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by R@y.Tupp@+sch
July 19th, 2019, 12:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Five recent wines
Replies: 3
Views: 423

Re: Five recent wines

I love '08 DP, but to claim there is "no doubt" it "will be the greatest Dom" is imo, an overly bold statement.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
July 18th, 2019, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AMEX - Burgundy w/ Daniel Johnnes
Replies: 14
Views: 1216

Re: AMEX - Burgundy w/ Daniel Johnnes

Personally, I don't think that's an impressive itinerary. I'm sure a number of people on this board could easily put together a better one.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
July 17th, 2019, 1:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit
Replies: 87
Views: 2296

Re: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit

Nicos Neocleous wrote:
July 15th, 2019, 6:07 am
- Jeroboam of 1971 Dom Perignon
- Magnum of 1964 Laphroaig at cask strength (aged completely in oloroso or PX sherry cask)
- Barrel of London Pride.
You don't want the jero of '71 DP - it would be fake.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
July 17th, 2019, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite ACTUAL pizza and wine pairings
Replies: 48
Views: 1805

Re: Favorite ACTUAL pizza and wine pairings

Of course it depends on the pizza, but in general; youngish Champagne, Tuscan wines without much oak and mature Red Burgs. If she knew you Ray, my wife would blame you for me always pairing Champagne with pizza. I hadn't thought of it until reading some of your posts a long time ago on the Parker b...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
July 15th, 2019, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite ACTUAL pizza and wine pairings
Replies: 48
Views: 1805

Re: Favorite ACTUAL pizza and wine pairings

Of course it depends on the pizza, but in general; youngish Champagne, Tuscan wines without much oak and mature Red Burgs.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
July 12th, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Brut champagne dying out?
Replies: 71
Views: 2613

Re: Is Brut champagne dying out?

Seriously though, I am a bit surprised to hear that. I have, anecdotally, heard from at least a few people that Champagne gives them instant headache. At least one of them additionally commented that they did not experience a headache while we were sharing a low dosage bottle. I just can't imagine ...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
July 11th, 2019, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Brut champagne dying out?
Replies: 71
Views: 2613

Re: Is Brut champagne dying out?

M.Kaplan wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 2:39 pm
Curious, what is the dosage range for Cristal? I tend to like Champagne with no perceived sweetness. To my taste, '08 and '09 Cristal are 1 and 2 of all recent vintage/release Champagnes I've tasted this year.
Those two vintages were respectively around 7.5g/l and 8g/l.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
July 7th, 2019, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone buying '08 Bollinger Grand Annee?
Replies: 8
Views: 848

Re: Anyone buying '08 Bollinger Grand Annee?

Bollinger hasn't been more than a mid-term ager in a long while IMO. Your mid-term is my short-term [tease.gif] Last vintage I bought was 2002 and only in magnums. Bought twelve mags of the 2008. I hope you're right about the sulphur and higher dosage changing their 20+ year slide into mediocrity. ...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
July 5th, 2019, 12:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Corkage Etiquette for Older Bottles?
Replies: 23
Views: 1318

Re: Corkage Etiquette for Older Bottles?

I typically drop the wine(s) off a few days in advance and give the sommelier my request as to when I want him to open it/decant it.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
July 4th, 2019, 10:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 40
Views: 2710

Re: 2008 Salon

Neal.Mollen wrote:
July 4th, 2019, 9:06 am
Mark Golodetz wrote:
July 4th, 2019, 2:55 am
With Taittinger Comte Rose 2006/7 available at $135 a bottle, cannot see why I would want to spend four times as much for the Salon
I'd love to find either of those Comtes roses for $135!
You can buy both vintages in London for that, including the cost to get it here.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
July 4th, 2019, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 40
Views: 2710

Re: 2008 Salon

dbailey wrote:
July 4th, 2019, 7:36 am
David Glasser wrote:
July 4th, 2019, 6:00 am
Love Salon, but 1996 was the last I bought more than 1 bottle of. Too rich for my blood.
Same here. Wonder what my mags of the 96 are worth on this basis!
$2000+ per mag at auction.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
July 3rd, 2019, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 40
Views: 2710

Re: 2008 Salon

For as treasured a wine as Salon is, it has had a hard time moving in many vintages. It entered back into the US market with the 1979 and was cold until the 1990 and 1995 vintages when it finally starting moving in the $150-$200 range. Next came the white hot 1996 vintage when it was easy to find i...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
July 3rd, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 40
Views: 2710

Re: 2008 Salon

Doug Schulman wrote:
July 3rd, 2019, 9:51 am
8000 magnums...how does that compare to typical production quantities for Salon?
Usually around 60,000 bottles, so approximately 25%.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
June 26th, 2019, 8:40 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Italy Recos - Off the Beaten Path
Replies: 10
Views: 1106

Re: Italy Recos - Off the Beaten Path

Food looks great as always.

