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by Martin Steinley
August 23rd, 2020, 12:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NSG Fans?
Replies: 43
Views: 1969

Re: NSG Fans?

This whole conversation is throwing me a bit. NSG is the least uniform of any red appellation in the Côte d’Or. One should have completely different expectations from a vineyard in the north part near Vosne, versus thoe in the heart of NSG just south of the town, versus the flatter southern bit. Th...
by Martin Steinley
August 6th, 2020, 10:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is California Finally Making Great White Wines?
Replies: 111
Views: 5359

Re: Well...

TomHill wrote:
August 6th, 2020, 9:22 pm
Well... I would say that Calif makes plenty of great/world-class white wines. Many are superior to their European counter-parts.
Tom
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by Martin Steinley
July 24th, 2020, 9:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcoming 2020 Burgundy vintage
Replies: 91
Views: 7589

Re: Upcoming 2020 Burgundy vintage

Sean S y d n e y wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 8:40 pm
Nick Gangas wrote:
July 24th, 2020, 8:17 pm

8's are bad ?
Not bad, good producers still make good wines of course, but it was a dry and hot year and the wines have seemed to trend higher in alcohol and lower in acidities.
What is your sample size and from what producers?
by Martin Steinley
July 20th, 2020, 10:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?
Replies: 149
Views: 9550

Re: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?

Mark Golodetz wrote:
July 20th, 2020, 8:53 pm
Martin, please don’t come to a gun fight clutching a Big Mac.
It would be more apt for you to say "Martin, never wrestle with a pig."
by Martin Steinley
July 20th, 2020, 8:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?
Replies: 149
Views: 9550

Re: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?

[ Ihave said this before without substantiation, and what could I possibly be shilling here. (And, we won't get into your posts on this board coupled with selling wine at auction and other places no quote="Martin Steinley" post_id=2482376 time=1522956549 user_id=4277] A shill is generally one who i...
by Martin Steinley
July 20th, 2020, 6:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?
Replies: 149
Views: 9550

Re: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?

I expect that I am as left as anyone on this board. Selling something that nobody needs for the best price that you can get for it is not greed. Sure it is -- that's what con men do. And it's a sliding scale -- no one *needs* to travel far on vacation, or to watch HBO. But mostly, please try readin...
by Martin Steinley
July 20th, 2020, 12:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?
Replies: 149
Views: 9550

Re: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?

Getting priced out of the market for Coche is the same economic phenomenon that results in Americans paying twice as much for health care as people in other nations. If you think that's a good thing, then you are standing on the side of structural racism. Not a place I care to be, but YMMV. So, cro...
by Martin Steinley
July 18th, 2020, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?
Replies: 149
Views: 9550

Re: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?

Perhaps I do not understand the business, but it seems to me that there is a difference between an internet or brick and mortar retailer wildly inflating the price to what the market will bear vs. the U.S. importer doing the same. The importer has been chosen to represent the producer and usually, ...
by Martin Steinley
July 18th, 2020, 1:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?
Replies: 149
Views: 9550

Re: Has KLWM Lost Their Collective Minds?

Correct. It doesn't make much sense for Coche to sell so cheap - maybe he's feeling generous towards people like Kermit who supported him before he struck gold. Instead of screaming into your pillow, why don't you collect your thoughts and explain what's so ridiculous? Okay, I'm going to remove the...
by Martin Steinley
July 5th, 2020, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Sous Fretille (& extra GLASVIN review!)
Replies: 5
Views: 754

Re: TN: 2017 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Sous Fretille (& extra GLASVIN review!)

I saw a recent video where he was discussing such things and reckons with earlier, warmer harvests you now get far more body in Pernand wines, coupled with Chablis-like tension. To your point here, Jeremy, I had a savvy Burgundy guy send me this upon tasting the 2017 Rollin Pernand-Vergelesses Les ...
by Martin Steinley
June 26th, 2020, 12:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Atalier by Raul Perez, Rias Baixas
Replies: 23
Views: 943

Re: 2018 Atalier by Raul Perez, Rias Baixas

OK, now that I've been introduced to Raul Perez, I need some guidance from the board. He's apparently The Big Bierzo. In general I find Bierzo a little twisty and lean, haven't been a fan, but obviously Raul knows what he's doing. If I was going to try one of the following 2016s, please suggest whi...
by Martin Steinley
April 26th, 2020, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What should the retailer do here?
Replies: 29
Views: 2292

Re: What should the retailer do here?

