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by C. Mc Cart
September 17th, 2020, 6:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Contact for Jasper Morris?
Replies: 1
Views: 374

Re: Contact for Jasper Morris?

The 67 Pall Mall site has the videos he's done for them, although not always in order Amazingly in depth. Pretty sure Jasper's own videos are for members only.
He's a contributor here, so send him a PM if you can't reach him through Inside Burgundy.
by C. Mc Cart
September 17th, 2020, 6:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Underrated Burgundy Vintages
Replies: 77
Views: 2959

Re: Underrated Burgundy Vintages

Keith Levenberg wrote:
September 17th, 2020, 5:59 pm

It's hard to think of underrated burgundy vintages because burgundy drinkers are too polite to malign vintages. Overrated vintages are much more common!
Bingo.
by C. Mc Cart
September 15th, 2020, 9:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Taco Bell Jalapeño Noir
Replies: 37
Views: 2117

Re: Taco Bell Jalapeño Noir

I'm confused - I've never been to one, but Taco bells have liquor licences?

The wine in question is made by Queenston Mile, which is a fairly young, but already well regarded small winery in NOTL with Rob Power (also of Creekside) as winemaker.
by C. Mc Cart
September 15th, 2020, 9:15 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Chef’s Table BBQ
Replies: 42
Views: 1793

Re: Chef’s Table BBQ

I sort of agree with you Mitch. BBQ as art is perhaps less intriguing, given how many of us try to do our own.
I still enjoy what Chef's table brings re production style & story, but an alternate behind the scenes/ alt series would be cool.
by C. Mc Cart
September 7th, 2020, 2:29 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: MISO ONIONS
Replies: 12
Views: 616

Re: MISO ONIONS

Made this last night - big hit, even with the kids.
by C. Mc Cart
September 3rd, 2020, 6:05 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: MISO ONIONS
Replies: 12
Views: 616

Re: MISO ONIONS

Interesting & simple. Will give this a try soon. Thanks.
by C. Mc Cart
September 2nd, 2020, 6:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Harvest dates in Europe
Replies: 1
Views: 114

Harvest dates in Europe

Burgundy was the earliest harvest ever, with many finishing before places such as CNdP or Bandol even started. Champagne started only a few days later than Burgundy. Saw some harvests finishing in Germany on Instagram over the past week or so. Are other regions in France & the rest of Europe just as...
by C. Mc Cart
September 2nd, 2020, 5:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Had a wine moment tonight that I’ll never forget
Replies: 20
Views: 1858

Re: Had a wine moment tonight that I’ll never forget

Baller move is to catch it in your mouth.
by C. Mc Cart
August 28th, 2020, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The best seal
Replies: 46
Views: 2506

Re: The best seal

Harp. Forgot I pulled a Victor and didn't come back. Yes, would be happy to have a cellar full of screwcap wines. Does it make sense we all are willing to pay over $100 for a durand in order to properly extract an old and faulty sealing system. Romanticism of the cork and the 'ritual' of removing i...
by C. Mc Cart
August 27th, 2020, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The best seal
Replies: 46
Views: 2506

Re: The best seal

Harp.
by C. Mc Cart
August 18th, 2020, 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcoming 2020 Burgundy vintage
Replies: 91
Views: 7587

Re: Upcoming 2020 Burgundy vintage

That stat is incredible Bill.

Agree with Sean, Jasper's instagram has been a great 'boots on the ground' resourse this entire vintage.
by C. Mc Cart
August 18th, 2020, 8:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Yikes!
Replies: 25
Views: 1695

Re: Yikes!

This is my new favourite reviewer. Great notes written after a few ten martini minutes.
by C. Mc Cart
August 14th, 2020, 1:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN; 2001 Michel Gros VR Aux Brulees 1er Cru
Replies: 2
Views: 179

Re: TN; 2001 Michel Gros VR Aux Brulees 1er Cru

Nice Marcus. I like tasting these along side his 1er Reas as they reflect his style against the two vineyards. Michel certainly has his RO machine which he shares with some of the family, but the oak you note I suspect may have been the slightly more roasty/ coffee Brulees characteristic, as his is ...
by C. Mc Cart
August 11th, 2020, 7:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are magnums worth 3X. the price.
Replies: 51
Views: 3216

Re: Are magnums worth 3X. the price.

