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by David Glasser
September 15th, 2019, 4:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo Sediment
Replies: 46
Views: 1143

Re: Barolo Sediment

In my opinion there is no need to stand up the bottles. The far easier method is to buy a wine cradle and retrieve the bottle from the cellar in the cradle and decant with the bottle still in that position. I have never had an issue with sediment with this method. That may be true, but you're repla...
by David Glasser
September 13th, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")
Replies: 826
Views: 39193

Re: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")

Great response from Jancis, thanks for sharing Richard.

An entry from Eric Asimov in his piece on Heitz, describing a ‘73 Napa: "fresh and lively, yet sedate and gentle." Guess he was feeling ambivalent.
by David Glasser
September 9th, 2019, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 3 Day Transformation
Replies: 8
Views: 552

Re: 3 Day Transformation

Frankly, when I opened the thread I was expecting a note on Bouchard's Baby Jesus.
by David Glasser
September 9th, 2019, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right
Replies: 83
Views: 5767

Re: Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right

"Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right" "Neal made a good point" [scratch.gif] [bleh.gif] [worship.gif] champagne.gif I guess the theme is the invasion of the attorneys. [cheers.gif] I fell asleep while reading this thread, and I now feel a strange compulsion to go out and buy cases of 2014 Lanessan.
by David Glasser
September 9th, 2019, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTN: Syrah Tasting (Benetiere, Allemand, Lagier Meredith, Enfield, etc.)
Replies: 15
Views: 1216

Re: WTN: Syrah Tasting (Benetiere, Allemand, Lagier Meredith, Enfield, etc.)

How long would you wait on the 2012 Jamet, David?
by David Glasser
September 9th, 2019, 5:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 3 Day Transformation
Replies: 8
Views: 552

Re: 3 Day Transformation

It rose from the dead on the third day.
You should serve it on Easter.
by David Glasser
September 8th, 2019, 7:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine cooler ruined all my wine?
Replies: 113
Views: 4405

Re: wine cooler ruined all my wine?

I was "struck" by those statements too, Anton. An hour under store lights results in stinky sulfur, cabbage and TCA-like wet cardboard aromas? Maybe an unwrapped bottle of Cristal sitting inches from a big fluorescent bulb... I wonder if we can start to sell "wine swaddling" so people can get their...
by David Glasser
September 8th, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine cooler ruined all my wine?
Replies: 113
Views: 4405

Re: wine cooler ruined all my wine?

I was "struck" by those statements too, Anton. An hour under store lights results in stinky sulfur, cabbage and TCA-like wet cardboard aromas? Maybe an unwrapped bottle of Cristal sitting inches from a big fluorescent bulb...
by David Glasser
September 8th, 2019, 10:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Esther Mobley tells you how to look like a total newb
Replies: 47
Views: 2470

Re: Esther Mobley tells you how to look like a total newb

Your kids will be traumatized for life if they have to memorize questions to ask the Disney people! But why pretend? That's the problem with the article. It was a way for the author to show off a little bit, and may contain some information for people who don't know, which is the majority of the pl...
by David Glasser
September 4th, 2019, 7:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2000 Magdelaine
Replies: 71
Views: 3317

Re: 2000 Magdelaine

I grabbed a few 2000s and 2002s based on this note by Pat. I have some other vintages as well across the spectrum. So I finally got around to trying this 2000. I am not sure I have the vocabulary to equal Pat's wonderful note, but I confirm, he is spot on. I love the rich, dank, wet soil profile on...
by David Glasser
September 4th, 2019, 5:37 am
Forum: BYO Forum - Wine at Restaurants
Topic: San Francisco
Replies: 14
Views: 4700

Re: San Francisco

Didn't BYOB to Osso Steakhouse last night, as a vendor ordered bottles off their list. But I did notice that corkage is $10, with no limit. The location on top of Nob Hill a block and a half from the Fairmont/Top of the Mark/Stanford Court triumvirate is a little off the beaten path, but on the fli...
by David Glasser
September 3rd, 2019, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Question - dual cooling units
Replies: 16
Views: 1014

Re: Cellar Question - dual cooling units

I agree with you Jeremy. If the cellar is in an air conditioned space the bigger worry is a prolonged power outage, and a second chiller won’t help with that anyway. That’s where a generator helps. If the cellar is in unconditioned space and ambient temps are really high, two chillers makes sense. E...
by David Glasser
August 31st, 2019, 4:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 534
Views: 26695

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

I caved on my summer buying freeze 3 days before Labor Day and bought 5.
Drank 7.

