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by David Glasser
September 22nd, 2020, 8:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I don’t trust my Coravin anymore
Replies: 57
Views: 3356

Re: I don’t trust my Coravin anymore

I always ejected a little gas as I started inserting the needle, and again afterwards. Tried all the tricks mentioned in this and other threads, except I never bought the extra skinny needle. Still found around 1 in 5 or 6 that seemed degraded after a few months. Most were 2/3 full. I assumed that ...
by David Glasser
September 21st, 2020, 3:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I don’t trust my Coravin anymore
Replies: 57
Views: 3356

Re: I don’t trust my Coravin anymore

I always ejected a little gas as I started inserting the needle, and again afterwards. Tried all the tricks mentioned in this and other threads, except I never bought the extra skinny needle. Still found around 1 in 5 or 6 that seemed degraded after a few months. Most were 2/3 full. I assumed that s...
by David Glasser
September 20th, 2020, 6:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question on Eurocave Placement
Replies: 18
Views: 654

Re: Question on Eurocave Placement

I’d use the basement unless worried about flooding. Smell from the litter box will not affect the wines, though it might make bottle retrieval unpleasant. (Or store only Sauvignon Blanc down there.)
by David Glasser
September 12th, 2020, 9:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 105
Views: 5366

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

AndyK wrote:
September 11th, 2020, 11:41 am
It's a sliding scale... A case at $120, 4-6bottles at $140, max 2 at $160, nothing if above $160
This looks about right for me.
by David Glasser
September 10th, 2020, 5:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: MacDonald release is imminent!!!
Replies: 166
Views: 14800

Re: MacDonald release is imminent!!!

Warren Taranow wrote:
September 8th, 2020, 2:24 pm
AlexO wrote:
September 7th, 2020, 3:40 pm
... the 60-70 year old 1/2 acre that many of us are familiar with.
I love that 1/2 acre!
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Cheers,
Warren
Gnarly!
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by David Glasser
September 5th, 2020, 8:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top Cellar Holdings by Producer and Some Thoughts on how/why that's Changed
Replies: 87
Views: 5008

Re: Top Cellar Holdings by Producer and Some Thoughts on how/why that's Changed

We tend to buy and drink broadly rather than in depth so there isn’t a huge difference in number of bottles between the top 10 producers and the next 10. The differences over time have been more related to regions/styles than producers. I’ve been through a few phases. When I started out in the early...
by David Glasser
September 1st, 2020, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with cooling unit for cellar
Replies: 19
Views: 1767

Re: Help with cooling unit for cellar

Got it. I know some Breezaire and CellarPro units have the same size/shape and are interchangeable. Wasn’t sure if that was the case with yours.
by David Glasser
September 1st, 2020, 6:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with cooling unit for cellar
Replies: 19
Views: 1767

Re: Help with cooling unit for cellar

Will a CellarPro unit fit? They seem to have a reputation for greater reliability than Breezeaire. I’ve had 2 of each, too small a sample to draw meaningful conclusions. That said, anecdotally the Breezaires lasted 8 and 12 years before springing leaks and requiring repair, after which they were sti...
by David Glasser
September 1st, 2020, 5:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 855
Views: 45819

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Bought 4
Drank 9
by David Glasser
August 30th, 2020, 5:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The best seal
Replies: 46
Views: 2514

Re: The best seal

Jud Reis wrote:
August 30th, 2020, 1:33 pm
MG’s would be even higher, so I guess there are a few....
More sport than luxury, but true that they require masochistic devotion to the genre.
by David Glasser
August 30th, 2020, 12:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The best seal
Replies: 46
Views: 2514

Re: The best seal

One data point - did a blind side by side tasting of the 97 Plumpjack cab under cork and screw cap about 4-5 years ago. Pretty unanimous that the screw cap wine tasted younger and less developed, but was progressing and maturing. Might be that aging curves would change under screw cap, but well wor...
by David Glasser
August 23rd, 2020, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! (Dept. of Neologisms)
Replies: 1208
Views: 56802

Re: It's critic bingo! (striding confidently when not prancing)

The mulberry reference for me is quite distinct, the black version having dark fruit, earthy overtones and an intense sweet and sour balance, it makes my favourite jam. For me the chocolate reference is as much about a texture as a flavour, I would normally associate it with a fairly dusty /grainy ...
by David Glasser
August 22nd, 2020, 3:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! (Dept. of Neologisms)
Replies: 1208
Views: 56802

Re: It's critic bingo! (striding confidently when not prancing)

