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by C. Mc Cart
October 17th, 2019, 6:46 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Where Does Dessert Go For You?
Replies: 10
Views: 252

Re: Where Does Dessert Go For You?

Complicated subject. I'll start by saying neither are regularly served after dinner at our home. Only with company or on the occasional weekend night. Generally I prefer cheese over dessert. My wife (and kids when home), prefers dessert and will leave the cheese for me most of the time. Because of t...
by C. Mc Cart
October 16th, 2019, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the best Pinot Grigio?
Replies: 66
Views: 1125

Re: What's the best Pinot Grigio?

You're trying to be a good host and that's very generous of you, but you should think this through - Make life simple for yourself and give them what they want. Stock a few bottles of the ubiquitous easy to find mass produced Italian brands such as Santa M and be done. Why search for something else,...
by C. Mc Cart
October 11th, 2019, 5:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Interesting heat damage data point
Replies: 13
Views: 1094

Re: Interesting heat damage data point

As Al mentiones, heat damage typically doesn't present itself immedietly.
Bottle should be fine to drink now or shortly, but wouldn't put it back in the cellar long-term.
by C. Mc Cart
October 8th, 2019, 10:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Pegau - Not a TN, a comment about pricing
Replies: 46
Views: 2898

Re: 2017 Pegau - Not a TN, a comment about pricing

Release pricing in Ontario is the same or lower than as far back as 2004.
Continued a slow creep up until the 2009 or '10 vintage but has really backed off since then.
by C. Mc Cart
October 2nd, 2019, 8:24 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: VACATION FROM IT ALL
Replies: 20
Views: 720

Re: VACATION FROM IT ALL

Your cellar. Is this test?
by C. Mc Cart
September 30th, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine fridge move
Replies: 11
Views: 612

Re: Wine fridge move

500 bottle fridge... down stairs... 9-12 bott. at a time... then back up the stairs... 500 / 12 = 41 & 2/3rds round trips 500 / 9 = 55 & 5/9ths round trips Moral of the story: Never run the numbers on a wine project beforehand, or else the looming enormity of it will discourage you from ever undert...
by C. Mc Cart
September 29th, 2019, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine fridge move
Replies: 11
Views: 612

Wine fridge move

Just spent the day relocating my 500 bottle fridge from a room on the main floor to a room downstairs. I should have taken photos, but was too busy working all day and now my back is a bit fatigued. Started out this morning, by unloading the cellar, and taking it all via milk crate down stairs 9-12 ...
by C. Mc Cart
September 9th, 2019, 8:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Postponed releases - RAYAS, OGIER, MUGNIER etc.
Replies: 55
Views: 3259

Re: Postponed releases - RAYAS, OGIER, MUGNIER etc.

Good for them if they have the storage. Maybe just my own perception, but it feels like influencers are popping younger bottles these days and cases are gone for the likes vs. desire for drinking at or near maturity.
by C. Mc Cart
September 4th, 2019, 5:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Canadian Wine Laws?
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: Canadian Wine Laws?

If they allow corkage and a "recorker" yes, if not - very unlikely. QC doesn't have many/any corkage friendly spots in the old town, that I recall.
Worth calling ahead (not email) and speaking French if possible.

Lists aren't usually too bad, other than pricing which is offset by your US$
by C. Mc Cart
August 27th, 2019, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Rapid, Unfortunate Decline of Bobby Orlando’s Palate
Replies: 40
Views: 2245

Re: The Rapid, Unfortunate Decline of Bobby Orlando’s Palate

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
August 27th, 2019, 9:34 am

I have lost all street cred.
# 3 on list of things never expected to be written or read on wineberserkers.
by C. Mc Cart
August 23rd, 2019, 7:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy question: brett vs earth
Replies: 22
Views: 1087

Re: Burgundy question: brett vs earth

Brings up an interesting sub question - How often have you tasted brett in Burgundy? I don't usually mind a little bit in Rhones, but I don't recall having a bretty red burgundy. My cellar is over 42% red burg, so while I don't open one daily or even weekly at some points of the year, I do drink a g...
by C. Mc Cart
August 4th, 2019, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN - 16th Annual Wine and Terrine Event
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Re: TN - 16th Annual Wine and Terrine Event

Sounds great Bill. Love terrine and have enjoyed your posting of this annual occasion for quite a number of years now. Really great idea as a dinner or lunch wine party. Could see it being especially attractive for those that enjoy wines, but are not completely geeked out over it.
by C. Mc Cart
July 12th, 2019, 5:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are vineyards and cannabis growers compatible?
Replies: 40
Views: 1357

Re: Are vineyards and cannabis growers compatible?

Several winery (ok a few) winery operations in Niagara Ontario have been sold to Cannabis operations so they can grub up the vines and put up greenhouses. Lots of money being thrown around in the province right now.
by C. Mc Cart
June 28th, 2019, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend
Replies: 90
Views: 2897

Re: Friday Poll time, $1000 to spend

I answered 1st growth, only as I want something older and GC burg is too spotty to buy older vintages vs. older Brdx.
BTW - Can I at least share with wife, or are the rules that you must drink it all alone?
by C. Mc Cart
June 19th, 2019, 4:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Management Systems that Map Bottle Locations
Replies: 10
Views: 1033

Re: Cellar Management Systems that Map Bottle Locations

I know someone that built an app for their cellar that is linked with CT. So, yes, has been done.
by C. Mc Cart
June 16th, 2019, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Le Clos Jordanne to return with original winemaker
Replies: 7
Views: 527

Re: Le Clos Jordanne to return with original winemaker

I asked the writer of the op's article about Claystone when he broke the news. Bachelder & Artessa are planning to re-integrate Claystone and the other vineyards into the portfolio asap. We'll see. I just found an old note I wrote on the '05 LCJ vnyd Pinot and I note price was $35. I know they raise...
by C. Mc Cart
June 16th, 2019, 1:37 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 10 Forum (January 27, 2019) #BD10 "the Black Friday of wine commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them
Replies: 245
Views: 16214

Re: Grassl Wine Glasses, and a few Zaltos if you need them

Envious of the many kudos in the thread. Hoping someone takes on distribution in Canada.
by C. Mc Cart
June 16th, 2019, 1:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Happy Father's Day - whatcha drinkin'?
Replies: 50
Views: 1807

Re: Happy Father's Day - whatcha drinkin'?

Happy hour Negroni.
by C. Mc Cart
May 31st, 2019, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Perfect Night: 2002 Chave | 1973 Latour | 1989 Raffault | 2005 Rougeard |1985 Magdelaine
Replies: 55
Views: 2053

Re: Perfect Night: 2002 Chave | 1973 Latour | 1989 Raffault | 2005 Rougeard |1985 Magdelaine

Wow, some harsh comments from the elitist set

I think your dinner sounded very nice Robert (said in a tone your mother would use as she posted grade school artwork on the fridge). pileon
by C. Mc Cart
May 14th, 2019, 9:02 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Using corked wine making Coq au vin
Replies: 44
Views: 1665

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: 1020

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: 25
Views: 1499

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: 1379

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: 1207

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: 1356
Views: 69999

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: 3057

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: 11146

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: 11146

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: 11146

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: 232

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: 2631

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: 1088

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: 4211

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: 746

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: 50
Views: 2319

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: 54
Views: 2271

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: 54
Views: 2271

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: 54
Views: 2271

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: 4053

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: 579

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: 3392

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: 1464

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: 1464

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: 4546

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: 2375

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: 2375

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: 618

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: 2927

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: 2927

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: 1171

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...

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