Fearing pent-up demand from the freeze, next month won't be pretty.
by David Glasser
August 31st, 2019, 4:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What price per bottle do you use in cellar tracker?
Replies: 73
Views: 1686

Re: What price per bottle do you use in cellar tracker?

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 11:43 am
Neal.Mollen wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 11:12 am
I only use bottle cost, but encourage the rest of you to use bottle cost + tax + shipping so when I compare "My Price" to "Community Average Value" I can feel better about myself
+1
+2
by David Glasser
August 24th, 2019, 6:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer check: RL Liquid Assets, Carlsbad CA
Replies: 6
Views: 632

Re: Retailer check: RL Liquid Assets, Carlsbad CA

Thanks all, order placed. Very pleased with their quick email response to my shipping questions.
by David Glasser
August 24th, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer check: RL Liquid Assets, Carlsbad CA
Replies: 6
Views: 632

Retailer check: RL Liquid Assets, Carlsbad CA

Anyone have experience with RL Liquid Assets?

They say they are a brokerage in Carlsbad, CA and that the wines I’m interested in are in stock.
by David Glasser
August 15th, 2019, 5:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2004 krug buy more st 209.99 ?
Replies: 52
Views: 3415

Re: 2004 krug buy more st 209.99 ?

William, the answer depends on whether you like vintage Krug $40 more than Dom. Since you haven’t had vintage Krug, you can’t answer the question. Therefore, your options are: 1) Pop the vintage Krug or find some way to taste it and decide if it’s worth buying vs. the Dom. Or 2) Hedge your bets and ...
by David Glasser
August 13th, 2019, 9:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Napa wine tastings for my wife
Replies: 54
Views: 2011

Re: Napa wine tastings for my wife

Montelena if you do a private tasting, also lunch on the lake there but maybe only for members. I’ll second Schramsberg as my favorite bubbly and the tour is nice, but they might prefer Domaine Carneros for the setting. Hess' art collection is an added dimension. Oxbow and downtown Napa have a lot t...
by David Glasser
August 12th, 2019, 6:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Chateau Les Carmes Haut Brion, Pessac-Leognan
Replies: 45
Views: 1903

Re: TN: 2016 Chateau Les Carmes Haut Brion, Pessac-Leognan

Thanks Mark.
I agree Mike. Haut Bailly has become my go-to in Pessac-Léognan.
by David Glasser
August 12th, 2019, 8:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 champagne question
Replies: 46
Views: 3603

Re: 2008 champagne question

My vote would have been for Dom on a QPR basis. Quality is on a par with the Clos des Goisses, though they are very different wines so style preference could push you in one direction. I didn’t want to pay the tariff for the Philipponnat so the only 2008 I bought was the Dom. I drank a fair amount o...
by David Glasser
August 12th, 2019, 7:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Chateau Les Carmes Haut Brion, Pessac-Leognan
Replies: 45
Views: 1903

Re: TN: 2016 Chateau Les Carmes Haut Brion, Pessac-Leognan

Given I have a limited number of dollars, delicious alone will never cut it. There are plenty of other wines which show terroir and taste good at the same price, Haut Bailly for one. I have not tasted the 2016, but have tasted both the 2014 and 2015. They fit your description, a certain richness bu...
by David Glasser
August 11th, 2019, 9:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is Torrefaction?
Replies: 48
Views: 1868

Re: What is Torrefaction?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
August 11th, 2019, 6:27 pm
David Glasser wrote:
August 11th, 2019, 6:14 pm
All this discussion of torrefaction is making my empyreumatism flare up.

Better than priapism!
Only after the first 4 hours.
After which you're toast.
But torrefied or empyreumatic toast?
by David Glasser
August 11th, 2019, 6:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Additive curious, looking for a Mega Purple source.
Replies: 32
Views: 2127

Re: Additive curious, looking for a Mega Purple source.

I think from memory it appeared he was actually using good wine and then would add some cheap aged wine to the good young stuff to make it appear somewhat aged. Seems like that’s why you heard a lot of “wow, I can’t believe that’s a 1937” I forget what wine it was but he cornered the market on a bu...
by David Glasser
August 11th, 2019, 6:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is Torrefaction?
Replies: 48
Views: 1868

Re: What is Torrefaction?

