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by Danius Barzdukas
May 11th, 2020, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: first go with the new Grassls...
Replies: 28
Views: 1936

Re: first go with the new Grassls...

Wonderful glasses. Absolutely love them. And when you drop one, the sound it makes is astonishing and it is amazing how it breaks into so many tiny pieces and how sad that makes you feel. But a new one is on the way! [cheers.gif]
by Danius Barzdukas
May 11th, 2020, 11:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Freaking Awesome Village !!
Replies: 49
Views: 2906

Re: Freaking Awesome Village !!

Exactly, the terminology "Village" starts to mean very little when the price is well into Premier Cru and maybe baby Grand Cru territory. Again, what "baby Grand Crus" are available at $100? Several people have made this blanket assertion, but have yet to offer a single example. Besides Corton, up ...
by Danius Barzdukas
March 2nd, 2020, 5:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 11854
Views: 442606

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2002 Domaine Truchot-Martin Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Aux Combottes Vieilles Vignes This was a pleasant drink. It was very full and round, but didn't have the lift or lightness, nor much acidity, that I like in Burgundies. It actually seemed a bit muted. I think it is due to the vintage, which I hav...
by Danius Barzdukas
February 5th, 2020, 3:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1222
Views: 84086

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Neal.Mollen wrote:
February 5th, 2020, 1:37 pm
Danius Barzdukas wrote:
December 20th, 2019, 7:32 pm
i asked my wife about it today, and she said she didn't feel like arguing with me after drinking this, which was a good sign.
Buy cases!!!!

And Happy Anniversary
Yeah, then the argument would happen before any wine was even opened.

Thanks.
by Danius Barzdukas
January 27th, 2020, 10:21 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Glasses (and a few Zaltos)
Replies: 206
Views: 13846

Re: Grassl Glasses (and a few Zaltos)

I ordered some and already got the notice that the package is being prepared for shipping. Thanks Chris!
by Danius Barzdukas
January 22nd, 2020, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need help finding the right Volnay.
Replies: 47
Views: 2966

Re: Need help finding the right Volnay.

There was another thread on producers in Volnay a while ago. Look here. https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=158474&hilit=volnay#p2674887 If you are looking for something to put aside for your daughter's birth year, give some thought about what you are doing. Is it for you or her...
by Danius Barzdukas
January 2nd, 2020, 4:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1222
Views: 84086

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

I don't have much experience with old Champagne, but from my limited experience, I feel like a younger Champagne, and maybe more of a BdB, would go better with sushi. Something bright, elegant and somewhat lighter, perhaps with more citrus notes than honied, nutty, caramel notes that I associate wi...
by Danius Barzdukas
December 20th, 2019, 9:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1222
Views: 84086

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

1999 Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon: It was our 20th wedding anniversary yesterday, so my wife and I drank this. I really don't know how to evaluate it. It is only the second bottle of Dom Perignon I have ever drunk. After drinking it, I really felt you need to drink several bottles an...
by Danius Barzdukas
December 20th, 2019, 7:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1222
Views: 84086

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

1999 Moët & Chandon Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon: It was our 20th wedding anniversary yesterday, so my wife and I drank this. I really don't know how to evaluate it. It is only the second bottle of Dom Perignon I have ever drunk. After drinking it, I really felt you need to drink several bottles an...
by Danius Barzdukas
October 26th, 2019, 4:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fave Champagne stopper?
Replies: 37
Views: 1629

Re: Fave Champagne stopper?

I usually use some plastic wrap and a rubber band. It seems to work. https://images.costco-static.com/ImageDelivery/imageService?profileId=12026540&imageId=208721-847__1&recipeName=350 https://images.costco-static.com/ImageDelivery/imageService?profileId=12026540&imageId=1091911-847__1&recipeName=350
by Danius Barzdukas
October 10th, 2019, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Champagne of the year?
Replies: 120
Views: 6352

Re: What is your Champagne of the year?

