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by dbailey
October 18th, 2019, 11:33 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Advice for traveling to Nice, France?
Replies: 8
Views: 287

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: 140
Views: 10192

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: 95
Views: 3737

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: 424

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: 67
Views: 6198

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: 420

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.
by dbailey
September 27th, 2019, 3:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 140
Views: 10192

Re: 2008 Salon

Going rate on 96 mags is £1500 IB so anything close to that, let alone above it, makes no sense.
by dbailey
September 24th, 2019, 2:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 140
Views: 10192

Re: 2008 Salon

Feels a lot like we saw with some wines like ausone ten years ago. Was £18-20k/12 and now below £10k. I sold all my 96 salon bottles and mags yesterday.
by dbailey
September 18th, 2019, 1:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 140
Views: 10192

Re: 2008 Salon

About time to sell my mags of 96!
by dbailey
September 13th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wednesday night wines in West Chester
Replies: 5
Views: 574

Re: Wednesday night wines in West Chester

Some pretty heavy duty lumber there!
by dbailey
August 28th, 2019, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Jean-Claude Ramonet Pernand-Vergelesses Les Belles Filles
Replies: 7
Views: 474

Re: 2012 Jean-Claude Ramonet Pernand-Vergelesses Les Belles Filles

I’ve been lucky enough to taste some much older ramonet reds with a very generous friend and colleague. They age fantastically and are really beautiful. My oldest is 2010 Boudriotte. Hopefully, they will get older, but not promising anything. I had something from the early 70s and a 90 if memory se...
by dbailey
August 26th, 2019, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Jean-Claude Ramonet Pernand-Vergelesses Les Belles Filles
Replies: 7
Views: 474

Re: 2012 Jean-Claude Ramonet Pernand-Vergelesses Les Belles Filles

I’ve been lucky enough to taste some much older ramonet reds with a very generous friend and colleague. They age fantastically and are really beautiful.
by dbailey
August 24th, 2019, 3:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Two friends sharing three bottles of wine - Part 4
Replies: 17
Views: 1437

Re: TN: Two friends sharing three bottles of wine - Part 4

How does the 99 LT compare to the 05?
by dbailey
August 23rd, 2019, 6:24 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: From Brussels north to Amsterdam
Replies: 8
Views: 851

Re: From Brussels north to Amsterdam

I’ve been to the Hague on business several times and always liked it. The Hotel des Indes is very nice and the Italian restaurant round the corner used to have a very well priced list!
by dbailey
August 20th, 2019, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK
Replies: 140
Views: 8200

Re: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK

Again, check out revolut...
by dbailey
August 16th, 2019, 6:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin Vieille Vigne
Replies: 22
Views: 1302

Re: TN: 2011 Domaine Fourrier Gevrey-Chambertin Vieille Vigne

Best demonstration of terroir I’ve ever had was going through the range of Fourrier’s 2010s in the cellars. Yes, he has a distinctive style, but it certainly is in addition to rather than instead of the complexities from individual terroirs.
by dbailey
August 10th, 2019, 6:30 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Fat Duck - Wine pairings worth it?
Replies: 2
Views: 831

Re: Fat Duck - Wine pairings worth it?

No idea. We took our own bottles when we last ate there. Corkage wasn’t cheap but the wines were good enough to make it worthwhile.
by dbailey
August 9th, 2019, 7:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: '00 Grivot Beauxmonts, '14 Barthod Charmes
Replies: 16
Views: 796

Re: TNs: '00 Grivot Beauxmonts, '14 Barthod Charmes

Thanks for the timely note. Barthod is hard to find here and ever since a stunning village Chambolle ('08 IIRC) I have been on teh hunt for more. managed to snare a bottle of '14 Beaux Bruns which I am looking forward to cracking. Grivot is an enigma - 96 Clos Vougeot is the toughest wine I have ev...
by dbailey
August 8th, 2019, 7:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Burg would you go for? Daniel Rion '95 vs Domaine Fourrier '96
Replies: 34
Views: 1305

Re: Which Burg would you go for? Daniel Rion '95 vs Domaine Fourrier '96

PS I’d be more confident in the Fourrier but the rion might hit higher heights.
by dbailey
August 8th, 2019, 7:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Burg would you go for? Daniel Rion '95 vs Domaine Fourrier '96
Replies: 34
Views: 1305

Re: Which Burg would you go for? Daniel Rion '95 vs Domaine Fourrier '96

I voted Fourrier. 95 bs 96 was the key driver for me.
by dbailey
August 7th, 2019, 2:35 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Austria during Xmas/New Years (skiing)
Replies: 7
Views: 877

