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by Tom G l a s g o w
December 15th, 2018, 7:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Opus One suing barrel supplier over TCA contamination
Replies: 36
Views: 1722

Re: Opus One suing barrel supplier over TCA contamination

to put on my lawyer hat for a minute: if you dine at a restaurant and get sick, you generally have a case. however, an important factor is always whether other people got sick who also dined at the same restaurant contemporaneous to you. relative to this case, it would seem to be important to find ...
by Tom G l a s g o w
December 15th, 2018, 7:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The wine thief
Replies: 25
Views: 1654

Re: The wine thief

Alan Eden wrote:
December 15th, 2018, 12:19 pm
Guy was a dick and a thief, good thing about jumping he saved taxpayer money for jail. He was a grown man who deceived and stole. All this liberal crap is nonsense, just because someone doesnt miss something because they are wealthy it does not make theft anyless of a crime
Such compassion.
by Tom G l a s g o w
December 15th, 2018, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another Stupid Storage Question - Room Temperature
Replies: 48
Views: 1231

Re: Another Stupid Storage Question - Room Temperature

Because I am not quite sure what my wife and I are doing. Are we staying in this house now that we are empty-nesters? Are we downsizing? Are we moving to the beach? Are we splitting time in Park City? We have not figured that out yet, and some career and business moves/opportunities will take some ...
by Tom G l a s g o w
December 14th, 2018, 6:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Another Stupid Storage Question - Room Temperature
Replies: 48
Views: 1231

Re: Another Stupid Storage Question - Room Temperature

This is ridiculous, all this talk of extra storage units and drinking wine early. He clearly needs this under his house... https://imagesvc.timeincapp.com/v3/mm/image?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcdn-image.foodandwine.com%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2Fstyles%2Fmedium_2x%2Fpublic%2Fwine-cellar-classics-ft-mag011...
by Tom G l a s g o w
December 13th, 2018, 6:23 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated November 2018)
Replies: 62
Views: 4630

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

Michel Abood wrote:
December 12th, 2018, 2:01 pm
Tom G l a s g o w wrote:
December 12th, 2018, 8:43 am
Thanks all.
Before you go make sure you check Wendy Lyn's website, she regularly posts about places that open in August (and during/after the end-of-year holidays). She lives there and does high-end tours of interesting places.
Thanks, it looks like a very good resource.
by Tom G l a s g o w
December 12th, 2018, 3:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellar Tracker archetypes
Replies: 69
Views: 2236

Re: Cellar Tracker archetypes

rsmithjr wrote:
December 11th, 2018, 7:39 am
Oh I get it. People who leave a score, no tasting note. It's just that I see more elitism on this website.
Put as all on ignore, problem solved.
by Tom G l a s g o w
December 12th, 2018, 6:48 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best torch for searing etc.
Replies: 13
Views: 374

Re: Best torch for searing etc.

If I remember correctly, Dave Arnold did some experiments with different torch techniques and actually measured the chemical composition of the resulting meat surface. His conclusion was that "torch taste" results not from incompletely combusted fuel, but from searing at too high a temperature. I’d...
by Tom G l a s g o w
December 6th, 2018, 4:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Consumption if wine had no alcohol
Replies: 46
Views: 1384

Re: Consumption if wine had no alcohol

I think a useful corollary to this discussion would be a want for wine to simply have a lower amount of alcohol. If my average bottle consumed was around 5-7% instead of 12-15%, I’d be a happy man. I romanticize the idea of consuming an entire bottle (and thereby follow its evolution during that ti...
by Tom G l a s g o w
December 6th, 2018, 4:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Master Somm Invalidation
Replies: 207
Views: 14132

Re: Master Somm Invalidation

Tom, I appreciate the note but here the Court has openly acknowledged a problem. The Court disclosed the nature of the leak. The Court took steps to preclude bad actors from admission. The Court is offering testing opportunities and cost covering. The Court has openly noted that it is taking action...
by Tom G l a s g o w
December 1st, 2018, 4:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: UPS Really Sucks and should never be used to ship wine!
Replies: 108
Views: 4768

Re: UPS Really Sucks and should never be used to ship wine!

Much prefer UPS to FedEx... I've been waiting on some William & Mary Cab that was (according to the text from FedEx) on the truck for delivery Wednesday... and then again Thursday.... and now today. No missed deliveries. No reason for why it would sit on a truck for three days. I even received a se...
by Tom G l a s g o w
December 1st, 2018, 4:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Chenin Blanc are you drinking?
Replies: 110
Views: 3459

Re: Which Chenin Blanc are you drinking?

