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by Danius Barzdukas
January 20th, 2021, 1:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Birth Year Buying Philosophy
Replies: 97
Views: 3471

Re: Your Birth Year Buying Philosophy

I have not stored their wines separately, everything I have is somewhat randomly stored together. I kind of mentally remember what is for them, but at some point when I decide to give them their wines (housewarming or wedding gift would be best probably, not when they turn 21), I may search through...
by Danius Barzdukas
January 20th, 2021, 1:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Birth Year Buying Philosophy
Replies: 97
Views: 3471

Re: Your Birth Year Buying Philosophy

My suggestion is to put aside two sets of wines. One set is a gift to give them and they can do what they want with it-sell it if it makes sense for them. One set is wines you can drink with them when they and you are older. I would choose wines from a variety of classic regions that could age base...
by Danius Barzdukas
January 18th, 2021, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your Birth Year Buying Philosophy
Replies: 97
Views: 3471

Re: Your Birth Year Buying Philosophy

My suggestion is to put aside two sets of wines. One set is a gift to give them and they can do what they want with it-sell it if it makes sense for them. One set is wines you can drink with them when they and you are older. I would choose wines from a variety of classic regions that could age based...
by Danius Barzdukas
January 2nd, 2021, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2013 Andreas Laible Durbacher Plauelrain Klingelberger trocken (Germany, Baden)
Replies: 16
Views: 451

Re: TN: 2013 Andreas Laible Durbacher Plauelrain Klingelberger trocken (Germany, Baden)

Hurray for Baden! When I was an exchange student in Freiburg in 86/87 I had the opportunity to work on weekends at a winery in Laufen, south of Freiburg,both in the vineyards and bottling the wines. I remember the grapes grown there were Sylvaner, Rulander, Gutedel, Muller-Thurgau-hardly grapes that...
by Danius Barzdukas
December 31st, 2020, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15315
Views: 783565

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

1x 1993 Roblet-Monnot Volnay 1er Cru (anyone who hasn't been following this producer.... well, they might want to rectify that soon!) Interesting! I've got a 2015 Volnay Saint-François that I got in a mixed case from an importer stashed away without knowing much about the Domaine. I visited this fa...
by Danius Barzdukas
November 24th, 2020, 9:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Antonio Vallana e Figlio Boca (Italy, Piedmont, Northern Piedmont, Boca)
Replies: 7
Views: 468

Re: TN: 2010 Antonio Vallana e Figlio Boca (Italy, Piedmont, Northern Piedmont, Boca)

Thanks to Sarah I just bought a case of 2016 and had my first bottle. I agree with the texture being somewhere close to Burgundy (south of?). How were the tannins on the 2010? I had the 2016 over two days and the wall of tannins was pretty steep.
by Danius Barzdukas
November 12th, 2020, 8:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 2220
Views: 305421

Re: Official Costco Thread

The Fairfax Costco has the Kirkland Premier Cru Chablis in stock for $20 for those who like that. I forgot what vintage it is. Sorry.
It also has the 2010 Dom Perignon for $155.
by Danius Barzdukas
October 24th, 2020, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent TNs: Peters, Jouan, Barthod
Replies: 19
Views: 1109

Re: Recent TNs: Peters, Jouan, Barthod

Does clement make both the boillot and Barthod wines? My understanding is that Clement took over responsibility for both in the 2019 vintage. Hopefully the Boillot wines, if they remain separate, will remain somewhat under the radar and affordable. The importers for the two domaines are different.....
by Danius Barzdukas
October 12th, 2020, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: QPR Hall of Fame
Replies: 72
Views: 5327

Re: QPR Hall of Fame

Sarah,
Thanks for letting me know these age that well. I'll have to refrain from drinking what I have and also buy more.
Barcroft is a very nice neighborhood. We have visited a local wine importer who lives on the lake there. My wife met her at a yoga class interestingly enough.
by Danius Barzdukas
October 11th, 2020, 4:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: QPR Hall of Fame
Replies: 72
Views: 5327

