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by David Glasser
November 28th, 2020, 2:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday Sales
Replies: 99
Views: 7430

Re: Black Friday Sales

Local store had 30% off most of their wine inventory. Pretty good selection of Bordeaux with some age (89, 90, 00, 05, 10) but in-store only and no shipping.
by David Glasser
November 28th, 2020, 2:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 1999 Dom Perignon Heat Damage Challenge - The Results
Replies: 25
Views: 1373

Re: The 1999 Dom Perignon Heat Damage Challenge - The Results

I don’t doubt that it was a thoroughly enjoyable bottle, Brig, and appreciate the report. But I don’t think your experience is necessarily generalizable to a wider audience. With N=1 and no control, there’s insufficient data to reach any conclusion other than this bottle was fine on its own and offe...
by David Glasser
November 28th, 2020, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most impractical wine in the cellar?
Replies: 75
Views: 2854

Re: Most impractical wine in the cellar?

The most practical use I can see for a 3L or larger bottle of Eiswein (or any sweet wine) is as a toast wine for a wedding. I bought a 6L of 1989 Guiraud and kept it for 25 years in anticipation of our daughter’s wedding. She loves Sauternes/Barsac but said "Dad, get Champagne." So off it went to au...
by David Glasser
November 28th, 2020, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8968
Views: 1354209

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Tom G l a s g o w wrote:
November 27th, 2020, 6:33 pm
Just got a new friend suggestion from FB, Rudy Kurniawan.
Fake request?
Fake friend?
Fakebook!
by David Glasser
November 28th, 2020, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you holding off buying European wines waiting for tariffs to end?
Replies: 7
Views: 558

Re: Are you holding off buying European wines waiting for tariffs to end?

Earlier this year I bought a modest number of 2019 Bordeaux futures but have the option to cancel if tariffs remain in place. I will decide on a case by case basis when they come in.

Other than that, I’ve bought no tariff-affected wines and don’t plan to start. Though 2019 Prums may force my hand.
by David Glasser
November 22nd, 2020, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8968
Views: 1354209

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

As disheartening as it is to see this still going on, it is a joy to watch Don at work. The pictures and then the descriptions remind me of the "Can you find the differences?" puzzles in Highlights for Children. This is Highlights for Wine Berserkers. Thank you Don for all the effort you put in to c...
by David Glasser
November 22nd, 2020, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Leoville Barton 1996 from half bottle.
Replies: 10
Views: 814

Re: Leoville Barton 1996 from half bottle.

Thanks for the report Mark. A 750 of 1996 Leoville Barton that I drank in May, cellared since release, was showing some nice early aged complexity. I thought it would develop even more in a few years.
by David Glasser
November 16th, 2020, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Preferred daily use corkscrew?
Replies: 83
Views: 2659

Re: Preferred daily use corkscrew?

alan weinberg wrote:
November 15th, 2020, 10:50 am
waiter’s corkscrew and a Durand backup when out and about, Screwpull at home, Durand for older wines.
Same.
by David Glasser
November 11th, 2020, 5:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walgreens Fedex
Replies: 57
Views: 2770

Re: Walgreens Fedex

Tony C wrote:
November 11th, 2020, 5:22 am
I had one Walgreens location reject deliver twice.
Walgreens has worked well for me. Having read this, before directing a delivery to a store for the first time, I would pay a visit and ask how they would handle a wine delivery.
by David Glasser
November 11th, 2020, 5:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)
Replies: 8968
Views: 1354209

Re: RUDY KURNIAWAN & GLOBAL WINE AUCTION FRAUD THREAD (MERGED)

Interesting article on Rudy’s current status. https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2020/11/another-twist-in-rudy-wine-fraud-saga In asking for information about Kurniawan's potential deportation, Wine-Searcher has gotten a weird runaround from ICE. An ICE spokesperson first claimed not to be able to ide...
by David Glasser
November 10th, 2020, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine aging and group think
Replies: 141
Views: 5990

Re: Wine aging and group think

I've been drinking zinfandel for 40 years. Other than Ridge, and possibly some Turley, Bedrocks and Carlisles, I would not age them for more than 5 years. It is a wine that's meant to be drunk young, while you wait for your cabernets and Bordeaux to age longer. "Zinfandel is about emotion, where ca...
by David Glasser
November 10th, 2020, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 50% off vinguardvalise
Replies: 53
Views: 3219

Re: 50% off vinguardvalise

VinGarde Valise must be hurting from lack of travel and has another huge discount on offer. All carriers reduced to $125 and all extra inserts $10. Details from their email: To Redeem Offer: Add suitcases to cart and then apply one of the Special Promotional Codes below: Grande125 for Grande 12-bott...
by David Glasser
November 8th, 2020, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine seepage in transit- 1972 stag's leap- overnight priority ship
Replies: 34
Views: 1511