Re: Austria during Xmas/New Years (skiing)

It does but it also increases the snow shortage risk that early in the season, especially in Austria, where there are lots of low resorts. Look for somewhere with plenty of skiing above 2000m and other stuff to do just in case.
by dbailey
August 7th, 2019, 2:33 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Burgundy
Replies: 3
Views: 998

Re: Burgundy

Best route is through your wine merchant. An email intro from them goes a long way.
by dbailey
August 5th, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is it legitimate to post about expensive wines?
Replies: 90
Views: 4495

Re: Is it legitimate to post about expensive wines?

To paraphrase: Is it legitimate to suggest creating a safe space for all those snowflake winos who are butthurt about not being able to afford to drink the same wine as someone else. Perhaps a new forum is required for those snowflakes - winewhiners.com?
by dbailey
August 5th, 2019, 7:16 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Austria during Xmas/New Years (skiing)
Replies: 7
Views: 877

Re: Austria during Xmas/New Years (skiing)

Jeff, No issue with buying lift pass for 3 days and renting equipment for the same time. Issue will be finding anywhere willing to let you stay just 3/4 nights during the busiest week of the season when everyone else stays for a week. Can’t see any hotel or chalet accepting that. In terms of places ...
by dbailey
July 23rd, 2019, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Saint-Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly
Replies: 26
Views: 2167

Re: TN: 2014 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Saint-Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly

Correct. Gave up all my red allocations (fourrier, mugneret gibourg etc etc) after the 14 vintage.
by dbailey
July 22nd, 2019, 6:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Saint-Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly
Replies: 26
Views: 2167

Re: TN: 2014 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Saint-Aubin 1er Cru En Remilly

I paid £18 IB for the 11s vs £30 for the 18s. That’s a 7.6% compound increase. PYCM remains the only allocation I have kept as he has been incredibly fair in his pricing despite having more ability to jack up his prices than almost any other producer.
by dbailey
July 16th, 2019, 9:09 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Spain help
Replies: 4
Views: 1177

Re: Spain help

Cuenca isn’t too far away (2 hour drive) and is spectacular. Stay at the parador there. A day walking in the nearby national park around the source of the rio Tajo would be a very nice way to go too if it’s not too hot then - you’re quite high up which helps but it may still be pretty hot in late au...
by dbailey
July 15th, 2019, 11:19 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Switzerland Recs
Replies: 11
Views: 1308

Re: Switzerland Recs

PS concierge at the mcp should be able to help with what’s open and getting reservations. More tips: Gornergrat train is a must. Take the train into town when you first arrive in zermatt and pre-order pick up from there with the hotel in one of their little electric shuttles. There’s a decent italia...
by dbailey
July 15th, 2019, 11:09 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Switzerland Recs
Replies: 11
Views: 1308

Re: Switzerland Recs

Where are you staying in Zermatt? Highly recommend the Mont Cervin Palace. In terms of restaurants, not sure what’s open in the summer but the two best mountain ones are Chez Vrony and Findlerhof. Both are an easy 20 min walk down from the lift station at the top of the underground train station or...
by dbailey
July 15th, 2019, 11:45 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Switzerland Recs
Replies: 11
Views: 1308

Re: Switzerland Recs

Great coincidental thread, Batman! Also heading to Switzerland at the end of August. One night in Zurich after flying in, then a few days in Verbier for a wedding. Fly out of Geneva to Madrid. Any reccos for Verbier and/or Geneva? Verbier is nothing like as good a food destination as zermatt but I ...
by dbailey
July 15th, 2019, 9:24 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Reccos for Itinerary that Includes Berlin
Replies: 6
Views: 1193

Re: Reccos for Itinerary that Includes Berlin

I like to go london, normandy, paris and through the ardennes but you can also go moscow, minsk and warsaw, as you prefer.
by dbailey
July 15th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Switzerland Recs
Replies: 11
Views: 1308

Re: Switzerland Recs

Where are you staying in Zermatt? Highly recommend the Mont Cervin Palace. In terms of restaurants, not sure what’s open in the summer but the two best mountain ones are Chez Vrony and Findlerhof. Both are an easy 20 min walk down from the lift station at the top of the underground train station or ...
by dbailey
July 14th, 2019, 11:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Quick thoughts on a Chevillon sale - other producers added
Replies: 29
Views: 1449

Re: Quick thoughts on a Chevillon sale

The 14 vaucrains at 50 makes no sense at all
by dbailey
July 11th, 2019, 5:26 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Villa/house/condo near Nice, France?
Replies: 2
Views: 1148

Re: Villa/house/condo near Nice, France?