Re: QPR Hall of Fame

Antonio Vallana. The Campi Raudii, Boca and Gattinara. At $16, $20 and $26 ish respectively, the best bang for your buck in red wine I know. Sarah, I bought a case of the Campi Raudii based on your previous posts about these wines. I very much agree it is an excellent QPR. My wife enjoyed it a lot ...
by Danius Barzdukas
October 11th, 2020, 2:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: QPR Hall of Fame
Replies: 72
Views: 5327

Re: QPR Hall of Fame

Antonio Vallana. The Campi Raudii, Boca and Gattinara. At $16, $20 and $26 ish respectively, the best bang for your buck in red wine I know. Sarah, I bought a case of the Campi Raudii based on your previous posts about these wines. I very much agree it is an excellent QPR. My wife enjoyed it a lot ...
by Danius Barzdukas
October 11th, 2020, 2:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Ridge Evangelho (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Contra Costa County)
Replies: 20
Views: 1236

Re: TN: 2018 Ridge Evangelho (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Contra Costa County)

How timely. A friend of mine brought this over yesterday.For me it had a very interesting texture-smooth, almost buttery-vanilla, with a brambly grip at the finish, which was quite long. Very unique.
by Danius Barzdukas
September 17th, 2020, 4:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated Burgundy Vintages
Replies: 105
Views: 4698

Re: Underrated Burgundy Vintages

Maybe 1991 is another one?
by Danius Barzdukas
August 25th, 2020, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite QPR wine under $25
Replies: 70
Views: 4852

Re: Favorite QPR wine under $25

For something like this I often just defer to my local wine shop and buy something that they are selling.They introduce me to something new and I support a local business and build a relationship with the people there. Of course I buy something I am interested in sold across the country sometimes, b...
by Danius Barzdukas
July 12th, 2020, 7:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Two Great Champagnes From Magnum
Replies: 11
Views: 938

Re: Two Great Champagnes From Magnum

Thanks Jud. I assume a double magnum is even better then. So how do we assess 100-point wines? I note that some critics gave 2008 Cristal 100 points. Is this for the 750 format, or the magnum format? If it is for the 750 format, then what happens with a magnum? I am taking the piss out of the scorin...
by Danius Barzdukas
July 12th, 2020, 5:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Two Great Champagnes From Magnum
Replies: 11
Views: 938

Re: Two Great Champagnes From Magnum

Just curious. How would the tasting notes be different if they were from a regular bottle?is something missing (no “x”)or is it just “less” of all of the above?
by Danius Barzdukas
May 11th, 2020, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: first go with the new Grassls...
Replies: 52
Views: 4528

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: 3090

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....
by Danius Barzdukas
March 2nd, 2020, 5:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12663
Views: 508249

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: 1739
Views: 118561

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: 17719

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: 3306

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 yo...
by Danius Barzdukas
January 2nd, 2020, 4:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1739
Views: 118561

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: 1739
Views: 118561

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 bottle...
by Danius Barzdukas
December 20th, 2019, 7:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1739
Views: 118561

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 bottle...
by Danius Barzdukas
October 26th, 2019, 4:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fave Champagne stopper?
Replies: 48
Views: 2661

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&a...
by Danius Barzdukas
October 10th, 2019, 5:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is your Champagne of the year?
Replies: 120
Views: 6742

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: 2289

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: 707

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: 747

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: 138
Views: 10128

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: 2533

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: 7603

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: 7603

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: 3186

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: 3186

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: 4120

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: 1796

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: 1251

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: 1074

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: 606

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: 606

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: 606

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: 606

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...
by Danius Barzdukas
February 20th, 2019, 4:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Understanding the Producers of Volnay
Replies: 115
Views: 6764

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: 6764

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: 2132

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: 674

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: 1226

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: 495

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=topic...

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