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by C. Mc Cart
January 17th, 2021, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diam in Burgundy?
Replies: 5
Views: 211

Re: Diam in Burgundy?

Drouhin as of 2018 are still not using Diam. Am amazed at the conversion rate of those adopting it though. Even some producers that have been longtime screwcap users/advocates are starting to bottle some of their wines in diam for more linear cellar development, which I like. Agree a list would be v...
by C. Mc Cart
January 14th, 2021, 6:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 'QPR' in Vosne?
Replies: 35
Views: 2535

Re: 'QPR' in Vosne?

Kent Comley wrote: January 14th, 2021, 6:25 pm but my favourite is Dujac Malconsorts, but probably now above threshold.
Um yes, Yes it is. [wow.gif]
by C. Mc Cart
January 14th, 2021, 6:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 'QPR' in Vosne?
Replies: 35
Views: 2535

Re: 'QPR' in Vosne?

QPR? You mention Berthaut-Gerbert village, but you can get (for now) both her Petit Monts & Suchots for less. Michel Gros is still very well priced given holdings and track record. Confuron-Cotetidot Suchots? Clavalier village La Combe Brulee is under $100 and high quality and worth looking for ...
by C. Mc Cart
January 14th, 2021, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: When does the matchstick in chardonnay blow off?
Replies: 8
Views: 934

Re: When does the matchstick in chardonnay blow off?

A buddy hangs an old (cleaned) copper coin (can't recall the country of origin, but it is old) via string hung from a pencil into his decanter whenever he comes across something a bit too reductive to be enjoyed. He swears it cleans it up within 30-40 minutes. I know there's a chemical reaction that...
by C. Mc Cart
January 14th, 2021, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Two Burgundies as winnings from a FF League: what do I have? (Chavy, Parent)
Replies: 8
Views: 717

Re: Two Burgundies as winnings from a FF League: what do I have? (Chavy, Parent)

The Parent is a 20+ year wine. 15 if you want.
The Chavy village needs 5-7, or open immediately if you can't wait.

*Edit - I'm referring to dates from vintage, not from today.
by C. Mc Cart
January 12th, 2021, 8:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Château Haut-Bergey (France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan)
Replies: 6
Views: 633

Re: TN: 2005 Château Haut-Bergey (France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan)

Sorry to read this as I have a 1/2 case I haven't touched. This was the VERY last bordeaux I bought. The last of the '05's for the cellar, got these for a good price in 2008 and haven't purchased a single bottle of bordeaux since. Edit - did buy a single '66 Lynch & '70 Montrose from winebid in ...
by C. Mc Cart
January 10th, 2021, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP
Replies: 145
Views: 9019

Re: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP

Oh my. Tragic. Rest well Frank.
by C. Mc Cart
January 8th, 2021, 7:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?
Replies: 198
Views: 6981

Re: How long can you go till you buy wine in 2021?

I just ordered a few bottles of '16 Barolo I hadn't seen previously.

I got on a roll & bought a lot in December (& November actually) which showed up over the past few weeks which I'm still trying to find homes for, so I don't really have space. This stupid 'hobby'.
by C. Mc Cart
January 5th, 2021, 7:26 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: SPINACH LASAGNE
Replies: 1
Views: 151

Re: SPINACH LASAGNE

Looks great. Will make this soon. Thanks Martin.
by C. Mc Cart
January 1st, 2021, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your cellar's core strength?
Replies: 104
Views: 4554

Re: Your cellar's core strength?

Red Burg is over 40% of my cellar. Next closest is Nebbiolo at under 10%, then everything else is 9% or less.
by C. Mc Cart
December 31st, 2020, 12:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are you opening for NYE 2021?
Replies: 109
Views: 3595

Re: What are you opening for NYE 2020?

