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by David Glasser
January 20th, 2020, 8:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does There Come A Time When The Search For Epiphany Experiences Ceases?
Replies: 50
Views: 2178

Re: Does There Come A Time When The Search For Epiphany Experiences Ceases?

One of the points of this hobby is to find the wines that aren’t meh. That’s not too hard with a little experience and advice. The transcendent experiences are few and far between, and as others have said they aren’t predictable.
by David Glasser
January 19th, 2020, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar
Replies: 76
Views: 2468

Re: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar

Howard Cooper wrote:
January 19th, 2020, 4:45 pm
David Glasser wrote:
January 19th, 2020, 6:24 am


Bouchard
I am not sure that there is a better value in white Burgundy today than Bouchard's Meursault Perrieres.
That bottling is my #1 white Burgundy holding.
You’re the one that put me on to it, Howard. Thank you.
Love the wine and pricing remains reasonable.
by David Glasser
January 19th, 2020, 7:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does There Come A Time When The Search For Epiphany Experiences Ceases?
Replies: 50
Views: 2178

Re: Does There Come A Time When The Search For Epiphany Experiences Ceases?

I've had a few peak or epiphany wine experiences, meaning my understanding of what a wine could be was changed by the beauty of the experience. More often I’ve been in awe of a wine's beauty even if it is not an epiphany/eye opening experience. Were the settings and people part of that? Maybe, but I...
by David Glasser
January 19th, 2020, 6:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar
Replies: 76
Views: 2468

Re: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar

Dipping toes back in after premox chased me out of the water 20+ years ago. Don’t have much but it’s mostly:

Bouchard
Jacques Carillon
by David Glasser
January 19th, 2020, 6:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Large format
Replies: 32
Views: 1474

Re: Large format

I buy large format for mythical event(s) I will probably never have. When I go into my cellar, the 3 and 6 liters stare at me dolefully. Same here. I used to buy them for significant event years and when they were offered on mailing lists. I dropped off the lists long ago and no longer buy large fo...
by David Glasser
January 19th, 2020, 5:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Impact of Crawlspace Encapsulation on Cellar Performance
Replies: 14
Views: 592

Re: Impact of Crawlspace Encapsulation on Cellar Performance

What’s the height of the space? Do you have to get on hands and knees to navigate?
by David Glasser
January 18th, 2020, 10:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Sauternes Vintage -- Good or Bad?
Replies: 19
Views: 825

Re: 2016 Sauternes Vintage -- Good or Bad?

Tran, what I find most interesting about this thread is your mention of trading in bottles. Is that something the LCBO does routinely, for anybody? Is there a time or volume limit?
by David Glasser
January 18th, 2020, 9:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need Help Deciding on Wine Storage Options at Home
Replies: 21
Views: 993

Re: Need Help Deciding on Wine Storage Options at Home

Did it hold 1900 bottles? I’m pondering one of these wine rooms as sort of a personal offsite, probably the 2600 btl. I doubt it. It was advertised that way but these things never hold full capacity in any practical way. I suspect it could have come close with cases stacked on top of the shelves ra...
by David Glasser
January 17th, 2020, 5:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How much wine did you consume in 2019?
Replies: 46
Views: 1697

Re: How much wine did you consume in 2019?

Drank 144 from my cellar in 2019.
Not sure how many more at tastings, friends, restaurants.

Bought 147. Cellar is approaching homeostasis.
by David Glasser
January 17th, 2020, 4:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: High alcohol wines and aging
Replies: 122
Views: 4724

Re: High alcohol wines and aging

Thanks for all your posts here, Wes. They've helped me (start to) understand why some big wines work and others don't. It's been clear to me back to the 80s that zins can do well at higher alcohols than cabernet, and may even be better for it (up to some point). Although grenache-based wines are se...
by David Glasser
January 17th, 2020, 4:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need Help Deciding on Wine Storage Options at Home
Replies: 21
Views: 993