A truly bizarre phenomenon of this board: a retailer has likely made a packing error and now, for a few, it's "them" and "us." The retailer has "breached" the agreement (oh, please) followed by some self-congratulating pats on the back. The customer should keep the expensive bottle likely sent in er...
by Martin Steinley
April 19th, 2020, 10:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Sub-$100 White Burg
Replies: 72
Views: 4637

Re: Best Sub-$100 White Burg

Jacques CarillonPuligny Montrachet The fact that we can pat ourselves on the back for finding a Carillon village wine for less than a benjamin is all the proof you need of the hopelessly pathetic futility of searching for affordable & swallowable Chardonnay during an era of infinitely infinite fiat...
by Martin Steinley
April 19th, 2020, 1:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Sub-$100 White Burg
Replies: 72
Views: 4637

Re: Best Sub-$100 White Burg

Domaine Jean-Marc Vincent Santenay 1er Cru 'Le Beaurepaire' Blanc Disclaimer: I import the wine into Australia. You'd get no argument from me, Jeremy, and it's $50 here. And, you could add his Santenay 1er cru Gravieres and 1er Auxey-Duresses Les Haute. And, if this were about reds, you could say t...
by Martin Steinley
April 11th, 2020, 1:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beaujolais Producers - light and “crunchy” red fruits
Replies: 22
Views: 935

Re: Beaujolais Producers - light and “crunchy” red fruits

The 2015 Lapierre Morgon I'm having tonight is certainly red fruited. Haven't had this in a while, but it would be the absolute last bottle of Bojo that I would be associating with crunchy red fruits. The 2015 is on the extremely ripe side of the spectrum. Maybe in cooler vintages, but even then th...
by Martin Steinley
March 14th, 2020, 2:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine cellar progress
Replies: 100
Views: 5005

Re: Wine cellar progress

Alan, like you, I am a utilitarian-cellar guy. Yours is the most handsome that I have seen. This didn't happen with you whistling off to work every morning. Bravo! [thumbs-up.gif]
by Martin Steinley
March 7th, 2020, 10:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hud.-Noell. Meursault
Replies: 10
Views: 791

Re: Hud.-Noell. Meursault

...it did not impress me as much more than an every day dinner wine. ...Shame to hear it didn't make a good impression. I haven't had a good impression from a Chardonnay in forever. I think the entry point for good impressions must be getting out towards $150 to $200. I certainly can't seem to find...
by Martin Steinley
February 22nd, 2020, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terry Theise / Michael Skurnik
Replies: 71
Views: 9871

Re: Terry Theise / Michael Skurnik

I, too, couldn't care less about the parting of ways, other than I hope that it works out well for both parties and that the wines on which they collaborated continue to be available. However, the inductive reasoning regarding on what terms they parted is fairly simple: All Theise material being abr...
by Martin Steinley
February 22nd, 2020, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terry Theise / Michael Skurnik
Replies: 71
Views: 9871

Re: Terry Theise / Michael Skurnik

Ken, it came from my Skurnik rep, who explained that it was the "official announcement." (I had asked him about the situation the the day before and he explained what Ian reported above.)
by Martin Steinley
February 21st, 2020, 8:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terry Theise / Michael Skurnik
Replies: 71
Views: 9871

Re: Terry Theise / Michael Skurnik

“As you may have heard, we recently ended our business affiliation with Terry Theise. All producers from Germany, Austria and Champagne imported by Skurnik Wines will continue to be imported by Skurnik Wines and available through our nationwide network of distributors. Gabe Clary, Vice President an...
by Martin Steinley
February 21st, 2020, 8:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terry Theise / Michael Skurnik
Replies: 71
Views: 9871

Re: Terry Theise / Michael Skurnik

“As you may have heard, we recently ended our business affiliation with Terry Theise. All producers from Germany, Austria and Champagne imported by Skurnik Wines will continue to be imported by Skurnik Wines and available through our nationwide network of distributors. Gabe Clary, Vice President and...
by Martin Steinley
February 2nd, 2020, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: QPR Burgundy?
Replies: 87
Views: 5048

Re: QPR Burgundy?

