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by C. Mc Cart
May 14th, 2019, 9:02 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Using corked wine making Coq au vin
Replies: 44
Views: 1007

Re: Using corked wine making Coq au vin

Quick story for those who follow the 1 in the pot, 1 on the table way of thinking. Once had someone make a boeuf bourguignon with very good Clos Vougeot. Perhaps due to label bias, they thought it was the best dish ever made. I thought it was quite average at best. I wasn't told what wine was used u...
by C. Mc Cart
May 14th, 2019, 7:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Odoul-Coquard my favourite emerging Burgundy producer
Replies: 13
Views: 849

Re: Domaine Odoul-Coquard my favourite emerging Burgundy producer

Have been buying a small selection of their Chambolle, Gevrey & MSD 1er's over the past 4 or 5 vintages along with their Charmes.
Not nit-picking OP, but pretty sure Sebastian took over from his father in 2009 and is now the 3rd generation making the wines.
by C. Mc Cart
May 7th, 2019, 6:22 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Is the Weber Genesis still the best?
Replies: 23
Views: 718

Re: Is the Weber Genesis still the best?

Recent experience with a warranty issue convinced me even more that Weber is the way to go. The liner on my 7 year old SS hood on my Summit started to have some slight corrosion (heat related) this spring. Call them up they asked for a photo and they fed-ex'd a new hood to me (that's a big freakin b...
by C. Mc Cart
May 4th, 2019, 4:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Pricing - Canada and US
Replies: 30
Views: 1155

Re: Wine Pricing - Canada and US

Depends on which province you're in. Your correct about US wine pricing in most provinces though.
by C. Mc Cart
May 4th, 2019, 4:49 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: How do you prepare popcorn?
Replies: 29
Views: 782

Re: How do you prepare popcorn?

Whirley-pop with a tablespoon or two of coconut oil, then into a big steel bowl and tossed with melted salted butter.
by C. Mc Cart
May 4th, 2019, 4:44 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1285
Views: 59980

Re: What did you cook tonight?

No pics, but a duo of little hens roasted vertically in the weber. My wife and older son made excellent fried potato rosti using ghee, along with a green salad.
Benoit Ente 2014 Bourgogne blanc to drink. Simple really can be best sometimes.
by C. Mc Cart
May 3rd, 2019, 1:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you buying white burg to cellar for 10+ yrs?
Replies: 66
Views: 2551

Re: Are you buying white burg to cellar for 10+ yrs?

Nope. Still have a few I'm cellaring from pre 2005. It's too late for those. If they're good, they'll be great, if not, they were pox'd years ago, so no difference. I bought zero for years until the 2013 vintage was released and bought a few to try again. Buying limited quantities each vintage since...
by C. Mc Cart
May 2nd, 2019, 12:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement
Replies: 237
Views: 9704

Re: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement

If you don't like a wine, for you it's not a wine of high quality. Wine isn't cognitive but a matter of tasting, and thus a matter of taste, the actual kind and not the cultural metaphor . Sorry for the thread drift, but I do not believe the above is true. There are standards of quality in wine, re...
by C. Mc Cart
May 2nd, 2019, 12:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement
Replies: 237
Views: 9704

Re: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement

Per the OP, you could say the same of Chapoutier these days, non? I almost posted earlier that at least Guigal isn't Chapoutier [snort.gif] Guigal wines are definitely not my style, whereas I think Chapoutier wines are just not good. I don't taste enough of them to comment on current quality. Regar...
by C. Mc Cart
May 2nd, 2019, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement
Replies: 237
Views: 9704

Re: Is Guigal a casualty of Parker’s retirement

Per the OP, you could say the same of Chapoutier these days, non?
While never a fan of Guigal, trends & tastes ebb & flow.

Maybe they should make a pet nat or pay some hipster somm's to 'insta' some concrete eggs.
by C. Mc Cart
April 27th, 2019, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SAQ Quebec City ??
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Re: SAQ Quebec City ??

Yes, there's a signature store (SAQ) about 10 minutes from the old city, straight along Blvd Laurier. Spent a sum there a few summers ago and filled up 2 shippers worth. Stupid expensive Brdx, but very reasonably priced Burgs, Rhones, basically anything else French (surprise!). Got some very well pr...
by C. Mc Cart
April 23rd, 2019, 12:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best wine travel destinations for the budget-minded?
Replies: 53
Views: 2197

Re: Best wine travel destinations for the budget-minded?