Robert, it's almost like you're referring to someone on this board.... [wink.gif]
by C. Mc Cart
August 11th, 2020, 7:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Tempier, Alzinger
Replies: 12
Views: 765

Re: TN: Tempier, Alzinger

Opened my 1st '19 Tempier last night. Delicious as you say, but I didn't get the drink soon rather than stash, aspect to it. Great now, and I imagine will be great in a few years.
by C. Mc Cart
August 5th, 2020, 6:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When Will All White Burg Producers Begin To Use Diam?
Replies: 42
Views: 2143

Re: When Will All White Burg Producers Begin To Use Diam?

From what I understand, Diam was created to eliminate cork taint, not premox (which just happens to be a pleasant by-product of the corks' consistency). For those asking for more data, it may not be as difinitive or complete in regards to premox, given the intended purpose.
by C. Mc Cart
July 27th, 2020, 7:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Joy.......Vilmart
Replies: 24
Views: 1284

Re: Joy.......Vilmart

Yeah, we get screwed on a lot. Very few wines do we get less than major US markets.
by C. Mc Cart
July 27th, 2020, 5:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Joy.......Vilmart
Replies: 24
Views: 1284

Re: Joy.......Vilmart

Nice post Frank. Realy enjoyed your zoom a while back. I buy what I can, but the wines are somewhat 'dear' in our market. Grand Cellier NV & Rubis are both in the $100-$120/750 range and the vintage wines are a fair bit further up the scale. Adds up when needing to buy in case quantities. There's no...
by C. Mc Cart
July 27th, 2020, 5:29 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Keto diet tips
Replies: 28
Views: 1229

Re: Keto diet tips

Keto tip? Just don't stay on it longterm. Can be a great for someone needing a push/ change.
by C. Mc Cart
July 16th, 2020, 7:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Domaine Jean-Marc & Thomas Bouley Volnay
Replies: 9
Views: 325

Re: TN: 2017 Domaine Jean-Marc & Thomas Bouley Volnay

Daniel has brought in other bottlings since they've had Bouley. This was just the most recent shipment.
by C. Mc Cart
July 13th, 2020, 10:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burg Frenzy
Replies: 13
Views: 1686

Re: Burg Frenzy

Wow, amazing line up. Of note - I rarely see anything but glowing reviews of any DRC 2000's. Miss having lunch with friends.
by C. Mc Cart
July 7th, 2020, 6:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Burgundy villages do you have the most wine from?
Replies: 51
Views: 2116

Re: What Burgundy villages do you have the most wine from?

Vosne 1er by a bunch.
Then all pretty close between
Chambolle 1er
Beaune 1er
Volnay 1er

Not sure how things are affected by adding in some GC's if you want just commune's
by C. Mc Cart
July 1st, 2020, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 06` R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Bosconia Reserva Rioja
Replies: 16
Views: 691

Re: 06` R. Lopez de Heredia Vina Bosconia Reserva Rioja

Thanks for the note Blake. I prefer the Bosconia to the Tondonia as well. Have a case of the '06, but will wait a while longer to open one. Anyone reading this open an '07 yet? Have some but haven't seen any notes yet.
by C. Mc Cart
June 25th, 2020, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 67 Pall Mall - U.S. Equivalent
Replies: 12
Views: 1039

Re: 67 Pall Mall - U.S. Equivalent

Very impressive set-up 67 Pall Mall has. There was an online article on the club and owner Grant Ashton in the past few days. From an outside perspective it looks like they were remarkably nimble when Covid hit. The multiple tastings they have lined up each day offers a who's who for almost any tast...
by C. Mc Cart
June 25th, 2020, 8:08 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Ooni Discussion
Replies: 36
Views: 2606

Re: Ooni Discussion

NG converter is apparently in production and ready to ship, so just pulled the trigger with a local dealer for both. Sounds like I'll get the adapter well before the Koda 16, as the back order wait from Ooni is now 8+ weeks. It's ok. As there won't be any summer travels for us, we're getting all our...
by C. Mc Cart
June 23rd, 2020, 6:47 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Ooni Discussion
Replies: 36
Views: 2606

Re: Ooni Discussion

Waiting for Ooni to get the NG converter into production/ distribution this summer, then will be pulling the trigger on the Koda 16. Kenji's youtube videos convinced me this was the one most suitable for my usage. Similar to your table Dave, I have a stainless steel table in mind from a local restau...
by C. Mc Cart
June 22nd, 2020, 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Higher altitude vineyards in Burgundy?
Replies: 12
Views: 1021

Re: Higher altitude vineyards in Burgundy?

