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by JG Salazar
June 15th, 2019, 9:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The future of Vietti
Replies: 9
Views: 1132

Re: The future of Vietti

Luca is such a sweetheart.

I highly recommend his episode on Levi Dalton's I'll Drink to That podcast if anyone here has yet to listen.
by JG Salazar
June 10th, 2019, 10:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Inexorable Rise of Wine Prices
Replies: 30
Views: 2424

Re: The Inexorable Rise of Wine Prices

Trawling through Wine-Searcher's database... So, it appears they're only looking at prices of wines listed on their site, as well as not factoring production volume. Then, is it even the lowest price listed or some average that includes the high-ball listings? I agree with Dan, the real average is ...
by JG Salazar
June 7th, 2019, 12:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales
Replies: 59
Views: 5158

Re: Suit against Bryant Family alleges falling sales

We haven't bought Bryant for retail in several years. Wholesale pricing in NY was always nuts, and it got the point where most consumers buying the wine were getting it for less than we were. Easy pass.
by JG Salazar
May 28th, 2019, 11:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eurocave worth the price?
Replies: 9
Views: 939

Re: Eurocave worth the price?

I've had one for 10+ years now, and have no complaints. I wish I had room for two more, frankly.
by JG Salazar
May 22nd, 2019, 8:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Age-worthy, classic Portugese wines, not Port?
Replies: 25
Views: 1011

Re: Age-worthy, classic Portugese wines, not Port?

In the Lisboa region, Quinta de Chocapalha. Sandra Tavares of Wine and Soul parents' estate. She makes the wine, her sister sells them. Their Arinto is an age worthy white. My favorite reds are the Vinha Mae (has a bit of Syrah) and the CH (100% Touriga Nacional). In the Alentejo, Herdade do Moucha...
by JG Salazar
April 5th, 2019, 12:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Bosconia
Replies: 53
Views: 1787

Re: TN: 2006 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Bosconia

Chris - We opened these all few days ago with María José, and they all showed very well. Personally, I found the '06 to be a bit lighter, with brighter red fruit vibes than either the '04 or '05 bottlings. It has plenty of depth, but not as much weight as either of those vintages. Full disclosure, I...
by JG Salazar
April 4th, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Congratulations to the high bidder
Replies: 21
Views: 2260

Re: Congratulations to the high bidder

alan weinberg wrote:
April 4th, 2019, 6:46 am
Tom Reddick wrote:
April 4th, 2019, 12:56 am
So why is a $30K bottle of Leroy Musigny in a plastic baggie and cardboard box?
because real wine lovers don’t give a s**t about packaging.
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by JG Salazar
December 11th, 2018, 11:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Keller Rieslings victims of speculation
Replies: 167
Views: 6631

Re: Some Keller Rieslings victims of speculation

Great post, Joost.
by JG Salazar
December 10th, 2018, 8:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When a Burgundy producer's pricing increases astronomically
Replies: 65
Views: 3595

Re: When a Burgundy producer's pricing increases astronomically

Cécile's wines can be beautifully aromatic, but above all they stand out for their filigree structure. Not every year or every cuvée—though more and more consistently since 2009—but when they show well, their textural properties make them very singular. In Burgundy, people are prepared to pay for s...
by JG Salazar
December 6th, 2018, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Angerville
Replies: 35
Views: 1736

Re: Angerville

Opened a 2008 Ducster about a month ago, and while it has plenty of life ahead, boy howdy was it delicious. I shared with some of the crew so they could see what people talk about when they talk about silkiness in wine.
by JG Salazar
November 30th, 2018, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Crowdsource Question: Disrupting the Three Tier Model?
Replies: 24
Views: 870

Re: Crowdsource Question: Disrupting the Three Tier Model?

There are a lot of businesses who direct import. K&l and blue Danube are just two examples. Both CA-based businesses, with direct import licenses. Retailers with these kinds of licenses can direct import, buy from distributors, and sell from the same premises. Some version of the license even allow...
by JG Salazar
November 29th, 2018, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC
Replies: 102
Views: 6693

Re: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC

ybarselah wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 1:40 pm
JasonHernandez wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 9:21 am
I’m interested in attending.