Re: Need Help Deciding on Wine Storage Options at Home

I built a 1900-bottle walk-in wine cellar from a kit similar to these: https://vintagecellars.com/collections/walk-in-wine-rooms I’m not very handy but no construction skills were necessary beyond ability to use a screwdriver. It took two people to handle the heavy pieces. You need to be sure the la...
by David Glasser
January 16th, 2020, 10:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Understanding the dumb phase and aging
Replies: 64
Views: 2962

Re: Understanding the dumb phase and aging

Generally predictable, yes. But not specific enough to confidently predict when a particular bottle has opened back up and is ready to rock. For that, I need additional input from someone who's had it recently or at least knowledge of the specific wine and vintage. Your "15-20 years after the vintag...
by David Glasser
January 16th, 2020, 5:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Enthusiast 2020 Vintage Chart
Replies: 22
Views: 2106

Re: Wine Enthusiast 2020 Vintage Chart

I never paid much attention to Wine Enthusiast. Sounds like they badly missed a few calls here. Prior to the internet, the only value of vintage charts was to improve the odds when choosing from a list of unknown wines in a restaurant. I used to keep the Spectator's pocket version in my wallet when ...
by David Glasser
January 14th, 2020, 8:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Screaming Eagle
Replies: 60
Views: 6949

Re: 2017 Screaming Eagle

for those that got allocations of anything (as opposed to wish list), how long have you been on the list? Another spin: for those receiving mags, had you been buying Second Flight? And how many took the Bonneau du Martray offer? - On since 2001. No mag. 2007 wish list .750s. On since 1996. No mag. ...
by David Glasser
January 14th, 2020, 1:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who isn't drinking their share?
Replies: 33
Views: 1617

Re: Who isn't drinking their share?

That sounds right Chris. I have no idea if Asia or other areas are taking up the slack. There doesn’t seem to be much lag in demand for the wines I’m interested in. I’m in favor of anything that puts downward pressure on prices without limiting availability.
by David Glasser
January 14th, 2020, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who isn't drinking their share?
Replies: 33
Views: 1617

Re: Who isn't drinking their share?

I agree Howard, globally. This article was about US consumption. If domestic consumption flags while elsewhere sales remain strong, there is a risk that some of the things we like might no longer be imported. But the vast bulk of sales, and the related decrease, probably has less to do with the wine...
by David Glasser
January 13th, 2020, 10:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who isn't drinking their share?
Replies: 33
Views: 1617

Re: Who isn't drinking their share?

The winemakers who post here account for a minuscule amount of wine sold in the US. And I haven’t seen them all say that, at least with regard to very low sulfur. Given the imprecise definition of natural wine, it might be difficult to obtain reliable marketing data. My comment was based on my limit...
by David Glasser
January 13th, 2020, 9:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who isn't drinking their share?
Replies: 33
Views: 1617

Re: Who isn't drinking their share?

matthewgoldman wrote:
January 13th, 2020, 8:47 pm
Adam Frisch wrote:
January 13th, 2020, 8:41 pm
Now compare mass produced/luxury wines vs. low-intervention/natural - I bet you the last group increased considerably.
This ^^
Maybe percentage-wise, but I suspect "natural" wines remain a minor segment of the market.
by David Glasser
January 13th, 2020, 4:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recommendations on a 1940 wine, port, madeira, etc?
Replies: 21
Views: 841

Re: Recommendations on a 1940 wine, port, madeira, etc?

Lots of choices on WS, ranging from $450 to $42,000.
https://www.wine-searcher.com/find/-/1940/usa/-/a

I’m not a fan of Madeira or Sherry, and unfortified wine is more prone to being OTH. So I’d go with a vintage Port or Colheita. Or an Armagnac or other vintage dated spirits.
by David Glasser
January 13th, 2020, 1:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone ever sold to wine.com?
Replies: 10
Views: 1481

Re: Anyone ever sold to wine.com?

Question on this, I have around 100k in wines im looking to sell, what is the best way going about that? Selling direct to wine.com or benchmark or going to auction with it? Most wines value from $500-$2000+ Put them in excel and shop the list around. Once you have numbers, can gauge risk of auctio...
by David Glasser
January 13th, 2020, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine "budgeting" - tips?
Replies: 64
Views: 2980

Re: Wine "budgeting" - tips?

