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by L e o F r o k i c
May 23rd, 2019, 8:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who’s the REDDEST of red fruit Burgundy?
Replies: 51
Views: 2779

Re: Who’s the REDDEST of red fruit Burgundy?

Santennay and Chassagne Montrachet produce the red fruited wines but they take a lot of time to come around.
by L e o F r o k i c
May 16th, 2019, 4:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert Parker retires
Replies: 107
Views: 5335

Re: Robert Parker retires

I raise a glass and wish him well in his retirement. I have fun memories of the Board and interactions with him. Cheers! champagne.gif [cheers.gif] [cheers.gif]
by L e o F r o k i c
May 15th, 2019, 8:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Online wine auction offerings becoming sparse and pricey?
Replies: 66
Views: 3643

Re: Online wine auction offerings becoming sparse and pricey?

A topic for another thread, perhaps, but I have had great bottles of Corton and find it often better than some other, similarly burly GC like Bonnes Mares. And it's a bargain, and it's maybe even less of a crapshoot than Clos Vougeot and a less expensive crapshoot than Echezeaux... Agree with you a...
by L e o F r o k i c
April 28th, 2019, 7:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New WA winery opening- owned by Bodegas Valdemar
Replies: 12
Views: 571

Re: New WA winery opening- owned by Bodegas Valdemar

I'm so thrilled, their winery is stone throw away from where I live.
by L e o F r o k i c
February 26th, 2019, 4:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jadot Beze Vertical
Replies: 9
Views: 831

Re: Jadot Beze Vertical

Michael Bowden wrote:
February 24th, 2019, 7:05 pm
Jorge_Mederos wrote:
February 24th, 2019, 6:41 pm
It is interesting because I understand Jadot purchased the vineyard in 1985.
It was a lease from when they acquired Clair-Dau - ended in 2005 and the "contract" went back to Domaine Bruno Clair.
Half of vineyard was purchased the other half was leased so only half went back.
by L e o F r o k i c
February 26th, 2019, 4:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jadot Beze Vertical
Replies: 9
Views: 831

Re: Jadot Beze Vertical

Michael Bowden wrote:
February 26th, 2019, 1:58 pm
Jay Miller wrote:
February 25th, 2019, 5:20 pm
If I remember the timing correctly the 1985 would have been made by Clair Dau but bottled by Jadot. It should be fantastic.
Jay, I'll try to get a firm answer on that this weekend. I'll be with some people who will know.
Yes, that's correct, it came to Jadot cellars in 1986.
by L e o F r o k i c
February 18th, 2019, 8:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Falltacular 2019...a thank you in advance/thread for TNs and comments
Replies: 104
Views: 4373

Re: Falltacular 2019...a thank you in advance/thread for TNs and comments

brigcampbell wrote:
February 17th, 2019, 3:30 pm

[*]2017 L'Ecole No. 41 Chenin Blanc Old Vines - USA, Washington, Columbia Valley (2/17/2019)
Yellow fruited core with a light lime as the basis of the finish. I wonder how old "old Vine" Chenin might be? Nice.
The wines were planted in 1978.
by L e o F r o k i c
January 20th, 2019, 2:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Glyphosate in California wines
Replies: 30
Views: 1640

Re: Glyphosate in California wines

France takes Roundup weed-killer off market after court ruling https://news.yahoo.com/france-takes-roundup-weed-killer-off-market-court-180112234.html Lyon (AFP) - French authorities on Tuesday banned the sale of a form of controversial weed-killer Roundup following a court ruling that regulators fa...
by L e o F r o k i c
January 19th, 2019, 1:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Glyphosate in California wines
Replies: 30
Views: 1640

Re: Glyphosate in California wines

From Seralini: "In conclusion, the consumption of NK603 GM maize with or without R application or R alone gave similar pathologies in male and female rats fed over a 2-year period." _ Leo, how do you approach your corn and soy consumption? I admit to being too lazy to check each source. Also, do yo...
by L e o F r o k i c
January 19th, 2019, 1:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Glyphosate in California wines
Replies: 30
Views: 1640

