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by David Glasser
January 18th, 2021, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: POLL: Top vintage for red Bordeaux 1980 - 1999
Replies: 51
Views: 2707

Re: Top vintage for red Bordeaux 1980 - 1999

I had a very hard time choosing between 1982, 1989, and 1990 (and 1996 if I limit it to the Left Bank). I ended choosing 1990, but it was by an incredibly narrow margin over 1989. The highs of 1982 are extraordinary, but I give the edge to 1989 and 1990 because there are several top chateaux that I...
by David Glasser
January 18th, 2021, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines you drink the most of
Replies: 92
Views: 4402

Re: Wines you drink the most of

I tend to buy and drink broadly so no single producer stands out. It’s more regional, and red Bordeaux stands head and shoulders above the rest. After that is Chateauneuf. Among producers, Lynch Bages, Haut Bailly, Pichon Baron, Pichon Lalande, Clinet, Conseillante, Cantemerle, Sociando, Meyney are ...
by David Glasser
January 18th, 2021, 9:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Birth Year Buying Philosophy
Replies: 100
Views: 4142

Re: Your Birth Year Buying Philosophy

Alex Valdes wrote: January 18th, 2021, 9:03 am
David Glasser wrote: January 18th, 2021, 8:55 am I agree with Howard on marriage year wines...
Marriage year, college graduation year, highschool graduation year, year I got my first car: if the vintage is good I will find a way to convince myself to buy more [cheers.gif]
LOL, believe me I have used all of those as reasons to buy!
by David Glasser
January 18th, 2021, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Birth Year Buying Philosophy
Replies: 100
Views: 4142

Re: Your Birth Year Buying Philosophy

I agree with Howard on marriage year wines, but when it comes to birth year... Lucked out with a 1989 vintage daughter. I bought wines I like that I thought would go 20-50+ years: red Bordeaux and Sauternes. Yquem and La Tour Blanche 750s for more and less-"serious" celebrations and a 6L o...
by David Glasser
January 18th, 2021, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poll: Top Red Bordeaux vintage of the Century
Replies: 75
Views: 3345

Re: Poll: Top Red Bordeaux vintage of the Century

I voted 2005, thinking mostly of the left bank. My threshold for over-ripe and over-extracted has decreased over the years, but it remains higher than some here. 2000 is a close second. 2016 may challenge for the top spot but it’s still too early for me to tell. I made a (possibly foolish) bet on 20...
by David Glasser
January 17th, 2021, 9:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question for Bordeaux Lovers
Replies: 46
Views: 2044

Re: Question for Bordeaux Lovers

Haut Brion
Montrose
Palmer
Talbot
Lynch Bages
by David Glasser
January 16th, 2021, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The World's Biggest Wine Lovers
Replies: 35
Views: 2052

Re: The World's Biggest Wine Lovers

Where does this come from? I didn’t think we’d rank highly, but not even top 20, wow. Go Portugal! I assumed we’d be first, by weight. These are per capita stats as people have noted above. I recall seeing the below article last year - only c. 60% of adults in the USA drink alcohol at all, and ther...
by David Glasser
January 16th, 2021, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pet annoyance with all the waiting list wineries.
Replies: 32
Views: 2983

Re: Pet annoyance with all the waiting list wineries.

My dog doesn’t mind the waiting lists, but he's downright ornery about the tariffs.
by David Glasser
January 16th, 2021, 3:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPS Has Gone Berserko...
Replies: 44
Views: 3589

Re: UPS Has Gone Berserko...

So I just talked to a Service Rep (a real person). She advises me the package in Monroe Township NJ is out for delivery and will be delivered today to me in White Rock NM. Uhhhh.....sure!! And her accent was so thick I could barely understand her. The UPS shipping saga continues. Tom Well, Tom, if ...
by David Glasser
January 15th, 2021, 8:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 5th Most Expensive wine in the WORLD - on discount sale
Replies: 13
Views: 2191

Re: 5th Most Expensive wine in the WORLD - on discount sale

And don't ignore the savings on the 2006 Dom P2 on the same page: reduced from $24,500 to $1999.99!
by David Glasser
January 14th, 2021, 5:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPDATE: Auction purchase - wine beyond damaged
Replies: 65
Views: 4409

Re: Auction purchase - wine beyond damaged

Did they describe this in the auction? If not full 100% refund should be issued. Auction house did properly describe, not blaming them. Just have never encountered a wine this "gone" and was surprised when I poured. Have you bought wines with signs of seepage before? If so, and have not e...
by David Glasser
January 12th, 2021, 10:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finally, a serious travel shock study!
Replies: 14
Views: 1451

Re: Finally, a serious travel shock study!