Jason Hernandez
this is epic. if you're him, thank you. if you have the same name, still thank you.
Jason is one of the legit wine world GOATs in IMO, nice guy as well.
by JG Salazar
November 28th, 2018, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC
Replies: 102
Views: 6693

Re: Drinking Rudi's treasures in NYC

JasonHernandez wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 9:21 am
I’m interested in attending.

Jason Hernandez
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by JG Salazar
November 26th, 2018, 1:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Success with leaking corks, but sound wine?
Replies: 28
Views: 841

Re: Success with leaking corks, but sound wine?

2008 Leroy Bourgogne Blanc... that Southern had closed out years ago for about $7/btl wholesale... The 2016 is now pushing triple digits retail. Which means it would be about $300 on a chi-chi restaurant list. . leroy_bourgogne-blanc.png Wild, right? Spend enough time in retail, you get to witness ...
by JG Salazar
November 26th, 2018, 9:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Problem with InstitutionWine.com
Replies: 30
Views: 2943

Re: Problem with InstitutionWine.com

There is a Yelp page for GrapesWine that leads to these guys. Looks like you're not the only one stuck in limbo. Not to be confused with Dan's shop, of course. Best of luck.
by JG Salazar
November 19th, 2018, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Success with leaking corks, but sound wine?
Replies: 28
Views: 841

Re: Success with leaking corks, but sound wine?

I opened an 2008 Leroy Bourgogne Blanc last week that Southern had closed out years ago for about $7/btl wholesale. The puffy, ballooned capsule was covering a sticky, orange mess of a cork that reeked of maderized wine. Uncorked I could see moisture running up the full length of the closure, and I ...
by JG Salazar
October 18th, 2018, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: if you could pick one of these DRC to drink today...
Replies: 19
Views: 936

Re: if you could pick one of these DRC to drink today...

I'd flip a coin between the '06 and '07 Richebourgs...
by JG Salazar
October 15th, 2018, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finding Leitz wines
Replies: 49
Views: 1623

Re: Finding Leitz wines

They may be small, but on the other hand, vom Boden is not exactly a behemoth, and yet I'm able to reliably find their producers at major NY retailers and on wine-searcher, including Falkenstein, Weiser-Kunstler, Vollenweider, Lauer, to name a few. And I can reliably find most wines from their enti...
by JG Salazar
October 15th, 2018, 9:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Finding Leitz wines
Replies: 49
Views: 1623

Re: Finding Leitz wines

Alan is correct. Leitz switched to a much smaller importer, Kevin Pike, who has at most maybe 1-4 people on the street selling his book here in NY, versus the massive team that Skurnik employs. There are so many people selling wine in NY, that it's very hard to get in front of buyers, especially wit...
by JG Salazar
October 6th, 2018, 1:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Passionfish wines: Huet and Gonon, added Hirtzberger and 2016 Gonon
Replies: 93
Views: 4996

Re: Passionfish wines: Huet and Gonon

I'd agree that the food at PF is ok at best, but kudos to them for having such a varied, and price friendly list. I love dropping in for a few bottles when I'm in town. What others have said is true, there isn't a lot of great, or even good food in PG or Monterey, beyond a few legit taco/burrito sp...
by JG Salazar
October 6th, 2018, 1:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Low smell dishwasher soap?
Replies: 7
Views: 418

Re: Low smell dishwasher soap?

Seventh Generation makes an unscented dish soap that works pretty well.
by JG Salazar
October 6th, 2018, 7:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the proper response when a vendor yanks you around?
Replies: 61
Views: 2760

Re: What's the proper response when a vendor yanks you around?

Wines from Comte Liger Belair are a tough get for NY retailers, and I'm amazed AWC was able to get any to begin with.
by JG Salazar
September 26th, 2018, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Passionfish wines: Huet and Gonon, added Hirtzberger and 2016 Gonon
Replies: 93
Views: 4996

Re: Passionfish wines: Huet and Gonon

I'd agree that the food at PF is ok at best, but kudos to them for having such a varied, and price friendly list. I love dropping in for a few bottles when I'm in town. What others have said is true, there isn't a lot of great, or even good food in PG or Monterey, beyond a few legit taco/burrito spo...
by JG Salazar
September 6th, 2018, 7:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP...Kent Rosenblum..
Replies: 31
Views: 1756

Re: RIP...Kent Rosenblum..

