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by Matt Latuchie
August 5th, 2019, 4:24 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Las Vegas Restaurants
Replies: 114
Views: 8506

Re: Las Vegas Restaurants

James Cross wrote:
August 5th, 2019, 9:26 am
Yes....and I'd go back frequently if my friends weren't so worried about money. On my next visit, I will splurge on wine.
Count me in.
by Matt Latuchie
August 3rd, 2019, 3:57 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Dinner in Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys and SCM
Replies: 53
Views: 1594

Re: Dinner at Golden Triangle in Los Gatos: Older Rhys pinots and (almost) any wines from SCM grapes

Alan Rath wrote:
August 2nd, 2019, 2:40 pm
I'm told that women find Matt attractive. So I'm reluctant to add him, and have him make all of use look bad. OTOH, he's a good guy, and has good wine, so maybe we should consider it...
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by Matt Latuchie
August 2nd, 2019, 7:46 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs
Replies: 62
Views: 2043

Re: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs

Bud - went through the current TH lineup two weeks ago and Doppleganger was towards the top. Tornado and Green were winners in blind taste tests. They were both insanely good. Beer of the trip, however, was Susan or Riwaka from HF. that place is magical. Triple Sunshine was a nice surprise, too.
by Matt Latuchie
August 2nd, 2019, 1:29 pm
Forum: Offline Planner
Topic: Dinner in Los Gatos CA Sept 17: Older Rhys and SCM
Replies: 53
Views: 1594

Re: Dinner at Golden Triangle in Los Gatos: Older Rhys pinots and (almost) any wines from SCM grapes

Monitoring the thread...in Los Gatos for work almost every week and could swing by.
by Matt Latuchie
August 2nd, 2019, 1:27 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Las Vegas Restaurants
Replies: 114
Views: 8506

Re: Las Vegas Restaurants

Lamaii was solid tonight. We hit both Hirtzberger bottles and closed with a 2013 Schafer-Frolich Bockenhauer Riesling. Carson Kitchen was underwhelming, which was disappointing, given the hype from some foodie friends. On the bright side, I finally got to meet up with Jim Brennan. The wine list was...
by Matt Latuchie
August 2nd, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Las Vegas Restaurants
Replies: 114
Views: 8506

Re: Las Vegas Restaurants

Didn't realize Echo & Rig is free corkage...very interesting.
by Matt Latuchie
August 2nd, 2019, 1:23 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs
Replies: 62
Views: 2043

Re: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs

If anyone wants to try Revision beers, let me know. They're delivered weekly to my local shop in Las Vegas...happy to spread the love.
by Matt Latuchie
August 1st, 2019, 11:09 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs
Replies: 62
Views: 2043

Re: Hazy IPAs/New England IPAs

Revision Brewing in Reno puts out some seriously tasty options. Brought some with me to VT two weeks ago and their Reno As f*ck NEIPA beat out a lot of local beers in a blind taste test of 10 peoplE. Worth looking out for.
by Matt Latuchie
July 29th, 2019, 10:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Marc Plouzeau Touraine Ante Phylloxera Clos de Maulevrier
Replies: 10
Views: 532

Re: TN: 2011 Marc Plouzeau Touraine Ante Phylloxera Clos de Maulevrier

Great bottle. 2011s can be a bit green, but I dig it.
by Matt Latuchie
July 22nd, 2019, 10:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1981 wine
Replies: 37
Views: 1311

Re: 1981 wine

81 is my birth year too. I’ve tried to open as many bottles as I can find. Best bottles include: Krug CdM (with Faryan, mentioned above) La Mish Palmer La Rioja Alta 904 Gruaud Larose Bourdy Rouge Musar Cristal BV Georges de Latour Prum WS Kabinett Montrose Wines I need to try: Vega Beaucastel Grange
by Matt Latuchie
July 22nd, 2019, 10:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: R.I.P. Alan Eden
Replies: 136
Views: 8183

Re: R.I.P. Alan Eden

We’ve lost a legend. RIP.
by Matt Latuchie
July 6th, 2019, 10:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 7.1 Richter -> Ridgecrest, CA: How did your cellar fare?
Replies: 10
Views: 1401

Re: 7.1 Richter -> Ridgecrest, CA: How did your cellar fare?

