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by Brad Kane
August 19th, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Renardat-Fâche Vin du Bugey-Cerdon (France, Savoie, Vin du Bugey-Cerdon)
Replies: 24
Views: 433

Re: TN: 2017 Renardat-Fâche Vin du Bugey-Cerdon (France, Savoie, Vin du Bugey-Cerdon)

Mike Evans wrote:
August 19th, 2019, 5:11 am

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So nice to see the old label. I much prefer this one to the current one.
by Brad Kane
August 18th, 2019, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Renardat-Fâche Vin du Bugey-Cerdon (France, Savoie, Vin du Bugey-Cerdon)
Replies: 24
Views: 433

Re: TN: 2017 Renardat-Fâche Vin du Bugey-Cerdon (France, Savoie, Vin du Bugey-Cerdon)

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
August 18th, 2019, 7:54 am
There was another Bugey around then, but I cannot recall the name. It was also quite good, but less “fun.”
Kermit Lynch brings in one from Bottex, which has a little less Poulsard and a little more Gamay.
by Brad Kane
August 18th, 2019, 7:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Renardat-Fâche Vin du Bugey-Cerdon (France, Savoie, Vin du Bugey-Cerdon)
Replies: 24
Views: 433

Re: TN: 2017 Renardat-Fâche Vin du Bugey-Cerdon (France, Savoie, Vin du Bugey-Cerdon)

Jay Miller wrote:
August 17th, 2019, 4:38 am
A perennial favorite, iirc Chris Coad at one point described it as the most talked about wine on the internet circa 1999 or so.
Me, too. We all agreed then that you can't help but smile when you drink it. The perfect hot weather sipper.
by Brad Kane
August 14th, 2019, 9:30 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO
Replies: 609
Views: 62967

Re: New York City, aka Manhattan and the boroughs BYO

Sh@n A wrote:
August 14th, 2019, 8:37 am
Keens charged me $30 corkage last night. chateaubriand was phenomenal.
That's up $10 from where it was a couple of years ago.
by Brad Kane
August 3rd, 2019, 11:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Disappointing Huet
Replies: 53
Views: 2354

Re: Disappointing Huet

Are people seeing it in the petillant and all the the different vineyard bottlings of the secs and demi-secs? Have folks been experiencing 70% or more oxidized rates? Have you personally experienced off bottles sourced from a number of different markets around the country, or sourced internationally...
by Brad Kane
August 3rd, 2019, 10:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Disappointing Huet
Replies: 53
Views: 2354

Re: Disappointing Huet

Unless you are getting a lot of people, globally, reporting repeated and multiple issues, it's not premox. It's simply oxidized. Ten people reporting an off bottle or two with plenty of other good notes in between, does not a premox problem, make.
by Brad Kane
July 21st, 2019, 7:55 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1349
Views: 67619

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Spatchcocked a chicken tonight, seasoned it up and roasted it on a bed of sliced lemons. Delish!
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by Brad Kane
July 15th, 2019, 8:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 13611

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)

If there could be a comparison, I followed the Parker palate. I drank all the Shiraz and smoked the best cigars. I lost my palate for old world wine and found myself in need of extreme wines. The end result, I don't/can't travel much and drink fruit forward Pinot, lots of it, followed by bigger win...
by Brad Kane
July 15th, 2019, 1:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Disappointing Huet
Replies: 53
Views: 2354

Re: Disappointing Huet

Well premix is short for premature oxidation. The name does not indicate a cause. Afaik, no true cause has been identified. If I see a clearly faulty cork, I may not call it premox, however with a winery that has clearly suffered from premox as you refer to it, and a seemingly intact cork, with bot...
by Brad Kane
July 15th, 2019, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Disappointing Huet
Replies: 53
Views: 2354

