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by Richard T r i m p i
August 15th, 2019, 9:46 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Spotted Lanternfly?
Replies: 14
Views: 984

Re: Spotted Lanternfly?

By now, based on the past 2 years, there should be thousands of adults flying around. We had one in the garage and one flew in the house. That's it for the adults I've seen. Outside, none. None on the Sweet Bay Magnolias. Whatever the alleged natural fungus or microbes are, it's knocked the hell out...
by Richard T r i m p i
August 14th, 2019, 10:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 5 Oregon Producers Do You Think Are Firing On All Cylinders Over the Past Few Vintages for Under $65?
Replies: 100
Views: 3161

Re: 5 Best Oregon Pinot Noir Producers under $65

Marcus Goodfellow wrote:
August 14th, 2019, 8:57 am
Jay Somers new project (as he is separated from J. Christopher now)
What happened? Jay is certainly among the best in the Willamette IMHO. I presume that the 2016 and 2017 J. Christopher wines were still made by Jay?

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by Richard T r i m p i
August 14th, 2019, 7:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 5 Oregon Producers Do You Think Are Firing On All Cylinders Over the Past Few Vintages for Under $65?
Replies: 100
Views: 3161

Re: 5 Best Oregon Pinot Noir Producers under $65

Vincent Fritzsche has been making Pinots in the WV for over 10 years. His wines are typically elegant with a Burg leaning. Pinots are his specialty but he makes delicious Gamay too. I haven't tried his full lineup. He's been dialing in his style and growing his operation over the past several years....
by Richard T r i m p i
August 14th, 2019, 4:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 5 Oregon Producers Do You Think Are Firing On All Cylinders Over the Past Few Vintages for Under $65?
Replies: 100
Views: 3161

Re: 5 Best Oregon Pinot Noir Producers under $65

I like the Bethel heights I have had. I wish I had more experience with their old vine bottlings, especially after listening to Mimi Casteels IDTT podcast. I also would like to try and track some of her wine down! Question for you about Bethel though: their estate wine showed a pretty good amount o...
by Richard T r i m p i
August 14th, 2019, 4:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 5 Oregon Producers Do You Think Are Firing On All Cylinders Over the Past Few Vintages for Under $65?
Replies: 100
Views: 3161

Re: 5 Best Oregon Pinot Noir Producers under $65

Haven't had one in 10+ years. I'm assuming things have changed for the better? They used to be bad? My experience is just from a few bottles here and there over the last 5 yeard. King Estates is one of the highest volume producers in Oregon. In general, their quality did not match the volume in my ...
by Richard T r i m p i
August 13th, 2019, 4:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 5 Oregon Producers Do You Think Are Firing On All Cylinders Over the Past Few Vintages for Under $65?
Replies: 100
Views: 3161

Re: 5 Best Oregon Pinot Noir Producers under $65

Adam Frisch wrote:
August 13th, 2019, 4:48 pm
Am I the only one who thinks King Estates is pretty damn good and a lot of value?
Haven't had one in 10+ years. I'm assuming things have changed for the better?

Some pretty solid lists above.

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by Richard T r i m p i
August 13th, 2019, 4:49 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Visiting Willamette wine region in October
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: Visiting Willamette wine region in October

Those producers are in/near Newberg. Shorter drive from Portland. New world style...and fairly close, consider Archery Summit, Domaine Serene, Adelsheim, Bergstrom, Penner-Ash, Sineann, probably White Rose. Also consider Longplay, Le Cadeau and JK Carriere. There are many dozens of options...but tha...
by Richard T r i m p i
August 12th, 2019, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is Torrefaction?
Replies: 48
Views: 1694

Re: What is Torrefaction?

John Kight wrote:
August 12th, 2019, 6:16 am
Is "torrify" the verb form of scorching, charring or roasting? Cause I want to torrify a steak tonight.
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by Richard T r i m p i
August 12th, 2019, 6:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon La Croix Boissée
Replies: 12
Views: 436

Re: TN: 2011 Domaine Bernard Baudry Chinon La Croix Boissée

Corey N. wrote:
August 11th, 2019, 5:34 pm
Marc Frontario wrote:
August 11th, 2019, 5:26 pm
Funny Corey ...his text to me was, "imagine what the magic of Rolland could have done for the '11 Baudry vintage"
Oakfert.
This post is a troll. He handed that glass of Baudry to his wife. Just to the left is his cocktail shaker of Martini-nelli. Shaken not stirred.

