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by Tom G l a s g o w
September 13th, 2019, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2006 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia
Replies: 37
Views: 2430

Re: TN: 2006 R. López de Heredia Rioja Reserva Viña Tondonia

And let’s not bring up the rosato. Looks to sky emoji
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 13th, 2019, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US retailers offering German auction wines?
Replies: 29
Views: 1082

Re: US retailers offering German auction wines?

I’d advise really trying to understand the differences between (say) Schaefer Spatlese GD AP #10 and #05 before buying auction wines you won’t drink for over a decade. That said in about to head off for my tenth auction, have several hundred bottles on the cellar and claim no expertise. Good advice...
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 13th, 2019, 6:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How German Wine Found Its Sweet Spot
Replies: 40
Views: 1516

Re: How German Wine Found Its Sweet Spot

I don’t think Adam’s discussion here is exciting the Riesling lovers, the opposite if he is trying to sell his wine. I will not say that I am excited. I will try just about nay Riesling though. I do think, based on what he has said, that he has it all wrong, but who knows. Perhaps he knows better t...
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 13th, 2019, 6:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: For BAMA fans...
Replies: 50
Views: 1920

Re: For BAMA fans...

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
September 13th, 2019, 3:52 pm
The price point does not bother me at all. We are paying that for wines with 18-25 years of age. Cheaper than many comparable new releases. Pat, I think these wines are your style, give one more a try.
Don’t fall for it Pat, leave it for the rest of us.
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 13th, 2019, 1:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How German Wine Found Its Sweet Spot
Replies: 40
Views: 1516

Re: How German Wine Found Its Sweet Spot

The beauty of German Riesling is the interplay/tension of acidity and sweetness. The RS number means very little in and of itself if you don't know the acidity. I think it would be very sad if winemakers intentionally tried to make a wine with the RS levels you are talking about. Driven by frustrat...
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 13th, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eggland’s Best Eggs
Replies: 72
Views: 2491

Re: Eggland’s Best Eggs

The hens’ diets can’t help but influence the eggs; do you also think that there are no flavor differences in the meat from one chicken to the next, from Bresse to Springdale (Arkansas)? I put those egg tasting reports you cite in the same category as the report here that wine doesn’t continue impro...
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 13th, 2019, 11:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US retailers offering German auction wines?
Replies: 29
Views: 1082

Re: US retailers offering German auction wines?

I’d advise really trying to understand the differences between (say) Schaefer Spatlese GD AP #10 and #05 before buying auction wines you won’t drink for over a decade. That said in about to head off for my tenth auction, have several hundred bottles on the cellar and claim no expertise. You’re head...
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 12th, 2019, 7:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beaujolais, where have you been my whole life?
Replies: 39
Views: 1788

Re: Beaujolais, where have you been my whole life?

The trick with aging Beaujolais is not to drink it young. :) Even among the AFWE for lack of a better term, including many friends, they don’t let their Beaujolais age. Or don’t want to. Should we create a poll? Who has aged Beaujolais more than 20 years after vintage? My oldest are just getting th...
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 12th, 2019, 3:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fear And Loathing In ToKalon Vineyard
Replies: 55
Views: 3968

Re: Fear And Loathing In ToKalon Vineyard

Ben -- The etiquette on Berserkers is to not pitch one's own products in the way you just did. We have a number of people in the business -- winemakers, retailers, importers -- who lend their knowledge, but they're very good about avoiding the kind of shameless pitch you just made. But I realize yo...
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 11th, 2019, 4:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Château Lanessan (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)
Replies: 49
Views: 2843

Re: TN: 2014 Château Lanessan (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
September 11th, 2019, 3:42 pm
The 2014 is worth every bit of $30, but that’s not the cost. Incidentally, at $30, you are getting in or near the even better 2014 Sociando, which is by far the value of the vintage.
That’s the cost in PA, thus the question.
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 11th, 2019, 3:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Château Lanessan (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)
Replies: 49
Views: 2843

Re: TN: 2014 Château Lanessan (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)

I too bought the 2014 as a future, in halves, 750s and mags. It's already throwing some sediment, and as my palate prefers leaner left bank wines, after a 2 hour decant it drank well. Here's a great article on Lanessan, which I think has to be in the top 3 of under $25 QPR best Bordeaux that can ag...
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 11th, 2019, 5:24 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What's you favorite Vegetarian-qualifying food?
Replies: 24
Views: 596

Re: What's you favorite Vegetarian-qualifying food?

