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by dbailey
March 27th, 2020, 9:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What red and white Burgundies are currently in your cellar - by vintage
Replies: 66
Views: 1963

Re: What red and white Burgundies are currently in your cellar - by vintage

Top 10 reds:
14/14%
10/13%
09/12%
13/11%
05/11%
12/6%
11/4%
15/4%
02/4%
08/3%

Too 10 whites:
14/30%
13/12%
15/12%
17/11%
18/8%
12/7%
10/5%
16/4%
11/4%
9/3%

Burgundy is nearly 60% of my cellar. Delighted to see how long I went on 14 whites!
by dbailey
March 19th, 2020, 3:47 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 210
Views: 7559

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

mark rudner wrote:
March 19th, 2020, 9:56 am
oh man 2 weeks in jumby
sounds pretty good right about now...
No kidding! Hopefully, we’ll all get back there later this year instead.
by dbailey
March 18th, 2020, 2:46 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 210
Views: 7559

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

We had a family trip to Jumby Bay scheduled for 2 weeks time. Booked it all through BA. They emailed us yesterday saying it would all be cancelled and everything (ie whatever cash and airmiles we spent) would be refunded to us immediately. No charges, no taxes withheld/not returned, no messing about...
by dbailey
March 18th, 2020, 2:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 186
Views: 18675

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

Available in bulk in the uk for £620/6 IB which is only £20 above original release price with Gbp now down at 1.15/$!!
by dbailey
March 15th, 2020, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Passopisciaro Terre Siciliane Passobianco (Italy, Sicily, Terre Siciliane)
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: TN: 2016 Passopisciaro Terre Siciliane Passobianco (Italy, Sicily, Terre Siciliane)

Nice note Dennis. Yeah, this is a super bottle of wine and the price is right. Confirms my belief that Italian white wine has so much to offer in virtually every region. Tom Right on, Tom. We talked Tuesday night that several of us are all about Italian whites right now. Took me a long time to get ...
by dbailey
March 10th, 2020, 4:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 09 winston out
Replies: 1
Views: 385

09 winston out

Cheaper than the 08 release price. Anyone tried it?
by dbailey
March 10th, 2020, 3:03 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Drastic times call for drastic measures
Replies: 3
Views: 477

Re: Drastic times call for drastic measures

So pls loan us some money with zero interest rate and zero security.
by dbailey
March 8th, 2020, 12:08 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 210
Views: 7559

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

Meant to be doing a car rally around northern italy in june. No idea if it will go ahead but I’m holding off signing up and paying for now.
by dbailey
March 8th, 2020, 12:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Another Ramonet 14
Replies: 7
Views: 572

Re: TN: Another Ramonet 14

The '14's are seriously good. and as per Don’s note, 01 chez Ramonet stood above most others that vintage. Poured away nearly every bottle of my 01 ramonet bbm. Certainly stood above everyone else in that vintage for POX in my experience. Never bought a bottle of ramonet since and never will.
by dbailey
March 7th, 2020, 4:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Sous Frétille
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Re: TN: 2017 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Pernand-Vergelesses 1er Cru Sous Frétille

Have you tried any bottles of his PV Combottes or Belles Filles yet?
by dbailey
February 27th, 2020, 2:40 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Paris with kids?
Replies: 9
Views: 425

Re: Paris with kids?

Took our then 6 and 7 year old daughters to paris 7 years ago. We found a great hotel to stay in with connecting rooms just off the rue de rivoli and that made it easy just to walk pretty much everywhere with them. We ate at the jules verne restaurant in the eiffel tower which was the first really n...
by dbailey
February 26th, 2020, 9:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Comtesse Bernard de Cherisey Meursault-Blagny 1er Cru La Genelotte
Replies: 9
Views: 691

Re: TN: 2017 Comtesse Bernard de Cherisey Meursault-Blagny 1er Cru La Genelotte

Sadly, this wine jumped from £40 in the 14 vintage to £70 in the 17 vintage in the uk (pre-tax). Perfect example of why I’ve stopped buying wine almost completely.
by dbailey
February 13th, 2020, 6:39 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Need London Restaurant Recs. There's a Twist!
Replies: 10
Views: 607

Re: Need London Restaurant Recs. There's a Twist!

For fine dining it won’t be easy to get a large table on a friday night but I’d try la trompette, elystan street and chez bruce. Are you going to twickenham by train from central london? If so, a good place to grab some beers on the way is the Alma pub in wandsworth. Right next to the train station ...
by dbailey
January 30th, 2020, 1:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: QPR Burgundy?
Replies: 87
Views: 4422

Re: QPR Burgundy?

