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by Nick Gangas
September 21st, 2019, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bartolo Mascarello price jump
Replies: 21
Views: 2183

Re: Bartolo Mascarello price jump

Wholesale here did not jump at all. Just the usual scumbag retailers. Why is it that you think that retailers shouldn't charge market price? IME, the high prices are driven mostly by bottles sourced from the grey/secondary market. I don't imagine that bottles from the national importer through norm...
by Nick Gangas
September 21st, 2019, 11:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy 2019 report
Replies: 26
Views: 2295

Re: Burgundy 2019 report

c fu wrote:
September 20th, 2019, 4:13 pm
Nick Gangas wrote:
September 20th, 2019, 2:51 pm
so to sum it up, vintage of the century but prices need to go way up ?
Burgundy is like Napa Cab now, goes up in price regardless of the vintage now.. seeing my 2017 offers...
yes. As great as the 2007's ! Buy now !
by Nick Gangas
September 21st, 2019, 11:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy 2019 report
Replies: 26
Views: 2295

Re: Burgundy 2019 report

Another vintage, this century, Nikos. Like every vintage, different, with lots of great wines made. One doesn't need any of them. One doesn't need any wine at all. But are there going to be nice experiences in store for those who wish to enjoy them? Yes, just like every year. As to pricing, on my s...
by Nick Gangas
September 20th, 2019, 3:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bartolo Mascarello price jump
Replies: 21
Views: 2183

Re: Bartolo Mascarello price jump

Wholesale here did not jump at all. Just the usual scumbag retailers.
by Nick Gangas
September 20th, 2019, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy 2019 report
Replies: 26
Views: 2295

Re: Burgundy 2019 report

so to sum it up, vintage of the century but prices need to go way up ?
by Nick Gangas
September 11th, 2019, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Postponed releases - RAYAS, OGIER, MUGNIER etc.
Replies: 54
Views: 2777

Re: Postponed releases - RAYAS, OGIER, MUGNIER etc.

My only problem is the late releases I suspect will b heavily marked up. Also I noticed Mugnier Amoureuses jumped in price once the Musigny was held back. The Amoureuses then became the top dog.
by Nick Gangas
September 10th, 2019, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Postponed releases - RAYAS, OGIER, MUGNIER etc.
Replies: 54
Views: 2777

Re: Postponed releases - RAYAS, OGIER, MUGNIER etc.

Didn't know there was a set plan for Rayas. Good to know the pain. How about the 2010 ? 2010 is already released (I think this spring) - don´t know if everywhere. But my warning is: it won´t be fully mature before 2025-2028 ... better drink 2008, 2006, 2004 and older now ... However I don´t underst...
by Nick Gangas
September 9th, 2019, 7:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Postponed releases - RAYAS, OGIER, MUGNIER etc.
Replies: 54
Views: 2777

Re: Postponed releases - RAYAS, OGIER, MUGNIER etc.

Didn't know there was a set plan for Rayas. Good to know the pain. How about the 2010 ?
by Nick Gangas
September 3rd, 2019, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated burgundy vintages
Replies: 76
Views: 3346

Re: Underrated burgundy vintages

1972
by Nick Gangas
August 26th, 2019, 5:42 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 88
Views: 3308

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

it's the best national fast food item I can think of. My in laws are picking up my daughter from school tomorrow so my wife and I are going to have a dinner date. She texted me and asked if we could get Popeyes and eat the sandwich there instead of doing take out due to the kid. I might even splurg...
by Nick Gangas
August 26th, 2019, 4:47 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 88
Views: 3308

Re: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich

it's the best national fast food item I can think of.
by Nick Gangas
August 21st, 2019, 12:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11709
Views: 559194

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

c fu wrote:
August 19th, 2019, 10:11 pm
Nick Gangas wrote:
August 19th, 2019, 7:43 pm
c fu wrote:
August 18th, 2019, 11:15 am


Not quite 10. But slowly getting there :D
Put in my request. Hoping for 3.
iwish you luck
thanks ! so nice brother.
by Nick Gangas
August 21st, 2019, 11:51 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Whistle Pig 18 Rye
Replies: 7
Views: 831

Re: Whistle Pig 18 Rye

I haven't heard of this release yet but my distributors suck. I have to tell them what's coming out. It's like my second job. Personally I prefer the younger WP's. If you like the Boss Hog then you will probably like this. Boss hog wholesale in IL is $400 so I don't think this is out of line. If yo...
by Nick Gangas
August 19th, 2019, 8:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: why won't wine.com ship to me?
Replies: 28
Views: 1674

Re: why won't wine.com ship to me?

