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by L e o F r o k i c
October 12th, 2019, 9:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Washington State Trip
Replies: 31
Views: 916

Re: Washington State Trip

Allan Pannizzo wrote:
October 12th, 2019, 12:41 pm
. We want to stay at a Nice Hotel preferably with a Vineyard View.
Most of the Vineyards are across the border, in Oregon, just outside the town called Milton-Freewater, which is not know for hospitality or fine dining, staying in Walla Walla is what I would recommend.
by L e o F r o k i c
October 12th, 2019, 9:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Washington State Trip
Replies: 31
Views: 916

Re: Washington State Trip

On a more serious note, I have not stayed there but hear that the Inn at Abeja is quite nice. We have stayed at Walla Faces Inn downtown, which was great -- and they have vineyard locations as well -- but a quick google search suggests they are no longer in business (??). Others may know more -- an...
by L e o F r o k i c
October 12th, 2019, 9:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Washington State Trip
Replies: 31
Views: 916

Re: Washington State Trip

Thanks to Everybody!!! Walla Walla it is. Last thing, we want to have Nice Accommodations. We want to stay at a Nice Hotel preferably with a Vineyard View. If anybody can give some recommendations we will Book our Trip. Walla Walla is a short flight from Seattle, about an hour and a lot of fun, you...
by L e o F r o k i c
October 10th, 2019, 2:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 406
Views: 19283

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Yes, I'm sure his is authentic, and quantities are always very limited. I find the whole olive oil fraud depressing (most is not even really olive oil), but the specific fraud regarding Italian (especially Tuscan) olive oil is just weird. I've had oils from Lebanon, Spain and other places that were...
by L e o F r o k i c
October 4th, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 406
Views: 19283

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

To Leo Frokic – These wines are available in abundance in “America’s Heartland”. Without looking up numbers, last year I probably sold 30,000 cases in the Midwest, Southwest and Mountain states. Dan Kravitz I said most of those products. Go to Fairway in NY and look at their cheese selection and th...
by L e o F r o k i c
October 3rd, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 406
Views: 19283

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Anton D wrote:
October 3rd, 2019, 9:35 am

I am too lazy to check it myself, but it would be interesting to check each of those items and see which states consume them the most.

Perhaps the list was chosen to preferentially tax consumers in certain places?
Good point, in America's "heartland" most of those products are not available.
by L e o F r o k i c
October 3rd, 2019, 9:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 406
Views: 19283

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Products that may be of concern to Berserkers: French, German, Spanish and British (!) wine under 14% (note: not Italian, Portugeuse or Austrian) Single-malt Irish and Scotch whiskies Liqueurs and cordials Spanish olive oil and olives Cows milk cheese from pretty much anywhere in Europe Spanish and...
by L e o F r o k i c
September 18th, 2019, 10:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Comparing the St-Jacques vineyards
Replies: 12
Views: 1430

Re: Comparing the St-Jacques vineyards

Jadot's 2005s from CdN are nowhere near ready to drink, not even village wines so this was very brave of you to try. [cheers.gif] Original Clos St Jacques, before 1850, was just bit bigger then Estournelles and it contained only the upper part. Screen Shot 2019-09-18 at 10.29.55 AM.png In 2016 vinta...
by L e o F r o k i c
August 14th, 2019, 5:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 09 Wine
Replies: 41
Views: 2183

Re: 09 Wine

I agree the issue with 2009 is far more often a certain listlessness than overripeness - the EEG remark is funny. But if the 1959s came out fine, hard to imagine the 2009s won't. This!!!! 1959 is my favorite vintage of all time, Burgundy and Bordeaux. Lab numbers for 1959 were almost the same, pati...
by L e o F r o k i c
August 14th, 2019, 5:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hi everyone in Boston
Replies: 12
Views: 810

Re: Hi everyone in Boston

Welcome to the board!
by L e o F r o k i c
August 4th, 2019, 4:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...
Replies: 145
Views: 6978

Re: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...

This is all fascinating. Can the affected people tolerate one glass of Port? What happens if you guys have one serving of 43% ABV Scotch? In this non-linear idea, it would seem drinking one Scotch would be crushing you guys. Do one martini or limoncello seem as bad as that glass of 14-15% glass of ...
by L e o F r o k i c
July 6th, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 450
Views: 44106

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

Steve Saxon wrote:
July 6th, 2019, 5:36 pm
L e o F r o k i c wrote:
June 16th, 2019, 6:04 pm
Here's my mess, aprox 16'x16' room...

