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by Michae1 P0wers
May 3rd, 2019, 5:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed
Replies: 67
Views: 3400

Re: 2012 Huet secs have shit the bed

Frank Murray III wrote:
May 3rd, 2019, 3:58 pm
Chidaine has not been bad for me, Ashish. I have mostly 2005-2010 now left and aside from a few, the balance have showed good energy and balance.
I feel like something happened there after 2010. 2014s for me were disastrous. Massive oxidation issues.
by Michae1 P0wers
May 3rd, 2019, 9:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2018 Rose
Replies: 40
Views: 1488

Re: 2018 Rose

I'm thinking 2018 may be a light year for my rose buying due to the heat of the vintage. For the past two or three years I've bought a lot of both Gobelsburg Cistercien and Clos Cibonne Tentations. The 2017 Cistercien is drinking incredibly well right now so I bought a bunch more of that at a great ...
by Michae1 P0wers
April 18th, 2019, 5:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Michelin restaurants and fabulous wines: Inside the secret team dinners that have built the Spurs' dynasty
Replies: 29
Views: 2199

Re: Michelin restaurants and fabulous wines: Inside the secret team dinners that have built the Spurs' dynasty

Alan Eden wrote:
April 18th, 2019, 8:47 am
Dont see anything about Tottenham, the original Spurs ?
Best known for bottling it though.
by Michae1 P0wers
April 17th, 2019, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...
Replies: 161
Views: 4123

Re: Why is the level of fervor is uneven: old world versus new world palates...

I don't think the premise is totally valid but it does seem that there are a lot of people on this board who simply started out liking wine, perhaps US wine, maybe not, and then they learned that there were wines they were supposed to like and others they were not supposed to like. So like many con...
by Michae1 P0wers
April 16th, 2019, 5:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's your house champagne?
Replies: 90
Views: 3003

Re: What's your house champagne?

Josh Grossman wrote:
April 16th, 2019, 4:10 pm
NV Ployez-Jacquemart Champagne Extra Quality Brut
This and/or Le Mesnil BdB Grand Cru.
by Michae1 P0wers
April 12th, 2019, 5:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official Costco Thread
Replies: 1292
Views: 138283

Re: Official Costco Thread

#143 Mountain View has 2010 Musar for $43. Looks like they had 6 cases. Was there today; down to less than 2 now. Foster City had the 2014 Paitin "Serraboella" Barbaresco knocked back to $25.97 That’s a very good price on both the Musar and Paitin. Don’t see Paitin discussed much but I really enjoy...
by Michae1 P0wers
April 8th, 2019, 6:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Glasses for Rental Cabin
Replies: 40
Views: 1543

Re: Wine Glasses for Rental Cabin

If you’re not set on needing to have glass, the GoVino are nice and unbreakable. However, they can get scratched with abrasive cleaners/sponges, and will deform in the dishwasher. Pretty free from sculptures created from these in the dishwasher. I think the newer ones don’t deform in the dishwasher...
by Michae1 P0wers
April 4th, 2019, 1:05 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Brewery recommendations for Asheville and San Diego?
Replies: 19
Views: 617

Re: Brewery recommendations for Asheville and San Diego?

Lost Abbey has a tasting room in Cardiff which is next town south of Encinitas. I like Burgeon in Carlsbad. Pizza Port has a location in Solana Beach and Bressi Ranch (Carlsbad) which is less than 5 min from Burgeon. There’s also Draft Republic and Barrel Republic in Carlsbad that have decent appet...
by Michae1 P0wers
April 3rd, 2019, 2:38 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Brewery recommendations for Asheville and San Diego?
Replies: 19
Views: 617

Re: Brewery recommendations for Asheville and San Diego?