I’d be screwed now if I loaded up on age-worthy wines that I bought and liked in my 20s. Another reason to buy fewer high quality wines - if your tastes change they'll be easier to sell down the road to replace with your newly preferred wines If you mean "buy fewer bottles but of higher quality win...
by David Glasser
January 13th, 2020, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Repour wine saver - anyone use this?
Replies: 189
Views: 9999

Re: Repour wine saver - anyone use this?

I still like these. I use them with wine, but they're invaluable with vermouth, which I'm slow to finish. WT That's interesting. I've always thought good vermouth should be available in 187ml sizes or even airplane bottles. Do you use a new repour everytime you drink the vermouth though? Or are you...
by David Glasser
January 13th, 2020, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Repour wine saver - anyone use this?
Replies: 189
Views: 9999

Re: Repour wine saver - anyone use this?

I must have gotten a bad batch or something; I threw out a 12-pack recently because they didn't work for my use case (drink 2/3 bottle over 3 hour period, insert stopper). Apologies for the dumb question: Did you put the Repour in right after pouring each glass or only after 3 hours open to air? I ...
by David Glasser
January 13th, 2020, 11:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who isn't drinking their share?
Replies: 33
Views: 1617

Re: Who isn't drinking their share?

I"ve been doing my part.

As GregT noted in the other thread, fashions change. Bourbon and craft beer are more "in" than wine these days.
by David Glasser
January 13th, 2020, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1982 Pichon Lalande
Replies: 20
Views: 1357

Re: 1982 Pichon Lalande

It's been years since I've had a 1982 Pichon Lalande. Incredible wine, up there with the first growths. Glad to hear there are still outstanding bottles.
by David Glasser
January 13th, 2020, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WSJ: America Drank Less Wine for First Time in 25 Years
Replies: 10
Views: 453

Re: WSJ: America Drank Less Wine for First Time in 25 Years

Don’t blame me, I did my part!

I agree with Greg - most of the effect is likely fashion.
by David Glasser
January 12th, 2020, 7:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: your favorite vintages of Chateau Climens
Replies: 35
Views: 1291

Re: your favorite vintages of Chateau Climens

1986
1988
2001
by David Glasser
January 11th, 2020, 2:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fat Cork- A great new Champagne retailer
Replies: 30
Views: 1947

Re: Fat Cork- A great new Champagne retailer

Warren Taranow wrote:
January 11th, 2020, 10:06 am
I'm in Chuck's camp. As far as I can tell, I pay almost 9% sales tax on every bottle. That doesn't seem insubstantial.

WT
Sales tax on alcohol is 9% in MD and 10.25% in DC, so from my perspective 9% doesn’t seem higher than "normal." WA's 6.5% is a relative bargain.
by David Glasser
January 11th, 2020, 7:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: False alarm, 2008 Cristal: NOT eligible for Total Wine 20% off coupon
Replies: 15
Views: 1070

Re: False alarm, 2008 Cristal: NOT eligible for Total Wine 20% off coupon

I don’t spend that much at TW. Though it might be that the coupons tend to show up a month or so after one of my infrequent purchases. Guessing it might also vary by store. Do others near you get 20% off coupons? You could ask a manager the next time you’re in the store.
by David Glasser
January 11th, 2020, 7:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2007 Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Replies: 32
Views: 1962

Re: 2007 Chateauneuf-du-Pape

I’ve been less happy with 07 Beaucastel than you, Michael. It’s been better than modt other 2007 CdP I’ve drunk, and a couple of bottles have shown promise. The most recent one a few months ago was too ripe and sweet for me to love it. I actually preferred the 2007 VT to the Beaucastel since I didn’...
by David Glasser
January 11th, 2020, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: False alarm, 2008 Cristal: NOT eligible for Total Wine 20% off coupon
Replies: 15
Views: 1070

