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by Tom G l a s g o w
March 1st, 2021, 4:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CellarPro Units and Humidity
Replies: 11
Views: 512

Re: CellarPro Units and Humidity

I'm pretty sure on that unit all the humidity level does is to run the fans after a cooling cycle to re-evaporate any condensation back into the cellar, of course if there is not enough natural humidity and moisture hasn't been condensing on the coils it will have no effect at all. 35% RH (@56F) in...
by Tom G l a s g o w
March 1st, 2021, 1:53 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: *** EXTENDED *** VELETA WINES - Berserker Day 12 Deals
Replies: 84
Views: 2694

Re: *** EXTENDED *** VELETA WINES - Berserker Day 12 Deals

Nola, Terry’s comment made me realize that I have not yet received my 2005 Cab case nor the EVOO/Vinegar! Is it shipping soon? The 2021 EVOO is not here yet, I was planning on shipping together. If you want the Vino before hand, I can ship it now. Let me know. [thankyou.gif] That what I figured, th...
by Tom G l a s g o w
March 1st, 2021, 6:05 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Stanley Tucci "Searching for Italy"
Replies: 57
Views: 2471

Re: Stanley Tucci "Searching for Italy"

timmy roos wrote: March 1st, 2021, 6:01 am Cacio e Pepe is a favorite of my wife and being reminded of it we made last night trying the 70% pecorino and 30% Parmesan. I like that better than straight pecorino and it might be our new family recipe
But what is your secret ingredient?
by Tom G l a s g o w
February 27th, 2021, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette Griffe du Marquis
Replies: 49
Views: 1635

Re: TN: 2017 Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette Griffe du Marquis

I came fairly late to the Beaujolais game. I used to struggle with it young, as gamay often tasted too "grape-y" for me. Jonathan loves it, but it's a region where he's been in a Foillard rut for so long, he hasn't really explored much else, except when we've visited the region. Because I...
by Tom G l a s g o w
February 27th, 2021, 4:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette Griffe du Marquis
Replies: 49
Views: 1635

Re: TN: 2017 Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette Griffe du Marquis

Sarah I gotta say I’m surprised you have not tried a Thivin before. I hope this particular vintage shows well for you, I am a huge fan of this producer. I honestly believe it is one of the consistently great QPRs in the world of wine. They even pulled off a flat out delicious, if not sultry, 2015, ...
by Tom G l a s g o w
February 26th, 2021, 6:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Occhipinti...talk to me!
Replies: 56
Views: 2184

Re: Occhipinti...talk to me!

Kevin Porter wrote: February 26th, 2021, 4:48 pm I was hoping that Buzz might not bring more attention to Ms. Occhipinti’s wines.
I get you’re concerned just a short drive to DE or across the Delaware for Occhipinti. For me, it’s 8 years in the Gulag which incidentally coincides with my last purchase of LdH Rosato.
by Tom G l a s g o w
February 26th, 2021, 11:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Occhipinti...talk to me!
Replies: 56
Views: 2184

Re: Occhipinti...talk to me!

Her top bottling, Grotte Alte (Cerasualo di Vittoria DOCG), is one of my all time favorite wines. It's spendy at around $80/btl retail, but it sings. I find her other offerings to be less interesting, but still delicious. What variety or blend is that wine? Nero d’Avola and Frappato https://en.wiki...
by Tom G l a s g o w
February 26th, 2021, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette Griffe du Marquis
Replies: 49
Views: 1635

Re: TN: 2017 Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette Griffe du Marquis

Pat Martin wrote: February 26th, 2021, 9:06 am How’s 2019 bojo looking?
C’mon the search function isn’t that bad viewtopic.php?f=1&t=172606&p=3140468&hi ... s#p3140468
by Tom G l a s g o w
February 26th, 2021, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Occhipinti...talk to me!
Replies: 56
Views: 2184

Re: Occhipinti...talk to me!

