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by David Glasser
April 2nd, 2020, 8:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Mountain Lions
Replies: 53
Views: 4763

Re: Mountain Lions

Nathan Smyth wrote:
April 1st, 2020, 7:07 pm
Again, as I understand it, that's gonna be about $75K to $125K for that little girl to get a round of rabies immunoglobulin boosters.
Substantially less in most cases.
https://www.cdc.gov/rabies/location/usa/cost.html

You might pay more for toilet paper or an N95 mask these days.
by David Glasser
April 2nd, 2020, 8:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle
Replies: 153
Views: 9888

Re: Time to treat ourselves. Open a precious bottle

1989 Lynch Bages. Full throttle killer bottle.
by David Glasser
April 2nd, 2020, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 717
Views: 37351

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Consumption was up this month: 22
Purchases: 6
Net: down 16
by David Glasser
April 2nd, 2020, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: COVID19 wine consumption
Replies: 63
Views: 2009

Re: COVID19 wine consumption

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by David Glasser
March 27th, 2020, 5:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....
Replies: 114
Views: 5020

Re: FedEx Just Delivered Wine and .....

We have a chlorine bleach solution (made to CDC spec) that we mist on pkgs and then let them sit for a day or so. Cardboard is not an especially hospitable platform for the virus. Spraying the surface to be decontaminated can disperse viral particles into the air. Instead, spray a paper towel to mo...
by David Glasser
March 26th, 2020, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Wine Preservation sustem - QikVin
Replies: 23
Views: 1900

Re: New Wine Preservation sustem - QikVin

Thanks Wes. You are a reliable font of useful knowledge.
by David Glasser
March 26th, 2020, 6:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anything good from '81?
Replies: 54
Views: 1851

Re: Anything good from '81?

I just bought a couple more bottles of Gruaud Larose in a K&L auction, about $80 each including premium. I like the 1979 a bit more but the 81 is a really good wine. I inherited a case of 1981 Gruaud from my father's cellar. Drank the last one years ago but it was still going strong. I enjoyed ever...
by David Glasser
March 26th, 2020, 6:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Wine Preservation sustem - QikVin
Replies: 23
Views: 1900

Re: New Wine Preservation sustem - QikVin

Siphoning sounds like too much work, but maybe because I’m unfamiliar with doing it. I guess it’s just one tube to clean. And the Qikvin container once empty.
by David Glasser
March 25th, 2020, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hacks for evaluating current release wine
Replies: 39
Views: 1741

Re: Hacks for evaluating current release wine

Another option is to ask for advice from people who like the same wines you like and have more experience. Still no guarantee but might improve your odds.

Ultimately I agree with Greg: winemaker, vineyard, variety, vintage are all clues. But only clues.
by David Glasser
March 25th, 2020, 2:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Wine Preservation sustem - QikVin
Replies: 23
Views: 1900

Re: New Wine Preservation sustem - QikVin

No personal experience but I am skeptical based on the oxygen exposure during decanting. Send him a 4-pack of Repour to try first. It’s worked great for me for a few days. And it’s qiker to use.
by David Glasser
March 25th, 2020, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My First TN (short/boring/probably inaccurate)
Replies: 23
Views: 1169

Re: My First TN (short/boring/probably inaccurate)

Great first note.
We can all now say we followed you from the start!
by David Glasser
March 25th, 2020, 2:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have the Burgundy haters on this board had the coronavirus for years?
Replies: 4
Views: 649

Re: Have the Burgundy haters on this board had the coronavirus for years?