What is your stock for the risotto? Vegetable stock?
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 10th, 2019, 5:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The New Yorker on Orange Wines
Replies: 41
Views: 1678

Re: The New Yorker on Orange Wines

Amazingly good food wines. That they are. And I tend to like mature wines, because they often show more complexity than their younger counterparts. I’ve found orange wines, and some natural wines, to offer a lot of the complexity up front, without needing nearly as much age. So in that regard while...
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 10th, 2019, 12:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Château Lanessan (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)
Replies: 49
Views: 2843

Re: TN: 2014 Château Lanessan (France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc)

CJ Beazley wrote:
September 10th, 2019, 12:26 pm
Total in Arlington had 2 left @ 17.00 also had the 15 and 16 for 22.97.
Have the 15 & 16 been blessed?
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 8th, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Shopping at 520 in Epernay
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re: Shopping at 520 in Epernay

Peruse wine talk, especially frank Murray’s thread on champagne.
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 7th, 2019, 5:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: wine cooler ruined all my wine?
Replies: 113
Views: 4413

Re: wine cooler ruined all my wine?

Howard Cooper wrote:
September 7th, 2019, 5:48 am
Are the wines being stored on their sides or standing up. If standing up, are the corks drying out?

I echo others in making sure you give time for the wines to warm up.
Use a good quality instant read thermometer and make sure bottles are from the same source.
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 6th, 2019, 7:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Decanting outside vs inside?!
Replies: 30
Views: 1021

Re: Decanting outside vs inside?!

Joe S. wrote:
September 6th, 2019, 6:46 pm
Houses are so closed and "efficient" these days, it just goes to show you how much (or little) oxygen is in either environ. Get outside with your decanted wine and it will taste even more different. :-)
Okay
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 6th, 2019, 12:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retroactive Sales Tax
Replies: 50
Views: 2408

Re: Retroactive Sales Tax

are you really going to drop them over taxes? I think it’s more of a general observation on business practices. I think it’s a big ask for a winery to cover sales tax. You mean retroactively? You don't think it's a big ask as a general matter, I assume. The new law was pretty well publicized by ret...
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 6th, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Esther Mobley tells you how to look like a total newb
Replies: 47
Views: 2479

Re: Esther Mobley tells you how to look like a total newb

H Wallace Jr wrote:
September 6th, 2019, 8:47 am
I'd be happy if a visitor asked me any of these questions.
You'll be making a rose this year?
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 6th, 2019, 8:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retroactive Sales Tax
Replies: 50
Views: 2408

Re: Retroactive Sales Tax

JulianD wrote:
September 6th, 2019, 7:55 am
Rich Salsano wrote:
September 6th, 2019, 7:40 am
pay the back tax out of their own pocket for customer retention purposes.
are you really going to drop them over taxes?
I think it’s more of a general observation on business practices. I think it’s a big ask for a winery to cover sales tax.
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 6th, 2019, 7:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retroactive Sales Tax
Replies: 50
Views: 2408

Re: Retroactive Sales Tax

Joe G a l e w s k i wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 4:34 pm
I was asked today to pay sales tax on an order I placed from a California winery in February 2019. Is it reasonable to pay sales tax for a transaction 6 months ago?
Who is asking, the winery or the state?
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 6th, 2019, 7:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traveling Wine Glasses
Replies: 14
Views: 552

Re: Traveling Wine Glasses

David Baum wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 9:04 pm
Am I the only one here who keeps go vino glasses in his golf bag, beach bag, back pack and trunk. Unbreakable and more than adequate at an unbeatable price. Use it for a tailgate and your last roadie then toss it at the gate. Easy peasy
I hope you’re cross posting to the philly sports thread .
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 6th, 2019, 6:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Esther Mobley tells you how to look like a total newb
Replies: 47
Views: 2479

Re: Esther Mobley tells you how to look like a total newb

Wow, the snark comes fast and easy around here! The Press is a website intended to help the general population visiting wine country learn how to get the most out of their visit. I guess that's really not a good idea, though, since who needs to educate people about wine when you can just condescend...
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 5th, 2019, 7:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Normal wine mark-ups at restaurants?
Replies: 50
Views: 1735

Re: Normal wine mark-ups at restaurants?

