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by Barry L i p t o n
March 28th, 2020, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying, selling or keeping out of the wine market?
Replies: 56
Views: 2724

Re: Buying, selling or keeping out of the wine market?

Already had too much wine for a normal life expectancy.
by Barry L i p t o n
March 28th, 2020, 3:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What red and white Burgundies are currently in your cellar - by vintage
Replies: 66
Views: 1780

Re: What red and white Burgundies are currently in your cellar - by vintage

Red burgundy 2012 0.9% 2011 0.2% 2010 3.0% 2009 15.7% 2008 6.0% 2007 4.0% 2006 2.1% 2005 23.0% 2004 5.3% 2002 10.9% 2001 12.1% 2000 0.6% 1999 7.0% 1998 3.0% 1996 2.1% 1995 0.2% 1993 1.7% 1989 0.4% 1986 0.4% 1969 0.2% 1962 0.2% White (much fewer) 2014 5.5% 2012 14.5% 2011 9.1% 2010 5.5% 2009 1.8% 200...
by Barry L i p t o n
March 22nd, 2020, 9:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: First wine I've opened to drink at home in months (maybe a year): 2000 Dauvissat Clos
Replies: 34
Views: 1749

Re: First wine I've opened to drink at home in months (maybe a year): 2000 Dauvissat Clos

Same happened to me with a 375 of Boillot Puligny Montrachet Clos de la Mouchere 2000 (except I didn't feel like opening anything else).
by Barry L i p t o n
March 16th, 2020, 12:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 22283

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]

Anyone else having trouble logging in?

I often forget passwords but I tried them all and the "forgot password" link doesn't work. Was able to get in a couple days ago.
by Barry L i p t o n
March 8th, 2020, 6:07 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 208
Views: 7396

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

I’m scheduled for a week in Paris and 9 days in Tunisia. Bombing the embassy in Tunis didn’t enhance my outlook.

By May the deciding will be made for me more likely, as I expect Paris to shut down like Milan
by Barry L i p t o n
March 2nd, 2020, 10:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?
Replies: 164
Views: 12865

Re: Will stock market collapse equal lower prices at wine auctions?

DRC was strong both yesterday and this morning. 1999, 2005 and 2009 Rousseau Chambertin's just hammered above recent market highs. 6 bottles of 2002 Clos de Tart might be a new record. Burgundy under card was very strong yesterday. Live bids driving pricing higher. Burgundy supply has been anemic s...
by Barry L i p t o n
February 28th, 2020, 8:42 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Coronavirus and Summer Travel
Replies: 208
Views: 7396

Re: Coronavirus and Summer Travel

What is the cost of making and then cancelling your plans. Summer is still a ways off. I have May travel, I think that's a little more dicey. If you see great frequent flyer ticket availability that is normally hard to find, I would book it and be prepared to pay the cancellation fees. Only book hot...
by Barry L i p t o n
February 27th, 2020, 6:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Laurent-Perrier Champagne Grand Siècle Cuvée Alexandra
Replies: 2
Views: 212

Re: TN: 2004 Laurent-Perrier Champagne Grand Siècle Cuvée Alexandra

Got a bunch of 88s of these back in the day, lived every bottle!
by Barry L i p t o n
February 26th, 2020, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vegan/fish dishes to pair with bold red wine
Replies: 20
Views: 697

Re: Vegan/fish dishes to pair with bold red wine

Vegan eggplant parm (using vegan cheese or no cheese). Vegans might prefer the vegan cheese, non vegans no cheese. Or easy to make half the tray with regular cheese and the other half vegan.
by Barry L i p t o n
February 24th, 2020, 8:24 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: New York City hotels
Replies: 16
Views: 693

Re: New York City hotels

For those with Marriott points or free night certs, many of the NYC hotels are going up in category in a week or so.
by Barry L i p t o n
February 23rd, 2020, 11:25 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Madrid, España
Replies: 21
Views: 952

Re: Madrid, España

For excellent traditional seafood: La Trainera in the Salamanca district. The rodaballo a la Trainera and carabineros a la plancha are two of my favourites there. Have some navajas a la plancha (if available) as well for good measure. Have a bottle or two of Pazo de San Mauro albariño while you’re ...
by Barry L i p t o n
February 23rd, 2020, 10:01 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Sardinia - why not? Advice requested.
Replies: 12
Views: 629

Re: Sardinia - why not? Advice requested.