What did they charge for shipping?
by David Glasser
January 12th, 2021, 6:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 01 Beaucastel
Replies: 28
Views: 1265

Re: TN: 01 Beaucastel

The wait is worth it.
by David Glasser
January 12th, 2021, 6:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would a repeal of 230 affect Wine Berserkers?
Replies: 33
Views: 2388

Re: Would a repeal of 230 affect Wine Berserkers?

Again, just because you aren’t liable doesn’t mean a suit isn’t costly and disruptive. Whoopee, you won. After how many thousands of dollars and hours? More than with almost all other claims I can think of, it just doesn't really make sense to file a frivolous or even weak defamation suit, especial...
by David Glasser
January 11th, 2021, 9:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would a repeal of 230 affect Wine Berserkers?
Replies: 33
Views: 2388

Re: Would a repeal of 230 affect Wine Berserkers?

Again, just because you aren’t liable doesn’t mean a suit isn’t costly and disruptive.

Whoopee, you won. After how many thousands of dollars and hours?
by David Glasser
January 11th, 2021, 3:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Effect of wine storage at 45 degrees?
Replies: 43
Views: 2282

Re: Effect of wine storage at 45 degrees?

RE: the choice of 55 degrees ... isn’t 55F also the temperature at which the pressure inside the bottle/headspace neither exerts outward OR inward forces on the cork? I would think that in terms of maintaining a proper seal, the most advantageous temperature (all else equal) would be the one that d...
by David Glasser
January 11th, 2021, 9:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 213
Views: 9157

Re: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?

Still master of my domaine.
by David Glasser
January 11th, 2021, 8:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 01 Beaucastel
Replies: 28
Views: 1265

Re: TN: 01 Beaucastel

Great note on a great wine. Drank my last bottle last month with the same results.
by David Glasser
January 10th, 2021, 6:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP
Replies: 145
Views: 9724

Re: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP

Horrible, tragic, senseless. RIP.
by David Glasser
January 10th, 2021, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would a repeal of 230 affect Wine Berserkers?
Replies: 33
Views: 2388

Re: Would a repeal of 230 affect Wine Berserkers?

You can expand that question and include CT. Will you be sued for a bad wine review? The writer has always been subject to suit for a bad wine review. The issue is whether Todd or Eric can be sued over a bad wine review posted by someone else to WB or CT. Section 230 protects a platform from being ...
by David Glasser
January 10th, 2021, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Domaine Charvin Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Replies: 7
Views: 457

Re: TN: 2001 Domaine Charvin Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Great bottle. Drank mine but this would worthy of backfilling. Charvin is one of the few CdP I still like and will buy. My list looks like Jonathan's above.
by David Glasser
January 10th, 2021, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone still prefer Riedel’s Sommeliers series?
Replies: 65
Views: 3389

Re: Anyone still prefer Riedel’s Sommeliers series?

I've had a pair of the Bordeaux Sommelier for 20-30 years. Used them a few times, not in the last 15 years or so. Never particularly liked them, from either an organoleptic or ergonomic perspective.
by David Glasser
January 4th, 2021, 4:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How would we rate 1982 Bordeaux if they were released today?
Replies: 102
Views: 4733

Re: How would we rate 1982 Bordeaux if they were released today?

The top 30-40 wines would be considered real winners - plenty of ripe fruit, great balancing acid and tannin, not too alcoholic, should drink young better than many vintages and age beautifully for decades. But it would lose a few points for lack of consistency, as there were fewer properties, parti...
by David Glasser
January 4th, 2021, 3:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 213
Views: 9157

Re: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?