I'll be in Encinitas for a few days later this month. Looks like Modern Times has a pub there so I assume I'll frequent that a bit. Anything else up north that should be on my radar, or will I have to venture south and/or east for other offerings? I have a friend in La Jolla so will probably venture...
by Michae1 P0wers
March 27th, 2019, 8:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Taste-Off: Two Inexpensive Chablis
Replies: 16
Views: 992

Re: TN: Taste-Off: Two Inexpensive Chablis

I've had 1ere (montee de tonnere, vaillons, etc) from Louis Michel and Billaud-Simon but not their village chablis, nor any the others you mentioned. I would assume based on the very good examples I've tried that village chablis would be top notch, too. I appreciate the difference in opinion re: Co...
by Michae1 P0wers
March 27th, 2019, 7:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Taste-Off: Two Inexpensive Chablis
Replies: 16
Views: 992

Re: TN: Taste-Off: Two Inexpensive Chablis

Domaine Costal Chablis Les Truffieres imported by Kermit Lynch would be another to put in this group. I think that bottle and WF Champs Royeaux (a different bottle than the appellation wine above). Are the tops for village level Chablis I'm not a particular fan of either of those wines. It seems to...
by Michae1 P0wers
March 26th, 2019, 7:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ardea closures on Carillon - what do you think?
Replies: 50
Views: 1459

Re: Ardea closures on Carillon - what do you think?

Is that what Cornelissen uses? Hard to extrapolate, but his wines I've had under this closure, if the same thing, have been holding up very well.
by Michae1 P0wers
March 26th, 2019, 7:32 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Best Scotch Under $100
Replies: 105
Views: 3631

Re: Best Scotch Under $100

Edward H. Earles wrote:
March 21st, 2019, 11:06 am
Highland Park is $42-ish at our local Total Wine. Really smooth....disappears quickly. Hard to beat in its price range.
I like Aberlour 12 in that price range. Have noticed some variation, but the better bottles are excellent, assuming one likes a bit of sherry finish.
by Michae1 P0wers
March 26th, 2019, 6:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Taste-Off: Two Inexpensive Chablis
Replies: 16
Views: 992

Re: TN: Taste-Off: Two Inexpensive Chablis

Michael, I wanted to reconsider my rush to judgement on the Laroche '15, in light of both your comments and also today's "Jusse" turnaround. I am sipping another glass from the same bottle right now, and thinking "unappealing" is more appropriate than "almost tasteless". There is a taste, but it is...
by Michae1 P0wers
March 26th, 2019, 7:10 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Beer people have OFFICIALLY lost their minds....
Replies: 21
Views: 673

Re: Beer people have OFFICIALLY lost their minds....

Not so much disgusting. Some breweries have done pretty decent beers in this vein ( though calling them IPAs is stupid marketing since IPA drinkers will find them too sweet, and those that WOULD lime them are likely to avoid them because it says IPA on the can. But I digress...) I can even get behi...
by Michae1 P0wers
March 25th, 2019, 7:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Official WTSO thread
Replies: 434
Views: 42162

Re: Official WTSO thread

Just picked up a case of the 2014 Boedecker "Stewart" Pinot Noir for $18.99. I'm not sure if it's an outstanding deal, but it seemed pretty good. I opened a 2012 Boedecker "Stewart" last week. It is a better than average WV Pinot, a little to heavy on the oak to let the fruit shine. I prefer the "A...
by Michae1 P0wers
March 25th, 2019, 12:42 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: RUM ... talk to me, people
Replies: 219
Views: 18663

Re: RUM ... talk to me, people

I've gotten more into rum the past year or so, drinking mainly Plantation 3 star for a cheap mixer, and 5 star for a step up. I've also tried a few Foursquare but find that while good they're not worth the price to me. This weekend I had some drinks with Smith and Cross and Hamilton Pot Still, both ...
by Michae1 P0wers
March 25th, 2019, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Taste-Off: Two Inexpensive Chablis
Replies: 16
Views: 992

Re: TN: Taste-Off: Two Inexpensive Chablis

I think vintage may have trumped producer in your taste off, thanks for the note, will keep an eye out at Costco. I agree that '17 is a much better vintage, but wouldn't particularly expect '15s to be "almost tasteless." Most of the '15s Chablis I have had has been too ripe, lacking energy, acidity...
by Michae1 P0wers
March 19th, 2019, 8:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses
Replies: 17
Views: 911

Re: TN: 2014 Olga Raffault Chinon Les Picasses

Isn't this the vintage I didn't like? ... {off to check CT} ... Iirc, the '07 didn't blow my hair back, either. Now, the '10, on the other hand ... yowza! I haven’t had this, but 2014 should be good but very, very young still. 2012 Loire was poor and 2013 not exactly great, if I recall correctly, b...
by Michae1 P0wers
March 11th, 2019, 6:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best $20 Rioja
Replies: 71
Views: 5312