Re: Glyphosate in California wines

Citing the the Séralini paper - probably one of the most discredited papers in scientific history - isn't a good idea. He used a rat strain prone to tumours and didn't have enough rats to have any statistical certainty because he tried to test too many different diets at once. This came up with som...
by L e o F r o k i c
January 19th, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Glyphosate in California wines
Replies: 30
Views: 1640

Re: Glyphosate in California wines

or this one... https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18648843 A long-term study on female mice fed on a genetically modified soybean: effects on liver ageing. Malatesta M1, Boraldi F, Annovi G, Baldelli B, Battistelli S, Biggiogera M, Quaglino D. Author information Abstract Liver represents a suitable...
by L e o F r o k i c
January 19th, 2019, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Glyphosate in California wines
Replies: 30
Views: 1640

Re: Glyphosate in California wines

I think there is a fundamental human drive to create existential fear, and now that predators, war, disease, famine, etc. have diminished, we are assigning greater and greater fear over the ever-smaller incremental risks we face in life. The other last place you should look is to the tinfoil hat cr...
by L e o F r o k i c
December 14th, 2018, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which wine cooling unit you use and how happy are you with it?
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Which wine cooling unit you use and how happy are you with it?

I'm looking to purchase a split cooling unit that covers 1500 Cubic feet. Which one do you have and how happy are you with it. Ideally, I'm looking for a robust one that won't break on me when needed the most.
by L e o F r o k i c
December 12th, 2018, 9:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thoughts on when to drink village Burgundy?
Replies: 20
Views: 1179

Re: Thoughts on when to drink village Burgundy?

If the cork does its job, a village wine can last just as long as a Grand Cru. I just drank my last bottle of '92 Comte de Vogue Chambolle last week. One of the weakest vintages of the past 50 years, deemed as drink young. I wish I had more. While I'm with you on the longevity of village wines I'm ...
by L e o F r o k i c
December 3rd, 2018, 1:59 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular BYOB Friday Night Kick-off Dinner--2/15/19 @ 6PM
Replies: 21
Views: 908

Re: Falltacular BYOB Friday Night Kick-off Dinner--2/15/19 @ 6PM

Brian Tuite wrote:
December 1st, 2018, 11:24 am
Frank, 2 people $140, so it’s $70pp not $60pp? Asking for a friend. [wink.gif]
"Friend" who can't read neener
by L e o F r o k i c
December 1st, 2018, 8:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paging Brad Baker: is this in any way real?
Replies: 30
Views: 2827

Re: Paging Brad Baker: is this in any way real?

from Garagiste, evidently alleging that there is a secret in Champagne that almost all is made by some secret organization: “What if I told you that most (if not all) of your favorite high-end “branded” Champagne was the vinified majesty of a single cooperative with such over-reaching power and aut...
by L e o F r o k i c
November 25th, 2018, 7:29 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular 2019--Saturday, 2/16/2019 @ My Place In The OC
Replies: 131
Views: 5038

Re: Falltacular 2019--Saturday, 2/16/2019 @ My Place In The OC

Brian Tuite wrote:
November 25th, 2018, 7:23 am
L e o F r o k i c wrote:
November 22nd, 2018, 9:19 pm
I donated thru their website, no time to go to post office this week.
Your name isn’t on the attendee list. Better follow up.
Who do I follow up with? Frank? Laura's house?
by L e o F r o k i c
November 24th, 2018, 3:34 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular 2019--Saturday, 2/16/2019 @ My Place In The OC
Replies: 131
Views: 5038

Re: Falltacular 2019--Saturday, 2/16/2019 @ My Place In The OC

Ted Erfer wrote:
November 24th, 2018, 1:52 pm
L e o F r o k i c wrote:
November 22nd, 2018, 9:19 pm
I donated thru their website, no time to go to post office this week.