Three days, 18 hours, 51 minutes and counting.
by David Glasser
January 4th, 2021, 3:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your cellar's core strength?
Replies: 104
Views: 5131

Re: Your cellar's core strength?

Red Bordeaux makes up half of my cellar.

Other areas of strength:
Champagne
German Riesling
N/S Rhône
California Cab/blends
by David Glasser
January 4th, 2021, 3:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP Leonard Maran - Berserker
Replies: 26
Views: 2194

Re: RIP Leonard Maran - Berserker

Sad to hear this, enjoyed his posts. RIP.
by David Glasser
January 4th, 2021, 12:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poll - off vintages in Bordeaux
Replies: 61
Views: 2611

Re: Poll - off vintages in Bordeaux

I’ll guess 3:
Léoville Las Cases
Latour
Dunn Howell Mountain
by David Glasser
January 4th, 2021, 5:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poll - off vintages in Bordeaux
Replies: 61
Views: 2611

Re: Poll - off vintages in Bordeaux

Howard's poll and the ensuing comments may illustrate the differences in how we define "off vintage" as much as personal preference for the wines themselves. For some it’s in relation to the top vintages. For others auction/resale value is a factor. I don’t see comments that any of the lis...
by David Glasser
January 3rd, 2021, 8:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 1075
Views: 57264

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

December:
Bought 0
Drank 12

For the year:
My 2020 NY resolution was to buy no more than 12 bottles.

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Bought 120
Drank 131

A modest move in the right direction.
by David Glasser
January 3rd, 2021, 8:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Classifying farmer fizz
Replies: 100
Views: 4667

Re: Classifying farmer fizz

I tend to think that Champagne's big houses lend themselves better to some sort of hierarchical classification than the growers. Producers such as, to pick three examples, Selosse, Lassaigne and Prévost have such strong individual styles that they will necessarily evoke strong personal responses. I...
by David Glasser
December 21st, 2020, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Corkscrew: The Durand .. A Web Video
Replies: 75
Views: 6512

Re: New Corkscrew: The Durand .. A Web Video

Wish they made it with a longer screw. Only time I’ve had the Durand fail was when a long cork broke off below the screw. They did a special run a couple of years ago with longer worms for people that wanted them for old port and real old Bordeaux. You might want to give them a call to see if they ...
by David Glasser
December 21st, 2020, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best value elite Bordeaux?
Replies: 96
Views: 9842

Re: Best value elite Bordeaux?

I’ll second Jayson's list. Great list. DDC and Pape Clement are the only ones not particularly in my wheelhouse but I’d happily drink them and they fit the OP's request.
by David Glasser
December 21st, 2020, 9:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Corkscrew: The Durand .. A Web Video
Replies: 75
Views: 6512

Re: New Corkscrew: The Durand .. A Web Video

Wish they made it with a longer screw. Only time I’ve had the Durand fail was when a long cork broke off below the screw.
by David Glasser
December 19th, 2020, 7:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: drink or hold?
Replies: 11
Views: 1196

Re: drink or hold?

Thanks for the tip. I have never noticed that % consumed portion. Seems pretty useful. Do you find this info to be fairly accurate? My only issue with the Capanna reviews is that although everyone seems happy with it, none of the more recent reviews really describe whether they think it is at its p...
by David Glasser
December 17th, 2020, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: drink or hold?
Replies: 11
Views: 1196

Re: drink or hold?

No personal experience but this is what CTers have to say about 2 of them: Capanna - 25 users say drink 2015-2024, with 40% of holdings consumed suggest its good to go. https://www.cellartracker.com/wine.asp?iWine=1081683 Corte Pavone - drink dates 2011-2021 but based on only 3 users, also 40% cons...
by David Glasser
December 15th, 2020, 7:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WOTYs 2020 Edition -- and your Discovery of the Year
Replies: 181
Views: 14841

Re: WOTYs 2020 Edition -- and your Discovery of the Year

WOTY: 1982 Latour.

