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by David Glasser
November 11th, 2019, 6:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winebid revised.....
Replies: 71
Views: 5731

Re: Winebid revised.....

Clear cache and cookies and reboot?
by David Glasser
November 11th, 2019, 5:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN fun: what variety is this?
Replies: 30
Views: 1010

Re: TN fun: what variety is this?

Eric, thank you for gifting us with that explanation.

If adjectives can become nouns and nouns can become verbs, when someone gifts me a bottle of Cabernet, have I been varietaled? Cultivared?
by David Glasser
November 11th, 2019, 4:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winebid revised.....
Replies: 71
Views: 5731

Re: Winebid revised.....

TimF wrote:
November 11th, 2019, 1:10 pm
Anyone else have a problem getting to Winebid's website? I get some error now "Because this site uses HTTP Strict Transport Security, you can’t continue to this site at this time."
The Wine Gods have determined that you’ve bought enough? [cheers.gif]
by David Glasser
November 11th, 2019, 1:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN fun: what variety is this?
Replies: 30
Views: 1010

Re: TN fun: what variety is this?

Haha...I absolutely KNEW someone was going to point that out, Anton. I was corrected (here, I think) when I asserted that using, "varietal" when describing a single type of grape was incorrect, as it was only supposed to be used as a noun. As soon as I posted the high five above, it was only a matt...
by David Glasser
November 11th, 2019, 12:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Chave Hermitage
Replies: 5
Views: 525

Re: 2013 Chave Hermitage

More dollars than sense.
by David Glasser
November 10th, 2019, 8:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Berserker Abroad...
Replies: 19
Views: 1068

Re: A Berserker Abroad...

Great story and pics, Anton. A fun read. Thanks.
by David Glasser
November 10th, 2019, 8:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Shipping companies hates me
Replies: 46
Views: 1749

Re: Shipping companies hates me

UPS drivers are unionized, Fedex aren't. But they are comparatively well paid. If I driver was rude or angry simply because I had heavy boxes, I'd report to management. The driver would have to make me feel pretty uncomfortable, and more than once, for me to report them to management. Everyone has ...
by David Glasser
November 10th, 2019, 7:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on Buying and Consuming BURGUNDY
Replies: 132
Views: 13127

Re: Thoughts on Buying and Consuming BURGUNDY

Hi guys first post here . Nice to meet you all . What do you guys think of the argument someone makes : burgundy is too expensive I drink barolo and barbaresco instead ?? Fine, but Barbaresco is a totally different wine than Burgundy. Just because wines are light bodied or high acidity doesn’t make...
by David Glasser
November 8th, 2019, 9:44 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Popeyes Chicken Sandwich
Replies: 121
Views: 5309

Re: The Screaming Eagle of Chicken Sandwiches

There was a murder in Baltimore this week over cutting in line for a Popeye's chicken sandwich.

https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/crime ... story.html
by David Glasser
November 8th, 2019, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1990 Raffault "Les Picasses"
Replies: 18
Views: 1147

Re: 1990 Raffault "Les Picasses"

Couldn't resist opening another one of these tonight. Like Kelly's bottle, this was on a higher plane. More mature complexity that was just irresistible. What a great bottle.
by David Glasser
November 8th, 2019, 8:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN fun: what variety is this?
Replies: 30
Views: 1010

Re: TN fun: what variety is this?

I would have guessed Syrah/N. Rhône. Thought this thread was going to be a critique of the note, not the wine. Reminded me of the time in the 90s our group did a blind tasting trying to match the wine to the Wine Spectator tasting notes. No one got more than 1/3 right. Maybe, WS got 2/3 wrong. That...
by David Glasser
November 8th, 2019, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ravenswood library offer
Replies: 280
Views: 12951

Re: Ravenswood library offer

I emailed yesterday to ask about shipping. Got a reply that they are being sent next week.