Had a 2010 Chidaine Choisilles last night that was drinking superb. That followed the 2008 from a few weeks ago that blew my mind in how good it was. I saved a glass for this afternoon so I can retaste it and then I'll add a TN. What Chidaine is doing with Chenin is really special to me. Chidaine s...
by Tom G l a s g o w
December 1st, 2018, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Keller Rieslings victims of speculation
Replies: 165
Views: 5407

Re: Some Keller Rieslings victims of speculation

This isn’t the first time Jurgen has complained about price increases.
by Tom G l a s g o w
November 30th, 2018, 6:50 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated November 2018)
Replies: 62
Views: 4630

Re: Eating and Drinking in Paris (Updated December 2017)

Left Paris this morning. Not a ton of options given the August holiday but a memorable trip. Le Dauphin is just t place and was a great book end around Chateaubriand which was pretty good. Can throw some suggestions when I’m back stateside if anyone would find it helpful. I’m interested going in ea...
by Tom G l a s g o w
November 29th, 2018, 7:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some Keller Rieslings victims of speculation
Replies: 165
Views: 5407

Re: Some Keller Rieslings victims of speculation

Sarah, what makes you sure that the one who bought the Kirchspiel for 700+ bought for consumption? Sure – some people actually drink wines in this price range. Others hope for an even bigger price increase. I think we both can agree that those people exist also. I think the prices for G-Max can onl...
by Tom G l a s g o w
November 29th, 2018, 7:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying Non-750ml Formats...Regrets and Advice
Replies: 109
Views: 2250

Re: Buying Non-750ml Formats...Regrets and Advice

A 1.5L is dinner for 4. In most cases, I'm happier drinking the same wine over the course of a dinner and watching it evolve vs. getting 4 oz pours of a bunch of wines that I briefly experience for 15min or so. When I open mags, I usually tell guests not to bring wine for dinner (unless it is bubbl...
by Tom G l a s g o w
November 27th, 2018, 1:13 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Recent New Orleans Eats
Replies: 84
Views: 4625

Re: Recent New Orleans Eats

Herbsaint was good and La Petit Grocery even better. Nice muffuletta at cochon butcher and a wild scene at Saturday lunch at Galatoire’s with a nice veal chop and Cote Rôtie.
by Tom G l a s g o w
November 14th, 2018, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Mugneret Gibourg village wine > $200!
Replies: 75
Views: 3190

Re: 2016 Mugneret Gibourg village wine > $200!

I checked the retail price for 09 Echezeaux (WineArt) in Germany. While I bought the wine for about 85 Euros at the winery the retailers price today ist 650. Everybody who supports those exaggerations is responsible for destroying a culture. Everyone should make a profit but this is something diffe...
by Tom G l a s g o w
November 11th, 2018, 6:23 pm
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: French Rivera/Cote D'Azur. Where to stay?
Replies: 19
Views: 631

Re: French Rivera/Cote D'Azur. Where to stay?

George Hejna wrote:
October 27th, 2018, 6:51 am
Made reservations here. https://www.hotel-llorca.com. Seems like a great location. Reasonably priced (for the area). Michelin 1* restaurant. I have found small hotels like this in Europe to be very relaxing.

Thoughts?

George
Looks good, enjoy.
by Tom G l a s g o w
November 10th, 2018, 6:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Never ending wine releases
Replies: 66
Views: 3064

Re: Never ending wine releases

I didn’t take Alan’s initial characterization of the last three vintages as a serious assessment, way too broad a statement for someone with his depth of wine knowledge.
by Tom G l a s g o w
November 9th, 2018, 4:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Need Suggestions - Grenache (update!)
Replies: 60
Views: 1619

Re: Need Suggestions - Grenache (rules apply)

Yeah but you’ll have to sell them at that price to everybody in the group forever if your wine wins for him to keep the secret. How about Mcprice Myers, I havent ordered from them for years, but they had great crowd pleasing stuff for good value at one time. Villa creek would be another that I coul...
by Tom G l a s g o w
November 9th, 2018, 1:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Neat/New UPS Service.....
Replies: 32
Views: 1692

Re: Neat/New UPS Service.....

I first noticed this for a small two bottle package. The truck was a block away downtown so I figured delivery was imminent. Truck then drove across the river where the package was “delivered”. The package hasn’t been seen since and I never received it. The winemaker has sent out a replacement.
by Tom G l a s g o w
November 9th, 2018, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I’m New and have 1,000 Questions
Replies: 83
Views: 2678

Re: I’m New and have 1,000 Questions

... I think one of the reason that it is easier to find better, inexpensive whites is that they are often done in stainless steel, eliminating the cost of barrels, and allowing the grape and terroir to show. I tend to like high acid, crisp whites though, so I am probably biased. True enough, but tr...
by Tom G l a s g o w
November 9th, 2018, 5:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I’m New and have 1,000 Questions
Replies: 83
Views: 2678

Re: I’m New and have 1,000 Questions

Markus S wrote:
November 9th, 2018, 4:54 am
B. Buzzini wrote:
November 8th, 2018, 9:32 pm
Do you have a Grocery Outlet?
Doesn't everyone? We have grocery stores all over the place, but they are not allowed to sell booze except for beer.
Grocery Outlet is a trade name for a supermarket chain on the west coast.
by Tom G l a s g o w
November 8th, 2018, 5:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Jadot Meursault Charmes, when to drink?
Replies: 28
Views: 686

Re: 2014 Jadot Meursault Charmes, when to drink?