Re: False alarm, 2008 Cristal: NOT eligible for Total Wine 20% off coupon

benjamin_d wrote:
January 11th, 2020, 6:57 am
Where can i find the 20% off?
They email the coupons to the address you sign up with. I assume they are user-specific, but don’t really know. I haven’t been able to predict when one will show up.
by David Glasser
January 11th, 2020, 7:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?
Replies: 189
Views: 16648

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

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
January 11th, 2020, 6:43 am
Rakuten gives you the option of getting 1 MR point for every cent of cashback.
Ahh, now it makes sense. That is a good deal!
by David Glasser
January 11th, 2020, 7:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decant advice: 2000 La Mission Haut Brion
Replies: 10
Views: 653

Re: Decant advice: 2000 La Mission Haut Brion

Robert A - the 82 HB and LMHB are both awesome wines. I’ve drunk my small stash but will put a bottle of 00 La Miss aside for whenever I get to Orlando. Or you make it up to the DC/Baltimore area. It’ll join a bottle of 89 Montrose waiting in the wings. Thanks to the rest of you for advice, especial...
by David Glasser
January 11th, 2020, 6:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2007 Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Replies: 32
Views: 1962

Re: 2007 Chateauneuf-du-Pape

I’ve fallen out of love with very ripe CdP and Grenache, so this would probably not be in my wheelhouse, but that doesn’t make it a bad wine for those who appreciate the style. As to the "reasonable" alcohol comment, I think Dan is saying that he doesn’t perceive the wine as overly alcoholic on tast...
by David Glasser
January 11th, 2020, 6:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Palmer 2016 for $274, what the what?
Replies: 189
Views: 16648

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

Chris, I’m not following how converting cash back to Amex MR points would double the value of the cash back discount. On a $100 purchase, 14% cash back is $14. You would need 1400 MR points to double that to a $28 value if you value points at 2 cents each. Can you get 1400 Amex MR points for $14 (1 ...
by David Glasser
January 11th, 2020, 5:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fat Cork- A great new Champagne retailer
Replies: 30
Views: 1947

Re: Fat Cork- A great new Champagne retailer

Chuck, when you say alcohol taxes are 4 times higher in WA than in CA, what does that come out to in dollars for a bottle of, say, 14% ABV wine?
by David Glasser
January 11th, 2020, 5:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: False alarm, 2008 Cristal: NOT eligible for Total Wine 20% off coupon
Replies: 15
Views: 1070

Re: False alarm, 2008 Cristal: NOT eligible for Total Wine 20% off coupon

A lot of Bordeaux is Winery Direct. Often those I’m interested in (backfilling, not futures) is sold out or only 1 or 2 bottles are available.
by David Glasser
January 10th, 2020, 5:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decant advice: 2000 La Mission Haut Brion
Replies: 10
Views: 653

Decant advice: 2000 La Mission Haut Brion

I've been cellaring a bunch of this and have yet to pop one. Reading a lot of great notes on CT. Some say it's ready to roll, others say it needs another 5-10 years. I'm going to open one for a dinner. Any advice on how much air to give it? "Open and follow it over the course of the evening" is my p...
by David Glasser
January 10th, 2020, 2:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: False alarm, 2008 Cristal: NOT eligible for Total Wine 20% off coupon
Replies: 15
Views: 1070

Re: 2008 Cristal: $208 at some Total Wines with 20% off coupon

Oops, you’re right Neal. This is not a Winery Direct wine, as I found out when I tried to check out...

Can’t delete the thread, but I’ll change the title.
by David Glasser
January 10th, 2020, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine "budgeting" - tips?
Replies: 64
Views: 2980

Re: Wine "budgeting" - tips?

On a much smaller level, one thing that would help is to give yourself a mandatory waiting period, as though you were buying a pistol in a blue state or something. Whenever you are going to to buy, make yourself wait two days or something before you go click buy. You’ll be amazed how many of them d...
by David Glasser
January 10th, 2020, 2:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Screaming Eagle
Replies: 60
Views: 6949

Re: 2017 Screaming Eagle

Anton D wrote:
January 10th, 2020, 12:37 pm
That's odd, casinos in Vegas have been serving the '17 Screagle to high rollers for over 18 mos.