If by "funky" you mean a little bit "natural," then yes - I agree. But only a little. I dislike natural wine in general, but usually quite like her reds. They can be a good option on otherwise difficult to navigate wine lists. I find they benefit from some time in the decanter, ...
by Tom G l a s g o w
February 26th, 2021, 5:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette Griffe du Marquis
Replies: 49
Views: 1635

Re: TN: 2017 Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette Griffe du Marquis

Ok I have to post this, kinda funny. My lovely wife is sitting here drinking a White Claw on ice, out of fancy stems, just tried the Roilette and literally said, “ew, this is terrible”. Lol, awesome. I hope you’re happy. [snort.gif] Hells yea, wouldn’t you!?! All to myself. She’s a wonderful cheap ...
by Tom G l a s g o w
February 25th, 2021, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette Griffe du Marquis
Replies: 49
Views: 1635

Re: TN: 2017 Coudert Fleurie Clos de la Roilette Griffe du Marquis

Robert.A.Jr. wrote: February 25th, 2021, 4:55 pm Ok I have to post this, kinda funny.

My lovely wife is sitting here drinking a White Claw on ice, out of fancy stems, just tried the Roilette and literally said, “ew, this is terrible”. Lol, awesome.
I hope you’re happy. [snort.gif]
by Tom G l a s g o w
February 25th, 2021, 5:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1626
Views: 106711

Re: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment

From a Politico article published today after Tai's hearing today "Boeing-Airbus deal targeted: Tai told Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) that she shares a desire to end the dispute with the EU over government subsidies for airplane makers that dates back to the mid-2000s. Some trade enthusiasts ...
by Tom G l a s g o w
February 25th, 2021, 5:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: God, I wish critics would stick to wines and not burden us with their musical preferences.
Replies: 105
Views: 5564

Re: God, I wish critics would stick to wines and not burden us with their musical preferences.

I have been on this web site a few years and am amazed sometimes at the egos displayed. To hear all the critiques of Robert Parker is laughable. He was truly the first wine critic who was fiercely independent of the wine industry and fiercely loyal to the only group he cared about.....his readers! ...
by Tom G l a s g o w
February 25th, 2021, 5:07 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 am glad everyone got a good laugh. Regular reminder - please just use the report function on CellarTracker so we can fix these. And, despite everyone's snark, these notes were not intended to be public. The user had a long history of doing them privately using Cork.Z and when they switched over t...
by Tom G l a s g o w
February 25th, 2021, 2:30 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. They were going to upgrad...
by Tom G l a s g o w
February 25th, 2021, 2:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1626
Views: 106711

Re: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment

D@vid Bu3ker wrote: February 25th, 2021, 5:22 am Administration's USTR nominee has her hearing today. Expected to be confirmed.
What are our wine importers opening?
by Tom G l a s g o w
February 24th, 2021, 4:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your top five German wine producers
Replies: 127
Views: 4271

Re: Your top five German wine producers

1. Keller (more than twice #2) 2. Emrich-Schonleber 3. Schafer-Frolich 4. Ratzenberger (bet no one else has that in Top 5!) 5. Andreas Laible (I'd be surprised on that one as well) Next tier includes Battenfeld-Spanier, JJ Prum, Julian Haart, Weiser-Kuntsler, Willi Schaefer, Wittman - not in order....
by Tom G l a s g o w
February 23rd, 2021, 6:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Impressed with Vine Vault lay flat boxes
Replies: 26
Views: 1672

Re: Impressed with Vine Vault lay flat boxes

I use the plastic sleeves with my weinboxes, don’t like the bottles grating on each other.
by Tom G l a s g o w
February 22nd, 2021, 7:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Impressed with Vine Vault lay flat boxes
Replies: 26
Views: 1672

Re: Impressed with Vine Vault lay flat boxes

Michael, I don’t doubt that. Riesling bottles’ unique shape presents its own unique challenges and frustrations. The issue is fitting tall riesling bottles in the normal orientation you’re supposed to place bottles in a box as they’re always too tall. So I wanted to see if I the bottles could safel...
by Tom G l a s g o w
February 22nd, 2021, 8:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Impressed with Vine Vault lay flat boxes
Replies: 26
Views: 1672