I think it's fine to use chocolate or blueberry or honeysuckle, etc. to describe a wine that has aromas or flavors which remind you of those things. No one thinks the wine actually has chocolate in it. It facilitates communication. Where I lose patience is with the obscure descriptors. Leaving false...
by David Glasser
August 18th, 2020, 11:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Penultimate (Harlan...Promontory)
Replies: 54
Views: 7115

Re: Penultimate (Harlan...Promontory)

Hmm, I dropped Harlan years ago, somewhere around $350. Still got an email for this today.
by David Glasser
August 18th, 2020, 3:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Wine-searcher.com interface
Replies: 69
Views: 2954

Re: New Wine-searcher.com interface

Hi Ross, thanks for the opportunity to share responses. The "Ugh, another new interface to adjust to" reaction started to fade within 5 minutes, so this shouldn’t be too hard to adapt to. The "Retail Stores - in stock and available for sale at the price shown" option is welcome and potentially very ...
by David Glasser
August 17th, 2020, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A drinkers best friend- a healthy choice for many of us
Replies: 27
Views: 1892

Re: A drinkers best friend- a healthy choice for many of us

Glad it made you feel better Blake but testimonials without well-designed, controlled clinical trials leave me unconvinced. IMO, junk-science based supplements that encourage increased alcohol consumption are anything but a healthy choice.
by David Glasser
August 16th, 2020, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How best to appreciate 09 La Las
Replies: 11
Views: 570

Re: How best to appreciate 09 La Las

Wait 10 years? If that’s not practical, decant 3-4 hours. You may find that they have more in common with Alban and SQN than Chave or Allemand, etc. I’ve had 10-12 vintages of the La Las, including 2009, and they are nothing like SQN or Alban. They are also not like Chave or Allemand, as they are n...
by David Glasser
August 16th, 2020, 4:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Temperatures in Wine Coolers - Conundrum
Replies: 20
Views: 983

Re: Temperatures in Wine Coolers - Conundrum

I've never had a WE cabinet but I would say that an 8 degree difference between the LCD thermometer and other thermometers sounds unusual and wrong. I would be ok with it as long as it was able to hold the desired temp without constantly running. Otherwise I would call WE. Actually I’d call them eit...
by David Glasser
August 16th, 2020, 4:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How best to appreciate 09 La Las
Replies: 11
Views: 570

Re: How best to appreciate 09 La Las

Wait 10 years? If that’s not practical, decant 3-4 hours. You may find that they have more in common with Alban and SQN than Chave or Allemand, etc.
by David Glasser
August 16th, 2020, 4:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Temperatures in Wine Coolers - Conundrum
Replies: 20
Views: 983

Re: Temperatures in Wine Coolers - Conundrum

Go with thermometers you trust. If the WE cabinet's LCD is odd man out, it’s probably wrong.
by David Glasser
August 13th, 2020, 3:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bel Air Marquis d'Aligre 1982
Replies: 37
Views: 1764

Re: Bel Air Marquis d'Aligre 1982

Thanks Julian, think I will give this a try.
by David Glasser
August 12th, 2020, 4:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bel Air Marquis d'Aligre 1982
Replies: 37
Views: 1764

Re: Bel Air Marquis d'Aligre 1982

Robert, thanks for that - I've never tried a 99. Rudi - glad you enjoyed the 2010, great notes - you pinpoint well the characteristics of BAMA which you will find much more of in those three older vintages Hi Julian - do you say this because of a change in the way the wine is made, different vintag...
by David Glasser
August 8th, 2020, 7:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine tasting at home - how to store unfinished bottles
Replies: 39
Views: 1741

Re: Wine tasting at home - how to store unfinished bottles

If you find that putting it in the fridge with a cork in it falls short (usually works for me for 1 day, less often 2), try the Repour. That extends the life of a bottle for 1 week, maybe more in my experience. You have to keep the bottle upright after opening. I’ve heard some report occasional fail...
by David Glasser
August 6th, 2020, 2:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine authentication books
Replies: 10
Views: 561

Re: Wine authentication books

Closest you’ll come to a book is here, but the signal/noise ratio for the details you seek is low: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=61172
by David Glasser
August 4th, 2020, 10:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Wine Movie
Replies: 74
Views: 2894

Re: Favorite Wine Movie

An off the beaten path suggestion:
Tu Seras Mon Fils
https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/you-will-be-my-son
by David Glasser
August 4th, 2020, 8:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Natty Wine: A Millennial Con?
Replies: 113
Views: 4339

Re: Natty Wine: A Millennial Con?