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Looks like your NY wine cellar.
Obviously a same difference.... I could barely enter my NY one, this one is bigger, blush

Here's the NY one
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by L e o F r o k i c
July 6th, 2019, 5:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 450
Views: 44106

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

Here's my mess, aprox 16'x16' room... IMG_3097(1).JPG Now, where did I put that bottle of.......? Here's my mess, aprox 16'x16' room... IMG_3097(1).JPG Leo, do you think you might be a wine hoarder? [cheers.gif] -Jim I'm getting better I swear, I have no space left and college to pay for my kids. [...
by L e o F r o k i c
July 6th, 2019, 5:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 450
Views: 44106

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

Forgive me for asking but how do you what you have where? method to the madness? On the left is the double deep rack that holds around 500 bottles which are wines ready to drink, rest is stored by regions and when will it be ready to drink, the deeper and more inaccessible are the wines that wont b...
by L e o F r o k i c
July 4th, 2019, 1:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need help shipping wine from Spokane, WA
Replies: 3
Views: 456

Re: Need help shipping wine from Spokane, WA

If you can ship them to Walla Walla I can take care of the rest.
by L e o F r o k i c
June 17th, 2019, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 450
Views: 44106

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

Kris Patten wrote:
June 17th, 2019, 6:41 am
Let me.know when you open the double mag of Petrus.....
6 years away, it's my son's birth year wine delivered by Christian Moueix in his luggage when he came to NY. There's plenty of other good stuff to drink if you ever in Walla Walla.
by L e o F r o k i c
June 16th, 2019, 6:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..
Replies: 450
Views: 44106

Re: Post your CELLAR PIC time…..

Here's my mess, aprox 16'x16' room...
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by L e o F r o k i c
June 16th, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Winery Owner (most of you already know him) suing police deputy
Replies: 40
Views: 4030

Re: Winery Owner (most of you already know him) suing police deputy

Sending thought and prayers and wishing John a speedy recovery....
by L e o F r o k i c
June 13th, 2019, 1:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies
Replies: 87
Views: 2763

Re: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies

Maybe you should try wines that were made only using native yeast on the grapes and see how it goes.
by L e o F r o k i c
June 13th, 2019, 1:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies
Replies: 87
Views: 2763

Re: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies

Shan, Just a wild guess here, but what if your problems are caused by the genetically modified (GMO) yeasts. It seems to be mostly in White Wine from what I have noticed in my quick glance thru the literature. https://www.ajevonline.org/content/43/3/283 Abstract Genetically modified wine strains of ...
by L e o F r o k i c
June 12th, 2019, 9:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies
Replies: 87
Views: 2763

Re: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies

Did you notice the time frame, you dipshit? You think a six week antacid trial gonna kilt him? [beatoff.gif] Read the study again, they "selected new users of acid suppression drugs between 1 July 2002 and 30 June 2004" not who were using drugs for 10 years, they followed them for up to 10 years an...
by L e o F r o k i c
June 12th, 2019, 8:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies
Replies: 87
Views: 2763

Re: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies

Did you notice the time frame... ? You think a six week antacid trial gonna kilt him? For those who haven't read the study, it tracked people who used PPI's for 10 years. No it didn't, read the study again, it followed people for up to 10 years after initial use....... cohort 201 557 patients who w...
by L e o F r o k i c
June 12th, 2019, 5:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies
Replies: 87
Views: 2763

Re: Saccharomyces cerevisiae in wine making/allergies

So, you never undertook an antacid trial? It doesn't have to be forever, but can take 6 weeks or more to start showing its benefit. (Watch out for crazy people who say antacids will kill you some way ...a 6 weeks trial could answer your question, then you could decide if you want to continue.) Like...
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: 3318

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: 125
Views: 7978

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: 67
Views: 4594

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: 690

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: 899

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: 899

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: 5106

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: 1930

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: 1930

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: 1930

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: 1930

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: 1930

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: 262

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: 1324

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: 1195

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: 3148

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: 6416

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: 6416

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: 6416

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: 5265

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: 5265

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: 1026

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: 1388

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: 14361

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: 5265

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.

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