Le Corton must be well above 300m (maybe close to 400m at the top)? Also a few Savigny vineyards are higher up slope Still not much of a difference in the grand scheme of things. You're basically talking about an eroded plateau of low(er) elevation hills, rather akin to the Poconos or hilly NE Penn...
by C. Mc Cart
June 22nd, 2020, 9:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Higher altitude vineyards in Burgundy?
Replies: 12
Views: 1021

Re: Higher altitude vineyards in Burgundy?

Le Corton must be well above 300m (maybe close to 400m at the top)? Also a few Savigny vineyards are higher up slope
by C. Mc Cart
June 14th, 2020, 2:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Keller Silliness
Replies: 147
Views: 6583

Re: Keller Silliness

One could read the entire 2nd page and unless you read the thread title, you'd be hard pressed to know the topic.
No other contribution to offer, other that I'm going to look for an Austrian Riesling to crack right now.
by C. Mc Cart
June 11th, 2020, 2:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RieslingKenner - announcing our new social and charitable organization
Replies: 6
Views: 442

Re: RieslingKenner - announcing our new social and charitable organization

Hi Adam. Suggested to me & followed on Instagram. Good stuff.
by C. Mc Cart
June 11th, 2020, 9:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: American Cancer Society - no drinking allowed
Replies: 55
Views: 2431

Re: American Cancer Society - no drinking allowed

Cheers Frank. Your zoom sessions were a really helpful connection for me for a few weeks there, even if I couldn't participate fully.
by C. Mc Cart
June 11th, 2020, 8:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: American Cancer Society - no drinking allowed
Replies: 55
Views: 2431

Re: American Cancer Society - no drinking allowed

Similar situation to David. I'm 8 weeks out from my final radiation therapy for stage 1 cancer at the back of tongue (HPV 16 positive). I'm still healing, but my tastes have thankfully (mostly) returned already. My radiation oncologist knows I'm into wine and during my most recent telephone follow-u...
by C. Mc Cart
June 10th, 2020, 2:23 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another revolting American concoction-and it’s not as bad as I thought it would be.
Replies: 51
Views: 2068

Re: Another revolting American concoction-and it’s not as bad as I thought it would be.

Dave, have heard a few people swear by a radish & butter sandwich. Have not tried one myself.
by C. Mc Cart
June 10th, 2020, 1:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Hubert Lamy profile
Replies: 28
Views: 898

Re: Domaine Hubert Lamy profile

Nice article Stas. Coincidentally Jasper Morris just hosted an excellent zoom tasting (in assoc with 67 Pall Mall) on burgundy white 1er's he loves. One of the wines/ producers he focused on was Olivier, as I believe they are friends. He spoke about what they are doing with picking & planting. I fin...
by C. Mc Cart
June 10th, 2020, 9:34 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Another revolting American concoction-and it’s not as bad as I thought it would be.
Replies: 51
Views: 2068

Re: Another revolting American concoction-and it’s not as bad as I thought it would be.

Is PB&J an American invention? I guess it must be. While the ying/yang of mouth coating PB, against the acidic jam/jelly combo makes sense, let's face it - PB&J is really only a kids sandwich, so not too surprising there's a less than totally positive response on the thread. Next up - do you like cu...
by C. Mc Cart
June 8th, 2020, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Levet fans - please help me understand
Replies: 29
Views: 1713

Re: Levet fans - please help me understand

Thanks Chris. Yes, Daniel's a friend.
by C. Mc Cart
June 8th, 2020, 9:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Help me plan my vacation meals (Myrtle Beach)
Replies: 13
Views: 1130

Re: Help me plan my vacation meals (Myrtle Beach)

I almost always take a cast-iron pan, chef's knife & good tongs & foil when we're staying anywhere with a kitchen.
Corkscrew & stems/ stemless as well.

The rest I can usually buy inexpensively (staple spices, salt) or make do with what is stocked already (pots, sheetpans).
by C. Mc Cart
June 7th, 2020, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine 101: The Basics
Topic: Thoughts on WSET Levels 1-3?
Replies: 15
Views: 1802

Re: Thoughts on WSET Levels 1-3?