Glad you enjoyed Lamole.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
June 25th, 2019, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Magnums vs. 750s for Long Term Investment
Replies: 22
Views: 1592

Re: Magnums vs. 750s for Long Term Investment

Except for a few types of wine - Port, Sauternes etc, the premium for older wines at auction is significantly higher for magnums.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
June 25th, 2019, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How champagne producers are preserving acidity as the climate changes
Replies: 8
Views: 494

Re: How champagne producers are preserving acidity as the climate changes

Anton D wrote:
June 25th, 2019, 11:09 am
They will make some new rule that allows up to 49% of the fruit to be sourced from outside the region, yet retain the moniker.

Then, after the dust settles, they will change the rule that "some" of the content be from the region.
No way.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
June 25th, 2019, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How champagne producers are preserving acidity as the climate changes
Replies: 8
Views: 494

Re: How champagne producers are preserving acidity as the climate changes

There is no way they would put grapes from Kent into Comtes and therefore have to label it Sparkling Wine.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
June 25th, 2019, 8:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 704
Views: 43418

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Kris Patten wrote:
June 24th, 2019, 8:42 pm
R@y.Tupp@+sch wrote:
June 24th, 2019, 2:08 pm
'88 Henriot Cuvee Enchanteleurs Mag - my favorite vintage of this Champagne in my favorite format. Staggering
I still have one of these in cellar in magnum, any special treatment?
Nothing too special; opened it about 45 minutes prior to serving.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
June 25th, 2019, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How champagne producers are preserving acidity as the climate changes
Replies: 8
Views: 494

Re: How champagne producers are preserving acidity as the climate changes

Depending on the quality of what Taittinger produces in Kent we may see more Champagne producers looking at cooler regions to make Sparkling Wine.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
June 24th, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 704
Views: 43418

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Since last Tuesday - '82 Dom Perignon - perfectly mature. Oysters, crudo and '82 DP is a trio that is close to perfection. Staggering Plus Krug Grande Cuvee - '96 Base - can you get a better NV than this? Entering a mature phase with a couple of decades of great drinking to go. Staggering Minus '96 ...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
June 21st, 2019, 12:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pol Roger/Winston Churchill Dinner @ Atera
Replies: 29
Views: 1752

Re: Pol Roger/Winston Churchill Dinner @ Atera

Wonder what happened with the 96? Any clue why the oxidation issues ray? A number of houses that produce pinot dominated Champagnes have some issues with pre-mox in 1996. Not sure of the reason but it seems to be limited to that particular vintage. As far as anyone can determine it had to due with ...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
June 20th, 2019, 10:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Personal Collection of Rudi Weist @ Acker
Replies: 56
Views: 5065

Re: Personal Collection of Rudi Weist @ Acker

Robert hit the nail on the head. There was one bidder who wanted everything and didn’t care about price. He basically bought every Prum lot. I thought the prices were high when you add in roughly 37% to the hammer price for the vig and taxes. Last year I bought directly from the estate at lower pri...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
June 20th, 2019, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pol Roger/Winston Churchill Dinner @ Atera
Replies: 29
Views: 1752

Re: Pol Roger/Winston Churchill Dinner @ Atera

Food was really superb. The Caviar with pistachio ice cream and IPA was not just inventively brilliant, but was a near perfect dish and compliment to the Champagne. My monkfish course (not on the regular menu for the evening) was the best monkfish I've ever eaten. I asked the chef for the preparatio...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
June 20th, 2019, 10:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pol Roger/Winston Churchill Dinner @ Atera
Replies: 29
Views: 1752

Re: Pol Roger/Winston Churchill Dinner @ Atera

c fu wrote:
June 19th, 2019, 11:41 am
Wonder what happened with the 96? Any clue why the oxidation issues ray?
A number of houses that produce pinot dominated Champagnes have some issues with pre-mox in 1996.
Not sure of the reason but it seems to be limited to that particular vintage.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
June 19th, 2019, 3:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pol Roger/Winston Churchill Dinner @ Atera
Replies: 29
Views: 1752