Based in NY and want another country, without spending much $? - obvious choice, drive a few hours and cross the border to visit Niagara. Larger industry than Finger lakes and about an hour further. Your $ go way further too.
by C. Mc Cart
April 16th, 2019, 5:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Barolo dinner last Thursday
Replies: 10
Views: 1006

Re: Barolo dinner last Thursday

Nice dinner & wines Ross.
by C. Mc Cart
April 15th, 2019, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: April Frost in Burgundy
Replies: 64
Views: 3821

Re: April Frost in Burgundy

Some remarkable images (drones at dusk, I assume) over the past few days on Instagram. Like the vineyards are on fire. Some plots (more than would be left fallow) apparently left to their own luck - less than worried owners I suppose.

I'd link them if I recalled who posted them.
by C. Mc Cart
April 9th, 2019, 1:01 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Crisping Pork Skin
Replies: 9
Views: 598

Re: Crisping Pork Skin

Wow. Guess I just made my weekend plans.
by C. Mc Cart
April 8th, 2019, 5:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Glasses for Rental Cabin
Replies: 40
Views: 1547

Re: Wine Glasses for Rental Cabin

Not a fan of them, even though we have a dozen Reidel cab versions via gift years ago - Stemless. Perfect solution for rental prop. Easy clean, less chance of breakage, can be used for other drinks, but won't be a huge disappointment for someone wanting to drink a bottle of wine vs. some small bowl/...
by C. Mc Cart
April 5th, 2019, 11:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Bosconia
Replies: 53
Views: 1762

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

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
April 5th, 2019, 11:07 am
Bosconia?


No. Somebody specifically asked about Tondonia, which spurred comments.
Yes, my typo - Bosconia.
by C. Mc Cart
April 5th, 2019, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Bosconia
Replies: 53
Views: 1762

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

Maybe folks confusing Heredia's Bosconia vs. Tondonia? Like Burg vs. Brdx.
by C. Mc Cart
April 5th, 2019, 7:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Bosconia
Replies: 53
Views: 1762

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

Bought a case of '06's a month or so ago, the evening after drinking a really beautiful '81 at lunch with a friend. It was truly a revelation on how mouth filling & feminine these Bosconia's become with time. So, following the formula - hold until 2044. Oops.
by C. Mc Cart
March 26th, 2019, 2:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Michael Broadbent on old Bdx
Replies: 68
Views: 3587

Re: Michael Broadbent on old Bdx

I haven't read everyone's response, so apologies if mentioned already... He wasn't wrong - fact is there are a bunch of middle aged folks with money that like the idea of birth year wines or hosting verticals with older juice in there for context/ balla factor (did I use that term properly, hipsters...
by C. Mc Cart
March 24th, 2019, 5:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question about magnum of 1999 Iniskillin Riesling Ice Wine
Replies: 9
Views: 487

Re: Question about magnum of 1999 Iniskillin Riesling Ice Wine

I still have 2 '99 (1 Vidal & 1 Ries) from Inniskillin, but obviously not in Mag. Nothing stands out as being special/ noteworthy in '99, so as you suspect, likely from an event. Yours looks somewhat darker than either of mine (well at least the last time I looked at them), but likely still in great...
by C. Mc Cart
March 21st, 2019, 8:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CT - Access Denied, you make me cry
Replies: 66
Views: 3022

Re: CT - Access Denied, you make me cry

I'm of the opposite mindset as well. I use it for inventory purposes and to mine some data on what may or may not be drinking well. Why would everyone want to publicize what for many would be a multi $100 thousand asset and their location? Stealing the contents of a home wine cellar may not be easy ...
by C. Mc Cart
March 14th, 2019, 9:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Neal Martin news
Replies: 9
Views: 1342

Re: Neal Martin news

Thanks & shame to hear. Quite serious for someone of his age.

On a side note, this morning was the 1st time I've ever felt I was actually missing out not having a facebook account.
by C. Mc Cart
March 14th, 2019, 7:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Neal Martin news
Replies: 9
Views: 1342

Neal Martin news

Can someone that still uses Facebook shine any light on Neal's post earlier today? Gather it has to do with his heart, but not sure of details.
Many thanks.
by C. Mc Cart
March 8th, 2019, 8:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tn: 2016 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py
Replies: 50
Views: 4101

Re: Tn: 2016 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py

What's the price on the CdPy these days? 16 & 17?
TIA.
by C. Mc Cart
March 7th, 2019, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jamie Goode on brett, TCA, ladybugs, smoke taint and mousiness
Replies: 62
Views: 2012

