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by John Glas
March 1st, 2021, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Worst Critic (not named Parker)?
Replies: 160
Views: 13503

Re: Worst Critic (not named Parker)?

FWIW, Every critic receives free samples. How is that an issue?
Maybe that is the issue. When I was working for a local paper I bought all my own samples and due to this was not afraid to post some low scores on wines. Yes I got some free samples but most were corporate junk wine.
by John Glas
February 28th, 2021, 3:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2021 Under $15.00 Wine Thread
Replies: 56
Views: 3880

Re: 2021 Under $15.00 Wine Thread

2015 Davenport Cellars Continuity - USA, Washington, Columbia Valley (2/27/2021) Day 1: Pop and pour. Probably will develop over time tonight. Blueberries, exotic spices, dark chocolate and minerals. Somewhat tight will do the day 1.5 later on. Day 1.5: More open. Highly recommend a good decant. Men...
by John Glas
February 27th, 2021, 7:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Trying new things. Looking for recommendations
Replies: 17
Views: 848

Re: Trying new things. Looking for recommendations

Try Washington State wines especially their Syrah's.
by John Glas
February 27th, 2021, 7:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Coravin Pivot vs Pungo
Replies: 10
Views: 497

Re: Coravin Pivot vs Pungo

Curious to anyone using the Coravin system how many times have you sampled the wine without noticeable decline. Also wondering how it works on older wines.
by John Glas
February 27th, 2021, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Mumm Napa Brut Prestige (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: TN: NV Mumm Napa Brut Prestige (USA, California, Napa Valley)

[quoteUgh. I had one of these a few weeks ago....very forgettable/blah. I have a few more left on the rack, but for my tastes, I'm happier not straying from Roederer Estate or Schramsberg when it comes to CA bubbly.][/quote]Roederer is also a favorite. I had a bad batch of Mumm and returned some but...
by John Glas
February 27th, 2021, 5:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Facebook Adds for Wine by Lamborghini Please Stop!
Replies: 10
Views: 503

Re: Facebook Adds for Wine by Lamborghini Please Stop!

I used Facebook for a while, understood the attraction but quickly decided it was dangerous and destructive. Of course deleting my account was virtually impossible, so I suppose I am still counted among Facebook users although it's been well over a decade since I have looked at it. I don't know abo...
by John Glas
February 27th, 2021, 5:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2021 Under $15.00 Wine Thread
Replies: 56
Views: 3880

Re: 2021 Under $15.00 Wine Thread

NV Mumm Napa Brut Prestige - USA, California, Napa Valley (2/27/2021) For $15.00 certainly not much better in the world of sparkling wine. Spice, lemon zest, floral, minerals and toast. Short to medium finish and good acidity. 90 points (90 points) My wife loves this sparkler. I have to say for the ...
by John Glas
February 27th, 2021, 5:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Mumm Napa Brut Prestige (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 4
Views: 232

TN: NV Mumm Napa Brut Prestige (USA, California, Napa Valley)

  • NV Mumm Napa Brut Prestige - USA, California, Napa Valley (2/27/2021)
    For $15.00 certainly not much better in the world of sparkling wine. Spice, lemon zest, floral, minerals and toast. Short to medium finish and good acidity. 90 points (90 pts.)
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by John Glas
February 27th, 2021, 4:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Facebook Adds for Wine by Lamborghini Please Stop!
Replies: 10
Views: 503

Re: Facebook Adds for Wine by Lamborghini Please Stop!

I have heard that if you are offended by the ads on Facebook, they will gladly refund your user fees.
I am good. I will just make smart ass comments instead.
by John Glas
February 27th, 2021, 3:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chilling wine and acidity
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: Chilling wine and acidity

Good Chardonnay should be served almost at room Temperature. I never follow the recommended serving temps for whites especially.
by John Glas
February 27th, 2021, 3:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Facebook Adds for Wine by Lamborghini Please Stop!
Replies: 10
Views: 503

Re: Facebook Adds for Wine by Lamborghini Please Stop!