Discovery: backfilling non-trophy wines at auction works a lot better than I thought.
by David Glasser
December 15th, 2020, 7:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rudy on Instagram
Replies: 8
Views: 1735

Re: Rudy on Instagram

Mel Hill wrote: December 15th, 2020, 1:58 pm the fake Rudy on Facebook seems to have run out of funny, maybe he can make some more?
A fairly short run compared to the real Rudy. Probably because fake funny is so much more different than the real thing than fake wine.
by David Glasser
December 15th, 2020, 7:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Northwest Florida: Tasting groups, storage, restaurants, wine shops?
Replies: 31
Views: 1321

Re: Northwest Florida: Tasting groups, storage, restaurants, wine shops?

What you need to know:
Never turn on the AC.
Get on the condo board.
Don’t trust Jack.
Bring a space pen that can write upside down.
Leave the raincoats in New York.
by David Glasser
December 15th, 2020, 7:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Never received shipment
Replies: 51
Views: 3404

Re: Never received shipment

I have always kept a locker at offsite storage solely for purposes of receiving my wine and avoiding hassles like described above. Always considered it a worthwhile investment. In line with that, living in a 24-hour doorman building is perfect for high-value deliveries. We had a fail to deliver on ...
by David Glasser
December 15th, 2020, 6:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 Wine Resolutions
Replies: 99
Views: 5804

Re: 2020 Wine Resolutions

Not just buy less. I’m giving myself a specific target: Buy no more than 12 bottles in 2020 (other than restaurant purchases for on-site consumption). So far, 1.5 days down and 0 bottles. Winning! SO... this was a very specific resolution. No more than 12 bottles purchased in 2020. One case. How'd ...
by David Glasser
December 14th, 2020, 4:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: drink or hold?
Replies: 11
Views: 1196

Re: drink or hold?

No personal experience but this is what CTers have to say about 2 of them: Capanna - 25 users say drink 2015-2024, with 40% of holdings consumed suggest its good to go. https://www.cellartracker.com/wine.asp?iWine=1081683 Corte Pavone - drink dates 2011-2021 but based on only 3 users, also 40% consu...
by David Glasser
December 12th, 2020, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer check: RL Liquid Assets - now Grand Cru and GRW, Carlsbad CA
Replies: 14
Views: 1475

Re: Retailer check: RL Liquid Assets - now Grand Cru and GRW, Carlsbad CA

Happy with them both.

Changed the subject title so it's easier to find on search.
by David Glasser
December 11th, 2020, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Perfecting the tasting notes
Replies: 3
Views: 390

Re: Perfecting the tasting notes

Asked and answered: Sarah Kirschbaum's answer prett much says it all for me:
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by David Glasser
December 7th, 2020, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you could go back in time and collect one Bordeaux wine consistently over the years...?
Replies: 105
Views: 6830

Re: If you could go back in time and collect one Bordeaux wine consistently over the years...?

I"d buy more "weak" vintage Haut Brion. I'm my view it always way outperforms in weaker years and usually the price is pulled down just like everyone else. But it is still pretty darn expensive. I just had the 2011. Really good for the vintage, but nowhere near worth the the price. I...
by David Glasser
December 5th, 2020, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)
Replies: 200
Views: 5407

Re: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)

Gotta say I love links opening in a new tab without having to hold/right click. Maybe seems minor, but a really welcome feature. Thank you.
by David Glasser
December 5th, 2020, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you could go back in time and collect one Bordeaux wine consistently over the years...?
Replies: 105
Views: 6830

Re: If you could go back in time and collect one Bordeaux wine consistently over the years...?

I like Alfert's list, but for me put Haut Brion at the head of the list. Way over $100 now, but up until the 1990s or so...
by David Glasser
December 5th, 2020, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Software Update Mobile View
Replies: 12
Views: 613

Re: Software Update Mobile View

On an iPad in portrait orientation, the right side of linked tweets are truncated rather than resized to fit.
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by David Glasser
December 4th, 2020, 3:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Half tonight; the remainder tomorrow night. Preservation?
Replies: 80
Views: 3230

Re: Half tonight; the remainder tomorrow night. Preservation?

Young, robust wines go in the fridge with a stopper.
Older, fragile wines go in the fridge with a Repour.
Simple, easy, works well most of the time for wines I’ll finish on day 2.
by David Glasser
December 4th, 2020, 8:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 1075
Views: 57264

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Drank 12, bought none. A good month.

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