We're doing Suisse Fondue night, so either a dry sparkling ( Hinterland Les Etoiles or Pierre Peters BdB) or maybe a riesling from Austria. Tomorrow Coq au Vin, so red burgundy (maybe a '07 L'Arlot Suchots as one is standing up). Otherwise, we don't really consider tonight anything special, so don't...
by C. Mc Cart
December 24th, 2020, 12:20 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: LTB Comtes Lafon in Ontario
Replies: 1
Views: 198

Re: LTB Comtes Lafon in Ontario

Hi Luc. Wine Online carries Lafon semi-regularly. Not sure if they have the rights, or just get it from other sources. You could ask Sam there as he seems to be taking over the premium side of their offerings. Depending on the quantity you're looking for - you could explore the importers in Quebec o...
by C. Mc Cart
December 21st, 2020, 7:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: undervalued but not for long? (edited)
Replies: 133
Views: 8239

Re: undervalued but not for long? (edited)

... the big blinking light is Beaujolais. I simply don’t know enough about global wine economics to know how likely that is, but that’d be my best guess. I agree with both parts of this — bojo checks all of the boxes, but that doesn’t mean it will actually get pricer (though prices for the top cuve...
by C. Mc Cart
December 21st, 2020, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Loving red Burgs: 13` Roty Fonteny`s and 13` Lucien Le Moine Vaucrains
Replies: 6
Views: 636

Re: Loving red Burgs: 13` Roty Fonteny`s and 13` Lucien Le Moine Vaucrains

Interesting that I've seen more than 1 post in the past few days in regards to how well some better '13's are showing. Saw a post from Moray Tawse with his own Mazis and Daniel Johnnes mentions how vibrant '13's are showing. May have to dig one out and try something. Have a number of LeMoine '13's c...
by C. Mc Cart
December 18th, 2020, 11:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '18 Mascarello Santo Stefano Dolcetto - VA issue?
Replies: 12
Views: 513

Re: '18 Mascarello Santo Stefano Dolcetto - VA issue?

Just to bring this full circle. I decided to open another last night. Poured myself 1 glass and quickly decanted the rest into smaller bottles.
It was great. No hint of anything wrong and I was looking for it.

Maybe something unclean got in the 1st bottle or on the cork, just prior to bottling.
by C. Mc Cart
December 17th, 2020, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: mini New World blind tasting (2005 Don Melchor, and others)
Replies: 11
Views: 552

Re: TNs: mini New World blind tasting (2005 Don Melchor, and others)

Thanks Brian. I bought a few Melchor's years ago and still have a few from '98, '99 & '01. Buried somewhere deep (I know where, just don't get to that rack often). I suppose I should pull one or two to check on them. The little I've heard is they purportedly don't evolve as much as many other ca...
by C. Mc Cart
December 17th, 2020, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dishwasher rinse aid
Replies: 35
Views: 1599

Re: Dishwasher rinse aid

Interesting. I was just thinking I should finally get some again. Haven't had any in our Bosch for years now that the pucks apparently contain something similar. Now that I use it for my Zalto's I notice some "residue" on the bowls after a wash. Thought I should add some specifically for c...
by C. Mc Cart
December 17th, 2020, 7:27 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Pepper Grinder?
Replies: 15
Views: 844

Re: Pepper Grinder?

Thanks all. The unicorn folks in Nantucket appear to be having delays in the supply chain. Really hard to find in Canada too. It would have ticked all the boxes, apart from style. Bisetti look lovely, but I do like to adjust the grind as needed. Despite Astrid's post, I'm likely going to go with a p...
by C. Mc Cart
December 16th, 2020, 2:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Pepper Grinder?
Replies: 15
Views: 844

Pepper Grinder?

Looking to replace my 12" Miu walnut pepper mill which is now over 20 years old and I think the grinder is wearing a bit. Just not as efficient as it should be. Was looking at a similar Peugeot model (I like the classic lacquer paris style), but thought I should ask if anyone has an opinion. I'...
by C. Mc Cart
December 16th, 2020, 6:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Never has a video encapsulated my wine loves more than this
Replies: 34
Views: 3298

Re: Never has a video encapsulated my wine loves more than this

Apart from Jura, that is oddly spot on.
Pretty funny.
by C. Mc Cart
December 14th, 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '18 Mascarello Santo Stefano Dolcetto - VA issue?
Replies: 12
Views: 513

Re: '18 Mascarello Santo Stefano Dolcetto - VA issue?