Re: Disappointing Huet

That '57 always shows nicely and lightly colored. Of course, they were using a lot more sulfur then. Additionally, and this ties in with the whole premox debate, folks should bear in mind that they were pressing the grapes harder in the old days, so there is more phenolic strength to the wines which...
by Brad Kane
July 15th, 2019, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Disappointing Huet
Replies: 53
Views: 2354

Re: Disappointing Huet

Sure but one was an 05 and at least two other 1eres from the 90s and in each case I had other bottles that were just fine, so Id call all of them premoxed. You'd be incorrect in calling them that and that's part of the problem with folks just calling out premox whenever they have an oxidized bottle...
by Brad Kane
July 15th, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Disappointing Huet
Replies: 53
Views: 2354

Re: Disappointing Huet

Humberto Dorta wrote:
July 15th, 2019, 9:08 am
Ive had 3 or 4 different oxidized huets from other than 2002 years. It happens.
Yes, but there's a big difference between oxidized wine and premox.
by Brad Kane
July 14th, 2019, 8:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Disappointing Huet
Replies: 53
Views: 2354

Re: Disappointing Huet

I haven’t touched my 2005s. I was thinking about waiting at least a decade more, but Brad maybe I should pull a CDB Sec from the cellar to eat with your famous chicken. Always happy to make my famous chicken and drink Huet with you and comrade Sasha. Of course, you know '05 wasn't my favorite vinta...
by Brad Kane
July 14th, 2019, 8:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Disappointing Huet
Replies: 53
Views: 2354

Re: Disappointing Huet

More Huet has shit the bed? See, this is what happens when people cry wolf with premox. I've mentioned before that from what I've heard, the issue with the '02s was that the domaine reduced the amount sulfur that they normally used that year. The problems were numerous and were reported globally. F...
by Brad Kane
July 14th, 2019, 3:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Disappointing Huet
Replies: 53
Views: 2354

Re: Disappointing Huet

Nathan Smyth wrote:
July 14th, 2019, 3:05 pm
With the 2002 Huets, you also have to wonder whether they might have been sitting in a non-climate-controlled warehouse during the Summer of 2003.

The European distribution channel simply wasn't prepared for 2003.
Have you ever been to their cellar? That's not a worry.
by Brad Kane
July 11th, 2019, 8:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 18 lobsters hanging on the wall..
Replies: 47
Views: 2362

Re: 18 lobsters hanging on the wall..

Lucky to live in Massachusetts this time of year. Great prices all over the place. Put me squarely in the camp for preferring hard shells; and I prefer claw meat to tail meat. I'm probably in the minority in both these positions. Last big feed we had, I asked and 8 out of 10 prefer the tails. Compl...
by Brad Kane
July 11th, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 18 lobsters hanging on the wall..
Replies: 47
Views: 2362

Re: 18 lobsters hanging on the wall..

Hey Dan, I always assumed that the apparent lesser meat in a soft shell was just related to a new, bigger shell post-molt, but that the amount of meat was really unchanged. True, you think? Not Dan, but you do get a greater yield from hard shells. Typically, a hardshell will be in the 20%-30% yield...
by Brad Kane
July 11th, 2019, 5:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 18 lobsters hanging on the wall..
Replies: 47
Views: 2362

Re: 18 lobsters hanging on the wall..

Ramon, you have to join Fairway's email list to get the coupon. Seems to come about weekly, or so. As for spiny lobsters, I don't recall ever seeing them for sale live in NYC. Always the tails, either frozen, or previously frozen. I also like hard shell better as I like the firmer texture and higher...
by Brad Kane
July 11th, 2019, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 18 lobsters hanging on the wall..
Replies: 47
Views: 2362

Re: 18 lobsters hanging on the wall..

Manhattan fish stores tend to loathe dropping the prices on lobster, lest customers get used to the lower price. I don't think anyone can get used to cheap lobster! Was cheap in Colonial times however. If you go to New England in the Summer, you can routinely buy lobster from $3.99 -$6.99 a pound. ...
by Brad Kane
July 10th, 2019, 9:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 18 lobsters hanging on the wall..
Replies: 47
Views: 2362

Re: 18 lobsters hanging on the wall..