Re: Impressed with Vine Vault lay flat boxes

Rodrigo B wrote: February 22nd, 2021, 7:11 am How are the Vine Vault boxes with extra tall riesling bottles? Sometimes I get the impression some producers are trying to compete for who has the tallest 750ml bottle, which makes packing them a nightmare
I think weinboxes are the only solution for the tall German bottles, a few threads on WB.
by Tom G l a s g o w
February 21st, 2021, 7:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking for Hershey PA Berserker/s
Replies: 10
Views: 644

Re: Looking for Hershey PA Berserker/s

Mmm... Central Pennsylvania is not a culturally inquisitive kind of place. I spent 7 years and then had to move. I do recommend this little restaurant. https://www.mangiaqui.com/ I wish her luck. Well, this is true, but Hershey is a major medical center. I imagine there are others interested in win...
by Tom G l a s g o w
February 20th, 2021, 5:55 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BEAU RIVAGE WINES - 6PK VERTICAL
Replies: 164
Views: 6578

Re: BEAU RIVAGE WINES - 6PK VERTICAL

I liked the 2019 just fine over two hours. Next one will probably get a couple hour decant first. Opened this first because I’ll be able to reload easier.
by Tom G l a s g o w
February 20th, 2021, 5:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1626
Views: 106711

Re: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment

D@vid Bu3ker wrote: February 20th, 2021, 7:34 am Right. I wonder if he’s thinking about the prior administration’s refusal to allow new members of the body.
Yes, that’s it. Was still tired from 2nd shot, so too lazy to look up.
by Tom G l a s g o w
February 20th, 2021, 5:43 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1875
Views: 104661

Re: What did you cook tonight?

K_F_o_l_e_y wrote: February 20th, 2021, 9:49 am Flourless carrot “cake” (sous vide)
But whose birthday?
by Tom G l a s g o w
February 20th, 2021, 8:39 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Stanley Tucci "Searching for Italy"
Replies: 57
Views: 2471

Re: Stanley Tucci "Searching for Italy"

Just watched tonight. Kept me off my iPad for the whole hour. Now that a recommendation. Well watch Napoli tomorrow, an interesting trip for sure. I’d go back but my wife was way too freaked out. What freaked out your wife? Having watched this episode, I now want to go to Naples... or go grocery sh...
by Tom G l a s g o w
February 19th, 2021, 8:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1626
Views: 106711

Re: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment

D@ve D y r 0 f f wrote: February 19th, 2021, 8:06 pm
Tom G l a s g o w wrote: February 19th, 2021, 7:52 pm Any news on appointments?
Confirmation hearing for Tai set for Feb. 25, I believe.
I was thinking of the court or whatever it is, David B can help me.
by Tom G l a s g o w
February 19th, 2021, 7:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment
Replies: 1626
Views: 106711

Re: US 25% tariff on European wines; 100% "digital" tariff on French products called off for the moment

There has been lip service on both sides of the Atlantic about resolving the overall dispute. As such, my prediction is that the President will NOT just drop the tariffs as asked for in the Senators’ letter, but that, once Tai is confirmed, the administration will put serious effort into negotiatio...
by Tom G l a s g o w
February 19th, 2021, 7:37 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Stanley Tucci "Searching for Italy"
Replies: 57
Views: 2471

Re: Stanley Tucci "Searching for Italy"

Paul Miller wrote: February 19th, 2021, 6:09 pm Just watched tonight. Kept me off my iPad for the whole hour.
Now that a recommendation. Well watch Napoli tomorrow, an interesting trip for sure. I’d go back but my wife was way too freaked out.
by Tom G l a s g o w
February 19th, 2021, 7:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rioja
Replies: 56
Views: 2774

Re: Rioja

Alfert ruined most Rioja for me viewtopic.php?p=2938310#p2938310
The pickle juice note
by Tom G l a s g o w
February 19th, 2021, 7:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can I get the Soldera glass??
Replies: 15
Views: 1902

Re: Can I get the Soldera glass??