Kind of just sounds like dolcetto to me, but I’m not fond of the variety. Are you experienced with the grape? No, I don't drink that much at all. I tend to stick to Nebbiolo, with only the very occasional Barbera or Dolcetto. If it was only the prickly-ness I wouldn't have commented. It was the res...
by C. Mc Cart
December 14th, 2020, 8:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '18 Mascarello Santo Stefano Dolcetto - VA issue?
Replies: 12
Views: 513

'18 Mascarello Santo Stefano Dolcetto - VA issue?

Wondering if anyone else has opened one of these? I opened one last night for our beef shank sauce over pappardelle and while drinkable with some expressive crunchy red cherry, I also found some odd notes on the wine. Immediately I assumed it had been acidified given the prickly mouthfeel. Started s...
by C. Mc Cart
December 12th, 2020, 9:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which wine to pop?
Replies: 6
Views: 435

Re: Which wine to pop?

I'd open the '04 as well.
by C. Mc Cart
December 10th, 2020, 7:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Scarpa Barbaresco Tetti di Neive (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: TN: 2008 Scarpa Barbaresco Tetti di Neive (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco)

Bought a wood case from the cantina 4-5 years ago mixed with '01, '04 & '06 Tetti di Neive. Opened 1 each of '01 & '04 in 2018. The '04 was in a good spot and frankly delicious to drink now and was a huge surprise of an evening of several Barolo & Barbaresco at an Italian (Northern) rest...
by C. Mc Cart
December 10th, 2020, 11:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2018 Red Burgundies are you Buying?
Replies: 132
Views: 7778

Re: What 2018 Red Burgundies are you Buying?

Apart from the Volnay's above, just picked up some Drouhin P.M. to maintain a vert. That's likely it.
by C. Mc Cart
December 9th, 2020, 7:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AMA - William Kelley edition - 12/09/2020 5:30PST
Replies: 175
Views: 10003

Re: AMA - William Kelley edition - 12/09/2020 5:30PST

Thanks for doing this guys. Good stuff covered. Shout out to Jerry Hey for throwing shade to all with his wall of hit records. & Charlie for his empty bed. Ok ok So my guest room is my office right now and my dog loves to sleep on the bed when I'm in the room, so instead of him sleeping on the ...
by C. Mc Cart
December 9th, 2020, 7:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AMA - William Kelley edition - 12/09/2020 5:30PST
Replies: 175
Views: 10003

Re: AMA - William Kelley edition - 12/09/2020 5:30PST

Thanks for doing this guys. Good stuff covered.

Shout out to Jerry Hey for throwing shade to all with his wall of hit records.
& Charlie for his empty bed.
by C. Mc Cart
December 9th, 2020, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AMA - William Kelley edition - 12/09/2020 5:30PST
Replies: 175
Views: 10003

Re: AMA - William Kelley edition - 12/09/2020 5:30PST

Bumping for Dennis.
by C. Mc Cart
December 8th, 2020, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dryuary 2021
Replies: 35
Views: 1917

Re: Dryuary 2021

I did dry March/ April/ May this year thanks to radiation treatment and related subsequent loss of taste (thankfully temporary).
I think I'm ok to pass on this.
by C. Mc Cart
December 7th, 2020, 7:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Elite 09/10 red Burgundies shut down?
Replies: 11
Views: 995

Re: Elite 09/10 red Burgundies shut down?