Victor Hong wrote:
August 17th, 2019, 5:52 am
Add an assault rifle and three loaded ammunition belts to your shopping cart. Then, shipping will be as easy as pie.
why do you hate Merica ?
by Nick Gangas
August 19th, 2019, 7:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11709
Views: 559194

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

c fu wrote:
August 18th, 2019, 11:15 am
Robert M yers wrote:
August 18th, 2019, 7:52 am
[headbang.gif]

You know I read it as you bought ten bottles not 2010...that’s what I couldn’t wrap my head around
Not quite 10. But slowly getting there :D
Put in my request. Hoping for 3.
by Nick Gangas
August 19th, 2019, 6:51 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Stranded on a deserted island - One TV dinner for 5 Years
Replies: 26
Views: 1052

Re: Stranded on a deserted island - One TV dinner for 5 Years

David K o l i n wrote:
August 16th, 2019, 5:09 pm
I’m pulling an Epstein
lololol
by Nick Gangas
August 15th, 2019, 3:09 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Owners of eleven Madison Park To Split
Replies: 33
Views: 2173

Re: Owners of eleven Madison Park To Split

WvanGorp wrote:
August 15th, 2019, 2:46 pm
Absolutely Nick. We agree.
I always pegged you for a genius Wilfred. :-)

That being said, we really do not know why they split or what Daniel's plans are.
by Nick Gangas
August 15th, 2019, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Another lost Friday afternoon gathering – 88 DRCs, 90 Bordeauxs, Raveneaus, Dauvissats and etc.
Replies: 33
Views: 2296

Re: TN: Another lost Friday afternoon gathering – 88 DRCs, 90 Bordeauxs, Raveneaus, Dauvissats and etc.

c fu wrote:
August 13th, 2019, 9:18 pm
Nick Gangas wrote:
August 13th, 2019, 8:42 pm
I've always felt this way. I also felt that the Australian tastings seemed to also show more pre mox.
Lol
ditto the California bottles !
by Nick Gangas
August 15th, 2019, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Another lost Friday afternoon gathering – 88 DRCs, 90 Bordeauxs, Raveneaus, Dauvissats and etc.
Replies: 33
Views: 2296

Re: TN: Another lost Friday afternoon gathering – 88 DRCs, 90 Bordeauxs, Raveneaus, Dauvissats and etc.

Andrew Hamilton wrote:
August 13th, 2019, 11:23 pm
Nick Gangas wrote:
August 13th, 2019, 8:42 pm
I've always felt this way. I also felt that the Australian tastings seemed to also show more pre mox.
TAKE THAT BACK!
Not trying to be insulting. Just an observation.
by Nick Gangas
August 15th, 2019, 2:37 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Owners of eleven Madison Park To Split
Replies: 33
Views: 2173

Re: Owners of eleven Madison Park To Split

WvanGorp wrote:
August 14th, 2019, 4:43 am
Nick, Daniel has a FOH “companion.” But that doesn’t mean he has to make them an owner. You don’t think for a minute that Daniel, as ambitious and exacting as he is, would let that slip do you?
well said. Maybe partner was too strong. Meant a strong FOH presence.
by Nick Gangas
August 13th, 2019, 8:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Another lost Friday afternoon gathering – 88 DRCs, 90 Bordeauxs, Raveneaus, Dauvissats and etc.
Replies: 33
Views: 2296

Re: TN: Another lost Friday afternoon gathering – 88 DRCs, 90 Bordeauxs, Raveneaus, Dauvissats and etc.