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by Richard T r i m p i
August 10th, 2019, 2:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is Torrefaction?
Replies: 48
Views: 1694

Re: What is Torrefaction?

Charlie Carnes wrote:
August 10th, 2019, 1:56 pm
RT good stuff there. Do you even need a license?
Maybe a Tesla?

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by Richard T r i m p i
August 10th, 2019, 1:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AFWE confessions - aka let us make Alfert feel better
Replies: 88
Views: 2977

Re: AFWE confessions - aka let us make Alfert feel better

I drink and enjoy wines that the AFWE would condemn, but I see absolutely no reason to make Alfert feel better so I am not going to "confess" anything. Neal is on the SQN list. He has no shame. Nor does Alfert, for that matter. Sorry for outing you. [snort.gif] "was," not "is," but I am not chasten...
by Richard T r i m p i
August 10th, 2019, 1:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is Torrefaction?
Replies: 48
Views: 1694

Re: What is Torrefaction?

Charlie Carnes wrote:
August 10th, 2019, 7:34 am
Maybe we can turn him into a triple agent. We'll call him double owl 7.
Licensed to kill Spoof?

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by Richard T r i m p i
August 9th, 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AFWE confessions - aka let us make Alfert feel better
Replies: 88
Views: 2977

Re: AFWE confessions - aka let us make Alfert feel better

Jonathan Loesberg wrote:
August 9th, 2019, 7:10 am
I, for instance, have had more than one Cambie wine get past me at large tastings. I don't remember their names, though, no doubt as a matter of defense mechanisms exerting themselves.
Plausible deniability.

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by Richard T r i m p i
August 9th, 2019, 7:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is Torrefaction?
Replies: 48
Views: 1694

Re: What is Torrefaction?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
August 9th, 2019, 6:57 am
But it is reticent, so we are fine. Not OTT. 98 points.
Man, you have gone full on dark side haven't you?

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by Richard T r i m p i
August 8th, 2019, 6:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AFWE confessions - aka let us make Alfert feel better
Replies: 88
Views: 2977

Re: AFWE confessions - aka let us make Alfert feel better

Martinelli Guiseppe & Luisa weaned me off of "Big Reds" for good circa 2006. I was pretty infatuated with muscle wines in the late 90s and early 2000s. The sight of that label gives me the willies.

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by Richard T r i m p i
August 7th, 2019, 6:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AFWE ban me now, I have purchased Rolland (Ovid)
Replies: 62
Views: 2825

Re: AFWE ban me now, I have purchased Rolland (Ovid)

I just cleansed my palate by officially closing on a case of 2000 Magdelaine this morning. I wonder what the two wines would be like, if mixed. Well-heeled hipster points for the Tesla. Big points if you'd pedaled. AFWE-member? Ha!...REVOKED! If mixing is required, maybe just wave the Ovid cork ove...
by Richard T r i m p i
August 7th, 2019, 6:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette wineries to visit in October???
Replies: 46
Views: 2279

Re: Willamette wineries to visit in October???

Stuart, Jim Anderson knows a good bit about the Portland dining scene. Just saying.

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by Richard T r i m p i
August 6th, 2019, 9:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Future of Oregon Wine: It Ain’t Pinot
Replies: 165
Views: 7840

Re: The Future of Oregon Wine: It Ain’t Pinot

Jared Wagner wrote:
August 5th, 2019, 2:13 pm
Erica Orr Makes a fantastic old vines Chenin in Washington. Lots of old world characteristics like smelly socks and mushroom. It runs about $25 and is worth every penny.
And again, one problem is that for $25 - $35 you can buy the real thing from most of the Loire's top producers.

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by Richard T r i m p i
August 5th, 2019, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is it legitimate to post about expensive wines?
Replies: 90
Views: 4201

Re: Is it legitimate to post about expensive wines?

Excessibe balla wines are kind of the life blood of a diverse wine BB. It's a little like "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" except there's no Robin Leach and it's a more select group of viewers and participants. The "wannabees" want to see how the rich & famous live...and the rich & famous, to som...
by Richard T r i m p i
August 5th, 2019, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Future of Oregon Wine: It Ain’t Pinot
Replies: 165
Views: 7840

Re: The Future of Oregon Wine: It Ain’t Pinot

This might be a good poll for whites. Chardonnay, Riesling or other. I am voting for Chardonnay. There are some fairly old Riesling plantings in the WV. Belle Pente made an outstanding once and done dessert Riesling in 2002. They've been making a tasty Alsatian-esque dry version for many years. BBe...
by Richard T r i m p i
August 3rd, 2019, 2:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette wineries to visit in October???
Replies: 46
Views: 2279

Re: Willamette wineries to visit in October???