Wow --- was that even an option????
https://secure.processdonation.org/Laur ... auseid=304
by L e o F r o k i c
November 22nd, 2018, 9:19 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular 2019--Saturday, 2/16/2019 @ My Place In The OC
Replies: 131
Views: 5038

Re: Falltacular 2019--Saturday, 2/16/2019 @ My Place In The OC

I donated thru their website, no time to go to post office this week.
by L e o F r o k i c
November 6th, 2018, 6:07 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular 2018--Saturday, 2/17/2018 @ My Place In The OC
Replies: 86
Views: 4621

Re: Falltacular 2018--Saturday, 2/17/2018 @ My Place In The OC

c fu wrote:
November 6th, 2018, 1:58 pm
L e o F r o k i c wrote:
November 6th, 2018, 1:52 pm
c fu wrote:
November 5th, 2018, 8:07 pm


oh baby, if Leo is in, I can be persuaded.
It's in your playground! champagne.gif
if my playground was 75 miles away yes.
According to google maps it's 1041 miles from me :-)
by L e o F r o k i c
November 6th, 2018, 1:52 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular 2018--Saturday, 2/17/2018 @ My Place In The OC
Replies: 86
Views: 4621

Re: Falltacular 2018--Saturday, 2/17/2018 @ My Place In The OC

c fu wrote:
November 5th, 2018, 8:07 pm
L e o F r o k i c wrote:
October 26th, 2018, 9:22 am
Mike Grammer wrote:
October 26th, 2018, 8:32 am
Leo is coming!!!! [grin.gif]
Hopefully you're coming too, it's been a while, I'm living on a west coast now.
oh baby, if Leo is in, I can be persuaded.
It's in your playground! champagne.gif
by L e o F r o k i c
November 2nd, 2018, 12:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2004 Gravner Breg Orange wine
Replies: 31
Views: 848

Re: 2004 Gravner Breg Orange wine

Chris Blum wrote:
October 29th, 2018, 4:37 am
Any advice or recommendations for my friend’s Orange wine gift?
Giorgio Clai Malvazija Sv Jakov is my favorite https://www.winfieldflynn.com/wines/Gio ... w06119862p
by L e o F r o k i c
October 29th, 2018, 1:44 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Portland OR - any burg lovers want to drink with the newbies?
Replies: 15
Views: 1029

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

I'm in Walla Walla which is around 4 hrs away so if its on a weekend maybe I could join, always wanted to visit Portland.
by L e o F r o k i c
October 29th, 2018, 1:41 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Leo's Blind Tasting Club - Summary Schedule
Replies: 127
Views: 13515

Re: Leo's Blind Tasting Club - Summary Schedule

J a y H a c k wrote:
October 27th, 2018, 4:35 pm
Bump. Make it easier to find. Should we offer up Leo's slot at auction.
I'm not dead yet! [wow.gif] Maybe I can come and visit when I'm due.
by L e o F r o k i c
October 26th, 2018, 9:22 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular 2018--Saturday, 2/17/2018 @ My Place In The OC
Replies: 86
Views: 4621

Re: Falltacular 2018--Saturday, 2/17/2018 @ My Place In The OC

Mike Grammer wrote:
October 26th, 2018, 8:32 am
Leo is coming!!!! [grin.gif]
Hopefully you're coming too, it's been a while, I'm living on a west coast now.
by L e o F r o k i c
October 25th, 2018, 4:58 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Falltacular 2018--Saturday, 2/17/2018 @ My Place In The OC
Replies: 86
Views: 4621

Re: Falltacular 2018--Saturday, 2/17/2018 @ My Place In The OC

Frank, do you have a date for 2019, I'm planning on attending. champagne.gif
by L e o F r o k i c
October 5th, 2018, 3:51 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Any Berserkers in Walla Walla??
Replies: 8
Views: 493

Re: Any Berserkers in Walla Walla??

Steve Saxon wrote:
October 5th, 2018, 12:23 pm
Well I'm not drinking any Wa. State wine so I'll bring up a couple bottles of bdx.
I think I still have few bottles of Burgundy lingering around, nobody offers private storage here in Walla Walla so I have to wait until cellar in the new house is build.
by L e o F r o k i c
October 5th, 2018, 10:47 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Any Berserkers in Walla Walla??
Replies: 8
Views: 493

Re: Any Berserkers in Walla Walla??

