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by Barry L i p t o n
September 24th, 2020, 9:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Trimbach 2001 FE 375eme and regular
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: TN: Trimbach 2001 FE 375eme and regular

Nice notes, thanks. I forget where but they were a great deal and I got a bunch of these two along with the CSH.
by Barry L i p t o n
September 24th, 2020, 11:22 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Basil Pesto Wine Pairing of the Week ****SUMMARY ADDED ON TOP 9/24/20*****
Replies: 41
Views: 2159

Re: Basil Pesto Wine Pairing of the Week ****SUMMARY ADDED ON TOP 9/24/20*****

You should get a Basil Medal of Honor for advancing the enjoyment of Pesto!

Treat yourself (post-Covid) to a trip to Genoa and Cinque Terre as a reward !
by Barry L i p t o n
September 23rd, 2020, 5:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Basil Pesto Wine Pairing of the Week ****SUMMARY ADDED ON TOP 9/24/20*****
Replies: 41
Views: 2159

Re: Basil Pesto Wine Pairing of the Week

I also was thinking Assyrtiko (Sigalas in my case) and then I scrolled down and saw it worked will. I'll have to try the Argyros.
by Barry L i p t o n
September 23rd, 2020, 2:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 08` Cristal and 96` Williams Selyem Allen Pinot
Replies: 9
Views: 424

Re: 08` Cristal and 96` Williams Selyem Allen Pinot

Mike C. wrote:
September 23rd, 2020, 12:26 pm
Barry L i p t o n wrote:
September 23rd, 2020, 12:23 pm
Last year of Burt's direct winemaking, no?
Thought it was 1997 (http://www.princeofpinot.com/article/1795/)
Right you are!

Blake, I remember the 96 as being the last great W-S Allen in a long line of great ones. Don't remember 97 being in line with the prior ones, but maybe it's my memory?
by Barry L i p t o n
September 23rd, 2020, 12:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 08` Cristal and 96` Williams Selyem Allen Pinot
Replies: 9
Views: 424

Re: 08` Cristal and 96` Williams Selyem Allen Pinot

Last year of Burt's direct winemaking, no?
by Barry L i p t o n
September 23rd, 2020, 10:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Peter Lauer „Schonfels„ Fass 11 GG
Replies: 15
Views: 592

Re: 2012 Peter Lauer „Schonfels„ Fass 11 GG

In Germany he is one of the few new talents who entered that group of really esteemed estates in a few years. He became member of VDP (not easy in Mosel), auctions in Trier's Großer Ring, gets high ratings, sells at high price. He is not an inside tip any more. All this with wines wich are not that...
by Barry L i p t o n
September 23rd, 2020, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Pimps
Topic: Need a cheap built in wine fridge for kitchen island
Replies: 9
Views: 118

Re: Need a cheap built in wine fridge for kitchen island

Will you be storing cheap wine only? Otherwise, I wouldn't go cheap for storing wine where long periods might go by without anyone noticing a breakdown.
by Barry L i p t o n
September 23rd, 2020, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Discussion of 2001 Red Burgs
Replies: 153
Views: 6403

Re: Discussion of 2001 Red Burgs

2001 Clos des Lambrays - increasingly delicious and moving up through the gears; hard to find now - I was lucky to find a few cases in Belgium 10 years back. CT reviews & scores have been heading up since 2018.... Kevin Harvey of Rhys used to tout this wine. It was about $35 then . . . and lovely. ...
by Barry L i p t o n
September 22nd, 2020, 3:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Peter Lauer „Schonfels„ Fass 11 GG
Replies: 15
Views: 592

Re: 2012 Peter Lauer „Schonfels„ Fass 11 GG

Any comments on Schonfels vs. Fels for Lauer in 2019 (or previously)?
by Barry L i p t o n
September 21st, 2020, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Westford Hills Eau de Vie and 10yr apple brandy - anyone try it?
Replies: 0
Views: 46

Westford Hills Eau de Vie and 10yr apple brandy - anyone try it?

In searching out for some Kirsch, I found articles on Westford Hills, a domestic eau de vie producer. Because they bottle in 200ml size, their eau de vie's can sometimes be had for less than $20. Found great reviews of their Kirsch and Poire Williams. They also have a 10 year apple brandy, has anyon...
by Barry L i p t o n
September 21st, 2020, 2:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I don’t trust my Coravin anymore
Replies: 57
Views: 3357

Re: I don’t trust my Coravin anymore

Theoretically, there is no "air" just inert gas. But a needle's worth does sound like a very, very small amount.
by Barry L i p t o n
September 21st, 2020, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Any recommended Wine Clubs for more novice drinkers?
Replies: 28
Views: 1078

Re: Any recommended Wine Clubs for more novice drinkers?