Thanks for the info Cody. Shea is one of the best known vineyards in Oregon. Probably 10+ years ago I pondered some of their vineyard soil samples with Brian of Belle Pente. There are lots of Shea producers, including Shea...but in general, the Pinots are full bodied. Kelley Fox, on the other hand, ...
by Richard T r i m p i
August 2nd, 2019, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Have We Reached Peak Rosé?
Replies: 46
Views: 1908

Re: Have We Reached Peak Rosé?

There are crisp, mineral driven, herbal roses' that will always be a part of my summer. There are also sugary, slightly fizzy shit that gives good rose' a bad name. In defense of sweet, fizzy roses.... https://i.imgur.com/xCDTzf1.jpg?1 A little like cherry soda pop...but better. 7 - 8% abv. I might...
by Richard T r i m p i
August 1st, 2019, 8:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Prince of Pinot Noir is retiring
Replies: 17
Views: 2070

Re: The Prince of Pinot Noir is retiring

A great guy and a terrific Pinot resource. His newsletter "The PinotFile" and most all of his content was available for free. Rusty described it as a "noble and thoroughly redeeming accomplishment". It very much was!

Merci Rusty and best wishes.

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by Richard T r i m p i
August 1st, 2019, 7:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette wineries to visit in October???
Replies: 46
Views: 2279

Re: Willamette wineries to visit in October???

Cody, I'm curious what type of wine related business you're involved with in Portland? Shea is not known for their Burg-oriented Pinot style...certainly not in my experience. Stuart is a longtime avowed Burg-head to the exclusion of pretty much every other kind of red wine. OR Pinot is a commendable...
by Richard T r i m p i
July 31st, 2019, 1:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Bob Wood Memorial Pinot Noir Throwdown Tasting Notes
Replies: 37
Views: 1677

Re: 2012 Bob Wood Memorial Pinot Noir Throwdown Tasting Notes

The thing that has always stood out to me with these tastings is that the wines don't necessarily showcase a complete view of a vintage, since the producers tend to be the ones that fall within a certain taste profile, which is to be expected when the wines are brought from the participant's person...
by Richard T r i m p i
July 30th, 2019, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Willamette wineries to visit in October???
Replies: 46
Views: 2279

Re: Willamette wineries to visit in October???

Sometimes early October is pretty busy. Great suggestions for Eyrie, Goodfellow and Biggio-Hamina. There are so many more.

Appointments required. You should bring some of your Burgs to share as I know Marcus and Todd will appreciate them!

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by Richard T r i m p i
July 30th, 2019, 6:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Bob Wood Memorial Pinot Noir Throwdown Tasting Notes
Replies: 37
Views: 1677

Re: 2012 Bob Wood Memorial Pinot Noir Throwdown Tasting Notes

Sorry to sit out another one. The quality of the people and their generosity are unsurpassed. I miss you guys! That said, 2012 was not a favorite vintage of mine. ....plush without overplaying it, and with a “just right” feel to the acidity. There are a number of Winemakers who's style preferences, ...
by Richard T r i m p i
July 29th, 2019, 11:42 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Chinon and Saumur
Replies: 15
Views: 676

Re: Chinon and Saumur

Ramon C wrote:
April 9th, 2018, 4:35 pm
Don't miss out on Ch. Filliatreau in Saumur and Domaine du Closel in Savennieres, they provide good tasting experiences.
Solid recommendations. Fluent English spoken at both.

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by Richard T r i m p i
July 25th, 2019, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Rose
Replies: 52
Views: 2282

Re: 2018 Rose

for me it is Baudry Chinon Rose Triennes Lucien Crochet Sancerre Rose (pinot rose) Fonstainte Gris de Gris Corbieres Rose Tempier current vintage is the 2017 the 2018 should release in June or later added a few Lopez de Heridia Viña Tondonia Rose 2009 current vintage to the cellar today. I really w...
by Richard T r i m p i
July 22nd, 2019, 4:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: R.I.P. Alan Eden
Replies: 136
Views: 8183

Re: R.I.P. Alan Eden

Neal.Mollen wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 3:56 pm
With the greatest respect, may I suggest the possibility that he's just dead at retail?
The smile that brings is a fitting tribute. Alan certainly was a memorable character. R.I.P.