There are more Berserkers in Pittsburgh than I thought.
by Tom G l a s g o w
November 8th, 2018, 4:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Jadot Meursault Charmes, when to drink?
Replies: 28
Views: 686

Re: 2014 Jadot Meursault Charmes, when to drink?

i actually saw those bottles in person, they are stored in a cold room and the entire store was air conditioned, so i am not sure where the reputation of bad storage in PA comes from. tasted 2015 les demoiselles earlier this year and there was way too much coconut on the nose, it was pretty overwhe...
by Tom G l a s g o w
November 7th, 2018, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Update-Fake News: Domaine Leroy sells to LVMH for $1B???
Replies: 28
Views: 3370

Re: Domaine Leroy sells to LVMH for $1B???

Is the rumored price a surprise?
by Tom G l a s g o w
November 7th, 2018, 5:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Third Twin
Replies: 39
Views: 2734

Re: The Third Twin

Anyone in Florida that would liked to sell their Allocation Harvey (Mr. Mango) so great to see you here! We have been out of touch. Miss you. Donkey Kong!!!! Shipping is tightening down by the individual states by the day. It's becoming very, very difficult. It’s gotten easier for wine makers to sh...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 19th, 2018, 5:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Master Somm Invalidation
Replies: 207
Views: 14132

Re: Master Somm Invalidation

Mark Cochard wrote:
October 19th, 2018, 6:13 am
In support of blind tasting. Pascaline Lepeltier, MS in action. https://bit.ly/2CTFey6
Super tasters? Were they tested by Monnell?
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 17th, 2018, 7:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Master Somm Invalidation
Replies: 207
Views: 14132

Re: Master Somm Invalidation

By stating that all 54 sommeliers be allowed to re-sit the exam, the Board of Directors has rewarded the weak moral courage of a candidate that received the email and passed, two that received the email and said nothing, and one that received the email, failed, and then came forward a month later, ...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 15th, 2018, 7:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Restaurant recs for Old Market Omaha? Wine shops?
Replies: 9
Views: 412

Re: Restaurant recs for Old Market Omaha? Wine shops?

Jay Miller wrote:
October 10th, 2018, 5:07 pm
Trying out the Boiler Room now. Hope it’s still good in 2018. Wine list is amazing. Ordered a 2014 Rollin Bourgogne. Anyone who has Rollin and Pinon on their list earns major brownie points from me.
No report back?
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 13th, 2018, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy vintage rankings
Replies: 63
Views: 2656

Re: Burgundy vintage rankings

Would the view on 11 vs 12 vs 13 vs 14 change if you were looking at Volnay (Lafarge, Angerville etc) specifically? 2015. I mean seriously...don't waste your money on these off vintages. Instead of buying a mixed case from 12s and 14s (oh and avoid 11s pls). Buy a fewer amount of the 15s, the wines...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 6th, 2018, 6:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Suggestions for a Very Specific Venue
Replies: 74
Views: 1684

Re: Wine Suggestions for a Very Specific Venue

Howard Cooper wrote:
October 6th, 2018, 3:00 pm
A Macon from Comte Lafon - estate has big name
Great choice, but not much name recognition with the sports crowd
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 5th, 2018, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the bully in Back to the Future named Tannen?
Replies: 16
Views: 517

Re: Why is the bully in Back to the Future named Tannen?

I finally made it to the "good" wine store, and the owner (pseudo-sommelier?) said that for me, the pinot noirs (bergundy's) should probably be the first choice when initially avoiding dryness and going for sweet. He also didn't recommend grenache, merlot, and said he hasn't carried gamays (beaujol...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 4th, 2018, 8:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine-Searcher Issues
Replies: 29
Views: 1041

Re: Wine-Searcher Issues

Can stores opt to not have inventory listed? I suppose the answer is if they won’t send you their inventory you can’t list it.
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 4th, 2018, 4:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine-Searcher Issues
Replies: 29
Views: 1041

Re: Wine-Searcher Issues

Seems like some merchants have opted out.
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 4th, 2018, 2:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clive Coates on the age worthiness of Beaujolais
Replies: 61
Views: 2344