Try a pavelot slb dominodes or a Bize slb vergelesses. Benchmark has the 99 dominode for c. $50
by dbailey
January 30th, 2020, 12:49 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Lisbon & Porto - Portugal
Replies: 9
Views: 843

Re: Lisbon & Porto - Portugal

Yeatman in Porto. Great hotel with fantastic views of a stunning city.
by dbailey
January 27th, 2020, 5:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: World tour: producers that appeal to Burg palate
Replies: 41
Views: 2404

Re: World tour: producers that appeal to Burg palate

Dennis Atick wrote:
January 26th, 2020, 1:47 pm
Arcadian
+100.
by dbailey
January 27th, 2020, 1:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: If you had to pick 2 Champagne Producers......
Replies: 101
Views: 3484

Re: If you had to pick 2 Champagne Producers......

Very hard to pick just 2. My 5 would be vilmart, deutz, krug, dp and taittinger.
by dbailey
January 23rd, 2020, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar
Replies: 107
Views: 5713

Re: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar

Just to be clear, those are all pre-tax ie IB.
by dbailey
January 23rd, 2020, 7:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar
Replies: 107
Views: 5713

Re: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar

PYCM were very well priced for their quality a few years ago. Now, at least in the US, they have gotten a lot more expensive. I recently bought Ramonet CM premier crus for substantially less than I would pay for PYCM premier crus (although the Ramonets were 2015s) and I like the wines of Ramonet mo...
by dbailey
January 23rd, 2020, 3:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar
Replies: 107
Views: 5713

Re: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar

One of the key reasons for the widespread support for pycm is simply lack of the dreaded POX. I’ve had one slightly advanced bottle out of hundreds.
by dbailey
January 22nd, 2020, 3:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Krug 168
Replies: 29
Views: 2038

Re: TN: Krug 168

Weirdly, this seems to be available only in the US.
by dbailey
January 20th, 2020, 12:56 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Troyes and The Aube
Replies: 6
Views: 671

Re: Troyes and The Aube

Several recs for cafes/restaurants in Troyes on the uk wine pages board.
by dbailey
January 19th, 2020, 7:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ampeau MP and Dauvissat-Camus Preuses
Replies: 17
Views: 930

Re: Ampeau MP and Dauvissat-Camus Preuses

I’ve had 2 out of a 6 pack of the 93 amp perrieres. That was back in nov 17 though. I found the botrytis a bit off putting on those bottles.
by dbailey
January 19th, 2020, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Large format
Replies: 32
Views: 1708

Re: Large format

C. 250 mags, over 50% champagne and over a third burg (1/4 white).
by dbailey
January 18th, 2020, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar
Replies: 107
Views: 5713

Re: Top three white Burgundy producers in your cellar

Interesting how many have pycm at the top of the list. He now accounts for nearly 50% of my white burgs And I’m perfectly happy with that. Nobody else above 5%.
by dbailey
January 16th, 2020, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel
Replies: 125
Views: 9021

Re: Burgundy 2018, impressions from barrel

Can’t recall burghound using language like that before re a vintage. Caveat emptor indeed.
by dbailey
January 14th, 2020, 4:59 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Honeymoon plans: help me make a decision
Replies: 22
Views: 1191

Re: Honeymoon plans: help me make a decision

Bearing in mind the distances involved, I’d also suggest Porto. Really stunning city, wonderfully friendly people, incredible food destination and obviously masses of wine stuff to explore. Weather should be lovely then. Stay at the Yeatman.
by dbailey
January 12th, 2020, 10:10 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Honeymoon plans: help me make a decision
Replies: 22
Views: 1191

Re: Honeymoon plans: help me make a decision

I’d 2nd the south of france suggestion. Typically, weather will be lovely and everywhere will be very relaxed and uncrowded. Eg. Ste Tropez is actually really nice out of peak season. You can just turn up for lunch at club 55!

In Cordoba, I can recommend the Palacio Bailio highly.
by dbailey
January 8th, 2020, 7:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on this list of PYCM lower end 2017’s
Replies: 29
Views: 3093

Re: Thoughts on this list of PYCM lower end 2017’s

To give you some perspective, PM Folatieres and CM Cailerets were c. $130 and meursault perrieres $175 in uk all in. I’d skip all the trophies in your list and buy the stuff at champs gains price and below.
by dbailey
January 7th, 2020, 9:11 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Italy (Rome/Florence/Venice) - June 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 2635

Re: Italy (Rome/Florence/Venice) - June 2020

If you like cars, we’ll be doing a car rally around florence/tuscany in june. Lots of crazy stuff - mcclaren senna, la ferrari, huayara etc etc etc.
by dbailey
January 3rd, 2020, 12:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent 2013 Burg tasting notes
Replies: 26
Views: 1231

Re: Recent 2013 Burg tasting notes

2013 reminds me a bit on something between 1995 and 1996 ... needing time. No resemblance to really great vintages like 1990 or 1999. Interestingly, I was talking to Christophe Roumier about 2013, and he observed that in terms of harvest date and must analyses, 2013 was very similar to 1978. I do t...
by dbailey
December 24th, 2019, 8:40 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Best shop for champagne in/near nashville?
Replies: 6
Views: 874

Re: Best shop for champagne in/near nashville?