I've had about six bottles of champagne this year. No MVP, but I enjoyed Marie Demets Brut Tradition for its texture. I was just happy to sip this and let it dissipate in my mouth. Ployez Jacquemart Brut for its structure. It made me feel confident in the producer. Roederer Brut Premier for the comp...
by Danius Barzdukas
September 27th, 2019, 2:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Box-wine and Camping
Replies: 51
Views: 2062

Re: Box-wine and Camping

For what it is worth I buy La Petite Frog Picpoul de
Pinet. It’s probably not something you will take camping since it needs to be chilled a bit, but for a box wine it is fine.
by Danius Barzdukas
September 18th, 2019, 8:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Domaine Dujac Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Aux Combottes
Replies: 6
Views: 675

Re: TN: 1999 Domaine Dujac Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Aux Combottes

Thanks for the note. This is good to know as I still have four of these left. The last one I drank, in 2008 perhaps?, was very disjointed and a disappointment, so it is good to know it is coming together. I was worried it wasn't going to be that good of a wine.
by Danius Barzdukas
August 30th, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1999 Billecart-Salmon Champagne Cuvée Nicolas-François Billecart
Replies: 11
Views: 711

Re: 1999 Billecart-Salmon Champagne Cuvée Nicolas-François Billecart

Thank you. This is very good to know. I bought two of these since my wife and I married in 1999 and I plan to drink them on two of our future anniversaries at some point. Any suggestions on a food pairing?
by Danius Barzdukas
July 25th, 2019, 4:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?
Replies: 136
Views: 8957

Re: 2016 Hubert Lignier Morey St Denis 1er VV - best sub $200 burgundy out there?

I really don't understand why people who can spend $200 for a bottle of wine include the price when making an assessment of the wine's value. At that price, does it really matter if it is a 'value' or not? If you can afford such wine, it doesn't seem like it should be an issue when discussing a wine...
by Danius Barzdukas
July 4th, 2019, 11:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone opening good wine for the 4th, or is it a beer day ?
Replies: 57
Views: 2416

Re: Anyone opening good wine for the 4th, or is it a beer day ?

Jonathan Sirot wrote:
July 4th, 2019, 9:39 am


I decided US wine is the only proper choice, and we are doing a surf and turf with steamed lobsters and Flannery Pave Wagyu New York steaks.
So US wine is the only proper choice, but Wagyu is okay? [scratch.gif]

I will open the 2017 Geyserville. I haven't tried it yet.
by Danius Barzdukas
July 4th, 2019, 8:57 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Japan Experts Help Please
Replies: 42
Views: 5507

Re: Japan Experts Help Please

Thanks for all the thoughts so far, please keep them coming. Otto - I remember the bullet train from Tokyo to Kyoto being a little over 2 hours? Jud, It depends which train you take. Here is a page with the timetables. https://global.jr-central.co.jp/en/info/timetable/index.html You want to take th...
by Danius Barzdukas
July 3rd, 2019, 8:03 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Japan Experts Help Please
Replies: 42
Views: 5507

Re: Japan Experts Help Please

She is more of a fine dining, outdoors kind of person than temple tours and museums. Well, we walked all over Kamakura - probably 10 miles and it was quite fun. The place is loaded with temples but you can just walk on by as you get your exercise. https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2166.html I had frie...
by Danius Barzdukas
June 20th, 2019, 12:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I've never read a more terrifying tasting note
Replies: 28
Views: 3024

Re: I've never read a more terrifying tasting note

To me it's one of the smells like some cheeses or mushrooms, natto, or even sex, that you like, or, I guess, don't. I don't mind it.
by Danius Barzdukas
June 20th, 2019, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I've never read a more terrifying tasting note
Replies: 28
Views: 3024

Re: I've never read a more terrifying tasting note

Odd, one of my co-workers and I were just talking about durians. He claims that the ones from Eastern Malaysia are the best. I like durians a lot and I assume the note is about the taste, not the smell.
by Danius Barzdukas
June 15th, 2019, 8:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?
Replies: 63
Views: 4031

Re: Likely Wine Theft- What would you do?