Howard, this topic is tasteless and it stinks.
Does that mean I have the virus or not?
by David Glasser
March 25th, 2020, 4:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WS offering three months free during shutdown
Replies: 7
Views: 1143

Re: WS offering three months free during shutdown

Don’t recall exactly. Coulda been anywhere from a minute to an hour.
by David Glasser
March 24th, 2020, 8:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Re-corking older bottles
Replies: 9
Views: 491

Re: Re-corking older bottles

Yup, C.
by David Glasser
March 24th, 2020, 8:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best overperforming wine you’ve ever had
Replies: 98
Views: 5040

Re: Best overperforming wine you’ve ever had

But you can use some quantifiable metric to make a case, right? Best overperformance is nothing without some common ground or common metric. Your example, if it's a dud at release, you can get it at time of drinking for relatively cheap. It performed like Monte Bello at $300 a bottle, so the ratio ...
by David Glasser
March 23rd, 2020, 12:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA '16 Produttori $31.50 at Flickinger
Replies: 7
Views: 1122

Re: PSA '16 Produttori $31.50 at Flickinger

Tom, same here. I don’t trust the Coravin long-term on expensive bottles. I’ve been using Repour for older wines with sediment that I don’t expect to finish at one sitting. It’s not for long term but reliably good results out to 2-3 days.
by David Glasser
March 23rd, 2020, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WS offering three months free during shutdown
Replies: 7
Views: 1143

Re: WS offering three months free during shutdown

Thanks Greg. At free, it’s worth a spin to see what they’re up to. Haven’t subscribed for a couple of decades.

I was able to use the WS forum without subscribing, but it went from meh to bad to useless with each software "upgrade." Haven’t visited in a long time.
by David Glasser
March 21st, 2020, 3:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: NYT on Drinking Wine Alone...Now
Replies: 36
Views: 2108

Re: NYT on Drinking Wine Alone...Now

That may be because I tend to drink more mature reds. Agree with that. Most of the wines I do 3 day reviewing tend to be less than 10 years from vintage. I would not dare try 25 year old wines on day 2 if they were drinking well on 1. Similar routine here. Old and mature bottles are mostly or compl...
by David Glasser
March 21st, 2020, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Happy Birthday Dave S
Replies: 1
Views: 267

Re: Happy Birthday Dave S

How was the Tig? Any decant advice?
by David Glasser
March 21st, 2020, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Opened 5 bottles of wine and none taste right
Replies: 38
Views: 2008

Re: Opened 5 bottles of wine and none taste right

I give you credit for persistence!
Agree with those saying it’s likely the zinc supplement.
by David Glasser
March 21st, 2020, 7:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA '16 Produttori $31.50 at Flickinger
Replies: 7
Views: 1122

Re: PSA '16 Produttori $31.50 at Flickinger

I grabbed a bunch last month with one of the wine.com coupons. All the positive notes on CT convinced me to open one, even though my experience with the 2015 a year ago was telling me to wait. Very closed the first day, but eventually showed cherry, spice, tobacco and earth with great depth and stru...
by David Glasser
March 19th, 2020, 10:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 CdP
Replies: 29
Views: 2779

Re: 2016 CdP

Not CdP, but I had the '16 Dom. Cayron Gigondas last night and it had the freshness that seems to characterize the '16s from Burgundy and Beaujolais all the way down to the Southern Rhone. It had a marked grapefruit note on the nose and in the mouth, with tremendous concentration and structure (bot...
by David Glasser
March 18th, 2020, 7:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Philip Togni vertical with new notes
Replies: 33
Views: 1349

Re: Philip Togni vertical with new notes

A shame about the 1994 Mark. That, the 1991, and the 1992 were my favorite Tognis from the '90s. The 1991 is probably my favorite of the decade, though I never drank them all side by side. I have a bottle in my cellar here in Beaune that at some point I intend to use to demolish a bottle of 1990 La...
by David Glasser
March 17th, 2020, 10:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Michael Broadbent RIP
Replies: 32
Views: 2250

Re: Michael Broadbent RIP

Very sad, he was a real master in his day. RIP.
by David Glasser
March 17th, 2020, 10:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Philip Togni vertical with new notes
Replies: 33
Views: 1349

Re: Philip Togni vertical with new notes

A shame about the 1994 Mark. That, the 1991, and the 1992 were my favorite Tognis from the '90s.
by David Glasser
March 16th, 2020, 12:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best overperforming wine you’ve ever had
Replies: 98
Views: 5040