Re: Pol Roger/Winston Churchill Dinner @ Atera

Drank a mag of 96 10 days ago with another 10 or so others.It was stunning.one of my favorite bottles of the day with the likes of 90DP rose in mag,81 Krug collection mag,88 DP mag,96 Goisses mag,96 Salon,96 DP oeno,96 Krug cdm,88 Krug,96 Tait and 90 Cristal '96 SWC is like a box of chocolates. Nic...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
June 19th, 2019, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pol Roger/Winston Churchill Dinner @ Atera
Replies: 29
Views: 1752

Pol Roger/Winston Churchill Dinner @ Atera

Decided to do a Pol Roger theme with a focus on Sir Winston Churchill for my semi-annual dinner with the WineWorkshop. As usual, the venue was Atera. Reception '96 Pol Roger Brut Mag - I was pleasantly surprised at how good this was. A bit of smoky, yellow fruit. Full-bodied but not heavy. Crisp aci...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
June 19th, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Broken cork on champagne bottle
Replies: 16
Views: 744

Re: Broken cork on champagne bottle

Just use a cork screw. I've done it dozens of times.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
June 18th, 2019, 8:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pol Roger/Winston Churchill Dinner @ Atera
Replies: 29
Views: 1752

Pol Roger/Winston Churchill Dinner @ Atera

Another great dinner at Atera featuring twelve vintages of Sir Winston Churchill, three older Pol Roger BdB's, a mag of Pol Roger Vintage Brut and a bottle of Pol Roger Rose. Almost every bottle showed extremely well, and the food was, as usual, off the charts. Notes with some more/better pics tomor...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
June 18th, 2019, 1:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]
Replies: 198
Views: 12800

Re: Grassl Glass reviews/evals [merged]

Put me in the camp favoring the Liberte.

It is currently my favorite Champagne glass.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
June 18th, 2019, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1975 Vintage: Wine categories with good chances?
Replies: 32
Views: 1097

Re: 1975 Vintage: Wine categories with good chances?

To pile on a bit - for somewhat reasonably priced reds - Trotanoy and/or Heitz Martha's.

Used to love '75 d'Yquem, but pretty much stopped drinking dessert wines a number of years ago, but I'm sure it's still great.

Plenty of bargains that drink very well from Rioja.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
June 16th, 2019, 4:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1996 Clos des Goisses and Krug
Replies: 6
Views: 591

Re: 1996 Clos des Goisses and Krug

Had to try this given the disparity between Brad Baker's comments and the mostly superlative notes in CT from palates I trust. Brought as one of the starters for the BWE gathering in DC last night. 1996 Philipponnat Champagne Brut Clos des Goisses (France, Champagne) : It didn’t taste under-ripe or...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
June 13th, 2019, 4:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Philipponnat Champagne Brut Clos des Goisses (France, Champagne)
Replies: 10
Views: 579

Re: TN: 1999 Philipponnat Champagne Brut Clos des Goisses (France, Champagne)

David Glasser wrote:
June 13th, 2019, 4:29 pm
Sounds great.
Anyone know how the 1996 Clos des Goisses is drinking?
From good to great depending on the disgorgement.
Every mag I've had - maybe 7 or 8 - has been fantastic but still a bit too young for my preferences.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
June 13th, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Philipponnat Champagne Brut Clos des Goisses (France, Champagne)
Replies: 10
Views: 579

Re: TN: 1999 Philipponnat Champagne Brut Clos des Goisses (France, Champagne)

Probably in my top five for the vintage, especially out of magnum.

Can't imagine how many mags of '99 Goisses I've opened over the past 10-12 years.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
June 4th, 2019, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 704
Views: 43418

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

'90 Cristal - while I'm a fan of 40-50 year old Champagne, for me the '90 Cristal is at its peak and is best to drink over the next few years. As usual, it shows fully mature flavors with some honey and marzipan. That said, there is still plenty of yellow fruit to compliment the mature flavors whic...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
June 2nd, 2019, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Added: even crappier TN's but cool photographs; a second charity tasting 06/08/19
Replies: 11
Views: 1468

Re: Crappy TN's but a cool photograph

Neal.Mollen wrote:
June 2nd, 2019, 11:17 am

I really need to get a couple of bottles of the 08 Dom.
Make it a couple of cases.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
June 1st, 2019, 11:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 464
Views: 22106

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

alan weinberg wrote:
June 1st, 2019, 8:43 am
I was thinking how well I did in May and then looked back at purchases—most of which I had forgotten—39 bottles bought in May, only drank a few. Whoops.