As a burg lover, I find the Sardinian reds to be too big/heavy for me (Turriga definitely included), but if one likes Grenache based wines then the reds fit the bill. I stick to the local Vermentino. It's easy to pull me off property for a change. However, it's not because the food is as good. For f...
by Barry L i p t o n
February 22nd, 2020, 12:37 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Sardinia - why not? Advice requested.
Replies: 12
Views: 629

Re: Sardinia - why not? Advice requested.

The prices drop quickly in September and you don't have to take half board like you do in the summer. I've been to Cagliari once a while ago, Costa Smerelda twice, including last year. I enjoyed Caia di Volpe but my first room was teeny-tiny and I had to escalate my complaint to get an upgrade (I ha...
by Barry L i p t o n
February 22nd, 2020, 11:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's talk trocken
Replies: 40
Views: 1933

Re: Let's talk trocken

Any comments on K.H. Schneider's Marbach GG 2018?
by Barry L i p t o n
February 22nd, 2020, 9:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Travelling to Loire Valley in May
Replies: 16
Views: 716

Re: Travelling to Loire Valley in May

I enjoyed Chambord, but agree with Dennis' characterization.
The gardens in Villandry were a highlight (but we make a point of seeing gardens).
I thought the da Vinci museum in Amboise was a real highlight, I'll have to check out the tomb next time.
by Barry L i p t o n
February 21st, 2020, 8:55 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Madrid, España
Replies: 21
Views: 952

Re: Madrid, España

Ok, within a block or two if the Palace

Cervezeria Cervantes for the Octopus
Cervezeria Dolores for the smoked salmon, and anchovies.

If you aren’t getting breakfast at the hotel, then the smoked salmon is perfect for it.
by Barry L i p t o n
February 21st, 2020, 5:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1727
Views: 104112

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

C Chen wrote:
February 21st, 2020, 3:53 pm
Barry L i p t o n wrote:
February 21st, 2020, 2:00 pm
Any comments on the NV Diebolt Vallois BdB brut. I’m always intrigued by 375s but want things better than daily drinkers.
To me, it's the epitome of a daily drinker. Doesn't strike above its price point, IMO. Others may disagree.
Thanks!
by Barry L i p t o n
February 21st, 2020, 5:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1727
Views: 104112

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Al Osterheld wrote:
February 21st, 2020, 9:14 am
Hebrart is a good producer, not sure I've had that specific bottling, though.

-Al
Sold out, I was too slow.
by Barry L i p t o n
February 21st, 2020, 3:34 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Madrid, España
Replies: 21
Views: 952

Re: Madrid, España

Love the anchovies at La Venezia. If you do a tapas crawl , you can get 6oz cervezas as opposed to full pours so you can go to a bunch of places without getting sloshed. I like the Palace hotel, right by the museums and part of Marriott if you have points or stays. A couple of excellent tapas places...
by Barry L i p t o n
February 21st, 2020, 2:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1727
Views: 104112

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Any comments on the NV Diebolt Vallois BdB brut. I’m always intrigued by 375s but want things better than daily drinkers.
by Barry L i p t o n
February 21st, 2020, 5:23 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Madrid, España
Replies: 21
Views: 952

Re: Madrid, España

For high end seafood

O Pazo
Rafa
by Barry L i p t o n
February 14th, 2020, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's talk trocken
Replies: 40
Views: 1933

Re: Let's talk trocken

Yes Sarah, I got what you meant. I was distinguishing my desires vs other posters. you gave me several names, which I am hunting down 😀

Thanks for the tip.
by Barry L i p t o n
February 14th, 2020, 12:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's talk trocken
Replies: 40
Views: 1933

Re: Let's talk trocken

Any comments on the following: 2015 Laible Riesling Trocken "An der Kapelle" 2015 Caspari-Kappel Ellegrub Riesling Spatlese Trocken "Von Alte Reben" The Von Alte Reben was compared to GG in terms of quality. Is it just as dry? Thanks Sarah for those tips! Not just the QPR, as I don't buy much and do...
by Barry L i p t o n
February 14th, 2020, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's talk trocken
Replies: 40
Views: 1933

Re: Let's talk trocken

Is there a similar thread for GGs? I just had a Donnhoff 2014 Felsenberg GG and I’m hooked.