Re: Best $20 Rioja

The Beronia is a wonderful buy! Not too many people talk about it, but they do a good job. Michael this is the one I'm talking about - it can be OK and they make a lot of it and they do a crianza, reserva, and gran reserva in this line: cune reser.jpg But this is the one you want, unless you're goi...
by Michae1 P0wers
March 10th, 2019, 5:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best $20 Rioja
Replies: 71
Views: 5312

Re: Best $20 Rioja

You need to watch what those are. They started another label a few years ago and they're dumping the cheaper stuff into it. It's not necessarily bad wine, but it's confusing. There's a label with a script Cune on it - that's the low end, even though they do a Gran Reserva. Those shouldn't be too ex...
by Michae1 P0wers
March 7th, 2019, 1:19 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Best place to buy a Le Creuset Dutch Oven?
Replies: 19
Views: 784

Re: Best place to buy a Le Creuset Dutch Oven?

Homegoods / TJ Maxx / Marshalls has them at good prices sometimes. They are probably seconds or have some flaw, but I've been using one for fifteen years with no problem. As mentioned, Williams Sonoma and Sur la Table also have good sales at times.
by Michae1 P0wers
March 7th, 2019, 1:17 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: The Elusive Chicken Breast
Replies: 11
Views: 680

Re: The Elusive Chicken Breast

For boneless breasts, I marinade in harissa with a touch of honey, the grill, slice and serve on flatbread with pickled carrots and onions, mayo, and a drizzle of spicy honey. Fairly healthy weeknight wrap.
by Michae1 P0wers
March 2nd, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cheap Bordeaux: 2016 Puygueraud
Replies: 15
Views: 996

Re: Cheap Bordeaux: 2016 Puygueraud

I haven't had it in a few vintages, but Puygueraud used to be on my list of reliable, inexpensive chateaux. The 2008 was quite good IIRC. I will keep an eye out for the '16. I haven't bought many '16s yet, just some Lanessan and Senejac I think.
by Michae1 P0wers
February 25th, 2019, 8:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best $20 Rioja
Replies: 71
Views: 5312

Re: Best $20 Rioja

The 2011 & 2012 Riscal have been showing up at our local Costco, marked down to $11.something. At that price, we've picked up a few. Based on what we've opened, it's maybe a little dark and extracted, but I haven't found it extraordinarily modern, and it's been fine at the price as an inexpensive e...
by Michae1 P0wers
February 25th, 2019, 4:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The search for a “wow” Rosé
Replies: 123
Views: 4180

Re: The search for a “wow” Rosé

jcoley3 wrote:
February 25th, 2019, 4:14 pm
If we’re not counting bubbly, I would say the Clos Cibonne Cuvée Speciale is pretty exciting.
I typically prefer rose as a refreshing drink for warm weather, but for a serious version, this is really good. Gros Nore Bandol is another really good one at a somewhat lower price than Tempier.
by Michae1 P0wers
February 24th, 2019, 11:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?
Replies: 138
Views: 4199

Re: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?

The last thing Burgundy wants is to be associated with Beaujolais. I don't think that's the case any longer; otherwise why would so many Burg producers make wines in Beaujolais? When Beaujolais' reputation was poor I'm sure that was the case, but with opportunity to expand in the Cote limited, and ...
by Michae1 P0wers
February 18th, 2019, 2:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chardonnay Suggestions
Replies: 59
Views: 1864

Re: Chardonnay Suggestions

Man, I'm sorry, I didn't mean to be rude. But every time these discussions come up on this board, I feel like people haven't actually tried to buy any wine in about a quarter of a century. And on a recent thread, I wasn't joking when I said that you have to be a millionaire now to drink Premier Cru...
by Michae1 P0wers
February 18th, 2019, 9:55 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Old Beer - Results
Replies: 103
Views: 6120

Re: Old Beer - Results

Thinking there should be an archive for beers that are treated with all the care of wine. The beer that made me post: 2013 prairie bomb After having the new release tonight of Sunday Morning Stout (awesome too) and being inspired of sorts to compare beers similar (KBS/similar) I popped open a 2013 ...
by Michae1 P0wers
February 18th, 2019, 9:53 am
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Old Beer - Results
Replies: 103
Views: 6120