Fairways has them fir same price if you have a store near you. Only the Harlem store in the city and it was only for this past Friday, Saturday and Sunday. $9.99 at all the other Manhattan stores. The stores outside the city will have the lower price. Manhattan fish stores tend to loathe dropping t...
by Brad Kane
July 8th, 2019, 10:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dean & Deluca's St. Helena Store is Shuttered
Replies: 38
Views: 3234

Re: Dean & Deluca's St. Helena Store is Shuttered

Didn’t there used to be one on Madison Ave near the Park? According to Google Maps, there’s a D&D cafe on Madison and 84th. Never noticed it. (Were you in these latitudes and didn’t call!?!) I was there about 2 years ago. Walked in, thought it felt pretentious, lavish and cold, prices too high, wal...
by Brad Kane
July 6th, 2019, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Two 1990 Bordeaux
Replies: 7
Views: 1227

Re: TNs: Two 1990 Bordeaux

What, she doesn't like Barolo? [wink.gif]

Great birth year wines to have!
by Brad Kane
July 4th, 2019, 11:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 13611

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
July 4th, 2019, 11:48 am
Is it welcoming now? Seems quite clicky, but I get that it fills a niche for some.
It's still clicky and, unfortunately, not as vital as it once was as few of its most valuable participants and friends of mine, have died.
by Brad Kane
July 4th, 2019, 11:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 13611

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

Jayson Cohen wrote:
July 4th, 2019, 10:51 am
(Todd should just be glad he doesn’t have to deal with my friend Joe Dressner, RIP.)
You forget Todd's and a few others, brief foray onto Wine Disorder in the afternath of the Squire's board lockout? The two Joes were not particularly welcoming.
by Brad Kane
July 3rd, 2019, 12:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 13611

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

Title is a bit deceiving, while Mark may have hosted it, it was Robert Parker's board You have this backwards, Kris. It was Mark's board. He launched it in January of '99 and then it was hosted on erobertparker when Bob started it, I believe at the end of '01. I am correct as are you, I may have be...
by Brad Kane
July 3rd, 2019, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 13611

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

WvanGorp wrote:
July 3rd, 2019, 10:56 am
It was technically Mark’s board but RMP called all the shots.
He called many/most, not all the shots, but that's not relevant to what Kris mentioned, which was simply incorrect.
by Brad Kane
July 3rd, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 13611

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

Kris Patten wrote:
July 3rd, 2019, 6:44 am
Title is a bit deceiving, while Mark may have hosted it, it was Robert Parker's board
You have this backwards, Kris. It was Mark's board. He launched it in January of '99 and then it was hosted on erobertparker when Bob started it, I believe at the end of '01.
by Brad Kane
July 2nd, 2019, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 13611

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

I remember meeting a bunch of great folks at the "Cult wine" offline at Steve Levy's place, in September of 1999, followed the next day by the Bordeaux gig at Cafe Matisse. Believe it or not, Ed Assidio's webpage about it is still up, though some of the links there are broken, such as my tasting no...
by Brad Kane
July 1st, 2019, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 13611

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

We sat at the same table, during the 2005 Robert Parker luncheon, in the Baltimore Inner Harbor. I remember it well, Victor. That was one of several memorable offlines, some with Bob Parker and others with Mark Squires and the Philadelphia and NJ crew back in the antebellum days. I met a lot of peo...
by Brad Kane
July 1st, 2019, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 13611

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

Thanks, guys. Brad touched on what I had previously gathered to be a possible advantage it had over this one; namely, that there was more ITB participation. You have to weigh different things. There's a lot more people with a greater variety of wines and subjects being discussed here than there wer...
by Brad Kane
July 1st, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mark Squires' BB to close for good - UPDATED (WA sold to Michelin)
Replies: 247
Views: 13611