I have some 1999 and 2001 Rossignol-Trapet Chambertin that are still too young. But the same '02's have just been consistently delicious almost their entire lives. Been lucky enough to sample several over the past 15 years. Still have 2 of each '01 & '02. Couldn't find them in our market after ...
by C. Mc Cart
December 6th, 2020, 6:22 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Grill marks, lightish brown, mahogany, dark almost burnt, how do you like the surface of your steaks?
Replies: 19
Views: 1178

Re: Grill marks, lightish brown, mahogany, dark almost burnt, how do you like the surface of your steaks?

Apart from aesthetics (c-hatch grill marks), if you want some sort of maillard crust (which I think most do), I believe the goal should be as close to burned as possible without being burned, so dark brown. I know some folks love black & blue, but apart from possible negative health concerns, im...
by C. Mc Cart
December 4th, 2020, 5:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AMA - William Kelley edition - 12/09/2020 5:30PST
Replies: 175
Views: 10003

Re: AMA - William Kelley edition - 12/09/2020 5:30PST

Charlie's prediction of not passing 100 attendees surprises me. I could see some conflicts for the west coast majority, but I'd think 7:30 central & 8:30 est midweek would pull in a lot of members. I don't think I have any questions, but hope to watch.
by C. Mc Cart
December 3rd, 2020, 6:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A couple very nice Vosnes
Replies: 2
Views: 490

Re: A couple very nice Vosnes

Like what Amelie is doing with her now considerable (16ha) holdings, especially the Gerbet VR side.
Thanks.
by C. Mc Cart
December 3rd, 2020, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2018 Red Burgundies are you Buying?
Replies: 132
Views: 7778

Re: What 2018 Red Burgundies are you Buying?

Largely avoiding. Picking up just a few lesser (read cooler) sites. I think I'm at or close to having enough red burgundy now that I no longer need to chase wines from warmer / solar ++ vintages. I did buy some Fremiets and passed on the same producers Caillerets & Champans due to profile. I'm l...
by C. Mc Cart
December 3rd, 2020, 12:19 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: GERMAN BEEF ROULADE
Replies: 11
Views: 736

Re: GERMAN BEEF ROULADE

Tim, from memory it is as Jim says - I believe sliced from the round, but I do remember that the slice direction is important. With the grain, not through the grain as some might. My MIL insists the tissue/ sinew strands need to be intact before cooking to keep it wrapped up nicely. I haven't tested...
by C. Mc Cart
December 3rd, 2020, 7:10 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: GERMAN BEEF ROULADE
Replies: 11
Views: 736

Re: GERMAN BEEF ROULADE

Nice Martin. Have made Rouladen 2-3 times ourselves at home, but my mother in law makes a much better version that we get to enjoy once or twice a year, often with home made spaetzle for the gravy. The secret to the perfection of this meal is getting the correct cut of beef, & the pickle of cour...
by C. Mc Cart
December 2nd, 2020, 11:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: anyone else having wine sent to work address by mistake?
Replies: 24
Views: 777

Re: anyone else having wine sent to work address by mistake?

You need a winter rig (and able bodied helper).
Good luck.
by C. Mc Cart
December 2nd, 2020, 11:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: anyone else having wine sent to work address by mistake?
Replies: 24
Views: 777

Re: anyone else having wine sent to work address by mistake?

Had this happen a few times, but thankfully pre-covid. Used to have wine delivered exclusively to my office thanks to a receptionist always being there and rarely being at home during the day. That changed as I started working from home more often and while I could keep deliveries at my office for a...
by C. Mc Cart
December 1st, 2020, 5:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does anyone else really look forward to Monday AM on CellarTracker?
Replies: 10
Views: 1224

Re: Does anyone else really look forward to Monday AM on CellarTracker?

Been on CT for 15 years and had no idea this existed. Guess I stick to my lanes.
Thanks.
by C. Mc Cart
November 29th, 2020, 8:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Eurocave Wine Storage in Laundry Room
Replies: 10
Views: 836

Re: Eurocave Wine Storage in Laundry Room

Overthinking.
Unless your floors are made of steel sheeting & do laundry for hours each day, I can't see vibration being any concern.
Unless you keep your laundry room at an unusually higher temp than the rest of your home, the same.
by C. Mc Cart
November 27th, 2020, 6:17 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Cryovac Wagyu, fridge or freezer - what would you do?
Replies: 4
Views: 699

Cryovac Wagyu, fridge or freezer - what would you do?