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by Richard T r i m p i
July 20th, 2019, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Worst wines you've had?
Replies: 91
Views: 3631

Re: Worst wines you've had?

Putting aside jug and box wine and wines that had turned into chemical soup, there is only one answer that screams out: 1999 Martinelli Reserve RRV Pinot. Served blind at MoCool 2002. Absolutely vile. I think Maureen can back me up on this one. Martinelli Giuseppe and Luisa Zin is worse. Both truly...
by Richard T r i m p i
July 20th, 2019, 2:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Worst wines you've had?
Replies: 91
Views: 3631

Re: Worst wines you've had?

Pinotage has come up twice now. What's so bad with it? Never tried any even when I was there. IMO, the wine tastes dirty. And not in a good way. I typically avoid it in the US but I've tasted a dozen or more while visiting Mauritius (lots of commerce with R.S.A.). I found most quite acceptable if n...
by Richard T r i m p i
July 18th, 2019, 9:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Two 1990 Bordeaux
Replies: 7
Views: 1223

Re: TNs: Two 1990 Bordeaux

Brad Kane wrote:
July 6th, 2019, 9:23 am
What, she doesn't like Barolo? [wink.gif]
Not possible in the Hughes' household. Inconceivable.

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by Richard T r i m p i
July 17th, 2019, 1:08 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What meals did you grow up on
Replies: 72
Views: 2286

Re: What meals did you grow up on

I remember jello, tang, triscuits, cheerios, PBJs, apple sauce, assorted fruit juices, ice cream, Campbell's soups, Coca-Cola... staples around the house. Hot dogs and hamburgers too. Mom was big on meat, starch, veg dinners. Dad didn't like chicken. Her cooking, adventurousness and health conscious...
by Richard T r i m p i
July 12th, 2019, 12:09 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Spotted Lanternfly?
Replies: 14
Views: 984

Re: Spotted Lanternfly?

The epicenter in District Township, PA (Berks County near Huffs Church and Bally, PA) is 10 miles west of here. https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/lanternfly-may-be-on-the-wane-in-berks July 8, 2019 “When you go out and see several thousand lanternflies swarming a tree and the honeydew is fal...
by Richard T r i m p i
July 10th, 2019, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pinots with some age, a surprise and a shocker
Replies: 20
Views: 2061

Re: Pinots with some age, a surprise and a shocker

Thanks for the notes Dan. Bought several bottles of that Boudots a few year ago during a PLCB inventory purge...increasingly rare these days. The tannins were a bit rugged 5-ish years ago. Hopefully my remaining bottles are sound and similar to yours. I've never fallen for J.K. Carriere wines...whil...
by Richard T r i m p i
June 25th, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Spotted Lanternfly?
Replies: 14
Views: 984

Re: Spotted Lanternfly?

As a quick update (and a tiny N = 1 sample size), the number of Lanternfly nymphs is WAY down here. 30+ acre woodlot and very short of target species. Nymphs were swarming all over two Sweet Bay Magnolias last year, hundreds of them. This year...I've seen one. No explanation, other than Magnolias mu...
by Richard T r i m p i
June 24th, 2019, 11:53 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated July 2019)
Replies: 174
Views: 12179

Re: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated November 2018)

Les Climats on Friday was a nice evening. Still a wonderful wine list (Arnaud Ente and Cecile Tremblay) and fair prices. Food was solid and service excellent. Sur Mesure was among the best meals of my life with a strong wine list (Cederic Bouchard and another Tremblay) and great service in a tranqu...
by Richard T r i m p i
June 18th, 2019, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hail hits French/Swiss vineyards
Replies: 8
Views: 755

Re: Hail hits French/Swiss vineyards

"Always" is a long time. Maybe you mean something like the Black Monday report of approximately 1000 English troops dying as a result of an incredibly severe French Hailstorm (siege of Chartres, April 1360 during the Hundreds Years war). There appear to be increasing trends in parts of France. There...
by Richard T r i m p i
June 11th, 2019, 5:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dominique Laurent
Replies: 163
Views: 13108