I think you can do better gift wise in almost any price range by giving wine, as opposed to wine club memberships.

However, the Roscioli gift club isn't a bad idea for someone whose excited about Italian wines, and is already familiar with the more common ones.
by Barry L i p t o n
September 21st, 2020, 9:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Name a wine you consistently rate higher than the critics
Replies: 49
Views: 2559

Re: Name a wine you consistently rate higher than the critics

Hmm, when a doctor says you sound like a lawyer, I don’t think it’s a compliment. Normally, I'd agree - though I'd say consider the source. [wink.gif] In this case, the reviewer explicitly stated it was meant as a compliment, and backed it up with reasons, so the reviewer is probably a lawyer's kid...
by Barry L i p t o n
September 21st, 2020, 8:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Name a wine you consistently rate higher than the critics
Replies: 49
Views: 2559

Re: Name a wine you consistently rate higher than the critics

Hmm, when a doctor says you sound like a lawyer, I don’t think it’s a compliment.
by Barry L i p t o n
September 20th, 2020, 2:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Louis Michel MdT Chablis
Replies: 16
Views: 1133

Re: TN: 2017 Louis Michel MdT Chablis

Thanks! Nice to see a $35 premier Cru Chablis, i got very spoiled for many years on the affordability of Chablis before tariffs.
by Barry L i p t o n
September 20th, 2020, 12:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I don’t trust my Coravin anymore
Replies: 57
Views: 3357

Re: I don’t trust my Coravin anymore

Interested to hear why Pungo is better - I'm about to bite on one of these systems generic cartridges Better flow Great service Works under lower pressure—no exploding bottles. No affiliation, happy customer. Just a quick note that you actually can use generic cartridges on the Coravin. Soak a Cora...
by Barry L i p t o n
September 20th, 2020, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Louis Michel MdT Chablis
Replies: 16
Views: 1133

Re: TN: 2017 Louis Michel MdT Chablis

alan weinberg wrote:
December 27th, 2019, 7:32 am
speaking of QPR: La Chablisienne
Have you had the 2017 La Chablisienne Mont de Milieu? Envoyer has it in.
by Barry L i p t o n
September 20th, 2020, 8:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 and 2009 La Tour Blanche
Replies: 4
Views: 228

Re: 2001 and 2009 La Tour Blanche

Glad to hear it, thanks for the notes. I thought the 01 was achingly sweet young, so haven’t touched the ones I have.
by Barry L i p t o n
September 20th, 2020, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Charity wine tasting; 13 wines including Krug 168, '06 Comte, '08 DP, '09 Cristal, '01 Sudiuraut, '98 V. Telegraph
Replies: 6
Views: 358

Re: TN: Charity wine tasting; 13 wines including Krug 168, '06 Comte, '08 DP, '09 Cristal, '01 Sudiuraut, '98 V. Telegra

Nice notes! I also don’t drink much CDP anymore but if I do, it’s the 98 Vieux telegraph that I want. Pretty much the definition of great old-school CDP
by Barry L i p t o n
September 19th, 2020, 1:01 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: PSA: calvados
Replies: 29
Views: 1101

Re: PSA: calvados

I think 12, 18, and 25 are all fantastic. 12 and 18 are likely the sweet spot for Camus, though. Sweet spot in consideration of price or without price consideration. Phrased another way, would you want a 12 year and an 18 year or 2 18 year Camuts if the cost was the same. (The differential in Europ...
by Barry L i p t o n
September 19th, 2020, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: “The Discerning wines of Rajat Parr”
Replies: 16
Views: 1537

Re: “The Discerning wines of Rajat Parr”

alan weinberg wrote:
September 19th, 2020, 11:15 am
wouldn’t it be the wines of the discerning Rajat Parr?
I think that was Mark's point (Houdini wouldn't make the wine capable of discerning anything) but it took your clarification for me to get the point.
by Barry L i p t o n
September 18th, 2020, 11:56 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: PSA: calvados
Replies: 29
Views: 1101

Re: PSA: calvados

Thanks! You've been very helpful answering my questions here and via PM. Is the wood dramatically more dominant in the 25 than in the 18? Hard to get a handle on Williams palette, trying to understand it thgouth Cognac, which I'm more familiar. I liked his Delamian reviews (Tres Venerable not clear...
by Barry L i p t o n
September 18th, 2020, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I don’t trust my Coravin anymore
Replies: 57
Views: 3357