As Eric mentioned, strong tremors in Las Vegas...but all of my wine is locked up in Chicago! Haven’t heard anything good/bad from any of the big retailers around town.
by Matt Latuchie
June 25th, 2019, 11:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I've never read a more terrifying tasting note
Replies: 28
Views: 2857

Re: I've never read a more terrifying tasting note

They probably meant lychee. 🤷‍♂️
by Matt Latuchie
June 17th, 2019, 9:39 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Northern Rhone roundup
Replies: 14
Views: 2010

Re: Northern Rhone roundup

Thanks Zach - love the notes.
by Matt Latuchie
June 6th, 2019, 2:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where to store wine in Los Angeles?
Replies: 32
Views: 1743

Re: Where to store wine in Los Angeles?

Are there any good options in the Inland Empire and/or Palm Springs? Recently moved to Las Vegas and there is only one offsite storage place here and it isn't great. sounds like it's time for you to buy some Eurocaves/Le Cache in your 500000sq ft vegas home I think that's what we'll end up doing. n...
by Matt Latuchie
June 5th, 2019, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where to store wine in Los Angeles?
Replies: 32
Views: 1743

Re: Where to store wine in Los Angeles?

Are there any good options in the Inland Empire and/or Palm Springs? Recently moved to Las Vegas and there is only one offsite storage place here and it isn't great.
by Matt Latuchie
May 14th, 2019, 9:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The search for a “wow” Rosé
Replies: 129
Views: 5287

Re: The search for a “wow” Rosé

Lambrays
by Matt Latuchie
May 8th, 2019, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie Vieilles Vignes Clos des Briords
Replies: 28
Views: 1039

Re: TN: 2005 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie Vieilles Vignes Clos des Briords

Richard T r i m p i wrote:
May 8th, 2019, 1:00 pm
Ian Fitzsimmons wrote:
May 8th, 2019, 12:35 pm
Have you had any 05 Clisson?
Yes. Only 1 bottle left in the cellar...it was that good.

RT
Love the 2005 Clisson! Found a case at auction a couple years ago that sold for next to nothing - one of the happiest auction moments of my life.
by Matt Latuchie
May 8th, 2019, 12:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie Vieilles Vignes Clos des Briords
Replies: 28
Views: 1039

Re: TN: 2005 Domaine de la Pépière (Marc Ollivier) Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Sur Lie Vieilles Vignes Clos des Briords

I'm in the camp that there's really no reason to age these - it's certainly not a transformative process like you see with Nebbiolo or Pinot Noir. More persistence as opposed to improvement. But as some folks have said, if you like them a little less edgy/energetic, no harm in doing so either. A re...
by Matt Latuchie
January 8th, 2019, 8:49 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: FS: Burlotto (lots of Monvigliero)
Replies: 1
Views: 558

FS: Burlotto (lots of Monvigliero)

If you are interested in buying some Burlotto, please let me know. Bottles were all purchased on release and have been stored in professional wine storage since acquisition. Prices are all below WS Pro pricing. 4x 2008 Barolo DOCG $40/bottle SOLD 2x 2008 Cannubi $60/bottle SOLD 5x 2010 Acclivi $100/...
by Matt Latuchie
November 28th, 2018, 11:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Favorite restaurant wine program
Replies: 27
Views: 1394

Re: Favorite restaurant wine program

Racines has always been my favorite. Locally for me, Table Donkey and Stick, and Cherry Circle Room (tear...) have been favorites. Places like RPM Steak and Everest are also great, but I dine there less frequently. In memorium honors goes to Lotus of Siam. While I didn’t get a chance to go there in ...
by Matt Latuchie
November 19th, 2018, 8:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: IG (Instagram) from WBers?
Replies: 170
Views: 8049

Re: IG (Instagram) from WBers?

by Matt Latuchie
November 11th, 2018, 5:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Most of the 2015 Northern Rhones worth a damn, blind
Replies: 111
Views: 7047

Re: TN: Most of the 2015 Northern Rhones worth a damn, blind

2015 Gonon VV...wonder what that would cost?
by Matt Latuchie
November 3rd, 2018, 9:01 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Accomasso
Replies: 11
Views: 987