Some great contributions from Andrew Jefford to this discussion can be found here: https://www.winescholarguild.org/blog/the-great-debate-natural-wine-with-andrew-jefford-and-simon-j-woolf That was a nice summary. I tend to lean toward Jeffords' position rather than Woolf's. If wine can happen by s...
by David Glasser
August 4th, 2020, 7:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar
Replies: 241
Views: 11468

Re: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar

I posted earlier, but I posted a NV Champagne, which is cheating a bit. My largest holding of a single wine in a single vintage is 2015 Emrich-Schonleber Halenberg GG - 55 bottles and 3 magnums. A bottle in early March was stunning, despite its youth, and made me very happy to have this stash. I ge...
by David Glasser
August 4th, 2020, 7:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When Will All White Burg Producers Begin To Use Diam?
Replies: 42
Views: 2144

Re: When Will All White Burg Producers Begin To Use Diam?

I've seen DIAM5 on their lower end stuff and DIAM10 on the GCs. Is anybody using DIAM30? Currently drinking a 2016 Marc Colin Chassange-Montrachet Les Caillerets that was bottled under DIAM30. The closure is solid as a rock and was significantly more difficult to get out of bottle than a regular co...
by David Glasser
August 4th, 2020, 7:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Total Wine Selection Question
Replies: 35
Views: 2665

Re: Total Wine Selection Question

I still get 20% off coupons but anything I want is either not in stock (or only 1 bottle available) or ineligible because the price ends in a "7."
by David Glasser
August 4th, 2020, 7:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar
Replies: 241
Views: 11468

Re: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar

Mic drop! 🎤 Just in case my post was unclear, those are bottles, not cases. I don’t play in the big leagues. Did you have more 89 LB? There is no problem keeping it as it will outlive all of us, but it has been delicious for a long time. Yup, those are the # of bottles currently in the cellar. Comp...
by David Glasser
August 3rd, 2020, 8:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar
Replies: 241
Views: 11468

Re: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar

I rarely buy even case quantities so mine will pale in comparison. Still have a fair number of some wedding and birth year wines: 11 x 1989 Lynch Bages 11 x 1988 Krug 11 x 2016 Produttori Barbaresco 10 x 1988 Lynch Bages Mic drop! 🎤 Just in case my post was unclear, those are bottles, not cases. I ...
by David Glasser
August 3rd, 2020, 1:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar
Replies: 241
Views: 11468

Re: Most bottles of a single wine from one vintage in your cellar

I rarely buy even case quantities so mine will pale in comparison. Still have a fair number of some wedding and birth year wines:
11 x 1989 Lynch Bages
11 x 1988 Krug
11 x 2016 Produttori Barbaresco
10 x 1988 Lynch Bages
by David Glasser
August 2nd, 2020, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 855
Views: 45819

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Back on track after very bad behavior last month:
Drank 10
Bought 2
by David Glasser
August 2nd, 2020, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Got the RONA...no smell, no taste, no WINE!
Replies: 109
Views: 5957

Re: Got the RONA...no smell, no taste, no WINE!

Sorry to hear you guys were sick but glad you came through it, hopefully with full return of your sense of smell.
by David Glasser
August 2nd, 2020, 1:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Natty Wine: A Millennial Con?
Replies: 113
Views: 4339

Re: Natty Wine: A Millennial Con?

We’ve become our parents. [swoon.gif]

Kids these days. I just don’t understand their taste in music wine.
by David Glasser
July 29th, 2020, 8:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most reds don’t benefit from room temp????
Replies: 53
Views: 1918

Re: Most reds don’t benefit from room temp????

Americans tend to drink white wines too cold and red wines too warm. I think that is right. Especially in the Summer when the house is warmer, I do not enjoy a 78 degree wine. I keep the wine in the fridge in between glasses to prevent it from becoming too warm. This. Intermittent fridge time does ...
by David Glasser
July 29th, 2020, 12:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Palate sensitivity over time...
Replies: 22
Views: 879

Re: Palate sensitivity over time...

I do not think that my ability to detect flaws has changed. My identification of such has changed, however, due to experience. I also do not look for flaws- I open the wine to enjoy it. I will say that my preferences have changed a lot, e.g., fruit forward vs structure vs tannic vs oaky etc. And th...
by David Glasser
July 27th, 2020, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN Cos d’Estournel 2009
Replies: 26
Views: 1518

Re: TN Cos d’Estournel 2009

LOL... so is 2003 or 2009 the biggest, baddest, meanest junkyard-doggest Cos.
by David Glasser
July 24th, 2020, 3:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Three adjacent parcels of Meursault Perrières this Spring (updated!)
Replies: 79
Views: 4255

Re: Three adjacent parcels of Meursault Perrières this Spring (updated!)