You can also start cleaning your house yourself. [snort.gif]
by Danius Barzdukas
May 22nd, 2019, 2:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Driving beer cross country this weekend. Please help
Replies: 36
Views: 1716

Re: Driving beer cross country this weekend. Please help

Make sure you don't have the heater on in your vehicle and/or be careful about where you have the wine. Trying to pack things for a family trip economically, I once put some magnums under the backseat of the minivan on a trip from VA to Cleveland in the winter and didn't realize there was a vent the...
by Danius Barzdukas
April 28th, 2019, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pitching in to buy a rare bottle (questions?)
Replies: 16
Views: 1242

Re: Pitching in to buy a rare bottle (questions?)

I got into wine in a way somewhat related to this. The wine shop I used to go to when I lived in Japan had periodic wine tastings. Everyone attending (8 people or so, I don't remember) paid something like $50 to taste a handful of bottles the owner of the shop would prepare. It was a great way to be...
by Danius Barzdukas
March 20th, 2019, 3:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Birth year wine
Replies: 25
Views: 987

Re: Birth year wine

I didn’t buy a lot for my children (2001,2003,2006). Maybe I put together a case each for them. But what I have for them (e.g Truchot, Douhin Musigny,Dujac, Conterno,Vatan,) has in some cases increased so much in price that I suppose they could just sell it and get a nice bit of money they could use...
by Danius Barzdukas
March 9th, 2019, 5:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Domaine des Billards 2016 St.-Amour
Replies: 10
Views: 568

Re: TN: Domaine des Billards 2016 St.-Amour

I bought a case of the 2017 of this and opened one up for dinner yesterday. It was like drinking a brick. It was hard and stony and there were some red fruits, but it was difficult to get much more beyond that. Probably should have decanted it. At least the structure for something positive was there...
by Danius Barzdukas
February 26th, 2019, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Domaine des Billards 2016 St.-Amour
Replies: 10
Views: 568

Re: TN: Domaine des Billards 2016 St.-Amour

Bill, Thanks for the information on the climats. It's something I wasn't aware of and will have to look into a bit more.
by Danius Barzdukas
February 25th, 2019, 4:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Domaine des Billards 2016 St.-Amour
Replies: 10
Views: 568

Re: TN: Domaine des Billards 2016 St.-Amour

For me it is partly economics. I figure I can buy a case of decent beaujolais for the same price as two or maybe three bottles of a premier cru burgundy (outside of Savigny or Beaune). I realize the burgundy may be more noble and maybe intellectually stimulating, but I get an awful lot of pleasure f...
by Danius Barzdukas
February 24th, 2019, 4:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Domaine des Billards 2016 St.-Amour
Replies: 10
Views: 568

Re: TN: Domaine des Billards 2016 St.-Amour

I agree with you on all accounts. I am very impressed with this wine. When drinking it I actually stopped and thought: "Wait a minute, let's take it easy, there is a lot here. Put some of this aside" I have also decided to follow the same buying strategy. I have realized that I enjoy wines like this...
by Danius Barzdukas
February 20th, 2019, 4:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Understanding the Producers of Volnay
Replies: 115
Views: 6029

Re: Understanding the Producers of Volnay

Thanks Jasper. That makes sense. I noticed some other famous names were missing at other villages too.
by Danius Barzdukas
February 19th, 2019, 6:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Understanding the Producers of Volnay
Replies: 115
Views: 6029

Re: Understanding the Producers of Volnay

Here is another list of producers who produce Volnay. Strangely, some famous ones (Lafarge, d'Angerville) aren't mentioned. https://www.bourgogne-wines.com/our-wines-our-terroir/the-bourgogne-winegrowing-region-and-its-appellations/the-bourgogne-winegrowing-region-an-ideal-location,2458,9253.html?&a...
by Danius Barzdukas
February 14th, 2019, 7:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy: Vosne
Replies: 32
Views: 2046

