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by mdavis
April 20th, 2019, 8:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your house champagne?
Replies: 90
Views: 3003

Re: What's your house champagne?

C-T Orizeaux and Les Barres
by mdavis
April 14th, 2019, 1:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thierry Allemand "Reynard" Cornas 2016
Replies: 53
Views: 3626

Re: Thierry Allemand "Reynard" Cornas 2016

If I posted in the wrong spot, I apologize as I am new to this forum. That being said I just want to know if any one has got offers. Last year I bought nine bottles of 15 Reynard and four bottles of 15 Chaillot. I have heard production is down and don't want to miss out. I already buy Clape, Courbi...
by mdavis
April 13th, 2019, 10:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Earthquake Proofing Wine Cellar
Replies: 36
Views: 1335

Re: Earthquake Proofing Wine Cellar

I've considered cross-bracing the walls. plywood shear walls under my drywall, 4x8s structurally reinforcing the floor, as it’s on a raised foundation. Ply on the walls is a good idea, Alan. I wish I had done that. I had my floors ripped up to the dirt, excavated down a few feet, then put in 72' of...
by mdavis
April 13th, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Earthquake Proofing Wine Cellar
Replies: 36
Views: 1335

Re: Earthquake Proofing Wine Cellar

How many weinboxes would you feel comfortable stacking? I'm thinking of making my under stairs closet into an active cellar and using a bunch of weinboxes. I am 10 high in various parts of the cellar, 8 high in others, 4 high for the island. If I recall, they are rated for something like 1100lbs. O...
by mdavis
April 13th, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Earthquake Proofing Wine Cellar
Replies: 36
Views: 1335

Re: Earthquake Proofing Wine Cellar

I have quite an elaborate scheme for this. I use Weinboxes because: 1. they have very high relative density, compared to single bottle racks yet are easily tracked and organized 2. they have a door that closes to prevent wine from shifting during the sinusoidal waves of an EQ. 3. they are easily con...
by mdavis
April 7th, 2019, 11:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Acquisition vs Consumption
Replies: 29
Views: 1677

Re: Acquisition vs Consumption

... Acquisition was a lot more fun when I wasn't competing against NYC Somms. Or the internet. Wine buying was much more fun and full of discovery before people (yes YOU guilty WB!) Instagramed their precious and you actually had to have some knowledge for the hunt. Now everything is already known ...
by mdavis
April 7th, 2019, 11:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Acquisition vs Consumption
Replies: 29
Views: 1677

Re: Acquisition vs Consumption

1. I've gone to great lengths to rationalize the size. You can calculate your "ideal" or "steady state" cellar size...I have about 50 appellations that I buy from...Look at how much of each you drink per year...assuming your purchases equals your consumption per year (good for pre-retirement), ...st...
by mdavis
April 3rd, 2019, 9:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Comprehensive Selosse
Replies: 11
Views: 850

Re: TN: Comprehensive Selosse

Wow. Clearly, a memorable event.

Thanks for the notes.


-mark
by mdavis
March 31st, 2019, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which red burg vintage (1999-2010) showing well now?
Replies: 93
Views: 3716

Re: Which red burg vintage (1999-2010) showing well now?

00, 07, 01, 02.

Definitely not 05 at 1er+. My 05 Bourgogne's are young.
by mdavis
March 31st, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Truchot vs. Tremblay
Replies: 15
Views: 816

Re: Truchot vs. Tremblay

In my experience, there isn't anyone like Truchot today...or Verset or Overnoy or Gentaz.
by mdavis
February 22nd, 2019, 7:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paulee 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 2335

Re: Paulee 2019

I have to admit - the Gala dinner isn't my favorite event and I usually skip them for more private, smaller events. Certainly interesting to experience at least once - bring a high-end bluechip and you will fit right in.

-mark
by mdavis
February 22nd, 2019, 4:41 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Portland OR - any burg lovers want to drink with the newbies?
Replies: 15
Views: 970

Re: Portland OR - any burg lovers want to drink with the newbies?

Did anything get organized here?

My focus areas:
- Cote d'Or
- Piedmont
- Champagne, grower
- Loire
- Jura

Old-school, traditional producers.

