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by Brad Kane
June 30th, 2020, 7:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The History of Wine Forums and Social Networking
Replies: 230
Views: 8651

Re: The History of Wine Forums and Social Networking

The AOL community is where Allen Meadows became BurgHound. he was just a guy back then and of course everyone on AOL used fake names like that! I remember 2 guys that really dominated the AOl forum - a guy who called himself Chambolle and another guy named Eno. And a guy from the NW that just went ...
by Brad Kane
June 20th, 2020, 5:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: '14 Foreau Vouvray Sec and '14 Chidaine MsL "les Choisilles"
Replies: 13
Views: 709

Re: TN: '14 Foreau Vouvray Sec and '14 Chidaine MsL "les Choisilles"

From what I understood, the Foreau Vouvray are a blend of the Le Mont and Haut Lieu vineyards, with Le Mont dominating. Makes sense to me given their stony quality, which I don't find so much in the Haut Lieu. I tasted the 2016, which as mentioned above, is very backward but also impressive... Not ...
by Brad Kane
June 19th, 2020, 12:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge - Unusual or Rare Bottlings?
Replies: 108
Views: 5850

Re: Ridge - Unusual or Rare Bottlings?

A few I've had are the '93 Cabernet Sauvignon- Horseshoe/Foster, which I had with the late great Joe Dougherty. It was a one off from the ATP program. From two blocks on Monte Bello that ripen together, but that Draper didn't feel was up to snuff for the inclusion in the Monte Bello. Only 17 barrels...
by Brad Kane
June 17th, 2020, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: '14 Foreau Vouvray Sec and '14 Chidaine MsL "les Choisilles"
Replies: 13
Views: 709

Re: TN: '14 Foreau Vouvray Sec and '14 Chidaine MsL "les Choisilles"

From what I understood, the Foreau Vouvray are a blend of the Le Mont and Haut Lieu vineyards, with Le Mont dominating. Makes sense to me given their stony quality, which I don't find so much in the Haut Lieu. I tasted the 2016, which as mentioned above, is very backward but also impressive... Not ...
by Brad Kane
May 30th, 2020, 10:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1988 Gruaud
Replies: 11
Views: 598

Re: 1988 Gruaud

Always liked this one, though as Brian mentions, there is some variation. Some show so out of balance VA, imo.

Mine are long gone, but I remember when Sherry-Lehmann was blowing these out around 1998-'99 for $20 a bottle.
by Brad Kane
May 25th, 2020, 8:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sweet/Dessert Wines - I Own them, but Never Open them
Replies: 112
Views: 4125

Re: Sweet/Dessert Wines - I Own them, but Never Open them

As you know, I love dessert wines, especially late harvest Chenin Blanc. With my usual group of dinner mates, it's an unusual dinner when there isn't a Huet, Foreau or some other Loire sweetie. While great with cheese, or your apricot and pear tart, food really isn't needed to enjoy them. They're ju...
by Brad Kane
April 25th, 2020, 7:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stu Yaniger??
Replies: 51
Views: 2473

Re: Stu Yaniger??

Brad Kane, displaying his inimitable, infantile sense of humor, once invited me to host a Pegau tasting in New York, without informing me that Joe Dressner was also invited. Yes, it was easy to get on Joe's shit list, but also easy to get off of it. I think it happened about half a dozen times that...
by Brad Kane
April 25th, 2020, 5:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stu Yaniger??
Replies: 51
Views: 2473

Re: Stu Yaniger??

Yaniger put Côte Rotie on my radar back in the day. And isn’t he responsible for “Belle Helene”? Indeed, he is and that was the basis for the whole WAITING FOR CALLAHAN: A TRAGICOMEDY IN ONE ACT dinner. Yaniger was in down to show Callahan and the rest of us, the first vintage of the Belle Helene a...
by Brad Kane
April 24th, 2020, 5:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stu Yaniger??
Replies: 51
Views: 2473

Re: Stu Yaniger??

D@ve D y r 0 f f wrote:
April 23rd, 2020, 8:00 pm
This thread is a triple Curly with extra Whoop Whoop Whoop!
Yes, but how many and what kind of tines?
by Brad Kane
April 23rd, 2020, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stu Yaniger??
Replies: 51
Views: 2473

Re: Stu Yaniger??

Larry Stein wrote:
April 23rd, 2020, 5:22 pm
Brad, 1993.
Yeah, meant that. I'm on a very bumpy bus at the moment.
by Brad Kane
April 23rd, 2020, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stu Yaniger??
Replies: 51
Views: 2473

Re: Stu Yaniger??

It was the '93 Overnoy Poulsard. Freaky stuff.

I spoke to him a few years ago and I believe he was living an hour or so north of Chicago. He lost much of his once epic Rhone collection in divorce.

Btw, I always called/call him Stu.
by Brad Kane
April 22nd, 2020, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: sadly, Sarah’s spot on.
Replies: 33
Views: 2919

Re: TN: sadly, Sarah’s spot on.

