/cellar?
Replies: 73
Views: 4069

Re: How did you start your wine collection/cellar?

The monolithic ubiquity of boomer myopia - the utter & complete absence of both introspection & extrospection - has to be the most profoundly boring & predictable sociological phenomenon of this era. The millennials are largely insane, but the various sociological cancers which cause so much of thei...
by Nathan Smyth
September 17th, 2020, 2:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1997 Anniversary Wines - Recommendations?
Replies: 68
Views: 2608

Re: 1997 Anniversary Wines - Recommendations?

wedding... 1997... fisher-wedding_CELLAR-TRACKER.png fisher-wedding_WINE-SEARCHER.png Thank you! The Fishers' son, Rob Fisher, swam locally for the Duke University swim team, and he used to return to town frequently for various charity events. Back in the day, I loved the Wedding Vineyard Cabernet,...
by Nathan Smyth
September 16th, 2020, 8:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1997 Anniversary Wines - Recommendations?
Replies: 68
Views: 2608

Re: 1997 Anniversary Wines - Recommendations?

S. Rash wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 8:07 pm
wedding... 1997...
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by Nathan Smyth
May 23rd, 2020, 9:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $225 Cab discussion
Replies: 99
Views: 5949

Re: $225 Cab discussion

Well that certainly explains the utter incomprehensibility & purposelessness of this thread.

Silly me - I legitimately thought this was a thread about wine.

Jesus H Christ, after all these years, I'm still so God-damned naive that I can't see it coming.
by Nathan Smyth
May 23rd, 2020, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $225 Cab discussion
Replies: 99
Views: 5949

Re: $225 Cab discussion

I think a bit of confusion in this thread. Yes, I do not want any wine for investment purposes. That doesn't mean I want to overpay for wine! I agree one person's $225 wine might be *worth* $1000 to someone else based on their tastes and net worth, despite it being readily available for $225. Basic...
by Nathan Smyth
May 17th, 2020, 9:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Three adjacent parcels of Meursault Perrières this Spring (updated!)
Replies: 79
Views: 4422

Re: Three adjacent parcels of Meursault Perrières this Spring

1) I don't know diddly squat about Darviot-Perrin, but Lafon is a rather important house for a professional critic to get himself dis-invited from. 2) I also don't know diddly squat about Old World farming, but in the New World, those yellowed vines would be early-onset Pierce's Disease. If I were C...
by Nathan Smyth
May 16th, 2020, 7:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: California Whites -- What Are You Drinking?
Replies: 42
Views: 2037

Re: California Whites -- What Are You Drinking?

Jim Cowan wrote:
May 15th, 2020, 5:59 am
Scribe Estate Chard. is pretty much domestic Chablis.
Best, Jim
Unfortunately, it also appears to be priced like a 1er Cru Chablis.
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I guess that's just the way of the world.

Maybe I could ask Santa Claus to bring me a bottle for Christmas...
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by Nathan Smyth
May 15th, 2020, 8:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2019 Keller "von der Fels" - first impressions
Replies: 51
Views: 3540

Re: TN: 2019 Keller "von der Fels" - first impressions

Martin Zwick wrote:
May 15th, 2020, 12:37 am
Such a value for 17-18€ in Germany.
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by Nathan Smyth
May 12th, 2020, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Digging up a basement for a wine cellar
Replies: 51
Views: 5906

Re: Digging up a basement for a wine cellar

All digging is dangerous [in terms of potential cave-ins], but digging around soil which is supporting a load is EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. Also, many of those pseudo-soils in California always struck me as having effectively no structural stability whatsoever: The moment a big rainstorm comes to town, th...
by Nathan Smyth
May 12th, 2020, 5:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What did Jasper get wrong? (Burgundy)
Replies: 42
Views: 4265

Re: What did Jasper get wrong? (Burgundy)

PS: Anyone writing seriously about Burgundy also has to devote at least a chapter to what [apparently] François Pinault & Frédéric Engerer have done to Philippe Engel's legacy.
by Nathan Smyth
May 12th, 2020, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What did Jasper get wrong? (Burgundy)
Replies: 42
Views: 4265

Re: What did Jasper get wrong? (Burgundy)

Not what he got wrong, but one of the most interesting aspects of Burgundy is the changing of the guard. Which producers have transitioned to their children? Where has that affected style or quality and how? In terms of cherries which are exported to the USA, this has also hit Germany & the Piemont...
by Nathan Smyth
May 11th, 2020, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A virtual vertical of Marcel Juge cornas- 2010-2015.
Replies: 25
Views: 1337

Re: A virtual vertical of Marcel Juge cornas- 2010-2015.

C Chen wrote:
May 11th, 2020, 12:48 pm
The only thing sexier than the Juge vertical... is...
...all of the wines getting precisely the same 93 point score.

Speaking of which, are any of these up around the 95-97 or 98-100 point ranges?
by Nathan Smyth
May 9th, 2020, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I want to try some older wines
Replies: 16
Views: 1337

Re: I want to try some older wines

older wines... $50-$60... I'd be looking for relatively little-known brands of Cabernet from Napa circa the 1990s. I don't have Wine-Searcher Pro, but here are some hits from Free Wine-Searcher, using a just very basic search string of "Napa Reserve": 1991 Mt Veeder Reserve, $60 https://www.wine-se...
by Nathan Smyth
May 9th, 2020, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beckstoffer, and the problematic transformation of California wine.
Replies: 92
Views: 6440

Re: Beckstoffer, and the problematic transformation of California wine.

Normally the Old Gray Lilith would issue a hit piece like this to destroy a person financially [and thereby allow the instigator of the piece to swoop in and purchase all the choicest assets for pennies on the shekel], but if Beckstoffer's legalists dotted all the I's and crossed all the T's on thos...
by Nathan Smyth
May 8th, 2020, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Store Websites Are Terrible
Replies: 49
Views: 2860

Re: Wine Store Websites Are Terrible

I remember some years ago Wine Library switched to a new website that was the best I had seen for wine retail at that point, and probably still is. It must have been expensive. They later switched to a different site that I thought was a huge downgrade. I suspect the latter change was all about cos...
by Nathan Smyth
May 8th, 2020, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Store Websites Are Terrible
Replies: 49
Views: 2860

Re: Wine Store Websites Are Terrible

Markus S wrote:
May 7th, 2020, 10:24 am
continual scroll (very social-media)
Infinite-scroll is a deal-breaker on any website.

The moment I find myself at an infinite-scroll website, I'm killing the entire browser window.
by Nathan Smyth
May 8th, 2020, 11:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Store Websites Are Terrible
Replies: 49
Views: 2860

Re: Wine Store Websites Are Terrible

I've never worked in the industry, but judging from what I've seen of grocery store & specialty store retail over the years, distinguishing wines by vintage is likely impossible [or very nearly impossible] for classical bar-code technology. I suspect the industry didn't have a sufficiently long "add...
by Nathan Smyth
May 8th, 2020, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great Wines in Mediocre Vintages
Replies: 70
Views: 3077

Re: Great Wines in Mediocre Vintages

2000 Massena "The Moonlight Run" [Jaysen Collins & Dan Standish] might have been the very best Australian wine I've ever tasted - it would have wiped the floor with just about any Northern Rhone I know. The following year, 2001, was a Vintage of the Century, and the The Moonlight Run had yuge scores...
by Nathan Smyth
May 7th, 2020, 7:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Store Websites Are Terrible
Replies: 49
Views: 2860

Re: Wine Store Websites Are Terrible

Jay Miller wrote:
May 7th, 2020, 6:17 pm
Robert Callahan
Is he still around?

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