Best years for these wines?
Are other producers at this amazing level that are not as lofty in price? (I saw the recommendations but I don’t want to get any extra RS.).
by Barry L i p t o n
February 13th, 2020, 11:56 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: New York City Restaurants
Replies: 2406
Views: 147223

Re: New York City Restaurants

Had a fabulous hybrid sushi/sashimi meal at Cages Sake Bar. Chef Hiromi seamlessly adapted the brilliant sushi omakase into a mostly sashimi format. I have now been blown away the two times I’ve went, Chef Tomita in the more exclusive back room and Chef Hiromi in the front. While the $95 (12 pieces ...
by Barry L i p t o n
February 11th, 2020, 5:07 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Boca Raton and Surrounding Areas
Replies: 14
Views: 1022

Re: Boca Raton and Surrounding Areas

El Camino for tacos!! Or better yet, shrimp fajitas, grilled octopus, fresh fish. They are the same owners as Cut 432, get the same fish. The Grove is probably the best fine dining restaurant in Delray. Wine Bar and Grill, in addition to all the wine, has a cheese bar run by the famed Max McCalman a...
by Barry L i p t o n
February 10th, 2020, 10:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach? [UPDATE in First Post 2/14/20]
Replies: 294
Views: 22283

Re: PSA--possible Flannery Berserker credit card breach?

I bought Glannery, didn’t get hit. But should I get my card changed anyway? Is it just a matter of time?
by Barry L i p t o n
February 3rd, 2020, 1:31 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Costa Rica Questions
Replies: 35
Views: 1867

Re: Costa Rica Questions

Taxis were $20- $35 for modest one ways (say 15-30 minutes)

I liked the Marriott Hacienda de Belen (which is 15 minutes from the airport) for an airport stay . If you have a Marriott credit card, one of those free night certificates that are hard to use there are good here.
by Barry L i p t o n
February 1st, 2020, 11:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: QPR Burgundy?
Replies: 87
Views: 4410

Re: QPR Burgundy?

I haven’t had many of the Bourgogne mentioned, but none I’ve had excited me. On the other hand, wine from lesser appellations, such as Mercurey, Savigny les Beaune, Fixin, Marsannay and especially Y and Pernand Vergelesses have often delighted. I’d go for Premier Cru in a lesser appellation by one ...
by Barry L i p t o n
February 1st, 2020, 1:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: QPR Burgundy?
Replies: 87
Views: 4410

Re: QPR Burgundy?

I haven’t had many of the Bourgogne mentioned, but none I’ve had excited me. On the other hand, wine from lesser appellations, such as Mercurey, Savigny les Beaune, Fixin, Marsannay and especially Rully and Pernand Vergelesses have often delighted. I’d go for Premier Cru in a lesser appellation by o...
by Barry L i p t o n
January 30th, 2020, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves
Replies: 194
Views: 6692

Re: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves

Andrew Hall wrote:
January 30th, 2020, 12:48 pm
Barry L i p t o n wrote:
January 30th, 2020, 9:49 am
Same person said he thought it was no big deal.
"Same person" did **not** say this.
My apologies, I confused two Andrews. I was scanning, not reading.
by Barry L i p t o n
January 30th, 2020, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves
Replies: 194
Views: 6692

Re: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
January 30th, 2020, 1:43 pm
Soooooooo ... you *do* read it. Got it. The absurdity ... {speechless}.
You really don’t know the difference between scanning and reading? Or hearing there is a song being played and listening to the song? Can’t help you then.
by Barry L i p t o n
January 30th, 2020, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves
Replies: 194
Views: 6692

Re: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves

I scan it. Like a banner ad for something I don’t want, or a radio commercial .
by Barry L i p t o n
January 30th, 2020, 12:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves
Replies: 194
Views: 6692

Re: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves

I don’t think you reasons for being irritated are weak, just surprising. It’s the implication that the world should change to minimize that annoyance to some group of CT users at the cost of the utility to the individual is weak. In part, because you say I have to assume the private feature is for t...
by Barry L i p t o n
January 30th, 2020, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves
Replies: 194
Views: 6692

Re: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves

I saw that. It certainly doesn't say should do that. It's the ideal place to store things that the subscriber doesn't want public, and they give examples. Nothing about the reason having to do with being beneficial to the community. But "supposed to" is repeated many times in this thread. As far as ...
by Barry L i p t o n
January 30th, 2020, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves
Replies: 194
Views: 6692

Re: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves

Same person said he thought it was no big deal. Still isn't clear that the reasons you quote are the reasons for the way it was designed. I always thought is was a private note so you could keep things private, not because people find things irritating. The right functionality would be to have an op...
by Barry L i p t o n
January 30th, 2020, 8:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves
Replies: 194
Views: 6692

Re: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves

The person who writes notes like "tasted with Sally" may be followed on CT by Sally or even by various friends with whom he shares wine. Personally, I wouldn't be certain they have no value to others. -Al Come on man....that's a bit of a stretch. It's ok to admit it's super annoying ;) It certainly...
by Barry L i p t o n
January 30th, 2020, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves
Replies: 194
Views: 6692