Good AC will be your main gating item I would expect and I wouldn’t compromise on that. Don’t know your price range but these guys are excellent.

https://www.oxfordprivatetravel.com/more/about-us/
by dbailey
July 7th, 2019, 9:14 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Extra pay between Business and First
Replies: 17
Views: 1959

Re: Extra pay between Business and First

I fly BA everywhere and have flown several million miles with them. I wouldn’t bother with 1st for the extra grand unless it’s a 12 hour plus flight. It’s certainly nicer and you’d notice it more if it was a day flight. However, no way it’s worth a grand for anything less than 12 hours and they cert...
by dbailey
July 4th, 2019, 7:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Salon
Replies: 140
Views: 10192

Re: 2008 Salon

David Glasser wrote:
July 4th, 2019, 6:00 am
Love Salon, but 1996 was the last I bought more than 1 bottle of. Too rich for my blood.
Same here. Wonder what my mags of the 96 are worth on this basis!
by dbailey
July 3rd, 2019, 2:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favourite Quality in a wine
Replies: 61
Views: 1840

Re: Favourite Quality in a wine

Depth of fruit on a fully mature red burg. There’s simply nothing else like it.
by dbailey
June 17th, 2019, 12:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1996 Clos des Goisses and Krug
Replies: 6
Views: 617

Re: 1996 Clos des Goisses and Krug

96 cdg is always either my wotn or my least favourite on the night...
by dbailey
June 6th, 2019, 2:49 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: London Recos
Replies: 21
Views: 2406

Re: London Recos

The new Belmond Cadogan hotel is beautiful.
by dbailey
June 6th, 2019, 2:48 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Spain wine trip - focus on Ribera del Duero and Rioja
Replies: 7
Views: 2259

Re: Spain wine trip - focus on Ribera del Duero and Rioja

I can also highly recommend the converted monastery hotel that Clyde linked to above.
by dbailey
June 3rd, 2019, 10:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Ramonet Ruchottes
Replies: 13
Views: 781

Re: TN: 2010 Ramonet Ruchottes

After nearly all of a case of the 01 bbm went down the sink, I haven’t bought another bottle from ramonet and never will.
by dbailey
June 2nd, 2019, 1:24 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: London Recos
Replies: 21
Views: 2406

Re: London Recos

Dukes in St James. Perfect location and lovely hotel. Restaurants:

La Trompette - out in chiswick but definitely worth it.
Chez Bruce - out in wandsworth but definitely worth it.
Both do corkage.
by dbailey
May 29th, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Wines You No Longer Buy Due to Pricing
Replies: 72
Views: 4831

Re: Favorite Wines You No Longer Buy Due to Pricing

Doug Schulman wrote:
May 28th, 2019, 3:25 pm
dbailey wrote:
May 28th, 2019, 2:32 pm
Everything now apart from pycm and champagne. Used to buy fairly large amounts of Bordeaux, Burgundy and German Riesling from top tier producers.
German Riesling got too expensive for you?
No, just realised I had way more than I could even give away let alone drink!
by dbailey
May 29th, 2019, 1:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s that last wine you will not drop despite price run-ups?
Replies: 68
Views: 3308

Re: What’s that last wine you will not drop despite price run-ups?

Last one I would drop is likely to be my pycm allocation as he shows no sign of being silly re prices, despite having far more reason than most to be so.
by dbailey
May 28th, 2019, 2:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: London wine bar recommendations sought
Replies: 19
Views: 1204

Re: London wine bar recommendations sought

By far the best would be for your friend to ring up 67 pall mall, say they are considering becoming an overseas member and ask for a tour...
by dbailey
May 28th, 2019, 2:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite Wines You No Longer Buy Due to Pricing
Replies: 72
Views: 4831

Re: Favorite Wines You No Longer Buy Due to Pricing

Everything now apart from pycm and champagne. Used to buy fairly large amounts of Bordeaux, Burgundy and German Riesling from top tier producers.
by dbailey
May 24th, 2019, 3:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: this week's offer-cristal vinotheque
Replies: 7
Views: 1039

Re: this week's offer-cristal vinotheque

Had a mag of the original release last month. Think I paid £250! It was fabulous and beat the mags of 95 krug and dp that night.

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