I am not certain what "gateway" red Burgundy is; however, good red Burgundy to me is a wine with earthy, savory aromas, that is cool and fresh on the attack, has acidity to cleanse the palate, fleshes out with food, and finishes with some persistence and gentle tannic grip. It belongs on the dinner ...
by Martin Steinley
January 18th, 2020, 2:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Nice Bottles Don't Necessarily Make Good Pairings: Exhibit "A".
Replies: 33
Views: 2061

Re: Nice Bottles Don't Necessarily Make Good Pairings: Exhibit "A".

Happy anniversary, Noel, and I hope that you enjoy many more. Every thread that you have started along these lines in the history of this board merits reading and viewing for the stories and photos of extraordinary food and wine, and family and friends, fashioned thoughtfully, graciously and humbly....
by Martin Steinley
November 5th, 2019, 9:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette wineries to visit in October???
Replies: 86
Views: 5826

Re: Willamette wineries to visit in October???

When I opened this thread, my thought was this is not going to end well, expecting something BeauneHeaded. Sure enough. The situation does not call for some spin regarding etiquette and communication; rather, it calls for a simple apology for failing to show common decency (everyone everywhere knows...
by Martin Steinley
November 2nd, 2019, 9:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 20035

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

Rboinski wrote:
November 2nd, 2019, 10:30 am
I'm not too sure the climate has much of an effect on it to be honest.
Tragically, you're wrong.
by Martin Steinley
September 20th, 2019, 9:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy 2019 report
Replies: 29
Views: 4655

Re: Burgundy 2019 report

That's a great post, Robert. Bravo!
by Martin Steinley
December 25th, 2018, 1:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: “Speculators are ruining it for everybody”
Replies: 195
Views: 10443

Re: “Speculators are ruining it for everybody”

You are talking out of both sides of your mouth. As a moderator of this board, you have taken the position that, even if board rules are followed by someone ITB posting a favorable tasting note, it may be shilling or soliciting. However, you are all over this board and other social media touting th...
by Martin Steinley
December 25th, 2018, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: “Speculators are ruining it for everybody”
Replies: 195
Views: 10443

Re: “Speculators are ruining it for everybody”

Not surprisingly, you have distorted facts to somehow suit your narrative. I often write about wines that I don’t sell, you however were happily shilling wines for sale without disclosing that you sell them. The ITB does not cover the lack of disclosure. As to what I do, it is not relevant to the d...
by Martin Steinley
December 25th, 2018, 11:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: “Speculators are ruining it for everybody”
Replies: 195
Views: 10443

Re: “Speculators are ruining it for everybody”

Not surprisingly, you have distorted facts to somehow suit your narrative. I often write about wines that I don’t sell, you however were happily shilling wines for sale without disclosing that you sell them. The ITB does not cover the lack of disclosure. As to what I do, it is not relevant to the d...
by Martin Steinley
December 25th, 2018, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: “Speculators are ruining it for everybody”
Replies: 195
Views: 10443

Re: “Speculators are ruining it for everybody”

I seem to remember you were the one touting wines on a thread before you were asked directly and finally admitted that you sold them. It is hypocritical for you to lay into Charlie into this way, as I doubt whether he is hoarding and reselling them, but even if there is some truth in it, you are th...
by Martin Steinley
December 25th, 2018, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: “Speculators are ruining it for everybody”
Replies: 195
Views: 10443

Re: “Speculators are ruining it for everybody”

It seems you guys are all operating on misinformation on the 2013 juge vintage. Including alfert. You guys are short on details and large on assumptions, especially the “recent games buying and selling” I keep asking you guys again and again. Where are there any large scale sales of Juge at auction...
by Martin Steinley
December 21st, 2018, 2:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Pierre Gonon Vin de Pays de l'Ardèche Les Iles Feray
Replies: 55
Views: 2418

Re: TN: 2016 Pierre Gonon Vin de Pays de l'Ardèche Les Iles Feray

All accurate. However, you fail to explain that I was playing by the rules every time, doing just as you requested by including ITB in every post and, going beyond in almost every case, to include an explicit disclaimer if I sold the wine. Therefore your prefatory clause about unwillingness to play...
by Martin Steinley
December 21st, 2018, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Pierre Gonon Vin de Pays de l'Ardèche Les Iles Feray
Replies: 55
Views: 2418