Serious bummer, I always enjoyed tasting with Kent and talking story. RIP.
by JG Salazar
August 30th, 2018, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 DRC
Replies: 48
Views: 4348

Re: 2015 DRC

Those are priced as if they were bought from an oblivious retailer, and then offered for resale. Hard to imagine putting those out at those levels if you bought direct from the importer.
by JG Salazar
August 9th, 2018, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help with an insane (mostly Spanish) list
Replies: 34
Views: 1077

Help with an insane (mostly Spanish) list

The Envinate Parcela wines are relatively affordable, given their general scarcity. That's what I'd be buying, at least. One tough list, for sure.
by JG Salazar
March 31st, 2018, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Produttori Del Barbaresco Experiment
Replies: 23
Views: 1564

A Produttori Del Barbaresco Experiment

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:Haven't seen any offers on '13 Riservas yet either.
Allocations for everything but the Langhe Nebbiolo have been shrinking in NY since the 2013 normale became a thing. The Riservas were dribbled out on a case by case basis, with few if any retailers getting more than 12/btls of any single cru.
by JG Salazar
March 1st, 2018, 11:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Punch: Bonne on BigFlavor Reds
Replies: 17
Views: 705

Punch: Bonne on BigFlavor Reds

FWIW, I brought a Foradori Teroldego (the 2014 Vigneti delle Dolomiti bottling) as a blind wine for tasting on a recent bottling day at a local winery, so all of the tasters were either winemakers or knowledgeable about wine. It was a pretty big wine, and one person there - who has a great palate f...
by JG Salazar
August 8th, 2017, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What ever happened to Etude?
Replies: 37
Views: 2767

What ever happened to Etude?

jcoley3 wrote:
Todd Hamina wrote:Tony Soter sold the brand and moved to OR.
This in a nutshell.
100%

These have gone progressively downhill since Tony left, and supply seems to have increased as well.
by JG Salazar
May 1st, 2015, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 Cappellano Barolo Pie Franco - Where is it?
Replies: 17
Views: 1518

2010 Cappellano Barolo Pie Franco - Where is it?

Nice allo Ken, most likely the shop's entire nut. We requested an insane amount of all of the wines in our DI, hoping to secure as much of the PF as possible. Have been told our allocation was sizable, though I'm guessing we'll have more Pappy Rye than Pie Franco to sell with what we ending up getti...
by JG Salazar
March 1st, 2012, 4:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Galloni "Best of Sonoma"
Replies: 96
Views: 5877

Re: Galloni "Best of Sonoma"

Hard to believe so many people are logging on to see what kind of points Galloni gave the Anthill wines! I actually found them at least 1 point low across the board. Anthill is quickly moving up my ladder of Pinot producers. I noticed that Kosta-Browne and Williams-Selyem were a little lower than I...
by JG Salazar
March 1st, 2012, 4:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Galloni "Best of Sonoma"
Replies: 96
Views: 5877

Re: Galloni "Best of Sonoma"

Hard to believe so many people are logging on to see what kind of points Galloni gave the Anthill wines!
by JG Salazar
February 23rd, 2012, 2:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo experts/Rocche Dei Manzoni Barolo
Replies: 11
Views: 552

Re: Barolo experts/Rocche Dei Manzoni Barolo

I scored some of the 2001s from SFWTC at $30/btl last year, my guess is that they've parted ways with Chadderdon. The 1996 Bricco Manzoni was $20 and is drinking quite well. All the remarks about oak are spot on, but the '96 was not as overtly oaky as the others. I figure on sitting on them for a wh...
by JG Salazar
February 7th, 2012, 12:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bad Fourrier served badly
Replies: 43
Views: 1601

Re: Bad Fourrier served badly

That could have only been the previous sommelier.
by JG Salazar
December 19th, 2011, 7:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2009 Baudry Chinon "Les Grezeaux" - did I miss something?
Replies: 37
Views: 1275

Re: 2009 Baudry Chinon "Les Grezeaux" - did I miss something?