Is this such a surprise? I'm sure Sarah will remember that at Bill Lawrence's birthday in 2011, Bill generously brought a case of this wine, amongst others, to a sit down dinner at 11 Madison and there were problems with I think seven of the bottles. Bill was concerned about premox, but when I and a...
by Brad Kane
April 13th, 2020, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A Graves and a Loire
Replies: 24
Views: 831

Re: TN: A Graves and a Loire

Janvier has been one of my hidden treasures for about fifteen years now. Love those wines.
by Brad Kane
April 4th, 2020, 12:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your ten most influential wines
Replies: 154
Views: 11977

Re: Your ten most influential wines

NV Manischevitz- Introduced me to the wonders of alcohol at a seder when I was probably four or five. I would have posted that there are no bad choices until this one. Because of wines like this (Carmel, Mogen David, etc.), I hated wine as a child until I got older and tasted German wines as a teen...
by Brad Kane
April 4th, 2020, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your ten most influential wines
Replies: 154
Views: 11977

Re: Your ten most influential wines

NV Manischewitz- Introduced me to the wonders of alcohol at a seder when I was probably four or five. 1991 Robert Mondavi- Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve- The epiphany wine. Really was the gateway to my wine passion. 1995 Huet- Vouvray Clos du Bourg Moelleux 1ere Trie- My first ever Vouvray and started ...
by Brad Kane
March 25th, 2020, 10:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Daniel Bouland Morgon Les Délys - Too Ripe
Replies: 70
Views: 3233

Re: TN: 2018 Daniel Bouland Morgon Les Délys - Too Ripe

I loved it, but I typically prefer riper to leaner Gamay. That said, I think there's plenty of structure there. You just need to wait for the baby fat fruit to subside. See '97 white Loire wines for that.
by Brad Kane
March 4th, 2020, 6:57 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2206
Views: 189885

Re: Steak Porn

Every once in awhile, I score big at Fairway. Marked as Choice for $9.99/lb over President's Day weekend, plus store coupon of spend $50, get $10 off, brought it down to $8/lb. I bought 10 or so pounds worth. Cooked one up reverse sear. Stunning. your math is off 10lbs meat at $9.99lb $99.90 less $...
by Brad Kane
March 2nd, 2020, 3:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed
Replies: 91
Views: 6825

Re: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed

I learned to stop worrying about really dark botrytis-affected dessert wines long ago after my mid-'90s Pierre Bise Coteaux du Layon turned dark a few years after release, as did the '90 Forea Reserve. However, low fill is worrisome and likely heat at some point, or cork failure.
by Brad Kane
February 28th, 2020, 11:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed
Replies: 91
Views: 6825

Re: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed

I would usually defer to you, but I've had a couple of other spoiled bottles from other vintages, and it seems other people have, too. Again, a couple of people complaining on a wine board about a couple of off bottles is not a problem at the winery. It's a damage along the supply chain issue, or, ...
by Brad Kane
February 28th, 2020, 3:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed
Replies: 91
Views: 6825

Re: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed

John Morris wrote:
February 28th, 2020, 2:51 pm
If Huet didn't have a track record of pre-mox, that explanation would be more plausible.
So, by track record you mean one vintage, eighteen years ago, right?
by Brad Kane
February 22nd, 2020, 9:02 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2206
Views: 189885

Re: Steak Porn

Every once in awhile, I score big at Fairway. Marked as Choice for $9.99/lb over President's Day weekend, plus store coupon of spend $50, get $10 off, brought it down to $8/lb. I bought 10 or so pounds worth. Cooked one up reverse sear. Stunning. PSX_20200223_000114.jpg PSX_20200223_000133.jpg
by Brad Kane
February 2nd, 2020, 9:20 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Costa Rica Questions
Replies: 38
Views: 2710

Re: Costa Rica Questions

If you do have any intention to do anything birding/nature related, while you're in La Fortuna you'll be relatively close to the Arenal Observatory Lodge & Spa, which is one of the premier birding spots in the country. They offer a range of birding walks on their property. Here's a link. You'll want...
by Brad Kane
February 2nd, 2020, 1:57 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Trade my Juge for your Rougeard?
Replies: 19
Views: 1589

Re: Trade my Juge for your Rougeard?

Ok you Poseurs and Label Hos are shi’ite out of luck! I have decided to love, keep and mature these Juge Fu’nicorns, and to trade them to you heathens is like casting pearls before swine. The magical 2014 I just enjoyed must be preserved for future Bacchanalia. You had your chance. I am out. I will...
by Brad Kane
January 31st, 2020, 8:59 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Trade my Juge for your Rougeard?
Replies: 19
Views: 1589

Re: Trade my Juge for your Rougeard?

I'm surprised you want to trade great Syrah for oaky Cab Franc. [scratch.gif]
by Brad Kane
January 31st, 2020, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1994 Domaine du Pegau: Chateauneuf du Pape - Cuvee Reserve (S.Rhone, France).
Replies: 11
Views: 695

Re: TN: 1994 Domaine du Pegau: Chateauneuf du Pape - Cuvee Reserve (S.Rhone, France).