Your buddies liked the wine at 130 sterling, so around $160 US. They went onto to Vivino anticipating seeing it at perhaps $50/$60 retail. Instead it's available at $14. What's not to like? Hopefully they bought a couple of cases and are toasting their good fortune. Please share the link to this ba...
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 5th, 2019, 5:04 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 97
Views: 5236

Re: Another Flannery PSA

AlexS wrote:
September 5th, 2019, 4:58 pm
As I've always understood it, browning is from the dry aging process (oxidation) - it's nothing to be concerned about.
If I survive the night I’ll let you know. champagne.gif
Steaks were great, just like the last time I had these concerns.
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 5th, 2019, 3:47 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 97
Views: 5236

Re: Another Flannery PSA

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Photos, these two seem ok. I have another that floats in the water bath, so sealed but not vacuum sealed.
I assume that’s a problem?
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 5th, 2019, 4:59 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 97
Views: 5236

Re: Another Flannery PSA

My order had a lot of brown. Is this normal? The steaks were shipped frozen, but arrived thawed. The foam was detached on one side. The ice packs were still frozen. They’re dry aged, they come a shade of brown. They are shipped fresh, not frozen. Your steaks will be fines as long as the vacuum seal...
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 4th, 2019, 6:58 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 97
Views: 5236

Re: Another Flannery PSA

My order had a lot of brown. Is this normal? The steaks were shipped frozen, but arrived thawed. The foam was detached on one side. The ice packs were still frozen.
by Tom G l a s g o w
August 31st, 2019, 6:39 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Another Flannery PSA
Replies: 97
Views: 5236

Re: Another Flannery PSA

Ordered the Petite NY strips on sale to boot and shipped frozen
by Tom G l a s g o w
August 30th, 2019, 7:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan
Replies: 534
Views: 26749

Re: Monthly check-in: Cellar inventory reduction plan

Jay Miller wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 2:08 pm
Drat, as expected August put me over again.

Opened: 0
Purchased: 13

Beginning: 589
Goal: 600
Current 602


Hopefully I'll be able to start drinking again next month.
I thought you were out of commission?
by Tom G l a s g o w
August 27th, 2019, 6:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Rapid, Unfortunate Decline of Bobby Orlando’s Palate
Replies: 40
Views: 2188

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

You’ll notice he doesn’t even bother with epicurean exploits anymore.
by Tom G l a s g o w
August 27th, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Orlando
Replies: 10
Views: 213

Re: Orlando

Chris Blum wrote:
August 27th, 2019, 8:18 am
Orlando or the resort area/Kissimmee?
The resort area near Lake Buena Vista.
by Tom G l a s g o w
August 27th, 2019, 5:31 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Orlando
Replies: 10
Views: 213

Re: Orlando

We’re off to a good start, I figured 90% of comments would be wisecracking or suggestions for other cities.
by Tom G l a s g o w
August 27th, 2019, 5:05 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Orlando
Replies: 10
Views: 213

Orlando

Any suggestions for Orlando?
by Tom G l a s g o w
August 27th, 2019, 4:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How do I buy from people's cellars?
Replies: 31
Views: 2166

Re: How do I buy from people's cellars?

https://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/01/ ... smuggling/ Another example of excessive selling. If you’re selling a few cases I think the bigger risk is your carrier refusing the shipment or perhaps having it destroyed.
by Tom G l a s g o w
August 24th, 2019, 7:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Sulfur isn't such a bad thing (TN: La Clarine Farm mourvedre)
Replies: 83
Views: 2633

Re: Sulfur isn't such a bad thing (TN: La Clarine Farm mourvedre)

A majority of the best wines I have had comes with lower sulfur levels, however requires much more skills/knowledge and care in every step of raising the wine. On the subject of “natural” wines I feel the discussion many times can lose sight of the bigger picture. There is an impressive number of w...
by Tom G l a s g o w
August 20th, 2019, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Off mailing lists to buying retail?
Replies: 30
Views: 2695

Re: Off mailing lists to buying retail?

Ian S wrote:
August 20th, 2019, 10:33 am
Bud Carey wrote:
August 20th, 2019, 8:53 am
I live in Pennsylvania... retail is rarely an option.
Except when the LCB has those incredible close-out deals. champagne.gif
3 years sitting on the shelf.
by Tom G l a s g o w
August 17th, 2019, 4:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CellarTracker scores by region
Replies: 19
Views: 901

Re: CellarTracker scores by region

A. So wrote:
August 17th, 2019, 8:01 am
JBucholz wrote:
August 17th, 2019, 7:50 am
One of the checks I make before pulling the trigger on a particular wine is the CellarTracker score.
Well, that's your mistake right there.
I rely on your WB scores.
by Tom G l a s g o w
August 17th, 2019, 3:11 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Your Gin?
Replies: 348
Views: 29049

Re: Your Gin?