Kevin I like it from the perspective to show grandparents by kids sporting events but the adds are getting a bit much.
by John Glas
February 27th, 2021, 3:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Facebook Adds for Wine by Lamborghini Please Stop!
Replies: 10
Views: 503

Re: Facebook Adds for Wine by Lamborghini Please Stop!

Finally got a response from them after making 40 comments. They posted some score from James Suckling. I asked for a sample and I will review it for them. Who knows maybe with the balling packaging it could be good?
by John Glas
February 27th, 2021, 3:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Worst Critic (not named Parker)?
Replies: 160
Views: 13503

Re: Worst Critic (not named Parker)?

I've watched James Suckling's Master Class episodes and he's absolutely brutal. While he clearly knows a lot about wine, it seems that he starts scoring at 90 and only goes up from there. I've been told by someone ITK, that he asks for wines earlier each year so that he can be first, which is wreak...
by John Glas
February 27th, 2021, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Worst Critic (not named Parker)?
Replies: 160
Views: 13503

Re: Worst Critic (not named Parker)?

How have I read this far, and not seen the name Jeb Dunnuck?
Pulling up an eight year old post for your first post?
by John Glas
February 27th, 2021, 8:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 786
Views: 89276

Re: Official WTSO thread

Guessing they meant to same generous shipping offer. Free shipping.
by John Glas
February 27th, 2021, 7:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most useless tasting note I've ever seen...
Replies: 57
Views: 3040

Re: Most useless tasting note I've ever seen...

Rich Brown wrote: ↑Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:36 pm John Glas wrote: ↑Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:24 pm 2018 Passing Time Chardonnay (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley) Click to view 13 label images Add to my wishlist 2/26/2021 ............. With Carla & Kevin (1 view) Report issue, Add favorite I just found th...
by John Glas
February 27th, 2021, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Good Ole Days...Winebid Edition...
Replies: 64
Views: 2538

Re: The Good Ole Days...Winebid Edition...

It was fun selling too - until that letter from the BATF arrived...
FedEx and UPS liked the business though prior to that!
by John Glas
February 26th, 2021, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most useless tasting note I've ever seen...
Replies: 57
Views: 3040

Re: Most useless tasting note I've ever seen...

I took the original post as joking around, not an actual complaint. Who could complain about NY Strip and taters?
Sounds really good right about now! I will provide the wine!
by John Glas
February 26th, 2021, 3:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Value Italian
Replies: 63
Views: 3388

Re: Value Italian

There are a lot of Barolo's and Super Tuscan's on WTSO that are good values.
by John Glas
February 26th, 2021, 3:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most useless tasting note I've ever seen...
Replies: 57
Views: 3040

Re: Most useless tasting note I've ever seen...

2018 Passing Time Chardonnay (USA, Washington, Columbia Valley) Click to view 13 label images Add to my wishlist 2/26/2021 .............
With Carla & Kevin (1 view) Report issue, Add favorite

I just found this one. No score and no notes on the wine but Carla and Kevin probably dug the wine!
by John Glas
February 26th, 2021, 3:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Good Ole Days...Winebid Edition...
Replies: 64
Views: 2538

Re: The Good Ole Days...Winebid Edition...

While all these great deals are amazing I will never forget the great wine shop known as Big Top in the Twin Cities which ceased to exist in 2020 due to the owners getting out of the business. The best deal to date was the entire line of 2007 Prum wines at $7.00 in the closeout bins. My most memorab...
by John Glas
February 26th, 2021, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Good Ole Days...Winebid Edition...
Replies: 64
Views: 2538

Re: The Good Ole Days...Winebid Edition...

This thread is painful. [wow.gif]
yes it is!
by John Glas
February 26th, 2021, 3:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Good Ole Days...Winebid Edition...
Replies: 64
Views: 2538

Re: The Good Ole Days...Winebid Edition...