The 2009s I've had need plenty of air. Try having a glass, re-corking and keeping in the fridge for a day or two before going back in for another look.
by JG Salazar
December 7th, 2011, 2:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: St. Maarten Food and Wine
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: St. Maarten Food and Wine

There's an ok shop near Grand Casse (by the airstrip shopping area) that had some 2005 Rousseau for a decent price when I went two years ago. Also worth checking out if you have the time, Islet Pinel. Get there with a quick boat ride, then enjoy great snorkeling and a drink at the waterside bar, Kar...
by JG Salazar
November 3rd, 2011, 8:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Pegau @ PC $24.99
Replies: 87
Views: 7212

Re: 2008 Pegau @ PC $24.99

I took a box of Pegau for myself as well. Tried it from barrel in the cellar last April and thought it was beautiful. Wish I could have paid $25 to begin with!
by JG Salazar
October 27th, 2011, 9:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the best single bottle of PORT you've had in 2011?
Replies: 112
Views: 3031

Re: What is the best single bottle of PORT you've had in 2011?

I enjoyed a beautifully balanced bottle of 1987 Quinta Malvedos recently. Not a powerhouse, but supple and very flavorful.
by JG Salazar
October 24th, 2011, 2:11 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC 10/25 - The New California with Jasmine Hirsch of Hir
Replies: 64
Views: 2951

Re: NYC 10/25 - The New California with Jasmine Hirsch of Hir

Hi Robert,

You got my confirm +1, and I'll be bringing the following bottles: 2005 Clos Saron Heart of Stone; 2008 Rhys Family Farm Pinot Noir; 2007 Anthill Tina Marie Pinot Noir; Hirsch Flower Bottle Chardonnay; and 2007 Hirsch Red Dragon Pinot Noir.

Excited to see everyone tomorrow!
by JG Salazar
September 23rd, 2011, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life
Replies: 3430
Views: 302256

Re: The Garagiste Thread (The Great Enabler) Back to Life

RE: The mustards...

The truffle mustard is outrageously good. I bought a few last year and just reloaded with 12 more - it's great with roasted fingerling potatoes, grilled brats, comte sammiches, and so on.
by JG Salazar
September 2nd, 2011, 12:46 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Momofuku Ssam’s duck rocks!
Replies: 11
Views: 912

Re: Momofuku Ssam’s duck rocks!

Yeah, to be fair I didn't do the lunch up properly with the pancake and fixins. On top of that, there was an AC unit blowing down the back of my neck, and I was drinking ice water instead of Rivers-Marie Pinot!
by JG Salazar
September 1st, 2011, 2:06 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Momofuku Ssam’s duck rocks!
Replies: 11
Views: 912

Re: Momofuku Ssam’s duck rocks!

If you haven't done the entire Duck dinner yet, I highly recommend it. I popped in for the Duck lunch bowl and thought it blew, while the fresh to order dinner version was out of sight.
by JG Salazar
August 23rd, 2011, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drops of God to be released in English next month
Replies: 10
Views: 619

Re: Drops of God to be released in English next month

I think the translating is kindly endearing.
by JG Salazar
August 23rd, 2011, 1:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Drops of God to be released in English next month
Replies: 10
Views: 619

Re: Drops of God to be released in English next month

Definitely getting it; picked up one in French at Caves Legrand last year...now, if only there were an anime to go with it...
by JG Salazar
August 19th, 2011, 3:07 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Deen-Bourdain "food fight."
Replies: 51
Views: 2029

Re: Deen-Bourdain "food fight."

Speaking of art, check out this chopped and screwed Paula Deen vid:



Enough to give anyone the heebie jeebies....
by JG Salazar
August 19th, 2011, 11:03 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Try Pots Clam Chowder
Replies: 0
Views: 199

Try Pots Clam Chowder

"It was made of small juicy clams, scarcely bigger than hazel nuts, mixed with pounded ship biscuits, and salted pork cut up into little flakes! the whole enriched with butter, and plentifully seasoned with pepper and salt." The posting with the veggie clam chowder recipe had my wishing for some coo...
by JG Salazar
August 15th, 2011, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Scholium Tasting - Red Hook Brooklyn
Replies: 25
Views: 1098

Re: Scholium Tasting - Red Hook Brooklyn

Man, sorry I missed this Robert, the photos look great. Looking forward to seeing some tasting notes.
by JG Salazar
August 10th, 2011, 3:30 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC 10/25 - The New California with Jasmine Hirsch of Hir
Replies: 64
Views: 2951

Re: NYC 10/25 - The New California with Jasmine Hirsch of Hir

I am way in if there's still room. I'm happy to bring Rhys, Anthill, and or Clos Saron, and even a special bottle of Hirsch Chard "mystery" cuvée that her father gifted me a few years ago. This would be the perfect place to crack it open.

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