Re: Burgundy: Vosne

Thanks Howard, Here are some of the best producers (not limited to Vosne of course): Rousseau, Dujac, Roumier, Mugnier, Barthod, Chevillon, DRC, Hudelot-Noellat, Lafarge, d'Angerville. There are others as well, of course. I think you have heard of them, so there is no reason for me to list them. I ...
by Danius Barzdukas
February 14th, 2019, 5:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy: Pommard
Replies: 8
Views: 649

Re: Burgundy: Pommard

In the thread on Vosne, it was pointed out that there were threads a few years ago that covered specific burgundy appellations. I have asked the moderators to remove these threads or merge them with those threads. If people are interested in continuing this sort of discussion, I suggest you go to th...
by Danius Barzdukas
February 14th, 2019, 4:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy: Fixin
Replies: 6
Views: 1147

Re: Burgundy: Fixin

David, In the thread on Vosne, Craig reminded me there were the earlier threads on specific appellations and suggested that people just continue with those rather than develop new threads. That was a reasonable suggestion so I have asked the moderators to close these threads or merge them with those...
by Danius Barzdukas
February 13th, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy: Vougeot
Replies: 5
Views: 488

Re: Burgundy: Vougeot

If people are interested in continuing this sort of discussion, I suggest you go to the appropriate thread found on the link below. https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/search.php?keywords=WB+Burgundy+appellation+series&terms=all&author=&fid%5B%5D=1&sc=1&sf=titleonly&sr=topics&sk=t&sd=a&st=0&ch=300&...
by Danius Barzdukas
February 13th, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy: Gevrey
Replies: 2
Views: 345

Re: Burgundy: Gevrey

If people are interested in continuing this sort of discussion, I suggest you go to the appropriate thread found on the link below. https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/search.php?keywords=WB+Burgundy+appellation+series&terms=all&author=&fid%5B%5D=1&sc=1&sf=titleonly&sr=topics&sk=t&sd=a&st=0&ch=300&...
by Danius Barzdukas
February 13th, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy: Nuits
Replies: 3
Views: 372

Re: Burgundy: Nuits

If people are interested in continuing this sort of discussion, I suggest you go to the appropriate thread found on the link below. https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/search.php?keywords=WB+Burgundy+appellation+series&terms=all&author=&fid%5B%5D=1&sc=1&sf=titleonly&sr=topics&sk=t&sd=a&st=0&ch=300&...
by Danius Barzdukas
February 13th, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy: Corton
Replies: 9
Views: 913

Re: Burgundy: Corton

If people are interested in continuing this sort of discussion, I suggest you go to the appropriate thread found on the link below. https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/search.php?keywords=WB+Burgundy+appellation+series&terms=all&author=&fid%5B%5D=1&sc=1&sf=titleonly&sr=topics&sk=t&sd=a&st=0&ch=300&...
by Danius Barzdukas
February 13th, 2019, 4:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy: Chassagne
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Re: Burgundy: Chassagne

If people are interested in continuing this sort of discussion, I suggest you go to the appropriate thread found on the link below. https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/search.php?keywords=WB+Burgundy+appellation+series&terms=all&author=&fid%5B%5D=1&sc=1&sf=titleonly&sr=topics&sk=t&sd=a&st=0&ch=300&...
by Danius Barzdukas
February 13th, 2019, 4:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy: Morey
Replies: 28
Views: 1354

Re: Burgundy: Morey

If people are interested in continuing this sort of discussion, I suggest you go to the appropriate thread found on the link below. https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/search.php?keywords=WB+Burgundy+appellation+series&terms=all&author=&fid%5B%5D=1&sc=1&sf=titleonly&sr=topics&sk=t&sd=a&st=0&ch=300&...
by Danius Barzdukas
February 13th, 2019, 4:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy: Fixin
Replies: 6
Views: 1147

Re: Burgundy: Fixin

If people are interested in continuing this sort of discussion, I suggest you go to the appropriate thread found on the link below. https://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/search.php?keywords=WB+Burgundy+appellation+series&terms=all&author=&fid%5B%5D=1&sc=1&sf=titleonly&sr=topics&sk=t&sd=a&st=0&ch=300&...
by Danius Barzdukas
February 13th, 2019, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy: Vosne
Replies: 32
Views: 2046