I take solace in that I have made no June purchases.
That's the issue, not the 39 bottles.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
June 1st, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Jean Edwards Cellars Wine Dinner - Pluckemin Inn 6/14/19
Replies: 6
Views: 891

Re: JEC Wine Dinner - Pluckemin Inn 6/14/19

Paul Jaouen wrote:
June 1st, 2019, 10:24 am
Not close to me but I go to the tavern for lunch every few months. Agree with Ray.
Ate at the bar watching Monday/Thursday night football almost without fail during football season.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
June 1st, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Jean Edwards Cellars Wine Dinner - Pluckemin Inn 6/14/19
Replies: 6
Views: 891

Re: JEC Wine Dinner - Pluckemin Inn 6/14/19

Paul Miller wrote:
June 1st, 2019, 10:30 am
Used to live down the road in Bedminster. Was always a nice place to go, and that was over 25 years ago.
Totally different place since 25 years ago.
From what I understand it was a biker bar at that time.
Since 2006? it is a Michelin worthy restaurant with a great wine program.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
June 1st, 2019, 10:11 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Jean Edwards Cellars Wine Dinner - Pluckemin Inn 6/14/19
Replies: 6
Views: 891

Re: JEC Wine Dinner - Pluckemin Inn 6/14/19

When I lived near there I would eat at the Pluckemin at least twice a week. Great food, service and people.
$125 sounds like a steal.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
May 30th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Low fill DRC - Drink or sell?
Replies: 67
Views: 4183

Re: Low fill DRC - Drink or sell?

David_K wrote:
May 30th, 2019, 10:19 am
What would this bring at auction? More than $900 I assume, even with a low fill?
Unless the color and clarity are at least very good, most houses wouldn't sell it.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
May 29th, 2019, 7:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Low fill DRC - Drink or sell?
Replies: 67
Views: 4183

Re: Low fill DRC - Drink or sell?

The color looks extremely dark. Hold it up to a light, and if dark or murky - sell it.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
May 27th, 2019, 12:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN's: Lunch at Marea
Replies: 13
Views: 1604

Re: TN's: Lunch at Marea

Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow wrote:
May 27th, 2019, 12:11 pm
What a testimonial to Gouges.....wait 42+ years...and make sure to have two on hand, so one can give pleasure.

Glad I never got "into" Gouges....
My first Burgundy purchase back in the day. Used my paper route $.

Some people always bring backups.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
May 26th, 2019, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner with 09` Cristal and 97` Williams Selyem Precious Mountain Pinot Noir
Replies: 7
Views: 486

Re: Dinner with 09` Cristal and 97` Williams Selyem Precious Mountain Pinot Noir

2009 LOUIS ROEDERER CRISTAL BRUT- I have a 6 pack of this bubbly and wanted to find out where it stands now for future reference; I’ve had a few in the last couple of years and they were really ready in their youth to please, in fact, much more so than the heralded 08`; from the nose through the ta...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
May 25th, 2019, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN's: Lunch at Marea
Replies: 13
Views: 1604

Re: TN's: Lunch at Marea

Kris Patten wrote:
May 24th, 2019, 7:46 pm

Heidsieck old label or new label (silk screen)?
Old.
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
May 24th, 2019, 12:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN's: Lunch at Marea
Replies: 13
Views: 1604

TN's: Lunch at Marea

Been several weeks since I've had either lunch or dinner at Marea which is very unusual for me. Met a friend there yesterday who just returned from one of his two month long sojourns to Florence. 1995 Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires - off to a great start with great vibrancy but with some ma...
by R@y.Tupp@+sch
May 22nd, 2019, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1969...DP, Heitz, Freemark Abbey, Yquem
Replies: 25
Views: 1189

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

paul hanna wrote:
May 22nd, 2019, 1:55 am
A perfect bottle of '69 Dom Oeno still probably the greatest Champagne I have had....
In 2008 I brought a bottle of it - disgorged in 2006 - to start off a La Tache vertical including 8-10 good to great vintages.

The DP was the unanimous wine of the night.

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