Hi everyone! There are a ton on threads on stemware here, and I love my GGG, Grassl Cru, Sophienwald, Zalto, Riedel Sommelier Hermitage, and Conterno Sensory stems -- it's fun to match the glass with the characteristics I expect from the wine and my own personal preferences. This has been reviewed ...
by Tom G l a s g o w
February 19th, 2021, 7:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Did you know a company like Studio Beverage Group exists?
Replies: 14
Views: 1331

Re: Did you know a company like Studio Beverage Group exists?

Yes but this seems on a grander scale. They make the wine, the label, the website. They purposely create a false sense of scarcity and include that fact in their marketing material to online retailers. Just seems deceptive to me. or at the very least not honest. I'm going to stick to estate grown a...
by Tom G l a s g o w
February 19th, 2021, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Clos Larrouyat Jurançon Sec Météore
Replies: 10
Views: 308

Re: TN: 2017 Clos Larrouyat Jurançon Sec Météore

Terrific! Please do report back. I have not yet had a 2017 - still working on earlier vintages, as it ages very nicely. For pairings, it kind of follows chenin rules (goat cheese, salmon, pork), but its gift is to be a chameleon while still holding its own and being interesting. Highly versatile. D...
by Tom G l a s g o w
February 19th, 2021, 6:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2021 Release save The Date 2/16 & 2/24
Replies: 158
Views: 14113

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2021 Release save The Date 2/16 & 2/24

Brian Tuite wrote: February 19th, 2021, 6:26 pm I stayed away from this thread as much as I could. Didn’t open the release email until tonight. Restraint! Restraint!
Still ended up with 3 cases [swoon.gif]
But will you age them? You’re a major source of confusion on to age or not.
by Tom G l a s g o w
February 19th, 2021, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vignobles Levet
Replies: 25
Views: 1316

Re: Vignobles Levet

Wow, Amethyste is around 32-35 euros here, with Maestria and Peroline (ie Chavaroche) between 45 and 50 euros in France. Did not expect prices to jump so much for the base cuvee in the US. I've put away some Levet wines but am yet to taste. Perhaps I will open a young Amethyste to see the style of ...
by Tom G l a s g o w
February 19th, 2021, 6:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Clos Larrouyat Jurançon Sec Météore
Replies: 10
Views: 308

Re: TN: 2017 Clos Larrouyat Jurançon Sec Météore

Chris - I don't know this producer, but we absolutely adore the Camin Larredya Part Davant Jurancon Sec. It is a spectacular food wine, compelling and delicious - the profile is similar to what is described in the OP note. Village Wine & Spirits in Sleepy Hollow, NY has it for $26.99. They are ...
by Tom G l a s g o w
February 19th, 2021, 5:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 3160
Views: 218325

Re: What Bedrock wine are you drinking tonight?

D@vid Bu3ker wrote: February 19th, 2021, 4:47 pm Pounded a 1/2 bottle of 2019 Bedrock Heritage. Could have blown through a 750. Early and open.
was this a 375 or constraint?
by Tom G l a s g o w
February 17th, 2021, 6:39 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Caribbean recommendations?
Replies: 23
Views: 3979

Re: Caribbean recommendations?

mike pobega wrote: February 15th, 2021, 2:30 pm Peter Island. BVI
You are welcome! lol

https://www.peterisland.com/
Thanks for the link to 2017 rates!
by Tom G l a s g o w
February 17th, 2021, 12:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can I get the Soldera glass??
Replies: 15
Views: 1902

Re: Can I get the Soldera glass??

Looks like a $5 glass with a thick rim and a small bowl.
by Tom G l a s g o w
February 16th, 2021, 5:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2021 Release save The Date 2/16 & 2/24
Replies: 158
Views: 14113

Re: Bedrock Wine Co. Spring 2021 Release save The Date 2/16 & 2/24

JeremyMullman wrote: February 16th, 2021, 5:42 pm Kept it to SB and Lulu, plus a small restock of Cali Syrah.
Syrah?
by Tom G l a s g o w
February 16th, 2021, 8:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How big of a risk is low humidity for medium-term storage?
Replies: 26
Views: 1438

Re: How big of a risk is low humidity for medium-term storage?