I've always felt this way. I also felt that the Australian tastings seemed to also show more pre mox.
by Nick Gangas
August 13th, 2019, 8:18 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Owners of eleven Madison Park To Split
Replies: 33
Views: 2173

Re: Owners of eleven Madison Park To Split

partnerships brake up for many reasons. Mostly because the partners start to disagree too much. In my humble opinion, it's always dangerous for a chef to proceed without a solid FOH companion.
by Nick Gangas
August 10th, 2019, 8:29 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Whistle Pig 18 Rye
Replies: 7
Views: 831

Re: Whistle Pig 18 Rye

I haven't heard of this release yet but my distributors suck. I have to tell them what's coming out. It's like my second job. Personally I prefer the younger WP's. If you like the Boss Hog then you will probably like this. Boss hog wholesale in IL is $400 so I don't think this is out of line. If you...
by Nick Gangas
July 29th, 2019, 9:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11709
Views: 559194

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

case plus a mag of Jamet 16 CR.
3 btls of 99 just released.
by Nick Gangas
July 29th, 2019, 9:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11709
Views: 559194

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Really? I’ve been on their list since their inaugural vintage. It’s the only CA list that I am on. I only buy their field blends and Zins, many of which are world class and can appeal to AFWE palates. I think you know I buy Ridge as well, but am tending to like Bedrock more as they are far more lig...
by Nick Gangas
July 29th, 2019, 9:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Rising Price of Cornas
Replies: 210
Views: 10424

Re: The Rising Price of Cornas

AS an aside, had the 89 Allemand Cornas a couple months ago. Really amazing wine and in great shape. Can't imagine syrah gets better than this. A couple years ago we had a perfect btl of 89 Allemand Cornas, it was insane. But the 89 Chave next to it was one step better O_O Mmmm. Have had the 89 Cha...
by Nick Gangas
July 29th, 2019, 9:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Rising Price of Cornas
Replies: 210
Views: 10424

Re: The Rising Price of Cornas

AS an aside, had the 89 Allemand Cornas a couple months ago. Really amazing wine and in great shape. Can't imagine syrah gets better than this. Obviously Nick, you haven’t had LaLa’s. I learned from Parker - Syrah can ALWAYS be better with more oak. Pairs well with sushi. newhere funny. Had an 89 M...
by Nick Gangas
July 27th, 2019, 3:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AMEX - Burgundy w/ Daniel Johnnes
Replies: 24
Views: 2592

Re: AMEX - Burgundy w/ Daniel Johnnes

I will say that I met him and spent time with him at the winery..not long after his father died, and at at time when his brother-in-law, who I had met several times, wasn't around. He was very stiff, but.....he was filling big shoes and his feet might have been sore. maybe he was a little cranky be...
by Nick Gangas
July 27th, 2019, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Rising Price of Cornas
Replies: 210
Views: 10424

Re: The Rising Price of Cornas

AS an aside, had the 89 Allemand Cornas a couple months ago. Really amazing wine and in great shape. Can't imagine syrah gets better than this.
by Nick Gangas
July 25th, 2019, 9:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Krug | Keller | Chartron | Cos d'Estournel | Duroché | PYCM | Haart
Replies: 12
Views: 1920

Re: Krug | Keller | Chartron | Cos d'Estournel | Duroché | PYCM | Haart

alan weinberg wrote:
July 21st, 2019, 11:58 am
nice set of wines. I’ve been buying Chartron since they supply Ramonet Chevalier and it’s 1/3 the price.
I was at a tasting a bit ago with Ramonet and asked them about this. Just to be clear they exchange grapes only. No juice.
by Nick Gangas
July 25th, 2019, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AMEX - Burgundy w/ Daniel Johnnes
Replies: 24
Views: 2592

Re: AMEX - Burgundy w/ Daniel Johnnes

Stuart BeauneHead Niemtzow wrote:
July 25th, 2019, 10:27 am
I've met Guillaume....once...enuff..... [bye.gif]
Hmmm. I was at a vertical luncheon with him and found him charming.
by Nick Gangas
July 13th, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Joseph Colin
Replies: 15
Views: 1117

Re: Joseph Colin

Thanks all.
by Nick Gangas
July 12th, 2019, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Joseph Colin
Replies: 15
Views: 1117

Joseph Colin

Has anyone tested these yet ?
by Nick Gangas
July 4th, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: sold
Replies: 6
Views: 654

Re: 1

is the loneliest number.
by Nick Gangas
June 30th, 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend
Replies: 90
Views: 2855