I have WSET 3, which I took about 15 years ago. Thoroughly enjoyable course with lots of studying and blind tasting on my own and I think it was twice weekly in-person classes (In Toronto, about 35-40 minutes away). I would seriously look into how you can be grandfathered into at least the 2nd cours...
by C. Mc Cart
June 7th, 2020, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Levet fans - please help me understand
Replies: 29
Views: 1713

Re: Levet fans - please help me understand

In terms of Cote Rotie, most of my own cellar and what I have shared among friends is mostly Jamet & Jasmin. Deep experience with other Cote Rotie producers is less broad. I know Levet is well regarded by several contributors here. Would anyone mind expanding on the various cuvees? I tried to track...
by C. Mc Cart
June 7th, 2020, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Levet fans - please help me understand
Replies: 29
Views: 1713

Levet fans - please help me understand

In terms of Cote Rotie, most of my own cellar and what I have shared among friends is mostly Jamet & Jasmin. Deep experience with other Cote Rotie producers is less broad. I know Levet is well regarded by several contributors here. Would anyone mind expanding on the various cuvees? I tried to track ...
by C. Mc Cart
June 7th, 2020, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 99 DRC Duvault-Blochet 1er cru
Replies: 13
Views: 1006

Re: TN: 99 DRC Duvault-Blochet 1er cru

Nice. Have opened one here a few years ago and it was horribly corked....

Robert, I thought they leased or sold their Petit Monts holdings and was not used in in this cuvee?
by C. Mc Cart
June 4th, 2020, 8:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine tasting at home - how to store unfinished bottles
Replies: 39
Views: 1735

Re: Wine tasting at home - how to store unfinished bottles

Further to Ethan's suggestion above, I'm currently beginning to test this approach based on Fu's Zoom tasting group and the suggestion in Charlie's original thread from someone that sited that an MS candidate had done this previously with great success. It really looks like the key is making sure th...
by C. Mc Cart
June 4th, 2020, 7:57 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Buying a gas grill: propane vs. hard-lining to my home's natural gas?
Replies: 34
Views: 1834

Re: Buying a gas grill: propane vs. hard-lining to my home's natural gas?

Have had both, but would never go back to propane after getting our new Weber hooked up to our NG line. It is just so convenient to flip a switch and have flames. I have a specific area for this grill, so no need to move it. Performance difference is noted being to propane's advantage, but I suspect...
by C. Mc Cart
May 29th, 2020, 2:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Domaine Marquis d'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Ducs
Replies: 18
Views: 704

Re: TN: 2002 Domaine Marquis d'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Ducs

Many happy returns Don. Had one of these about 4 months ago. Sexy but restrained, firm and slowly unfolding are on the money. One to hold a while longer.
by C. Mc Cart
May 28th, 2020, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Modular Wine Rooms
Replies: 12
Views: 927

Re: Modular Wine Rooms

Jim, a friend has 2 old modular wine rooms (made by Vintage Keeper) that you build up together to double the size. He's disassembled, moved and re-built it himself into basements at least twice. It's all panels, so he uses a small moving van to move the panels and wine at the same time. Not an easy ...
by C. Mc Cart
May 14th, 2020, 7:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: It's been too long! Pizza!
Replies: 1482
Views: 84943

Re: It's been too long! Pizza!

I did some pies on the uuni last night. I have the original uuni that is almost 5 years old now. I wish it were more consistent, and easier to use, but it gets the job done. Thinking of upgrading to a newer model soon. https://www.instagram.com/p/B__HZ4XJaDc/?igshid=1k262rsdkmvzb Pretty sure I'm go...
by C. Mc Cart
May 14th, 2020, 2:14 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Grill Question: Do I need an infrared burner?
Replies: 3
Views: 1076

Re: Grill Question: Do I need an infrared burner?

They're best as a side-burner set up vs. integrated in the main grill area. I don't have one myself on my Weber, but have 2 friends with them and they get RIPPING hot vs a high BTU grill. You can likely get the same 'sear' effect using steel or cast iron, but that can also impart unwanted favours if...
by C. Mc Cart
May 14th, 2020, 2:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: DIAM & avoiding oxidised white burgundy
Replies: 113
Views: 4569

Re: DIAM & avoiding oxidised white burgundy

Thanks for posting this Bill. Read it via your twitter link earlier this am.
Agree with Brad that a list of Diam using white burg producers would be helpful.

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