Re: Accomasso

Tasted the 2002 Le Migne Vigne with a friend back in April (he brought it back from Piedmont in May of 2017) and we were very happy with how it showed given the vintage. Aromatics were lifted, palate was bright and airy. Tough vintage, and we both thought the wine over-delivered. That said, grey mar...
by Matt Latuchie
September 22nd, 2018, 6:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Worst QPR ever
Replies: 59
Views: 3550

Re: Worst QPR ever

Quilceda Creek
by Matt Latuchie
June 20th, 2018, 6:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Rhone Dinner with Sir Charles Redux
Replies: 48
Views: 1596

TN: Rhone Dinner with Sir Charles Redux

nice notes Alan - great to see you and the rest of the team.

loved the Verset, the Allemand SS was gorgeous (i think that was my favorite of the evening...), Burgundies were a fun diversion, and I was glad how the Juge showed.

looking forward to being back out west in a couple of weeks.
by Matt Latuchie
June 18th, 2018, 10:57 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Milwaukee
Replies: 19
Views: 891

Milwaukee

What are the good restaurants these days in Milwaukee? About to head up there for a long weekend and wanted to have at least one nice meal.

thanks!
by Matt Latuchie
June 15th, 2018, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chicago Wine Bar Rec
Replies: 12
Views: 498

Chicago Wine Bar Rec

agree with keith that limiting yourself to downtown should be reevaluated - in any case, two other spots worth considering: rpm steak - if you don't mind spending a lot of money and have a taste for bordeaux/napa table, donkey, stick - eclectic wine list, great food too. their back patio is pretty g...
by Matt Latuchie
June 8th, 2018, 12:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New York wine consumers, please note.
Replies: 36
Views: 2950

New York wine consumers, please note.

Got an error message that my out-of-state address makes me ineligible to file. Pretty easy to modify that...
by Matt Latuchie
April 18th, 2018, 12:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buying Wine Online during Summer
Replies: 36
Views: 1788

Buying Wine Online during Summer

my buying patterns aren't impacted by seasonality.
by Matt Latuchie
April 15th, 2018, 7:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HDH’s Burgundy auction today
Replies: 75
Views: 4713

HDH’s Burgundy auction today

A. So wrote:
Nathan V. wrote: Engel is even more ridiculous than Truchot, and only slightly more ridiculous than expensive Juge.
I'd rather have Juge over Engel or Truchot.
Does "have" mean "own" or "drink"? Asking for a friend...

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by Matt Latuchie
April 14th, 2018, 3:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Northern Rhone roundup
Replies: 19
Views: 1435

Northern Rhone roundup

thanks Zach - i really want to try Souillard. eric's ringing endorsement of their Crozes on IG got me looking around for it.
by Matt Latuchie
April 3rd, 2018, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Weekday Burgundy
Replies: 3
Views: 671

TN: Weekday Burgundy

2015 Domaine Michel Juillot Mercurey 1er Cru Clos Tonnerre - France, Burgundy, Côte Chalonnaise, Mercurey 1er Cru (4/3/2018) A great value in Burgundy. Has some really nice cherry and floral notes on the nose with dark and deep flavors on its palate. While there is some density on the palate that i...
by Matt Latuchie
March 27th, 2018, 5:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New buyers are going to be paying a lot more for their fine wine.
Replies: 238
Views: 10843

New buyers are going to be paying a lot more for their fine wine.

I was telling a buddy in my tasting group yesterday that I do often find myself wishing I could take a time machine back to 1995 or so, buy a bunch of wines and lay them down in a preselected storage facility paid for up front, and then come back to today to collect my perfectly aged, cheaply purch...
by Matt Latuchie
March 27th, 2018, 4:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New buyers are going to be paying a lot more for their fine wine.
Replies: 238
Views: 10843

New buyers are going to be paying a lot more for their fine wine.

To me, this sounds like a challenge. We have all reveled in buying $30 bottles that turn into $100 bottles (see Gonon SJ, for instance). I don't expect this to change. Today's usual, normal, QPRs may turn into tomorrow's cool, sleek, sexy bottle. For instance, I was buying Juge without an issue for ...
by Matt Latuchie
March 27th, 2018, 4:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the Most a Rose SHOULD Cost?
Replies: 107
Views: 3465

What's the Most a Rose SHOULD Cost?