One or two of these will be opened on Thanksgiving.
by David Glasser
November 8th, 2019, 8:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Château Sociando-Mallet (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)
Replies: 6
Views: 367

Re: TN: 2014 Château Sociando-Mallet (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)

Sounds wonderful, David, thanks for the report. I’ve been trying to resist Alfert's enablement on this wine. Your positive note has pushed me over the edge. The heck with the cellar reduction plan, this sounds like it’s right up my alley.
by David Glasser
November 8th, 2019, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN fun: what variety is this?
Replies: 30
Views: 1010

Re: TN fun: what variety is this?

I would have guessed Syrah/N. Rhône.

Thought this thread was going to be a critique of the note, not the wine. Reminded me of the time in the 90s our group did a blind tasting trying to match the wine to the Wine Spectator tasting notes. No one got more than 1/3 right.
by David Glasser
November 8th, 2019, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Container Arrives.
Replies: 4
Views: 592

Re: New Container Arrives.

Beats the alternative.
As long as you’re not spacey.
by David Glasser
November 5th, 2019, 8:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '16 MacD ship date
Replies: 51
Views: 3045

Re: '16 MacD ship date

Mine came in the usual cardboard box.
by David Glasser
November 5th, 2019, 8:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: BonnyDoon Syrah X-Block '12-'14...(short/boring)
Replies: 12
Views: 701

Re: TN: BonnyDoon Syrah X-Block '12-'14...(short/boring)

The only one of these I tried was the '13 X-Block Syrah. I got a lot more oak, Otherwise similar impressions. Plan to leave them alone a few years to see if it comes together.
by David Glasser
November 5th, 2019, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Construction advice: racking choices
Replies: 34
Views: 1423

Re: Cellar Construction advice: racking choices

So I confirmed with Vigilant that their standard racking fits Burg bottles. Not really excited about the DIY assembly but not sure if I have better choices. They have nice design software online. Anyone use Vigilant? Thoughts? So for big bins, I, unlike a certain Sarah who had the forethought to bu...
by David Glasser
November 3rd, 2019, 6:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA: Kinda ridiculous Bonny Doon sale
Replies: 105
Views: 7696

Re: PSA: Kinda ridiculous Bonny Doon sale

Tried the 2013 X-block Syrah tonight. Too much oak for my palate. I guess time will tell if it integrates with cellaring. I have doubts but can’t complain at $16/bottle.
by David Glasser
November 3rd, 2019, 4:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Planning a trip to the Loire Valley
Replies: 16
Views: 876

Re: Planning a trip to the Loire Valley

Appointments recommended.
People were very friendly.
French helps but we managed with high school level abilities.
Driving is easy.
Loved this place as a base of operations: https://www.relaischateaux.com/us/franc ... ire-noizay
by David Glasser
November 2nd, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decant advice 2015 Faiveley, Maume
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Re: Decant advice 2015 Faiveley, Maume

Thanks Kris, good advice.
by David Glasser
November 2nd, 2019, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decant advice 2015 Faiveley, Maume
Replies: 3
Views: 261

Decant advice 2015 Faiveley, Maume

Infanticide, I know, but opening these two for a dinner/tasting ITNOS.

2015 Faivelely Gevry-Chambertin Lavaux St. Jacques
2015 Maume/Tawse Gevry-Chambertin Cherbaudes

Couple of hours decant?
by David Glasser
November 2nd, 2019, 11:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1970 Château Haut-Bailly (France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan)
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: TN: 1970 Château Haut-Bailly (France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan)

Good point Mark, shorthand got me, but appreciate the detail. Let me say it’s my favorite affordable wine from the entire Pessac/Leognan/Graves area. Exclusive of the rest of the left bank. At least it didn’t come out as my favorite from Pensacola, which is what autocorrect wanted me to post.
by David Glasser
November 1st, 2019, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1990 Raffault "Les Picasses"
Replies: 18
Views: 1147

Re: 1990 Raffault "Les Picasses"

Finishing the 90 Picasses tonight. Even better than last night. Amazing for a wine pushing 30 years old.
by David Glasser
November 1st, 2019, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1970 Château Haut-Bailly (France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan)
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: TN: 1970 Château Haut-Bailly (France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan)

Haut Bailly is probably my favorite Pessac, among those I can afford. Never had the 1970 but it sounds like I'd love it.
by David Glasser
November 1st, 2019, 8:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 593
Views: 30062