Re: Old Beer - Results

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:
February 12th, 2019, 4:29 pm
Alesmith's Speedway Coffee Stout ages admirably. same with Ballast point's Victory At Sea.
Not to criticize taste, which I understand it subjective, but I think Victory at Sea is absolutely disgusting. But then I think Ballast is terrible all around.
by Michae1 P0wers
February 16th, 2019, 3:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chardonnay Suggestions
Replies: 59
Views: 1864

Re: Chardonnay Suggestions

Sorry, missed the 20 to 30 part. Rivers Marie does a sonoma coast for $30 on release, Rhys has another label Alesia. Man, I'm sorry, I didn't mean to be rude. But every time these discussions come up on this board, I feel like people haven't actually tried to buy any wine in about a quarter of a ce...
by Michae1 P0wers
February 16th, 2019, 10:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chardonnay Suggestions
Replies: 59
Views: 1864

Re: Chardonnay Suggestions

^^^^^ that ^^^^^
by Michae1 P0wers
February 15th, 2019, 3:23 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: Electric Kettle
Replies: 23
Views: 820

Re: Electric Kettle

lightning fast, holds at whatever temp you want, and really as you said, there's value in that it's on the counter all the time and looks good. Thanks. I'm deciding between the white and black but will likely purchase. My Amazon purchased kettle is fully functional but not nearly so aesthetically p...
by Michae1 P0wers
February 14th, 2019, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Guess What???? CELLARTRACKER INTEGRATION is here!!!
Replies: 171
Views: 5159

Re: Guess What???? CELLARTRACKER INTEGRATION is here!!!

Apologize if this has been mentioned, but on the subject of CT integration, I'm loving that there is now a W-S low price button on CT. It doesn't appear to be perfect (frequently that price isn't found in the list if clicked... maybe they offer W-S pro prices while I'm using the normal site?) but I...
by Michae1 P0wers
February 14th, 2019, 7:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Guess What???? CELLARTRACKER INTEGRATION is here!!!
Replies: 171
Views: 5159

Re: Guess What???? CELLARTRACKER INTEGRATION is here!!!

Apologize if this has been mentioned, but on the subject of CT integration, I'm loving that there is now a W-S low price button on CT. It doesn't appear to be perfect (frequently that price isn't found in the list if clicked... maybe they offer W-S pro prices while I'm using the normal site?) but I ...
by Michae1 P0wers
February 12th, 2019, 1:48 pm
Forum: Beer and Spirits
Topic: Old Beer - Results
Replies: 103
Views: 6120

Re: Old Beer - Results

As a check-in -> I'm drinking a Perennial Sump bottled in Jan 2016 and I'm not a fan... and this is usually one of my favorite beers. Could be heat damaged (although the rest of the beers stored with it were not), but the coffee has gone incredibly bitter and the beer has a soy sauce taste to it, w...
by Michae1 P0wers
February 12th, 2019, 6:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Cost to Grape to Expression" Ratio
Replies: 19
Views: 704

Re: "Cost to Grape to Expression" Ratio

Seems to me melon de bourgogne has to be the winner. For my taste Briords is probably the best and it's under $20, and even the more prestige offerings aren't much more expensive. Can't think of anything else which comes close to those metrics.
by Michae1 P0wers
February 10th, 2019, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which grape do you struggle most to pair with the food you eat?
Replies: 17
Views: 743

Re: Which grape do you struggle most to pair with the food you eat?

As I go down that list I don't see any real problems. With each wine I can think it would be the right choice with some food. Of course there are wines on that list I don't drink very often at all (zinfandel, Touriga Nacional, Aglianico, Sagrantino) but if I had a bottle of any of those and wanted t...
by Michae1 P0wers
February 8th, 2019, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?
Replies: 138
Views: 4199

Re: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?

If you are on their mailing list, or live close - in 3/4ths of the country, most of these wines are 20% higher in price. And don't get me wrong, I adore Oregon wines, and was one of the first retailers in the country to get behind them - I just think it's really silly to compare oranges to apples. ...
by Michae1 P0wers
February 5th, 2019, 8:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?
Replies: 138
Views: 4199

Re: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?