I feel like I buy more rose than most, and I do not have a strict price ceiling. That said, I'm also generally regarded as being a poor judge of value.
by Matt Latuchie
March 26th, 2018, 4:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Recent Rhones (Paris Geynale, B20, Gonon, Sorrel, etc.)
Replies: 61
Views: 2363

Recent Rhones (Paris Geynale, B20, Gonon, Sorrel, etc.)

Thought the Souhat was spicy and bqeautiful. Was also impressed by the Gonon blanc (not mentioned above) it seemed to be in a nice spot.

Sorrel was great, but the 13 Paris was my favorite of the evening. 2013 Northern Rhône continues to impress.
by Matt Latuchie
March 8th, 2018, 9:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 08, 09, 10, 13 Vajra Albe
Replies: 13
Views: 1079

TNs: 08, 09, 10, 13 Vajra Albe

Was excited to open these wines with Keith. I really enjoyed the 2009 out of all the bottles we opened. It was exotic, inviting, & filled with dark fruits. The 2008 seemed to have the most old school characteristics - with more earth and floral notes than some of the other bottles. The 2013 is alrea...
by Matt Latuchie
March 8th, 2018, 8:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 Piedmont (G Rinaldi, G Mascarello, Cappellano, etc.)
Replies: 48
Views: 2459

2008 Piedmont (G Rinaldi, G Mascarello, Cappellano, etc.)

i want to do a arneis get together. we'll need to wait for the weather to warm up and find a deck/backyard to take over.
by Matt Latuchie
March 5th, 2018, 9:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are you backfilling?
Replies: 35
Views: 3079

What are you backfilling?

2004, 2008, & 2012 Piedmont
2003 Mosel
2000 & 2004 Bordeaux
by Matt Latuchie
March 5th, 2018, 9:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: $10K to drop on wine - whaddya buy?
Replies: 67
Views: 3224

$10K to drop on wine - whaddya buy?

getting a case or two of serious juice would be tempting...i think reality would sink in and I would put it towards cases of Pepiere's Clos des Briord and Clisson. All different formats. They aren't the best white wines in the world, but they're probably the greatest value. I would probably end up w...
by Matt Latuchie
March 5th, 2018, 9:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Domaine Barou St. Joseph Un Autre Monde
Replies: 11
Views: 572

TN: 2016 Domaine Barou St. Joseph Un Autre Monde

thanks for the note Zach - sounds lovely. hopefully this thread gets overlooked while people stress out over Alan Eden's disdain for French wine. [cheers.gif]
by Matt Latuchie
February 23rd, 2018, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bern's as solo diner [with update]
Replies: 85
Views: 7913

Bern's as solo diner [with update]

Glad you had a good visit Ryan - '64 Jaboulet? <swoon>. I agree with Hardy re: the food - I kinda dug it.
by Matt Latuchie
February 21st, 2018, 7:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bern's as solo diner [with update]
Replies: 85
Views: 7913

Bern's as solo diner

I’ve done solo dinners there twice. You’ll have a blast!
by Matt Latuchie
February 18th, 2018, 11:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is 2000 Mouton the most expensive first growth in 2000?
Replies: 28
Views: 1979

Why is 2000 Mouton the most expensive first growth in 2000?

Had the 2000 Mouton back in 2012. Amazing wine.
by Matt Latuchie
January 31st, 2018, 2:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WineBid - More Wines Available for Immediate Purchase?
Replies: 11
Views: 1019

WineBid - More Wines Available for Immediate Purchase?

John Danza wrote:
larry schaffer wrote:What is the TRU cellar? Toys R Us? :-)
TRU was a high-end restaurant in Chicago that closed recently after being open for 20+ years.
They had a pretty dope wine list, too.
by Matt Latuchie
January 22nd, 2018, 1:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Domaine Pierre Gonon Saint-Joseph
Replies: 7
Views: 753

TN: 2012 Domaine Pierre Gonon Saint-Joseph

Ramon - what's your thesis on these wines maturity curve? have you found a sweet spot?

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