I also plan to be at La Paulee for the 11th year in a couple of weeks.

Thanks, -mark
by mdavis
January 10th, 2019, 10:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paulee 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 2335

Re: Paulee 2019

I'm on my 11th vintage (with a few missed)...I also noticed that the wines and producers shown are not at the level that they have been in the past...oh well. I still booked 6 events and a bunch of cool restaurants.

-mark
by mdavis
December 5th, 2018, 10:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Angerville
Replies: 35
Views: 1731

Re: Angerville

'00 Ducs and Taillepieds are in a good spot. -mark
by mdavis
July 20th, 2018, 11:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: No. Rhones with Charlie
Replies: 13
Views: 1002

TN: No. Rhones with Charlie

Agree that the '91 Verset usually towers over the '96 (most vintages do) and '97.

-mark
by mdavis
June 18th, 2018, 1:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vatan? On “Goliath”
Replies: 10
Views: 751

Vatan? On “Goliath”

I had the 02 rouge a couple of times...found it more interesting than good. -mark
by mdavis
June 10th, 2018, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your House Champagne?
Replies: 27
Views: 1702

Your House Champagne?

Various bottlings from Bereche.
Various SVD bottlings from Chartogne-Taillet.

-mark
by mdavis
June 10th, 2018, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTN: In which I actually like a Sauvignon Blanc
Replies: 41
Views: 1883

WTN: In which I actually like a Sauvignon Blanc

There is Vatan, and then there is the rest of the producers making Sauvignon Blanc.

-mark
by mdavis
May 15th, 2018, 8:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Northern Rhones at Racines NYC
Replies: 13
Views: 1061

TN: Northern Rhones at Racines NYC

I have a bunch of those (clape, verset, chave, allemand reynard) in my cellar, thanks for the notes...sounds like a fantastic tasting.

-mark
by mdavis
April 15th, 2018, 10:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH’s Burgundy auction today
Replies: 75
Views: 4448

HDH’s Burgundy auction today

I thought the prices were high on Truchot, Engel, Rousseau, and Raveneau. Wowza, 2005 GC from Truchot. $8k/3.

-mark
by mdavis
March 4th, 2018, 11:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Overnoy-Crinquand Ploussard
Replies: 14
Views: 604

TN: 2015 Overnoy-Crinquand Ploussard

If you can secure a bottle - Overnoy-Houillon is worth trying, Alan...the poulsard is to the Jura as Truchot is the Cote d'Or :). It is an amazing bottle of wine.

-mark
by mdavis
February 25th, 2018, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2007 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos
Replies: 7
Views: 396

TN: 2007 Vincent Dauvissat (René & Vincent) Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos

I've had great luck with 07 and 08 Dauvissat Clos...all have been quite youthful.

My cellar is kept at 50 degrees however.

-mark
by mdavis
February 25th, 2018, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bern's as solo diner [with update]
Replies: 85
Views: 7711

Bern's as solo diner [with update]

Robert M yers wrote:Wouldn’t a Durand help?
My thoughts exactly. I have good success with mine.


-mark
by mdavis
February 25th, 2018, 2:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zalto disappointment
Replies: 88
Views: 5006

Zalto disappointment

Most of the time, the best glass for me is a Zalto white wine glass. Sometimes, Zalto universal... I own Zalto flutes - I own all the Zalto glasses - but I haven't found a glass of Champagne where the aromatic tradeoffs are worth seeing more bubbles. I have to say I really don't care about seeing b...
by mdavis
February 25th, 2018, 1:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has anyone actually stopped buying wine?
Replies: 71
Views: 3772

Has anyone actually stopped buying wine?

Hmm...I got my fair share of Juge too. Stopping may be impossible for many of us...this hobby is a sickness. Many factors - at least in my situation: 1. The more wine you have, the less you need to buy. In theory, the bar raises every year purchases exceed consumption. 2. In the first decade, I purc...
by mdavis
February 25th, 2018, 11:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Zalto disappointment
Replies: 88
Views: 5006

Zalto disappointment

Most of the time, the best glass for me is a Zalto white wine glass. Sometimes, Zalto universal... I own Zalto flutes - I own all the Zalto glasses - but I haven't found a glass of Champagne where the aromatic tradeoffs are worth seeing more bubbles. I have to say I really don't care about seeing bu...
by mdavis
January 31st, 2018, 12:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How many different Burg producers are represented in your cellar?
Replies: 122
Views: 2673

How many different Burg producers are represented in your cellar?