All this discussion of torrefaction is making my empyreumatism flare up.
by David Glasser
August 8th, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AFWE ban me now, I have purchased Rolland (Ovid)
Replies: 67
Views: 4491

Re: AFWE ban me now, I have purchased Rolland (Ovid)

Knowing your demonization of Rolland, inside the lair of the beast:

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by David Glasser
August 8th, 2019, 6:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine preservation systems - which do you recommend?
Replies: 92
Views: 2415

Re: Wine preservation systems - which do you recommend?

We have tested using Coravin and Repour in our tasting room. I was high on both initially but both have limitations for commercial use. We still sell Repours and I think they are good for home use if you don’t finish a bottle. We now use the Coravin for library wines only, while at home I use my Co...
by David Glasser
August 8th, 2019, 5:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terpines from cannabis and vineyards-any experience?
Replies: 73
Views: 2960

Re: Terpines from cannabis and vineyards-any experience?

What chemicals produce the smell of a field of cannabis and where do they come from? If they are present in the air to stimulate our sense of smell, why can't they land on the skin of a grape?
by David Glasser
August 7th, 2019, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Additive curious, looking for a Mega Purple source.
Replies: 32
Views: 2127

Re: Additive curious, looking for a Mega Purple source.

I am going to rewatch that famous episode of Northern Exposure and see what I can create with these new things, some other household items, and Two Buck Chuck. Cult wines, I'm coming for ya! [cheers.gif] What an entertaining idea! Although if you're looking for a neutral base to start with, Two Buc...
by David Glasser
July 30th, 2019, 5:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 534
Views: 26695

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Drank: 12
Bought: ZERO

WINNING!
by David Glasser
July 29th, 2019, 9:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rejected Pétrus Bottles.
Replies: 37
Views: 3572

Re: Rejected Pétrus Bottles.

For some bizarre reason, this thread's title conjures an image of you leaping towards a basketball hoop preparing to dunk a bottle of Petrus. Suddenly a wine-loving NBA star like LeBron pops up, rejects your attempt, grabs the bottle, and takes off down court laughing and glugging from the bottle as...
by David Glasser
July 29th, 2019, 12:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: All Natural Wine
Replies: 99
Views: 3071

Re: All Natural Wine

If only the Romans had gone back to the natural methods in use a few millennia before they were putting lead in their wine to sweeten it...
by David Glasser
July 28th, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report
Replies: 78
Views: 3932

Re: Terry Theise’s 2018 Germany Vintage Report

Speaking of which, can any of you kindly answer my question: even if a vintage is very acidic when it's released, isn't it true that eventually the acid in most Rieslings will mellow out? Yes, I wish I'd been taking notes when the chemistry of this was explained to me, but the layman's version is t...
by David Glasser
July 28th, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: All Natural Wine
Replies: 99
Views: 3071

Re: All Natural Wine

I prefer wines with aged complexity and the risk associated with cellaring natural wines is too high. I'm starting to believe that being the antithesis to this sort of wine is exactly the appeal for a lot of natural wine fans in this new generation. The most famous wines for cellaring in Bordeaux, ...
by David Glasser
July 28th, 2019, 8:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: All Natural Wine
Replies: 99
Views: 3071

Re: All Natural Wine

I’ve had good and bad natural wines. I can see the appeal for some. I’m not a big fan as I don’t trust them to be free of spoilage. I prefer wines with aged complexity and the risk associated with cellaring natural wines is too high. I’m all for sustainable and organic farming. And for minimal inter...
by David Glasser
July 28th, 2019, 4:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Complex wines and simple ingredients are kind of boring!
Replies: 33
Views: 1339

Re: Complex wines and simple ingredients are kind of boring!

Larry Schaffer's "drink what you like and eat what you like" sums it up for me. I’ll look for a good pairing but sometimes I just feel like Champagne and peanut M&Ms. And it would be far better than that salmon thing! PN does NOT pair with salmon, no matter how many people in Oregon and Washington s...
by David Glasser
July 27th, 2019, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does anyone else buy wine when they're STRESSED OUT?
Replies: 39
Views: 1667

Re: Does anyone else buy wine when they're STRESSED OUT?