Maybe they finally ran out of ink for all the '82 Petrus labels they print.
Hard to imagine any barrel-aged 2017 Cabernet being sold by July 2018. Or does my sarcasmometer need recalibration?
by David Glasser
January 10th, 2020, 2:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: False alarm, 2008 Cristal: NOT eligible for Total Wine 20% off coupon
Replies: 15
Views: 1070

False alarm, 2008 Cristal: NOT eligible for Total Wine 20% off coupon

Edited: Never mind, this is not a Winery Direct wine and is not eligible for the 20% off coupon. ======== The 20% coupons come out intermittently and can’t be applied to wines priced with a 7 as the last digit. Pricing varies from store to store. The local TW has 2008 Cristal for $259.99, which work...
by David Glasser
January 8th, 2020, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A scientist's view of the right Champagne glass
Replies: 36
Views: 1723

Re: A scientist's view of the right Champagne glass

You’re right, not enough depth for a meaningful pressure change.
by David Glasser
January 8th, 2020, 2:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Carlson Vineyards NSFW white (USA, Colorado)
Replies: 1
Views: 208

TN: NV Carlson Vineyards NSFW white (USA, Colorado)

Thanks, Kyle, for this bottle of NV Carlson NSFW white. NV Carlson Vineyards NSFW white - USA, Colorado (1/8/2020) A "Try Colorado Wine" free sample from Kyle Schlachter at Colorado Wine Press. Kyle says this is mostly Vidal Blanc and Gewurtztraminer. Sealed with a Diam2 cork, color is pale green/ye...
by David Glasser
January 8th, 2020, 1:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A scientist's view of the right Champagne glass
Replies: 36
Views: 1723

Re: A scientist's view of the right Champagne glass

External pressure on the bubbles decreases as they rise, causing them to expand and accelerate. A phenomenon well known to divers. You can see it in slow motion videos. Here’s one, not the best but you can see some individual bubbles increase in size as they rise. It’s most noticeable as they appro...
by David Glasser
January 8th, 2020, 10:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A scientist's view of the right Champagne glass
Replies: 36
Views: 1723

Re: A scientist's view of the right Champagne glass

I didn´t read all postings carefully, but if I´m not mistaken a certain point is missing here: Champagne/sparkling glasses always have a "pin point" at the bottom where the bubbles start to origine - wine glasses usually don´t have any - and therefore Champagne drunk out of wine (or brandy or whate...
by David Glasser
January 8th, 2020, 5:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A scientist's view of the right Champagne glass
Replies: 36
Views: 1723

Re: A scientist's view of the right Champagne glass

Could the longer path traveled by the bubbles in the flute result in a larger bubble, thereby displacing more liquid and creating greater turnover? Ie faster bubble engine (just love that term haha). I think another random factor would be the number of nucleation sites, which could vary from glass ...
by David Glasser
January 8th, 2020, 5:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2020 Wine Resolutions
Replies: 60
Views: 2680

Re: 2020 Wine Resolutions

I resolve to "drink no wine before it's time". Yes, restraint can be difficult, as seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fs5YwFONswQ I'll occasionally drink a wine before its time ITNOS. For those that are already well-aged, it’s time anytime. Even breakfast for a PX over pancakes or Champagne...
by David Glasser
January 8th, 2020, 4:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Bourbon Impacted Your Wine Spending?
Replies: 99
Views: 2819

Re: Has Bourbon Impacted Your Wine Spending?

I've always found it interesting that the same WBers who are obsessive about wine not having any noticeable oak and alcohol then turn around and love mega-hops hipster IPAs, plus scotch and bourbon. Who are these people? This is not a correlation I have observed. Though I do love Islay Scotch. Igno...
by David Glasser
January 7th, 2020, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is "Down the drain" the NEW HOBBY?
Replies: 54
Views: 2753

Re: Is "Down the drain" the NEW HOBBY?

I've seen the sort of posts that prompted Robert's OP. Hard to be sure how many were employing hyperbole or simply didn't bother to post details of how much of a try they gave the wine. I doubt very many pour a displeasing wine down the drain after just a sip or two. Maybe a flawed poll is in order...

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