Re: Wine seepage in transit- 1972 stag's leap- overnight priority ship

I thought we had discussed the pressure issue before and the answer was that planes with unpressurized cargo areas aren't really a thing when it comes to FedEx/UPS/Etc in the US? My understanding is that air cargo holds are pressurized similarly to passenger compartments, at about 8,000 feet or low...
by David Glasser
November 5th, 2020, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Jean Foillard Morgon Cuvée 3.14 (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon)
Replies: 16
Views: 674

Re: TN: 2013 Jean Foillard Morgon Cuvée 3.14 (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon)

Sounds great, you made me look. $100 for a Beaujolais? I know Beaujolais. I know $100 bottles of wine. They are both good friends of mine. Beaujolais, you are no $100 bottle of wine.

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by David Glasser
November 5th, 2020, 7:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aack! Shipment notices have started
Replies: 56
Views: 2908

Re: Aack! Shipment notices have started

I am starting to have wines shipped to a fedex pickup spot at a Walgreens. We will see how that works. I have a FedEx store close to me that I usually ship to, but a Walgreens even closer. It worked fine, though the program had just started so the clerk was a bit confused on process. I wouldn't wor...
by David Glasser
November 4th, 2020, 6:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Aack! Shipment notices have started
Replies: 56
Views: 2908

Re: Aack! Shipment notices have started

Only 6 bottles on the pending list this fall.
I’ve been soooo good.
by David Glasser
November 3rd, 2020, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved
Replies: 211
Views: 9272

Re: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved

Unless there was more to the story, it sounds like experiences I've had when attempting to return corked bottles. I even had one person tell me with a straight face that 'it can't be corked b/c the cork doesn't smell of TCA.' A snooty waiter told me this once. I think he really believed it. Had to ...
by David Glasser
November 2nd, 2020, 1:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is More Consistently Good: Burg or Bordeaux?
Replies: 61
Views: 2189

Re: What is More Consistently Good: Burg or Bordeaux?

Trying to put aside the issue of personal preference for style, once you know which styles and producers you like, I think they are equally consistently good. The difference, and I think Juergen said it first in this thread, is that Burgundy is more complex. It takes longer to learn the territory an...
by David Glasser
November 2nd, 2020, 1:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got a disappointed bottle, but Problem Resolved
Replies: 211
Views: 9272

Re: Don't waste your money on K&L wine at Redwood City

Chris, I think your definition of "corked" is not correct. A corked wine is contaminated with the chemical TCA (or less commonly TBA). When it occurs, it often, but not always, gets into the wine via the cork. There are no visible clues of this contamination and storage conditions don’t affect it. T...
by David Glasser
November 2nd, 2020, 9:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What ONE BOTTLE from your cellar will be your special occasion wine in five years?
Replies: 97
Views: 3794

Re: What ONE BOTTLE from your cellar will be your special occasion wine in five years?

In 3 years, 35th anniversary:
1988 Krug Clos du Mesnil
1988 Haut Brion
1988 Yquem
by David Glasser
November 2nd, 2020, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you do with wines you’re not interested in drinking?
Replies: 30
Views: 2031

Re: What do you do with wines you’re not interested in drinking?

Unopened bottles:
Gifts to those who prefer the style or don’t care
Cooking
Auction if worth it

Opened bottles:
Wait a day to see what happens
Cooking if timing happens to be right
Down the drain
by David Glasser
November 1st, 2020, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 956
Views: 50447

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Drank 8
Bought none

On track.
by David Glasser
October 26th, 2020, 3:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1985 Domaine Marc Bredif: Vouvray Moelleux (Loire, France).
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Re: 1985 Domaine Marc Bredif: Vouvray Moelleux (Loire, France).

Nice! I have a soft spot for this cuvée though rarely see it. We drank a 1947, purchased direct from the Brédif cellars, for my wife's 60th. Wonderfully complex and well balanced, wish we’d bought more than one. Glad you enjoyed!
by David Glasser
October 25th, 2020, 8:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #winebitch / Misogyny in Wine and the Fallout
Replies: 51
Views: 5916

Re: #winebitch / Misogyny in Wine and the Fallout

I read a few of his older blog posts. The sexism showed through long before this blew up on him.
by David Glasser
October 25th, 2020, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Liminal Winery
Replies: 7
Views: 814

Re: Liminal Winery

Alan Rath wrote:
July 3rd, 2020, 3:53 pm
I’m waiting for their second label: Subliminal
I’m waiting for their Reserve: Supraliminal.
by David Glasser
October 24th, 2020, 2:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Epic wine day!
Replies: 4
Views: 965

Re: Epic wine day!