Went to Yashin Sushi in London. We had “Japanese G&T”; merchants heart tonic with Nikka Coffey Gin. Pretty nice.
by Tom G l a s g o w
August 15th, 2019, 11:45 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town
Replies: 32
Views: 1287

Re: PSA: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is nearly the perfect east coast beach town

We have been to Rehoboth a few times. It is ok. Water is too cold - it is at all the Delaware and Maryland beaches IMHO. Give me Kiawah, Hilton Head, Savannah Beach, etc. But, to be honest, I am not that much of a beach person and like Kiawah and Hilton Head better because of the golf. In the ocean...
by Tom G l a s g o w
August 15th, 2019, 11:00 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated July 2019)
Replies: 176
Views: 13027

Re: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated November 2018)

Rigmarole is the hardest reservation to get so make sure you plan well ahead. I picked up a Sunday reservation a month in advance, but it’s in August. Congrats! I have been once and it was excellent. It was great and filling. The table next to us was worried about leaving hungry, they didn’t. I lik...
by Tom G l a s g o w
August 14th, 2019, 1:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK
Replies: 140
Views: 8009

Re: Pound eviscerated: buying opportunity in the UK

bryan c wrote:
August 3rd, 2019, 2:04 am
Jayson Cohen wrote:
August 2nd, 2019, 3:18 pm
Dom 2008.
Actually just had a layover at LHR and picked up a btl at duty free. It was 114GBP...
I was happy with 2 bottles of Lagavulin at 48 GBP each, now I’m disappointed. That’s what get for not obsessively reading the Board on vacation.
by Tom G l a s g o w
August 3rd, 2019, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 359
Views: 26846

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

Don't know the details, and how "egregious" the violations really were. But I'm laughing hard right now at the idea that whatever Rhys did is even a drop in the bucket compared to the integrated effects of pot farming around the county for all these years. I'll continue to buy and enjoy Rhys wines,...
by Tom G l a s g o w
July 27th, 2019, 8:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date
Replies: 182
Views: 12381

Re: Bedrock Fall 2019 Release - Save the Date

Chuck J o r d a n wrote:
July 27th, 2019, 5:59 am
Aaaannnd... I bought. I started buying Bedrock last year. I have yet to try anything from them. Just going on Recs from here. I hope I like them!
Open one. Decant it, drink. Put it away for the next day if it’s too tight, etc.
by Tom G l a s g o w
July 26th, 2019, 7:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserkerfest 10.2 photo thread!!
Replies: 101
Views: 5450

Re: Berserkerfest 10.2 photo thread!!

Kris Patten wrote:
July 26th, 2019, 7:39 pm
Definitely not.
Enough for a foursome
by Tom G l a s g o w
July 26th, 2019, 6:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 R. Lopez Heredia Rose - Vina Tondonia
Replies: 55
Views: 2482

Re: TN: 2009 R. Lopez Heredia Rose - Vina Tondonia

Just ordered my 6 pack for $50CAD/$38USD. Gotta rub it in as we usually get awful pricing here. May I ask where you found this? My entire state (TX) gets a case of this per year, I’m told Not to mention there’s only a release every decade or so (hyperbole but it isn’t produced every year). This may...
by Tom G l a s g o w
July 26th, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph)
Replies: 18
Views: 1349

Re: TN: 2017 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph)

We opened this tonight. The bottle must be off as it’s not all that pleasurable. I don’t detect an obvious flaw and thought maybe my taste was off. My wife wasn’t that crazy about it either. Tonight’s St Joseph is in contrast to two recent Les Iles Feray which were more like Charlie ‘s description (...
by Tom G l a s g o w
July 25th, 2019, 6:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 R. Lopez Heredia Rose - Vina Tondonia
Replies: 55
Views: 2482

Re: TN: 2009 R. Lopez Heredia Rose - Vina Tondonia

Rich Brown wrote:
July 25th, 2019, 6:35 pm
Swipe left on the pic :)
Forgot about that, thanks.
by Tom G l a s g o w
July 25th, 2019, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2009 R. Lopez Heredia Rose - Vina Tondonia
Replies: 55
Views: 2482

Re: TN: 2009 R. Lopez Heredia Rose - Vina Tondonia

Where is the photo of the wine?
by Tom G l a s g o w
July 25th, 2019, 6:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Who's going to wear the black hat?
Replies: 121
Views: 4499

Re: Who's going to wear the black hat?

Please excuse ignorant post from almost lurker, rarely poster, but what happened to Bill Klapp (whose name I don't recognize) and Alan Eden (whose posts I've replied to)? Were they evicted? Did they leave in a huff? Sorry again for the ignorant question, but what happened? Dan Kravitz Alan died, Kl...

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