Re: Burgundy: Vosne

Thanks Howard, Here are some of the best producers (not limited to Vosne of course): Rousseau, Dujac, Roumier, Mugnier, Barthod, Chevillon, DRC, Hudelot-Noellat, Lafarge, d'Angerville. There are others as well, of course. I think you have heard of them, so there is no reason for me to list them. I d...
by Danius Barzdukas
February 13th, 2019, 1:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy: Vosne
Replies: 32
Views: 2046

Re: Burgundy: Vosne

I have spent many years exploring Burgundy and basically know who the good producers are, what the good vineyards are, etc. I have done the legwork. I don't really need the information from others. I just can't afford the wine that I want. The reason I started these threads is because of the thread...
by Danius Barzdukas
February 13th, 2019, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy: Vosne
Replies: 32
Views: 2046

Re: Burgundy: Vosne

+1 I have long thought that it would be useful to combine discussions on specific wine regions into some organized structure so that tasting notes or discussions on producers could be grouped together, especially for Burgundy. The thread on several producers in Volnay made me think that this sort o...
by Danius Barzdukas
February 13th, 2019, 9:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy: Morey
Replies: 28
Views: 1354

Re: Burgundy: Morey

I always wondered what Duband had been doing with Truchot's wines, since I never saw a Blanchards or a Ruchots. I knew he makes a Clos Sorbe. I recently read that he makes a premier cru called BROC, which includes wines from Blanchards, Ruchots, and two other ones (Ormes for the O I believe). So tha...
by Danius Barzdukas
February 13th, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy: Morey
Replies: 28
Views: 1354

Re: Burgundy: Morey

I have always had a soft spot for Morey, since I like Truchot, Dujac, and Hubert Lignier. Now I am sort of following Stephane Magnien, but I haven't had enough wines to really know how much I like him. One interesting thing about Morey is that it seems to be hard to find distinct Premier Crus. Ligni...
by Danius Barzdukas
February 13th, 2019, 9:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy: Morey
Replies: 28
Views: 1354

Re: Burgundy: Morey

Grand Cru Clos de la Roche Clos de Tart Clos Saint-Denis Clos des Lambrays + 1,52 ha of Bonnes Mares Thanks Gerhard. I have made the change. I know there is a difference in soils that people reference when they talk about Bonnes Mares. Do you know if this difference overlaps with the different loca...
by Danius Barzdukas
February 13th, 2019, 6:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy: Vosne
Replies: 32
Views: 2046

Re: Burgundy: Vosne

Ummm ... agree with David. This does not feel like participation in WB. Your threads do not include any contributions from you -- and ignore the wealth of knowledge already shared so graciously on this board by so many and available via Search. And your comment about 'free knowledge" is also odd - ...
by Danius Barzdukas
February 13th, 2019, 5:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy: Vosne
Replies: 32
Views: 2046

Re: Burgundy: Vosne

Suggest again: combine these threads into a master one. Granted. Charlie is chugging coche in burgundy so we are down an admin. Mark, The reason I broke these up into different villages is because I thought there was so much information to share and discuss that it would be easier to do it that way...
by Danius Barzdukas
February 13th, 2019, 2:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy: Vosne
Replies: 32
Views: 2046

Re: Burgundy: Vosne

Thanks Jon, There is no way I can afford any of those wines, and I am not really looking for any suggestions, since I am pretty much aware of who the best producers are. I was just trying to suggest a way of organizing discussion about each appellation- so people could share thoughts about producers...
by Danius Barzdukas
February 12th, 2019, 6:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy: Vosne
Replies: 32
Views: 2046

Re: Burgundy: Vosne

I have spent many years exploring Burgundy and basically know who the good producers are, what the good vineyards are, etc. I have done the legwork. I don't really need the information from others. I just can't afford the wine that I want. The reason I started these threads is because of the thread ...

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