I lean in the opposite direction. Stress makes me a tightwad. I buy when feeling positive. Since retiring I have a lot less stress, which makes resisting impulse purchases that much more difficult. I also drink less when stressed, feeling a need for more control. My stress relievers are going to the...
by David Glasser
July 27th, 2019, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monte Bello 93, 99 and 2009 and LLC 99
Replies: 1
Views: 424

Re: Monte Bello 93, 99 and 2009 and LLC 99

Thanks for posting an interesting set of notes on a wonderful lineup of wines Howard. Great example of how a wine absorbs or integrates its oak over time. I do not like that dill character, but love what it turns into over time in those wines that are not overdosed.
by David Glasser
July 27th, 2019, 8:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Petite Sirah is pretty boring
Replies: 94
Views: 4608

Re: Petite Sirah is pretty boring

I am not a huge fan of most Petite Sirah, although I have had a couple of Ridge ones over the years with age on them that have been very good. Where I think PS is very valuable, however, is in a blend with Zin and maybe one or two other grapes. A lot of old vine Zins where the vineyard was planted ...
by David Glasser
July 27th, 2019, 8:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Summer Heat: Who has the Most Wine 'Pending Delivery'?
Replies: 112
Views: 4387

Re: Summer Heat: Who has the Most Wine 'Pending Delivery'?

On a buying freeze since Memorial Day, so only 4.
by David Glasser
July 25th, 2019, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine list buying vs. corkage habit
Replies: 52
Views: 1965

Re: Wine list buying vs. corkage habit

Business dinners I order off the list. We keep it in the $50-100 range and hope for something palatable or interesting on the list. Exciting rarely happens. Private dinners we usually BYO or go with a cocktail or sparkler to start, followed by a glass of wine if something appeals. If nothing looks g...
by David Glasser
July 25th, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Boojee wine
Replies: 16
Views: 726

Re: Boojee wine

Looked at their site. Some of the wines are not white or too rich. Send them back!
by David Glasser
July 24th, 2019, 8:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNS: 2000 Chateau Leoville Barton, 1999 Chateau Musar
Replies: 16
Views: 1161

Re: TNS: 2000 Chateau Leoville Barton, 1999 Chateau Musar

I tend to like funk and barnyard, but a few tries with Musar years ago didn’t go well and has kept me away since. I should give it another try.

Glad to hear the 2000 Leoville Barton is starting to show some tertiary character. Time to dip into the stash.
by David Glasser
July 24th, 2019, 4:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy - why is it so often cloudy?
Replies: 42
Views: 2282

Re: Burgundy - why is it so often cloudy?

I thought this was going to be about the weather... Nah. Justin clearly (get it?) bumped this thread because classic Eden: I will start replying to the stupid threads you continually start in a similar manner and will repeat your comment every time you object to it. No worries, the difference is i ...
by David Glasser
July 24th, 2019, 4:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy - why is it so often cloudy?
Replies: 42
Views: 2282

Re: Burgundy - why is it so often cloudy?

I thought this was going to be about the weather...
by David Glasser
July 24th, 2019, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question about excessibe balla nights
Replies: 678
Views: 31599

Re: Question about excessibe balla nights

Someone else is taking credit for this: http://www.empowergraphics.net/about-us/highly-excessible/ "Excessible" is not the same as "excessibe." Excessible is a pedestrian adjective, a word that can be used to describe any number of dedicated people. Only a Berserker can achieve a state of excessibe...
by David Glasser
July 24th, 2019, 2:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: arumred - anyone heard of it?
Replies: 17
Views: 855

Re: arumred - anyone heard of it?

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by David Glasser
July 24th, 2019, 7:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: arumred - anyone heard of it?
Replies: 17
Views: 855

Re: arumred - anyone heard of it?

A successful con. P.T. Barnum would be proud.

I'd bet a case of Roumier that no one can distinguish clockwise vs. counterclockwise swirled wine significantly better than random chance in a properly blinded experiment.
by David Glasser
July 24th, 2019, 7:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dumbest wine related thing you have done ?
Replies: 57
Views: 3542

Re: Dumbest wine related thing you have done ?

I bought a lot of Napa Cab over several years, expecting it to turn into Bordeaux with cellaring.

I broke about 15 Riedel stems in one fell swoop after loading them onto an improperly secured shelf of a new display cabinet.

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