Re: TN: 2016 Pierre Gonon Vin de Pays de l'Ardèche Les Iles Feray

Bullshit, Todd. You have access to our PM exchange just as I do. If you want to explain the context in which you did it, that's fine, but don't deny that you did so. Ok, let's go. From me, May 2nd: Martin, I've received a couple reports about your semi-veiled 'shilling' of products you sell, statin...
by Martin Steinley
December 21st, 2018, 1:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Pierre Gonon Vin de Pays de l'Ardèche Les Iles Feray
Replies: 55
Views: 2418

Re: TN: 2016 Pierre Gonon Vin de Pays de l'Ardèche Les Iles Feray

Bullshit, Todd. You have access to our PM exchange just as I do. If you want to explain the context in which you did it, that's fine, but don't deny that you did so. Ok, let's go. From me, May 2nd: Martin, I've received a couple reports about your semi-veiled 'shilling' of products you sell, statin...
by Martin Steinley
December 21st, 2018, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Pierre Gonon Vin de Pays de l'Ardèche Les Iles Feray
Replies: 55
Views: 2418

Re: TN: 2016 Pierre Gonon Vin de Pays de l'Ardèche Les Iles Feray

Well, no you are not, Adam. I did not identify Charlie and did not intend to do so. I simply responded to his assertion of being under the thumb of Kermit Lynch. No one on the board should have to hear about our personal differences, and I would not have replied to Charlie's post identifying himsel...
by Martin Steinley
December 21st, 2018, 8:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Pierre Gonon Vin de Pays de l'Ardèche Les Iles Feray
Replies: 55
Views: 2418

Re: TN: 2016 Pierre Gonon Vin de Pays de l'Ardèche Les Iles Feray

I might not have noticed if it was done via IM. That would have been cool. And I personally didn't recognize anyone calling anyone else out initially-I thought it was just another all too common conversation lamenting the increase in wine prices and reasons for it. Guess I'm pretty dense. Well, no ...
by Martin Steinley
December 21st, 2018, 1:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Pierre Gonon Vin de Pays de l'Ardèche Les Iles Feray
Replies: 55
Views: 2418

Re: TN: 2016 Pierre Gonon Vin de Pays de l'Ardèche Les Iles Feray

Charlie, I replied to your post, without saying anything about your behaviors, never intending to burden this board with our personal business dealings. However, clearly you felt uncomfortable enough about those matters to launch into the diatribe that you did. "Cowardly?" Have you drunk too much?
by Martin Steinley
December 20th, 2018, 11:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Pierre Gonon Vin de Pays de l'Ardèche Les Iles Feray
Replies: 55
Views: 2418

Re: TN: 2016 Pierre Gonon Vin de Pays de l'Ardèche Les Iles Feray

It seems that an importer should owe their producer a duty to stay true to their pricing scheme ... I have neither the time nor the interest for flipping wine, but if one accepts unfettered pricing by an importer I'm not sure I understand why it's different for an individual. If you're going to say...
by Martin Steinley
December 20th, 2018, 9:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Pierre Gonon Vin de Pays de l'Ardèche Les Iles Feray
Replies: 55
Views: 2418

Re: TN: 2016 Pierre Gonon Vin de Pays de l'Ardèche Les Iles Feray

I don't understand this, Charlie. Why should Kermit not price the wines consistent with supply and demand? I know that some would like there to be room in the price such that they can acquire the wines and then sell or trade them for gain , but an importer, which actually has time and capital inves...
by Martin Steinley
December 19th, 2018, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Pierre Gonon Vin de Pays de l'Ardèche Les Iles Feray
Replies: 55
Views: 2418

Re: TN: 2016 Pierre Gonon Vin de Pays de l'Ardèche Les Iles Feray

Gonon clearly deserves its (newly) exulted status and the St Joseph may be worth the 3 figures it’s getting at auction... But, but, wine-searcher pro shows only one outfit in the entire USA with the 16 Iles Feray at the moment. And for $54!!! I got the ‘14 for like $24. In CA the retail price was a...
by Martin Steinley
December 12th, 2018, 8:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ramonet reds, which one?
Replies: 6
Views: 508

Re: Ramonet reds, which one?