Re: I don’t trust my Coravin anymore

I think it’s a mistake to try any method for more than a few weeks. The coravin, if only using the needle once, should be the best option.
by Barry L i p t o n
September 18th, 2020, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I don’t trust my Coravin anymore
Replies: 57
Views: 3357

Re: I don’t trust my Coravin anymore

I don’t put much stock in promises. No, I do what you suggest at times and it’s not as fresh. Might not matter on some reds , but noticeable on whites as well as reds that dont need a long decant. A little too soon to state for sure, but I think Repour works as well as the transfer or better. Need t...
by Barry L i p t o n
September 18th, 2020, 4:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I don’t trust my Coravin anymore
Replies: 57
Views: 3357

Re: I don’t trust my Coravin anymore

I hhave had great results with Coravin about 85% of the time. The times I haven't have been when I have left a small amount for more than a week or had multiple (more than 5) insertions of the needle through the cork. I never try and keep the bottle more than a few weeks, and usually just one. Over ...
by Barry L i p t o n
September 17th, 2020, 4:37 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What SCOTCH are you drinking?
Replies: 764
Views: 52510

Re: What SCOTCH are you drinking?

My Total WIne coupons are for only wines I don't want. I've been hoping for one on spirits because some of the things they direct import, such as Laubade Armagnac, are clearly a better portfolio from me to choose from (for my tastes) than their direct import wine. I also recently picked up an Oban 1...
by Barry L i p t o n
September 16th, 2020, 7:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with new cellar: entry, organization, app, etc.
Replies: 16
Views: 551

Re: Help with new cellar: entry, organization, app, etc.

I have a 500 bottle home cellar and use AndyKs method. Upper left is Italian, lower left is French non burgundy. Right side is white Burg on top left, red on top right and all the bottom. I have a couple columns for Port, Spanish , etc. I have drawers too, bin drawers for mags, and Champagne, and re...
by Barry L i p t o n
September 15th, 2020, 10:27 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: WTF happened to my scotch?
Replies: 19
Views: 588

Re: WTF happened to my scotch?

What about Abelour d’Abunadh?

Never mind, Sherry was on your “No list” of profiles.
by Barry L i p t o n
September 14th, 2020, 4:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 German Riesling
Replies: 214
Views: 13107

Re: 2019 German Riesling

Any thoughts on Weil Kiedricher Grafenburg GG in 2019.
by Barry L i p t o n
September 14th, 2020, 12:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Mugneret-Gibourg Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Les Chaignots
Replies: 67
Views: 3291

Re: TN: 2014 Mugneret-Gibourg Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Les Chaignots

Yes, I’ll send you all the wine that I’m not buying (and therefore don’t have)
by Barry L i p t o n
September 13th, 2020, 8:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 12336
Views: 469597

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

Friday: The last of Domaine Philipe Gilbert Menetou Salon 2008 Saturday: Krug 375 from before the labeling change Today: 2002 Baumard Savennieres The Krug was, of course fabulous, and the other two were great examples of why I like older Loire wines - while I miss a little of the youthful verve, it ...
by Barry L i p t o n
September 13th, 2020, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Mugneret-Gibourg Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Les Chaignots
Replies: 67
Views: 3291

Re: TN: 2014 Mugneret-Gibourg Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Les Chaignots

It’s like corkage, it’s a privelege, not a right , to be offered the top tier wines. I don’t need lesser Village or even lesser premier cru wines. But I understand when they are allocated. Retailer chooses how to offer, I choose whom to buy from. But I’m not buying wines I don’t want. Thete should ...
by Barry L i p t o n
September 13th, 2020, 9:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Mugneret-Gibourg Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Les Chaignots
Replies: 67
Views: 3291

Re: TN: 2014 Mugneret-Gibourg Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Les Chaignots

It’s like corkage, it’s a privelege, not a right , to be offered the top tier wines. I don’t need lesser Village or even lesser premier cru wines. But I understand when they are allocated. Retailer chooses how to offer, I choose whom to buy from. But I’m not buying wines I don’t want. There should b...
by Barry L i p t o n
September 11th, 2020, 3:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Chateau Thébaud
Replies: 33
Views: 1422

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Chateau Thébaud

Thanks for the encouragement on 2017!

I’ve never had the Thebaud, love hearing about different folks impressions vs the Briords. If it better than the a Briords in great vintages, then I gotta get some!
by Barry L i p t o n
September 11th, 2020, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Chateau Thébaud
Replies: 33
Views: 1422

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Chateau Thébaud

Any thoughts on the Briord 17? I bought some based on early comments, haven't touched them yet, but the more recent Cellartracker notes, while positive, seem to imply that its from a "riper" vintage than normal and not quite it's normally electric self.
by Barry L i p t o n
September 11th, 2020, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 German Riesling
Replies: 214
Views: 13107

Re: 2019 German Riesling

I have my calendar marked for Martin's next update!