M. Taylor wrote:
December 24th, 2019, 7:56 am
dbailey wrote:
December 23rd, 2019, 11:42 am
Looks like a corkdorks in green hills too. Same store/selection as midtown?
Have not been to that location
It was a bit of a bust really. Lots of Veuve and not much else.
by dbailey
December 23rd, 2019, 11:42 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Best shop for champagne in/near nashville?
Replies: 6
Views: 874

Re: Best shop for champagne in/near nashville?

Looks like a corkdorks in green hills too. Same store/selection as midtown?
by dbailey
December 21st, 2019, 5:57 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Best shop for champagne in/near nashville?
Replies: 6
Views: 874

Best shop for champagne in/near nashville?

Self explanatory!
by dbailey
December 3rd, 2019, 9:27 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: First Time in France - Itinerary
Replies: 32
Views: 2357

Re: First Time in France - Itinerary

If Crayeres is closed, try Assiette Champenois.
by dbailey
November 24th, 2019, 5:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A few '17 whites
Replies: 9
Views: 689

Re: A few '17 whites

YLee wrote:
November 24th, 2019, 2:39 am
'14 or '17 for white burgs?
Easy call given the latter generally cost 50-100% more on release than the former.
by dbailey
November 17th, 2019, 1:50 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Reading, UK
Replies: 4
Views: 1073

Re: Reading, UK

Try the uk wine pages bb.
by dbailey
November 16th, 2019, 1:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?
Replies: 101
Views: 5135

Re: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
November 15th, 2019, 6:23 pm
I had the 2008 Amour de Deutz tonight which was just delicious. Buy if you can find it.
Thanks. Have a 6 pack but wasn’t thinking of starting on it for at least another decade!
by dbailey
November 10th, 2019, 10:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?
Replies: 101
Views: 5135

Re: What 2008 Champagne Are You Buying?

Best “08” for me is krug 164.
by dbailey
November 5th, 2019, 9:58 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Pre-Christmas in Europe
Replies: 15
Views: 1709

Re: Pre-Christmas in Europe

Porto - fabulous city in every way.
by dbailey
October 28th, 2019, 12:45 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Perugia and Orvieto help requested
Replies: 18
Views: 1828

Re: Perugia and Orvieto help requested

Get to civita early!
by dbailey
October 25th, 2019, 1:14 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Perugia and Orvieto help requested
Replies: 18
Views: 1828

Re: Perugia and Orvieto help requested

Are you hiring a car? Might as well as much easier to get around. I’d also consider Trying to squeeze in the Marmore waterfalls.
by dbailey
October 22nd, 2019, 11:19 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Perugia and Orvieto help requested
Replies: 18
Views: 1828

Re: Perugia and Orvieto help requested

We stayed in orvieto for a long weekend a couple of years ago. Stayed at La Badia di Orvieto. Should have been an absolutely stunning hotel as it’s set in an old monastery just outside the town. Reality was it hadn’t been looked after and was a bit faded. Still, I don’t recall there being anywhere b...
by dbailey
October 18th, 2019, 11:33 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Advice for traveling to Nice, France?
Replies: 14
Views: 2011

Re: Advice for traveling to Nice, France?

Todd, as a lad (age 8 or 9) I was spoiled by a week at the Hotel Negresco with the family...including Bastille Day. Quite the experience. I'll never forget the dining, the cheese cart, the multi-course meals, the wait staff choreography....the waiter carefully peeling a peach like a surgeon, etc.. ...
by dbailey
October 15th, 2019, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 149
Views: 12758

Re: 2008 Salon

Spoke to the merchant I sold my 96s through. He said he couldn't shift any 08 at the price asked.
by dbailey
October 8th, 2019, 1:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Champagne of the year?
Replies: 120
Views: 6293

Re: What is your Champagne of the year?

88 krug from mag
95 cristal from mag
96 taittinger comtes
96 dp oeno
02 vilmart coeur de cuvee

Biggest disappointment easily 96 salon
by dbailey
October 2nd, 2019, 12:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any one tried 2018 Francois Cotat Wines?
Replies: 3
Views: 487

Re: Any one tried 2018 Francois Cotat Wines?

Keep it simple. Just buy them blind each year.
by dbailey
October 1st, 2019, 9:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Dom Pérignon
Replies: 186
Views: 18675

Re: 2008 Dom Pérignon

+1 re Linden. Top man.
by dbailey
September 27th, 2019, 3:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 Jean-Michel Guillon Chambolle-Musigny
Replies: 5
Views: 475

Re: TN: 2009 Jean-Michel Guillon Chambolle-Musigny

Good to know. Had a nice visit there in the summer of 2011. Tasted and bought a few of their 10s.

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