Re: Jamie Goode on brett, TCA, ladybugs, smoke taint and mousiness

Bryan, LB taint is like Peanuts, rancid peanuts with some chalk & green pea. Like TCA, individual perception varies. I unfortunately am high on the scale for this particular fault. As a fun fact, I'm also quite sensitive (not super sensitive though) to TCA, but I'm fine with wines others perceive as...
by C. Mc Cart
March 7th, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jamie Goode on brett, TCA, ladybugs, smoke taint and mousiness
Replies: 62
Views: 2012

Re: Jamie Goode on brett, TCA, ladybugs, smoke taint and mousiness

John, re the comment on LB taint not dissipating, Ontario experienced a terrible plague with the Asian lady beetle for a few years in the early '00's. 2001 was especially brutal, with many wineries experiencing a "cap" of LB'S on the top of the fermenters. Most with experience here believe the taint...
by C. Mc Cart
March 4th, 2019, 7:57 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Flight Itinerary Question- Second Leg
Replies: 13
Views: 496

Re: Flight Itinerary Question- Second Leg

Wasn't there just a case last week this happened and the carrier is suing the person that did this?

Yep, 2 weeks ago - Lufthansa

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/luft ... index.html
by C. Mc Cart
March 1st, 2019, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gigondas is More Enjoyable than Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Fight me!
Replies: 66
Views: 2334

Re: Gigondas is More Enjoyable than Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Fight me!

Kelly, not too much experience (between 12-18 bottles consumed over 25 years from vintage), but have had marvelous examples of Beaucastel, Donjon & Pegau from the 80's that were very good to great and certainly more interesting in almost every way than recent vintages of the same. '89 Beau was revel...
by C. Mc Cart
February 27th, 2019, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gigondas is More Enjoyable than Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Fight me!
Replies: 66
Views: 2334

Re: Gigondas is More Enjoyable than Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Fight me!

Re the title, maybe young? I used to buy a bit of Gigondas, but found Vacqueyras a bit more to my liking at about the same price point. That being said, have had nothing from any of the various AOC villages that could hold a candle to a mature or close to mature CNdP from Pegau, Beaucastel or even o...
by C. Mc Cart
February 27th, 2019, 1:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: David McMillan (Joe Beef) on how excess nearly killed him
Replies: 15
Views: 1022

Re: David McMillan (Joe Beef) on how excess nearly killed him

The latest Chef's Table season on Netflix has one with Sean Brock. He touches on his recent sobriety a bit as well. Most here may recall the Parts Unknown Charleston episode (the infamous play on the same Chef's Table Vivaldi theme music at Waffle House). In that episode Brock was proud of his trave...
by C. Mc Cart
February 23rd, 2019, 10:44 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: David McMillan (Joe Beef) on how excess nearly killed him
Replies: 15
Views: 1022

Re: David McMillan (Joe Beef) on how excess nearly killed him

Dave's rant in the middle of the new "apocalypse" book about natural wines (not only being superior, but non natural wines being inferior) really comes across as preachy. Obviously written while he was still drinking, and is an example of how both Fred, but especially Dave, have a history of being d...
by C. Mc Cart
February 21st, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: David McMillan (Joe Beef) on how excess nearly killed him
Replies: 15
Views: 1022

Re: David McMillan (Joe Beef) on how excess nearly killed him

Recall they both gave up drinking over the past year. There's a good Joe Rogen show (video is on youtube) they did a few months back. A fair bit of chat about drinking, Bourdain (since they all knew him pretty well), excess, and the vicious circle guys like that can get into.
by C. Mc Cart
February 21st, 2019, 6:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: LCBO hot deal - '06 Alion
Replies: 8
Views: 600

LCBO hot deal - '06 Alion

Fellow Ontarians - Hurry, The LCBO is selling '06 Alion for $588 [wow.gif]
by C. Mc Cart
February 14th, 2019, 1:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: OTBN--Anyone playing along?
Replies: 21
Views: 1148

Re: OTBN--Anyone playing along?

6 year old link appears to be broken (go figure). Have never heard of this, although from the thread seems self-explanatory.