I have a similar list from WineCommune. I walked away with great wines for pocket change.
Wine Commune was the bomb back in the day! That is how I got into wine!
by John Glas
February 26th, 2021, 2:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dr. Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr auslese riesling 2005
Replies: 1
Views: 109

Re: Dr. Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr auslese riesling 2005

The 2005 Urziger rocked! Always been a big fan of Loosen even the Dr. L for $10.00. 2005 Dr. Loosen Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Auslese - Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer (6/9/2013) Worldwide Whites (Edina Country Club, MN): Last bottle and outstanding wine with peach, apricots, and slate. Medium to long f...
by John Glas
February 26th, 2021, 2:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine auction buying advice please
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Re: wine auction buying advice please

Looking at Wine Bid recently on a few items but at 17% buyers premium and shipping I quickly calculated that it is not a very good deal.
by John Glas
February 26th, 2021, 2:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15689
Views: 812139

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

More Davenport Mr. B at $10 a bottle. Shipping season is coming!
by John Glas
February 26th, 2021, 2:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Facebook Adds for Wine by Lamborghini Please Stop!
Replies: 10
Views: 503

Facebook Adds for Wine by Lamborghini Please Stop!

No matter how many times I insult this brand I keep getting these stupid adds and promotions on Facebook. It is even worse and more annoying than Drizzly. [soap.gif]
by John Glas
February 25th, 2021, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2000 Bordeaux are now 21 years old, finally reaching drinking age
Replies: 28
Views: 2039

Re: 2000 Bordeaux are now 21 years old, finally reaching drinking age

Yes. I have had several growths that have been fantastic over the years. All depends on how long you like to age your wines.
by John Glas
February 25th, 2021, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most useless tasting note I've ever seen...
Replies: 57
Views: 3040

Re: Most useless tasting note I've ever seen...

That looks like a tasting note I've made before. I was lying on the couch, the guests had left, I couldn't remember if it was the 4th or 5th bottle of the night, and the room wouldn't stop spinning.
Spelling is too correct for that. Maybe this guy is a famous food blogger.
by John Glas
February 25th, 2021, 1:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most useless tasting note I've ever seen...
Replies: 57
Views: 3040

Re: Most useless tasting note I've ever seen...

https://www.cellartracker.com/list.asp? ... ae5ab160c9
Evolution of their tasting notes. They started out with just scores.
by John Glas
February 25th, 2021, 11:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most useless tasting note I've ever seen...
Replies: 57
Views: 3040

Re: Most useless tasting note I've ever seen...

1,200 notes, wow! I have some time to kill so I will go through them to see if any wine has any descriptors.
by John Glas
February 25th, 2021, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most useless tasting note I've ever seen...
Replies: 57
Views: 3040

Re: Most useless tasting note I've ever seen...

The only thing that would have taken this incredible note to the next level is if they added who they drank it with ;)
Beat me to it Rich!
[soap.gif]
Good thing I read all the comments to give you full credit for the comment!
by John Glas
February 25th, 2021, 8:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buyer Beware: Fake Bottles of Yellow Tail Wine Are Popping Up in the U.K..
Replies: 27
Views: 1252

Re: Buyer Beware: Fake Bottles of Yellow Tail Wine Are Popping Up in the U.K..

Let's say a new broker or distributor, who a restaurant or wine shop has not dealt with, approaches them with a deal on Silver Oak or Cakebread or Turley - that restaurant or wine shop might be tempted to purchase it and not have any idea whether is is 'fake' or not. Nice thing in MN with that scen...
by John Glas
February 25th, 2021, 6:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When did you last inventory your cellar/collection, or at least a good part of it.
Replies: 55
Views: 1879

Re: When did you last inventory your cellar/collection, or at least a good part of it.

A month ago. Used to have over 1,000 bottles but new philosophy is keep around 250. I can always buy more wine if needed.
by John Glas
February 25th, 2021, 6:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 786
Views: 89276

Re: Official WTSO thread

..and today on their last chance wines they have Basel Cellars 2016 Columbia Valley cab at $14.99 That's a nice buy on that wine and their generation shipping offering. In the last chance section. Thanks for the tip as notes look good on it. [cheers.gif] https://www.wtso.com/last-chance#product_id=...
by John Glas
February 25th, 2021, 6:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2021 Under $15.00 Wine Thread
Replies: 56
Views: 3880

Re: 2021 Under $15.00 Wine Thread

2016 Basel Cellars Cabernet at WTSO at $14.99 sounds tempting. In the last chance section.
https://www.wtso.com/last-chance#product_id=87887
by John Glas
February 25th, 2021, 6:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buyer Beware: Fake Bottles of Yellow Tail Wine Are Popping Up in the U.K..
Replies: 27
Views: 1252

Re: Buyer Beware: Fake Bottles of Yellow Tail Wine Are Popping Up in the U.K..