One of my favorites of the vintage. I remember I got mine on closeout from a Pennsylvania state store for $10 in the late '90s.
by Brad Kane
January 19th, 2020, 3:54 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Costa Rica Questions
Replies: 38
Views: 2710

Re: Costa Rica Questions

Having just returned from nine days in Costa Rica, I'll also suggest limited driving as the roads are not great and you'd be going at the heart of the rainy season. Certainly some areas will be off limits as a result. For instance, the lodge I stayed at in the Osa Peninsula essentially closes a few ...
by Brad Kane
January 3rd, 2020, 8:30 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Damn it; I like ketchup with my hot dog.
Replies: 78
Views: 3186

Re: Damn it; I like ketchup with my hot dog.

It astounds me that so many people I thought were cultured and well-educated, are apparently philistines raised by wolves. [wink.gif]
by Brad Kane
January 1st, 2020, 7:26 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Damn it; I like ketchup with my hot dog.
Replies: 78
Views: 3186

Re: Damn it; I like ketchup with my hot dog.

I don't know who you are anymore, Mark.
by Brad Kane
December 28th, 2019, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Foillard with some age
Replies: 4
Views: 577

Re: Foillard with some age

The '07 Foillard has been drinking off the charts the past five years, but, I have to admit, I liked it best 2-4 years ago.
by Brad Kane
December 24th, 2019, 7:05 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What is on the menu for your big holiday dinner?
Replies: 29
Views: 2059

Re: What is on the menu for your big holiday dinner?

Spare ribs, shumai and an eggroll.
by Brad Kane
November 28th, 2019, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Charles Joguet Chinon Clos de la Dioterie
Replies: 62
Views: 2473

Re: TN: 2009 Charles Joguet Chinon Clos de la Dioterie

Yes it’s fascinating to me. I recently picked up like 6-8 bottles of Joguet, including some 95s and 95s, off WineBid for half and less than what the Lenoir is now bidding at. I think these Joguet cuvees, Dioterie and Chene Vert, are better wines. How have you liked them? It was a tough period for t...
by Brad Kane
November 14th, 2019, 10:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Charles Joguet Chinon Clos de la Dioterie
Replies: 62
Views: 2473

Re: TN: 2009 Charles Joguet Chinon Clos de la Dioterie

I had the '05 this past January and it was still way too young with the oak not particularly well integrated. The '09 is a better balanced and more approachable wine, imo, but I find these still need to sleep awhile.
by Brad Kane
November 2nd, 2019, 10:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Beaujolais
Replies: 44
Views: 5322

Re: 2018 Beaujolais

I've had the '18 Lapierre- Morgon a couple of times now and it's solid, but I expected more from this vintage.
by Brad Kane
October 5th, 2019, 5:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Beaujolais
Replies: 44
Views: 5322

Re: 2018 Beaujolais

The '18 Roilette Tardive was the best I've ever tried from him.
by Brad Kane
September 28th, 2019, 9:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1994 Château Rauzan-Ségla (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux)
Replies: 16
Views: 1069

Re: TN: 1994 Château Rauzan-Ségla (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux)

That's it? We had a Grand Cru jeebus! Where are the other wine notes? neener
by Brad Kane
September 9th, 2019, 3:51 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 - NEW START TIME
Replies: 100
Views: 6614

Re: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 - NEW START TIME

What a fun time! Big thanks to Todd and Jen for hosting and to everyone that came out and brought wonderful food and wine! It was so nice to see old friends and to put names to faces of Berserkers I hadn't yet met. I posted some pics on Facebook. When I get a chance, I'll add some here. I've been bu...
by Brad Kane
August 25th, 2019, 11:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Herbert, the Suckling Pig, and 1977 Cabernets.
Replies: 25
Views: 1444

Re: Herbert, the Suckling Pig, and 1977 Cabernets.

Excellent vintage. Was the bottle of Mayacamas off? Greg Dal Piaz turned me on to ‘77s many years ago, and I’ve had a few. Mayacamas (now basically unaffordable) is my favorite although I recall Mount Eden being very good. I remember he brought a mag of it to the first Bersekerfest at PDH and it wa...
by Brad Kane
August 20th, 2019, 11:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1990 Bosquet des Papes: Chateauneuf du Pape
Replies: 10
Views: 1095

Re: TN: 1990 Bosquet des Papes: Chateauneuf du Pape

Good stuff, Nicos. You needed a Chenin for dessert. ;)
by Brad Kane
August 20th, 2019, 11:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Domaine Huet - Vouvray Pétillant Brut (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)
Replies: 8
Views: 537

Re: TN: 2013 Domaine Huet - Vouvray Pétillant Brut (France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Vouvray)

The Petillant Brut can be superb and ages extremely well. Unfortunately, '13 was a difficult vintage for them.
by Brad Kane
August 20th, 2019, 5:27 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Mini-BerserkerFest 10.4 at my house (San Clemente CA), September 7 2019 - NEW START TIME
Replies: 100
Views: 6614

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

Veronica Castro wrote:
August 20th, 2019, 8:13 am
Hi! I would like to attend if there is still room. Thanks!!🙏💕
Now it's a party!
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: 800

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: 800

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: 800

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: 676
Views: 77810

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: 2653

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: 2653

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 - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1584
Views: 84365

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: 320
Views: 22890

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: 2653

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...

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