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Not a great, nor a very representative, October. We were dry for the first two weeks, then out of the country for the next two weeks, just home last night. Bought: 8 Drank: 2 Net: +6 I didn't count wine purchased and consumed on our travels as it never hit our cellar. Now, if you were to ask me abo...
by David Glasser
October 31st, 2019, 8:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eleven Madison Park wine
Replies: 57
Views: 5226

Re: Eleven Madison Park wine

Never been to EMP. Do they tell you which wines will be poured before you decide whether to go with the pairings?
by David Glasser
October 31st, 2019, 7:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you consider technology use to be "natural?"
Replies: 41
Views: 1615

Re: Would you consider technology use to be "natural?"

Natural = Lower-Intervention. Wine is the last big food group to be taken down the organic/natural/no additives/humane growing/no pesticides path (even junk food past that stage decades ago). It is inevitable. It was always the case that it would have to go down that route. You probably don't buy p...
by David Glasser
October 31st, 2019, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1990 Raffault "Les Picasses"
Replies: 18
Views: 1147

Re: 1990 Raffault "Les Picasses"

WB enablement (lookin' at you Alfert) prompted purchase of a six-pack of this wine. Popped my first one this evening. 1990 Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses - France, Loire Valley, Touraine, Chinon (10/31/2019) Secondary market purchase in 2019. Black mold on top 1/4 of cork but lower 3/4 pristine, ...
by David Glasser
October 31st, 2019, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '16 MacD ship date
Replies: 51
Views: 3045

Re: '16 MacD ship date

David Glasser wrote:
October 30th, 2019, 9:31 am
Got an email today that shipping is delayed due to power outages and fires.
This after an email yesterday saying it was being sent yesterday.
Email today says it's shipped.
by David Glasser
October 31st, 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy harvest dates back to the 14th century
Replies: 11
Views: 855

Re: Burgundy harvest dates back to the 14th century

And not to pick on the French, and Burgundy, but my tasting group did an interesting tasting in September with specific NorCal wines, blind of course, and with ringers to keep us all honest were tasted to see if their palates reflected supposed and claimed "early pick and lower alcohols due to that...
by David Glasser
October 31st, 2019, 5:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Drops of God
Replies: 16
Views: 1694

Re: The Drops of God

Why limit yourself to one superpower?
by David Glasser
October 31st, 2019, 5:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 593
Views: 30062

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Bought: 10
Drank: 12
Net: minus 2

Hoping for a strong finish to the year.
Must. Resist. Holiday. Sales.
by David Glasser
October 30th, 2019, 8:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Premox Affected Your Appreciation Of Maturity?
Replies: 106
Views: 2761

Re: Has Premox Affected Your Appreciation Of Maturity?

I think that the people who make white burgundy have mostly changed their practices and such. I think you are fine with anything from 2010 forward. That being said, I have not really tasted much of older white Burgundy That may well be. Yet as much as I love well-aged white Burgs, I’m not giving th...
by David Glasser
October 30th, 2019, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "What the . . . Where TF did this come from?"
Replies: 40
Views: 2392

Re: "What the . . . Where TF did this come from?"

Shifting and sorting and reorganizing in the cellar, I came upon a number of bottles for which there are no credible explanations. There has never been a time in my life when I would buy this malvasia, and there is no plausible set of circumstances in which anyone might have given it to me. All tol...
by David Glasser
October 30th, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has Premox Affected Your Appreciation Of Maturity?
Replies: 106
Views: 2761

Re: Has Premox Affected Your Appreciation Of Maturity?