Re: Dominique Laurent

Agreed on your producer list and more affordably, if not as elegant, Robert Chevillon NSGs. I enjoy the rusticity of Bruno Clair, not to mention respect for the man....despite any "chew". Can't afford Leroy. Most Gouges strikes me as brawny although considerably less of late, fine value. Dominique L...
by Richard T r i m p i
June 10th, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dominique Laurent
Replies: 163
Views: 13108

Re: Dominique Laurent

I guess I need to try one...? I was so turned off by 2006s, that I took them completely off of my radar. Kevin Shin has a different perspective. I own some 2006 Bonnes Mares and 2005 Chambolle-Musigny Derriere la Grange. Expectations were low when purchased and remain low. Oaky chewy dense Burgs ar...
by Richard T r i m p i
June 7th, 2019, 6:52 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Spotted Lanternfly?
Replies: 14
Views: 984

Re: Spotted Lanternfly?

Unless some sort of natural based defense comes in to play (molds, bacteria, virus, predators, etc.), I'm not confident that a manmade strategy will work. Perhaps it will on a smaller scale for individual vineyards, orchards, etc. The wave was unmistakable here. One day there were no lanternflies an...
by Richard T r i m p i
June 6th, 2019, 9:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses
Replies: 39
Views: 1596

Re: TN: 2014 Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses

2018 sounds even better, except for the high levels of alcohol. Another mention in this thread about alcohol in red Loire wines. I so rarely find it a problem, which is a major plus. 2015 was excellent in the Loire and too hot for me in Beaujolais. Don't even mention warm vintages south of Limoges ...
by Richard T r i m p i
June 6th, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Spotted Lanternfly?
Replies: 14
Views: 984

Re: Spotted Lanternfly?

Sticky tape is apparently not the answer. http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-nws-spotted-lanternfly-banding-bycatch-20190605-knqyk3kogfb6djsmiheckmdboi-story.html Numbers seem down considerably this year, at least in my tiny corner. The Sweet Bay Magnolia trees were loaded with them last year. Mu...
by Richard T r i m p i
June 4th, 2019, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Beaujolais
Replies: 91
Views: 6759

Re: 2017 Beaujolais

2017 Daniel Bouland Morgon Corcelette VV Foudre 7 Struck me as somewhat lighter for Morgon. Refreshing, simultaneously agile and silky, red & dark fruits. It builds through the midpalate to a clean finish. If this is from a new foudre, it's not imparting too much wood. Gulpable. Couldn't help pouri...
by Richard T r i m p i
May 29th, 2019, 1:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What’s that last wine you will not drop despite price run-ups?
Replies: 68
Views: 3258

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

Lawyers adding words to increase confusion? Who knew? There is probably no wine that I wouldn't drop if prices increased "enough"...with requisite tears, gnashing of teeth, rending of clothes...etc. I'm pretty much done placing long term bets and they're all sitting in the cellar. For short term or ...
by Richard T r i m p i
May 28th, 2019, 3:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 330
Views: 20048

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Continuing on, 2016 Goodfellow Heritage #8 Durant Vineyard Pinot Noir : baking spice and mild saddle soap, lots of fruit in the attack combining black cherry and pomegranate. Excellent acidity which propels the midpalate in to a gently rubbing finish. Structurally, it's youthful....elbows and knees....
by Richard T r i m p i
May 27th, 2019, 7:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 330
Views: 20048

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

Been dabbling with a couple of 2016 Pinots. The 2016 Goodfellow Fircrest left me uninspired. Vintage ripeness and a pretty good wallop of wood. Complete turnaround with the 2016 Goodfellow Heritage #7 Whistling Ridge The wood is supportive and the "woodsy" red fruit is expressive and lively. Excelle...
by Richard T r i m p i
May 24th, 2019, 2:18 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: What is your favorite arrondissement in Paris and why?
Replies: 6
Views: 1438

Re: What is your favorite arrondissement in Paris and why?

13e and 14e are the only two I haven't really spent time in. I actually prefer the outskirt neighborhoods because they feel more "French", IMHO. France is reportedly the most visited country on the planet and Paris is its most visited city hosting more than 40 million tourists per year. 3 for every ...
by Richard T r i m p i
May 16th, 2019, 1:09 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Maturing Craft Beer Market
Replies: 43
Views: 1163

Re: The Maturing Craft Beer Market

Just to flesh out the local issue with Weyerbacher: Their taproom is yuuge off a major interstate so getting to-from is a bit of a thing even if you’re local. They’ve changed the PA laws to allow taprooms to essentially function as bars now. They can serve their beer on premise and do growler/crowl...

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