Re: Clive Coates on the age worthiness of Beaujolais

I love reading old wine books. It's amazing how much more sophisticated wine is as a hobby in 2018 than it was in 1990 -- let alone 1950. So you’re a pot stirrer. It's obviously a gross generalization but why wouldn't Dove's comment be true? Winemaking has improved, wine technology has improved, vi...
by Tom G l a s g o w
October 3rd, 2018, 6:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Clive Coates on the age worthiness of Beaujolais
Replies: 61
Views: 2344

Re: Clive Coates on the age worthiness of Beaujolais

J Dove wrote:
October 3rd, 2018, 6:25 pm
I love reading old wine books. It's amazing how much more sophisticated wine is as a hobby in 2018 than it was in 1990 -- let alone 1950.
So you’re a pot stirrer.
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 28th, 2018, 8:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Passionfish wines: Huet and Gonon
Replies: 76
Views: 3643

Re: Passionfish wines: Huet and Gonon

I ate at Applebee’s. Once. The best they had was Dewers. It was the night my Rover inadvertently ran over Bambi’s father, and left me stranded in BFE South GA, where I may have been the only person with full rows of teeth. I was desperate. It was midnight. I was hungry. I needed alcohol. Not wine, ...
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 27th, 2018, 7:20 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Is a VitaMix worth it?
Replies: 27
Views: 1042

Re: Is a VitaMix worth it?

thanks, Fu, but this will be fine for making the BEST chocolate shakes! Gonna pick my battles with the wife. A $500 blender isn’t one. This is what asking people about a Vitamix for? read the original post. I was asking what use it had and trying to decide if I needed one in my kitchen armamentariu...
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 24th, 2018, 5:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the proper response when a vendor yanks you around?
Replies: 61
Views: 2626

Re: What's the proper response when a vendor yanks you around?

Can’t blame them if you’re a one off customer and they want to sell to a regular. Yes, IMO the real issue is the way it was handled by the store. A little white lie saying "we're very sorry but it was already sold to another customer even though our inventory didn't reflect that yet" is much better...
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 23rd, 2018, 8:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Disappointing Huet
Replies: 12
Views: 523

Re: Disappointing Huet

Trolling Brad Kane, trolling Brad Kane?
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 23rd, 2018, 7:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the proper response when a vendor yanks you around?
Replies: 61
Views: 2626

Re: What's the proper response when a vendor yanks you around?

Can’t blame them if you’re a one off customer and they want to sell to a regular.
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 23rd, 2018, 7:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the proper response when a vendor yanks you around?
Replies: 61
Views: 2626

Re: What's the proper response when a vendor yanks you around?

Similar issues occur in the PA state run wine stores. Customers call in and ask to hold bottles and the store obliges, but the bottles continue to appear as in stock until they are picked up and paid for. It sucks when you show up to buy in-stock wines only to find out they are being held, but it i...
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 22nd, 2018, 7:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Worst QPR ever
Replies: 59
Views: 2957

Re: Worst QPR ever

Brian Glas wrote:
September 22nd, 2018, 7:03 pm
Naked Winery Oh Orgasmic Syrah - Wine was good but $90???
Cheaper than Gonon or haven’t you heard?
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 22nd, 2018, 7:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2001 Pavie, or how predictions are hard, especially about the future
Replies: 42
Views: 1467

Re: 2001 Pavie, or how predictions are hard, especially about the future

Ian, admitting when I am wrong has become second nature, but as my wife would likely point out, I have had a ton of practice. Jeff, don't tell anyone I said so, but I am trying to slowly draw my friend Robert away from those V-8 chinons he likes. Green stalk wine. I buy a $16.99 local chinon feet a...
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 21st, 2018, 8:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Completed: Classic French Wines <$100 | Dinner Budget Help
Replies: 91
Views: 2541

Re: Classic French Wines <$100 | Dinner Budget Help

How long is the event? That factors into how much the alcohol affects you.
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 21st, 2018, 8:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Completed: Classic French Wines <$100 | Dinner Budget Help
Replies: 91
Views: 2541

Re: Classic French Wines <$100 | Dinner Budget Help

Eight bottles for eight people means either everyone is too drunk to drive home, or else you'll have a stinking putrid mess of un-consumed wine at the end of the evening. There are about six "glasses" of wine in a 750ml bottle, so four bottles gets you to 24 glasses, which, for a party of eight, is...
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 21st, 2018, 4:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Freaking out about wine shipping heat damage
Replies: 42
Views: 1602

Re: Freaking out about wine shipping heat damage

I agree that some concerns over heat (or cold) during shipping are overblown. However a conclusive result based on the scientific method, this was not. Please dont do a study on vaccines. Plus styro sucks. Thank you for reading about and commenting on my controlled experiment that proves once and f...
by Tom G l a s g o w
September 21st, 2018, 4:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Worst QPR ever
Replies: 59
Views: 2957

Re: Worst QPR ever

AndyK wrote:
September 21st, 2018, 4:32 pm
Most CA Chardonnays...
Most wine, but the OP question is the worst?

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