Re: Mark Squires' BB to close for good

I have to say, before it started to be hosted on the Parker site, it was a pretty awesome board. Much more communal then, with a lot of participation from itb people.
by Brad Kane
June 21st, 2019, 5:36 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house, September 7 2019 (Kane comes to town)
Replies: 45
Views: 1989

Re: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house, September 7 2019 (Kane comes to town)

Have well aged (by now) Burg, comes with a set of large plastic cups, red, of course: . . . Rossi Burg.png 99 Points rating, year in and year out, Hobo Paradise magazine Brad loves Burgundy, so this is right in his wheelhouse (kidding, for those who don't know Kane, he despises Burgundy - except, s...
by Brad Kane
June 20th, 2019, 7:18 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house, September 7 2019 (Kane comes to town)
Replies: 45
Views: 1989

Re: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house, September 7 2019 (Kane comes to town)

Many thanks to Todd and Jen for opening their digs to us! looking forward to seeing the California peeps again. It's been too long!
by Brad Kane
June 20th, 2019, 7:15 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house, September 7 2019 (Kane comes to town)
Replies: 45
Views: 1989

Re: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house, September 7 2019 (Kane comes to town)

Eric Ifune wrote:
June 20th, 2019, 4:11 pm
Damn. Leaving for Europe that day.
Dang, Eric! Sorry to miss you!
by Brad Kane
June 16th, 2019, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1997 Domaine des Baumard Quarts de Chaume
Replies: 2
Views: 345

Re: TN: 1997 Domaine des Baumard Quarts de Chaume

I've always liked, not loved this vintage from them. Their weakest wine in the excellent '95, '96 and '97 vintages, imo.
by Brad Kane
June 16th, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1945 Domaine Huet Vouvray Moelleux Le Haut-Lieu
Replies: 7
Views: 531

Re: TN: 1945 Domaine Huet Vouvray Moelleux Le Haut-Lieu

Yep. Stellar wine. One of my favorite Huets.
by Brad Kane
May 8th, 2019, 6:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed
Replies: 69
Views: 3949

Re: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed

Mel Knox wrote:
May 7th, 2019, 7:05 pm
I never thought of this but where you have apples usually there is a little wax.
And I don't use apple that much to describe Chenin, finding quince a much more accurate and prevelent descriptor.
by Brad Kane
May 7th, 2019, 1:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed
Replies: 69
Views: 3949

Re: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed

For those of you who fear ruining your eyesight by reading the article I posted, I apologize. Let me recap things: Viet Ly said his 2014 Huet smelled like honey and wax. Dubourdieu and Lavigne say that the odours of premoxed wines resembles those of honey and beeswax. Viet tastes the wine a second ...
by Brad Kane
May 5th, 2019, 8:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed
Replies: 69
Views: 3949

Re: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed

I ll accept that I won't buy any more. What do we have here?? Complaints about 2002, 2005, 2012?? Not a good record. Mel, a couple of people complaining about a few off bottles, a la 2005, does not a problem make. With 2002, the problems started at the proper time established for premox in lots of ...
by Brad Kane
May 5th, 2019, 2:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed
Replies: 69
Views: 3949

Re: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed

Mel Knox wrote:
May 5th, 2019, 2:48 pm
I went to school in Tours in the '60s. We routinely drank wines that were 30 years old. The 2005 Secs I had were going south rapidly.
Then I'd blame shipping/storage and/or the fact that it's a fat vintage and better for the sweetstuff, than dry.
by Brad Kane
May 5th, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed
Replies: 69
Views: 3949

Re: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed

My 2005s went south relatively quickly. Premox? I just had an '05 Le Mont Demi-Sec last night that was lovely, if a bit plump due to the vintage. We really need to get off this premox hysteria, people. There's only been one known vintage where the domaine had widespread issues with it and that was ...
by Brad Kane
May 3rd, 2019, 9:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed
Replies: 69
Views: 3949