44 producers.

I only buy about 20 in quantity and given the trajectory of current pricing, it seems the number shrinks about every year.

-mark
by mdavis
January 28th, 2018, 8:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne Warrior: awesome
Replies: 11
Views: 1170

Champagne Warrior: awesome

Alan:

Highly recommend Peter Liem's book & maps on Champagne: , if you haven't already read and internalized it.

-mark
by mdavis
January 28th, 2018, 12:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lots of Vatan (2002, 2004-12)
Replies: 40
Views: 958

Lots of Vatan (2002, 2004-12)

I appreciate your notes on the wine, but I am not sure why you give a score with your notes. I believe Adrian doesn't like the randomness and subjectivity of scores. Except that he does score on CT. Excellent tasting going that deep with Vatan. I've not had one with more maturity beyond 2007. A won...
by mdavis
January 23rd, 2018, 12:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lots of Vatan (2002, 2004-12)
Replies: 40
Views: 958

Lots of Vatan (2002, 2004-12)

I just wanted to say thanks for posting the notes, Adrian.

That helps....think I will give the ones I have a bit of time.

-mark
by mdavis
December 30th, 2017, 1:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2005 Truchot Trio
Replies: 10
Views: 552

2005 Truchot Trio

Thanks for the notes Fred - I have all Truchot 2005s safely lost in the cellar at the moment...it will not be long until I have the thing entirely organized.

-mark
by mdavis
December 19th, 2017, 10:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle you enjoyed most fequently in 2017
Replies: 82
Views: 2422

Bottle you enjoyed most fequently in 2017

Quaffing:
2014 Roulot BB
2012/2013 Bereche Reserve

-mark
by mdavis
September 30th, 2017, 1:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2013 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo: The First Winesearcher Hit
Replies: 75
Views: 8889

2013 Bartolo Mascarello Barolo: The First Winesearcher Hit

KatrinaBI wrote:MCF Rare Wine has some listed now at $299 a bottle.

No, thanks.
That is insanity.

Prices I got were between $129 and $169.

Keep looking. Happy hunting.

-mark
by mdavis
September 19th, 2017, 7:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are the "great" roses you've had?
Replies: 127
Views: 3988

What are the "great" roses you've had?

L'Anglore
Baudry
by mdavis
August 20th, 2017, 12:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Question regarding 05 Truchot. Did he make the wines?
Replies: 7
Views: 560

Question regarding 05 Truchot. Did he make the wines?

I haven't opened any Truchot 1er or GC that were anywhere near ready, but it is true that the vintage is in opposition to the style of the domain in certain ways and I suspect it will be quite some time until we fully understand how this will influence the end result. -mark
by mdavis
July 9th, 2017, 10:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Producers, where the critic's scores really don't matter, to you?
Replies: 68
Views: 2157

Producers, where the critic's scores really don't matter, to you?

Currently extremely ticked off that Burlotto Monvigliero (which I buy year in and year out regardless) has essentially tripled in price for the 13 vintage b/c of Galloni's 100 point score. +1. Just found out about this today. Been buying the wine for over a decade, never paid more than $55. Yup...v...
by mdavis
July 9th, 2017, 8:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Producers, where the critic's scores really don't matter, to you?
Replies: 68
Views: 2157

Producers, where the critic's scores really don't matter, to you?

I think it is fairly universal that at some point in this hobby most folks start ignoring the reviews/rags and start buying what they know and like best. That happened for me sometime around 2002-2005. I pretty much buy the same stuff every year - vintage quality/typicity may alter the quantity I bu...
by mdavis
June 30th, 2017, 8:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Getting to know Selosse
Replies: 7
Views: 719

TNs: Getting to know Selosse

Nice lineup. Thanks for the notes.
by mdavis
June 27th, 2017, 12:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Luxury Car or Luxury Wine ?
Replies: 63
Views: 2683

Luxury Car or Luxury Wine ?