Re: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend

My second choice would be Rhone. Thinking Verset or an older Jamet, Allemand SS. These are more unique purchases than the FG Bordeaux, but I think they also come at higher risk of underperforming and/or bottle variation. My hit rate with well-stored, mature Bordeaux is really high. And it always hi...
by Nick Gangas
June 30th, 2019, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: books ?
Replies: 21
Views: 1317

books ?

any recommendations for summer reading ? Looking for books about food, wine or restaurants ?
by Nick Gangas
June 27th, 2019, 6:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 11709
Views: 559194

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Eric Egan wrote:
June 27th, 2019, 12:07 pm
Some nice old Burgundy:

3x Romanee-Saint-Vivant 1964 | Marey-Monge (Remoissenet labels)
3x Musigny 1961 | Pierre Ponnelle
2x Corton Marechaudes 1959 | Doudet-Naudin
3x Savigny-les-Beaune 1961 | Ponnelle
That Ponelle moose is something.
by Nick Gangas
June 26th, 2019, 4:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Supreme Court, and wine.
Replies: 174
Views: 9295

Re: Supreme Court, and wine.

I'm sure at this moment there is some asst. legislative scrub being dictated the terms of the new shipping law in Il.Meaning no shipping. Years ago when this issue first came up here after Granholm I was talking to a manager at a large liquor chain here. He was on old friend from his wholesale days....
by Nick Gangas
June 26th, 2019, 11:47 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Miami Restaurant Reccos
Replies: 21
Views: 1684

Re: Miami Restaurant Reccos

looking for something a little more cutting edge. Has anyone been to LOs Fuegos ?
by Nick Gangas
June 25th, 2019, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Magnums vs. 750s for Long Term Investment
Replies: 22
Views: 1702

Re: Magnums vs. 750s for Long Term Investment

Watching the auction market, if you are talking Rousseau chamberlain or Roumier Bonnes Mares. There is a nice premium for mags. If you are not talking at this level then I would advise you do not invest.
by Nick Gangas
June 22nd, 2019, 11:34 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 631
Views: 33846

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Went to Cira last night with some friends before the stones concert. They were extremely gracious and provided excellent and friendly service. Food was great too. Highly recommend.
by Nick Gangas
June 20th, 2019, 11:58 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 631
Views: 33846

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

Going to Cira tomorrow. Any feedback ?
by Nick Gangas
June 18th, 2019, 3:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Miami Restaurant Reccos
Replies: 21
Views: 1684

Re: Miami Restaurant Reccos

I'd pick the lowest lying places, in case you have a short time horizon. I don't understand. https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=2745298#p2745298 Ha now I got it. Well not to worried for this year but my buddy who lives in Key West and I have discussed this a lot. The long term fut...
by Nick Gangas
June 17th, 2019, 5:18 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Miami Restaurant Reccos
Replies: 21
Views: 1684

Re: Miami Restaurant Reccos

Steve Manzi wrote:
June 17th, 2019, 4:53 pm
I'd pick the lowest lying places, in case you have a short time horizon.
I don't understand.
by Nick Gangas
June 17th, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Miami Restaurant Reccos
Replies: 21
Views: 1684

Miami Restaurant Reccos

I'm going to be in the Miami area in July. The first time in 15 years. Any places I need to see ?
by Nick Gangas
June 16th, 2019, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Found! Burgundy Group in South Florida: Truchot, Rousseau, Coche
Replies: 15
Views: 1289

Re: Found! Burgundy Group in South Florida: Truchot, Rousseau, Coche

Thread drift, but can anyone recommend a decent wine store in south Florida? I’m having a devil of a time finding a place to pick a few bottles. Someone here must carry the Kermit Lynch portfolio, or a decent selection of burgs, or some dirty & rowdy. I’m not looking for gems to cellar but just thi...
by Nick Gangas
June 16th, 2019, 8:18 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Chicago Restaurant Thread
Replies: 631
Views: 33846

Re: Chicago Restaurant Thread

I don't know man. So many good restaurants in the city. Plus I just read your link to the eater article. Pretty disturbing tone. $2,000 donation from a fundraiser ? Seems contrived.

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