No change in my appreciation of maturity for white Burgs or any other wines. I just don’t experience it in white Burgs any more since I buy very few and don’t age those I do buy.
by David Glasser
October 30th, 2019, 9:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Drops of God
Replies: 16
Views: 1694

Re: The Drops of God

by David Glasser
October 30th, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '16 MacD ship date
Replies: 51
Views: 3045

Re: '16 MacD ship date

Got an email today that shipping is delayed due to power outages and fires.
This after an email yesterday saying it was being sent yesterday.
by David Glasser
October 28th, 2019, 6:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The polemic St-Emilion Pavie 2003
Replies: 46
Views: 1776

Re: The polemic St-Emilion Pavie 2003

AFWE = Anti-Flavor Wine Elite. It’s a dig on those who like their wines on the leaner side. And for some who like their wines on the leaner side, perhaps a badge of honour. No disrespect meant. Parker originated it as a dig. At this point AFWE is a handy shortcut and a moniker most with a classic p...
by David Glasser
October 27th, 2019, 8:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "What the . . . Where TF did this come from?"
Replies: 40
Views: 2392

Re: "What the . . . Where TF did this come from?"

Have you ever lost a set of keys? A favorite pen or, considering a $10 Malvasia, a cheap one? Transmogrification, baby!
by David Glasser
October 27th, 2019, 8:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The polemic St-Emilion Pavie 2003
Replies: 46
Views: 1776

Re: The polemic St-Emilion Pavie 2003

What does AFWE mean ? AFWE = Anti-Flavor Wine Elite. It’s a dig on those who like their wines on the leaner side. And for some who like their wines on the leaner side, perhaps a badge of honour. No disrespect meant. Parker originated it as a dig. At this point AFWE is a handy shortcut and a moniker...
by David Glasser
October 27th, 2019, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The polemic St-Emilion Pavie 2003
Replies: 46
Views: 1776

Re: The polemic St-Emilion Pavie 2003

Since I have 2, I’ll put one in the queue to try soon. The other 2003 I bought based on the controversy at the time was the Cos d'Estournel. I popped one last year. It was ripe, lush, and very fruit forward, but not jammy, and it was well enough balanced. Very ripe and concentrated, no Bordeaux comp...
by David Glasser
October 27th, 2019, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville
Replies: 274
Views: 18926

Re: Fires in Sonoma...again - Geyserville

Wishing safety and preservation of property for all of our WBs. Hard to imagine what it’s like based on some of the images and videos, just horrible.
by David Glasser
October 27th, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The polemic St-Emilion Pavie 2003
Replies: 46
Views: 1776

Re: The polemic St-Emilion Pavie 2003

Doesn’t sound like a whole lot of integration or complexity going on there. The wine seems to be a hit with the majority of the unwashed masses on CT, yet remains a stalking horse for some. I bought 2 bottles precisely because of the controversy. Still waiting to open one to see for myself. Let us ...
by David Glasser
October 27th, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1989 bordeaux
Replies: 12
Views: 782

Re: 1989 bordeaux

Great lineup and interesting notes. I’ve gotten more bell pepper from 1989 Pichon Lalande than 1989 Lynch Bages. Well-stored bottles of the Lynch are still young and need another 5-10 years to start showing all their potential and complexity in my experience. My impressions match yours on the Pichon...
by David Glasser
October 27th, 2019, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: You’re being evacuated from your home, what wine do you grab?
Replies: 84
Views: 2757

Re: You’re being evacuated from your home, what wine do you grab?

88 Krug (mag) and 88 Clos du Mesnil.
by David Glasser
October 27th, 2019, 9:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The polemic St-Emilion Pavie 2003
Replies: 46
Views: 1776

Re: The polemic St-Emilion Pavie 2003

Doesn’t sound like a whole lot of integration or complexity going on there. The wine seems to be a hit with the majority of the unwashed masses on CT, yet remains a stalking horse for some. I bought 2 bottles precisely because of the controversy. Still waiting to open one to see for myself.
by David Glasser
October 24th, 2019, 2:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I’m New and have 1,000 Questions
Replies: 119
Views: 6637

Re: I’m New and have 1,000 Questions

The quickest way to learn is to join an established group. Splurge on a decent bottle to bring to a tasting and you will reap the dividend of being able to taste 5, 10, or more wines for the price of that bottle. Good news is that there should be a few groups in Atlanta. I know there are a number of...
by David Glasser
October 24th, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Would you consider technology use to be "natural?"
Replies: 41
Views: 1615

Re: Would you consider technology use to be "natural?"

Appreciate the real world perspective as always, Wes.

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