Both.

I drive a GT4.
by mdavis
April 3rd, 2017, 9:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Comprehensive Jacques Selosse dinner
Replies: 8
Views: 1101

TN: Comprehensive Jacques Selosse dinner

Awesome dinner. Thanks for posting. Very cool.

If you happen to recall disgorgement dates, that would help us to understand which versions of the wines you had.

Too bad VO was flawed.

-mark
by mdavis
March 24th, 2017, 11:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A top vintage for this Chablis ...
Replies: 6
Views: 1084

TN: A top vintage for this Chablis ...

2014s from Dauvissat, Raveneau, and Roulot have all been excellent. -mark
by mdavis
March 24th, 2017, 11:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 10898
Views: 486032

What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

Overnoy Vin Jaune
by mdavis
March 12th, 2017, 11:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are you drinking to celebrate Michigan winning the Big 10 basketball championship?
Replies: 20
Views: 624

What are you drinking to celebrate Michigan winning the Big 10 basketball championship?

Warren Taranow wrote:They're peaking at the right time!
Sparkling water for me; crossing swords with influenza B, armed only with Tamiflu and 15 more hours off work.

Cheers,
Warren
Ouch, remind me to stay away from you for a while :)

-mark
by mdavis
March 12th, 2017, 11:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are you drinking to celebrate Michigan winning the Big 10 basketball championship?
Replies: 20
Views: 624

What are you drinking to celebrate Michigan winning the Big 10 basketball championship?

Finished up 2007 Chartogne-Taillet Orizeaux.

So glad we finally won something...

-mark
by mdavis
February 8th, 2017, 11:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wines You Love That Others Just Don't Get
Replies: 107
Views: 3634

Wines You Love That Others Just Don't Get

Where to start. Love: Overnoy. But now people buy it because they think it makes them cool...then suffer through it because they hate that it is so "dirty", constantly changing, oddly colored, strangely "natural", highly variant between bottles, etc. Another Love: Truchot...People chase it now, but ...
by mdavis
December 9th, 2016, 10:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne tasting
Replies: 13
Views: 859

Champagne tasting

I use Zalto white wine or universal for my favorite Champagne.

Champagne is like the Cote d'Or was about 15 years ago. Get it while you can and while it is relatively inexpensive.


-mark
by mdavis
November 29th, 2016, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What dishwasher do you use for your stems?
Replies: 33
Views: 1236

What dishwasher do you use for your stems?

Miele. -mark
by mdavis
October 30th, 2016, 1:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dinner in Indianapolis (04 Truchot Sorbes, 07 Dujac BM, 90 Pernot Folatieres, 78 Gattinara, etc.)
Replies: 8
Views: 503

Dinner in Indianapolis (04 Truchot Sorbes, 07 Dujac BM, 90 Pernot Folatieres, 78 Gattinara, etc.)

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:The MSD VV was the best of the 2004s for me. Never had a single bottle that showed green. The Blanchards was the most variable.
Surprising...I actually tried multiple bottles several years back with consistent results as well. -mark
by mdavis
October 30th, 2016, 1:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNR: Pierre Peters Reserve Oubilee Brut NV
Replies: 7
Views: 388

TNR: Pierre Peters Reserve Oubilee Brut NV

This is the info I got when I asked Theise: "It is a year older than the regular NV, ferments and is aged in "egg" and with more lees contact than the NV. Rodolphe makes his own dosage liqueur for this cuvée, and it is aged in a tiny barrique that's the size of a dachshund puppy, and almost as cute....
by mdavis
October 30th, 2016, 1:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I'm thinking Cellarpro- how long do they last?
Replies: 37
Views: 1910

I'm thinking Cellarpro- how long do they last?

Mark, I'll check in with Bryan, but ithere may have been a miscommunication - our units CAN maintain temps as low as 48F out of the box, and 45F with factory modification - but note that the lower temp will require significantly more BTUH. Larger units MAY maintain higher RH in a given cellar, but ...

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