I have had really poor luck with German Spatburgunder. I always find a really prevalent brown spice note (for lack of a better descriptive term) and have seen others mention similar experience. This goes for some of the better-liked producers as well, such as Enderle and Moll (whose whites I really...
by Michae1 P0wers
February 5th, 2019, 6:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?
Replies: 138
Views: 4199

Re: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?

[*] Most Oregon Pinot Noir has a taste of artificial sweetener that kills the enjoyment. I didn't realize this. Tell me more. RT Nothing more to tell. I perceive a hint of aspartame in most US Pinot Noirs in the under-$40 range. I don't know why I taste it; I don't know if there's an actual additiv...
by Michae1 P0wers
February 4th, 2019, 7:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?
Replies: 138
Views: 4199

Re: [Poll] Who has the better $20-30 wines? Oregon or Burgundy?

For reds I think definitely Oregon in that price range. There are a (very) few good red burgundies under $30 (assuming US retail pricing) but there are quite a few really good Oregon Pinot Noirs at under 30 even under 20. For Chardonnay I’m going to say burgundy though, particularly if you include C...
by Michae1 P0wers
February 4th, 2019, 11:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"
Replies: 328
Views: 11415

Re: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"

I’m not discussing salary discrepancies as Greg is very accurate. Just replying purely on what I quoted you on. Dude. If you think 120k for two people with student loans is decent you don’t understand the strain many are under. that couple right now is probably paying 3-4000 a month in student loan...
by Michae1 P0wers
February 1st, 2019, 4:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer check: InternetWines.com
Replies: 5
Views: 317

Re: Retailer check: InternetWines.com

I’ve purchased from them a couple times. One purchase wasn’t great as wines listed as in stock, weren’t. But I received what I paid for. I believe they are the retail arm of a chain out of St. Louis called Randall’s, but I’m going based on memory. It is. They have three stores on the Missouri side,...
by Michae1 P0wers
February 1st, 2019, 1:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best Bargain Champagne
Replies: 64
Views: 3113

Re: Best Bargain Champagne

Nick, I liked the Maillart Platine. Fourrier NV was fine but unremarkable. Prie and Baron-Fuente I'd skip.
by Michae1 P0wers
February 1st, 2019, 6:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"
Replies: 328
Views: 11415

Re: "Millennials Now Ruining Wine As Well"

I hate the "Millennial are killing x" or "look at the stupid Millennials" tropes. They strike me as ignorant, lazy clickbait. As Brandon said, Millennials are mainly killing bad products and bad industries. I roll my eyes every time I see an article bemoaning the fact that Millennials are killing Ar...
by Michae1 P0wers
January 30th, 2019, 5:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where's the good, cheap Sangio?
Replies: 48
Views: 2968

Re: Where's the good, cheap Sangio?

Argiano's *might* be in that price range too down there and is usually good quality. Maybe Querecchio's regular Brunello if you can get it? It has been historically priced in the C$35 range up here and has been good value for me. How about some Morello di Scansano (e.g. Moris)? Thoughts? Pupille’s ...
by Michae1 P0wers
January 28th, 2019, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where's the good, cheap Sangio?
Replies: 48
Views: 2968

Re: Where's the good, cheap Sangio?

Apologies for the thread drift but has anyone else been disappointed in the more recent vintages of Monsanto? Since I haven't bought in recent years I'd be interested in the answer to this as well. Yeah, I used to enjoy Monsanto on the regular but recent vintages have left me nonplussed. Although t...
by Michae1 P0wers
January 28th, 2019, 8:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?
Replies: 204
Views: 8060

Re: Berserker Day 10...what'd ya get?

Only bought Paetra. Never had this producer and was running low on Riesling.
by Michae1 P0wers
January 25th, 2019, 7:12 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits
Topic: What food for the Superbowl?
Replies: 22
Views: 853

Re: What food for the Superbowl?

https://www.majordomo.la/the-big-game I want to get this. Bring home a Bo Ssäm from Majordomo for your game day celebration. The full package includes a whole smoked pork shoulder, sides, and supplies for your viewing party. Sunday, February 3 Serves 8 – 10 | $250 Smoked Bo Ssäm rice, lettuces, ssä...

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