I don’t think of 15 years as medium term. It depends on what you’re storing, anything natural or with low sulfur is at risk with temperatures that high. Your 15 might be equivalent to 30 in a 55 degree cellar. Interesting. Do you have any experience with storing natural/low sulfur wines at an exten...
by Tom G l a s g o w
February 16th, 2021, 8:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How big of a risk is low humidity for medium-term storage?
Replies: 26
Views: 1438

Re: How big of a risk is low humidity for medium-term storage?

Ron Erickson wrote: February 16th, 2021, 8:01 am Sheesh. What did people do prior to the days of Eurocaves? I've has some broken corks (usually seems to be older bottles of Riesling), but I've also had 20 year old bottles of Bordeaux with no issues.
I though you were a frequent poster to the winter weather thread, Mr. Minnesota.
by Tom G l a s g o w
February 16th, 2021, 5:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How big of a risk is low humidity for medium-term storage?
Replies: 26
Views: 1438

Re: How big of a risk is low humidity for medium-term storage?

I don’t think of 15 years as medium term. It depends on what you’re storing, anything natural or with low sulfur is at risk with temperatures that high. Your 15 might be equivalent to 30 in a 55 degree cellar.
by Tom G l a s g o w
February 16th, 2021, 5:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: best wine decanters for double decanting?
Replies: 20
Views: 981

Re: best wine decanters for double decanting?

You don’t really need a decanter specifically for double decanting. Just grab any decanter you fancy and use a funnel to pour it back in the bottle. The effect is the same. This, for crying out loud. For double decanting I might just pick and rinse an empty mineral water bottle and use it with a fu...
by Tom G l a s g o w
February 16th, 2021, 5:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: best wine decanters for double decanting?
Replies: 20
Views: 981

Re: best wine decanters for double decanting?

No one has one of these
by Tom G l a s g o w
February 15th, 2021, 7:58 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: BEAU RIVAGE WINES - 6PK VERTICAL
Replies: 164
Views: 6578

Re: BEAU RIVAGE WINES - 6PK VERTICAL

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: February 15th, 2021, 1:25 pm Mine looked fine; they got to ups over the wknd and I picked up from the cc this AM
Mine were delivered Saturday cold, but no tartrates or cork issues. Also got an email from Frank.
by Tom G l a s g o w
February 15th, 2021, 8:36 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: What did you cook tonight?
Replies: 1875
Views: 104661

Re: What did you cook tonight?

Andrew Kotowski wrote: February 15th, 2021, 8:33 am I’d hit that.
Man’s best friend looked interested.
by Tom G l a s g o w
February 15th, 2021, 8:35 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2518
Views: 217298

Re: Steak Porn

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: February 15th, 2021, 7:51 am
Tom G l a s g o w wrote: February 15th, 2021, 6:21 am
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: February 14th, 2021, 8:20 pm

I posted pics. You’d probably like the ribeyes more like the one I posted then
Isn’t the strip on the left?
Yes you’re correct, sorry.
Harder to tell with these steaks, no sorry needed.
by Tom G l a s g o w
February 15th, 2021, 6:21 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2518
Views: 217298

Re: Steak Porn

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote: February 14th, 2021, 8:20 pm
Andrew Kotowski wrote: February 14th, 2021, 8:19 pm Rib-eye I grilled is five or six posts up; if your NY was more marbled than that, I genuinely don’t know what to say :)
I posted pics. You’d probably like the ribeyes more like the one I posted then
Isn’t the strip on the left?
by Tom G l a s g o w
February 14th, 2021, 7:35 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Why sous vide?
Replies: 293
Views: 18184

Re: Why sous vide?

What’s wrong with a fork tender filet with an interior texture that is great and has a solid crust on it? Also, frees up the oven for some awesome Fleming’s potatoes. I’m not fond of the texture that sous vide conveys to high quality meats. Fire is always best, but given the nasty weather lately I’...

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