Max S. wrote:
October 23rd, 2020, 6:00 pm
You lucky dog you. I've been put in wine jail for the foreseeable future.
You need to talk to one of the attorneys on the board. I’m sure with proper representation you could have had it knocked down to wine buying probation before judgment.
by David Glasser
October 22nd, 2020, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to Pair (Great) Wine With McDonald’s
Replies: 9
Views: 1057

Re: How to Pair (Great) Wine With McDonald’s

crickey wrote:
October 21st, 2020, 5:37 am
I prefer 1961 Petrus, but will do 1961 Cheval Blanc in a pinch.
I bet you bring your own styrofoam cup, too. [cheers.gif]
by David Glasser
October 20th, 2020, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Roam Wine - Sleeping Lady Cabernet Sauvignon
Replies: 3
Views: 464

Re: Roam Wine - Sleeping Lady Cabernet Sauvignon

No personal experience. Not many notes on CellarTracker either:
https://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp? ... eping+Lady
by David Glasser
October 20th, 2020, 11:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How do people track their wine inventory in a Eurocave?
Replies: 34
Views: 1252

Re: How do people track their wine inventory in a Eurocave?

More shelves, then label like a spreadsheet as others have mentioned.

If that’s not an option and you must stack several high per shelf, neck hangers will make it easier to identify bottles after your inventory tells you which shelf to search.
by David Glasser
October 20th, 2020, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Searcher Pro
Replies: 4
Views: 662

Re: Wine Searcher Pro

Web version doesn’t even remember US - defaults to worldwide.

Thanks for mentioning the iOS app. Just tried it. That does remember US and state, auction preferences, etc.
by David Glasser
October 20th, 2020, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC)
Replies: 213
Views: 14384

Re: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC)

Happiness = Reality - Expectations Drinking only great wine would be a very disappointing hobby. Nah, I'm pretty good at finding them. Yeah, me too. But then you open one, and it’s corked, it’s closed, or it’s something you could sell today for $500 and it isn’t as good as your friend’s $50 Pinot —...
by David Glasser
October 20th, 2020, 8:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Real winenerd wines
Replies: 164
Views: 5492

Re: Real winenerd wines

And yet...no one here has mentioned having a Marquette wine from the Alexandria Lakes AVA. Yes, but Marquette is a hybrid grape of vitis vinifera and vitis riparia. Almost everything here (probably everything) is vinifera only. If we are talking hybrid grapes, I go with La Garagista's wine out of V...
by David Glasser
October 19th, 2020, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: #GlassFire
Replies: 539
Views: 60666

Re: #GlassFire

timmy roos wrote:
October 18th, 2020, 8:19 am
After watching how much Miguel salgues smoked cigarettes and made delicious wines at roederer I don’t think any amount of smoke could hinder sensory evaluation!
Legendary Napa winemaker Andre Tchelistcheff was reportedly a heavy smoker.
by David Glasser
October 18th, 2020, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Searcher Pro
Replies: 4
Views: 662

Wine Searcher Pro

I know this has been discussed but my forum search function skills are lacking... Does the Pro version remember the following? 1) Choice of shop location (e.g. US only, or specific state and "ship to" status) 2) Offer type (e.g. retail stores only) Or do you have to re-select these every time you vi...
by David Glasser
October 18th, 2020, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Ch. Beaucastel
Replies: 15
Views: 976

Re: TN: 2001 Ch. Beaucastel

I’ve had better luck with mine, and pretty consistent with 4 bottles over the last 2 years. The most recent in May: 2001 Beaucastel Cellared since release, perfect cork and fill. Dark red core, lighter at rim. Savory, earthy, floral notes, cigar wrapper, black cherry on the nose. Full body, great b...
by David Glasser
October 18th, 2020, 3:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Ch. Beaucastel
Replies: 15
Views: 976

Re: TN: 2001 Ch. Beaucastel

I’ve had better luck with mine, and pretty consistent with 4 bottles over the last 2 years. The most recent in May: 2001 Beaucastel Cellared since release, perfect cork and fill. Dark red core, lighter at rim. Savory, earthy, floral notes, cigar wrapper, black cherry on the nose. Full body, great ba...
by David Glasser
October 16th, 2020, 6:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC)
Replies: 213
Views: 14384

Re: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC)

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
October 15th, 2020, 5:28 am
So are people advocating only drinking "great" wines? Seems like a rather jaded lifestyle.
Nope, just talking about how to identify them.
by David Glasser
October 15th, 2020, 4:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC)
Replies: 213
Views: 14384

Re: TN: 2016 Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC)

If I am not immediately convinced of a wine's greatness while young, I won't bother with it anymore. There are too many great wines and too few chances to drink wine at all to make the guessing game rewarding. That’s fine as a generalization and a useful guide but it’s always a bit of a guessing ga...
by David Glasser
October 14th, 2020, 9:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 vintage 20+ year cellaring suggestions?
Replies: 23
Views: 1169

Re: 2017 vintage cellar suggestions?