Re: Best overperforming wine you’ve ever had

Howard Cooper wrote:
March 16th, 2020, 12:15 pm
David Glasser wrote:
March 15th, 2020, 6:21 pm
1982 La Lagune. Held its own with the 1982 first growths at a dinner last month.
David, you must have unbelievable willpower. My 1982 la Lagune was consumed many years ago. [cheers.gif]
I wish, and not just for opening bottles.
A friend brought it. Secondary market purchase I believe.
by David Glasser
March 15th, 2020, 6:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best overperforming wine you’ve ever had
Replies: 98
Views: 5040

Re: Best overperforming wine you’ve ever had

1982 La Lagune. Held its own with the 1982 first growths at a dinner last month.
by David Glasser
March 14th, 2020, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine cellar progress
Replies: 100
Views: 4634

Re: Wine cellar progress

Looks fantastic, well done! Enjoy it.
by David Glasser
March 14th, 2020, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best way to move wine?
Replies: 11
Views: 683

Re: Best way to move wine?

Thirty bottles - I agree with getting 3 boxes from the local liquor store and moving them yourself in the car. Or if long distance and they're precious, get styro shippers and fly with them as checked luggage. We used a local moving company for a short-distance (6 miles) same-day late winter move. I...
by David Glasser
March 10th, 2020, 5:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Marcassin
Replies: 96
Views: 16184

Re: Marcassin

Thanks Alex and Ken (you agree on something!). I popped the Chard tonight. Light-medium gold, definitely not over the hill. Rich and buttery and floral, my wife loved it.
by David Glasser
March 9th, 2020, 2:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Marcassin
Replies: 96
Views: 16184

Re: Marcassin

Since Marcassin fans are watching this thread, I thought I’d ask this here: Any recent experience with or thoughts on drinking windows for the 2005 Three Sisters Chardonnay (CT says 2006-2017) and the 2010 Marcassin Vyd Pinot (CT 2014-2024)? I recently received a gift of a bottle of each.
by David Glasser
March 5th, 2020, 9:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eurocave vs La Cache vs ???
Replies: 40
Views: 1707

Re: Eurocave vs La Cache vs ???

Glad it worked for you Dennis.
by David Glasser
March 1st, 2020, 7:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Premox % from 540 white Burgundy tasting notes
Replies: 44
Views: 2587

Re: Premox % from 540 white Burgundy tasting notes

Glen Gold wrote:
March 1st, 2020, 7:26 am
Mattstolz wrote:
March 1st, 2020, 6:46 am
almost 50/50 on Jadot yikes
More like 66.6%, right?
OP's "non oxidisedd versus oxidized" - reads as 6 good, 4 bad to me. 40% oxidized.
by David Glasser
March 1st, 2020, 7:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cleaning Zalto glass with metal pellets
Replies: 13
Views: 1190

Re: Cleaning Zalto glass with metal pellets

I doubt the pellets will eliminate the risk of breakage. You still have to dry them. Either find a dishwasher solution or have someone more gentle than your friend wash them. Don't do it at the end of an evening of consumption (rinse and leave until the next day), and no torquing the stems. I've han...
by David Glasser
March 1st, 2020, 3:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses
Replies: 91
Views: 3903

Re: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses

Bring wine, not glasses. Don’t make it about you and your wine glasses. While it’s possible bringing glasses could be "done right," unless you know them really well it’s more likely it will be awkward. The fact that you’re posting this suggests you don’t know them well enough to predict their reacti...
by David Glasser
February 28th, 2020, 7:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 717
Views: 37351

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Drank: 10
Bought: 0

So far no purchases in 2020.
by David Glasser
February 28th, 2020, 6:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 EMH Cabernet Sauvignon Black Cat Special Selection (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 3
Views: 358

TN: 2010 EMH Cabernet Sauvignon Black Cat Special Selection (USA, California, Napa Valley)

I opened a bottle of this to go with a nice brisket last night. Great combination. I bought the bottle from Merrill last year. Drinking really well with a little time to open up. 2010 EMH Cabernet Sauvignon Black Cat Special Selection - USA, California, Napa Valley (2/27/2020) Perfect cork and fill....
by David Glasser
February 28th, 2020, 5:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me convert my casita into a wine cellar/wine room!
Replies: 84
Views: 3430

Re: Help me convert my casita into a wine cellar/wine room!