Re: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves

Exactly. I guess it's true that you dont 'need' to do anything in life, but sometimes you just put in the extra effort because it's helpful for everyone else. For example, when you go to the grocery store, you dont 'need' to walk your shopping cart back to the designated spot, but it sure makes lif...
by Barry L i p t o n
January 30th, 2020, 7:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves
Replies: 194
Views: 6692

Re: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves

Because at this time in my life, my friends are more important and I need the reminders. Why do I need to bother with whether that's private or not. It's not like we're talking about pictures of me in a hospital gown. ETA; turns out I post who I drank it with in the private notes; my public notes h...
by Barry L i p t o n
January 30th, 2020, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves
Replies: 194
Views: 6692

Re: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves

This. why even bother? Because at this time in my life, my friends are more important and I need the reminders. Why do I need to bother with whether that's private or not. It's not like we're talking about pictures of me in a hospital gown. ETA; turns out I post who I drank it with in the private n...
by Barry L i p t o n
January 29th, 2020, 10:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves
Replies: 194
Views: 6692

Re: Cellar Tracker notes - pet peeves

"Tasted with Sally." This. why even bother? Because at this time in my life, my friends are more important and I need the reminders. Why do I need to bother with whether that's private or not. It's not like we're talking about pictures of me in a hospital gown. ETA; turns out I post who I drank it ...
by Barry L i p t o n
January 29th, 2020, 3:09 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: maui--wailea/makena area restaurants
Replies: 11
Views: 826

Re: maui--wailea/makena area restaurants

I stayed at the Andaz for a week so very familiar with Ka’ana kitchen. Great for breakfast; dinner was mixed. First dinner was a real cluster*, fish needed a steak knife to be cut. Eventually they gave me a free dinner for to do over and that was excellent. But I thought Morimoto’s was better
by Barry L i p t o n
January 29th, 2020, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else
Replies: 1313
Views: 76470

Re: Envoyer Thread #2: Everything else

C Chen wrote:
January 29th, 2020, 11:12 am
2014 Heresztyn Mazzini Gevrey-Chambertin at $40 is prob their best overall offering for that producer (if you're a fan of that style). Wasn't at all tempted by 2011 or 2013.
I'm guessing that means not classic or traditional?
by Barry L i p t o n
January 27th, 2020, 12:32 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: Hi-Time Wine Cellars' Berserker Day 10% Sale!
Replies: 15
Views: 1384

Re: Hi-Time Wine Cellars' Berserker Day 10% Sale!

Hi Veronica;

Is there a way to filter for 375s? Typing 375 in search didn't seem to work.
by Barry L i p t o n
January 26th, 2020, 1:41 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: maui--wailea/makena area restaurants
Replies: 11
Views: 826

Re: maui--wailea/makena area restaurants

Have you been to The Restaurant at the Hotel Wailea? Elegant, pricey, great views if it's still light, up on a hill away from the beach. Other than that, I went to the regular places last November, enjoyed Monkeypod and like Morimoto quite a bit, more than expected. Spago's was closed when I went. W...
by Barry L i p t o n
January 25th, 2020, 11:26 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 Forum - (Jan 27, 2020) 'The Black Friday of Wine Commerce' - Forbes
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 Master Thread - FAQ/Updates/Info - RECORDS SET YET AGAIN!
Replies: 161
Views: 17568

Re: BerserkerDay 11 Master Thread - FAQ/Updates/Info

I'm a relative newbie. Have purchased limited items in the past few years. This year, I would really like to focus on non-wine items. I have plenty. Any insights into non-wine & non-cheese items for a wine geek who is transitioning into a foodie would be welcome. As would any "be on the lookout for...
by Barry L i p t o n
January 25th, 2020, 11:19 am
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Paris Restaurants wine list - Any Advice Please!?
Replies: 24
Views: 1852

Re: Paris Restaurants wine list - Any Advice Please!?

les climats has the largest burgundy wine list ive ever seen. 1 michelin star near musee d'orsay. its a required stop for my wife and i every time we're in paris. we prefer lunch...particularly in their back atrium. food is excellent but im really there for the complete experience...and the wine. d...
by Barry L i p t o n
January 24th, 2020, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine And A-Fib?
Replies: 22
Views: 1978

Re: Wine And A-Fib?

This article makes stronger statements about the link between at least 15 glasses/week (below binge) and afib.

Would have appreciated a group that covered moderate but excluded binge.

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1817591

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