Isn't it probable that the fakes are actually BETTER than the originals?
Now I know why I gave a newer vintage 76 points.
by John Glas
February 25th, 2021, 6:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buyer Beware: Fake Bottles of Yellow Tail Wine Are Popping Up in the U.K..
Replies: 27
Views: 1252

Re: Buyer Beware: Fake Bottles of Yellow Tail Wine Are Popping Up in the U.K..

My collection now seems suspect.
Don't worry it is just the 2019 vintage you will have to check. [cheers.gif]
by John Glas
February 24th, 2021, 4:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine store burglary in NYC?
Replies: 7
Views: 874

Re: Wine store burglary in NYC?

Probably left the Underwood in a can for $4.99
by John Glas
February 24th, 2021, 4:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine store burglary in NYC?
Replies: 7
Views: 874

Re: Wine store burglary in NYC?

I find it hard to believe that average value of the bottles is $75.
Not based on the Bordeaux Selections.
https://www.tastewineco.com/collections/bordeaux-wines
by John Glas
February 24th, 2021, 4:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine store burglary in NYC?
Replies: 7
Views: 874

Re: Wine store burglary in NYC?

The site lists a wide variety of red and white wines available, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, as well as champagne, Port and Sherry.
Must be the high end Pinot Grigio pushing that $75 average
by John Glas
February 24th, 2021, 4:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1991 Weingut Max Ferd. Richter Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett
Replies: 21
Views: 531

Re: TN: 1991 Weingut Max Ferd. Richter Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett

Maybe I should change my IG handle to rieslinginfluencer [rofl.gif]
or the rieslingpusher [rofl.gif]
by John Glas
February 24th, 2021, 4:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1991 Weingut Max Ferd. Richter Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett
Replies: 21
Views: 531

Re: TN: 1991 Weingut Max Ferd. Richter Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett

nice note. You guys are inspiring me to buy more Rieslings
by John Glas
February 23rd, 2021, 8:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Penfolds California Collection
Replies: 52
Views: 3369

Re: Penfolds California Collection

People say golf is expensive. I spend $2,000 a year for a great golf club in MN with my son. We play at least 80 times a year x 2. That is a great value or 3 of these overpriced wines.
by John Glas
February 23rd, 2021, 8:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Penfolds California Collection
Replies: 52
Views: 3369

Re: Penfolds California Collection

I can say with 99% certainty that no person who walks a vineyard for a living would ever come up with such an idea. Sadly, this feels like a wine created in a board room by executives figuring out how to expand their reach during a pandemic. Not a wine created by winemakers with the end client in m...
by John Glas
February 23rd, 2021, 8:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rioja
Replies: 56
Views: 2774

Re: Rioja

I love the 904 and buy it in most years too.
At $50 in Minneapolis can't beat the QPR on this wine. [cheers.gif]
by John Glas
February 23rd, 2021, 7:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Penfolds California Collection
Replies: 52
Views: 3369

Re: Penfolds California Collection

Seems like a shift in strategy for brands at Treasury. I wonder what's next then for "Penfolds" maybe some Central Coast Syrah
Well seems like a better fit. Overpriced Cabs from Cali are covered.
by John Glas
February 23rd, 2021, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Three Kansas Wines...(short/boring)
Replies: 23
Views: 827

Re: TN: Three Kansas Wines...(short/boring)

Fascinating, Tom, thanks. I grew up near there (well 45 minutes nw of KCMO) and confess I have never tasted a Kansas wine - and now I don’t have to. Thanks for saving me from that.
Kansas and MN grow some great crops of wheat and corn! MN has some awesome apples but wine no!
by John Glas
February 23rd, 2021, 7:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Do you still have the FIRST bottle...
Replies: 46
Views: 1952

Re: Do you still have the FIRST bottle...

No but that bottle was certainly better than the first bottles of wine I purchased.

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