I say either vintage of Boudriottes, as I find it a prettier, more nuanced wine than the Clos St. Jean. That said, Ramonet's 2013s are beautiful.
by Martin Steinley
December 9th, 2018, 11:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent wines
Replies: 13
Views: 734

Re: Recent wines

Useful notes, thanks. Carricante is relatively new to me so I am exploring the entry level bottles before raising the ante. So far one from Valenti called Enrice IV has been the winner. ‘Any suggestions for us bottom feeders? Best, Jim Jim, Kermit Lynch is handling a new producer, Vigneti-Vecchio, ...
by Martin Steinley
December 2nd, 2018, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Toddlering" dot com - yes, 2013 Ridge Monte Bello...had to do it, and NOT disappointed
Replies: 60
Views: 2657

Re: "Babykilling" dot com - yes, 2013 Ridge Monte Bello...had to do it, and NOT disappointed

As for 'babykilling' I HATE the word as well, which is why I used it in quotes. Let's crowd-think this into a new term and coin it, so let me know your thoughts. Todd, this is a gracious response to my post, and I really like your suggestion of crowd-thinking this such that a new term evolves. If a...
by Martin Steinley
November 29th, 2018, 11:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Toddlering" dot com - yes, 2013 Ridge Monte Bello...had to do it, and NOT disappointed
Replies: 60
Views: 2657

Re: "Babykilling" dot com - yes, 2013 Ridge Monte Bello...had to do it, and NOT disappointed

A couple of years back, there was a discussion to drop "babykilling" from the vocabulary on this board. I look forward to the day that actually happens. Surely, with a moments thought, one can identify a more appropriate descriptor.
by Martin Steinley
November 18th, 2018, 10:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Generosity among wine lovers
Replies: 1
Views: 541

Generosity among wine lovers

I just read Alan Weinberg's post regarding vinous thanks, and it triggered something that I think about frequently: the generosity among those who love wine (not crazy about "love" in this context, but it gets the point across). It seems that those truly passionate about this endeavor will share alm...
by Martin Steinley
November 18th, 2018, 10:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: End of the Year Vinous Thanks
Replies: 6
Views: 1140

Re: End of the Year Vinous Thanks

This is a great post, Alan, and I am flattered that you would mention me. Robert and I take some shots at one another from time-to-time, but he and I see the wine world much the same way. I will thank you for clear, concise tasting notes of the structuralist variety, and learned guidance of those be...
by Martin Steinley
November 5th, 2018, 8:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Bruno Clavelier Vosne-Romanee 'La Combe Brulee' VV
Replies: 9
Views: 544

Re: TN: 2013 Bruno Clavelier Vosne-Romanee 'La Combe Brulee' VV

Thank you, Kent. I always enjoy your Clavelier notes. Clavelier's 2014 NSG Aux Cras VV earlier this year was really impressive.
by Martin Steinley
November 4th, 2018, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 14449
Views: 709105

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

kris_lelis wrote:
October 31st, 2018, 1:41 pm
Two days ago I made a purchase of 24bottles od Lorenzo Accomasso Barolo Riserva 2011!!
Its a huge pleasure to have them in my cellar
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by Martin Steinley
November 3rd, 2018, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1996 J. Lassalle Cuvée Angeline
Replies: 4
Views: 257

Re: TN: 1996 J. Lassalle Cuvée Angeline

High praise from you, Alan. Indeed, all 1er cru wines from Chigny-Les-Roses. The 2002 Angeline started out slowly, but is now a lovely bottle, as well. For my tastes, J. Lassalle's Brut Rose NV is one the surest things in Champagne, right up there with Bara's Brut Rose.
by Martin Steinley
November 3rd, 2018, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Ramonet Clos de la Boudriette
Replies: 24
Views: 1244

Re: 2013 Ramonet Clos de la Boudriette

"Ramonet's white Boudriotte actually comes from the lieu-dit of Fairendes which is one of several lieux-dits within Morgeot that has the right to be sold as Boudriotte." Strange. There is a lieu-dit "Les Fairandes", but not as Part of Morgeot: https://weinlagen-info.de/#lage_id=2517 Fairendes can b...

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