Steve Saxon wrote:
October 4th, 2018, 4:57 pm
You're sounding a little bored buddy, but don't worry, I'll come visit you when I leave Telluride at the end of the month.
Cool! Just found an awesome house on 2 acres 3 minutes from kids's HS, will be moving there mid Nov and hopefully will have my cellar arrive in spring from storage in NJ.
by L e o F r o k i c
October 4th, 2018, 3:42 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Any Berserkers in Walla Walla??
Replies: 8
Views: 493

Re: Any Berserkers in Walla Walla??

Thanks Brandon! We moved from NYC, wife took a job here to be GM of L'Ecole.
by L e o F r o k i c
October 4th, 2018, 1:10 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Any Berserkers in Walla Walla??
Replies: 8
Views: 493

Any Berserkers in Walla Walla??

Recently moved here and would like to meet with Berserkers if there's any around here?
by L e o F r o k i c
June 12th, 2018, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My take on Burgundy 2011, 2012 and 2013
Replies: 201
Views: 10517

My take on Burgundy 2011, 2012 and 2013

k s h i n wrote:Since Leo resurrected the 11 thread…. Here is another one.
This was an entertaining read, and best of all is that 5 years after I get the same reaction from the ones who are nor sensitive to pyrazines.
by L e o F r o k i c
June 11th, 2018, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Critical of the Critics - 2004 & 2011 Red Burgundy
Replies: 195
Views: 8793

Critical of the Critics - 2004 & 2011 Red Burgundy

5 years after, how do you feel about 2011 red burgundies. I absolutely hate them, pyrazines are so pronounce that I have problem finishing the glass. At release we had 20+ bottles, not a single was good and since then I had around 30 from various producers and appellations. They do have nice fruit ...
by L e o F r o k i c
June 11th, 2018, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Critical of the Critics - 2004 & 2011 Red Burgundy
Replies: 195
Views: 8793

Critical of the Critics - 2004 & 2011 Red Burgundy

Yes, I don't think the problem is as bad as 2004...but there is a problem for me as well. Whi is a pity because the good ones drink well at the moment. Apparently the Lady Birds love red wines as the white burgundies are not affected... I agree that it is much better than the 04. I also find the ta...
by L e o F r o k i c
June 11th, 2018, 8:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Critical of the Critics - 2004 & 2011 Red Burgundy
Replies: 195
Views: 8793

Critical of the Critics - 2004 & 2011 Red Burgundy

5 years after, how do you feel about 2011 red burgundies. I absolutely hate them, pyrazines are so pronounce that I have problem finishing the glass. At release we had 20+ bottles, not a single was good and since then I had around 30 from various producers and appellations. They do have nice fruit b...
by L e o F r o k i c
June 10th, 2018, 8:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your ten most influential wines
Replies: 91
Views: 5975

Your ten most influential wines

David Glasser wrote:
S teve R edenbaugh wrote: 4. 1990 Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape--tasted mid-80's with one of the Perrin brothers at a sales meeting.
I’m more impressed with the timing of this experience than the participation of one of the Perrins.

[rofl.gif] [rofl.gif] [rofl.gif]
by L e o F r o k i c
May 1st, 2018, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Some Cheval Blanc and Lafleur at American Cut, NYC
Replies: 12
Views: 1069

TN: Some Cheval Blanc and Lafleur at American Cut, NYC

That was an awesome night, we went thru 15 bottles and not a single drop left by the end of the night.
by L e o F r o k i c
May 1st, 2018, 3:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Instructions to your heirs on how to sell your wines?
Replies: 73
Views: 2766

Instructions to your heirs on how to sell your wines?