I’m having a tough time thinking of 20+ year agers for under $20. German Riesling is the closest I can come, maybe kabinetts from A.J. Adam, Max Ferdinand Richter, or Monchhof? For reds, maybe Lanessan or Haut Bergey from Bordeaux. Perhaps some Côtes du Rhônes but those in the $20 range may not go ...
by David Glasser
October 14th, 2020, 9:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 vintage 20+ year cellaring suggestions?
Replies: 23
Views: 1169

Re: 2017 vintage cellar suggestions?

I’m having a tough time thinking of 20+ year agers for under $20. German Riesling is the closest I can come, maybe kabinetts from A.J. Adam, Max Ferdinand Richter, or Monchhof? For reds, maybe Lanessan or Haut Bergey from Bordeaux. Perhaps some Côtes du Rhônes but those in the $20 range may not go 2...
by David Glasser
October 12th, 2020, 10:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lazy decanting method.
Replies: 25
Views: 1508

Re: Lazy decanting method.

Yes. That's what I am doing. I will be bringing 3 bottles of wine to share for everyone. But i dont have 3 decanters at home and wondering if i could just decant the lazy way. Decant the first bottle into the decanter. Rinse the bottle. Pour the wine back into the bottle. Rinse and repeat with 2nd ...
by David Glasser
October 12th, 2020, 10:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Software for cellar inventory reccomendation?
Replies: 68
Views: 3095

Re: Software for cellar inventory reccomendation?

It's a linear model between critic pairs - I fnid an R^2 of 0.441 (the maximum in the data set) between Parker and Martin, Suckling drops to 0.385, Suckling v Parker is 0.437. What is quite interesting, as you might expect, are the best fits. Suckling = 0.437*parker+31.4 - which is no surprise, the...
by David Glasser
October 10th, 2020, 6:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CellarTracker and purchase tracking question
Replies: 18
Views: 958

Re: CellarTracker and purchase tracking question

I agree that CT valuation isn’t all that useful. I occasionally look at it to get a vague sense of whether value is going up or down. In most cases I don’t care. Like Neal, if I’m drinking it it doesn’t matter. Sometimes I wish I didn’t know when I open an older bottle that has appreciated enough to...
by David Glasser
October 6th, 2020, 7:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cirq Wine theft
Replies: 5
Views: 1474

Re: Cirq Wine theft

Would it be helpful to post more details?
by David Glasser
October 6th, 2020, 5:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: General Corkage guidelines / etiquette
Replies: 179
Views: 5250

Re: General Corkage guidelines / etiquette

I think a lot of people are over thinking this. If a restaurant says you can bring whatever bottle of wine you want as long as you pay $[] corkage, bring whatever you want and pay the corkage. If the restaurants says you can't bring something on the list, don't bring something that's on the list. I...
by David Glasser
October 2nd, 2020, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 German Riesling
Replies: 315
Views: 20501

Re: 2019 German Riesling

Here some more impressions by Stephan Reinhardt/WA based on the VDP-PreTasting of GG 2019 and Spätburgunder GG 2018 in Wiesbaden last week, around 300 wines. It’s in german, please use a Google translator. https://m.faz.net/aktuell/stil/essen-trinken/das-sind-die-grossen-weine-des-jahrgangs-2019-16...
by David Glasser
October 1st, 2020, 8:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is "normal"/good fill for an older wine?
Replies: 2
Views: 236

Re: What is "normal"/good fill for an older wine?

Fill is not a 100% reliable indicator - there will be exceptions in both directions - but it is certainly a good indicator of past storage. Bottles I’ve stored for 30 years from release have fills still into the neck. But I’ve also had both great and just ok secondary market 30+ year old bottles at ...
by David Glasser
October 1st, 2020, 7:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 956
Views: 50447

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

3 in.
9 out.
Not bad.
by David Glasser
October 1st, 2020, 12:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1997 Anniversary Wines - Recommendations?
Replies: 68
Views: 2736

Re: 1997 Anniversary Wines - Recommendations?

Lots of good advice above. I'll second the recs for Togni and vintage Ports and add a few specifics for sweet Loire whites where 1997 was an excellent year. These can be very long-lived, and a sweet wine is often just the thing for a sweet occasion like an anniversary. Huet has a number of bottlings...
by David Glasser
September 28th, 2020, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question about wine storage
Replies: 18
Views: 1625

Re: Question about wine storage

Paul: Yes, rapid temperature swings are said to be bad. I'm not sure of the evidence or science behind that. I suspect the magnitude of the change is more important than the speed but am willing to be educated. Gas will expand the same amount if exposed to a 10-degree increase whether it occurs over...

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