The WE units are easy but you can't stack whole cases in them and I don't know how well or if they handle mags or larger. That's what I missed most when moving from a walk-in cellar to fridges. That and loss of excess capacity. Does that matter to you?
by David Glasser
February 27th, 2020, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eurocave vs La Cache vs ???
Replies: 40
Views: 1707

Re: Eurocave vs La Cache vs ???

Mags are a problem. A Eurocave with shelves sounds like the right solution for that, absent space to build a walk-in cellar with custom racking.
by David Glasser
February 27th, 2020, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eurocave vs La Cache vs ???
Replies: 40
Views: 1707

Re: Eurocave vs La Cache vs ???

Dennis, yes, they are fairly thin walled. I took a picture. 9CB3740D-5FA6-4B23-9FA0-F4155F40A78D.jpeg The bottom row is a bit squished and there’s a little force required to pull the bottles out but not enough to chafe the labels. It’s a close enough fit that I imagine that any lot to lot variation ...
by David Glasser
February 27th, 2020, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help identify a vintage wine case mark
Replies: 7
Views: 545

Re: Help identify a vintage wine case mark

I enjoyed reading the background of this, nice post.

I’m far from an expert but also question whether this is a vineyard mark. "Regent Chest" seems to be a chest-makers mark. Or am I focusing on the wrong mark?
by David Glasser
February 27th, 2020, 8:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eurocave vs La Cache vs ???
Replies: 40
Views: 1707

Re: Eurocave vs La Cache vs ???

Have you had any issues with the cardboard tube getting soft or breaking down with the humidity over time? No signs of deterioration so far but it’s only been 10 months. If they start to soften up I will replace them. The convenience and increased stability for stacking Champagne bottles above the ...
by David Glasser
February 26th, 2020, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 beaucastel
Replies: 22
Views: 1494

Re: 2017 beaucastel

I love the 16 as well; the 17 is a worthy successor and a little different. It’s a bit less powerful but a bit more tannic and chewy, probably more classic and less ripe but still very robust. Both are fantastic wines. 15-17 are all great! I think 15 is ripe, well-balanced, and has good length, whe...
by David Glasser
February 26th, 2020, 7:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo price - G. Rinaldi and B. Mascarello
Replies: 8
Views: 1090

Re: Barolo price - G. Rinaldi and B. Mascarello

I buy Barbaresco. Good enough for my mid-fi Nebbiolo palate.
by David Glasser
February 25th, 2020, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1971 wine - what to look for?
Replies: 69
Views: 2837

Re: 1971 wine - what to look for?

Todd, I’ve had some excellent old Borgognos (1964, 1947), but haven’t had the 1971. The red capsules are the ones to go for, which is what the '71s in that photo have. The black capsules have been reconditioned by the producer and have a reputation for not being as good as unopened bottles (the red ...
by David Glasser
February 24th, 2020, 6:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eurocave vs La Cache vs ???
Replies: 40
Views: 1707

Re: Eurocave vs La Cache vs ???

No, mags won’t fit in the 4" tubes.
by David Glasser
February 24th, 2020, 6:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?
Replies: 445
Views: 35530

Re: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?

Neal.Mollen wrote:
February 23rd, 2020, 2:58 pm
I am SO happy I never opened this thread
But now you have and a number of the coupons are still active.
Resistance is futile.
by David Glasser
February 24th, 2020, 5:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eurocave vs La Cache vs ???
Replies: 40
Views: 1707

Re: Eurocave vs La Cache vs ???

Which Le cache models are you using the tubes on? I tried getting 24 and they weren’t even close to fitting. Yeah the link to 24” tubes was misleading, sorry. I did say the 24” tubes might fit and you need to measure. You’re right, they won’t come close. Looking back, it was the 4" x 20” tubes that...
by David Glasser
February 23rd, 2020, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you do with wine you don't like?
Replies: 50
Views: 2109

Re: What do you do with wine you don't like?

Cook with it.
Gifts.
If not to my taste, not flawed, and worth the effort, sell it.
Down the drain if corked or otherwise badly flawed.

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