I hope you are fully recovered!
by Barry L i p t o n
September 10th, 2020, 6:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Woodland Hills Wines Annual Sale- Old World day 1
Replies: 54
Views: 3380

Re: Woodland Hills Wines Annual Sale- Old World day 1

Grabbed the 2016 mag of Spottswoode - order in 8 days ago. Emailed me today saying it's not in stock.....grr I really hate when something like this happens, especially during a big sale. While it's nice that they obviously won't make me pay for the bottle that's not in stock, if I had known that bo...
by Barry L i p t o n
September 10th, 2020, 4:56 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Corked food
Replies: 13
Views: 382

Re: Corked food

What is a corked food? TCA taint?
by Barry L i p t o n
September 9th, 2020, 9:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.
Replies: 1567
Views: 151538

Re: Best deal/coupon for on-line wine shopping.

I haven’t even used the last 3 yet; I bought 2 cases of the 168 halves from them already for 60 per all in. With the stewardship it’s definitely the best price online. I think that depends on state. In California, I thought they were $90, so couldn’t get it down enough to make it a buy for me. Was ...
by Barry L i p t o n
September 7th, 2020, 7:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles
Replies: 1153
Views: 66078

Re: Eating and Drinking in Los Angeles

Milan has an outpost
by Barry L i p t o n
September 7th, 2020, 2:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Half cooked lobster, how to finish?
Replies: 10
Views: 413

Re: Half cooked lobster, how to finish?

Just finished it. Two minutes was perfect for the claws, 90 seconds would have been a touch better for the body - but this was because the original was unevenly cooked. Thanks Victor, it was enjoyable, especially now that the power is back on (was only off for an hour yesterday, but I had figured it...
by Barry L i p t o n
September 7th, 2020, 11:44 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: PSA: calvados
Replies: 29
Views: 1101

Re: PSA: calvados

Thanks again!
by Barry L i p t o n
September 7th, 2020, 11:21 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: PSA: calvados
Replies: 29
Views: 1101

Re: PSA: calvados

Thanks! You've been very helpful answering my questions here and via PM. Is the wood dramatically more dominant in the 25 than in the 18? Hard to get a handle on Williams palette, trying to understand it thgouth Cognac, which I'm more familiar. I liked his Delamian reviews (Tres Venerable not clearl...
by Barry L i p t o n
September 7th, 2020, 10:45 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: PSA: calvados
Replies: 29
Views: 1101

Re: PSA: calvados

We cracked the 18 tonight; it’s crazy good. Nose of apples, baking spices and cinnamon. Palate was incredibly complex and smooth without noticeable heat or wood. Finish was minutes long. Phenomenal. 25 on deck. How did the 25 compare? I bought a bottle, hasn't arrived, but just came across Jason Wi...
by Barry L i p t o n
September 7th, 2020, 1:18 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: FRENCH PIZZA
Replies: 6
Views: 419

Re: FRENCH PIZZA

Tasty looking and Beautiful!

You could cook that pizza directly on my deck. It was 111 out there.
by Barry L i p t o n
September 6th, 2020, 8:08 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Half cooked lobster, how to finish?
Replies: 10
Views: 413

Re: Half cooked lobster, how to finish?

Although sounds great, I’m not a butter with my lobster fella.

Two minutes it is.

Thanks all!
by Barry L i p t o n
September 6th, 2020, 5:36 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Half cooked lobster, how to finish?
Replies: 10
Views: 413

Re: Half cooked lobster, how to finish?

How long? One minute at a time?
by Barry L i p t o n
September 6th, 2020, 5:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Chidaine and Huet
Replies: 8
Views: 651

Re: TN: Chidaine and Huet

Nice notes Alan! I'm wondering if you have a preference over the years for a particular bottling. I've been eyeing the 2019 Haut-Lieu Sec (my favorite of theirs) and found your notes a little short ("light minerality") of what I had been expecting based on the crtics. The Clos du Bourg Sec note ("lo...
by Barry L i p t o n
September 6th, 2020, 5:31 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Half cooked lobster, how to finish?
Replies: 10
Views: 413

Half cooked lobster, how to finish?

Hi; Bought what should have been a lovely cooked, and cracked, lobster yesterday. When I get to it, it's only 1/2 to 2/3 cooked. A little translucent around the body, a lot in the claw. So what's the easiest way of finishing without overcooking? Can I risk the microwave without it getting tough? Coo...

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