They give you a random date to open bottles you never do?
by C. Mc Cart
February 12th, 2019, 6:20 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Toronto Restaurants
Replies: 17
Views: 537

Re: Toronto Restaurants

Not all allow corkage. The ones with the best lists typically do not. Best to confirm ahead of time.
I would definitely bring a few bottles.
by C. Mc Cart
February 12th, 2019, 5:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Great Wine Regions You Neglect
Replies: 45
Views: 1571

Re: Great Wine Regions You Neglect

USA - Exactly 3 bottles from both California & Washington in my cellar. Bordeaux - Last bought some '05's, none since. I only like most of them old & decrepit, apart from some right bank wines which are far too much $$ for how much I like them. Open 1 bottle per year other than some tasting events. ...
by C. Mc Cart
February 11th, 2019, 5:34 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Toronto Restaurants
Replies: 17
Views: 537

Re: Toronto Restaurants

Tom mentions Chinese. Place along Dundas St. just across from the Art Gallery (AGO) in the middle of (the downtown) Chinatown named Asian Legend. Amazing food, and if you're in the city and don't want to drive an hour to Markham (the largest suburban Chinatown) is close enough to cab or Uber to. The...
by C. Mc Cart
February 11th, 2019, 5:29 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Toronto Restaurants
Replies: 17
Views: 537

Re: Toronto Restaurants

on the list that had never been marked up... That and Toronto are super rare if not impossible. Expect almost everywhere to be minimum 2-3x. Sometimes you'll find ally great stuff at less. Especially the older cellars Not impossible to find something interesting especially with US dollars, but barg...
by C. Mc Cart
February 11th, 2019, 2:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Toronto Restaurants
Replies: 17
Views: 537

Re: Toronto Restaurants

High-end? Mid?
by C. Mc Cart
February 8th, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: (SOLD)
Replies: 8
Views: 735

Re: FS: 2015 DRC Romanée-St-Vivant

If you say so. Movin on.
by C. Mc Cart
February 8th, 2019, 5:57 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: (SOLD)
Replies: 8
Views: 735

Re: FS: 2015 DRC Romanée-St-Vivant

Never commented on a commerce thread in my 10 years here, but this sort of sticks out a bit.
No subtle flip here. Properly stored? What for 1 day? Mention it in your thread 1 day, flip it the next.
Guess you didn't really care how 2015' DRC 's were.
by C. Mc Cart
February 8th, 2019, 6:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Restaurant - Waiter pouring etiquette
Replies: 104
Views: 3598

Re: Restaurant - Waiter pouring etiquette

I'm also of the attitude that there are times that I wish to pour for myself given the wines/ location/ company I'm with, along with past experiences of the location. If I tell them, I expect them to accommodate my wishes. The majority of the time I don't care. If I say nothing, then while bad form ...
by C. Mc Cart
February 7th, 2019, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 DRC Wines
Replies: 26
Views: 1766

Re: 2015 DRC Wines

Good for you. Thought you meant you won an RC, which is the true lottery.
by C. Mc Cart
February 7th, 2019, 10:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 DRC Wines
Replies: 26
Views: 1766

Re: 2015 DRC Wines

A small % of the Ontario allocation of DRC wines are provided (demanded is more accurate) by the importer to the monopoly and then allocated via lottery system. Given we are talking about anything between 6 (RC) and perhaps up to 60 bottles (Corton/ Ech) for a province of 13.5m people, getting more ...
by C. Mc Cart
February 7th, 2019, 10:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 DRC Wines
Replies: 26
Views: 1766

Re: 2015 DRC Wines

You can ask Halpern's to get on their list as well, so you don't have to play the lottery. 15's are long sold through, but you can ask. You should expect to spend some other $ with them as well. They should get a larger volume of '17's in a few years, so you never know. Vuk - Are you suggesting you ...
by C. Mc Cart
February 5th, 2019, 5:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Canadians in here?
Replies: 36
Views: 1346

Re: Canadians in here?

Hi B.J. There are a fair #. No subforums, just start a topic you want to discuss. You may not get too many replies, but yoU never know. Lots of travellers here as well, so our various liquor boards aren't altogether unknown.
by C. Mc Cart
January 29th, 2019, 5:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy Vintages - A History from 1845 (book)
Replies: 20
Views: 996

Re: Burgundy Vintages - A History from 1845 (book)

Thanks Nowell. I haven't seen that.
by C. Mc Cart
January 28th, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne refrigerator
Replies: 31
Views: 1429

Re: Champagne refrigerator

Victor Hong wrote:
January 28th, 2019, 11:46 am
Ask Mark B.
A toilet tank?
by C. Mc Cart
January 28th, 2019, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What to drink under $50?
Replies: 34
Views: 1526

Re: What to drink under $50?

I'm with Kris up thread. Find a shop or two you like, have them put together some mixed case samplers as you go and when possible taste the initial part of a bottle while writing your impressions (may seem too serious, but having a written history of bottles helps), then drink the rest (or part) of ...

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