Bought a 3.5 lb cryovac boneless waygu ribeye (packed on 11/21, with a best before of 12/24). Plan changed and now won't use it until 12/18 or 12/19. Would you keep it in the fridge still vacpac'd for the next month or freeze it for now?
by C. Mc Cart
November 26th, 2020, 8:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2001 Louis Jadot Bonnes Mares
Replies: 7
Views: 603

Re: TN: 2001 Louis Jadot Bonnes Mares

Nice note David & glad it is drinking well. I see so much swing about better '01 Cote de Nuits wines. Some shining, others disappointing. For me it's one of those vintages that's hard to get a handle on where it is. '06 is a bit the same for me.
by C. Mc Cart
November 24th, 2020, 9:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 14` PYCM En Remilly, 12` Marquis de Laguiche, 15` Bouchard L`Enfant Jesus, 07` Ch. Myrat
Replies: 3
Views: 509

Re: 14` PYCM En Remilly, 12` Marquis de Laguiche, 15` Bouchard L`Enfant Jesus, 07` Ch. Myrat

Not many posts here reflect a '14 PYCM being showed up, but Drouhin Monty - Very nice, lucky you.
by C. Mc Cart
November 23rd, 2020, 6:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Ooni Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 5567

Re: Ooni Discussion

Nice looking pie Chris. Learning curve on these appears to be pretty quick. I haven't burned a pie in ages, unless I raise it up on the peel to finish the top and hold it there for more than a few seconds or so. It must be super hot in those top few inches of space near the ceiling of it
by C. Mc Cart
November 22nd, 2020, 9:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My 55th with Some Great Friends and Killer Wines
Replies: 87
Views: 4002

Re: My 55th with Some Great Friends and Killer Wines

Happy birthday Owlman.
by C. Mc Cart
November 20th, 2020, 10:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN - 2011 Pavelot Dominode
Replies: 8
Views: 611

Re: TN - 2011 Pavelot Dominode

Sebastian, are your descriptors of rustic, simple & harsh based on Savigny les Beaune in general? Pavelot? Pavelot Dominode? or the 2011 above? Would like to hear what you've experienced, as the same could be said for many many regarded producers up & down the Cote D'Or at certain bottle ages.
by C. Mc Cart
November 20th, 2020, 9:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN - 2011 Pavelot Dominode
Replies: 8
Views: 611

Re: TN - 2011 Pavelot Dominode

Kris, so are the '05's & '10's. Even the '02 is a bit reticent.
by C. Mc Cart
November 19th, 2020, 7:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN - 2011 Pavelot Dominode
Replies: 8
Views: 611

TN - 2011 Pavelot Dominode

1st from a case - Immediately split this off into a 375ml bottle under screwcap, so we can revisit in a few weeks Despite being a both a huge Pavelot & Dominode fan, I wasn't actually expecting too much from this given the vintage and being what is often an awkward age. I expected I'd need to co...
by C. Mc Cart
November 19th, 2020, 8:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Oh my. The Self-Aerating Wine Glass
Replies: 9
Views: 577

Re: Oh my. The Self-Aerating Wine Glass

Next step is installing a tiny submersible pump at the base with a spigot up the middle so it can continously pump over while you drink. #pumpglass #fountainglass #classyglassy
by C. Mc Cart
November 19th, 2020, 7:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question on the ageability of Penfolds Yattarna
Replies: 20
Views: 1000

Re: Question on the ageability of Penfolds Yattarna

I'm not attempting to be argumentative, but your comments about "rare quality" and the meursault coming along every vintage, now has me curious. Maybe someone that knows yields & production #'s better can assist? Bouchard's perrieres holding is about 1.2 ha - what does that produce? 30...

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