I asked my wife to hold a memorial service or a reception at our house, and all my friends will be asked to take home a bottle of wine. That should get rid of at least two bottles. Phil Jonex I was hoping that all my friends would stay at my wake/shiva drinking until all of my wine is gone. Unfortu...
by L e o F r o k i c
April 13th, 2018, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: mystery wine illness the morning after
Replies: 93
Views: 3468

mystery wine illness the morning after

Anton D wrote:Wow, people should also check out what alcohol can do for them in bed
FIFY champagne.gif
by L e o F r o k i c
April 13th, 2018, 12:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: mystery wine illness the morning after
Replies: 93
Views: 3468

mystery wine illness the morning after

https://foursightwines.blogspot.com/2012/06/when-wine-can-kill-you-literally.html There have been several articles about this substance in the wine world. After all, it's been approved here since 1988. However, today's announcement that Velcorin can now be deployed at all stages of wine production i...
by L e o F r o k i c
March 25th, 2018, 5:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Martin Ray, post-1976
Replies: 45
Views: 2815

Martin Ray, post-1976

Had 1981 Martin Ray Cab from Steltzner Vineyard, awesome wine!
by L e o F r o k i c
March 20th, 2018, 7:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why do people place early bids on Winebid? Question/Rant
Replies: 161
Views: 4870

Why do people place early bids on Winebid? Question/Rant

Its called auction fever and I have seen it so many times on eBay, you know it plays out on Winebid too. Learned my lesson long time ago. I was bidding on this rare stamps from a town of Fiume in the late 90's and I bid early and often, got into bidding fight, way overpaid, spent a fortune. That's ...
by L e o F r o k i c
March 20th, 2018, 7:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why do people place early bids on Winebid? Question/Rant
Replies: 161
Views: 4870

Why do people place early bids on Winebid? Question/Rant

Victor Hong wrote:
L e o F r o k i c wrote:
Talking of Rudy, has it ever been found that he sold wines to Winebid? One would think that that would be perfect place for him?
Where he is now seems much better. [wow.gif]
lol pileon

meant for him to sell
by L e o F r o k i c
March 20th, 2018, 5:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why do people place early bids on Winebid? Question/Rant
Replies: 161
Views: 4870

Why do people place early bids on Winebid? Question/Rant

Victor Hong wrote:
L e o F r o k i c wrote: Rudy and John were there, too? So sorry.
Talking of Rudy, has it ever been found that he sold wines to Winebid? One would think that that would be perfect place for him?
by L e o F r o k i c
March 20th, 2018, 5:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why do people place early bids on Winebid? Question/Rant
Replies: 161
Views: 4870

Why do people place early bids on Winebid? Question/Rant

Its called auction fever and I have seen it so many times on eBay, you know it plays out on Winebid too. Learned my lesson long time ago. I was bidding on this rare stamps from a town of Fiume in the late 90's and I bid early and often, got into bidding fight, way overpaid, spent a fortune. That's ...
by L e o F r o k i c
March 8th, 2018, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)
Replies: 2059
Views: 195504

Ray Walker & Maison Ilan updates - the saga has ended...(updated)

andy velebil wrote:For those who think Ray is just some hap hazard who doesn't realize what he's doing, I've got a bridge to sell you. He's a con man through and through. If you can't see that i feel bad for you.
How much? [wink.gif]
by L e o F r o k i c
January 12th, 2018, 5:31 am
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Feb 12 Peking Duck House Midtown
Replies: 56
Views: 2048

NYC Feb 12?

Since I will see you on Saturday I will skip Monday.
by L e o F r o k i c
December 25th, 2017, 1:06 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: NYC Feb 12 Peking Duck House Midtown
Replies: 56
Views: 2048

NYC Feb 12?

I'll make time to see you! How long are you staying in town?
by L e o F r o k i c
August 10th, 2017, 5:20 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: What can you tell me about Albania?
Replies: 28
Views: 917

What can you tell me about Albania?

John Morris wrote:Croatian, I think.
Shhhhhh lets keep Jorge proud, after everything he failed in his life, for the first time, he's withing 200 miles away from the target. Well done Jorge [snort.gif], 20 more years and you'll strike the target, not long ago you were missing the continent.

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