I have to say that being as amateur as I am there is a clear difference here. Coche is justifying that $5,000 price tag (wish it didn't). Btw, I freaking love this content. I'd pay for this just like I do for ratings/notes. Join the Grand Cru Crü https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/ucp.php?i=167 I...
by David Glasser
July 24th, 2020, 5:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Vinguardvalise 55% off
Replies: 9
Views: 683

Re: PSA: Vinguardvalise 55% off

Thanks Michael. It may be another year before I get on a plane again, but when I do I expect to be taking one of these.
by David Glasser
July 24th, 2020, 5:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Three adjacent parcels of Meursault Perrières this Spring (updated!)
Replies: 79
Views: 4255

Re: Three adjacent parcels of Meursault Perrières this Spring (updated!)

I have to say that being as amateur as I am there is a clear difference here. Coche is justifying that $5,000 price tag (wish it didn't). Btw, I freaking love this content. I'd pay for this just like I do for ratings/notes. Join the Grand Cru Crü https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/ucp.php?i=167
by David Glasser
July 24th, 2020, 4:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Vinguardvalise 55% off
Replies: 9
Views: 683

Re: PSA: Vinguardvalise 55% off

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
July 23rd, 2020, 7:44 am
Today and tomorrow.

Code: July55
Thanks for the heads up!

Any experience with the various inserts?

Grande or Petite XL750 for fat Champagne bottles (Krug, Comtes)?
by David Glasser
July 22nd, 2020, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's wrong with Saxum?
Replies: 68
Views: 6302

Re: What's wrong with Saxum?

Mark, SQN was tough to give up on and was one of the last to go for me. That I fell out of love with ripe Grenache helped. I do miss their Syrah.
by David Glasser
July 22nd, 2020, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The World's finest Chardonnay is from ...
Replies: 105
Views: 4695

Re: The World's finest Chardonnay is from ...

Let me ask you a question though. If I was looking for a White Burgundy that was available for less than $100 that has the sap, cut, and complexity that, to you, define White Burgundy, what would you recommend? I'll find it and try it. Not Greg, but I’ll suggest a wine that Howard turned me on to: ...
by David Glasser
July 22nd, 2020, 7:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The World's finest Chardonnay is from ...
Replies: 105
Views: 4695

Re: The World's finest Chardonnay is from ...

Let me ask you a question though. If I was looking for a White Burgundy that was available for less than $100 that has the sap, cut, and complexity that, to you, define White Burgundy, what would you recommend? I'll find it and try it. Not Greg, but I’ll suggest a wine that Howard turned me on to: ...
by David Glasser
July 22nd, 2020, 7:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long do you drink a bottle of Wine?
Replies: 38
Views: 1598

Re: How long do you drink a bottle of Wine?

I’ve found that Repour (https://www.repour.com/) works substantially better than a simple stopper. They’re not too expensive. Bottles hold up 5-7 days without noticeable change. I mostly use them on older bottles. Young wines tend to do fine overnight without it, and a bottle rarely lasts beyond 2 d...
by David Glasser
July 22nd, 2020, 5:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's wrong with Saxum?
Replies: 68
Views: 6302

Re: What's wrong with Saxum?

I agree with the general sentiment. Since they make so many different wines, taking your full allocation can easily exceed $2K. 10 years ago, my allocation was a case in the Spring and a case in the Fall. Now they have almost doubled the number of different wines they make and my allocation is 3-4 ...
by David Glasser
July 21st, 2020, 1:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WILLIAM KELLEY!
Replies: 231
Views: 10195

Re: WILLIAM KELLEY!

Have you ever done a comparison of the prices you paid on futures for the 2014s and what they were available for on delivery? I'd be curious. I didn't buy many but can't remember any of them being much more expensive on arrival. But my memory sucks. It's been a while, but I did notice some coming o...
by David Glasser
July 21st, 2020, 8:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1438
Views: 87502

Re: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
July 21st, 2020, 7:18 am
Mark Golodetz wrote:
July 21st, 2020, 6:45 am
Thanks David. Even if they have now remedied, they were in violation. I assume that will have consequences.
Probably.
$230 million vs. $7.5 billion in subsidies.
How often are the consequences proportional to the offenses?

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