Re: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed

Don’t forget Huets historically shut down and have an awkward adolescence in which they can seem oxidized and funky, only to snap back after a couple more years in the cellar. Even if ‘11-‘12 weren’t such difficult vintages, I wouldn’t be touching them now. Other than ‘16-‘17, the youngest Huet win...
by Brad Kane
February 4th, 2019, 7:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP board member Lou Kessler
Replies: 24
Views: 2459

Re: RIP board member Lou Kessler

RIP from me too - recall his posts and exploits on WLDG. You mentioned Coad at the big jeeb in the sky; I had no idea Chris had passed away too. One of the greatest TN writers / jeeb documenters. Yes, Chris tragically had a heart attack on July 4th of 2017. Way too young and he was indeed one of th...
by Brad Kane
February 4th, 2019, 7:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP board member Lou Kessler
Replies: 24
Views: 2459

RIP board member Lou Kessler

Just wanted to relay the sad information that Lou Kessler passed away this morning. I know a number of folks here will know his name and may have interacted with him on this board and previously on the Parker Board, Robin Garr's Wine Lover's Discussion Group and on Wine Therapy/Wine Disorder. Lou an...
by Brad Kane
January 27th, 2019, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Please help me understand Huet
Replies: 26
Views: 1356

Re: Please help me understand Huet

Only a few wines made by Philippe Delesvaux, Patrick Baudoin, Jo Pithon and Rene Renou in the mid-'90s have sugars in the mid hundreds and are more like Essencias. They're what Rovani referred to at the time as "sugar hunters." Unfortunately, for them and those that like extreme sweeties, the market...
by Brad Kane
January 24th, 2019, 12:43 am
Forum: BD10 Sponsor Features
Topic: BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE: Veleta Wine & Gourmets of Spain
Replies: 22
Views: 1706

Re: BD10 SPONSOR FEATURE: Veleta Wine & Gourmets of Spain

I opened my last tin of sardines about a week ago at a friend's 60th birthday party and everyone was asking where to get them. One person in particular commented, "These are Nola's? Now I understand what all the fuss is about." Looking forward to reordering and I'll have to try the tuna this year. ...
by Brad Kane
December 26th, 2018, 8:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Loire is dead at retail
Replies: 56
Views: 2709

Re: Loire is dead at retail

I'd say Loire sweet wines are dead, unfortunately. Really tough to find anything other than Huet 1ere Trie, Foreau Reserve, Baumard QDC, Moulin Touchas CDL or the occasional library release from Pinon these days. I know a lot of producers that are in the market make dessert wines, but the importers ...
by Brad Kane
December 16th, 2018, 2:57 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Why sous vide?
Replies: 229
Views: 9515

Re: Why sous vide?

K_F_o_l_e_y wrote:
December 16th, 2018, 2:54 pm
Brad Kane wrote:
December 16th, 2018, 2:50 pm
A side note about cooking multi-color carrots. Separate the purple ones from the others as the purple will bleed into and discolor them.
I do this all the time and never have a problem.

Hmmm. I did it twice with them bleeding before I made the switch to separating them.
by Brad Kane
December 16th, 2018, 2:50 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Why sous vide?
Replies: 229
Views: 9515

Re: Why sous vide?

4) Don't do shrimp, even just tails. If there is any remaining head part from processing, it contains a proteolytic enzyme that can make your shrimp mealy. (Not always, but I've been wrong twice and regretted it.) Agreed. The worst shrimp I've ever had was made sous vide. Just awful texture. There ...
by Brad Kane
December 6th, 2018, 8:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 5 Dow`s Vintage Ports
Replies: 17
Views: 898

Re: 5 Dow`s Vintage Ports

Unfortunately, the '77 Dow's are notoriously corky. A real shame as intact ones are stellar.

Love the '94s. A truly special vintage with a plush mouthfeel.

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