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by Matt Latuchie
June 6th, 2019, 2:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where to store wine in Los Angeles?
Replies: 32
Views: 1510

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: 1510

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: 123
Views: 4279

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: 864

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: 864

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: 539

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: 1301

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: 167
Views: 6911

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: 6513

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: 883

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: 3281

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: 1407

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: 817

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: 446

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: 2807

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: 1679

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: 4453

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: 1373

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: 652

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: 10231

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: 10231

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: 3039

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: 2169

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: 1028

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: 2320

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: 2977

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: 3044

$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: 529

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: 7718

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: 7718

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: 1854

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: 985

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: 722

TN: 2012 Domaine Pierre Gonon Saint-Joseph

Ramon - what's your thesis on these wines maturity curve? have you found a sweet spot?
by Matt Latuchie
January 22nd, 2018, 9:22 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Favorite experience in the Mosel?
Replies: 11
Views: 438

Favorite experience in the Mosel?

Had a nice lunch at Hermannshöhle Restaurant Weck which is just down the street from Donnhoff. I would certainly recommend visiting both of those spots if you get the chance.
by Matt Latuchie
January 22nd, 2018, 8:45 am
Forum: Travel Forum
Topic: Australia/New Zealand
Replies: 75
Views: 3904

Australia/New Zealand

Any ideas on where to watch the Super Bowl in/around Rotorua?
by Matt Latuchie
January 22nd, 2018, 7:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lots of Vatan (2002, 2004-12)
Replies: 40
Views: 964

Lots of Vatan (2002, 2004-12)

I tried the 2009 recently and it was so unbalanced and alcoholic that I immediately sent all of my remaining bottles at auction... The 2009 has been tough to enjoy in its youth, but there are some that think it may mature along a similar path as the estates 1959 Sancerre (which I gather is a good t...
by Matt Latuchie
January 2nd, 2018, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Clos Roche Blanche Touraine Cuvée Cot (France, Loire Valley, Touraine)
Replies: 9
Views: 293

TN: 2002 Clos Roche Blanche Touraine Cuvée Cot (France, Loire Valley, Touraine)

cool bottle Jay, glad that it hit such high notes. happy new year!
by Matt Latuchie
December 31st, 2017, 10:31 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3354
Views: 167992

The Bourbon Thread

Thanks for the responses. I should have been more specific, this is the bottling I was most curious about: https://www.thehouseofglunz.com/products/black-maple-hill-small-batch-kentucky-straight-bourbon-whiskey-limited-edition.html?utm_medium=googleshopping&utm_source=bc&gclid=Cj0KCQiAsqLSBRCmARIsAL...
by Matt Latuchie
December 30th, 2017, 6:56 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: The Bourbon Thread
Replies: 3354
Views: 167992

The Bourbon Thread

Anyone have any experience with Black Maple Hill Bourbon?
by Matt Latuchie
December 12th, 2017, 7:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Celebrity wine geeks
Replies: 125
Views: 5423

Celebrity wine geeks

Richard Thaler
Keyshawn Johnson - viewtopic.php?p=999932#p999932
by Matt Latuchie
December 1st, 2017, 4:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Thursday nights are for Rhoning with the pals. - Trollat-Allemand-Juge-Benetiere-Levet
Replies: 13
Views: 808

TN: Thursday nights are for Rhoning with the pals.

Had an amazing Benetiere 2004 a couple years ago - it fit the mold of "modern" Benetiere in my opinion. So that's another data point.
by Matt Latuchie
December 1st, 2017, 4:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Trying to Love Wines You Don’t Like
Replies: 108
Views: 3396

Trying to Love Wines You Don’t Like

A. So wrote:Why bother? Lots more wine that rewards less effort.
I figured you'd say Dauvissat. Your patience dealing with me and my bottles of funky Chablis always puts a smile on my face!
by Matt Latuchie
November 25th, 2017, 5:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A boring 2015 Gonon and a very good 2015 Gonon
Replies: 69
Views: 2376

A boring 2015 Gonon and a very good 2015 Gonon

The recent Gonon activity on Winebid has been pretty crazy. Seeing the 2007 hammer for around $150 was pretty jaw-dropping (looks like there’s some 2007 at Rare Wine Co. for a similar price).

Thanks for the note of the 2015s, should be a fun vintage.
by Matt Latuchie
November 21st, 2017, 8:08 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: What BEER are you drinking?
Replies: 16141
Views: 381303

What BEER are you drinking?

Enjoyed a pint of La Cumbre Project Dank last night. If any of you guys are able to get their beers I would highly recommend their Elevated IPA. It is an amazing IPA, more bitterness than alot of the east coast offerings right now, but they have the hop bill dialed in for that juicy, citrus, but st...
by Matt Latuchie
November 20th, 2017, 7:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2015 Rhones - What are you buying??
Replies: 251
Views: 17874

2015 Rhones - What are you buying??

Bought my Gonon allocation and will go after Guillaume Gilles, Levet, Stephan, Texier, and Benetiere when the time is right.

The Northern Rhone is now 26% of my collection.
by Matt Latuchie
November 20th, 2017, 5:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I started collecting when I was... now I'm...
Replies: 120
Views: 4001

I started collecting when I was... now I'm...

Started collecting 10 years ago when I was 26. Been selling wine consistently from my cellar for about two years now and am down to 675 bottles. That number should begin moving back up soon.
by Matt Latuchie
October 9th, 2017, 7:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Catastrophic Fires In Napa and Sonoma
Replies: 1217
Views: 85917

Catastrophic Fires In Napa

I guess I was naive enough to think that following the big rains of late 2016/early 2017, the wild fire threat would be reduced this season.

Stay safe everyone!

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